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Is Water Damage Hiding from you?

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is Water Damage Hiding from you? Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows at 732-432-9800 for your water damage cleanup and dry-out.

Signs of Water Damage

No one ever truly understands the power of rain or water and the damage it can do to your home or business. Once water has found its way inside your house, it can travel anywhere, creating hidden problems. So, even after that big puddle of water recedes, there may be some underlying problems lurking behind the scenes. Here with some helpful tips on how to identify water damage, SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows urges you to pay attention.

  •  Smell the air! Hidden water stagnates and forms bacterial growth. This formation causes certain unpleasant odors in the air-- a musky, earthy smell-- is a sure indicator of hidden water.
  • Spot the stains! Any water that manifests in the ceiling or walls tend to discolor the area. Any abnormal color in a specified area may be a clear indicator of potential water damage.
  • Peeling Paint. When drywall saturates with water damage, the adhesion between paint and the wall may be lost. If you see the paint falling away or bubbling, it might be water sneaking through the house.
  • Sagging spaces and finicky floors. If you notice walls and ceilings starting to sage or the floor starting to feel different, it may be necessary that you open areas to dry the spaces out.

If you notice any of these signs, call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows to investigate and avoid further damage. SERVPRO is here 24/7 to help you breathe a little easier.  Click here for more water damage tips.

The Cleanup and Restoration Company

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services The Cleanup and Restoration Company SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is here for all your water, fire, mold cleanup and restoration needs.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows

Life does a great job of handing you some of the worst messes--and mitigation always requires the quickest of responses. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows’ professionals arrive on site to perform fire, water, and mold clean-up and restoration. In the face of some of your difficult times, SERVPRO is here to make life easier. Our experience spreads past simple residential remediation to hospitals, schools, warehouses--any place at any time. Regardless of the job, our team sticks to their perfected method to get the job done efficiently and get you back to business within the least amount of time. We address the problem, tackle the situation, and most importantly, we repair the area of damage to make it "Like it never even happened." The combined experience in the industry of our team ensures that the solution is never surface level, and no job is too much to handle. We understand the pressures and concerns of our customers, whether they be a school concerned with the safety of children or a hospital catering to the needs of the ill, our goal is to make the remediation process painless and stress free. SERVPRO provides cleanup services in areas all over New Jersey, including Somerset, Bound Brook, and Sayreville. Call the professionals 24/7 for your fire, water, and mold remediation needs at (732) 432-9800.

How to Identify and Control Mold

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Identify and Control Mold Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows if you suspect you have a mold issue.

All you need to know about Mold

Mold is a common fungal growth found both indoors and outdoors, entering through open windows, vents, heating, and air conditioning systems. Between places of moisture and the dust bunnies growing on your wallpaper, mold can form almost everywhere. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is here to explain some common identifiers of mold and how to control them.

How to Identify Mold

Mold festers in a variety of places so there is no one specific place that you should be particularly wary of. One of the most common signs of mold is the identifiable black or dark spots on surfaces. With that black stain comes the distinguishable musty smell. The smell and spots combined are signs of a potential mold issue.

Mold, however, may not always be easily identifiable. While people react differently to environmental factors, those sensitive to mold specifically may experience nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing and sneezing.

How to Control Mold

The idea of mold may seem daunting. Nevertheless, there are steps you can take to prevent and control mold growth.

  • Be sure to eradicate any moisture in your house immediately after a storm or flood.
  • Check your humidity levels daily.
  • Vent damp areas of your home including the shower, laundry room, and kitchen area.
  • Fix any leaky pipes or windows as soon as possible.

If mold is growing in your home, you need to clean up the mold and fix the moisture problem. You do not need to know the type of mold growing in your home, and no matter what type of mold is present, you should remove it. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows reminds you that they are always available to help 24/7. No problem is too big or too small to keep your family healthy

The Mystery of Smoke - Understanding Fire Damage

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Mystery of Smoke - Understanding Fire Damage Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (732) 432-9800

How Smoke Behaves

Fire damage can often be a complicated problem to tackle due to the unique behavior of smoke. The different types of smoke formation, wet smoke and dry smoke-- results in different type of soot residue after a fire. The professionals at SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows are thoroughly trained in their ability to identify different types of smokes as this knowledge is essential for proper restoration. As a part of our restoration process, SERVPRO professionals will begin by surveying the damage and assess its impact including the fire damage, soot build up, odor and any other potential concerns. Understanding the type of smoke you are dealing with prior to beginning the actual restoration process allows our professionals to determine the best cleaning method for the situation.

Smoke travels and penetrates various cavities within the structure of your home, allowing for the buildup of hidden damage and odors. Since our professionals experience a variety of disasters, they understand building systems and the potential distance and locations that smoke can and will travel.  In general, hot smoke travels to cooler areas and smoke can travel through plumbing systems affecting multiple floors.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows specializes in commercial and residential fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. Call us at 732-432-9800 for immediate service.

Managing Mold

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Managing Mold SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows can inspect, assess and remediate your property if you have a mold issue.

A Step-By-Step Process

That musty smell that hits, the brown, blue, yellow, green stain spotting the walls, all seem like daunting tasks to tackle. Take a deep breath and call the professionals in green. SERVPRO East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows are local professionals and experts well equipped to handle your mold issues. As a part of our expert care, we begin by first inspecting the damage, using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Next in the process is containment and air filtration. It is important to isolate the damaged area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to prevent the mold from spreading. Our specialized filtration equipment trap microscopic mold spores out of the air. Finally, we move on to removing the mold and restoring the area, including all of the contents. The remediation is heavily dependant on the amount of mold and where it’s found. Nevertheless, the SERVPRO professionals use a variety of cleaning techniques to sanitize everything from your furniture to your decorations. The sanitation process includes a deodorization step with the use of fogging equipment. Whether the repairs be minor or major, our SERVPRO professionals will restore and repair all of the affected areas.

If you suspect your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows can inspect, assess and remediate your property.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips.

Stay Safe Against the Sumer Heat Wave

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

How to Prepare for Extreme Heat

This summer, the heat is giving our crazy winter a run for its money, and it looks like it’s just the beginning. Heat affects people in different ways, more so if you’re young, elderly, sick or overweight. With the heat of the sun drying exposed surfaces anywhere between 50-90 degrees hotter than the air, everyone should take precautions.

To ensure that the heat does not get the best of you:

  • Wear light, loose fitting clothing and stay indoors in air-conditioned rooms.
  • Apply plenty of sunscreen and apply it often.
  • Be aware of heat exhaustion which could include clammy skin, nausea, fainting, weakness, heavy sweating etc.
  • Reduce body temperature with cool, wet cloths.

To prepare your home from heat and avoid it’s damaging effects:

  •  Install or maintain air conditioning units (insulation may be necessary)
  • Install temporary window reflectors, to reflect the heat back outside.
  • Cover windows that receive morning/afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, etc.
  • Keep your storm windows installed all year.
  • Weather strip windows and doors to keep cool air in.
  • Check air conditioning ducts for proper insulation.

Stay well informed of the heat index and avoid being outside for long durations of time. Extreme hear is no joke and could cause serious damage. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows reminds you to stay safe from the summer heat!

How Mold can affect your Health

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Mold can affect your Health If you see signs of mold, call us now at 732-432-9800.

Mold is the general term for many types of fungi--unwanted spots/patches of black, blue, red, yellow fuzzy bacteria. This bacteria can be found both indoors and outdoors, and constantly festering. The full growth of mold, however, will only be activated in the presence of moisture.

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows can inspect, assess and remediate your property

SERVPRO is available 24/7 for mold, water and fire emergencies. Call us at (732) 432-9800 to keep your house disaster free and your health as perfect as can be.

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