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Steps to Take After a Storm

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm damage can occur at any time and can cause an immense amount of harm to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding and powerful winds can cause roof damage and downed trees on your property. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health hazards as well, so having a strategy such as SERVPRO’s® Ready Plan https://ready.SERVPRO.com/ to deal with damage will help you to be ready to take steps immediately after the storm.

Take Safety Precautions

Heavy winds and rain can create physical hazards such as collapsed roofing materials, window damage, collapsed walls or standing water in the basement or home interior. In addition, moisture can soak into furniture, carpeting, and building materials making the perfect environment for mold growth that can cause health issues. Shut off the main gas line if you smell gas. Beware of broken glass, exposed nails, and other sharp objects on the property. Contact SERVPRO® to help with the basic tasks to secure your property and make it safe to use. If necessary, arrange for an alternative place for you and your family to live while your property is being restored to safe living condition.

Photograph the Damage

If it is safe to move around your property, use your cellphone or a camera to photograph the damage so that you will have a record for your insurance company. This action will ensure that you are fully compensated.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Contact your insurance agent to notify them about the damage to your home immediately. The company will send out an adjustor to determine the extent of the damage so that payment for repairs can be made.

Look Into Federal Disaster Assistance

The federal government may have declared the area affected by the storm as a disaster area that is eligible for low-cost loans to help restore your property to normal. You will be required to file documents to receive these loans.

When a storm-related disaster strikes, it may seem overwhelming, but these steps can help you to begin the process of restoring your home, and your life, to normal. SERVPRO®, provides 24-hour emergency disaster service. We specialize in the stabilization and restoration of homes and businesses that have suffered small or large loss from water, flood, wind, storm, fire damage, and smoke disaster.

Water Damage is a Scary Thing

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is a scary thing, especially since often times we don’t even know that there is water damage happening until long after the fact. Take, for example, water damage caused by a leaky refrigerator. Because the fridge blocks your view of the wall and floor behind the unit, you won’t notice water damage is occurring unless the leak creates a visible puddle.

How to Repair Water Damage from a Refrigerator

The repairs will depend highly on the extent of the water damages. If the water has only recently been there, chances are that you can mop it up and air out the surfaces. Once dry, flooring should return to normal. You’ll want to make sure that the walls are adequately dried as well, since this will prevent mold growth.

If your fridge has caused water damages over a long period of time, however, you’ll likely need to have the flooring and drywall completely ripped out and replaced. This is where things get costly. Because mold is also a serious possibility, we recommend that you leave the job of assessing and repairing the damages to the professionals at SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford.

How to Repair Water Damage from a Refrigerator

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is a scary thing, especially since often times we don’t even know that there is water damage happening until long after the fact. Take, for example, water damage caused by a leaky refrigerator. Because the fridge blocks your view of the wall and floor behind the unit, you won’t notice water damage is occurring unless the leak creates a visible puddle.

The repairs will depend highly on the extent of the water damages. If the water has only recently been there, chances are that you can mop it up and air out the surfaces. Once dry, flooring should return to normal. You’ll want to make sure that the walls are adequately dried as well, since this will prevent mold growth.

If your fridge has caused water damages over a long period of time, however, you’ll likely need to have the flooring and drywall completely ripped out and replaced. This is where things get costly. Because mold is also a serious possibility, we recommend that you leave the job of assessing and repairing the damages to the professionals at SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford.

Congratulations!

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Community Congratulations! Well deserved honor

Last night SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford had the honor of attending the Deptford Rotary Club's "A Night of Live Jazz band and Sinatra Fundraiser".  It was held at Four Star Event Catering, in Wenonah, NJ.  There was a great time had by all that attended.  The big surprise came when our owner, Scott was awarded with a plaque for special recognition from the rotary for all that he does for them and the community.  Congratulations Scott, we know how good you are, we didn't need a plaque to prove it :) Thank you for all you do!  Good Food, Good Friends, GREAT time

SERVPRO and Esporta has the latest technology and machines to help your home or business look “Like it never even happened.”

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO and Esporta has the latest technology and machines to help your home or business look “Like it never even happened.” Rely on SERVPRO® of Woodbury/Deptford for all your restoration needs. 856-686-0100

When a house fire breaks out the local Fire Department arrives swiftly to extinguish the flames and provide safety and comfort for the unfortunate residents that is when our job begins.

SERVPRO® professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Their expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

What is the Esporta capable of cleaning?

  • Bacteria
  • viruses
  • sewage
  • soot
  • grime
  • mold
  • bio-waste
  • mildew

Soft contents that can be cleaned include:

  • Clothing
  • bedding
  • comforters
  • pillows
  • sleeping bags
  • linens
  • rugs
  • jackets
  • suedes
  • furs
  • linens
  • stuffed animals
  • shoes
  • hats
  • belts
  • purses 
  • Sports Equipment

Rely on the SERVPRO® professionals to not only clean up after water, fire, and mold damage, but to clean and restore your precious "keepsakes"

Woodbury/Deptford SERVPRO is Here For You 24/7/365

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

After the fire trucks leave, a new fleet of trucks will arrive, you will be swarmed by companies calming everything from being sent by the fire department, they were called by your insurance company or even that your neighbor called them. As a customer you have the right to choose who helps with your fire damage clean up. SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford has been working for years to provide the very best customer service. If a disaster should strike make sure to call 856-686-0100

SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford, when you need a professional, call us for help

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Exposure to moisture, whether it’s from storm damage or a plumbing failure in your home or business, can provide the right situation for mold to flourish. The growth process can begin in as little as 48 hours, which is why it’s extremely important to know what steps to take and who to call for help with mold remediation.

Proper Mold Remediation Is Key

We’re sure that you’ve probably seen ads for mold remediation and mold removal, but the truth is that the latter of these two is false. Removing all mold from a home or business simply cannot be accomplished.

Instead, a qualified restoration company focuses on mold remediation, and will work to achieve the goal of getting mold levels back to normal and natural ranges.

Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. It is only when a minor mold problem is left untreated that the mold will become a major issue.

During a mold remediation, technicians will isolate the mold-contaminated areas. Depending on the size of the remediation job, it can be done by either closing all doors and windows or completely sealing all of the doorways and openings with a polyethylene sheeting. Dust in the contaminated areas is then suppressed through misting.

Wet and mold-damaged materials are removed and discarded in plastic bags, and all areas that have been exposed to and affected by mold are then completely cleaned and dried. In some cases, a HEPA vacuum may be brought in to aid in the removal of the contamination and debris.

The area that is affected by the mold is treated with a biocide, and then left overnight to destroy and kill the mold spores. The mold remediation crew will return the following day and encapsulate the affected and surrounding areas.

When to Call the Professionals

If you suspect that your home or business may have a mold problem, you’ll need to act quickly. Take a look at the size of the problem area and, if the moldy area is larger than 10 square feet, it is time to contact your local Franchise Professionals.

Contact the trained professionals of SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford. We are highly trained and certified in areas like:

  • Applied microbial remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Applied structural drying

While some minor mold issues can be successfully resolved by home and business owners on their own, the safest way to deal with mold is to talk to the professionals to quickly and efficiently resolve the problem.

SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford offers a lot of Services, And We Are Here 24/7 to Answer Your Call

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

DID YOU KNOW? SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford provides 24 hour emergency response and additional services to help customers with Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration and Mold Remediation!

Board-ups/Roof Tarping/Property Securing - In some cases it may be important to secure openings to your home or structure using sturdy, durable materials designed to protect it from both weather intrusion and intrusion by outsiders. SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford Professionals may perform the board-up and tarping themselves, or outside subcontractors may be utilized.

Move-Outs - If prolonged exposure to the loss event could cause additional damage to your contents, your contractor requests relocation of the contents, or the safety of your contents is a concern, a move-out may be recommended. In these situations, SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford are trained to properly inventory, move out and control the contents from the structure during the cleaning, restoration and deodorization process.

Reconstruction Services - Once the damaged materials are removed from your home or business other construction may be needed to restore your property to preloss condition. Your local SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford Professional is trained with the proper equipment to replace flooring, carpet, tile, hardwood floors, and doors. We can paint many surfaces, work on  ceilings, trim, bathroom/kitchen remodels and home/office renovations.

Inventory - Utilizing Contents Claim Inventory Service technology, SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford can generate comprehensive room-by-room inventories. Contents are categorized as salvageable, non-salvageable and questionable - allowing for easier contents settlement.

Electronics Cleaning and Restoration - Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces when moisture is also present. If the residues are not removed, corrosion can eat away at the metal casing and can ultimately cause electronic failure in the device. A SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford can clean the outside casing correctly, as well as refer your equipment to a qualified electronics vendor.

We also provide the following services: 

  • Temporary Power Rental
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Storage Services
  • Packing Supplies
  • Furniture & Fine Art Restoration

For all of your restoration needs, contact the Franchise Professionals at SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford today! Call 856-686-0100 . We make it, "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Restoration 101

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Specific steps can be taken to reduce property destruction, prevent additional water damage and restore your property. 

Your selection of water restoration technicians should be certified and trained in current procedures in order to dry the entire structure as quickly as possible by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technology. In addition, moisture meters are needed to locate moisture invisible to the eyes, such as behind walls or cabinets, where dangerous mold can grow.

When water damage of any kind strikes, time is of the essence. By acting within the first 24 – 48 hours of the damage, homeowners can prevent permanent destruction and reduce repair costs.

A pipe burst, your washing machine broke or it rained a little too much, and suddenly you have your own personal pond down in your basement.

Water problems are a nightmare for homeowners, especially when those problems lead to significant flooding. Dealing with water or flood damage is time-consuming, expensive and isn’t always covered byhomeowners insurance. Depending on the amount of damage, restoration can cost between $1,400 – $7,500.

Since it can be so expensive, homeowners might consider taking on some repairs themselves to minimize the amount of money they have to spend. But is this a wise idea? And how can you tell whether the cleanup will be manageable, or if it’s necessary to hire professionals?

Vacation Time Is Approaching, Are You Ready to Go?

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Going on vacation should be relaxing and worry-free which is why it is important to make sure your house is secure before you leave for your trip. Be SERVPRO ready so you don’t come back to damages in your home. Here are some tips for preparing your home provided by SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford

Make Arrangements with an Emergency Contact

  • Choose a close friend or neighbor you trust as your emergency contact and provide them with all of your itinerary information in case they need to contact you.
  • A timer on lights will give the impression someone is home.
  • Leave written directions for alarm codes, doors, or other information needed to properly care for your home.
  • Make sure your mail is collected; burglars often look for homes with overflowing mail. 
  • The Post office can suspend your mail and deliver the day you get back. Here is a link to the US Post Office

Take plumbing and electric precautions

  • Prevent leaks and floods from damaging your home by shutting off gas and water at the meter, supply tank or appliances.
  • Turn off the water valves to washing machines, sinks, and the dishwasher.
  • Unplug electronics to cut down on any possible shortages which could potentially cause a disastrous fire.
  • Check your smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly.
  • Adjust your thermostat for the season in the winter 55-60 in the summer 75-80 should help control usage.

 Right before you leave

  • Notify your security company that you are leaving town.
  • Take out the kitchen trash and other trash that could get smelly.
  • Go on one last walk through of your home to secure windows, blinds, fences, doors, and plugs. This will ensure all entries are safe from hazardous obstructions.

 If you come back from vacation and encounter damage within your home, call SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford 856.686.0100. We clean up mold, fire or water damage to your home or business in  Woodbury/Deptford  and surrounding areas.