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Remediating Mold Damage in East Brunswick

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

Microscopic view of mold with the caption “What to know about mold” SERVPRO has skilled AMRT-applied microbial remediation technicians to clean up mold problems in East Brunswick. We know what to do!

SERVPRO Gets to the Root of Mold Problems in your Home

Mold can damage building materials in your home, ruin textiles and cause indoor air quality issues. Worse still, it spreads rapidly from one area to another. Acting quickly to potential microbial infestations can help to reduce losses and return your home to a sanitary condition. We are a licensed remediation service that could help with property infestation.

Properties with mold damage in East Brunswick require immediate attention. These microscopic organisms can eat away at textiles and organic matter over time, causing significant property damage. They also produce unpleasant odors and release hundreds of microscopic spores during their lifecycle, which, over time, can affect indoor air quality. Common signs that you may have an infestation at your home include musty odors and discoloration of paintwork or decor. Sometimes, visible grey, black, or green spots may appear on ceilings or in and around wet rooms. Enlisting a remediation service to inspect the property is less time-consuming and often more accurate than laboratory testing. SERVPRO is a local remediation specialist that gets to the root of a microbial infestation and can fix your home.

Most living organisms require light to grow, which makes them immediately visible. On the other hand, Fungi require little light, which means they can spread through wall cavities, beneath flooring, or underneath plumbing fixtures. Our technicians are trained to perform high-quality inspections for homeowners that suspect a microbial infestation. Sometimes, these inspections may involve the temporary removal of physical barriers in the home. These physical barriers could be carpets, flooring, cabinets, and fittings. It is necessary to perform these removals to assess the extent of an infestation that can affect interior insulation and porous materials in the building assembly, such as drywall, carpet pads, or subfloor. If physical barriers are expensive or time-consuming to remove, for example, wooden flooring. Our technicians can use thermal imaging cameras or borescopes to visually assess potential infestation and mold damage without removing the building assembly.

Tackling Microbial Infestation in Structure

  • Microbes can grow and spread in cavities. Sometimes structural drying systems can be used to deprive microbes of the moisture they need to grow.
  • Removal of fungi often involves a controlled demolition where the building materials are entirely removed and replaced.
  • Anti-microbial chemicals can be powerful tools against microbial infestations in the right circumstances.

Microbes spread from one area of the home to another through microscopic spores. These spores can be carried on air currents that circulate through the house, through ducts in air conditioning systems, or on items of clothing and footwear. Denying spores the ability to move from one area to another is vital to the remediation process. We call this process containment, and it involves setting up physical barriers or controlling air currents using machinery with vacuum elements. Setting up proper containment protocol is especially vital during aggressive action, such as demolition, as the increase in the agitation of colonies can lead to more airborne spores.

Ensuring Microbes do not Return after Remediation

  • Successful remediation addresses the root causes of microbial growth, which often requires correcting a moisture problem.
  • Anti-microbial treatment can prevent microbes from gaining a foothold on materials until the moisture problem is fixed.
  • Managing containment and the proper disposal of moldy materials is vital to quality remediation.

To protect your home from microbial infestation, contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows for mold damage remediation at (732) 307-9665.

SERVPRO Saves East Brunswick Homes from Effects of Mold Damage

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Wall with Mold Let your local SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows professionals resolve your mold damage problems.

Cleaning Mold Damage in East Brunswick Homes 

Being proactive and hiring professionals can prevent the mold damage in your East Brunswick home from getting out of hand. Restorers like SERVPRO have the training, tools, and experience to get the situation under control before the mold can cause lasting problems.   

SERVPRO techs use a custom cleaning strategy to tackle mold damage to your New Brunswick property. It allows the restorers to address specific issues unique to your situation and increases the chance of success. Rather than using a single cleaning method, SERVPRO techs often use a combination of techniques to remove mold. 

Liquid-Based Mold Removal Methods 

Liquid-based cleaning methods rely on the water combined with a physical or mechanical cleaning process to dislodge contamination. SERVPRO techs use the following liquid-based cleaning methods in New Brunswick homes:

  • Damp-wiping: Techs wipe the affected area with a damp cloth saturated with a water-based cleaning agent. This method is effective if the mold grows on a non-porous surface and the growth is not extensive. 
  • Immersion Cleaning: If the affected piece of content can withstand being immersed in water containing a cleaning agent, immersion cleaning is the method of choice during mold damage restoration. It allows the thorough removal of mold and spores from surfaces. 
  • Ultrasonic cleaning: An ultrasonic bath is a chamber that uses high-frequency sound waves to generate millions of imploding microscopic bubbles in the water. The imploding bubbles create tiny jet streams that offer a high degree of agitation to loosen contamination from surfaces. 

If you suspect fungal contamination in your home, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 to talk to our experts.  

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.

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.

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.

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 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 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

After Damage to My Property, Who Can Help Me?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

all different kinds of disasters for natural or man-made disasters in East Brunawick call SERVPRO

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.

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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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."