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SERVPRO Is Ready to Help With Every Disaster | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen

3/21/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vans and truck parked at office building. No matter what type of disaster you face, SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen is only a phone call away.

We can relate to the struggles of business owners, as our SERVPRO® is independently owned and operated. We know how difficult it is to balance 20-plus things at once, all while running the everyday operations of a business. An unexpected disaster ruining everything would be the worst outcome for every business owner.

While none of us are able to perfectly predict or prevent natural disasters, we are all able to prepare for them.

We know that damage to the home can be just as stressful, too. Attempting to recover after sustaining any level of damage can be an overwhelming and painstaking process.

To get your home ready for handling destruction, you should make an effort to form an emergency plan. This starts by learning the kinds of disasters that we face most often.

Our American Red Cross has created a great website to help Americans prepare with information about general emergency preparedness. Our government has created 2-1-1 New Jersey, which is aimed at getting all of us in this state ready for our common disasters.

It’s likely that every homeowner and business owner will experience damage at some point. However, it’s always important for you to begin restoration quickly so that you can get the best results. Here is why we should be first in your mind:

Why Choose SERVPRO?

We understand that no two situations are alike. Although many disasters happen that require restoration in the United States, every situation will be different.

To show this, there are more than 14 million homes in this country that face annual flooding risks, but the damage each one suffers will vary for a number of reasons. Our experts are trained to handle any damage regardless of its scale.

We will begin by getting an understanding of your circumstances so that we can provide the best solution for you.

We are available 24 hours a day. On the topic of restoration, the most important thing to remember is that you need to act quickly. Not only does this prevent more damage from happening to your home, but it can also lower the costs of restoration significantly.

As water gets inside your home, it will likely damage your flooring, fabrics and furniture almost immediately. Even worse, as water is allowed to soak in, it will allow mold to grow exponentially throughout the affected areas. This is why our team is on call 247 so that you can get started immediately.

We provide more than simply damage restoration. Instead of merely restoring the damage to your home, we can help you every step of the way.

Our professionals are happy to help pack things away and prevent further destruction, and we can speak with your insurance company to make that process go better. We always strive to provide you with the best assistance in any way that we can.

Regardless of the damage you may face, your restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen will be there for you! Our team has years of experience handling every kind of damage so you can feel confident going with us.

When you suffer damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get restoration started faster.

Leave the Odor Removal Process to Us | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen

3/15/2023 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO crew setting up machines to clean a kitchen If you experience an odor or any other water or fire damage inside your home, call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen 201-236-2400.

Home damage can come in many forms, and sometimes they can be hard to see with the naked eye. Sometimes you can smell them instead! In addition to tackling your home damage from storms, fire and water, we can also address any odor problems you have within your home or business.

All damage can cause lingering odors, and some can be hard to discover on your own.

In these instances, we can take it from there! Your SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen team is ready to tackle whatever odor problem you are experiencing with our thorough removal process.

Our Different Removal Agents

We understand that each odor situation and home is unique, so we create a specialized approach for each project we tackle to make sure your home’s odor problem is completely taken care of. While the list below is not exhaustive, these are some of the most common ways we can address your odor.

Masking agents. Some smells need to be addressed right away while we are working on more in-depth methods. Our masking agents create a much more pleasant atmosphere for all of us!

Filtration agents. Another option is to just filter it out! We can pull the smell from furniture, carpets and walls with our filtration compounds.

Disinfectants and sanitizers. Any good cleaning requires sanitization to ensure the smell does not come back due to any leftover particles or bacteria.

The Odor Removal Steps to Success

1. Remove the source. The first task is to locate what is exactly causing the smell! Once we do that, we can remove it and address the lingering odor.

2. Clean residue from surfaces. Once the cause of the smell is gone, we give the area a full cleaning to make sure nothing is left behind.

3. Recreate the odor-causing conditions. This step is important in making sure we got the entire odor. We use specific deodorizers to help recreate the original environment. This shows us residual particles.

4. Seal exposed surfaces. Sealing up the space doesn’t happen in every situation, but if we decide that the project is becoming too expensive or impractical to continue, we can seal off the area to prevent the smell from traveling.

We aren’t afraid of a little smell! No matter what type of odor your home or business is suffering from, your SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen team is here for you.

If you experience an odor or other damage inside your home or business, call us at any time, 247. We have the training and equipment to quickly get your property back in operation.

Did You Know? SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen Handles More then Water and Fire Damage and can restore your Glen Rock Property to preloss condition

3/9/2023 (Permalink)

ASERVPRO technician showing mold and dirt on a sponge to a client. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County we are here to help.

Recognized as a leading fire, water, and mold restoration provider, SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen also offers fast and reliable bio-hazard, vandalism, hoarding and crime scene cleanup and restoration services in Bergen County, New Jersey. 

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen Service Technicians are trained to safely and effectively remove bio-hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations. 

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County helps turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices. 

Our services cover the following issues:

  • Blood-borne Pathogens:We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substance resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Technicians clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure.
  • Methamphetamine Labs:Many chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs, are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. SERVPRO follows federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces. 
  • Crime Scene Residues:Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues can be cleaned from surfaces and contents to restore your property. 
  • Arson and Vandalism:After the fire trucks are gone, your home and belongings likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. We also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet. 
  • Sewage Backups:Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination. This water is grossly unsanitary, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.
  • Black Water Intrusions:This water is unsanitary, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.
    • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
    • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation:Mold has the potential to cause other health effects. Mold can spread quickly through your home or business in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to mitigate your mold infestation.

Knowing and trusting who to call when you have a cleanup problem at your Glen Rock, New Jersey property is critical to getting the job done right. Call the professional cleanup Service Technicians at SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County to reliably and safely cleanup your worst bio-hazard disasters.

To learn more read SERVPRO residential cleaning services. Or give our professional office staff a call at 201-236-2400.

Faster To Any Size Disaster | SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen

2/28/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew member with client and machine Call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen

SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Bergen County, New Jersey.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Service Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 

(201)236-2400 or (800)497-7179

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage, fire damage or biohazard/sewage damage cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can clean and restore your home and make your property look its best. 

Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Cleanup
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Sewage/biohazard Cleanup
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond quickly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Cleaning and Disinfecting

Don’t trust your home or business to just any cleanup crew, TRUST the local damage and restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen. We will be there faster even when disaster strikes at any unexpected time. 

Why SERVPRO? Because We’re Your Next Door Restoration Professionals | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen

10/11/2022 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO crew unloading cleaning equipment out of a green van No job is too big or small. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen today to schedule your estimate.

Choosing SERVPRO is a good decision for multiple reasons, including our expertise in every type of restoration. Whether it’s fire, water, storm or mold, we have special remediation services that can keep your building safe.

We also offer specialized services for biohazard removal or graffiti that needs cleaning.

But the most crucial of our SERVPRO qualities is that we are local and in business for over 25 years! Being locally owned and operated is important, and here’s why.

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You need a partner that understands the local risks and needs of the people it provides for:

<h4we-can-respond-fast">1. We Can Respond Fast

You can’t afford to waste time during a disaster, as delaying the process can cause damage to escalate and affect more of your home with every passing second. This can lead to higher costs overall and lengtheir repair times.

Selecting SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen can ease your stress. We’re ready for action 247, and we’re always nearby, so you can get assistance fast!

<h4we-re-prepared-for-local-weather-conditions">2. We’re Prepared for Local Weather Conditions

Being your neighbor means that we experience the same weather patterns that you do. However, we pool our resources ahead of time when severe storms are inbound so we can be first on the scene when trouble arrives.

We understand the kinds of severe storms that happen here in New Jersey, especially when hurricane season rolls around. Combined with the fact that we see over 46 inches of annual rainfall, it’s important to have a provider that knows your risks.

<h4we-know-bergen-front-and-back">3. We Know Bergen Front and Back

Many other companies come from other states or cities to handle your restoration needs, but that shows that they won’t know the region or what makes your scenario different. SERVPRO is truly local in every sense, knowing about the various things in our community, like the town  of Mahwah and the County parks.

Knowing how weather events will impact the surrounding region gives us a big advantage. We are also familiar with local government regulations so that we can move your paperwork through the system quickly, getting your restoration started fast.

<h2extra-benefit">An Extra Benefit

So, the next time a disaster hits us, you can rest assured that we’ll be there! Our restoration is typically done by our local experts, but we can also call in the cavalry for extra support.

These are two of the many ways SERVPRO benefits you: We are locally owned and know how the region works and we have the backing of a national brand, so don’t hesitate to call when you need assistance!

When disaster strikes your home or your business, we’re the team you can trust—located right here, close to home. Get in touch today to get started!

Did You Know? Cleaning Your Dryer Vents Regularly in Your Bergen County Home Is Important

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

A dryer with fire damage and burn marks on the back. Call our SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen team at 201-236-2400 for any questions regarding services.

As a premier fire restoration company in Bergen County, SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen and our team of Service Technicians  often deal with many home fire cleanups that are caused by a clogged dryer vent.

According to FEMA , failure to clean home dryers causes 34% of home dryer fires. Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss and can even cause injury or death. 

To reduce the risk of these fires happening in your home or business, clean your dryer vents on a regular/monthy basis.

Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include cleaning the lint filter before and after each load. Also, make sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not restricted by snow, a bird's nest, or other potential obstacles. 

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SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen will treat your family with empathy and respect and your Bergen County property with care. If you suffer a fire damage event, please refer to our Fire Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

You Can Depend on Our Restoration Experts | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

 "two SERVPRO employees unloading cleaning equipment out of a green van" No matter the damage sustained, SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen has the tools and team to help your home return to a normal state quickly.

SERVPRO is well-known as a cleaning, restoration and construction business, but many people are unaware that we can also assist you in recovering from even the most severe natural or manmade catastrophes that affect your home or business.

Consider the following scenarios involving property damage that might occur in Bergen County and the assistance we can provide:

Water Damage

Flooding can occur at any time and has the potential to do significant damage regardless of how deep, whether an inch or a foot. Each year, flooding causes around $10 billion in damages in the United States.

If you own a home or commercial property, you are almost certain to encounter flooding at some point throughout your lifetime, especially in Bergen County. In fact, there is a 68% risk of at least one flood over six feet deep taking place between today and 2050 in the Bergen County area.

SERVPRO is prepared to help you if it strikes your home or business. We’ll assist you in determining the extent of the damage, so you can make the most educated repair decisions possible.

We possess the technologies necessary to identify and eliminate hidden moisture. Additionally, we’ll work with you to build a water damage restoration strategy that will guarantee your house is properly cleaned, dry and restored to its preloss state.

Fire Damage

Every 23 seconds in the United States, a fire department responds to a fire, and fire-related property damage totaled around $8.1 billion in 2020. If your house or business has been damaged by fire, we will immediately begin the restoration process utilizing our seven-step restoration strategy.

This process begins with an estimate and damage assessment and extends through all essential pre- and post-repair and construction procedures.

Storm Damage

Storms can cause tornadoes, hurricanes, severe winds, flooding, wildfires and blizzards. Storm and flood damage may be destructive to your property’s structure and contents.

Our objective is to promptly re-establish you in your newly restored property after storm damage. SERVPRO also specializes in content and document restoration, trying our best to first reuse and restore, rather than replace, damaged materials.

Dry cleaning, wet cleaning, foam cleaning and abrasive cleaning are all included in our cleaning services. If your property needs a more thorough cleaning, we provide full move-out services that may quickly restore it to its preloss state.

What Makes SERVPRO Unique?

We are here to serve you at any moment. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you may reach a SERVPRO specialist by calling our 247 Emergency Line.

Our professionals are members of the biggest cleaning and restoration team in the nation, with more than 50 years of combined expertise. We are independently owned and operated, but we are backed by a countrywide network of over 1,900 locations, so you can be certain that we will rapidly return your home or company to “Like it never even happened.” 

Regardless of the type of damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when you need a dependable team to help you rebuild your life.

SERVPRO We Are Cleaning Experts

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

Store front window with SERVPRO Certified  Clean sticker. Give SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen a call for any damage restoration services your home or business may need.

SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen was Here to Help during the unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we specialize in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training.

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your Ridgewood, Wyckoff, Waldwick or Bergen County home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis. The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen, 201-236-2400.

The Full Range of Our Services | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

A green SERVPRO van parked in a warehouse full of equipment. When you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen to get the job done.

Perhaps you have an understanding of what’s going on when you see the big green truck rolling through. Maybe the local grocery had a kitchen fire and our specialists are on their way to clean it up.

Most think of SERVPRO as a cleaning company. While we also offer full-service cleaning, we also offer restoration and reconstruction. The following is the full range of what SERVPRO can provide:

Water damage recovery. Whether it’s water damage from a flood or a leak, we’ve got what it takes to clean it up—no matter the extent of the damage.

Fire damage recovery. Although it’s on a 40 year downward trend, fires still occur every 23 secondsin the United States. Fires can cause catastrophic damage, but we provide the pros to give you the help you need.

Mold removal. Mold grows quickly and can be dangerous. It can even threaten the structure of your home if not properly treated. It is not safe to remove mold without special training. You could cause harm to yourself or spread the mold further, so let the pros handle it for you.

Storm recovery. Natural disasters can cause terrible destruction. We have the expertise to take care of what’s required to get you moved back into a clean and restored space.

Commercial needs. We offer businesses and commercial spaces the access to every services we offer homeowners, as well as specialized cleaning that we are confident will instill pride in you andyour customers.

General cleaning. Your home and business may need help with heavy duty cleaning now and then. Carpets, upholstery and everything between require extra care, and you’ve got other things that need your attention. We offer the expert clean you deserve so you can focus on other, more important things.

Specialty cleaning. Beyond the basic, we also offer specialized services, including document restoration, duct cleaning, biohazard cleanup and more! Seriously, no matter what it is, our experts can get it done.

Construction. Unfortunately sometimes the worst happens and parts of your home or business simply can’t be restored. In these circumstances, you can rely on SERVPRO to rebuild and restore your home or business its to preloss condition. 

Add 24-hour service and an easy insurance process to all this, and the picture becomes clear—when you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO to get the job done.

Holiday Safety Cooking Tips | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen County

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

Image of kitchen stove with flames. SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County is available 24/7 for restoration of fire damage emergencies.

Each November, families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving by preparing a delicious feast, but if you don't practice safe cooking habits, your holiday could become hazardous. 

Here are some safety tips to ensure you can enjoy a safe holiday:

  • Never leave cooking food unattended.
  • Check food regularly, use a timer as a reminder.
  • Keep young kids away from the cooking area. 
  • Keep anything flammable away from the stove, oven or any other hot surface. 
  • Do not wear loose clothing while cooking.
  • Clean cooking surfaces to prevent grease buildup.
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher and learn how to use it properly.
  • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving home, to make sure all appliances are turned off. 
  • Install a smoke alarm near the kitchen, on each level of the home, near sleeping areas, and inside and outside bedrooms. Use the test button to check it each month. Replace all batteries at least once a year.

SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

Here is a link with additional safety tips.

How You Can Tell Your Service Company Will Take Care of You | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

three green SERVPRO trucks lined up on a side street You can rest easy knowing you’ve got the trusted leader in the restoration industry on the other end of the line, SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen.

ome moments in life require you to make decisions that require both speed and trust. Having a home that sustains damage from a fire, flood or natural disaster is certainly one of those times.

An event that necessitates restoration at home requires some quick but critical thinking on your part, as you consider your options as to who will make the necessary repairs.

Anything you can determine before a moment of crisis will be helpful, so ask yourself these questions when it comes time for you to consider a service company.

Are They Legit?

Rough times can reveal both the best and worst in humanity, and disaster scenarios are no different. There’s nothing like a hurricane or flood to bring out a few scammers who over-promise, underdeliver (or don’t deliver at all), then disappear with the money of under-researched homeowners. Here’s a helpful tip: If a contractor doesn’t have a local reputation or a client base who can vouch for their work, they may not be trustworthy.

When you call SERVPRO, you’re calling on an established, respected leader in the restoration industry. We’ve worked tirelessly for over 50 years to develop and maintain a stellar reputation.

Will They Be There When I Need Help?

You’re never left waiting when you call SERVPRO. Weekends, holidays—we’ll even respond on our birthday.

We’ve got a team at the ready 24 hours a day, so you can be sure you’ve got somebody who will take action when you need it most.

Where’s a Fleet When You Need One?

SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen is a local small business, based right here in Waldwick, which is how we provide you such speedy, expert service.

But the ace in the hole for SERVPRO is that if an area event causes a surge of activity or a need for extra help, we can call upon the mighty SERVPRO network of nationwide teams, tools and resources.

When you call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen, you can rest easy knowing you’ve got the trusted leader in the restoration industry on the other end of the line. When disaster hits home, contact us to get our local experts and nationwide network on your side.

Celebrating Over 25 Years of Service in Bergen County

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Charlie Vingoe and Lauren Clarke at an employee appreciation night out. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen for any water, fire or storm damage.

Charlie Vingoe's SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen is celebrating over 25 years of service!

Service and Expertise

As one of SERVPRO’s top 100 franchises in the nation for the past 15 years, Charlie’s SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen provides quality service, experience and expertise in emergency water, fire, sewage, mold and bio-hazard cleanups. We handle both residential and commercial properties in Bergen County and Northern New Jersey to make any fire, water, mold and biohazard disaster "Like it never even happened."

Excellent Staff
Believe it or not, Lauren Clarke was SERVPRO's first hire and is also celebrating 25 years of service! Our entire staff is fully trained and has years of experience. We strive to provide the best customer service on every job. 

Congratulations Charlie and Lauren!

Did You Know? SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen is a IICRC Certified Firm

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

Ariel view of residential neighborhood with SERPRO logo. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen to handle any size water, fire or storm damage.

SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen, located in Bergen County is proud to be an IICRC Certified Firm. The IIRC, or the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is a non-profit organization that set standards for the cleaning and restoration industry.

“Standard Of Care"

The goal of the IIRC is to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration and installation industries. To accomplish this goal, the IICRC sets standards and certifications for inspection, cleaning and restoration. The IICRC ensures that when the customers hire a certified firm or technician that they have hired experts who will provide reasonable assurance that work will be completed in accordance with the industry's “standard of care.”

The IICRC Certified Production Managers and Service Technicians at SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen  set themselves apart through SERVPRO training, years of work experience, and IICRC Certification. 

Don't trust your property to just anyone, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen.

Give us a call (201)236-2400.

Bergen County Residents Trust Us for Recovery and Restoration | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

damaged furniture and other home items sitting outside of red brick house When you are dealing with any damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen is your local restoration expert.

There are a lot of things you have to prepare for as a home or business owner. It’s a bit like running Grand Central Station—you have to make sure everything is running in its proper place and time and with its proper resources, and when something goes off the rails, you have to move swiftly to get it back on track.

But occasionally something comes along that upends the whole station, and that’s when we step in. You can’t fully prepare for a damaging fire or flood event, but it’s our job to be ready.

When disaster brings the trains to a screeching halt, make the call to SERVPRO.

We’re Always Ready and Faster to Any Size Disaster

We’re the team that never sleeps. We’re on call 24 hours a day to make sure we can react immediately when you have an emergent need.

Every moment of wasted time may mean a more engrained smoke smell, secondary mold damage or another set of ruined belongings. A rapid response makes recovery easier, and having a SERVPRO team right here in Bergen County means you not only get fast, local service from area professionals, but you also get the full force of SERVPRO’s national network of resources.

We’re Trained to Handle Residential and Commercial Services

The solution that’s right for a home may not be the same as the solution for a local business, and it’s our business to know the difference. We’ve got 50-plus years invested in making the right customized plan and executing it to perfection.

We’ll Make It "Like it never even happened."

While our methods are elaborate, our promise is plain: We’ll provide you with impeccable service, flawlessly executed, and we’ll leave your home or business so fully restored, you’ll have to check your journal to remember we were even there.

We Offer the Services You Need in a Changing World

It is incumbent on business owners to quell health concerns of returning customers. That’s why we developed the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. Now you can have the cleanest place in town, and your customers can know it before they even step in.

Regardless of why you need cleanup or disaster recovery, SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen has the tools, the technicians and the training to get your situation under control. When you’re ready to get help from the best, get in touch with SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen Preparedness: Summer Heat Safety

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Practice Heat Safety images and information. SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen encourages everyone to practice HEAT Safety precautions.
Summer is here and it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat. Heat affects all people, but is particularly dangerous for the sick, elderly and young. Urban area residents also have a greater chance of being affected than those who live in rural areas due to the heat island effect.

According to the EPA, "the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50-90° F hotter than the air, while shaded or moist surfaces often in more rural settings remain close to air temperatures." 

Whether you are in an urban or rural area, there are several things you can do to prepare for an prevent extreme heat from affecting you and your family. If possible stay indoors I the air conditioning. Remember to bring your pets indoors, or have shade and water available for them at all times. Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake. 

If you must venture outdoors, wear light-colored, and loose-fitted clothing. It is also important to wear sunscreen when outdoors, and follow the instructions for application. 

Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion, which include: heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin, nausea or vomiting, and fainting according to the Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC). Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is life-threatening. Signs of heat stroke are a high body temperature (103°+), rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness. If you think someone has heat stroke, call 911 immediately and move the person somewhere cool. Try to reduce the body temperature with cool, wet clothes or a bath. Do not give the person with heat stroke fluids, and treat the situation as a serious medical emergency. (CDC)

If you live in a humid climate, be aware of the heat index. The heat index factors in the humidity, which can make the temperature feel 15° hotter. 

Extreme Heat Safety Tips to Prepare Your Home

  • Install window air conditioners snugly, insulate if necessary
  • Check air-conditioning ducts for proper ventilation
  • Install temporary window reflectors (for use between windows and drapes). Aluminum foil covered card board can be used to reflect heat back outside. 
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers, to reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80%.


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A Custom Cleaning Solution for Your Post-Pandemic Business Needs | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO employee placing a CSC sticker on building glass If you’re business has sanitation and cleaning needs, get in touch with the SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen team.

With major metro areas like New York City finally making significant progress in the area of COVID-19 recovery, hopes are high that “real life” will be on its way again soon, and business owners are hoping to see a return to economic normalcy as well.

But as customers and employees return to on-site work and in-store shopping and dining, they need assurances from local business owners that the environments they’re stepping into are safe.

That’s why your business needs to be Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned.

Get Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program uses high-grade biohazard solutions and technologies much deeper than typical cleaning and janitorial services can offer to give your customers the confidence they need as they return to your business or office.

By mitigating concerns about sanitation, you can give your teams and patrons valuable and loyalty-engendering peace of mind. They’ll feel great about returning to your business knowing they don’t need to be fearful of contagious diseases of any kind, not only the coronavirus.

What makes this program stand out? It’s the three C’s:

Consult. We’ll work together to customize a cleaning strategy that adapts to the needs of your unique context. It helps that SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen is locally owned and operated, so we are already accustomed to many of the complexities of northeast New Jersey.

Clean. Once we settle on an attack plan, we’ll get to the “fun” stuff—giving your building the cleaning of its life. Equipped with proprietary, hospital-grade cleaning suspensions that are effective against everything from MRSA to anthrax, we’ll give your workplace an extreme cleaning that meets or surpasses the CDC’s strict guidelines. And we’ll focus on more than COVID-19 prevention—our goal is to create a worry-free environment that gives your customers protection from a host of infectious diseases.

Certify. Maybe the best part is you have a way to let your returning customers and potential newcomers know about all this before they even come inside. With the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield displayed in your window, on your door, and on your website and social outlets, you can radiate peace of mind to anyone who walks by or checks out your business.

If you’re ready to get serious about sanitation and have your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, get in touch today to get the best team in cleanup and restoration on your side.

Destroy Odors With Deodoization

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

Fire, smoke and soot damages in your home or business can create unpleasant and potentially permanent problems.  Even small fires can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized. SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County specializes in restoring, cleaning and deodorizing after the fire and possible water damage has caused odor issues at your property.

Other odors that may require deodorization:

  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Pet Odors
  • Decomposition
  • Mold

As various material burn, or other problems like mold growth go untreated, the odorous residues and deposits on surfaces are left behind. Unless fast, professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause permanent damage to contents and may result in resurfacing odors. 

We have technicians certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), to handle specialized services that can rid your home or business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. 

Our services don't cover up the odor with fragrance; we seek out and remove the sources of the odor. Once the source is found, SERVPRO's own proprietary line of cleaning products is used to treat and prevent the odor  from returning. Any restorable item in affected areas will also be professionally cleaned and deodorized, including furniture, draperies, upholstery, electronics, art, flooring, walls, ceilings, HVAC ducts and more. 

Whether it's fire, water, mold damage, or just a stubborn odor that refuses to go away, SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County will make it "Like it never even happened."

Call the SERVPRO team that is Faster to any Size Disaster

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

After the recent storms and heavy rains from hurricane Isaias homes and businesses are devastated by flooding water and sewage damage.  

A home or business water and sewage damage disaster can be a very stressful event for the property owner. Damage to personal belongings and the contents of the building is just one concern. The damage to the building structure is another. Timely mitigation is the key to controlling damage, while reducing downtime and recovery costs.  SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County offers 24 hr. 7 days a week emergency service. The rapid response and the training of our professional Service Technicians will help limit damage and get your home or commercial facility back in operation quickly and help make it, "Like it never even happened."   Don't hesitate when disaster strikes, call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen 201-236-2400.

Featured Member of The Waldwick Chamber of Commerce

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

We Live Here Too!

For over 20 years, Charlie and Donna Vingoe have owned the SERVPRO franchises of Northwest Bergen, Southern Rockland County & Eastern Rockland County, located on Crescent Avenue in Waldwick. SERVPRO, a residential and commercial cleanup and restoration firm, provides 24/7 emergency water and fire/smoke/soot damage cleanups, sewage cleanups, mold remediation, bio-hazardous cleanings such as crime scene and hoarder situations, and carpet and upholstery cleanings.

Since 1995, the Vingoe’s and their SERVPRO Team have earned the trust of 100’s of national insurance carriers, as well as home and business owners alike, by making water and fire damage cleanups “Like it never even happened.”

Their local SERVPRO team of industry certified and experienced production managers, technicians and office staff are experts in helping you with your cleanup and throughout the mitigation process.

SERVPRO’s reputation is based on “Readiness”, being ready to help when disaster strikes, “Faster”, being faster to any sized disaster and committed to being “Here to Help”, with the philosophy of understanding the customer’s wants and needs. As a service company our goal is to make a difficult time less challenging.

SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen and Southern Rockland County & Eastern Rockland County has been recognized as one of the top 100 SERVPRO’s in the country, out of over 1800 franchises, for the past ten years and are members of SERVPRO’s National Franchise Advisory Board and the Northern New Jersey Sub-Regional Advertising Committee.

Charlie, Donna and the entire SERVPRO team take great pride in giving back to the community and believe their business has a responsibility to “pay it forward”. SERVPRO actively participates with The Waldwick Chamber of Commerce and is part of their Executive Board. SERVPRO works together on Chamber events that support local charities, community volunteer organizations, the town’s beautification, and the promotion of business amongst Chamber members. SERVPRO sponsors the Chamber’s 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk, networking events, Small Business Saturday, and Disco Nights for The Center for Hope and Safety. SERVPRO also sponsors Waldwick Day, several town recreational sports teams and sports banners, local educational fundraising events by donating tricky tray raffle items and monetary donations to various town volunteer organizations. SERVPRO has established a scholarship for a graduating senior from Waldwick High School and is the Emergency Evacuation Shelter and Meeting Point for the Crescent Elementary School. SERVPRO has initiated and sponsored the following charity events for local community members, Bridges for Katie, Kisses for Kelly Comedy Night & Subs for Super Bowl, A Night at the Hermitage for Laura A., a Variety Night for Hope with Heart and a Bruce Springsteen Cover Band Concert for Kerry.

Karen is awarded Citizen of the Year

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

The staff at SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County couldn't be more proud of our very own Karen Centauro.  She was recognized as Citizen of the Year for all of the amazing work she does in our Waldwick, New Jersey community.  Karen has worked closely with the Waldwick Chamber of Commerce, as well as coordinating various charity events in town. 

Some of her community involvements are being a judge at the Shark Tank competition at the High School, helping with the Waldwick 5K, Waldwick Day, and Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation Golf Outing, and much more. Congratulations Karen! Our SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen office and local community is a better place with you! 

As a locally owned and operated business, we live and work in this Bergen County community too. We are close by and ready to respond immediately when you need cleaning or water, fire or mold damage restoration services. 

SERVPRO supporting the local Northwest Bergen Community and Waldwick High School

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Group picture of high school students, and adults sitting at a table in front of them. "Shark Tank" at Waldwick High School

Karen participated in the 2019 "Shark Tank" at Waldwick High School. It's a great opportunity for the young entrepreneurs to use their creativity and business savvy!  Here is a note from the organizer:

Dear "Sharks",

 I can't thank you enough for your continued support of our students.  You are so generous with your time and expertise and we are so thankful for you.  The students really enjoy this activity which would not be possible without your help.  I believe it is such a valuable learning experience for them in terms of collaboration, presentation skills, creative analysis, and critical thinking. Thanks you again and I look forward to having you back for Season 5 next year!  Have a wonderful summer!!   Please find an attached photo.... With much gratitude, Ted 

Getting Ready For Spring Break -If a fire or water disaster happens call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

If your family is leaving for Spring Break remember these quick tips to keep your home safe. 

  • Keep Valuables away from your windows
  • Set up timed lights around your home
  • Have a neighbor watch your house
  • Turn off your home phone ringer
  • Don't post your vacation photos while your away
  • Turn Washer machine water valve off

If any water or fire disasters happen while your away call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen we can help you through the process of cleaning the mess left behind, and restore your home. We are a locally owned and operated franchise with 25 years of water and fire restoration experience. We can make any disaster "Like it never even happened".

The 10th Anniversary Sean Fisher Memorial Event

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Northwest Bergen is an active member of our community, and we are humbled to be able to participate in charitable events that involve our neighbors and friends within the community. 

The 10th Anniversary Sean Fisher Memorial Event was held Sunday, August 19 - 5 pm to 7 pm at the Waldwick High School Turf field.

The event was held to Celebrate Sean's Life and Supporting the Sean Fisher Foundation.

Sean passed away on August 13, 2008 (his 13th birthday) during football practice on the WHS turf of an undetected heart defect. His parents, Sheila and Jim, created the Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation to provided funding for heart screenings for students to hopefully prevent this tragedy from ever happening again. This event is to raise funds and awareness, as well as to honor Sean's life. The friends of Sean's put together an Air band contest. What is an Air band? It's a fun way to play air guitar, air drum, air sing, air anything and jam to great music! NO TALENT NECESSARY!! It was a fun and beautiful way to show support of the Fisher family and honor Sean's memory.

Third Annual Service Scholarship

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Northwest Bergen County enjoys being an active member of the community, and sponsors a scholarship every year for a student in the local high school. We would like to Congratulate  Conor Gallagher a 2017 Waldwick High School Graduate. He won our 3rd Annual SERVPRO Northwest Bergen Service Scholarship for 2017. Conor wrote a great essay about his contributions to the community. Art Holl was on hand to offer Conor his check. It is always so rewarding to see young adults involved in community service, and succeeding academically in school. Conor will have a bright future no matter what school or career choices he makes.

Turn on the Green Light to Honor Verterans

11/10/2015 (Permalink)

Waldwick - Every Nov. 11, the nation takes a day to honor all those who have served in the armed forces. 

This year, in addition to a procession at 10:45 a.m. in front of American Legion Post 57 and a ceremony at Veterans Plaza at 11 a.m., Mayor Thomas Giordano is urging residents to take part in an initiative that would make it more obvious just how much the borough supports its veterans.

"To show our thanks to our veterans in all they have done for all of us, I ask all Waldwick residents to change a single light bulb in the front of your home to green to show support for those who have served," Giordano said in a statement.

Giordano's call is part of the nationwide initiative called Greenlight A Vet. The website describes the initiative as a "campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green" with the color green signifying "hope, renewal and well-being" as well as offering a "greenlight" forward for veterans who are back home.

American Legion Post 57 Commander John Vervoort said he appreciated the initiative and Giordano's support of veterans.

"[In] our post, we've got men from the 'Greatest Generation' that served in the Pacific and European theaters and all war eras, up until now," said Vervoort. "I know, to me, I'm going to be very interested to see how many green lights are out there. It's going to touch my heart to see it."

For Giordano, along with recognition, the green lights will serve as a quiet "thank you" to all veterans.

"As Veterans Day approaches, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all our Waldwick veterans and all veterans for your sacrifices and selflessness as you make our country a better place," said Giordano. "Your dedicated service to our country will never be forgotten. You are examples of how courage and leadership leads to service. And we owe all of you a debt of gratitude."

For information about local Veterans Day ceremonies,