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Storms Cause Sub-Pump Failure & Ground Water Issues

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Storms Cause Sub-Pump Failure & Ground Water Issues Sub-Pump Failure In Marlboro, NJ

While most people like when the spring rolls around, this past spring wasn’t too kind to our area.  Our area received a lot of heavy rain storms.  The storms caused the ground to become saturated and intrude into customers homes.  Not only was the ground water an issue the storms caused trees to fall and cut power to homes and business.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls received many calls because of ground water intrusion and failed sub-pumps.  The phones didn’t stop ringing during the storms. 

Although the calls were good for business many of the losses our customers encountered were not covered losses, they would have to be covered out of pocket.  We understand that most people don’t prepare for these kinds of losses because they believe it would be covered by their insurance, so we work with customers.  Please go over your insurance coverage’s with your agent to see if you’re covered or not.  If you are not covered and they don’t offer that coverage then prepare and save some money in case this happens to you.  Either way SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you in any way possible.  Please visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com , call 732-536-7555 or anyone of our social media pages.

Commercial Water Damage In Princeton, NJ

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

A few months ago during a freeze in the northeast SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls received a call from a commercial client needing services.  The client was in need of water cleanup from a broken sprinkler system.  Once we received the call we immediately dispatched crews to the loss.  When SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is called for a loss we are always ready to respond asap.  Although the call came in after hours and the weather was awful that didn’t hinge our abilities to get out on site when the client needed us most.  The call came in on a January Saturday afternoon and the client needed to be open for business Monday morning without any interruption.  As promised we had the client open for business Monday morning with no issues. 

If you are in need of our wide range of services please reach out to our office 732-536-7555 or visit our website at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com. 

Hidden Fire Dangers

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Hidden Fire Dangers Fire loss in Tinton Falls, NJ

Knobs on the front of your kitchen stove/oven can be very dangerous.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has recently encountered a couple fires caused by dogs jumping up on the stove to reach food and accidentally turn on the stove by hitting the knob.  These fires caused lots of damage because the homeowners were not home at the time.  It is good practice not to leave any items on the stove or in close proximity.  Another way to ensure your pets don’t turn on the knobs is to remove them from the stove if you are leaving the house or at night while sleeping.  We all love our furry little family members so let’s help them to not be tempted to grab for those pizza boxes left on the stove.  If you do encounter a fire in your home please remember to call 911 first then reach out to SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for your cleanup and rebuild needs 732-536-7555.       

Brick, NJ 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Brick, NJ 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service Flooded Basement in Brick, NJ From Frozen Pipes

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls 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. 

 As you can see in the picture this home was water damaged due to frozen pipes.  The entire basement, first floor and half the second floor was affected causing thousands of dollars in damages.  The homeowner wasn’t aware of the situation because they were away at their winter house down south.  When you leave your home during the winter months even if its for a few days please ensure you keep the temperature at a safe setting.  Even though the homeowners did have their temperature set correctly the power went out in the area they lived.   

 We Are Ready to Help Call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls Today – 732-536-7555

 We understand that when you call us, you may have hundred thoughts going through your mind but we are here to answer all your questions and if we don’t have the answer we will help you find them. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this rough time. 

 When you call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls

 We will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained technicians are needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

 About SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property and make the process more bearable.

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Nicer Weather in Monmouth County, NJ

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Nicer Weather in Monmouth County, NJ Not Just Cold Weather Brings Losses To Your Home

Wow hope the upcoming weeks are going to show us a glimmer of springtime weather.  Looks like the ground hogs got it wrong.  After being hit with not one, not two but four nor’easters SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls thinks it safe to say we all need some sunshine and warm weather.  Although the not so nice weather is good for business we believe our minds need a break from the cold and snow. 

Not just snow and cold bring work our way SERVPRO of Marlboro Tinton Falls deal with all kind of losses such as overflow toilets, fire losses, mold growth and bio-hazard cleanups.  All these losses don’t have a particular time of year to occur.  Just know that SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help 24/7/365. 

As we come upon the nicer (fingers crossed) weather we wish you all a happy and healthy spring and summer.  If you are need of our services please give us a call at 732-536-7555 or visit our website at SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

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. 

Dehumidifiers

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 http://www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com 

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.