AOA Cleaning & Restoration is a locally owned and operated, non-franchise IICRC & IRA certified cleaning and restoration company serving commercial and residential properties in Northern New Jersey.

We specialize in property damage, clean up and restoration services such as flood cleanup, mold removal, sewage cleanup, storm damage repair and recovery. We also offer high level disinfectant services, all on an emergency basis, as needed.

When customers are faced with severe water or sewage damage from a storm, flood or ruptured pipes, they need to quickly find a partner that they can trust to return their home or business to normal – to navigate the true extent of the damage and determine and execute the appropriate course of action. Our professional, certified technicians are trained to do just that. Additionally, you always receive ongoing phone-in and in-person updates on the status of your project.

Our insured, certified restoration services team is standing by 24/7, ready at a moment’s notice to help you with any situation or disaster. We promise to respond within 59 minutes and put a plan of action into place fast, so you can get back to normal. If you want immediate attention, we are ready to get started… Click the button below to reach out to a member of the AOA team.

Commercial and Residential Services

AOA provides commercial and residential restoration and cleaning services

Our commercial & residential services include:

  • Water damage, clean up and restoration
  • Flooded house, flooded basement or business damage, clean up and restoration
  • Sewage clean up
  • Mold removal, clean up and remediation
  • Storm damage repair and recovery
  • High level disinfectant services
  • Disaster restoration
  • Commercial cleaning services
  • Post-construction cleaning services

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What Makes AOA Different?

As a locally owned and operated business with a reputation for exceptional quality, service and attention to detail, we pride ourselves in these important facts:

  • We are a local, family owned business, and not a franchise, serving Northern NJ, specifically Bergen and Passaic counties.
  • We service both residential and commercial properties.
  • Our company is Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certified (IICRC).
  • Our employees are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Restoration Science Academy (RSA) in: Applied Structural Drying, Water Damage Restoration, Mold Remediation, and Carpet Cleaning
  • We are licensed, and all of our employees have gone through a formal background check.
  • We have robust resources to manage the process from start to finish…you never need to worry that a project is too large or too complex for us to handle.
  • We are of the very few companies in the area, and in the country, to use the same HALO machines with Sanosil products that were recently deployed to Africa to combat the eBola virus.
  • We understand that this may be an emotional process so our solution-oriented, yet empathetic staff take action and take care.

Our Process

Our commercial cleaning services are created around your needs, staffing, hours of operation and priorities.

  • We promise to respond within 59 minutes and put a plan of action into place fast, so you can get back to normal, or begin an ongoing cleaning partnership.
  • Our single point-of-contact engagement model means you never have to chase down different people for different things.
  • Follow-up consultations for both disaster restoration projects, post-construction cleaning services, and commercial cleaning services include the following:
    • Surveys to let us know how well our job aligned with (or exceeded) your expectations
    • Regular calls during a commercial cleaning service agreement, as well as follow-up calls after the project has been completed

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Our Employees

AOA Cleaning & Restoration CrewWe started AOA Cleaning & Restoration in 2009, in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Initially, we only worked in Northwest Bergen County but the word about our superior attention to detail, response time, service, and quality quickly spread to neighboring counties and towns. Today, we serve most of Northern New Jersey.

As a non-franchised, family owned company, we are able to offer our customers superior equipment, products and staffing without passing along the overhead expenses of a franchise. Additionally, our single point-of-contact enables quick answers and simple direction for our customers and ensures you never have to call different people for different things.

AOA Cleaning & Restoration employees are:

  • Formally background checked.
  • Uniformed, and arrive in a branded service van or vehicle.
  • Solution-oriented, yet empathetic personalities – they take action, and take care.
  • Certified in current cleaning and restoration practices and receive ongoing industry training.
  • Empowered to provide high-touch consultations with frequent follow-up calls and in-person check-ins.
  • Equipped with White Glove Service supplies such as shoe protectors and plastic sheets to avoid tracking dirt and debris into your space.

Our Team:

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James Higgins: General Manager
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Pablo Gabela: Director of Marketing and Business Development
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Chelsea Huergo: Marketing and Event Coordinator
Juan Navarro headshot
Juan Navarro: Crew Chief
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Dina Finocchio: Office Manager

Industry Certifications & Affiliations

AOA Cleaning & Restoration is IICRC certified, and our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Restoration Science Academy (RSA) in:

  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Carpet Cleaning

AOA Cleaning and Restoration is also a member of the NJ Better Business Bureau.


  • “I just wanted to let you know that your men did an awesome job! Not only are they very competent, but also friendly and left the basement looking like it had never been touched (except, of course, for the removal). They preserved what they could of the bookshelves, all the garbage was removed, anything that they had to move was neatly placed, etc. etc. etc. Thank you so very much! We are awaiting the bill as we would like to get you paid. Also, I would like several of your cards to put in my office if that is okay with you as I periodically get requests for services and I would definitely recommend you. As would Joe and I recommend you to friends, etc.!”
    – Barb, Homeowner – Mold Remediation January 2019
  • “When I first met James, I liked him instantly.  He was very friendly and down the earth, but very professional.  Our home renovation project didn’t have a clear end date so scheduling a cleaning service was challenging (is was also around the Memorial Day holiday).  James worked with me to get my job scheduled because he knew how badly I wanted to start using my new kitchen and how tough it was to live among all the dust!  The AOA crew that did our cleaning was great!  They arrived on time, were polite, professional and very efficient.  They asked questions about certain things in the house they were unsure about, they went over things multiple times to ensure it was cleaned to their level of satisfaction.  If I pointed something out, they took care of it right away and showed me what it looked like afterward to make sure I was happy with it.  I was so impressed by them, I bought them pizza for lunch!  They were beyond appreciative, thanking me repeatedly.  Once the job was completed, James called and stopped by to make sure I was happy with it.  I would recommend AOA Cleaning enthusiastically and without reservation.  The level of cleaning and professionalism of the team was top notch.  Every crevice of the house was immaculate from top to bottom.  Many thanks!”
    – Debra B., Homeowner – Cleaning Service May/June 2017
  • “I want to say when I went to the school yesterday afternoon it looked like a garbage dump from the Middle School students and one of the teachers commented, “It’s amazing how clean it is when we come in the next morning” And I agree. I want to commend your crew for the work they do and I want you and them to know we appreciate their work every day. Thanks.”
    – Jeff B., Eastern Christian
  • “We use AOA Cleaning & Restoration for 5 of our office locations. The AOA team is great and we’re not only happy to be partners with them, but we have zero intentions of changing companies. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for a serious and professional cleaning services company.”
    – Tenafly Pediatrics
  • “They are part of my A-Team… When any of my customers have restoration work, I call them. From disaster response for floods to trauma/crisis specialists meeting IICRC requirements, they do an unbelievable cleaning job. They always make me look good.”
    – Brent Yeomans
  • “I was in a meeting at a client’s office in Englewood when all of a sudden, really brown sewage water started pouring into her office’s finished basement level, a few feet from the conference room. It was hideous looking and smelled awful. I remembered seeing AOA Cleaning & Restoration trucks in the area, so I called them immediately for her.Within 3 minutes, she had a callback, within 20 minutes, we had a crew show up in full gear and within about 1 ½ hours, the office looked exactly like it had before the disaster struck. Even the smell was gone, it was pretty close to magic. I cannot say enough things about AOA. They made me look great to my client (she still talks about it) and I wouldn’t think of calling anyone else in any kind of emergency… I wish I had known them when I had had my own house fire. They were, and are, amazing.”
    – Monique de Maio, Ridgewood, NJ
  • “AOA is very responsive. Whether it’s the ongoing maintenance of my facilities to various disaster recovery situations we have all unfortunately faced, I call them when I need someone to just “get it done”… because I know AOA always delivers.”
    – Greg Fuchs, Parisi’s
  • “I have been very impressed with AOA’s commercial cleaning services over the past 4 years. When our administrator asked us to put our contract out to bid, I was a bit concerned about what we would get but I have been very pleased. I liked everyone they sent to work with us. They are responsive, easy to deal with and personable. I would recommend them to other businesses.”
    – Susan, Bergen County Public Library System
  • “The AOA team did a quality-cleaning job last night. The feedback that we received from the staff and members of the church was all GREAT, please let your team know. Thank you.”
    – Greg and Terri, Crunch Gym, Paramus
  • “AOA is an extremely professional and knowledgeable company proficient in every aspect of building maintenance and restoration.”
    – Anthony Delleani, Buckeye International
  • “I stopped at the middle school today and the gym floor is looking great! Thank you for your effort.”
    – Jeff B., Eastern Christian

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Insurance Claims Accepted

AOA will work with you and your insurance company to restore your home or business from whatever situation needs remediation, restoration or both—all to IICRC standards.

Insurances Accepted

This is only a partial list of the providers we work with.

Feel free to contact us directly with your insurance provider information and we will handle the paperwork for you.

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