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Every 18 seconds a fire occurs in the US…only ONE matters to you in Burlington County, NJ

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Every year, the American Red Cross responds to on average, 60,000 disasters and the vast majority are home fires causing over $7 Billion in property damage. House fires endanger everyone in your home and even the smallest fire that is quickly extinguished can result in thousands of $$ of damage and clean-up.  Fire is unpredictable, can spread quickly, but house fires in Burlington County, NJ are also very preventable.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/ Pemberton is a leader in fire and water clean-up. We work closely with the Bordentown Fire Company and support local community events.

Here are the top 7 causes of Home Fires:

  • Cooking Related-Grease fires are difficult to put out and are not extinguished by water.  Kitchen fires begin quickly.  If a grease fire starts, immediately turn off the heat source and cover with a metal cooking sheet or lid.  If the fire is small, pour salt or baking soda on it to extinguish.  As a last resort use Class B Dry chemical fire extinguisher.  DO NOT try to extinguish with water.
  • Heat Sources-Space heaters where fuel based or electric can cause fires if combustibles such as draperies, blankets or pillows are left too close. Space heaters are a nice addition to warm a chilly space, but only if you are home and monitoring.  Follow the instructions and inspect the device to ensure the heater is in good operating condition.
  • Smoking-Smoking is hazardous to your health in many ways, but any flame can lead to a fire. One single stray ash is all it takes to ignite carpet, clothing or bedding. Smoke outside whenever possible.
  • Candles-Candlelight is the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner. Lovely to enjoy the soft light and fragrance, but the beauty can turn quickly if a candle is knocked over or left to burn unattended.  Keep matches, lighters, and candles in a secure place away from children. 
  • Electrical-Electrical fires are due to faulty wiring or overloaded circuits which stress the system or may spark. It is a good idea to have your electrical panel and your home’s wiring evaluated by a professional. 
  • Chemicals-Flammable liquids, motor oils, and cleaning chemicals should be stored in a cool location and in proper containers. Heat can cause the chemicals to ignite or possibly explode.  Vapors many times are more flammable than the chemicals themselves. Cleaning rags used may spontaneously ignite if vapors build up and get too hot.  Thoroughly wash all cleaning rags to remove the chemicals and dispose of them safely.
  • Christmas Trees-Holidays are warm, wonderful times to create memories around the festive tree, but attentiveness to watering a real tree is critical to keep it from drying out and becoming a potential tinderbox. Check your real tree often and remove when the tree is dry. Faux trees while safer in some regards also pose a risk to fire if the light strands have been compromised or if the outlet is overloaded.  In both cases, never leave the Christmas tree lights on when not at home. Real or fake, evaluate to ensure your lights are in good working order.

Attentiveness is the best, but accidents and unforeseen issues occur.  When you need disaster relief from fire or smoke, SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is faster to any disaster.  SERVPRO’s mission is to see you through, provide solutions to have you back in your home, “Like it never even happened.”  We partner with local fire departments to offer emergency cleaning and restoration services. Call us at 609-894-8555.

Protect Your Mercer County Commercial Building with Preventative Maintenance

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage and restoration is often more complex than residential damage and generally needs a more intensive approach due to the scope of the water-compromised area, the need of the continuity of the business operations and the varied occupants of the building. 

Maintenance of commercial buildings may be overlooked, but routine checks of windows, roofs and drainage/downspouts and gutters are the preventive measures that preserve the integrity of the building and avoid potential water damage. 

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is a leading provider of fire and water mitigation and restoration services be it from a natural storm related disaster or accidental incident. Our team of professionals are trained in our Commercial Restoration Training Program (CRTP), receiving the expert knowledge needed to successfully manage a commercial restoration project. 

Commercial buildings range from 1,000 square feet to over 1,000,000 square feet and based on the damage sustained, require more time to plan a scope of work. Due to the varied uses of commercial space demands, as well as the additional consideration about the occupants of the building, the activities in the structure and any individuals visiting the building, will add to the complexities of the mitigation and restoration process.   SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton team of professionals will handle all aspects of the process, from the cost estimate of restoration, supplies needed, and coordination with staff, management and facility owners.

SERVPRO® is the leading disaster restoration company in the industry. We specialize in water, fire and mold restoration for both commercial and residential properties. CALL 609-894-8555. We are available 24/7 if disaster strikes. 

With over 40 years of experience, SERVPRO technicians have restored flood-damaged homes and businesses in Mercer and Burlington Counties, NJ

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

Last’s weeks torrential rain can saturate the earth, creating a rise in groundwater and runoff which results in water in your basement. Water that seeps into your basement or rises quickly due to underground springs not only ruins carpet, walls and furniture, but it leads to other moisture problems such as mold.

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team is trained and equipped to handle the largest storms and the highest flood waters. As SERVPRO professionals, our team relies on the 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines:

  • Contact you within 1 hour from notice of loss to arrange for service.
  • Be onsite to begin mitigation services within 4 hours of notification
  • Provide verbal briefing of scope of project within 8 business hours of onsite arrival.

Whether you have experienced a flash flood, storm flooding or water due to drainage back-up or breakage, give SERVPRO of Bordentown/ Pemberton a call. Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly. If water damage is not promptly mitigated, lingering moisture from flood water may elevate the risk of mold growth.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is certified by the IICRC and can properly remediate mold damage as well.

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

Why Choose SERVPRO

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

Over the past decade, there has been rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton to restore a property back to normal condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively. Property owners can rest assured that we complete the job by clearing, packing, storing, mitigating and finally rebuilding your space, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO DIFFERENTORS

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned 

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and organizations required new and improved cleanings and sanitizing protocols to assure employees, customers and clients remain safe and well.  The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned goes beyond the general janitorial cleaning services. Our defensive, proactive viral pathogen cleaning offers restaurants, businesses, community spaces a level of cleanliness assurance. SERVPRO technicians are trained in decontamination of biohazard and chemical spills and adhere to CDC decontamination standards.

Call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton for your water, fire, and mold restoration needs. We’re available 24/7, and, welcome your call, 609-894-8555.   We are proud to serve our local community:

Our Customers are the Real Stars

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

We don’t use celebrity endorsers to talk about our services, but we do use STARS. We are proud of the many 5 STAR reviews we receive from our valued customers…..here are a few examples of satisfied clients we’ve had the privilege of serving

Very long icicles & an ice dam caused water to get into interior walls, drip out of woodwork, etc. Chose SERVPRO of Bordentown based on positive reviews and we have no regrets that we did! From Jessica in the office to Steve & his team who came out promptly to assess and mitigate, we were so impressed with their professionalism, responsiveness, and kindness. Would give 6 stars if we could! Thank you everyone.    

                                                                                                                  Marla B.

The SERVPRO team was amazing. Marco, Sean and everyone rushed to my parents house on Christmas day to begin working on a flood that covered 3 floors. They did an amazing job and provided comfort and assurance to my family that everything would be ok and when they finished the clean up they were right, everything was ok. I highly recommend this company.                                                          Kevin V.

And, our clients express themselves verbally too, here are just a couple of video testimonials that speak for themselves……..

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SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton provides 24-hour emergency service addressing water, fire & mold restoration needs for business and residential properties in both Mercer and Burlington Counties, New Jersey.  Call 609-894-8555 for a FREE quote.

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES-SERVPRO RESPONDS

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Our country is experiencing an unprecedented extended cold freeze across our southern states causing power outages, loss of heating and frozen pipes leading to tremendous water damage. Residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas this past week are reaching out to companies they can trust to mitigate further losses and help them recover from this historic winter event.

SERVPRO is mobilizing crews across the country to quickly address the issues created by WINTER STORM 2021.  SERVPRO is Assembled, Ready, Prepared, Equipped & Primed to restore residential and business property losses. 

SERVPRO is 1700+ franchises strong throughout the USA to offer quick response to all those in need of handling natural disasters such as winter storms, hurricanes, fires, and flooding.  Our unique ability to dispatch highly trained professionals allow for strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is there for you, We are available  24/7 and are prepared for the unpredictable.

SERVPRO is the Trusted Leader in restoring and rebuilding your business, your home and your life. Storms and inclement weather disasters are devastating, overwhelming and inconvenient. 

Urgency and professionalism of our response teams will work to quickly mitigate, manage and restore “Like it never even happened.”

 Call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton for any cleaning, restoration and mitigation needs. 609-894-8555.

The Impact of Winter Storms on Your Mercer County NJ Home & Business

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Old Man Winter has returned with a vengeance in 2021.  And the issues associated with cold, wet, ice, and wind many times have a negative impact our homes and businesses.  It’s not unusual for ice, sleet, and heavy winter storms to lead to the potential for water damage to your Mercer County NJ home or businesses.

When surface temperatures are just above freezing, snow can melt slightly, causing a more rapid runoff of surface water. Random warmer days can result in a significant amount of water buildup.  Since the ground is frozen, the runoff can find its way into basements, crawlspaces, and other areas prone to leaks causing flooding and potentially mold damage.

Runoff water also affects gutters and downspouts that may be blocked by ice or fallen leaves that have clogged them. Roofs may be impacted as the weight of un-melted snow adds stress leading to runoff water into your attic.

One tip for reducing the likelihood of roof and attic damage is to clean your gutters, reducing the chance of ice dams forming.   See related FEMA article.

Secondly, ensure that your attic is well ventilated, insulated and properly heated.

Follow us on the web via our social media accounts or at https://www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com/storm-flooding-restoration 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!

Tips and Techniques to Keep your Mercer County, NJ Home or Office Mold Free

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

Excess moisture is a perfect environment of mold.  Control moisture and you can control mold. Here are 5 Important tips:

Quick clean-up of water leaks. Any water leaks or spills that occur need immediate attention.  Act quickly to thoroughly dry damp areas and materials with 24-48 hours to eliminate the potential mold growth.

Grade Landscaping Beds.  Slope landscaping beds away from your home and building to limit the opportunity for ground water to collect and jeopardize your foundation.

Maintain your Gutters and Roofing.  Seasonally clean and clear you gutters and spouting to keep it clean and flowing.  Debris build ups contribute water leaks around windows and roofing.

Inspect Air Conditioning drain lines and drip pans.  Routine inspection of filters, drip pans and drain lines for you AC system is a good practice to ensure line remains unobstructed with a proper flow.

Indoor Humidity Levels.  The relative humidity in your home or office should ideally be below 60%.  This is easily monitored by a moisture meter that is usually available at the local hardware store.  Condensation on windows is an indicator that you may have humidity.  Running exhaust fans and a dehumidifier can alleviate this issue.

If you see mold and needed assistance with clean-up, SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton are the professionals to call. They offer expert clean-up and mold remediation services. Avoid the risk of long-lasting damage to your home or business; call the ‘faster to any disaster team’: 609-894-8555

One Stop if Disaster Strikes your Burlington County Business or Home

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is a leader in remediation services for any disaster, but in addition to helping when fire and water disaster strikes, we also offer reconstruction services for your Burlington County business, office, commercial space or residence.

By working with one company; time, money and resources can be saved helping to restore your business and life more quickly and efficiently.  SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is your one-stop shop for remediation and reconstruction services.

Restoration & Remediation Services offered:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Cleaning Services
  • Bio-remediation Services 

Reconstruction of water and fire damaged Items includes,

  • Drywall repair and installation
  • Floor repair and replacement
  • Cabinet and trim replacement
  • Insulation installation
  • Ceiling repair
  • Fixture replacement
  • Painting
  • And More

Our licensed team of professionals can provide continuity for you by streamlining the clean-up, restoration and reconstruction services. We can rebuild anything that is damaged and removed during the mitigation process.

When any emergency, storm or equipment causes damage to your commercial property or home  reach out to SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton.  We are available 24/7 to assess the damage and begin the process to restore your business, your building and your life “Like it never even happened.”  Call us at 609-894-8555.

Tips and Techniques to Keep your Mercer County, NJ Home or Office Mold Free

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Excess moisture is a perfect environment of mold.  Control moisture and you can control mold. Here are 5 Important tips:

Quick clean-up of water leaks. Any water leaks or spills that occur need immediate attention.  Act quickly to thoroughly dry damp areas and materials with 24-48 hours to eliminate the potential mold growth.

Grade Landscaping Beds.  Slope landscaping beds away from your home and building to limit the opportunity for ground water to collect and jeopardize your foundation. 

Maintain your Gutters and Roofing.  Seasonally clean and clear you gutters and spouting to keep it clean and flowing.  Debris build ups contribute water leaks around windows and roofing.

Inspect Air Conditioning drain lines and drip pans.  Routine inspection of filters, drip pans and drain lines for you AC system is a good practice to ensure line remains unobstructed with a proper flow.

Indoor Humidity Levels.  The relative humidity in your home or office should ideally be below 60%.  This is easily monitored by a moisture meter that is usually available at the local hardware store.  Condensation on windows is an indicator that you may have humidity.  Running exhaust fans and a dehumidifier can alleviate this issue.

If you see mold and needed assistance with clean-up, SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton are the professionals to call. They offer expert clean-up and mold remediation services. Avoid the risk of long-lasting damage to your home or business; call the ‘faster to any disaster team’: 609-894-8555