Somerset Residents Can Have a Stormy Night of Laughter at The Mansion
As SERVPRO restores your flood-damaged Somerset kitchen, enjoy a meal at Mansion at Natirar
Laugh your way through an expertly prepared Italian dinner near Somerset at The Mansion at Natirar.
In nearby Gladstone, you and your family can appreciate an evening of laughter and expertly prepared Italian cuisine at The Mansion at Natirar. Comedy Night at The Mansion happens on November 20th, 2020, from 7-10 PM. Executive Chef Freddy Vargas prepares a three-course meal served family style to tables. For those looking to appreciate some delicious wine paired with the dishes prepared, you can make this choice ahead of the event. Bottles are available for pre-sale up to the night of the performance.
Reservations by the table can accommodate parties of 2, 4, 6, or 8, and tickets for these groups begin at 125 per person. Renowned comedians Joey Vega, Joe Conte, and Eleanor Kerrigan take the stage throughout the night to keep the laughs coming.
Groundwater removal for your Somerset home is no laughing matter. Let our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County help with fast extraction and cleaning approaches as soon as you need them. Give us a call today at (908) 251-9097.
Fun for Every New Brunswick Family Creating Art Together
SERVPRO provides water damage restoration to Rutger's structure at the New Brunswick campus.
New Brunswick’s Rutgers University gets water damage help from SERVPRO
There has never been a more uncertain period in most of our lifetimes than this pandemic, and that has taken hands-on projects and events and made them virtual experiences. Rutgers University’s Zimmerli Art Museum has produced virtual online courses and guides to create together as a group to promote a stay-at-home movement and spend more time together as a family.
These detailed guides and courses are available at your convenience online when you and your family are ready to partake. Classes continue to get uploaded throughout the end of the year, meaning that you always have something that you and your family can work on building together. Learn artistic skills, including:
- Still Life Drawings
- Book Illustrations
Painting can be fun until it comes to repairing your drywall and repainting wall systems after water damage from frozen pipes in your New Brunswick home. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset team can help with efficient extraction, drying, and reconstruction solutions to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (908) 251-9097.
How Somerset Continues to Define Diversity and Growth, even after Flooding
Somerset gets storm damage relief, quickly, when our SERVPRO Green Fleet arrives
Somerset has become an attractive place to settle down for those looking to escape bigger city feels.
The outer-lying metropolitan areas of New York City and Newark, NJ, have created some desirable communities like Somerset. Without the more prominent city feel that you can find even in nearby New Brunswick with its population nearing 60,000, this municipality only has roughly 22,000 residents. Diversity is a selling point of this growing community, which is showcased in multiple ways.
The Ideal Placement for a Community
As part of the Greater New York City Metropolitan area, the anchor city is accessible through multiple routes leading out of Somerset County. Because of the manageable commute, many have found this southern portion of the county as a suitable place to settle down. Compared to the high cost of living in NYC, many have found the advantages of a lower expected living expense in neighboring New Jersey.
With many areas like New Brunswick and Newark also a short drive from Somerset, many residents do not have to leave the state for gainful employment. While it does not have the millions of residents NYC does, Newark is the largest city in New Jersey, with an estimated population of more than 280,000. Seeking more affordable residences in the outer lying communities within a 40-minute commute of the city can be a wise financial decision and has helped Somerset County get considered among the wealthiest counties in the United States.
An Array of Educational Opportunities
You might think that just the proximity to larger metropolitan areas might be a selling point enough for accessing some of the nation's top universities and colleges, but Somerset County also has many accredited and respected institutions. Not only do you have the esteemed Rutgers University in nearby New Brunswick, but many young adults are also seeking education closer to their Somerset homes through schools like:
- Raritan Valley Community College
- Strayer University
- Drew University
- Pillar College
- Fairleigh Dickinson University
While the diversity of the post-secondary education is extensive throughout Somerset and neighboring Passaic County, the foundation of this begins with a school system boasting several thousand students between 5 elementary schools, an intermediate school, and Franklin High School. The elementary schools focus on core curriculums with a greater lean on the arts, sciences, and other crafts. With each of these magnet elementary schools featuring specialized courses and curriculum, many students grasp STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and art programs before reaching the next educational tiers.
Overcoming Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather Events
As much as homeowners in the area prefer avoiding circumstances like flooding, the likelihood of severe weather coming in from the nearby bays and outlets to the ocean is too great to ignore. With flooding being a present threat for many of the region's properties due to much of Somerset being designated in flood-prone areas, residents must prepare for these possibilities with the right response after emergencies. Beyond the preventative measures that can get taken in the house and to the exterior, flood awareness and cleanup becomes the responsibility of competent local restoration teams.
After devastating weather disasters like Hurricane Floyd in 1999 that left as much as 12 feet of water in the downtown areas, the municipality got to work on flood-control projects that made later disastrous events less devastating than they might have otherwise been. While area homes might always have to contend with the possibilities of brutal storms in different portions of the year, storms like Hurricanes Floyd and Sandy, while devastating, do not happen often. Much like city officials implementing the latest flood-prevention equipment and approaches, our SERVPRO professionals also stay prepared to help in these situations with powerful extractors, cleaning methods, and available resources for our friends and neighbors in the communities we serve.
A Stepping Stone for a Different Country
Cultural diversity is another way that Somerset is unique to many other immediate regions of the state and Greater New York City Metropolitan area. With NYC being among the most diverse assortments of cultures, religions, races, and creeds in the entire world, it is no great surprise that much of this melting pot has extended beyond the borough's borders to neighboring regional locations Passaic County and Somerset County in New Jersey.
While there are thousands of students in the public school system throughout southeast Somerset County and the namesake community, hundreds of these students take courses to learn English as a second language. There are dozens of second languages enrolled students can speak, ranging from Spanish and Arabic to Cantonese and Indian. In recent years, the high school was entirely reconstructed to accommodate a growing number of students in a 50-million-dollar project.
Storm Damage and Flooding Cleanup Services
Because of how quickly damaging storm events can develop from the bays like Sandy Hook beneath New York City to other major water bodies like the Raritan River, storm damages are not improbable. Having efficient stormwater removal for Somerset homes begins with a fast and reliable response to emergencies by our SERVPRO team. We have extensive training and education for our technicians to begin mitigation efforts as soon as we arrive.
Preparations for storm losses begin with pre-stocked READY trailers at our centrally located facility. Because standing water is among the direst circumstances for area homes, we prioritize extraction tools and practices in our earliest mitigation stages. Upon arrival, we can determine the type of floodwater present and the appropriate water removal tools to eliminate pooling. Depending on this collected information, extraction can involve any of several tools, including:
- Submersible pumps
- Self-priming trash pumps
- Weighted extractors
- Light wands
- Wet vacuums
Because we have a roster of in-house contractors along with our responding technicians, we can perform several emergency services upon arrival. Specific actions like controlled demolition and pre-restoration repairs can protect more of the property when completed in the earliest mitigation phase.
Removing stormwater or flooding from your home requires industry-leading equipment and experienced, certified technicians like our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team. Give us a call today at (908) 251-9097.
How Difficult Is It To Clean Up After A Fire Incident At A Somerset Hotel?
SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County is equipped to handle the cleanup after any fire incident, “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO Manages Fire Damage Cleanup in Somerset Based On the Specifics of Each Incident
You need to take various actions in the aftermath of a fire incident. Cleaning up soiled surfaces and materials is one of the essential steps for recovery. The level of intricacy varies depending on the specifics of the incident. SERVPRO helps ease the burden of cleanup for Somerset business owners by providing expertise and advanced equipment to tackle the job.
Which typical factors determine the difficulty of fire damage cleanup exercises in Somerset hotels?
• The type of fire involved
• The intensity of the fire
• The period it burns
The damage caused by fires is not uniform since many factors influence the outcome. The fires in Somerset also differ depending on the materials they burn or the type of accelerant fueling the flames. The common types of fires include those involving:
• Ordinary combustibles
• Flammable liquid and gas
• Cooking oils and fats
How does the intensity of fire affect the cleaning process?
A smoldering fire might not consume many materials in a house. However, such fires tend to produce thick or wet smoke residues, soiling materials heavily. Removing such residues requires significant agitation and the use of potent cleaning agents.
Intense fires tend to consume most of the materials while the residues left tend to involve ash and dry soot residues and thus easier to remove. However, timely firefighting efforts can lead to different outcomes. For instance, when the dry soot mixes with water, it can soil beddings and upholstery items heavily. Our SERVPRO technicians use cleaning agents made uniquely for cleaning fire residues to avoid setting the soils. We also have state of the art immersion cleaning equipment such as ultrasonic cleaners.
SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County is equipped to handle the cleanup after any fire incident, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (908) 251-9097.
When Should You Call a Water Damage Restoration Specialist in New Brunswick?
When your New Brunswick property develops any water intrusion, act quickly to help mitigate water damage.
SERVPRO Professionals Recommend Calling Your Local New Brunswick Water Damage Restoration Specialists at the First Sign of Water Intrusion.
Why is it so important to quickly call for help when your New Brunswick home or business shows signs of water damage? Water moves quickly through surfaces like drywall and carpet. Issues like leaky pipes and broken water heaters can turn into costly damage within a short time.
How Quickly Can Water Damage Your Property?
SERVPRO in New Brunswick has water damage restoration technicians (WRTs) who know that water can damage your property very quickly. Here are some of the common forms of water damage:
• Doors, windows, and studs begin to swell and warp.
• Mold and mildew can form.
• Permanent stains from furniture and other items appear.
• Drywall begins to breakdown.
• Wood flooring begins to bend.
• Metal surfaces begin to rust and corrode.
How Can Calling Quickly Help Mitigate Water Damage?
If you have a New Brunswick water damage problem, SERVPRO highly trained WRTs have the equipment and expertise to extract water and dry your property. Our goal is to save you time and money by acting quickly to mitigate water damage. Your SERVPRO team arrives within four hours to begin work.
• Water Extraction: Using pumps and wet vacuuming equipment, your team extracts as much water as possible. SERVPRO WRTs utilize carpet and bare floor wands to vacuum surface water. Once surface water is vacuumed off of carpets, our technicians can employ the method called "floating" a carpet. We lift the edges from the tack strip and place an air mover to the subfloor and gently dry the pad and laminated layer of the carpet with warm air.
• Drying: WRTS study the science of psychrometry: The study of air, temperature, and humidity. They use this knowledge to strategically place industrial air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home to industry standards. They monitor the moisture levels in your home or business to monitor the drying process.
When your New Brunswick property develops any water intrusion, act quickly to help mitigate water damage. Call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!
What Kind of Damage Can Occur to a Somerset Home from Storm Flooding?
When flood damage affects your home, expert water removal is what you need. Contact our certified team for effective services.
Somerset Homes Can Undergo Everything from Loss of Content to Contaminated Water Hazards
Somerset is home to Marconi Park, where the New Brunswick Marconi Station was built in 1913. It was a notable early radio transmitter facility confiscated by the US Navy in 1917 after enemies interrupted transmissions. Today over 22,000 people live, work and play in Somerset. Due to rising seas, more than 12” in 93 years, these families are at a greater risk for coastal flooding.
How Does SERVPRO Begin Flood Recovery?
The highest observed flood in Somerset was 9 feet and took place in 2012. The flood damage in the Somerset area was devastating. Extensive flooding is not only dangerous but emotionally hard to deal with as well as it often means folks get displaced for a time. Hiring a professional flood restoration company to deal with the aftermath can significantly relieve the stress of recovery.
To begin with, a scope is done of your residence to determine the Somerset flood damage and condition of the property. This allows our technicians to put the best possible plan in place for your circumstance. Each job has a project manager who oversees this process and relays information to the technicians. This means the technicians know going into the job the type of cleaning and recovery to be done and prepare the proper equipment and supplies. Here are some of the things that get looked at during the scope:
- Contamination – Flooding carries with it a danger that doesn’t typically occur from something like a burst pipe. Not only can flood waters put the materials in the home at risk, but it can cause serious health issues as well. Determining just what level of water and contamination is present means better preparation by SERVPRO techs. The surging water brings substances such as:
- viral pathogens
- chemical waste
- medical waste
- dead animals
- Content Damage – Standing floodwater can heavily damage your home’s content. Some possessions will be a loss, but other items may be salvageable with the proper cleaning. Scoping helps determine this.
- Structural Elements – Structural integrity can be degraded by absorption and oversaturation in subflooring, wall systems, and flooring supports. These can then collapse unexpectedly. A job scope reveals these possible hazards upfront.
How Can I Better Prepare for Flooding?
Coastal cities should always be prepared for flooding as it can happen at any time. You may not be able to control the raging water from coming into your home, but there are things you can do to prepare. Lessen the impact on your home by:
- Moving valuables to higher levels, especially if you have a basement.
- Place essential documents and valuables such as jewelry in waterproof containers.
- Have an emergency plan and emergency kits in place.
- Make sure storm drains and gutters are clean and free of debris.
- Consider sandbags of appropriate size for your situation.
- Ensure you have the proper flood insurance.
Above all, STAY SAFE! Nothing in your home is worth risking you or your family's health or life. SERVPRO technicians are trained to mitigate the hazardous situations that come with floods. We know how important certain items are to you. If you cannot retrieve something you need badly, we do our best to retrieve it for you. We place a high priority on the items you put on that essential list.
What Products Does SERVPRO Use for Flood Damage Cleanup?
Flood damage restoration depends on proper cleanup even more heavily than other situations. The content of the home gets exposed to any number of contaminants, soils, and residues. Because the material exposure differs, so will the cleaning methods. Our technicians decide the best course of action and choose from a number of potent cleaning agents, including:
- Botanical agents – These are available for the homes that only want plant-based cleaning agents used. Citric acid and thymol solutions are two that SERVPRO uses.
- Chlorine agents – Chlorines are disinfectant and get used as an active germicide in an area where proper ventilation is feasible. They have powerful oxidizing properties.
- Phenolic agents – Although the scent can be overpowering with these cleaners, the job they do on contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, and microbial growth is second to none.
- Quaternary compounds – These are disinfectants as well and have a pleasant odor. Often the choice before the phenolic agents, if possible.
Storm flooding can knock an entire area or town entirely off its feet. When that happens, SERVPRO is here to help individuals and businesses recover from flood damage. We have homes in the community, too, and know what a disaster like flooding would do to us. For this reason, we are available around the clock and arrive on the site as quickly as possible. The sooner our technicians get started, the sooner you have your home and life back. We are licensed and bonded – Contractor Licenses: General: 13VH0662700.
Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097 for experienced flood damage service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Is My Home at Risk of Mold Infestation?
Mold is always a concern for Somerset homeowners. SERVPRO has the know-how to remediate the damage.
Spotting Mold Damage in your Somerset Property Can Be Worrying. SERVPRO has Qualified Mold Remediators to Bring Microbial Growth Under Control
How do I stop mold from spreading?
Mold spores in Somerset comprise of a collection of tiny seeds and are a natural part of your home. When there is a disturbance of these seed clusters, they can break apart and spread on airways. Mold is a resilient organism that can lay dormant. However, once water, temperature, and food supply are introduced, these dormant seeds can proliferate, forming other spores. To agitate or demo material with mold can lead to spores becoming airborne. To prevent airborne spores escaping, SERVPRO uses vacuums or negative air-pressure machines with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. This equipment can capture mold spores as little as 0.3 microns in size and prevent uncontrolled spread.
What conditions do spores need to grow?
- General temperature between 68 and 86 degrees
- The food supply of organic materials
- A water supply
How do I prevent mold from growing?
When mold damage occurs in your Somerset home, it may be frustrating to find that cleaning away the colonies does not clean away the microbial growth issue. Mold can repeatedly return, providing that there are excellent conditions for growth. To tackle a mold issue effectively, it is crucial to tackling the conditions for growth. SERVPRO technicians may use dehumidifiers or even air movers to control your home's relative humidity and dry any damp spots. Removing moisture can prevent mold seeds from building up through the stages of growth. This preventative measure can help us to remove colonies and prevent re-growth in your home.
On what materials does mold feed?
- Paper materials like drywall or natural woods
- Carpet fibers as well as Cotton
- Wood materials that may be in walls
If you notice unpleasant musty odors in your home, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097.
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My Somerset Inn Has Standing Water – Do I Need To Deal With It Right Away?
Water in your business location may seem manageable at first but can quickly get out of hand. Contact SERVPRO for water removal services.
Immediate Water Mitigation is Needed at Your Somerset Inn to Prevent Permanent and Secondary Damage
Somerset is a beautiful place to visit. As an inn owner, you understand the importance of keeping those visitors happy. When you experience water damage, it can shut down your business, leaving you and your guests unhappy. That can lead to bad reviews and permanent loss of repeat customers.
The Problem is in the Basement – Can’t it Wait a Day or Two?
If you have a water instruction, even in the basement, you need water removal in your Somerset inn fast. Typically your guests would not be in your basement, but standing water can cause serious problems. The water gets slowly absorbed by any porous material, including drywall, wood, and insulation. Flooring and stored content can be impacted, as well. This can lead to structural degradation and material deterioration. Mold can begin forming within 24 hours and can cause health effects. Our SERVPRO team can be there within hours and begin extracting the water from the basement. Our pumps are powerful, and we have several options depending on the extent of the flooding. This includes truck-mounted, portable, and submersible pumps.
How Fast Can You Dry My Inn?
We understand you want your business back to normal as quickly as possible. You can rest assured our professional technicians understand the need for expediency. They provide the drying methods that best suit your particular situation. There are basic drying methods and equipment that apply to any water-damaged building. These include using:
- Air movers
- Industrial fans
- Moisture sensors
- Chemical drying agents
We understand your need for fast water removal. We are available around the clock and can work with your schedule to provide the required water mitigation. Your guests count on you to take care of them. You can count on us to take care of you. Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251 - 9097 for quality water removal service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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Are There Ways I Can Prevent or Limit Potential Flood Damage?
Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County to Help Prevent and Mitigate Flood Damage to Your Somerset Property--We Have the Plan--ERP
Yes, There Are Some Key Steps You Can Take to Safeguard Your Home from Flood Damage.
New Jersey is somewhat notorious for its rainy weather and, in recent years, it has also been struck by numerous powerful hurricanes. Somerset itself suffers from these stereotypical Jersey problems as well. As you probably already know, the low-lying marshy areas that typify our part of the state are easily flooded during heavy rainfalls. This tendency is only exacerbated when hurricanes pass through, as their strong winds usually create storm surges that push excess water back up the Raritan River. So, when heavy rains or hurricanes impact our area, the basements and ground floors of local homes near the river are often quickly inundated with floodwaters. Considering this, area homeowners should prepare for this potential flooding beforehand.
What Can I Do to Limit a Flood’s Impact on My Residence?
Mitigating the effects of flooding could be easier than you think. SERVPRO, a Somerset flood damage clean up and restoration service, advises residents to take the following preventative measures before big forecasted storms to limit the overall impact of potential flooding:
- Create a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) so that, before disaster strikes, you have a quality service provider established, experienced technicians are made aware of critical information about your property, such as floorplans and utility shutoff switches/valves, and we can develop a clear plan of action to save your home
- Before leaving your home, shut off utilities like the electric and gas to prevent explosions, fires, and electrical mishaps
- Ensure that your drainage systems are in good working order and are not clogged
- Repair any cracks or other foundation damage that may make it easier for floodwaters to penetrate your residence
- Board up doors, windows, and other openings that could allow rainwaters in and leave your home vulnerable to looters
- Strategically place sandbags around your home to divert floodwaters away from it
Although these precautions are not always 100% effective, they often do substantially lessen your flood-related losses. In fact, by taking these relatively simple actions before major storms, you are much more likely to save precious belongings, and conserve both time and money.
What Could Happen If I Fail to Properly Prepare for Flooding?
When you fail to properly prepare for floods, you increase your likelihood of one day suffering catastrophic flood damage. Whenever a flood occurs, your losses are probably going to be much greater over both the short and long terms. This is because, without any pre-planning, floodwaters are able to get into more places, in greater volumes, than they otherwise would have and it takes longer to effectively deal with them. With all this said, here are some of the issues you can expect to deal with if you fail to plan appropriately:
- Total losses of certain structural elements that require expensive reconstruction efforts to replace
- More severe warping and buckling of ceilings, walls, and floors
- Further deterioration of drywall and wall coverings
- More extensive growths of harmful microbes throughout your home
- Greater microbe-related damage like dry rot, mold and mildew discolorations, and persistent foul odors
As you can clearly see, it is in your best interest to anticipate future flooding and plan ahead. Doing so, can save you further headaches in the long-run.
Why is SERVPRO a Good Service to Help Me Plan For and Deal With Flooding?
As your neighbors, SERVPRO technicians are dedicated to saving your home from flood damage and conserving your precious resources. Moreover, our company offers innovative services, has professional expertise, and possesses the high-tech equipment to successfully resolve even the worst flooding issues. Some of the various reasons SERVPRO could be your best remediation option are:
- We are one of a few services that offer you the opportunity to file a property profile and establish a plan of action with us, before a flooding event occurs
- Most times, since our firm is locally owned and operated, technicians can be onsite within four hours of your call, 24-hours a day, 365-days a year
- Our technicians are trained and certified in applied microbial remediation, applied structural drying, and water damage restoration
- We are highly respected in the flood damage cleaning and restoration industry and adhere to the standards of reputable standard-setting organizations like the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA), and the National Duct Cleaning Association (NDCA)
- Our professionals have access to all the latest tools of the trade, like state-of-the-art extractors, technologically advanced air blowers and dehumidifiers, innovative Injecti-dry systems, odor-neutralizing foggers, and a vast array of EPA-approved disinfectants and deodorants
Considering all this, it is obvious why many call their local SERVPRO for assistance before and after flooding events.
So, if you ever want to prepare for potential flooding or an event damages your home, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097 for help.
How Can I Get Rid of Mold Behind a Sink in North Brunswick?
The techs have advanced equipment and techniques to make it, “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO techs can remediate and restore your North Brunswick home from any size water and mold issue
If you see a little bit of mold around a sink in North Brunswick, there is a good chance there is a more extensive infestation behind it or within the wall. In many cases, a supply line or other plumbing issue is the culprit creating moist conditions that help sustain mold growth. It is best to bring in a professional restoration company to handle the mold and all the issues connected with it to ensure there is no return.
How Can Water Damage Behind a Bathroom Sink Get Dried?
SERVPRO techs handled water damage and mold remediation in this North Brunswick home at the same time. Significant water spotting and deterioration of the sheetrock behind the cabinet created the perfect home for mold growth. It is essential to work with a restoration services company that also has a general contractor license #13VH06622700, so if removal of structural elements happens, it gets done right. Common actions during water and mold cleanup include:
• Pinpointing problem areas with detection equipment
• Containment as needed to stop spore spread
• Careful, controlled demo for materials ruined by water or mold
In drying a problem area such as this, the techs carefully scope surfaces to determine all the areas that require drying. Floating floors such as found in this bathroom are not attached to a subfloor, and while the laminate does a good job repelling water from the surface, if it seeps underneath, it requires removal for drying underneath. The modular design of this type of floor covering makes the replacement of damaged boards fast and easy.
SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097 stands ready to help local properties with any size water damage restoration needed. The techs have advanced equipment and techniques to make it, “Like it never even happened.”