Severe Water Loss in Margate,NJ
We at SERVPRO of Egg Harbor have seen a lot of strange things happen regarding water/fire loss at our customers homes and businesses,but what we encountered on a recent Sunday morning was one for the books. I received a call and was at the house in an hour,and our crew was there a few hours later after I assessed the damage.A tension bar holding up a shower curtain fell,and hit the water faucet-turning on the water-while the shower curtain clogged the drain. Needless to say,the entire home was flooded from two full days worth of water running through the ceilings,walls,and floors. WE spent the day extracting water and taking down the ceiling.The job has now turned into a total gut and rebuild,and the customer couldn't be happier-even in a crisis situation. At SERVPRO of Egg Harbor,we bring your home back to "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Egg Harbor is Ready for Storm Season
SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City is well prepared during any season of the year to help you with your home or business during a disaster.The winter can bring cold weather with frozen pipes resulting in water damage;the Spring can result in excessive rains and again cause water damage and even Mold may set in;and the end of Summer and early Fall is Storm Season--which can equal the most dangerous water and flood events of the year.These can Storms can be very disruptive,especially along the Jersey Shore,and the area is a prime target as they hug the coastline.Take precautions and prepare for the Storm Season,and SERVPRO of Egg Harbor is just a phone call away to help you.
Available for Emergencies 609-383-9785
Commercial Cleaning at Hamilton Mall,Mays Landing NJ
Crew Members James and Ryan on the job,cleaning a food court unit and bringing it back to it's original condition.
There's not a cleaning job on the planet that SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City won't take on!We received a call from the Facilities Director at Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing NJ, and they needed four food service units cleaned immediately in order for a new contract to be signed by a few new vendors.As is our usual procedure,our Production Manager went out and inspected,and gave a quote the next day.It was approved a day later,and we scheduled it right away,and had a two man crew knock it out in two days...with plenty of time to spare for the customer to get their tenant situated.The cleaning consisted of emptying the grease traps,wiping down the walls,and and cleaning all cooking appliances and related items.
SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City IICRC Training Team
Three Members of SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor enjoying their IICRC Water Restoration Class.
SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City prides itself in continuing to have our team of experts complete all phases of training that are required when going out on any type of job request. We sent three members of our team,each representing a different job title,to study and complete certification for Water Damage Restoration.Represented was a Crew Chief,a Technician,and a Marketing Sales Rep.We feel that the more knowledge that our employees have,the more value they add to our customers and overall staff.The course was a three day event,and really helped put the theories in great perspective of how to deal with any type of water loss--from the initial customer service contact all the way to completing the job "Like it never even happened."
How to Safely Extinguish Small Fires
When a fire is just starting,it could be small enough to be extinguished with a fire blanket or a fire extinguisher.But if it starts to scatter fast or takes longer than five seconds to be defeated,call 911 or pull the alarm.In case of a fire,do the following;
-Electrical Fires;Turn appliances off or pull the plug.Do not use water.
-Cooking Fire;Shut off the stove,Do not use water or turn on the exhaust fan.
-Grease fires;Keep your oven grease free and clean up afterwards.Hot grease can can spatter and ignite paper.
Gas fires;Shut off gas supply.Never light a match near a heater or a stove.Do not turn on any light switches.
No matter the type of fire,we always recommend to call 911...it's better to be safe than sorry!
Woodstove and Fireplace Safety Tips
Nothing beats curling up in front of a warm fire ,but there are some risks.Here's a few tips for you to rest easy and enjoy your comfort.
-Be sure to have a professional inspection every year.The biggest risk of an uncleaned chimney of flue is creosote,a highly flammable residue.
-Your woodstove should be the right size for the space you intend to heat.Inconsistent temperatures can cause problems ranging from poor fuel efficiency to fire risks.Use a stovepipe thermometer to check the temperature for safety.
-Never leave a fire unattended and use a fire screen.
-Make sure smoke detectors are working.
-Keep a fire extinguisher close at hand,and teach everyone in the family how to use it.
These are a few simple helpful hints for your family to know when planning on enjoying your fireplace or woodstove.
Discover The Cause of Mold
Mold is naturally occurring in the environment,but it doesn't belong in your home.Get a mold assessment to uncover the source of the moisture that is causing the mold.We can help you with this process.We are professional mold remediation specialists and can assist by taking the steps to find mold in your ceilings,walls,floors or any other surface.We will uncover the source of the mold and seal it off until the moisture problem is solved.By doing this,you won't simply continue to treat the surface problem-you will eliminate the continued growth of mold.
Review your insurance to make sure you are covered for mold remediation.Document all possessions,take photos,keep all receipts for mold services you paid for,as this will help support an insurance claim.
Health Risks of Mold
According to the Centers For Disease Control,mold presents a significant health risk,especially after a hurricane or flood event.Symptoms to watch for are headache,cough,congestion,nausea and lung infections.Persons with weakened immune systems,asthma and allergies are particularly affected by mold.
Controlling moisture and humidity in your home will help prevent the growth of mold and keep you healthy.This will save money,avoid damage to your home and furnishings,and protect you and your family.Taking steps such as installing fans in the bathroom and kitchen,keeping air conditioned,and cleaning ductwork will help remove the conditions that can lead to mold.
At SERVPRO of Egg Harbor,we can handle all of these services,so please call today and we'll be at your home at your convenience.
Summer Storms Can Lead To Roof Leaks
Summer means picnics,fireworks,cool dips in the pool or ocean---and roof leaks.This can lead to water damage in your home,and taking action right away can prevent costly repairs.The source of the leak is often a mystery,as rain can get through roof vents,chimneys,skylights,or along the roof planes.You will need to call your professional roofing contractor,but SERVPRO of Egg Harbor can help get you started by entering your attic to help you search for the spot,and even provide a tarp to prevent further damage.We will go about taking care of any water loss that affected your home,and help you on your way back to full recovery.
This is another service that we provide to the homeowner as we go the extra mile to give you peace of mind during a crisis situation.
Call us today.609-383-9785
Dealing With Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters can bring out the best in people,neighborhoods,and communities as they work together to repair and rebuild.We at SERVPRO of Egg Harbor are here to help in any situation.It can also bring out the worst;contractors that are not fully licensed and insured.Once again,we are here to help.At SERVPRO of Egg Harbor we have all of the qualifications and years of experience to assure you a seamless and professional business plan in helping you through any disaster.Insurance is essential to protecting you with a contractor like SERVPRO.Proper licensing proves that we are allowed at your home or place of business and have met all codes.
Ask for proof and check with the insured's provider and licencing authority to confirm that everything is up to date and in good standing.
We Are That Company-Call Us At 609-383-9785