As we head into fall and winter here in the Northeast, it’s important to stay mindful of some of those pesky “house hazards” that come with wet weather. Top of the list: mold, which most of us don’t think about during the winter. However, mold can grow in uninsulated windows, walls and other surfaces when […]

If you have experienced a burst pipe or flood at your home or business, it is essential to act quickly. Flood waters from either scenario can have sewage and many contaminants that are harmful to your health. A flooded home and damaged carpet and walls also can lead to mold. The last thing you want […]

So, you’ve had a pipe burst or a basement flood or some other situation causing damage to your home. One of the first questions we get from worried homeowners who call us in crisis is whether their insurance will cover the cost to remediate their homes after water or mold damage. The short answer: it […]

If you have ever lived in a newer brick home or walked past a concrete building, you’ve probably seen efflorescence before. Often confused with mold growth, efflorescence is a white, chalky, crystal-looking substance (whereas mold is more commonly green, black, or blue… although there are white molds). Efflorescence is caused by salts deposited on the […]

April showers bring May…mold? It’s true: wet months like March, April, and May can do great things for your lawn and gardens, but they do have some unfortunate side effects when water and moisture gets into your home. Damp conditions and higher humidity levels create the perfect environment for mold spores to grow—on window sills, […]

When you’re in the middle of an emergency like a sewage backup or ruptured pipe in your home, the last thing on your mind is making an insurance claim. It’s stressful enough to worry about assessing the damage and figuring out the best course of action to sanitize your home and make sure it is […]

AOA Cleaning and Restoration offers a range of services to commercial and residential customers throughout Northern New Jersey, including flood cleanup, mold removal and mitigation, sewage cleanup, and disaster/trauma repair and recovery, but did you know that we also provide professional cleaning services and wood sports floor recoating? Our recommendation is to refinish heavily used […]

If you’ve been a homeowner for a while, at some point you’ve probably dealt with minor plumbing issues like low water pressure, clogged drains, and dripping faucets. However, what if you experience something much more problematic like a burst pipe or sewage backup? When you have a plumbing emergency, what should you do first and […]

There’s a lot to love about the holidays, from the beautifully decorated homes to the special time with family and friends. We know how much fun it is to make your home cozy and festive, but it’s important to remember to keep your family and belongings safe. Too often we’ve seen a simple oversight—a forgotten […]