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Will My East Brunswick Business Ever Be Free of Fire Smoke Odor?

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Addresses Commercial Fire Damage and Smoke Odors in East Brunswick with Specialized Techniques

Any structure fire may start small before turning into a significant catastrophe within a matter of minutes. The longer a fire burns, the more destruction left behind from the flames and the further soot and smoke residue travels. It is best to start the cleanup as quickly as possible so that you can limit the amount of damage that takes hold. The last thing any business needs is pungent odors lingering around as a reminder of the fire.

Why Call the Experts to Address Fire Damage and Odor Cleanup?
The skilled technicians at SERVPRO have training via the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We arrive promptly and begin the assessment of your commercial fire damage in East Brunswick once your structure is deemed safe to enter. To make sure your property is cleaned up and free of sticky soot and smoke residue, our team:

    •    Removes all sources of odor and debris, which includes any charred materials and unsalvageable contents.
    •    Cleans all of the surfaces that are covered with small, odor-causing particles. We take the time to check every room in your commercial space to see how far all of the odors may have penetrated.
    •    Recreates the conditions that lead to odor penetration by distributing deodorizers in the same manner that soot and smoke penetrated each surface.
    •    Sealing any surfaces that may have been exposed to malodors. This is not always called for, but painting walls, and sealing off duct surfaces are two methods of inhibiting odors throughout the building.

Should your building have charred wooden studs, SERVPRO technicians can remove the charred portion with steel scrubbing brushes or soda blasting or dry ice blasting. The materials can then be sealed or refinished by our team.

No matter what level of fire commercial fire damage took place within your building, you can always count on our team at SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows. Call us at (732) 432-9800, and we can send a team out for emergency assessment.

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SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows Reviews

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Project Manager Review Customer review of SERVPRO of East Brunswick services and, in particular, a shout out to our Project Manager after a large water loss situation.

SERVPRO Proud - What our Customers are Saying

At SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows, customer satisfaction is our number one priority.  We can say all we want about our services and staff, but in the end, it's all about what our customers say about us that matters.

Project Manager Review

I just want to let you know how your men have made this very difficult experience a lot easier for me. When I called your office on Saturday night, I was so stressed and overwhelmed with the fact that my basement was underwater.

My husband is essential so he is not here in the days, and I have my 4 month old grandson I have to babysit for my daughter, as she too is essential, along with 2 dogs and a cat and I am also working a part-time job.

When I met Luiz Neto on Sunday morning I had a good feeling after speaking with him. However, I was very uneasy and didn’t know how I was going to deal with everything. Mr. Luiz and his team were very professional, pleasant and worked very hard. Mr. Luiz would call or text me and kept me updated on their progress.

Mr. Luiz is a good reflection for your company and great employee and I want to let you know.

Based on my experience with Mr. Luiz, I will definitely refer you to my friends and family.

I know my job is not complete, but I am really very happy with the service so far.

Joan

When Leaking Waterbeds Give East Brunswick Homeowners Nightmares

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Waterbed Water Damage Restoration in East Brunswick 

Waterbeds may be well past their sales prime in the late 1980s when they comprised 20% of all new mattress sales, but even now, almost 35 years later, there is still a dedicated following for this type of bedding. One significant caveat of waterbed ownership, however, is the risk of either slow or rapid water damage that can come from leaks, tears, and perforations in the mattress casing.  

If your East Brunswick bedroom requires water damage cleanup from a waterbed mishap, the mitigation professionals at SERVPRO are available to start cleanup within hours of your initial contact. The goal of each step of the process is to remove water, return structures and contents to their preloss condition, and perform any additional tasks needed to restore your home. Your local SERVPRO is also licensed to offer general contracting services (#13VH06622700) to rebuild your home after a disaster occurs. 

3 Ways to Find Waterbed Leaks 

  • Fill the bed with air. Once the mattress is sufficiently full of air, rub it down with sudsy water. Soap bubbles can indicate locations of air leaving through tears in the mattress casing.
  • Palpate for perforations. Leave the mattress partially filled for this method. Dry off the surface and press down on the surface as if you were performing CPR. Water should leave from openings in the bedding.
  • Locating leaks. Press down on the corners of the mattress until your hands contact the floor of the bed. Repeat this procedure along the seams. Small beads of water that suddenly appear can indicate a leak—mark these areas with a permanent marker. 

SERVPRO Restores Your Home

If you have a waterbed that suddenly bursts on the second story of your home, it is likely that structures underneath your bedroom on the first floor also require cleaning and drying. SERVPRO professionals can remediate water damage in both areas with portable extraction tools, rovers on carpeting, and large rubber suction pads for hardwood floors. Light demolition of ceilings may be necessary if you notice crumbling drywall or sagging, but this provides ventilation while drying the second-floor subflooring.  

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows provides the community with a licensed mitigation service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (732) 432-9800 for rapid disaster cleanup. 

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How We Can Clean and Sanitize for Coronavirus Exposure or Prevention

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning and Sanitizing for Coronavirus Cleaning and Sanitizing is our business.

As the concern over COVID-19 continues to grow, SERVPRO of East Brunswick/
Princeton Meadows and Southeast Somerset County can provide proactive cleaning,
and/or disinfecting in the event of an active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or
exposure.


Our professionals are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation
standards.


SERVPRO is performing all cleanup and bio-remediation in accordance with the guidelines
provided by the CDC and local authorities.


SERVPRO’s proprietary cleaning agent, SERVPROXIDE, is an EPA-certified, hospital-grade
disinfectant that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to Coronavirus (SARSCoV-
2/COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces.


The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as:

  • counters
  • tabletops
  • doorknobs
  • light switches
  • bathroom fixtures
  • toilets
  • phones
  • keyboards
  • tablets
  • tables

These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces. This will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents. The structure would not
be protected from future COVID-19 contamination if an infected person was to enter and occupy the building after the disinfecting is performed.

Call us at 732-432-9800.  Let us help stop the spread of the coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

Proactive Cleanup and Disinfecting Protocol

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning and sanitizing is our business! We can help minimize the spread of germs.

SERVPRO® of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows professionals are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

SERVPRO® franchise professionals offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business.

About Coronavirus

The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has spread to 60 locations internationally (as of this publication), including cases in the United States. The virus known as “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”) is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Scope of Cleanup Protocol

SERVPRO professionals can perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states that there is no active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. The customer will be required to acknowledge that cleaning and disinfecting will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents. The structure would not be protected from future COVID-19 contamination if an infected person was to enter and occupy the building.

Cleanup Scope of Work and Planning

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces as well, including:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Shelving and Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Water Fountains

Cleanup and Disinfecting Procedures


Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of waste.


The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar type organisms to COVID-19.


SERVPROXIDE™, SERVPRO’s proprietary disinfectant, is a hospital-grade disinfectant that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. In addition, SERVPROXIDE™ currently has dozens of EPA-approved claims including Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, Staphylococcus (MRSA), E. coli, Salmonella, Rotavirus, Swine flu (H1N1) and more.


Porous surfaces that are not water-sensitive, such as carpet and other fabric material, cannot be disinfected but can be sanitized using SERVPROXIDE™.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows Call 732-432-9800 

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Flooding in East Brunswick? Business Owners Love SERVPRO--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

Technician using forklift in warehouse SERVPRO Can Clean, Dry and Store East Brunswick Business Owners Valuable Inventory during a Storm Loss Mitigation

Fast Cleanup for Commercial Flood Damage in East Brunswick

There are two main thoughts of any East Brunswick business owner when faced with commercial flood damage in their property. The first is limiting the amount of time the company needs to remain closed for mitigation, and the second is to restrict the loss to the structure and contents as replacing building materials, business equipment, and stock items become an expensive proposition.

After heavy storms rolled through the East Brunswick area, a local real estate office received commercial flood damage. Groundwater entered through a loose seal around the front entry door affecting the front reception area.

Advanced Scoping Equipment
There is no way to know exactly where the water migrated within the water loss area without using moisture detection devices. SERVPRO technicians use a wide array for use with different surfaces. Fortunately, cleanup efforts began quickly before any water wicked into the sheetrock, saving the office from needing any controlled demolition.  

Organized Removal of Items
The technicians carefully remove items from the water loss area and catalog the locations so, after mitigation efforts complete, each piece gets returned to its original place. Contents such as the rubber-backed industrial floor coverings had the potential for reuse after drying and sanitizing.

Equipment Makes the Difference
The extraction and drying equipment used by SERVPRO makes the difference in the outcome after a water loss. While the regular janitorial service might rely on a wet/dry vac for water cleanup, the techs have access to a diverse selection of equipment. One of the most frequently used is the centrifugal pump, which works to pull embedded moisture up. This action lessens the time needed for drying, allowing the office to reopen more quickly.

Stress-Free Reconstruction
Once the water loss restoration services complete, SERVPRO has a general contractor license #13VH06622700 and can offer the business any repairs or rebuild necessary to restore the front area entirely and get the doors reopened more quickly without spending time finding, vetting, and waiting on an outside company.

When commercial flood damage hits your property, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800. The certified technicians work hard to restore your building to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

Working with an Experienced Team can make this Stressful Process a Bit Easier to Handle

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded homes You want SERVPRO's teams by your side in the event of a flood. We are always available, give us a call.

Working with an Experienced Team can make this Stressful Process a Bit Easier to Handle 

New Jersey is no stranger to intense weather, including hurricanes and nor'easters. This wicked weather can bring high winds, rain, and flood damage to both commercial and residential properties in the local area.

When a winter storm rolled through with cold, heavy rains, causing flood damage in an East Brunswick basement home theater. The grade on the property did not direct the water away from the basement, and it entered around the windows and ran down the walls, pooling on the slab floor. 

Scoping and Priorities for Water Loss

The homeowner was concerned about their home theater projection equipment and the soundbar system in the basement and requested SERVPRO technicians remove them as quickly as possible. The techs advised the homeowner to have the electronics inspected by a qualified electrician, or they could arrange for one before the equipment got used again. 

Rapid Water Extraction

The area rug on the slab floor was heavy with water, needed the moisture removed because it could get safely taken out of the basement. The techs moved the couch in the basement and boxes of DVDs to another area of the home during the water cleanup process. After that, the removal of the rest of the water went quickly.

Drying the Basement 

SERVPRO techs take air measurements in unaffected areas of the home to determine the usual conditions to ensure a healthy environment. Through this method, drying goals get set and monitored while the air movers and dehumidification equipment runs to ensure the basement attains preset markers for air quality.

Removal and Repairs

After flood loss in a home, it can be stressful to deal with restoration services and reconstruction. With their general contractor license #13VH06622700, the techs can take the restoration services directly into repairs to bring the home theater in the basement to its preloss condition and ready to entertain again. This service can include needed corrections to the grade on the property and resealing around the basement windows. 

At the first sign of flood damage, contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800. The certified techs can restore and rebuild the home to make the water loss, "Like it never even happened."

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Carpet Removal In Your East Brunswick Home

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Drying Subflooring After Carpet Removal in East Brunswick Homes

Despite the thickness of the material, nearly all carpet types used in traditional flooring for East Brunswick homes are highly absorbent. When water loss incidents threaten the residence, these materials can begin to show the worst signs of wear and deterioration after even limited exposure. In many cases, our professionals must remove the carpet and the padding to prevent even costlier damages to the subflooring materials like OSB board, plywood, and even the supporting joists underneath this top layer.

Removing the carpeting from the floors is one way to begin slowing the migration of water damage in East Brunswick homes, though more steps are necessary to remove this threat entirely. To dry supporting materials like the subflooring, joists, and beams, our SERVPRO professionals must take immediate action with our premier water removal and drying tools and technologies. We can begin by using our surface moisture meters to determine the concentration and severity of moisture damage to the subflooring layer before drying efforts begin.

Numerous tools can play a role in the drying process. However, drying mats can often be one of the most effective strategies for pulling moisture from the surface layer of subflooring before warping or deterioration begins. Placement directly on the subflooring plywood can draw out moisture at a controlled pace, and our SERVPRO professionals can continually monitor the progress of this water removal until we reach the established dry baseline.

Once we have established that the area is dry and ready for carpeting, our in-house team of general contractors can reinstall the complete flooring assembly. We can meet the customer’s expectations and wishes in this stage, even installing a different look and style of carpet flooring than what initially got removed during the mitigation stages.

Water losses in your home can be a destructive force, especially in areas where water collects on the floor. Though carpeting sometimes must get removed, we can often preserve the subflooring materials with the right response with our premier drying equipment. Give our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team a call anytime at (732) 432-9800.

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SERVPRO's ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan Can Prevent and Mitigate Water Damage to Your East Brunswick Business

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

image of ERP mobile app on a tablet Commercial Properties Limit Lost Revenue and Customer Good Will When SERVPRO's ERP Plan Mitigates Water Damage

Commercial Water Damage Solutions in East Brunswick--The ERP Plan

When your East Brunswick business suffers a water loss, the impact is far-reaching. You are stressed, your employees fear the loss of their next paycheck and customers might feel they need to find a new source of the products and services you offer. Also, the structure, systems, and contents of your commercial building are all at risk of permanent damage or ruin.

You Are a Valued Community Resource
You need a restoration company to count on as you face water damage to your East Brunswick business. Our team is rooted in this community; we live, send our kids to school, shop, volunteer, and enjoy all our area has to offer. When one of our neighbors and members of the business network experiences a disaster, we take it personally, prepared to do what it takes to get your operations back up and running.

We Offer Full-Spectrum Scalable Assistance
Every commercial water loss features different challenges, but we are ready for anything. SERVPRO’s team of managers and technicians is experienced and highly-qualified, trained in a range of water mediation and remediation specialties through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) We arrive ready to administer emergency services to halt the damage as our seasoned project managers assess the extent of your damage. Our signature green service vehicles accompany our workforce, stocked with a wide variety of pumps, extractors, squeegees, and moisture detection equipment to find and start removing the water. Top of the line drying equipment waits in the wings, anticipating use by our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians. If rebuilding or repairs are needed after remediation, our contracting division is there for you, Contractor Licenses:
General: 13VH06622700.

Proactive Possibilities
Consider getting ahead of water or other disasters by consulting with SERVPRO about an Emergency READY Plan and Profile (ERP.) Long before any issues, we can evaluate your space, discuss your operations and systems, and list your priorities in the event of a disaster at no cost to you. Our managers suggest adaptations regarding storage, equipment placement, and a host of other elements individual to your business to minimize the impact on your enterprise and the community if an emergency occurs.

Partner with SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows as a valued member of our business community, and never look back as we handle your water damage or other issues expertly. Call (732) 432-9800 right now with your concerns--we answer 24/7.

SERVPRO Fire Safety Tips this Holiday Season

11/24/2019 (Permalink)

Servpro Fire Damage Kitchen Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

Avoid Fire Damage this Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches and you find yourself in the kitchen making preparations for a delicious Thanksgiving feast, fire safety precautions should be taken.  According to the NEPA, cooking is the main cause of home fires and injuries.  Review the following safety tips to ensure a safe, enjoyable holiday.

  • Never leave the kitchen while cooking.  Leaving cooking unattended even for a short period while frying, grilling or broiling could lead to a kitchen fire disaster.
  • Set a timer while cooking to ensure you do not forget something on the stove or in the oven.  Never leave the home while using any kitchen equipment or appliance.
  • It’s best to keep children away from the cooking area.
  • Be mindful of where you’re placing oven mitts, wooden utensils, plastic bags or paper, towels etc.  Keep anything flammable away from the stove, oven or other kitchen appliances that generate heat.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen year round and know how to use it.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick Princeton Meadows hopes that these tips will be a reminder to our local East Brunswick residents and those throughout New Jersey to make fire prevention a priority during this holiday season.