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Protect Your Mays Landing Business this Winter

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Protect Your Mays Landing Business this Winter 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)

Commercial Leaking Windows in this Atlantic City, NJ Office Caused Hidden Water Damage 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.

Call now! 609-965-0885.

Hidden Water Damage at a Hammonton, NJ Assisted Living Facility

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Hidden Water Damage at a Hammonton, NJ Assisted Living Facility 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.®”

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.

Restoring Your Commercial Property - Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Commercial Property - Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton 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.”

Which Will You Be?

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Which Will You Be? Closed Business

It has been observed that nearly 50% of business' never reopen again after a large loss.

Here at SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton, we are extremely committed to ensuring that our local South Jersey businesses never fall into that category. To stay true to that goal, we offer a free Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) assessment for your facility. This includes a variety of disaster readiness features, including:

  • Easy-to-use mobile app
  • Eye-catching tags to mark shut-off valve locations
  • Assessment of priority areas
  • Identifying and documenting the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

All of these preventative measures will help save your business 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.” Which will you be?

Did you know?

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Did you know? 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.”

Bursting Pipes = A Messy Holiday Season

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Bursting Pipes = A Messy Holiday Season Frozen Water Pipes

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

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

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

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

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.”

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)

Commercial Restoring Your Hammonton Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event 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)

Commercial Restoring Your Atlantic City Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event 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.”

Restoring Your Atlantic City Area Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Atlantic City Area Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event 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.

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Restoring Your Hammonton Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Hammonton Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event 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

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

10/26/2015 (Permalink)

We have obtained our 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.  For additional information visit http://www.icraforbuilders.com/