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Ways to melt Ice and Snow

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ways to melt Ice and Snow Iced Covered Parking Lot in Marlboro, NJ.

De-icing methods have been used a lot in the last few weeks.  There are several different types of methods that can be used. 

  • Most common is Sodium Chloride know as rock salt. It can damage concrete, metal and pollute river, lakes and streams so this is probably the least likely one you would want to use. 
  • Calcium Chloride comes in round pellets and if your hands are wet during application they can become irritated.
  • One of the better choices is Potassium Chloride and it is not a skin irritant and doesn’t harm vegetation.
  • New to the group is Magnesium Chloride and it will melt ice and snow till -13F. This is also less damaging to concrete and vegetation. 

Remember to always read the manufacturer’s safety directions and guidelines for these products.  These products also can be messy so if you feel like not cleaning up after give us a call, 732-546-7555 SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls.

Why SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls For Your Restoration Needs

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls For Your Restoration Needs "Like It Never Even Happened"

Why choose SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for you water mitigation needs.  Our technicians are highly trained in water mitigation.  They are required to be WRT (Water Damage Restoration) by the IICRC and trained by in the SERVPRO Employment Certification Training Program (ECTP).  Not only do they have the training, they have experience and have access to the equipment and skills that are requisite for a proper restoration. We ensure that the SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls have their technician safety and health certifications up to date, as well as their specialized training. Our technicians have been trained formally in schools approved by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls work may be done in a commercial or residential location; the damage recovery will be performed by our technicians with experience and certification.

Holiday Fires

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Holiday Fires Fire Damage Caused During The Holidays

Celebrations in the old fashion days involved wax candles on live trees inside homes.  We know better today, however there are still some risks when you prefer a real tree.  Please be sure to water your tree every day as the needles and wood become dry they can catch fire more easily.  You can use many strings of lights however for safety purposes only plug three strings into each other.  Do not use strings that are worn or broken.  And most importantly unplug the lights at night and before leaving your home.

The same holds true for menorahs and kinaras.  Electric ones can be purchased however if you choose the traditional candles please attend to them in a fire smart way as 58% of home fires are started by candles.  Keep all flammables at least 3 feet away from them.  Place your menorah or kinara on a non-flammable surface to catch the wax. And last but certainly not least never leave lit candles unattended.

Tips On Preventing Mold In Your Home

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Tips On Preventing Mold In Your Home Mold And Dry Rot Caused By A Leaking Sink

Tips for Preventing Mold and Mildew

When mold is present in your home, it can be hard to get rid of.  Mold spores travel very easily, and maybe dormant for months or years, waiting for a water loss or warmth and humidity to arrive. 

The best way to protect your home from mold damage mold is to prevent it.  Here are three mold tips in mind to keep mold growth from creating havoc on your home:

Climate Control

Warmth and moisture help mold to thrive, which is why it shows it’s self during the spring and summer months.  Mold growth can occur at any time of year if the climate conditions are right.  The best indoor temperature for preventing mold growth is a moderate 78 degrees F. 

Standing Water

Water damage is a major cause for fungus growth if water mitigation isn’t properly done. If water is allowed to sit mold could start to grow within 48-72 hours and there is a chance mold has already started to spread. You should check for standing water behind toilets, under sinks and behind the washing machine. If you come upon standing water or mold call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls to cleanup and properly dry out the structure to prevent mold. 


A dehumidifier should be placed in areas that are prone to high humidity.  Mold needs a humid environment to thrive, so if you reduce the risk of creating a humid environment and purchase a dehumidifier. A quality dehumidifier will cost you some money upfront but the price will be a lot less then mold remediation.

Water damage and a humid environment are all mold needs to thrive. Prevention is easy, and by keeping the above three tips in mind, you can keep fungi at bay and your home safe from mold.  If you would like further information on mold please feel free to check out our website at 

Hurricane And Winter Storm Readiness

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane And Winter Storm Readiness Frozen Water Pipe Damage

Being prepared for a storm is something people don’t think about till it happens to them.  Over the last several years we have seen devastating storms hit the US, such as Super Storm Sandy hitting the North East, Hurricane Harvey hitting Middle Texas Coast and Hurricane Irma devastating Puerto Rico and Florida which means we should start preparing beforehand.  Hurricanes are not the only type storms to be prepared for we have winter storms to worry about too.

The Red Cross tells us the most important items need to get through a storm are:

  • 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).
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible).
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • 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
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area

If after the storm you need restoration services SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help, give us a call at 732-536-7555.

Customers Are First Priority

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Customers Are First Priority Commercial Water Damage

Commercial Property owners are entrusted with keeping their business open no matter what. When Disaster Strikes, SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help.  We've performed services on some of Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ largest properties following disasters. Wells Fargo, Ferguson Plumbing Supply, Temple Shalom, Earle Naval Base, Onyx Properties, East Freehold Fire Department, Skyzone, Shoprite and many others have utilized our Commercial and Industrial Services. Facilities Managers rely on us to be ready 24/7/365, which we are.

Adjusters, property managers and property owners around the Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties area trust SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls with their most complex claims. Some of our specialties are:

  • Small or Large Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small or Large Retail Stores/Big-Box Stores
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private Schools, Public Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
  • Restaurants 
  • Commercial Reconstruction

We are available any time of day. To learn more about our commercial restoration services call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls at (732)536-7555 or online at

Water Loss Definitions

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Loss Definitions Category 1 Loss using specialty equipment to dry


Water losses have several categories of contamination that determines how we will go about mitigating your loss.  See below for the categories and definitions:

  • Category 1 – Clean Water - Includes water from a clean source like a broken water line.  If not treated, it can turn into category 2 or 3.
  • Category 2 – Gray Water - May contain bacteria and viruses.  This can result from a washing machine, dishwasher, or toilet overflow.
  • Category 3 – Black Water - May contain untreated sewage, chemicals, and microbes.  Highly contaminated and can cause severe illness.  Results from water from flooding rivers or sewer backups.

Tips before help arrives:

  • Only restoration professionals should cleanup sewage backups.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.

One Stop Shop for Your Restoration Needs

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage One Stop Shop for Your Restoration Needs Fire Loss To A Commercial Building in Avon By The Sea, NJ


During a fire customers always have a million questions.  Know that our friendly, caring and knowledgeable technicians will guide you through the whole process.  At times you will also be in touch with the office staff that too has the knowledge and training as our technicians do.  If we don’t know the answer to a question you might have we will find out because if it’s important to you it’s important to us.

 Fires are a big inconvenience to clients so we try and make a bad situation bearable for them.   For instance we will deal with your insurance directly so you can direct your attention to other issues that might arise like finding a place to live during restoration.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is a one stop shop for all your restoration needs such as handling your dry cleaning, contents cleaning (or getting rid of non-salvageable contents), structure cleaning and reconstruction.  For more information feel free to contact us at 732-5336-7555 or email us at

Not Know Where Mold Can Grow

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Not Know Where Mold Can Grow Mold Growth In A Bathroom Caused By A Roof Leak


Mold can grow virtually anywhere.  It can happen to anyone at anytime; it could be your home or place of business.   A lot of people don’t go in there attics or crawl spaces very often and those are great spots for mold growth. 

It’s best to have things checked out after having a water loss to see if there is mold growth.  Mold can be a problem before it is ever discovered.  Mold has the ability to start to grow 24 to 48 hours if water damage isn’t mitigated properly. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Tinton Falls is here to inspect, treat and remove the mold for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Unfortunately there are some companies out there that say they know how to do water mitigation but don’t do the job right the first time and you end up with mold but SERVPRO  does water mitigation right the 1st time to ensure you don’t get mold in the future as long as there is no water intrusion. 

If you believe you may have mold give us a call at 732-536-7555 and we can schedule an inspection. 

Winter Storms Are Coming If We Like It Or Not

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Winter Storms Are Coming If We Like It Or Not Stow Storm In Toms River, NJ


We are coming upon the season of winter storms.  Lots of snow, sleet, ice and cold temperatures are about to engulf us.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls would like to make sure that you know if you are affected by any storm damage we are here to help.  Some of the damages we deal with in the winter are Ice Dams (An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas), frozen pipes (It has to do with pressure inside the pipes. When water freezes, its molecules crystallize into an open hexagonal form, which takes up more space than when the molecules are in their liquid form — that is, the water molecules expand as they freeze. As the ice expands, it pushes water toward the closed faucet.) and even thawing snow (which causes the ground to become too saturated and starts to leak into the your basement).   We hope that you don’t encounter any of this but if you do please give us a call to help you get you home back to “Like It Never Even Happened), 732-536-7555.