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How Can I Prevent Basement Flooding Happening Again?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Wet Floor Caution Sign Don't let flood damage take over your property, Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

We Offer Effective Extraction And Long-term Solutions To Prevent Flooding In Plainsboro Homes.

If your Plainsboro home has recently suffered the effects of a flood, then you already realize how devastating invading water can be in even the basement level of your home. Professional restoration like our SERVPRO team can help make it “Like it never even happened,” but that is only part of the equation.

While addressing flood damage in Plainsboro homes is vital, many homeowners also want to take the necessary steps to prevent recurrences moving forward. While there are few things that a homeowner can do to stop intruding water entirely in extreme circumstances, preventative measures can help reduce the risk and possibilities.

How Can I Repair My Basement Structure? 

Structural repair is a service that our SERVPRO team can offer, along with our residential contractors. These licensed professionals on our roster have considerable building trades experience so that they can offer long-lasting preventative measures against flooding, such as:

  • Applying Hydraulic Cement
  • Masonry Repair
  • Water Diversion Trenches

While flood recovery once can be a costly situation, repeated disasters can be overwhelming and stressful. Let our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team help with long-term solutions. Give us a call today at (732) 432-9800.

Carpet Removal in Your East Brunswick Home

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

removing carpet padding from floor SERVPRO removes non-salvageable carpet and pads from water damaged homes in East Brunswick

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. Our SERVPRO professionals must take immediate action with our premier water removal and drying tools and technologies to dry supporting materials like the subflooring, joists, and beams. 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 start.

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. 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 by installing a different look and style of carpet flooring than what was initially 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 proper response with our premier drying equipment. Give our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team a call anytime at (732) 307-9665.

A Worrisome Leak in My Plainsboro Store

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

WATER DRIPPING FROM DROP CEILING Is your Plainsboro business raining on the inside from a leaking pipe? Call SERVPRO to mitigate your problem.

Have SERVPRO Check Out Leaks in Your Store in

Anyone who has ever had a leak can tell you that even the smallest one can cause tremendous trouble in your business. Call experts to fix the problem when you spot a telltale sign in your Plainsboro store, such as a fading spot on a wall or a bubble in your ceiling. Once you identify the source of the issue and fix it, call a professional service to address any water damage needs.

Commercial water removal in Plainsboro is our specialty at SERVPRO. Our technicians arrive at your store and closely inspect the premises to detect any damage hiding behind walls or under fixtures upon receiving your call. Using our industrial-strength equipment, we can precisely detect excess moisture and take appropriate steps to remediate it.

What should I look for when there is water damage in my store?

Some water damage is evident, but there are other cues our SERVPRO team looks for in your store. Inexplicable wet spots on walls or a vague smell of mildew can all point to an underlying problem. Our team typically searches for the following as well-

  • Signs that your subfloor is weak
  • Evidence of electrical shock risk
  • Presence of mold

Protecting your health, business, and staff is our priority. Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows at (732) 307-9665 for expert help and let us leave your store "Like it never even happened."

Types of Fire Damage Cleaning for East Brunswick Properties

4/16/2022 (Permalink)

boarded up fire damage two story Fire Damage Demolition and Boardup in an East Brunswick house by SERVPRO

Overcoming Fire Damage in East Brunswick Homes

Multiple layers of fire damage impact homes, so the response by experienced restoration professionals must address each of these possible issues. Soot deposits on the surfaces are among the most challenging fire effects to overcome, and this is typically achieved using several wet cleaning products within our inventory.

Wet Cleaning with Solvents

There are multiple actions necessary to overcome fire damage in East Brunswick homes, and this process often begins with applying wet cleaning products from our inventory. Solvents can dissolve stubborn soils without penetrating the finish of the impacted surface where the smoke solids have come to rest. To ensure the effectiveness of these products, some type of mechanical action and agitation will be necessary.

Light Mechanical Action

When using specific cleaning products on surfaces impacted by soot and smoke damage, soils must be treated with products to emulsify or dissolve the residues without damaging the surface underneath. Light mechanical action can help provide the level of contact and exposure necessary to achieve these results. Agitation practices can include:

  • Brushing
  • Dusting
  • Dry Vacuuming

Heavier Mechanical Actions

There are times when more direct and aggressive mechanical actions will be necessary to agitate chemical solvent and detergents and remove soot and smoke residues. While this could describe multiple types of action, abrasive media blasting can be impactful. Heavy agitation and mechanical effort can also include direct measures with coarse tools like steel wool pads and sanding tools, depending on the affected surface.

Multiple cleaning practices are necessary to address the acute effects of fire loss throughout your home or business. Careful considerations are made to choose the most appropriate mechanical action and chemical solution to lift soils and protect the underlying substrate where possible. Our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team is ready to help mitigate fire loss when you call (732) 432-9800.

Addressing Mold Damage in Your East Brunswick Home

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Workers SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of mold damage, Including the odors that come with it. Call us today, we are always available.

SERVPRO Helps Assess the Damage to Your East Brunswick Home and Takes Action

The threat of mold is present in virtually all homes, particularly older structures where humidity levels can change with weather patterns or due to structural damage. Oftentimes, leaks can go undetected for a long time, and mold can start spreading without you even noticing. Your attic, insulation, and roof can all fall victim to its effects before you realize you need expert help.

You can rely on SERVPRO to address mold damage in East Brunswick homes. Our staff trains to handle the intricacies of mold removal to prevent its spread, and you can appeal to our knowledge and expertise through our 24/7 hotline. Some of the methods available to us include:

Regardless of the specific factors affecting your home, SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is ready to help. Call us at (732) 432-9800 and let our expert team bring your home back to mint condition.

Is It Possible To Remove Burnt Odors From my East Brunswick Home Quickly?

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Debris in Room Malodors can have a massive impact on your home after a fire.

SERVPRO Restorers in East Brunswick Can Remove All Traces of Fire Damage from your Home, Including Odor.

What Causes Smoke Odors?

When materials combust, they release chemicals into the atmosphere. Some of these chemicals include odor particles that are volatile and can bond with surfaces or enter fabrics and upholstery. Without professional odor control technicians (OCT), smoke odors can remain in your East Brunswick home for several weeks or months. To combat these odors, we need to use a combination of cleaning methods to remove the odor-causing soils and deodorization. Different types of soils and surfaces require different treatments, which can make the removal of soils an arduous process. SERVPRO technicians stock a full range of chemical cleaning equipment and deodorants to assist homeowners with minor, moderate, and severe fire restoration.

Why is it Tough to Remove Smoke Odors?

Smoke odors are invisible to the naked eye. Restoring fire damage in your East Brunswick home involves a combination of getting rid of the visible and invisible remains of a fire. It can be tough to identify the source of an odor, which is why we use several odor control techniques in a property. Sometimes, removing a smell can be as simple as cleaning and drying property. At other times, we may need to use a combination of deodorant sprays, mists, and pellets to bring an unpleasant odor under control. Our first method is to perform a meticulous inspection of the property to understand where malodors are occurring and the best ways for removing them.

How do I Know the Extent of an Odor Situation?

  • Minor smoke odors are when light smoke residues affect a small area of the property, and there is little to no structural damage
  • Moderate smoke odors occur when there is soiling on horizontal and vertical surfaces. There is visible charring on materials in the affected area, and signs of smoke traveling beyond the source
  • Dominant smoke odors cover severely damaged structures and may take significantly longer to remove because the material build of the property has become charred, and smoke has spread throughout the home

How Can I Remove Minor Smoke Odors From my Property?

The first step toward controlling odor is to ventilate the space thoroughly. Opening windows can help to encourage a natural air exchange, which can remove odor particles from the structure altogether. Using a detergent, SERVPRO technicians can clean walls, ceilings, and surfaces to clear away any odor-causing smoke residues. Once the cleaning process is complete, our technicians use venting box fans to ventilate the affected area once again. If the odor remains, we can inspect crawlspaces, cavities as well as your heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. We may not need to introduce solvents for minor smoke issues, which can decrease restoration time.

What Happens to a Burnt Structure During Fire Restoration?

Charring of materials or structure can be the cause of moderate to significant smoke odors. It is frequently necessary to thoroughly remove these items and replace them to bring an odor issue under control. We use an ultra-low volume (ULV) mister to saturate the remaining materials with deodorant to mask odors until they disperse naturally. Usually, moderate smoke damage requires a thorough inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system. We may need to seal ducts to prevent odors from being redistributed through your home while the restoration is underway. Any charred items can often be repainted using an odor sealing primer to lock in odors and prevent them from affecting your indoor air quality.

How Can I Clean an HVAC System from Smoke Residues?

  • Remove ventilation duct and replace, including the return side mesh and filters
  • Feed air whips into the pipe to loosen soils
  • Apply negative air pressure to the pipe to remove loosened soils
  • Seal the HVAC system to prevent the spread of odor

Do Smoke Odors Affect Indoor Air Quality?

Smoke is harmful to inhale because it contains monoxide and other lethal gases. However, in most situations, these gases depart within the first hour of extinguishing a fire. Smoke odors can remain in the air causing an unpleasant reminder of the fire for several weeks without professional intervention. To remove both odors and microscopic soots from your indoor air, SERVPRO can use air scrubbers. This equipment utilizes a potassium and carbon permanganate filter to remove particles from the sky and replace it with clean indoor air. Usually, these filters are only necessary for severe fire restoration projects.

Malodors can have a massive impact on your home after a fire. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

Learn How to Conduct Storm Flood Damage Repair in East Brunswick

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

Tile With Water Damage Looking for a restoration company? Look no further, SERVPRO is just a call away at (732) 432-9800.

Storm Flood Damage Repair in Your East Brunswick Home Calls for SERVPRO’s Expertise 

Water is a vital element of life, but it has an ugly underside. The damage from floods can affect sewer systems, vehicles, people, pets and contaminate water lines. It can also lead to severe losses.

When such circumstances hit property owners, SERVPRO saves them the stress of repairing the affected structures and contents. Our technicians are trained to tackle storm flood damage in East Brunswick properties. Armed with sophisticated equipment, our restoration process follows the general steps outlined below:

  • Pre-inspection
  • Floodwater extraction
  • Removing affected items
  • Drying
  • Disinfection and deodorization
  • Full restoration

Pre-inspection

After arriving at your home, our technicians can carefully pre-inspect every aspect of the damaged areas. We can also look out for dangerous situations like falling ceilings, electrical hazards, and deteriorating subfloors to prevent injuries during the restoration process.

Floodwater Extraction

Floodwater causes more damage to your building the longer it stands in it. Our SERVPRO team can remove the water and slurry using self-priming trash pumps.

Removing Debris

We can remove all the debris like leaves, ruined items, and building materials. We can place them in a dry area to sort, dry, and repair them. We can dispose of those that have been badly destroyed.

Drying

Our SERVPRO team can use axial air movers to pump dry air into the affected area. These air movers improve evaporation by introducing airflow at the surface level. They replace the saturated, cool boundary layer with drier, warmer air from dehumidifiers. We can then use refrigerant dehumidifiers to remove the water vapor in the air inside the building.

Disinfection and Deodorization

Our SERVPRO team can use disinfectants to limit or stop microbial growth. We can apply water-based odor counteractants to remove the bad smell that the floodwater left behind.

Full Restoration

We perform activities like repainting affected areas, replacing drywall, refinishing hardwood, and restoring furniture, among other restoration activities.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is devoted to assisting property owners in restoring their homes after a storm. Contact us at (732) 432-9800. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Does Fire Damage Necessitate Rebuilding of Monmouth Junction Homes?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

After Fire Damage Call us today!; Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows today at (732) 432-9800 if you need help with professional fire damage restoration.

With Assistance from SERVPRO, Fire Restoration Can Save Monmouth Homes from Rebuilds

In the aftermath of your property going up in flames, it is hard to tell what you can salvage. Of all the outcomes, the worst is having to rebuild everything or vast sections of your Monmouth home. If the fire was not extreme, it is possible to avoid a rebuild.

The need for a rebuild after fire damage in Monmouth Junction homes can arise because of the direct effects of the fire or how the mitigation process is taken after the fire incident because secondary damages develop after the fire is put out. SERVPRO helps ensure that you respond appropriately to counter any additional damages that might force a rebuild.

Actions That Help Limit the Need for a Rebuild Include:

  • Structure protection
  • Moisture management
  • Containment

If you do not protect the fire-damaged structure, you may end up rebuilding vast areas when other issues like moisture damage set in. Moisture is a more significant problem in the aftermath of fire than most people realize. For instance, the water remnants from firefighting efforts continue percolating into semi-porous materials like wood. If the fire damages exterior walls, rainwater can also find a way in. Our SERVPRO technicians manage the situation by establishing containment with plastic sheets separating affected areas from the rest of the house, thus keeping moisture and residues from spreading.

How Moisture Management Correlates to Rebuilds

  • Residues set
  • Structural materials warp 
  • Rot and rust set in

When residues set, they form strong stains that cleaning might not remove. Moisture also causes swelling, which leads to warping and other changes. Rot and rust compromise the integrity of materials necessitating demolition and replacement. A simple action by our SERVPRO technicians, such as setting up dehumidifiers immediately on arrival at the property, forestalls many of these problems.

SERVPRO of SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows can help you take preventive or restorative action after fire damage making it "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (732) 432-9800.

Are There Instantaneous Processes for Water Removal From Plainsboro Homes?

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment drying Hallway Let your local SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows professionals resolve your water damage problems.

SERVPRO Breaks Plainsboro Home Water Cleanup Exercises but Deliver Faster Results

Although water leaks happen at a go, removal cannot be accomplished at once because of various hindrances like water soaking into materials or items standing in the way for extraction equipment to be used effectively. Breaking down the process into stages simplifies each step, thus restoring your Plainsboro home faster. 

Water removal from Plainsboro homes takes different actions which address the changes to the spilled water and affected materials. SERVPRO starts by inspecting your property to establish how extensive the moisture migration is, determining the best removal approach. 

The Main Water Removal Procedures Include:

In the first stage of the restoration, water evacuation is the most crucial step. The method chosen depends on the amount of water remnants in the house. If there is significant pooling, extraction with pumps is necessary. Our SERVPRO technicians can use high-speed, submersible, or other pump types to match the situation.

When there are no pools on surfaces, the water absorbed by porous materials like carpets and upholstery is the main concern. For such cases, vacuum extractors do a stellar job. The main advantage of these extractors is their vacuum lift, although they have additional features that distinguish each type.

Extractors Can Be Categorized Into:

  • Weighted deep extractors
  • Portable extractors
  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Post extraction actions

Water extraction is only the first stage of the removal. Additional action is necessary to dry wet materials and restore humidity levels. Many people trivialize this step leading to dissatisfactory outcomes, especially when the moisture is trapped in the air as humidity condenses, wetting new areas, or a bad odor develops.

Evaporation and dehumidification are the main processes that help manage the post-extraction phase of water removal. Our SERVPRO technicians calculate the necessary number of air movers and dehumidifiers to manage and expedite drying. 

When SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows takes over water restoration at your property, you do not have to worry about timelines. Call us at (732) 432-9800. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Problems Does Water Damage Trigger in East Brunswick Homes?

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

Water Leak being Vacuumed There is no job too big or small for your local SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows.

SERVPRO Intervenes Against Physical and Chemical Changes in East Brunswick Homes

Water leaks are a bother, especially when many items in your house like furniture, appliances, or carpets get wet. The most inconvenient leaks start from overhead positions or when an appliance malfunction sprays jets of water over vast areas. However, the bother of wet materials is insignificant compared to the deterioration moisture can trigger in your East Brunswick home, especially if left unaddressed over an extended period.

The water damage your East Brunswick home sustains can be immediate or long-term depending on the materials present, the amount of water spilled, and the kind of countermeasures you take. When SERVPRO intervenes, we can limit the overall damage levels by using specialized equipment or unique procedures to reverse or halt damages, some of which take time to develop fully.

The Main Damages Resulting From Water Intrusion

  • Rotting of wood
  • Mold growth 
  • Bacteria proliferation 
  • Rusting of steel

The most crucial weapon against the destructiveness of moisture is quick action. Many water-related problems take time to develop and continue to worsen over time as long as the material is wet. For example, mold takes at least 24 to 48 hours to develop after the initial exposure. When our SERVPRO technicians use powerful extractors to remove all standing water within a few hours and set up dehumidifiers in a property, we can prevent mold rather than tackle the hard remediation task later.

Contamination is common after water leaks. Any water intrusion, whether clean or otherwise, can lead to contamination since moisture presence triggers the proliferation of microbes like fungi and bacteria. Such development is significant when water stagnates, or wet materials are not dried properly. Contamination exhibits several signs, including a change in the condition of surfaces and odors. Also, it might affect indoor air quality. Our SERVPRO technicians combat contamination using biocides and moisture control. For example, after cleaning carpets, we apply the biocide on the floor surface and the underside of a carpet. We then set air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is always prepared to respond to water damage incidents restoring your home to its preloss state. Call us at (732) 432-9800. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Damage and Your Commercial Building Contents in East Brunswick

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

inside SERVRO storage facility; restoration equipment stacked on shelves Take a peek in side our warehouse. This is just some of the equipment at our disposal for your emergency restoration needs.

SERVPRO Handles Fire Damage and Pack-Outs for East Brunswick Businesses

Fire restoration always involves the clean-up of charred debris and handling moisture left after the blaze gets extinguished. However, many calls also include the need for pack-out/move-out services to clean or store items off-site. When your East Brunswick business has a fire, SERVPRO handles every detail with precision so that you get the best results in a fraction of the time that DIY could achieve. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and you can trust your content cleaning to us!

When handling fire damage in East Brunswick, we will assess every area of your commercial property to determine what needs to get packed up and moved out. Your furnishings, office equipment, inventory, and other items may get packed up and moved to our warehouse for the cleaning and restoration phase. Our contents management process is like a well-oiled machine to handle large volumes of items and track their whereabouts every step of the way.

Some of the measures we take when handling fire-related pack-outs include:

  • Assessment, recording, and packing items for transport
  • Receipt of items at an initial staging area to begin tracking the location of all contents
  • Follow the movement of contents from staging to the cleaning areas
  • Coordination of cleaning and deodorization, assessing damage to identify what is salvageable
  • Repacking and re-inventorying contents, then placing cleaned contents in the storage/staging area
  • Contents inspection and reintegration to your commercial space

Deodorization is Key

Some fire event contents require deodorization after cleaning, especially for buildings with heavy soot. One effective way to address these smoke-damaged contents is with Ozone. Items can get moved into the ozone room once cleaned; however, this process can disintegrate rubber/elastics and bleach wet upholstery. Therefore, proper precautions get taken for the items and our team.

Fire damage does not have to leave a smelly, lingering reminder in your business. Call us at SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows for your commercial fire clean-up needs at (732) 432-9800.

Water Cleanup You Can Trust in Plainsboro

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

heavy water damage on ceiling A leaking pipe upstairs caused water damage downstairs.

SERVPRO Follows Water Cleanup Protocols to Achieve Results in Plainsboro

Water damage is typical in households across the United States, but many homeowners mistake taking the DIY route for cleanup. Failing to remove all moisture can exacerbate the problem, opening the door to secondary damage that results in material degradation. Not only that, but moisture within your Plainsboro home could turn into black mold development. SERVPRO wants you to know that we can tackle all of the water removal services and drying you need.

Protocols are crucial for any water cleanup in Plainsboro – regardless of the building type. Our action plan will involve the following:

  • Identifying the water damage/moisture source –Once water intrusion occurs, our initial steps include identifying the category source. Category 1 brings the best potential for salvaging furnishings and building materials. Categories 2 and 3 call for additional disinfectants and personal protective equipment (PPE), and it becomes more difficult to recover any damaged materials.
  • Mitigation and prevention –We work to halt further intrusion by addressing the leak/moisture infiltration source.
  • Drying and dehumidification –This is imperative to restore relative humidity (RH) and bring your interior back to pre-water event conditions.

We Ensure All Materials are Dry

We equip ourselves with moisture evaluation and monitoring equipment to ensure no moisture gets left behind. Whenever materials are still wet/damp, we adjust our air movers and dehumidifiers accordingly to achieve our goals. The sooner we can get in and hit all marks for water cleanup, repair and drying, the more we can decrease the chance of mold growth and musty odors.

Do you need a team you can trust to handle your water cleanup needs? SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows features IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) ready to get to work at a moment’s notice. You can request help online or give us a call at (732) 432-9800.

Brunswick Residents Need Skilled Restoration for Flood Damage

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

Yellow 'safety-first' sign against blue sky background Floodwaters contain contaminants. SERVPRO knows how to safely remove the water.

SERVPRO’s East Brunswick Storm Response Team Handles Flood Damage Fast

From the minute your East Brunswick property has suffered from basement flooding or water entering your ground flood, you need to act fast. Rapid intervention and mitigation help lessen the impact of flood damage, thus cutting costs and time to restore overall.

What is Flood Restoration?

When you call SERVPRO for storm flood damage in East Brunswick, we have a detailed process that involves water removal services, decontamination, and ensuring the property is safe for repairs. Several steps that all homeowners can take to limit risks include:

  • If you have time before flooding hits, try moving valuable possessions and furnishings off the floors. This proactive step limits the chance of irreparable flood damage.
  • With all the potential contaminants in floodwater, ensure all people and pets safely leave the property to seek refuge.
  • If safe to do so, electricity and gas can get turned off to limit possible electrical charges and gas leaks.

With flooding and contaminated water, the work must get carried out by trained professionals who understand the impact on your contents and structure. At SERVPRO, we are here to restore versus replace, and we have all the water cleanup and drying methods necessary to make your home “Like it never even happened.”

Flood restoration with SERVPRO includes:

  • Pumping out all standing water and assessment of damage left behind
  • Removing and disposing of contents, furnishings, and building materials damaged beyond repair
  • Cleaning and decontaminating the building to remove chemical, environmental, and biological contaminants
  • Checking for structural damage that could be a hazard now or in the future
  • Drying and dehumidification to ensure no moisture gets left – anything untreated could bring secondary damage or mold and mildew growth

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is here whenever you need prompt attention to flood damage your property incurred during a storm. You can reach us by calling (732) 432-9800 day or night.

Removing Smoke Odors After a Fire in an East Brunswick Restaurant

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle You want help from the professionals after a fire in your home or business.

Neutralizing Harsh Odors is Essential to Keep an East Brunswick Restaurant Going After a Fire. 

Many obstacles prevent safe and sanitary dining conditions for customers after a fire. Our professionals work to get threats like malodors neutralized to decrease the time your doors stay closed after a disaster. We mobilize fast with mitigative solutions for these pressing issues. 

Containing the Smoke Malodors

Containment is the first step SERVPRO professionals take in managing malodors, and other fire damage East Brunswick restaurants face after disasters. Physical barriers prevent the movement of odor compounds for easier neutralization and management. 

Cleaning Air Ducts and the HVAC System

Another method of managing foul odors a kitchen fire can leave behind is directly influencing the output of the HVAC system. Soot and smoke particles can travel through this network of ducts and continue to promote harsh odors when the system circulates air. We have experience with air duct cleaning and can schedule that service around off times for the business. 

Odor Neutralization Solutions from our Inventory 

Before our professionals can successfully remove a harsh malodor from your restaurant, some work must be done to lessen the severity of this effect. This process can include several types of counteractant products and processes before deodorization, like:

  • Absorbent beads
  • Odor trapping granules
  • Surface cleaning products
  • Debris removal

After reducing the severity of these effects, we can focus on the equipment necessary to remove these odors entirely where possible. Restoring the restaurant's comfortable working and dining conditions relies on effective deodorization tools like hydroxyl machines and ozone generators.

Multiple obstacles are standing between a damaged business and preloss conditions, but our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team can help. With one of the largest obstacles being odor removal, we arrive with many helpful deodorization techniques. Call today at (732) 641-4023.

Managing Water Damage from Frozen Pipes in East Brunswick – Call SERVPRO

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

Ice dam Ice damming and frozen pipes are just some of the hazards of severe winter weather. Call SERVPRO for help!

Need Help for Water Damage from Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming in East Brunswick – Call SERVPRO

Frozen pipes during cold snaps can cause significant water damage to homes in East Brunswick. If the water in the line freezes solid, the pipe may crack and release torrents of water into your home once it thaws. There are several steps to prevent your water pipes from freezing and locate those that have. If the weather forecast is forecasting cold weather and your lines are susceptible to freezing, following the suggestions in this post can save you a great deal of damage and expense.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup and drying after water from frozen pipes or ice dams in East Brunswick causes damage to your home. We have the equipment to remove the excess water and dry the contents. We can also complete repairs if needed.

Anticipating cold weather and taking action to protect your pipes from freezing saves frustration, time, and expense. The following suggestions should be considered:

  • Turn up the thermostat to keep your home warmer, costs little, and prevent damage
  • Wrap heater tapes around the pipes in the area where they usually freeze
  • Insulate all water pipes with foam rubber insulation
  • Insulate all drain lines
  • Let the water run slowly on cold days in sinks
  • Fill cracks and insulate the wall around or near water pipes

If your water pipes are frozen, there are a few ways to thaw them out before permanent damage to the lines occurs:

  • Locate the frozen pipe. Turn one tap on at a time to isolate the frozen pipe.
  • Leave any taps connected to frozen pipes on
  • Verify that the water line is not split. If it is, it will release a torrent of water when it thaws. Turn off the main water valve.
  • If no split, heat the pipe using a hairdryer or heat lamp until the water begins to flow

Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows in East Brunswick and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (732) 307-9665.

Establishing Pre-Loss Condition After Plainsboro Structure Fires

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians SERVPRO will get your house back to feeling like home again. Call on our professionals for help after a fire in your home.

Early Action Allows for Efficient Fire Damage Recovery in Plainsboro Homes. 

After a fire, our SERVPRO team's initial intention is to return a property to preloss condition. This term describes the state of the house before the fire, and not necessarily like new. 

Job Scoping and Damage Assessment 

To accomplish the rapid management of fire damage in Plainsboro homes, we carefully inspect the house and begin forming a clear restoration plan to overcome threats like: 

  • Odors
  • Structural damage
  • Soot damage
  • Fire debris
  • Water damage

Cataloging Fire Damage to Contents 

Item-by-item inspections are the best means of determining what contents and personal belongings have been impacted by spreading fire loss effects. Possessions are inventoried by their place in the house for separate on-site storage or pack-out to our nearby SERVPRO facility for focused cleaning. 

Meeting the Expectations of Customers

A guidepost for the work to be done in a fire-damaged property is the input of homeowners and property management. Through descriptions of the house, pinpointing damage that might not initially appear related to the fire, and helping with establishing restoration priorities, we can create a custom recovery plan to provide the most possible help. 

The Need for Repairs and Reconstruction

Yet another focal point of the inspection and evaluation of the damaged property to comprise the scope of the total work to be performed is the need for repairs and build-back. Because our professionals have a general contractor license, this is not an additional effort that another company must supply but a seamless next step in the restoration process for our experienced team.

Working fast in a fire-damaged property helps secure the structure from further harm and protects personal belongings and contents from ruin. FSRT-Certified technicians of our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team are ready to show We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call anytime at (732) 641-4023.

Various Issues Caused by Water Damage if Your Plainsboro Home Has a Wooden Floor

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs on job site. Floors damaged from a water incident is not a DIY project. SERVPRO water damage restoration techs are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Uses Regular and Advanced Techniques to Save Floors Affected by Excess Moisture Exposure

The polished hardwood floor at your Plainsboro home may be the envy of your friends. However, if it is exposed to significant amounts of water, you might encounter myriad problems. Apart from ruining the visual appeal of your floor, you might also foot a hefty bill, especially if you have to replace floorboards.

Although you might not manage to stop water intrusion, understanding the issues that might arise can help you manage the water damage at your Plainsboro home. Since you cannot learn everything you need to know within the short time between the intrusion and the onset of damages, involving a professional team like SERVPRO from the beginning presents the best chance of controlling the loss by minimizing or preventing some of the damages.

Typical Water-Related Problems That Might Affect Your Wooden Floor Include

  • Crowning
  • Cupping
  • Buckling 
  • Warping

Buckling and warping occur because moisture causes swelling in wood. Naturally, dry wood has a moisture percentage of approximately 10% but can absorb higher amounts. As the floorboards swell, they push against each other, buckling at the joints since there is no space for expansion. SERVPRO professionals tackle buckling by expediting water extraction and drying. We can also remove some floorboards to allow free expansion. That way, the floorboards can regain their original shape when we dry them.

Cupping and crowning manifest in raised edges and arching that presents the mid-section of individual floorboards, respectively. They are caused by variable water absorption. If the floorboards absorb water from the bottom and sides, it leads to cupping. Crowning, on the other hand, develops when the top is exposed to more moisture than the bottom.

Various solutions can help prevent cupping and crowning, including:

  • Using drying mats to extract water trapped between floorboards
  • Using drying chambers to improve floor drying processes
  • Sanding out cupped edges after drying the floor

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows can help you find unique solutions to manage water damage on your wooden floors, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (732) 432-9800.

What Are the Main Forms of Mold Damage to Address in East Brunswick Properties?

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage Mold damage remediation is a job for SERVPRO technicians. Mold colonies will spread like wildfire within 24 to 48 hours. Call now!

SERVPRO Manages Both the Regular and Unexpected Issues Arising After Mold Contamination

Mold may seem less severe compared to other property disasters, which might render houses or other structures uninhabitable immediately.  Mold may also seem easier to address by cleaning the affected surfaces and airing the affected rooms. However, the visible mold damage issues can mislead you.

Mold damage in your East Brunswick home can be extensive, requiring significant work to control. Mold can also cause health effects, so a long-term occupation of a contaminated house is ill-advised. Seeking the intervention of a professional like SERVPRO when you notice mold in your house can help reveal the true extent of the damage in good time.

Some of the damages you need to address in your property include:

  • Accumulation of fungus and other microbial residues
  • Rot and other material deterioration
  • Soiling
  • Musty odors

Mold forms masses of colonies as it grows on surfaces. Clearing all the residues from surfaces is essential before thinking of other steps, such as repairing them to restore preloss conditions. SERVPRO teams readily tackle such cleaning tasks using methods such as HEPA vacuuming or soda and dry ice blasting. Eliminating all traces of tangible residues is essential in managing odors.

Mold spores occur naturally in the environment where they aid in decay processes. Mold produces spores and root-like hyphae that penetrate organic materials where they extract nutrients. Therefore, when you notice mold growing in any section of your house, you can expect material deterioration. One way to avoid replacing most materials is by expediting remediation processes and using approaches that help prevent a quick recurrence.

One way to minimize recurrence is using minimal moisture during cleaning by:

  • Wire brushing semi-porous materials
  • Damp-wiping with antimicrobial products
  • Sanding

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows adapts the remediation methods to the mold damage conditions at your property. Call us at (732) 432-9800. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Are All Materials Handled the Same After Fire Damage in East Brunswick Homes?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damaged home Fire damages leave numerous kinds of residue accumulation. SERVPRO techs use the latest technology and equipment for all fire damage restoration jobs.

SERVPRO Provides Trained Fire Restoration Technicians to Evaluate the Damage Devising the Best Solutions

Although you probably don’t notice, your home is a collection of different materials. When there is fire, their distinct characteristics lead to different outcomes. The heat consumes some materials. Others are negatively affected by fire residues, moisture, and firefighting chemicals. Successfully restoring fire damage depends on how you handle the materials.

Establishing the affected materials and level of fire damage in your East Brunswick home should be the first step. Otherwise, you might not know which steps to take. SERVPRO professionals help with such evaluation. We use cleaning sponges to trace the spread of residues along wall surfaces and char depth gauges to check the level of charring in solid wood. Checking for moisture absorption may also be necessary since firefighting usually involves water. The results from the evaluation determine the best remedial action.

The choice of restorative action depends on:

In general, fire consumes organic materials such as wood and some inorganic ones such as plastics. However, there are more characteristics to consider. For instance, fabrics are deeply soiled when exposed to soot and moisture. Therefore, restoration procedures that help the rest of the structure may harm fabric and upholstery items. Our SERVPRO technicians prioritize pack-outs or cover vulnerable items with plastic sheets before starting cleaning.

The materials in your house have different kinds of finishes, including paint and polished surfaces. Some materials are also unfinished. The finishes influence the cleaning methods. Using aggressive agitation or cleaning agents on polished surfaces is counterproductive. SERVPRO technicians use a wide range of cleaning techniques including safer, yet effective blast cleaning solutions like soda and dry-ice blast cleaning.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows finds the best solutions to address various forms of fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (732) 432-9800.

Does Water Absorption into Wood Flooring in Plainsboro Homes Make the Material Unsalvageable?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work on water damaged floor. Water damage to flooring is a very hard task to handle properly. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are fast and immediate to all water damage jobs.

Damp Materials can Be Hard to Restore and Clean, But Our SERVPRO Team Helps Plainsboro Properties. 

Water damage can threaten your home and its building materials, especially when pooling and surface water concerns are not resolved quickly. Our fast-responding technicians help to meet the urgent needs of your home during water damage emergencies to protect exposed flooring. 

Water Absorption Begins Shortly After Exposure

Water damage restoration in Plainsboro must begin quickly after emergencies, as moisture can begin immediately absorbing into wood plank flooring. Because many properties use engineered wood, this process can happen at a faster rate than traditional hardwood. Some of the less-porous flooring materials include:

  • Teak
  • Cedar
  • White Oak
  • Redwood

When Free Water Becomes Bound Water

There are stages of water damage to wood flooring, and in the earlier phases, restoration is still possible and feasible. Removing surface water might be one of the stages to preventing worse absorption concerns. Still, effective drying options like mats can pull trapped moisture to the surface for removal before altering the composition of the planks. Bound water indicates a chemical process where the cells of the wood flooring and water molecules join and permanently damage the material. 

Is Your Water-Damaged Floor Salvageable? 

As a homeowner, your main concern is typically how much restoration is ultimately going to cost. When it becomes a situation where demolition and reconstruction are necessary, this might end up costing more. Choosing what approach is best usually involves whether physical distortion and warping have started with the plank flooring. 

The impact of water on wood flooring can be absolute, requiring removal and replacement in some situations. The determination of your property needs results from data collected through moisture detection devices and known moisture range goals. Our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team can quickly help your property recover from water damage when you call (732) 641-6954.

How Can Damp Areas of an East Brunswick Office Impede Production?

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold spore Mold remediation for your commercial building should be handled by SERVPRO. We have the manpower and equipment for every size of disaster.

There are Several Ways That Water Damage in East Brunswick Businesses can Affect the Workplace. 

Water damages can happen in hundreds of ways, and if left to the custodial staff of the building exclusively, might not be resolved as completely as it should be. Depending on the severity of the situation, lingering water damage effects can significantly impact the productivity of the workplace.

Damage to the Equipment and Contents

When you experience water damage in East Brunswick office buildings, you first consider the investments made in office furniture, building materials, and electronics like computers and servers. Relocation of loose contents and items protects them from getting ruined.

Limited Work Areas for Employees 

When damaged areas get discovered, you will want to redirect employees out of this space to ensure that drying efforts can begin. Depending on the size of this affected region of the building, many of these office workers can be displaced and crowd other areas. A sense of urgency to full water damage restoration can return these areas to their original conditions.

Threats of Secondary Damage Effects 

Yet another way that unresolved or poorly managed water damage can impact an office space is through the development of mold and microbial threats. The formation of colonies can cause health effects for those exposed and allows for hosting materials to degrade. Moist environments left undried can create many hazards like:

  • Mold damage
  • Mildew
  • Structural deterioration
  • Content damages

Water damage can be a threatening situation for offices and commercial properties in the area. Understanding how these emergencies affect production shows the value of pursuing experienced restoration professionals like our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team. We have effective mitigation to begin as soon as you call (732) 641-6954.

How Do Cabinets Get Damaged by East Brunswick Kitchen Fires?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

kitchen cabinets on fire Fire damage to your kitchen isn't a DIY project. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of fire damage mitigation.

The Damage that Structural Elements in East Brunswick Homes Endure After a Fire can be Challenging to Clean. 

As the second-most common callout for our restoration professionals, fire damage recovery can sometimes focus on the damage grease, and appliance fires can do to a kitchen. Initially, emergency services can help regulate the loss from these situations with actions like:

With these processes complete or underway, it is important to consider the impact of a kitchen fire on fixtures like the cabinets.

Blistering and Burn Damage 

Physical damage is often easy to spot on cabinets in a kitchen after fire damage to East Brunswick homes. Exposure to high heat conditions common with grease fires can scorch and blister nearby cabinet surfaces, especially hanging units near the stove.

Soot and Protein Residue Deposits

Protein residues are a common soil deposit after kitchen fires, and these can be highly threatening to surface finishes and lacquers of well-constructed cabinetry. Our professionals must choose several cleaning approaches to remove the soil without damaging the cabinet finish under it. Wood créme pastes are a common choice for restoring wood cabinets.

Smoke Odor Concerns 

Harsh smells are created during kitchen flare-ups, whether it is the scorched food on the stove or the immediate materials that were burned and charred in the ignition of the blaze. Cabinets, especially those made from cheaper materials like particleboard, have a high porosity rating to rapidly and thoroughly absorb these harsh smells and keep them trapped.

Kitchen fires can leave structural elements like the cabinets overwhelmed by smoke and burning damage. Our responding SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team works to preserve these fixtures wherever possible with effective surface cleaning and deodorization. We can help you determine the best choice between restoration or replacement. Give us a call today at (732) 641-6954.

What is Effective Against Standing Water from East Brunswick Flood Damage?

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

standing water in home SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified and trained. Any size storm disaster we will handle. Call now!

East Brunswick SERVPRO Extraction Tools Mitigate Flood Damage and Safely Eliminate Standing Water

While many flood damage scenarios do not leave behind standing water, some do. The presence of standing water can render an East Brunswick residence less safe to travel through to collect essential belongings or turn off utilities in the event of a disaster.

SERVPRO’s rapid-response flood damage crew in East Brunswick is trained to handle standing black water, debris, and structural damages related to floods. This process adheres to Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices and keeps homeowners safe and away from contaminants in the event of a flood.

Floodwater Extraction Tools Operated by SERVPRO Professionals

Standing water extraction tools vary based on the depth and volume of present floodwaters. While wet vacuums, mops, and portable extractors are typically sufficient for moisture exposure, more heavy-duty water removal equipment can include:

  • Truck-mounted extractors feature heating, pumping, and vacuuming systems, much like a portable unit. However, these units are attached to a truck with a tank that is at least 60 gallons for storing and removing water safely. These extractors have their own power sources and are more powerful than their portable counterparts
  • Submersible sump pumps, which are typically gas-powered and ideal for spaces with over two inches of standing water without solid debris present

However, extraction is just one of many steps that trained restoration professionals can take toward restoring a flood-damaged property. Debris removal, odor control, and sanitation with EPA-registered biocides are among the many essential tasks SERVPRO performs to restore homes to a pre-disaster state.

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster 24/7. Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 to receive emergency-response service.

How Can Plainsboro Homeowners Eliminate Fire Damage Odors Safely?

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

fire and smoke damaged home Kitchen fire restoration is a job for SERVPRO. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians Mitigate Plainsboro Fire Damage Malodors

Cooking fires in kitchens account for a staggering number of home structure fires in the United States each year, including most unreported fire damage cases. However, these damages, whether they come from a microwave mishap, an electrical fire, or a stovetop flare-up, can impart unpleasant odors that are difficult to remove from a Plainsboro home without professional-grade tools and knowledge.

SERVPRO odor control tools are designed to control Plainsboro kitchen fire damage odors and return the affected property to a clean, pre-disaster condition free from stains and odors. This firm’s suite of odor control tools is available for cleanup 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

SERVPRO Odor Control Tools for Fire Damage

Malodor removal tools have a broad array of properties so that SERVPRO technicians can tailor solutions to the situation at hand.

  • Odor-neutralizing counteractants, which chemically bind with odor-causing particles. Rather than masking smells or weighing down particles for easy removal, counteractant solutions alter or destroy bacteria and soils at the particle level. Thermal fogging, which is a common, solvent-based fire damage odor removal method used by SERVPRO, relies on this principle
  • Filtration agents for odor control rely on one of two methods for their effectiveness: absorption and adsorption
  • Absorption collects moisture into itself, which can capture many different types of odor-causing particles. Baking soda operates on the principle of absorption for odor control
  • Adsorption collects and holds gaseous particles on its surface, which prevents them from traveling through the air. Activated charcoal filters are a common example of adsorption that loses its effectiveness when the filter is full

Homeowners seeking out “Like it never even happened,” service can call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

What Equipment is Needed for East Brunswick Mold Damage Remediation?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage Mold damage remediation is no DIY project. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of mold damage.

East Brunswick SERVPRO Utilizes PPE, Biocides, and Commercial-Grade Mold Damage Cleanup Tools

Mold damage impacts East Brunswick residences in a plethora of ways. The moisture exposure that exacerbates mold growth can eat away at sheetrock, cellulose or cotton insulation, or wall studs. Worse still, if left untreated, mold has the potential to cause health effects for home occupants.

SERVPRO professionals respond to East Brunswick mold damage remediation calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This fast-acting service can start inspecting microbial growth on a property in as little as several hours after initial contact to formulate a mitigation plan that adheres to restoration industry best practices and homeowners’ insurance policies.

SERVPRO Equipment is Essential for Effective Mold Remediation

SERVPRO’s access to sophisticated inspection and mitigation technologies, proprietary mold cleanup solutions, and highly-trained technicians are all crucial ingredients in this team’s recipe for success. We’re HERE TO HELP.

Bathroom mold remediation, for example, might entail the use of the following for removal:

  • Penetrating and non-penetrating moisture sensors and meters calibrated for inspecting drywall and wall studs, as well as thermal imaging cameras to detect temperature changes consistent with water exposure that exacerbates mold growth
  • HEPA-filter air scrubbers and vacuums that can catch microbes as small as 0.03 microns, ensuring thorough remediation of microbes and other soils that can impact indoor air quality
  • Water extraction tools and structural drying equipment, such as axial air movers and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers, remove humid conditions that accelerate mold proliferation

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows can demonstrate the qualities that ensure that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster when homeowners call (732) 432-9800.

How Do Professionals Clean Appliances After Plainsboro Fire Damage?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Fireman in kitchen fire When a kitchen fire strikes have no worries. SERVPRO will handle all the fire damage restoration from start to finish. Call now for the help you need.

SERVPRO technicians using proprietary cleaners and careful techniques remove even protein-based residues after a kitchen fire in Plainsboro

The residues remaining after fire damage in your Plainsboro kitchen are incredibly tricky to remove. Protein-based soot is a tremendously adhesive substance consisting of dehydrated oils, fats, and other foodstuffs. It is transparent and highly malodorous because of the rancid fats. It is tough to get past the memory of your kitchen fire without deep cleaning your appliances, so professionals like SERVPRO work hard to find a solution.

Can Homeowners Successfully Clean Up Kitchen Fire Damaged Surfaces?

Many of the materials used to craft today’s appliances are durable, impervious to damage from most water-based detergents cleaners. Unfortunately, the protein-based soot does not readily dissolve or dislodge water-based products, complicating the cleaning routine. 

How Do SERVPRO Technicians Overcome the Challenge of Water-Resistant Kitchen Fire Soot?

An option to strip protein-based residues from appliances is to increase the pH of the cleaning solution. A more alkaline product can help break the bond between the residue and the appliance. Care must be taken to avoid skin or eye contact during the process. It is also possible to harm surrounding surfaces:

  • The technician cleaning must wear gloves and goggles.
  • Be discrete when spraying the solution to minimize spread to porous or delicate surfaces.
  • Some appliance finishes (aluminum and chrome) can be pit if the cleaner exceeds the appropriate dwell time.
  • Shiny or polished surfaces can scratch when using abrasives.
  • Brief use of wood cream paste (used for wood refinishing) is an alternative to other abrasives, reducing yellowing caused by heat.
  • Rinsing the cleaning products and polishing them with lint-free towels is the final step.

Trust the experts at SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows when your gourmet kitchen appliances need careful yet persistent cleaning to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call (732) 307-9665 to learn how we can return your damaged kitchen to the heart of your house.

Should Homeowners Consider a Contents Pack Out After East Brunswick Flood Damage?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Rain pouring on a man in the kitchen in from hole in roof Storm and flood damage remediation services by SERVPRO are top-notch. Call now for fast and immediate service.

The SERVPRO Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) keeps items organized while sorting out flooding restoration in East Brunswick.

Whether you contend with the tail end of a hurricane, tropical storm, or other extreme weather, flood damage in East Brunswick can completely disrupt your life. One of the ways to get things back on track might be to arrange a pack-out of furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions.

How Does a Pack-Out Assist with an East Brunswick Flood Damage Restoration?

When the SERVPRO crews arrive to assess the damage from flooding, a suggestion to consider a pack-out might not be far behind. Although moving out the contents of your home can feel chaotic, it acts to speed the restoration process by clearing out the spaces and making it easier to complete or manage:

Our crews can concentrate on water removal services, cleaning, and disinfection rather than stopping to move items or trying to work around them. Once structural drying commences, the lack of wet contents reduces the humidity in your home, allowing evaporation to complete more efficiently.

How Does the SERVPRO Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) Work?

SERVPRO crews do the heavy lifting, literally wrapping bulky items and packing others' inboxes. Articles are tracked using lists, barcoding, and digital photography. We work closely with your insurer as we evaluate the items and decide what can survive the flood damage after restoration and what needs disposal and replacement. Careful documentation permits us to support your claims, reducing out-of-pocket costs. Once our on-site technicians complete flood damage restoration at your home, the contents will be ready to return to make your house a home again.

Your confidence in the expertise and systems of SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is well placed during storm-related flooding. Call us at (732) 307-9665 to see if a pack out will help with contents and home restoration.

How Can Homeowners Get to the Bottom of Mysterious East Brunswick Water Damage?

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Floor damage from leaking pipes is no DIY project. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for all water damage restoration services.

Integrity and commitment to excellent customer service are why SERVPRO will not rest until we find the cause of East Brunswick water seepage.

Not all water damage in East Brunswick is easy to trace to a source. Obvious problems can cause significant damage, but have straightforward fixes that are soon in your rearview mirror:

  • Burst pipes -- call the plumber and mop up
  • Leaking roof from storms -- put on a new roof or repair existing flashing, decking, and shingles
  • Overflowing tubs -- usually an isolated instance

What Is the Connection Between Exterior or Foundation Leaks and Your Gutter System?

Many people ignore the gutters and downspouts on their East Brunswick home, not realizing this neglect exposes their residence to the potential for substantial and expensive damage. On occasion, some homeowners grow weary of gutter clogs and remove the entire drainage configuration. What are the consequences of no or inadequate maintenance or removal?

  • Rainwater fails to drain reliably through the downspouts, pounding and eroding instead encircling perimeter inches from the wood, stone, concrete, or cinder block of a home’s foundation.
  • Clogged gutters lead to “waterfalls” that can pour directly down a home’s siding, eventually leaking inside and draining into the basement.
  • Poorly insulated or sealed eaves adjacent to clogged gutters permit water to intrude into the attic, including the infamous “ice dams” signaled by picturesque icicles during the winter

Need to Arrange for an Improved Gutter System? Our General Contractor License is Why SERVPRO Can Offer More Than Water Removal and Structural Drying

Whether we recommend a quality subcontractor or manage enhanced gutters and downspouts ourselves, we want to eliminate recurring water damage for our residential customers. Gutters and drains should:

  • Have the capacity to handle torrential rain running off all parts of your roof
  • Be canted appropriately to direct the water flow toward the downspouts
  • Ensure that water draining from the roof deposits ten or more feet away from your home’s foundation 

Additionally, the ground immediately surrounding your home should slope down and away to prevent streams from infiltrating the foundation.

Twin desires to resolve current water damage and prevent future issues is why SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows digs in to discover the reason for persistent moisture issues. Call (732) 307-9665 for a comprehensive consultation.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 13VH06622700 

Signs That Damp Carpet in Your East Brunswick Home Cannot Be Restored.

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Water damage to your flooring is no DIY project. SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish for all water damage restoration services.

There Are Several Signals That Carpet is Not Salvageable After Water Damages. 

As one of the most commonly installed flooring materials, carpeting can become quickly damaged by water. Emergencies require SERVPRO professionals to mitigate this situation to prevent tear-out.

What Damages Can Carpets Sustain? 

Despite how water damage in East Brunswick can affect the entire house, flooring materials are often experiencing the heaviest tolls. Specific signals can indicate significant damage to carpets:

  • Delamination – This is where layers of the carpet material begin to separate. In the earliest stages, drying can overcome this process, but as it worsens, the carpet is no longer able to be preserved/restored.
  • Deterioration – Prolonged exposure to saturation can weaken fibers and the backing material to separate and deteriorate.
  • Subflooring/Padding Damage – When integrity damage or oversaturation exists with elements like the padding or the subflooring material, the carpet is often too heavily damaged for restoration.

Is It Ever Possible to Dry Carpeted Floors? 

Drying carpeting is not often as complicated as it might seem. This process's largest and most challenging aspect lies in extracting any trapped water caught in the fibers and padding.

Because carpeting can be a commonly installed element for homes and businesses in the area, having credible options for drying and restoring these materials is helpful. As experienced water restoration professionals, our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team is ready 24/7 at (732) 641-4023.

What Needs Cleaning in an East Brunswick Hotel After a Fire?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team ready for action Fire, smoke and soot damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate services for your commercial property.

Several Individual Items in East Brunswick Accommodations Need Cleaning After a Fire. 

Despite the fast actions of fire suppression systems, structure fires can be devastating to your hotel business. Getting experienced professionals on-site to help quickly is vital, as these technicians can start efforts like debris removal to aid the whole property. This action looks to remove several threats, including:

Wall and Carpet Cleaning Solutions

Fire damage in East Brunswick hotels often targets the largest available surfaces, including the walls and the carpeted floors. With multiple types of smoke damage possible, the choice in the ideal removal tactic and cleaning option vary. Clearing thick residues often require a combination of equipment and products, ranging from media blasting to controlled demolition.

Contents and Artwork Cleaning Options 

Cleaning up belongings, artwork, and decor is one of the focuses of our responding technicians. Circulating soot can leave affected contents blackened and stained. We have efficient abrasive and agitative cleaning practices with potent cleansers to loosen and lift set-in soot soils.

Businesses like hotels and other accommodations require swift and deliberate actions after a fire. With the number of guests that can be impacted or even displaced by these disasters, we have a team of restoration professionals ready 24/7. Give our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team a call today at (732) 641-4023.

What Plainsboro Kitchen Elements Get Damaged from Appliance Leaking?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

moisture meter in action When a kitchen appliance goes awol and causes water damage. SERVPRO is the team to call for all of the water damage restoration services.

Water Damage Can be Widespread in a Plainsboro Kitchen Without the Immediate Intervention of SERVPRO Professionals. 

The kitchen is one of the most high-traffic areas of your home and one that a water damage event can highly damage. When your dishwasher breaks or the sink springs a leak, water can spread quickly throughout the house.  

Long Exposure Threats for Cabinetry

Water cleanup for Plainsboro homes often means more than just mopping up surface water. With many cabinets built from particleboard and a laminate finish, water can quickly become a destructive force. We work to eliminate trapped moisture to reduce cabinet tear-out when possible.

Removing Surface and Trapped Water in Kitchens

After moisture meters and detection devices determine where the bulk of damage exists, our technicians' focus is to remove and dry this moisture. Surface water is often much easier to address and monitor, though structural cavities can also hide water damage. We have several tools in our inventory to help, including:

There are several ways that water-fed appliances in the kitchen could develop leaks or malfunctions that damage the property. As a common callout for our experienced SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows professionals, we arrive with extraction and drying tools to help. Give us a call anytime you need it at (732) 641-4023.

What Is the Function of a Mold Inspection for an East Brunswick Warehouse?

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

Understanding the Damage can Provide Efficient Remediation Solutions for East Brunswick Businesses.

Many commercial structures in the area contend with higher moisture concerns and humidity with the Raritan River and proximity to Sandy Hook Bay. When mold becomes a threat to your business, our SERVPRO team can help.

What Does a Mold Inspection Look Hope to Find? 

We are a trusted name for fast and reliable remediation solutions because of how substantial mold damage in East Brunswick warehouses and manufacturing facilities can become. Our SERVPRO team begins this process with an accurate inspection and damage assessment of the property to identify the pressing concerns for the building and where mitigation and emergency services can have the greatest impacts.  

How Can Remediation Change on Collected Data? 

Multiple factors determine what remediation and mold removal strategies suit the situation best. A mold inspection of the grounds collects data, including where active colonization exists and the type of mold present on the property. With this information, an appropriate remediation strategy can get planned and executed.

Is Content Relocation Necessary? 

Removing damaged contents from the warehouse can protect these items from irreparable harm. Our cleaning technicians and professionals provide appropriate care until remediation inside the damaged property completes. This includes:

  • Climate-controlled storage
  • Cleaning
  • Drying
  • Deodorization

Mold is an overwhelming presence in commercial properties, but our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team is ready to help 24/7 at (732) 432-9800.

How Does Flooding Introduce Contaminants to Plainsboro Homes?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning strike/ Storm Flooding in your Plainsboro home can lead to significant loss from water damage. Contact our team of experts for help.

Biological Hazards Present the Most Direct Threats to the Health and Safety of Plainsboro Homeowners After Flooding

Cleaning up after flood damage can be a challenge for even experienced restoration professionals. With the possible hazardous conditions that could exist, it is advisable to seek trained and certified restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team to help.

What Biological Hazards Must SERVPRO Professionals Overcome? 

While the flood damage to Plainsboro homes is enough to warrant the need for SERVPRO restoration professionals, when you consider biological threats with intruding contaminants, it makes the need even more clear. Some of these threats include:

  • Viral Pathogens – These are hazardous presences despite their biological inferiority to bacteria and fungi. Pathogens for viruses spread fast and can make occupants of the house sick.
  • Bacterial Pathogens – Describe microbes living in soil, organic matter, or water. These pathogenic threats can travel through many pathways, including the air or cross-contamination with foot traffic through a flood-damaged space.
  • Parasites – Parasites are not uncommon attributes of intruding floodwater. These, too, can cause damaging effects for those exposed.
  • Fungi – The dissemination of fungi and microbial threats throughout the property after flood damage is considerable. These microbes and organisms can multiply and travel great distances in search of suitable conditions and hosts.

Intruding water can become a health hazard for those exposed without immediate action. Trust in the fast response of our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team to help when you call (732) 432-9800.

SERVPRO in East Brunswick Handles Damp and Water Damaged Crawlspaces

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Clean crawl space SERVPRO's technicians have state of the art equipment to thoroughly dry out your crawl space. Call us today for assistance at (732) 432-9800.

Confined Spaces Present Unique Obstacles for Extraction and Drying 

When the crawl space becomes affected by burst pipes or flooding, direct action is necessary to resolve the situation. Allowing standing water to go unchallenged and unresolved beneath the main floor of the house can welcome secondary effects like mold growth and structural weakening from prolonged moisture exposures.

Water Removal Services for Confined Space

With water damage in East Brunswick happening in many ways, there is no one set path for damage to your crawlspace. Natural flooding can occur with little warning and have devastating effects on the structure, but much of the plumbing network hub exists in the crawlspace for accessibility. Removing any standing water or pooling requires careful consideration to reach the distance and fit into the space. Truck mount extractors can offer a long intake distance, allowing SERVPRO professionals to bring hoses where they are necessary under the house for extraction.

Necessary Drying Options for Crawl Spaces 

Drying is also a complicated issue in terms of space and accessibility. Low-profile air movers and similar units can circulate warm air to promote evaporation. Sealing off the area can help to better regulate optimal drying conditions with:

  • Centrifugal Air Movers
  • Axial Air Movers
  • Portable Heaters
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers 

Wet crawl spaces are more common to area homes than you think, and they can be a hazard when not resolved. Our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team can help when you call (732) 432-9800.

Smoke and Soot Particles in Your Plainsboro Commercial Building

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Smoke and soot particles are no easy task to handle from a fire. SERVPRO has all the manpower and training for any size fire disaster.

Have Confidence in SERVPRO as We Restore Your Fire-Damaged Plainsboro Property 

When your restaurant or any business needs Plainsboro fire restoration services, you need to act quickly and contact a reliable company like SERVPRO. Even when the fire happens in the kitchen, never assume that only the kitchen needs to be restored. Smoke and soot particles can move to the dining area and cause considerable damage as they settle on the walls, carpets, upholstered booths, and other items. Upholstery materials and wood are porous, and within minutes smoke particles can start embedding.

How Does SERVPRO Clean Smoke and Fire Damaged Items in Plainsboro?

Before our SERVPRO technicians start to perform smoke and fire cleanup procedures in your Plainsboro business, we must prepare the site appropriately. For instance, we determine what is salvageable and discard items that are not salvageable. If the kitchen area is still wet, we can set up dehumidifiers and fans to accelerate the drying process. We can also use the following actions during cleaning:

  • Through mechanical action, we can wipe stainless steel kitchen stuff 
  • We can use heavy-duty vacuums to remove soot from the upholstered furniture
  • We can do ozone treatment to break up smoke molecules and eliminate unpleasant odors

At SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, whether residential or commercial. Call (732) 307-9665 for a free quote and work with a reliable restoration firm. 

Fire Damage Restoration in Your East Brunswick Home.

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

kitchen fire SERVPRO has your home covered from top to bottom when it comes to fire damage mitigation services. Call now!

SERVPRO Can Prevent Additional Water And Fire Damage After Firefighters Leave Your East Brunswick Home 

If you live in East Brunswick and your property happens to experience a fire damage incident, your first option is to call the fire department. But, the damage never stops when the authorities extinguish the fire, water damage from the extinguishing liquids also sets in, and mold might start to grow after some time. You need to contact a certified restoration company like SERVPRO to restore your property and prevent additional damage after the disaster. 

How SERVPRO Restores Smoke and Water Damaged Properties in East Brunswick 

When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your East Brunswick home to offers smoke and soot cleanup services, we board up the house as a security measure. We can then remove restorable contents from the house, take them to a storage area, and clean and ozone them. To stay protected from health and environmental hazards as we remove wet debris from the structure, our technicians were appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, overalls, helmets, and safety boots. 

If your home is severely damaged, expect us to do the following at the site:

  • We remove damaged drywall and clean and deodorize the frames
  • We remove damaged ducts from the crawlspace and replace them with new ones
  • We take out and replace the insulation which might be holding heavy smoke odors

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows adheres to the decontamination and cleaning standards set by the local authorities. Call (732) 641-4023 when you need urgent residential or commercial restoration services. 

Water Damage Restoration For Your East Brunswick Property.

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team ready for action. No size water damage to your property is too small or big for us. We use the latest technology and equipment for every size of the disaster.

No Water Damage Incident in East Brunswick Is Too Small or Too Big for SERVPRO

Have you been wondering why SERVPRO's water cleanup services are highly regarded in East Brunswick? We use advanced technology and methods when restoring your property so that the entire process is quick, reliable, and effective.

Before our SERVPRO technicians can start to dry water-damaged items in East Brunswick, we detect and measure the moisture content using appropriate equipment. For instance, if there is hidden water in the walls, we can use an infrared camera to locate it. Also, with the help of hygrometers and other sensitive moisture detectors, we can determine the level of moisture saturation.

Since SERVPRO is an experienced and industry-certified restoration company, you can rest assured the restoration is done as per the local and industry codes. Our work is to minimize additional damage after the disaster and ensure your normal operations resume as soon as possible. Our staff attends refresher courses to remain updated with the latest trends in the industry.

Emergencies never wait for regular hours of operation, neither do we. As a locally owned and operated company, we understand the region so well, so it takes a matter of minutes to arrive at the site. Since we work seven days a week, 24 hours a day, you can expect an immediate response, and we can:

  • Restore your home to its preloss state
  • Help you in making the insurance claim list
  • Make a list of contents to restore and those to discard

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows offers stress-free water restoration services. Call (732) 307-9665 and work with highly trained specialists.

When You Have a Fire in Monmouth Junction, House Cleanup Should Happen ASAP

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire You can count on our professionals with state of the art equipment to quickly restore your property so you can return safely after a fire incident.

Rapid House Fire Cleanup Cuts Costs and Saves Time – Call SERVPRO to your Monmouth Junction property!

Not only does any-size fire bring smoke odors, but soot and smoke residue are also corrosive. Rather than waiting to have skilled technicians handle the house fire clean up, SERVPRO can be there to get to work right away. Once the first responders on the scene in Monmouth Junction give the green light, we can have our crew inside, assessing the damage and putting a plan in action to address all fire and smoke damage – both visible and not visible to the naked eye.

After a fire, house cleanup in Monmouth Junction must include detailed odor control. You never want lingering smells reminding you of the fire emergency that took place. SERVPRO uses proven methods for odor control and deodorization, which include:

  • Containment – Putting up barriers during smoke remediation to trap odors, making them easier for our technicians to clean and remove.
  • Vapor Odor Control – Our team will apply various products to counteract odorous particulates, including odor counteracting beads to freshen and deodorize.
  • Thermal Fogging – This option puts out a fine, solvent-based mist that encapsulates particles and makes them easier to remove.

When we get done with fire restoration and house cleanup, your interior will be “Like it never even happened.” Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 to have a team dispatched to your property.

Princeton Meadows Flood Damage, Debris Removal, and Drying

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home After your home suffers flood damage, you need a team of professionals to assist you with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

SERVPRO Offers Flood Removal After Storms – Call us 24/7 for Emergency Response in Princeton Meadows!

Even though you may think the rainwater coming into your Princeton Meadows home is clean, there can be many hidden contaminants. Flood restoration technicians from SERVPRO understand the importance of treating Category 2 or 3 water clean up events with caution, which is why it is best to call us if you need water removal services after a storm.

Water contamination during flood removal in Princeton Meadows might include significant levels of:

  • Dead insects and vermin
  • Dangerous dissolved substances like lead, asbestos, and more
  • Diluted sewage that includes harmful toxins, calling for a specialized cleanup plan
  • Chemicals from roadways, landscaping, and more

When you contact us for water damage remediation, we pay close attention to the potential contaminants and work to:

  • Fully contain all work areas
  • Use negative pressure air scrubbers to vent airborne contamination
  • Prevent tracking of hazardous waste in unaffected zones with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Treat all surface areas with EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants

No matter the size of the flood, we can handle the removal and restoration of your home. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows when you require emergency services water damage assistance. We can be reached seven days a week, including nights and weekends, by calling (732) 432-9800.

Monmouth Junction Residents Require Skilled Fire Damage Restoration

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle and equipment We understand the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your property. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPRO Follows Best Practices for Fire Restoration and Smoke Damage – Call us First in Monmouth Junction!

There is a lot to love about Monmouth Junction, New Jersey – All you have to do is ask some of the residents who have called this place home. Monmouth is both a census-designated place (CDP) and an unincorporated community nestled within South Brunswick Township. Known as an area with small-town charm, people love living in the area due to the convenient proximity to countless shows, restaurants, and shops within the nearby cities of Newark, NJ, downtown NYC, and Manhattan, NY. 

Monmouth Junction is Becoming a Top Option for Families Looking to Relocate

You will find many great things about the beautiful Monmouth Junction area. Many families looking to get out of the busy city life are starting to consider the many reasons why the Monmouth Junction area is so livable and enticing. Top takeaways for those looking to relocate here include:

  • Looking to rent before buying? Monmouth Junction features rental pricing that is 100% lower than the average across New Jersey state.
  • Looking to avoid crime? The crime rates within Monmouth Junction come in at 59% lower than the average in the state.
  • Looking for an exceptional livability score? Monmouth Junction boasts a livability score that is 77 out of 100.

There is No Shortage of Natural Sites and Hiking Trails to Enjoy in Monmouth Junction

If you are an adventurer, hiker, cyclist, or nature lover, you will find plenty of cool places to experience in and around Monmouth Junction, including:

  • Merchantville Bike Path – This is a bike path that spans over a mile and features a nice asphalt surface, including a route loaded with shade trees and tall pines.
  • High Line Trail – If you are a trail-lover, you will find easy-to-navigate concrete pathways that meander over 30 feet above the bustling city streets below. This area is just perfect for sightseeing and snapping pictures.
  • Smithville Park Trails – This park is open beginning at 8 am up until 30 minutes after the sun goes down. In this historical park, you will find bike trails, walking paths, and lots of places to stop and enjoy the natural scenery.

Handling Tough Smoke Residue for Monmouth Junction Residents is Critical to Fire Damage Restoration

Fire and smoke damage undoubtedly leave any home in disarray and in need of prompt attention. When SERVPRO gets called to fire damaged homes in Monmouth Junction, we take it one step at a time, ensuring nothing gets missed, and everything is back to its pre-fire condition – “Like it never even happened.”

We have fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) with training through the IICRC to help with your need for fire damage restoration in Monmouth Junction. A sampling of the equipment and products we bring to each fire-related project include:

  • A full selection of cleaning chemicals to dissolve and rinse away stubborn soot and smoke residue from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
  • Smoke damage removal using ultra-low volume (ULV) thermal foggers to put out a fine mist that traps odorous particles for removal.
  • Diligent OSHA training to ensure careful, meticulous procedures for the repair and restoration of your home.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is here when you need prompt fire damage restoration. Call us at (732) 432-9800 for house fire cleanup and smoke remediation.

Water Damages Occur to Wet Carpets, Get Help Quick!

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

carpet and subfloor damaged by water Floor and carpet can be salvaged after a water damage situation. SERVPRO has the team you need for the water remediation service.

SERVPRO Can Often Restore Carpets to a Good Quality Following Water Damage in Monmouth Junction

Water impacts the structure of a carpet in two ways. The primary causes for concern are delamination and latex deterioration. Delamination is when the backing for the rug begins to separate. Latex deterioration occurs as a result of age and exposure to natural gases or moisture. Latex connects carpet fibers to the carpet backing.

When performing water damage restoration in Monmouth Junction, it is essential to recognize that carpets are often a core area of potential damage. A wet carpet can be up to 50% weaker when it is wet. Over-extraction or detaching of a carpet can cause delamination to occur. This usually results in requiring a complete replacement of the carpet.

  • Nylon cut carpets are among the most saveable and respond well to general water extraction, carpet floating, and reinstallation. 
  • Multi-layered carpets such as Olefin Berber carpets are among the most challenging to restore as the extraction process is slow. 
  • Carpet pads almost always need to be replaced following a water intrusion incident.

We can often return carpets to a good condition. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows for water damage restoration at (732) 432-9800.

In Plainsboro Homes, Can Floorboards Be Repaired after Water Damage?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment drying floor Water cleanup in your home should be left to the professionals. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment necessary for your home remediation.

SERVPRO Can Effectively Restore a Range of Water-related Damages in your Plainsboro Home.

Wooden materials have a natural moisture content. In North America, most structural woods are lumber which has a moisture content of around 10%. When water intrudes in your home, this moisture content may rise, which can cause cupping, crowning, warping, or buckling. 

Restoring floorboards is a part of water cleanup in your Plainsboro home. The goal is to use specific drying equipment, such as desiccant dehumidifiers, to return floorboards to their natural moisture content. Often this is the first step in returning them to a preloss condition. Once moisture content is under control, technicians can begin the process of restoring them.

  • Cupping is when the floorboard arches upwards at the edges, forming cups. Once appropriately dried, cupping can be sanded out in most cases, preventing demolition.
  • Crowning is when the floorboard arc from the center is frequently a result of overdrying or dehydrating the wood. Crowning damage is usually permanent.
  • Buckling and warping can often be permanent damages. Although SERVPRO can dry and refinish these where possible to avoid expensive replacements.

Most floorboards are saveable after water exposure. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows for water cleanup at (732) 432-9800.

Is it Possible to Mitigate Fire Damaged Businesses in East Brunswick?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee in PPE, soda blasting a soot covered ceiling Fire damage to your business is not an easy task to handle. Call SERVPRO and let the IICRC certified techs do the dirty work for you.

SERVPRO is a Qualified Fire Remediation and Restoration Service for East Brunswick

East Brunswick is a collection of residential neighborhoods that make up a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Despite being outside of New York State jurisdiction, the town is considered a part of New York City's metropolitan area. Excellent transport services and infrastructure into New York have grown Brunswick as a popular bedroom community away from the busier suburbs. There are currently 43,538 residents living in East Brunswick, making it one of the larger villages in New Jersey. The history of this township in New Jersey dates back to 1677, when the first physical legislature regarding the land is dated. 

The Raritan River area was initially Lenape Indian land until purchased by New York baker Thomas Lawrence. On the southernmost tip of this land grew a small community of settlers. By the nineteenth century, the settlements essentially cropped up around the Old Bridge neighborhood, still in existence today. Residents would have to wait for a near half-century before receiving official incorporation as a town in 1860. The modern suburban community here is represented by its excellent local theater, nearby tower complexes, and accommodation at the New Jersey Turnpike. There are several fairs and festivals that celebrate the town's rural roots occurring throughout the year. 

  • East Brunswick plays host to the Middlesex County Fair on Cranbury Road each year. The annual event is a favorite in the local community and runs with a mission to celebrate, educate and advance traditional agriculture in the region. Typical attractions include its rotating mix of food trucks and fairground rides.
  • Also on Cranberry Road is Playhouse 22. The contemporary theater plays seasonal productions throughout the year and supports New Jersey's upcoming actors, playwrights, and directors. The playhouse also doubles up as a concert venue for popular music. 
  • Crystal Springs Family Water Park on Durham's Corner is reasonably large with regular swimming pools, water slides, kids pools, and a lazy river. The waterpark is well-known for its excellent service, lifeguards, and peaceful atmosphere. Resident discounts apply with up to 40% off. 

SERVPRO is an Experienced Fire Mitigation Service that Can Reduce Damages in your Business

A property fire at your East Brunswick business can slow productivity, reduce revenue and cause stress to the workforce. Our technicians have extensive experience in managing the process of damaged property and returning it to its preloss condition. Access to leading industrial equipment like exterior fired furnaces and direct expansion units allows us to perform a quick restoration, even in larger commercial spaces. Contact us twenty-four-hours a day on our emergency phone line. 

  • SERVPRO can fit emergency ducting over the affected area and control indoor temperature, humidity and apply negative air pressure.
  • Our experts can assess the damages inside industrial heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC.)
  • Using proven cleaning methods, we can remove most smoke residue, soot, ash, and odor from your premises. 

Limit loss and business interruption. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

What Can We Do For Your Drapes During Water Cleanup?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

3 green SERVPRO vans sitting in a warehouse filled with equipment Water clean up should be left to the professionals. SERVPRO has the man power and equipment for any size water restoration service needed.

SERVPRO takes care of Plainsboro window coverings

It is unfortunate that drapes quickly absorb water, and if you find yourself needing water cleanup in your home, your drapes might well suffer from the damp.

If you need water cleanup in Plainsboro, it is vital to choose a firm that takes care of every aspect of remediation. It is not enough to remove water or even dry your home – you need a service that also takes care of your belongings.

There are many things we can do to help restore your drapes:

  • We can clean them on-site using a range of hot water extraction techniques.
  • If they need a deeper clean, we can send them to our facility for powerful hydraulic ESPORTA wash system cleaning.
  • If the odor is a problem, we can use spot applications or even ULV fogging to deodorize the material.

If your drapes are too damaged to salvage, we can provide photographic evidence to your insurance company.

If you are worried about your drapes during water cleanup, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

Restoration Crew Chief - Immediate Hire Positions

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Restoration Crew Chief SERVPRO of East Brunswick looking for Crew Chiefs to join our Team.

Our Franchise is seeking individuals who are comfortable working hard in challenging situations, enjoy meeting new people, have excellent communication skills, enjoy supervising others, and are serious multi-taskers. If you are self-motivated, dependable and have superb interpersonal skills, then we want to hear from 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 driver’s license a must.
  • 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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $33,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Overtime Pay
  • Bonus Pay

Please email your resume to SERVPRO9885@gmail.com

Can We Salvage Carpets after Flood Damage in Plainsboro?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

wet tan carpet in a living room Storms are known for flooding properties. SERVPRO has the team of experts you need to get your life back on track.

SERVPRO understands homeowners' worries

When dealing with a storm's after-effects, it is natural to want to know how much of your belongings you can save.

SERVPRO is here to help with flood damage in Plainsboro. Our philosophy is to save as many belongings as we can, rather than replace them. This is more cost-effective for our customers, and also makes it easier to deal with insurance companies.

Unfortunately, in many cases, it is not possible to salvage carpets after flood damage. That is because water damage has three categories:

  • Clean water comes from burst pipes, overflowing tubs or sinks, or sometimes leaking appliances. It does not usually contain many contaminants.
  • Gray water might contain contaminants or microorganisms. Gray water includes water from dishwashers, freezers, toilets, and fish tanks.
  • Blackwater might contain toxic chemicals, bacteria, or viruses. Blackwater includes water from rivers and streams, sewage leaks, and groundwater.

Because stormwater is classified as black water, it is safer to dispose of carpets. SERVPRO is equipped to decontaminate and clear the area, and we can also oversee carpet replacement.

If you need help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

Does Your East Brunswick Business Need Fire Damage Help?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician at work. Fire damage to your business is not a good thing for profits or customers. SERVPRO technicians will have you up and running A.S.A.P.

SERVPRO is here to help businesses deal with fire damage

East Brunswick is a large township in New Jersey, with a population of 47,512. The town is close to the Raritan River, which offers lovely views and walks, yet conveniently located for New Brunswick and New York City.

The local government formed East Brunswick from different townships, including North Brunswick, Monroe, and Old Bridge. East Brunswick started life as a farming community. In the 1930s, better road access attracted suburban settlers. The town grew rapidly and is now a popular commuter town for New Brunswick and New York. It is also the birthplace of several eminent people, including:

  • Jessie Eisenberg, the actor who played Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network
  • The nineteenth-century children's author Henrietta Christian Wright
  • Jim Vallely, who is an Arrested Development writer and Emmy award winner
  • NFL Super Bowl-winning punter Josh Miller.
  • Three-time Olympic Women's Soccer Gold Medalist, Heather O'Reilly

Attractions for kids of all ages

East Brunswick is also a fantastic place to come for a family vacation. It is close enough to New York to enjoy all the Big Apple has to offer but without the constant stress or the high price of Manhattan vacation rentals! East Brunswick and the surrounding areas provide a wealth of family attractions. You might like to check out:

  • Six Flags Great Adventure offers all the thrills and spills you could wish for! In addition to thrilling rides, you can experience a 350-acre safari adventure, complete with the chance to see kangaroos, lions, bears, and tigers. The Wild Walkway show lets you get up close and personal with some of the more exotic animals. There are also plenty of rides for little kids who are not ready for the bigger coasters.
  • The Jumping Jungle has an outstanding claim to fame – it was voted the best place to hold a children's birthday party for five years in a row. Kids will love the 10,000 square feet of inflatable play, bouncing, laser tag, and more. There is even a hurricane simulator for the brave-hearted visitor.
  • Kidz Village is a play and activity center designed to spark children's' imaginations. Besides soft play and inflatables, kids can visit tons of themed rooms and let their imaginations run wild. Themed rooms include a movie theater, grocery store, castle, beauty shop, tool shop, and more.

If you need some fresh air after all that time indoors, East Brunswick will not disappoint you. The township boasts many beautiful parks, with recreation and family facilities. 

How can you keep your business safe from fire damage?

With so many family attractions in the area, good fire safety is vital. Our customers often ask us if there is anything they can do to prevent fire. The answer is yes; there are several things you can do:

  • Carry out a fire risk assessment to look for potential danger spots.
  • Ensure staff receives adequate fire training.
  • Install a good sprinkler and fire alarm system.
  • Test sprinklers and fire alarms regularly to keep them in good working order.

It is also a good idea to set up your free SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan (ERP.) Your ERP lists the chain of command and what to do in an emergency, making it easier for staff to act in the event of a fire.

If you need help with fire damage in your business, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

What Should Homeowners Do Following Storm Damage to their Plainsboro Home?

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment We have state of the art equipment necessary to dry the water damage in your home. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Flood damage to your Plainsboro home requires a certified and experienced team.

Heavy storms can cause many problems outside and inside your home. Your instinct may have you removing water from your home yourself, but you may want to reach out to a professional restoration team before you do it. Floodwater carries debris and contaminants that could be harmful, and it is best to let the experts handle the situation.

In Plainsboro, flood damage situations are suitable for our experts at SERVPRO. Regardless of the time of day, reach out to our staff as soon as the emergency happens. We are available around the clock so the restoration process can begin as quickly as possible, which helps mitigate the damage. Any prolonged exposure of your furniture, walls, and home to floodwater will only aggravate the consequences, which is why swift action is imperative. Some of the issues we should try to prevent include-

  • Weakening of drywall
  • Mold growth
  • Compromised ceiling

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is your ally when disaster strikes. Call us at (732) 432-9800 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Is there Water inside your Plainsboro Home?

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer Don't let water take over your home. Let the professionals at SERVPRO help restore your water damaged home back to its original state.

Call SERVPRO to restore water damage to your Plainsboro Home.

Education was behind the incorporation of Plainsboro in 1919. Residents of areas in South Brunswick Township and Cranbury Township felt the need to create schools to serve the growing population, a goal attained through incorporation. The founding school, J.V.B. Wicoff School, still stands today and has been joined by other top-performing schools. Located in Middlesex County, Plainsboro is considered part of the greater New York metropolitan area.

Although Plainsboro's original inhabitants were the Unami and Lenape people, it was the Dutch who settled the area in the 17th century. Its agricultural tradition continued well into the 20th century, and the town still honors its rural past. In telling the city's history, one cannot forget the influence Princeton University has had on its development. Most notably, the past nearly 50 years have seen suburban development thanks initially to a partnership between Princeton and Lincoln Properties. Since then, retail space, healthcare developments, and public buildings have continued to grow and offer their services to residents of the area.

The Walker-Gordon Dairy Farm became one of the anchor properties in Plainsboro when it opened in 1897. Over time, the Simonson, Groendyke, and Parker farms also established operations in the township. As these farms consolidated, several joined the Walker-Gordon Dairy Farm, which eventually became a single-family home housing community. The Stults and the Simonson Farms are still operational and providing employment to the area.

Plainsboro Today

Plainsboro has successfully grown from a farming community to the diverse township we see today. Among its attractive features, residents and visitors can enjoy the following-

  • Urban planning seeks to maintain over 50% of the area as open space. The Plainsboro Preserve offers hiking trails, a lake, and the preservation of natural habitats. In addition, the New Jersey Audubon provides educational programs at its environmental education center.
  • In terms of education, the West Windsor Plainsboro Regional School District is recognized among the state's top districts. Its students typically excel as measured by standardized testing and pursue a college education.



  • Moving through Plainsboro is relatively easy. Commuting to New York City and Jersey City is simple through the train system. Newark Liberty International Airport and the Philadelphia International Airport are both within an hour of Plainsboro.

Is there water damage to your Plainsboro home?

Just like people get sick, so do homes malfunction every once in a while. It may be that an appliance breaks or an older pipe bursts, but the result is consistent- you need help with water removal services. Relying on professional water restoration technicians' advice, like our SERVPRO team, is the best way to ensure your problems are addressed. The benefits of an experienced team include-

  • Industrial-grade equipment
  • EPA-approved cleaning solutions
  • Move-out and specialty drying services as needed

Let SERVPRO of East Brunswick/ Princeton Meadows be your partner in restoring your home. Call us at (732) 432-9800 and let us leave your place “Like it never even happened.”

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.

Family Fun In East Brunswick

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling with paint chipping off from damage Water damage can seem like it literally comes out of your walls. Contact team SERVPRO for effective water extraction and remediation efforts.

East Brunswick Has Plenty To Do For Kids Of All Ages

East Brunswick is a township in New Jersey, with a population of 46,756. East Brunswick is part of the New York metropolitan area and is situated beside the popular commuter town of New Brunswick. Being so close to NYC means there is always plenty to see and do near East Brunswick, but you do not have to travel into the city to enjoy a wealth of amenities and entertainment. East Brunswick offers plenty to do, right on your doorstep.

East Brunswick has a long history, with the area originally occupied by the Lenape people. Thomas Lawrence, a baker from nearby New York, purchased a significant parcel of land in 1677. More settlers arrived at the end of the seventeenth century, and by the middle of the nineteenth century, a small settlement had built up, and East Brunswick was well on its way to becoming a town.

The area started as a farming community, which was very different from today’s metropolitan town. However, in the 1930s, the site saw more suburban growth thanks to improved road access and a boom in house building. When the New Jersey Turnpike was extended to East Brunswick in 1952, the town saw a huge population boom. By 1960, the population had tripled!

Get Out Into Nature In East Brunswick

Because East Brunswick is so close to New York and is a suburban area, you might think that opportunities to get into nature are limited! However, there are plenty of places to enjoy the fresh air, including:

  • Rutgers Gardens is part of Rutgers University and houses an impressive collection of plants and trees spread over 180 acres. There is a student farm for those who are learning about horticulture, plus a farmers market where you can enjoy their wares. The garden has several plant collections, including a bamboo forest and gorgeous flower gardens, and natural habitats so you can see nature at its best. The park is free for all and hosts several special events throughout the year, so pack a lunch and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
  • Golf enthusiasts will want to book a tee time and Tamarack Golf Course. Readers of Home News Tribune rated the course as the best in Central Jersey – and it is also one of the most difficult! This is a course for experienced golfers who want a challenging and fun game. Tamarack features two championship eighteen hole courses, designed by Hal Purdy. They also offer camps and clinics for young golfers ages five through eighteen.
  • Food lovers will enjoy a visit to Giamarese Farm and Orchards. The farm has been in the Giamarese family since the 1940s and is a great place to stop for some fresh produce and a walk outside. You can pick your own produce, including peaches, pumpkins, and greens, and if you happen to visit in December, you can purchase a choose and cut Christmas tree. Giamarese Farm also offers educational visits and hayrides throughout the year.
  • Crystal Springs Family Waterpark was the first municipal waterpark in New Jersey. Crystal Springs is ideal on a hot summer day and offers a range of pools, including a lap pool, kiddie pool, family pool, and a spray park.

Indoor Attractions Whatever The Weather

When you are finished with your outdoor adventures, or if the weather is inclement, East Brunswick offers a wealth of indoor attractions to keep your family entertained. Popular stops include:

  • Urban Air Adventure Park offers trampolines, tube playgrounds, a climbing wall, and more. Kids will love the active soft play, while mom and dad can relax in the cafe. They also host regular glow nights for extra colorful fun.
  • All In Adventures Escape Rooms offers fun, challenging puzzles, clues, and hidden object mysteries to unleash your inner detective! Go with friends or family, host a birthday party, or enjoy team-building with a difference.
  • AMC Starplex Movie Theater is great for when you are ready to take the weight off your feet and relax for a while. The theater is reasonably priced and offers comfy reclining seats. You can even pick your favorite seat online ahead of time.

Unleash Your Inner Creativity

If you have always wanted to find your inner artist, East Brunswick is the place to do it.

Artist People is a studio in East Brunswick where anyone can learn to paint. They offer classes for everyone from kids to adults and also do special events such as bridal showers and “paint and sip.” You might create a painted glass, a canvas piece, or something entirely else. It is a fun and affordable way to do something a little different.

If painting is not your thing, how about building your very own tabletop garden? The Sipping Plant is an ideal location for a day out with the kids, catching up with friends, or going on a date. You can choose your own glass bowl, and the knowledgeable instructors will talk you through creating your unique succulent garden. They also offer regular string art and pallet art classes.

Do Not Let Water Damage Disturb Your Creativity

Water damage can happen all too easily in the home. You might knock over a jar full of water while painting, or an appliance might malfunction. There is also the risk of broken or leaking pipes.

If water damage happens in your home, do not despair. SERVPRO technicians have all the skill and equipment necessary to remedy the situation and leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

However, prevention is better than cure, so if possible, please take steps to avoid water damage in your home:

  • Keep all appliances in good working order. Check water lines and pipes regularly, ensure seals are intact and deal with any problems immediately.
  • Do not leave running faucets unattended.
  • Ensure your house plumbing is in good condition and if you notice any leaks, no matter how small, call a plumber.
  • Keep an eye on your water bill, as this can provide clues to possible leaks or problems.

If you notice leaks, pooling water, or water stains anywhere in your home, call SERVPRO. We will arrive quickly to assess the situation and draw up a plan of action. We always leave homes thoroughly dry and deodorized, so you will not even know there was a problem.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is on hand to help with any water damage needs you have. Call us today 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.



Do Floods Cause Permanent Property Damage in Plainsboro?

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded A flooded property can carry many potential dangers.

SERVPRO is a Plainsboro Restoration Service That Can Mitigate and Restore Flood Damage.

What types of damage can floods cause to a property?
Flooding in Plainsboro can be devastating for both residents and businesses of the area. When massive amounts of water begin to overflow local drainage, rivers, or roads, they can generate significant momentum. The force of as little as two feet of rushing water has the power to uproot trees or flip vehicles. That same force can cause much harm to your property. Doors, windows, and trim can be pulled away by fast-moving waters. Once inside a property, there is further harm caused by the combination of water weight and water migration. Water weight can put pressure on the joints of a home. Water migration can lead to secondary loss issues, such as mold growth.

What hazards are there in a flooded property?
- Slip and trip hazards which may be tough to spot beneath standing water
- Ceiling, wall, or floor collapses in severely flooded homes
- Electrical safety from the mains

Do I need gloves to repair items in a flooded property?
Different categories of flood damage could affect your Plainsboro residence. But most floodwaters contain grey, and often black, water contamination. These contaminants can damage your skin or eyes with direct contact or lead to virus transmission if inhaled or ingested. SERVPRO flood technicians generally cover all parts of the body with waterproof materials and equip N95 grade or above respirators when entering details of a home that contain floodwaters. These safety measures are especially necessary when entering smaller areas like crawlspaces, loft spaces, or subfloor. Removing and repairing contents may require interacting with contaminated water. We recommend you use a professional technician.

What areas of the home are most affected by flooding?
- Subterranean areas like basements and crawlspaces
- Flooring and possibly subfloor
- Doors, windows, drywall, and trim

A flooded property can carry many potential dangers. To use a professional technician, contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

How Can Pet Supplies Be Protected From Water Damage?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

Pets & supplies No matter when you make the call, SERVPRO has technicians who can assist you.

East Brunswick Homeowners Want To Protect Pet Beds and Food From Water Damage.



Pet owners living in East Brunswick know that our furry and feathered friends are like part of the family. Our pets bring joy and laughter into our lives – and they also take money, care, and commitment. It is natural to want to do the best by them while also being conscious of your budget. Pet care is not cheap!

Unfortunately, pet supplies are susceptible to water damage in East Brunswick, just like any other household items. Water damage can occur due to bad weather or rain seeping through the cracks in a windowpane, or underneath an ill-fitting door. Water damage can also happen because of a plumbing problem, a leaking appliance, or a sloping garden that lets water run towards your property.

Replacing pet supplies can be costly, so it is better to protect them if you can.

Which pet supplies are susceptible to water damage?

Water can quickly soak into:

  • Large pet beds, such as for a dog
  • Soft bedding materials for hamsters and gerbils
  • Pet toys for animals and birds of all kinds
  • Bags of pet food or treats
  • Blankets, favorite cushions, or outdoor coats

More durable materials such as metal cages or wooden scratching posts are also in danger from water damage. Metal can rust if not properly dried, and wooden items can swell and warp.

Is there anything I can do to protect my pet supplies?

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows knows that preventing damage is essential. We are there for you whenever an incident occurs, but if you can avoid a disaster, that is even better.

Easy ways to protect your pet supplies include:

  • Transferring food into watertight containers and keeping toys in containers when not in use
  • Storing bedding, blankets, and dog beds in a dry area of your home, away from water sources
  • Keeping pet supplies on raised shelves where possible
  • Be mindful of water damage risks – keep your appliances in good order and ensure your garden has adequate drainage
  • Deal with a problem as soon as they arise – do not ignore that leaky window or dripping faucet, but take action as soon as you notice something is amiss

What about medicine and documentation?

When water-proofing your pet supplies, do not forget about any medications your pets are on, and documentation such as vet papers, insurance, or microchip records. 

Store medications in a dry place out of the way of potential water hazards. You can invest in a watertight box. Keep papers in a watertight storage box too – and ensure you keep an electronic backup of all vital paperwork.

What should I do if water damage occurs?

Call SERVPRO at the first sign of trouble. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and no job is too big or too small. We understand how tempting it is to begin cleanup yourself, but it is better to wait until our team arrives. We equip our people with all the training and tools they need to remediate water damage.

What can SERVPRO do to help?

Whether you are dealing with a leaking dishwasher, a burst pipe, or water seeping under a door, our team will assess the situation and decide an appropriate course of action. We discuss everything with you, so you are always in the loop.

Once the extent of water damage has been assessed, the first step is to mop up or pump out any standing water. For small leaks, a wand extractor and absorbent cloth might do the trick, but we have powerful free-standing and truck-mounted extractors on hand for more massive leaks. We also have rotary extractors in case there is water soaking into your carpet.

Our team will let you know what we can salvage and what must be replaced. We always aim to save items rather than toss them. We have many different cleaning methods at our disposal, including submersion cleaning, dry cleaning, and spot cleaning. 

We use dehumidifiers and air movers to dry over, under, and around waterlogged toys and beds. We also dry out carpets, baseboards, and anywhere else that has water damage. We use various tools, including moisture probes, moisture meters, and thermo-hygrometers, to monitor drying progress. SERVPRO technicians know that thorough drying is key to eliminating damp smells and preventing fungal growth, which is why drying is an essential part of our water remediation process.

We may also be able to use vacuum freeze-drying to rescue water-damaged papers.

The last stage is the deodorization. No-one wants their pet supplies smelling damp, so we use air scrubbers and spot cleaning to eliminate leftover smells.

What happens after SERVPRO leaves?

We want you and your pets to be happy. A week after our visit, one of our team managers will get in touch to make sure you are satisfied and answer any questions.

If you need help with water damage, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

Are Landlords Responsible for Mold Issues in a East Brunswick Property?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

mold on the wall If your tenants report microbial growth issues, respond quickly to limit losses.

Landlords are Responsible for Structural Mold Issues in their Properties. SERVPRO is a Commercial Mold Damage Remediator in East Brunswick that Specializes in Leased Properties.

What should I do if a tenant reports a mold issue?

It is not uncommon for microbial growth issues to occur in East Brunswick properties. If a tenant reports mold issues in a property they are renting, there may be a liability on the landlord to remedy them. In older buildings, mold issues can frequently occur due to deteriorating insulation, draughts, or other structural problems. Sometimes a mold issue that appears on walls is emblematic of a much deeper concern, which should be investigated immediately. SERVPRO technicians can help landlords overcome these issues by performing responsible assessments and cleaning up mold in leased properties.

Why does mold only appear at certain times of the year?

You may find that reports of mold damage in your East Brunswick tenements only occurs during certain times of the year. Mold requires a specific set of conditions to thrive. These conditions include temperature, food supply, as well as water. Seasonal conditions can result in the ideal conditions for mold growth, especially if there are structural deficiencies in the building, such as cavities for rainwater to enter. SERVPRO technicians work hard to repair the source of mold growth, as well as the outcomes. By doing so, we can help to reduce the likelihood of recurring issues in your tenement buildings.

Critical steps for preventing mold growth in your business?

- Annual maintenance of the property and inspection of potential growth areas like damp spots
- Controlling humidity in the park and ensuring it remains below 60 grains (of moisture) per pound (GPP)
- Speedy intervention once microbial issues are suspected

If your tenants report microbial growth issues, respond quickly to limit losses. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

What Services Clean up Excess Water for Residential Properties?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians We understand the need for rapid response to minimize the loss of your property after water damage occurs. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPRO is a Residential Water Removal Specialist for the East Brunswick Area. 

Is water removal complex?

Getting large quantities of water out of residential property in East Brunswick requires complex equipment. When large bodies of water enter your home, it is essential to take into account efficiency and time-span for removal. Generally, the longer water resides inside a property, the more damage it can cause. While ventilation and natural processes may eventually dry a property, the damage that can occur during that time from exposure to moisture can be an expensive additional cost. Most insurers require appropriate action from policyholders to ensure that losses are kept to a minimum. Using a professional company with nationally recognized qualifications can ensure that initial water issues are dealt with appropriately before they get out of control. Typical examples of untreated water issues may include mold issues, water migration, or degradation of water.

Are microbes in water dangerous to a home environment?

All water contains microbes. However, most homeowners in East Brunswick use a professional water removal company  to prevent uncontrolled microbial growth. Microbial growth can occur in as little as seventy-two hours, which can lead to the buildup of unpleasant bacteria, fungi, and viruses in your home. We can act quickly to reduce microbial buildup by performing efficient water removal and drying in your home. By pumping out large quantities of water and removing any residual moisture using extractors, we can control microbial growth. Additionally, SERVPRO technicians are trained to set up proper drying controls in the affected area to ensure a reduction in humidity levels and damp spots around the home. 

What can water migration affect in a home environment?

- Humidity levels 

- Cavities between floorboards or inner walls

- Subfloor and ceilings

Removing water from your home is essential to getting your home back to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

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How Do Professional Fire Damage Restorers Clean Different Kinds of Fire Residues and Deal with Charring in Plainsboro?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Texture of fire on a black background Advanced training in the characteristics of soots and the science behind their efficient removal set SERVPRO apart from ordinary cleaning teams.

One Size Does Not Fit All Circumstances for Fire Damage Cleanup in Plainsboro -- Let the Experts at SERVPRO Assess the Damage and Residues and Match Them to the Most Effective and Best Practices Solutions

If a Plainsboro business owner has not faced a household fire's aftermath, the challenges of cleaning away the smoke, soot, and charring can be daunting. Even if you pride yourself on keeping an immaculate business and you and your cleaning crew are willing to take on do-it-yourself projects, fire damage residues are notoriously tricky to loosen and remove. Following conventional cleaning procedures often makes things worse, which adds considerable stress to your management of an already trying situation.

What Can a Restoration Company Do About Charring?

Depending on how intense the flames and heat became during the fire, damage in your Plainsboro commercial building can include visible charring. Professional handling from a full-spectrum restoration company changes the lens through which loss is viewed. Although your first impulse might be to arrange for the tear-out and replacement of the building materials that seem badly burned, a professional restorer's assessment can reveal a different, less expensive, and disruptive path. Examples of what the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians on our work crews substitute for demo include:

Cleaning with products and tools matched to the type of residue (if we clear away the soot, the damage can be more accurately assessed and might need only minor touches to return to preloss condition)

Testing of the durability of the surface for more aggressive cleaning -- if it "passes," we consider:
    •    Scraping off charred materials
    •    Brushing off charred materials
    •    Sanding off charred materials
    •    Using proprietary cleaning creams with integrated abrasives or "grit" that removes the layers of burned materials

What If Building Materials Are Too Charred for Restoration?

SERVPRO's general contractor's license offers options a mere cleaning operation would not have available. If the flames and heat cause damage so severe that the structures involved are weakened, it might not be safe to insist on a restoration-only approach. Our construction crews can help with the assessment of the damage and provide consultation on the more efficacious ways to proceed. A partial or total rebuilding of the affected structural components can be made a phase of the overall fire damage recovery agenda.

What Are Best Practices for Cleaning of the Remaining Soiled Surfaces?

The project manager reviews the characteristics of the residues on surfaces throughout the entire commercial space. It is essential not to miss inspecting an area of the property even if it is far from the original fire because the smoke and soot drift on air currents and through the HVAC system to invade all spaces.

Dry Soot

Generated when wood and paper burn hot, the residues are ashy and adhere lightly to surfaces. Cleaning methods include dry sponging, feather dusting, vacuuming with HEPA-filtered equipment, use of compressed air, and avoidance of wet cleaning solutions or cleaning tools to minimize smearing.

Wet Soot

When plastics, damp textiles, rubber, and other materials like electrical cords and wiring burn slowly or smolder, a thick, sticky soot deposits. Our team tests cleaners and then settles on the ones that help break the bond between the surfaces and the soot. Water-based soiling is matched with water-based cleaners; oil-based soiling is matched with oil-based cleaners or detergents that bridge the gap.

Protein-Based Soot

Kitchen fires produce a unique type of residue that adheres tenaciously, smells horrible, and is challenging to remove. The residue is actually the dehydrated remains of foods, grease, and oils. To eradicate it from surfaces, we consider the use of solvents and abrasive tools and agents. The malodors might require the use of advanced technologies that attack the smells on a molecular level, pairing with the odor-bearing particles or chemically altering them to neutralize the odor. These technologies include:

    •    Thermal fogging -- recreating the conditions of the fire, and combusting deodorants to pair with the odiferous bits
    •    Hydroxyl generation -- producing hydroxyls with UV rays that seek out the residues and alter their chemical composition
    •    Ozone machines -- using the process of oxidation to remove smells
    •    Enzymatic cleaners -- digesting the offending residues

Advanced training in the characteristics of soots and the science behind their efficient removal set SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows apart from ordinary cleaning teams. Call us at  (732) 432-9800 to set up an assessment at your business property and get the project going.

My Plainsboro Home Has Been Impacted By Coastal Flooding – What Can I Do?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

Living room carpet flooding Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 for expert flood damage service.

Coastal Homeowners in Plainsboro Can Turn to the Professionals at SERVPRO for Recovery from Floodwaters

Coastal flooding is on the rise in many shoreline communities. The area of Plainsboro and South River, NJ, has experienced an increase of 12” in sea levels over the past century. Storm surges and high tides have a new starting point with these higher levels. This means an increase in the severity and frequency of flooding.

My Home Was Flooded – What Do I Do?

If your residence is at risk from flooding, always put safety first. Obey evacuation orders and never go back into your home until you know it is safe. Flood damage in Plainsboro needs to be handled by professionals who understand the hazards of floodwaters. There are serious health risks from all the waste, dirt, and debris in the water. As a homeowner, this is not something you want to take upon yourself to handle. Take these steps if your home was devastated by storm damage:

    •    Locate a safe place for your family to stay.
    •    Contact your insurance immediately.
    •    Call SERVPRO right away.
    •    Do not try to salvage items.

What Does SERVPRO Do?

Our trained technicians understand the importance of emergency mitigation fast. We arrive as quickly as possible and start right away, taking action. The longer the flood damage is left untreated, the more extensive the damage. The main concern with flooding is black water, which is full of hazardous contaminants. Our techs have the proper experience, expertise, and resources to deal with a catastrophe such as this. They begin by spraying an EPA registered disinfectant on all affected areas. The work progresses from there until your home gets restored to preloss condition.

Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 for expert flood damage service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How Can I Get Rid of Water in My House?

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" After your home suffers water damage, you need a team of professionals to assist you with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

SERVPRO Provides Excellent Water Removal for Properties in Plainsboro.

You are cleaning dishes at the kitchen sink in your Plainsboro home when you receive an urgent call. You rush out of the house to go help your friend, forgetting to turn off the kitchen sink faucet. When you come back 4 hours later, your house is flooded with water from the kitchen to the living room and everywhere.

Is there anything water removal experts can do to help?

Yes, our SERVPRO professionals can restore your house in Plainsboro from any water damage situation. For a long time in history, our technicians have provided homes with the best water mitigation solutions. You will be surprised to see the great teamwork displayed by the dedicated professionals.

How long can the experts take to finish the job?

Once we receive your call, our competent personnel promptly respond to mitigate the water damage as fast as possible. However, the time they take is determined by the extent of the water damage caused. Generally, the following steps are involved to ensure quality service.

  • Assessment of the water damage situation
  • Contract agreement
  • Commencement of water extraction

Our friendly team ensures that you go through a difficult situation like it never happened. SERVPRO has some of the best equipment for water removal. From handling single water damaged rooms to corporate enterprises, families know we are with them all the time.

What exactly do the specialists do to ensure complete water removal?

Several things may happen when water damage attacks your home. Some water may seep into cracks on floors and walls. Other items, such as carpets in the house, may absorb considerable moisture. Using different pieces of equipment, the crew members meticulously search for any traces of water and leave your house as dry and clean as possible.

Are you desperately trying to remove water from your house?

There's no need to struggle in vain. Our team has got all it takes to handle the problem and make it look like it never even happened.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick Princeton offers rapid water extraction services around the clock. Our professionals ensure quick restoration of homes from any water disaster. Call us at (732) 432-9800 24/7 for excellent and affordable water removal.

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Who Knew There Would Be So Much Water After a Fire in East Brunswick -- and Who Can Help Get Rid of It?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

crew  standing on back van Why SERVPRO for Water, Fire, and Mold Cleanup and Restoration for Your East Brunswick Home? Take a Look!

The Need for Fast Water Removal Is the Norm for Fire Damage Scenarios -- Our Expertise in Both Water and Fire Damage Recovery Is Why SERVPRO Is a Preferred Disaster Contractor in East Brunswick

It is a rare residential fire scene in East Brunswick that does not include significant water damage. Despite its prominent role in eradicating a home fire, the urgent need to contain and remove water can be shocking to homeowners already overwhelmed with other parts of the fire’s aftermath. Fortunately, our multi-certified managers and work crew members master both water and fire mitigation and remediation skills during the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. Our commitment to leading-edge employee training is why we are sought after by area residents during a crisis.

Why Does Water Removal and Structural Drying Move to the Top of the Fire Damage Response Agenda?

Water incursions complicate East Brunswick fire damage recovery, presenting significant safety concerns needing solutions before fire residue cleanup proceeds. The hazards presented by firefighting water include but are not limited to:

  • Structural weakening when water collects in cavities such as those between walls and above ceilings
  • Slip, trip, and fall risks
  • Electrical shock risks 
  • Contamination exposure, including contact with biohazards such as asbestos and lead, revealed during mitigation or remediation
  • Mold growth if water remains unremediated for 24 to 48 hours or more

Can Fire Damage Cleanup Happen Concurrently with Water Removal?

Every situation is different, but we can adjust our workforce to have some technicians responding to the water concerns while at the same time, others begin the evaluation of and planning for fire residue removal. Employees with well-rounded dual water and fire restoration resumes are why SERVPRO is a good fit for most homeowners. 

Substantial water damage adds another layer of challenge to fire loss, why SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is uniquely qualified to manage all aspects of your residential fire disaster. Call us at (732) 432-9800 to discuss your options and schedule a prompt assessment.

How Do I Clean My Soiled Wooden Cabinets After a Fire in East Brunswick?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Domestic kitchen burnt in fire If your kitchen cabinets in your house in Dayton or Milltown get soiled after you have a cooking fire, call SERVPRO!

For Fire Damage Cleanup in Your East Brunswick Kitchen Call SERVPRO

The most common room in your East Brunswick home to suffer from some type of blaze is your kitchen. Cooking is the number one cause of structure fires on residential properties as it makes up for nearly half of all structural burns caused in the United States each year.

How can you restore by cabinets and other soiled wooden items?

During fire damage restoration in East Brunswick, our SERVPRO technicians can use several different techniques depending on how thick the residues are and what type of surface is being restored. If items like your cabinets got burned or charred severely, then they might have to be removed and replaced. If the charring is just on the surface, then it is possible to sand or soda blast off the charring. Most cabinets and other wooden items inside your house either have unfinished, finished, or simulated wood grain surfaces.

How can you clean unfinished wood surfaces?

Since unfinished wood is porous wet cleaning methods could cause the soot to soak deeper into the wood. For light residues, dry cleaning methods such as vacuuming, brushing, or sponge cleaning can be effective. When cleaning medium to heavy soot residues, denatured alcohol can help break the soils down.

How can you clean finished or simulated grain wood surfaces?

    •    Pre-clean: Before applying chemical products to your wooden surfaces, we brush and vacuum off the excess soot.
    •    Wet Clean Residues: Light residues can often be cleaned using a general surface cleaner or a low alkaline solution such as concentrated wood oil soap.
    •    Wood Creme Cleaners: For heavier soils, a more aggressive product such as a wood creme paste can be applied to affected surfaces using steel wool.
    •    Polish After Cleaning: After the soot gets removed from your affected surfaces, we can use a lemon oil polish to replenish the oils in your wood.

If your kitchen cabinets in your house in Dayton or Milltown get soiled after you have a cooking fire, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 24/7.

A Storm Has Cased Flood Damage in My Home. How Can I Bring Things Back to Normal?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

high flood water yellow sign High Stormwater damage in your Plainsboro home? Contact SERVPRO for extraction, mitigation, and restoration

Contact a Restoration Company to Handle the Storm Flood Damage in Your Plainsboro Home

Storms are known to cause flooding and other problems to homes. The effects of flood damage in your Plainsboro home can be severe and long-lasting. It would be best if you hired a flood restoration company like SERVPRO to clean up your home and rebuild the damaged areas.

What do I do if the flooding has wreaked havoc on my house?

If the storm flood damage in your Plainsboro residence is severe, you need to act quickly by doing the following:

  • Move from your home and find a safe place to stay as soon as you can.
  • If your home has electrical issues, contact your local electricity distributors to inform it about the situation.
  • Report sewage hazards to the authorities
  • Contact your insurance company immediately

Even a small local flood on your property can ruin a lifetime of belongings and affect the comfort you feel in the reliability of your home. SERVPRO is experienced in flood damage cleanup and can work with you to restore your home as quickly as possible. We gladly work with your insurance provider to expedite the service.

What type of damage can a storm cause other than flooding, and how do you deal with it?

A storm can compromise the safety of your home. Knowing the type of destruction to expect can help you deal with it effectively. Our team can handle different kind of damage, including:

  • Hail damage – This can affect the roofing and siding. Our technicians can inspect your roof for damages and provide the needed repairs and restoration.
  • Wind damage – Strong winds can lift shingles in your roof or cause cracks. Flying debris may also cause holes or cracks in your roof and siding. Our team can board up your property to prevent additional damage from the elements of weather or intruders.
  • Snowmelt and ice dams damaging roofs and attics
  • Water damage – Floodwater can affect your entire home, compromising its structural integrity, and posing certain health hazards. The common moisture-related issue is mold growth. Our team can use portable pumps to remove the floodwater. We can then use centrifugal air movers to increase air circulation in your home so that drying can take place much faster. Our team can then use desiccant dehumidifiers to remove water vapor from the air.

Our SERVPRO team sets up drying equipment to create a balanced drying system, meaning that the rate of evaporation is slightly less than or equal to the rate of dehumidification. We use moisture detection tools such as moisture sensors, thermo-hygrometers, and moisture meters to determine if a home is dry. Once your home is adequately dry, we can replace the affected building materials such as wood, drywall, and dry lining.

After a storm causes flooding in your home, do not hesitate to seek help. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows can restore your home within a short time. Call us today at (732) 432-9800.

Is Pre-Restoration Cleaning Beneficial for Fire-Damaged Home?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

fire in house Do you know how to approach the situation of eliminating soot damage in your home? Call the pros of SERVPRO in your local East Brunswick area.

Our SERVPRO team can reach your East Brunswick property quickly to encourage you to maintain a safe distance from the damage and potential hazards. 

Many homeowners consider taking care of whatever cleaning and restoration work that they feel they can handle in their East Brunswick homes before contacting professional restorers. Not only can this allow specific fire loss effects to worsen, but it can irreparably stain and destroy surfaces cleaned improperly.

Regarding professional fire cleanup in East Brunswick homes, our SERVPRO professionals have trusted tactics to reduce the severity and spread of destructive loss effects like smoke and soot.

What are Cleaning Approaches for Soot? 

Soot is an acidic layer of particulates created from incomplete combustion of fuels like wood and coal. Because most homes have wood framing at minimum, soot is a common threat for surfaces that requires a delicate approach for removing. Depending on the material affected and the thickness of the residue, removing soot could require:

  • Abrasive cleaning
  • Vacuuming
  • Soda blasting
  • Water-based chemical agents
  • Controlled demolition

With soot residues on surfaces, cleaning and restoring your home can be a complicated procedure for homeowners. Let our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team make it “Like it never even happened,” by calling (732) 432-9800.

How Do I Know if Floodwater in My Plainsboro Home is Contaminated?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

flood in kitchen Having issues with flood damage in your Plainsboro home? Call SERVPRO to mitigate the problem.

Our professionals can offer fast extraction and thorough cleaning after flood loss scenarios in your house. 

One of the more alarming aspects of natural flooding in your Plainsboro home is contamination and health hazards. Carefully assessing each situation, including how floodwater penetrated the house, can provide the right information to determine potential risks with flood loss scenarios.

While flood cleanup for Plainsboro homes is necessary to some degree in every loss incident that our professionals address, the severity of these situations vary from one to the next. Natural flooding is almost always considered contaminated, as interaction with health-hazardous substances like sewage and bacteria cannot get fully ruled out.

What Are the Risks of Contaminated Water? 

While there are always homeowners debating the possibility of DIY restoration, exposure to contaminated water could cause health effects. Our SERVPRO professionals utilize the appropriate personal protective equipment to keep our team and occupants of the house safe from:

  • Bacteria
  • Viral Pathogens
  • Chemicals
  • Sewage
  • Mud

While exposure to contaminated waters might mean controlled demolition and reconstruction, we can help with a full-service approach that keeps the full spectrum of the work under the same roof. Give our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team a call today at (732) 432-9800.

What Tool Works Best for Removing Standing Water in My House?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

flood in basement SERVPRO can mitigate your flood damaged home in Plainsboro. Don't wait until it's too late.

We have several extraction tools to remove surface water concerns in your Plainsboro property when we first arrive. 

Removing water from Plainsboro homes is a process that must happen as soon as possible. Because of how quickly standing water can spread from one area to the next in a residence, powerful extractors are an ideal choice.

Water removal for Plainsboro homes can fall to several pieces of trusted equipment in our restoration arsenal. Choosing among these options depends on the location of the damage, the severity of depth, and the likelihood of debris or solids in the water.

What Works Best to Efficiently Remove Standing Water? 

While there are multiple options in our industry-leading inventory, we often lean most heavily on electric submersible pumps for fast and continual water removal. These devices are versatile and are capable of long discharge hoses, making them an ideal choice for even water loss incidents affecting your attic or basement. Other options include:

  • Trash Pumps
  • Truck-Mount Pumps
  • Wet Vacuums

Removing standing water is a priority for our responding SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows technicians. With several options for both water removal and drying, we can make water losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (732) 432-9800.

Can I Dry Saturated Drywall in My Plainsboro Home?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

homeowner trying to fix the leak Having issues fixing the drywall from the water damage in your Plainsboro home? Call SERVPRO to do all the work for you.

Our SERVPRO professionals can help with hundreds of drying decisions and work to provide the most efficient path to a full recovery of your property. 

Drywall is one of the most common structural materials in Plainsboro homes, meaning that this is a commonly damaged area that our SERVPRO team must address. Because sheetrock is highly porous, it can oversaturate quickly. Within as little as 24 hours, drywall can become irreparably damaged by water exposure.

While extraction and drying are only portions of the complete water restoration for Plainsboro homes, they are two of the most crucial. Removing moisture from structural elements like drywall requires a calculated approach, balancing whether it is worth the money to take the time to dry the material versus removing it.

Is it More Cost-Effective to Remove Wet Drywall? 

In many cases, it is determined that because of the present damage to drywall and complete wall systems, it is most cost-effective to remove surface materials and reinstall new materials once the area gets dried. Whether drying sheetrock or not, these tools and techniques can help to manage the situation:

Restoring your home after a water loss involves drying decisions. Our experienced SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team can help. Give us a call at (732) 432-9800.

Do I Choose My Own Restoration Team for Fire Recovery?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

insurance Don't be afraid of not knowing what to do after a fire in your New Brunswick home. Call SERVPRO for the help you need for the fire and insurance.

Our SERVPRO team is a preferred vendor with many insurance companies in the area, making us a trusted choice by these firms and potential customers to get the job done right. 

After a fire loss incident in New Brunswick homes, property owners work quickly to secure competent professionals to restore the house. With many obstacles to overcome, including soot, odors, structural damage, and more, this choice must go to qualified individuals that offer experience and meet the criteria of your insurance company. 

While there are many considerations for fire damage in New Brunswick homes, recovery begins with fire debris removal and a thorough assessment of the property. During this inspection and evaluation, we can document the losses and catalog damages to provide the appropriate evidence to your insurance company to secure a damage claim. 

What Makes SERVPRO restoration services a wise choice? 

  • Fast and confident response
  • Trained Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT) professionals 
  • Years of restoration experience in Somerset County 

Whenever fire losses occur, our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County team can help with a fast and confident response. Give us a call anytime that disasters strike at (908) 251-9097.

How Do I Know Mold Exists in My Plainsboro Church?

5/23/2020 (Permalink)

mold damage on lower wall Call SERVPRO to mitigate your mold concern in your Plainsboro business. Let the professionals take care of it.

Our SERVPRO professionals have sophisticated remediation tools to remove colonies that you can often identify with a few telling signs. 

You might be able to appreciate the severity of mold growth and microbial threats in your Plainsboro church. Exposure to elements like spores can cause health effects and affect a wide variety of your congregation, with so many people coming in and out.

Mold damage in your Plainsboro church might not always be easy to detect, however. Identifying the presence of colonies can make a considerable difference between remediation strategies that resurface materials and those that require controlled demolition and build back.

What Are Some Indicators that Mold Growth Exists? 

While our SERVPRO professionals have environmental testing and sophisticated equipment that can indicate mold and moisture concerns, you can also rely on some trusted identifiers that mold might be developing or already well-rooted in the church. Some of the effects used to identify mold content are:

• Musty odors?
• Spotting on drywall?
• Persistent dampness or moisture?

Locating mold growth on your own can ensure that our dispatched SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows can get started immediately on resolving the threat. Give our team a call anytime at (732) 432-9800.

How Fast Can Fire Cleaning Start in My East Brunswick Office?

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

kitchen fire damage Don't let the restoration process be ignored. Call SERVPRO in your East Bruswick area for help.

Cleaning and restoration should happen as soon as possible after a fire, and our experienced emergency responders can help. 

Between reaching out to your insurance provider or reaching other supervisors that might also have a stake in the restoration of your East Brunswick office building, it is not difficult to allow fire-damaged structures to sit longer than they should. If possible, cleaning and recovery should get started right away. 

The spread of fire damage in East Brunswick office buildings is immense, moving far beyond the ignition point to open areas of the facility with foul odors, soot, ash, and other potential contaminants and hazards. With a fast and reliable response amid emergencies, our SERVPRO team can begin restoration as soon as we reach the building. 

How Can Fire Debris Cleanup Benefit Your Business? 

Fire debris removal is one of the emergency services that our professionals can offer. It involves shoveling and vacuuming out piles of loose sediment, charred remnants of building materials, ash, and other particulates. The benefits of debris removal are:

  • Reducing harsh odors
  • Reducing soot concentrations
  • Exposing structural weaknesses

Fire losses in your office building can affect everything from desk and furniture to your documents and structural elements. Give our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team a call to help at (732) 432-9800.

What Cleaning Products Remove Soot from Fabrics?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

fire and soot damage in kitchen Call SERVPRO to mitigate your fire and soot problems in your Plainsboro area.

Soot can spread quickly through your Plainsboro home, and our SERVPRO team can help with efficient and thorough cleaning strategies. 

Soot can often be one of the most problematic symptoms of a recent fire in your Plainsboro home. Once this residue has set into materials like clothing and fabrics, it can be a considerable challenge to remove.

Despite the desire for DIY restoration, homeowners can benefit from utilizing our professionals for fire damage in Plainsboro residences when soot is involved. More than just choosing the right cleaning product to remove the residue, careful considerations can ensure that your belongings do not become irreparably damaged.

What is the Best Method for Removing Soot from Surfaces and Fabrics? 

The choice for what method or product best removes soot and oily residues from surfaces and contents in your house falls to several different factors, ranging from the type of material exposed to the residue's thickness. Some of the options we can choose to help include:

  • Chemical Solvents
  • Soda/Media Blasting
  • Resurfacing
  • Vacuuming
  • Abrasive Cleaning
  • Discarding Materials

Soot is a potential hazard for your home and those exposed, so it is a situation that should get handled by experienced restoration professionals like our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team. Give us a call today at (732) 432-9800.

Will Hardwood in My Plainsboro Home Dry on Its Own?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

water on hardwood floor Having issues with drying your hardwood floor in your home? Call SERVPRO in your Plainsboro area.

Our SERVPRO professionals have extraction and drying solutions for hardwood floors to prevent demolition and replacement. 

Hardwood flooring is a common material in Plainsboro homes, but one that can be highly sensitive to standing water and absorption. Knowing how to dry out these materials is vital to protecting your investment in the house after a loss. 

Water removal for Plainsboro homes and their hardwood floors often falls to multiple different tools and strategies. As you might expect, removing surface water is always the first step in recovering the entire flooring system, as standing water pooling on top of the wood can continue to get absorbed into the planks. 

How Can My Flooring Get Professionally Dried? 

To avoid irreparable destruction of your wood flooring, such as warping and distortion of the individual planks, several tools can get used to begin methodically drying the flooring. Much like concrete, rapid changes in moisture content can be harmful to the material, so a controlled drying process occurs with tools like:

Our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows professionals are standing by for any water loss need you might have. Give us a call today at (732) 432-9800. 

What Makes Professional Water Restoration Worth the Money?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

water extraction tools at work Plainsboro properties benefit from SERVPRO advanced extraction and drying equipment like the injecti-dry system

Our SERVPRO team can help with many facets of recovering your Plainsboro property after a disaster. 

After a water loss incident, you might question the need for professional restorers in your Plainsboro home. Many residents might believe they can handle drying on their own, which is often more complicated than it appears.

Migrating water damage in Plainsboro homes can make you unable to determine all of your property's areas requiring attention. Our SERVPRO team can utilize sophisticated equipment and practices to ensure that the right measures get taken to thoroughly dry the house before worse conditions result.

What Can SERVPRO Do That I Cannot? 

Many unique approaches, beginning with advanced moisture detection devices, can allow our experienced team of professionals an advantage in drying and cleaning up after water loss incidents. Even in structural cavities and porous materials, we have many cutting-edge tools and technologies that can help, such as:

  • Advanced Moisture Detection Tools
  • Centrifugal Air Movers
  • Weighted Extraction Devices
  • Positive Pressure Systems
  • Potent Cleaning Products

No matter how severe a water loss might seem, our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team can help. Give us a call today at (732) 432-9800.

Why Do Restorers Cut Holes and Remove Drywall During East Brunswick Water Extraction?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged hallway with flood cuts Sometimes flood cuts are necessary to dry water damage.

Trust Our Skilled Team to Explain Why SERVPRO Choses Certain Water Removal Strategies in East Brunswick Residences 

When significant water damage strikes your home, the last thing you might expect from a company promising to help is what seems like even more damage. During our years in the water loss response business, we have learned to commit to regular and open communication with our customers. This clarity is especially important when we see the need for controlled demolition to facilitate water extraction and structural drying while avoiding long-term secondary damage in East Brunswick

Is It Unusual for Residential Water Losses to Involve Vast Quantities of Damaging Fluids? 

Active water removal in East Brunswick is critical to minimizing permanent harm to your home’s structure and contents. After a pipe breaks or the washing machine pump malfunctions, it takes just a brief time for vast amounts of water to spill into your home. A supply line can unleash a hundred gallons in an hour. Add the pumping action of an appliance, and the water can increase exponentially. Engaging professionals to address the crisis is essential because consumer-grade equipment does not have the power of capacity to manage the volumes involved. 

What Is Involved in Effective Water Removal? 

Our research-based approach to water removal is why SERVPRO can deliver consistent and successful results. Our employees, managers, and technicians alike complete a rigorous course of training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC is an international restoration standards development organization, disseminating the industry’s best practices through the Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) it trains and certifies. Expect the following from our team during your water removal project: 

  • A thorough safety assessment before commencement of water removal activities 
  • An emergency services phase once safety concerns are controlled 
  • Pumping of water deeper than two inches 
  • Truck-mounted extraction to remove the remaining standing water 
  • Use of portable extractors and wand extensions to reach water in confined areas 
  • A testing phase to set up for structural drying 
  • Infrared imaging to locate pooled and trapped water using temperature fluctuations 
  • Moisture detection to define the perimeter of the water spread 
  • Moisture level measurement to serve as a baseline for drying goals 
  • Controlled demolition if evidence indicates trapped liquid and absorbed water is otherwise inaccessible 

Is Controlled Demolition Really Necessary? 

When our crew chief approaches you, you might ask why we suggest one or more methods of planned demolition as part of our water removal and drying strategy. As we scope your East Brunswick home for hidden water damage, we are always aware that water cannot remain for long in building cavities. Progressive deterioration of building materials and mold damage are nearly guaranteed if we do not take the steps necessary to gain access to and rid your dwelling of the water. 

What Is a Flood Cut? 

Drywall construction is a common risk factor leading to trapped water. As the water spreads toward the juncture between the floor and wall, the fluid absorbs into the highly porous drywall. The drywall wicks the water up and permits some of it to collect behind it as well. In cases where the water loss is on an upper level, the water can flow down between walls, also pooling and needing release. When our moisture detection tools signal water is trapped, we might determine a flood cut is indicated. 

  • Several inches above the waterline, we use saws to cut between studs, removing and disposing of the wet material. 
  • Exposed water is extracted. 

Are Less Intrusive Methods Available? 

We can pry off baseboards and drill or cut holes near the bottom of a wall to release water. When water intrudes into cinder block or brick surfaces, we use a drill through mortar joints to allow for water to flow out for capture by a wanded extractor. Sometimes when holes are drilled, we attach hoses and use negative air pressure to suction the fluids. 

How Do Flood Cuts and Drilled Holes Help with Structural Drying? 

When controlled demolition releases the water, it also opens access into the confined wet spaces. This access is another reason why we choose partial tear outs. The free airflow and application of heat encourage evaporation, the most effective way to move water out of structural components and into the air where we capture it with our dehumidifiers. 

What Is the Answer for My Purposely Damaged Walls? 

Replacing drywall and filling in cut and drilled holes are tasks we can arrange to have completed. The construction experts on our team make sure the demolition completes appropriately, and then can help rebuild once the water and lingering moisture evacuate. 

Our IICRC certification and construction division are two of many reasons why SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows gives our customers peace of mind at a difficult time. Call (732) 432-9800 to learn how our approach to restoration can make it “Like it never even happened.”

How Can a Home Fire Start?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

electrical fire Don't know the facts about how a fire can start in your Plainsboro home? Call SERVPRO for preventive fire facts.

Home Fires in Plainsboro can Start by Leaving a Flame Unattended or due to Electrical Issues

It is natural to focus on finding the culprit behind the flames in your Plainsboro home. However, there's a need to focus on a timely restoration before time makes matters worse. Soot and extinguishing agents can settle upon your furniture and belongings, and it is up to a professional team to return your home to its original condition.

Residents of Plainsboro with fire damage can count on SERVPRO to lead the effort to restore their homes. Understanding how fire behaves and travels through your home is essential to making decisions that preserve your valuable possessions. Our team is trained and certified on the theory of fire and can lend its expertise for your benefit.

Can I clean my wood items after a fire?

Wood is a natural element, but its finishing may alter the way our SERVPRO technicians clean it. Choosing an abrasive cleaner may destroy its natural beauty, which is why our team uses EPA-approved products matching the specific needs of each surface. The most common types of situations we encounter are-

  • Unfinished wood, which is porous and easily absorbs dust
  • Finished wood, protected by its varnish or other finish
  • Simulated wood, best suited for dry cleaning techniques

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is an expert, so you don't have to be. Call us at (732) 432-9800 and let our team leave your home "Like it never even happened."

How Do I Document Restoration Work for My Flood Insurance Claim?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

flood in kitchen Having flooding issues in your East Brunswick home? Let SERVPRO take care of the problem and guide you in the insurance process too.

Check Documentation Guidelines for a Flood Insurance Claim, and Hire a Professional Service to do the Job

Flooding in East Brunswick is a problematic situation, and keeping your wits about you can be challenging. Calling a reliable water cleanup service to help you understand the steps necessary for successful restoration is a sound decision. Let the experts apply their knowledge rather than letting your inexperience drive such an important task.

In East Brunswick, flood damage due to a storm is a job for SERVPRO. We are IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification accredited water restoration technicians and work within challenging situations with clarity and speed. Once we arrive at your home, we can establish a timeline for our team to tackle each aspect of the job, including water extraction, disinfection, and sanitizing.

Can I move to another part of the house that isn't flooded?

Floodwaters bring debris, waste, and microorganisms into your home. Even when an area seems safe, it is best to let our SERVPRO team make an assessment and help you make that determination. As much as possible, we isolate the flooded area to avoid cross-contamination throughout your home. Additional protective measures may include-

  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Creation of physical barriers within your home
  • Discarding of irrecoverable items such as carpets

Let SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows work for you in a time of emergency. Call us at (732) 432-9800 and let us work to leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

Who Should I Call to Clean After a Fire?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

kitchen fire Let SERVPRO mitigate all your fire aftermath issues in your Plainsboro home.

Cleaning After a Fire in Your Home in Plainsboro is a Job for SERVPRO

A fire may burn in your home in Plainsboro for just a little bit, but its effects are present for days and weeks. Acting quickly and enlisting the help of reputable fire restoration is the first step towards bringing your home back to par. Please do not rely solely on household cleaners to eliminate all traces of the fire as you may cause further damage due to their abrasive nature.

For fire odor removal in Plainsboro, call our SERVPRO team for guidance. We are available 24/7 to begin the restoration process as soon as possible. Our expert crew assesses the damage and configures an action plan focusing on your home's needs and the specifics.

Can I get rid of the smell of smoke?

When the fire is a recent memory, it may feel like the smell of smoke is here to stay. However, our SERVPRO technicians are the first to confirm that with the proper treatment, we can leave your home smelling as fresh as ever. The key to our success is understanding the path of the smoke and its reach. Once we are ready, we can use several deodorizing techniques such as-

  • Ozone generators
  • Thermal fogging
  • Deodorizing pellets

Regardless of how overwhelming the smell seems, our SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is here to help. Call us at (732) 432-9800 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. 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 hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows today at (732) 432-9800 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Who Can I Call When My Basement Floods?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

sump pump in basement Flooding Woes in Plainsboro? From the basement to the roof, we can help

Certified Disaster Mitigation Experts Are Ready to Remove Flood Damage from Your Plainsboro Basement 24/7

Basement flooding is almost an inevitability in most Plainsboro homes that have them. Statistics estimate that a whopping 98% of basements have experienced moisture damage in their lifetime.

If your basement is affected by flood damage in your Plainsboro property, SERVPRO professionals are available to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This team is dedicated to keeping your home in a preloss condition free of odors, microbes, and floodwater contaminants.

Preventing Basement Sump Pump Flooding

There are several issues you can address in your home before flooding occurs to ensure that your basement sump pump can handle floodwaters.

  • Faulty, damaged or obstructed sump pits.
  • A malfunctioning inner float, which typically means there is debris stuck in the pump. Prevent this by keeping the filter and exterior grates clean.
  • Overheated pumps, an issue typically caused by inadequate ventilation or clogs that leave the pump running without actually sucking up water.
  • Undersized sump pumps, which can burn out quickly
  • An old sump pump may no longer have compatible parts for repairs or handle as much water as a newer system. Older properties may not have a pump system in the basement at all.

SERVPRO’s Flood Damage Extraction Tools

SERVPRO techs have a wide array of water extraction tools at their disposal to address any size disaster. Both portable extractors and truck-mounted systems operate with three systems:

  • A vacuum to suck up water
  • A heating system for sanitation
  • A pump system

All three are necessary for removing water from upholstery, but only the vacuum portion is needed for extracting water in most other applications.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows serves the community with cleanup that is Faster To Any Size Disaster. When your home needs reliable disaster mitigation, you can

cleanup that is Faster To Any Size Disaster. When your home needs reliable disaster mitigation, you can call (732) 432-9800.

We Can Help Save Your Fire Damaged Home In East Brunswick

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

home damaged by a fire Call SERVPRO fire damage services, including odor elimination, electrical reconstruction, and restoration.

How Keeping Your East Brunswick, Residence Warm can Result in Fire Damaged Areas

Using the furnace in your East Brunswick home tends to heat the entire home. At different times, however, you might want only certain areas to feel warmer than other places. This desire might come from a lack of use in certain rooms, an infant or elderly family member who requires additional warmth, or cold spots in the structure.

SERVPRO can assist your family with restoration of your house in East Brunswick after fire damage occurs, but preventing such disasters is preferable. Space heaters are generally safe to use when the unit is in good working order, but even new ones can have faulty parts and construction. Inspecting each unit before every use can keep worn cords, bent wires, or other conditions from causing overheating and fires.

Some families run a burner on the stove to keep the kitchen warm for anyone needing a late-night snack. This might seem harmless, especially if doing so is a long-time habit. A family pet or other accident can cause a fire to spread to other areas of the kitchen, and even throughout your house.

Fire damage also includes puff back from a dying furnace. Not only does this leave your family home with a fine layer of soot on all surfaces, it can leave you with decreased heating efficiency, increasing your monthly bills. Soot from a heating fuel source can end up on fingers and hands from handling things, as well as remain in the air, possibly leading to unwanted health effects.

Fire damage can range from slight to severe, including:
    •    Fine soot
    •    Heavy smoke odors
    •    Remnant chemical traces from incomplete combustion
    •    Blistered paint and charred materials
    •    Water from extinguishing flaming materials.

SERVPRO can help your family prevent fire damage, mitigate and restore areas of your home with charred and burned materials, or clean up existing soot deposits, making your home safe and clean for your family’s health and comfort.

Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 for these and other fire damage services, including odor elimination, electrical reconstruction, and restoration of your Plainsboro, NJ, Monmouth Junction, NJ, or Princeton Meadows, NJ dwelling.

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After Damage to My Property, Who Can Help Me?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

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East Brunswick Homes and Businesses Count on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration after Mishaps

With thousands of homes and businesses that depend on the fast response of our SERVPRO team in East Brunswick when disasters strike, we have become more dedicated than ever to arriving quickly and working efficiently towards satisfactory results. As overwhelming as any disaster or loss incident can be for your home or business, how you react to the situation can dictate the restorability of many of the property’s contents and structural elements. In every restoration occurrence, we have qualified professionals accredited from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) available to help.

Water

Here in Jersey, we have seen our fair share of harsh winters where cold snaps can drop temperatures well below freezing for days on end. With East Brunswick homes that have inadequate insulation in their homes or around their plumbing, this can cause many hazardous situations like pipes bursting and flooding the inside of your house or ice dams building on roofs and damaging their structural integrity.

Addressing water losses begins with assessing the current conditions in your home with a visual inspection of the property. Standing water can be a destructive force in East Brunswick homes, saturating porous materials and allowing for conditions to get met for secondary effects like mold and microbial growth. Addressing moisture removal involves multiple tools and devices in our inventory, including:

  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Trash pumps
  • Extractor trucks
  • Wet vacuums
  • Carpet wands

Drying cannot be as effective in East Brunswick homes and businesses without first addressing excessive moisture and surface water present. We can then deploy multiple drying tools, namely our high-velocity air movers, to begin removing cool air barriers surrounding saturated materials and promoting a faster, even drying process.

Storm

The same harsh weather that can cause pipes to burst inside of your East Brunswick home can lead to phenomena like ice damming or roof collapse under substantially heavy snowfall. The response to these emergencies directly engages our Large Loss Recovery Team, as many of the structures here in the city have thousands of square feet that could become damaged or compromised by natural disasters. With a considerable roster of qualified IICRC-certified technicians and a nearly endless shared inventory, no job is too big for our SERVPRO team to handle.

Flooding is a typical result of structural breaches and a situation that our SERVPRO team must often address upon arrival to damaged East Brunswick properties. We roll out from our warehouse with multiple extraction options, and for natural flooding, we can often look to our gas-powered trash pumps to get this job done consistently. Clearing out surface water is only a part of the equation; however, as we must also utilize moisture detection devices to determine where focused drying attention is necessary.

One of the advantages of choosing our professionals is a seamless transition between emergency construction solutions like board up and tarping and the mitigation that your East Brunswick property needs. This same fast transition can happen after mitigation where rebuilding and reconstruction are necessary. We have a team of licensed (#13VH06622700) residential and commercial contractors to help with the reinstallation of flooring, repairing your roof, and other structural concerns after storm losses.

Fire

After a fire loss incident, there are glaring concerns for homeowners before reentering the property. You should not rush back inside to perform an inspection on your own, as both soot and smoke effects could be overwhelming and provide a hazardous environment in your East Brunswick home. Our SERVPRO professionals are prepared for these environmental changes with the appropriate personal protective equipment and soot removal practices/abrasive cleaning techniques.

Similarly, odors can also make comfortable living difficult in your East Brunswick home if the fire was not bad enough to force relocation. Smoke odors can penetrate porous materials and stay trapped in these contents and structural elements without direct involvement by restoration professionals. Our SERVPRO professionals can utilize multiple deodorizing tools to help in this regard, but one of the most effective for damaged walls and carpeting is thermal fogging. Superheating deodorization agents into a mist/fog can allow it to penetrate affected materials at a molecular level and neutralize these damaged areas.

As much as you might have wanted to take them, leaving a fire damage situation often means choosing to leave some of your irreplaceable belongings and valuables behind in your East Brunswick home. A prompt response by our SERVPRO team can help to assess the current damage to the contents of your home and the appropriate response to clean and restore these belongings as is possible. We even have off-site cleaning at our warehouse featuring advanced soot removal and deodorization.

Commercial 

After a disaster, it has gotten estimated that nearly half of businesses that close their doors for restoration never reopen them again, and much of this has to do with the pace of business and getting ready for reopening as quickly as possible after a fire or water loss. Regardless of the severity, we have a Large Loss Recovery Team capable of helping your East Brunswick structure through post-fire or water damage cleaning and restoration.

In the same vein, many East Brunswick businesses and commercial properties can benefit from the extensive cleaning and restoration that our team can provide without the pressing damages of a disaster. From tired-looking flooring and carpets to stains on the wall and odors in the high-traffic areas, our SERVPRO team can help.

The operating hours that you keep are times that your customers memorize and adhere to, so we can help you to reduce any cleaning concerns around these blocks of time. With a team available 24/7, we can schedule after-hours cleaning and restoration to maintain a professional and polished appearance during the day. Whether you need ongoing cleaning for your East Brunswick business or one-time thorough cleaning and disinfecting application we are ready and able to help.

No matter how we can help, from water and fire restoration to commercial cleaning and storm loss response, you can count on our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team. Give us a call 24/7 at (732) 432-9800.

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

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

building damaged by fire Call us at (732) 432-9800, and we can send a team out for emergency assessment.

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 

The #1 Choice in Cleanup and Restoration

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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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. 

Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage Restoration

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

Soot, Fire and Smoke Damage SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows understands the stress of dealing with a fire and will take control of your residential or commercial loss

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.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows Expands with New Location

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County

East Brunswick, NJ (November 5, 2019) -- SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows, the national franchise renowned for disaster cleanup of fire, water and mold damage, has opened a new location in Southeast Somerset County.  The new franchise, SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County will service the areas of Somerset, North Brunswick, New Brunswick, Franklin Township, Highland Park, Kendall Park, Bound Brook, Kingston, Heathcote and Zarephath, New Jersey.

“We are excited to open our 2nd franchise in Somerset County,” said Salvatore Marinello, Owner.  “We hope to bring our proven restoration and remediation services to this residential and commercial community.  Our team of professionals are standing by 24/7 in the event of an emergency fire or water disaster situation.” 

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows recently moved into a larger facility with office and warehouse space to accommodate the new franchise acquisition.  “Our new warehouse space has allowed us to expand our contents and storage capabilities.  We now offer our clients a one stop solution in their time of need.  Remediation, restoration, cleaning and storage is now done under one roof,” commented Sal.

SERVPRO franchisees specialize in disaster restoration, offering cleanup and repairs to both commercial and residential customers whose property has suffered fire or water damage.

SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.  However, our emergency services department is open 24/7.  For more information on our restoration and remediation services, follow us on Instagram at @SERVPROeastbrunswick or visit https://www.SERVPROsoutheastsomersetcounty.com/ or https://www.SERVPROeastbrunswickprincetonmeadows.com/

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NJ IFMA 2019 Charity Golf Outing

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

two men standing on golf course NJ IFMA 2019 Charity Golf Outing

Salvatore Marinello and his team were honored and excited to participate in the recent NJ IFMA 2019 Charity Golf Outing.  Sponsoring a hole at the New Jersey National Golf Course was a great way to experience this premier private golf club nestled in lush fields of Watchung Mountains.  The beautifully manicured course allowed golfers to really play to their abilities.  NJ IFMA put together a great event which included lunch, dinner, golf and the opportunity to meet and mingle with a great group of people from all over New Jersey.  SERVPRO of East Brunswick was happy to be a part of this event and look forward to sponsoring another hole at the next golf outing.  A portion of the proceeds for this year’s golf outing was donated to a great cause, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Flooding Can Happen Anywhere

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

According to the National Weather Service, approximately 75% of disasters are associated with flooding damage.  We are all susceptible.  Although you may not have experienced flood damage in the past, it is interesting to note that 20% of all claims paid out by insurance companies were in low-risk communities.   The most common flood hazards in the United States are flash flooding, river flooding, storm surges and coastal flooding from tropical storms and melting snow to name a few. 

When water damage happens to you, whether it’s residential or commercial, SERVPRO of East Brunswick is standing by to help.  Our team of professionals are available 24/7 to assist in any size disaster to get you back to business as soon as possible.

Preparing for flood damage or any type of disaster is important.  Click here to find out if you are ready should disaster strike you and your family.  Like us on facebook for more tips and useful information to stay informed and prepared.

A Word from our Leader

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

Since starting SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows over 10 years ago, and with the support of my wife and family, I have grown my franchise from a startup operation to a very successful and striving business.  My reputation for being professional, fair and honest has served me well in growing my business.  I am a hard-working family man who understands the demands of life and sets high standards for myself and those around me.  My number one concern as a business owner are my clients and employee’s satisfaction.  Recognizing that a successful business takes teamwork, I am fortunate to have found professional and knowledgeable employees who are loyal, reliable and dependable. 

You can count on my team of Professionals to take away the stress and manage the aftermath of your fire, water or biohazard disaster.  Don’t leave your home or business to chance.  Call us at 732-432-9800 and let my caring staff of professionals help. 

What our Customers are Saying

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Lester, Lawrenceville, NJ

"Great communication.  Prompt, polite, courteous and very professional.  THESE GUYS WERE AWESOME!  Thank you!"

Sumit, Princeton, NJ

"Alec in particular took leadership of the situation, was thorough and polite."

Rich, Milltown, NJ

"Great job - professional, prompt and knew their stuff."

Akash, North Brunswick, NJ

"Jon was great from beginning to end."

Peter, East Brunswick, NJ

"Carlos was great!"

Dominic, Somerset, NJ

"I would recommend to anyone! Through this hardship that I never experienced before, SERVPRO's Luiz, Rich, Alex and anyone I missed...Excellent/Professional."

Lauren, Jamesburg, NJ

"Thank you Felix!  Amazing team.  Polite, courteous and FAST!"

SERVPRO is Hiring Now!

9/25/2019 (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.

Please email your resume to SERVPRO9885@gmail.com.

Are you Ready if Disaster Strikes?

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

The likelihood of you and your family’s survival in an emergency depends largely on the plans you have in place should disaster strike.  Whether it’s a flood, fire, storm damage, earthquake, hurricane or whatever the case, having a plan in place and the tools to make it on your own for at least three days is crucial.  The time to prepare is now! 

Creating a kit of emergency supplies is a must.  Fresh water and food are your first consideration.  Plan to have at least a gallon of drinking water per person per day.  Include at minimum a three-day supply of non-perishable foods that are easily stored with little preparation.   Food items such as dried fruit, protein and granola bars, canned foods, cereals and nuts are perfect.  Consider packing warm clothes and a sleeping bag for cold weather climates.   Also include a first aid kit as well as a battery-operated radio, extra batteries, flashlight and a can opener.  Don’t forget any specific or unique items you or your family may need such as medicines, supplies for your pets etc.  

Now that you have an emergency supply kit ready, the next step is to have a plan of action.  Create a system of communication between family members and/or co-workers.  Keep in mind that emergencies can happen while at home or at your place of business.  Ensuring that everyone knows the plan and reviewing it ahead of time is important. 

The time to prepare is now! 

Read more at ready.gov

What our Customers Have to Say

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Angel, Monroe, NJ

"All workers are very professional and kind throughout this stressful situation".

Howard, East Brunswick, NJ

"Everyone...Nick, Rich, Jesse, Carlos and Ken were so helpful and wonderful."

Navesink Country Club, Red Bank, NJ

"Very direct, clear communication.  Overall extremely helpful."

Jessica, New Brunswick, NJ

"Felix was great at explaining everything and getting everything done smoothly!  The entire staff is so nice and personable."

Subhash, Monmouth Junction, NJ

"SERVPRO - Sal and his folks were very responsive to my urgent needs."

Chang, Bellemead

"Ken was excellent and professional."

Is Water Damage Hiding From You?

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Signs of Water Damage

No one ever truly understands the power of rain, of water, until water is truly gone. And once water has found its way inside your house, it can travel anywhere, creating hidden problems. Even after that big puddle of water recedes, there may be some fatal 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--that 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 ay be a clear indicator of potential water damage.
  • Peeling Paint. When drywall saturates water, the adhesion between paint and the wall may be lost. If you see the paint falling away, 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 up the areas to dry the spaces out.

Now, it is easy to see all of these signs as daunting--sending you straight into a panic. However you don’t have to be an expert to help yourself. When you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, remember SERVPRO of East Brunswick is here 24/7 to help you breathe a little easier.

Water Woes in Cedar Grove, New Jersey

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Storm damage cleanup in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.

Party City Versus Mother Nature

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows is available 24/7 for all types of emergencies and storm damage. We understand the severity of water damage and are here to help ease some of the trauma.

A few months back in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, our team of professionals had been working around the clock to help ease the disaster created by floods to a local Party City. Even with all of the precautions the chain store had in place, some messes are just beyond our control. But, not for SERVPRO of East Brunswick./Princeton Meadows. Despite approaching our busiest of seasons, our team worked around the clock and after hours, to ensure that we were able to get this business up and running as soon as possible. After the severe flooding and damage occurred, our SERVPRO team went into the store, and cleaned all damaged surfaces--including any damaged merchandise--and went about restoring the store to its original standards.

No matter how big the disaster, the SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows team knows how to get any and every job done right--and efficiently. For all of your emergencies, reach us at (732) 432-9800, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

South Brunswick, New Jersey Fire Affects Numerous Units

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot can spread throughout various areas of a structure causing hidden damage and odor.

A recent fire in a condominium complex in South Brunswick, spread and affected other units in the complex. When fire or water damage occurs, most people are not prepared for the extent of damage it causes. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows professionals are thoroughly trained in dealing with these types of losses.  Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) to provide specialized services in order to rid your home or business of offensive odors and soot left by fire and smoke damage.

Our team of technicians were on site immediately after the fire loss to help remediate the cleanup process and help the homeowners through the course of a tough situation. Without the proper cleanup and deodorization, even a small fire could cause odors for years to come.

SERVPRO is Hiring Now!

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

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.

  • 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.

Extensive Water Damage in Cedar Grove, New Jersey

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Faster to any Disaster!

Torrential Rain Causes Major Flooding for Local Businesses

Due to the recent torrential downpours throughout New Jersey, our team of professionals have been working around the clock cleaning up the water disaster created by floods to several local homes and businesses in the Cedar Grove, Little Falls area. Considering the number of storms New Jersey has been through in the month of August and the amount of rain we have received within hours, cleanup will remain ongoing for a while. Flooded homes and businesses, damaged cars and debris all over will take some time to clean up. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows works with your insurance company to ensure a smooth claims process.

SERVPRO demonstrates its ability to handle any type of disaster. We have the resources and equipment to restore your home or business to preloss conditions. Immediate response ensures less restoration costs as further damage is reduced with fast response by our professionals.

Regardless of the size if the disaster, SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows team of professionals know how to get the job done right and efficiently. Call us at (732) 432-9800, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Is Water Damage Hiding from you?

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.”

Neighbors Affected by Fire Damage in Matawan, New Jersey

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage caused by neighbor spreads to other units in complex in Matawan.

A recent fire in a condominium complex in Matawan, spread and affected other units in the complex. When fire or water damage occurs, most people are not prepared for the extent of damage it causes. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows professionals are thoroughly trained in dealing with these types of losses. We work with your insurance company to expedite the restoration process and help you through the claims process. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows know that there are different types of smoke and that smoke can spread throughout various areas of a structure causing hidden damage and odor. Our technicians were on site immediately after the fire loss to help remediate the cleanup process and help the homeowners through the course of a tough situation. Our Technicians are here to work with the homeowner or property manager to give you back control after the devastating effects of fire or water damage.

Pipe Break Causes Extensive Damage to Local Hotel

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Local New Brunswick Hotel experiences frozen pipe break resulting in extensive flood damage to rooms.

New Jersey suffered frigid temperatures and heavy winds this winter causing pipe breaks and sump pump issues resulting in flooding to residential and commercial properties.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows was recently called out to an emergency pipe break causing extensive damage to a local commercial property. SERVPRO understands that every hour counts when trying to get your business back to normal. Our professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. SERVPRO of East Brunswick was on site within 2 hours with enough manpower and equipment to get the job done. Our technicians were dispatched and worked nonstop to manage the restoration to completion. Once the drying process was completed, our Reconstruction services were right behind doing the rebuild. Our local hotel was back to normal within days, not weeks.

Flooded Basement, Somerset, New Jersey

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Recent basement flood in Somerset, New Jersey due to snow and heavy rain causing sump pump failure.

Nor'easter Leads to Flooded Basements

New Jersey suffered 4 Nor’easter storms this winter within a short period of time. As the snow and heavy rains continued, SERVPRO of East Brunswick was inundated with calls for flooded basements. Melting snow and rain lead to ground saturation causing water intrusion and sump pump failure issues. As the snow and heavy rains continued, homeowners and businesses were dealing with flooded basements and in need of water extraction and drying.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows responded to a local basement flood issue immediately. After receipt of the phone call, a team was dispatched and arrived at the Somerset, New Jersey home within one hour. Water extraction was performed, and drying equipment was set up to start the drying process. The first 24 hours following a water loss is crucial in preventing further damage. For more information and tips to follow in the event of a water loss, click here.

Customer Reviews - SERVPRO of East Brunswick

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Jasleen, Matawan, NJ

"SERVPRO was a pleasure to work with.  Thanks to Johnny, Sal and all of the workers for making this a great experience".

Donna, Kendall Park, NJ

"It was refreshing to have a contractor actually call before and arrive exactly when they said they would.  Thank you for the prompt and professional service".

William, North Brunswick, New Jersey

"Very impressed and happy with SERVPRO of East Brunswick.  They are already close to perfect!!!"

Ron, Kendall Park, NJ

"The men and women who came into our home throughout the six weeks of remediation and restoration were professional, efficient, courteous and neat.  Couldn't ask for better!"

Doreen, South Brunswick, NJ

"The staff was very professional at all times.  They did not mind explaining to me all that was asked about what had to be done.  I would and have recommended them".

Richard, Manalapan, NJ

"Nick was very courteous throughout the process.  Managed crews effectively".

See more testimonials here.

Restoration Technician Needed - Join Our Team Now

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire, Water and Mold Restoration Technician Needed.

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.

Hoarding Cleanup Services - SERVPRO of East Brunswick, NJ

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Brunswick understands and takes special care with cleaning up a hoarding situation.

Dealing with a Hoarding Situation the SERVPRO Way.

Hoarding cleanup can be a daunting task and requires special handling and expertise.  SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows has the experience to clean and organize your belongings with professionalism and compassion.  If you or someone you know needs a cleanup service that you can trust, SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is here to help.  Whether it’s clutter cleaning or hoarding cleanup you need, no job is too large or too small.  SERVPRO is your one stop provider of top-to-bottom home cleaning following fire, water or mold damage.  You can trust our professionals to make your house feel like a home again. Call us at 732-432-9800 and let our caring staff of professionals help.

Residential and Commercial Reconstruction Service

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

Finally, a one stop source for your fire and water damage cleanup and restoration needs. SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows proudly announces the addition of our residential/ commercial Reconstruction Department. Our customers have been asking us to do the reconstruction and we listened. This new service will include the following key features:

  • Drywall Removal and Installation
  • Painting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair or Replace
  • Duct Cleaning
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • see more

Now we can provide all phases of residential and commercial cleaning, restoration and reconstruction services. Our many years of experience in water and fire damage restoration, combined with our dedication to a one stop restoration and rebuild service makes SERVPRO of East Brunswick your complete choice for dealing with any water, fire or mold situations.

Flooding and Mold Cleanup in South River, New Jersey

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Results of a broken pipe causing flooding and extensive mold damage while homeowner away on vacation.

Broken Pipe Causes Flooding and Mold Damage in South River, New Jersey


A much needed vacation away results in a nightmare upon arrival home. Our customer returned home to a flooded home, falling ceilings and total dismay due to a pipe break in a second floor bathroom. Imagine the shock of returning home from a well deserved vacation and seeing your home completely destroyed by water and mold damage. After 3 weeks away, a pipe break not only causes flood damage, but also creates extensive mold throughout home. SERVPRO of East Brunswick was onsite immediately to guide the homeowner and assure him of our professional services and ability to deal with such a disaster. We work closely with our homeowner’s insurance company to get the job done without delay.


In the end, we were happy to know that our homeowner was completely satisfied with our SERVPRO team. Here’s what he had to say:


Thank you kindly for your diligent services and many thanks to Johnny and the crew for making this an easy transition.”

SERVPRO of East Brunswick - Customer Reviews

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

We enjoying hearing from our customers. Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.

We Enjoy Hearing From Our Customers.


At SERVPRO, customer service is our number one priority. We are delighted to know that our customers recognize and appreciate our efforts also. Below are a few comments from our customers in the month of April, 2017.


Eileen from North Brunswick, New Jersey said:


Very impressed with the calm, courteous response of on-site workers”.


Watson from South River, New Jersey wrote:


To SERVPRO: Thank you kindly for your diligent services and many thanks to Johnny and the crew for making this an easy transition”.


Lisa from Holmdel, New Jersey wrote:


Keep up the good work”.


Jeffrey from Kendall Park, NJ said:


Keep up the great service! Johnny and his team were friendly, courteous, professional and neat”.


Karen from North Brunswick, NJ commented:


"Outstanding. Everyone was very helpful, polite, professional and helped calm us during this emotional time!!! Will recommend you to everyone".


See more testimonials here.

Water Damage Cleanup in Plainsboro, New Jersey

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Recent rain storm in Plainsboro, New Jersey resulted in a sump pump failure flooding the entire carpeted basement.

Plainsboro, NJ Water Damage Cleanup

When your sump pump fails during a heavy rain storm and you encounter a flooded basement, don’t panic. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows has the equipment and experience to extract and restore your basement in order to minimize further damage and lessen your stress. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows responds immediately to your water damage emergency. We work directly with your insurance company to ensure a smooth claims process for our residential and commercial customers. When it comes to water damage cleanup including drying and sanitizing, we are here to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No job is too big or too small. Call us at 732-432-9800 for peace of mind.

SERVPRO Fire Restoration and Water Damage Cleanup Service

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Extraction after Water Damage

Restoring your home after a flood or fire can feel like an overwhelming task. When your walls are covered in soot or your home is ankle-deep in water, you need a solution - and you need it fast.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows can be that solution. Not all fires are the same so cleanup differs depending on the type of fire. Fires differ depending on the materials that burn. The soot they create are different requiring specific cleaning procedures. We have the expertise, training and equipment to help save you in your time of disaster. 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, the first step to restoring your home is just a telephone call (732) 432-9800, or a click away.

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Have You Checked Your Washer and Dryer Lately?

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Corroded washer hoses can cause major flooding damages to your home. Periodic maintenance is a must.

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.

Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup - SERVPRO

4/11/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO was onsite immediately to get you back to business within days. Our professionals are experts at dealing with commercial storm emergencies.

Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup

SERVPRO of East Brunswick understands that dealing with a commercial or residential flood caused by storm damage, pipe burst or sump pump failure can be difficult and overwhelming.  Our team prides itself on taking away the stress of cleaning up your home or business.  SERVPRO of East Brunswick's team of professional, dedicated and caring individuals treat your home or place of business like it's their own.  We are honored that our customers feel the same way and thank them for choosing us to help them through there stressful time.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick understandings customer service and strives to be the best in the business.  Thank you Frank for sharing your SERVPRO experience with us.  We appreciate the positive feedback and your trust in our SERVPRO team. 

"We suffered water damage at our office in Somerset during a tropical storm. The next day I called SERVPRO to assess the damage and come up with a remediation plan. They came on site that day to come up with the plan and meet our insurance agent for approval. They completed all of their work in a timely fashion and they were extremely neat and professional, within one week we were back in business".

Local Water Damage Restoration Pros

4/11/2017 (Permalink)

Restoring your home or business after a flood or fire can feel like an overwhelming task. When your walls are covered in soot or your property is ankle-deep in water, you need a solution - and you need it fast.


SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows can be that solution. We have the expertise, training and equipment to help save you in your time of disaster. Take a look at what our customers have to say about our professional cleanup up crew at SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows.


We are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. The first step to restoring your home is just a telephone call (732) 432-9800, or a click away.


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SERVPRO fire board up and restoration, South River, New Jersey

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Brunswick recently provided emergency board up services after a fire at a home in South Brunswick, NJ.

Leave the Board Up to the SERVPRO Professionals

Restoring your home after a flood or fire can feel like an overwhelming task. When your walls are covered in soot or your home is ankle-deep in water, don't panic.

Boarding up your property after damage from fire or storm should not be taken lightly.  Incorrect board up can result in added damages resulting from moisture or animal intrusion.  The actual process of boarding up can also be as dangerous and the damage itself when not properly done.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows has the expertise, training and equipment to help save you in your time of disaster. The first step to restoring your home is just a telephone call (732) 432-9800, or a click away.

Restoration Technician Needed, East Brunswick, NJ

3/27/2017 (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.




  • 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

Commercial Water Damage Cleanup in North Brunswick, NJ

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Brunswick is onsite immediately to minimize water damage and get you back to business within days not weeks.

Commercial Water Damage Cleanup, North Brunswick

When it comes to water damage, time is of the essence to avoid further damage, including mold issues.  When water damage affects your business, it's imperative that the cleanup be done immediately to get you back to business without too much costly interruption.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold mitigation.  Find out more about our commercial restoration specialists and leave the cleanup to our professionals to get you back to business. Read more...

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SERVPRO Provides Commercial Restoration in Princeton, New Jersey

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration


SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold mitigation.


After a fire, the first 48 hours is crucial in determining whether you are restoring or replacing your belongings.  Whether it's 1000 sq. ft. or 100,000 sq. ft., it's crucial that your local SERVPRO professionals mitigate immediately to prevent further damage to your property.


SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows professionals are committed to getting you back to business as quickly as possible.  Returning to normal is our primary concern. 


Find out more about our commercial restoration specialists. Call us at 732-432-9800 and leave the rest to us.


 


 

What You Need to Know About Water Damage Cleanup

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage to warehouse caused by broken sprinkler. SERVPRO of East Brunswick was on site immediately resulting in business as usual the next day.

What You Need to Know About Water Damage


Water damage can be devastating and overwhelming whatever the cause.   When it comes to water damage in your home or business, understanding the type of water you’re dealing with is crucial in assessing the procedures required for proper clean up.  Taking the necessary precautions and steps is crucial in avoiding further damage until the professionals arrive.  Knowing what you are dealing with will help you avoid future health and structural issues. 


Clean Water –Category 1


Clean water, also known as Category 1, come from such sources as water supply lines including tub, sink or toilet tank overflows, hot water heater and refrigerator ice or water supply line.  This is usually the easiest type of water to deal with.  Properly cleaning and drying the affected areas are your biggest concerns to avoid mold


Gray Water – Category 2


Clean water, left over time, can become gray water.  Gray water is water that is to some extent contaminated either because it was left untreated or due to the nature of the source.  An overflowing toilet or dishwasher would be considered gray water.  Water that has travelled through walls and ceilings, even though from a clean source, would be gray water in this case. 


Black Water – Category 3


Black water is the most contaminated type of water of the three.   It can be filled with fungi, bacteria, chemicals, pesticides and more.  Black water is caused by sewage damage, flooding or natural disasters. Examples are sewage backup, ground water intrusion or sump pump backup.  Black water requires special equipment and proper handling and safety precautions when restoring your home or business from this type of water damage.


Whatever the cause or type of water damage you experience, the most important thing is to minimize the damage and call our IICRC certified professionals for help.  Don’t leave your home or business to chance, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows at 732-432-9800 and let our professionals help.

Water Damage Cleanup - Servpro of East Brunswick

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

Servpro of East Brunswick were onsite within minutes at a home in Piscataway to extract and dry-out water damage caused by a broken sprinkler head.

Water damage or storm damage doesn't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of East Brunswick is always ready to respond to your residential or commercial water removal and cleanup needs. Our fast response time and advanced drying methods help prevent further damage and mold growth. Common causes of water damage are:



  • Heavy rain or snow storms

  • Roof leak

  • Plumbing leaks

  • Frozen pipes

  • Burst or cracked pipes

  • Toilet overflow

  • Sump Pump failure

  • Water heater leaks

  • Foundation cracks

  • Sewage backup

  • Ground water intrusion

  • Water supply line cracks

  • Sprinkler head break

  • Washing machine hose leaks


Water damage to your commercial or residential property can be devastating and overwhelming. Call your SERVPRO professionals at 732-432-9800 and let us make it “like it never even happened”.

Preventing Frozen Pipes

2/14/2017 (Permalink)

Here's what you need to know to be prepared and prevent water damage to your home:



  • Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells. This allows warm air to circulate around pipes.

  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated or uninsulated areas of your home.

  • Shut off outdoor faucets. Find the shut-off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it to “off .”

  • If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off.

  • Ensure gutters are clean and secure. Leaves and debris accumulate, causing a damming effect on gutters, which could lead to roof problems and water damage.

  • Proper maintainance of your furnace can help reduce the risk of puffbacks.

  • Tag the location of your main water valve and make sure you can easily turn it on and off.

  • If you have a thermostat that uses a battery, be sure to replace it regularly.

  • Wrap pipes nearest exterior walls and in crawl spaces with pipe insulation or heating tape.


Following these precautionary steps to protect your plumbing will help you avoid water damage cleanup to your home after a burst pipe.

Restoration Technician Needed

7/19/2016 (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.

  • 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.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick is Hiring Now!

3/30/2016 (Permalink)

Restoration Technician

South River, NJ 08882

Local fire and water Restoration Company is looking to hire full-time IICRC certified water technicians to add to our staff.  Experience in the construction, carpet cleaning, or restoration field will also be considered.

We are seeking athletic, 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.

Preventing Frozen Pipes and Water Damage

2/10/2016 (Permalink)

We are expecting the coldest air of the season to move in this week.  Frigid air, bitter cold artic blast is expected through Sunday.  Here's what you need to know to be prepared and prevent water damage to your home:

  • Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells. This allows warm air to circulate around pipes.
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated or uninsulated areas of your home.
  • Shut off outdoor faucets. Find the shut-off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it to “off .”
  • If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off.
  • Ensure gutters are clean and secure. Leaves and debris accumulate, causing a damming effect on gutters, which could lead to roof problems and water damage.
  • Proper maintainance of your furnace can help reduce the risk of puffbacks.
  • Tag the location of your main water valve and make sure you can easily turn it on and off.
  • If you have a thermostat that is battery operated, be sure to replace it regularly.
  • If you have a thermostat that uses a battery, be sure to replace it regularly.
  • Wrap pipes nearest exterior walls and in crawl spaces with pipe insulation or heating tape.

Following these precautionary steps to protect your plumbing will help you avoid water damage cleanup to your home after a burst pipe.

Cleaning Restoration Technician Job Opening

10/20/2015 (Permalink)

Restoration Technician

East Brunswick, NJ

Local fire and water Restoration Company is looking to hire full-time IICRC certified water technicians to add to our staff.  Experience in the construction, carpet cleaning, or restoration field will also be considered.

We are seeking athletic, 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.

Restoration Technician Job - South River, New Jersey

3/11/2015 (Permalink)

Restoration Technician

South River, NJ 08882

Local fire and water Restoration Company is looking to hire full-time IICRC certified water technicians to add to our staff.  Experience in the construction, carpet cleaning, or restoration field will also be considered.

We are seeking athletic, 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.

Resumes will be accepted until April 30, 2015.

Flood Damage Cleanup - Monmouth Junction, NJ

10/28/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows assist in flood cleanup and handle mold & mildew prevention, inspection and removal. We also offer water extraction & damage restoration services. Whether there has been a fire, flood or you just need someone to inspect for mold in your home or business, our professionals are available 24/7 to provide mitigation, cleanup, and water drying and restoration services. Read More


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Water Removal and Cleanup - Monmouth Junction, NJ

10/28/2014 (Permalink)

Basement flooding or storm damage doesn't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We respond to your residential or commercial water removal and cleanup needs. Our fast response time and advanced drying methods help prevent secondary damage and mold. Common causes of water damage are:

SERVPRO Fire Restoration and Water Cleanup Service

10/28/2014 (Permalink)

Restoring your home after a flood or fire can feel like an overwhelming task. When your walls are covered in soot or your home is ankle-deep in water, you need a solution - and you need it fast.


SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows can be that solution. Not all fires are the same so cleanup differs depending on the type of fire. Fires differ depending on the materials that burn. The soot they create are different requiring specific cleaning procedures. We have the expertise, training and equipment to help save you in your time of disaster. 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, the first step to restoring your home is just a telephone call (732) 432-9800, or a click away.


 


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Flood Water Damage Cleanup - Kendall Park, NJ

10/28/2014 (Permalink)

Restoring your home after a flood or fire can feel like an overwhelming task. When your walls are covered in soot or your home is ankle-deep in water, you need a solution - and you need it fast.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows can be that solution. We have the expertise, training and equipment to help save you in your time of disaster. 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, the first step to restoring your home is just a telephone call (732) 432-9800, or a click away.

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SERVPRO Provides Commercial Fire and Water Damage Cleanup in North Brunswick

10/2/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold mitigation. Find out more about our commercial restoration specialists. Read more...

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Water Damage Emergency, Kendall Park, NJ (732) 432-9800

9/12/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Brunswick provides emergency flood damage restoration or top-to-bottom home cleaning following fire, water or mold damage.  You can trust our professionals to make your house feel like a home again. 

Field Marketing Representative - SERVPRO of East Brunswick

9/8/2014 (Permalink)

Join our SERVPRO Team.

We have an opening for a Field Marketing Representative.

We are seeking someone who is comfortable meeting new people, with excellent communication skills, and who is a serious multi-tasker. You will be marketing our services to businesses in our territory within Middlesex County including East Brunswick, Monmouth Junction, Plainsboro, New Brunswick, Somerset.
Read more....

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Fire and Water Damage Cleanup in Princeton, NJ

8/18/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold mitigation. Find out more about our commercial restoration specialists.

Marketing Representative Wanted - SERVPRO of East Brunswick

6/10/2014 (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

Follow SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows on Twitter

5/28/2014 (Permalink)

Follow Servpro of East Brunswick/Princton Meadows on Twitter and stay up-to-date with community news, updates and helpful tips.


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Preparing your Backyard for Summer Storms

5/15/2014 (Permalink)

Are You Ready for the Next Storm?

If a rain storm or hurricane is in the forecast, would you know what to do to prepare your outdoor living space?  Read more and print this checklist now.

Read the entire article here. 

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Servpro of East Brunswick Cares

5/14/2014 (Permalink)

Servpro of East Brunswick understands that dealing with a flood caused by a pipe burst or sump pump failure can be difficult and overwhelming.  Our team prides itself on taking away the stress of cleaning up.  SERVPRO of East Brunswick's team of professional, dedicated and caring individuals treat your home like it's their own.  We are honored that our customers feel the same way and thank them for choosing us to help them through there stressful time.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick understandings customer service and strives to be the best in the business.  Thank you Anna for sharing your SERVPRO experience with us.  We appreciate the positive feedback and your trust in our SERVPRO team. 

"Both Josh and Manny did an amazing job taking care of our house.  They were extremely professional, caring and helpful.  I cant express our highest gratitude enough for SERVPRO team who helped us in this tough situation and did a great job! Thank you.

Mark who came in today and Felix who came yesterday to check up on the equipment were equally great.  I did not have to worry about anything while all these guys were working in our home.

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to the great team Sal managed!"

                                               Anna,

FREE - New Jersey Insurance Continuing Education Credit Course

4/4/2014 (Permalink)

FREE - NJ Insurance Continuing Education Credit Course

Hello!

My name is Anna DeNardo. I am a representative for SERVPRO®of East Brunswick. Please find the attached invitation to a NJ Insurance CE Course we are sponsoring at the RIA MAR Restaurant in South River on May 22nd. SERVPRO® is paying for the course and providing breakfast and lunch. Feel free to pass this invitation along to any colleagues you feel might be interested as well.

New Jersey Insurance CE Credit Course Information

Registration Form

Thank you!

Anna DeNardo

Marketing Representative

SERVPRO® of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows

396 Whitehead Ave.

South River, NJ 08882

Tel: 732-432-9800

Fax: 732-432-9810

http://www.servproeastbrunswickprincetonmeadows.com/

Have You Checked Your Washer and Dryer Lately?

12/6/2013 (Permalink)

Periodic washer and dryer maintenance could avoid major flooding issues in your home.

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.


 

Statistics Highlight the Need for Preparation and Caution in Holiday Decorating and Entertaining

11/22/2013 (Permalink)

December is the peak month for holiday candle fires.

Local SERVPRO® restoration specialist offers tips for preventing holiday fires

South River, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) November 18, 2013 -- Lights, candles, action – it’s the holiday season again. Brightly lighted decorations, elaborate meals and large gatherings are all part of traditional holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, these seasonal traditions also cause an average of 230 home fires each year, with an average of 4 deaths, 21 injuries and $17.3 million in property damage.

 “Christmas tree lights and candles are just two of the holiday traditions that increase the likelihood of a fire starting in your home,” says Salvatore Marinello of SERVPRO® of East Brunswick/PrincetonMeadows. “There are about three times as many cooking-related fires on Thanksgiving Day and almost twice as many on Christmas Day as there are on non-holidays. It only takes a single distracted or careless action to turn a family get-together into a tragedy.”

Marinello says that homeowners can help keep their homes and their families safe during the holiday season by understanding the dangers and taking some simple, commonsense precautions.

Holiday Cooking Fire Facts

Thanksgiving Day has three times the average number of reported home structure fires involving cooking equipment.

The two other peak days for cooking-related fires are Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.

Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

Supervise items on the stovetop. Fifty-eight percent of kitchen fires involve ranges; homes with electric cooktops have a higher risk of fire than homes with gas cooktops.

Keep flammable items – potholders, packaging, wrapping, wooden utensils, loose clothing – away from the stovetop.

Don’t let lack of sleep or alcohol consumption affect your ability to concentrate on preparing the meal.

Holiday Decorating Fire Facts

Half of all holiday decoration fires start because the decoration is too close to a heat source.

On average, 32 candle fires are reported each day. December is the peak month for candle fires.

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips:

Keep all decorations away from heat sources like radiators, portable heaters, and fireplaces.

Use flameless candles.

If you do use traditional candles, burn them in sturdy candleholders, well away from drapes and other flammable materials. Never leave them unattended and never allow them to burn down to less than one inch in length.

Christmas Tree Fire Facts:

50% of live tree fires occur between December 22 and January 5.

31% of tree fires are caused by electrical problems.

14% involve decorative lights.

Christmas Tree Safety Tips:

Keep live trees well watered to reduce the chance of a fire.

Check wiring on lights for breaks and wear, replace worn strings and don’t exceed manufacturer guidelines for connecting multiple strands of lights.

Don’t leave tree lights plugged in when you are away from home or asleep.

 “We hope these tips will be a reminder to South River area families to make fire prevention a priority in their holiday preparations,” said Marinello, “so they can spend the season enjoying family and friends, not dealing with the aftermath of a fire.”

For more fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, contact Salvatore Marinello with SERVPRO® of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 or SERVPRO9885@gmail.com.  For more information about SERVPRO®, please visit http://www.SERVPROeastbrunswickprincetonmeadows.com/.

Statistics used in this release are based on National Fire Protection Association data (http://www.nfpa.org/).

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