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How Can SERVPRO Save New Brunswick Homes from Fire and Smoke Damage?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

franklin fd red truck in front When the fire trucks leave your New Brunswick home, it is time for SERVPRO to remove the fire damage, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Reliable Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Services to New Brunswick Residents

Fire and smoke damage can leave your New Brunswick home in an almost unrecognizable state. SERVPRO can help you get your home back in no time by offering fire damage restoration services that are just a call away.

It can be traumatic to witness fire and smoke damage to your New Brunswick home, and you might feel confused regarding what services you need to get your home back to its preloss state. SERVPRO fire and smoke damage restoration experts offer several services to jump-start the restoration process and cut down the required time.

What Services Does SERVPRO Offer During House Fire Cleanup in New Brunswick?

SERVPRO of New Brunswick offers the following fire restoration services-

  • Cleaning and restoration- Cleaning residue after fire damage is among the first things done during the remediation process. SERVPRO techs clean the smoke and soot residue from the structure and contents using various cleaning techniques.
  • Deodorization- Smoke damage can leave your home smelling horrible. SERVPRO carries out deodorization of your house using state-of-the-art equipment such as Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers and thermal foggers. Our technicians are trained to combat both real and imaginary odors of a fire-damaged home.
  • Board ups- SERVPRO professionals can also decide boarding up your home after a fire incident to ensure safety and protect the contents from weather elements.
  • Pack-outs- Sometimes, pack-outs are essential, and restoration of contents is done at an off-site facility. We can box, catalog with tags, and scan the content to keep them in order.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (239) 352-8300 for a fast and efficient fire damage restoration service.

Why do Somerset Home Owners Need Professional Flood Damage Restoration?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

flooded rooms, wet cartons Leave the storm water removal, cleanup, and salvaging of your Somerset possessions to the pros--SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers a Fast and Reliable Service After Flood Damage to Your Somerset Home

The aftermath of flood damage to Somerset home can be difficult to handle for any homeowner. It pays to call in SERVPRO's water damage experts to ensure that the restoration process is fast and efficient. We have state-of-the-art equipment and the necessary expertise to handle any size disaster.

Flood damage at your Somerset home can present unique situations that you need to deal with before SERVPRO's team can reach you. Once we are at the flood damage site, our flood restoration experts can take over and start the restoration process. However, there are some things that SERVPRO techs recommend you do before the professionals arrive at the scene.

Things You Should Do Before SERVPRO Flood Restoration Experts Arrive at Your Flooded Somerset Home

Facing a flood damage situation at your Somerset home can be overwhelming, but there are some things that you can still do-

  • Ensure safety- Safety should be your top priority. Flooded areas can have hidden dangers such as unstable structures and floating debris. SERVPRO recommends you stay put and not try to clean up before water damage restoration professionals arrive.
  • Call in the Pros- Once you are safe, call the professionals of SERVPRO. We can reach you with the help within a matter of hours of your call; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
  • Assess the damage- Before the SERVPRO technicians arrive for water cleanup, you can take a visual note of the damage. If possible, take some pictures of the damaged area; it might help you negotiate with the insurance companies later on. That said, never jeopardize your safety in doing the assessment, do just what you can do safely.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097 for 24/7 service.

SERVPRO is the First Choice of Somerset Homeowners When It Comes to Water Removal Services

6/6/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged floor board SERVPRO limits water damage demolition in Somerset area homes, we strive to restore and not replace

Somerset Residents Trust SERVPRO for Water Removal from Their Flooded Homes

Water removal from your Somerset home requires professional-grade equipment and expertise that IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians possess. It pays to take action fast in seeking professional help to minimize the water damage and prevent any long-term issues.

SERVPRO technicians have expertise in providing water removal services to Somerset residents. Our technicians can handle any size disaster, whether it is due to burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or even backed-up sewer. The strategy for water damage restoration depends on the type of water involved in the damage. Category 1 water is sanitary and non-contaminated; it does not pose any harm to health. However, both category 2 water and category 3 water are contaminated and need special care to remediate.

How do SERVPRO Techs Deal with Contamination During Water Damage Remediation in Somerset?

SERVPRO technicians deal with contaminated water in your Somerset home using chemical agents to control microbial growth. However, it is not the only method that SERVPRO technicians employ. The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) points out that the restoration of contaminated water is ineffective unless the following steps are carried out.

  • Removing as much moisture as possible- SERVPRO technicians use several types of equipment, including dehumidifiers and air movers, to dry the structure and content during water damage repairs. We carefully monitor the humidity with moisture sensing equipment such as thermal cameras and moisture meters to ensure that the moisture level is returned to a preloss state after complete water damage remediation.
  • Eliminating contaminated material- SERVPRO technicians eliminate any contaminated material from the premises and dispose of it according to the regulatory agency guidelines.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097 for reliable and prompt service.

How Can SERVPRO Help Remove Mold from Somerset Homes?

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

mold damaged bathroom Mold remediation by SERVPRO is the way to go. You will have IICRC certified technicians with more than enough training for any size disaster.

Our thorough remediation process tackles all active colonization in Somerset properties. 

There are several mold remediation and removal practices that our professionals can implement upon arrival at damaged addresses. Mold damage affects hosting materials differently, requiring several surface cleaning solutions like antimicrobial products and more aggressive tactics like dry ice blasting.

Does Mold Damage Remediation Remove Odors As Well? 

One of the focuses of our responding technicians when beginning to address mold damage in Somerset homes is the removal of musty odors trapped in the house. These smells can often indicate active colonization and linger behind after mold removal practices have been implemented. Trapped odors in porous materials can usually get removed using our advanced deodorization practices and products. Much of these actions include our leading deodorization equipment, including:

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers
  • ULV foggers
  • Ozone machines
  • Hydroxyl generators

We have trusted remediation experts, from removing active colonies from hosting materials to eliminating harsh odors that these organisms can leave behind. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team is ready to help anytime at (908) 490-6462.

Can SERVPRO Keep Your New Brunswick Business’s Doors Open After Water Damage?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

moisture meter SERVPRO technicians will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call. We are second to none when it comes to water damage restoration.

Fast mitigation response can prevent a full shutdown of your New Brunswick business.

We understand how fast your shop can become overwhelmed by water damage incidents. The need for water cleanup can involve several actions happening as soon as our team first arrives. These mitigation strategies can keep your doors open, even in a limited capacity, during water damage remediation. These include:

  • Water removal services
  • Containment strategies
  • Flood restoration
  • Content relocation

What is Water Removal Services Equipment Necessary After Water Damage?

Removing standing water is a key element of water cleanup for New Brunswick shops. Eliminating any pooling prevents stock and your inventory from suffering damage from absorption and saturation. The equipment necessary for extraction and water removal services varies based on the severity of the situation and the impacted areas. Submersible pumps can often begin this removal effort, though they cannot remove the entirety of the standing water concern. Wet vacuums remain the most versatile extraction devices in our recovery inventory.

Water cleanup involves a range of services our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team can provide. We are ready 24/7 to help at (908) 259-6860.

What Post-Fire Effects Can SERVPRO Overcome in Somerset Homes?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damage Smoke and soot removal is no easy task. SERVPRO uses EPA-approved biocides and detergents for fire damage removal.

Fires can be destructive to Somerset properties, but our restorers can help you on the journey back. 

When smoke and fire damage threaten Somerset homes and businesses in the area, mitigation and cleaning solutions should get started as soon as possible. Our technicians are available at all hours to provide prompt emergency services once first responders clear the property for re-entry. We can help with:

  • Fire damaged homes
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke damage

What Threatens Indoor Air Quality? 

There are multiple ways that airborne particulates and fire damage in Somerset homes can be a threatening situation. Soot particles are among the most threatening debris circulating in the environment, as these are microscopic and carcinogenic. Without the appropriate personal protective equipment, those exposed could suffer health effects. Air filtration to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) involves:

How Does Surface Soot Soiling Get Removed? 

Fire and smoke damage can also point to the soot and smoke particles coming to rest on surfaces and materials in the damaged areas of the property. With wet smoke incidents, this residue and soiling can become a thick and formidable presence on these surfaces, making it necessary to act quickly to remove it as soon as possible.

The longer that smoke residues are allowed to have a home on building materials or contents in the house, the more irreparable harm can result to the underlying material. Because of the natural acidic composition of soot particles, substrates can lose their finish and require controlled demolition if not resolved quickly. Some of the products necessary for loosening and removing substances on fire-damaged surfaces include:

  • Solvents
  • Detergents
  • Alkaline Cleaners

What Materials Require Controlled Demolition? 

A careful evaluation of the property is necessary after fire and smoke damage impacts properties. Because structure fires can be so destructive to building materials and installed structural elements, some degree of controlled demolition and subsequent reconstruction or repair is inevitable. Certain materials are more susceptible to this need for controlled demolition and later replacement than others, including drywall, carpeting, and many other fabrics and upholstery textiles. The inspection process can determine which of these materials cannot be restored and provide the necessary green light for removal.

Are Smoke Damage Odors Common After Extinguishment?

Among the most challenging obstacles that our professionals face when cleaning up after fire damage incidents are lingering odors that impact the property. Fire damage is often dealt with first, though smoke damage effects like noxious smells can linger long after extinguishment completes. Deodorization is one of the final stages of fire damage restoration in area homes and can include multiple tools in our inventory, including:

  • Thermal Foggers
  • ULV Foggers
  • Hydroxyl Generators
  • Ozone Machines

Despite how quickly fire damage effects can spread through homes, house fire clean-up by our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team can get started fast to help. We are a trusted name in fire restoration available 24/7 at (908) 259-6860.

Can You Dry Your Own Rugs After Somerset Water Damage?

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged carpet Water damage is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO aims to save Somerset floor coverings from water damage

Somerset is a community within Franklin Township, New Jersey. No one is quite sure whether Franklin Township was named for Benjamin Franklin or for his illegitimate son, William Franklin. The general consensus, however, is that townsfolk named the settlement for Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin Township and Somerset have a strong place in the history of the Revolutionary War. The British destroyed several farms in the area during their retreat from it. General Washington was staying in the area when he composed his farewell address to the army. 

In the nineteenth century, the arrival of the Delaware and Raritan Canal brought prosperity to the area. Nowadays, New Jersey is a populous state, but the canal still provides a lovely place for rest and green spaces to explore.

Enjoy the many historic homes in the area.

The Somerset and Franklin Township area is overflowing with fascinating and beautiful historic houses. When you visit, be sure to stop and see:

  • Tulipwood is a large and beautiful shingle-style home, which the architect Jacob August Lienau designed in 1892.
  • The Van Wickle House was the home of Dutch settler Evert Van Wickle and his family. The house dates from the early eighteenth century. When the home was nearly sold in the 1970s, local people campaigned to preserve it for the local community. These days, the house is the site of many fun community activities, including Dutch Christmas celebrations, fireside chats, and Halloween merriment.
  • The Van Liew-Suydam House is a beautiful and imposing house, which Peter Van Liew built in the eighteenth century. The house was recently used for filming a Stephen King miniseries!

Enjoy the freshest local food in and around Somerset.

New Jersey is proud to produce local food, from wines and beer to cheese and meat, and of course, plenty of fruit and vegetables. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture started Jersey Fresh in 1984 to give local producers a certified logo and encourage people to shop and eat locally.

 If you are visiting Somerset, it is a good idea to keep an eye out for the Jersey Fresh logo so that you can enjoy the very best of local produce. It is fresher than anything shipped from elsewhere and better for the environment, too. Some great places to enjoy fresh Jersey food include:

  • Jersey Fresh certified wineries, where you can sample the tastiest local varieties.
  • The many on-farm markets where you can stop off at a farm and buy produce or pick your own.
  • One of Jersey’s many community farmer’s markets, where you will find everything from vegetables to local crafts.

Should you try and dry rugs after water damage?

Water damage can leave rugs looking the worse for wear, and smelling rather nasty, too. Should you dry water-damaged rugs yourself or wait for the professionals?

It is a great idea to call SERVPRO for help because we can:

  • Bring in dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the surface of your rugs.
  • Send rugs out to specialist cleaning facilities if necessary.
  • Carry out thorough testing before using cleaning products to ensure the product will not cause the color on the rug to run.

While waiting for us to arrive, feel free to pick up rugs and hang them so air can circulate.

If you are worried about your rugs after water damage, call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 490-6462.

What Happens during Water Clean Up In New Brunswick?

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

dishwasher leaking water No matter the size of water damage done to your home by appliances, SERVPRO has trained technicians with the experience you are looking for.

Water removal is just the first step in New Brunswick. 

If you have a water spillage situation in your house, SERVPRO is here to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can help with everything from small appliance leaks to significant plumbing floods.

When you have a water-related problem in your New Brunswick home, water removal is a vital first step. We need to evacuate water from your house before we can carry on with mitigation. We use a range of pumps and water extractors to remove water from your floors and press the moisture out of carpets and rugs. 

However, water removal is just the first step. Of course, we must also clean and dry your home, but there are other things you might not have considered:

  • We need to check inside and beneath wooden floors to be sure there is no water pooling there.
  • We need to check inside walls to ensure there is no internal water damage or damage to the drywall.
  • We need to check furniture, carpets, and drapes for damp spots, so they do not become home to mold.

For a water removal service that takes care of all the details, Call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 490-6462.

Categories of Smoke Odors after Somerset Fire Damage

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

fire blazing No matter the smoke and odor damage was done by fire to your home, SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians for any size disaster.

SERVPRO assesses the needs of Somerset homes after fire damage

When you suffer a fire in your home, you need a fire cleanup crew you can trust to help put your house back together. SERVPRO takes care of cleaning your home and your belongings after a fire. 

One primary concern for homeowners after fire damage in Somerset homes is leftover smoke odors. To help us deal with smoky smells, our technicians categorize smoke odors into three types:

  • Light smoke odor situations occur when there is little visible smoke damage and no structural damage.
  • Moderate smoke odor situations occur when there is some structural damage, and smoke residues appear on both horizontal and vertical surfaces.
  • Heavy smoke odor situations occur when there is extensive structural damage, and the smoke effects spread far beyond the source of the fire.

The cleaning procedures are different for each type of smoke odor situation. In some cases, we will only need gentle cleaning and some deodorizing pellets, whereas other situations might call for a ULV fogger or an ozone generator. In all cases, we will remove charred and burned materials and arrange cleaning for all salvageable items.

No matter what the level of fire damage, we are here to help. Call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 490-6462.

Can You Prevent Mold Damage to Your Business?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on drywall next to a door frame Mold can be frustrating, call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County for assistance today.

SERVPRO knows New Brunswick entrepreneurs are worried about mold

Whether you run a restaurant, a salon, or a store, it is vital to avoid mold growth if you can. Mold looks and smells terrible, which is not good for your reputation. It can also cause damage to your business premises.

When it comes to mold damage in your New Brunswick Business, it is better to prevent it if you can. Because mold occurs naturally, it is not possible to stop it from entering your building. However, there are some things you and your staff can do to help:

  • Use dehumidifiers to keep humidity levels low.
  • Take care of any leaks, such as faucets or leaky windows, as soon as you spot them.
  • Do not have carpets in kitchens or bathrooms. Replace with lino if necessary.
  • Use mold repellent paint in damp areas.

If you spot signs of mold, call SERVPRO at once. Please do not try to tackle the mold yourself, as many commercial cleaners make the problem worse. Our technicians will set up containment to seal the area and dry your premises to discourage regrowth.

If you are concerned about mold damage in your business, call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 259-6860.