Recent Storm Damage Posts

Wind Damage Tarp Up In Forked River, NJ

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Wind Damage Tarp Up In Forked River, NJ A home in Forked River, NJ sustained wind damage to the roof. The homeowner called SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls to come in and tarp the roof.

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Wind could cause severe damage to your home.  Some homeowners my not realize the dangers of wind.  Some of the potential damages to you home could include:

  1. Wind storms could cause your shingles to come off if they are already compromised or the wind may just be that strong for them to come off. If you lose some of shingles and your unaware of the situation, we could receive rain and then you might have a water damage on your hands. 
  2. What if we had a dry spell and someone accidentally starts a fire in a fire pit, the wind kicks up and no one notices the amber's float into the woods. In the middle of the night the winds kick up and start a fire in the woods, this could cause smoke damage to your home or maybe catch it on fire. 
  3. Hurricanes and tornado's also bring a lot of wind. These storms could potentially be very devastating to our homes. 
  4. During the winter wind could be very dangerous too. You may not know the effects of the wind till the snow has melted and it caused the water to freeze under the shingles/gutters causing an ice dam.  Once the ice dam melts this could leak into your home. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is equipped to handle your wind damage needs.  We are on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year to help you with your emergencies.  Please call us at 732-536-7555 or visit us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Cold Weather Upon Us

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cold Weather Upon Us Winter Storm In Marlboro, NJ

As we come into the weekend it seems as the temperatures are going to be falling and possible snow storm.  The front is moving in from the west and should start making things cold by late this week.  With that said please make sure you are prepared and don’t get caught in the cold.  Here are a few tips to follow during the winter season.

  1. While driving make sure you have enough gas to get back and forth from where you’re traveling to.
  2. Have an emergency kit in the car (ie: blanket, water, flashlight, non-perishable food, etc.).
  3. Ensure you have gas for a generator in case you lose power (never run the generator in or around the house because of carbon monoxide).
  4. If you have a fire place, make sure you have enough wood to burn.
  5. Flashlights or candles for the house in case the power goes out.
  6. Plenty of drinking water.
  7. Fill the tub with water in case you need to boil water or flush toilets.

These are just some examples of supplies you could need during a winter storm.  You can also go online and look under the Red Cross they have tips for surviving a storm.  As always if there is a need for our services after a storm feel free to contact SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Fall at 732-532-7555, we are on call 24/7 365 days a year.  Be safe and have a Happy New Year. 

When storms or floods hit Monmouth & Ocean Counties, SERVPRO is Ready

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When storms or floods hit Monmouth & Ocean Counties, SERVPRO is Ready Our marketer Jeff getting ready to hit the ground running after just having a 4 day rain storm.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Here are a few reasons why SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls should be the company you call when disaster strikes.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Monmouth & Ocean Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 732-536-7555

Storm Ready

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Ready Storm Damage Restoration

When Storms or Floods hit Monmouth or Ocean County, SERVPRO of Malboro/Tinton Falls is ready!

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit our communities, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls – 732-536-7555

Flood Waters In Spring Lake Heights, NJ

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Waters In Spring Lake Heights, NJ Affected Basement/Crawl Spaces In Apartment Building In Spring Lake Heights, NJ

What do you do when building that held your business or the place you call home has felt the impact of flood water.  Questions will fill a person's mind, and their emotions will be difficult to handle. Recovering from a flood will not happen quickly. It takes time to return to normal.

Information Is Key

When trying recover from storm damage in the ocean county area, it's important to stay tuned into the local media such as television, social media or radio.  These outlets will be able to provide information on when it will be safe to return to your home or business. 

Water Consumption

If a flood has impacted your area, well or tap water should not be used for drinking or anything else. The water could contain many types of pollutants. Bottled water or water from a safe source should be used.

Loved Ones

Keep an eye on children, elderly and pets to keep them safe from harm.

Moving Water

It's important for people to stay away from any moving water. It only takes half a foot of moving water to knock a person down. A few feet of moving water can sweep away most automobiles.

Help

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be contacted to come in and restore your home or business, 732-536-7555.

2018 Hurricane Names

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 2018 Hurricane Names Always Be Prepared For Storms

Every Hurricane season the National Hurricane Center releases a list of names, in alphabetical order, to be used for hurricanes and tropical storms.

Even though this year’s list of names don’t sound very fierce, please always adhere to the warnings your weather stations and local governments put out.  Make sure you are always prepared for these storms.  The storm may not hit your area directly but there could be residual damages.   

Here are the names for the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2018:

Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, and William.

There are six lists, so a name can recur once every six years, so these names cannot be used again until 2024. When a hurricane is especially memorable or devastating, that name is retired, and another hurricane name replaces it.

If you are in need of storm damage cleanup give SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls a call at 732-536-7555. 

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

Don’t Get Left in the Cold with Ice Dam Damage

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don’t Get Left in the Cold with Ice Dam Damage Ice Dam Damage in Oakhust, NJ

We are coming upon the season for Ice Dam Damage.  For those of you that don’t know what an Ice Dam is here is some insight on them.  An Ice Dam is caused when a ridge of ice is formed on the edge of the roof and prevents melting snow/water from draining off the roof.  Then the water backs up behind the dam and leaks into the home and possible causing damage to the walls, ceiling, insulation or flooring.  The best way to prevent Ice Dams from forming is to make sure the roof is cleared of snow after a storm by using a rake or broom.  You can also make sure that your gutters are clear and allowing water to pass through them.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can deal with any damage an Ice Dam has caused to your home.  We can be reached at 732-536-7555 or visit our website @ www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

Storm Damage

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Storm Damage in Mantoloking, NJ Ocean County

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.  

Faster Response 

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. 

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms 

When storms hit Ocean, NJ we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams http://www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com/storm-flooding-restoration that are strategically located throughout the United States. 

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 732-536-7555  

www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com