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Weehawken Water Tower Restored by SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City
Ready for 150 Year Celebration of Weehawken with Jet Sponge Blasting Technique
By: Jennifer L. Harvey
“We carefully selected our cleaning process due to the age and sensitivity of the brick inside the tower and the technique needed to be gentle, but strong enough to remove and strip the years of build up from surface contaminates,”
“With a grant from the Hudson County Open Space Historic Preservation Trust Fund, I recommended the Sponge Blasting be retained,” said Alane Finnerty, Chairperson of the Water Tower Committee responsible for hiring SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City for the restoration. “The sponge blasting process was not only gentle enough for use on bricks, it was environmentally friendly - the process has no chemical run – off and the particles are able to be vacuumed, cleaned and reused several times.”
Sponge Jet Blasting is a technique where tiny sponge particles are placed in a jet gun allowing the blaster to control the cleaning performance at the surface and blast. Whereas traditional abrasion techniques can cut into surfaces, sponge jet blasting flattens on impact, exposing the banded abrasives and dislodging the contaminants safely. This technique can be used to gently clean various substances, including paint, grime and other coverings, with the most common substance removed being mold.
According to Alane Finnerty, “SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City not only did the job of Restoration to our specifications, but they also did it on time and within our budget. Additionally, Lance Harvey (owner of SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City) was extremely careful to explain the technique and I was impressed by how The SERVPRO Team communicated with me throughout the process of restoring the interior of the Tower.”
“It was a pleasure to work with Ms. Finnerty and the people of Weehawken,” responded Lance Harvey, owner of SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City. “Her enthusiasm for this project made it even more exciting to be a part of the 150-year celebration of Weehawken and we look forward to more partnerships within the community.”
For before and after photos and more information about services provided by SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, please contact (201) 656-0035.
About SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City
SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City is a leading provider of fire, water, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services. Independently owned and operated Hudson County residents, SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City responds to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters affecting entire communities to those suffered by individual businesses and homes. SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City is an active member of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, NJ Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (NJ-CAI), NJ State
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SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City is a leading provider of fire, water, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services.