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Commercial Loss Expertise and Training

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Loss Expertise and Training Our staff continuously improves by completing advanced training to ensure you receive top-notch restoration service for your commercial property.

This past week two members of our team, Peter and Rob, completed SERVPRO’s Commercial Priority Response Training Program after having completed the CRTP program which stands for the Commercial Restoration Training Program which is a ten part educational series. The goal of this training program is to enable our team to provide excellent customer service to commercial customers and insurance clients.

Both training programs covers the areas that our leadership and staff must have a strong understanding to excel in commercial restoration. The programs provided the fundamental knowledge to exceed expectations when working on a commercial project. Topics include business development, staffing, specialized equipment, and working with subcontractors, vendors and other resources. The main thrust of the two day program Peter and Rob attended focused on the Project Management Process.  This process provides a systematic approach to coordinating and completing a successful restoration project.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton takes further education seriously and makes advanced training a regular priority for all of our staff. Our team is consistently striving to be a leader in our industry by achieving advanced certifications in the restoration industry.

Follow us on the web at www.SERVPRObordentown.com or on our social media sites. We can always be reached at (609)894-8555, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Trusted Leader in Mold Remediation

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Trusted Leader in Mold Remediation Our trained, professional staff is here to act quickly in dealing with your mold emergency.

When you have a water disaster in your home or business indoors the first thing to do is to act quickly. When you bring in a trained, professional staff like ours at SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton, we work quickly to dry out the structure using state of the art drying equipment. If wet or damp materials are dried quickly, in most cases mold will not develop. As we head into the spring and as we turn on our air conditioning systems, one tip is to ensure that the air conditioning drip pans are clean and the drain lines are unobstructed and are flowing properly. If you see condensation or moisture collecting on walls or windows, dry the wet surface and reduce the moisture / water source. Condensation can be a sign of high humidity, which can lead to mold growth.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.  We can respond immediately to your mold damage emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton’s professional staff can help mitigate mold damage and help you get your home or business back to being a healthy environment. Contact our offices for fast, efficient service at (609)894-8555 or visit us on the web at www.SERVPROBordentownPemberton.com.

Emergency Lighting and Your Business

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Emergency Lighting and Your Business Requirements for emergency lighting in your commercial building are covered under NFPA 101.

An aspect of fire safety in commercial buildings that most don’t think about is their emergency lighting and exit signs. Yet, when the power goes out and the building is smoky, the emergency lighting is a crucial tool in the safety of your employees and patrons.   Emergency lighting is governed by multiple entities including OSHA, the National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) and the International Building Code and International Fire Codes.

NFPA in particular calls for emergency lighting and exit signs under NFPA 101, which is part of the Life Safety Code. The Code spells out the information for placement, illumination and the visibility of the exit signs. The Code also calls for the emergency lighting to provide a minimum of an hour and a half of lighting in case of power outage.

Regular testing and maintenance of the lights are crucial, which includes monthly testing requirements and an annual test of having the lights on for 1.5 hours. Proper documentation of such testing is important and must be maintained for inspection.

For more information visit NFPA 101, Life Safety Code at https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards/detail?code=101. Follow us on the web at www.SERVPRObordentown.com or on our social media sites. We can always be reached at (609)894-8555, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Spring Has Sprung And So Has Mold

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Spring Has Sprung And So Has Mold The wet winter we experienced may lead to additional concerns that mold can develop if water damage wasn't treated properly.

Spring is about to have sprung after a very wet winter. Many homes in our coverage area were affected by unusual water intrusion into their homes. Many owners found that water intrusion, which may not have been the norm in past years, may have been an issue for them due to this cold, wet winter. For many of the homeowner and business owners who had not sought professional assistance in drying out their structure properly, they may have started to notice odors or visualized discoloration in the affected areas and potentially beyond. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of do it yourself solutions on the internet that they may have chosen to have followed instead of calling in a professional, trained team to handle the drying and application of appropriate antimicrobials that entered the structure.

Intrusion of water into a structure can lead to mold growth. When the water intrusion is not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present an increased risk of harmful mold growth. Even though some amount of mold spores are present in most environments, if the humidity and moisture levels are not promptly returned to normal, the mold spores may grow and multiply. Organic materials such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation are a food source for mold to develop. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental health conditions that could pose a serious threat to “at risk” segments of our population.

If you think that you may have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton today to schedule a free examination. Help is a phone call away! We can always be reached at (609)894-8555, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fast Action and Thorough Drying After Water Damage

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fast Action and Thorough Drying After Water Damage With any leak, it’s the water you don’t see that can cause mold, rot and damage to the value of your home.

When you first notice water damage in your house is to find the source of the water and cut it off as soon as possible. The most common source of water damage is a leaky or broken pipe. A great first step is to turn the water off at the main pipe into your house. Next, is to contact your local professionals at SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton at (609)894-8555 to handle the damage that may have been caused by the water. With any leak, it’s the water you don’t see that can cause mold, rot and damage to the value of your home. We highly recommend not trying to clean it up yourself and let our trained, certified technicians make it “Like it never even happened.”

Proper water damage restoration includes two key concepts, which are fast action and thorough drying. Mitigation requires quick action, which means the faster that we arrive on-site to perform cleanup and restoration, the better the results, including lower claim costs. Our professional drying equipment and use of state-of-the-art restoration techniques helps ensure that your property is taken care of right the first time by properly drying the structure.

Follow our Blog and on 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 Weather Impact on Business Neighbors

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Winter Weather Impact on Business Neighbors The effects of freezing temperatures is a major cause of interrupting business operations for our Commercial Business Clients.

With nearly a ten day stretch of frigid temperatures hitting the area in mid-January that never broke freezing, our local business community was greatly impacted by the effects of the temperatures on their facilities. SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton handled a multitude of significant water damage claims resulting from burst pipes in a mix of commercial spaces including restaurants, recreational facilities, office buildings and medical centers.

Each particular loss was handled within our 1-4-8 guidelines. The 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines reflects that within one hour from notice of the loss, our professional staff contacted their representative to arrange for service; within four hours, we were on site to start the mitigation process; and within eight business hours of our arrival, a verbal briefing of the restoration plan was communicated to the appropriate individual.

Each loss was handled efficiently and with the utmost care to ensure that our client was able to return to normal business operations as fast as possible.

It is the goal of SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton to help make it “Like it never even happened.” If your business faces a loss, our staff can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (609)894-8555.

Are Your Air Ducts Dirty?

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Are Your Air Ducts Dirty? Dirty Air Ducts can be cleaned professionally and correctly ensuring a cleaner environment for your business.

Have you considered having the heating and cooling system air ducts in your business cleaned? The air ducts play an important function in your heating and cooling system in that they circulate the air into and out of each room multiple times a day. This is the same air that you, your employees and your customers breathe each and every day. This being the case, we can only assume that you want everyone in your business place to breathe the cleanest air as possible.

Having your ducts cleaned reduces allergens and irritants in the air, hence, providing a cleaner environment for all. Secondly, it also removes unpleasant odors from the air such as a musty smell you may have noticed over time. Thirdly, it helps with air flow efficiency, which reduces the strain on your system and reduces the workload of circulating hot or cool air throughout your business and helps your equipment run efficiently and more cost-effectively.

Our professionally trained staff will gladly visit your location at a convenient time for yourself and evaluate the supply and return ducts, the registers and diffusers in each room and our staff will provide a free estimate to you.

Call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton today at (609)894-8555 to schedule your estimate today.

Fireworks and Fire Damage

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fireworks and Fire Damage Fireworks burn at thousands of degrees and can cause personal property and injuries.

With the change of laws in New Jersey in June of 2017 regarding certain types of “non-explosive, non-aerial” fireworks to be allowed to be sold and possessed in the state, it upped the chance of fire related losses to both property and personal injury accidents. It is still illegal to possess or use explosive aerial devices such as sky rockets and bottle rockets and firecrackers. Up until this decision, sparklers could carry a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in jail time. This may seem “silly” to some, but for instance, a sparkler can reach up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which can cause severe burns and catch flammable materials such as fabrics and clothing on fire.

As much fun as we may each find the use of the new legal fireworks is, the chance of personal property damage has risen. As per the NFPA, which is the National Fire Protection Association, in 2015 alone, fireworks started an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damage.

If you choose to use fireworks, please use extreme caution in light of the danger that may be caused. Follow us on the web at www.SERVPRObordentown.com or on our social media sites. We can always be reached at (609)894-8555, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Proper Mold Mitigation Protects Your Most Cherished Things

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Proper Mold Mitigation Protects Your Most Cherished Things SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton staff are IICRC trained through the IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation Technician training program

Mold, as common as it is in the environment, can be terrible for your home and for people and pets. Mold typically grows in a dark, humid environment and can quickly damage the building’s structure itself and your precious personal belongings. Mold can cause health effects to humans and animals. Mold can be controlled in your home and if a mold issue exists, the problem can be mitigated safely to protect you and your family. Proper training of our staff through the IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation Technician training program is a key benefit when choosing SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton to handle your mold mitigation project. Our seasoned staff will gladly assist you by providing a mitigation estimate and detail the mitigation plan for you so that you can understand the steps we will take to mitigate the mold problem in your home. We can also coordinate pre and post testing through a certified industrial hygienist. Contact us today at (609)894-8555 to schedule your estimate today.

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.