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When Storms or Floods hit the Jersey Shore, SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch is ready!

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage on the Jersey Shore. Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage on the Jersey Shore.

SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When weather events hit the Jersey Shore we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country to make sure that there are enough resources for all of our customers. This is something that no other company can do on the scale that SERVPRO does it.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 732-578-9888

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

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 Eatontown/Long Branch SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch 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.

IICRC Certified Firm

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch

SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Smoke & Soot Cleanup

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke & Soot Damage in Residential Home This is the damage caused by a fire.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 732-578-9888

Does your house have a mold problem?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Mold Damage in Basement of a Residential Home

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 – SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch at 732-578-9888

Water Damage

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage Water damage in residential home.

SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch 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 - 732-578-9888

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 Eatontown/Long Branch 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 Eatontown/Long Branch

SERVPRO of [Eatontown/Long Branch 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.

We are cleaning experts!

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO staff cleaning a commercial loss. SERVPRO Team cleaning a commercial building

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

· Kitchen/Food Areas

· Bathrooms

· Schools/Classrooms

· Offices

· Retail Spaces

· Water Fountains

· Shelving/Racks

· Sales Counters

· Carpets and Rugs

· Stair Handrails

· Elevator Cars

· Playground Equipment

· Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch 732-578-9888

Sources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

We Are Cleaning Experts

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of Coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the Coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the Coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call us today for an estimate or proactive cleaning today.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

A Water Damage Timeline

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Living on the Jersey Shore, it's inevitable that there will be some sort of water event (groundwater, nor'easter, etc.) at some point during the year. Depending on your actual location, and how much water is flowing and how fast and/or how forcefully, water damage can begin occurring almost immediately.

Unfortunately, the longer water sits, the more time it has to cause even further damage. Stagnant water can become a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, insects, or other contaminants. 

This is why it’s important to dry everything as quickly as possible in order to minimize the long-term damage.  

 In Minutes…

    1. Water can soak into paper and cardboard, ruining them beyond repair
    2. Water can cause stains and other noticeable surface level damage to furniture, carpeting, ceilings, and walls
    3. Water can cause electricity-powered devices to short out

 In Hours….

    1. Walls and furniture made of composite materials can start to dissolve
    2. Carpet padding can start to fall apart, and carpet backing can become weakened
    3. Items made of unfinished wood can start to swell
    4. Upholstery and fabrics can develop stains
    5. Musty odors can start to develop

 In Days….

    1. Structural beams can start to swell and warp
    2. Carpets and fabrics can start to dissolve
    3. Mold can start growing

 In Weeks…

    1. Wood floors and furniture can start to swell, warp, and dissolve
    2. Mold can grow to the extent that it poses a severe health risk
    3. The structural support of your home can become so weakened that it is now unsafe

 Taking care of the problem early will eliminate the need for very costly remediation later. Make sure you make the call to the professionals at SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch as soon and as quickly as possible. Most water damage is covered by insurance, and we will work directly with your insurance company to make the process less stressful, simple and seamless.

What To Do With Contents After a Fire

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Fires are devastating. If contents aren't destroyed by flames, they can be rendered useless by smoke and soot.

Four items you should definitely throw away:

  • Food Exposed to Fire and Heat - any foods that come contact with the flames, smoke, high heat, including foods stored in the refrigerator or freezer. 
  • Fabrics 
  • Mattresses
  • Medicine and Cosmetics
  • Electric Appliances

Three examples of items that can often be salvaged after a fire.  

Hardwood - unless there is extreme burning or charring, use an oil soap made especially for wood to clean off stains. 

Glass - if it doesn’t melt, try cleaning it with white vinegar or dish soap. You can also try to soak it in vinegar and baking soda.

Metal - use vinegar or dish soap and then try to gently sand and paint the metal.

Note: never try to keep items that may be melted, charred, or rendered structurally unsafe. 

If you need help trying to salvage and/or restore your property and belongings after a fire, our team of experts here at SERVPRO  of Eatontown/Long Branch is close by and ready to help!  Whatever the size of your fire damage, we have the know-how, training, and tools to help you deal with it and move forward.