Recent Storm Damage Posts

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! 


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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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".

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.

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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