Recent Water Damage Posts

Is Water Damage Hiding from you?

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is Water Damage Hiding from you? 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.

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)

Water Damage Leave the Cleanup to SERVPRO! 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.

Flooded Basement, Somerset, New Jersey

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooded Basement, Somerset, New Jersey 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.

Have You Checked Your Washer and Dryer Lately?

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Have You Checked Your Washer and Dryer Lately? 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.

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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What You Need to Know About Water Damage Cleanup

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What You Need to Know About Water Damage Cleanup 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)

Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup - Servpro of East Brunswick 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 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.

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:

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. 

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,

Have You Checked Your Washer and Dryer Lately?

12/6/2013 (Permalink)

Water Damage Have You Checked Your Washer and Dryer Lately? 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.