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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. 

SERVPRO seeking a Marketing Intern

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Salem County is seeking a Marketing Intern for the Spring/Summer (2017). This position is a great opportunity for an individual who is currently enrolled in a degree program and are looking to gain experience in Sales and Marketing for a local premier restoration company of commercial and residential properties.

Responsibilities

  • Learning the SERVPRO Way
  • Managing a sales route per week visiting clients with and without a manager
  • Assist in retaining new customers to expand the SERVPRO reach

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate students studying business administration, communications, economics, or finance; Marketing classes are preferred
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Ability to work either part time for the time frame for either course credit or general experience
  • Ideal candidate would be outgoing, creative, organized, a team player and have great communication skills
  • Must have reliable transportation to the office. 
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Must have a drivers license 

Interested applicants should email Joe Lovell at Joe@SERVPROSalemCounty.com with resume. 

 

This is an unpaid internship. Commission is possible and will be discussed. This internship could turn into a permanent position. 

Who is SERVPRO and What do we do?

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris. But who do you call for that?


SERVPRO of Salem County is the ONLY Local Restoration Company located within Salem County. Found right at 318 Grant Street in Salem, we service all of Salem County. Our competition will tell you they are in Salem County too, which is true, but they are located over 1 hour away. When your home, business, or property has a loss, how is a 22 minute average response time to you home to begin mitigation? That's SERVPRO of Salem County's average. No one can beat that I guarantee you. 


After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Salem County can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.


The professionals at SERVPRO of Salem County can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.


It also offers you 100% communication to keep you updated on your loss and where the claim stands. Having a team you can trust is my main priority. 


SERVPRO of Salem County can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.



  • Board Up

  • Carpet Repair and Installation

  • Document Drying

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Drywall Installation

  • Drywall Removal

  • Electrical

  • Electronics Restoration

  • Fine Art Restoration

  • Furniture Restoration

  • General Contracting

  • Hardwood Floor Repair

  • HVAC Services

  • Linoleum Floor Repair

  • Marble Floor Repair

  • Move Out

  • Painting

  • Plumbing

  • Portable Power

  • Roof Tarp

  • Roofing Services

  • Scalable Resources

  • Temporary Fencing

  • Temporary Warehouse Space

  • Tile Floor Repair

  • Tree Removal


My promise to you is to be the best Local Restoration Company Salem County has to offer!


Joe Lovell | Operations Manager


Joe@SERVPROSalemCounty.com 


www.SERVPROSalemCounty.com 

Clean Homes Sell Faster in Salem County

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

Get It Clean – Get It Sold in Salem County!

It is a fact: A clean, fresh smelling home sells faster. Unfortunately, not all homes are maintained the same way. Nearly all realtors are faced, at some point, with a difficult listing to show.

Experienced realtors encourage clients to keep their homes in top condition for very important reasons:

    • Increased Market Value
    • Shortened list to sale conversion times
    • Enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales

SERVPRO of Salem County professionals offer a variety of services to help revive your listings to top show condition:

    • Carpet, Upholstery, Ceiling, Wall, and Hard Floor Cleaning and Deodorization.
    • Duct and HVAC Cleaning-Dirty Ducts can circulate odors and contaminants like mold and irritating dust throughout a home.
    • Mold Mitigation and Remediation-Molds are found in every environment, and mold spores reproduce rapidly when moisture is present.

 

By following these simple steps, your listing is sure to pass home inspections and sell!

 

Contact Joe Lovell of SERVPRO of Salem County - (856) 339-0500! For more information on our services, visit our website.

Fire Damage Needs a Meticulous Clean

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

The dangers of fire damage can last much longer than the initial fire blaze. Two of the most toxic types of damage are the fire itself and the resulting smoke damage. Smoke and soot can damage a home by permeating through the walls, upholstery, ceiling, insulation, air conditioning vents, and other hard to clean places.
 
This is why it is important to understand that fire damage in Salem County homes can present itself in many ways. Depending on the type of fire that attacks your home, not only are the apparent soot, ash, and fire damage unsightly, but possible structure damage and future contamination are possible.
 
Never Have Your Fire Damage Overlooked Again
For example, depending on where a fire burns in a structure, it can affect support beams, load-bearing walls, and it can wreak havoc on wiring and insulation. Even if your fire emergency seemed localized to a particular area in the house, remember, the attic must be checked for damage as well.
 
SERVPRO uses our advanced cleanup methods and detection tools to check from closet to closet, room to room, and floor to ceiling, to detect all fire and post-fire damages. We know where to check to make sure your HVAC system will not spread smoke and toxins after a fire. We will make sure that your insulation is intact and that the structure of your home is safe. If we detect any need for replacement and restoration, we provide a range of services, including building services, that can take care of any fire and water damage and debris.
 
Because secondary fire damage, such as water use from firefighting efforts can also be an issue, our specialists pay much attention to a full, detailed analysis of your home’s damage before making a plan of action and beginning cleanup and restoration.
 
Contamination is not always seen by the untrained eye. It can be hidden in places such as your HVAC (air conditioning and heating) systems. SERVPRO inspects the home from attic to basement, to ensure that all vents and air circulating systems are completely clean. If you were to neglect this part of fire damage cleanup, there is always the possibility of blowing toxic dust, ash, and soot, even on the microscopic level, into your cleaned home, effectively re-contaminating it and exposing residents to its dangers.

Our 24/7 Emergency Service line is at your disposal. Contact SERVPRO of Salem County anytime at (856) 339-0500 for quick response to your fire emergency, or to ask questions.

Puff Back's in Salem County

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Puff Back's in Salem County This is a picture of a Puff Back

Puff Backs happen when your ignition fails to light properly, and oil fumes accumulate in the chamber of your furnace. When the pilot light ignites again it causes a small explosion shooting the dust and soot in your ducts or baseboard all over the room. The resulting soot gets into everything including drapes, blinds, furniture, bedding, clothing, floors, carpets, dishes, appliances, you name it, causing major headaches for homeowners.

Soot is very difficult to clean. It can’t be wiped off with a regular sponge, towel, paper towel, etc. in fact that just makes the problem worse! The cleaning of soot requires special sponges and cleaning products that are used by professionals. Almost worse than the mess is the smell that seems to permeate into everything. This odor is difficult to remove and requires the services of a professional to remove as well. A professional certified home restoration company such as SERVPRO of Salem County is experienced with handling puff back situations. A puff back can occur in large proportion such as the situation just mentioned or in small proportion, over a period of time. If you notice black soot accumulating on carpet around heating vents or baseboard, or on surfaces inside your home, chances are you are experiencing a small scale puff back.

Hiring a professional like SERVPRO of Salem County right after a puff back can save you time and money.

      Call SERVPRO of Salem County at (856) 339-0500

Keep Your Business Open with SERVPRO

2/3/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Keep Your Business Open with SERVPRO Our Emergency Ready Profile is available in print, online, and on our App (available in the App Store and Play Store)

Have SERVPRO of Salem County help you develop an effective business continuity plan with our Emergency Ready Profile. Working together with your team we will review your current continuity plan and help educate you on our services we offer and how we can help. We will then educate ourselves on your building or facilities so if a restoration is needed we are already a step ahead. 


Why choose SERVPRO of Salem County? We are always trying to put our clients ahead of an emergency by being prepared so when an emergency happens we already have a full plan to execute without have the consequences of rapid-fire decisions. 


 


SERVPRO of Salem County is always "Here to Help." No loss is too large or too small. We are here to help our community survive any and every type of loss.


For more information about our Emergency Ready Profile contact Joe at Joe@SERVPROSalemCounty.com or call the office at 856-339-0500

SERVPRO of Salem County to Hold CE Class

7/7/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Salem County is happy to announce that we will be holding an Insurance CE Class on Tuesday, September 30th.

Topic and Time is to be announced.

For More information and to RSVP please contact Joe Lovell at Joe@SERVPROSalemCounty.com