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The Mystery of Smoke - Understanding Fire Damage

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

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

How Smoke Behaves

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

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

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

SERVPRO - Summer Fire Safety Tips

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

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

Avoid Fire Damage this Summer

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

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO - Fire Safety Tips for July 4th Celebration

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

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

How to Keep July 4th Disaster-free 

Fire Safety 101

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

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

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

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

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.

Neighbors Affected by Fire Damage in Matawan, New Jersey

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Neighbors Affected by Fire Damage in Matawan, New Jersey 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.

SERVPRO Fire Restoration and Water Damage Cleanup Service

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Fire Restoration and Water Damage Cleanup Service 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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SERVPRO fire board up and restoration, South River, New Jersey

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO fire board up and restoration, South River, New Jersey 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.

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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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.

Statistics Highlight the Need for Preparation and Caution in Holiday Decorating and Entertaining

11/22/2013 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Statistics Highlight the Need for Preparation and Caution in Holiday Decorating and Entertaining 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/).