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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

How to Handle a Puff Back from Your Home Furnace in Bordentown Township, NJ

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Winter is here and that means temperatures dropping below freezing. It's time to check on your heating system and make sure it is geared up to maintain your home’s energy efficiency. Most homes are heated using furnaces or boilers. Furnaces heat air and redistribute that air throughout the home through ducts. Boilers heat water and provide either steam or hot water for heating. The steam can be distributed through pipes to steam radiators and hot water is distributed through radiant floor systems or baseboard radiators. 

If your home has an oil burning furnace, there are some potential hazards you should be aware of. A puff back is the most common issue that can arise with these furnaces. It can occur when an oil-fueled furnace breaks down and causes a sudden “puff” of oily dust particles that settle throughout your home. Fire and smoke can also be spewed out of the furnace. While this explosion will likely not be lethal, it can cause thousands of dollars in repairs to your home and has the potential to cause health effects for you and your family. 

Puff backs can occur in furnaces that are poorly maintained. It is crucial that you conduct yearly exams of your heating system and possibly even involve a professional to conduct this inspection. This will likely prevent any malfunction of the furnace. In addition to merely checking the furnace, it is helpful to clean the furnace twice a year. 

If you experience a puff back in your Bordentown Township home, avoid trying to clean the soot yourself. The residue from the soot and smoke requires special attention, as it spreads easily and creates stains quickly. Soot is made up of black carbon, which will stain extremely quickly if mixed with water or other household cleaning supplies. It is important to call a professional to assist in the cleanup and restoration of your home. 

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is eager to assist in the restoration of your home, should there be any damage from a puff back or any other mishap. Call 609-894-8555 or visit https://www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com/

As Covid-19 Cases Rise in Mercer County, Protect Your Employees and Facility with SERVPRO: Certified Cleaned Program

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to be a threat to the country, with no signs of abating, businesses are facing an increasingly difficult challenge: how do you keep your business open and profitable, while protecting your workforce and assuring visitors that they will be reasonably safe?  That's a tall order, but with little help on the way from other sources, every business has to look for its own solutions.

Fortunately, the experts at SERVPRO are on top of the problem.  With over 50 years' experience providing top-quality commercial cleaning services across the country, we know how to keep a business safe.  So, we're proud to introduce our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Keep Your Operation Safe While Bringing Peace of Mind

We've been keeping up with research into COVID-19 management since the beginning and have designed Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned to incorporate all the best practices recommended by the CDC and other official virology research groups.  Our proactive cleaning process incorporates the latest in disinfecting technologies, using hospital-grade processes or better, to provide second-to-none cleaning services to our customers.

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program is based around our "Three Cs" approach to cleaning, for maximum effectiveness.

1 - Consult

No business or location is the same, and that means disinfecting plans cannot be one-size-fits-all.  Every SERVPRO customer gets a fully customized cleaning plan which is created in collaboration with our customers.  We survey the location, so we can understand how it's used and which areas will present the highest infection risk.  Then we create a full individualized cleaning plan which will address all those concerns.

2 - Clean

Our expert cleaners know how to clean and disinfect a building, inside and out.  All our materials and technologies are hospital-grade or better.  We use products that everyday buyers don't have access to, so we can bring superior disinfecting services to our customers.  And should there be a confirmed case of COVD-19 on your premises, just call us and we'll return within 24 hours to do a full cleaning sweep.

3 - Certify

We want your employees and visitors to know that you're providing the best in protection - with our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield.  Displaying this in your window and other visible areas will tell everyone walking in that you utilize top-grade cleaning services.

COVID-19 is only going to get worse in the next few months.  If you don't have a disinfecting solution in place contact SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton for a consultation, 609-894-8555.

How To Prepare For Winter Storm Damage in Mercer County NJ

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Winter storms can be beautiful and exciting and lead to many thrilling outdoor activities. Unfortunately, they also have the potential to cause major damage to your Mercer County home or business or simply make you unable to leave your home. Preparing for winter storms can be tricky, as they can be unpredictable and abrupt. Even when storms are predicted, the severity of the storm is often unforeseeable. The safety of you and your family is our top priority at SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton, so we want to ensure that you are well-prepared for any type of storm that might come your way.

Before a Storm:

  • Know Mercer County's risk for winter storms.
  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold weather with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio provide emergency alerts.
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power.
  • Learn the basic signs and treatments of frostbite and hypothermia.

During a Storm:

  • Stay off the roads if possible. If you are trapped inside your car during a storm, stay inside the car.
  • Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, wear layers of clothing to protect yourself from the cold air.
  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by using generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never attempt to heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia and begin treatment immediately if you notice those signs.

After a Storm:

  • Check your house for any noticeable damage.
  • Make sure you and your family are safe by checking for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on your neighbors, especially any elderly neighbors.
  • If you, or anyone you know, is sick and needs medical attention, call 9-1-1 immediately.


If your home experiences damage from a winter storm, call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton at 609-894-8555 or visit our website https://www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com/. We are available 24/7 to restore your home to pristine condition, "Like it never even happened."

Important Tips on Fire Safety During the Holidays in Burlington County NJ

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

The weather is getting colder and the holiday season is swiftly approaching. Especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, these months mean more time in your Burlington County, NJ home. Nothing feels cozier than relaxing on your couch with a fire burning in the fireplace, or roasting marshmallows in an outdoor fire pit. While the thought of fire seems especially comforting during these cold months, always be sure to prioritize safety when utilizing fire.

Here are some tips to ensure your safety when using holiday decorations:

  • Always inspect any lights before plugging them in. If the cords are damaged, frayed, or torn throw the lights out.
  • Keep any space heaters away from Christmas trees, as this type of incident accounts for 25% of Christmas tree fires.
  • Never leave candles burning unattended. Consider replacing traditional candles with LED-lit candles, which provide the same effect without the hazard.
  • Keep your fireplace clear of debris to ensure the fireplace does not hold unnecessary flammable material.
  • Make sure to keep your Christmas tree hydrated. Just two or three days without water can be enough to dry out your tree, which can easily lead to fires in your home.

In addition to ensuring the inside of your home remains clear of fires, the outdoor section of your home also has the potential for fire damage, if you do not take precautionary measures. Below are some fire pit safety tips:

  • Always check the wind forecast before lighting a fire. If there is copious amounts of wind, it can be hard to light kindling and sparks can fly into nearby bushes, potentially causing a fire.
  • If you are sitting around the fire, sit far enough away from the fire to prevent any mishaps.
  • Do not leave a fire unattended, even for a couple of minutes. If the fire is barely lit, extinguish it before walking away. Almost-extinguished fires have started some of the largest wildfires in U.S. history.

If you happen to experience any fire damage to your home, never hesitate to call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton. We are available 24/7 to assess your situation and take the necessary measures to restore your home. Call us at 609-894-8555 or visit our website https://www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com/.

Types of Mold and How to Prevent an Infestation In Your Bordentown Township Home

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

The sight of mold in your Bordentown home may be appalling, but mold is in fact very common. It grows in places with lots of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, ceilings, etc. Mold spores can creep in from outside your house through ventilation systems, or even on your clothes. Once they interact with moisture, these spores grow rapidly. It is important to know how to differentiate harmless mold from hazardous mold and to learn how to prevent mold from growing in your home in the first place.

Black mold is a toxic type of mold that is extremely dangerous to humans and pets. “Toxic black mold” or “black mold” is a commonly used name for Stachybotrys chartarum. This type of mold is toxic because it produces toxins called mycotoxins. Black mold is easily identifiable by its distinct black color. Other types of common molds may be gray, white, brown, or pink. Black mold grows in moist, dark, unventilated areas on the floor, walls, ceilings, inside drywall, on wood framing, and in other places that may not be visible. Never try to remove black mold on your own. Hire a professional mold remediator, SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton, to schedule a free examination and alleviate the issue. 

There are some measures you can take to prevent mold from growing in your Bordentown home: 

  • If there is a leak or spill indoors, act quickly. If wet or damp materials are dried 24-48 hours after the leak occurs, mold will likely not grow. 
  • Keep air conditioning drip pans clean and make sure the drain lines are unobstructed and flowing properly. 
  • If you notice condensation on windows, walls, or pipes, act quickly to dry the wet surfaces and reduce the water source. Condensation is often a sign of high humidity, which can lead to mold infestations. 
  • Make sure the ground slopes away from the building’s foundation, so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation. 

If you notice mold growing in your home, whether it is black mold or a common mold, call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton today at 609-895-8555 to schedule a free consultation. 

Clean Air Ducts for Preventing Airborne Illnesses in Bordentown Township, NJ

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

commercial warehouse clean air for commercial warehouse workers

Winter is approaching and that means temperatures dropping below freezing. It's time to check on your heating system and make sure it is geared up to maintain your home’s energy efficiency. Most homes are heated using furnaces or boilers. Furnaces heat air and redistribute that air throughout the home through ducts. Boilers heat water and provide either steam or hot water for heating. The steam can be distributed through pipes to steam radiators and hot water is distributed through radiant floor systems or baseboard radiators. 

If your home has an oil burning furnace, there are some potential hazards you should be aware of. A puff back is the most common issue that can arise with these furnaces. It can occur when an oil-fueled furnace breaks down and causes a sudden “puff” of oily dust particles that settle throughout your home. Fire and smoke can also be spewed out of the furnace. While this explosion will likely not be lethal, it can cause thousands of dollars in repairs to your home and has the potential to cause health effects for you and your family. 

Puff backs can occur in furnaces that are poorly maintained. It is crucial that you conduct yearly exams of your heating system and possibly even involve a professional to conduct this inspection. This will likely prevent any malfunction of the furnace. In addition to merely checking the furnace, it is helpful to clean the furnace twice a year. 

If you experience a puff back in your home, avoid trying to clean the soot yourself. The residue from the soot and smoke requires special attention, as it spreads easily and creates stains quickly. Soot is made up of black carbon, which will stain extremely quickly if mixed with water or other household cleaning supplies. It is important to call a professional to assist in the cleanup and restoration of your home. 

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is eager to assist in the restoration of your home, should there be any damage from a puff back or any other mishap. Call 609-894-8555 or visit https://www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com/

Possibilities for Winter Water Damage and How to Prevent Damage in Mercer County, NJ

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

water pipe burst water pipe

When we think of winter, we think of cold air, snow, and winter holidays. We tend to neglect the wet weather the winter usually brings. We typically identify wet weather with the spring, due to the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” However, winter weather also brings water issues. Those fantastical snow storms, ice, and sleet have the potential for water damage in your home or business. 

Burst Pipes

Water is unique in that it expands when it freezes. When water freezes and turns to ice, it puts immense pressure on the pipe surrounding it. This expanding ice has the ability to burst the pipe, regardless of the strength of the pipe. Pipes that are most susceptible to bursting are ones that are exposed to extremely cold temperatures, such as those that are outside or those that are in unheated locations. 

To prevent exterior pipes from bursting, drain the water from the swimming pool or water sprinkler system. If possible, remove hoses from outdoors. If you have pipes in unheated areas such as the attic or crawl space, look into adding insulation to those rooms to maintain a warmer temperature. There are also certain products you can purchase that directly insulate pipes, such as a “pipe sleeve.” 

Gutter Blocks 

Gutters are necessary for directing water away from your home. However, gutters can freeze or get blocked by ice and can end up causing more damage to your home. Snow along the roof can melt from warmer temperatures or heat from the interior of your home and can trickle into the gutter. This water can then freeze in the gutter and cause something called an ice dam.

Ice dams are dangerous because they put stress on the roof of your home. Additionally, that water can seep into the attic and eventually into the ceilings of your home, causing major water damage. The best way to prevent ice dams from occurring is to regularly clean the gutters of your home. 

If you experience winter water damage, be sure to call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton at 609-894-8555. We are available 24/7 to restore your home. 

Beware: Hurricane Season is Not Over Yet in Mercer County, NJ!

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

Many people consider summer their favorite season due to the seemingly endless sun and warmth. When picturing the summer, people typically forget about the storms and storm damage that can occur. Everyone knows the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” but storms continue throughout the summer, and in fact the threat may even increase during the warmer months. 

The hurricane season in the Atlantic region runs from June 1st - November 30th. Just because Labor Day has passed, don’t assume that there won’t be any future hurricanes! This hurricane season has presented record activity in terms of numbers of hurricanes and tropical storms. There have been 17 named tropical storms and 5 hurricanes this season. 

While it is difficult to predict oncoming storms, it is crucial to prepare your family and your home for any damage that may ensue. 

Steps to Take Before a Storm:

  • Prepare an emergency reserve of important supplies such as food, water, clothing, etc.
  • Unplug any electrical devices before the storm hits.
  • Secure or bring inside any outdoor objects that may cause damage to your home or blow away. 
  • Shut all doors and windows in your home and be sure to secure the shutters or blinds on the windows. 

Steps to Take After a Storm:

  • Stay away from flooded and damaged areas to remain safe.
  • Stay away from fallen power lines and report them when you see them. 
  • Take note of any damage to your home and call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton to help with the restoration process. 

Summer storms can be frightening, and they can happen without warning. Always be diligent about preparing yourself for a storm, so if disaster strikes you are less panicked. If your home experiences damage, call SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton at 609-894-8555. We are available 24/7 to address your needs!