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Prompt, Effective Water Damage Services are the Best in Somerset

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment set up in a water damaged hallway SERVPRO technicians can restore all types of water damage in Somerset, no matter the size of the disaster.

Somerset Property Owners Trust SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

With any water emergencies like ceiling leaks, flooding, water spills, and burst pipes, Somerset residents can count on SERVPRO for rapid response and quality services. Our franchise is locally-owned and operated, and we take an interest in the livelihood of businesses and customers in our area. We like to provide prompt, reliable cleanup and water removal services to get back to your routine faster. To do this, we utilize a broad spectrum of high-grade equipment, tried and true methods, and the knowledge of our IICRC-certified restoration experts. We make everything “Like it never even happened” a fraction of the time that a DIY project could.

When you have any water damage in Somerset, it is best to contact our SERVPRO customer care team to mobilize our Green Fleet to your door. Once the necessary information gets collected, we load the vehicles with the right equipment for the job so that we can get started within hours. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – ensuring you get the results you deserve. 

Pro Tip – Beginning water mitigation efforts sooner than later cuts back on the impact of whatever spill or water infiltration your property is experiencing. The quicker our team gets in to halt water migration, the easier it is to eradicate moisture to stop secondary damage and the possibility of microbial growth.

What Happens When SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) Arrive?

We have protocols in place for every type of restoration project we begin:

  • Once we arrive, our crew chief assesses your property to determine the type of water event, any damage, hazards, and materials impacted.
  • A plan is devised that involves selecting tools and equipment for water removal services, drying, and dehumidification.
  • Containment measures get put in place, and extractions begin along with debris removal if any.

Our Green Fleet: You will see these iconic, well-marked vehicles arriving at your door. Each one gets packed up with the water removal equipment, EPA-registered cleaning agents, and specialized drying tools that we need to handle your water restoration project. 

24-Hour Response Times Matter in Water-Related Incidents

Emergencies never wait for the right time, so having our contact information handy is beneficial should you have a water incident within your home or business. Our crews are on standby to provide our customers with the water and fire restorations they need when they need them. Some of the water-related projects we often get called to include:

  • Toilet, sink, and tub overflow
  • Hidden pipe leaks and water damage
  • Appliance malfunctions; water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, etc.
  • Burst pipes
  • Basement floods, storm flooding, sump pump failures, etc.
  • And more

Our Skilled Crew Knows How to Handle Dehumidification and Drying

During your project, once standing water gets removed with the help of truck-mounted extractors, submersible pumps, or gas-powered pumps, we pay special attention to the humidity levels inside your property. We use drying and dehumidification equipment in unison to help us achieve our goals to lower relative humidity (RH) to normal levels. Failure to address ambient moisture and hidden moisture pockets could lead to costly water damage to building materials or black mold growth.

  • Centrifugal air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers help to remove moisture. We adjust our equipment as we work, often adding or removing pieces to get the results we need.
  • Our skilled technicians are constantly checking progress with the help of moisture detection tools – sensors, borescopes, meters, and thermal imaging technology.
  • In some instances, airflow may be increased around furnishings, over the flooring, and across walls to help boost the evaporation process.

SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County is there whenever you require professional water damage services. Call our offices at (908) 251-9097 to mobilize our crew to your door!

When You Have Fire Damage, Call Pros for Restoration in Somerset

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van in a parking lot It can be overwhelming when facing fire damage to your Somerset home. SERVPRO can help with the remediation process. Call us right away.

SERVPRO Handles Smoke and Fire Damage for Somerset Property Owners 24/7

Residential or commercial fires can lead to varying levels of damage, both from smoke and charring from the flames. Somerset residents and business owners need prompt, reliable restoration whenever faced with such an emergency – this is where SERVPRO comes in. We know the best techniques and have an endless supply of equipment and tools at our disposal to scale each project to each customer’s needs. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, getting you back to normal before you know it. All you have to do is reach out to us 24-hours a day for emergency response.

Smoke and fire damage in Somerset does not have to mean you lose everything. SERVPRO works to restore versus replace, implementing our protocols to clean and salvage as much as possible. This results in time and money savings overall. 

We Know the Basics of Fire and Smoke Damage

Understanding what occurs in an active fire is critical to adequately addressing any fire restoration project. Our technicians have been through rigorous IICRC training to receive certification for water, fire, smoke, and mold restorations. We understand that:

  • Hot fires will produce less smoke than smoldering, cooler fires.
  • Kitchen grease fires on a hot stove put out immense, oily residue that sticks and smears on surfaces.
  • Fast burning fires involving paper and wood will often leave powdery soot residues.
  • Selecting the best process for each fire situation and the soot residues present help to achieve the best results.

How Do Smoke Odors Get Eliminated During Fire Restoration?

Several steps are necessary to clear out odors after a fire within your Somerset property. Our technicians understand the basic principles for commercial and house fire cleanup. Smoke residues move through hot air currents during the fire, sometimes traveling through a working HVAC system into other areas of the structure. 

SERVPRO considers the type of fire, materials burned, the overall scope, and how long the blaze raged. This allows us to choose the best methods and solutions to eliminate malodors.

  • We carefully remove all charred and unsalvageable contents and building materials. Everything gets disposed of safely according to local guidelines.
  • We tackle all visible surface residues using a combination of vacuuming with dry wiping or brushing and wet methods with water and cleaning agents to pull up smoke residues and deposits.
  • We may also use ozone molecules to help neutralize odors, breaking them down for eradication. 

What Does an Ozone Generator Do to Remove Smoke Odors?

SERVPRO’s vast equipment selection includes ozone generators, which create man-made ozone. The ozone technology has powerful oxidizing properties with ozone, a highly reactive, colorless gas that works to remove odors by reacting. Our trained technicians use these units only in sealed and unoccupied areas.  

Besides equipment like ozone and hydroxyl generators, SERVPRO technicians often use air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to pull odorous elements from the air. Our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) select the best methods for odor elimination, which may also include odor counteractant beads or granules. We never mask odors, and we only use processes to remove them so that you have no lingering reminders of the fire. “Like it never even happened.”

Let Us Handle All of Your Reconstruction Needs

Most all fire-related incidents call for some level of reconstruction. Our team often uses controlled demolition measures to help restore your property to pre-fire condition. This may include the removal of charred drywall, structural elements, trim, flooring, etc. Everything gets replaced and finished off with new paint, wallpaper, stain, and other finishes.

  • General Contractor License #: 13VH06622700

Call us at (908) 251-9097, and we can dispatch a crew to your door to assist with fire damage cleanup and restoration. You can also request help from SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County online.

Mold Damage Cleanup for Somerset Residents and Businesses

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician using a HEPA vacuum on a mold damaged room SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every mold damage remediation job in Somerset. We are Here to Help.

Contact SERVPRO for Safe, Reliable Mold Damage Assistance in Somerset

Many people mistakenly take mold cleanup into their own hands, only worsening the issue. While there may be DIY methods listed online or products on the shelves that claim to help with mold removal, only professional mold remediation services do the trick. Mold contamination within your Somerset property can bring secondary damage to your contents and structure. It is prudent to contact SERVPRO to get safe, efficient solutions and the thorough cleaning you need.

Why is professional assistance with SERVPRO best for handling mold damage in Somerset? We take the time to determine the cause of the mold issue, then follow through with debris removal and cleanup of all spore colonization on surfaces. This gets followed up with detailed cleaning and sanitizing to ensure safety, so your property is “Like it never even happened.” 

Our team works in ways to avoid aggravating your mold issue or endangering others within your home or business. We have IICRC-certified technicians that understand best practices for microbial remediation, performing safe, effective cleanup where you need it when you need it. We work to:

  • Find the cause of the moisture problem that caused mold to develop. This could be a hidden pipe leak, a failed attempt at water removal services that left moisture behind, or a lack of ventilation. 
  • Limit the spread of microscopic mold spores into unaffected areas of your property. We put containment barriers in place with plastic sheeting and use negative pressure. All our crew members wear foot coverings to limit possible tracking into unaffected areas.
  • Know the dangers of exposure. Our technicians all wear the appropriate personal protective equipment; goggles, coveralls, gloves, boots, and respirators.

What is Involved in Mold Assessment and Mitigation?

Once we arrive on your property, our technicians thoroughly assess all areas of suspected mold growth. We will:

  • Check sites for hidden moisture
  • Confirm all levels of material deterioration
  • Identify all spread patterns of the mold
  • Determine all that can get salvaged and what has been impacted to the point of being no longer salvageable

When taking on a mold remediation project, SERVPRO technicians follow best practices according to S520 standards within the manual for the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification).

Mold Removal Vs. Remediation - What's the Difference?

Microscopic mold spores are naturally present everywhere, including inside and outside. Because of this, total removal is not possible from any home or business. Some restoration companies might advertise mold removal, but this is a fallacy. Rather than guarantee complete mold eradication, SERVPRO promises to follow best practices to eliminate as much mold as possible. We then follow with EPA-registered products for a thorough cleaning, disinfection, and deodorization so that you can breathe easy again. 

Odor Control is Paramount With Mold Restoration Projects

SERVPRO technicians have been trained to identify and eliminate any malodors during each project we get called to. With mold remediation jobs, this means handling foul, musty odors. We never take shortcuts or mask odors but select the best equipment and products to help eradicate them. This gets done, so there is no lingering reminder of the event. 

Depending on the mold cleanup job we get called to, many specialists may be at work to get you the results you need. These techs may include:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technicians
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians
  • Odor Control Technicians
  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists

We use controlled demolition measures for building materials that must be removed and replaced due to mold infestation or moisture damage. - General Contractor License #: 13VH06622700

Get in touch with us at SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County by calling (908) 251-9097. We can send a crew out as soon as possible to begin mold damage restoration.

How Can I Save My Inventory After Somerset Water Damage?

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

water damage in a bathroom From Restrooms to Floor Space, SERVPRO Provides Water Removal for Somerset Businesses

Businesses in Somerset Can Call SERVPRO to Help Save Inventory After a Water Loss

Anytime a pipe bursts, it can cause damage. In your Somerset business, the damage is more than an inconvenience; it threatens your livelihood. Restoring your commercial venture and preserving as much of your inventory as possible are concurrent goals for the restoration process.

Business owners can count on SERVPRO for water damage restoration in Somerset. A call to our 24-hour hotline gains you access to our experts, who can start remediating the damage as soon as we arrive. Once it is safe to enter the premises, we take an initial assessment of the damage and develop an action plan focusing on achieving quick and effective results. Like you, we want to mitigate your losses and reopen for your customers as soon as possible. 

Should I file an insurance claim if I have water damage in my business?

Insurance coverage is often crucial to the businesses we serve. For advice on how to file a claim with your carrier, you should reach out to your broker and follow their instructions. In the meantime, SERVPRO can document our restoration process and share those notes with you if they help support conversations with your insurance. As we help business owners, we understand the need to involve other parties in our work. Whenever additional outside contractors need to come into your business, we work with you to leave the area ready for their arrival and reduce any time delays.

Our SERVPRO team knows that water damage restoration in commercial buildings may require us to abide by local ordinances and building regulations. These may extend to the removal of items and water extraction. Thankfully, we have available several options for removing water from the premises, including the following-

 These options allow us to extract varying volumes of water so we can leave your business ready for customers. SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County is your partner when disaster strikes. Call us at (908) 251-9097 and let us leave your place "Like it never even happened."

Drying Cavities Beneath Somerset Attic Insulation and Joists

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Boards in an attic Contact SERVPRO experts for water mitigation services.

SERVPRO Teams Work to Avoid Further Damage Caused by Moisture by Thoroughly Drying Out Affected Areas

Unfinished attic spaces are a common feature in Somerset homes, especially in residences that do not need to bolster the square footage of living space. Not using this space at all, or only having it constructed enough for limited storage leaves this area of the house vulnerable to fast-moving water mitigation after storm damages. Roof compromise like falling tree limbs or missing shingles can allow for moisture penetration directly into this unfinished attic area.

While our SERVPRO professionals can show that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, addressing flood damage in Somerset homes requires more than arriving quickly. We have numerous premier tools and devices that can help to remove moisture and begin drying out structural cavities like the ceiling on the second floor of your property. When migrating water moves beyond the attic space, it can begin leaking in multiple points simultaneously.

Many drying decisions must be made about damage in this assembly of construction materials between the ceiling drywall in the second story and the flooring/exposed joists in the attic space. Our professionals must also determine work to prevent further moisture exposure with emergency tarping services for the roof in many situations. While it is possible in some situations to dry out this structural cavity and materials with specialized tools like the positive pressure systems that infuse warm, dry air into the space, this is not always possible.

In some circumstances, it can cost more and take more time to work on drying out exposed materials like drywall and insulation in the ceiling space. Instead of these excessive resources, our team of in-house contractors can work on controlled demolition and prepare the area for reconstruction. Our licensed residential contractors can also help to replace damaged, unfinished wood in the attic and repair the roof after mitigation completes.

Storms can become a destructive force for area homes and businesses, but our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team can help. We have years of experience and an extensive inventory of extractors, air movers, positive pressure systems, and more to make flood damages “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (908) 251-9097.

Fire Damage Restoration in Somerset Includes Content Cleaning

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

A fire on a plug in the wall Call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County the next time you have a fire. We are happy to help.

SERVPRO Offers Fire Restoration Services in Somerset

When a large fire ignites inside your house, several items can get burnt as the fire moves through your home and uses your building materials and contents as fuels. The smoke coming from a large blaze can also cause several issues, even in parts of your home where nothing got burnt. Smoke can flow through a structure and get into small nooks and crannies inside your house, and it can penetrate porous materials and cause unpleasant aromas to exist. 

If you ever suffer from fire damage in Somerset, our SERVPRO technicians can provide several services to assist. In some cases, the smoke coming from your blaze can coat surfaces of just about everything in your house, including your possessions. Luckily, we have access to several types of cleaning products, and we have experience using different methods to remove the various kinds of soots present after a fire burns in your house.

In more severe cases of structural burns, our SERVPRO technicians can pack out all of your contents to a separate location so that your contents can get cleaned and restored separately from your structural components. Once we move your soiled contents to a clean site, we can devise a plan to clean your various items. Some items can be dry cleaned with rags or sponges, while others clean better using wet cleaning methods. For certain things like dishes, we can submerge your contents into a cleaning solution so that the product can break down the soot's bond with the affected item's surface.

Other services we can offer

  • Fire Debris Removal
  • Structural Deodorization
  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning
  • Fire Cleanups

If you notice that soot residues have covered several of your contents after a fire, call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097.

SERVPRO Technicians and Equipment Mitigate Fired Damaged Homes in Somerset

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen and fridge Soot removal, air cleaning along with content restoration are included in SERVPRO's fire damage service for our Somerset neighbors

The Prognosis for Somerset Fire Damage Cleanup Is Better with Professional Cleanup

For most homeowners in Somerset, it is hard to look at their residence after fire damage happens and see the potential for having things back to normal. The black soot, smoke damage, and charred items make the situation seem hopeless.

A common sight in Somerset homes after fire damage is everything in the room pulled into the middle of the room and drenched with water. This happens because, during the firefighting efforts, the firemen pull burning items and put them in the center of the area, and saturate it with water. The debris pile may include building materials, insulation, and furnishings. The result is a wet mess with little restoration potential that requires removal.

Initial Fire Cleanup Actions
The SERVPRO technicians begin the fire loss restoration process by extracting the water left behind by firefighting efforts and removal of anything ruined by the fire. As each identifiable item gets taken off-site, it is photographed and entered into a detailed CCIS Contents Claim Insurance System. When mitigation efforts are complete, the techs provide this report to the homeowner to expedite the insurance claims process. Charred sheetrock, acoustic ceiling tiles, and other damaged building materials get taken off-site as they have no refurbishment prospects.

Cleaning Away Soot and Smoke Damage
As the fire burns, the hot air expands and drives soot into porous surfaces. When the paint on the walls gets heated, soot can enter and get trapped. SERVPRO technicians have methods such as using sealants to eradicate deeply embedded odors that are not candidates for removal through cleaning agents. If the property needs any additional odor control applications, the techs ensure no residual smoke odors remain within the property or contents.

Reconstruction Brings Full Restoration
After fire loss cleanup efforts are complete, SERVPRO offers a full rebuilding service to bring the home back to preloss condition. With their general contractor license #13VH06622700, the techs perform commonly needed  activities including:

SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 222-2020 restores properties to their pre-fire condition using their advanced equipment and cleaning methods, making the fire loss, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Can Help Remove Mold Damage in Somerset

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing under carpet SERVPRO inspects, discovers and remediates mold damage in carpets and other materials in Somerset area properties.

Mold Damage Remediation and Making Repairs in Somerset – Call SERVPRO

Many residents of Somerset are unaware that mold spores are everywhere, waiting for the right conditions to descend on a moist surface and grow into a mold colony. Homeowners and business clients are unaware they have a mold problem until they notice the telltale strong, musty odor produced by mold colonies. Mold can cause health effects. Don’t hesitate to call for assistance immediately.

SERVPRO provides mold damage cleanup for Somerset residents and businesses and surrounding areas. We employ the latest technology to detect moisture and remove humidity from your building, the primary cause of mold formation.

With the right conditions, warmth, moisture, and organic food sources, mold colonies can begin forming in as little as twenty-four hours. A leaky pipe, condensation from AC units, or high humidity can lead to the formation of musty-smelling mold colonies. Basements and attics are common locations for mold, along with unvented bathrooms.

SERVPRO will examine the area, identify the primary cause of the moisture, apply the appropriate techniques to remove the mold colony and provide guidance to help prevent a mold colony from reforming in the same space. We can help identify the source of the moisture to make repairs. Structural components are cleaned and sanitized or removed. Porous materials are assessed regarding the appropriate action.

Our high-capacity air movers and dehumidifiers reduce humidity levels and dry the contents and structural elements before repairing and restoring the affected area. We provide mold removal and restoration service to our clients. Our services include:

  • Mold inspections, remediation, and removal
  • Attic mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Mold damage removal, repair, and restoration

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County and nearby areas for mold damage repair and restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (908) 222-2020

What to Expect During Water Damage Restoration in Somerset

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

moisture meter probing wall SERVPRO says--first find the water damage and moisture, then remove it for our Somerset customers

SERVPRO Handles Water Damage Mitigation in Somerset Properties

Water damage hits local Somerset area homes in many forms. Cold weather and inadequately winterized or unheated basements produce pipe bursts. All-year-round situations happen where appliances malfunction and sewage systems back up. All of these have a common denominator: fast action for restoration services can lessen the loss.

The unfortunate side of water damage in Somerset homes is during the cleanup; some controlled demolition actions are sometimes necessary. Frequently seen in damaging water situations are:

  • Carpet delamination requiring removal
  • Collection of fiberglass insulation for possible reuse
  • Specialized extraction heads used on wet carpet and padding
  • Removal of a portion of sheetrock that has wicked water
  • Water migration within walls and subflooring

Advanced Equipment for Moisture Detection

Finding the paths the water took within the home is crucial to avoiding secondary issues. SERVPRO technicians use state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment to locate and extract the liquid.

Drying for Special Situations

When SERVPRO technicians move to the drying phase of the restoration service, it is a lot more than setting up fans and hoping for the best. Measurements get taken of the ambient interior humidity and indoor air moisture levels to determine drying goals. This process receives monitoring to ensure the attainment of pre-set aims.

Air movers push air over surfaces with great velocity; it causes moisture to rise where the dehumidification equipment captures it. For wall cavities opened for drying, devices such as the Injecti-Dry system pushes warm air into the area. The use of drying mats assists in the removal of moisture from hardwood flooring, saving property owners the cost of replacement.

Demolition Areas Need Repair for Full Restoration

To return the home to its pre loss condition, SERVPRO offers reconstruction services through general contractor license #13VH06622700. Whether it is replacing damaged sheetrock, installation of tile or insulation, painting, or other needed task, the certified technicians make it happen.

SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County is available 24/7 by calling (908) 222-2020. Our certified technicians arrive quickly on-site and work until it appears "Like it never even happened."

New Brunswick Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Abatement

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

black mold stains on wall Why do New Brunswick homeowners call SERVPRO for mold remediation--because we make it "Like it never even happened."

Remediate Mold in your New Brunswick Property by Calling a Professional Team

Mold in your home in New Brunswick should not be taken lightly. Mold remediation is a complex process, and only a trained professional should address it. A thorough mold removal process can save you time and resources if done correctly. Conversely, it is a problem that can drag for months if left unattended.

In New Brunswick, mold damage is a job for our SERVPRO technicians, which are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our first step is to understand how widespread the mold is and how it moves through your home. During this process, we wear personal protective equipment as a precaution. Not all mold is perceptible via smell or sight, so we employ specialized equipment to inform us of its presence.

What are the steps in mold removal?

Our SERVPRO team continues its process by finding the source of mold and following its growth. Once we thwart the origin, we can concentrate on cleaning spores in your home, and we achieve this in several ways, namely-

  1. Sealing your HVAC system to prevent further dissemination
  2. Cleaning with antifungal solutions
  3. Replacing any affected building materials such as drywall

SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County is at your service when there's mold in your home. Call us at (908) 402-0297 and let us apply your knowledge, so your home looks "Like it never even happened."