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Water Trapped Behind the wall

7/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Trapped Behind the wall Water trapped behind the walls from pour drainage.

Even though SERVPRO of Freehold was called in to dry out a commercial buildng that had wet carpets from an water purifier, we took the iniative to take care on an on going issue behind the walls from improper run offs from their building's gutters. We picked up some leader extensions so that the water would run away from the home. As you can see overtime the water had run behind the walls causing some mold to appear. 

Always take some time to inspect your property around your window wells and foundation walls. Clear your gutters and add some gutter down spout extensions so the water does not end up against your foundation. Any water that lays there will most likely work its way into your home and over time create possible mold issues.

SERVPRO of Freehold will always provide you with advice to avoid future losses and develop an emergency ready plan for you. 

Mold traveled up the walls behind this wall paper

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold traveled up the walls behind this wall paper Hunterdon County Home hire the wrong company, Dry it out quickly the first time

Always make sure you hire people who are IICRC certified. We were called in after another restoration company, local outfit, failed to dry this home out properly. So instead of just a water mitigation job, we are now doing an entire home mold job remediation in Hunterdon County since everything was left wet.

Do it Right the First Time

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do it Right the First Time Hunterdon County Home hire the wrong company, Dry it out quickly the first time

Always make sure you hire people have the proper credentials from a reputable firm. We were called in after another restoration company, local outfit, failed to dry this home out properly. So instead of just a water mitigation job, we are now doing an entire home mold job remediation in Hunterdon County since everything was left wet.

Point Pleasant Highschool Water Line Break

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Point Pleasant Highschool Water Line Break Point Pleasant Highschool Calls SERVPRO of Freehold when they suffer a loss.

When Point Pleasant Highschool suffered a water main break on the 4th floor flooding out 3 class rooms they called SERVPRO of Freehold to dry things out, all while working around classrooms in session in the rest of the building. Our certified ASD water professionals were on site within 1 hour to set up containment and place equipment along with air scrubbers to assure that students were provided with a safe environment. 

Rest assured that when your municipal township or local school district calls on SERVPRO of Freehold we will be on site quickly to stabilize and restore their buildings. 

SERPVRO of Freehold is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week to handle the largest and most complex water restoration project. Call us anytime at 732-431-4440. 

What to do if your basement floods

4/2/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to do if your basement floods Standing Water that is allowed to sit for too long has the potential to cause severe health concerns. Let us work to dry things as quickly as we can.

Title: Faster to your Freehold NJ Water Damage Event

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Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Freehold provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Freehold arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 732-431-4440

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Freehold

SERVPRO of Freehold specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Heavy Rain Effects this home in Howell NJ

4/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Heavy Rain Effects this home in Howell NJ Flooded home in Howell NJ.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Nashville basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe 
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

The flooding in this Howell home was caused by heavy rain runoff.  Howell had received over several inches of rain that week and it overwhelmed the system.

We were onsite within an hour, to inspect the damage and to begin the water extraction process.  In less than four days we had basement dry. We use advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine you’re your home’s structure is actually dry. 

If water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure not to mention the potential harmful health effects of mold. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

 

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • We have advanced inspection and extraction equipment

 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – We’re Here To Help - 732-431-4440

Sprinkler Break in Edison

1/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sprinkler Break in Edison Lots of Content was moved to begin the drying process

Their sprinkler broke and damage 25 offices in EDISON NJ.  We had them up and running in less than a month. Allison was so happy with how quickly we responded and deployed a team of SERVPRO staff who showed up even on Sunday to get her packed up and moved out to temporary storage and office space. 

Flooding and water damage events at Monmouth commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Freehold

SERVPRO of Freehold specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Rumson Floor Saved After Water Damage

1/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Rumson Floor Saved After Water Damage Water Damaged floors are saved with drying mats.

When this 3 story Rumson home was flooded the insurance agent said he did not think we could save the floors.  He was surprised that we saved every floor as well as we did not have to make the homeowners move out to demo.   The insurance company and the homeowner were thrilled with the work our folks did.

SERVPRO of Freehold is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 732-431-4440

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Freehold has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Freehold

SERVPRO of Freehold specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. 

Mold under wall Paper

1/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold under wall Paper MOLD can be hiding anywhere.

This home owner did not realize the mold that was under the wallpaper after he bought this house in Waldwick NJ. He called us in to remediate the house so that his pregnant wife and family could move in before the holidays.  

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 732-431-4440

Broken Bathroom Supply Line

12/17/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Broken Bathroom Supply Line Water can travel everywhere

When a broken supply line goes water will travel everywhere. After investigating the extent of the damage it appeared that the cabinets may have not been effected however once we opened them up we found the evidence.  This home in Old Bridge just had a new kitchen installed. Since the homeowners called SERVPRO of Freehold right away we were able to save the cabinets in time.