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We Are The Best Choice For Your Atlantic City Fire Damage Restoration

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

One of our Green Box Trucks sitting in the parking lot We expanded our fleet so that we can respond more quickly to your fire damage restoration emergency. Call us right away, we are available 24/7.

Identifying Non-washable and Washable Materials during Fire Damage Restoration in Atlantic City

Fire Damage Atlantic City

While property fires are frequent, the extent of damage rarely requires structural repair or remodeling. However, the structure of your home may suffer soiling, staining, or release odors and soots into the indoor environment. We classify structural harm as any item in the home which is fixed. These may include the upper walls and ceilings of your home, which typically sustain the most soot or soiling. Our team focuses on the inspection phase of a fire situation to ensure that our cleaning efforts are efficient and that we do not risk causing further harm.

Tailoring our services toward each resident's need when dealing with fire damage in Atlantic City helps to ensure that our services are of high quality. During the inspection, our qualified technicians are looking to identify the different types of soling as well as the services themselves. Soiling tends to fall into two categories of wet or dry smoke, whereas surfaces are classifiable as porous or non-porous. The outcomes of our pre-test strongly influence the approach we take to restoration and enhance the possibility of returning your home to a preloss condition.

Washable materials are those that do not suffer from wet cleaning solutions. These may include areas like walls with water-resistant paintwork. On the other hand, some natural woods may respond adversely to wet cleaning. SERVPRO technicians begin restoration by dry cleaning any non-washable areas using a combination of dry sponges, rotary equipment as well as light vacuuming of the affected area for non-washable materials.

Depending on the extent of damage and the type of material on the surface, SERVPRO technicians may choose to use general or heavy-duty cleaners. Heavy-duty cleaners should only be used in situations where the surface has been appropriately pre-tested to avoid risking further fire damage. Typically, heavy-duty materials suspend soiling into a solvent and require soak-time as well as a full-rinse of any affected materials. Once the removal of soiling is complete, SERVPRO can begin to deodorize the affected structure thoroughly.

Be vigilant against further damage in your home during the cleaning process. Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 300-3628.

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Water Damage Incidents In Your Atlantic Property

2/8/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 to run the restoration cost-effectively.

Adequate Planning for Cost-Effective Resolution of Water Damage Incidents in Atlantic City

When called to a water damage site, SERVPRO seeks to accomplish various goals. Apart from resolving the problems caused by water intrusion in good time, we also aim to do it at an affordable cost for the benefit of the homeowner or the insurer.

We take various measures that help resolve water damage incidents in Atlantic City. Having a crew chief who oversees the entire restoration process, ensuring the quicker and more efficient conclusion of the restoration process is the primary aspect. Some of the issues the crew chief helps with include:

    •    Preparing the team for the exercise
    •    Creating a staging area at the loss site
    •    Supervising the technicians
    •    Documenting the loss

Adequate preparation helps a team perform restoration tasks cost-effectively. For instance, we know the right number of people to bring to the loss site because bringing more people would escalate the labor costs unnecessarily while bringing fewer numbers can lengthen the period it takes to restore the property. Taking longer than necessary can create an opportunity for secondary damages. Our SERVPRO crew chiefs make preparations based on the size of the property and estimates of spilled water, among other issues.

At the loss site, clutter can lead to time wastage and even accidents. Our SERVPRO crew chief supervises the technicians to create a staging area for the equipment, which reduces the trips they have to make to the production vehicle to collect tools. The crew chief also supervises the partial movement of contents within the property to protect them from secondary damage.

Documenting the loss also helps with cost-effectiveness.  Our teams take photos, moisture readings, and check material deterioration. By having a complete idea of what the loss involves, we can take steps that resolve all issues, thus avoiding follow up restoration in the future, which can build costs up unnecessarily.

Costs pile up easily when dealing with water damage. Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 to run the restoration cost-effectively. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton opens new facility in Buena Vista Township

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

On January 20, 2020 SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton celebrated a ribbon cutting at their new facility in Buena Vista Township. Representatives from Buena Vista Township included, Mayor Teresa Kelly, members of the city council and Atlantic County Freeholder John Risley. (See photo. From left to right Mike Logue - President SERVPRO, Committeeman David Turner, Deputy Mayor John Williams, Pat Logue - Vice President SERVPRO, Committeewomen Ronnise White, Freeholder John Risley, Mayor Teresa Kelly, Kathy Grassi - SERVPRO and Donna Logue - SERVPRO)

Brothers Mike and Pat Logue, own the business, and at the end of 2019, relocated from their previous location in West Berlin, NJ. The Logue brother’s originally opened their first SERVPRO Franchise in 2004 and added SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton in 2009. Both Mike and Pat are residents of Southern New Jersey. “We would like to thank Buena Vista Township and the Atlantic County Economic Alliance for their assistance with our relocation. Special thanks to former Mayor Chuck Chiarello for all his help. We look forward to providing the highest level of service to our customers, and be a good neighbor in serving the community,” said President Mike Logue.

SERVPRO is a leader in commercial and residential cleaning and restoration services. From residential fire smoke and water damage restoration, to large commercial disaster response, SERVPRO is the approved national vendor for most leading insurance companies including State Farm, Allstate and more. SERVPRO® is also proud to be the official cleanup and restoration provider of the PGA Tour. Job Opportunities Available. We are seeking good employees to join our growing team. Residents from Buena Vista Township and the surrounding communities (Pittsgrove, Millville, Vineland) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fire Damage In Your Atlantic City Home

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property We can make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO is the Best Team to Call for Fire Damage in Atlantic City

Nobody likes to think of suffering the loss that comes from fire damage, but the possibility is always there. Instead of trying to take on the cleanup and restoration yourself, it is best to enlist the help of trained technicians that can get in and out in a timely fashion. Our experts at SERVPRO understand how critical timing can be, and we work fast to ensure that your household is on track to getting back to normal as quickly as possible.

When you have had a small fire, it could be tempting to start the cleanup on your own. However, fire damage in Atlantic City may not always be visible to the naked eye. There could be soot and smoke damage deep within various household belongings and materials, as well as hidden moisture from using water to extinguish the flames.

Why Call the Experts at SERVPRO?
Soot and smoke damage seeps into all areas of your home. This includes those that are far from the location of the fire. The residue floats through the air and coats surfaces. It is essential that this residue is eradicated before it has a chance to distort, etch, discolor, and disintegrate fabrics, drywall, wood, glass, metal, and other materials throughout the home. If your HVAC system was running at the time of the fire, the air is re-contaminated until the ducts are thoroughly cleaned.

SERVPRO technicians use methods approved by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and equipment for adequately treating and recovering all of the structures, contents, and systems throughout your home. The process for fire damage restoration begins from the moment that we arrive to reduce the harm caused by acidic soot and smoke. SERVPRO works room by room throughout your home to assess your need for cleanup, detecting residue, and locating moisture that could lead to harmful mold growth.

To eliminate foul odors throughout your home, SERVPRO deodorization experts execute odor eradication using specialized airborne sprays and thermal foggers as necessary. Every measure is taken to help neutralize all of the minuscule particles that carry smells that may otherwise linger in the home.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton is available whenever you need help with fire damage. Please give our team a call at (609) 965-0885 for all of your cleanup and restoration needs. We can make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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How SERVPRO Handles Water Damage to Atlantic City Hardwood Floors

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Wet Wood Flooring No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Properly Caring For Water Damaged Hardwood Floors In Atlantic City

When homeowners install hardwood flooring in their homes, it is an investment in both the look and durability. One of the biggest things they fear is water damage occurring. However, it is a fallacy that when this type of flooring receives exposure to water, it is an automatic loss.

SERVPRO techs routinely handle water damage to Atlantic City properties, including the restoration of hardwood flooring. There are crucial elements in determining the success, namely the length of time the flooring received exposure to water and how quickly cleanup efforts began.

The Clock is Ticking on Damage

SERVPRO technicians know every minute the hardwood boards are in elevated moisture conditions, the more the full restoration potential gets diminished. When scoping the flooring, they look for signs such as crowning or cupping. The moisture detection equipment can also tell the techs if the subfloor requires drying.

Removal and Reinstallation

In cases where the subfloor requires drying, with their general contractor license HIC #13VH05086500, the techs have the certification and experience to carefully remove the floorboards for drying and restoration for potential reinstallation.

Specialized Drying for Hardwood

Because wood holds moisture, it requires direct drying methods for the best outcome. SERVPRO technicians frequently rely on drying mats, which lay flat on the flooring and push warm, dry air into the wood. This assists in drying the boards in an expedited manner and lessens the potential for loss. Another common tactic for drying large areas of hardwood is covering the area in plastic and holding it in place with sandbags. This application forces the air in a direct area and speeds the drying process.

Post-Mitigation Actions

Once the floor verifies as dry, if there are any signs of warping, SERVPRO techs can sand and restain the floor if the homeowner chooses to have this done.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 for cleanup and restoration of your home from any size water damage. The certified techs arrive quickly and make the loss in your property, "Like it never even happened."

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Drying Saturated Carpets in Atlantic City Homes

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO vehicles parked in front of a building. Let SERVPRO help keep your carpets safe after a flood damage in Atlantic City.

Atlantic City SERVPRO knows best when it comes to your flood damage.

Many flooring types exist in your Atlantic City home, including ceramic tiling in the bathroom to water-resistant plank wood in the kitchen. Carpeting is also a material found in many spots in the house. When water loss incidents occur, this material is highly susceptible to absorption, which can be damaging in multiple ways. Whether regarding the cost of reinstallation of damaged carpets or the production of mold and microbial threats, our professionals can help.

Drying out saturated carpeting involves many of the tools available to our SERVPRO professionals for restoring water damage in Atlantic City residences. Whether standing water exists on the surface of the carpet or not, an extraction might still be the ideal place to begin. We can utilize attachments like the light wands that connect to our portable extractors and vacuums.

Light wands are ideal for instances where the padding beneath a layer of carpeting is already too saturated and potentially damaged to save. Protecting the carpet might be easier with the removal of subfloor padding that can hold moisture. Wands can address trapped water in the fibers of the carpeting with a direct suction of smaller areas beneath the extractor attachment.

The SERVPRO professionals dispatched to your address during the initial hours following the first notice of loss can also deploy specialized extraction tools for damp carpets. Weighted extractors come in two varieties, including self-propelled and stationary. Self-propelled units are often ride-on options that utilize the weight of the technician to force moisture to the surface for collection. The same premise applies to stationary extractors, as they also use the weight of the technician from one point to the next.

Drying efforts will prove ineffective without removing the trapped water in the flooring material. No matter how severe these water losses might become, our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team can help with a dedicated mitigation approach to save our customers time and money. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (609) 965-0885.

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Fire Damage In Your Atlantic City Home

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885.

Restore your Atlantic City Home Efficiently and Effectively after Fire Damage

An unexpected fire can be a disaster for the interior of your home. However, the damages you immediately notice are not always permanent ones. New properties are built to withstand all but the most severe of fires and temperatures. The majority of harm is usually cosmetic. Finishes can melt under extreme temperatures as well as the pressure of hot smoke pushing against them. While these issues can be an inconvenience, particularly since they can limit use and access to your kitchen, the good news is that they are frequently restorable.

You may want to consider repairs yourself or reaching out to a professional fire damage restoration company here in Atlantic City. Combusting materials produce hot smoke, which can bond with surfaces in the form of soots. Vacuuming these areas can help to dislodge or remove any light soiling from surfaces. However, you should wear a respirator when performing this task to avoid ingesting any soots. Opening windows is also beneficial as it replaces indoor gases with clean outdoor air.

It quite likely that you run into some issues when dealing with fire restoration, which is why seeking expert guidance is useful. Not all materials contain the same chemicals. Therefore the type of soiling you are dealing with maybe different on certain surfaces or areas of the home. Smoke residues on your oven hood may differ from those closer to natural materials. It is essential to conduct pre-testing of materials before restoring them to avoid increasing the extent of the damage.

If you're unsure of how to administer a pre-test, SERVPRO is here to help. SERVPRO technicians undergo intensive training to gain qualifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC.) Our pre-tests allow us to understand what equipment or chemicals we need to get the right results. SERVPRO trucks contain air whips, air-scrubbers, oil, and water-based solvents as well as upholstery cleaning equipment. We can use this equipment to ensure your home returns to its preloss condition.

Consulting professional restoration services could help you to restore your home efficiently and effectively. Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885.

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Professional Commercial Flood Damage Mitigation in Brigantine

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

flooded commercial property after a storm Call (609) 965-0885 to protect your future inventory from dampness, odors, and other risks.

Your Nearly-Empty Warehouse Needs Professional Commercial Flood Damage Mitigation in Brigantine

With shopping activities at their peak of the year, most warehouses in Brigantine hold more bare shelves than those with product. When saltwater rushes in during a storm and overtakes your near-empty warehouse, letting it dry out over the holidays might seem the cheapest route to take. Despite the initially lower cost, even with scrubbing things down later, this can backfire on you by putting any future inventory at risk.

Instead, SERVPRO recommends businesses in flooded areas of Brigantine call certified commercial flood damage professionals. Doing so ensures that all of the effects caused by flooding, including by saltwater, get addressed in a timely manner. This reduces the risk of corrosion, microbial infestations, and elevated humidity.

At times, mitigating flood damage reveals additional damage. Our building services team is always available to perform reconstruction where needed, under General Contractor License # HIC #13VH05086500. They also perform electrical and HVAC work, streamlining services for our customers.

Increased moisture in the air, especially during the cold winter, can lead to additional problems, including higher heating costs. Damp air feels colder than arid air does, leaving warehouse workers feeling chilly. In the summer, water vapor can leave skin feeling sticky and leave your employees wanting cooler temperatures in which to work.

Also, other issues associated with flood damage include odors and contamination. SERVPRO handles both of these, also. Cleaning with disinfectant sprays kills off many of the organisms that can create odors, but we also rinse non-porous surfaces, leaving them free of residues containing automotive fluids, herbicides, salt, and other substances brought in the flood. Contamination is not always biological in nature but can include inorganic matter, too.

Odors come from substances that enter the air as they breakdown and disintegrate. Our technicians work with our customers until they are satisfied that the odors no longer pose a problem. Odor control is crucial because the molecules causing them can permeate plastic wrapping, fabrics, papers, and many other goods.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton is available to mitigate flood damage in your Galloway, Absecon, or Smithville warehouse. Call (609) 965-0885 to protect your future inventory from dampness, odors, and other risks.

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We Arrive As Quick As Possible To Begin Your Atlantic City Water Removal

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment set out drying the floor after water damage struck this property We have the specialized equipment necessary to handle any size water removal job. Call us anytime day or night we are available 24/7.

Wall Cavity Hazards After Atlantic City Water Damage

More than ever, construction of homes in Atlantic City features a minimalistic appearance where all of the plumbing, electrical wiring, and other utilities get tucked and hidden neatly in the walls. When water loss incidents occur within one of these wall cavities, technicians must work cautiously to prevent any exposure to additional hazards. With a need for controlled demolition when materials like drywall have become exposed to moisture and water losses for more than 24 hours, the standard practices for removing these damaged elements could present risks to our SERVPRO contractors.

Assessing any risks and hazards is a vital element of the initial job inspection when our crew chief meets with customers to estimate the costs of restoring water damage in Atlantic City homes. While emergency services are happening at this time, such as severing the supply of water to this damaged portion of plumbing and potentially extraction in the main floor areas of your residence, determining the potential for encountering other utilities or threats during demolition is vital to protecting our team and the occupants of the house.

Utilities are among the most pressing concerns of our professionals and contractors, as cutting into electrical wiring or even an unexpected natural gas line could have disastrous consequences. We do all demolition with caution and care, whether sawing through drywall or breaking down entire panels with the use of sledgehammers. Uncalculated demolition can lead to injuries or more significant damage to a customer’s home.

We also must assess the risks of encountering hazardous materials within the walls used as insulation in the past, such as asbestos. The protocols to handle these threats varies significantly from traditional insulation removal, so we cannot use air movers or other drying equipment against these exposed wall cavities until the threat of asbestos can or has already gotten ruled out entirely.

Cleaning and drying your home after a water loss incident is something that must happen as quickly as possible to limit the ultimate need for demolition and reconstruction. We have certified water removal restorers and licensed general contractors, General Contractor License #: HIC #13VH05086500, to help with both of these phases to get you back into your home as quickly as possible. Give our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team a call today at (609) 965-0885.

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Brigantine Shop Owners Trust SERVPRO for Rapid and Complete Mold Remediation

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Smiling Counter Girl at an Ice Cream Shop Ice Cream Shops, Smiling Faces, and No Mold!! SERVPRO Keeps Your Business in Business with Cleanup and Remediation

What Should You Do About the Mold Damage in Your Brigantine Ice Cream Parlor?

Mold damage and food service do not go hand-in-hand. In fact, the presence of mold damage in your Brigantine ice cream parlor would be enough to cause problems with health inspectors. For this reason, if you suspect mold is growing in your shop, you must reach out for professional services as swiftly as possible.

Imagine a situation where you begin to continually catch a musty scent of mold damage in your Brigantine ice cream parlor. Following where the smell is most potent, you find that the bar is leaking water from the freezers, and a mold colony began to grow. Immediately reaching out for help is the best thing you can do for your store, as mold can cause health effects.

When you contact SERVPRO, we can come at any time of day or night. Should you want our mold remediation technicians to work during the night to keep the remediation discreet while also being open during business hours, that can be arranged. We make our services available 24/7, so we're here for you whenever you need us. Our technicians are certified by the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC-certified), and we use advanced technological equipment designed to address the damages in your store.

We could approach the mold damage on your property swiftly once we arrived, starting with containing the colony. We could use plastic sheeting to create a quarantine zone, to ensure that activated mold spores cannot travel to any other place inside of your store while we remediate the damage.

We could use antifungal cleaning agents to scrub at the mold damage and disinfect the area. Furthermore, air scrubbers with HEPA filters could be set up to filter active airborne mold spores out of the air and contain them. Once the mold colony has been removed, we could then use an antimicrobial agent to help ensure that the mold damage doesn't regrow. We can finish by putting your bar back together and leaving your shop, "Like it never even happened."

If you need mold damage remediation, get help now. Get in communication with SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton by dialing (609) 965-0885. No matter the time, we are ready to help you.