Flood Damaged Floor Repair
This NJ home gym was flooded but remediated by SERVPRO.
Storm surges can be dramatic and cause significant damage but with the proper tools and training, it doesn’t have to mean a total renovation. The only good thing about storm surges is that the waters often recede as quickly as they rush in. Hardwood flooring that is properly protected with polyurethane can withstand water penetration if remediation happens quickly. At SERVPRO we have the right equipment and training to often save hardwood floors instead of removing them. Here are three techniques we use.
First, our injecti-dry panel system is one way to extract moisture. Our technicians use plastic sheeting to create a containment area and install dehumidifiers to regulate the moisture levels. The panels are installed with special methods to reduce additional damage. We then use moisture measuring meters to monitor the changing moisture levels all the way to the subfloor.
Second, we may utilize a heat drying system that heats the material to approximately 100 degrees. Heat ducts are installed to remove the humid air and infrared monitors are used to monitor the drying process.
Finally, a Desiccant Dehumidifier may be used to introduce outside air which is passed through a dehumidifier before being introduced to the material. Again, moisture monitoring equipment is used to measure the progress and reduce moisture at a controlled rate.
If you experience flooded floors call us to see if one of our methods can be used to save the material before you begin removing any material.
A thunderstorm toppled a tree on this house.
Each year, there are close to 100,000 thunderstorms across the nation. These frequent weather events can be scary, bringing strong winds, lightning, hail, and intense rain, all of which can cause personal danger and property damage.
Thunderstorms and tornadoes are not uncommon, even in NJ, especially in the spring and summer months. We must always be prepared for any weather that may come our way.
Your Severe Weather Communication Strategy
Understanding weather terms, particularly the differences between a watch and a warning is the first step in keeping your family safe. By knowing when to wait and when to go, you can clearly communicate with your household and activate the weather plan you have created together.
It is a good idea to have several ways to receive warnings from weather officials. Your cell phone and a weather radio from the NOAA are good tools to have ready when a storm is rolling in.
Create a designated safe area in your house (typically a bathroom or basement) and ensure that everyone in your family knows where it is. A communication plan for your household is also recommended to ensure that everyone can check in during and after a storm. Be sure this plan includes a way for anyone who may not be home at the time of the event to check in so that all can be accounted for. Remember to consider pets. My dog instinctively runs into the bathroom when she hears thunder.
Your Severe Weather Emergency Kit
An emergency kit can be prepared ahead of time and updated throughout the year. It should contain enough water and food for each member of your family to sustain them through 72 hours. First-aid supplies, flashlights, batteries, and any comfort items that can aid in the calming of your household should also be in the kit. While you likely won’t stock the emergency kit with medication you should have some reminders with the kit to prompt you to gather essential medication prior to any evacuation.
Your Severe Weather Aftermath Checklist
Time matters after a storm, so it is essential to take quick action to mitigate losses. You should have a plan in place before a storm strikes so that you can act quickly and get your family to safety. As soon as you can, you should walk your property and assess any damage.
As you walk the property, pay special attention to your roof, windows, and doors to ensure they are still properly sealed and note any water damage that may have occurred.
If your home is damaged, call us at SERVPRO TEAM MAJESKI. We are available 24/7 and can offer you peace of mind after the storm as we make it, “Like it never even happened.”
Strength in Numbers
Vans from several of our franchises working on a Saturday at a commercial job here in NJ.
When a client in NJ files an insurance claim, insurers know they need to rely on storm, fire, or water damage restoration specialists that are faster to any size disaster. Waiting for help to arrive can quickly lead to additional damage and rising costs. Instead of hoping to hear back from a company, have confidence in immediate assistance by relying on a trusted company that is prepared to help any time of the day.
SERVPRO TEAM MAJESKI operates 4 franchises across NJ. Overall, SERVPRO has more than 1,700 franchises, which allows its team of professionals to jump into action the minute they get the call. No matter where the disaster happens, commercial services available include:
- Water damage restoration
- Fire damage restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Cleaning services
- Storm and major events
- Disaster recovery
Knowing that your emergency response team means working with professionals from the community also provides additional peace of mind. Being local, we care and are dedicated to ensuring everyone is satisfied with the restoration results. In addition to the local benefits, there is an additional bonus of each franchise being backed by a nationwide network. We work closely with national and local insurance companies, which boosts communication and makes the claim process easier for everyone involved.
Along with being faster to any size disaster thanks to a 24/7 emergency service, the people arriving at the disaster scene are certified professionals trained in property damage restoration. Along with employee certification training, technicians are required to be certified through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Training and certification are ongoing to ensure no matter where help is needed, the team answering the call has the latest skills to get a business back “Like it never even happened.”
When clients need help, it is vital to get assistance from a trusted company that is faster to any size disaster to avoid downtime, rising repair costs, and further damage.
SERVPRO TEAM MAJESKI logo.
If you're in need of home restoration, SERVPRO TEAM MAJESKI is the best choice for the job! We have a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to restoring your home or business back to its original condition. We understand that disasters can happen at any time, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency service. We also work with insurance companies to make the process as smooth as possible for you. So, if you're looking for quality service and professionalism, look no further than SERVPRO TEAM MAJESKI!
SERVPRO TEAM MAJESKI includes:
SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch
SERVPRO of Hackensack/Little Ferry
SERVPRO of Jersey City North/The Heights
SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls
SERVPRO TEAM MAJESKI is also partnered with most insurance companies, which means we can work directly with your insurance company to help you through the restoration process. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure you are satisfied with the service we provide
Please contact us today! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
The Challenge with Mold Sampling
Apparent mold growth in a home.
The Challenge with Mold Testing or Sampling
Is sampling for mold needed?
In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building's compliance with federal mold standards. Surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated. Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods and interpreting results. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organizations.
Are there federal regulations or standards regarding mold testing?
Standards or Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for airborne concentrations of mold, or mold spores, have not been set. Currently, there are no EPA regulations or standards for airborne mold contaminants.
Please note that SERVPRO does not conduct mold testing. We are specialists in the remediation of mold and believe that separating mold detection and its remediation eliminates any potential conflict of interest. Call us today for a free consultation.
Spring Time Mold In Marlboro, NJ
Mushrooms growing inside a home in Marlboro, NJ.
Well spring has sprung upon us, but it does not feel like it. Although some days feel like spring, others we are bundled up like it is the middle of winter again. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is ready for the spring issues homeowners may face. Spring brings rain which could cause mold due to sump pump issues. Sump-pumps failing can cause a lot of damage in your homes. Keep SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls in mind to help mitigate/remediate your loss.
Mold is another homeowner’s headache we see in the spring. After the cold winter, once things start to warm up mold has a potential to grow more rapidly. Once you see mold, testing might be required to ensure the rest of your home has not been affected. After testing has been done call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls to come out and assess the situation for no cost to you. We will work with the mold testing company to come up with the best protocol for your mold loss. Not all mold losses are the same so leave it up to Marlboro/Tinton Falls to take care of your mold remediation headaches, give us a call at 732-536-7555 or visit us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com
Fire Reconstruction In Colts Neck, NJ
Insulation needed to be replaced after a fire happened in the utility room.
SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is a one stop shop for all your mitigation and restoration needs. After you have a water loss or fire and SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has mitigated the loss we have the resources to put your home back to preloss conditions. At this point of the project, you will be dealing with our rebuild department. The construction managers will walk you through the entire process. Access to the home will be needed as the recon team will need to take new measurements. Once the team has what they need they will be able to put a detailed estimate together for you and your adjuster. Just like the mitigation crew the construction manager will need to be in contact with your adjuster to ensure everyone is on the same page to make this as seamless as possible. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here for all your restoration needs. We can be reached at 732-536-7555 or SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.
Mold Remediation In Ocean, NJ
Mold remediation in a car.
SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls received a call from a customer about a musty smell in their car. The customer had said they had the dealership (leased car) remove and replace all the carpet and headliner in the car because it was moldy. Even after replacing these items, it still smelled musty, the customer was concerned because they have young children and wanted the car to be safe for them to be in. Their insurance company had them give SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls a call. Without not knowing where the source of water intrusion was coming from, we could not guarantee that our process would rectify the issue. We ended up fogging the car with EasyDECON DF200. The customer was allowed back in the car after a couple hours. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you with your mold remediation needs. We can be reached at 732-536-7555 or our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.
Mold Remediation In Holmdel, NJ
Mold in the basement caused by lack of power to the sump pumps.
This mold loss was a result of loss of power during Super Storm Sandy and caused the sump pumps not to work of a couple weeks. The homeowners did their own water mitigation on this loss and as a result it was not dried out properly and cause mold. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls received a call from the homeowner’s son who was referred to us by a realtor whom we performed mold remediation for her own home. The buyers were friends of the family and the seller wanted to ensure the house was safe since the buyers had children. Both pre and post testing of our remediation was performed by an environmental company for clearance. Once we pasted the post test, we were able to have the sellers proceed with the sale of the house and not be worried about mold.
Fire Damage In Shrewsbury, NJ
After fire cleaning.
This soot damage was caused by the chimney of the fireplace. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls was called in to do the soot cleanup. There were several rooms affected from this loss. Our crews were ready to get going once the customer called. This loss was straight forward cleaning and had no issues. The insured was pleased with the results of the cleaning. We take a lot of pride in being able to get to our customers fast and work quickly to get them back to “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here for all your fire, water & mold cleanup/restoration needs. We can be reached at 732-536-7555 or visit us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com. We look forward to hearing from you.