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Preventing Summer Flooding and Water Damage

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

In the past week, if not couple of weeks, the suffocating heat has hit the east coast with a vengeance. Rest assured, the sweat and discomfort is about to go away even if it’s just for a while. With severe heat, always comes a tumultuous storm to break the weather. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is here to remind you that even though the storms might seem like a relief, everyone should always stay prepared.

While awaiting the much calmer weather, there are some things that you should do to make sure that the storm does not add unnecessary stress. One potential major issue: flooding and water damage. Fortunately, there are some easy preventative steps you can take to make sure water damage is not a major concern.

  • Update and maintain your drainage in the yard. This can be as simple as adding extra landscaping or purchasing plastic drainage to lead the water away from the home. The further the water is, the less likely it is going to be a problem.
  • Check your sump pump. The sump pump is a life-savor, constantly working to drain water as the levels exceed the foundation and expel the water away from the house. Make sure your sump pump is in good condition and check on it during a rain storm to ensure it has not stopped working.

Nevertheless, these are just prevention methods and sometimes things go beyond our control. In those moments where everything seems to be going wrong, just remember to BREATHE and call SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows (732) 432-9800 so we can take the worry out of your hands.

Leave the Cleanup to SERVPRO!

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leave the Cleanup to SERVPRO! SERVPRO of East Brunswick responded immediately with enough equipment and manpower to remediate a residential water damage in Somerset, New Jersey.

Why you need to call the Professionals first

Water damage is no joke, and no one wants to deal with the mess it makes. The flooding, damaged walls, buckled floors and broken pipes can lead to further damage if not dealt with immediately. Here’s why it’s best if you leave the cleanup to the professionals.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows deals with a wide variety of emergencies and disasters. With our experience comes expertise. SERVPRO has the right equipment and qualified professionals to deal with any caliber of water, mold or fire damage. The latest technology and equipment is ready to deal with any potential water damage and our technicians are available 24/7 to get your property back to preloss conditions.

Along with our advanced drying equipment and techniques, our team has garnered vast expertise and training, equipped to deal with all types of situations. Our professionals will go beyond the superficial damage to identify the underlying issues. Our experience saves you money and time and ensures the job is done right.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows services East Brunswick and the surrounding areas including Somerset County, Bound Brook, Sayreville, Franklin Township and more. We work closely with your insurance company to ensure a stress-free claims process and get your business or residence back to “Like it never even happened.” conditions.

SERVPRO - Summer Fire Safety Tips

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO - Summer Fire Safety Tips Tips for Summer Fire Safety from your local SERVPRO.

Avoid Fire Damage this Summer

Summer nights are some of the best nights of the year--with the smells of grilled food and the laughter of family ringing across the backyard, creating a season of memories. Unfortunately, the plethora of outdoor events and entertainment of the numerous guests sometimes eclipses a very prevalent risk: fire damage. With an average of 8,800 house fires starting from barbeque grills, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces, SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is here to provide some simple fire safety tips to keep your family and guests happy and safe!

  • All propane and charcoal grills must only be operated outdoors.
  • Keep the grill at a safe distance away from the home, deck railings and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets, as well as anything that can burn, at least three feet away from fires.
  • Keep your grills clean of grease build-up.
  • Make sure an adult is always present whenever operating outdoor fire pits and grills.

With July being one of the peak months for grill fires and barbeque mishaps, keep safety at the front of your mind, and ensure a disaster-free summer!

For more fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, contact SERVPRO® of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 or SERVPRO9885@gmail.com.   

Other sources of information can be found at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Seasonal-fires/Outdoor-entertaining

SERVPRO - Fire Safety Tips for July 4th Celebration

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO - Fire Safety Tips for July 4th Celebration SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows reminds you to practice safety this July 4th.

How to Keep July 4th Disaster-free 

Fire Safety 101

July 4th is one of the most anticipated and enjoyed holiday throughout the country. With families--adults and children--celebrating their independence through various means of fun, there is one event we all anticipate: fireworks! Bursts of colors lighting up the sky, the sparkle and dazzle keeping users and onlookers entranced and, unfortunately, distracted from safety. With approximately 18,000 fires started as a result of fireworks, the risk of fire damage and injury grows during the beloved holiday. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is here to provide 24/7 emergency services for your unpredictable accidents.

Follow these proactive tips to keep your holiday worry-free. 

  • Use protective gear when operating or standing near fireworks or fireworks displays.
  • Do not re-light malfunctioning fireworks.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby as a precaution for potential accidents.
  • Never pick up leftover fireworks, since they could potentially still be active--especially children.
  • Stay safe and trust trained professionals when viewing fireworks displays.

Keep July 4th one of your family’s favorite holidays by following safety protocol. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows wishes you and your family a very happy fourth of July.

Marketing Representative Wanted - SERVPRO of East Brunswick

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Sales and Marketing Representative

We have an immediate opening for a Sales and Marketing Representative.

  • Must have 3 or more years experience.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Background check required.

Wage: Based on experience

Additional Info

We are seeking someone who is comfortable meeting new people, with excellent communication skills, and who is a serious multi-tasker. You will be responsible for accelerating sales volume by creating new customer relationships while further developing existing accounts. Working alongside our highly competent service team, you will manage all aspects of the sales process to ensure high customer satisfaction levels while developing long-term relationships.

Primary responsibilities for compiling and maintaining "Centers of Influence" (COIs) information and conducting Objective-to-Objective marketing. He/she will also participate in professional Associations for networking, provide "lunch and learn" sessions, and promote Continuing Education (CE) courses to the community. In addition, the BDR will understand the basics of production and estimating processes. Complete Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP'S) and discuss benefits of emergency event preparation. The BDR will complete marketing file documentation, as appropriate, and assist other departments, when necessary.

Minimum Requirements:
- HSD/GED preferred.
- 3 + year(s) of Sales, Marketing or Customer Service Rep experience.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including proper pronunciation, grammar, and a consistently courteous and professional tone of voice at all times.
- Possess polite, confident, and excellent customer service skills, including listening and questioning skills.
- Ability to meet people in new or difficult situations and build rapport.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel).

Please email your resume to SERVPRO9885@gmail.com

Have you Checked your Washer and Dryer Lately?

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

General Have you Checked your Washer and Dryer Lately? Corroded washer hose leads to extensive water damage.

Don't Ignore Your Washer and Dryer

Did you know that your washer and dryer is a likely source for flood or fire in your home?  Without periodic maintenance, you could be dealing with a major flood or fire problem.  Preventing a flood due to a washer’s hose corroding and splitting open is as easy as inspecting periodically and replacing when necessary.  Check and clean filters to avoid buildup and water flow problems. 

As illustrated in this picture, SERVPRO of East Brunswick recently cleaned up water damage in Princeton, New Jersey caused by a corroded washer hose that cracked open.   The damage to the property was extensive affecting hardwood floors as well as carpet, contents and drywall. With more attention to maintenance, you can avoid this from happening to you.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is Hiring!

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is Hiring! SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows

Restoration Technician

We are seeking energetic people to perform demolition and specialized cleaning of properties damaged by fire, water and mold. The right candidate will be comfortable working hard in challenging situations, meeting new people, and have excellent communication skills.

 Overall Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service.

  • Perform on-site production services, including water extraction and fire cleanup, pack out, mold remediation.

  • Leave jobsite with a clean and orderly appearance.

  • Follow company uniform policy.

  • Ability to work with little or no direct supervision.

  • Complete assigned work on a timely basis including all necessary paperwork.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.

  • Valid driver’s license required as a continuing condition of employment.

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft.

  • Must be able to pass a drug test.

  • Because we provide 24-hour emergency service, must be willing to be on call when needed.

  • Some night and weekend work is required. Flexibility is a necessity.

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Please email your resume to SERVPRO9885@gmail.com.

Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup Process

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup Process

The damage to your property after a fire is not only devastating but can be extremely confusing and overwhelming. SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows understands the stress of dealing with a fire and will take control of your residential or commercial loss. We understand that the quicker our professionals arrive on site, the better the results are including lower insurance claim costs.

After a fire SERVPRO follows 3 steps. Structural cleaning, contents cleaning and deodorization.

Structural Cleaning consists of thoroughly cleaning ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and flooring. Our experts will determine the extent of the damage and provide the necessary equipment and cleaning products required to properly clean depending on the surface type.

Contents Cleaning includes all the restorable contents to be cleaned and deodorized. These items include furniture, area rugs, draperies and upholstery. Other restorable contents to be cleaned and restored to preloss condition include art work, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, electronics, bedding and much more. SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows provides a complete inventory of all contents salvageable and non-salvageable.

Deodorization is an important part of the cleanup process after a fire. Getting rid of offensive odors left after fire or smoke damage is not merely covering it with fragrance, SERVPRO works to remove the odor by the source. Our professionals are trained to seek out the sources of the odor and remove them.

Our technicians are dedicated to restoring both your property and your life. Give SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows a call at 732-432-9800 and let our trusted professionals handle the rest.

Commercial Mold Remediation Services - SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows performs extensive mold remediation to commercial properties. Our technicians work around the clock to remediate the mold issue and get you back to business as soon as possible. The clean-up process is performed by our professionals on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis. We understand that a mold issue can cause major business interruption and we do everything to minimize this disruption to you and your customers. SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows has the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss conditions. Our scope of services include:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military 

You can depend on our experts to get the job done right and get it done quickly. Our highly trained technicians show up with enough equipment and manpower to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Burst Pipe Causes Extensive Water Damage in Somerset, NJ

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Burst Pipe Causes Extensive Water Damage in Somerset, NJ Burst Pipe Causes Extensive Water Damage to Office Building.

Somerset, NJ Business Damaged by Frozen Pipe Burst

An increased amount of snow, wind and rain this winter caused havoc with many homeowners and businesses throughout New Jersey and the rest of the northeast. Nor’easter storms were as frequent as the temperatures were brutal. Frigid temperatures and accumulation of snow and icy conditions became the norm for what seemed like an eternity.

Imagine walking into the front lobby of your office building and stepping unto carpeting saturated with a couple of inches of water. As if this wasn’t shocking enough, after further investigation, you discover extensive water damage throughout the building including floors, ceilings and walls. Water from one floor spreading to other rooms and seeping down to the floor below causing extensive damage with falling ceiling tiles scattered throughout. This was the scenario SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows encountered increasingly this winter. Pipe breaks due to frozen pipes were causing numerous businesses to close due to flooding.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick understands the urgency of getting you back to business with as little interruption as possible. After initial contact from the customer, SERVPRO professionals are dispatched immediately to perform the necessary dry-out and cleanup services. Getting you back to business as quickly as possible is our number one priority. We understand that immediate remediation is necessary to avoid further damage from occurring. SERVPRO works with your insurance company for a stress-free claims process. Our 24-hour service technicians ensure immediate emergency response bringing enough equipment and manpower to get the job done right. Trust our professionals to get your business back to business with as little interruption as possible. Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows and let us make it “Like it never even happened.”