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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."

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