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The Importance of Thorough Fire Damage Restoration in Hamilton

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

soot damage wall and ceiling 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.

Atlantic City Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician at the fire department 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."

Planning Meetings Scheduled in Hamilton Township

11/28/2020 (Permalink)

Hamilton Township fire department image 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.

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

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home 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!

What Does Fire Damage Restoration Involve?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

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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)

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

5/23/2020 (Permalink)

a burned house that suffered from fire damage 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. 

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

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged rug 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 Are The Best Choice For Your Atlantic City Fire Damage Restoration

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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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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Fire Damage In Your Atlantic City Home

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

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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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We Discuss The Pack-Out Process In Atlantic City

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

room covered in soot after a fire Give our SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton team a call anytime at (609) 965-0885.

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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Structural Areas That Present Cleaning Difficulties After A Fire In Brigantine

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Living Room On Fire We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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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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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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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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.

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

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

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. 

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

 

 

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?

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

    How often should you check the batteries in your smoke detectors?

    5/15/2015 (Permalink)

    Smoke alarms greatly reduce the risk of injury to those inside your home or business. Install them on every floor and check the batteries monthly.