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Unleash Your Creativity With A Tabletop Terrarium Class In East Brunswick

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

a person moving a plant out of one terrarium and into a pot SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the amazing work at the tabletop terrarium class!

Find Your Inner Artist In East Brunswick This Winter

There is nothing quite like creativity for lowering stress levels and lifting your mood. If you are looking for something fun and creative to do with family and friends this winter, why not try a tabletop terrarium class at The Sipping Plant in East Brunswick?

  • Glass containers are provided.
  • Skilled instructors show you how to create your own succulent environment.
  • No experience is needed – staff will teach you everything you need to know.
  • You are welcome to bring your own food and drink to enjoy during the class.

Classes cost $35, and there are multiple dates available. Courses must be booked - visit The Sipping Plant online to reserve your slot.

Did you know that potting compost can cause house fires? Thankfully it is quite rare and certainly will not be a problem with these tiny terrariums. However, if you are concerned about fire damage, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

Get Close To Nature In Plainsboro With A Goddess Hike

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

a man and a woman hiking on a trail It will be exciting to see the community enjoying themselves at Cheesquake National Park!

Do Something A Little Different In Plainsboro and Get Fit Too

If you want to get away from it all this winter season, look no further than a Goddess Hike. Head over to the nearby Cheesequake National Park to enjoy a 3.1-mile hike, led by experienced guides.

  • Learn the ten essentials of hiking travel and the principle of Leave No Trace.
  • Remember to wear sturdy shoes and to bring warm clothes in case of bad weather.
  • Hikes are suitable for all levels of skill, but please note they are not suitable for children.

Goddess Hikes are designed to bring some natural energy vibes into your life, giving you a boost of energy and some much-needed peace in your busy life.

The next Goddess Hike is on Sunday, December 27 at 8:45 AM, and is free to join.

The trails can be quite wet and muddy at this time of year – and the bad weather can cause flood damage in your home too. If you need help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

Restoration Technician Needed Immediately

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

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.

  • 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.


Benefits: 401(k) matching, Health insurance, Paid time off.

Please email your resume to SERVPRO9885@gmail.com.

Restoration Crew Chief - Immediate Hire

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

Our Franchise is seeking someone who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations, enjoys meeting new people, has excellent communication skills, enjoys supervising others, and is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self-motivated and have superb interpersonal skills, then you’ll thrive in this work environment. Are you highly dependable and love helping people through difficult situations? Then this is the perfect position for you.

Overall Responsibilities for Restoration Crew Chief:

  • Explain, monitor, communicate and respond to customer needs/concerns.
  • Communicate clear expectations to Production Technicians and supervise their activities.
  • Perform production processes as scheduled and ensure quality control.
  • Manage electronic job file documentation to ensure complete and accurate product details.
  • Manage assets by protecting and using equipment and materials properly.

Position Requirements:

  • Effective written and oral communication.
  • Experience in cleaning/restoration preferred.
  • IICRC certification preferred.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds regularly, occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to climb ladders, work at ceiling heights, work in tight spaces (ie. crawl spaces, attics).
  • Ability to repetitively push/pull/lift/carry objects.
  • Ability to work with/around cleaning products/chemicals.
  • Valid drivers license a must.

Benefits: 401(k) matching, Health insurance, Paid time off
Supplemental Pay: Bonus pay

Please email your resume to SERVPRO9885@gmail.com

Come Out and Have Fun with Your New Favorite Game in East Brunswick

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Part of East Brunswick cultural arts center sign Enjoy the East Brunswick Cornhole Tournament while SERVPRO remediates the mold in your home

The Indoor Cornhole League of East Brunswick Invites You to Participate

Come out to the East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center and join up with a fun public event to play the first Cornhole Doubles' League hosted by East Brunswick Recreation. Participants over the age of 18 may register online or sign up in person on the day of the event. A maximum of eight teams per game day play. Games get played indoors at the Community Arts Center, and participants are asked to observe all current health protocols, including wearing a mask and social distancing when appropriate.

  • League time: Sunday, December 6th,2020 at 10 AM EST – 12 PM EST
  • Sign up as a team or individual
  • Teams will play best 2 out of 3 set matches.
  • Ticket Price: $45 Resident and $65 Nonresident

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 performs commercial mold remediation in East Brunswick properties. Through the use of advanced equipment and proprietary cleaning agents, the techs can stop mold infestations.

Enjoy Free Live Jazz On The Rooftop

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

Stephane and live jazz Plainsboro residents can relax and enjoy JAZZ at the rooftop Empire Hotel while SERVPRO mitigates the fire damage to your home

Relax and Listen at the Empire Hotel

Take in a relaxing, fun evening of live jazz in Plainsboro on the Empire Hotel's rooftop by Stephane Wrembel, who has composed soundtrack music for numerous movies, including Woody Allen films, and has collected accolades from multiple publications. The rooftop serves both food and drinks during live music. This event observes current health protocols, including social distancing between attendees, sanitized chairs and tables between seatings, and digital or disposable menus provided for drinks and food. The waitstaff wears masks at all times, and diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking.

  • This event is free
  • Guests must be 21+ with a valid ID
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • December 7, 2020

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 stands available for any size fire cleaning Plainsboro properties need. The certified technicians have both the training and experience so they can make the damage, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Helps Local East Brunswick Property Owners Get Life Back to Normal After Flood Damage

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

Image of teacher in school in East Brunswick East Brunswick classes are flooded with smart students--Says SERVPRO

SERVPRO Is Available 24/7 to Serve the East Brunswick Community for Restoration and Rebuilding Services

East Brunswick has the distinction of being part of the New York City metropolitan area, although located in an adjacent state. This suburban community has over 46,000 residents, which is a far cry from its humble beginnings. A baker from New York, named Thomas Lawrence, bought thousands of acres of the surrounding land from the Lenape Native Americans and the bill of sale from the deal resides in the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New Jersey. The State of New Jersey incorporated the small township with its current name in February 1860.

This city is at the mouth of the famous Hudson River and located on the Raritan River's southern shore. Locals rate the city as tops for arts and culture, education, and having an excellent economic center. The only drawbacks given are the cost of living and crowds at many venues. The cost of living is 130% more expensive than the rest of the country.

Notable People From East Brunswick

Even though East Brunswick is a smaller community, many notable persons hailed from this area, such as:

  • Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks on Current TV
  • Brian Selznick a well-known author and illustrator of children's literature, including The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • Margaret Kemble Gage was married to a British general during the Revolutionary War and spied on her husband to provide military intelligence to the American Revolutionary Army.

Top Sites to Visit in East Brunswick

There are a large number of venues to take in around this city. The Tower Center complex has two 23-story office towers, including two hotels. The Playhouse 22 Community Theater hosts musicals, dramas, comedy acts, and original plays by local writers. Outdoorsy types can enjoy Farrington Lake and Westons Mill Pond; these two Lawrence Brook segments are a popular destination for canoeing enthusiasts, kayakers, and nature lovers of all types. Once a year in August, the Middlesex County Fair Grounds gets held. This weeklong fest provides fun and food to the surrounding area. Beat the heat of summer days at Crystal Springs Family Waterpark. This mini-water park has a selection of water slides, a lazy river, and swimming pools ideal for both children and adults to enjoy. The splash pads are good safe fun for the kids to have a blast splashing around in.

Off the Beaten Path Activities in East Brunswick

East Brunswick has golfing available at the Tamarack Golf Course, and Bicentennial Park has hiking and playgrounds for children to enjoy. If you are looking for something a little different, you cannot go wrong with All in Adventures: Escape Rooms. This unique experience is an excellent activity for your family, group of friends, or coworkers to experience. You get 50 minutes to decipher how to escape from a room using hidden objects, clues to crack, and unraveling puzzles. Another fun activity to engage in with a group is a night of paint and sip at Artist People. This art studio provides the paint, canvases, and a teacher to direct the artwork. History and architecture buffs will enjoy a day trip to The Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum. This home is on the Historic National Register and was built in 1741 for Cornelius Low, a wealthy merchant of Raritan Landing. The structure remains one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in the State. The house has period furnishings and gives a real feel for daily life in the mid to late 1700s. It also hosts rotating exhibits about the history of New Jersey. Sports lovers will enjoy a visit to Heavenly Farms Park. This venue has a large number of exciting activities that include:

  • Exercise facilities
  • Sports fields for baseball and soccer
  • Jogging turf
  • Flying drones or RC planes
  • Snack bar available 

East Brunswick Climate 

This area of New Jersey gets an average of 49 inches of rain yearly, which is slightly more than the rest of the United States. As such, home and business owners should be aware and take measures such as making sure the area's grade around their structures flows away to ensure their properties do not flood. Snow is another frequent event in this area of New Jersey. While this city averages 25 inches of snow yearly, the rest of the U.S. sees around 28 inches per year. There is also no shortage of sunny days, with an average of 206, much like the rest of America.

What Are Common Repairs Needed After Flood Damage in an East Brunswick Home?

When SERVPRO handles flood damage cleanup and restoration services in East Brunswick properties, many frequently seen repairs enable structures to recover more quickly after this type of damage. 

Extraction is the Beginning 

In many cases, the flood water recedes before the cleanup efforts begin. It is not uncommon for the technicians to arrive on-site and find a damn residence but no standing water. They use their moisture detection equipment to trace the water migration paths to determine the accurate scale of the restoration needed. The water extraction may get done with any combination of portable pumps, truck-mounted units, and submersible pumps that work in water greater than two inches in depth.

Controlled Demolition is a Key to Successful Mitigation

When water enters a home, it migrates rapidly and wicks into sheetrock. The initial signs this is occurring include:

  • Sheetrock that appears wet
  • Visible water spots
  • Buckling or deterioration of the wall or ceiling

The techs cut off the ruined part and leave the rest intact. This action makes the drying process go much faster. The controlled demo looks worse at the start but works to save as much of the structure as possible. Because this SERVPRO has a general contractor license #13VH06622700, they can offer a seamless transition from restoration to reconstruction to their clients. This helps eliminate the stress of locating a trustworthy contractor to handle the repairs or rebuilding needed.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 brings extensive experience and a wide array of professional equipment to local properties to handle any size flood damage and make it "Like it never even happened."

Support Your Local East Brunswick Community by Visiting the Cook’s Market

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

A group of SERVPRO employees standing in front of a van.  SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows enjoys supporting their community of Cook's Market at Rutger Gardens.

Cook’s Market is a Short Drive from East Brunswick, but it Offers Fresh Produce From Our Community.

With the holiday season upon us, you may be thinking of entertaining close friends in your East Brunswick home or just cooking up a special treat for your family. If you want to get a taste of what local vendors have to offer, you may venture into Cook’s Market at Rutger Gardens. Students started the Market with a handful of vendors, but donors made it possible to create a more permanent structure to house many vendors over a decade later. One of the most salient vendors is the Student Farm at Rutgers Gardens, which focuses on being good stewards of our land while practicing sustainable farming. In November and December, you can visit the Market every Friday and observe the following-

  • Maintain social distancing
  • Limit your household’s shopper to one person
  • Wear appropriate face coverings

Since information is changing quickly, it is best to subscribe to the Market’s newsletter and to check out their social media posts for updates.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is also a local resource for your family. When you have fire damage and need restoration services, you can call us at (732) 432- 9800 for help. Our goal is to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

What Safety Concerns Does SERVPRO Address When a Home is Flooded?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

Danger sign We understand how dangerous water damage can be. Safety is our first priority. Call SERVPRO right away, we are always available.

When Mitigating Water Intrusions in East Brunswick Homes, Safety is Always Our First Priority.

East Brunswick is a busy suburban community that is considered part of the New York City metropolitan area. It is a thriving town with lovely homes throughout the area. Any of these homes, whether it is a single-family residence or an apartment house, are subject to water intrusions that require the need for a professional water restoration company.

What are Some of the Safety Issues?

In any type of restoration project, there are safety concerns. SERVPRO deals with structural hazards, electrical hazards, and hazardous materials on a regular basis. Our technicians know where and what to look for to mitigate any dangers present. Our technicians are trained to handle water damage in East Brunswick homes and to put safety first above all. 

How are Electrical Risks Addressed?

Water and electricity are two things you never want to mix. Electrical hazards are one of the first things our crews look for when arriving at the scene. Moisture can come in contact with electrical elements in many ways. Water can seep into wall wiring via roof leaks or upper-level water flow. Water intrusions that are high enough can come in contact with plugs and receptacles. Every home has electrical appliances that can end up in standing water. Electrical items can short out from water damage. The risk of shock is a serious concern. Our technicians address any electric risks by:

  • Checking the power distribution panel and ensuring all circuit breakers are off. If necessary, they have the power turned off at the outside source.
  • If no electricity is available, generators are used to power equipment.
  • Using Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) to detect the amount of current.
  • Before drilling and cutting into structural elements locating electrical elements such as wiring.
  • Making sure electrical appliances or fixtures exposed to water do not get turned on and that electricity is off before unplugging wet items.
  • Avoiding the use of metal objects that could come in contact with energized circuits. 

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians are trained to follow the strictest safety protocols. It is all part of SERVPRO's water damage restoration service and something we take very seriously.

What are Structural Hazards You Look For?

Many homes with minor water intrusions do not have a problem with structural hazards. Major flooding caused by burst pipes that go for hours unnoticed has the potential for damage to flooring, joints, walls, and ceilings. Flooring and subflooring can absorb water, and the material then is compromised. Ceiling tiles can swell and disintegrate, making them susceptible to collapse. Water is corrosive and can cause wood beams and joints to weaken, losing structural integrity. 

All of these issues are looked for and dealt with by our technicians. Advanced water extraction tools and pumps remove moisture from the materials. Industrial strength drying equipment continues the process. Techniques such as controlled demolition allow technicians to repair and restore damaged areas of material such as drywall. Temporary supports are put in place if needed until the problem can get fixed permanently.

Dealing with Hazardous Materials

Contaminated water can be a problem in a home with water damage. There are three main categories of water:

  • Clean Water – Potable water from sources such as the kitchen sink.
  • Grey Water – Not a biohazard. Comes from situations like washing machine leaks. 
  • Black Water – Highly contaminated water things like sewage overflow or natural flooding.

Both clean and greywater can become black water if left standing long enough. If contaminated water is present, we use EPA-registered antimicrobial products to sanitize and disinfect impacted surfaces. 

If there are hazardous materials like asbestos, it is taken care of by our specially trained technicians. They use the proper PPE to handle the material and dispose of it according to state regulations.

Safety First. Then Restoration.

Before any restoration can begin, all safety concerns need a fast response. In fact, the sooner you call SERVPRO to provide water damage mitigation, the less likely you are to have some of the problems listed above, for example, structural damage. We provide emergency services that can prevent secondary damage from occurring. Once we know it is safe, we move on to cleaning and restoration. We want to return your home to you, “Like it never even happened.” 

As homeowners in the community, we understand the importance of fast action in any disaster situation, big or small. When you contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800, you are getting water damage services that you can trust. We are licensed and bonded – Contractor Licenses: General: 13VH06622700.



What Can East Brunswick Homeowners Do After a Fire Caused by A Faulty Appliance Leaves them With Fire Damage?

10/24/2020 (Permalink)

house consumed in smoke and fire Fire damage can cause long-term effects and reduce your property’s value if action is delayed.

SERVPRO Technicians in East Brunswick Can Handle the Fire Damage in a Home Competently.

The secondary damages of fire can lead to costly repairs. The smoke and soot residues can cause discoloration on various surfaces, and the charcoal-like odor can last for an extended period. SERVPRO technicians in East Brunswick have thorough training in handling fire damage of any size or scope.

How long does the restoration process take?
Various variables and services are involved in restoring East Brunswick homes with fire damage. Thus, it is challenging to predict how long it can take to complete the restoration process. However, once you contact our technicians, we can inspect your property to determine the damage's intensity. With that, we can predict how long it can take us to restore your property to its pre-fire damage condition.

Can I clean the affected area myself?
It is essential not to attempt cleaning any affected surface if you do not have the necessary skills. Handling the task yourself can cause more damage and lead to massive losses. Also, cleaning affected surfaces involves a few steps that can challenge property owners without the right skills and experience. It involves:

• Pretesting using the right cleaning products for a specific surface or item.
• Mixing cleaning solutions with deodorizing agents.
• Using the correct dilution rates of fire restoration products.

The cleaning systems and approved products we use can clean the affected surfaces better than home remedies and cleaning agents.

Should I involve a general contractor instead of a professional restorer?
General contractors do not have restoration expertise and the right equipment to restore properties after fire damage. Fire damage restoration is technical and requires thorough training and experience since one small oversight can lead to severe damage.

Can you clean my carpet?
With our decades of experience, we have perfected various techniques for cleaning different surfaces. We understand that soot and smoke residues can settle on your carpet, and when mixed with water, the solution can stain the carpet. Our technicians can use a natural fabric brightener, a reducing bleach agent mixed with shampoo super concentrate to clean oxidized stains from your carpet.

How do you clean appliances?
Appliances are often made of nonabsorbent materials such as metal, plastic, glass, Formica, and composite materials. Therefore, our SERVPRO team can use water-based detergent solutions to clean the surfaces. We can use the wall and all surface cleaner to clean the residues from your appliances. For appliances with wood finishing, we can use wood crème paste to clean the yellowing caused by heat. These products can remove smoke residues without damaging the appliances.

Fire damage can cause long-term effects and reduce your property’s value if action is delayed. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 for help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.