Recent Commercial Posts

Somerset Residents Can Sharpen Their Poker Skills Every Monday in Somerville

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon poker table with people playing poker SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the skillful players at the Texas Hold'Em tournaments!

Get in on free Texas Hold’Em tournaments every Monday night.

If you enjoy a good hand of poker against players of all skill sets, this is an event for you. In nearby Somersville, residents from all over Somerset County can head to the Village Brewing Company building at 34 W Main Street to try their luck at the tables with dealers that shuffle and dole out your cards. Winning hands can walk away with multiple prizes or even entries into higher stakes games in the area.

These on-going events happen every Monday night from 7 PM to 11 PM until the end of 2020. If you want to be a part of free prizes, meeting new people, and having some fun without breaking the bank, register by calling (908) 333-2990.

When you need water damage restoration for your Somerset business, it can be overwhelming and costly. Let our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team help you keep the doors open with efficient drying and cleaning. We can make it “Like it never even happened,” when you call (908) 251-9097.

Revisit a Classic Holiday Stage Performance in Your New Brunswick Home

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

an illustration from A Christmas Carol It will be exciting to see the community viewing A Christmas Carol!

A unique virtual spin on A Christmas Carol benefitting the George Street Playhouse available now. 

Tony Award-winning Jefferson Mays breathes a refreshing new life into the holiday classic A Christmas Carol with a virtual performance available for viewing at your convenience until January 3rd, 2021. The event is sponsored locally by the George Street Playhouse of New Brunswick. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit this facility during its recent postponement and canceling of scheduled performances.

Mays takes on more than 50 roles on his own to do the complete production of the play alone, showing the versatility and range of the actor most known for his Broadway roles in I Am My Own Wife and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Tickets can be purchased from the On the Stage website, and more information is available by emailing

Don’t let mold be the ghost haunting your future. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County can offer thorough mold cleanup and remediation for New Brunswick businesses. Give us a call today at (908) 251-9097.

How Difficult Is It To Clean Up After A Fire Incident At A Somerset Hotel?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

Dark burnt rural wooden house corridor after fire 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
    •    Electrical
    •    Metal
    •    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.

My Somerset Inn Has Standing Water – Do I Need To Deal With It Right Away?

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

flooded basement with water boots near it 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
  • Dehumidifiers
  • 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.

Click here for more information about Somerset.

How Do I Clean Up a Water Loss in My Somerset Office Correctly?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

interior of an office completely flooded “Like it never even happened.”

Water Loss in My Somerset Office

Even smaller water losses in the kitchen/break areas of your office might not be devastating but require the experience and expertise of our team to make sure it does not get worse.

Regardless of the size of a water loss incident in your Somerset office building, there are many distinct reasons why many would choose to have the damage professionally restored. Our SERVPRO professionals are available 24/7 to help with any water emergencies that could impact your property. This response can prevent the situation from getting out of control and damaging many of the structural elements and fixtures that could become exposed in the kitchen area of your office building.

Water cleanup for your Somerset structure requires multiple tasks to occur. We have qualified cleaning technicians available to help oversee the restoration of your property from the initial job scoping and mitigation phases through the final cleaning touches for the structure after the restoration completes. As with any loss incident, our professionals must first determine the extent of the damage and what actions must get taken to return the property to preloss condition. Even with seemingly smaller loss conditions, the actual impact could be worse than the surface might indicate.

How Bad is the Damage?

We understand how valuable time is for your company and its staff. We do not waste our efforts offering services that your property does not need. We can determine what is necessary quickly through a job scoping phase. Our project manager can determine the extent of the water damage and its path of migration during this initial evaluation of your property. By tracking moisture from the source, we can identify moisture pockets and damp areas that must get addressed with thorough drying practices to come. Several of the sophisticated tools that we use to identify these moisture pockets and track the movement of water beyond the surface include:

    •    Moisture Detection Tools
    •    Thermal Imagery
    •    Thorough Visual Inspection

Does SERVPRO Do Repairs?

One of our team's ways of separating from others in the area is through a comprehensive restoration and recovery solution that we can offer local businesses. With a team of in-house contractors to help with both residential and commercial properties in need, we can ensure that the right repairs and reconstruction occurs at the appropriate times. The mitigation phase can be the proper point for damaged fixtures to get repaired so that pipes can get pressurized again with water.

These are all steps that help your office get back to normal. Our contractors can help through various phases of the recovery of your office kitchen and its surrounding areas. Mitigation can see the repair of plumbing and controlled demolition when necessary, while later stages of restoration in the building might require these discarded materials to get replaced. Initially, upon discovering the source of water damage, our contractors can fix:

    •    Plumbing
    •    Fixtures
    •    Valves

What Tools Are Best for Efficient Water Removal?

Not every loss situation requires us to pull out the most powerful and efficient tools in our inventory. In some cases, extraction tools are not necessary at all. With small leaks that can begin to spread through the kitchen and break areas of your office building, it is possible to sop up water on the surface to prevent penetration and saturation of exposed materials. Removing this mild volume of water from the surface of damaged materials in these areas most often requires conventional cleaning and restoration tools that many property owners are already familiar with, including:

    •    Mops
    •    Towels
    •    Wet Vacuums

How Do I Efficiently Dry the Room?

The drying of this space requires several tools in our inventory working together. Efficiency is vital in this regard, as drying can often be one of the most prolonged phases of restoration after a water loss. With the right information regarding where moisture pockets exist, we can utilize tools like air movers and dehumidifiers to gain control of these conditions. If drying must occur within structural cavities, we have specialty tools such as are positive pressure systems that can inject dry air into these openings to increase evaporative processes.

Not every loss situation requires the full extent of our restoration team and equipment, but can still benefit from the experience and fast response of competent professionals. We can track water damage beyond the surface to ensure that the drying process is thorough and avoid more hazardous conditions such as mold growth. However we can help, you can reach our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team 24/7 at (908) 251-9097.

Whom Do I Call for Fast Water Removal from My Office?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

injecti-dry device with tubes going into wall at baseboard We are fast and efficient, just ask some of our clients. Water damage removal in New Brunswick offices--done swiftly by SERVPRO.

Office Flooding in Somerset Commercial Buildings Need SERVPRO for Water Mitigation

This area of New Jersey is known for its closeness to the beaches and New York City. But work still goes on in Somerset office buildings

Getting Help to Keep the Office Open

Leaks from a faulty restroom fixture can result in water damage to a Somerset small office environment. Luckily, the manager knew to call SERVPRO since he used our services at a different office previously. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster! We typically arrive within four hours or less of the initial call and arrive with the necessary equipment to extract the unwanted flooding and dry out the suite.

How do we know what equipment we need?

We follow a professional phone protocol with trained office staff to speak with our future client and even put a project manager or lead technicians to gather the facts. The truck-mounted pump may not be needed, but the portable wet/dry vacs can be used. Our injecti-dry devices can help expedite the drying while salvaging wallboard. Then we can place strategically in damp area air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers to complete the drying process.

Rely on us to keep your business concern functioning by call SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County at (908) 251-9097.

Do I Need to Close my Daycare Due to Water Damage?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged bank of computer terminals Don't let water damage stop your production time for your business. Call SERVPRO to mitigate your problem and keep you in business as well.

Somerset Daycare Facilities Must Assess the Water Damage to Decide on Continuity of Operation

Daycare facilities in Somerset, much like other commercial establishments, need to evaluate the scope of the damage should a water event occur. Each business owner must determine the impact on the staff and clients and the smooth running of daily operations. They should also contact a professional water restoration company for an efficient resolution to the situation.

In Somerset, commercial water damage is our specialty at SERVPRO. Our Green Fleet arrives at your location once you place a call to our 24/7 hotline, and we assess the scope of the damage as we commence the water extraction work. Our technicians document every action we take, which can contribute to any insurance claim or regulatory report you may need to submit.

What should I look for after water damage?

Some signs of damage are easy to spot: a puddle, peeling paint, a bulge on the ceiling. Others may not be evident, but our SERVPRO crew has industry-grade technology to detect it. As we comb your daycare for signs of trouble, you may see us using different equipment:

  • Infrared technology to detect moisture
  • Thermal imaging to find water accumulations within wall cavities
  • Wand extractors to remove water from hard-to-reach places

SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County is part of your business community, and we're here to help. Call us at (908) 251-9097 and let us leave your daycare "Like it never even happened."

Is Mold in the Storage Area a Threat to Customers?

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

mold in torn out wall SERVPRO Excels at Mold Remediation for Our Somerset Business Clients

Mold can cause health effects, but our technicians can help with effective colony remediation and restoration.

It can be tempting to turn a blind eye to mold growth that might not be overwhelming the storage areas of your Somerset office building. Despite how far staff and customers might be from this microbial threat, it is still something that should get addressed as soon as possible.

Addressing mold damage in Somerset subterranean storage areas can often happen without reducing the production of your staff or facility. With containment measures, our remediators can begin drying out affected areas and implementing abrasive cleaning tactics to clear colonies.

Will Mold Go Away on Its Own?

Several myths and false facts are floating out there about mold colonization. It is important to remember that:

  • Mold does not vanish on its own
  • Regardless of its type, mold spreads 
  • Mold can cause health effects for staff and customers

Regardless of where you find mold in your office building, it is wise to opt for remediation. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team can help. Give us a call today at (908) 251-9097.

How Quickly Can I Reopen for Business after a Fire?

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

ladder truck spraying a commercial fire job No Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration for a New Brunswick Building Is Too Big or Too Small for SERVPRO

Bring in SERVPRO to Professionally Restore Your New Brunswick Business in a Safe, Swift Manner

In New Brunswick businesses, even a small fire, quickly extinguished, often causes closure of at least several days. For a restaurant like a pizzeria, this can take even longer to meet the city and state health requirements for cleaning and restoration. 

Why do cleaning and restoration take so long?

Every fire generates a large amount of smoke and soot particles. The fire damage to New Brunswick Businesses can be very detrimental to the ebb and flow of money in the area. The amount and type of them depend on how hot the fire burned and what was consumed. Our Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians train extensively to clean every affected surface of physical debris and soot particles and deodorize the entire structure of the malodors left behind by burned material.

What about the water from the sprinklers?

Our teams also have Water Restoration Technicians that can draw out the water and quickly dry the kitchen, customer seating, and bathrooms. Depending on the square footage and water level, they can clear most businesses in less than a week.

To learn more about what SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County can do for your business here or in nearby Somerset, call us today at (908) 251-9097. We are here to help you reopen as quickly, and safely, as possible.

How Can I Save My Inventory After Water Damage?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

flooded water in a restroom 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-

Truck-mounted pumps
Submersible pumps
Wand extractors

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."

Use Team SERVPRO’s Expertise For Commercial Water Damage Situations in Somerset

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

excess water under an office door Facing a situation with excess water in your office? Contact the SERVPRO technicians for water removal and remediation services.

Start to Finish Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Somerset

Managing a multi-family condominium, townhouse, or apartment building provides plenty of challenges in Somerset. When one unit experiences an issue like a plumbing leak or overflowing sink or tub, other residents in the complex are also affected. The water incursion needs attention wherever the moisture migrates, including complicated situations where residents above, below, or next to the leak or overflow see similar damage.

Migration Pathways Identified

Our team of Somerset water damage recovery professionals trains extensively concerning the expected movement of water under a wide range of circumstances. General rules like “wet goes to dry” are a good start, but we also take advantage of tools like thermal imaging, moisture detectors, and moisture meters to map the pattern of water seepage from home to home within your building. Although we cannot help with the frustration neighbors might feel when dealing with the unexpected results of negligence or simple bad luck of the folks in an adjoining unit, we can plan for a fast and effective restoration.

Thorough Extraction Is Job One

Research confirms that removing liquid water is about 1200 times more efficient than drying alone to return moisture levels to normal levels. SERVPRO crews pursue aggressive extraction, using a variety of strategies to access water trapped in building cavities between units. Removing baseboards and cutting access holes is useful, permitting us to use systems like Injectidry to suction fluid out with negative pressure. We might also punch through drooping ceiling tiles, bulging wallpaper, or bubbling paint to release trapped water, using portable extractors to get into even tight spaces.

Cleaning and Disinfection Before Drying

The affected surfaces need deep cleaning and disinfection with EPA-registered products. SERVPRO brings all needed cleaners and antimicrobials along with water removal and drying equipment and technicians in familiar green service vehicles. We use the moisture data collected during water migration assessment to set drying goals. To create the balance among airflow, temperature, and reduction in humidity needed to dry out wet building materials, we roll out air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers.  

Rebuilding options offered by the construction division SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County finish your journey back to full business operation after multi-family residential water damage. For wrap-around restoration, call us at (908) 251-9097.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 13VH06622700

Click here for more information about Somerset.