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SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Salem County is the ONLY Restoration Company is Salem County, New Jersey. We take that position very serisouly and will maintain that status for as long as we can. But Why SERVPRO? 

Over the past week plus with Winter Storm Greyson and the damages this storm caused with the freezing temperatures and now frozen pipes we understand each customer has a different view on how they want their property remediation to occur. 

The comment we receive time after time with this storm event is, "You are completely not like the other guys and that's a great thing. The other company would have come in a flood cut the entire building which is why we do not use them anymore."

For those of you who do not know what a flood cut is it is a 2' drywall cut out from the floor up. Now while this may be the scope of work in some cases it is not for many. SERVPRO restores first then removes if it is deemed necessary. Just another reason to use the trusted restoration company.  

Salem County Winter Storm Cleanup and Restoration

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Salem County Winter Storm Cleanup and Restoration SERVPRO of Salem County responds 24 hours a day even during a winter storm.

Cold weather, snow, and ice storms can cause severe damage to your home or business. When these types of disasters strike, immediate action is necessary to prevent additional damage to your property. SERVPRO of Salem County has the winter storm experience, expertise, and the resources to remediate damage caused by winter weather.

Damage from Cold Weather or Winter Storm? Call Today 856-339-0500

SERVPRO of Salem County

  • Provide 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Winter Storm Restoration Specialists
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry 

Frozen Pipes

Extreme cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. In general, pipes are more likely to freeze when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting water damage can be extensive. Outdoor pipes and pipes in unheated areas of the home can freeze if they are not properly insulated or if temperatures are severely cold. SERVPRO of Salem County can quickly and safely repair water damage caused by frozen pipes.

Outdoor pipes most likely to freeze include:

  • Outdoor hose bibs
  • Swimming pool supply lines
  • Water sprinkler lines

Pipes in unheated or partially heated areas are also at risk of freezing, including:

  • Basements
  • Crawl spaces
  • Garages

Ice Dams

An ice dam is formed when snow melts unevenly on a roof and refreezes into a dam at the edge of the roof, near the eaves. This dam prevents any further snowmelt from draining off of the roof. This standing water can back up under shingles, leak into a home, and cause significant water damage to ceilings, walls, and other areas. Ice dams can also tear off gutters and loosen shingles.

Roof Damage

Snow and ice can cause significant damage to your gutters and roof. The additional weight of snow and ice can even cause a roof to collapse. When there’s a cold snap, water can get into cracks and small spaces and expand when it freezes, causing larger cracks and more damage. The repetition of freezing and thawing cycles can cause small cracks to get larger.

A SERVPRO FREE Service for Salem County

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial A SERVPRO FREE Service for Salem County Contact SERVPRO of Salem County to start your FREE Emergency Ready Profile

SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile is a tool for property managers, business owners, facilities managers or anyone responsible for any building in the event of an emergency. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business.

SERVPRO provides a mobile application for instant contact during emergencies.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

How to get started:

STEP 1: Visit SERVPRO.com/ready. Register for an account using your email address as your username and choose a password.

STEP 2: Choose your preferred SERVPRO Franchise Representative to contact in the event your home or business experiences water, fire, mold or other type of damage.

STEP 3: Begin creating ERPs for all of your properties.

STEP 4: Download the SERVPRO Ready Plan Application on your iPhone, tablet, Android or Blackberry device from the respective App Store.

STEP 5: Launch the Ready Plan App and sign in using the same username and password from STEP 1.

The ERP program makes sense, it is flexible in its usage and benefits, and can even be synced to other business connections like your computers, tablets, and smartphones. In times of stress, this app will help alleviate pressure and panic and provide you with a fast means of contacting the first responders and SERVPRO of Salem County to mitigate losses.

We're Faster To Any Size Disaster (856) 339-0500

Fall Hazards and How to Prepare for them

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fall Hazards and How to Prepare for them Beautiful House in Woodstown decorated for fall

As the leaves change color and the temperatures fall the need for many household items that have been turned off since the spring come back into play.

Heaters and Oil Tanks come to mind first. 

Here at SERVPRO of Salem County we have already encountered our first Home Heating Oil Spill of the season and thought lets shed some light on this subject.

PUFF BACKS

Before your heater turns on for the season make sure you have it serviced by a licensed HVAC Contractor. If you think your heater is good the worst thing that could happen is a Puff Back. A Puff Back is when a build up in a oil burner creates a small explosion and puffs back soot throughout your heating ducts and heater. 

This is a costly claim that is usually covered by your homeowners insurance. Think about it, everything in your house that is exposed to the regular air could possibly come in contact with the soot. Your walls, ceilings, and floors to start. Then think about what is in each of your rooms. Bedding, clothing, electronics, furniture, family heirlooms are all things that can come in contact with the soot. 

SERVPRO of Salem County handles countless Puff Backs every falll/winter. Utilizing the latest in SERVPRO Cleaning Products we restore what is able to be restored to its preloss condition. Its not an easy quick job either. Detailed cleaning as well and documentation must be performed to provide the highest level of clean to make sure its "Like it never even happened." 

There is no simple right away cost associated with these claims. Every household is different and every claim is unique. But if you experience a Puff Back do not wait, call SERVPRO of Salem County right away.

HVAC Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO of Salem County isn't just a restoration contractor. We do offer a variety of cleaning services for both residential and commercial customers. HVAC Duct Cleaning is one that we have seen a large increase in over the past 3 years. 

Whether you have never had it done or are just looking to maintain clean ducts a duct cleaning can help with the efficiency of your heating unit. It does by removing dust, contaminants, pet hair, and even toys that fall into those hvac ducts that no one thinks about. After the duct cleaning is completed we utilize an antimicrobial product to sanitize the duct which produces a fresh clean smell throughout the house.

Now is the time to get these checked off of your todo list. 

For more information please contact the SERVPRO of Salem County office at 856-339-0500.

www.SERVPROsalemcounty.com 

SERVPRO Recognizes National Preparedness Month with a Reminder to Home and Business Owners: “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

September is National Preparedness Month (http://www.ready.gov/September), an annual event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to raise awareness about the importance of preparing—in advance—for the unexpected. In support of this initiative, Craig Nunan, owner of SERVPRO® of Salem County, encourages Salem property owners to take the following two steps now to protect their family, home, and business in the aftermath of a disaster.

  1. Review and update your emergency preparedness plan, including business and life continuity plans. If you don’t yet have a plan, use the tools provided by FEMA to get started. (https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan)
  1. Collect and store time-critical information, like the location of shutoff valves, fire suppression system controls, and emergency contact numbers electronically, where it is immediately available to assist first responders.

“Evacuation plans and emergency supply kits help you survive a disaster, but a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan helps you recover from a disaster,” said Nunan. “The most effective response to any emergency is a fast response. That’s why having critical system and contact information at your fingertips is so important. A quick and effective response helps minimize repairs and downtime, helping both businesses and families get back on track in less time, with less stress.”

SERVPRO offers tools for both commercial and residential property owners to help them minimize damage and recover quickly from emergencies. The SERVPRO READY app stores essential contact and property information electronically where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if disaster strikes. Both home and business owners can download the free app at https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp. Local business owners can take an additional preparedness step by designating SERVPRO of Salem County as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider. SERVPRO professionals will conduct a no-cost assessment of the facility and assist the owner in completing a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) and storing that profile in the READY app.

“Rapid response from a disaster cleanup and restoration specialist can help the property owner evaluate options, start the insurance process, and take the right steps from the beginning to bring their property back to normal,” said Nunan. “Even in the confusion and panic that often surround a disaster, a property owner or manager using the SERVPRO READY app can reach out for expert help right from the scene, using a cell phone.”

SERVPRO® of Salem County specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO® of Salem County, please contact Craig Nunan at (856) 339-0500 or craig@SERVPROsalemcounty.com . For more information on SERVPRO® and the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Program, please visit www.ready.SERVPRO.com or email erp@SERVPROsalemcounty.com

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

It's My World Too joins the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Program

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

Community It's My World Too joins the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Program SERVPRO's ERP Program

After working with the new It's My World Too location in Pennsville, NJ SERVPRO offered the Emergency Ready Profile to owner Diana Karr. Diana thought it was a great opportunity and agreed to join the ERP Program!

Before the daycare opened the team here at SERVPRO of Salem County walked through the building photographing water and gas shut off valves, took pictures of all important building material, created a detailed sketch of the building, as well as made all contingency plans already put in place all accessible in one place for the team at It's My World Too. 

In the event of an emergency time is money. Being able to stop a broken pipe due to knowning where the shut off valve is via the phone app can help mitigate any property damage. If a fire breaks out having all of your account numbers for each provider accessible to just click is much easier than trying to figure out passwords that were stored on your computer.

The team at SERVPRO of Salem County is helping It's My World Too "Ready for whatever happens."

If you are interested in becoming a Ready Business email SERVPRO of Salem County at ERP@SERVPROsalemcounty.com  

An hour of your time to put the final steps on your contingency plan is worth it when Fire or Water Damage happens. 

Buying or Selling a Home/Foreclosure?

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

Community Buying or Selling a Home/Foreclosure? SERVPRO of Salem County handling a crawl space pump out/cleaning to pass a home inspection

SERVPRO of Salem County yearly receives numerous calls about the a customer either buying or selling a home whether for sale or a foreclosure. We are committed to helping make the issues "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO offers a variety of restoration and non-restoration cleaning services that will help homes pass inspections and make them move in ready. Mold Remediation, Carpet Cleaning, Duct Cleaning, Insulation Removal and Replacement only to name a few.

SERVPRO also has a full list of specialty contractors for electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning as well as painting and carpet installs. Here at SERVPRO we are here to help get your house sold or get you into your new house.

For a list of our full services visit our website at www.SERVPROsalemcounty.com or give our office a call at 856-339-0500.

Storm/Debris Damage Affects Supply Room

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Storm/Debris Damage Affects Supply Room Initial picture taken of approx 90% of the affected area.

No one person can tell you when it is going to rain. We can all say that we would love to be a meteorologist and be wrong 95% of the time and still have a good paying job. But the fact of the matter is when storms roll through damage can happen faster than ever expected. 

Last week a commercial client of SERVPRO of Salem Counties called due to a roof being opened, which was getting repaired, and the storms rolled through dumping rain inside their supply counter warehouse. Not only did it damage product for sale, which was then deemed water logged and is being disposed of, but with the winds brought roofing material, dirt, and other airborne particles inside and covered all of their consumables. 

The team here at SERVPRO of Salem County quickly responded in less than 1 hour from the time they called to do an initial walk through. What was the biggest concern of the Operations Officer? Limited Business Interruption. That is our number one factor when working with any commercial client. Limited Business Interruption. So the job was completed around the clients business hours. 

The final walk through was completed at 7am, just 2 days after work was started, when the supply counter opened up for business. 0 hours of business interruption. 

SERVPRO and The Red Cross want to help you be Prepared!

7/26/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO teams up with the American Red Cross and they made a list of items you need in case of an emergency! Always be prepared!


Be Red Cross Ready!


Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:


 



    • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

    • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).



    • Extra batteriesFirst aid kit [Avail


    • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items

    • Multi-purpose tool

    • Sanitation and personal hygiene items

    • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

    • Cell phone with chargers

    • Family and emergency contact information

    • Extra cash


    • Map(s) of the area



Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are: 

    • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)

    • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

    • Games and activities for children

    • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

    • Two-way radios

    • Extra set of car keys and house keys

    • Manual can opener



Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area: 

    • Whistle

    • N95 or surgical masks

    • Matches

    • Rain gear

    • Towels

    • Work gloves

    • Tools/supplies for securing your home

    • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes

    • Plastic sheeting

    • Duct tape

    • Scissors

    • Household liquid bleach

    • Entertainment items

    • Blankets or sleeping bags


For more information check out redcross.org

Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States.

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Picture from 2011 when Pilesgrove, NJ Flooded after hours of torrential rains

There is always potential for flood damage no matter where you live. According to the American Red Cross floods cause more damage in the United States every year than any other weather related disaster. The American Red Cross offers these flood safety tips:

-Stay away from floodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.

-If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are riding rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.

-Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water. 

If a flood occurs and affects you, call SERVPRO of Salem County.  Even minor floods have potential to cause major damage. We are faster to ANY size disaster. Let us help you get your life back in order.