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Call SERVPRO of Clifton if your Home or Business is Damaged by a Storm

12/2/2022 (Permalink)

Our Experts Are Here To Help After A Disaster In Clifton

While we have some of the most awe-inspiring recreational areas like the Garret Mountain Reservation, Clifton’s thousands of residents also have seen their fair share of disasters over the years. From fire and water losses to destructive storms and mold growth, we have trained technicians and licensed residential and commercial contractors capable of helping. With our fast response to these emergencies, we can get to work quickly on making losses, “Like it never even happened.”


Scoping out a fire loss incident involves more than just determining how damaged your Clifton property has become. For our SERVPRO team, this initial evaluation helps to determine the pre-existing conditions of your home, the expectations of the customer, and the necessary equipment and personnel to meet these goals. Also, this preliminary assessment helps our professionals to interact with your insurance adjuster to determine their expectations and needs for damage claim approval to get work started on your home as soon as possible.

Cleaning soot from your home can be one of the many ways that the environment can get made safer and present fewer health hazards to those exposed. Microscopic particles of soot can be a threatening presence to a respiratory system, not to mention the damage that it can do as a residue on many surfaces given its acidic nature. Our professionals have multiple strategies to clean up soot, including both soda blasting for surface cleaning and the use of air scrubbers and other filtration tools throughout your Clifton residence.

Deodorizing after a fire loss can also be a challenge for even our experienced restoration professionals. By utilizing advanced tools like thermal foggers or hydroxyl generators, we can neutralize harsh lingering smoke odors, even those trapped in structural elements and contents of your Clifton property. Removing odors is one of the final steps that our technicians take before we take the final walkthrough with our customers.


Water losses can be more familiar to the city of Clifton than you might have thought. With more than 85,000 residents in the municipality alone, water losses continue to be one of the most common threats that these residences face. From burst pipes to leaking faucets, managing water emergencies can be the key to reducing the time and cost of restoration services. This management begins with a fast response at the first notification of a loss incident, and our SERVPRO team can rollout fast with pre-stocked water loss production vehicles and trucks.

Extracting water from materials is often more prevalent than surface water removal for your Clifton home, and this involves several advanced tools and technologies used by our professionals. With carpets being a magnet for absorbing pooling water, it is crucial to remove the majority of this trapped moisture to allow later drying techniques to be more productive. Weighted extraction tools, both ride-on and stationary, can press layers of carpeting and padding against the subflooring material and force moisture to the surface for collection.

Drying out damaged areas of your Clifton residence also involves a blend of advanced tools in our inventory, with air movers and dehumidifiers being at the heart of nearly every one of these tasks. In addition to the evaporation that air movers can allow, specialty tools can also help to manage trapped moisture in structural cavities and wood materials like plank flooring, including:

    •    Floor Mat Drying Systems
    •    Positive Pressure Systems
    •    Negative Pressure Systems


Severe weather threats like heavy snowfall or hurricane-strength torrential rains can be a destructive natural disaster for Clifton homes and businesses. Addressing structural concerns as well as the secondary effects like flooding does not have to fall to multiple contractors and restoration professionals, however. Our SERVPRO team has both reputable and knowledgeable water restoration and biohazard cleaning professionals to work alongside our in-house residential and commercial contractors.

Stopping flooding means slowing the penetration of water through structural breaches in your Clifton home. Our emergency response team can get to work on both tarping and board up services to prevent further damage to the structural elements and contents of your household. Other emergency services that we can offer during these disasters is content management, tree removal, and muck-out cleaning to remove flood debris on the floors of your residence.

Extraction and drying are vital elements of flood recovery for Clifton properties. Accomplishing either of these objectives involves the use of premier tools in our inventory, including powerful extractors and vacuums or high-velocity air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers. Remaining structural elements and contents can get cleaned and disinfected appropriately once drying has completed.


Higher humidity levels and unresolved water loss incidents can both be common contributing factors to mold threats in Clifton homes and businesses. When the organism can grow and spread for several days before discovery, it can be a challenging obstacle for even our experienced Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) to face. Remediating active colonization requires specific approaches tailored to the severity of the disaster, the area of the damage, and the materials affected.

Containment is often one of the priorities of our responding technicians, as colonies can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and there is a higher concentration of potentially hazardous mold spores. Containment is instrumental in preventing the continued spread of the organism and helps to more easily regulate environmental conditions to make them less favorable to mold growth. Physical barriers in a Clifton home can get constructed with wood and thick poly sheeting, while non-physical barrier equipment like negative air chambers reduces spores and VOCs by pulling compromised air through a HEPA filter.

With its proximity to the Hudson River and Upper Bay, Clifton and the rest of Passaic County remain at nearly constant risk of meeting the conditions necessary for mold growth when humidity hovers above sixty percent. Our SERVPRO team stays prepared for these threats with pre-stocked trailers and production vehicles that can roll out quickly after the first notice of loss.

No matter what emergency you face, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Give our SERVPRO of Clifton team a call today at (973) 928-3705.


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