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Here's How to Avoid Frozen Pipes in Atlantic City!

2/3/2023 (Permalink)

Tips to Help Prevent Pipes from Freezing in Atlantic City.

The three central causes of frozen pipes are quick drops in temperature, poor insulation and thermostats set too low. 

  • Insulate pipesPipe insulation in your home's crawl spaces and attic helps even if you live in a climate where freezing is uncommon. Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing. Remember, the more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be.
  • Use heat tape or heat cables. Heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables can be used to wrap pipes. Be sure to use products approved by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and only for the use intended (exterior or interior). Closely follow all manufacturer's installation and operation instructions.
  • Seal leaks. Locate and thoroughly seal leaks that allow cold air inside. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out.
  • Secure outdoor hoses, valves and faucets. Before winter hits, disconnect garden hoses and, if possible, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.
  • Let water drip. A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight when temperatures are cold, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
  • Adjust the thermostat. Keeping your thermostat set at the same temperature during both day and night also reduces the risk of frozen pipes. During extreme cold, this also helps reduce the strain on the furnace.
  • Open cabinet doors. This allows heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

Anything can happy in severely cold and windy weather. If you should have frozen pipes that burst, SERVPRO® Team Fabiani has the experience and equipment to restore your property back to preloss condition ASAP. Call 609-965-0885. We're Here to Help® 24/7/365!

Here's How to Avoid Frozen Pipes in Cumberland County!

2/3/2023 (Permalink)

Tips to Help Prevent Pipes from Freezing in Cumberland County.

The three central causes of frozen pipes are quick drops in temperature, poor insulation and thermostats set too low. Here's help for property owners in Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland.

  • Insulate pipesPipe insulation in your home's crawl spaces and attic helps even if you live in a climate where freezing is uncommon. Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing. Remember, the more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be.
  • Use heat tape or heat cables. Heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables can be used to wrap pipes. Be sure to use products approved by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and only for the use intended (exterior or interior). Closely follow all manufacturer's installation and operation instructions.
  • Seal leaks. Locate and thoroughly seal leaks that allow cold air inside. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out.
  • Secure outdoor hoses, valves and faucets. Before winter hits, disconnect garden hoses and, if possible, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.
  • Let water drip. A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight when temperatures are cold, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
  • Adjust the thermostat. Keeping your thermostat set at the same temperature during both day and night also reduces the risk of frozen pipes. During extreme cold, this also helps reduce the strain on the furnace.
  • Open cabinet doors. This allows heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

Anything can happy in severely cold and windy weather. If you should have frozen pipes that burst or any other wind or storm damage, SERVPRO® Team Fabiani has the experience and equipment to restore your property back to preloss condition ASAP. We also provide emergency services such as boardups, roof tarping and more. Call 609-965-0885. We're Here to Help® 24/7/365!

Unaddressed Flood Damage in Hamilton Township

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding inside the living room of a home Let SERVPRO weather the storm with you. Call us at 609-965-0885 and let our expert team take charge.

Restoration Services in Hamilton Township After a Storm

Storms can be nothing more than a nuisance, but sometimes they bring a significant cadre of problems for homeowners. How you handle them and who you enlist to help can make all the difference between it being merely an anecdote or becoming the bane of your existence.

Understanding that storm water carries debris and pollutants into your home and that they need to be handled by professionals is the first step in a successful restoration process.

In Hamilton Township, flood damage restoration services are our specialty at SERVPRO. We focus on mitigating your losses while applying a framework focused on safety and efficiency. When our certified water restoration technicians dedicate their time to your home, we seek to restore whenever possible, including your hardwood floors.

These are some of the steps we might take in your Hamilton Twp. property:

  • Utilize a wand extractor to remove excess water
  • Remove a few planks and utilize drying mats to vacuum out the water
  • Apply EPA-approved anti-microbial solutions

Let SERVPRO weather the storm with you and give you more time to explore the beautiful Egg Harbor River and the wonderful history of Hamilton Township.

Call us at 609-965-0885 and let our expert team take charge. We're available 24/7/365!

Atlantic City Businesses Rely on SERVPRO!

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Saves Atlantic City Businesses Time and Money During Fire Damage Cleanup and Restorations

A fire incident at your place of business can cost you a lot of money, both in terms of restoration expenses and the time lost. Hiring SERVPRO® IICRC professionals for fire damage restoration of your Atlantic City commercial space can help you save on both.  

SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals are some of the most trusted IICRC certified fire damage restoration experts in Atlantic City. Our IICRC certified technicians have the experience and the training to handle commercial fire incidences of any size.

A fire can leave smoke and soot residue on walls and ceilings, not only ruining the aesthetics of the building but can potentially compromise the structural integrity as well. SERVPRO® technicians take steps to remove the residue left by fire and smoke damage before it can cause any permanent damage. 

How do SERVPRO® Experts Clean Walls and Ceilings After Fire and Smoke Damage to Commercial Properties in Atlantic City?

Wall and ceiling cleaning procedures address a variety of surfaces. The most common types of surfaces that SERVPRO techs encounter in Atlantic City buildings include painted surfaces, textured plaster, metallic tiles, wallpapers, acoustic tiles, etc. 

The cleaning method that SERVPRO® technicians choose during the fire and smoke restoration depend on the surface and residue itself. In many cases, dry cleaning with a sponge is a method of choice, especially if the residue is light to medium and not greasy or oily. 

For surfaces that are painted, made of metal, or wood, SERVPRO® techs use wet cleaning. If the residue is oily or very heavy, the restorers might even use Peroxide Active Cleaning. 

Call SERVPRO at 609-965-0885 to consult with a Franchise Professional around the clock. 

Cleaning Up Water-Damaged Drywall In Brigantine

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

Cleaning Up Water-Damaged Drywall In Brigantine

Many construction materials in your Brigantine property do not have the strength of composition to stand up against direct water exposure for very long. Many of the most common structural pieces get chosen based on their lower price, and as a result, these same materials are much weaker. Drywall and sheetrock materials are staples of modern construction, but also among the first to fail when exposed to direct moisture and water. The degradation of these materials can leave a substantial mess, but our professionals can help.

There are many phases of water cleanup in Brigantine, and this is among the first responses that your home needs once a water loss incident has stopped. Our SERVPRO professionals can appreciate how critical a fast response is to limit the damage to your drywall and other construction materials, though saving it entirely might be impossible if the loss incident was widespread. The saturation of sheetrock can be challenging to overcome and to remedy, and there are more cost-effective and time-saving solutions available to our team.

With any loss incident, our Franchise Professionals must assess the full scope of the damage and what materials have gotten affected by the moving water. Once our experts know where the highest concentrations of moisture exist, as well as the range of the damage, they can set up our drying equipment and begin attempting to restore what elements can get preserved. For drywall, however, portions near the flooring often must get removed due to oversaturation. In as little as 24-48 hours, drywall can bloat and begin falling apart.

The removal of affected areas of drywall is a cost-effective solution for property owners, as this only addresses, the portions saturated by the loss incident. Our SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can reconstruct these removed sections once the moisture and dampness throughout the property are sufficiently addressed.

Water cleanup can mean multiple things for your damaged property. Our SERVPRO team of restoration specialists can utilize our extensive training to make these threats “Like it never even happened.”

Give us a call anytime. We're Here to Help® Brigantine property owners 24/7 - call 609-965-0885.

Need Water Restoration in Atlantic City?

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO's Expert Team in Atlantic City to Perform Water Restoration On Your Property.

Water can damage your furniture, wood floor, drywall, and other materials if not restored in time. It can seep through various materials and the more surfaces that get soaked, the more severe the damage can be.

Thankfully, SERVPRO restorers can help you minimize damage and restore your property to its preloss condition.

What are some of the risks of water damage?

To perform water restoration, we must know the type of water damage you have. We categorize water damage into three types, namely:

  • Category I (Clean water)
  • Category II (Gray water)
  • Category III (Blackwater)

Clean water comes from heaters, steam lines, pipes, or rain and may turn to category II and III if ignored for an extended period. Gray and black water can cause different health risks to your family. It can also cause surface discoloration, and odors may linger in your property.

Suppose a category one water damage situation has progressed to a category two water damage situation. In that case, we can use a disinfectant that destroys 99 percent of organisms it gets into contact with on surfaces.

How can you remove the water from my property?

Our SERVPRO team can remove the excess water using pumps and wet/dry vacuums. Removing the bulk water is vital for reducing the time required to dry your property. The two main ways to remove water from a building are:

  • Extraction
  • Evaporation

The extraction process removes water more effectively within a short time.

How do you investigate damage on various surfaces?

The tricky part of investigating water damage problems is that you cannot know what where else to look at if you do not have proper equipment and tools. You can only inspect a small part of the damage, while most moisture stays hidden in walls. If the water is not dried correctly, mold growth may occur in less than 48 hours. We can use equipment like moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to check for moisture on affected surfaces.

Our technicians can also investigate your flooring and base molding materials to determine the best handling technique. We can mitigate the damage and rebuild the affected areas. Our general contractor's license number is HIC #13VH05086500.

Regardless of the severity of water damage, SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton can help restore your property to its pre-damaged state. Talk to us today. Call 609-965-0885.

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SERVPRO Can Help with Mold Growth In Office Buildings!

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is not always avoidable in Brigantine office buildings, but our SERVPRO expert remediators can help provide a safe environment for your staff and clients.

Mold inspections are among the chief strategies to determine the presence of microbial threats in your Brigantine office building and the viability of these conditions. Our competent project manager can walk through the work areas in the structure and thoroughly inspect construction materials and contents for dampness, water spots, and even visible colonization. We can code these findings with colored stickers and markers to direct our SERVPRO remediators, where work is necessary foremost in the building.

The mold inspection for your Brigantine office building should give you a clearer picture of fungus and mold colonies in the structure. If an infestation is greater than ten square feet, it is always advisable to leave remediation and the necessary restoration of the property to experienced professionals like our SERVPRO team. Visible mold, or areas where third party industrial hygienists have sampled the air and found mold threats, are spaces that can benefit from containment to prevent further spread.

What Are Some Long-Term Solutions to Prevent Recurring Mold?

There are multiple steps required to get your office into a safe and sanitary space again after microbial threats and their volatile organic compounds. Determining the cause of moisture and dampness that facilitates mold growth can direct our in-house contractors to long-term solutions to protect your building, contents, and the staff. Some of the options to regulate moisture concerns include:

    •    Dehumidification Equipment Installed
    •    Structural Repairs
    •    Encapsulation

Mold can often be an overlooked threat in office spaces until the situation gets out of control. When you suspect mold might be present in your business, let our competent SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton project manager help determine the next steps with you. Give us a call anytime at (609) 965-0885.

Advanced Water Damage Detection in Medford, NJ

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

State of the art tools such as thermal imaging is essential for detecting water damage and moisture in a home or business.

We can quickly identify wet materials.  This allows us to determine a complete and accurate scope of damage.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency.  We handle water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage and commercial services.

24-Hour Emergency Service
Faster to Any Size Disaster
Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
Locally Owned and Operated
Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

For all of your property restoration needs SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is available 24/7/365, call 609-965-0885.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water 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®."

Firefighters & EMS are Invited to Leadership Development Classes!

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Announcement by Minerva Alvarado, Marketing Development Coordinator for SERVPRO Team Fabiani Southern New Jersey:

As a heartfelt THANK YOU for their dedicated service, SERVPRO Team Fabiani cordially invites Firefighters and EMS Personnel in our New Jersey locations to Leadership Development training at no cost to the attendee. This is a win-win for fire departments and the communities they proudly serve.

The instructor, NJ Deputy Chief (ret.) Frank Viscuso is an international speaker, and author of eight books, including bestsellers “Step Up and Lead” and “Step Up Your Teamwork.” Chief Viscuso’s seminars move people to action and will provide attendees with the knowledge of what skills they will need to lead, inspire, and motivate their teams. We hope this training will inspire others to recruit and retain much-needed personnel. Learn more about his training here: 

Two classes are being offered: 

June 20, 2022 - 4 HR
"Step Up and Lead" (.25 NJDFS Credits)
Registration/Sign-in: 12-12:45PM
Training: 1-5PM

June 27, 2022 - 2 HR
"The 4 Stages of Team Development"
Registration/Sign-in: 5:30-6:15PM
Training: 6:30-8:30PM

Register early to get exclusive access to a 90-Minute webinar by Chief Viscuso entitled, "Command and Management of Structure Fires."

Training will take place at the Vineland Public Schools Administration Building, 61 W. Landis Avenue, Vineland. Certificates of Completion will be provided to everyone.

You may register for one or both classes here: Leadership Training REGISTRATION.

Anyone with questions may contact Training Coordinator, Minerva Alvarado  at: marketing@SERVPRO11562.com.

New Construction Building Suffers Water Loss

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

An interview with Team Fabiani Large Loss Manager, Mike Williams, King of Prussia, PA.

As the Large Loss Manager for the Team Fabiani Franchises, you see a lot, don’t you, Mike?

Oh yes, I do! A recent large loss in King of Prussia came in as a call from corporate. The customer was a large construction company, which suffered an extreme water loss. The 4th floor sprinkler head failed, affecting 26 new apartments all the way down to the 1st floor. In today’s world, supply chain is a real issue, cabinets for this project have a 12 week lead time for new orders. 90% of the affected cabinets were saved.

What equipment do you use for such a large drying project?

We used three 5,000 CFM desiccant dehumidifiers powered by three independent diesel generators. Additionally we used 2 separate diesel generators to supply power distribution to the floors, providing the necessary power to operate the supplemental equipment. LGR dehumidifiers and air movers were used to supplement the drying process.

Mike, can you name the person or people who provided outstanding assistance with this large loss?

Hands down, the individual is Scott Fabian. Scott has impeccable response time, and he was paramount in the success of this project. His extensive knowledge of drying processes, and his ability to put that into motion is impressive. View our short video.

SERVPRO of King of Prussia is part of the SERVPRO Team Fabiani Franchises owned by Vince Fabiani. We're Here to Help® should any of your commercial or industrial properties suffer from water damage. We have the experience you need and with franchise locations in Southern NJ, Southeast PA and Northeast PA, we're strategically positioned to serve the tri-state area best. To reach Mike Williams directly, please call 386-623-6231. We'll make it, "Like it never even happened."