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Spring and Summer backyard barbeque safety tips to avoid property damage

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

grill fire barbeque and safety tips Barbeque safety is a key component to avoid seasonal fire damage to your property and injury.

SERVPRO is always here to help, with years of experience and commitment to property damage cleanup and restoration throughout New Jersey. Barbeque safety is a key component to avoid seasonal fire damage to your property and injury.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues every year. Unfortunately, almost all these fires can be prevented. Fortunately, with some simple precautions, your family can enjoy a safe grilling season.

Backyard Grilling Safety Tips to Avoid Fire Damage

Monitor and control the fire - Never leave the grill unattended. Avoid flare ups during cooking by keeping your grill clean, scraping the grates, and cleaning the trays to remove grease and fat buildup each time you use the grill. Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of a small flare-up.

Position your grill in a safe place - choose a location for your grill that open and well ventilated, at least 10 ft away from structures including your home, deck railing, eaves, and low hanging branches.

Keep the grill out of a high-traffic area - Be sure to warn adults and children alike of a hot grill. The surface of a grill can heat up to dangerously high temperatures – certainly hot enough to cause serious burns. Keep kids and pets at least 3ft away from the grill, even a grill that's turned off and cooling down can cause serious burns.

Have a plan to put out a fire - Have the correct type of fire extinguisher within reach and, if you are using a gas grill, make sure you know where the emergency cut-off is before you start cooking. Keep matches, lighters, and combustible liquids out of reach and sight of children.

SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the property restoration industry; our team is ready to respond to your emergency property fire damage event, quickly and effectively with unparalleled training and equipment. Giving you peace of mind that your property is being cleaned and restored by caring and competent restoration professionals.

Often during a fire restoration, many recovery operations need to happen simultaneously, some of our crew will work on water extraction and demolition, while others will inventory and pack up items to move to another location to help prevent further property damage from exposure to contaminated areas. Smoke and soot particles are small and can get deep inside building materials, furniture, and other porous items. HEPA filters help our industrial strength air scrubbers and vacuums capture soot, purify the air, and neutralize odors. Our SERVPRO of East Windsor location is fortunate to offer restoration and rebuilding services following a property disaster from fire, water, or mold. Using our highly qualified construction team will help keep your recovery process moving steady and hassle free, often it can also minimize costs and completion time.

Atlantic Hurricane season 2021 is expected to be a busy one - SERVPRO is READY to Help after any size disaster

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

hurricane season sign with stormy sky and lightening Our team is available for emergency help, during high volume events many people in the community can be negatively impacted by a big storm.

After the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season last year, it appears likely that 2021 is in for the sixth consecutive above-average year. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record. First predictions have been released, and the message is straightforward: Yet another very active hurricane season is expected in 2021. With a quite concerning notice that also an above-average probability of hurricane landfalls along the US coastline and in the Caribbean is likely.

The official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. The Atlantic basin includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. The long-term average (taken over the last 70 years – between 1951 and 2019) of named storms is 11. The short-term average (taken over the last 15 years – between 1995 and 2019) is 14 named storms.

When a hurricane makes landfall, the force of hurricane strength winds can destroy buildings, topple trees, bring down power lines, and blow vehicles off roads. When flying debris, such as signs, roofing material, building siding, and small items left outside, is added to the mix, the potential for building damage is even greater. When a storm hits your Mercer County home or business, you need help immediately, SERVPRO of East Windsor is here to help with property restoration and repairs. Our team of storm and water damage specialists get started promptly to maximize recovery and reverse storm damage. 

Hurricane winds and rain can bring a massive amount of damage to a community. Hurricane winds impact homes and other buildings in two different ways: 1) differential pressures act on the building envelope, which includes roofs and walls (and their associated components), and 2) wind-borne debris may strike a building, with windows and doors the most susceptible to impact. Additionally, downed trees and power lines, being blown-down onto a building, is another way hurricanes can cause damage to structures. Rainwater damage to a building’s interior will normally result after damage to the building envelope has occurred.

Call local SERVPRO professionals to help recover your property with Emergency Storm or Hurricane damage restoration and repairs

Our team is available for emergency help, during high volume events many people in the community can be negatively impacted by a big storm, our team will work with you to make any emergency repairs needed and explain the rest of your recovery process and timeline. Emergency repairs are necessary to address any damage that has caused a safety issue or could potentially lead to further damage to the property if left untouched. The effects of a storm to a homeowner can oftentimes be devastating, sustained winds and flooding can damage your home and belongings. When storm and water damage hits Princeton, Hightstown, or other local New Jersey towns there is really only one team to call—SERVPRO of East Windsor! 

Our team is highly qualified and trained in disaster restoration, damage mitigation, and construction. 

  • We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • We provide 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • We are a Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • We are Locally Owned and Operated

Our experts will come in, assess your damage, and take the proper steps to limit damage. We work hand in hand with your insurance company to restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”

Every Mercer County water restoration situation is unique and our team will treat them that way. We are local to the New Jersey community to help during your water or storm property damage in these very stressful times we are Always Here to Help!

SERVPRO technicians can answer all your fire, smoke and soot property damage cleanup and restoration questions for our Mercer County community

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

SMOKE AND SOOT CONCERNS FOR YOUR PROPERTY

Even a minor property fire or a season of outdoor fires and BBQs can cause or contribute to significant smoke or soot damage to your Edison, Sayreville, Trenton, East Brunswick and Englishtown home’s interiors and exteriors, including your HVAC unit. Our SERVPRO restoration specialists know a lot about the secondary damages from soot and smoke that happen as the result of a blaze. Fire creates smoke and soot, and the tiny particles float in the air and will become trapped in drapes, carpets and furniture, or collect on surfaces and inside your HVAC system. When these issues arise and you see soot residue or smell smoke odors, the solution is the same. Calling your local SERVPRO Fire Cleanup and Restoration Professionals will provide top quality services, experience, knowledge and trust that our New Jersey restoration crews will quickly restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”

When the wind changes while your outdoor fire or BBQ is going it can bring secondary fire damages like smoke and soot concerns to the interiors and exteriors of your home. That’s why it’s always recommended that you avoid outdoor fires during windy evenings and you should pay special attention while cooking. Smoke and soot can permeate your walls, surfaces and air ducts leaving unseen odors throughout your property. Consulting a full-service cleanup, restoration and repair company is your top-priority to keeping restoration costs lower and salvaging as much of your property and possessions as possible. SERVPRO has a long history in the restoration industry and we focus on salvaging and restoring your contents and structure. SERVPRO of East Windsor provides exceptional fire, smoke and soot damage restoration services and experience, balanced with efficiency and cost-effective techniques in response to your property damage disaster.

Want to know more about how SERVPRO can help with smoke odors and soot damage in your home following seasonal outdoor fire property damage?

SERVPRO of East Windsor has been providing disaster restoration services including, fire, smoke, flood and water damage for nearly 30 years, we have learned that property damage happens even to the most cautious of homeowners. A fast response is critical as fire residue can immediately damage structural components and contents, the contamination grows progressively worse and more expensive to remediate as time passes. SERVPRO is Faster to any size disaster, arriving at your home as soon as possible with a full complement of Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and the products, tools, and equipment needed in our well-stocked service vehicles.

The training our crews complete from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepares them to use effective strategies that clean up the charring, soiling, and odors post-fire. SERVPRO’s professional fire restoration specialists and high-tech commercial equipment ensure quick and effective cleanup, removal and repairs of your property and contents following smoke, soot and ash surface buildup and damage before it continues to spread. SERVPRO uses industrial grade foggers to deodorize a property. Using water-based or chemical solvents that find and neutralize smoke odor particles, making the damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO starts with a Deep-Cleaning of all surfaces to remove soot and mitigate smoke damages fast

  • Clean the soot residue that builds up on surfaces before it continues to spread.
  • Remove soot residue from at-risk items including brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, fabrics, carpets and upholstery.
  • Deodorize carpets, curtains and clothing and other porous materials
  • Neutralize the odor to keep them from returning

Deodorization is a multi-step process

Our SERVPRO technicians use a variety of processes and equipment to reverse odor concerns caused by fire and smoke damages, including;

    •    EPA registered antimicrobials
    •    Thermal and ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers
    •    Odor counteracting beads
    •    Trays of scented granules placed near air intakes
    •    HEPA filter air scrubbers


Property owners can suffer from fire and smoke damage in a multitude of ways, Mercer County can rely on SERVPRO’s trusted, educated approach to fire restoration service to get the job done completely. Our technicians are IICRC certified and are trained to detect different types of smoke and teach them the most effective methods of restoration of each kind. Removing odors relies on having access to the right equipment and the training to understand how smoke travels. When you have lingering smoke or fire damage problems in your home or business give our professional SERVPRO restoration staff a call to find out what our services can do for your property.

SERVPRO of East Windsor Responds Quickly to Flood or Storm Property Damage

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Call our New Jersey SERVPRO Storm Damage Cleanup, Restoration and Repair team.

Severe thunderstorms and flooding can lead to severe damage to your property, water intrusion is one of the main contributors to building damage. SERVPRO responds quickly to storm and water emergencies, we are dedicated to respond Faster to Any Size Disaster to make sure that all our customers receive the highest quality and cost-effective damage mitigation and restoration service possible. Our restoration specialists have the training and the tools get your property back to pre-damage condition, “Like it never even happened.”

HOW SPRING STORMS CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE
• Coastal flooding due to the storm surge.
• Widespread wind damage.
• Widespread inland small stream and river flooding due to heavy rains.

Whatever the cause of your water property damage, our Disaster Restoration Specialists at SERVPRO of East Windsor will begin taking steps to stop the water damage from becoming an even bigger disaster. Our professionals first assess the severity of the situation and determine the full extent of the storm, flooding, or additional water damage. Restoring your home or business quickly, takes specialized equipment and highly skilled IICRC professionals. Our team closely inspects the flooding or other water damaged areas; measuring the moisture content, humidity, and temperature to assess the full extent of the damage. They provide a step-by-step solution to restore and repair your local Manhattan neighborhood property and contents to help minimize additional damages.

The SERVPRO of East Windsor team has decades of experience and training to overcome the unique challenges that can come with commercial property disasters including keeping your business running while cleaning and restoration is being performed. Our IICRC certified restoration specialists work quickly and efficiently to minimize or eliminate downtime with fast mitigation, content management and professional containment services for a fast recovery.

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Mitigation and Restoration Services

  • Mitigation efforts are meant to prevent further damage and loss from occurring due to the existing threat, thus increasing the overall amount of work that needs to be done during the restoration itself.
  • Restoration is performed on items that could not be saved by mitigation efforts, and items that were damaged before the restoration company arrived. This step is often a longer process and may involve the complete replacement of floors, roofs, walls, and other portions of your business that have been too damaged to save.
  • Both are necessary to get your home or business back in order after a flood, or other disaster event, and should be performed by a professional disaster restoration company.

What Should I Do When I Notice a Water Loss?  

Your Water Damage event might not be entirely avoidable, so you need to know what to do when you notice that a problem has occurred and continues to threaten the building. This immediate action can help better to protect some of the building's potentially compromised areas and can reduce irreparable damage to essential contents and equipment. Some of the initial steps that you can take in the earliest stages of water loss include: 

  • Move Important Documentation – One of the most critical steps that your staff can take when water loss first begins is to gather sensitive documentation and records and move them to a safe location. Migrating water can be a destructive force for these hard copies. 
  • Notify Our Restoration Professionals – Getting restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team moving on your disaster is also an essential initial step to take. We have staffed emergency lines running 24/7, so you can talk to a real person about the situation and pass helpful information along to our mobilizing technicians.  
  • Stay Out of the Damaged Space – Once water losses have spread into the main areas of the building, it is wise to keep yourself and your staff out of these areas altogether. Not only does excessive foot traffic make restoration more challenging, but with worsening water damage, these individuals could face potential health hazards like shock or slips.  

Our SERVPRO of East Windsor Storm Property Restoration Team has the experience and resources to handle your weather-related water property damage quickly and professionally. We know what comes next after your property suffers a disaster storm water damage and we are prepared 24-7 with Emergency help to repair your home or business when you need us!

SERVPRO has the answers to your contaminated water cleanup and restoration

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

One of the first things to do when faced with water damage is determine what kind of contamination you’re dealing with. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), water can be contaminated by agricultural pollution, oil pollution, sewage and wastewater, radioactive substances, harmful chemicals, and various other materials. It can sometimes be difficult to determine the type and extent of water damage affecting your home or business. That's why it's best to call a local property disaster restoration company like SERVPRO of East Windsor to fill in the blanks. Our Professional staff will come and inspect your damage and customize a removal, cleanup, and restoration solution to get your property damage reversed as quickly and effectively as possible.

Different types of contaminated water pose different risks, but the longer the water stays in a home, the more severe the property damage it will cause and the greater the threat to your health. Also called black water, Category 3 water is water from sewage backups and overflowing rivers that contains various hazardous contaminants, sewage, and/or toxic debris. According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IIRC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all water originating from sea water, ground or surface water, rising rivers and streams, and wind-driven rain from hurricanes and tropical storms is considered Category 3.

Three types of water damage – our SERVPRO restoration professionals can decide what services work best for your recovery.

Category 1: Clean water originates from a sanitary source such as a broken pipe, or other water source; rainwater is also considered clean and poses no substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. However, it may not always remain clean after it meets other surfaces or materials.

Category 2: Gray water is used to classify slightly contaminated water and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. It may contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter (chemical or biological).

Category 3: Black water is highly contaminated and filled with pathogenic, toxins, or other harmful materials. Such water sources may carry silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances. Black water is typically caused by sewage damage, flooding, or any type of natural disaster; black water should always be handled by trained professionals.

Professionals use specialized tools and training to remove flood water from New Jersey properties during storm damage disaster restoration.

As straightforward as water removal might appear, there are more considerations for removing water from your home or business than you might think. When Spring and Summer storms are coming to Mercer County it’s important to be prepared, our SERVPRO teams are ready and always prepared to handle any size property disaster. Calling SERVPRO after you experience flood or property damage from coastal flooding, severe thunderstorms, or basement flooding, can be the difference from a quick cleanup and mitigation or costly restoration, construction, and mold remediation services.

High-Quality Commercial Property cleanup helps minimize business interruption and gets you back to business quickly

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Our commitment to quality property restoration and recovery after a commercial property disaster caused by fire, flood, water, and mold makes selecting our New Jersey SERVPRO property restoration experts the right choice. Getting your Mercer County business open and operational quickly after a property disaster is our highest priority. We rely on decades of hands-on experience and proven cleanup and restoration results to helping local business owners dealing with property damage in communities near you; cleanup, repair and restore their commercial property.

Big or small, the negative effects commercial property damage can have on your local New Jersey business are multi-faceted from loss of revenue, inventory, customers and/or employees to irreversible structural and financial damages. After a property disaster strikes, calling a local trusted property restoration company near you is the most effective way to recover. Here at SERVPRO of East Windsor our IICRC certified technicians start working to repair and restore your commercial property right away. SERVPRO is here to help local Mercer County communities with fast and effective property disaster restoration and cleanup services, we provide a full-range of disaster commercial restoration services including: emergency response, water damage repair, water removal, flood restoration, fire damage restoration, soot and smoke damage services, storm damage repairs, wind damage restoration, industrial dehumidification, structural cleaning and decontamination, mold remediation, environmental services such as hazardous waste removal, lead removal and asbestos removal, duct cleaning services, vital document and paper recovery, machinery and equipment restoration, semiconductor services, reconstruction, consulting and more. Restoring your commercial property is our business, and we are always prepared to get local businesses back up and running, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is here to help with restoration services for secondary property damages

Are you concerned with other restoration service providers; do you think you still have property damage concerns? Was your office flooded during a rainstorm, or your restaurant suffered a grease fire, maybe your commercial property had a sewage backup? Whatever the extent of damage, SERVPRO is a leading provider of property damage cleanup, restoration, and repair services for New Jersey and around the country. If you are unhappy with your previous property cleanup, or you have signs of secondary damages, give our staff a call, our local staff can answer your questions or setup an inspection to address your concerns. Thousands of business owners rely on our SERVPRO of East Windsor franchise every year for a range of services and trust us to handle their property with care. Individuals, corporate clients, and major insurance companies alike deal with us for our speed, reliability, and effectiveness in mitigating property damage and lowering overall claims and recovery costs. Calling our local SERVPRO team gives you the confidence of a disaster specialist who is trained and equipped to handle your “once in a lifetime disaster” with our experience and professionalism.

Mercer County and it’s surrounding areas are crammed with commercial properties, ranging from busy hospitals, libraries, local shopping centers, community facilities and small businesses, our crews have successfully completed cleanup and restoration services for families and business owners near you. Princeton has many great places to eat in Mercer County, after one of the many popular restaurants experienced a kitchen fire, our fire and smoke restoration technicians were called in to cleanup and restore the damages quickly. Our restoration specialists worked cohesively to mitigate the water and fire damages and restore the kitchen and dining areas for customers and employees as soon as possible. Trenton has many multi-family and apartment buildings, when a local apartment complex had an extensive water damage event that destroyed several units our emergency restoration crews were able to get tenants back in their homes quickly and efficiently. The multiple certifications in specialties like Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) held by our team allows us to move from task to task without delay. The full-service approach is why SERVPRO delivers on our promise for fast and professionally cleanup and restoration. After a local warehouse experienced ongoing high-humidity, mold became a major problem for the facility, affecting structural components and inventory. Our SERVPRO mold remediation specialists fixed the issue, providing microbial remediation, water damage mitigation and investigation, applied structural drying, commercial cleaning and deodorizing services to get the job done right.

Why SERVPRO Disaster Restoration Professionals are the right choice

SERVPRO of East Windsor is the right choice for commercial property damage restoration in the Mercer County area, we have decades of hands-on cleanup, restoration and repair experience and our dedication to helping local businesses disrupted by disasters is second to none. We have worked hard over the years building a reliable team of IICRC certified technicians and an arsenal of high-tech commercial grade equipment ready to assist with water, fire, mold, or storm disaster restoration services. Wherever you need restoration specialists, our SERVPRO crews are here to help!

SERVPRO provides complete cleanup, restoration and rebuild services after fire damage to your property

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Developing a Plan to Rebuild and Restore your home after a fire

Whether it is a small fire in the kitchen or something more significant, most homeowners and families can feel overwhelmed. Some disasters that affect your Mercer County home offer little hope of a fast restoration and recovery. Instead, large fire situations can pose a great risk to homeowners and the occupants of the household until substantial work occurs to the property to return it to a safe and secure preloss condition. Calling our local SERVPRO team puts you in contact with our highly trained and experienced staff to answer your questions about the fire disaster restoration and recovery process… should your family move out until repairs are made, how can the odor from the smoke ever be removed?  When a fire causes widespread structural damage and other secondary concerns throughout the property. You need a team with the experience and the skill sets to restore and rebuild all the damage to your house, not only a portion of it. Our team has lots of experience with fire damage situations and can provide suggestions and helpful information regarding what to do in these situations. Most importantly, we will develop a complete restoration plan in conjunction with your insurance provider that will cleanup, restore and rebuild your home and property “Like it never even happened.” We respond quickly and our emergency teams are available every day, 24 hours a day.

Planning your property cleanup and recovery from fire damages

Every property disaster is unique, our experts will assess your specific situation, the amount of damage, and if there are any safety concerns for you, your family, and our team members. Before professionals can get the fire restoration process started, our team will determine the extent of damage by using some of the following methods:

• Testing for soot or smoke damage
• Documenting the destruction
• Determining which assets are salvageable

Our SERVPRO manager and crew chief will formulate a plan based on the amount of damage to your property from your fire disaster to restore your home to its original condition. Our team will explain the plan, the timeline, and the overall cost. Once a plan is in place, homeowners can focus on their personal recovery and trust our experts in fire damage recovery to work on their behalf to expedite the phases of the mitigation, restoration, and rebuilding process. Our SERVPRO rapid response team offers real-time mitigation solutions designed to protect the contents and the structure of your home as much as possible, sometimes areas of your home are too badly damaged to restore. We use controlled demolition techniques on the fire-damaged structural elements of the property to remove only what cannot be saved. When this happens, our licensed contracting division can help provide comprehensive support to our customers from the initial inspection through entire reconstructions of leveled properties. Along with our mitigation and restoration tactics, our licensed contractors work to efficiently replace the removed materials to minimize our impact on your life in this traumatic time to get you back into your home quickly.

Phases of a complete fire damage property restoration;

    •    Cleanup: After a disaster occurs, licensed technicians focus on restoring your residence to a clean and safe condition.
    •    Restoration: This process can include installing new tile, cleaning your HVAC system, repainting walls, and repairing nearby carpet that may have been affected by the fire.
    •    Rebuilding: If the structural damage in your home from the fire requires more work to restore, SERVPRO contractors can repair subflooring, install new wall joists, hang the drywall and much, much more.

Our team is available 24/7 to offer our comprehensive solutions including emergency mitigation, restoration, and reconstruction for customers affected by fires. You can depend on our SERVPRO of East Windsor IICRC-certified technicians to arrive quickly to protect your property as much as possible. 

SERVPRO can help rebuild and restore your property after any size property disaster with construction services, too.

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

Over the many years our team has been conducting property restoration services, disasters are unpredictable and happen when we least expect it. Our restoration professionals have witnessed catastrophic property disasters with unmeasurable damages. Throughout that time we have worked diligently with property owners and families to restore their homes and businesses to their “normal.” I have witnessed many successes, I have had many lessons, my advice is having an experienced professional by your side is the most important part of any recovery. All property restorations are multi-facetted; these phases of recovery are often handled by multiple providers who perform limited services, ultimately leaving gaps in the process, costing you time, money, and resources. My goal over the past decade has been to build an experienced team to handle the complete recovery and restoration of any size disaster, from start to finish. Our SERVPRO franchise has worked hard over the last decade to develop a robust construction team, capable of general contracting, new construction, renovation and rebuild services. Working alongside our emergency service and mitigation team, our construction team can truly put all the pieces back together for our clients.

Our SERVPRO certified property restoration specialists and construction professionals have helped thousands of residential and commercial property owners recover from disastrous property damage events. Our team’s expert training, state-of-the-art equipment, science-based restoration process and construction services combine to expedite your recovery in a cost-effective manner. 

Property Disaster Cleanup & Restoration Services:

Should your property sustain damage following a disaster, our SERVPRO team is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When working on property damage restoration jobs, our first priority is to determine what steps to take to save as much of the structure and contents as possible. We use specialized equipment and methods sanctioned by the Institute for Inspection and Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC) to assist in accomplishing this objective. 

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Mold Removal and Remediation
  • Fire Damage Cleanup & Restoration
  • Flood and Storm Damage Restoration

Residential & Commercial Property Construction Services:

Depending on the scope of the project, the restoration process may require several phases before completion. As a full-service residential and commercial restoration and construction company, we support your property recovery process from start to finish. SERVPRO’s preferred vendor status ensures we have a thorough understanding of the claims process, deliver premium quality services, and ensure customer satisfaction. You can trust that our team has a clear understanding of your rights as a property owner, as well as the responsibilities of your insurance carrier. Mitigating the disaster, gathering evidence, giving estimates, and dealing with any insurance adjusters are some of the important skills needed to expedite your claim. Claims negotiation is an important part of the process and another step where you really want a disaster restoration company that you can trust to be your advocate.

  • General Contractor: Commercial and Residential Construction and Remodeling
  • Structural Demolition and Debris Removal
  • Structural Containment, Board Up and Fencing
  • Interior Build-Out and Tenant Improvements
  • Drywall, Painting and Carpentry

Trusted. Experienced. Certified

Putting your property back together after a disaster can be challenging, our whole team takes pride in helping restore and repair residential or commercial property after a fire, water or mold disaster! The SERVPRO brand is nationally recognized and a leader in the restoration industry; managers and technicians have IICRC training and certifications. We have spent decades building an experienced and well trained multi-facetted certified team, that is the complete package for any property disaster recovery. Our emergency restoration specialists and our highly-qualified licensed construction team are both known for innovative solutions to complex and catastrophic disaster property losses and having unique skills including property damage mitigation, remediation, thermal imaging, rebuild, new construction, and capital improvements. Whatever your fire, water, or mold emergency you can trust that the SERVPRO team will have you covered.

Customers can rely on our fast, quality, and reliable support to handle any size restoration, remediation, or repair project — our goal and unique recovery solution is designed to help your business or home get back to normal, “Like it never even happened.”

We specialize in Basement Water Removal and Damage Restoration

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

A basement is a wonderful asset to your East Windsor home or business, it can provide additional storage or living space to a crowded property. As unfortunate as it may be, basements are prone to flooding and water damage concerns, their location at the lowest level of a building and usually underground makes them a target – water always runs from high to low ground. Whether the excess water comes from a burst pipe, backed-up sewer line, failed sump pump, malfunctioning water-using appliance, or heavy rainfall, basement water damage is common and causes plenty of concerns to an unfortunate property owner. The first 48 hours are considered the most important time to react, as it is crucial to preventing further damage, in addition to contributing to structural and foundation problems, basement water damage can destroy your personal belongings and interior finishes and it also has the power to create the perfect environment for toxic mold growth.

Water damage is one of the most common problems that home and business owners experience. New Jersey basement flooding and water damage is especially common because it is the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There is always a risk of basement water damage and flooding due to substantial rain and defective plumbing, additional common causes for water damage to your local New Jersey basement or foundation include: 

  • A blocked or broken sewer pipe
  • Heavy rains cause surface water to pool around your property
  • Sanitary/Storm sewer backup
  • Foundation damage or drainage failures
  • Appliance water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

Dry everything out as quickly as possible

When a finished/unfinished basement experiences significant water damage, timing is everything. The sooner you begin the disaster recovery process, the more likely you will be able to restore the condition of your possessions and minimize building materials from becoming destroyed. A professional restoration company can help expedite this process. 

Actions that can minimize water damage to your basement:

  1. Extraction: The first step toward restoring your building to its pre-flood condition is removing the standing water from the affected area. Our teams use wet vacuums and pumps to move large quantities of water to a specific location. Starting the process with this kind of removal is more efficient, and it allows us to get more liquid out of your carpets and the cushioning below.
  2. Evaporation: Next, we’ll set up high-velocity airflow equipment to evaporate any remaining moisture. Units designed for structural drying are more energy-efficient and move a larger volume of air in less time.
  3. Dehumidification: As water evaporates from furniture, carpet and building materials, that vapor turns into humidity. Left in the air, water vapor seeps back into absorbent furniture, clothing, and other materials. Water damage dehumidifiers remove moisture, which protects your property from future damage and prevents mold growth.
  4. Temperature control: Cool air hinders the evaporation process. Warm air — 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit — is ideal for completely drying your building’s structure. A thorough drying process is essential for preventing mold growth and other complications that come from residual moisture.

Our specialized equipment and highly trained staff have the scope of services to handle your property restoration needs from start to finish. We understand you may not have all the answers, calling our team connects you to professionals that can provide the answers to your restoration concerns and tailor a solution to repair your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Prevention Tips for Common Causes of New Jersey Property Water Damage

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What you can expect from our SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Professionals in Mercer County

Even small leaks can bring big trouble for your home or business causing extensive structural and other damage if water removal services are not scheduled quickly. A leaky skylight, clogged drain pipe, or tub overflow can soak your floors, walls, and cabinets. Our technicians have experience in water removal and cleanup for homes and businesses in New Jersey, they can quickly get to work to make your property feel “Like it never even happened.” We use advanced technology to locate the source of the damage and map the extent of damages. Our crews will attack your water damage and flooding, first by extracting water from your home with the assistance of wet vacs and pumps. Dehumidifiers and air movers can then be deployed to suck excess moisture from your kitchen cabinets, bathroom flooring, or basement ceiling.

Calling SERVPRO Provides Fast Comprehensive Water Removal

Often during water restoration, many recovery operations need to happen simultaneously, some of our crew will work on water extraction and controlled demolition, while others will inventory and pack up items to move to another location to help prevent further property damage from exposure to contaminated water or excess moisture. Moisture and mold particles can penetrate deep inside building materials, furniture and other porous items. HEPA filters help our industrial strength air scrubbers and dehumidifiers purify the air and neutralize odors and contaminants. Our SERVPRO of East Windsor location is fortunate to offer restoration and rebuilding services following a property disaster from all types of water or mold property concerns. Using our highly qualified construction team will help keep your recovery process moving steady and hassle free, often it can also minimize costs and completion time.

When water damage occurs in your home or business, knowing what to do will save precious time and ultimately minimize losses to your property and building contents. SERVPRO of East Windsor is the right choice and our professionals have extensive experience repairing and restoring catastrophic property water damage. Our technicians understand that ignoring water damage problems amplifies the problem while the source continues to cause harm to your property over time. Making it necessary to make quick, informed decisions, to perform quality restoration services today, that save you from further damaging problems, tomorrow.

Common causes of home or business water damage and what you can do now:

  • Plumbing Problems: freezing pipes is a common problem that can lead to water damage. But it is not just a burst pipe that can create a leak in your plumbing. Pipes can corrode or connections to fixtures can become worn, causing major plumbing problems and water leaks.

    Prevention tips: When it comes to avoiding costly damage from plumbing problems keeping your pipes warm and avoiding clogs are the best things you can do. Even small leaks can cause plenty of harm to your home or business, any unexplained changes in your water bill can also be a sign you could have a hidden water damage problem.
  • Appliance Malfunctions: Supply hoses, water heaters and drainage systems are notorious for springing leaks. In a matter of minutes, hundreds of gallons of water can flood your home or commercial property if any of these connections or holding tanks becomes corroded or damaged.

    Prevention tips: Check and maintain your appliances and hoses regularly, looking for leaks or signs of wear. Damaged hoses are among the most frequent causes of water loss for homeowners. Replace yours regularly to avoid a big mess and expensive property damage.
  • Basement Flooding: Keeping water out of your basement requires effective waterproofing and excess water removal systems in place. If your waterproofing is insufficient, or your sump pump fails, your basement can become flooded.

    Prevention tips: When water doesn’t properly drain it can cause water to backup or seep into your foundation and basement. Keep your gutters and downspouts working properly, extend them at least 10 ft. to divert water away from your foundation, drain subsurface water with a sump pump – run it every few months and perform annual maintenance.
  • Roof Damage: A leaking roof can quickly cause extensive water damage in your home, dripping down through the ceilings and walls of your structure.

    Prevention tips: Doing regular inspections for roof damage is a great way to avoid the costly aftereffects that storms, and weathering can bring. Looking for missing shingles or ponding that could lead to water intrusion. Any place where there are openings or joints in your roof, there’s the potential for leaks down the line.

Many of these common water damage issues can be prevented by keeping up with property maintenance. However, not all water infiltration can be stopped. When a pipe bursts or a storm creates a hole in your roof, you not only need to worry about fixing the leak problem, you need SERVPRO’s expert water removal and restoration service to protect your home or business.
 
At SERVPRO of East Windsor we take pride in our ability to erase the damage done by water, including damages caused by hidden problems. After 48 hours of exposure to water, there is a risk of mold growth in wet materials. Our East Windsor, New Jersey team of technicians put years of training, experience, and specialized equipment to work for you, ensuring the removal of all remaining moisture and a fast, effective drying process that you can count on. Our restoration specialists utilize infrared technology and thermal imagery to assess the full extent of the damage that your property has suffered. Using advanced technology can show our technicians areas where water might still exist based on a temperature difference. This process can ensure that the damage has not reached other areas of the building and confirm the completion of the restoration process.

SERVPRO of East Windsor responds quickly to your groundwater flooding or water damage emergency with skilled technicians to your home, our team’s primary goal is to mitigate additional damages with preventative procedures and neutralize and recover sustained damages using expert skill, experience, and equipment.