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Time for a SERVPRO Duct Cleaning

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

As we are nearing the middle of fall, it is important to highlight the necessity of having a duct cleaning for each HVAC system in your structure. Throughout the year, dust, mold and various toxins can build within the duct system and cause the air quality in the structure to become compromised. Our SERVPRO cleaning team is specially trained and equipped to perform this essential service for residential or commercial properties. In addition to the standard duct work, our crew will also clean out clothing dryer vent systems as these are often overlooked and are the source of many destructive fires every year.

It is SERVPRO’s mission to prevent mold, fire and water damage wherever possible. Duct cleaning services give our team members the ability to inspect the duct work for damage or microbial contamination. If such damage is discovered, it can be rectified quickly and clean air can be filtered through the structure once again due to a cleaned and repaired HVAC system.

Fire and Water Restoration

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Building Services Fire and Water Restoration The kitchen after restoration.

Fire and water combined cause a seemingly catastrophic situation. SERPVRO ofMiddletown was called following a kitchen fire to help this apartment building get their tenants back in their units. Our professional cleaning staff worked their magic in 24 hours to extract and dry the water damage before our construction department replaced the sheetrock, kitchen cabinets, painted the walls and finished the floors within 2 weeks. The property manager was thrilled with the results and the tenants were able to move back quickly. Small kitchen fires can cause an incredible amount of damage in a short span of time in an apartment building when the sprinkler systems go off. There were over 5 units in the building, including the main hallway which were flooded following this unit’s fire loss. Our SERVPRO team is always ready to respond to an apartment complex which has a large scale loss due to fire.

Importance of Cleaning up After Storm Surge

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Importance of Cleaning up After Storm Surge The home after demolition following an ocean storm.

After this extremely active Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, it is important to understand how to calmly react to the tremendous damage which is left after a storm.

This photo was taken after the demolition of a flooded house in Manasquan, NJ. Our SERVPRO crew was called immediately after ocean surge flooded this home within a block of the beach. Our team responded on the scene within an hour. During inspection, the crew determined all of the drywall and insulation needed to be removed as well as most of the flooring due to the contamination of the ocean water. The remaining stud beams and subfloor were sprayed with an anti-microbial solution to kill any lingering contaminants. Drying equipment was placed to remove any additional moisture to prevent further damage and/or the formation of mold.

Large floods are never too difficult for our SERVPRO of Freehold team as it is imperative to clean and dry the extensive moisture the water deposits into the structure. When dealing with a loss from storm surge, it is imperative to contact your local SERVPRO to properly clean and restore your property "Like it never even happened."

Fire Spreads Quickly

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Spreads Quickly The damage after the fire.

Fire has the unique ability to spread rapidly and cause an enormous amount of damage. In light of recent wildfires in the west, it is important to remember many structures can be restored with proper remediation efforts. The restoration team at SERVPRO of Freehold is always ready to respond to home or business owners who have suffered a loss due to fire.

This damage resulted after a lawn mower caught on fire right outside the house. The owners were not at home at the time and the damage was extensive as the fire spread from the machine to the house very quickly. Our SERVPRO team was able to assess the site quickly and began remediation efforts immediately. Inside, the team removed sheetrock, removed affected contents, and performed smoke and soot remediation. HEPA vacuuming, deep cleaning of remaining materials and air purification were also performed after the demolition. Water from the fire department was removed via extraction and our effective drying equipment. After a building affected by fire is thoroughly cleaned, it is ready for our building services crew to repair the structure.

Water Trapped Behind the Wall

7/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Trapped Behind the Wall Water trapped behind the walls from poor drainage.

Even though SERVPRO of Freehold was called in to dry out a commercial buildng which had wet carpets from a 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 A Mercer County home hired the wrong company, Dry it out correctly the first time.

Always make sure you hire people who are IICRC certified. We were called in after another restoration company 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 Mercer County since the materials in the home were left wet by improper treatment. This room looks like it's fine but a closer inspection shows that mold is growing under the wall paper. If your walls are wet and the wall paper remains in place, it can act as a vapor barrier preventing the drying process from occurring. Chances are the insulation behind the all is also affected. Water will wick up a wall 1" per hour for the first 12 hours. 

Do it Right the First Time

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do it Right the First Time A home hired the wrong company, Dry it out quickly the first time.

Always make sure you hire people who have the proper credentials from a reputable firm. We were called in after another restoration company 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 Monmouth County since everything was left wet from improper treatment following the damage. Our SERVPRO crew makes sure to spend a lot of time when they inspect the wet area using appropriate meters to verify those areas are dry. We encourage our customers to understand the drying process so they can be confident that a job is being done correctly. If drywall is still wet after 3 days, chances are you need to remove the material at that point. 

Point Pleasant High School Water Line Break

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

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

When Point Pleasant High school suffered a water main break on the 4th floor flooding out 3 class rooms, they called SERVPRO of Freehold to dry things out. Our team was able to remediate the damage 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.

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 Affects this home in Howell NJ

4/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Heavy Rain Affects 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 the basement dry. We use advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine 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