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Keeping your Business Clean

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Keeping your Business Clean Keeping Businesses Clean in Colts Neck, NJ

Keeping your business clean should be a priority to business owners.  If you have a store front or you’re in an industrial park keeping you business should be top of your things to do list.  Customers coming into your store front don’t want to see it a mess or dirty because that gives a bad impression.  If your building is not clean the issue is that you look like you don’t care about your business or customers.  Keeping things not tidy also can affect personnel.  Your employees will think you don’t care about them or your company if things are a wreck.  You more than likely receiving deliveries and delivery men/women take notice to this too.  So let’s take pride in our business and keep it tidy.  If you are in need of a cleaning service give us a call @ 732-536-7555. 

Storm Tips

11/11/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Tips Snow Storm in Colts Neck, NJ Causing Roof/Water Damage

It’s almost that time again in the Northeast.  Mother Nature has been very mild on us the last few years, so we may have forgotten about being storm prepared.

Here are a few before, during and after the storm tips.

Before:

  1. Have an emergency communication plan in place prior to the storm.
  2. Determine your greatest rick potential: loss of heat, frozen pipes and/or loss of success due to snow & ice.
  3. Clean & inspect all heating equipment.

During:

  1. Keep informed by local news & weather channels for any storm related issues.
  2. Keep driveways, walkways & doorways clear of snow & ice.
  3. Have a list of names & phone numbers for pertinent people in case of emergency i.e. disaster recovery provider, heating contractor etc.

After:

  1. Keep all employees informed about office closing or hours of operation changes.
  2. Clear snow away safely to avoid flooding & icing.
  3. Check the building for any damages.

Knowledge is Key

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Knowing what to do in case you have a water loss is important.  Not only are you dealing with water damage but the potential of mold growth if you don’t stop the water damage and mitigate it in a timely matter.  Mold growth can start as soon as 24 hours after the water damage has happened if it has the right conditions (one example is temperature).  It is imperative to mitigate the water damage as soon as possible.  One of the first things you need to do is stop the source of the water if you don’t stop the source then we will not be able to perform our services and can delay the mitigation process.  SERVPRO of Marlboro / Tinton Falls can be to your front door within 4 hours of your loss.  We will come in and assess the situation and convey all of it to you the homeowner and the insurance adjuster.  If you are in need of our services please give us a call @ 732-536-7555 or visit our website @ www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com. 

Fire Damage Help

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Help Soot Damage in Linden, NJ caused by Faulty Light

When a fire strikes your home, the priority is to make sure that all occupants of the house are safe. However, once the fire is put out and everyone is accounted for, you are left with a heavily damaged home that is unfit for living. Fire damage restoration is the act of cleaning and restoring property as well as personal belongings that have sustained smoke and fire damage. The goal of SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is to salvage damaged items and restore your home to make it feel like it never even happened.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls specializes in providing fire damage restoration services to remove soot or smoke damage as well as odors from various surfaces and personal items.  We also help the homeowner make decisions regarding the repair or replacement of certain elements of their home.  The duct work needs to be cleaned to not release smoke and soot particles back into the air. If the duct work is not cleaned, the soot particles it releases could contribute to respiratory problems and other health issues.

If your home has been heavily damaged in a fire, it is important to SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls at (732) 536-7555 immediately to help limit the damage and restore your home.  Fire damage restoration is a tough job why not let the professionals handle it to ensure the best possible results.  By acting quickly and calling SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls you can help get your life back on track after such a devastating event.  Our website also has more information of fire damage that might help you www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

Vandalism to your Business

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Vandalism to your Business Commercial Building Vandalized in Tinton Falls, NJ

Being a business owner sometimes you have to deal with the non-related work issues such as vandalism to your business.  Although this feels like a violation of your property we are here to help.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls specializes in cleanups such as spray paint to walls (exterior or interior), broken glass, damage to bathrooms, that’s to name a few.   We know that appearances are important to customers so it’s important to help you make it look “Like it never even happened.” Not only are appearances important but loss of business is as well, so we will work fast and efficient in order to get you up and running again.  Our main goal is to make you the customer happy, as we strive to make this happen on every job we perform.  We hope that you don’t have to go through this situation but if you do we are here to help, so please contact us @ 732-536-7555 or our website @ www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Not Just Surface Damage from Mold

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Not Just Surface Damage from Mold Black Mold Damage in Jackson, NJ

We’ve spoken on our blog about the sources of mold, where it likes to grow, and the speed at which it grows.  In addition to this, it is important to note that when left for long periods of time mold can gradually destroy the surfaces they grow on.

Mold growth is usually a sign of high levels of humidity within the area. In addition to mold, a high amount of humidity can cause structural damage to your home or business and its contents as drywall begins to deteriorate or wood begins to rot (dry rot).  Conditions for mold growth involve humidity, correct temperatures, and a food source. In the case of mold on surfaces in your house, the surface is the food source. Mold grows off of your drywall, brick, grout, or wooden beams as it  slowly deteriorates that object.

Mold is never truly removed from the home or business.  Mold spores are introduced into the home or business daily by people or animals coming in and out of the home (having spores on your clothing or pets bodies).  Just by opening and shutting the doors or windows to a home or business can introduce spores into a home.  This is ok as long as the humidly in the home is in expectable range. 

SERVPRO of Malboro/Tinton Falls trained technicians are ready to determine the extent of mold damage, where it is growing, and remediate the issue. SERVPRO of Malboro/Tinton Falls will try to find the source of any leaks, and other sources of water damage that may be giving rise to the increases in humidity. Call us 24/7 at 732-536-7555 or visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com for more information. As a locally owned company in your community, we are here to make your mold problem “Like it never even happened.”

Contamination in Flood Waters

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Contamination in Flood Waters Storm Flooding in Forked River, NJ

As we recently witnessed in Texas and Florida two devastating hurricanes past through the area.  Most everyone is concerned about the property damage and loss of lives.  These are two very important subjects of storm damage but there is also one more that most don’t think of and that is contamination in the flood waters. 

Hurricanes can cause oceans, bays, rivers and other water sources to rise and flood areas.  When these waters rise they come in contact with such contaminants such as oil, gasoline, sewer drain water and many more.  Once this happens the water becomes contaminated (Category 3 water).  If Cat 3 water has come in contact with your home there may be many items affected.

Your contents in your home will need to be removed and discarded.  Drywall has to be removed to where the water line has come to.  Spraying an anti-microbial, removing contaminated items and drying out the structure will stop the growth of mold and stop the contamination to the structure of the building. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has seen our share of storms and we are prepared to help you out in your time of need so it takes some of the pressure off of you.  We deal with the insurance companies if you have coverage so you don’t have to.  Storms don’t run on a time schedule so that’s why we are here 24/7 to help you out, please call us at 732-536-7555 or visit our website at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfall.com

After Fire Damage Tips

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After Fire Damage Tips Fire Damage in Morganville, NJ

After you’ve been burdened with just going through a fire the last thing you want to do is deal with the aftermath.  A fire can be very stressful and an inconvenience.  We have come up with several tips for you to remember during this trying time in your life. 

  • Don’t move about the house too much, this causes more damage sometimes.  If you have carpets you might be embedding the soot into the fibers more and that could make it harder to clean. 
  • Try not to touch any surfaces that have soot with your bare hands.  Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can impregnate upholstery, walls, and woodwork, causing more damage.
  • If the electric company has turned off your power, empty the refrigerator / freezer of all food and inventory before throwing away.  Keep the doors open after empting the refrigerator / freezer this is to help so mold won’t grow.
  • Do not eat any food that has been in a fire.  The food has been contaminated by the fire. 

We hope that you never have to use these tips but if you have to they are very simple to follow and will help in the longer run.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help if you are in need (www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com)

Loss of Business from Fire or Water Damage

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Loss of Business from Fire or Water Damage Fire and Water Damage in Belmar, NJ to a Commercial Building

When a business suffers from a Fire or Water Damage the last thing you want to happen is to lose business.  SERVPRO of Marlboro / Tinton Falls has you covered in minimizing the amount of business lost.  With our highly trained staff and 24 hour service we have the ability to be on the scene in hours of the loss.  These first few hours are crucial since mitigating the problem is half the battle.  So if you are in need of Fire or Water Damage services please give us a call @ 732-536-7555 or visit or website @ www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.  Our staff is standing by to help you get your business back and running as soon as possible.  We take great pride in helping our customers in their time of need. 

Checking Your Fire Extinguisher Expiration Date

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Checking Your Fire Extinguisher Expiration Date Commercial Kitchen Fire in Deal, NJ

It is very important to check your fire extinguishers expiration dates because over time the seal around the neck could weaken and loose compressed air.  Some manufactures say that fire extinguishers should last from 3 to 15 years but that’s a big gap in years.  So with that said probably checking them monthly is a better rule of thumb.  It doesn’t take much to do all you have to do is make sure the safety pin is still in and make sure the needle is in the green area of the gauge.  If it is not functioning then you will need to get the extinguisher serviced or purchase a new one.  To have one serviced check the internet or the yellow pages under “fire extinguishers”.