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Don't Be the 50%!

5/7/2022 (Permalink)

Don’t Be The 50%!

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage, which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Ready to Get Started? Call a Franchise Professional today: 609-965-0885.

Commercial Flood Damage – Who is Responsible?

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

Leaseholders are Responsible for On-site Flooding, and May Have to Enlist Commercial Flood Damage Experts for Restoration. SERVPRO® is a Brigantine-based Commercial Water Restoration Service. 

What Coverage Does Business Insurance Offer?

It is usual for businesses in Brigantine to take out a business insurance policy. These can differ from policy to policy, but generally, they cover loss of revenues due to unforeseen events. While these policies may cover revenue losses, they often do not extend to property damages. A leaseholder of a mechanics, furniture shop, or estate agent remains responsible for the upkeep of a building and any damages. Leaseholder liability makes it essential to enlist the aid of professional restoration technicians during a flood emergency. Not only do SERVPRO® technicians hold extensive qualifications for flood-related damages, but they also have experience in mitigating and providing emergency services for businesses.

What Order Should I Carry Out Flood Restoration?

- Emergency services like providing power, boarding up the structure, and safety scoping

- Mitigation of the losses through drying the property and removing non-salvageable materials

- Cleaning and restoring the property as well as installing any necessary replacements

Are Business Premises Challenging to Restore?

Restoring commercial flood damage in your Brigantine business may be a complicated task to undertake. Not only could you put your staff at risk but also your customers. SERVPRO® technicians and crew chiefs are experts at spotting potential safety hazards in a flooded property. We can also perform regular monitoring of the premises to ensure that harmful microbial bacteria or fungi do not infest the property. At the end of our service, a crew chief can perform a walkthrough with you to highlight any areas of damage, as well as inform you of potentially useful preventative measures such as installing vapor barriers or flood bricks.

How Can I Protect My Business From Flooding Costs?

- Secure separate temporary premises to allow work to continue 

- Photograph any existing damage (SERVPRO® can record an item inventory on your behalf)

- Contact local authorities for a dumpster or skip hire to dispose of non-salvageable goods

Keep the expenses of flooding at your business low by using a reliable commercial restoration service.

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

Restoring Commercial Property After Water Damage

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Restoring Commercial Property After Water Damage in Atlantic City.

Flooding and water damage events in commercial properties in the Atlantic City area can be complex and come with numerous issues that require a quick, knowledgeable, and flexible response.

Whether you're dealing with a small water cleanup scenario or a large loss event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area to prevent further damage. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Unique Challenges

Our Franchise 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.

We serve the following communities: 

We’ll be there fast with the help you need. Just call 609-566-3388. We're here 24/7/365.

About SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton:

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 Franchise Professionals in the office and in the field are equipped with the knowledge to act fast to restore your property.

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Who's Got the Story? We Do!

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton - Team Fabiani Southern NJ, Hot Off The Press!

Follow this link to read our April Team Fabiani E-Newsletter! Hot Off The Press!

SERVPRO® Team Fabiani is the largest SERVPRO® Franchise Operation in the tri-state area, and we're here to serve you 24/7, 365! Call us any time:

SERVPRO Team Fabiani Southeastern PA
610-337-3330

King of Prussia | Overbrook/Wynnefield | Eastern Main Line | Bala Cynwyd | University City | Center City Philadelphia

SERVPRO Team Fabiani Northeast PA
570-424-2290
Southern Monroe County | Pike County | Northeast Monroe County

SERVPRO Team Fabiani Southern NJ
609-965-0885
Atlantic City | Hamilton | Hammonton | Haddon Heights | Voorhees | Cape May County | Cumberland County

We make it, "Like it never even happened."

Ultimate Solution to Atlantic City Water Damage Situations

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Might Use a Disinfectant Solution as Part of a Water Removal Job in Atlantic City

Property owners in Atlantic City might experience water inside their home or business from a variety of sources. Rain or snow might pass through a small gap created by an ice dam. Plumbing that freezes can cause breaks in swollen sections that later let water to spray through. Flooding can also occur, even if only in areas nearest exterior doorways. 

The source of the water determines its category, which is why SERVPRO might choose to apply a disinfectant to surfaces when mitigating in Atlantic City with water removal techniques. One of our favorite disinfectants to use is Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution EasyDECON® DF200 because of its wide range of what it can eliminate even with a very low toxicity to humans. The EPA lists this disinfectant as Category IV, which is the lowest possible score for disinfectants.

Some water, like floodwater, contains millions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Treating the surfaces we need to handle eliminates a large percentage of the risk involved in mitigating and restoring homes with flooding. Other times, water passing through an opening in the roof or upper portion of the house passes through areas that contain droppings from vermin or infestations of mold. 

While our building services crew, under General Contractor License # HIC 13VH05086500, removes the tree, we start removing the water it let inside your property. This water quickly becomes contaminated and deposits microbes everywhere it reaches. 

When we use EasyDECON®, we advise the customer that its application is good for up to half a year, as long as it is not removed, and can prevent regrowth of any microbes in the treated areas. It also prevents odors merely by controlling the microbial population.

Before we finish and perform our final walk-through after a water removal job, we retreat the area again to rule out the possibility of any cross-contamination caused by our work. While the water removal equipment we use brings the moisture content of your home or office back into normal range, we want to be certain that we have treated everything so it meets or exceeds industry standards. 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton is also near Brigantine and Galloway, so we're always Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call us at (609) 965-0885 when you need water removal services because of dampness or flooding. 

Click here for more information about Atlantic City.

Best Practices in Healthcare Construction

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Best Practices in Healthcare Construction

Did you know? We have a certification in Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Best Practices in Healthcare Construction.  This certification teaches members how to contain pathogens, control airflow, protect patients, and work without disrupting adjacent operations. Certificate holders learn how to:

  • classify work areas to minimize risks
  • understand and adhere to ICRA protocols
  • communicate with the facility’s ICRA team
  • In a healthcare facility, patient care is everything. Unfortunately, thousands fall victim every year to infections caused by dust stirred up during renovation projects.
  • Completing construction without releasing harmful contaminants or disrupting daily operations while also meeting project schedules are primary concerns for healthcare officials.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is here to serve you 24/7, 365! Call 609-965-0885.

Putting Out a Fire Can Be Worse Than The Fire Itself

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Putting Out a Fire in your Voorhees home can be worse than the fire itself.

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly.

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Do not clean any electrical equipment.
  • Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

So after the first wave of heroes have rescued the property, let SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees help you restore it. With the industry-approved training to employ rapid response, the utmost professionalism, cutting-edge technology and open communications, we strive to restore not only your property, but your peace of mind as well.

Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees at 856-566-3388. We serve the following communities:

Faster To Any Size Disaster!

3/27/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster!

Some jobs are simple, and some require a little more (wo)manpower. No matter whether it's your home or your business, we're faster to any-sized disaster!

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency services and is dedicated to responding to your call fast and with reliable, certified technicians.

Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency.  We handle water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, bio-remediation, storm damage and disaster recovery services.

Some jobs are simple, and some require a little more (wo)manpower. Whether it's your home or your business, we're faster to any-sized disaster!

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, bio-remediation, storm damage and disaster recovery services, such as:

  • 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."

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."

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."

We serve:

Be Prepared for Storm Damage!

3/13/2022 (Permalink)

Prepare Now for Spring Severe Weather and Storms.

According to the National Weather Service, March marks the start of the spring severe weather season: “…three months of danger that can imperil the unprepared.1”

Data published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reveals that severe weather events are becoming more frequent and more devastating. NOAA reports that the period from 1980-2021 saw an annual average of 7.4-billion-dollar weather and climate events (adjusted to today’s costs). When they looked at only the five most recent years (2017-2021), the annual average grew to 17.2 events. 2021 delivered 20 “billion-dollar” weather or climate disaster events.

It’s not unusual to see severe weather in the spring. Whenever you have warm, moist air colliding with cool, dry air, you have the conditions for creating a thunderstorm, along with the possibility of lightning strikes, floods, hail, high winds, rip currents, and even wildfires and tornadoes. The problem is, you can’t prevent these severe weather events and you can’t predict very far in advance when and where they will hit. The only sensible approach is to take steps in advance to protect your family and property, especially as these disasters become more common.

The Disaster Recovery Specialists at SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton urge Atlantic City area property owners to check out state and federal resources online for tips on planning and preparing for a severe weather emergency now, as the spring severe weather season arrives. One such resource is the National Center for Environmental Health of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which offers suggestions for creating an emergency kit and preparing family members for severe weather emergencies.

Each year, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals across the country respond to scenes of weather-related mayhem, helping families and business owners recover from flooding, fire, wind damage and more. While we are standing by to help whenever we are needed, we hope that our neighbors in the Atlantic City area will heed the warning from the CDC to prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as if you know in advance they are coming, because in the spring, they very likely will.

SERVPRO specializes in disaster cleaning, restoration, and construction services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton, please call 609-965-0885 or email us.

Where to Place the Smoke Detectors in Your Home.

3/13/2022 (Permalink)

Where to Place the Smoke Detectors in Your Home.

Whether you’re building a new home or adding an addition to your home, you want to be sure you put smoke detectors in the right place for the greatest fire safety.

There are guidelines for the placement of smoke detectors that you should keep in mind. You may need to upgrade the smoke detectors in older parts of a home at the same time that you install new smoke detectors in an addition. Same applies if you are upgrading your office. The International Building Code (IBC), is a comprehensive compilation of safe building guidelines, which includes a requirement to upgrade an entire home’s smoke detection system at the same time any major remodeling occurs, such as a large addition.

Did You Know? Smoke detectors must be connected to one another and wired to the home’s electrical system. This is called an “interconnected” system, and if one smoke detector goes off, all of them will, alerting folks throughout the house. The battery-operated smoke detectors already in your home will probably need to be replaced by an interconnected system, if you don’t already have one.

You should call your local building authority to find out if your community has adopted IBC’s smoke detector rules. Fortunately, the guidelines as to where to put smoke detectors are simple, so be sure to learn how many you’ll need and where to place them to protect your family. Here are some good guidelines:

  • Install detectors on or as near to the ceiling as possible. Many smoke detectors are designed to mount to a ceiling, but some can also be wall-mounted when attaching to a ceiling isn’t feasible. In this case, smoke detectors should be within a few inches of the ceiling. IBC requires a detector be installed within 12 inches of the ceiling, but the closer, the better.

  • Install a smoke detector in every sleeping area. This means every bedroom or any other space in your home where someone might sleep.

  • A detector should be installed in a hallway if one or more bedroom doors open from the hallway. Just one detector is necessary for this spot, whether the hallway serves one bedroom or three. The detector should be centrally located between the bedroom doors.

  • Install a detector in any room that lies on the path between a sleeping area and the closest exterior door. For example, if a bedroom door opens into a hallway and to get outside from there, you’d have to go through a great room, put a detector in the great room. If the route of escape then passes through the kitchen, a detector should be located in the great room and in the kitchen. Any room you’ll pass through from the bedroom to the exterior door should have a detector.

  • Install at least one smoke detector on every level of your home. While smoke detectors are vital in sleeping areas, you’ll need to put one on every floor, even if that floor has no bedrooms. This includes an unfinished basement.

  • To prevent false triggering of the smoke detectors, don’t install them too near a stove or a steamy bathroom. Nothing’s more frustrating than all the detectors in the house going off because someone burned the toast. The IBC recommends positioning smoke detectors a minimum distance away from stoves, ovens, and bathrooms, depending on the type of detector being installed:

    • photoelectric smoke detector (triggered when smoke or steam blocks a beam of light) should be located no closer than six feet from a cooking appliance, such as a stove or oven, and no closer than three feet from a bathroom door.

    • An ionization smoke detector (smoke enters a chamber and interrupts an electrical current, which triggers the alarm) should be installed no closer than 20 feet from a cooking appliance, and no closer than three feet from a bathroom door. Ionization smoke detectors are sensitive to even tiny amounts of smoke or steam.

Should you experience fire damage, be sure to call SERVPRO 609-965-0885. We're the fire and water cleaning and restoration experts. We’re Here to Help® 24/7, 365, and our goal is to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

International Women's Day 2022

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Team Fabiani Celebrates International Women's Day!

Team Fabiani celebrates the women who contribute to our success and who make Team Fabiani a great place to work!

Some of our female professionals are highlighted in this special video:

Happy International Women's Day 2022!

The Team Fabiani women have positions in all areas of our franchise business, including: Administration, Marketing, Operations, Production, Reconstruction and Sales. Their combined experience is over 50 years strong, and we applaud them for their efforts and contributions over the years!

SERVPRO Team Fabiani serves Atlantic City, Hamilton Twp., Hammonton, Voorhees, Haddon Heights, Cape May County and Cumberland County.

Why SERVPRO? Because our talent and experience speaks for itself. Call 609-965-0885 to speak to a Franchise Professional today!

Why Team Fabiani?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO® Team Fabiani? Team Fabiani Atlantic City, Hamilton, Hammonton is Ready to Help When Disaster Strikes!

We service all industries, including: Retail, Food Service, Healthcare, Hospitality, Education and Property Management, and here's why we should be Your Local Disaster Recovery Team®

  • We're the #1 Cleaning/Restoration Company in Entrepreneur's 2022 Top 500 Franchises
  • Largest SERVPRO Franchise Operation in the Tri-State Area
  • Over 16 years in Commercial/Industrial Restoration and Construction

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster and Provide Emergency Services 24/7, 365.

We have the equipment, training and resources to be Ready for Whatever Happens. Here is who we are:

  • Catastrophic Restoration Specialists
  • Nationwide Resources (1,900+ Franchises)
  • Best in Class: Technology & Equipment
  • Commercial Emergency Ready Program
  • Preferred Vendor for Insurance Companies
  • Master Service Agreement

Call a Franchise Professional at 609-965-0885 for whenever you may need:

  • Fire, Smoke, Water, Mold, Biohazard  or Vandalism Cleanup
  • Restoration, Remediation and Bio-remediation
  • Structural Drying
  • Smoke and Soot Removal
  • Deodorization
  • Structural Cleaning/Decontamination
  • Specialty Building & Contents Cleaning
  • Commercial HVAC Cleaning
  • Hoarder Cleanouts

Emergency Services & Deliverables:

  • Generators | Temporary Power
  • Roof Tarping and Boardups
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Structural Stabilization
  • Shrink Wrap Protection
  • Site Containment / Property Security
  • Water Extraction (Category I, II, III)
  • Dehumidification
  • Demolition

Complete Reconstruction with Quality Workmanship:

  • General Contracting
  • Structural Repairs / Insulation
  • Basement Refinishing
  • Kitchens, Bathrooms, Floors, Doors & Windows
  • Cosmetic Finishes / Millwork

We also offer: Building Damage Consulting; Damage Reports Services; Industry-Standard, Detailed Estimates; Environmental Testing (Mold, Asbestos & Lead); Electronic Equipment Restoration; Textile, Garment, Art & Photo Restoration; Onsite and Offsite Storage; and Document Drying & Reproduction.

We're located in Buena, NJ and are here to serve you when you need help. We can make it, "Like it never even happened."

Mold Damage? Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton

2/26/2022 (Permalink)

When You Need A Mold Removal Company, Call SERVPRO! 

Mold growing on walls or inside cavities produces millions of spores circulating within our homes and buildings if left untreated. Mold spores in high concentrations may cause health effects.

Mold removal companies like SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provide moisture removal and drying cleanup, and mold treatment services. Mold spores are 4 microns in diameter and can penetrate most surfaces. Molds use organic materials as a food source, which includes just about everything in your home, including:

  • Structural elements
  • Wood
  • Paper, drywall
  • Insulation
  • Natural fibers and
  • Indoor dirt

Mold infestations can grow into colonies in 24 to 48 hours in warm moist environments typically available in your home or business, especially after a water leak.

SERVPRO recommends taking immediate action to control and dry all areas of your home after a water leak, especially those hard to reach areas to prevent mold growth.

Contact the Franchise Professionals at SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton if you need mold removal services. We serve Atlantic City, Hamilton Township and Hammonton areas. Specializing in commercial and residential services, and providing 24 hour emergency services. We're Here to Help® - just call 609-965-0885.

Worried About Water Damage in Atlantic City?

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Eliminate Hazards After an Atlantic City Flood.

Besides the visible damage caused by flooding, it is essential to consider other safety hazards that may pop up through the recovery and repair process. It is not as simple as drying, cleaning, and replacing items in your Atlantic City home or business. Floods can create a chain reaction of hazards. Certified SERVPRO technicians can help you locate and remove dangers from your Atlantic City home or business.

How Should I Handle Hazards?

SERVPRO Uses Safety Protocols to Detect Hazards and to Eliminate Them.

Repairing your Atlantic City property after flood damage is not necessarily a simple task. There can be hidden hazards, and if you are not equipped to find and fix them on your own, you could face dangerous situations. SERVPRO restoration specialists are skilled in detecting and eliminating hazards to help recreate a safe environment. They also have the proper Personal Protective Equipment ("PPE") so that they can protect themselves.

What Types of Hazards Does Flooding Cause?

    •    Electrical Hazards: Flooding often brings water into wiring, water and electricity do not mix. When in doubt, it is vital to turn off the power main to ensure safety for residents and workers.

    •    Structural Hazards: Flooding can weaken building materials like drywall or flooring, impacting your home's structural integrity.

    •    Biohazards: Floodwater can include water from sewage and other unknown locations that may carry contaminated water.

What Kind of PPE Do Technicians Wear to Protect Against Contaminated Water?

    •    Respirators for clean breathing purposes

    •    Chemical resistant gloves in case harsh chemicals are in the water

    •    Rubber boots, splash goggles, and full-body suits for extreme conditions

For assistance with storm or flood damage, contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton. We're Here to Help® 24/7/365. Call 609-965-0885. We'll make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Another Satisfied Customer!

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

A Satisfied Customer Rated us a "12" on  a scale of "1 - 10" and We're as Happy as Can Be!

When Matt from Somers Point was referred to us by his HVAC company his basement had a significant mold issue from an undetected leak.  SERVPRO was able to work with an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) expert to determine the extent of the damage and establish a work plan.  Our remediation was completed in a timely manner, and passed post remediation testing.  

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is available 24/7/365 for all of your property restoration needs. Call: 609-965-0885 to speak to a Franchise Professional. Whether you have a question or an emergency, We're Here to Help®. 

Caution: Gas Leaks Can Cause Fire!

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

The Signs Of A Gas Leak

They are sometimes hard to recognize, but it doesn't take much of a leak to cause a gas fire. These home disasters are all too common.

Fortunately, you can avoid a fire or worse by recognizing signs of a leak:

  •  A hissing or whistling sound near the line
  •  The smell of rotten eggs or sulfur
  •  Bubbles in the water
  •  Dead houseplants
  •  Visible dust near the gas line
  •  Damage to the gas pipe

Family members or pets may show signs of a natural gas leak, as well. These may include nosebleeds, reduced appetites, nausea, mood changes, irritation to the eyes and throats, disorientation, and breathing difficulties. 

Keep Your Family and Home Safe 

Avoid a gas fire or explosion in your home by following these top tips:

1. Check Gas Stoves

If you have a gas stove, the dials may have been turned on or left on accidentally. If you're confident it's safe to remain in your home, move to the stove and turn off any flames. 

2. Do Not Flip Switches

Simply flipping the light switch to on or off could make a spark that causes a gas explosion. Instead, use a flashlight for any other actions you take in the house. Don't use the phone inside the house, either. In fact, don't use lighters, candles, or anything else that could ignite.

3. Ventilate the Home

Open all the windows and doors, so fresh air can come in and gas will move out of the house. Don't worry about taking any steps further than this. Instead, wait to contact emergency or fire remediation professionals when you and your family are safely outside. 

4. Go Outside

Get everyone outside and go across the street. From this safe distance, call 911 or the appropriate authorities. 

Learn as much as you can about what may cause a gas fire and how to avoid them to keep your family safe. Teach your family about natural gas and how to stay safe if they suspect a gas leak. Click the following link for more fire safety tips.

It is highly flammable, and gas leaks increase the risk of fire and explosion. If people suspect a gas leak, it is essential that they evacuate the area immediately, and call 911, the local fire department, or the utility company's emergency line.

We're Here To Help®

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

photo of two technicians loading a servpro truck with equipment. Our crews have the tools and the training to help you 24/7!

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is Here to Help® in the places where we live and work. Our certified technicians know cleaning and restoration. Whether it’s water, fire, mold, biohazard, or a specialty cleaning, such as COVID cleaning and disinfection – our Franchise Professionals are Ready for whatever happens.®

We are a SERVPRO® Disaster Recovery Team® (DRT), which means we are “best of the best” in restoration. Our elite group of large loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. In fact, we’re faster to any size disaster and can reach your emergency quickly, which could result in less damage and less money spent in repairs.

We have been on Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchises list for decades. This year (2022) we ranked #8 of the top 500 and ranked #1 in the cleaning and restoration category. We have ranked #1 in cleaning in restoration for over two decades!

As a preferred Vendor for insurance companies nationwide – we can help make the claims process go smoothly, helping you get the necessary approvals with less down time so you can get your business up and running ASAP.

There is no convenient time for water or flood damage to your home or business, but we will do everything we can to make it, "Like it never even happened."

We serve Atlantic City, Hamilton Township and Hammonton. Call: 609-965-0885 to speak to a Franchise Professional!

What Does It Take for Successful Fire and Smoke Restoration in a Hamilton Township Home?

12/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damage restoration specialists have all the equipment and knowledge for every size disaster. Call now for the service needed for you.

SERVPRO Deeply Evaluates Fire Loss Incidents to Determine the Best Course of Action

Fire damage rarely affects one section or material type in a house. Therefore, the scope of the fire and smoke restoration is usually wide. It takes sufficient resources, including skills and equipment, to restore a property to its preloss state.

Evaluating the situation before beginning fire and smoke restoration in Hamilton Township properties is essential in ensuring the right outcome. Evaluation helps determine whether the task mostly involves cleaning surfaces, contents, or both. It also establishes the level of damage on materials determining whether there are any unsalvageable materials. SERVPRO also uses the Evaluation to gather essential information for site services setup.

Site service setup involves availing supplemental resources like:

  • Portable storage units
  • Dumpsters
  • Generators
  • Portable toilets

Most supplemental resources are essential only when there is significant fire damage. However, they are crucial in facilitating favorable results. For instance, generators can help when power is cut off from the property or electrical systems deemed hazardous. The generators can power different cleaning and drying equipment safely. Portable storage units, on the other hand, simplify content movement since it is possible to remove them from the house without the hassle of relocating them from the premises.

On finishing evaluation and site services setup, the focus should shift to restoration. Cleaning is one of the dominant renovation tasks. Combining different cleaning techniques is essential. Also, starting with methods that do not cause additional problems is essential. Our SERVPRO technicians can use a dry cleaning method such as vacuuming to remove residues where possible or chemical sponges since they do not leave smudges.

When SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton manages fire and smoke restoration at your home, you have minimal worries about the outcomes. Call us at (609) 965-0885. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Is the Best Water Extraction Solution in Hamilton Township Homes?

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage restoration is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO and have their water damage mitigation team handle all the work for you.

SERVPRO Combines Different Approaches for Faster Turnaround or Better Outcomes

Whether it is a damaged roof or pipe that releases water into your Hamilton Township house, you need to take action to limit the impact. Extracting the water in good time can forestall many problems that follow such incidents, including bad odors, stains, and mold.

Water extraction from Hamilton homes can be a relatively simple exercise of scooping water from surfaces or a complex operation requiring demolition in sections of the structure. Having the right equipment is essential for all types of removal, which is why SERVPRO invests heavily in different extraction technologies.

The most commonly used tools for water extraction from homes include:

  • Portable extractors
  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Submersible pumps
  • Trash pumps

These machines help remove water while it is still in liquid form—the amount and condition of the water influence the choice of equipment. For example, our SERVPRO technicians use truck-mounted and submersible pumps when significant amounts of water are involved. Trash pumps, on the other hand, are necessary when the water involves debris and thus may damage regular pumping equipment.

In most cases, the leaking water soaks into various structural materials and contents such as carpets and upholstery. Some water may also find a way into concealed spaces where conventional equipment cannot reach. Removing the trapped water requires unique approaches and equipment.

Some commonly used procedures include:

  • Carpet and pad removal for off-site drying
  • Punching vent holes in walls or ceilings to release trapped water
  • Evaporation and dehumidification

Each of these procedures requires the right equipment. Otherwise, it is possible to cause unnecessary structural damage. A seemingly light task like carpet removal requires several tools, including seam rollers, knee kickers, and staple hammers, among others. SERVPRO invests in a wide assortment of equipment, thus resolving each case satisfactorily.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton provides water extraction solutions that deal with any intrusion, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (609) 965-0885.

How Can a Professional Change Fire Damage Restoration for Your Atlantic City Businesses?

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

When fire damage strikes your commercial building, SERVPRO IICRC certified techs have you covered from start to finish.

Superior Project Supervision From SERVPRO Improves the Fire Damage Restoration Experience

Fire damage is disruptive and costly to fix. It might affect vast sections of your business facility, ruin expensive equipment, or even harm input materials that you have taken long to find. Fire damage restoration takes several processes and thus requires the right level of oversight to guarantee the right outcome.

Involving a professional during fire damage restoration of your Atlantic City business premises is essential since it improves results in most cases. Although professionals are mostly consulted because of their excellent skills and sophisticated restoration equipment, you can enjoy other benefits from such a choice. For instance, SERVPRO helps ensure better supervision of the entire restoration process.

In case you are wondering, supervision affects many factors, including:

  • The time renovation processes take to complete
  • How orderly things such as cleaning run
  • Safety and efficiency levels

Fire restoration takes cleanup of various sections like walls, ceilings, floors, and fixtures. Material teardown and removal may also be necessary. Understanding the order in which to perform these tasks eases the process. For SERVPRO teams, the crew chiefs are responsible for establishing order and assigning different tasks to different technicians. With such an established pecking order, delays and conflicts are avoided.

A typical restoration process may follow this procedure:

  • Content pack-out
  • Demolition
  • Structural cleaning
  • Content cleaning

When properly supervised, professional teams can handle tasks simultaneously. For instance, our SERVPRO crews can pack out contents while simultaneously setting up work areas such as staging areas and establishing off-limit sections. 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton helps with the complex and simple aspects of fire damage restoration, helping you resume your regular business operations faster. Call us t at (609) 965-0885. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Storm Damage – Tackling Everything a Step at a Time in Atlantic City

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage restoration services by SERVPRO are top-notch. For fast and immediate help, Call now!

Fall and Winter Storms May Bring Unexpected Damage, But SERVPRO Knows How to Fully Restore Your Atlantic City Home

Nothing is worse than a storm raging and bringing more heavy rain and wind than expected. Depending on temperatures, fall weather heading into winter can even bring sleet and freezing rain to the Atlantic City area. It is imperative that you not only know how to proceed with safety during a storm but where to turn when you have basement flooding or a need for ceiling repairs from water damage to your roof and more. SERVPRO has the staffing and equipment to help you bring your property back to normal so that you can save time, money, and stress throughout it all. 

The amount of storm damage you see in Atlantic City depends on many factors. Severity level may relate to the wind, temperatures, and where your property is located. No matter what, flooding and water removal services with SERVPRO give you the peace of mind you need. Not only that, but we are available to get to work within a few hours of your call to provide:

  • Professional assessment, which allows our team to select the best equipment and process for the project
  • Execution of tailored water removal and drying
  • Monitoring of moisture levels, including the use of moisture detection tools and sensors to inhibit the onset of mold, mildew, and secondary damage
  • Controlled demolition, as needed, allows our team to remove all saturated materials to replace with new – this makes it “Like it never even happened.”

There are several areas our team can assist with should you be faced with storm damage. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Board-up/tarping
  • Pack out services
  • Document drying
  • Drywall removal and replacement
  • Roofing repair
  • Temporary warehouse space
  • Portable power sources
  • Odor control, and more!

Dial (609) 965-0885 to speak with a team member at SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton when you need assistance with storm damage.

Flood Damage from Storms in Hamilton Township Calls for Prompt Action

10/31/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of storm and flood damage remediation.

SERVPRO Can Handle Basement Flooding and Other Damage to Restore Your Hamilton Township Property

The rainstorms Hamilton Township residents see each year open up the possibility that you may need to contact someone to assist with water damage restoration at one time or another. Should you have issues with basement flooding or a leaking roof from storms, SERVPRO has a team of skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) to tackle water extraction and drying so that you can limit the chance of secondary damage or mold and mildew growth.

Once you experience a local storm, there are many reasons to call SERVPRO for flood damage in Hamilton Township. We have our processes to help handle water damage remediation effectively. After you contact us for restoration, we will arrive within hours to begin the assessment and planning. Questions that might get answered during this time include:

  • Is there a safe, stable electrical supply onsite?
  • How much water has entered the basement/home?
  • What is the rough distance requiring coverage within the property?
  • Are there contaminants present calling for technical measures?
  • Will pack-out service be required?
  • What tools and equipment should we use for water removal services and drying?

Should you have a finished basement and find that the carpeting or flooring materials are not salvageable, we can remove and replace all of them using our controlled demolition methods. We can also handle flood cuts, baseboard removal, and inner wall drying with our InjectiDry system. General Contractor License #: HIC #13VH05086500

Nothing beats the professionalism and attention to detail that SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton has to offer. We are available when you need us -  24 hours a day, every day of the week, to handle all of your flood damage needs from start to finish. You can reach us by calling (609) 965-0885.

When You Need Water Cleanup Services, Hire the Best in Atlantic City

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage of any kind can be serviced by SERVPRO. Our water damage restoration technicians are ready at a moment's notice.

With SERVPRO, You Get Skilled Water Cleanup and Damage Restoration for Your Atlantic City Building

A leaking roof from storms or a dishwasher in an upstairs unit that floods can lead to many issues for any Atlantic City property owner. Even if you have a crew that you usually use for maintenance, this form of DIY can pose a problem by leaving moisture behind that causes mold growth or costly secondary damage. Hiring SERVPRO ensures you have IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) on-site and ready to get to work quickly. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, whether you have a small interior flood or storm damage that must get handled as soon as possible. 

When called for water cleanup in Atlantic City, our technicians have the experience to get your project planned and executed in no time at all. We also have unlimited access to the latest technology and tools to help us better achieve our extraction and drying goals. Some of the processes we initiate for water removal services include:

  • Detailed Assessment – This allows us to follow the path of water migration, notice areas that need further inspection, and what tools are best for the job.
  • Pack-Out Services – In many cases, extensive cleaning and extraction work best when items are packed up and moved out for drying, cleaning, or storage off-site. It helps our crew have more room to work.
  • Extraction and Drying – All standing water must get pulled up, and our team uses wet/dry vacuums, submersible pumps, powerful extractors, light wands, and more. Water removal gets done in tandem with drying and dehumidification for rapid results.
  • Carpet and Flooring Inspection – The team also looks at flooring materials like carpet, tile, or subflooring to see if they can be cleaned and dried. If not, controlled demolition allows us to remove and replace with all-new materials – “Like it never even happened.”

Call (609) 965-0885 to talk with a team member at SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton so that we can mobilize our Green Fleet for water cleanup.

What Actions Mitigate Flood Damage in Atlantic City Residences?

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Flood and storm damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

Flooding can be a devastating force, requiring multiple emergency services to protect Atlantic City properties. 

Mitigating flood damage is critical to area homes and businesses, as this ultimately reduces the money spent for restoration and the time these actions take. Specific emergency services can significantly impact the post-flooding condition and keep contents from becoming irreparably harmed.

Water Removal Services Expose Hazards

As with nearly all residential or commercial flood damage in Atlantic City, initial actions to reduce the severity and impact of pooling water require extraction. We use the initial job scoping to determine the best water removal tools to complete the tasks, namely, the ones capable of handling several inches of standing water with solids present.

Bulk Material Removal and Muck-Out Cleaning

Flooding can be destructive to the structural integrity of exposed areas of a house, leading to the collapse of materials like drywall and ceiling systems. Muck-out cleaning can remove these bulk materials and debris to make the final stages of restoration more efficient and thorough.

Content Relocation and Cleaning

Relocating contents and belongings from damaged areas can be a vital initial step in preventing greater harm and the spread of hazardous flooding effects. We have experienced technicians available at our nearby SERVPRO facility for focused deodorization, drying, surface cleaning, and storage when on-site cleaning is not feasible.

Flooding can be one of the most challenging disasters to overcome, especially when homes get struck with little warning. As leading restoration professionals, we can help customers navigate this stressful time to make smart decisions in restoring and protecting their property. Our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team is standing by 24/7 at (609) 965-0885.

Is Professional Water Cleanup Necessary for Atlantic City Properties?

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs use the latest technology and equipment for every water damage restoration service. Call now!

There are multiple advantages to choosing professional water restoration for Atlantic City residences.

It is not uncommon for property owners to want to clean up water damage on their own, but this is not always advisable. In many situations, the migration of water damage can pose substantial threats to the property when occupants lack the sophisticated equipment and training to overcome moisture pockets that deteriorate building materials or facilitate mold growth. 

A Fast Response Amid the Crisis

One of the distinct advantages of professional water restoration companies in Atlantic City properties is the fast response to developing emergencies. With situations like appliance failures or burst pipes, damage effects can quickly get out of control. Our SERVPRO professionals have 24/7 availability to provide efficient mitigation and restoration solutions necessary. 

Content Preservation and Cleaning

Protecting what matters most amid water damage situations can also be a reason to choose professional restoration options. Our SERVPRO team prioritizes the cleaning and safe storage of your personal belongings and contents to prevent unnecessary irreparable harm. When restoration is complete, these items can be returned to their original places. 

Thorough Drying and Monitoring Processes

Clearing out the moisture from exposed materials and contents requires multiple drying tools and products to promote evaporation. An advantage of professional water clean-up is monitoring the removal of moisture and damp pockets to ensure that these issues do not persist. Monitoring the removal of hidden water caches prevents secondary effects like mold growth. Some tools for this include:

Water restoration requires skilled professionals working quickly to resolve active threats before the situation worsens. With how fast water damage effects can spread through a residence or office, our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team is a trusted name to mitigate loss. We are available 24/7 at (609) 965-0885.

Cleaning Up After High-Heat Fires in Hamilton Township Homes

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained in all phases of fire damage restoration. Call now for the help you need.

Dry smoke damage after Hamilton Township structure fires requires specific cleaning practices. 

Every fire damage situation is different, so choosing the best cleaning approach and restoration solution varies as well—job scoping and damage assessment help to select the ideal mitigation solutions for soot removal and odor management. 

Clearing Debris and Bulk Materials 

Before fire restoration in Hamilton Township homes can be fully effective, initial cleaning actions are necessary for the mitigation stage. High-heat structure fires tear through building materials and leave ash, charred remnants, and blistered surfaces in their path. Fire debris removal can reduce the concentrations of soot and smoke odors that must get overcome during recovery. 

Dry Cleaning Practices for Smoke Residues

There are multiple methods to clear chalky, thin soils and sediment from combustion on surfaces and contents without wet cleaning products. The first is the use of chemical sponges whose rubbery consistency can quickly collect soot particles and wipe them away. Secondly, dry vacuuming with HEPA products filter out contaminants and aerosolized particles to prevent a reduction in indoor air quality (IAQ.)

Wet Cleaning Options for Damage

Wet cleaning can also be possible when the chemical sponges and vacuuming do not complete the soot and soil removal. The final wipe cleaning for these exposed surfaces often combines several products to reach the desired result. Because soot compositions vary considerably based on the materials burned to create them, testing and evaluating wet cleaning approaches prevent choosing a damaging restoration approach that counteracts recovery goals. Some of the products used include:

  • Detergents
  • Odor counteractants
  • Wood créme pastes

After a fire, cleaning and restoring a home or business can involve many actions beginning as soon as competent professionals arrive. Our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team is ready to assist 24/7 at(609) 965-0885 with experienced fire restoration professionals and odor control technicians.

Why Should Mold Damage Cleanup Only Be Handled by Professionals in Hamilton Township?

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

Mold will cause health effects if not handled properly. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and ready for any size disaster.

SERVPRO’s Mold Damage Team Ensures Your Hamilton Township Home is Cleaned Safely and Efficiently!

Not every Hamilton Township homeowner will know that black mold is never something they should disrupt or try to clean independently. Often, people see small patches of mold growth and think to grab spray cleaner or bleach to wipe or scrub it away. Unfortunately, this dislodges microscopic mold spores that become airborne and bring the potential for health effects. Rather than taking risks inside your home, SERVPRO has a team dedicated to the safe and efficient cleaning that you need to address any areas where mold might be colonizing in your home.

Why is SERVPRO the answer when it comes to mold remediation? Our IICRC-certified team uses advanced technology to provide our clients with incredible results as quickly as possible. We know that you do not want to experience lengthy disruptions in your home life, so we get to work fast to eradicate the problem. Some of the services our mold specialists provide include:

  • Set up of mold inspections and testing
  • Detailed mold removals and remediation
  • Remediation verification after the project is complete
  • Water damage inspections to pinpoint and address the cause of the mold infestation
  • Sanitization and odor removal
  • Controlled demolition in any areas where materials get deemed unsalvageable 

Whether you need to address attic mold or call us for bathroom mold removal, ensuring moisture is addressed is crucial. If you had moisture within the walls or lurking under surfaces, our applied structural drying (ASD) technicians implement our proven methods to dry all areas so that relative humidity (RH) within the zone gets restored to normal.

Why is mold damage restoration better with SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton? We will never wrap up the project until we know that your home is back in pre-mold condition for you and your family. Call us at (609) 965-0885.

Atlantic City Residents Deserve Quality Water Damage Restoration

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Leak in your pipes is not a DIY project. SERVPRO techs are water damage restoration experts. Call now!

When You Need Water Damage Assistance, Contact SERVPRO for Restoration of Your Atlantic City Home!

Not all water damage will be visible to the naked eye. If you had a spill or pipe leak within your Atlantic City property, there could be hidden water damage behind walls and baseboards, under ceilings and flooring, and more. Water migrates following the path of least resistance so that you could miss a lot of moisture with just DIY efforts alone. SERVPRO specializes in locating and eradicating hidden moisture before it has a chance to morph into secondary damage or lead to mold growth.

Working with SERVPRO for your water damage restoration needs in Atlantic City, you will have many benefits to enjoy. Not only do we put your mind at ease with our expertise and skill, but you can trust in us for the following:

  • 24/7 emergency availability – we are here when you need us!
  • We are on our way and at your door within hours to get started.
  • We will provide you with detailed explanations and estimates for the work that must get performed.
  • Our team is happy and available to work with your insurance company to ensure your claim goes as smoothly as possible.
  • All of our SERVPRO technicians are trained, professional, and IICRC-certified.
  • We always take the time to address questions or concerns while keeping you updated as the job progresses.
  • We are proud to be a locally owned and operated franchise.

Because no two water damage jobs are alike, we can adjust and adapt accordingly so that our emergency services water damage team provides you with the best results. Whether you have burst pipes, a significant spill, or flooding, we are here to provide drying services, water extraction, deodorization, and controlled demolition when needed. Some of our efforts at your Atlantic City property may include:

  • Cabinetry drying
  • Grout and tile drying
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Carpet and carpet padding drying
  • Wall and cavity injection drying
  • Anti-microbial treatments, and more!

Water damage restoration is better left to the professionals. Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 when you need an emergency response.

Why Should Hamilton Property Owners Call SERVPRO to Handle Flood Damage?

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call. Storm damage restoration is a job for us!

SERVPRO Saves Hamilton Residents Time and Money When Addressing the Fallout of Flood Damage

Storms can roll through the Hamilton area at any time, and you could get hit with flash flooding without warning. Even if your property has a sump pump, you could end up with basement flooding or water intrusion throughout your ground floor. Rather than trying to grab a wet/dry vacuum to pull up water, you need skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) on the job to get it done faster. SERVPRO handles water remediation with proven methods so that you are not left with standing water that can lead to significant secondary damage or mold growth.

Why SERVPRO for Flood Damage in Hamilton? We’re Available 24/7!

Any water damage should never get ignored. Day or night, if you have flooding, you need water removal services at your door as soon as possible to get started. Water migration could lead to hidden moisture. This hidden moisture can make the restoration process even more time-consuming and difficult. We approach each flood restoration in Hamilton with care and precision, including:

  • Detailed assessment to determine all areas of water infiltration and the level of contamination in the water.
  • Board up and tarping services to protect your interior, if necessary.
  • Set up containment barriers to limit moisture movement and contaminant tracking to unaffected areas of your home.
  • Contents cleaning and recovery to restore versus replace whenever possible. Our team spot tests materials to ensure the best methods get chosen for cleaning. 
  • Water removal services using high-powered pumps, extractors, and associated attachments.
  • Speedy drying with the help of air movers, industrial fans, and dehumidification equipment. 
  • Thorough cleaning and sanitizing with the help of EPA-registered cleaning agents and antimicrobials. We leave your home Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Never let flood damage sit until it turns into something devastating and costly. Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton by calling (609) 965-0885 when you need us!

SERVPRO Offers a Premier Fire Restoration Service to Hamilton Township Residents

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage is no easy task. Call the professionals of SERVPRO for the fire mitigation services needed for your home.

It Pays to Hire Professional Fire Restoration Service in Hamilton Township

Cleaning the structure and contents during fire restoration of your Hamilton Township home involves removing smoke residues from the interior and exterior surface of the building. The goal of a restorer is to return the building to a preloss condition. SERVPRO technicians work hard to ensure that your home is restored “Like it never even happened.” 

The time required by SERVPRO technicians in cleaning the smoke and soot residue during fire restoration of your Hamilton Township home depends on many factors. For instance, the fire and smoke damage are more if the surface involved is porous and the residue is oily and wet. Consequently, SERVPRO techs need to effectively use several cleaning methods and products to clean the surfaces of fire-damaged homes. 

Types of Surfaces SERVPRO Techs Encounter During House Fire Cleanup in Hamilton Township

The goal of SERVPRO technicians of Hamilton Township is to clean the smoke and soot residue without damaging the surface underneath. The method of cleaning and the cleaning agent used depends on the type of surface involved. 

Surfaces that can withstand water during fire damage restoration are generally cleaned using a water-based cleaning product. Such surfaces are called water-washable surfaces and usually are easier to clean.

However, not all surfaces can withstand water-based cleaners. SERVPRO techs use dry cleaning methods for such surfaces. Various solvents are used for cleaning such surfaces. These are often a derivative of petroleum.

Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885; we are available 24/7 to help you. 

Atlantic City Establishments Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restorations

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has IICRC certified trained and experienced technicians for all phases of fire restoration. Call now!

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

A fire incident at your place of business can cost you 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 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 of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 to consult our professionals round the clock. 

Professional Water Damage Repair for My Hamilton Township, NJ

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO. Our technicians are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Offers a Reliable and Affordable Water Damage Repair Service to Hamilton Township Homes

Water damage incidents in homes are more common than you might expect. Many Hamilton Township homeowners make the mistake of neglecting the early signs and waiting too long to hire professionals like SERVPRO for water damage repair. 

Each day you put off involving SERVPRO technicians for water damage repair of your Hamilton Township home, you contribute to the situation going from bad to worse. SERVPRO technicians stand the best chance to successfully restore your property if they can begin the process as soon as possible. It is crucial to eliminate water soaked into the material and control the humidity to prevent secondary, long-term damage. 

How do SERVPRO Techs Speed Up the Drying Process During Water Cleanup from Your Hamilton Township Home?

SERVPRO technicians adhere to the IICRC S500 guidelines to speed up the drying of your Hamilton Township home. The technicians manage three key psychrometric conditions to achieve this-

  • Humidity: SERVPRO experts use dehumidifying equipment to reduce the air's moisture surrounding the wet material to speed up the drying process. 
  • Airflow: As water evaporates from a material, the air directly above the surface- called the boundary layer, becomes cold and saturated with moisture. Replacing this moisture-laden air with warm drier air speeds up the drying process. 
  • Temperature: Increasing the temperature of the material also causes an increase in the rate of evaporation. 

Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885; we are available 24/7 to assist you.

When Your Hamilton Township Restaurant Has Mold Damage, Let Our Experts Help!

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is a serious issue that should be taken care of right away. Don't wait, call in the experts at SERVPRO!

Contending With Mold Damage In Hamilton Township Fast Food Restaurants

While you might have already contended with another variety of mold when buns and bread products expired, mold growth that develops harmful colonies can be much more threatening to your business model. The facilitation of structural mold can present health effects for your employees and your customers. Without the appropriate containment protocols taken immediately, you can find yourself unable to keep your doors open once the health department and EPA get involved.

Mold Inspection

Knowing how to identify mold damage in your Hamilton Township restaurant is critical to ensuring that the correct precautionary measures happen right away. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24/7 response to these emergencies, arriving with multiple Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) endorsed by both the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI.) This experience in light of a damaging situation is precisely what your restaurant needs to keep its doors open.

Our SERVPRO team has containment equipment, materials, and protocols that can entirely quarantine affected areas of your restaurant. While there are no guarantees that the damage is not too widespread before our team arrives to prevent the continued running of the location until remediation completes, our technicians understand how costly shutting your doors can be and do whatever we can to prevent this.

Mold Removal

The remediators can utilize specialized equipment like soda blasting to help clean damaged surfaces and remove mold colonization from walls in the restaurant's kitchen area without damaging the substrate. With many of these walls constructed of either rigid plastic sheeting and plywood, metal, or conventional sheetrock, having a system that is not destructive to the hosting material is vital to getting your business up and running again quickly.

We have established relationships with testing facilities to offer post-remediation safety analysis for your restaurant to state the interests of the health department and the parental company. Whenever mold gets discovered, you can count on our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton to help. Give our professionals a call anytime at (609) 965-0885.

Is Your Atlantic City Tub Causing Water Damage Inside the Bathroom?

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

A hidden leak can wreak havoc in your Atlantic City home. Call SERVPRO for assistance right away.

Hidden Leaks Can Lead to Severe Water Damage

Life gets busy, and Atlantic City homeowners might overlook warning signs that plumbing or overflows allow water to overreach in one or more bathrooms. Something as simple as a shower curtain billowing as the spray hits it or an overly enthusiastic bath time ritual with splash-happy toddlers can send water onto the floor of a bathroom daily. Behind the walls or under the vanity pipes can spring tiny leaks. All seems fine until the ceiling below stains or cracks. 

Even small amounts of moisture can cause water damage to your Atlantic City home over time. Inadequate caulking or frequent spills eventually permit water to reach structural components of your home. Slow leaks that puddle under a cabinet eventually break through, soaking the drywall or ceiling tiles underneath. Water also takes unexpected paths, with damage showing itself far from the site of the leak or spill. 

Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages

Our crews have seen many water damage scenarios and are experts at tracing the harm back to the source. Once SERVPRO arrives on the scene, an experienced manager assesses the visible damage and then uses sensitive moisture monitoring tools to find all building materials involved. Thermal imaging is helpful to map out areas where water collects in building cavities. 

Bathrooms might seem immune to water damage because of the materials used to protect from moisture. SERVPRO often finds tile floors and walls that have cracked or eroded grout risk saturating the subfloor or backer board if specialized strategies are not thoroughly used to remove residual water. Seals along the joints of fixtures such as tubs, shower stalls, and toilets can fail, and the supply and waste pipes can allow condensation or tiny cracks to soak walls, floors, and ceilings. 

Once SERVPRO maps out the damage, our IICRC-trained crews devise ways to expose the wet areas and release any standing water for removal. High-efficiency air movers and heaters force moisture out of building materials and into the air as vapor, allowing dehumidifiers to capture and contain the water for disposal. We ensure all wet materials return to normal moisture readings, ready for additional restoration efforts. 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton has the trained technicians and powerful equipment to dry out the water damaged spaces in your home. Call us at (609) 965-0885 for an evaluation.

SERVPRO in Hamilton Township Offers Extensive Fire Damage Restoration

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot can reach the remote areas of your home. We can remove every trace of fire damage. Call SERVPRO today!

SERVPRO Handles the Removal of Smoke and Soot to Fire Damage Properties

Some fire incidents are considerably minor since they do not spread far from the point of origin. For instance, a stove flare-up causes physical damage very close to the fireplace. However, its effects can reach other house sections, thus necessitating fire restoration in the other areas. 

If a stove flares up, fire damage restoration in your Hamilton house may only involve cleanup of various surfaces. However, this need not be interpreted as meaning the process is simple. Factors such as variance in surface materials, finishes, or texture can complicate the cleanup process. With professional assistance from SERVPRO, cleaning should not be too challenging.

Restorative Cleaning is Essential to Accomplish Various Goals, Including Addressing: 

  • Smoke Damage
  • Fire Restoration
  • House Fire Clean Up

Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians prepare for various tasks when called to address damage from stove flare-ups. For instance, we must find out how far the smoke residues spread out throughout the house since barriers such as doors or windows do not stop smoke from spreading. Testing the surfaces using cleaning sponges helps trace the spread patterns. 

Identifying different surfaces and how they react to the cleaning process is also essential to ensure fire restoration efforts do not create other problems. Our technicians check for unique surfaces such as solid wood where residues are likely to be deeply embedded. We also check for stone or metallic surfaces stained deeply by soot, ensuring we use the right cleaning techniques.

Cleaning Fire Residues is Easier if the Cleaning Team:

  • Uses Specially Formulated Cleaning Agents
  • Uses advanced Equipment For Application and Agitation
  • Follows Manufacturer Instructions Religiously

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton takes any case of fire damage restoration seriously. Call us at (609) 965-0885 to help address any damage at your home “Like it never even happened.”

Do You Know What Problems You Are Likely To Face After Flood Damage?

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When a storm hits home and you have no idea who to call. SERVPRO is the team to hire for all of your storm damage restoration services.

SERVPRO can Complete Flood Damage Remediation in Atlantic City Homes 

Flooding is a severe problem that can disrupt your daily activities and leave costly damages that you must fix to restore the property to its preloss state. Knowing the issues, you are likely to face, we can help you create a better response plan. Relying on professional restoration companies in Atlantic City helps because we have trained crews that have handled similar situations many times.

The problems you face after flood damage in Atlantic City depend on the intensity of the incident and the materials in your home. Wooden floors, especially in kitchen or dining areas, may offer you convenience in your daily activities but can be the source of long-term problems after a flooding incident hits your home. Wood naturally contains about 10% moisture, but a flooding incident can drive these levels higher as the water permeates the surface. This leads to the expansion of individual planks, which causes buckling at the joints. Our SERVPRO technicians strive to extract any standing water fast. We also start drying procedures immediately to prevent long-term problems.

Other areas of your house may be carpeted, and this has some implications too. Floodwaters contain significant levels of contaminants, including biohazards and dangerous chemicals. Highly porous materials such as carpets and pads absorb and hold these contaminants. Cleaning may remove visible soils, but it is not possible to rid the carpet of all contaminants. Our SERVPRO technicians remove carpet and pad to guarantee the safety of the occupants.

Sometimes problems may remain hidden long after the flooding incident is over. If you have tiles over a wooden underlayment, you might not realize a problem since the tiles form a seemingly sound barrier against water. However, some of the water might pass through joints to the subfloor, where it can cause deterioration and warping. One sign that can alert you of the problem is increased squeaking. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced moisture detection tools such as FLIR thermal cameras to identify wetness in concealed areas preventing such problems in the future.

After a flooding incident, to address current and future problems, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton to help. You can reach us at (609) 965-0885 any time.

Our Team Has The Training And Experience To Help You Recover From Fire Damage In Atlantic City

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A fire can be overwhelming, SERVPRO will be there every step of the way when it comes to fire damage restoration services for your home.

Why Professional Fire Damage Remediation is Necessary for Atlantic City Homes

When a fire breaks out in your Atlantic City home, the shock and worry can be overwhelming. Getting your family to a safe place is crucial and letting professionals extinguish the fire is the safest course. After the firefighters leave, cleanup needs to proceed immediately. Even a small fire can spread residues throughout your dwelling, and the soot and smoke are hard to manage. We can help.

Recovering from fire damage to your Atlantic City home requires training and experience the average homeowner does not possess. Our crews of Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians master basic to advanced concepts during IICRC training, preparing them to respond quickly and appropriately to your fire damage. We also invest in state-of-the-art equipment, tools, and products that speed the recovery process.

Often the first step of fire damage remediation is water and chemical removal due to the firefighting efforts. Safety considerations like electrical shock and slip and fall hazards make this phase necessary. In addition, unaddressed water damage is as devastating as the harm done by the fire. SERVPRO employees hold multiple certifications from the IICRC. Water removal and structural drying are well within our expertise.

Next comes an evaluation by the SERVPRO crew chief of the type of soiling caused by the fire and the best methods to remove it. Soot consists of the remnants of incompletely combusted materials and varies depending on the fire’s fuel source. Ashy residues from paper and wood vacuum up and respond well to dry sponging. Plastics and fabrics leave a thicker, sticky coating that needs agitation and cleansers with wetting agents and surfactants to loosen.

Protein-based soot is nearly colorless but highly odorous. Food and grease fires deposit this hard to dislodge residue that might need solvents and abrasives for the best outcome. SERVPRO service vehicles stock a wide range of tools and products we match to the type of soiling we find after your household fire.

Let the experts at SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton assist with the challenges of fire damage remediation in your home. Experienced project managers are available for consultations 24/7 by calling (609) 965-0885.

Can SERVPRO Help Clear Flood Damage from My Home in Hamilton Township?

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Flood damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for the help you need.

SERVPRO’s Water Clean Up Services After a Flood in Hamilton Township

Flood damage in our area can be widespread, affecting many homes and businesses. The storms bring in heavy rain, high winds, and flooding that inundates neighborhoods. It is important to begin flood restoration operations as soon as possible to reduce primary and secondary water damage before further damage occurs.

That’s why SERVPRO offers flood damage restoration services in Hamilton Township and has the resources to respond to the flood situation. We have extensive resources within our franchise; however, we can call over 1700 Franchises across the country for assistance when catastrophic events occur.

SERVPRO will respond in less than 4 hours from your initial call and has resources available to respond 24/7 to your emergency services water damage event. SERVPRO offers the following services:

  • Water Clean Up
  • Leaking Roof from Storms including board up and tarpaulin service
  • Water damage repairs

Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton for flood damage in Hamilton Township and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (609) 965-0885.

Protection of Documents and Computer Equipment During Atlantic City Commercial Water Removal

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Water damaged documents are devastating for a business. But don't worry! Call SERVPRO! There are many techniques we can try for restoration.

SERVPRO Techs Take Special Care with Atlantic City Commercial Water Clean Up

There can be numerous concerns going into a business that needs restoration services. SERVPRO techs communicate with the property owner to determine areas within the worksite that are a priority, such as:

  • Important documents 
  • Expensive computer equipment.
  • Data centers and networking devices

When commercial water removal happens in Atlantic City businesses, SERVPRO technicians work on extracting the water and removing personal items that could incur damage from the elevated humidity. Essential papers and files are a crucial part of most organizations. Even though many businesses utilize cloud storage and data center backups, most also have paper files with vital information for daily operations. When this paperwork has gotten wet, it is not necessarily that it needs disposal. SERVPRO techs have training in handling and restoring documents. 

The techs rely on the same methods that the Library of Congress utilizes for historical documents: freeze-drying. The vacuum-freeze-drying equipment used by SERVPRO is the exclusive method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) for document preservation.

In cases where computer equipment has been exposed to moisture, the technicians can arrange for an industry expert to inspect the units before reuse to ensure they are operational and safe to use.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 stands ready for commercial water removal services in Atlantic City businesses.

Hamilton Township Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Commercial Mold Removal Services

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Mold can quickly spread. Inspect for signs of leaks and mold often, and call SERVPRO for mold remediation.

SERVPRO Recommends Proactive Tactics for Avoiding Mold Damage in Hamilton Township Properties

Mold spores are present inside and outside of structures. These microscopic particles harmlessly float until they encounter ideal conditions for germination. If there are conditions that sustain the mold, such as:

  • Humidity over 50%
  • Consumables
  • Temperatures averaging 70-degrees Fahrenheit

One of the top ways to lessen the chances of needing commercial mold removal in Hamilton Township business properties is to perform regular inspections of the property. Once a month, look over the interior and exterior. Mold frequently begins where there are leaks, so checking under cabinets in break rooms and around sinks in bathrooms is an excellent starting place. The exterior can have roof leaks or damaged soffits allowing water to enter. These situations can set up a perfect environment for mold growth. 

Taking the time to do regular inspections can assist with avoiding having to shut down a business for mold remediation. SERVPRO techs can handle any size mold damage issue and arrange for testing to determine the type of mold affecting the property. 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 supports local property owners with commercial mold removal services in Hamilton Township buildings.

Hamilton Township Residents Get Better Results from Water Restoration Companies After Damage

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Water can quickly ruin floors, ceilings, and drywall. Call SERVPRO is available 24/7 to restore your home.

SERVPRO Serves Hamilton Township with Professional Water Cleanup

Hamilton Township has been ranked repeatedly in the top twenty safest cities in the United States. The town has numerous natural areas for both locals and visitors to enjoy. 

Visiting Veterans Park in Hamilton Township

One of New Jersey's largest recreational parks is Veterans Park, which spans 350-acres within Hamilton Township. The park holds Mercer Lake, which is one of the biggest human-made lakes in the state. The lake was designed as part of a federal flood control project to prevent flood damage along Assunpink Creek. 

Venue for Sculpture Lovers and Garden Fans

Another interesting destination for art lovers in Hamilton Township is The Grounds for Sculpture. This open-air exhibition is a sculpture park situated on 42-acres. The grounds have more than 270 sculptures, gardens, water features, and a host of scenic beauty views to take in. 

The Sayen Park Botanical Garden is a municipal park and botanical garden that has been at the center of controversy in recent years. The park, named for Frederick Sayen, opened on land owned by his family. The garden began when the Sayen family built a bungalow and displayed their collection of plant species from their travels to China, Japan, and England. The site became municipal property in 1988 when Hamilton Township purchased it. Before reopening the expanded garden as a municipal park in 1991, it was disclosed that an anonymous source warned state officials about pollution at the garden site. The source said that the area had been used as a dumping ground for:

  • Waste chemicals
  • Manufacturing debris 
  • A pipe that ran underground carried toxic waste runoff to a nearby stream

For years, this situation mostly came from the Mercer Rubber Company, a business owned by the Sayen family. Investigators concluded the pollution charge had merit and identified a potential cancer cluster within one mile of the garden. The EPA became involved in the cleanup of the site to make it a safe place for visitors.

The Benefits of Using Water Restoration Companies That Can Also Repair Hamilton Township Homes

After an event occurs that requires Hamilton Township property owners to call in the help of water restoration companies, this type of home disaster can feel overwhelming enough without the hassle of locating, vetting, and hiring a contractor to handle the repairs to the home. Common repairs to local properties that experience water damage include:

  • Ceiling repairs from leaks
  • Installation of new flooring
  • Inspection to assure the house is structurally sound
  • Replacement of ruined sheetrock

This SERVPRO location has a general contractor license HIC #13VH05086500. The techs can perform any repairs necessary to return the home to a normal state. Many homeowners turn the water damage situation into a positive and choose to update their homes with new additions or paint colors to bring a new look to their property. When the water mitigation efforts complete, the damage from the water will be "Like it never even happened."

Hamilton Township residents trust SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 as their go-to choice among water restoration companies.

What Happens to Wooden Hotel Floors after Fire Damage?

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Fire damage done to your commercial building can be hazardous. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment to have your building back up and running.

SERVPRO helps Atlantic City hoteliers with fire damage clean up

Many hoteliers know that wooden floors, especially traditional hardwood floors, lend an elegant ambiance to a hotel and are often a talking point with guests. 

If you are concerned about the fire damage to your Atlantic City hotel, call SERVPRO. We train our teams to assess the damage and design the ideal course of action to get you back up and running as soon as possible. Unfortunately, hardwood floors are particularly susceptible to smoke damage, as their porous surface lets the smoke particles in. Do not despair, however, as there is hope:

  • In some cases, we can simply brush, wipe and vacuum away the soot.
  • We use industry-standard cleaning products to remove soot and restore luster.
  • If the wood floor got wet due to fire-fighting, we can test for moisture and carefully dry the area.

Timing is vital. The sooner we arrive, the better the chance of restoring the floor before the damage gets worse. Please do not delay. 

If you are concerned about the fire damage to the wooden floors in your hotel, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton immediately at (609) 965-0885.

Where To Look for Flood Damage after a Storm in Atlantic City?

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Flood damage done to your home is no easy task. Call the team of IICRC certified techs from SERVPRO for the flood mitigation services needed.

Give your Atlantic City home a once-over with SERVPRO.

Do you check your home after storms and floods? You might assume that flood problems will immediately show up as apparent puddles on your floor, but that is not always the case.

If you are concerned about flood damage to your Atlantic City home after a storm, SERVPRO advises a walk-through of your home. As well as apparent puddles of water, look for signs such as:

  • Sagging or swollen-looking ceilings.
  • Streaks or patches of water on the floor, ceilings, or walls.
  • Wet beams or damp insulation in the attic.
  • Water drips or a smell of sewage around the plumbing.

If you see signs of flood damage, call SERVPRO. We can pump out excess water and dry, clean, and deodorize your belongings. We can also oversee structural repairs such as replacing roof shingles or installing new insulation. We can clean everything from your home’s structure to your favorite family knickknacks – no job is too big or too small.

Are you worried about signs of flood damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885.

The Importance of Thorough Fire Damage Restoration in Hamilton

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Fire damage remediation should be handled by a team of pros. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified for any size job necessary for your home.

SERVPRO helps Hamilton Township homes with House Fire Cleanup

Hamilton is a township of 88,464 residents that sits within the New York Metropolitan area. Being so close to New York means there is always plenty to see and do near Hamilton. However, the township has its own charm, and there is plenty of history to explore here.

Hamilton has a rich history, and you will find several historic buildings here. Early settlers in Hamilton were farmers, shipbuilders, tailors, and wheelwrights. Dutch and Swedish settlers built homes in what would become Hamilton in the late 17th century. Captain George May purchased land in the area in the mid-eighteenth century and set up a shipyard and trading post. By 1778 locals called the area Mays Landing. The addition of ironworks boosted the town’s fortune, and in 1842 local government incorporated it as Hamilton Township.

See the historic buildings of Hamilton Township.

With such a long history, it is not surprising that there are several historically exciting buildings in Hamilton Township. Be sure to stop and see:

  • The Isaac Watson House is the oldest home in Mercer County, dating from 1708. Isaac Watson was descended from British Quakers, and he settled in Hamilton Township. You can enjoy docent-guided tours each spring and fall. The house is authentically furnished with many pieces of furniture created by New Jersey craftspeople.
  • Kuser Farm Mansion is a stunning Queen Anne style home from 1892. In 1976, Hamilton Township purchased the 70-acre estate and turned the mansion into a living museum and educational space. You can take a tour, enjoy the grounds, or attend a special event such as their regular movie nights and Winter Wonderland.
  • John Abbott II House was the site of a historical confidence trick. In 1776 the State Senator, Samuel Tucker, decided to save the town’s fortunes from the advancing British. He hid vast amounts of his own and the town’s wealth in the house, contained in a large black trunk. When the British arrived, they found the chest empty. The Abbott family pretended they were moving house and hid the money and deeds in pots and pans!
  • The Enoch Middleton House belonged to the Quaker of that name, who used the house and garden to hide escaping slaves. At one point, he had thirty or more slaves hidden in his home, where he also held secret abolitionist meetings.
  • Grafton House belonged to Richard Jacques, who was the first Sheriff of Mercer County. This beautiful, imposing eighteenth-century home is located close to Hamilton Town Square and is available as a venue for weddings and other celebrations.

What types of damage follow after a fire?

The main problems after a fire are:

  • Soot and smoke damage to the structure of your home and your belongings. This coats items in a layer of grime that smells bad and is hard to get rid of.
  • Burned and warped materials. Structural elements and furniture can bubble, break, crack and warp as the fire burns.
  • Water from fire fighting can leave walls, floors, drapes, and contents waterlogged, which increases the risk of structural damage and mold growth.

SERVPRO takes care of every kind of fire damage. We scrub, wipe and vacuum away soot, dry or hydraulic clean stained items, dry your home, and oversee structural repairs.

For thorough fire damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885.

What does it Take to Restore a Brigantine Home?

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Water damage done to your home may be more difficult to handle yourself. Call the pros at SERVPRO and let their IICRC certified techs do the job.

Homes in Brigantine with Water Damage Need a Professional Team to Assess the Damage, Extract Water and Perform Repairs

Water damage happens quite frequently, often regardless of the age of your home. It only takes a leaky pipe or broken appliance to allow water to flow freely through your living areas and cause significant damage. Although the solution may appear simple – dry the space – a successful restoration job requires planning and an orderly application of specialized water cleanup techniques.

In Brigantine, water damage in homes and businesses can be entrusted to SERVPRO. Our certified technicians follow industry best practices until your place is restored and back to mint condition. To establish a solid foundation for our process, we take the time to explore the space and focus on the following-

  • Safety- is the structure safe? Do structural elements appear to be compromised?
  • Contents- do we need to offer move-out services? Can we manage the damage by establishing physical barriers between the affected and unaffected areas of your home?
  • Repairs- do we need to coordinate with other contractors for repairs to ensure your home's safety and integrity before other restoration tasks?  

Do not underestimate the impact of a water event in your home. Call our professional team at (609) 965-0885 SERVPRO of Atlantic City/ Hamilton/ Hammonton and let our expert crew develop a plan that works for your needs. 

Unaddressed Flood Damage is a Threat to Hamilton Township Homes

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SERVPRO has the man power and equipment for any size flood damage. Call us 24/7 365 days a year.

Restoration Services in Hamilton Township Mitigate Loss 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 stormwater 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-

  • 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 of Atlantic City/Hamilton/ Hammonton weather the storm with you. Call us at (609) 965-0885 and let our expert team take charge.

Atlantic City Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

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SERVPRO has expert technicians for any size fire damaged home. They are trained and certified fort he job.

Relax and enjoy Atlantic City's Entertainment, including Fireworks

Atlantic City is known worldwide for its iconic Boardwalk, casinos, and reputation. Every time someone plays the traditional U.S. version of Monopoly, they become better acquainted with the streets of "A.C.," generally considered prime real estate in New Jersey. Incorporated as a city in 1854, its first hotel was built a year earlier, ready for train service arrival. As early as 1874, nearly half a million people were visiting the city and enjoying its amenities.

Many attribute the success of Atlantic City to Dr. Jonathan Pitney, also known as "The Father of Atlantic City." Pitney's vision was to develop the area as a health destination to which railroad access was essential. As a result, the railroad was built with Samuel Richards' help, and the first Atlantic City boardwalk was built in 1870. Over time, the Boardwalk became longer and wider-reaching, about seven miles before it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1944. Water not fire damaged the Boardwalk.

The 20th century marked a period of growth for Atlantic City, where large hotels and homes were built. It is common knowledge that during the Prohibition, liquor and gambling continued to rise in A.C. while allowing racketeering and contraband to flourish. During this time, Nucky Johnson amassed power, mainly due to the kickbacks he received from the illicit activities in the city and the construction industry.

Even today, Atlantic City is known for its vibrant nightlife, but it also has suffered ups and downs. After World War II, crime and corruption became the norm, and the city's economy declined significantly. Many of the original grand structures were demolished and absorbed by hotel chains. In the 1970s, the legalization of gambling gave way to the Boardwalk's resurgence, even though poverty still prevailed, providing a stark contrast to the tourists flocking into the city.

Visitors and residents of New Jersey can visit Atlantic City year-round for a strong lineup of entertainment. Concerts and performances anchor your time in A.C. while restaurants and casinos provide hours of unparalleled experiences. Families are also welcome and can select activities on the Boardwalk and beyond. Some options for families include-

  • Atlantic City Aquarium
  • African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ
  • Atlantic City Cruises
  • Beach and Ocean Activities

Whether you have a few hours or a full weekend, Atlantic City is like no other place in the world. Make a plan to visit as soon as you can.

Looking after Your Fire Damaged Atlantic City Home

As homeowners, we focus on our places' general upkeep by investing in landscaping, painting, and other repairs. However, every so often, an incident occurs that goes above and beyond what we can handle ourselves. For example, fire damage in a kitchen can escalate and allow soot to travel through the home and leave the smell of smoke lingering in the air. 

SERVPRO answers the call for Soot and Smoke Cleanup

When a property needed fire damage restoration, call SERVPRO and allow us to provide our expert service to restore your home. Upon arrival, you should expect the following-

  • A full assessment of the fire damage and mitigation of cross-contamination
  • Water extraction and drying services with industry-grade equipment, if needed
  • Application of EPA-approved cleaning solutions tailored to each surface
  • Restored healthy IAQ indoor air quality using scrubbers and foggers

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is a phone call away. Call us at (609) 965-0885 and let our expert team remove the memories of fire damage and make your home feel "Like it never even happened."

Why Did Some of My Furniture and Cupboards Swell?

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Don't let moisture take over your home. If your see evidence of water damage in your home, don't wait, call SERVPRO right away for assistance.

SERVPRO provides fast response for water damage in Hamilton Township

Water can enter a home or a commercial building in several ways, causing damage to the contents and the structure if not removed quickly. The most common sources of water are:



Broken or cracked water pipes

Appliances malfunctioning

Broken windows, doors, and even the roof caused by storms

Floods



Whenever water enters your Hamilton Township home, significant water damage can occur if the water and moisture are not immediately removed. The amount of damage only increases the longer water or even high humidity is left in place. Various wood products react differently to water as they absorb moisture and swell. For example:



Hardwood floors swelling may cause cupping or crowning

Wood products such as particleboard and plywood swell and lose structural integrity

Laminated flooring may swell quickly

The finish on furniture constructed from particleboard may prevent water from penetrating



Your SERVPRO team can respond quickly and focus on items most sensitive to water damage.

Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton for water damage service to Hamilton township residential and commercial buildings and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (609) 965-0885.

Recovering from a Fire in Atlantic City

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A fire can happen at any time. Contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services.

Call SERVPRO when you have fire damage in Atlantic City.

While Atlantic City has a storied history, with economic turmoil, significant weather events, and long sandy beaches, the city has maintained a reputation of being known as the world's playground. Developers have viewed the islands and marshlands as prime real estate for a resort town. The first hotel was constructed in 1853; train service began in 1854, connecting Philadelphia, bringing over 500,000 passengers a year to the seaside resort town.

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Atlantic City is known as a vacation destination with many hotels and businesses supporting tourism. The town's first boardwalk was built in 1870 and continues to this day. The boardwalk has gone through many alterations as it grew with the city and weathered many storms, hotel fires, and business evolution. The Atlantic City boardwalk runs approximately seven miles from Atlantic City to Longport as it passes Ventnor and Margate.

The boardwalk is possibly the largest attraction in Atlantic City, next to the sandy beaches and hotels. Atlantic City built several piers with entertainment, rides, and food outlets. On the boardwalk's landside are all of the small businesses, restaurants, hotels, and casinos. Tourists can rent bicycles early in the morning to experience the boardwalk's entire length or visit restaurants in a neighboring city. Thousands of people stroll the boardwalk all day long, taking in the sights and sounds, visiting the casinos and the beach.

Atlantic City Casinos

New Jersey residents approved legalized gambling in 1974, ushering in expansion and an era of construction and a renewal for Atlantic City. The first casino opened in 1978 and grew to over 12 casinos employing 33,000 people by 2011. Since 2012, Atlantic City casinos have seen a decline in revenue due to an economic downturn in the US and legalized gambling in adjacent and nearby states. There have been several casinos that have declared bankruptcy, restructured, and downsized. At the current time, nine casinos are operating in the area.

Attractions and Activities in Atlantic City

Aside from the beach, the boardwalk, and the casinos, there are many other things to do in the area. There are:

  • Several museums,
  • Shopping at Tangier Outlets,
  • Concerts and shows,
  • Boat tours,
  • Various parks and
  • Many activities on the water such as parasailing, surfing, fishing, and much more.

Atlantic City remains a destination for many tourists.

Can Odors from Fires Be Treated?

Even small fires that are contained quickly and extinguished can produce a large amount of smoke and residue that causes odors. Every fire is different; however, unless you remove the odor's cause, clean and seal surfaces, residents may persistently notice a distinct smell in their homes or businesses.

We train our SERVPRO team to identify sources of odors both inside and outside a structure. They follow a time-proven process to remove persistent odors.

  • Removal of all sources of odor
  • Clean and sanitize all surfaces
  • Track the flow of smoke residue throughout the structure for deodorization
  • Apply odor removal products to neutralize unpleasant odors thoroughly

Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton for fire damage service to Atlantic City and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (609) 965-0885.

January Exhibitions at the Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) in Hamilton Township

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SERVPRO artfully mitigates storm damage to your Hamilton Township Home!

A Celebration of Bruce Beasley's LifeWorks Kicks Off at Hamilton Township's GFS this January.

Bruce Beasley is a world-renowned abstract artist that was born in Los Angeles in the mid-twentieth century. His works typically rely on impressionist principles using structures made from steel, bronze, glass, and iron. In January next year, the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton Township is celebrating sixty years of Beasley's sculptural works. Although guided tours can be booked to gain a greater insight into the workings of this significant sculptural artist, Admissions are free. The exhibition also features some of the artist's latest works made using stainless steel and bronze and collages in the on-site museum.

  • The opening times range from 10 am to 6 pm. The GFS is a non-profit ground that opens to the public daily and offers tours of the art pieces and historic sites.
  • Some nights the park remains open for a more extended period until 9 pm.
  • Reserve tickets for this sculptural celebration by visiting the GFS website

Groundwater flooding typically occurs during periods of heavy rainfall. Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 293-3506 for urgent assistance.

Experience the Vintner Wonderland in Atlantic City this Christmas

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Don't Let Stormy Weather Interfere with Your Wine Tasting and Ice Skating in Atlantic City--Says SERVPRO

Renault Winery Resort in Atlantic City Celebrates Christmas Season in Style

The annual Vintner Wonderland event is going ahead as scheduled this year at the Renault Winery Resort. The latest addition to this annual fair is the huge outdoor ice rink suitable for all ages from December 21st until the end of February. Alongside the new ice rink is the traditional fair, including horse-driven carriage rides, a shopping and food court as well as sit-downs with Santa. The vineyard here is in one of New Jersey's oldest buildings and is listed on the Register of Historic Places. Despite remaining a wine-making center, the area became a resort in the early 2000s with the opening of a premier golf course. Each year the resort opens to the public with its traditionally themed Vintner Wonderland.

  • Tickets for ice skating are recommended to be booked in advance but suitable for all ages.
  • Outdoor dining and live entertainment take place throughout the days, and schedules can be checked online.
  • The outdoor shopping experience features unique gifts and boutiques for those looking to do some late Christmas shopping.

Protecting your home after a damaging flood relies strongly on removing standing water. Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 293-3506.

Water Intrusion Can Adversely Affect Your Hamilton Township Home.

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SERVPRO can extract the water from your Hamilton Township property while you attend your night class at Princeton.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Help Hamilton Township Residents Recover Damaged Items and Restore their Home.

Along the southern border of New Jersey lies Hamilton Township. The collection of villages has a complicated relationship with its neighboring areas. It is a part of New York State's metropolitan area but, by bordering Philadelphia, has a market area that belongs to Philadelphia's federal market area. The township has a burgeoning population of 88,464 residents who take advantage of its proximity to both New York and Philadelphia for commuting purposes. Hamilton encompasses one of the largest townships in New Jersey but is split into several smaller commercial districts, including Hamilton Square, Groveville, and Yardville. The plurality of retail centers allows residents to find unique cuisines and destinations within the broader township and ensures many districts find resorts, cheap hotels, and nightlife.

There are four Seasons Here!

The humid continental climate, unfortunately, leads to much rain throughout the year. However, the high precipitation levels are somewhat offset by the long hot summers tourists and residents enjoy.

Hamilton is perhaps best known for the nearby ivy-league university, Princeton. Situated just ten miles north of Hamilton, students from some of the township's Blue Ribbon schools make the journey alongside academically gifted students from all over the United States. Princeton has a world-renowned reputation and is one of the oldest universities in the US. Each year 10,000 undergraduates stay on the campus and work toward academic excellence. The importance of this ivy league school comes in no small part to its Nobel prize-winning alumni. Altogether Princeton has links to over 40 Nobel laureates. It has also been a school for US presidents, with James Madison and Woodrow Wilson attending in their younger years. Ranked as one of the top ten universities globally, Princeton has a close connection to Hamilton Township with some iconic architecture, designed by luminaries like Frank Gehry.

  • Hamilton Township offers a heady mix of contemporary art and culture. The Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) along Sculptors Way is a non-profit organization that provides 42 acres of ground breaking pieces and an arboretum. Seward Johnson, a seminal twentieth-century artist, founded the park in 1992, which opens to hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts each year.
  • The Sayen Botanical Gardens just off Hamilton Square boasts 30 acres of kept flora and fauna and provides a unique experience for history aficionados. The annual Azalea festival hosted at the garden offers guests an ephemeral visual experience of 250,000 flowering bulbs, witnessed by wandering along with the landscaped gardens, fountains, and bridges.
  • The Kuser Mansion is an eye-opening experience for those interested in late nineteenth-century architecture. Guided tours, movie nights, and educational programs occur throughout the year to continue Hamilton's rich history and tradition. The 22-acre space plays host to the annual winter wonderland fair, which features family fun alongside lighting the Christmas tree and fireworks.

Food, Drink, and Entertainment in Hamilton Township, NJ.

Some excellent restaurants dotted around Hamilton Township provide culinary treats to rival anything found in nearby Philadelphia or New York. Alongside the assortment of fine-dining venues, there is also a wealth of unique entertainment options that celebrate the personality of this New Jersey Township.

  • Two restaurants that stand out are the Malaga Restaurant on Lalor Street and Rat's Restaurant on Fairground Road. The first features a delicious blend of Spanish seafood tapas served as a lunchtime buffet or for sit-down meals in the evening. Malaga is ideally located nearby to the Grounds for Sculpture. Rat's Restaurant is a fine-dining experience serving a classic French menu.
  • For entertainment, Hamilton offers a range of high-octane to slightly oddball activities for visitors and residents. Bury the Hatchet is a venue that celebrates the Canadian tradition of ax throwing. The sport is very similar to darts except with axes, while the friendly staff is more than happy to help teach and train new players. Classes for throwing run in the mornings, and guests can then enter an ax-throwing tournament after training.
  • Legendary Exotics allows guests to drive a range of exotic super cars, including Lamborghinis and Ferraris. The one-time tours are ideal for birthday presents or groups and allow guests to experience life behind the wheel of some of the most exclusive automobiles in the world. Typical tours run from the in-house track and pre-plotted routes.

SERVPRO Can Help Hamilton Township Residents to Overcome Water Intrusion Using Industrial Extraction Equipment

Water intrusion can cause havoc in a home environment. The presence of moisture cause materials to warp and disintegrate. There is also a microbial issue that can deteriorate quickly, creating an unsanitary environment. The most effective means of mitigating against water loss damages is to extract excess moisture and dry the ground. Incomplete drying can be the number one cause of secondary damage like mold growth. SERVPRO technicians can assess the moisture level in your home using a range of psychrometric equipment. Understanding how water migrates from the entry point throughout the home is essential to evaluate restoration scope thoroughly. Water migration can lead to moisture becoming trapped inside cavities of a building's assembly. These issues can affect your home's structural integrity, become unsanitary, or lead to mold growth and organic matter rotting. Our technicians work hard to ensure that your home undergoes comprehensive drying to limit losses.

  • We can utilize a range of portable and truck-mounted extraction equipment to transport excess water out of your home quickly. Where there is significant standing water, our technicians can deploy powerful electric submersible pumps to shift moisture.
  • Our measuring equipment includes sensors, probes, and thermal imaging cameras. By detecting heat transference patterns, we can accurately predict water migration into cavities without having to remove parts of the building assembly.
  • Cleaning services are included within the restoration and can help to reduce the overall expense of your claim. Chemical agents are useful in controlling potential secondary damage and in returning your home to its preloss condition.

Returning property to “Like it never even happened,” condition requires patience and understanding. Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 293-3193 now.

The Fire Is Out--Holiday Fun On Atlantic City Streets

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO puts out the fire in your Atlantic City Home's chimney--but you supply the cookies and milk for Santa!

Calling All Atlantic City Santas

On December 3rd, the Annual Atlantic City Santa Run will hit the community. It is a great way to recover from Thanksgiving, have some outdoor (mostly) fun, and inject a little personal sunshine (i.e. drinking) into what some people are calling a ‘dark winter’.

From 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the streets will be filled with Santas running, biking, scootering, and otherwise making their way around town for charity. It is $10 to enter, and all entrants must be 21 or older and bring in at least one new, unwrapped toy for kids. Prizes are handed out for the best Santa and Mrs. Claus costumes and all participants get a fun, souvenir mask.

Running Groups

You can choose where you want to start with these options:

  • Group 1: Vagabond to Ducktown to Wonder Bar
  • Group 2: Wonder Bar to Vagabond to Ducktown
  • Group 3: Ducktown to Wonder Bar to Vagabond

So stay healthy, and be a part of our Atlantic City community! If a holiday accident finds you needing fire damage removal in your home, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885.

Planning Meetings Scheduled in Hamilton Township

11/28/2020 (Permalink)

When the firefighters depart, SERVPRO arrives for fire damage cleanup in Hamilton Township

Help Plan Hamilton Township’s Growth for 2021

On December 9th, Hamilton Township (Atlantic County) is holding a planning meeting on the direction of the community in the coming year. It begins at 7:00 pm and any workshops or special meetings required to complete goals will be scheduled and held that night if required.

Location and Future Meetings

All planning meetings are held at the Municipal Complex on 6101 Thirteenth Street in Mays Landing. Unless otherwise notified on the Hamilton Township website, all meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Cancellations are published only through the Hamilton Township website, so hopeful attendees need to check there in case of changes due to pandemic requirements, bad weather, or other problems.

Every Hamilton Township home can suffer from a disaster. It is why SERVPRO should be the first choice for fire and odor elimination. To schedule an inspection or to start work, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 to preserve your residence.

Flood Risks and Water Damage in Hamilton Township

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

From Casinos to Homes in Hamilton Township, SERVPRO Makes You the Winner with Water Damage Mitigation

SERVPRO Provides Water Mitigation Services for Our Hamilton Township Neighbors

Land development in Hamilton Township reflects the continually changing needs of our area. New residents moving in and growing families require an increase in the acreage needed for essential services such as electricity, water, septic, and sewer systems. Today’s township services also include more robust electrical grids for uninterrupted service and the latest in the internet and other telecommunication requirements. All of these require a more developed property which can increase flood risks.

The problem is that much of the property developed recently is former farmland and orchards. These areas are far closer to waterways than previously developed land, which means developers have to cover the areas with impervious surfaces, i.e., concrete and asphalt, making them Urban Use Lands. This increases the volume of stormwater runoff that contains pollutants that contaminate nearby streams and other bodies of water, as well as the homes and businesses in the pathway of the floodwater. Adding to the land pollution also given over for transportation, recreational, industrial, and commercial use needed to support each new residential development.

Over 59 percent of the Hamilton Township municipality is comprised of Urban Use Land, with the majority of that used for residential properties. Of that number, approximately 30 to 35 percent is considered covered with an impervious surface.

Natural Counters to Effects of Hamilton Township Urban Use Lands

Forests, open water, riparian zones, and wetlands make up over 31 percent of Hamilton Township. These areas are Natural Lands and have far fewer amounts of impervious surfaces than Urban Use Lands as they do not have residential areas or accompanying infrastructure requirements.

Also, these natural areas help mitigate the negative effects caused by stormwater. For example, wetlands are superb environments for an extensive number of plant, insect, and animal species. They are exceptional habitats since they both process nutrients and store them more efficiently than other natural or man-made environments. It is these nutrients that preserve existing vegetation and wildlife and also provide the food and energy source for growth. Forests filter pollutants that can improve water quality. They also serve as a brake to slow stormwater flooding, which not only protects vegetation and wildlife but residential areas as well.

Destruction of Natural Lands Leads to Additional Threats

Destruction of Natural Use Lands has led to extensive changes in the hydrological environments around Hamilton Township. Clearing vegetation and fragmenting the landscape for development alter natural watersheds, placing other Natural Use and Urban Use Lands under threat whenever there is a severe storm. Five major effects were identified as far back as 1994 on the hydrology (the branch of science concerned with the earth's water, especially its movement with land) of the Hamilton Township Natural Use Lands.

  • A larger amount of precipitation is converted to surface runoff
  • Precipitation is converted to surface runoff at a faster rate
  • Elevated peak flows in streams
  • Decreased low flow in streams due to reduced groundwater storage input
  • Degraded stream water quality

These hydrological effects are considered the results of Urban Land Use development actions. These actions include draining, ditching, diking, damming, and filling of wetlands to create more stable, dry landmasses for further impervious surfaces to build everything from roads to single-family homes.

The increased impervious surfaces of asphalt and concrete reduce and even prevent natural precipitation (rain) from properly infiltrating and being absorbed by the soil. For example, highways and parking lots have much higher surface runoff velocity rates than a forest floor, a meadow, or a wetland. The runoff volume is also larger, indicating that surface and shallow subsurface storage is more reduced than it is on Natural Use Lands. This volume further reduces lower long-term groundwater recharge and the subsequent groundwater discharge during periods of baseflow in droughts, which can cause the following:

  • Increased pollutants cause a decline in water quality
  • Decreased water levels degrade Riparian Habitats
  • Interference with navigable waterways

Other negative impacts of increased impervious surfaces include the increased volume of water and levels of soil and associated contaminants, which flow through the Natural Use watershed. Improperly managed runoff is the equivalent of a six-lane highway when it comes to transporting pollutants such as bacteria, fertilizers, and debris such as trees washed out by ditching and draining. All of these are eventually washed directly into Hamilton Township creeks, streams, and their tributaries, contaminating the surface water.

Flooding Is Not the Only Threat to Hamilton Township Homes

For many homeowners, the source of water comes from inside the home. Examples include a failed appliance like a dishwasher or an inlet pipe cracked from an early frost. SERVPRO considers water from these sources clean and makes water mitigation in a Hamilton Township home less difficult since there is no manpower or resources expended to eliminate the health threat from the pollutants in stormwater.

Mitigation specialists immediately begin using water pumps and smaller extraction devices to draw water out of each residence. Many water mitigation projects do not require heavy-duty equipment, but mops, buckets, squeegee, and elbow grease. As they remove the water, other team members begin discarding debris. In a very short time, water destroys everything paper-based, from books to photographs. While some items can be saved from disposal, any attempt at restoration must be made by a professional service.

Preserving wood furniture can be accomplished easier, but it depends on the material. Hardwoods handle water better than composites like fiberboard, but once specialists quickly set up a combination of air movers and exhaust fans, most items can be preserved. If needed, they can also set up dehumidifiers to reduce the threat of not just wood cracking and splitting but also preserve the varnish and other finishes.

No matter if it is a sudden thunderstorm or a split inlet pipe, you need professional restoration when it comes to water mitigation if your Hamilton Township home floods. That is why SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton needs to be your first call. Contact us today at (609) 965-0885 to get started.

Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Atlantic City

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

Go out and enjoy Deck The Hall - Festival of Trees, this event supports so much.

Festival of Trees Decks the Halls in Atlantic City

All season long, you can enjoy Deck The Hall - Festival of Trees, a season-long charitable event intended to generate funds for CASA. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) has teamed up with local Atlantic City businesses, organizations, and individuals to sponsor a custom-decorated tree, which will get displayed at a private reception. The event highlights the individuals who support local children and families in the Boardwalk Hall lobby. This event's proceeds get donated directly to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties to support neglected and abused children this holiday season.

  • The event kicks off December 12th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will run until December 31st
  • The annual ‘Deck the Hall - Festival of Trees’ event has generated $48,000 for local community organizations. 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 has the experience and professional equipment to perform expert mold cleanup for the motel industry in Atlantic City.

If Water Builds Up Behind Walls, what is the Best Way to Remove It?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO assist with your water damaged walls.

SERVPRO Handles Water Mitigation Using Specialized Equipment, Ensuring Your Galloway Property is Free of Moisture

On any scale, water emergencies play an immense role in property damage for homeowners in the Galloway area. While some damage could be slight, like staining on walls and ceilings, moisture accumulation that remains hidden behind walls can bring about mold and mildew growth and structural damage. Excessive moisture or leaking pipes away from the unseen eye pose a hidden threat – this calls for the help of SERVPRO’s skilled technicians.

What Role Does Moisture Detection Take with Water Cleanup?

Our team of certified restoration technicians has the training necessary to handle water mitigation in Galloway when you need it. Our advanced water extraction and moisture detection equipment allow us to get the job done quickly so that your household can get back to your routine fast. At SERVPRO, we know that any amount of water accumulation can develop into rusted metals, peeling paint, bubbling wallpaper, and degradation of your structural components. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, which gives you the peace of mind you need when faced with a water emergency.

How Does Water Migrate into Areas of My Home?

The nature of water is to travel or migrate from the water zone where the incident took place into dry spaces. Your home is comprised of a variety of building materials that are susceptible to water retention, including drywall, wood, and other porous materials. Any water retention can lead to warping, swelling, and breakdown of such materials. There is also the potential for rapid mold growth if moisture is not addressed as quickly as possible. We feature IICRC-certified technicians that carefully monitor your walls, flooring, and ceilings with moisture detection tools that help us to determine the process of our drying efforts.

How Does SERVPRO Speed Drying and Find Hidden Moisture?

We have access to copious amounts of equipment that help our team locate moisture and achieve our drying goals. Once we move from extraction to the drying phase, such attention to detail allows us to cut back on water damage that could otherwise develop under your carpeting and behind walls. Additionally, meticulous planning meshed with our proprietary planning helps us to select the best tools for each project on a case-by-case basis.

Just a sampling of the various tools that we have on-hand to help with moisture monitoring and detection include:

  • Moisture Meters – Non-penetrating and penetrating moisture meters help our crew find moisture content in certain materials, giving us insight into when your Galloway structure is dry.
  • Moisture Sensors – Such devices provide details on how much moisture is left is softer materials like carpets, carpet padding, and upholstery.
  • Thermo-Hygrometers – This equipment helps our team monitor and measure the air temperature and relative humidity throughout your property.

Why Choose Skilled Water Mitigation Rather Than DIY Cleanup Methods?

A wet-dry vacuum works well in light water incident situations, but you can never be sure that all moisture gets removed. Even with the setup of fans and a dehumidifier, hidden moisture is best addressed by certified technicians with access to and training to use professional-grade equipment. Our Green Fleet comes stocked with the right tools for the job, and our skill set allows us to tackle any size project, big or small. For water removal as part of our mitigation plan, we utilize equipment such as:

  • Submersible pumps or truck-mounted extractors, which are excellent for standing water over two-inches deep. Such extractors can pull up hundreds to thousands of gallons of water, including water containing debris.
  • Portable pumps
  • Rovers, also known as ride-on units
  • Carpet wands or light-wand extractors, and more

Will Many Materials Have to Get Removed?

Depending on the given situation and level of damage, controlled demolition might be necessary. These targeted efforts allow us to remove unsalvageable materials so that they can be replaced with all-new materials to ensure your property is left in preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.” General contractor license#: HIC #13VH05086500.

The crew can pull out baseboards, then perform flood cuts just above the waterline. This allows for the safe removal of damaged drywall and strategic placement of fans or air movers that help create an optimal drying situation with enhanced airflow to wall cavities. Should there be damage behind the walls or insulation, our team will handle it and ensure all moisture is gone before the drywall gets replaced and refinished.

We Leave No Area Unaddressed

Throughout the project, the SERVPRO team moves through every step to carefully monitor the drying process and relative humidity. This helps us adjust accordingly to stay on track with all of our drying goals. By way of a specialized formula, the crew keeps a close eye on the temperature, airflow, moisture levels, and humidity.

When it comes to professional water mitigation, nobody does it better than SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton. Call us at (609) 965-0885 to have a crew deployed to your property for emergency service.

How Does SERVPRO Decontaminate Homes with Flooding?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

When floodwaters affect your home, you can trust our certified professionals to assist you every step of the way with water removal efforts.

Our Technicians Use Proprietary Cleaning Agents to Sanitize Brigantine Homes.

Storms can bring floodwaters raging through Brigantine. It does not have to be warmer weather for flooding to occur. Winter snow can cause flash flooding if it melts quickly enough. Natural disasters cause 90% of all flooding, and when that happens, it brings contaminated water into local homes. 

How Does Flood Water Affect Homes?

Flood damage in Brigantine homes can cause all kinds of problems. Standing water leads to structural damage, contents get ruined, and health issues from contaminated water is a serious concern. Professional mitigation is required to clean, repair, and restore flood-damaged residences.

Decontamination is a Main Concern

Before the structural drying can begin, water extraction and sanitation must be mitigated. One of the immediate concerns is preventing the spread of microbes. We use EPA-registered proprietary cleaning agents to get rid of contaminants. These products are designed in-house by our chemists and are not available in stores. Our technicians use the following:

  • Antimicrobials
  • Biocides
  • Disinfectants
  • Sanitizers
  • Sporicides

With this powerful arsenal, technicians are able to prohibit microbe growth and their spread. Viricides and fungicides, part of the biocide group, mitigate help with microbial sanitary concerns. Disinfectants kill up to 99% of germs present. Sporicides are used for mold and sanitizers lower microbial levels to within acceptable ranges.

SERVPRO treats all contaminated surfaces with the correct cleaning agent. As the restoration process moves forward, surfaces are re-treated as necessary. Our technicians are certified in dealing with biohazards and mold. They are professionals who understand what needs to be done to mitigate flood damage. We work with homeowners and insurance companies to make sure the entire process goes as smoothly as possible.

 Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton /Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 for expert flood damage service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Who Can Clean Up a Water Damaged Property in Atlantic City?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Our technicians eliminate fire damage from Atlantic City homes. There is no reason to delay fixing up fire damage.

Atlantic City Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Restoration Services

Many people come to Atlantic City to gamble and enjoy the expansive, beautiful beaches and giant boardwalk. It's such a popular tourist spot, and it's easy to forget people live and work here full time. It's also a place where accidents can happen. House fires are frightening ordeals to go through. Even after the fire is out, there are still losses to be recorded and damage to clean up. Not only does fire do damage, but soot and smoke does not go away quite as easily as you think it would. Every structure is different, and fire never burns exactly the same way twice, so every fire damage job is unique. SERVPRO of Atlantic City are the people you want for the job!

We Are Here to Help
When fire damage occurs in an Atlantic City home, often the owner is upset and confused. This is a time to call SERVPRO. The faster we get on it, the faster it gets done. We are not just fast; we are also professionally trained, experienced, and we have the special equipment needed to fully restore your Atlantic City home or business to its former glory. We restore what we can and replace it if there is no other choice. We also take the time to address not only the temporary construction solutions needed to keep fire damage from getting worse while the mitigation is ongoing but also the full-scale reconstruction required afterwards.

Remember: Safety First
You'd, of course, like to be safe, so here are some helpful hints.

    •    Determine to see if it is safe to stay in your house.
    •    Beware of electrical and slipping hazards.
    •    Remember that damp materials can be very hefty, so be careful in handling them.
    •    Keep safety in mind first at all times.

We Clean Up After Ourselves
We do a lot of clean up on these types of jobs. Here are the different types of clean-up we do.

    •    Dry Cleaning - This cleans up light residues or used as pre-cleaning before wet cleaning.
    •    Wet Cleaning - This effective method of cleaning is used for taking out moderate to hefty residues.
    •    Spray and Wipe -This works for things that cannot stand the wet cleaning process.
    •    Foam Cleaning - We do this for fabrics and upholstery as they may shrink, or the colors may run if they were wet cleaned.
    •    Abrasive Cleaning - This calls for agitation of the item being cleaned.
    •    Immersion Cleaning - This is when we dip contents into a bath of cleansing product.

Our technicians eliminate fire damage from Atlantic City homes. There is no reason to delay fixing up fire damage. Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton right away at (609) 965-0885. You will be glad you did!

Can SERVPRO Clean My Drapes as Part of Water Cleanup in Atlantic City?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

We aim to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Atlantic City Residents Want to Be Sure Their Drapes Are Clean after Water Cleanup?

Getting the right drapes for your Atlantic City home can be surprisingly challenging. First, you have to get the correct dimensions. Then you have to decide on the color, style, and hanging method. It is worth it, of course – drapes are a great addition to any room’s décor and part of your unique decorating style.

Drapes can also be frustrating to clean, due to their size and bulkiness. That is why SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton includes drapery cleaning as part of our Atlantic City water cleanup service. We know that your main aim after a water disaster is to get your home back the way you like it with the minimum of fuss.

Why is it important to get my drapes cleaned after water damage?
It is natural after water damage to be concerned with floors, rugs, and furniture. However, do not overlook your drapes. Even if only the bottom part of them is affected, it is still essential to clean them, because:

    •    The water could cause the color to run and ruin the look of your curtains
    •    Untreated damp materials can develop unpleasant musty odors
    •    Wet cloth provides a ripe breeding ground for fungal growth

Do I have to take my curtains down before cleaning?
No. In most cases, SERVPRO technicians can clean your drapes while they are still hanging. This is much faster and more convenient for you:
    •    You do not have to take your drapes down
    •    You do not have to wash them yourself, which is much better
    •    You do not have to go to the trouble of taking them to a dry cleaning service
    •    You do not have to hang temporary window covers

What methods does SERVPRO use for cleaning drapes?
We have two main methods for washing curtains.
Machine dry cleaning is the most convenient and effective method in most water cleanup situations. It is suitable for light to moderate soiling. The technician will use an upholstery dry cleaning machine to treat the drapery with a suitable dry cleaning solvent. Then they vacuum away cleaning residues and dirt. If any areas are more heavily soiled, we can use spot cleaning products to get out more stubborn residues.

We put down protective cloths before we start, to protect the walls and floor from over splash.

Our technicians might, more rarely, use hot water extraction. This is more common in commercial water cleanup situations, but we can use it in domestic cases with heavier soiling. The machine pushes water and a cleaning solution into the drapes at high pressure, and then a SERVPRO technician vacuums the drapes to draw out water and dirt.

What about the fixtures and fittings?
We aim to clean curtains without disturbing the fixtures and fittings. However, if the hanging rod is particularly soiled or damaged, our teams can take it down and clean it. We might need to remove the rod in some cases, but we will put it back afterward.

If your drapes have a pelmet or valance, we might need to remove this to get to the drapery behind it. We can also clean the valance before hanging it up again.

What about color bleeding?
SERVPRO knows that color bleeding is a severe concern when cleaning textiles. Color bleeding will ruin the look of your drapes, and you will need to replace them. We guard against color runs by pre-testing your drapes before applying any cleaning methods. We test an inconspicuous corner and let it dry to observe it at each drying stage.

Can you help dry my drapes too?
Yes – drying is an essential part of curtain cleaning. Drapes that are left wet offer a breeding ground for fungus. Our technicians use air movers and fans to dry the area around your drapes and encourage the material to dry. We also use dehumidifiers to reduce moisture in the surrounding air and can bring in portable heaters if necessary.

What about leftover odors?
No one wants their home to smell damp. Thankfully we can treat odors with a choice of methods:

    •    Using air scrubbers to filter the air and remove bad smells
    •    Injecting deodorizing agents directly into materials
    •    Placing odor-collecting pellets nearby
Our team can also advise you on a range of topical treatments that we can apply to your drapes after cleaning. These include soil protectants, stain resisters, and antistatic formulations, to keep your curtains looking and smelling great.

We aim to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” That means clean, dry drapes, and no musty smell. Our team is available 24 hours a day, and no job is too small. If your drapes need cleaning, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885.

A Dishwasher Leak Caused Water Damage in My Property. Who Can Help Me to Restore it?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Take a peek into one of our training sessions. At SERVPRO, we constantly train to handle any emergency restoration situation.

Contact SERVPRO's Team of Technicians in Atlantic City to Perform Water Restoration in your Property.

Water from a faulty dishwasher can damage your furniture, wood floor, drywall, and other materials if not restored on time. It can seep through various materials in your Atlantic City home, and the more the surface gets 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 in your Atlantic City residence, we must know the type of water damage in your home. 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 benefect, a disinfectant that destroys 99 percent of organisms it gets into contact with on surfaces.

How can you remove the water from my home?

Our SERVPRO team can remove the excess water using pumps and wet/dry vacuums. Removing the bulk water is a vital set for reducing the time required to dry a home. 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, thermal imaging cameras, and moisture meters 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, you are dealing with, SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton can help restore your property to its pre-damaged state. Talk to us today at (609) 965-0885.

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What Does Fire Damage Restoration Involve?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

You can contact our professionals 24/7. Our fire damage experts are trained in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning.

Atlantic City Remediation Services Generally Restore Fire-Damaged Homes by Removing Soot Residues, Deodorizing Interiors, and Replacing Things Beyond Repair.

The damage a fire does to your Atlantic City home involves much more than burned structural elements and furnishings. A large part of the harm a house fire does results from the soot residues and odors produced by the burning, or combustion, process. In this process, heat converts solid materials into gases but, since the reaction is almost always inefficient, it leaves behind waste products in the form of harmful residues and airborne particles. These waste products include:

Corrosive residues that could discolor and further damage any surfaces they are deposited on

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which often smell like asphalt or car tires that could be detrimental to your health if breathed in

Other persistent odorous airborne particles

If not cleaned up quickly and correctly, these residential fire leftovers can further harm your property. Moreover, they might also negatively impact your health.

How Do Local Fire Damage Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO Handle Soot Residues?

One of the most troublesome issues faced by Atlantic City fire damage restoration services following a fire is cleaning up soot residues. These wastes are the solid remnants of burned materials, and they are left where something burns or are deposited around your home by smoke. Since smoke can travel almost anywhere, even into the most difficult-to-access parts of your house, they can be quite challenging to find and remove. If not found and cleaned up swiftly, these often acidic deposits can corrode metallic surfaces and change the color of any materials they land on. In order to effectively deal with residues and prevent these problems, SERVPRO technicians employ the following methods and gear: 

Eliminating difficult to remove charred on smoke residues with wire brushes, scraping techniques, or abrasive blasting

Using the peroxide active cleaning method to remove thick residues from delicate surfaces and materials

Wiping away non-grease residues around your home with dry-cleaning sponges

Whatever residues your residence has, we usually have the right tools and techniques to safely remove them.

What Methods Does SERVPRO Use to Resolve Airborne Issues Like Residual Smoke and Persistent Odors?

After a fire, your house may still have residual smoke and the airborne particles that go along with it. It also likely suffers from persistent foul, fire-related smells. These result from the odorous particles and compounds produced by the fire found in both smoke particles and deposited residues. In order to rid your residence of airborne issues like residual smoke and unpleasant odors, SERVPRO:

Ventilates your house with high-velocity box fans and advanced air movers to remove smoke and smells related to it

Uses air-filtering scrubbers to replace interior air, fouled by noxious gases and odorous particles, with cleaner exterior air

Neutralizes unwanted smells with Vaportek systems and Ozone machines

Cleans your HVAC ducts with specialized systems that prevent it from spreading damaging odorous particles around your home

Cleans impacted exterior areas of your home with pressure washers

Employs ultra-low volume and thermal foggers to deodorize affected surfaces and materials around your residence

Deodorizes upholstery and carpets with high-tech injection devices

These actions are often highly effective in returning your home to its pre-fire condition. After SERVPRO technicians have finished, homeowners are usually surprised to find that their residences no longer smell like smoke and seem to have never even experienced a fire.

How Do Air Movers, One of SERVPRO’s Most Useful High-Tech Ventilation Tools, Work?

One of our most useful ventilation tools is air movers. Air movers are mechanical devices that are more effective than regular fans in higher pressure, post-fire environments. Their other key benefits are they often use less energy than other ventilation appliances and exchange air more rapidly because of their higher operating velocities. Unlike typical fans, air movers have a rotor instead of a propeller and, using centrifugal force, suck in and blow out fouled air rather than simply pushing it around. This has the ultimate effect of clearing smoky, particle-filled air from your home in a timelier manner.      

Remember, the risk of fire is always present, no matter where you live. Considering this, it is exceedingly important that you anticipate potential fire events, take the proper precautions to avoid them whenever possible, equip your home with essential fire safety equipment like smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, have a planned escape route before a fire ever occurs, and know what your local options are if you ever need fire damage repaired. With that said, whatever you do, there is no way to entirely safeguard your home from fire damage. While this is not a comforting thought, it does indicate the importance of having good fire damage restoration services like SERVPRO in the local area.

So, if your home ever experiences a fire, contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 for help restoring its fire damage.

How Can I Remove Burnt Smells From My Home After I Have a Fire?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

For Fire Damage Deodorization Inside Your House in Brigantine Call SERVPRO.

One common issue any building in Brigantine that sets ablaze has is the smoke that gets created. This smoke can travel throughout your structure and leave soot residues behind on surfaces it contacts. It can also penetrate porous items deeply and leave behind foul aromas.

What all has to be done to deodorize my house?

When restoring fire damage in Brigantine, our SERVPRO technicians always follow the same set of procedures. Since there can be more than one source of foul odors, we could have to utilize different deodorization methods. When working towards removing unpleasant aromas, we always implement the following four necessary procedures:

Remove the odor's source and any burnt debris- The first step in the deodorization process is to remove the source of the foul odors. For example, burnt debris and charred structural components can continue giving off burnt aromas if they are not removed. We always discard burnt waste in sealed plastic bags so that dust cannot contaminate unaffected areas of your home.

Clean all surfaces that are coated with soot residues- When smoke contacts cooler surfaces, it can leave behind residues. These residues can release malodor particles into the air if they are not cleaned. Since smoke can travel far from the source, we inspect your entire house, and sometimes we have to clean residues from your entire structure.

Recreate the conditions that caused smoke and malodor particles to penetrate your building materials- We can often remove odors by recreating the circumstances that caused the foul odors to be present in your home. For example, if the cause of the unpleasant aromas was smoke, then we can dispense deodorizers in the form of fog.

Seal affected surfaces- After soot residues have been cleaned, we can spray specialized sealant paint on the affected surfaces to seal in malodor particles.

If you ever notice burnt smells inside your home after a fire occurs, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 24/7.

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How Quickly Can Mold Remediation Begin in My Atlantic City Hotel?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

The discovery of mold growth in your hotel can be threatening for both your guests and staff.

Between humid conditions and the constant potential for water damages, the likelihood of mold growth is never far off for area accommodations in Atlantic City

The identification of mold growth in your Atlantic City hotels should always be a constant consideration, especially with many of these conditions developing without your knowledge. Often mold colonies originate from the low traffic areas of the building, including subterranean levels. Moisture and dampness within these areas can allow colonization to occur, which can spread quickly throughout connected air ducts and other pathways to affect the broader area of your structure. When you discover mold threats, it is advisable to seek professional microbial remediation technicians as quickly as possible.

The objective of mold remediation for Atlantic City hotels is to remove the present colonies that could impact the health and well-being of those exposed, and also seek to address the conditions that led to this microbial threat in the first place. Through a combination of our in-house contractors and our accredited Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), we can offer efficient solutions for active colonization in your hotel to prevent the situation from getting worse. The unabated movement and worsening of microbial threats in your hotel can lead to several specific risks you open the facility and its occupants to, including:

    •    Health hazards
    •    Structural deterioration
    •    Damage to your reputation

How Bad is the Mold Damage?

A quick visual inspection of mold damaged areas of your facility can often be misleading to the actual damage that exists. While you can use this evaluation to determine the presence of mold colonization and a need for microbial remediation, understanding the full measure of the threat is not always as simple as it might seem. Spores can travel through air ducts and other pathways to reach seemingly unaffected areas of your hotel to continue the organism's spread.

In addition to these spreading conditions, moisture and dampness can exist in areas like structural cavities, allowing microbial colonization to be a widespread threat beyond the surface layers of affected materials. Much of the understanding of current damage conditions occur during the job scoping phase conducted by our project manager and crew chief after we first get notified of a loss incident. We carefully evaluate the circumstances to identify:

    •    Current Damages
    •    Pre-Existing Conditions
    •    The Migration Pattern
    •    What Tools/Personnel Are Necessary

What Can Get Done Immediately for Mold Colonization?

Containment is a vital effort when mold gets discovered in your hotel because it can keep guests away from the work area without having to close your doors. The upside to an enclosed work area is that it allows mold remediation strategies to continue throughout the day when guests are more active. We have multiple approaches to removing active colonization from hosting materials, and these choices are made based on several factors. The type of material affected, the severity of the mold growth and the damage's location can all be contributing factors to determining the best solution for controlling growth and structural restoration. Some of the standard solutions for mold remediation by our technicians include:

    •    Sanding – This abrasive technique works on removing then surface layers of exposed materials. This is especially effective with wood framework and other wood surfaces because the colony can often get removed from the most exterior portion of the material before the organism spreads deeper.
    •    Soda Blasting – An objective of remediation is to protect the hosting material and remove the active colonization. Soda blasting can dislodge and remove the entire hyphae of the mold organism, often without damaging the underlying substrate.
    •    Controlled Demolition – Backup plan for our remediators utilizes our in-house contractors to remove compromised portions of construction materials when necessary. With the work area enclosed and free from cross-contamination, we can remove damaged materials and reinstall them without your guests recognizing all of what is happening.

How Can Recurrences Get Prevented?

It is often an essential effort to determine how moisture and dampness concerns became mold growth in your hotel. Usually, this points to structural breaches or malfunctions in the plumbing network or appliances in the building. Identifying where moisture penetrates the property and resolving this concern can help to prevent recurrences in the future.

The discovery of mold growth in your hotel can be threatening for both your guests and staff. The fast response that our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team can provide offers you the opportunity to keep your doors open in some situations with effective containment and remediation strategies. However, we can help give us a call at (609) 965-0885.

What Are the Main Threats of Flash Flooding in Atlantic City?

7/11/2020 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team can respond quickly to these emergencies to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Flooding in Atlantic City

When your home falls victim to migrating floodwater, there are several immediate concerns for the property that professional restorers should address.

Flash flooding can result from some specific conditions, but because of its frequency in New Jersey, it has become a known threat to Atlantic City structures and homes. Preparedness for these emergencies means developing a plan that determines how your household gets protected and who is responsible for the restoration and recovery of the property from its earliest stages. Flooding can only damage a home more and more, so the faster you secure and dispatch experienced professionals to the house, the better able to protect its materials and contents you become.

As one of the most populated cities in Atlantic County, when flood damage impacts Atlantic City, hundreds of properties are often involved in the disaster. Because we are part of a large loss recovery team, we can pool resources, personnel, and experience with other sister franchises to help during these emergencies. This response reduces the devastation to structures and allows our technicians to control widespread threats that can overtake the entire property.

How Fast Can My Home Get Overwhelmed with Flash Flooding?

The pace and immediate force of flash flooding are some of its most dangerous qualities. While this can be threatening enough to those exposed to the disaster, this faster pace and strength of the water can also lead to many other compromising conditions. How your home gets cleaned and mitigated in these earliest stages can set the expectancy for how much of the property is actually restorable. As with every natural flooding scenario that our professionals face, there are specific conditions that we must expect with flash flooding entering a residence. These include:

    •    Standing Water – In flash flooding scenarios, standing water in the home could be as much as several feet. We must extract pooled water to the surface to begin cleaning and restoring the property.
    •    Structural Damage – The exposure of sensitive materials is inevitable. The longer that restoration takes to start, the more of these construction materials that become too deteriorated or compromised to restore.
    •    Debris – Water entering the home can come with animals, mud, silt, debris, and other potential concerns.
    •    Contaminants – Natural flooding must get considered to be a Category 3 loss event with contaminated blackwater. There is a high probability that moving water has overwhelmed sanitary sewers and presented other high-contamination risks now circulating in the water.

Why Is Extraction One of the First Steps in Restoration?

Extraction is one of the first steps taken after a flood loss, specifically because of the challenges present in restoration and cleaning without removing standing water. Surface damage like pooling water can continually absorb into surfaces and cause irreparable damage. We have multiple tools to address these concerns in our inventory. Part of choosing the right tool means identifying any debris and solids that might exist in the standing water. Natural flooding can carry in silt, mud, and other debris. Several extractors cannot move solids, so we must choose the right tool as soon as we arrive. With the commonality of water damages and flooding, we keep these extractors pre-stocked and ready to mobilize:

    •    Submersible Pumps
    •    Trash Pumps
    •    Wet Vacuums
    •    Weighted Extractors

When Can Repairs Occur?

Few flash flooding instances impact area homes without the need for some degree of controlled demolition, build back, or repair. Our SERVPRO professionals have a dedicated team of residential contractors in-house that can help to resolve these situations with fast actions. After a flood, several immediate emergency services must occur, and that is where our experienced contractors begin. These actions include:

    •    Board Up – Structural breaches allow for more water penetration and other threats. Board up seals these openings to prevent further water flow.
    •    Tarping – Roofs can also become damaged during violent storms, leaving the property vulnerable in similar ways. We can tarp over these vulnerabilities until the appropriate repairs take place.
    •    Tree Removal – The force of flash flooding can uproot and knock over trees. When these land on your house or property, our team must work quickly to remove it.
    •    Controlled Demolition – By only removing the portions of drywall and other structural materials that are too damaged to preserve, we can make build back more efficient and ultimately more cost-effective.

Restoring your home after a flash flood can be a challenge, especially with the high degree of damage that often results. Our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team can respond quickly to these emergencies to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (609) 965-0885.

Do Wet Ceiling Materials in My Hamilton Township Office Need Replaced?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Do you know what type of building materials your going to need to restore your Hamilton Township business? Call SERVPRO to mitigate your issue.

Depending on the severity of water loss incidents, some saturated construction materials can get dried and restored.

When water loss incidents affect your Hamilton Township office in any capacity, it is crucial to secure qualified and educated restoration technicians like our SERVPRO team. With hidden plumbing in between flooring in commercial structures where several offices or businesses might reside, a break between floors could expose both offices to water damages.You need professionals that can respond quickly to these emergencies and address both pressing water migration concerns as well as protect saturated structural elements. 

 What Type of Materials Do I Need?

Many business owners do not often think of what construction materials might get damaged when water removal in Hamilton Township offices like yours might be necessary. When we respond quickly enough to these emergencies, it is often feasible to preserve exposed materials like ceiling tile, insulation, and joists from deterioration and degradation. This process requires effective water removal from this damaged area and the repair of the plumbing breach that caused the emergency in the first place.

What Tools Can Dry Out Ceiling Systems?

There are several tools in our inventory that can help to remove moisture and trapped water from ceiling materials and beneath floor systems. Regarding the most effective of these approaches for saturated ceiling materials, our technicians often choose:

Is Removing the Material Better?

There are many situations in which controlled demolition might be more appealing to the property owner than the time it takes to dry out structural elements. Ceiling tile, much like drywall, can often get replaced for less money and time then it takes to dry out these materials with our positive pressure systems and air movers. We have a team of in-house contractors to help with this approach as well

We can make water losses “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team a call today at (609) 965-0885.

How Can I Stop my Atlantic City Loft From Leaking?

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help you save your Atlantic City loft after a water damage, call us today.

SERVPRO Can Perform Acute Water Restoration in your Atlantic City Loft and Mitigate Further Damages

How Bad is Water Intrusion in a Loft?

Any water intrusion is terrible news for residents of Atlantic City. When water enters a dry indoor environment, the lack of ventilation can lead to pooling or moisture buildup. In a loft space, limited ventilation is combined with rising hot air, which can increase humidity and mold growth. When moisture is apparent in areas of the home that are not in regular use, it can build up slowly, leading to long-term water exposure losses. These losses can impact rafters, insulation as well as the structural security of your roof. To avoid extensive scale repair, act quickly against water intrusion by using a professional restorer. 

Do water intrusion damage heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems?

It is not uncommon for loft spaces to house your HVAC system. We include HVAC inspection within our water restoration services for Atlantic City residents. Your air-conditioning system draws air through a supply-side vent before redistributing it via ducts into different rooms of the house. If there is a water issue that causes odor or microbial growth, these contaminants can enter the system, mold buildup on inner duct walls, and spread mold spores or odor. If you notice unpleasant smells emanating from your HVAC, it is vital that you shut off the system altogether to prevent lasting damages.

How do you restore an HVAC system?

- Remove the return side grate and replace with a clean filter

- Use a circular drill to cut a hole in the duct

- Apply negative air pressure through the HVAC to draw out dust, mold or soiling

- Reseal the duct and replace the supply side ducts

Do restorers repair HVAC?

Water restoration technicians are capable of performing an HVAC system inspection as well as temporary disassembly of the unit to gain further access. However, the repair of any complex mechanical parts usually requires an HVAC specialist. We work with qualified repair specialists and can organize a call out on your behalf. Our restorer can remove any residual soiling from the ducts and vents to allow a specialist repairer to work in a safe and sanitary environment. 

What are the challenges of drying a loft space?

Loft spaces can be time-consuming to restore due to their limited access. Some pieces of equipment may be too large to bring into the attic itself, meaning our technicians may have to adapt the material using ducts and flex hose. While these adaptations are useful, they can reduce the efficiency of special drying equipment. Smaller portable dehumidifiers can be placed directly into a wet environment, although they are less efficient than water extraction or pumping pieces of equipment. SERVPRO technicians have experience working in smaller spaces like attics and crawl spaces, so we are capable of tailoring our expertise to the specific conditions of your water emergency.

How do I assess loft space water migration?

- Probe the upper layers of insulation using a moisture meter to determine the water content and migration

- If there is shallow dampness, remove the top layers of padding or place a dehumidifier directly against

- If there are high amounts of moisture remove the padding altogether and place in a sealed waste disposal bag

- Clean and dry the area beneath the affected insulation before replacing

How long does it take to dry out a loft?

Industry standards can vary depending on the space that we are drying. The standard timing for drying out a structure is three to five days. However, due to access restrictions for conventional restoration equipment, it may take longer to dry an attic space. Often, wood rafters are not treated with varnish or finish to protect them from water absorption. This can lead to rafters taking on large amounts of water into the grains of the wood. The procedure for drying relies on using desiccant dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the forest, and SERVPRO technicians may need to return regularly to assess the effectiveness of our drying method.

How can I prevent mold from impacting a wet loft?

Mold spores thrive in warm, humid environments. It can be tough to prevent mold growth in smaller spaces. However, we can prevent mold from growing at a rapid rate by carefully conducting and measuring the drying process. Technicians can use a mister to disperse antimicrobial chemicals into space and to avoid mold spores from building up in stages during restoration. We recommend that you inspect your loft space every few months for signs of water or mold damage.

If your loft is leaking, you need restoration specialists to limit the potential damages. Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885.

Who Can Remove Mold from Rooms in My Atlantic City Hotel?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Mold Damage In Atlantic City

Every minute counts with mold remediation in Atlantic City, so our experienced professionals are ready and able to help 24/7.

When mold becomes a known problem in your Atlantic City hotel, it is something that you must address immediately. These emergencies can be hazardous to the health of those exposed, especially those with pre-existing respiratory concerns. Because you accommodate such a vast array of guests in your establishment, it is vital to focus all of your attention on mold removal when colonies get discovered.

Surprisingly, there is no one size fits all solution for mold remediation in Atlantic City accommodations like yours. Each of these situations must get carefully assessed by competent professionals to determine what steps are necessary to overcome active colonization and prevent recurrences moving forward. We have a division of qualified remediators on our SERVPRO roster accredited through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to provide confidence and reliable service whenever mold gets discovered.

What Are Key Elements in Mold Colony Removal?

Persistently damp areas of your hotel, such as attached areas around the pool or areas where water damage might not have been appropriately cleaned and dried, can be hot spots for mold activity. Remediation can occur in several unique ways, from sanding and soda blasting through controlled demolition. Finding the strategy that works best for the situation in your hotel falls to the assessment of the damage conducted early on during the scoping of the job. As crucial as mold removal can be, providing a lasting solution is equally vital. This includes several strategies, such as:

    •    Antimicrobial Treatment
    •    Reducing Humidity
    •    Finding and Repairing Plumbing Leaks

Whether we are removing active colonies or helping to reconstruct discarded materials in your hotel, our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team can make mold losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (609) 965-0885.

Where Can I Find Brigantine Storm Damage Remediation Services?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is always ready to remediate your storm damage. Call us today!

SERVPRO of Brigantine Can Help You Remediate the Storm Damage on Your Property  

A sudden and intense thunderstorm could bring storm damage to your Brigantine home. Imagine a scenario where intense winds and rain force your rickety back door to fly open and allow water to pool and gather inside of your kitchen.   

You may feel panic upon waking and finding storm damage in your Brigantine home. However, it's essential to remain calm. Calling for help from a company, like SERVPRO, as soon as possible, can help save your home from further damages.  

How Fast Can SERVPRO Help My Home?  

Our technicians are committed to helping you as soon as possible. We do certain things to help speed up our travel process, such as:  

  • Pre-loading our equipment into vans, so they're ready to go when you need us
  • Assembling a team of storm damage technicians as soon as you call us
  • Taking the quickest route to your location  

It is important to remember that during storms, roads could be flooded or blocked. However, SERVPRO can still come to your location. We never close our doors and are committed to helping you as soon as possible.  

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remove the Water?  

Once we get a tarp covering your home's entryway, so water cannot continue to flow inside, we can begin. We can start by: 

  • Removing the standing water, using devices such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors
  • Setting up drying equipment, such as air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers
  • Sending soaked furniture and belongings to a facility to be dried 

Once we remove the standing water, SERVPRO can focus on ensuring that the storm damage does not become mold damage.   

If you think your home may need storm damage remediation services, get help today. Communicate with SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton by dialing (609) 965-0885. No matter what time you need us, we're here for you.  

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What Do I Use To Clean My House After Fire Damage In Brigantine?

5/23/2020 (Permalink)

Don’t despair when facing fire damage in your kitchen. Contact our experienced SERVPRO team for effective remediation services.

Full Restoration Might Require Several Cleaning Approaches, But SERVPRO Can Help You Complete the Process Faster 

Cleaning a house after a fire incident in Brigantine is like solving a puzzle where you have to fit in different cleaning approaches together to achieve the goal of restoring your home to its preloss state. Even after a small fire, you might have a considerable cleaning challenge ahead. Involving a professional cleaning team can help ensure you get the results you want faster or guarantee a better outcome.

What cleaning tasks are typical after fire damage incidents in Brigantine?

  • Removal of residues deposited on surfaces such as walls 
  • Cleaning small items such as toys and lighting fixtures
  • Removal of particulate matter and aerosols left by smoke in the air
  • Cleaning fabrics

Whether a Brigantine fire was big or small, residues tend to accumulate on vast surfaces such as walls. The combustion processes generate most of the residues then smoke movements transfer them to different surfaces. Residues can also form on a surface as it deteriorates because of exposure to extreme heat. 

The process of cleaning residues from surfaces can vary depending on several factors, including:

  • Amount of residues deposited
  • Type of residues
  • Type or age of the underlying material

When dealing with small amounts of dry smoke residues, it is easier to clean them by wiping the affected surfaces with a sponge or cloth. Vacuuming can also help, especially if the surface is not even. Our SERVPRO technicians also improve the process by using the spray and wipe technique whereby we spray lightly or mist a cleaning product onto a surface before wiping with a dry cleaning towel. 

Wiping areas caked with layers of residue may not work, or if it does, you have to put in considerable elbow grease. The same happens when dealing with unique residues produced by fuel oil or protein fires. Agitation and the use of stronger cleaning solutions help remove such residues. In most cases, the cleaned surfaces require refinishing after removing all soils, so the use of abrasive cleaning supplies like steel wool pads is possible.

Cleaning processes can have adverse effects on the underlying material, depending on the physical traits of such materials. For instance, wood has cellulose, which readily absorbs cleaning solutions so you might succeed in removing soils only to end up with water damage. Cleaning processes such as agitation or the use of chemicals can damage a surface finish. 

 How do I clean small items after a fire?

Many small items, including kids' toys and fixtures such as chandeliers, require cleaning to remove soot or other residues they collect during a fire. The small size of the items, the shapes, and the hidden sections make cleaning such items challenging. Our SERVPRO technicians can help by disassembling utility items to simplify cleaning. We also use immersion techniques such as ultrasonic cleaning for non-electronic items. The cleaning system uses sound to form and implode millions of vapor bubbles instantaneously. The collapsing bubbles create energy that cleans residues.

How do I ensure there is clean residue-free air in the house?

The deposits that end up on surfaces move through the air. Although most settle on surfaces, some remain suspended in the air as particles or aerosols.  Air movements, especially from the HVAC system, can also re-circulate residues into the air. 

It takes different steps to ensure there is clean air in the house.  Ventilating the areas affected by the fire helps push out the residue-filled air. For the best results, the use of equipment such as axial air movers, which displace huge volumes of air, is necessary. Cleaning the HVAC system, especially if its blower was on during the fire or replacing filters, helps eliminate the recirculation of residues back into the indoor air. 

Sometimes, the problem might not be residues in the air, rather its bad odor. In case cleaning the house and all contents does not eliminate the bad odor, deodorization is essential. The simplest way to deodorize is to mix water-based deodorizers with the cleaning solutions to leave a sweet scent in cleaned areas. Our SERVPRO technicians can also help address serious odor issues by using advanced deodorization procedures such as ULV or thermal fogging. Such methods deliver a pairing agent or another type of deodorizer in an atomized form allowing deep penetration into materials for better neutralization of all odors.

The challenging process of cleaning fire-damaged property in Hamilton Township, Atlantic City, or Galloway is simpler with assistance from SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton. Call us at (609) 965-0885 to assist. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Hamilton Township, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton today at (609) 965-0885 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Flood Damage In Your Brigantine Home

5/17/2020 (Permalink)

Keeping control of both short-term and long-term harm is essential in flood restoration.

Is it Really Necessary to Perform Dehumidification after Removing Floodwaters from my Brigantine Home?

Dehumidification may be less Efficient than Pumping or Water Extraction, but it is Essential to Return a Home to its Pre-loss Condition. SERVPRO Incorporates both Emergency Mitigation and Long-term Protection in our Flooding Restoration Service.

When should I use dehumidification in a flooded property?

Flooding requires immediate attention and emergency mitigation. However, once the situation is under control, it is equally vital to employ proper drying techniques to reduce the long-term impact of flood damage in your Brigantine home. Dehumidifying a property can reduce the relative humidity and prevent secondary damages. It can also help to dry out building materials that may have absorbed large amounts of water. SERVPRO usually sets up a dehumidification system toward the end of a flood restoration once immediate concerns are under control.

What can dehumidifiers be used for flood restoration?

    •    To restore hardwood floors which may absorb excessive amounts of moisture during a flood and start to cup or buckle
    •    To thoroughly dry contents like upholstery and furniture
    •    For maintaining relative humidity below 60 percent and slowing potential mold growth while drying procedure is underway
    •    In larger spaces, large capacity dehumidifiers (LCD) can double up as air moving equipment

What type of dehumidification do I need to restore my home?

The most commonly used dehumidifiers are refrigerant dehumidifiers. These use cooling elements to convert moisture in the air into liquids. In flooding situations where there is a high probability of long-term exposure to moisture (several days), it may be necessary to use a desiccant dehumidifier. Desiccant chemicals remove moisture from the air using a chemical gel. They can also significantly lower the grain per pound (GPP) of an enclosed environment, which can be useful for restoring natural materials and furniture. Bringing humidity levels down below 40GPP can help to draw moisture out of woods and furnishings to dry them effectively.

Keeping control of both short-term and long-term harm is essential in flood restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885.

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How Can I Get the Fire Odor Out of My Area Rug?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

Facing fire damage and some odors? Contact the certified team at SERVPRO for effective fire remediation efforts. Call immediately for best results.

SERVPRO has the tools and knowledge to mitigation any size or type of fire loss in Brigantine properties

Many Brigantine homes have area rugs as an accent piece as part of the decor. They are a convenient and attractive solution for protecting floors and allow homeowners to change out the look of their room whenever they wish by merely replacing the rug. When fire loss occurs, area rugs can absorb smoke odors and require both fast action and extensive cleaning to have the potential for reuse. 

What Types of Cleaning Works on Smoke Damage to Area Rugs?

Many of the same tactics that work on carpet get used in the restoration of fire damage in area rugs in Brigantine homes. Before SERVPRO technicians work on a rug or carpet, they do the following: 

  • Test the carpet fibers to determine the construction materials 
  • Determine the potential for restoration of the area rug
  • Note any spots and stains that need addressing
  • Choose the best cleaning agents to handle the cleaning for the best outcome

The Rug May Have Water Damage Cleanup Needs

Copious amounts of water get used in the extinguishing of home fires in Brigantine. When the fire is active, the firefighters drench items and push them towards the middle of the room. Often these items wind up on the area rug. Once the technicians remove the items from the pile, they separate the things into two distinct groups: items with restoration potential and items that require disposal (with approval of the homeowner or adjuster). Water can leave behind spots on rugs, combined with fire loss; wet soot creates more significant cleaning challenges on fibers. The technicians choose cleansing solutions to allow any dirt or residues to release their grip on the threads. 

How Does a Subfloor Get Dried After a Home Fire?

When the items get saturated during the firefighting, it is not uncommon for seepage to occur into the subfloor. In the case of a fire in an upper story of a home, soot-tainted water may drip through to lower levels. The floorboards, tile, or carpet may need to get removed to dry underneath. When walls and ceilings wick water, they may buckle or warp and require removal. It is vital to open up wall cavities or drying and possibly necessitate the removal of the insulation within. If the detection equipment used by the techs identifies elevated moisture levels within the structure, steps get taken to dry it quickly. A combination of air movers and drying mats often results in the most favorable outcome for the subfloor. 

Addressing the Air Quality and Odor Control Issues After Fire Loss

Smoke has a distinctive, pungent odor that can spread throughout the home unless neutralized. The technicians have a diverse selection of odor eradicating equipment, depending on the level of scent reduction the property needs. During the entire mitigation process, it is not uncommon for the techs to deploy machines called air scrubbers that grab airborne motes out of the air and trap them in their internal maze of HEPA filtration

Odor control often needs multiple layers to eliminate fire scents in the home entirely. The reason is that the residues on surfaces can leave behind odors, and they need different treatment than airborne soot particles that also contribute to the smells in a home. Areas of the house with painted surfaces may not respond completely to cleaning, and in those cases, the techs apply a sealant to trap any odorous soot, and once repainted, no sign of the fire odor lingers. Hand cleaning surfaces with deodorizing cleaning agents work to lessen odors, and the application of thermal fogging or hydroxyl generators assist in the neutralization of any remaining residual fire odors.

Deep Cleaning for Area Rugs

Depending on the construction materials that make up the fibers of the area rug, the techs may choose different types of cleaning methods. Foam or other wet-based cleaners work on many types of rugs. For wool-based rugs, the potential for shrinkage or bleed may necessitate removal for cleaning in-house. 

Who Can Do Repairs and Rebuilding After Fire Damage?

Once the restoration services get completed, there are often repairs that need attention to bring the property back to its pre-fire loss condition. With their general contractor license HIC #13VH05086500, the technicians can:

  • Reinstall floorboards
  • Repair cut away sheetrock
  • Deep clean carpet and area rugs as needed for reuse
  • Repaint walls

Don't wait to clean up fire damage, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885. The certified technicians bring decades of experience and advanced equipment for the best outcome from all types of fire loss. 

We're Protecting our Customers and Employees

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

Don’t let water or mold damage impact your property

During this unusual time, water and mold damage can still occur in your Atlantic City area business or home. We have implemented changes to protect our customers and our employees. These changes include increased cleaning and disinfecting of our office, our vehicles and our equipment. We have put in protocols for social distancing among all employees limiting interactions including individuals working remotely, staggered start times and limiting the number of employees in a vehicle. All field personnel will at a minimum wear N95 masks or respirator, nitrile gloves and safety glasses on all jobs. For the safety of the occupants and our employees we will be running HEPA filtered air scrubbers on all jobs. As experienced professionals with IICRC certifications in both Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying, we can approach every water or mold damage scenario with the knowledge and confidence to overcome damaging effects.

Water Cleanup In Your Brigantine Home

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

Whenever you need help after a disaster, you can reach our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team 24/7 at (609) 965-0885.

Post-Drying Cleanup for Brigantine Homes

Many Brigantine homeowners mistakenly believe that when a house gets dried successfully that this is where restoration and recovery work end. Our SERVPRO professionals have always gone above and beyond for our customers and their properties to make it “Like it never even happened.” This commitment means that there is a considerable volume of post-drying work to get done, including the cleaning of surfaces, contents, and affected areas of the house.

Cleaning up after a water loss incident might not seem complicated, but depending on the length of exposure time and the migration path of the damage, water cleanup in Brigantine homes could require multiple tools and products to complete. Much of the necessary work has been well documented and scoped as the drying efforts progressed by our crew chief. Using software like DryBook, we can monitor the progress of moisture removal and catalog damages that still must get addressed.

Residue Removal
Standing water can produce residues from any substance or contaminant that gets into that pooling thread. Once we have extracted surface water and utilized air movers and other drying tools to protect exposed materials, the surfaces of these construction elements might still show damage with the present residues. Agitative cleaning can break soils loose and wipe them clean with the use of our potent cleaning products.

Construction Cleaning
There are many instances where reconstruction might be necessary after a water loss incident, and our SERVPRO team can help with both in-house contractors to complete the work, and the pre-job cleaning and debris removal after the work gets done.

Content Management
The contents of your home are a valuable addition to the residence, and what makes a structure your own. Protecting these belongings might seem overwhelming or impossible when water damage is bad enough, but our team has effective on-site and off-site cleaning practices to protect these possessions whenever possible.

Cleaning is a vital component of the full restoration package that we offer our customers after a water loss. Whenever you need help after a disaster, you can reach our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team 24/7 at (609) 965-0885.

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Contaminated Surfaces Present a Potential Problem for Atlantic City Businesses

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning and sanitizing are both keys to helping stop the spread of viruses.

Preventative Cleaning and Disinfection in Atlantic City.

Recently, Atlantic City and the world have been rocked by a new, rapidly spreading coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that this pandemic will be slowed by social distancing and by effectively disinfecting touch points and surfaces.   

In just under three months, the virus has spread from Wuhan, China to most countries of the world.  Atlantic City is particularly vulnerable to the virus because of its proximity to New York City, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak.  While this disease’s effects are frightening enough, the illness is made even more chilling by the rapidity in which it has spread and the fact that there is no vaccine available to prevent it.

Experts at the CDC believe that indirect transmission of the virus from contaminated surfaces is a contributing factor. Their studies have suggested that, unlike common flu viruses that can survive outside the body for one-to-three days, the new virus could live up to nine days on surfaces.  It is for this reason that having potentially infected areas professionally cleaned and sanitized could significantly slow the spread of this disease. 

SERVPRO can help by providing preventative cleaning and disinfection.  Over the years, SERVPRO has gained extensive experience in biohazard cleanup.  Our IICRC certified technicians follow CDC guidelines and use CDC and EPA approved disinfectants to thoroughly clean commercial properties, businesses and residential locations. 

Help slow the spread of pathogens by having your location professionally cleaned.  Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at 609-965-0885 for more detailed information about our services during this difficult time. 

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Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Help! How Do I Remove Saltwater Flood Damage from My Brigantine Basement?

4/5/2020 (Permalink)

We continually train so that we are up to date on the latest restoration methods.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Remove Flood Damage and Sanitize Your Brigantine Home 

While flood damage is stressful enough in a freshwater situation, saltwater has unique properties that can make cleanup more challenging than a typical flood situation. Because of the risk that floodwater exposure can pose to electrical components and other essential aspects of your home's structure, we recommend having a professional examine and remove the damage.  

If salt water flood damage has affected your Brigantine home, SERVPRO professionals are ready to mitigate disaster 24/7. Because saltwater poses unique risks that freshwater does not, it is crucial to choose an Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification team that observes established standards for disaster cleanup.  

Saltwater Flood Damage Brings More Than Just Water Damage 

Saltwater flooding has many features in common with freshwater floods, as well as several characteristics that separate it from its freshwater counterpart. 

  • Mitigating saltwater damage is crucial because the high salt content can affect soil aggregates and structure, which can erode the soil underneath your home and affect its overall quality.
  • Salt sticks to building materials and can corrode various surfaces, including those inside walls and electrical wiring. 
  • After prolonged exposure to saltwater, wood can undergo a destructive process called delignification, in which the lignin inside the wood is pulled out by the accumulation of salt crystals. 
  • Mold is still a concern in saltwater floods and can exist in water-damaged spaces regardless of salinity.  

SERVPRO Removes Saltwater Contaminants Efficiently

Because of the high salinity of saltwater, it is crucial to flush out affected areas with freshwater. The flushing includes structural and electrical components that may have been affected by the flood. After extracting any remaining standing water, SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered biocides and containment measures to prevent microbial spread during structural drying with air movers and dehumidifiers. 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton can leave your residence looking, "Like it never even happened." Call (609) 965-0885 to start the mitigation process in as little as four hours. 

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Become Familiar With Storm Damage Remediation in Brigantine

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Residual flooding and damage after a storm? Contact Team SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation efforts. Call 24/7.

Flood Damage in Brigantine 

With our entire eastern border (and almost everywhere else) being the Atlantic Ocean, residents of and visitors to Brigantine get to enjoy some of the most beautiful coasts in this part of the country. Summer sunbathing and Fall bonfires are just two of the many activities enjoyed by thousands of people each year. 

When it is storm season though, flood damage to Brigantine homes can push people out of their homes and onto the beach for more than just an afternoon or evening. At SERVPRO, we understand the need to move quickly to get families back inside. Our restoration teams work as fast as possible, and also make certain that the home is safe and healthy to live in again. 

Since flood water contains soil and other contaminants, our first step is to spray every possible affected surface, including standing water with an anti-bacterial agent. It eliminates the immediate health threat and helps reduce the risk of mold growth. 

Once they complete spraying, specialists don the appropriate protective gear and start removing any standing water. Quick removal prevents the structure from absorbing more water and halts further damage. With an extensive inventory of commercial-grade pumps, restoration teams can draw out the water in the largest homes in only a few days. For smaller, two-bedroom homes, we can often finish the task in one day.

Next, SERVPRO team members remove and dispose of all carpets and pads. Since we cannot guarantee the safety of reusing the carpets, this is the healthiest option for owners and residents. After removal, they clean the floor underneath thoroughly with another anti-bacterial agent and then carefully dry the surface using a combination of air movers to direct warm air across the surface on one side and fans to draw out damp, cold air at the opposite side and direct it outside the home. 

These are just the first steps SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton takes to serve not just our local community, but this entire region of the state. If you have a home here, or in Absecon, Galloway, or Smithville that needs quick, professional support after a flood, call our offices today at (609) 965-0885. We are here for you. 

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SERVPRO Is Ready to Remove Water from Brigantine Properties--Just Call Us!

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

Brigantine Bathtub Overflow? SERVPRO Makes in "Like it never even happened."

Water Loss in Your Brigantine Home? Now What?

A blocked bath drain pipe or some damaged pipework is all it takes, then the next time the tub is filling, the pipe splits, and your bathwater empties onto the floor and everywhere downhill from that.  The water in Brigantine spreads throughout the house, and the work begins. The spillage never seems to remain in a puddle, easy to mop-up.

This nightmare scenario is something we would all hope to avoid, but when it does happen, you can either wade through the mess yourself, literally or call in professional help. This sort of cleanup and restoration in Brigantine is handled by our SERVPRO team of skilled technicians who can manage the process from start to finish.

A SERVPRO crew chief or project manager are experts in time management; they can ensure that the right number of workers are available at every stage to deal with the various tasks of the clean-up, thus ensuring that the process is quick and as cost-effective as possible.

Our teams are trained to document everything as they work, taking photographs and moisture readings to establish baselines to ensure that when we leave the job, your property is dry to normal standards. Moisture meters, senors, and infrared camera imagery are some of the tools of our trade; there is no guesswork as we strive to meet and beat your expectations.

We can utilize our CCIS Content Claims Inventory System to list all damaged water items as salvageable, non-salvageable, and questionable. This facilitates your insurance claim. We are always willing to interface with our customers and their insurance adjusters to maintain control of the budget during the entire service.

Our staff has the training, the experience and the equipment to make it "Like it never even happened."

So when the unthinkable happens, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton /Hammonton at (609) 300-3608. Our 24-hour hotline can set up a time, and we can be onsite usually within four-hours.

Why Professionals are Necessary to Clean Sewage Backups on Atlantic City

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

Our technicians are always on call to restore your home from water and fire damage, to biohazard cleanup.

Roots Allow Sewage Backup into Your Atlantic City Home 

Nearly all of the homes here in Atlantic City run into a labyrinth of sanitary sewer pipes underground to the hub of the wastewater facility. Understanding the issues that you can have over the years with this service can prepare you for inevitable problems that might exist. Depending on the age of your house, you might have clay pipes that carry your waste to the tap in the main sewer line. This material is highly sensitive to the force of expanding roots in your yard.   

In many situations, the minor breaking of your sewer line itself is not likely to cause sewage backup or a need for biohazard cleanup in your Atlantic City home. Roots that broke the terra cotta material for your service line can form balls in this drain that block solids from passing. Over even a brief period, these solids can dam up your service line until it overflows into your home after enough uses. The backup of sewage in your home is a significant hazard, as it immediately contaminates every surface in the affected room.  

Addressing these concerns falls into the competent hands of our biohazard cleaning specialists. Our technicians receive training through both the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The training enables our technicians to approach the controlled demolition, extraction, drying, and content management of this area in a way that contains the threat from others in the house.   

We utilize potent disinfectants and biocides to clean structural framework. This cleaning gives our in-house SERVPRO contractors a safe foundation to rebuild from moving forward. Also, these same contractors can help to repair the damaged portion of terra cotta (croc) pipe from the root threat or replace the service with more durable PVC upon your request.  

Bio-threats like sewage can be a substantial concern for your home that demands immediate attention. SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team members can arrive quickly with experienced personnel to help. Contact usl today at (609) 965-0885. 

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

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.
 

We Help You Get Back In Business After A Fire

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

The crew loading up to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We respond 24/7 to your fire damage emergency so don't hesitate and call us.

Restoration of Commercial Fire Damage in an Atlantic City Shopping Center Bathroom

Illicit smoking in the bathroom does not happen only in high school bathrooms. Your Atlantic City shopping center's patrons might also do the same on occasion. Any of the disposable receptacles in individual stalls or the waste bins near sinks might serve as an impromptu ashtray, possibly starting a fire shortly after the person leaves. 

Situations like this inside the confined area inside a mall in or near Atlantic City cause more than commercial fire damage. The lack of combustible materials in a typical bathroom means such fires often remain short-lived, but the smoke can fill the area and also get pushed into the hallway. Much of this smoke comes from paper burning. Other items that end up in bathroom wastebaskets include plastic packaging, plastic bags, twist ties, other packaging fasteners, and other miscellaneous items.

This mixture of smoke types adheres easily to walls and ceilings, mirrors and stall partitions. SERVPRO technicians use highly effective to address all of these surfaces, making them clean and odor-free again. We use gentle but effective chemicals, like hydrogen peroxide, to remove soot and smoke residue from these surfaces. For smooth surfaces, we wipe the carbon deposits away with a specially manufactured sponge. These sponges do not require water or other liquids to perform quite well.

Different areas of the floor might end up scorched, as well. Whenever the fire damage affecting tile flooring happens to exclude any bubbling or warping, we merely clean the abrasive soot away. However, when tile needs repaired or replaced, our building services team, General Contractor License # HIC #13VH05086500, steps in to perform the necessary work. All of our crews work together, making the experience much faster and less stressful for everyone affected by the smoke and fire damage.

Many of your mall's patrons, as well as store employees, find smoke odors very bothersome. Shops near the affected bathroom might see a drop in sales because of patrons avoiding the area entirely. More sensitive employees might opt to use sick days, adding to the problems experienced by shops in that area of the mall. We also perform deodorization services that target the molecules responsible for causing noxious scents. 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton uses teamwork and targeted methods to effectively rid your mall in or near Brigantine, Galloway, and Absecon of smoke residues, charring, and malodor related to fire damage. Our services are always available, day and night, year-round by calling (609) 965-0885.

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Technicians Apply Thermodynamics To Water Removal In Your Folsom Area Home

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO today, we have your Folsom home covered from water damage.

Our SERVPRO ways will keep you on top of your Folsom water damage.

Nature itself seeks equilibrium after a flood occurs in your Folsom home – this is the second law of thermodynamics. While that statement may sound complicated, all you need to do is understand a few basic rules to make removing water a less complicated task.

Anyone can put these laws into practice when applying them to water removal on your Folsom area property. Remember, the air in the environment holds less moisture than wet materials, making outside air a significant contributor to drying practices used by technicians performing your restoration. 

  • Wet goes to Dry.
  • Hot goes to Cold.
  • High Pressure goes to Low Pressure.

Think about these laws in terms of drying different contents or structural components in your home. If the air itself is dryer than the materials, as wet goes to dry, moisture moves naturally from wet contents into drier air. 

Technicians from SERVPRO calculate thirst by comparing the gross primary productivity (GPP) in the air to the Relative Humidity (RH) level to GPP average the air could hold if fully saturated (100% RH). The greater the difference, the higher the amount of thirst, the higher the rate at which evaporation may occur. Sounds technical? It is, but very necessary for successful drying of a room without causing “inside rain.” Dehumidifiers are a SERVPRO tech’s best friends.

Moisture Content: This is the percentage of moisture in materials compared to the weight of the material when completely dry (oven-dried). Here we find what percentage of the material contains moisture. 

Example – If a piece of wet wood has a 10% moisture content reading, 10 pounds of water should be present in 100 pounds of wood. 

The moisture meters used by SERVPRO technicians also include a relative scale. Because we dry more than just wood, we use a wood moisture equivalent to determine moisture content levels when dealing with different materials found in your home. 

Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC): Is the condition of a material, after stabilizing moisture content compared to the relative humidity or temperature of the surrounding air. 

Example - A professional carpenter uses EMC in their daily lives, allowing materials to sit within a structure, up to 2wks, before installation. It allows wood an opportunity to normalize, preventing shrinkage, or expansion after installation. 

SERVPRO technicians use these methods every day, performing a variety of water removal and drying services to ensure equilibrium in several materials found in your home after a flood. For example, with soaked hardwood flooring boards, a monitored and consistent drying rate is needed to prevent splitting or cracking. Sometimes, slower is better. 

Give our team at SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton a call for additional information or to schedule water removal in your property today. (609) 965-0885

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We Discuss The Pack-Out Process In Atlantic City

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Does Fire Pack-Outs Remove Everything from Atlantic City Homes?

Content management is a considerable aspect of successfully managing and restoring Atlantic City homes and businesses following a fire. Pack-out processes help to make this content restoration and storage more effective, but there are elements that you might not fully understand or know that can make it challenging to know what to expect. Better understanding our pack-out process can help you to be more at ease with the efforts we take to reduce your losses after a fire.

As detrimental as fire damage in Atlantic City homes can initially feel, there is nothing as deflating as the loss of personal belongings and keepsakes that have no set monetary values. These irreplaceable items are why content management is such a vital element to the fire recovery work that our SERVPRO team does, and we can earmark many at-risk possessions when we inspect your property upon our arrival. Here are a few things you can expect during the pack-out phase:

Not Everything Needs to Leave

Our professionals carefully pick and choose which items require focused cleaning, deodorization, and attention at our SERVPRO facility. Many of your belongings can often get moved to an unaffected area of the property until restoration completes, and they can get returned.

Where Do Your Items Go?

Most often, we transport your belongings to our SERVPRO warehouse, where we have cutting edge equipment like our ultrasonic tank for soot removal and our ozone chamber for multiple-item deodorization. We can also work with partners like dry cleaners and other professionals to provide our customers with the best result at the lowest prices.

What Happens During Fire Restoration?

Once your belongings have gotten cleaned, deodorized, and restored in our facility, we can safely store them on-site until the recovery efforts complete in your home. Our crew has a climate-controlled warehouse where we can safely protect your belongings as long as necessary.

Fire incidents can take their toll on the possessions that matter most to you, so our pack-out service and content management can help to prevent some of the most considerable losses homeowners can experience after a fire. Give our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team a call anytime at (609) 965-0885.

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We Discuss Our InjectiDry System For Your Storm Damaged Atlantic City Home

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Whenever disaster strikes your home, you can count on our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton to help.

The InjectiDry System Helps Dampness in Atlantic City Homes

Structural cavities can sometimes absorb the most substantial amount of damage after flooding and massive water loss scenarios in Atlantic City homes. As much as property owners strive to provide their residences with the best possible drying and extraction efforts available, it becomes clear that professional restoration is often advisable. Our technicians have access to some of the leading equipment in the industry, including our InjectiDry System.

Water and flood damage in Atlantic City homes do not go away on their own, and the only suitable solution is to extract standing water and to dry out affected areas as efficiently as possible. Because of how widespread the migration of flooding can become, our professionals must utilize infrared imagery and other detection tools to identify the presence of moisture and dampness within structural cavities. We seek to avoid unnecessary tear out whenever possible, especially in Category 1 (Clean) or Category 2 (Gray) loss incidents.

Cavities can often benefit from the application of positive pressure systems, and at the forefront of this effort is our InjectiDry unit. We drill multiple holes behind removed baseboards at the bottom of walls to insert hoses into the cavities. This System forces air through these hoses to force moisture into the environment and out of the nearby materials. Once this process completes, we can seal up the holes made in the drywall and reapply the baseboard unless the sheetrock has suffered too much exposure and become structurally unsound.

If our technicians already must remove portions of drywall, we can fixate on our traditional drying approach with the combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. Once structural elements become exposed, our SERVPRO team can spray these areas with disinfectants and antimicrobials to reduce secondary effects and the spread of potential contaminants throughout the property.

As a premier restoration company serving a large portion of New Jersey, we understand the importance of effective and efficient equipment. When we must dry out wall cavities and ceiling spaces, we trust in our InjectiDry System to get it done. Whenever disaster strikes your home, you can count on our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton to help by calling (609) 965-0885.

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Structural Areas That Present Cleaning Difficulties After A Fire In Brigantine

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

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Structural Areas that Present Cleaning Difficulties after Fire Damage Affects a Brigantine Home

Cleaning up fire damage sites is a standard part of restoration efforts. Although such cleaning is generally challenging, some parts of the affected structure might prove tougher to clean than the rest. Knowing such parts in advance can help you make the necessary preparations. However, if a professional restorer such as SERVPRO is involved, every step of the cleaning process is handled correctly.

Lighting Fixtures
Some parts, such as ceilings bear the brunt of fire damage in affected Brigantine homes because smoke moves upwards. The ceiling, therefore, requires serious cleaning efforts to remove soot and other residues. Ceiling cleanup also involves cleaning lighting fixtures, which can present some challenges, including the risk of electric shock or the sanitizing agent ruining the finish of the fixture. Our SERVPRO technicians confirm that power is off and pre-test the cleaning solution before starting the process. For fixtures such as chandeliers, which include decorative trim, we use low-pressure steam cleaning or submerge the trim in an ultrasonic cleaner.

Concealed Areas
Flames from the fire might not reach every corner of your property. Smoke, on the other hand, spreads further through convectional currents leaving abundant deposits inside cabinets, attics and other concealed areas. In many cases, the interior parts of such areas are made of unfinished wood, which is difficult to clean. Access might also be limited in such areas. Our SERVPRO technicians use Dry Cleaning Sponge for residue removal. We also use denatured alcohol to deal with the remnants preventing the setting of residues into pores.

Windows
Cleaning the windows might seem easy, considering it is something done during regular house cleanups. However, after fire damage, the cleaning involves the frame and trims as well, and smoke residues tend to filter into every nook and cranny. The glass too can present problems, especially streaking. Our SERVPRO technicians spray specialized sanitizers containing ammonia on the glass and then use a squeegee to remove smoke residues. Once the ammonia evaporates, the remaining solution dries to a neutral pH, which eliminates streaking.

What may seem like a simple cleaning task can be difficult after fire incidents. Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton to help manage the process. You can reach us at (609) 965-0885 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Discuss The Type Of Emergency Services We Provide Against Commercial Fire Damage In Atlantic City

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

“Like it never even happened.”

What Type Of Emergency Services Does SERVPRO Provide Against Commercial Fire Damage In Atlantic City?

No matter if you own a busy coffee shop, serene day spa, real estate office, or a multi-family complex, commercial fire damage needs fast cleanup, and your property needs protection from loss. One of the services a restoration company should provide is the protection of the structure during fire loss cleanup and reconstruction.

SERVPRO provides emergency services for Atlantic City businesses with commercial fire damage. The technicians work to prevent additional loss to the structure from smoke damage and ensure the work site is safe for individuals who enter the property.

Inspection and Securing of the Property
Before beginning cleanup of the fire loss in the property, an inspection to determine any potential safety issues caused by the fire damage to the structure. Unfortunately, after a fire, opportunistic individuals may attempt to remove items from the building. For this reason, the technicians erect security fences and secure the property to prevent any intrusions.

Loss of Electricity is Not an Issue
Another crucial element is access to electricity. SERVPRO technicians can bring their own generators to power their equipment, or they arrange for temporary electric service, so there are no delays in cleanup and restoration.

Coordinate Pack Out
This is especially crucial if only a portion of the property received fire damage. Moving items that have no fire damage out of the area to a safe location protects them from smoke residues and soot. Before packing, technicians inspect for mold and pests to ensure there are no issues such as cockroaches or active mold colonies that could travel with the items.

Arrange for Reconstruction After Mitigation
Using a single restoration services firm for both cleaning, restoration, and reconstruction needed on a fire damaged structure makes good sense. The people who do the cleaning know where the issues are that require repairing. SERVPRO has a general contractor license and offers that service to take some of the stress off of the property owner.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 is ready to help local property owners with commercial fire damage. We know you need a fast and complete turnaround and with our equipment and specialized training, our technicians make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Why Safety is Important in Atlantic City Flood Water Removal

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Whether your water damage is large or small, you can trust the SERVPRO brand to quickly dry your home.

Understanding the Importance of Flood Removal to Residents of Atlantic City

Thousands of property owners require flood removal services from time to time. Flooding needs addressing as soon as it takes place; otherwise, one must contend with expensive repairs and replacements. It is advisable to let the experts perform the required restoration. Though, there are a few things that residents of Atlantic City can implement to mitigate the damage as they wait for professional help to arrive.

Assessing the safety of the structure should be the first step when conducting flood removal in your Atlantic City home. Some cases may make the structure unsafe to enter since the water may weaken the building. Make sure you shut off electrical supply to the building since submerged electronics and appliances may make one suffer an electrical shock. If the water has been in for over 24 hours, our SERVPRO team encourages you to wear a face mask to avoid breathing in mold spores. Fall and slip accidents are also common in such situations since the floor might be slippery and other items might shift when it floods.

Contaminants such as sewage are common in place flood water, which is why our SERVPRO technicians wear rubber boors when working at the site. If you need to do some of the restoration work by yourself, we advise you to have the necessary disinfectants, cleaning supplies, and tools. Not all cleaners suit all surfaces, so you need to know what is appropriate for your site. With the help of pumps, pails, and vacuums, you can remove standing water. All contaminated and soaked materials need removing from the structure.

After removing the water and thoroughly cleaning the affected surfaces, drying should be the next step. This process should be done as soon as possible to avoid moisture-related challenges such as mold growth and rotting. Where possible, you can open the windows and doors to enhance air circulation. Take wet furnishings and water-damaged furniture out of the house. You may also call our SERVPRO technicians to set in place dehumidifiers to eliminate excess moisture from indoor air and use fans to speed up the drying process.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton has highly trained personnel to attend to all types of emergencies and disasters. Call us at (609) 965-0885 to make your home or business "Like it never even happened."

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We Can Help You Prepare For Flood Damage Disaster In Atlantic City

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

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Prepare For Flood Damage Disaster In Atlantic City, Partner with SERVPRO

Whether your Atlantic City business catches the final hurrah of a hurricane or a more localized storm turns on the water, flooding is a constant worry for entrepreneurs on the coast. To set your mind at ease in cases of extreme weather or other disasters consider working with us ahead of time to create a crisis preparedness plan. Although we cannot change the trajectory of a storm, we can make sure you are ready for its effects.

Nearly 50 Percent of Businesses Go Under Without a Preparedness Plan
Flood damage in Atlantic City is not an uncommon challenge. Rains, wind, and coastal flooding strike periodically, submerging the hopes and dreams of business owners who do not prepare. Our disaster response team is familiar with the challenges floodwaters bring to the shops, lodgings, and restaurants of America’s Playground. We can help you make decisions now that will make thriving after a flooding event possible.

First We Assess Your Operations
An experienced manager from SERVPRO visits your business, evaluating the physical layout, inventory and other storage decisions, and equipment vulnerabilities. We sketch out a blueprint of the space, take pictures, and locate essentials like utility shutoffs. All this information is digitized into a concise brief called an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) our crews can assess if a disaster does strike.

Then We Recommend Adaptations
We make suggestions after the assessment intended to adapt configurations to minimize permanent damage if a flooding disaster occurs. Because of our experience, we can pinpoint potential pitfalls you can adapt or eliminate before the worst happens. SERVPRO also listens as you describe your operations, helping us help you discover ways you can continue to deliver goods and services to your customers even while we are restoring your commercial space after a flood.

Finally, You Add Details That Complete the Picture
Our mobile app permits you to add details in your personal Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). You can remind SERVPRO of priorities, list helpful contact information for vendors and contractors who designed your equipment and systems and designate employees or other individuals to act on your behalf if you are unavailable during a flood damage crisis.

Nominate SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton to be your flood damage restoration company as you work with us on a detailed ERP. Call (609) 965-0885 today to set up your initial consultation.

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Why Do Brigantine Property Owners Rely On SERVPRO for Restoration Services?

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

After a fire to your Brigantine home you don't want to deal with the mess alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation help.

Streamlined Fire Damage Recovery in Brigantine: Why SERVPRO is the Clear Choice

A fire event is a sobering experience. Brigantine homeowners who are fire victims confront an overwhelming list of tasks while feeling extraordinarily vulnerable and unsure of next steps. Little time is available to consider options because fire residues are so corrosive and quick to destroy surfaces and contaminate air quality. Fire loss recovery is complicated and best conducted by trained professionals, why we are proud to offer our services.

Fire Damage Restoration Involves Many Steps

Fire damage in Brigantine must receive a thorough assessment from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified experts. Even if the harm seems minor, only a professional can determine the extent of the damage and create and implement a plan that halts progressive damage. Fire scenarios often include water damage as well. The potential complexity of the restoration is why a reliable and full-service restoration company needs to be on your side.

Mitigation, Remediation, and Restoration from One Provider

The availability of wrap-around, assessment to reconstruction, services is why SERVPRO is an excellent choice for fire-damaged residential property. Our general contractor license permits us to manage a fire damage project from assessment to “Like it never even happened.” You can be assured we have the equipment, experience, and training to complete every task using the restoration industry’s best practices. You save time and money when you do not need to seek and hire different contractors for each phase of the project.

Expect High-Quality and Professional Results

We cut no corners as we manage your fire damage, confident that our managers and technicians are the best in the business. Your project receives a thorough assessment, and each step is individualized to respond to the particular circumstances of your fire event. Wrap-around services do not mean one size fits all, why SERVPRO reports high levels of success and satisfaction from customers. Our water remediation, smoke and soot removal, and deodorization services each stand on its own as an example of the best in its niche. 

Our proficiency in everything from water removal to rebuilding is why SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton should be your fire damage restoration partner. Call us at (609) 965-0885 day or night, as soon as the firefighters authorize you to take the next step.

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Our Experts Discuss How To Protect Your Atlantic City Home From Water Damage

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can lead to widespread flooding in your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

The Threats of a Wet Atlantic City Basement 

Wet basements present multiple layers of threats to Atlantic City residents. With so many homes featuring this subterranean level encased with concrete and masonry units, property owners are continually combatting excessive moisture and dampness in this lower level of their house. A powerful and frequent source of these situations is water leeching through blockwork and concrete flooring from the slow deterioration of these elements or through hydrostatic pressure in surrounding saturated earth. Both of these scenarios can be challenging to resolve without experience and the right products. 

Water damage in Atlantic City basements is a compromising situation for the entire household, as moisture concerns can continually worsen until it has affected the supports and subflooring of the main level of the property. With wood joists and beams being the foundation for the entire home, protecting these structural elements from degradation and deterioration is critical. This response can not only better protect the property and its occupants, but can also help to save money on the costs of restoration. Our SERVPRO professionals have the skills and expertise to help. 

Among the chief concerns with a wet basement is the development of mold. Colonies can flourish within 2-3 days of persistent moist, dark, and poorly ventilated conditions. Our SERVPRO professionals can work to reduce the presence of these colonies by spraying antimicrobial agents to coat surfaces and eliminate mold spores. If seepage continues to be a threat to this lower level, our professionals might also recommend the installation of sump pumps or other water and moisture regulating tools. 

Material degradation is another primary concern with a wet basement, and one that many homeowners might not know how to remedy on their own. The technicians we dispatch to your property understand how a more significant breach in your blockwork or concrete can lead to widespread flooding in the right conditions, so we meticulously inspect the basement for any cracks and penetration points and repair them through multiple approaches including the application of hydraulic cement. 

You cannot hope to contend with a wet basement if you do not know that you have one. The first line of defense for your home is you, and our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team is standing by to help however you need. Give us a call at (609) 965-0885.

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Atlantic City Flood Damage Remediation Doesn’t Have to Be Dealt With Alone

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm and flood damage in Atlantic City can really make the clean up extremely difficult. Contact SERVPRO for remediation assistance.

Preparing for Flood Damage to Impact Atlantic City

Considering that many residents of Atlantic City have already seen the disastrous effects of hurricanes and other severe weather conditions, it is crucial to have an emergency plan in place. As simple as you might think that these organizational efforts seem, preparation now can save you from panic and confusion when contending with widespread natural disasters like flood damage. 

While emergency plans are a critical part of living in flood damage prone Atlantic City and other coastal communities, many residents do not fully understand what they are to include or how to begin the process. At SERVPRO, we have seen the damage that storms can do and how much worse the situation can become for those unprepared for what is coming, so we encourage everyone to develop their own plan for any flooding situation and hurricane strength storm system passing through the area. 

Developing an emergency plan means following a designed system that keeps you and your family safe as you vacate the premises until the storm and elevated risks have passed. There are specific items every plan should have, including: 

  • A secure location where your family sets to meet should disaster strike when members of the family are not at home. 
  • A chosen individual responsible for collecting valuables and irreplaceable keepsakes from the home before you vacate. 
  • Another occupant that can ensure that services like water have gotten shutoff to prevent even costlier damages occurring while you are out of the house. 
  • Putting together a care bag that has at least one clean outfit for each family member, food, provisions, toiletries, and other necessities in case of temporary displacement in disaster relief shelter in the city.  

Knowing what to do in an emergency is much easier when your entire family has rehearsed their role in averting the crisis. Our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton professionals can be there when it is time to pick up the pieces, but until then, take care of your household with a plan. When you want to make storm and flood damage “Like it never even happened,” give our team a call at (609) 965-0885.

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How Our Professionals Will Clean Your Smoke Damaged Ceiling In Brigantine

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Contact us at (609) 965-0885, our 24-hour services line, open 365 days a year so that we can help you with the restoration your home needs.

Getting Your Ceiling Clean And Smoke-Free After A Fire In Your Brigantine Home

Every room in your Brigantine home that fills with smoke during a fire requires extensive cleaning. Your belongings require special care, and so do the surfaces of your home’s interior. SERVPRO’s Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) understands the complexities involved in restoring your residence.

We know our customers in Brigantine hate smoke damage because of how badly it can affect clothing, toys, furniture, and so many other things in the average home. When your house contains textured ceilings like acoustic tiles or other styles, we want you to know we have the ability to restore these, as well as flat surfaces. While you might find it possible to clean windows and mirrors of soot deposits, the porous surfaces of these ceilings require special equipment and training.

When we come across acoustic tiles or similar materials, we start restoring these by lightly vacuuming any loose soot away from the surface. With acoustic tiles, we often use a light brush, but for other ceilings where some of the fillings could become damaged, we refrain from this part. This step in the Peroxide Active Ceiling Cleaning process is similar to how we clean other surfaces like walls.

After we finish vacuuming the surface of the ceiling, we use an upholstery cleaning machine. Instead of using upholstery cleaning solvents, we instead fill the machine with Oxi-Zap, which is a stabilized hydrogen peroxide. The whitening power you might be familiar with in household H2O2 comes from its ability to break stain-causing substances down into smaller particles, not from a bleach-like chemical. Oxi-Zap works similarly.

Once this dries, we can see if the ceiling now looks good enough without an application of new paint, or if the ceiling needs a new coat of paint. The steps we completed earlier mean we do not need to prime the ceiling before painting, which can often reduce the texture, and any sound-proofing, from what it looked like before.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton wants to help make your home in Galloway, Absecon, or Smithville look and feel clean again after a fire, “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (609) 965-0885, our 24-hour services line, open 365 days a year so that we can help you with the restoration your home needs. We can help you by mitigating every aspect of smoke and fire damage.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Atlantic City Flood Damage Restoration

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

We have the equipment, expertise and experience to restore your home. We are available 24/7 so call us right away to prevent further damage.

Hurricanes and Flooding that Damage Atlantic City Homes

With a history that involves the recovery from Super Storm Sandy and Hurricane Irene for Atlantic City properties, these powerful and destructive storms remain a present threat to homes today as well. As a coastal community, severe weather can constantly shift course in the Atlantic Ocean to breach the shores here. Having a team of dedicated storm responders can help with both relief efforts and ultimately keeping your costs much lower regarding the restoration work to come.

As part of a Large Loss Recovery Team, we can address structural concerns and flood damage to Atlantic City homes quickly and confidently. We know the investment that you have made in your property, and we strive to provide every customer with a fast response and efficient mitigation process to protect their homes from worsening conditions. Preventing the spread of the flood damages must be a primary focus for the SERVPRO professionals dispatched to your address.

From the time that our team first arrives, we work efficiently to establish both containment barriers as well as what must happen to prevent further water penetration from occurring. We have a team of general contractors that arrives with the technicians who can assess the structural damage and provide temporary construction solutions. Once the storm has passed, we can offer a full-scale reconstruction of damaged portions of the house’s exterior.

We know how important it is to leave construction materials installed when possible, so we utilize moisture readers and infrared technology to see beyond walls, flooring, and ceilings to identify the presence of moisture and saturation. With this information, we can more effectively place drying tools to improve their efficiency and reduce overall loss and time restoring the property.

While severe weather is an expectation for many of the area home and business owners, it does not make it any easier to deal with the destruction these systems can cause. Count on our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton disaster relief team to provide immediate storm recovery solutions and flood mitigation. Give us a call at (609) 965-0885.

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Our Professionals Can Repair And Restore Your Water Damaged Brigantine Home

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Give us a call anytime at (609) 965-0885.

Cleaning Up Water-Damaged Drywall In Brigantine Homes

Many construction materials in your Brigantine home 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 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, our experts 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 homeowners, as this only addresses, the portions saturated by the loss incident. Our SERVPRO professionals and our contractors can reconstruct these removed sections once the moisture and dampness throughout the residence have gotten sufficiently addressed.

Water cleanup can mean multiple things for your damaged home. Our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team of restoration specialists can utilize our extensive training and our team of licensed contractors to make these threats “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (609) 965-0885.

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Don't Gamble with DIY Flood Damage Cleanup in Atlantic City, Call SERVPRO

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Flood Damage in Atlantic City? SERVPRO Can "Float Your Boat!"

Cleanup and Rebuilding from Flood Damage in Atlantic City

This area of New Jersey is no stranger to water damage from severe weather. Both flash floods and water intrusions caused by storms and hurricanes are potential problems for a property owner.

When an Atlantic City homeowner required assistance with flood damage in her home, our emergency response team advised the caller and her family to avoid the area of the house with exposure to water, and we arrived in a short time later. Because flood water has the potential to contain anything from toxins to sewage, it is rated as a category three or black water when it intrudes on a property. SERVPRO technicians wear protective gear, and we commonly spray any standing water with disinfectants to ensure it is less harmful to engage with during the removal process.

Water migrates following both gravity and the path of least resistance, even after substantial amounts of water enter a home, often there appears to be less water than there actually is. That is why our SERVPRO technicians scope the site and look for areas of high moisture. Common spots are behind baseboards, wicked into sheetrock and in subflooring. We quickly extracted as much of it as possible using portable pumps, squeegees, and other equipment.
When our technicians determined water wicked into the sheetrock that showed signs of buckling, we used thermal imaging to ascertain how far up into the building materials, the elevated moisture levels showed. We then measured six inches above that and cut away the sheetrock, using a technique referred to as "flood cuts."  It lets airflow happen in the wall cavity during the drying phase of flood mitigation, lessening any further damage.

Unfortunately, porous home contents such as carpet and padding are nearly always a loss when exposed to black water and require removal from the property for sanitary purposes. Items that do not retain moisture are good candidates for disinfection and restoration.
After drying, we thoroughly disinfect all surfaces and get the area ready for rebuilding. Our crew chief or project manager gives both the homeowner and adjuster a list of the remediation efforts done on the home as well as a list of the necessary repairs and restorations needed to return the home to its preloss condition. We hold a general contractor's license and can handle damage from flooding from cleanup to rebuilding. We can save our customers time and money with this comprehensive service.

Flood damage feels overwhelming and must be handled quickly to prevent as much loss as possible. Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885, and we are available 24/7 to try to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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Our Odor Removal Specialists Can Restore Your Home In Atlantic City To Pre-Damage Condition

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

For professional odor control, contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 today.

Removing Odors From Properties With Fire Damage In Atlantic City

A protein fire is caused by the burning of animal fats at high temperatures. These are among the most common house fires which generally start in the kitchen before spreading outward in billowing smoke. Protein fires are especially odorous, which is why homeowners opt for professional restoration after the flames are put out. We operate locally and train our technicians in the different methods of dealing with residues left behind from natural materials, synthetic materials, and animal fats.

A pre-test is a high priority for homeowners with fire damage in Atlantic City. By checking different surfaces as well as the type of soot residing on them, a SERVPRO technician can create a tailored restoration plan. In the case of protein fires, animal fats can be particularly tough to clean and require agitative cleaning methods in combination with harsh chemical agents. We may also need to check your ventilation ducts for residues.

Tackling the source of an odor is the most effective way of removing the odor itself. Household air-fresheners can be useful short-term in masking an odor, but failure to address the source of the odor results in the smell returning again and again. SERVPRO technicians can trace smoke damages from the source throughout the home, checking ventilation, ducts, crawlspaces, and other cavities, then thoroughly cleaning them.

Once a property has been thoroughly cleaned, you may notice the presence of odor continues. Besides, some cleaning agents themselves have powerful synthetic odors. SERVPRO can neutralize odors by using thermal foggers. This equipment vaporizes deodorant solvents and disperses them in the home. Inside the vapor, chemical pairing agents bond with odor particles causing them to drop to the floor where they can be easily cleaned away. Since the vapor behaves similarly to smoke, this method is proven to be exceptionally useful in removing odors from the home after a fire.

For professional odor control, contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at (609) 965-0885 today.

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Our Skilled Professionals Can Eliminate The Effects Of Water Damage To Your Home In Atlantic City

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

If you need our experience to help restore your home, call us today at (609) 965-0885 to find out exactly how.

Eliminating The Effects Of Water Damage To Atlantic City Homes

Despite being nearly encircled by an ocean Atlantic City residents usually, find themselves walking on a wet carpet soaked by a split water line rather than a hurricane.

For SERVPRO restoration teams, Atlantic City water damage involves standing water and soaked property in the home. That means our personnel needs to stop further water intrusion, remove water from the home, and eliminate, or at least reduce, the effects that water has on furniture.

To begin with, our technicians find the source of the leak and stop it. For a broken appliance, that means shutting off the water leading into the dishwasher, refrigerator, or even a water heater when the high level, shut-off valve fails. If there is a major plumbing problem, the team leader recommends the homeowner bring in a licensed plumber to make repairs.

Next, SERVPRO specialists use pumps and smaller extraction devices to draw outstanding water. The smaller devices are especially effective to remove water trapped in carpets and floors. Our teams can usually clear out a home in one or two days.

As specialists remove the water, others begin work on restoring furniture and other items. For items like dining room chairs, the excess water can affect the veneer, causing it to run or dissolve off the wood. To prevent that, team members remove items to another room, outside, or even to our facility.

If the veneer or other finish is only soft but has not begun to run or dissolve, we can return the chairs to their original condition by installing fans around the property and increasing airflow to dry them. In cases where there are only a couple of very small water spots present after drying, technicians can often eliminate them with a dry cloth and a restoration polish. For large or many spots of damage, the team leader recommends sending the item to a professional furniture restoration service.

As a locally owned business, SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton is here to support not simply our customers, but our friends and neighbors. If you need our experience to help restore your home, call us today at (609) 965-0885 to find out exactly how.

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Older Homes in Atlantic City, NJ Area Have Higher Risk of Fire

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Older Homes Are at Greater Risk of Having Fires

If your house is more than 40 years old, it can harbor some unseen fire risks. If you learn about them ahead of time, you can take action to prevent a fire from starting—and keep your home sweet home safe for many more years to come.

Outdated Wiring

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are about 46,000 fires involving home electrical systems each year, and the majority of those could be prevented with a routine inspection. The CPSC says that in many cases, homes that were built between 40 and 100 years ago hadn't been inspected since they were built.

Be alert to obvious warning signs of a failing electrical system:

  • flickering or dim lights
  • a shrinking of your television picture
  • frequent power outages
  • sparks
  • unusual sounds like sizzles or burning smells
  • smoke
  • any kind of electrical shock
  • damaged insulation
  • warm or hot outlets or switches
  • reliance on extension cords for everyday use

For Fire Restoration Needs Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton @ 609-965-0885

If you can't remember the last time your electrical system was inspected, hire a certified electrician or electrical inspector to prevent a potential disaster. Even if you've had an inspection less than a decade ago, you should contact a professional immediately if you start to notice the warning signs of a bad electrical system. Hire only a Licensed Electrician to do electrical work.

Balloon Framing

In newer homes, each floor is individually constructed to ensure that fire stops between them, but in balloon-frame homes, there's nothing to stop a fire from spreading. Commonly used from the late 1800s through about 1940, balloon framing was a construction method in which a continuous wood stud wall stretched all the way from the foundation of a home to the attic. If your home has balloon framing, flames can spread from the floor to the roof in just seconds.

If you aren’t sure what kind of framing your house has, hire a skilled professional to inspect it. If your home was constructed with balloon framing, a major remodel—to open up the walls and ceilings and install solid blocking to act as fire stops—may be your only option. Alternatively, you may be able to install insulation in empty cavities that would slow or prevent the spread of fire.

For Fire Restoration Needs Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton @ 609-965-0885

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Brigantine, NJ 609-965-0885

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO We're Here to Help®

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Brigantine New Jersey.  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

Frozen Pipe in Brigantine, NJ

3/2/2019 (Permalink)

Drying a Crawlspace in Brigantine, NJ

At SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton our staff has decades of water damage remediation experience.  Sometimes we have to get creative in our approach to drying your home or business.  At this Brigantine New Jersey home a frozen pipe on the 2nd floor caused significant damage to the entire home.  among the ares that sustained water damage was the crawl space.  In order to dry this area we had to duct the our dehumidifier into the crawl space. 

There’s no convenient time for water or flood damage to your home or business but we will do everything we can to make it “Like it never even happened®.”

When experience matters Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton at 609-965-0885

Do you Suspect Mold in Your Brigantine NJ Home?

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Mold in a Crawlspace

Seashore homes frequently have mold issues.  Between the damp environment and the fact the home may go unoccupied for weeks at a time can lead to mold issues at coastal properties in New Jersey.  Attics, garages and especially crawlspaces can be most susceptible to mold issues. 

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold infestation is different, from the extent and type of growth, to the variety of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When you discover mold, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton at 609-965-0885 and we will go through our standard mold remediation process: 

  • Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Mold Containment
  • Air Filtration
  • Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Restoration

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today For a No-Cost No-Obligation Mold Inspection – 609-965-0885

Proud to Support Atlantic County Special Services School District Education Foundation

12/31/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Gives Back Locally

For more than 10 years SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton has supported the Atlantic County Special Services School District Education Foundation and Toy Drive

This foundation assists the Atlantic County Special Services School.  In addition to a visit from Santa clause who provides a gift for each student, the foundation assists in providing funding for items or services that are not in the schools budget.  

Members of our management team always accompany Santa on his visit to the school and it is always a day that puts a smile on everyone's face.  To be just a small part of this organizations giving is special to us. 

At SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton we live and work in the community and are proud to support the community.

Choosing the Appropriate Fire Extinguisher for your Atlantic City, NJ Property

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Safety Tip from SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton

A portable fire extinguisher can be a life and property saving tool when used properly.  but which one is best for your home or business?

  • Class A: This is the most common extinguisher and can be used to put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper and many plastics.
  • Class B: Used for fires involving flammable liquids such as grease, gasoline and oil.
  • Class C: designed for fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment electrically energized.
  • Class D: For use on flammable metals; often specific for the type of metal in question.  These are typically found only in factories working with these metals.
  • Class K:  Intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances.  these extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens, but are becoming more popular in residential market for use in kitchens.

When fire and water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need to very best help on the line as well.  SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is just a call away 609-965-0885.

Protect Your Mays Landing Business this Winter

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Don't Let Winter Weather Slow Down Your Business

The frigid temperatures of the winter months pose the potential to cause serious damage to your business. Not only is your business at risk of water freezing and bursting pipes, but the roof of your business is susceptible to water damage due to the formation of ice dams, and damage from snow accumulation. Broken pipes pose a common and costly issue, but ice dams and snow accumulation also carry a serious damage risk. 

Ice dams form at the edges of the roof when the heat in the attic causes snow on the roof to melt, which in turn refreezes at the gutters. Regularly cleaning your gutters and properly insulating/ventilating your attic help reduce the risk of forming ice dams. In addition to routine gutter maintenance in the winter, it is important to clean off your roof when snowfall has accumulated over 6 inches. This will help prevent heavy snow collapsing your roof and costly damages occurring inside of your business. Be careful to stay on the ground when attempting to clear your roof, otherwise, hire a professional to clear it for you.

These types of retroactive maintenance on your business give you as a business owner the best odds of making it through the winter without issue. However, should you find yourself in a jam due to unexpected winter damages this upcoming season, SERVPRO has your back.

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 business 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

Leaking Windows in this Atlantic City, NJ Office Caused Hidden Water Damage

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Stop leaks before they lead to more significant issues.

A leak form the windows on the floor above this Atlantic City, NJ office caused this damage.  When the drywall was removed we found visible mold growth that needed to be addressed.  The moral of the story is don't ignore a water intrusion at your business or home.  The frequent leaking produced significant damage. 

For additional information on how SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton can assist with mold damage see:   https://www.SERVPROatlanticcityhamiltonhammonton.com/mold-remediation

A trained water mold remediation technician will schedule a no cost inspection along with recommendations on how to address your problem.

For assistance with Fire, Water or Mold damage at your business or home call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton @ 609-965-0885.

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Hidden Water Damage at a Hammonton, NJ Assisted Living Facility

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Hidden Water Damage at a Hammonton, NJ

While investigating a water damage at a Hammonton, NJ assisted living facility SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton discovered a slow leak in one of the showers.  Water had been migrating behind a tile while and suspect microbial growth was noticed.  

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton was able to isolate the area with a containment prior to starting the remediation project. 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event.

Water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your building and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the remediation immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

For help restoring your commercial property after a water or fire loss, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885.  We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.®”

Keep safe While Cooking in Hammonton, NJ

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Pay Attention When Cooking

According the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) cooking equipment is the leading cause of residential fires.

The NFPA offers the following eye-opening statistics

  • 475,000 structure fires were reported in the United states in 2016.
  • These fires caused $7.9 billion in property damages.
  • One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds.

What you should know about home cooking safety

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

If you have a cooking fire

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

National Fire Protection Association Safe Cooking

If fire damages your home or business please call

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton


Call Us Today – 609-965-0885

High Humidity Leads to Mold in Galloway, NJ Crawlspace

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Visible Mold Growth on Floor Joist and Sub Floor

When the property owner of this Galloway NJ home had concerns about an odor coming from her crawlspace she contacted SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton.  We preformed an inspection and found suspect surface mold growth on the sub-floor and the joist system.  We performed remediation of the area and eliminated the home owners concerns.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold infestation is different, from the extent and type of growth, to the variety of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When you discover mold, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton at 609-965-0885 and we will go through our standard mold remediation process: 

  • Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Mold Containment
  • Air Filtration
  • Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Restoration

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 609-965-0885

September is National Preparedness Month

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This National Preparedness Month will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.   

 For more information visit https://www.ready.gov/

In the Atlantic City region we often focus our attention on Hurricane Season.  This is important, but other disasters can impact our lives. Other natural disasters can strike in our area, like severe thunderstorms or blizzards. 

It is also important to be aware of man made disasters that can impact us.  Fire and Water damage is always a real threat to every home and business.

Let SERVPRO Assist You Now

For help restoring your residential or commercial property after a water or fire loss, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885. 

Where Does your Atlantic County Business Rank

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know know nearly 90% of businesses in the country employ less than 20 workers?  Did you know only about 4% of businesses ever exceed $1 million dollars in annual revenue?Businessknowhow.com

So chances are if you own a small business you can't afford to miss any time open do to a Fire or Water disaster.  

Are You Ready? Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. 

For assistance with Fire, Water or Mold damage at your business or home call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 2 609-965-0885.

Summer Safety: Grilling

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Don't let a grilling mishap ruin your summer fun!

With Summertime in full swing, it’s time to head outside and fire up the grill. Did you know that July and August are peak months for grilling fires?

We at SERVPRO® of Atlantic City, Hamilton, Hammonton, wanted to remind everybody to be safe while enjoying the BBQ. 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 year.
  • Clean and check the grill regularly.
  • If you smell gas while cooking, move away from the grill immediately and call the fire department.
  • Remove 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 of them in a metal container with a lid.

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 – (609) 965-0885

Severe Storm Preparedness for the Atlantic City Area

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Be Prepared the Next TIme a Storm Rolls Through

Follow These Red-Cross Approved Guidelines to Stay Safe During Severe Thunderstorms

Be Prepared:
  • Learn about your local community’s emergency warning system for severe thunderstorms
  • Discuss thunderstorm safety and lightning safety with all members of your household
  • Pick a safe place in your home for household members to gather during a thunderstorm This should be away from windows, skylights and glass doors that could be broken by strong winds or hail
  • Make a list of items to bring inside in the event of a severe thunderstorm
  • Make trees and shrubbery more wind resistant by keeping them trimmed and removing damaged branches
  • Protect your animals by ensuring that any outside buildings that house them are protected in the same way as your home
  • Consult your local fire department if you are considering installing lightning rods
  • Get trained in first aid and learn how to respond to emergencies
  • Put together an emergency preparedness kit
  • Review the Be Red Cross Ready - Thunderstorm Safety Checklist
 

During a Thunderstorm

  • Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes or increasing wind.
  • Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are likely to occur. Many people struck by lightning are not in the area where rain is occurring.
  • If a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, take shelter in a substantial building or in a vehicle with the windows closed. Get out of mobile homes that can blow over in high winds.
  • If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be in danger from lightning. If thunder roars, go indoors! The National Weather Service recommends staying inside for at least 30 minutes after the last thunderclap.
  • Avoid electrical equipment and telephones. Use battery-powered TVs and radios instead.
  • Shutter windows and close outside doors securely. Keep away from windows.
  • Do not take a bath, shower or use plumbing.
  • If you are driving, try to safely exit the roadway and park. Stay in the vehicle and turn on the emergency flashers until the heavy rain ends. Avoid touching metal or other surfaces that conduct electricity in and outside the vehicle.
  • If you are outside and cannot reach a safe building, avoid high ground; water; tall, isolated trees; and metal objects such as fences or bleachers. Picnic shelters, dugouts, and sheds are NOT safe.
 

After a Thunderstorm

Take the Appropriate Steps to Stay Safe
  • Never drive through a flooded roadway. You cannot predict how deep the water may be.
  • Stay away from storm-damaged areas to keep from putting yourself at risk from the effects of severe thunderstorms.
  • Continue to listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or to local radio and television stations for updated information or instructions, as access to roads or some parts of the community may be blocked.
  • Help people who may require special assistance, such as infants, children and the elderly or disabled.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately.
  • Watch your animals closely. Keep them under your direct control.
If Lightning Strikes

Follow these steps if someone has been struck by lightning:

  • Call for help. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number. Anyone who has sustained a lightning strike requires professional medical care.
  • Check the person for burns and other injuries. If the person has stopped breathing, call 9-1-1 and begin CPR. If the person is breathing normally, look for other possible injuries and care for them as necessary. People who have been struck by lightning do not retain an electrical charge and can be handled safely.

 

Let Your Family Know You're Safe
If your community has experienced a disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website to let your family and friends know you are safe. You may also call 1-866-GET-INFO to register yourself and your family. 

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Atlantic City 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 and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today  (609) 965-0885

   

Severe Weather - Thunderstorms

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Thunderstorm Season

What is a thunderstorm?

A thunderstorm is a rain shower during which you hear thunder. Since thunder comes from lightning, all thunderstorms have lightning.

Why do I sometimes hear meteorologists use the word “convection” when talking about thunderstorms?

Usually created by surface heating, convection is upward atmospheric motion that transports whatever is in the air along with it—especially any moisture available in the air. A thunderstorm is the result of convection.

What is a severe thunderstorm?

A thunderstorm is classified as “severe” when it contains one or more of the following: hail one inch or greater, winds gusting in excess of 50 knots (57.5 mph), or a tornado.How many thunderstorms are there?Worldwide, there are an estimated 16 million thunderstorms each year, and at any given moment, there are roughly 2,000 thunderstorms in progress. There are about 100,000 thunderstorms each year in the U.S. alone. About 10% of these reach severe levels.

When are thunderstorms most likely?

Thunderstorms are most likely in the spring and summer months and during the afternoon and evening hours, but they can occur year-round and at all hours.  Along the Gulf Coast and across the southeastern and western states, most thunderstorms occur during the afternoon. Thunderstorms frequently occur in the late afternoon and at night in the Plains states.

What kinds of damage can thunderstorms cause?

Many hazardous weather events are associated with thunderstorms. Under the right conditions, rainfall from thunderstorms causes flash flooding, killing more people each year than hurricanes, tornadoes or lightning. Lightning is responsible for many fires around the world each year, and causes fatalities. Hail up to the size of softballs damages cars and windows, and kills livestock caught out in the open. Strong (up to more than 120 mph) straight-line winds associated with thunderstorms knock down trees, power lines and mobile homes. Tornadoes (with winds up to about 300 mph) can destroy all but the best-built man-made structures.

Where are severe thunderstorms most common?

The greatest severe weather threat in the U.S. extends from Texas to southern Minnesota. But, no place in the United States is completely safe from the threat of severe weather.

For help restoring your residential or commercial property after a water or fire loss, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885.  

Hidden Damage in a Basement in Galloway New Jersey

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Growth on the Back of this Drywall in a Basement in Galloway NJ

A slight leak in the foundation at this Galloway NJ home cause the bottom of the wall and the carpet to repeatedly get wet which caused a mold issue.

SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton was called and we were able to assist this family.  

The first step is to isolate the area and place the space under negative pressure by using a HEPA Filtered Air Scrubber.  This will prevent the spread of the mold spores into other areas of the home.  Next our staff will put on the proper Person Protective Equipment (PPE) and begin the remediation process.  When to removal of damaged materials is complete we then clean and seal the remaining structural items such as concrete floors, sill plates and stud walls.

Every mold infestation is different, from the extent and type of growth, to the variety of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When you discover mold, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton at 609-965-0885 and we will go through our standard mold inspection. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 609-965-0885

Hurricane Season in the Atlantic City Area

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Plan Now!

Though the national hurricane season normally runs from June 1 through November 30, the peak potential for hurricane and tropical storm activity in New Jersey runs from mid-August through the end of October.

The combination of warm ocean water, humid air, and consistent winds contribute to the formation of “tropical cyclones” – low-pressure systems of circulating winds, clouds and thunderstorms – over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

As they gain strength, these cyclones are classified as tropical depressions, tropical storms or hurricanes. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale rates hurricane strengths, from Category 1 to Category 5. Most of these storms remain over the ocean without affecting the U.S. coastline. When they approach land, tropical storms and hurricanes can be extremely deadly and destructive – even as far north as New Jersey, and even when they do not make landfall here.

The key threats from an approaching tropical storm or hurricane are WIND, STORM SURGE, FLOODING, and the potential for TORNADOES.

Hurricane WINDS can reach 74-95 mph for a Category 1 storm, to above 155 mph for a Category 5 storm.

The STORM SURGE is a dome of ocean water the hurricane pushes ahead of itself. At its peak, a storm surge can be 25 feet high and 50-100 miles wide. The storm surge can devastate coastal communities as it sweeps ashore.

The thunderstorms and torrential rains that accompany a hurricane can create dangerous and deadly floods or flash floods.

Seventy percent of hurricanes making landfall spawn at least one tornado.

Preparing properly for a hurricane begins long before a storm ever hits.

For additional information for Hurricane preparedness NJ Office of Emergency Management

Fire and Smoke Damage in Atlantic City, NJ

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke Damage Migrates to Unaffected Areas

A significant fire to this Atlantic City, NJ home caused smoke to migrate to other areas of the home.  Air is always migrating throughout your home caused by the HVAC system, leaks in windows and doors, and breaches for plumbing and electrical.

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hmmonton Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. We also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet

For assistance cleaning up Fire or Water Damage call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885. 

Water Damage to Ceiling of Mays Landing Home

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Thermal Imaging Helps Detect Water Damage in Mays Landing Home.

A condensation line in the attic of this Mays Landing home leaked into the living room ceiling below.  By using our Thermal Imaging Camera we are able to find all of the wet areas quickly and begin the clean-up and drying of the home.  The areas in blue are the wet areas.

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 Haddon Heights/Voorhees arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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.

So don't hesitate - For help restoring your home or business after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885

How Much Damage Would a Flood do to your Home?

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

What is the True Cost of a Food?

When we think flooding damage we often picture the images we see on the news showing devastation. You might be surprised to see how much damage  just a little bit of water in your home will cause. How much a flood would cost in your home?

Use this interactive cost of flooding tool to learn: 

Flood Cost Calculator

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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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.

For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Sudden Heavy Rainfall Can Cause Flooding

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Strong storms can pop up with little notice.

In our area of the country we can sustain intense sudden rainfalls in all seasons.  These rains can cause flooding of basements, and other water intrusions from roof, siding and window leaks.  The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® Of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton Professional will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

INSPECTION

SERVPRO® Of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton Professionals will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

SERVPRO® Of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton Franchise Professionals will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.

MONITORING

To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO® Of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton Franchise Professional will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.

RESTORATION SERVICES

SERVPRO® Of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton Franchise Professionals will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walkthrough of the jobsite will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.

For help restoring your property after a water loss in Atlantic City, Brigantine, Galloway, Mays Landing, Egg Harbor City or Hammonton call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Restoring Your Property - Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Pesky water damage can be a BIG problem.

Flooding and water damage events in both residential and commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, SERVPRO works 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.

SERVPRO 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 Atlantic CIty/Hamilton/Hammonton

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Atlantic County and all over South Jersey.  We understand the stress and worry that comes with 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."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

April Showers Bring May...Mold?

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage is both unsightly AND unhealthy.

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means: lots of rain! With the rainy months ahead, now more than ever your home is at risk for a vast amount of mold growth. Between the weather warming up and the frequent precipitation, mother nature has concocted a recipe for moldy disaster. Luckily, SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is here to help.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Atlantic County and all over South Jersey.  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

Restoring Your Commercial Property - Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Like it never even happened.

Flooding, roof leaks, broken pipes, sprinkler system discharge, or any water-related damage events to commercial properties are often complex, containing 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.

About SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 and get you back to business.

For help restoring your commercial property after a water or fire loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Is Mold Making You Sick?

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

How is the air quality in your home?

Studies have identified that there are over 100,000 species of mold in the world today, and hundreds of species are considered to be toxic or to some extent harmful to humans. Annually, millions of people suffer from the effects of moldy air in their home or workplace. Breathing in mold spores, depending on the type of mold present, can cause symptoms and side effects.

If you or your family have experienced any mold-related symptoms, call your primary care physician immediately. Mold in your home can be eradicated, so should you find that your home is infested with toxic molds, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton for fast and efficient remediation.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Atlantic County and all over South Jersey.  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

Spring Thunderstorms are on Their Way!

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Stormy Weather Ahead!

Winter is finally coming to an end, so you know what that means: spring thunderstorms are right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to get ready. Stormy weather conditions in the springtime are wildly unpredictable, but can emerge out of nowhere in a moments notice, so it's important to be prepared for when they do. When word breaks that a storm is incoming this season, make sure to take all of the necessary precautions to ensure that your home will be safest after it passes.

Lightning strikes can cause your home massive amounts of damage, even if lightning doesn't hit your home at all! Power surges to your home could result in personal injury if you are using an electrical device or appliance at the time of a lightning strike. Not to mention the chance that a power surge could send a home device up in flames, resulting in a dangerous and costly house fire! To prevent these type of scenarios, installing a panel or meter serge protector, purchasing and using outlet protectors, or even just unplugging devices and small appliances during a storm could save you an unwanted home devastation this spring.

Aside from lightning strikes, the high winds and heavy rains could also cause you problems with water and structural damages. Prevention, depending on the caliber of the storm, is sometimes impossible; however, some basic tips can give you some added protection for when mother nature makes her way to your town. Making sure all of your doors and windows, are completely sealed when closed is massively important. Even the smallest leaks can wreak havoc. Cleaning your gutters regularly and maintaining your roof regularly will also reduce your risk of large loss during a storm. All water damages are preventable and making sure your roof and gutter are both clean and structurally well is half the battle.

While it is nearly impossible to predict when tragedy will occur, it is SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 's job to provide 24-hour emergency service when it does. We are dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster and 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

Preventing Tree Fires This Holiday Season

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

The National Fire Protection Association reports that between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of six deaths, 22 injuries, and $18.3 million in direct property damage annually. Here are some tips to help prevent a fire in your home this holiday season:

  • Choose a tree with fresh needles
  • Cut 2" from the base of the trunk before placing
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from ANY heat source (fireplace, radiator, candles, heaters, lights, etc.).
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water DAILY
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Last but not least, dispose of your tree as soon as the holidays pass. It might be decorative and fun, but the longer a dry, dying tree sits in your house, the more likely your home is to experience and suffer a fire loss.

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 home. We understand 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.

Did you know?

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Are you SERVPRO Ready?

Did you know 50% of businesses 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.”

Thanksgiving Disaster Prevention

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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 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.

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.”

Forrest Fire Tips

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

With the worst forest fire in Portugal’s history happening recently, it is unfortunately that time of year again in our area where forest fires are a threat. Here are some tips to stay safe during a forest fire and to prevent them from even starting.

Prevention:

  • Be sure to obey local laws when having a campfire or any open fire.
  • Keep flammable objects away from any open fires.
  • Make sure smoking materials are extinguished before disposing them.
  • Avoid burning fires in windy conditions.
  • Keep shovels, water, and fire retardant handy while burning a fire to keep it under control.

In the event of a forest fire:

  • If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Be sure to lock your home.
  • Avoid evacuating through routes that run near the fire.
  • Monitor changes in wind speed/direction.
  • Alert someone that you have left and where you are going so that first responders know you are no longer in the residence.

SERVPRO® Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton: 609-965-0885

Experience the Best of Atlantic City this Summer

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

To celebrate the official start to summer, SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton would like to tell you about some of the exciting events coming down to the shore this year!

For the car enthusiasts, the Car Cruise comes to Historic Smithville 6/23 from 5-8 PM. Stop by to check out some classic cars and even bring your own!

As always, AC is your home for fantastic Fourth of July fireworks with two shows this year! The first begins at 9 in the marina district at the Borgata. The second show begins at 10 over the boardwalk at Tropicana!

One of the highlights of every summer the Atlantic City Air Show  returns Wednesday August 23rd.  See link for additional details

http://airshow.acchamber.com/

For the fitness lovers out there, the Insane Inflatable 5K comes to Bader Field on 7/8

Pink will be performing her east coast exclusive concert on the Atlantic City beach on 7/12. It is one of only a handful in North America, so don’t miss out!

Brantley Gilbert will follow Pink on the beach with a concert of his own the very next day, 7/13. Brantley Gilbert is one of only four country acts to have back-to-back platinum albums!

If you’re looking for laughs, a few great comedians will be in town this summer, including Jay Leno (7/2 @ Borgata), Jim Gaffigan (7/15 @ Borgata), Ron White (7/22 @ Tropicana), Jeff Dunham (7/22 @ Borgata), and Jerry Seinfeld (8/25 @ Borgata).

One of the highlights of every summer the Atlantic City Air Show  returns Wednesday August 23rd.  See link for additional details

http://airshow.acchamber.com/

So get out and enjoy summer while it lasts!

Do’s and Don’ts to Help Minimize Storm Damage

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Summer storms can produce significant lightening.

Do’s and Don’ts to Help Minimize Storm Damage

Do:

  • Ensure local authorities have given the “all clear” for your area.
  • Ensure your electricity is turned off before entering a flooded structure.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible with wet-dry vacuums, mops, and towels.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for drying.
  • Call SERVPRO Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton at (609)965-0885.

Don’t:

  • Use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible.
  • Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Use television or other household appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets.

We at SERVPRO® Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton are here to ensure that your home and personal belongings are restored to their original condition after storm damage strikes. Call us at (609)965-0885 for a free estimate, and then take advantage of our professional restoration services performed by our exceptional staff. Let us restore your home “Like it never even happened!”

Some Tips to Prevent Water Damage to your Home or Business.

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  1. Be careful where you plant

Some plants and trees, have pretty invasive roots. If you’re not careful, they’ll grow right into your sprinkler system, drainage field, pipes, and septic tanks. Plan before you plant to keep roots away from any water lines.

  1. Clean out roof gutters

You know it’s on your to-do list anyway, so if you can, take a safe climb up to your roof and check out your gutters. If you’re seeing lots of leaves, birds’ nests, sticks, and whatnot up there, your gutters may not be doing the job you hired them for. And on a rainy day, a clogged gutter can send water spilling into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down to your basement.

 

  1. Keep an eye on your water bill

With so many water pipes hidden behind walls and in the floors in your house, you might not know there’s a leak until the damage is done. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on your monthly water bill. If you see it starting to creep up, or get one that’s uncommonly high, it’s a pretty good sign that you may have a leak somewhere.  This is even more important if it is a second home that is not always occupied.

  1. Use a drain snake instead of unclogging chemicals

No matter how crazy clean you are, from your shower to your kitchen sink, clogs are going to happen. And chances are at some point in your life you’ve used one of those powerful chemical drain cleaners to get things moving again. But as convenient as they may be, most folks don’t realize those caustic chemicals are also eating away at their pipes.  If you rely on them a lot, you could be setting yourself up for leaks. That’s why owning a drain snake is a good solution to clear away clogs.

 

  1. Never pour grease down your sink

 

You’ve probably heard this before, but you should definitely avoid pouring grease down your kitchen sink. It doesn’t matter if you flush it with hot or cold water. It can still congeal and cling to your pipes, and could still cause some serious damage and blockage.

Some people use detergent to break up grease before pouring it down the drain…and that may help sometimes. But there’s no guarantee that it’ll keep the grease from sticking to your pipes, so why take the risk?

The safest thing to do is just to pour your grease in an empty can, and either let it sit or put it in the refrigerator. Once it hardens you can toss it in the trash and get rid of it. Done and done.

 

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

For Prompt Response for Water Damage in Hammonton, NJ

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.  If it is a small leak or a massive flood to your home or business in Hammonton we can respond immediately to your emergency water damage. SERVPRO has the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.



  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service

  • State of the Art Equipment

  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians

  • Direct Insurance Billing


Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.


 For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Mold Remediation Services in Brigantine NJ

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

Removal of wallpaper revealed hidden mold damage.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Brigantine.  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

Mold Inspection and Remediation in Galloway, NJ

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold in a crawlspace.

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

Water Clean up from Flooding

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

Localized flooding event

Following a water intrusion caused by storm damage calling SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is the first and one of the most important calls you can make.   In the event that you don't complete the water removal process immediately, your property can be subjected to a plethora of unwanted, unnecessary complications such as mold growth, loss of possessions, and structural damage. If you find yourself in need of water damage services, it's important to find a skilled team of restoration experts like SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton. We can expedite the water extraction, cleaning, repair, and restoration components of the process. Learn more about the importance of water damage cleanup by reviewing this short reference guide:


Water Cleanup Prevents Mold and Mildew Growth

One of the reasons for securing the services of an experienced water damage cleanup company is inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew in your home. Unfortunately, these fungi can begin thriving and expanding on your property 48-72 hours after the initial water intrusion. Moreover, the moist, warm conditions created by water damage make your residential property a prime location in which mold can develop and proliferate. 

Prevent or Diminish Secondary Water Damage to the Structure of Your Home

An additional benefit of rapid water removal is that it prevents structural damage from adversely impacting your property. When left unaddressed for an extended time, the water can wick into walls, and studs, rust appliances, and damage the electrical system. If a natural flooding disaster occurred, then the foundation could also have been compromised. 

Why You Should Secure Professional Assistance 

Although some people attempt to complete the water cleanup process on their own, this approach is not advisable if it means more than using a mop and a bucket. For volumes of unwanted standing water, our water removal process is expedited and optimized through the use of specialized equipment.  Our high volume vacuum extractors remove water quickly.  This means less the water damage to furniture, walls, flooring, electronics, and personal possessions. This helps to remove water and treat damage that you can’t see.  After extraction is complete we apply a plant based anti-microbial and then begin the drying process.  Our specialty drying equipment will be placed strategically to promote rapid drying.  It is important to get remaining structural materials dry to prevent the mold and microbial growth. 


Let SERVPRO Assist You Now


For help restoring your residential commercial property after a water or fire loss, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885.  We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

2/15/2017 (Permalink)

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 Atlantic City, Galloway, Mays Landing, Absecon or Hammonton 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


Have Questions about Basement Flooding?


Call Today – 609-965-0885


If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.


The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton  and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.


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

  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment


Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 609-965-0885

Our core Values

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Congratulations and thanks to all of our employees who bring our core values to life every day.

At SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton our Core Values are:  Dignity and Respect, Keep Promises, Professional Impression, Solve Problems.  Every year the employees vote for the co-worker who most exemplifies each of the core values.  The individual with the most votes has their name added to the plaque for that year as well as receiving a gift from the company.


The winners for 2016:


Dignity and Respect – Kathy Grassi


Keep Promises – John Shaver


(Tie)                      Kevin Cintron


Professional Impression – Kevin Cintron


Solve Problems – Jack Harvey


Core values are not descriptions of the work we do or the strategies we employ to accomplish our mission. They are the values underlie our work, how we interact with each other and our customers, and which strategies we employ to fulfill our mission. The core values are the basic elements of how we go about our work.

Winter Property Tips

11/22/2016 (Permalink)

1) Prepare for Winter Storms

Heavy snow accumulation can pose a threat to your home or business; not only as it builds up, but also as it melts. Here are things to watch for:

  • Watch for snow accumulation on the leeward (downwind) side of a higher-level roof, where blowing snow will collect. For safe removal that won't endanger you or damage your roof, consult a roofing contractor for a referral.
  • Remove snow from basement stairwells, window wells and all walls. Melting snow can lead to water damage and moisture intrusion.

 

 Ice dams are an accumulation of ice at the lower edge of a sloped roof. When interior heat melts the snow, water can run down and refreeze at the roof's edge, where it's much cooler. Should ice build up and block water from draining off the roof, the water is then forced under the roof covering and into your attic or down the inside walls of your property.

  • Make sure your gutters are clear of leaves and debris.
  • Keep the attic well ventilated so snow doesn't melt and refreeze on the roof's edge.
  • Make sure the attic floor is well insulated to minimize the amount of heat rising through the attic from within the house.

Water intrusion and flood damage from melting snow and ice can threaten property, but by taking the following steps it can help minimize the potential for damage.

Immediately after the threat of physical danger has passed:

  • Make sure the building is structurally safe to enter or reoccupy.
  • Turn off electrical power. Do not use electricity until it is safe to do so.
  • Ensure that natural gas sources are safely secured.
  • Secure the exterior to prevent further water intrusion. This can include boarding up broken windows, making temporary roof repairs, sealing cracks or tacking down plastic sheeting against open gaps in walls or roofs.

When it's safe to begin cleanup:

  • Disconnect all electronics/electrical equipment and move it to a safe, dry location.
  • Begin to remove water-damaged materials immediately.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton for assistance with extraction and drying.
  • By taking immediate action, you will reduce the amount of damage and increase the chance of salvaging usable materials. You'll also reduce the amount of rust, rot, mold and mildew that may develop, and lower the likelihood that the water will lead to structural problems.

 

2) Prevent Plumbing Freezes

  • Pipes in attics, exterior walls and crawl spaces are most vulnerable to extreme cold.
  • Check on all vacant units.
  • Simply turning off the water is not sufficient for a property that is to be left unoccupied for a long period - a lot of water is still in the system, and can cause damage. To remove the risk completely, have a plumber drain down the water and central heating system.  Or alternatively, be sure the heat is on and set to at least 55 degrees.
  • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, and set to at least 55 degrees.
  • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.
  • Drain all garden hoses.
  • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes.

3) Inspect Roof, Gutters & Downspouts

  • Check flashing to ensure water cannot enter the property.
  • Replace worn roof shingles or tiles.
  • Clean out gutters and downspouts.
  • Consider installing leaf guards on the gutters or extensions on the downspouts to direct water away from the property.

4) Check the Exterior, Doors and Windows

  • Inspect exterior for crevice cracks and exposed entry points around pipes; seal them.
  • Use weather-stripping around doors, and caulk windows to prevent cold air from entering the home.
  • Replace cracked glass in windows. If you end up replacing the entire window, prime and paint exposed wood.
  • If your home has a basement, consider protecting the window wells by covering them with plastic shields.
  • Switch out summer screens with glass replacements. Install storm windows, if you have them.

5) Fireplace Inspection

  • Cap or screen the top of the chimney to keep out rodents and birds.
  • Call a chimney sweep to remove soot and creosote, if the chimney hasn't been cleaned for a while.
  • Buy firewood or chop wood. Store it in a dry place away from the exterior of your home.
  • Inspect the fireplace damper for proper opening and closing.
  • Check the mortar between bricks and point, if necessary.

6) Furnace Inspection

  • Call an HVAC professional to inspect your furnace and clean ducts.
  • Remove all flammable material from the area surrounding your furnace.

7) Check Foundations

  • Rake away all debris and edible vegetation from the foundation.
  • Seal up entry points to keep small animals from crawling under the house.
  • Point or seal foundation cracks. Mice can slip through space as thin as a dime.
  • Secure crawlspace entrances.

8) Prepare Landscaping & Outdoor Surfaces

  • Trim trees if branches hang too close to the house or electrical wires.
  • To prevent winter injury, ask your landscaper when your trees should be pruned
  • In areas where the ground freezes, plant spring flower bulbs and lift bulbs, such as dahlias, that cannot withstand winter temperatures.

9)  Prevent Slip and Falls and Other Liability Issues

  • Inspect all property entrances and common areas to ensure they are well lit.
  • Clean Leaves and debris
  • Also have plenty of ice melt on hand to prevent injuries

While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your property.  With some sensible planning you can avoid surprises this winter.

For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

 

Restoring Your Hammonton Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/18/2016 (Permalink)

Small setback? Colossal catastrophe? Or something in between? We clean them all. SERVPRO® is faster to any size disaster.

Flooding, roof leaks, broken pipes, sprinkler system discharge, any water damage events in Hammonton 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.

About SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 and get you back to business.

For help restoring your commercial property after a water or fire loss, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885.  We’ll make it “Like it Never Even Happened.”

Restoring Your Atlantic City Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/18/2016 (Permalink)

Small setback? Colossal catastrophe? Or something in between? We clean them all. SERVPRO® is faster to any size disaster.

Flooding, roof leaks, broken pipes, sprinkler system discharge, any water damage events in Atlantic City 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.

About SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 and get you back to business.

For help restoring your commercial property after a water or fire loss, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885.  We’ll make it “Like it Never Even Happened.”

Leading cause of fire and smoke damage in Atlantic County

11/7/2016 (Permalink)

Kitchen Fire

As the Holiday Season and Winter weather approaches it is important to prevent fire and smoke damage to your home in the area.  Regardless of the time of the year the leading cause of home fire damage is cooking.  

Remember the following tips so your kitchen stays free of fire hazards.

Kitchen Fire Safety Must-Haves

Every kitchen should have the following safety essentials on hand:

  • Fire Extinguisher: An ABC Dry Chemical fire extinguisher is the best option since it won?t accelerate grease fires. Read the instructions, and know how to operate it.
  • Smoke Detector: A smoke detector with a pause button is best in case of false alarms. Neighboring rooms to the kitchen should also have smoke detectors.
  • Oven Mitts: Protect those hands with a thick, durable pair.

Safe Home Cookin'

Be a safe chef in your home by remembering these safety practices, and prevent a fire from ever starting:

  • Don?t leave your cooking unattended. Checking your email or watching TV can wait until you've switched off the burner.
  • Keep cooking area clean to prevent grease buildup.
  • Have nothing flammable near the stove. Keep curtains, potholders, dishtowels, food packaging, and Mom?s recipe cards away from the stove.
  • Roll up your sleeves, tuck in your shirt, and pin back long hair.
  • Heat cooking oil slowly. Be patient with those French fries; heating oil too quickly can easily start a fire.

Cooking Safe With Your Little Chefs

It may be unavoidable for kids to resist the pleasant smells wafting from the kitchen. Kids often want to help cook, so bear in mind the following tips:

  • Enforce a kid-free zone. Young children should be kept at least 3 feet away from the stove while older family members are cooking to avoid accidents and spills.
  • Use the back burners, and turn pot handles toward the center of the range. This will keep hot items out of a child's reach and reduce the risk of spills.
  • Teach children that hot things can burn.
  • Never hold a child while cooking.

If A Cooking Fire Starts:

  • Water and grease don't mix. In the event of a grease fire, NEVER POUR WATER ON IT. It will spread. Use a fire extinguisher, or when in doubt, get out and call for help.
  • Put a lid on it. If a pan catches fire, slide a lid over the pan and turn off the stove burner. Leave the lid on until it is completely cool.
  • Keep the oven or microwave door shut if fire starts. Turn off the heat. If the flames do not go out immediately, get out and call for help.
  • Stop, drop, and roll. If your clothes catch fire, smother them on the kitchen floor before getting out of the house.

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

Understanding Mold

8/29/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Project

Mold can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. Molds reproduce by making spores that usually cannot be seen without magnification. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on. Bacteria can start to grow within hours and mold can start to grow within days. Mold spores can lay dormant for years until an ideal growing condition develops, in which they start to flourish. Especially during the summer, the warm humid conditions are a perfect microenvironment for mold growth. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur—particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all molds and mold spores in an indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling the moisture. Many types of molds exist.

All molds have the potential to cause serious health effects. Molds can produce allergens that can trigger allergic reactions or even asthma attacks in people allergic to it. Others are known to produce potent toxins and/or irritants. Potential health concerns are an important reason to prevent mold growth and to remediate and clean any existing mold growth indoors.  The purpose of mold remediation is to remove the mold to prevent human exposure and damage to building materials and furnishings. It is necessary to clean up mold contamination, not just kill it. Dead mold is still allergenic, and some dead molds are still potentially toxic!

The appropriate restoration procedures within the first few hours of a water loss can save thousands of dollars in secondary damage. Before the growth of mold becomes visible, there will be a faint musty or earthy smell. In time, mold will appear on the outside of the wall as a stain or discoloration. In a standard situation, SERVPRO® Professionals examine the structure for any visible signs of mold and remove the mold growth and excess spores returning the area

back to normal levels. Some situations require the assistance of an Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional (IEP) with specialized equipment and services needed to assess and/or repair the structure. IEPs can test and clear a structure for mold

by collecting air and surface samples. Then they can determine whether the mold has been successfully decontaminated.

Please contact us if you suspect that you have a mold problem in your home or business.  We handle mold remediation work on a daily basis and know when prompt action is required to prevent further mold growth. In the event mold is found on a property.  If extensive mold growth is present, it may be recommended that occupants leave the affected area until the containment process is safely and successfully completed.

SERVPRO® Professionals are trained to control microbial problems in structures.  We adhere to the to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards.  Please contact our office @ 609-965-0885

Enjoy the Best Atlantic City has to Offer as Summer 2016 Comes to a Close.

7/29/2016 (Permalink)

Air Show Beach Flyover

Summer will be over before you know it.  There is still time have fun in Atlantic City. Check out the upcoming events:

The Atlantic City Air Show Wednesday August 17th.  See link for additional details

Atlantic City Air Show

In addition to the Air Show check out one of the great the line-up of beach concerts:

Jimmy Buffet, who brings his Coral Reefer Band with special guest G. Love & Special Sauce to the beach on Saturday, August 13.

The acclaimed Zac Brown Band with Drake White and The Big Fire takes over the stage on Thursday, September 1. 

Florida Georgia Line with Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and Kane Brown on Saturday, September 3 

Blink-182 will play surfside on September 5.

Come on down and enjoy Atlantic City!

Bio Hazard Cleanup in Mays Landing, NJ

7/14/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton offers cleaning services for the scenes of suicide, homicide, and accidental death in both commercial and residential properties.   The importance of professional cleaning and thorough sanatizing in these scenarios is compounded by the potential presence of contamination through blood and other bodily fluids. Proper cleaning services eliminate the risk of contamination or endangerment through blood-borne pathogens such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, MRSA, or HIV.  If the cleanup situation you are encountering appears to be over your head, then it probably is.  Let our Highly Trained Bio-hazard Technicians handles the cleanup process.  In many cases this cleanup is covered by your insurance company.

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."

For help restoring your property after a Bio Hazard incident, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

 

Bio Hazard Cleanup in Hammonton, NJ

7/14/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton offers cleaning services for the scenes of suicide, homicide, and accidental death in both commercial and residential properties.   The importance of professional cleaning and thorough sanitizing in these scenarios is compounded by the potential presence of contamination through blood and other bodily fluids. Proper cleaning services eliminate the risk of contamination or endangerment through blood-borne pathogens such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, MRSA, or HIV.  If the cleanup situation you are encountering appears to be over your head, then it probably is.  Let our Highly Trained Water Bio-hazard Technicians handles the cleanup process.  In many cases this cleanup is covered by your insurance company.

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."

For help restoring your property after a Bio Hazard incident, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Bio Hazard Cleanup in Galloway

7/14/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton offers cleaning services for the scenes of suicide, homicide, and accidental death in both commercial and residential properties.   The importance of professional cleaning and thorough sanitizing. In these scenarios is compounded by the potential presence of contamination through blood and other bodily fluids. Proper cleaning services eliminate the risk of contamination or endangerment through blood-borne pathogens such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, MRSA, or HIV.  If the cleanup situation you are encountering appears to be over your head, then it probably is.  Let our Highly Trained Water Bio-hazard Technicians handles the cleanup process.  In many cases this cleanup is covered by your insurance company.

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."

 

For help restoring your property after a Bio Hazard incident, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

 

Bio Hazard Cleanup in Atlantic City

7/14/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton offers cleaning services for the scenes of suicide, homicide, and accidental death in both commercial and residential properties.   The importance of professional cleaning and thorough sanitizing in these scenarios is compounded by the potential presence of contamination through blood and other bodily fluids. Proper cleaning services eliminate the risk of contamination or endangerment through blood-borne pathogens such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, MRSA, or HIV.  If the cleanup situation you are encountering appears to be over your head, then it probably is.  Let our Highly Trained Water Bio-hazard Technicians handles the cleanup process.  In many cases this cleanup is covered by your insurance company.

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."

For help restoring your property after a Bio Hazard incident, call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

 

Restoring Your Atlantic City Area Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

Drying the property in place so work could continue.

Flooding and water damage events at Atlantic City area 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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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.

Meet Our Crew

Training and Certifications

Restoring Your Hammonton Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

Drying in place at this office so they can get up and running.

Flooding and water damage events at Hammonton 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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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.

Training and Certifications

Meet Our Crew

Severe Storms Roll Through Southern NJ

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

A line of severe storms rolled through parts of Southern New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon.  If your home or business has suffered damage contact 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 emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

    Hurricane Season 2016

    6/2/2016 (Permalink)

    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, will most likely be near-normal, but forecast uncertainty in the climate signals that influence the formation of Atlantic storms make predicting this season particularly difficult.

    NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). While a near-normal season is most likely with a 45 percent chance, there is also a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal season.

    What To Do Before, During And After A Thunderstorm

    5/27/2016 (Permalink)

    Warmer weather brings increased chances of thunderstorms.

    Before

    ·       Remember the 30/30 Lightning Safety Rule: Look for lightning and go indoors if you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder; stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last thunder-clap

    ·       Consider investing in a personal lightning detector

    ·       Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall

    ·       Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage

    ·       Shut all windows and secure outside doors

    ·       Unplug electronic equipment

    During

    ·       Avoid contact with electrical equipment or cords, including devices plugged in for recharging (consider unplugging valuable electronics in case of power surge)

    ·       Water conducts electricity, so avoid contact with plumbing

    ·       Stay away from windows and doors and stay off porches

    ·       Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls

    ·       Avoid natural lightning rods, such as tall isolated trees, and avoid isolated small structures in open areas

    ·       Avoid contact with metal, including farm equipment, motorcycles, golf carts and bicycles

    ·       If you are driving, safely exit or pull over and park; do not touch any surface that conducts electricity in or outside of the vehicle

    After

    ·       Never drive through a flooded roadway

    ·       Avoid storm-damaged areas

    ·       Help people who may require special assistance

    ·       Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately

    ·       Watch your pets closely; keep them indoors if possible

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Atlantic City, NJ 609-965-0885

    5/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold remediation in progress.

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Atlantic City.  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 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

    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

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Hammonton, NJ 609-965-0885

    5/4/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Hammonton.  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

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Absecon, NJ 609-965-0885

    5/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire damage to a bathrrom.

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Absecon.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs

    ·       24 -Hour Emergency Service.

    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Fire, Smoke and Odor Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing

    What to Expect: 

    When we visit your home after a fire loss, we will scope the affected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at 856-566-3388. SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.  

    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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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. 

    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 – 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."

     

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Egg Harbor City, NJ 609-965-0885

    5/4/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Egg Harbor City.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs

    ·       24 -Hour Emergency Service.

    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Fire, Smoke and Odor Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing

    What to Expect: 

    When we visit your home after a fire loss, we will scope the affected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at 609-965-0885. SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.  

    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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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. 

    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 – 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."

     

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Galloway, NJ 609-965-0885

    5/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Kitchen fire

    being faster to any-sized disaster in Galloway.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs

    ·       24 -Hour Emergency Service.

    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Fire, Smoke and Odor Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing 

    What to Expect: 

    When we visit your home after a fire loss, we will scope the affected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at 609-965-0885. SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.  

    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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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. 

    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 – 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."

    Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Atlantic City, NJ 609-965-0885

    4/15/2016 (Permalink)

    Smoke damage to a kitchen

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Atlantic City.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs

    ·       24 -Hour Emergency Service.

    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Fire, Smoke and Odor Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing

    What to Expect: 

    When we visit your home after a fire loss, we will scope the affected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at 609-965-0885. SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.  

    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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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. 

    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 – 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."

     

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Mays Landing, NJ 609-965-0885

    4/15/2016 (Permalink)

    Smoke damage to a kitchen.

    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 emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs

    ·       24 -Hour Emergency Service.

    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Fire, Smoke and Odor Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing

    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 fire damaged home or business
    • When did the fire or smoke damage occur?
    • What caused the fire damage (if known)?
    • Is there electricity available (on-site)? 

    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."

     

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In HAMMONTON, NJ 609-965-0885

    4/15/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Hammonton.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs

    • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Fire, Smoke and Odor Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing

    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."

     

    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 – 609-965-0885

     

     

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Absecon, NJ 609-965-0885

    4/4/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Absecon.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

    • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
    • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing

     

    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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

    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.

     

    For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

     

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Egg Harbor City, NJ 609-965-0885

    4/4/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Egg Harbor City.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In GALLOWAY, NJ 609-965-0885

    4/4/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Galloway.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

    • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
    • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing

    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. 

    Faster To Any Size Disaster

    Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home or business and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.  

    If you have a water damage to the corner of you basement or to your corner office call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is available 24/7/365, call 609-965-0885.

     

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In HAMMONTON, NJ 609-965-0885

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.  If it is a small leak or a massive flood to your home or business in Hammonton we can respond immediately to your emergency water damage.  SERVPRO has the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

    • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
    • Water Extraction and Professional Drying Equipment
    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing

    Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

     

    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.

     

    For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In MAYS LANDING, NJ 609-965-0885

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of 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 emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 609-965-0885

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Atlantic City.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

    8 Bad “Facts” About Mold That Everyone Thinks Are True

    3/9/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO in Proper Personal Protective Equipment

    Which one doesn’t fit with the rest? Mold is big. Mold is bad. Mold is scary. Mold is common. When it comes to mold there is a lot of misinformation floating around out there. Mention the word “mold” and people will flee in panic. In reality mold can be a serious problem, but with a little common sense and the right information you can learn to discern myth from fact and make wise decisions in your dealings with mold.

    Overreactions to mold

    With all the misinformation about mold out there it is easy to over react. Here are four “facts” that are over reactions to mold.

    Bad “Fact” 1: All Mold Is Bad

    Nope! Have you ever eaten cheese or take penicillin? Mold is used in the making of many kinds of cheese and in the manufacturing of antibiotics (though things have come along way sense the first antibiotic).

    Bad “Fact” 2: All Mold Causes Health Problems

    While mold certainly can cause health efffects, it is not true that all molds cause health problems in all people. In reality the affect of mold on people varies greatly. Molds produce allergens, and while some people will be allergic to the allergens produced by mold not everyone will react to mold, and the affects can be varied depending on ones sensitivity to mold. Some studies have suggested that health effects can arise from repeated exposure to mold, so it is not something to play around with.

    Bad “Fact” 3: There Should be No Mold Inside

    In reality mold is all around us and is very natural. There are mold spores in the air you are breathing and there is really no way around this unless you decide to live inside a plastic, environmentally controlled bubble. The problem is not that there is mold indoors the problem is with the concentration of mold indoors. Mold should not be growing in your walls or on surfaces as that can be a problem and contribute to allergic reactions. We will always live with mold, the question is how much mold should we live with? The answer to that is still being worked out. As mold effects people differently you should talk to your doctor if you think you are suffering from exposure to mold and you take steps to reduce your exposure to mold. Hiring a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO is a good option.

    Bad “Fact” 4: Bleach Kills Mold

    This is kind of a half truth. Bleach may kill certain kinds of mold on non-porous surfaces, however, it is not clear that bleach can kill all kinds of mold nor kill mold on porous surfaces such as wood. Research is continuing to be done on the effectiveness of bleach as a mold cleanup agent. It should be noted that using bleach to “kill” mold poses its own health risks and is not a recommended solution by EPA or OSHA. Bleach is also very corrosive and can cause further damage if not used correctly.

    Bad facts that understate the problem

    Just as there are many “facts” that overstate the mold problem, there are also many “facts” that understate the problem. Here are four of them.

    Bad “Fact” 1: Killing Mold is Enough, I Don’t Need to Remove it

    Killing mold is not enough. Putting aside the conflicting reports on what kills mold, simply killing mold does not remove the health affects as the allergens are still present even in dead mold. To properly protect against health affects, removal of the affected areas is often necessary. Care must be taken when removing the affected areas so that the allergens and mold is not spread throughout the house. That is why professional mold remediation services are often necessary to properly fix a mold problem.

    Bad “Fact” 2: Mold is Natural, You Shouldn’t Worry About it

    While mold may be natural, consistent exposure to mold can have negative affects on ones health. If mold is growing in your home or place of business it needs to be addressed as it will deteriorate your building and can cause health problems.

    Bad “Fact” 3: If You Only See a Little Mold it is Probably Nothing to Worry About

    If mold is to the point where it is visibly growing on surfaces in your home you have a problem. Mold is like an iceberg, you generally only see the tip of it while the majority is below the surface. If you see a little bit of mold you most likely have more growing under the surface out of site.

    Bad “Fact” 4: Cleaning up Mold isn’t Hard. You Should Do it Yourself

    This is another half truth. While you may be able to clean up certain kinds of mold in small quantities most people are not equipped to do proper mold remediation. Simply wiping down the evidence is not good enough. To properly “cleanup” a mold problem you must identify the cause, isolate the area to keep the mold from spreading, and clean and or remove the affected surfaces. Unless you know how to setup a containment unit, have a couple of commercial sized HEPA air filtration units, protective gear, HEPA vacuums, specialized cleaning agents, and can do a wet extraction to keep mold spores from spreading, you should probably call a professional mold remediation company.

    The Leading Cause of Home Fires in the Winter

    2/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Did you know regardless of the weather outside the leading cause of home fires is cooking?

    Coldest Air of the Winter

    2/10/2016 (Permalink)

    This weekend will bring the coldest temperatures of the season to our region.  The combination of low temperatures and gusty winds will increase the risk of frozen pipes.  See tips for preventing frozen pipes listed below:

  • Pipes in attics, exterior walls and crawl spaces are most vulnerable to extreme cold.
  • Check on all vacant units.
  • Simply turning off the water is not sufficient for a property that is to be left unoccupied for a long period - a lot of water is still in the system, and can cause damage.  To remove the risk completely, have a plumber drain down the water and central heating system.  Or alternatively, be sure the heat is on and set to at least 55 degrees.
  • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, and set to at least 55 degrees.
  • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.
  • Drain all garden hoses.
  • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes. 
  • While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your property.  With some sensible planning you can avoid surprises this winter. 

    Tips for Cleaning Flooded Properties.

    1/27/2016 (Permalink)

    In the wake of Winter Storm Jonas, many along the coast are dealing with cleanup of flooded properties.  Below are some tips from The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  The IICRC with industry-wide participation, certifies and develops certifications and standards for inspection, cleaning and restoration.

    IICRC Consumer Flood Cleanup Tips

    Flood victims can follow a few simple steps to reduce property damage and limit health risks.

    Flooding occurs when rising water overflows the natural boundaries of bodies of water, such as rivers and streams, and flows across the ground picking up all kinds of contamination. The water can be contaminated with soil bacteria, decaying insects, animal droppings, oils and fluids from roadways, and fertilizers and pesticides from fields or gardens.

    The IICRC offers these tips to clean up after floods:

    ·       Use caution when entering buildings. Make sure electrical power is off and the structure is sound before entering and inspecting a flooded building. Small animals or reptiles may also seek shelter inside a structure, so be cautious when repositioning contents or removing materials.

    ·       Protect yourself. Wear an organic vapor respirator, available from paint or building supply stores, along with rubber gloves, eye protection and protective clothing. Ventilate affected areas by opening windows, and eventually, by placing a fan in a window. Work toward the fan as you clean to minimize cross contamination.

    ·       Know what items to throw awayPorous items that absorb contaminated flood water shouldn't be restored. Drywall, carpet and pad, mattresses, pillows, box springs and particle board normally should be discarded if wet.

    ·       Wet clothing and many household fabrics may be salvageable. Machine washing, including at least a 10-minute soak in detergent and hot water, should remove most contamination and stains.

    ·       Open pockets of saturation. Remove base molding and portions of damaged walls and wet insulation. Locate the water line and measure 15 inches to 20 inches above it. Everything below that should be removed and discarded. Flooring, such as hardwood, laminate or sheet vinyl, should be removed to expose pockets of saturation underneath for cleaning, sanitizing and drying.

    ·       Clean aggressively. Wall cavities and exposed durable materials (studs, joists) should be cleaned by pressure washing with detergent solutions.  After thoroughly cleaning and flushing salvageable materials, apply a disinfectant solution liberally. A water restoration professional may be needed to perform this service safely and effectively.

    ·       Prevent mold growth. Although it takes a few days to appear, mold thrives in a moist environment with organic material (e.g., paper or particle board), and temperatures between 68°F and 86°F. Keep air moving and maintain moderate temperatures as possible.

    ·       Dry out before you rebuild. To prevent dry rot and on-going structural damage, don't reconstruct or cover wood materials until its moisture content falls below 16 percent. Moisture meters are available online, but it may be best to hire a water restoration professional to confirm proper drying before reconstruction.

    Consider hiring a professional. A professional water damage restoration company has trained technicians, specialized cleaners and antimicrobial agents, and extraction, drying, dehumidifying and moisture measuring equipment.

    At SERVPRO of Atlantic City our technicians are IICRC trained and certified and will be glad to assist with your flood cleanup effort.  

    Winter Storm Jonas - Property Protection Tips

    1/22/2016 (Permalink)

    Heavy snow accumulation can pose a threat to your home or business; not only as it builds up, but also as it melts. Here are things to watch for: 

    •Watch for snow accumulation on the leeward (downwind) side of a higher-level roof, where blowing snow will collect. For safe removal that won't endanger you or damage your roof, consult a roofing contractor for a referral.  

    •Remove snow from basement stairwells, window wells and all walls. Melting snow can lead to water damage and moisture intrusion.

     Ice dams are an accumulation of ice at the lower edge of a sloped roof. When interior heat melts the snow, water can run down and refreeze at the roof's edge, where it's much cooler. Should ice build up and block water from draining off the roof, the water is then forced under the roof covering and into your attic or down the inside walls of your property. 

    •Make sure your gutters are clear of leaves and debris. 

    •Keep the attic well ventilated so snow doesn't melt and refreeze on the roof's edge.

    •Make sure the attic floor is well insulated to minimize the amount of heat rising through the attic from within the house. 

    Water intrusion and flood damage from melting snow and ice can threaten property, but by taking the following steps it can help minimize the potential for damage. 

    Immediately after the threat of physical danger has passed:

    •Make sure the building is structurally safe to enter or reoccupy. 

    •Turn off electrical power. Do not use electricity until it is safe to do so. 

    •Ensure that natural gas sources are safely secured. 

    •Secure the exterior to prevent further water intrusion. This can include boarding up broken windows, making temporary roof repairs, sealing cracks or tacking down plastic sheeting against open gaps in walls or roofs.

    When it's safe to begin cleanup:

    •Disconnect all electronics/electrical equipment and move it to a safe, dry location.

    •Begin to remove water-damaged materials immediately.

    •Contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees or Hamilton/Hammonton for assistance with extraction and drying.  

    •By taking immediate action, you will reduce the amount of damage and increase the chance of salvaging usable materials. You'll also reduce the amount of rust, rot, mold and mildew that may develop, and lower the likelihood that the water will lead to structural problems. 

    Winter Weather Returns

    1/12/2016 (Permalink)

    A piece of the polar vortex will help spread arctic air across the central and eastern United States through the midweek, bringing the coldest air of the season to many.

    "The polar vortex will shift southward across Canada and set up near Hudson Bay for a several-day stint during the second full week of January," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

    Temperatures will likely peak 10 to 20 F below normal across the Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes for a couple of days this week. Temperatures may not escape the single digits through the middle of the week in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

    The polar vortex is a permanent atmospheric feature that exists near the poles. At times, it can weaken and be displaced during the winter, sending waves of arctic air farther south away from the poles.

    While waves of cold like this are not uncommon during the month of January, it may come as a shocker for some due to the warm end to 2015 thanks in part to El Niño.

    For those that haven't dug out the winter clothing already, this round of cold air will require several layers, especially for those heading outside for an extended period of time.

    Giving Back at Atlantic County Special Services School

    12/17/2015 (Permalink)

    We had the good fortune to assist Tim Mooney, AKA Santa, as he delivered presents to the students at Atlantic County Special Services School. In addition to presents Tim presented the school with a large check from his "Cocktails for a Clause" event held last month. Tim and his team do a great job every year, and it is for a great cause. The big man has a big heart!

    Long Term Travel Tips

    12/4/2015 (Permalink)

    ·       Tell a neighbor so they can look out for your home.

    ·       Consider purchasing a light switch timer.

    ·       Unplug electronics to save energy.

    ·       Consider the possibility of frozen pipes and take action.

    ·       Change the spare key location or take it with you.

    Avoid Holiday Hazards

    11/24/2015 (Permalink)

    Just the facts:

  • More than half (56%) of home candle fires occur when something that can catch fire is too close to the candle.
  • December is the peak time for candle fires.  In December, 11% of home candle fires began with decorations, compared to 4% the rest of the year.
  • A heat source too close to the tree causes roughly 1 in 6 Christmas tree fires.
  • Be safe this holiday season:

  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns.
  • Use sturdy candle holders that are not likely to tip over and place candles on clear uncluttered surfaces. Consider using flameless candles instead of real candles.
  • Make sure your tree and decorations are at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles and heat vents.
  • For more safety tips visit the Nation Fire Protection Association at http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information

    Fall is the time to prep your property for winter

    10/16/2015 (Permalink)

    Fall is the time to prep your property for winter

    1) Prepare for Winter Storms

     Ice dams are an accumulation of ice at the lower edge of a sloped roof. When interior heat melts the snow, water can run down and refreeze at the roof's edge, where it's much cooler. Should ice buildup block water from draining off the roof, the water is then forced under the roof covering and into your attic or down the inside walls of your property.

    ·       Make sure your gutters are clear of leaves and debris.

    ·       Keep the attic well ventilated so snow doesn't melt and refreeze on the roof's edge.

    ·       Make sure the attic floor is well insulated to minimize the amount of heat rising through the attic from within the house.

    Water intrusion and flood damage from melting snow and ice can threaten property, but by taking the following steps it can help minimize the potential for damage.

    Immediately after the threat of physical danger has passed:

    ·       Make sure the building is structurally safe to enter or reoccupy.

    ·       Turn off electrical power. Do not use electricity until it is safe to do so.

    ·       Ensure that natural gas sources are safely secured.

    ·       Secure the exterior to prevent further water intrusion. This can include boarding up broken windows, making temporary roof repairs, sealing cracks or tacking down plastic sheeting against open gaps in walls or roofs.

    When it's safe to begin cleanup:

    ·       Disconnect all electronics/electrical equipment and move it to a safe, dry location.

    ·       Begin to remove water-damaged materials immediately.

    ·       Contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees or SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton for assistance with extraction and drying. 

    ·       By taking immediate action, you will reduce the amount of damage and increase the chance of salvaging usable materials. You'll also reduce the amount of rust, rot, mold and mildew that may develop, and lower the likelihood that the water will lead to structural problems.

    2) Prevent Plumbing Freezes

    ·       Pipes in attics, exterior walls and crawl spaces are most vulnerable to extreme cold.

    ·       Check on all vacant units.

    ·       Simply turning off the water is not sufficient for a property that is to be left unoccupied for a long period - a lot of water is still in the system, and can cause damage.  To remove the risk completely, have a plumber drain down the water and central heating system.  Or alternatively, be sure the heat is on and set to at least 55 degrees.

    ·       If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, and set to at least 55 degrees.

    ·       Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.

    ·       Drain all garden hoses.

    ·       Insulate exposed plumbing pipes.

    3) Inspect Roof, Gutters & Downspouts

    ·       Check flashing to ensure water cannot enter the property.

    ·       Replace worn roof shingles or tiles.

    ·       Clean out gutters and downspouts.

    ·       Consider installing leaf guards on the gutters or extensions on the downspouts to direct water away from the property.

    4) Check the Exterior, Doors and Windows

    ·       Inspect exterior for crevice cracks and exposed entry points around pipes; seal them.

    ·       Use weather-stripping around doors, and caulk windows to prevent cold air from entering the home.

    ·       Replace cracked glass in windows.  If you end up replacing the entire window, prime and paint exposed wood.

    ·       If your home has a basement, consider protecting the window wells by covering them with plastic shields.

    ·       Switch out summer screens with glass replacements.  Install storm windows, if you have them.

    5) Fireplace Inspection

    ·       Cap or screen the top of the chimney to keep out rodents and birds.

    ·       Call a chimney sweep to remove soot and creosote, if the chimney hasn't been cleaned for a while.

    ·       Buy firewood or chop wood. Store it in a dry place away from the exterior of your home.

    ·       Inspect the fireplace damper for proper opening and closing.

    ·       Check the mortar between bricks and point, if necessary.

    6) Furnace Inspection

    ·       Call an HVAC professional to inspect your furnace and clean ducts.

    ·       Remove all flammable material from the area surrounding your furnace.

    7) Check Foundations

    ·       Rake away all debris and edible vegetation from the foundation.

    ·       Seal up entry points to keep small animals from crawling under the house.

    ·       Point or seal foundation cracks. Mice can slip through space as thin as a dime.

    ·       Secure crawlspace entrances.

    8) Prepare Landscaping & Outdoor Surfaces

    ·       Trim trees if branches hang too close to the house or electrical wires.

    ·       To prevent winter injury, ask your landscaper when your trees should be pruned

    ·       In areas where the ground freezes, plant spring flower bulbs and lift bulbs, such as dahlias, that cannot withstand winter temperatures.

    9)  Prevent Slip and Falls and Other Liability Issues

    ·       Inspect all property entrances and common areas to ensure they are well lit.

    ·       Clean Leaves and debris

    ·       Also have plenty of ice melt on hand to prevent injuries

    While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your property.  With some sensible planning you can avoid surprises this winter.


    September is National Preparedness Month

    9/21/2015 (Permalink)

    In a disaster, access to everyday necessities can be extremely limited. Our partners at The American Red Cross recommend you are prepared with food and water to last your family for at least 3 days. 

    September is National Preparedness Month

    8/31/2015 (Permalink)

    September is National Preparedness Month.  This year the folks at reday.gov are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets.  Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. We ask everyone to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30. 

    http://www.ready.gov/september

    Violent Storms Rip Through South Jersey

    6/24/2015 (Permalink)

    A line of severe thunderstorms moved through the area last night leaving a wake of downed trees and many residents without power.

    Take time today to survey your property for damage.  Look for missing roof shingles, damaged siding, damaged gutters or downspouts. Check around the foundation for topsoil that may have been washed away.  These items if not corrected could lead to additional damage in the future.

    If you or someone you know has sustained property damage please contact our office for assistance. 

    Big or Small we are ready for cleanups of any size.

    6/22/2015 (Permalink)

    From a corner of you basement to the corner office on the 10th floor.  SERVPRO is here to help you restore your property.

    Recognition for Excellence

    6/10/2015 (Permalink)

    We are proud to announce we will be recognized as one of the Top 100 franchises in country and will be attend the “SERVPRO Elite Retreat” in the fall.

    Special thanks to all of the SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton heroes that go above and beyond the call of duty every day to satisfy our customers.

    Here to help

    5/29/2015 (Permalink)

    When you suffer property damage and need help, it isn't necessary to look any further than your own backyard. We're here in your community and here to help.

    Administrative Professionals Day

    4/20/2015 (Permalink)

    It's always busy here at SERVPRO®, and we couldn't keep up without the help from our Admin Professional. Thank you for all you do!

    Spring storms can bring flooding

    3/18/2015 (Permalink)

    While Spring is a beautiful time of year, it can also produce large amounts of rain in a short amount of time. Be SERVPRO® ready; know the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning. Flood/Flash Flood Watch-Flooding or flash flooding is possible in your area. Flood/Flash Flood Warning-Flooding or flash flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in your area.

    Coldest Temperatures of the Season

    2/13/2015 (Permalink)

    The combination of low temperatures and gusty winds will increase the risk of frozen pipes.  See tips for preventing frozen pipes listed below:

    • Pipes in attics, exterior walls and crawl spaces are most vulnerable to extreme cold.
    • Check on all vacant units.
    • Simply turning off the water is not sufficient for a property that is to be left unoccupied for a long period - a lot of water is still in the system, and can cause damage.  To remove the risk completely, have a plumber  drain down the water and central heating system.  Or alternatively, be sure the heat is on and set to at least 55 degrees.
    • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, and set to at least 55 degrees.
    • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.
    • Drain all garden hoses.
    • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes. 

    While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your property.  With some sensible planning you can avoid surprises this winter. 

    Prevent Frozen Pipes

    1/10/2015 (Permalink)

    Tips to avoid frozen pipes.

    Spreading some Holiday Cheer

    12/19/2014 (Permalink)

    Owner Pat Logue (Frosty the Snowman) teamed up with Altantic County Charities to deliver to toys and a donation to some very excited yongsters at The Atlantic County Special Services School on December 18, 2014

    Tis the Season to Give

    12/11/2014 (Permalink)

    In honor of our employees, our customers and our business partners we have made donations to:

    Community Food Bank of South Jersey which serves Camden, Burlington, Gloucester & Salem Counties & Community Food Bank of New Jersey which serves Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties

    There are many people who struggle to make ends meet and put food on the table right in our own back yards. They need help at all times of the year but especially during the winter season.

    These organizations support those truly in need and they help brighten this Holiday season for so many individuals.

    We thank all of you and wish you and your families a great Holiday season!

    http://www.foodbanksj.org/

    http://www.cfbnj.org/

    Fun and games after work.

    11/14/2014 (Permalink)

    A recent post work badminton tournament in the warehouse.

    SERVPRO Halloween Parade

    10/30/2014 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO out and about at the Hammonton Halloween Parade

    Daylight Saving Time 2014 Ends November 2, So Get Ready To Sleep In

    10/29/2014 (Permalink)

    There's no need to hit the snooze button on Nov. 2, because the end of daylight saving time will give you that extra hour of sleep you've been craving -- if you live in an area that observes the time change, that is.

    Clocks will fall back to standard time Sunday at 2 a.m. Smartphones with automatic date and time settings will make the change for users; but people with analog clocks and watches will have to manually set their timepieces back an hour. (We suggest making the adjustment before bed on Saturday night.)

    September is National Preparedness Month

    9/11/2014 (Permalink)

    When fire and water cleanup is needed, getting help is now quicker and easier using the

    SERVPRO® Ready Plan App. The Ready Plan is an emergency preparedness tool for home and business

    owners, property managers, risk managers and facility management. It allows for the creation of an

    Emergency Ready Profile™ containing critical facility information to help speed up response time.

     Download the App today on your smartphone!

     Also available at servpro.com/ready

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