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How the Experts Address Mold Remediation in Your Mercer County Home or Business

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is one of the most dangerous infestations a Mercer County home or business can have as the result of water damage.

  Mold grows quickly in dark and damp places, while potentially creating a major health hazard to everyone within the building.  If you discover your home or business has mold, it's vital to hire mold remediation experts to make the premises safe again.  

Here's what happens.

What Is Mold Remediation?

Property cleanup specialists prefer the term "mold remediation" to "mold removal," because mold can never be 100% removed.  Microscopic mold spores are everywhere, all the time, floating in the atmosphere.  Only the most sterile of scientific clean rooms are ever totally free of mold.  So, we say "mold remediation" to be clear on the point.  

How Does Mold Remediation Work?

Once the source has been identified the remediation process can quickly and safely remove a Mold infestation.  This generally takes two to seven days. During the process, the room(s) being treated will be sequestered, and you will need to keep all people and animals away from that area.  

  1. Expert workers will contain the mold-infested area, protect all surrounding areas with Plastic Sheeting, change into head-to-toe hazmat suits to protect themselves from any potential contamination, then safely remove all contents and contaminated materials.
  2. Specialized Equipment.  Professional mold remediation services have access to Specialized HEPA Air Filtration Systems, HEPA Vacuums and high-powered biocides, which can kill, live mold growth. 
  3. The biocide will kill active mold growth, but the leftover spores are nearly indestructible. Once the affected area has been remediated a Fungicidal Mold Resistant coating is applied. This prevents the mold from regrowing.

When the job is complete, the plastic sheeting is removed along with the containment and equipment.  At that point, you can safely enjoy the clean room once again.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton Are Your Mold Cleanup Experts for Mercer and Burlington Counties.  Water damage in your home or business due to flooding or water leaks can often lead to mold issues. 

Call the experts at SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton for a thorough evaluation and inspection of your home or business in the event of mold infestation.  Call 609-894-8555 to schedule an appointment.

Oct. 3-9, 2021 is National Fire Prevention Week

10/3/2021 (Permalink)

Fire safety is a big topic—and potentially a Lifesaving topic.  Here are some tips to remember to prepare to be safe before confronting a fire in your Burlington County, NJ home: 

  • Plan Your Escape Route-Draw and illustrate a map of Your Home
  • Test Your Smoke alarms
  • Choose an Outside Meeting Place
  • Make a Regular Reminder—Post the Emergency # of Your Local Fire Department
  • Practice Home Fire Drills

 Click here for more information about fire safety week.

 You might also not be familiar with ‘Sparkey’, the Dalmatian fire dog  who has been the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association—a U.S. organization in charge of creating and maintaining minimum standards and requirements for fire protection, suppression training, and equipment since 1951.

In Burlington and Mercer county, NJ, the industry leader in water, fire and mold restoration is SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton.  Call 609-894-8555 for 24/7 emergency service.

The Storm Has Passed- Is Your Burlington County Business Moisture Free?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

In the last 90 days (July-Sept ’21) northern NJ counties have received anywhere from 50-75% higher rainfall than average, and central NJ counties have absorbed from 25-50% higher than average rainfall (Source: National Weather Service).

In a word, the state is ‘SATURATED’.

With excessive moisture comes unwanted side-effects.  One of those is a silent toxin-MOLD. In most cases, mold occurs where there is excessive water. That said, mold can be present almost everywhere, both indoors and outside.

Mold spores thrive on moisture and can quickly into colonies when exposed to water.

Your nose can be an early detector of mold as it produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to the area where mold is present. As a preventive measure, keep indoor humidity below 45%.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is the industry leader in mold remediation and restoration.  Call 609-894-8555 to have a FREE evaluation of your business or home where moisture persists to rule out the presence of mold.

3 Core Services SERVPRO Offers After Storms in Mercer County, NJ

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

The aftermath of a storm can leave a community devastated and the demand for comprehensive clean-up and restoration in high demand. 

Homeowners as well as professionals such as insurance agents and adjusters look for companies to provide timely, quality response services to assist with mitigation, clean-up and restoration services.  SERVPRO of Bordentown /Pemberton is ready to aid and offer solutions for both home and business owners.

Here are 3 Top Services Provided: 

  1. Disaster Response-SERVPRO will respond to any disaster locally and when needed will enlist support from nearby franchises.
  1. Mitigation and Clean-up-From evaluating and securing the property to total clean up, SERVPRO is a full-service restoration company.
  2. All in One-SERVPRO of Bordetown/Pemberton provides comprehensive restoration solutions. We work with both insurance agents and adjusters to coordinate the mitigation, clean-up and restoration to allow for a faster project.

Think of SERVPRO Bordentown/Pemberton when disaster strikes. We are the Brand You can trust, and we are locally owned and operated, nearby and ready to help.   In addition to Bordentown and Pemberton, we also serve the following communities:

  • Browns Mills
  • Chesterfield
  • Columbus
  • Florence
  • Mansfield
  • Roebling
  • Wrightstown
  • Yardville

Call 609-894-8555 for all your storm disaster needs; we provide 24-hour emergency service addressing water, fire and mold restoration needs.  

When Disaster Strikes Central NJ, We Respond

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

September 10 is considered the date for the peak of the 2021 Hurricane season. 

Why is this considered the peak?? Historically, the number of storms per 100 years rises in late August through the month of September and will last until early October.  September 10, is estimated to be the peak on most charts.  2021 has seen above normal activity with 6 named storms, 3 Hurricanes and 2 Major Hurricanes. 

The most recent hurricane, Ida will be remembered for many, many years. On the heels of Henri, the tri-state region of PA, NJ and NY had seen increased water levels due to excessive rainfall.  Without sufficient recovery time, Central Jersey was over-saturated with water, severely impacted by the magnitude of rain and winds.  Swollen rivers and streams overflowed creating flash flooding and life-threatening conditions. 

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is here to help you with wind or water damage to your home or commercial property.

We offer the following services for Water Restoration:

  • Emergency Service
  • Inspection and Water Damage Assessment
  • Water Removal and Extraction
  • Drying & Dehumidification
  • Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Restoration
  • Storage of your personal property during restoration



We offer the following services for Wind/Storm Damage:

  • Emergency Service
  • Securing the property by boarding up windows and doors
  • Tarping Roof

SERVPRO has a team of highly trained professionals to restore your home or commercial property to pre-storm conditions, "Like it never even happened."  We offer a rapid response with a friendly caring approach to your issue. Call now 609-894-8555 to speak with us today. 

Know the Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing & Disinfecting in Hamilton, NJ

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

Knowing the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing is critical in the brave new world we find ourselves inhabiting in Hamilton, NJ.

Information is ever-changing regarding health protocols.  The health and wellbeing of employees and customers is an area that cannot be overlooked.  The EPA  outlines the differences between the three terms.

  • Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. Sanitizing kills bacteria, but generally is not intended to kill viruses. 
  • Disinfecting kills bacteria and viruses on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

As we continue to move beyond COVID-19, heading back to school and the office,  it is prudent to maintain all areas for our students, patrons and employees to the highest standard. SERVPRO continues to offer expert cleaning and sanitizing services, with a certified cleaning protocol regimen. Our methodology helps evaluate the needs of the facility and ensure the building is properly cleaned. We are trained professionals in biohazard clean-up and restoration. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is an additional step to restore confidence to your customers and employees and let them know you care about their wellbeing.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton proudly serves surrounding communities in Bordentown Township as well as Mercer County. We can be reached 24-hours a day, 365 days a year at (609) 894-8555.

Know the Difference Between Weather Watch V Warning

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

Burlington and Mercer Counties, NJ have seen its fair share of violent summer storms in 2021. 

Tornadoes, flash flooding and heavy rainfalls create emergency watches and or warnings.  Nearly everyone has seen or heard a weather alert for an incoming storm. Hearing of an imminent storm can be nerve-wracking for many people. The uncertainty of how intense a storm will be, how long it will last, and how it may affect your home can be daunting. These weather alerts are made to answer many of these questions you might have, you just need to understand the difference between the different types of alerts.

Weather Watch

  • A watch is issued when a hazardous weather event is likely to occur and the likeliness of the event is increasing significantly. 
  • The occurrence, location, and timing of the weather event is likely still uncertain. 
  • People should determine a plan in case the weather hits their area and be prepared to take action. 
  • People should follow the news for more information about the forthcoming storm. 

Weather Warning:

  • A warning is used when a hazardous weather event is approaching the area or is already occurring. 
  • A warning is only used for the most severe types of storms.
  • The imminent storm is a critical threat to life and property and should be taken extremely seriously. 
  • People in the path of the storm should take immediate action to protect themselves. 

The National Weather Service (www.weather.gov) simplifies this to say a watch means you should be prepared and a warning means you should take action. 

We hope your home survives any storm, but in case of storm damage call (609) 894-8555 or visit www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com to restore your home, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton Serves the Community

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Community is an important priority of SERVPRO Bordentown/Pemberton. 

Covid-19 brought this into focus when all aspects of our daily lives were impacted by a virus that we knew very little about.   Emergency services, healthcare facilities, and businesses all desired and needed the cleaning expertise of professionals. The SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton team stepped into help by volunteering their time and services. SERVPRO developed Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, a defensive pathogen program of a thorough, high level of sanitizing and cleaning to restore confidence in public places.

As a nation we learned how to begin the process to open safely adhering to outlined cleaning protocols. We at SERVPRO of Bordentown/ Pemberton were happy to volunteer our sanitizing services to local police, fire stations, EMT’s and healthcare workers to support their commitment of serving us and the community.

That community spirit continued with a partnership with NJ Senator Troy Singleton, who monthly takes on local service projects “SERVE with the SENATOR”.  This month, Senator Singleton asked for volunteers to join together for a clean-up day at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, which has been shuttered for more than a year due to COVID-19.  SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton will be giving their time and services from 10-12, August 21, 2021 to help with a thorough, deep cleaning before re-opening its doors to the public. Come join us!

For all your Cleaning and Restorations Needs Choose SERVPRO

Why SERVPRO:

  • Highly Trained Team
  • Leaders in Sanitizing and Bio-Hazard Clean-ups
  • Hospital-Grade Cleaning Solutions
  • Professionally Trained
  • Industry Certified

SERVPRO is proud to be the #1 Choice for cleaning and restorations services nationwide. Call us at 609-894-8555 for all your cleaning, restorations and emergency needs.

Storm Clean-up in Your Burlington County, NJ Home

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

One of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States is flooding. Floods can happen naturally on coastlines, near rivers, along city streets or even in the desert, and yes in Burlington County, NJ.

The National Flood Insurance Program sited up to 25% of recent claims have been from low-risk communities. On average, floods cause $6 billion in annual losses in the U.S.

It’s interesting to take a look at your home from above, a satellite, birds-eye view to make sense of the curving streets and lay of the land. Overlaying a flood-zone detail helps to establish if your neighborhood is prone to water. While there are varying levels of flood zones, it’s best to prepare for the worst.

Prevention and timely preparation to handle the potential flooding affect your restoration and replacement loss. Here are a few prevention tips:

  • Determine if your business or home is located in a flood plain
  • Listen to local emergency management instructions
  • Carefully assess how your company functions, both internally and externally, to determine which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep your business operating.
  • Create a plan if your building is not accessible. This plan is often referred to as a COOP (continuity of operation)
  • Review your emergency plans annually

Visit: https://www.ready.gov/floods for a comprehensive plan for your area.

Flood Actions Steps:

BEFORE A FLOOD

  • Turn off utilities at the main switch valves.
  • Disconnect electrical equipment and appliances
  • Move vehicles out of low-lying parking garages
  • Raise elevators from the bottom

AFTER A FLOOD-SAFETY FIRST

  • Account that all family residents are safe and evacuated to the designated area meeting place.
  • If water has moved into the home and evacuation is not possible, move to the upper floor and wait for rescue personnel.
  • While evacuating, avoid driving through rising water.
  • Do not touch electrical equipment.
  • Do not walk through moving water.
  • Do not use open flames (gas may be escaping through ruptured mains)
  • Avoid floodwaters. Floodwaters may be contaminated with oil, gasoline, raw sewage. Water may be electrically charged.
  • Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters.
  • Listen to news reports to learn if the community’s water supply is safe to drink
  • Return only when authorities deem the home/area is safe.

SECURE THE PROPERTY

  • Contact local emergency officials
  • Secure main entrance of building
  • Alert Security company and alarm company of the situation.

STABILIZE THE PROPERTY

  • Shut off source of water or call qualified party to stop water source
  • Give priority to the protection of power plant, fire pumps.
  • Open basement of low-level windows to equalize water pressure on the building’s foundation and walls
  • Begin water damage mitigation steps only if local authorities deem safe.
  • Notify your insurance agent or risk manager.

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Weather Watch v Weather Warning in Burlington County NJ

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Nearly everyone has seen or heard a weather alert for an incoming storm, like yesterday’s resulting flooding in Hackensack, NJ. The uncertainty of how intense a storm will be, how long it will last, and how it may affect your home can be daunting. These weather alerts are made to answer many of these questions you might have, you just need to understand the difference between the different types of alerts.

Weather Watch

  • A watch is issued when a hazardous weather event is likely to occur and the likeliness of the event is increasing significantly. 
  • The occurrence, location, and timing of the weather event is likely still uncertain. 
  • People should make a plan in case the weather hits their area and be prepared to take action. 
  • People should follow the news for more information about the forthcoming storm. 

Weather Warning:

  • A warning is used when a hazardous weather event is approaching the area or is already occurring. 
  • A warning is only used for the most severe types of storms.
  • The imminent storm is a critical threat to life and property and should be taken extremely seriously. 
  • People in the path of the storm should take immediate action to protect themselves. 

The National Weather Service (www.weather.gov) simplifies this to say a watch means you should be prepared and a warning means you should take action. 

We hope your home in Burlington County, NJ  survives any storm, but in case of storm damage call (609) 894-8555 or visit www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com to restore your home.