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Thanksgiving Disaster Prevention

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Thanksgiving Disaster Prevention Oven fire bursts kitchen into flames

With the beginning of the holidays just days away, and we all prepare our feasts, it is imperative to keep safety in mind this Thanksgiving season. With nearly 2000 fires across the United States last year, Thanksgiving day sees the most house fires of any day of the year. Preventing these types of disasters all starts with eliminating carelessness in the kitchen. Making sure pan handles are not facing outward and oven timers are audible when food is cooking are two big things that will reduce the risk of accidents in your home. Others small yet important things include keeping small children out of the kitchen and keeping the amount of people in there at once to a minimum. Common sense and careful cooking will help to make sure that your holiday dinner doesn't turn into a holiday disaster.

In the unfortunate instance that tragedy does strike this year, SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your storm-related issues in your home or business.  Our team has the expertise to handle your storm damage needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Specialized Remediation Equipment

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton understands the stress and worry that comes with emergency damage and the disruption it causes your life. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

Bursting Pipes = A Messy Holiday Season

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Bursting Pipes = A Messy Holiday Season Frozen Water Pipes

It is recommended to every homeowner that they should take precautions to winterize their home before the winter months each year. So why should your commercial business be any different? A frozen and burst pipe at your business can be even more messy and even more expensive than your basement to remedy and repair. And they happen just as often! It is important to have your business properly insulated and your shut off valves identified. This will help reduce the risk of a pipe burst and minimize the loss should it occur.

Did you know as many as 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster? This is largely due to the fact that they did not have a plan in place in case of an emergency.

Here at SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton, we offer a free Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) assessment for your facility. This includes a variety of disaster readiness features, including: an app for your phone, shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and identifying the line of command for authorizing work to begin, all of which will help save you time and money in the event of a disaster. You can begin the process by visiting our website at: https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/index or by calling us directly at 609-965-0885.

“When damage strikes, you can be ruined or you can be ready.”

Sick Facts About Mold

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Sick Facts About Mold Large patch of mold in downstairs bathroom; Absecon, NJ.

While is extremely difficult to say definitively the amount of homes in the US that have mold infestation, studies done have found evidence supporting that an estimated 50-70% of American households carry water damage and mold. This is no small matter as people who are exposed to mold are 30% to 50% more at risk of asthma and a multitude of respiratory infections. Even short-term mold exposure can have severe effects on ones body. In many cases of exposure there have been symptoms of sinus inflammation and irritation, nausea, asthma flare-ups, headaches, and even skin infections.

These health issues caused by exposure to the bio-toxins produced by mold are the reason why any evidence of mold damage should be acted upon immediately. While some people don't see the effects of mold exposure happen to their own bodies, a large majority of people are still susceptible to its effects. When mold is identified it is important to remove it quickly and safely

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Mays Landing.  We can respond immediately to your Mold related issues in your home or business.  Our team has the expertise to handle your Mold Remediation needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire, water or mold damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

Will you be ready in the event of an emergency?

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know as many as 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster? This is largely due to the fact that they did not have a plan in place in case of an emergency. Here at SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton, we offer a free Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) assessment for your facility. This includes a variety of disaster readiness features, including: an app for your phone, shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and identifying the line of command for authorizing work to begin, all of which will help save time and money in the event of a disaster. You can begin the process by visiting our website at: https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/index or by calling us directly at 609-965-0885.

“When damage strikes, you can be ruined or you can be ready.”

Flood Facts

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

The summer months bring tropical storms and hurricanes, which also brings a greater risk for flood damage and water losses. Here are some facts about floods to help raise awareness and hopefully help you prevent, or at least limit, any damage a flood might cause.

A flood is a high flow of water for a prolonged period of time, often caused by heavy rain from a thunderstorm, tropical storm, hurricane, or derecho.

Flash floods are quick rising floods caused by heavy rains over a short period of time. These can be very dangerous, as they often have enough power to sweep away trees and vehicles, causing immense damage. Pay attention to flash flood warnings and have an emergency plan in place.

Coastal flooding is a big issue this time of year in our area. Coastal flooding is the result of strong onshore winds pushing on water from the ocean or bay. These can be classified as storm surges and greatly affect homes along the coast. Raising a home may help prevent flooding.

SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton specializes in restoring any water/flood related losses. Give us a call at 609-965-0885 following your water loss for a free inspection and estimate by our professionally trained staff.

Hidden Damages Associated with Fire Losses.

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Hidden Damages Associated with Fire Losses. Fire damage in the family room caused additional smoke damage in the crawlspace.

Hidden damages associated with fire losses.

Along with the obvious damage cause by the flames of a fire loss, there are often hidden damages that SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton are professionally trained to handle. Those damages can include, but are not limited to, water damage from the firefighting efforts, structural damage from the heat, and an odor caused by the smoke.  Your Heating and Air conditioning System (HVAC) can distribute smoke and odor to areas of your home or business that may appear to be unaffected by the fire.

SERVPRO® offers a 7 step process to restore your home or business to the way it was before the loss. To find out more, visit http://www.SERVPROatlanticcityhamiltonhammonton.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration or call us at 609-965-0885.

Summer Grilling Safety Tips

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Summer Grilling Safety Tips

Summer has finally arrived, which means it’s time to get family and friends together for barbecues in the backyard. With June, July and August being peak months for grilling fires, we at SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton wanted to remind everybody to be safe while lighting up the grill. Here are some safety tips to help avoid a grilling fire:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outside.
  • Check the gas tank hose for any leaks before using it each time.
  • Clean and check the grill regularly.
  • If you smell gas while cooking, move away from the grill immediately and call your local fire department.
  • Remove any flammable items from the grilling area.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grilling area while cooking.
  • Do not leave the grill unattended while cooking.
  • If using a charcoal grill, let coals cool completely before disposing in a metal container with a lid.

SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton: 609-965-0885.
“Like it never even happened.”

Hurricane Season

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane Season is here!

With Tropical Storm Cindy making landfall this week, we at SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton want to remind everyone about the dangers of hurricanes in our area as well as give you some tips on how to limit the damage. This hurricane season is forecasted as being “busier than usual”, so make sure you, your home, and your loved ones are prepared.

The first step in hurricane preparedness is to know the evacuation routes in your area. Knowing evacuation routes ensure that you and your family are able to evacuate quickly and safely in the event of a mandatory evacuation.

If you are unable to evacuate, make sure that you have plenty of water, batteries, flashlights, a first aid kit, and non-perishable food items handy. If power is lost during the storm, there’s no telling how long it could be out for. Be sure to wait out the storm in a secure room, away from windows.

After the storm has passed, report any downed power lines but DO NOT approach them.

Be prepared and stay safe out there everybody!

Understanding “Derechos”

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

As many of us remember from June of 2012, Derechos can cause significant damage and appear almost out of nowhere. Derechos are most common in late spring and summer, so we at SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton wanted to remind everyone about the dangers of derechos as well as some give you some tips on keeping safe in the event of a Derecho.

A derecho is a large cluster of thunderstorms that can produce winds of 50-100+ MPH. They have been compared the impact of a derecho to the strength of a land-falling hurricane, while affecting a larger area than a tornado.

To protect your home and your loved ones, be sure to check the weather forecast first. Any severe thunderstorm warnings should be taken seriously, as they could develop into a derecho. Avoid driving or boating during a severe thunderstorm warning. Almost half of derecho-related fatalities have occurred in either cars or boats.

For any storm related damage, call SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton at: 609-965-0885.

Summer is Mold’s Favorite Season!

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

With summer arriving (finally!), we at SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton are here to remind everybody about the dangers of mold, as well as how to prevent mold growth. Summer temperatures and humidity levels are ideal conditions for mold to grow, so be on alert!

Mold grows well in temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees. The high temperatures, in combination with humid air, create the perfect conditions for mold to grow.

To prevent mold growth, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends keeping the humidity level in your home to below 50%. A dehumidifier or an air conditioner is an effective way to keep humidity levels under control.

If you believe you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO ® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton at 609-965-0885. With free inspections and estimates, as well as our state-of-the-art mold remediation services and professional staff, we’re the right call to make to ensure your mold issue is resolved “Like it never even happened.”