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Switching on the AC-Watch for Water Leaks in Your Mercer County NJ home.

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

If you see an uptick in your water bill due to usage it may be an indication of a water leak in your Mercer County NJ home.

Water from unseen leaks is not only expensive, but the potential damage caused by this type of water leak can cause serious damage.

According to the EPA, household leaks can waste more than a trillion gallons of water annually.  Ten percent of homes can have leaks of 90 gallons or more per day and the average home leak can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water per year or 270 loads of laundry.  

Obvious water damage due to a broken pipe, frozen pipe or faulty appliances requires urgent action to stop the water flow. The faster the removal and a thorough drying process eliminates the potential for molds. While this type of disaster is stressful at the moment, calling in the professionals allows you peace of mind knowing that well trained technicians handle the inspection, extraction and restoration of your property. 

At this time of year when we switch on the AC, a clogged drain line may cause a water leak. Routine maintenance of your AC unit and condenser can avoid costly water damage. 

Small water leaks however may go undetected creating unseen damage to walls, wood and insulation. Over time the water seep and dampness produce damage to structural elements of your home spawning mold and mildew to grow.  Advanced inspection techniques to uncover the unknown water as well as monitoring the area to ensure complete dryness tailors the unique solution for each individual homeowner or business.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton’s team of professionals has the right training, tools and equipment to check your home or business for water damage and mitigate against the development of mold.

If your suspect a potential water leak or experience a major water event, contact SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton at 609-894-8555

NOAA Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season in 2022 Which Can Impact Burlington & Mercer Counties, NJ

5/27/2022 (Permalink)

June 1 is the official beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. 

Can this season bring more severe weather than we have recently experienced in New Jersey? The Atlantic Hurricane season officially runs from June 1- November 30 and this year predictions have it as being another active season with severe weather including high winds, heavy storms, and, flooding annually impacts the central New Jersey region of Burlington and Mercer Counties.

At present the La Nina winds have the ocean a tad colder, but meteorologists believe this is an anomaly with typical La Nina returning in mid to late June. La Nina weather patterns create high westerly winds which create less vertical wind shear, and more hurricanes.

A typical season sees 13-19 Named Storms. Named storms must have winds of more than 39 mph, Hurricanes more than 74mph winds and major Hurricanes 111mph wind.  Weather patterns change as the summer progresses. August accounts for 24% of all storms recorded. For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is expected. NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence.

Early in the season, meteorologists look at tropical depressions that are forming in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, close to land, while later in the season the pattern changes and they watch for storms that develop off the coast of Africa.

The NOAA is using cutting-edge tools, upgrading the Global Forecast System, the first in 40 years, to predict and alert Americans of the impending storms.

How to prepare for a Hurricane

Planning and preparing for a hurricane is the responsibility of all levels of government, local, state and national as well as both the private sector and the public. Being prepared is the way to lessen the devastation that one event can have on a community.

Be prepared by:

  • Having cash on hand
  • Review Insurance to ensure you have adequate coverage
  • Establish a family communication plan
  • Establish a family evacuation plan
  • Stay tuned to local news (battery operated radio)
  • Have food and water
  • Emergency lighting in the event of power outages

“Now is the time for communities along the coastline as well as inland to get prepared for the dangers that hurricanes can bring,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “The experts at NOAA are poised to deliver life-saving early warnings and forecasts to communities, which will also help minimize the economic impacts of storms.”

Heed warnings by local officials and to ensure your family’s safety.

When emergencies happen, SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is ready to serve. We are ready to mobilize and assist with storm damage cleanup and restoration.

Call us at 609-894-8555, for 24/7 emergency mitigation services

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2022/05/05/4-things-to-watch-for-in-the-2022-atlantic-hurricane-season/?sh=50e127fb59fd

Here are some tips to remember if your basement floods in your Burlington County, NJ Home

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Choosing the right approach to treat water damage is imperative.  Urgency in handling of the emergency will limit the extent of the property loss.

  • Address Health & Safety Issues:  Keep children & animals out of the basement and away from standing water. 
  • Deactivate Services:  Turn off energy services around the affected area, including gas and electricity.
  • Stop the Flood Source:  A DIY option is not recommended in most instances.  It is highly advised to call a professionally trained water/flood restoration company to quickly address the source of the water damage.  If you are able to identify the source quickly, (i.e. leak from bathroom plumbing) make sure to wear waterproof gloves and boots to protect your skin from potentially dangerous chemicals in the standing water.
  • Extract the Water & Ventilate:  Allowing good airflow through the affected area will aid in the drying process.  A professional water damage company will use advanced blowers to accelerate the drying process.
  • Disinfect the Area:  Dry and disinfect the entire area.  This is especially important when trying to prevent or contain the growth of potential mold spores and bacteria.  

Call Insurance Company:  Homeowners policies don’t typically cover natural disasters-floods, so check with your insurance company to determine your coverage and next steps.

Water left to its own will always continue to move and find pathways.  Immediate response to any water will lessen the damage.  SERVPRO is the #1 choice for clean-up and restoration.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is faster to any disaster.  Call: 609-894-8555

Fire Safety When You Are Grilling in Mercer County NJ

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Nothing tastes better in the Summer than something hot off the grill in Mercer County NJ.   Bring on the burgers and dogs!  Life is easy, enjoying the backyard BBQ with friends and family.  Keep it like that with these few fire safety tips: 

  • Always cook outside keeping your grill 3ft away from siding, eaves and railings
  • Make sure the grill is on a flat, level surface
  • It’s best to keep at least a 3ft zone around the grill to keep children and pets safe
  • Open your gas/propane grill lid before lighting
  • Clean your grill after each use
  • Never Leave the Grill Unattended
  • If using charcoal, do not dispose of hot embers. Placed cooled embers in a metal container

The National Fire Protection Data estimates that roughly 8,900 home fires annually are a result of gas grills with an additional 1,300 attributed to charcoal grills.  Keep your family and home safe with a few preventative measures and enjoy the summer cook-out.

SERVPRO Bordentown/Pemberton is a leading fire clean-up and restoration company.  We want you to remain safe, but if needed, we are available 24/7 to make it “Like it never even happened.”   Call: 609-894-8555.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is the #1 Choice for Clean-up and Restoration in Burlington County, NJ

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Office Building Our new address- 3 3rd St. Bordentown, NJ

SERVPRO is the # 1 Choice in Clean-up and Restoration nationwide and in Burlington County, NJ.  

We are an organization of highly trained professionals with over 50 years of experience taking damaged properties and making them whole again. In addition to strong experience, we strive to continue to innovate and develop new techniques to restore your residential or commercial property, your life and your business “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO nationally is now 2,000 franchises strong, teaming together when national disasters affect multiple markets.  Locally we are also expanding, moving to our new Bordentown location at 3 3rd Street, Suite 030.  We are dedicated to our greater Burlington/Bordentown/Pemberton communities and enjoy supporting local efforts such Farmers Feed America with Senator Troy Singleton, our first responders with SERVPRO Certified cleanings at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, National Night Out and local Bordentown family events.

When disasters hit, we are here for you 24/7 with our Rapid Response program.  We offer quick, effective professional responses with our proven restoration, mitigation and clean-up programs. Reach out to SERVPRO Bordentown/Pemberton at 609-894-8555.  Your trusted local partner for all your emergency water, fire and mold mitigation needs.

Commercial Water Damage & Restoration in Mercer County, NJ

4/20/2022 (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 for 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 exterior of your building and help to avoid potential water damage. Interior maintenance of HVAC, plumbing and safety systems are also critical to ensure they are working efficiently and to prevent costly expenditures down the road. Minor issues addressed in a timely fashion is a great investment for your tenants and maintains the value of your commercial property.

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.

Our dedicated team is uniquely qualified, and, we hold many industry certifications held by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

 CALL 609-894-8555. We are available 24/7 if disaster strikes. 

SERVPRO Is the #1 Choice for Cleaning, Restoration & Construction in Burlington County NJ

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the #1 choice for Cleaning, Restoration and Construction in Burlington County, NJ.

We’ve earned the reputation and specialize in water, fire and specialty clean-ups.  Emergencies happen and we are available 24/7 to address your issue.

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 in Burlington County, NJ

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:

After a Storm in Burlington County, SERVPRO Offers These 3 Key Services

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

A bad storm can be devastating for both homeowners and businesses in Burlington County, NJ.

Storms are traumatic events that cause undue property damage whether from wind, tree damage, water or fire. Communities need an immediate solution to ensure they can return to normal as soon as possible. SERVPRO offers safety, security and restoration measures. Homeowners and professionals need reputable companies to provide quality services to assist with the mitigation, clean-up, and restoration of their community. SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is always available to provide solutions for everyone. Continue reading to see our top services and what sets us apart from the competition.

Top 3 Services SERVPRO Provides:

  1. Disaster Response: SERVPRO will respond to any local disaster and enlist the help of convenient franchises to provide necessary services.
  2. Mitigation and Clean-up: SERVPRO will do everything from surveying the damage to doing a total clean-up of the area. We are a full-service restoration company.
  3. All in One: SERVPRO is always available to provide comprehensive restoration solutions. We work closely with insurance agents and adjusters to provide a timely and quality response to any property damage.

Disasters are unpredictable, stressful events. In the case that your home experiences a disaster, call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton at 609-894-8555 to mitigate any storm damage.

Insurance Companies Prefer SERVPRO in Mercer County, NJ

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the #1 Choice in clean-up and restoration companies in the US and a trustworthy company to rely on in times of emergencies in Mercer County, NJ.

As many insurance adjusters know the challenges of balancing the needs of their clients and business, its critical to have a working partnership with a valued company that can quickly move into action to address the damage, begin documenting the scope of the job, assist with processing the claim and finally move efficiently onto the restoration phase. 

SERVPRO Keeps Communications Open

  • Available 24/7 for Emergency Operations
  • Offers a Claims Information Center
  • Initial Damage
  • Response Time
  • Itemized List of Losses
  • Digital Image Files
  • Detailed Cost Estimate

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is a certified team of specialists in all areas of water damage, fire damage, water mitigation, hazardous waste clean-up and numerous other disaster related issues.  As professionals, they can determine what items can be salvaged to lessen the replacement of goods and potentially help in lowering the overall costs. 

Choosing reliable professionals working together for the best outcome for the property owners is a win for all parties.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton takes pride in operating in a trustworthy professional manner partnering with businesses and organizations.  Our goal is to restore the property “Like it never even happened”.  Call 609-894-8555 for any restoration, clean-up or mitigation

Spring Rains Brings Unpredictable Flooding to Mercer County, NJ

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

With over 40 years of experience, SERVPRO technicians have restored flood-damaged homes and businesses from coast to coast, including Mercer County, NJ.

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, contact SERVPRO of Bordentown/ Pemberton for expert help.

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.