Mastertech Provides NJ Water Damage Clean Up and Flood Restoration in New Jersey.
Whether you’ve had rain water damage your NJ home or a pipe burst flood your 2nd floor, or even a sewage backup, Mastertech provides immediate response for emergency water removal, flood damage clean up, water extraction and sewage clean up. We can work directly with your flood insurance provider or help you figure out your water damage coverage.
NJ Water Damage and Flood Restoration in New Jersey
NJ Water damage and flooding can cause many issues in your New Jersey home or business. Electrical issues, plumbing problems and possibly mold are just some of the many hazards faced by home owners after a flood or water leak. When the unexpected happens, trust Mastertech to respond quickly and get the job done right – the first time!
Water Extraction and Emergency Water Removal in NJ
Getting NJ flood waters out of your home quickly is very important. It only takes 24-48 hours for mold to develop and start causing property and potential damage to your health. Mastertech’s water extraction experts have the knowledge, training and state-of-the-art water removal equipment to remove flood waters from hardwood floors, carpet and padding, tile floors, basement and crawl spaces.
NJ Flood Restoration
Mastertech provides immediate response for emergency water removal, flood damage clean up, water extraction and sewage clean up in NJ. We can work directly with your flood insurance provider or help you figure out your water damage coverage.
Structural Drying for Flooded Homes in NJ
Whether you’ve had rain water damage your NJ home or a pipe burst flood your 2nd floor, it’s important to get your property professionally dried to ensure mold doesn’t develop. Once all standing water has been removed, pumped out or extracted from flooring, dehumidifiers and air movers are necessary to properly dry your home or business. Mastertech can work directly with your flood insurance provider or help you figure out your water damage coverage. For emergency 24/7 response or to schedule an estimate for NJ Water Damage or Flood Damage. call (201) 477-8360.
Looking for a Certified NJ Water Damage Cleanup Company? Look no further. We provide flood cleanup, emergency water removal and sewage cleanup for New Jersey homes and businesses.
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Why Choose Mastertech for Water and Flood Damage in NJ?
- Angie’s List Super Service Award winner last 3 years!
- Featured on HGTV & DIY Networks
- BBB Accredited Company with an “A” rating
- Trusted NJ Flood and Water Damage Cleanup Company
- Fully Licensed, Insured & Bonded
Experiencing a flooded basement in your NJ home or business is never fun. We understand how difficult this time is for our clients so we respond within the hour to start removing the water and drying your home. Our expert water damage specialists know exactly what to do to make your home dry and safe like it was before the flood occurred. We’ll take great care of your home and belongings and will work with you every step of the way to ensure you get your home back in a safe and timely manner.
Mastertech provides the following water damage services for NJ homes and businesses:
- Emergency Water Removal
- Water Damage Cleanup
- Flood Damage Restoration
- Sump Pump Installation
Many home owners and businesses count on Mastertech for Basement Flood Cleanup for their NJ properties. Call 201-477-8360 to discuss your options.
What to do after a NJ flood.
Restoring your home as quickly as possible will be important in order to protect your health and prevent further damage to the house and its contents. This article on what to do after a NJ flood will help guide you after a flood. Click the + sign to expand the section.
- Do not re-enter your home until you are sure it’s is safe.
- If the main power switch was not turned off prior to flooding, do not re-enter your home until a qualified electrician has determined it is safe.
- Use caution when re-entering your home after a flood.
- Appliances that may have been flooded pose a risk of shock or fire when turned back on. Do not use any appliances, heating or sewage systems until electrical components have been thoroughly cleaned, dried, and inspected by a qualified electrician.
- The main electrical panel must be cleaned, dried, and tested by a qualified electrician to ensure that it is safe.
- Depending on where you live, your municipal authority may be responsible for the permitting process before your electric utilities can be turned back on
- Make sure the building is structurally safe. This may require a structural engineer.
- Look for buckled or damaged walls or floors.
- Watch for holes in the floor, broken glass and other potentially dangerous debris.
- Flood water can be heavily contaminated with pathogenic bacteria from sewage and other pollutants. It may cause sickness and infections.
- If your tap water smells, looks or tastes bad, don’t drink it.
- Household items that have been flood-damaged may have to be discarded according to local regulations.
- Store all valuable documents that got wet in a freezer until they are needed (After your cleanup, consult your lawyer to determine whether flood-damaged documents, or just the information in them, must be retained).
- Record as much of your flood damaged home by photograph or video, if possible.
- Advise your insurance agent immediately of the amount of damage to your home and belongings.
Protect yourself during flood cleanup. Minimize contact with floodwater or anything that may have been in contact with it. Keep children away from contaminated areas during cleanup operations.
- Gloves (preferably rubber)
- Respiratory protection: Masks with P100 filters for potential airborne mold
- Mops, buckets, garbage cans (without holes) and squeegees
- Plastic garbage bags
- Unscented detergent
- Large containers for soaking bedding, clothing and linens, and clotheslines to hang them to dry
- Depending on your situation, you may need to rent additional equipment such as extension cords, submersible pumps, wet/dry shop vacuums, a carbon monoxide sensor and dehumidifiers, fans or heaters.
- When using the equipment, keep extension cords out of the water.
- Remove flood waters from your home slowly. Drain it in stages – about one third of the volume daily – because if the ground is still saturated and water is removed too quickly, the walls or the floor could buckle.
- Use pumps or pails to remove standing water, then a wet/dry shop vacuum to mop up the rest.
- For instructions on how to disinfect and restore wells and cisterns, contact your local health authorities or emergency management coordinator.
- Do not heat your home to more than 40°F until all of the water is removed.
- If you use pumps or heaters powered by gasoline, kerosene or propane, buy and install a carbon monoxide sensor. These devices can produce large amounts of carbon monoxide if they’re not properly ventilated.
- Do not use flooded appliances, electrical outlets, switch boxes or fuse-breaker panels until they have been checked by your local utility.
- Whether you use a wood, gas or electrical heating system, have it thoroughly inspected by a qualified technician before using it again. Replace the furnace blower motor, switches and controls if they have been soaked.
- Flooded forced-air heating ducts and return-duct pans should be either cleaned or replaced.
- Replace filters and insulation inside furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators and freezers if they have been wet. However, it is often cheaper to replace this equipment.
- Remove all soaked and dirty materials as well as debris.
- Remove drywall, wood paneling and insulation at least 2 feet above the high-water line.
- Hose down any dirt sticking to solid-wood furniture then rinse several times.
- Wash and wipe down all surfaces and structures with unscented detergent and water.
- Flush and disinfect floor drains and sump pumps with detergent and water. Scrub them to remove grease, dirt and grime.
- Clean or replace footing drains outside the foundation when they are clogged. Consult a professional for advice or service.
- Ventilate or dehumidify the house until it is completely dry. This is usually best left to professional flood restoration and drying companies.
- Replace flooring that has been deeply penetrated by flood water or sewage.
- Carpets must be dried within the first two days. For large areas, hire a qualified professional to do the job. Carpets soaked with sewage must be discarded immediately.
- Remove residual mud and soil from furniture, appliances, etc.
- If items are just damp, let the mud dry and then brush it off.
- To test if material is dry, tape clear food wrap to the surface of the item. If the covered section turns darker than the surrounding material, it is still damp. Dry until this no longer occurs.
- For upholstered furniture you should consult a professional to see what can be salvaged. In the meantime, remove cushions and dry separately. Do not remove upholstery. Raise furniture on blocks and place fans underneath.
- Wooden furniture: Remove drawers and open doors. Do not dry quickly or splitting may occur.
- Mold can develop within 24 hours after a flood. It may also lead to serious health problems.
- You may need to have your home professionally cleaned for it to be covered by insurance. Check with your insurance company.
- If you are cleaning up in a room where mold is present, wear a face mask and disposable gloves.
- To minimize mold growth, move items to a cool, dry, well ventilated area within 24 hours and set up fans.
- Alternatively, textiles, furs, paper and books can be frozen until they are cleaned.
- All undamaged canned goods must be thoroughly washed and disinfected.
- Dispose of all medicines, cosmetics and other toiletries that have been exposed to flood water.
- Dispose of any of the following food items if they have been exposed to flood water:
- Contents of freezer or refrigerator, including all meats and all fresh fruit and vegetables
- All boxed foods
- All bottled drinks and products in jars, including home preserves (since the area under the seal of jars and bottles cannot be properly disinfected)
- Cans with large dents or that reveal seepage
All insulation materials, particleboard furniture, mattresses, box springs, stuffed toys, pillows, padding, cushions and furniture coverings that have been exposed to flood water.
Once the flood waters have receded, you must not live in your house until:
- The regular water supply has been inspected and officially declared safe for use.
- Every flood-contaminated room has been thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and surface-dried.
- All contaminated dishes and utensils have been thoroughly washed and disinfected – either by using boiling water or by using a sterilizing solution of one part chlorine bleach to four parts water. Rinse dishes and utensils thoroughly.
- Frames of high-quality furniture can often be saved. However, they must be cleaned, disinfected and rinsed, then dried by ventilation away from direct sunlight or heat. Drying too quickly can cause warping and cracking.
- Clothes can be cleaned. Scrape heavy dirt from washable clothes. Rinse and wash them several times with detergent and dry quickly.