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Storm Response

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Response SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is a proud member of the Storm Response Program

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is a proud member of the Storm Response Program. The Storm Response program is four geographically based teams of franchises that is capable of managing catastrophic events from small local microbursts to massive hurricane responses that handle thousands of incidents that bring in hundreds of tons of equipment and even thousands of crews. Storm Team members are committed to being in a constant state of readiness to respond in a storm affected area.

Being a member of the Storm Response program requires extensive training, planning and preparation that must be maintained on a regular basis. SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton has been honored to participate in the responses for Hurricane Matthew in the Outer Banks in 2016 and Hurricane Irma. Our dedicated, professional staff responded and were onsite within 24 hours of receiving the call.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is constantly reviewing prior storm events to determine how we can improve our response and capabilities. Recently, this review process resulted in adding a new heavy duty truck and dedicated Storm Response trailer to our fleet that is stocked with supplies that are dedicated to a quick and efficient response.

Follow our Blog and social media for a variety of information on keeping your home and business ready for all sorts of disasters. Visit us at http://www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com/blog for helpful hints and tools. We are here 24-7, 365 days a year for your emergency response needs.

Winter Water Damage

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Winter Water Damage SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is here to assist you when dealing with a winter water emergency.

Winter is on its way and so is the wet weather! Most of us usually equate spring with wet weather due to “May Showers” but most of us do not think of the wet weather in the winter when it comes to snow. The ice, sleet, flurries, and heavy winter storms all lead to the potential for water damage to our homes and businesses.

When surface temperatures are just above freezing, snow can melt slightly, and the runoff has to go somewhere. That random warmer day results in a significant amount of water that is hard for it to seep into the ground due to the ground being frozen and this can easily lead to basements and crawl spaces that can flood when the water has nowhere else to go. This winter water affects gutters and downspouts that may be blocked with ice and leaves that have fallen and clogged them. Roofs may be affected as the weight of un-melted snow puts extra strain on them and the water can find its way into your attic.

One tip for reducing the likelihood of roof and attic damage is to essentially clean your gutters, reducing the chance of ice dams forming. Secondly, ensure that your attic is well ventilated, insulated and properly heated. If your attic is not trapping warm, moist air that melts water that will freeze on the eaves it will help you avoid damage.

Follow us on the web via our social media accounts or at www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com for more helpful hints.

Contact us for emergency service if you have been affected by winter weather at (609)894-8555. We are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve you!

Holiday Season Turkey Fryer Fires

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Holiday Season Turkey Fryer Fires Follow these safety tips to avoid a turkey fryer fire during your holiday celebrations.

Holidays are a time for family, friends, good cheer and of course delicious food. We, at SERVPRO of Bordentown, want to extend a Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. We want to share a few friendly safety reminders when preparing that 25 pound turkey so that you don’t have a visit on that special day by your local fire or first aid squads nor us!

First and foremost, turkey fryers can easily start a fire – please make sure you use it outdoors and well away from your home!

Here are a few things to think about as you prepare that delicious holiday feast when deep frying your turkey:

  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill over when the turkey is placed inside.
  • A partially frozen turkey will cause hot oil to splatter.
  • Turkey fryers can easily overheat and start a fire.
  • The pot, lid and handles of a turkey fryer can get dangerously hot and cause burn injuries.

Once again, from our SERVPRO family to yours, have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Steps to Take While You Wait

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Steps to Take While You Wait Rescue Crews Assist During Intense Flooding

Do you live within the area that was hit by the powerful rainstorm that lingered overhead for 2 hours, which dropped more than four inches of rain?

Were you one of our local residents that was left unprepared for the flash flooding, downed trees and power lines, and general chaos?

 Until your SERVPRO professional arrives, here are some emergency tips to reduce damage and increase the changes of a successful restoration.

     Things TO DO

  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items that are possibly contaminated.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Use wooden clothes pins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.

     Things NOT TO DO

  • Do not enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • Do not leave Oriental rugs or other colored floor coverings on wet wall-to-wall carpets which could result in staining.
  • Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, as it could possibly cause electrical shock or damage to the machine.
  • Do not enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Do not spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Do not turn on the HVAC system if damaged by water which could spread contaminated air.
  • Do not use household fans to dry the structure, as it could spread contaminants.

Follow us on the web via our social media accounts or at www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com for more helpful hints.

 Contact us for emergency service when you’ve been flooded at (609)894-8555. We are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Commercial Sector Quality Services

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Sector Quality Services SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton provides a wealth of services to the commercial sector.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. We provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. But do you know we provide a wealth of other services to the Commercial sector?

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Bordentown / Pemberton for prompt service.

Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best. We have the specialized training and products to keep your property shining and back to business. Our services include:

  • Air Duct and HVAC cleaning
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpets and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

To make sure your business is ready before disaster strikes, SERVPRO has developed a cutting edge plan for your business called an ERP, or Emergency Ready Profile.  This plan gives you, as the business owner or responsible business representative the peace of mind of knowing what to do and what to expect ahead of a disaster and the plan is 100% free. 

Call Robert Curran, Project Manager, today at (609)894-8555 to discuss having an ERP completed for your business. Check out a video about our Commercial Restoration Services here: https://youtu.be/VVkxPV-6cBY .

How Are Hurricanes Named?

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Are Hurricanes Named? Warning...you may be a Hurricane!

Are you an Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince or a Whitney? If so, you have a good chance at a Hurricane being named after you this year. Hurricane names are chosen each year by the World Meteorological Organization. How are they chosen? Usually because they are common names associated with an ethnicity found in the region that would be affected by these storms. Such as, in the Atlantic basin, names tend to have English and Hispanic names that are familiar in the region. What is interesting is that if a storm hits and causes significant death or destruction, the name will be retired from the list such as in the case of Hurricane Charley and Hurricane Katrina. SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is a member of SERVPRO’s Storm Team which means that our staff is prepared to respond to disasters anywhere within our own area or nationwide. Our staff can be reached at (609)894-8555, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to respond to your disaster.

What is The Forecast for Hurricanes This Year?

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What is The Forecast for Hurricanes This Year? Hurricane Season Runs From June 1st Through November

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is a proud member of SERVPRO’s Storm Team, which means for you, our friends and customers, that we are ready on a moment’s notice to respond to assist you during a natural disaster. Our staff is constantly monitoring weather reports and annual storm predictions, particularly during hurricane season which runs from June 1st through November. We are currently preparing for this years’ hurricane season which is calling for an above normal amount of storms this season, particularly in that the prediction is that there will be an unusually active season in the Atlantic basin. This year, the Climate Prediction Center is predicting 11 to 17 names storms, 5 to 9 hurricanes, and 2 to 4 of these to be considered Category 3 or higher in strength (major hurricanes). This is compared to a normal season where there are an average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. As we prepare to enter peak season which runs from mid-August through mid-October, be assured that SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is here to assist you. Keep checking back on our website at www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com for more helpful information.

Don’t Wait For a Storm to Strike, Start Preparing Now

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don’t Wait For a Storm to Strike, Start Preparing Now Hurricane Preparedness Starts Before They Strike

With hurricane season running from June 1st through November and the peak season being from mid-August through mid-October, SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton encourages our friends and clients to start to begin now in preparing for the current hurricane season. With the Climate Prediction Center predicting that this is going to be an unusually active season in the Atlantic Basin, it is recommended that there are three key things you can do to prepare ahead of time. They are to prepare a Hurricane Kit, gather food supplies and to know how to find the correct station on your National Weather Service NOAA radio.

Your Hurricane Kit should include:

  • Flashlights & extra bulbs
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Battery-operated lanterns
  • Batteries (in different sizes!)  
  • Matches 
  • First aid kit
  • Duct tape
  • Rain gear
  • Clock (wind-up or battery-powered)
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Scissors
  • Can Opener
  • Clean clothes
  • Extra blankets
  • Heavy gloves

Your Food Supplies should include non-perishable food for each person for 3-7 days:

  • Bottled water (1 gallon/person/day) 
  • Bottled juice
  • Two coolers: One for drinks & one for food
  • Canned foods
  • Manual can opener
  • Dry pet food

Our staff can be reached at (609)894-8555, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to respond to your disaster. Also, follow us online at www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com

Rain, Rain Go Away, It’s Summer and We Want to Go outside and Play

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Rain, Rain Go Away, It’s Summer and We Want to Go outside and Play Summer Rains Can Bring Flooding and Damage to Your Home

As nice as a summer rain can be to soak everything down and cool the hot summer air, making everything smell nice and fresh, help the lawn and flowers grow nice and green, the summer rain can cause serious damage to your home. Your roof and gutters can easily be damaged by trees, hail or other objects and this damage can cause leaks in your roof. Water in your attic can cause mold damage throughout your home requiring extensive mediation and repairs. Gutters should be kept clean for proper drainage so that the water does not back up into your eaves, siding or bricks. Storm water runoff, if your property is not graded appropriately, can cause the water to run towards your foundation causing major damage to the structure both structurally and through water invading your basement or crawlspace.  If you do find yourself facing the potential negative effects of summer rains, the staff at SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is ready to assist you. Follow us on the web at www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com.

Mold Is For Cheese, Not Your Home

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Is For Cheese, Not Your Home Learn how to deal with mold the right way - Call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton

If you Google “How to Remove Mold” there are about 23,700,000 results that appear in less than one second. That’s 23 million opinions on how to remove mold from articles in newspapers, magazines, books, scientific firms, product placements, DIY’ers, Wikipedia, and companies with both good and bad reputations for being able to remove mold from your home. Topics include “How to Get Rid of Black Mold the Cheap Way”, “The Truth About Mold Removal” and “DIY Black Mold Removal”.

So what should you REALLY do? Call the respected and trained professionals at SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton at (609)894-8555. Why is that the first step? It’s because by calling our highly regarded staff, help is on its way! Our professionals are trained in mold remediation and they will begin by examining your home or business for any visible signs of mold. It may be recommended that you leave the affected area while the mold cleanup and containment process is safely being completed. Some situations require bringing in an Indoor Air Quality / Environmental Specialist for further testing. In most cases even excessive mold growth is not a problem to remove. Our priority is your health and safety, especially for “at risk” individuals which may include immune suppressed or compromised individuals, young children and individuals with chronic lung diseases such as asthma and sever allergies. Step Two is to follow step one and call the SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton team at (609)894-8555.