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Storm Related Flood and Wind Damage

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding presents a serious risk to your home and your safety. According to the U.S. National Severe Storms Laboratory, floods kills more people every year than lightning, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.

When it comes to structures, floods can lead to dangerous contamination and damage to drywall, support beams and foundations. You are at risk for mold within the first 24 hours of a flood, so it’s vital to stop the water from flowing and start remediation quickly.

Different types of flooding come with different risks. River floods and flash floods are common when snow melts and have been known to completely overwhelm structures. Coastal floods and storm surges are even more dangerous, and usually lead to evacuation warnings. These can destroy homes entirely, so it’s best to listen to weather reports and plan ahead. Debris flows, which are often made up of heavy mud and plant material, can crush houses and sweep them away.

High Winds, Tornadoes and Hurricane Damage

High winds can occur virtually anywhere, and thousands of tornadoes and hurricanes hit the U.S. every year.

Damage from wind can be widespread and can affect not only your residential property or business but also surrounding landscapes and improvements.  Be alert to the potential for falling trees and power poles and damaged power lines, and take precautions to be ready for emergency action steps. After the storm, examine your property for structural damage to the home, including windows, siding and roofs. In the most extreme scenarios, roofs can be destroyed.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is ready and available, 24/7, to resolve your storm-related damages, including damage caused by excessive water; mold; high winds.  We are highly trained professionals with state-of-the art mobile equipment prepared to provide rapid response to mitigate loss of personal or business property.

Call us at 609-894-8555 for emergency service.  We are proud to serve our local Bordentown/Pemberton community and the greater Burlington County area.

Top 3 Services SERVPRO Provides after a Storm

8/12/2019 (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.

  1. All in One-SERVPRO of Bordentown/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 locally owned and operated, nearby and ready to help.   In addition to Bordentown and Pemberton, we also serve many Burlington County communities.

Call 609-894-8555 for all your storm disaster needs.

Air Quality for Your Building

8/11/2019 (Permalink)

According to an EPA report released 30 years ago in 1989 to Congress, improved indoor air quality can result in higher productivity and fewer absentee days.

Indoor air quality is not as easily defined as other building maladies. Air pollutants can be generated by indoor and outdoor sources such as house cleaning, pest control, renovation/remodeling, new furnishings, new finishes, and even occupant activities.

The goal to an indoor air quality program is to minimize the pollutants by:

  • Isolation-removing the pollutants
  • Dilution-removing through ventilation
  • Filtration-removal through cleaning the air

Pollutants generally fall into 3 main categories: 

  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Particles 

Take steps to reduce exposure to contaminants, from new furnishings, and building materials when odors and chemical emissions are usually highest. While emissions information may not yet be available for many products, many product manufacturers are starting to do emission testing.

Other important steps to take:

  • Integrate indoor air quality concerns into purchasing decisions
  • Establish an effective smoking policy
  • Educate building staff about indoor air quality management by
    • Providing training opportunities
    • Establishing clear pollutant source management policies

Use the EPA/NIOSH guidance document entitled: Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is available 24/7 to address your water, fire, and, mold restoration needs. Call us at 609-894-8555 for prompt response coupled with a personal touch.   We are proud to serve our local communities in Burlington County.

It's Hurricane Season, Are you Prepared?

8/11/2019 (Permalink)

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Tropical Activity may last longer than 2018 as El Nino pattern faded. According to AccuWeather, the 2019 season is likely to be ‘back-end’ loaded. The forecast for 2019 is for 12-14 named systems with 2-4 storms predicted to be major hurricanes.

If you are dealing with storm, flood or water damage from recent storms, the experienced team at SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is ready to respond. Since we are locally owned and operated, we have prepared for expected damage from storms like Hurricane Sandy and are able to respond quickly. Immediate action and a fast response help to reduce damage and mitigate costs associated with restoration. Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. Our teams are prepared with equipment strategically located in case of flood or storm emergency in our area including:

Choose SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton, a local company that specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Call us at 609-894-8555 for immediate relief. We are available 24/7.

The SERVPRO Advantage

8/11/2019 (Permalink)

Over the past 10 years, 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 with as little interruption as possible. 

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

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:

Minimizing the Risk of a Commercial Fire

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Minimizing the Risk of a Commercial Fire Commercial Fire

The best way to prevent a fire is to have a safety protocol at your business or commercial property.  It is so important to follow fire safety rules and have regular risk assessments.

Changes to working areas and procedures and great communication between management and employees help to avert disasters and the consequences.

Of course, random events and natural disasters leave no business owner 100% secure. Formulate a business recovery plan to specify how to deal with the effects of a fire. For any brick and mortar business, a commercial fire will be downtime and could potentially take weeks or months to return to the pre-fire status.  SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton can assist you with their Emergency Ready Profile Timely professional support is vital in minimizing the downtime to your business lost revenues. 

The SERVPRO team of Bordentown/Pemberton are trained restoration professionals in fire, smoke and water disasters. We serve the following communities:  Bordentown, Browns Mills, Chesterfield, Columbus, Florence, Mansfield, Pemberton, Roebling, Wrightstown & Yardville.

Call us for all your restoration needs 609-894-8555.

Are you Maintaining your Major Appliances?

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Are you Maintaining your Major Appliances? Major Appliance Maintenance

It so easy to neglect hoses and hook-ups for your appliances especially when you are busy with work and day to day living, but a little preventive maintenance can help you avoid a major crisis.

Are you aware that your washer and dryer are a likely source for flood or fire in your home?

Corroded washer hoses or dry old hoses can lead to major flooding by splitting or cracking.  Unfortunately, these hidden, inconspicuous hoses can cause a major flood in your home if neglected.  Regardless of which washer hoses to choose, it is good to inspect them yearly and replace every three to five years.

Dryer vents that are not cleaned and maintained are a serious fire hazard. Dryer vents should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year because they accumulate highly flammable lint recommends Tim Smith of American Chimney Sweeps.  According to the National Fire Protection Agency, more than 15,000 home fires began due to dryer vent lint in 2010.

Preventative maintenance is always the best policy, but if you experience water or fire damage, call in the professionals, SERVPRO Bordentown/Pemberton.  We are trained to handle fire, water or storm damage. Our service areas include Bordentown, Browns Mills, Chesterfield, Columbus, Florence, Mansfield, Pemberton, Roebling, Wrightstown, and Yardville.

Call 609-894-8555.

Summer Getaway could mean Unexpected Water!

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Looking forward to your summer getaway trip?

  • Dog Walker Scheduled.          
  • Mail on Hold 
  • Neighbor watching the House 

But, have you ever thought to turn off your water?  Should you?  The answer is YES.  A simple drip of water will add $s to your water bill and a minor pipe leak has the potential of flooding your home while you are away.

Be safe, not sorry where water is concerned.  An unexpected flood can cause hundreds (or thousands) of dollars in damages to your home.

If you have ever experienced the nightmare of water-soaked belongings, quick immediate action is needed to get to the problem, rid your home of the water and restore your house “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton also proudly serves the following communities:

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

Call us for 24/7 emergency relief at 609-894-8555.

5 Tips to Protect Your Home From Water Damage

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Your home is your most valuable asset and it will increase in value if you protect, clean, and following routine maintenance procedures. Water damage can be devastating to a home. Here are 5 simple tips to protecting your home from damaging water infestation:

  1. Clean gutters and ensure good drainage.
  2. Direct downspouts 5’-10’ away from house
  3. Test your sump pump once a year
  4. Fix all water leaks
  5. Replace missing roof shingles

By paying attention to this simple, routine maintenance schedule, you will increase the value of your home and reduce the risk of water damage. In the event water damage has occurred in your home, SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is ready to provide highly trained professionals to mitigate the damage. We are available 24 hours/7 days a week. Call us at 609-894-8555

Attics--Often Overlooked Culprits for Water Damage

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

Attics are often an area of your home that is neglected and ignored. Out of sight, out of mind, but even a small attic leak can pose some real problems if left unattended. Stains, mold, swollen or wet insulation are signs of a leak in the attic.

Attic or ceiling damage are initial signs that water is finding its way inside your house. Your roof may be cracked, curled or has shingles missing, damaged flashing leaving your home exposed to wind/rain and water damage.

Another cause of water in your attic is clogged gutters or ice dams in the cold weather. Both allow water to seep into your attic and over time can lead to mold and mildew. Inspect the potential problem areas including root vents and chimney flashing(where the roof connects with the walls)and the valleys(where the two roof planes connect) to help prevent water damage.   Water will damage paint, plaster, drywall and compromise the integrity or your wood. 

So take a few minutes and look around your attic after a heavy rain to ensure that the area is dry. If you discover a problem, let SERVPRO of Bordentown/ Pemberton help you. Call 609-894-8555, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.