Recent Water Damage Posts

Frozen Pipes

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Pipes A home in Detroit lost everything due to frozen pipes bursting. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/01/12/detroit-home-frozen

How do you get frozen pipes?

Frozen pipes are a huge problem when they burst and cause a lot of money in damages. 

Frozen pipes occur when property pipes are unprotected and exposed to extreme cold temperatures. When water changes from a liquid to solid form it expands. The expansion in the pipes create a bubble that begins to produce pressure and  can causes a tearing. If the frozen pipe is not discovered in time the pipe will begin to rupture and bursting out water into the property.  

We hope you never have this happen to your property but if it does SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City is here. Call us (609)383-9785 right away so we can clean up the mess and prevent any further damage. 

24-Hour Emergency Services

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have a common routine of ending your day with filling your dishwasher and running it while you head to bed. This is common for many families and there is never a thought of something possibly happening.

It's a dish washer what could possibly happen?

Until the day you wake up and find your kitchen flooded by your dishwasher that malfunctioned and overflowed quietly as your where dreaming. 

Although incidents like this may not happen all the time. It's best to know what your next steps are by being prepared. SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/ Ventnor City is ready and equipment with an amazing educated team that will respond quickly and clean of the mess. 

Save our number (609) 383-9785 and call us any time of the day we are available 24-hours.

An Overflow Problem

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have a routine of running your dishwasher right before you head to bed? This is a pretty common practice for many families. One thing that never crosses a homeowners mind is something happening while the dishwasher is running. Until they wake up the next morning and discover there entire kitchen flooded from and overflowing dishwasher.

What a way to wake up and start the day off with an issue. Your life is busy enough already to now have to deal with a flooding and potential water damaged kitchen.

We here at SERVPRO of Egg Harbor Twp/Ventnor City can take that stress away just give us a call as soon as your find the problem and we will clean it up. Our excellent team is well trained in water restoration and will ensure your overflowing dishwasher problem is no more.

Call us at (609) 383-9785.




Water Damage Can be a Nightmare

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Research shows that every year 250,000 homes are exposed to water damage from bursting pipes.  Floodwaters rising only 6 inches in a 30 x 30-foot room can destroy everything in that room. Getting rid of water from a home is only the first phase of the cleanup process. Water also has to be carefully removed from drenched frames, drywall, wall panels, carpets, and anything else at risk for other more complicated mold and mildew problems. Water damage from bursting pipes, no matter how small and seemingly contained, is always a huge water damage restoration project that should only be done with professional help.  A small broken pipe in the basement can cause a flood of great proportions. Water does even more damage on the higher levels of a home, where it travels across floors and around frames causing damage to everything in its path until it finally reaches a drain point somewhere.

Bursting pipes can result from malfunctioning dishwashers, leaky washing machines and ice-makers, clogged toilets and sinks, faulty appliance hoses, leaky pipe fittings, frozen pipes and gutters, leaking roofs and ice dams, gaping window sills, foundation cracks and unsealed wooden decks.

The most treacherous water damage from bursting pipes takes places when water seeps into wool carpet fibers, paper, wood, bits of flaked-off skin, pet hair and dirt most commonly found in well-vacuumed carpeting.  It is then that water damage becomes a breeder for various types of toxic molds and decomposition. Depending on temperature and environment, molds will develop within a couple of days. Decomposition usually takes a bit longer, but it will develop. The sturdiest of floors can rot right through from the smallest leaks in refrigerators!

For water damage restoration in South Jersey, don’t take it all upon yourself to make water damage cleanup in your home a do-it-yourself!  SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City offers water damage restoration in Egg Harbor Township, Northfield, Somers Point, Pleasantville, Long Port, Margate and all surrounding areas serving Atlantic County for over 15 years.

We handle water damage restoration from the largest items in your home right down to the smallest because no project is too big or too small.  Our trained Certified Technician Professionals are well-equipped with state-of -the-art cleaning products and equipment making your worst nightmare of a water damage restoration seem like a breeze! We will also put our best efforts forward in restoring time-sensitive documents and refurbishing irreplaceable items that might have been damaged in your flood.  Money should not be a time-consuming object as we will work directly with your insurance company.



Water Damage? Here Is Our Process

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City we strive to provide excellent communication and prompt service to our customers. When we receive notification of damage to a customer’s home or business we understand they may be distressed and unsure of the mitigation process that is about to unfold. Below is a bird’s eye view of the process that we follow for water damages.

One Hour:

Within one hour from notice of loss; SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City  will contact you to arrange for service. During this call our trained office staff will ask important questions regarding your damage, insurance information and any additional contact information that is needed.

Four Hours:

Within four hours of loss notification; SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor Cities trained technicians will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.

Detailed Explanation:

A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome. All damages are different and our on-site personnel will ensure that you are aware of each aspect of your damage.  

Pretesting:

A SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City  professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward. Water travels through different materials at different speeds. What might look like a small damage could have moved to another portion of the home via the materials that are wet.

Eight Hours:

Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate individual, most times your insurance adjuster or property manager.

Cleaning & Restoration:

SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has occurred. Our certified teams will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure that your property is taken care of right the first time.

Final Walk-Through:

After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

If you are ever in need of our services be prepared by saving our information now SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City (609) 383-9785. We are here to make your stressful situation “like it never even happened.”

Steps to Preparing Your Home for Winter 2018

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Old Man Winter can negatively impact your home with the freezing temperatures. Take these steps to minimize damages and improve your homes efficiency. 

  1. Flush your water heater then insulate the tank
  2. Add insulation around the basement and attic windows and doors, floors, and ceilings.
  3. Check Windows and Doors for leaks and drafts.
  4. Outside shut off exterior faucets, drain connecting hoses, and blow out all sprinkler lines.
  5. Caulk gaps in siding, windows, and doors to add extra protection from cold air.
  6. Replace air filters and clean air ducts.
  7. Clean your gutters to make sure water flows freely away from your home.
  8. Secure your chimney if you don't plan to use your fireplace.

Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your home in shape for every season.

At SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City we can help you in your time of need.

Call us at today (609) 383-9785

Deep Freeze Has Us Working 24/7 for Entire Month

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Talk about going above and beyond-we at SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City were hit with a deep freeze that lasted 12 consecutive days at 10 degrees and lower! We brought on four extra Crews,additional people in our office,and more maintenance workers to keep our equipment up and running. Needless to say,the Crew's in the field worked 12 to 16 hour days,and our office staff did 12 hour days. To say it was seamless would be telling a tale,but we really showed what teamwork is all about during this crisis. We were running 50 to 60 jobs,and everyone pitched in and went the extra mile not seen since Hurricane Sandy. We proved to our customers and to ourselves that we can handle any load of work,regardless of the circumstances.

Call us for your emergency and we will respond!

                 609-383-9785

Margate Home Floods on a Sunday

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Talk about a bizarre water loss...recently on a Sunday morning we received an emergency call from our service that a home had water pouring through the roof of all three floors due to an overflowing bathtub. Upon arrival,our rep,who arrived in a half hour from the time of the call, walked through with the homeowner and saw an occurrence we never saw before---the bar that was holding the shower curtain fell, it hit the water nozzle and turned it on,and the curtain got stuck in the drain as the water overflowed for four days. Needless to say we were shocked by the loss and how it happened,but our crew was out in an hour,we worked through the day,and resumed the entire following week until we could start the rebuild.

Our customer was relieved at our response time and professionalism,and we even got the rebuild as a result.

Call us for your emergency services.

609-383-9785

Severe Water Loss in Margate,NJ

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

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."

Water Damage Restoration

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage can pose a very serious threat to your home.Whether the problem is a leaky roof,burst pipe,or a flooded basement,it's important to take care of the issue as soon as possible to prevent the serious water damage that can occur.We at SERVPRO of Egg Harbor are ready,willing and able to help! More damage can be done to your home the longer you wait,so call as soon as it occurs.The materials used to build your home can absorb lots of water and will eventually result in more serious damage. Standing water will adversely affect your furniture, upholstery, drywall and cabinetry, so it's critical that you act fast so that the problem can be taken care of as cost effectively as possible.

Please call us today with any water problems.

                            609-383-9785

Winterize Your Home From Water Damage

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Take these steps to minimize the impact of Old Man Winter and improve your home's efficiency;

-Flush your water heater then insulate the tank

-Add insulation around the basement and attic windows and doors,floors and ceilings.

-Check Windows and Doors for leaks and drafts.

-Shut off exterior faucets and drain connecting hoses.Blow out all sprinkler lines as well.

-Caulk gaps in siding,windows and doors to add extra protection.

-Replace air filters and clean air ducts

-Clean your gutters to make sure water flows freely away from your home.

-Secure your chimney if you don't plan to use your fireplace.

Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your home in shape for every season.

At SERVPRO of Egg Harbor,we can help you in your time of need.Call us at 609-383-9785

Need Emergency Water Damage Help?

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor City provides 24 hour water damage restoration service throughout the region.Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we.We provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day,7 days a week-including all Holidays.

Faster to Any Size Disaster---

Flooding and Water damage is very invasive.Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors,walls,furniture,and more.SERVPRO of Egg Harbor arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.This fast response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration cost.

We never miss a call and a live operator will answer your emergency right away.

We are faster to your city.Please call today at

609-383-9785

Water Damage Timeline

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Within Minutes---

-Water quickly spreads throughout your property,saturating everything in it's path.

-Water is absorbed into walls,floors,upholstery and belongings.

-Furniture finishes may bleed,causing permanent staining on carpets.

-Photographs,books,and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

From Hour #1 to within 1 week--

-Drywall begins to swell and break down.

-Furniture begins to swell and crack.

-A musty odor appears.

-Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

-Doors,windows,and studs swell and warp.

-Paint begins to blister.

-Wood flooring swells and warps.

-Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More than 1 week--

Time and monies spent may increase,replacing materials and structure may be extensive.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration,from our training that is ongoing,you can be sure that our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call us today-609-383-9785

Egg Harbor Twp 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Egg Harbor is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies,large or small.When you are dealing with water damage ,immediate action is crucial.A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer The Phone With a Live Voice---

We understand that when you call us,you may be feeling confused,stressed and not in the right frame of mind.You need an expert to guide you through this crisis.SERVPRO of Egg Harbor has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time.We specialize in Water Damage Restoration -in fact,it's the cornerstone pf our business!

Call SERVPRO of Egg Harbor today for the help that you need.

609-383-9785

SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor Water Damage Team

9/2/2016 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Egg Harbor/Ventnor,we believe in our Company wide theory of our 1-4-8 principle,and it works well with all of our emergency requests. Within one hour from notice of loss,a SERVPRO Professional will contact you to arrange for service,and you'll know that help is on the way.Within four hours of loss notification,a SERVPRO professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage. Within eight hours of on-site arrival, we will brief you,the customer,as to the scope of work to be performed,as well as your insurance agent,adjuster,or property manager. We will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property. We will use state of the art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of correctly the first time. After the work has been completed,a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

We take pride in servicing every customer and each and every job,large or small,with results that make our customers feel just like our motto says;"Like it Never Even Happened".