Broken Plumbing Can Leave Your Commercial Property in Urgent Need of Water and Sewage Removal & Restoration Services
SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly and are experienced in cleaning and restoring messy and hazardous “black water” situations.
SERVPRO is here to help with ALL types of commercial property restoration services to keep your organization looking and running at its best. One of the worst disasters, although very common a commercial property can experience is a sewage backup. A sewage backup can occur for many reasons, when your plumbing systems fails it will cause your sewer lines and drain pipes to fill up until it eventually overflows. When this happens, you’ll need to find a dependable commercial sewage removal company near you. Water damage in your Monmouth County commercial property is an inconvenience, damages can spread quickly throughout your building, threatening not only the structural components of your retail space, restaurant, office building or warehouse but also potentially allowing secondary effects such as mold growth to occur. Our local New Jersey SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly and are experienced in dealing with messy and hazardous “black water” situations and can effectively decontaminate, sanitize and deodorize the area. Our teams are IICRC certified in sewage and biohazard cleanup with special training and equipment necessary to mitigate and protect your commercial property and contents from further harm.
Common Concerns associated with Commercial Sewage Backup Damages
Sewage poses the same risk of cosmetic and structural damage as a typical water damage, with an added potential for significant health risks. Depending on the category of water involved in the sewage backup, it poses a risk of containing bacterial and viral contaminants, parasites, and mold. The longer you wait to have sewage cleaned up, the greater the risk of these contaminants. Biohazard sewage cleanup should be performed by a highly-trained, certified professional in order to ensure the safety of the affected area as well as the inhabitants of the property. Many life-threatening biohazards exist due to raw sewage exposure. Most porous items that meet raw sewage must be handled properly by certified professionals and disposed of in a safe manner.
Occupants should exercise caution during times of "black water" invasions including:
- They should avoid all contact with sewage and all items contaminated by sewage.
- They should wash their hands thoroughly after encountering anything that might be contaminated.
Health Risks, Contamination, and Mold
Due to the nature of sewage, it is likely to contaminate porous materials with dangerous bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Sewage can stain and discolor ceilings, walls, carpeting, and floors, damage furniture and fabrics, weaken drywall and plaster.
Depending on the amount of contaminated water, it can severely weaken or permanently damage structural elements to your property. Drywall and plaster may disintegrate, and crumble and wooden studs and subfloor can warp or split.
Damage to Inventory and Contents
Sewage can contaminate or even destroy inventory and possessions like furniture, copiers, electronics, books, supplies, records and many other items.
SERVPRO PROFESSIONALS ARE EXPERIENCED WITH MESSY WATER DAMAGE PROPERTY DISASTER CLEANUP & REPAIRS
Sewage backups are considered a category 3 water damage loss, contaminated water will bring a ton of damage to your New Jersey home or business. Water damage will cause both cosmetic and structural concerns, destroy inventory, equipment, documents, furnishings, and. Your business could lose a substantial number of vital hours of operation having serious consequences to your short- and long-term profitability. Toilet overflows, sewage backups and other category 3 “black water” intrusions are more than nasty, smelly messes; these biohazardous damages can bring with them harmful parasites, viruses, and bacteria that pose a significant health risk to humans as well as moisture that can ultimately lead to mold growth. The longer the contaminated waters remain in your business or on your contents, the greater the chance of spreading disease, you need to take quick and efficient measures in order to prevent more serious problems.
Using professional sewage cleanup services is the wisest decision our expert IICRC certified specialists will respond to your water damage situation in the quickest, safest, and most appropriate manner possible. When it comes to biohazard cleanup, our team knows that there are many steps to ensure a building is properly restored after a sewage disaster. After extracting the dirty water from your commercial property, our team will sanitize, deodorize, and dry out the entire area to avoid additional damage including mitigating mold growth. Our SERVPRO category 3 water damage, sewage and biohazard removal professionals are fully equipped with all the necessary tools to ensure an effective cleanup and restoration happens, including air filters, devices to detect moisture, powerful vacuums, anti-microbial chemicals, and protective suits. Our technicians isolate, clean and sanitize your commercial restroom and other damaged areas. Take proper steps to neutralize foul odors and seal and remove all contaminated materials for disposal at a licensed waste facility, to restore your office or facility to a safe and healthy condition, quickly and properly.
Our experts follow proven steps to repair sewer backups and flood damage, including:
- Removing sewage water and solid waste in a safe and appropriate manner;
- Removing contaminated content; including carpet, flooring and other surfaces
- Cleaning and sanitizing the area;
- Using professional grade equipment including dehumidifiers to ventilate and dry the area;
- Making necessary property and content repairs and restoration;
- Performing mold mitigation services
OUR SERVPRO PROFESSIONALS CAN HELP COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES DEALING WITH A SEWAGE BACKUP / PLUMBING FAILURE
While rapid water removal and drying might only be part of a complete recovery for a water damage, sewage backup or other hazardous water incident in your New Jersey commercial property, it is a critical component to a successful property disaster restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians know getting these steps completed quickly and correctly is imperative to protecting the rest of your business from the risk of spreading damage. Our SERVPRO professionals have containment strategies for the water damage that begin with effective extraction and time-saving drying efforts. When most of the water has been removed, technicians need to draw out excess moisture from the surrounding air. For a large structure, commercial air movers must be put in place throughout the area to maintain a steady airflow with fans set up to blow the moist air out of the facility. In large commercial loss situations, we also use desiccant and refrigerated dehumidifiers.
Conquering the damages that exist during a commercial property sewage or biohazard incident requires an immediate response from our trained SERVPRO restoration professionals. We have trucks stocked with industrial extraction and drying equipment to fix the damage quickly and correctly. That, combined with our experience in controlled demolition and proper mitigation training, can quickly protect your home from health risks that can often exist after contaminated “black water” circumstances. We know business interruption for cleaning and restoration, can prove to be stressful and compromising. Our team takes all necessary steps to minimize downtime and avoid disruption during your recovery, we strive to restore rather than replace whenever possible, helping mitigate the damage quickly and save on recovery costs.
When you discover a sewage backup or biohazard situation at your property, avoid the worst-case scenario for your commercial property damage with our fast and effective professional restoration services. SERVPRO is here to help with Emergency Response Commercial Property Restoration and Recovery Services; offering sewage cleanup and remediation around the clock, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We know that property disasters don’t wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. Our team works quickly to start cleaning up your damage and getting your property and business recovered, “Like it never even happened.”
Sewage Backup, Plumbing Failure or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today
Fast and Effective Local Summer Storm Home or Business Restoration Services
We are prepared with expert training and quality equipment to mitigate and restore your commercial or residential property.
SERVPRO can answer your storm property damage cleanup and repair questions
Summer brings many hazards and potential risks to your local Monmouth County property, including severe storms that bring coastal flooding, torrential rains, strong winds and lightening. Other risks that can cause property damage during spring and summer are high-humidity or BBQ and other fire concerns. Your home or business could face any number of potential Spring and Summer property damage events, including mold damage, fire damage, storm flooding, sewage backup damage or plumbing leaks and appliance water damage. When you find yourself in need of professional fire or water disaster restoration services or emergency flood cleanup and property repairs, our SERVPRO restoration specialists are here to help.
Summer in Eastern New Jersey brings a ton of exciting things to do, our area offers great beaches and parks to explore, additionally there are great events and community functions happening throughout the season. It’s important to remember safety while enjoying all that spring and summer have to offer. June is National Safety Month – keeping your family, friends and employees safe during these months is important to us, as is taking steps to avoid property damage to your home or business. Follow us for great tips on how to protect your property and what to do in the aftermath of a property disaster. Our crews are available 24-hours a day, always here to help with property repairs and recovery services.
Many New Jersey homes and businesses have experienced flooding and other property water damage from the severe weather in our area, do you need restoration and cleanup help?
OUR NEW JERSEY STORM & WATER MITIGATION SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Roof Tarp and Board Up Services
- Category 1, 2 and 3 Water Extraction & Cleanup
- Drying of affected areas, including walls, carpets and furniture
- Cleaning and Restoration of affected possessions
- Remediating mold and mildew
- Reconstruction and Repairs
Our SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury team has been helping our neighbors for nearly 30 years, we are prepared with expert training and quality equipment to mitigate and restore your commercial or residential property. Our technicians are available 24-7 with our Emergency Response Team to help cleanup and rebuild your property damage from water, sewage, smoke or fire. Our priority is providing fast and effective service and solutions to restore your property and belongings, “Like it never even happened.”
Storm and Coastal Flooding Damage Risks
Flooding presents a serious risk to your commercial or residential property. Northeast Thunderstorms and Hurricanes can bring a ton of moisture and tidal surges causing above average amounts of water to affect the local and surrounding areas. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, floods kill more people every year than lightening, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.
When it comes to your home or business flooding can lead to dangerous contamination and structural damage including damage to the drywall, contents and support structure. After only 24 hours your property is in jeopardy of additional damages including mold growth and other harmful bacteria. Proper cleanup and restoration services from a professional team is vital to avoiding even further damage.
Potential Storm Damage Concerns:
Structural Damage: Severe storms can bring major flood risks to most Long Island properties causing significant structural damage to building materials, contents, foundations and basements. Our immediate flood water removal services are essential to avoiding additional costly damages, our SERVPRO specialists can also provide temporary structural support, tarp and board up services to help stabilize and secure the property.
Mold Growth: following a flood or water damage to your home or business, mold has the potential to start growing right away. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced to handle the mold remediation process and avoid the spread of mold colonies throughout your property.
Spreading Moisture: Our rapid drying techniques reduce the risk of continued moisture exposure, preventing further water damage to your home or business. Our technicians monitor the spread of moisture to nearby areas and can address any hidden water damage early helping avoid additional costly secondary damage.
Contaminated Water Intrusion can cause additional health and safety concerns
One of the first things to do when faced with water damage is determine what kind of contamination you’re dealing with. Flood 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 Old Bridge/Cranbury 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 property, 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 (IICRC) 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 Category 3.
When Summer storms are coming to Old Bridge, Sayreville, Fair Haven, Middletown or Matawan 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 water 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.
KNOW YOUR ZONE & WEATHER TERMINOLOGY
When living in a coastal community such as New Jersey, it is incredibly important to know where the flood zones are located, and to prepare for severe weather-related hazards. Weather terminology and warnings are important tools to knowing when to prepare for a storm and how to keep your family healthy and your property safe from disaster.
- Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Be Prepared! Watches are typically issued 12-48 hours before a storm is set to hit. This is to advise the public of the possibility of a thunderstorm including; heavy rain, flooding, strong winds and possible hail.
- Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! Warnings alert the public 2-24 hours before a storm occurs. Issued for hazardous weather that can cause “significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.”
- Hurricane Watch: Be Prepared! Watches are typically issued 12-48 hours before a storm is set to hit. This is to advise the public of the possibility of a Hurricane (sustained winds of 74mph or greater) including; heavy rain, flooding, strong winds and possible hail.
- Hurricane Warning: Take Action! Warnings alert the public 36 hours in advance of tropical storm-force winds. Issued for hazardous weather that can cause “significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.”
SAFETY TIPS BEFORE A STORM ARRIVES:
Gather and check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed. The American Red Cross suggests you pick up at least three days' worth of water and non-perishable food, a flashlight and extra batteries for it, at least seven days’ worth of prescription medication, a cell phone with a charger, and that you have extra cash and spare clothes at the ready.
Have an emergency kit with these items you probably already have in your home: flashlight(s), battery powered weather radio, extra batteries to fit each electronic (including cell phone), non-perishable foods (canned goods and dry foods), lots of bottled water, can opener, first aid kit (with a disinfectant), fire extinguisher, blankets, extra clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, clock or watch, whistle to signal for help, important personal items (eyeglasses, prescriptions, etc.), and paper documents such as birth certificates, social security cards, and other significant legal papers.
Stay inside and away from windows, skylights and glass doors. Find a safe area in the interior or your property on the lower level or basement. If flooding threatens your home, turn off the electricity at the main breaker. If your property loses power, turn off major appliances such as the AC unit and water heater to reduce damage.
Inspect your roof and foundation for damage and make necessary repairs. Exterior doors should have 3 hinges and a deadbolt lock that is an inch long minimum. Cut dead or weak limbs before a storm hits. Remove any limbs hanging over your home that could cause substantial damage if they fall. Likewise, take the time to have trees that could fall on the home removed. Clean rain gutters ensure runoff has a place to go; water that pools and gathers can cause damage especially if a downpour is ongoing.
SOURCE: www.epa.gov | www.nhc.noaa.gov
Commercial Cleaning Services can help with relief from indoor allergens this spring
Having your ducts cleaned can save you money in the long run, and create a better environment for your family, friends, employees and your customers.
Spring is a welcome reprieve from the long winter — unless you suffer from spring allergies. Improve indoor air quality with SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury Professional Services.
Your local SERVPRO has cleaning and restoration service solutions that may help alleviate allergy symptoms by promoting healthy indoor air quality, our New Jersey residential and commercial property services include:
- HVAC unit Cleaning
- Air Duct and Register Cleaning
- Intensive Carpet & Floor Cleaning
- Odor Removal
You can't control the increase of allergens in the spring air, but you can improve the air quality in your New Jersey commercial or residential property, bolstering your fight against allergy symptoms? HVAC units, air ducts, registers, upholstery, carpets and flooring can hold much more dust, dirt and pollen than you would think. Scheduling periodic professional cleaning and odor removal services with our SERVPRO cleaning crews during spring can reduce allergens in your home or business and assure healthy air quality throughout your Trenton, Monroe, Princeton or East Windsor property. SERVPRO professional cleaning services can help minimize indoor allergens and alleviate your seasonal allergy symptoms and improve the overall indoor air quality of your home or business.
SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury offers many cleaning and maintenance services to benefit your Mercer or Middlesex County home or business:
- Creating a Clean & Healthy Living/Working Environment
- Reducing Allergens and Irritants to alleviate allergy symptoms
- Removing Unpleasant Smells and Odors
- Improving Air Flow Efficiency
HVAC Unit Cleaning, Air Duct and Vent Cleaning
HVAC systems are often the biggest culprit when it comes to poor indoor air quality and a leading cause in increased allergy symptoms. The air inside your New Jersey home/business is full of tiny particles like dust, pollen and debris, when you run your furnace or air conditioner it pulls in airborne particles. Over time, these contaminants can build up inside the ducts, reducing airflow and re-circulating allergens throughout your living/working space. Keeping dust, pollen, pet dander, and other irritants out of the air you breathe involves more than changing the air filter, proper HVAC unit and air duct maintenance is essential to reducing allergens inside your commercial or residential property and improve air quality. Our trained professionals at SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury use commercial-grade, duct-cleaning equipment including brushes and air whips, that remove dust and debris trapped inside your duct system and leave your property with optimal indoor air quality.
Intensive Upholstery, Carpet and Floor Cleaning
Seasonal weather and normal wear-and-tear can leave dirt, moisture and debris deep inside the soft-surfaces of your home or business. Scheduling a deep cleaning every 12-18 months by an IICRC trained SERVPRO professional will renew the look of your upholstery, carpet and flooring by removing the collected dirt and debris. SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury utilizes the best technology and highest-quality equipment that effectively removes dust, pollen and other allergens to keep your home or business allergen free and your carpets and flooring looking like new. Our professional cleaning will address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets, dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet.
Rely on SERVPRO technicians to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home/business. Take advantage of our residential and commercial cleaning services to remove unwanted odors. Our New Jersey restoration service professionals have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. Our experienced technicians have access to specialized odor removal products and equipment capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize odors and help restore your home or business to a safe, healthy and fresh environment.
DIY CLEANING TIPS to Help You Control Indoor Allergens and Improve Indoor Air Quality
The best way to improve your air quality is to get rid of the sources of allergens and irritants from your home or business. Take measures to avoid and reduce your contact with allergens. Also increase the flow of outdoor air into your home and reduce humidity as much as possible. Our crews are always ready to tackle the dirt and dust you can’t handle, our commercial cleaning crews can remove seasonal or annual dirt and dust buildup. Our restoration professionals can also recognize property damage from an unseen event such as a slow water leak, or mold growth from excessive moisture and improper ventilation.
Here are cleaning tips you may want to add to your regular routine to reduce indoor allergens
- Reducing dust-collecting clutter
- Regularly vacuuming carpeted floors with a double-bag or HEPA filter vacuum
- Dusting blinds and window treatments bi-weekly
- Regularly washing blankets and throw rugs
- Washing all bed linens in hot water every week
- Keeping counters and other hard surfaces clean and dry
- Getting all water damage restored quickly
Benefits of Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning
Like furnaces and air conditioners, air ducts require proper cleaning and maintenance to perform at their best. Keeping ducts free of dust and debris can also help reduce your energy bill and improve air quality in your home/business. More frequent duct cleaning is recommended if you have indoor pets or are sensitive to indoor air quality issues for example you suffer from asthma. You should also have your ducts cleaned if you have recently renovated your home or business, as this will increase the amount of dust in your forced air system. It’s also recommended to have your HVAC system and air ducts cleaned and services following a property damage event.
Having your ducts cleaned can save you money in the long run, and create a better environment for your family, friends, employees and your customers. Restore energy efficiency over time and reduce the possibility of microbial growth with ventilation cleaning services from SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury.
The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:
- Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
- May help to eliminate offensive odors.
- Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.
However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. Our technicians will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your commercial or residential HVAC system.
If indoor allergens are causing your seasonal allergies to flare up, reach for the phone. SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury professionals are trained technicians, with state-of-the-art equipment and unique knowledge and experience to pay careful attention to the details that matter most when cleaning and restoring your property to a healthy work or living environment.
SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury Responds to Flood or Storm Water Property Damage Immediately
Our SERVPRO Storm Property Restoration Team has the experience and resources to handle your New Jersey weather related water property damage.
It’s critical to take quick action following a flood or storm water intrusion to your local New Jersey home or business.
Call our New Jersey Storm Damage Cleanup, Restoration and Repair team.
If it’s a roof leak, exterior damage, a cracked foundation or basement flooding, causing your water property damage, call our Disaster Restoration Specialists at SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury to 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 flooded 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 solutions to restore and repair your local New Jersey property and contents to help minimize additional damages, we provide services to Edison, Middletown, Old Bridge, Cranbury, or South River.
OUR NEW JERSEY STORM & FLOOD WATER MITIGATION SERVICES INCLUDE
- Water Extraction
- Drying of affected areas, including walls, carpets and furniture
- Cleaning and Restoration of affected possessions
- Remediating mold and mildew
- Reconstruction and Repairs
Our SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury 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! Call our New Jersey Storm Damage Cleanup, Restoration and Repair team.
Spring is here, now is the best time to check for water property damage caused by Winter.
Here are some tips for where to inspect your home or business for potential winter property damage disasters.
Even after a very milder winter, it is critical to assess your property’s exterior to make sure the cold weather hasn’t left you with property damage. It’s also important to react quickly and take the necessary steps to prevent property damage from compounding, spring showers are on the horizon.
SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury responded to a local Middletown, NJ property that suffered a water damage disaster indoors due to winter weather and water intrusion. A roof leak went undetected for some time, causing significant water intrusion and secondary damages from the top down. Our professional SERVPRO service technicians were onsite quickly to treat the water and mold damage to the roof, walls and floors. The drying process was started by placing large commercial drying equipment in the area. Once the area is dry, the restoration and rebuilding process could begin.
Winter weather can be hard on your New Jersey residential and commercial property be sure to look for problems that frigid temperatures, snow and ice may have caused.
Winter weather can cause upwards of three and a half billion dollars of property damage in the U.S.
Winter storms are accompanied by lots of moisture – snow, freezing rain, ice, hail and wind – come together to create common issues like ice dams, frozen pipes and frost heave that may cause damage to your home or business. SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury is always ready to respond to your Matawan, Middletown, Union Beach or South River property damage restoration needs quickly, and we can begin the restoration process immediately. Our local disaster restoration services include an inspection and assessment of the damaged areas, water removal/water extraction, drying and dehumidification, cleaning and repairs, restoration and building as necessary. There are several common problem areas to inspect during spring for potential damage, including your roof and gutter system, foundation and yard, plumbing system and your property’s exterior. From the top down these areas could see potential damage from the worst that the winter elements can bring.
A TOP DOWN APPROACH TO SEASONAL NEW JERSEY SPRING PROPERTY DAMAGE INSPECTION AREAS:
- Roof and Gutter System Damage:
The function of your roof and gutter system is to remove excess water from your property to prevent damage. High winds, hail and winter storms can tear off or destroy shingles and ice can obstruct the flow of water in gutters and downspouts, allowing water to breach the structure. Winter forces can cause obvious holes in your roof from wind or branches, but additionally less noticeable damage from hail or other debris can cause indentations and divots that overtime can lead to ice and moisture damage. Heavy buildup of ice on your roof can cause your gutters and downspouts to separate from your roofline, disrupting the flow of water and cause water intrusion and damage to the inside of your home or business. It’s a good idea each spring to inspect your roof, gutters and downspouts for visible damage, debris and that they are functioning properly.
- Window, Door and Exterior Damage:
Cold temperatures, snow and hail can take a toll on the structure of your property including the windows, doors and exterior of your home or business. Without proper repair, peeling paint, cracks in sealant and other damage could lead to moisture infiltration and a water damage disaster. After winter passes, damaged paint should be removed, primed, sealed and repainted. Cracks and air leaks should be sealed and repaired to prevent more devastating damage later, and missing siding should be replaced before springtime showers arrive to prevent additional water and structural damages.
- Foundation and Other Drainage Problems:
Another potential casualty of winter weather is your foundation and yard. Hairline cracks in the concrete of a foundation that develop naturally over time can expand, causing major structural damage over time if not properly taken care of quickly. Water can find its way into cracks, freeze and make them larger during the frigid cold months of winter. Getting your foundation repaired in the spring can help prevent more problems from developing as time goes by. The best way to avoid foundation damage is to keep moisture moving away from your foundation. Each spring check your gutters and downspouts for debris or clogs, make sure they are functioning properly, and that they drain at least 10 feet away from your home. Make sure the ground around your home is graded away from your foundation and consider adding a rain garden to your property to combat a bigger problem.
- Plumbing Damage:
Another vulnerable system in your New Jersey home or business that could be damaged from cold winter temperatures is your plumbing. To adequately deliver water to and from your sinks, boiler, and spickets your plumbing system keeps the water forever flowing. However, during cold winter days and nights cracks and stresses can occur and eventually lead to leaks and pipe breaks that can have a damaging effect on your local commercial or residential property. Remember to survey your pipes regularly for cracks and leaks, paying closest attention to the pipes that are closest to the elements or in poorly insulated areas such as the basement or crawlspace, or outside walls and attics. Take this opportunity to add some additional insulation as a precautionary measure for the future winter weather to come.
Take a Proactive Approach:
Taking a proactive approach to property damage starts with making these inspections during your springtime routine. First and Secondary water damage is multi-faceted and can affect almost every area of your home or business which had water or flood intrusion. If you see any signs of suspected water damage or other types of property damage including mold, smoke, biohazard. Your best course of action is to contact your local Middlesex, NJ Disaster Restoration Professionals our SERVPRO crews are trained and certified to handle your water restoration, mold remediation, and other cleanup and property restoration needs. We can arrive quickly perform an inspection, and get you started on the road to recovery and restoration, “Like it never even happened.”
Effective Winter Storm Restoration: Our SERVPRO team has the answers to your property damage repair concerns.
Frigid winter weather and Blizzard conditions can cause BIG problems for Long Island home and business owners.
Frigid winter weather and Blizzard conditions can cause BIG problems for Northeast New Jersey home and business owners; restore your property damage with our SERVPRO of cleanup and restoration team.
As we settle in for what may or may not be an arctic cold and blizzard filled winter, it makes sense to review some basic steps to help shield your Edison, New Brunswick, Cranbury and Middletown home and family or your business and employees from the worst that Northeast Winters can offer. Cold temperatures, snow, ice, blizzard conditions with high winds and dangerous wind chills all contribute to the possible threat of a New Jersey residential or commercial property disaster. Whether it’s a burst plumbing pipe or your water heater, an electrical fire or your furnace or fireplace has a puff back, winter poses a serious threat to your home or business from a fire, smoke, water or sewage property damage event.
Did your Middlesex or Monmouth, New Jersey home or business experience a pipe break over the last several weeks during the arctic blast that hit the Northeast?
Our SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury team has been helping our local communities for nearly 30 years, we are prepared with expert training and quality equipment to mitigate and restore your commercial or residential property. Our technicians are available 24-7 with our Emergency Service Team to help cleanup and repair your property damage from water, sewage, smoke or fire. Our priority is providing quick and effective service and solutions to restore your property and belongings, “Like it never even happened.”
When New Jersey winter storms are coming to Middletown, Monroe, Edison and Cranbury it’s important to be prepared, our SERVPRO teams are ready and always prepared to handle any size property disaster. Calling SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury after you experience water damage from ice dams or basement flooding from ice buildup or excessive snow melt, can be the difference from a quick cleanup and mitigation or costly restoration, construction and mold remediation services.
UNDERSTAND WINTER WEATHER TERMINOLOGY
- Winter Weather Outlook: Meteorologists issue this typically 3-5 days prior to a winter storm when they believe wintery conditions are possible.
- Winter Weather Advisory: Issued typically 2-3 days prior to a possible hazardous winter weather storm that could cause “significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.”
- Winter Weather Watch: Watches are typically issued 12-48 hours before a winter storm is set to hit. This is to advise the public of the possibility of a winter storm, blizzard, or other hazardous wintery conditions such as freezing rain.
- Winter Weather Warning: Warnings alert the public 2-24 hours before a winter storm occurs. Issued for hazardous winter weather that can cause “significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.”
Blizzard Warning: Sustained wind or frequent gusts greater than or equal to 35 miles per hour accompanied by falling and/or blowing snow, frequently visibilities less than 1/4 of a mile for at least 3 hours.
Winter Storm Warning: Heavy Snow (snow accumulation of 6 inches or more in 12 hours or 8 inches or more in 24 hours), Sleet (accumulation of ice pellets 1/2 of an inch and greater), Ice (accumulation of 1/4 of an inch or more) and/or heavy Snow and Blowing Snow (wind is below blizzard criteria).
SERVPRO CAN HELP WITH WATER PROPERTY EMERGENCIES FOLLOWING STORM FLOODING OR FREEZING WINTER WEATHER
Northeast Winter Storms can bring any number of potential hazards to your New Jersey commercial or residential property, including fallen tree limbs, hail, blizzard winds and heavy rain and snow. Your home or business is at risk from a collapsed roof, or frozen pipe burst, once a significant amount of water from flooding or moisture affects your home or business, problems from water damage can start to occur.
It’s critical to take quick action and call our SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury team to begin taking steps to stop the 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 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 property and contents to help minimize additional damages.
OUR NORTHERN AND EASTERN NEW JERSEY STORM & WATER MITIGATION SERVICES INCLUDE
- Water Extraction
- Drying of affected areas, including walls, carpets and furniture
- Cleaning and Restoration of affected possessions
- Remediating mold and mildew
- Reconstruction and Repairs
Our SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury Storm Team has the experience and resources to handle your winter weather property damage quickly and professionally. We know what comes next after the storm and we are prepared 24-7 with Emergency help when you need us! Call our Cleanup, Restoration and Repair teams @(732) 257-3739.
Types of Water Damages and How SERVPRO Restoration Professionals Can Help
SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury is a trusted leader in emergency property restoration and cleanup situations of any type or magnitude.
SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury has helped countless local Northern and Eastern New Jersey business owners with emergency commercial water removal services following invasive, problematic water damage issues that have threatened to halt normal business operations. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in emergency property restoration and cleanup situations of any type or magnitude. Our water mitigation and restoration professionals care about your employees' health and business operations, they work efficiently and quickly to restore your property, “Like it never even happened.” We know how important your time is, our goal is to help you stay open, operational, and in business.
RECOGNIZED AND TRUSTED WATER DAMAGE EXPERTS
If you find that your office, warehouse, restaurant or other commercial property in Edison, New Brunswick, Old Bridge, Monroe or Middletown has experienced water or sewage damage, from broken plumbing, flooding, roof leaks or other types of water damage the most effective solution is to hire a restoration company like SERVPRO to begin the cleanup, repair, and restoration process. When your New Jersey home or business suffers a water damage, understanding what type of water you are dealing with is critical to ensuring proper cleanup. We offer 24-hour services, excellent customer service, and expedient remediation work that return your home to a safe, sanitary condition.
THERE ARE 3 BASIC CATEGORIES OF WATER
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.
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).
Black water is highly contaminated and filled with pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. 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.
THE 4 PRIMARY CLASSIFICATIONS OF WATER DAMAGE
- Class 1 is the least amount of water, absorption and evaporation. It affects only part of a room or area, or larger areas containing materials that have absorbed minimal moisture. Little or no wet carpet and/or cushion is present.
- Class 2 involves a large amount of water, absorption and evaporation. It affects at least an entire room of carpet and cushion (pad). Water has wicked up walls less than 24 inches. There is moisture remaining in structural materials and substructure soil.
- Class 3 involves the greatest amount of water, absorption and evaporation. Water may have come from overhead. Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushions and subfloor in virtually all the entire area is saturated.
- Class 4 relates to specialty drying situations. Wet materials with very low permeance/porosity (eg. hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, light-weight concrete and stone). Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which require very low specific humidity. These types of losses may require longer drying times and special methods.
We have the knowledge, experience and proper equipment to locate any hidden moisture lurking out of sight and clean up water damage of any size and get it done right the first time.
Moisture sensors, which are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls. We have moisture meters that we use to test the actual moisture content of materials. The meters allow our technicians to accurately monitor the drying process. Our team also has thermohygrometers on hand to measure temperature and relative humidity, which ensures techs can calculate and create an environment that is most conducive to drying.
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When you have a commercial or residential water damage, don’t leave your property to chance.
Call SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury (732) 257-3739
As a locally owned and operated business, Our SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury teams are close by and ready to respond to your water and flood damage emergency. As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience.
Getting your commercial property back in order doesn’t have to be a total loss. If you are experiencing a flooded commercial property in the Northern and Eastern New Jersey area, make sure to consult a local SERVPRO professional clean-up and restoration crew as soon as possible to help ensure proper and thorough cleanup.
WHEN WINTER STORMS ATTACK YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS OUR NEW JERSEY SERVPRO TEAM CAN HELP
Our team takes every step possible to minimize the intrusion while working on the cleanup and restoration of your winter storm property damage.
Winter weather can cause damage from top to bottom in your Edison, New Brunswick, Old Bridge, Cranbury or Middletown home or business. Our weather patterns have become increasingly unpredictable, resulting in heavy snow and freezing temperatures one day and warmer temperatures and rain the next. Ice, freezing rain, wind and snow all play a role in New Jersey winter property damage losses.
The good news SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury is always here to help, our specialized equipment and highly trained professional staff has the scope of services to handle your Northern and Eastern New Jersey property restoration needs from start to finish. We understand you may not have all the answers, this maybe the first traumatic experience with your residential or commercial property, calling our team connects you to a professional staff that can provide the answers to your restoration concerns and tailor a solution to restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”
The winter season creates the most common and costly claims for Edison, New Brunswick, Old Bridge, Cranbury or Middletown home and business owners, and winter-related claims are on the rise, likely due to the severity of storms and increase in the number of people with insurance protection. Over 50% of ALL homeowner claims come from wintery wind, hail, and weather-related water damage.
SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury is prepared with highly trained professionals and top-notch equipment to be your number one resource during these times of distress. No property disaster is too large for us to handle, our professionals can find solutions to restore your property, “Like it never even happened.”
ROOF DAMAGE: We often take for granted the work our roofs do for us during tough New Jersey winters, they keep us safe, dry and warm from the worst winter snow and ice storms. They bear the brunt of the elements, over time the cycle of snow and ice accumulation can have devastating effects and cause major damage to roofing materials and weaken the structural components. Excessive snow loads and weakened roofing materials from ice dams, pooling or leakage are all possible problems that can cause water to infiltrate your home or business and cause water damage.
PIPE BURSTS: We also take for granted the plumbing system in our home or business we just know the water is running or in the case of a pipe freeze (not running). During the winter it gets cold and your pipes feel that too, if your pipes get too cold, the water inside will freeze. The ice can expand causing tiny stresses and breaks or a burst, when the ice melts water begins to leak and causes water property damage to your New Jersey home or business. Freezing pipes are a major concern, and a priority for our SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury team; learn more about how we can help. Freezing pipes account for 18% of all water damage claims, damage from pipe bursts can include flooding, ceiling collapse, floor and wall damage, contents and electronic damage and mold.
WET BASEMENTS: A Basement is a wonderful asset to your home or business, it can provide additional storage or living space to a crowded property. During winter months melting snow can cause water damage in your basement from faulty gutters, cracks in foundations and improper drainage. Water damage is one of the most common and worst side effects of water leakage or flooding in a basement. In addition to contributing to structural and foundation problems, basement water damage can destroy your personal belongings and interior decorative finishes and it also has the power to create the perfect environment for toxic mold growth.
Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have experience working with a variety of water damage situations both big and small. We have seen flooding and carpet issues, to broken or frozen pipe and plumbing issues, and basement and roof leaks. Our technicians understand that a property damage event can be traumatic and unexpected; they realize time and efficiency are important and they take every step possible to minimize the intrusion while executing the cleanup and restoration of your home or business.
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FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION AND REPAIR SOLUTIONS FOR MIDDLESEX COUNTY
If you have experienced fire or smoke damage in your residence it is important to contact SERVPRO for quick and effective mitigation and restoration.
FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION SOLUTIONS AND HOME FIRE PREVENTION TIPS
Artic temperatures across the Northeast have New Jersey homeowners in Middlesex and Monmouth county getting warm and cozy by their fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. It is important to remember proper maintenance and fire safety actions when starting that fire this season, for the first time and each time after. Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves pose a considerable fire threat to your home and family, a fire can result in the loss of personal items, property and even life. Taking proper precautions when using your fireplace or wood-burning stove can help you avoid a property fire disaster negatively impacting your life this winter.
Chimney fires and puffbacks can cause major destruction to your home and possessions; smoke and soot can continue to cause damage long after the flames have gone out.
If you have experienced fire or smoke damage in your Monroe, Old Bridge, Edison or Cranbury home it is important to contact the SERVPRO team for quick and effective mitigation and restoration, depending on the surface material and the duration and time elapsed, damage from soot and smoke maybe completely reversible. Smoke and soot cleanup is expensive and time-consuming, our SERVPRO professionals take careful steps to minimize further damage from soot staining, mold and mildew, rust and corrosion and improve the air quality in your home following a fire emergency. Our trained professionals have the knowledge, skills and equipment to restore your property quickly and efficiently saving you valuable time and money.
STEPS FOR PROPER FIRE PROPERTY RESTORATION:
STEP 1: THE INSPECTION
The first step in the fire mitigation process is determining the cause of the fire, as well as the extent of the smoke damage, and then documenting it through photos to provide to the homeowner’s insurance company. How the fire was started and what materials were damaged gives insight to our professionals on how best to cleanup and restore the loss areas. SERVPRO professionals will explain the cleaning process, go over what you can expect from the demolition and repair/rebuild phases, explain the types of equipment used during the process and begin to decide what items are salvageable after a thorough inventory has been completed.
STEP 2: PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE WITH CLEANUP & INTERVENTION
SERVPRO cleanup teams will remove any contents from your home as quickly as possible to minimize further damage, our technicians will focus on improving air quality and removing soot and debris to avoid continued damage to your home and contents. HERE TO HELP TIP: If you can turn off your homes HVAC system until a professional arrives for the inspection to avoid spreading contamination to unaffected areas. Our restoration professionals may recommend having vents, ducts and furnaces cleaned/serviced to prevent soot from circulating throughout the home.
STEP 3: REMOVAL OF ITEMS DAMAGED BY FIRE AND SMOKE
SERVPRO professionals know how important your Middletown, Monroe, Ashbury or Old Bridge home and possessions are, we take extra care in removing items, and involve homeowners during the inventory process. Make sure to notify our SERVPRO technicians of important/sentimental items, or things your family may need returned to them quickly. Contents are photographed, inventoried and packaged, and then taken offsite to our cleaning facility where they’re stored during the repairs. Since the fire cleanup process can vary, it’s common for fire- or smoke-damaged items to be inventoried and later determined as salvageable or non-salvageable.
STEP 4: CONTAINMENT, MITIGATION, REPAIRS AND RESTORATION
SERVPRO professionals will start with containment to help restrict odors and debris from contaminating the air throughout the house and keep the damage contained at the source of the fire and affected areas of the home.
Mitigation – water restoration equipment including air movers and dehumidifiers will remove moisture from walls, flooring and subflooring. Our SERVPRO team will give advice when deciding what items and materials to clean and restored, or what should be replaced. Carpets, fabrics and other porous materials usually need special attention because they are easily ruined. SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury’s licensed construction team is an asset to our organization, with them our professionals can provide an additional estimate to continue your complete home restoration solutions with scheduling your repairs and reconstruction phase getting homeowners back into their property as quickly as possible.
WHILE YOU COZY UP TO YOUR FIREPLACE or WOOD-BURNING STOVE PRACTICE THESE FIRE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
Before making a fire in the fireplace, open the damper and crack open a window, keep the screen closed to encourage airflow up into the chimney. Light a match, blow it out and watch the smoke to see if it is properly going up the chimney. To increase the draft in your chimney, burn your fires hot and for short periods of time instead of all day. Improper airflow can cause smoke and soot damage to your home’s contents. Poor airflow can result from excessive creosote deposits, closed or plugged dampers, malfunctioning flues, and chimney blockages or a dirty cap, always remember never leave a fire unattended.
Avoid using wood from recently cut trees, they contain high levels of moisture which contributes to additional smoke and deposits inside your chimney. Seasoned and dry wood appears dark, has cracks on the end and will sound hollow when hitting another piece of wood. Look for signs of creosote and soot buildup, creosote is a dark substance that accumulates if wood isn’t burning completely, it’s a major factor in chimney fires and a good reason to have an annual inspection to avoid costly fire property damage and repairs.
SERVPRO professionals have all the tools, equipment, and experience necessary to manage your entire Monroe, Edison, Middletown, Cranbury or Old Bridge property restoration from beginning to end. Our team work tirelessly to produce quality results from quick and effective mitigation, to putting the finishing touches on any repairs and reconstruction needed to complete the job.
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SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury services Monmouth & Middlesex Counties - New Jersey, including Monroe, Edison, Middletown and Cranbury providing full-service solutions for all your fire, smoke, sewage and water emergency situations 24/7, 365, day or night. Call us today for access to fully IICRC certified cleaning and restoration professionals you can trust. (732) 257-3739
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Acting fast after a fire, smoke or water property damage could be the difference between restoring your home quickly or needing extensive repairs.
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Property Emergencies happen every day, acting fast after your New Jersey property damage from fire, smoke or water could mean the difference between restoring your home quickly to preloss condition or needing extensive and expensive reconstruction. We put the best people, in the best locations, and give them the best resources to give your property the BEST results.
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Since 1967, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have been assisting client's fire and water damage cleanup and restoration needs across the United States, locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury has been helping New Jersey residents and business owners with property losses in this community for nearly 30 years, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is an extremely important component to the service advantage that the SERVPRO near you can provide.
OUR Experience - Following a fire and smoke or water property damage to your home or business a courteous SERVPRO professional will lead the way. Our skilled technicians perform an inspection; checking for hazards and making a detailed list of professional services that can help restore your New Jersey home and contents. After explaining everything in detail, our technicians get to work restoring your home. You’ll see the SERVPRO advantage with a team on site, each performing different tasks designed to reach a specific goal. At the end of our restoration process, our technicians make sure you are satisfied with the work we have done, we have corrected any existing problems and remove our supplies and equipment making sure we have achieved the desired goal of restoring your home or business.
OUR Training - SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury’s team of highly trained employees never stop preparing. Each team member has been thoroughly trained for fire restoration, water restoration, carpet & upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation before stepping foot inside your home or business. Our skilled SERVPRO technicians have ongoing training extending far beyond their initial IICRC training, with continued education programs and e-learning seminars and courses our technicians cultivate skills to make them more efficient with mitigation, remediation and ALL other advanced restoration techniques. We pride ourselves on providing industry-leading equipment and training to our teams to make your property damage cleanup and restoration process quick and effective.
OUR Equipment - Our teams use high-quality products and advanced technology equipment to provide you with the most effective cleanup and restoration results. SERVPRO equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the amount of damage sustained to your property and possessions following a fire, smoke or water loss. Our state-of-the-art equipment including, portable water extraction units, air scrubbers, high powered air movers, industrial-strength dehumidification equipment, and thermal imaging cameras all have crucial roles in the mitigation, cleanup and restoration process. Our technicians are specially trained to use these tools and equipment to diagnose what areas of your property sustained damage and give them a distinct advantage to determine the most effective and efficient way to cleanup and restore your property damage.
Are you looking for a reliable restoration company, SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury can quickly and effectively reverse your property’s fire, smoke, water or mold damage, and restore your home or business, “Like it never even happened.” Give SERVPRO of Old Bridge/Cranbury a call @ (732) 257-3739 we can promptly send one of our professionals to access your Monroe, Edison, Old Bridge, Middletown or other local New Jersey damage and get started on your repairs.
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