Recent Water Damage Posts

Advanced Water Damage Detection in Medford, NJ

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened®."

New Construction Building Suffers Water Loss

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ultimate Solution to Atlantic City Water Damage Situations

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Combines Different Approaches for Faster Turnaround or Better Outcomes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some commonly used procedures include:

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

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

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

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

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlantic City Residents Deserve Quality Water Damage Restoration

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professional Water Damage Repair for My Hamilton Township, NJ

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

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

Hidden Leaks Can Lead to Severe Water Damage

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

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

Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages

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

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

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

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

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

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Serves Hamilton Township with Professional Water Cleanup

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

Visiting Veterans Park in Hamilton Township

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

Venue for Sculpture Lovers and Garden Fans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Did Some of My Furniture and Cupboards Swell?

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO provides fast response for water damage in Hamilton Township

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



Broken or cracked water pipes

Appliances malfunctioning

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

Floods



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



Hardwood floors swelling may cause cupping or crowning

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

Laminated flooring may swell quickly

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



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

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

Water Intrusion Can Adversely Affect Your Hamilton Township Home.

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

There are four Seasons Here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO assist with your water damaged walls.

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

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

What Role Does Moisture Detection Take with Water Cleanup?

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

How Does Water Migrate into Areas of My Home?

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

How Does SERVPRO Speed Drying and Find Hidden Moisture?

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

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

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

Why Choose Skilled Water Mitigation Rather Than DIY Cleanup Methods?

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

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

Will Many Materials Have to Get Removed?

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

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

We Leave No Area Unaddressed

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

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

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

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

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

Water from a faulty dishwasher can damage your furniture, wood floor, drywall, and other materials if not restored on time. It can seep through various materials in your Atlantic City home, and the more the surface gets soaked, the more severe the damage can be. Thankfully, SERVPRO restorers can help you minimize damage and restore your property to its preloss condition.

What are some of the risks of water damage?

To perform water restoration in your Atlantic City residence, we must know the type of water damage in your home. We categorize water damage into three types, namely:

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

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

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

How can you remove the water from my home?

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

  • Extraction
  • Evaporation

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

How do you investigate damage on various surfaces?

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

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

Regardless of the severity of water damage, you are dealing with, SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton can help restore your property to its pre-damaged state. Talk to us today at (609) 965-0885.

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How Can I Stop my Atlantic City Loft From Leaking?

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

How Bad is Water Intrusion in a Loft?

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

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

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

How do you restore an HVAC system?

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

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

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

- Reseal the duct and replace the supply side ducts

Do restorers repair HVAC?

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

What are the challenges of drying a loft space?

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

How do I assess loft space water migration?

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

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

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

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

How long does it take to dry out a loft?

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

How can I prevent mold from impacting a wet loft?

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

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

Water Cleanup In Your Brigantine Home

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

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

Post-Drying Cleanup for Brigantine Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

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

Water Loss in Your Brigantine Home? Now What?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How SERVPRO Handles Water Damage to Atlantic City Hardwood Floors

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

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

Properly Caring For Water Damaged Hardwood Floors In Atlantic City

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

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

The Clock is Ticking on Damage

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

Removal and Reinstallation

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

Specialized Drying for Hardwood

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

Post-Mitigation Actions

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

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

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

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

We have the specialized equipment necessary to handle any size water removal job. Call us anytime day or night we are available 24/7.

Wall Cavity Hazards After Atlantic City Water Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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Technicians Apply Thermodynamics To Water Removal In Your Folsom Area Home

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

The Threats of a Wet Atlantic City Basement 

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Professionals Can Repair And Restore Your Water Damaged Brigantine Home

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

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

Cleaning Up Water-Damaged Drywall In Brigantine Homes

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

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

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

The removal of affected areas of drywall is a cost-effective solution for homeowners, as this only addresses, the portions saturated by the loss incident. Our SERVPRO professionals and our contractors can reconstruct these removed sections once the moisture and dampness throughout the residence have gotten sufficiently addressed.

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

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

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

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

Eliminating The Effects Of Water Damage To Atlantic City Homes

Despite being nearly encircled by an ocean Atlantic City residents usually, find themselves walking on a wet carpet soaked by a split water line rather than a hurricane.

For SERVPRO restoration teams, Atlantic City water damage involves standing water and soaked property in the home. That means our personnel needs to stop further water intrusion, remove water from the home, and eliminate, or at least reduce, the effects that water has on furniture.

To begin with, our technicians find the source of the leak and stop it. For a broken appliance, that means shutting off the water leading into the dishwasher, refrigerator, or even a water heater when the high level, shut-off valve fails. If there is a major plumbing problem, the team leader recommends the homeowner bring in a licensed plumber to make repairs.

Next, SERVPRO specialists use pumps and smaller extraction devices to draw outstanding water. The smaller devices are especially effective to remove water trapped in carpets and floors. Our teams can usually clear out a home in one or two days.

As specialists remove the water, others begin work on restoring furniture and other items. For items like dining room chairs, the excess water can affect the veneer, causing it to run or dissolve off the wood. To prevent that, team members remove items to another room, outside, or even to our facility.

If the veneer or other finish is only soft but has not begun to run or dissolve, we can return the chairs to their original condition by installing fans around the property and increasing airflow to dry them. In cases where there are only a couple of very small water spots present after drying, technicians can often eliminate them with a dry cloth and a restoration polish. For large or many spots of damage, the team leader recommends sending the item to a professional furniture restoration service.

As a locally owned business, SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton is here to support not simply our customers, but our friends and neighbors. If you need our experience to help restore your home, call us today at (609) 965-0885 to find out exactly how.

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Frozen Pipe in Brigantine, NJ

3/2/2019 (Permalink)

Drying a Crawlspace in Brigantine, NJ

At SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton our staff has decades of water damage remediation experience.  Sometimes we have to get creative in our approach to drying your home or business.  At this Brigantine New Jersey home a frozen pipe on the 2nd floor caused significant damage to the entire home.  among the ares that sustained water damage was the crawl space.  In order to dry this area we had to duct the our dehumidifier into the crawl space. 

There’s no convenient time for water or flood damage to your home or business but we will do everything we can to make it “Like it never even happened®.”

When experience matters Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton at 609-965-0885

Water Damage to Ceiling of Mays Landing Home

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Thermal Imaging Helps Detect Water Damage in Mays Landing Home.

A condensation line in the attic of this Mays Landing home leaked into the living room ceiling below.  By using our Thermal Imaging Camera we are able to find all of the wet areas quickly and begin the clean-up and drying of the home.  The areas in blue are the wet areas.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

So don't hesitate - For help restoring your home or business after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885

How Much Damage Would a Flood do to your Home?

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

What is the True Cost of a Food?

When we think flooding damage we often picture the images we see on the news showing devastation. You might be surprised to see how much damage  just a little bit of water in your home will cause. How much a flood would cost in your home?

Use this interactive cost of flooding tool to learn: 

Flood Cost Calculator

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Sudden Heavy Rainfall Can Cause Flooding

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Strong storms can pop up with little notice.

In our area of the country we can sustain intense sudden rainfalls in all seasons.  These rains can cause flooding of basements, and other water intrusions from roof, siding and window leaks.  The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® Of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton Professional will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

INSPECTION

SERVPRO® Of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton Professionals will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

SERVPRO® Of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton Franchise Professionals will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.

MONITORING

To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO® Of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton Franchise Professional will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.

RESTORATION SERVICES

SERVPRO® Of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton Franchise Professionals will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walkthrough of the jobsite will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.

For help restoring your property after a water loss in Atlantic City, Brigantine, Galloway, Mays Landing, Egg Harbor City or Hammonton call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Restoring Your Property - Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Pesky water damage can be a BIG problem.

Flooding and water damage events in both residential and commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, SERVPRO works quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

SERVPRO professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Atlantic CIty/Hamilton/Hammonton

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Atlantic County and all over South Jersey.  We understand the stress and worry that comes with water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

Flood Facts

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

The summer months bring tropical storms and hurricanes, which also brings a greater risk for flood damage and water losses. Here are some facts about floods to help raise awareness and hopefully help you prevent, or at least limit, any damage a flood might cause.

A flood is a high flow of water for a prolonged period of time, often caused by heavy rain from a thunderstorm, tropical storm, hurricane, or derecho.

Flash floods are quick rising floods caused by heavy rains over a short period of time. These can be very dangerous, as they often have enough power to sweep away trees and vehicles, causing immense damage. Pay attention to flash flood warnings and have an emergency plan in place.

Coastal flooding is a big issue this time of year in our area. Coastal flooding is the result of strong onshore winds pushing on water from the ocean or bay. These can be classified as storm surges and greatly affect homes along the coast. Raising a home may help prevent flooding.

SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton specializes in restoring any water/flood related losses. Give us a call at 609-965-0885 following your water loss for a free inspection and estimate by our professionally trained staff.

Some Tips to Prevent Water Damage to your Home or Business.

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

  1. Be careful where you plant

Some plants and trees, have pretty invasive roots. If you’re not careful, they’ll grow right into your sprinkler system, drainage field, pipes, and septic tanks. Plan before you plant to keep roots away from any water lines.

  1. Clean out roof gutters

You know it’s on your to-do list anyway, so if you can, take a safe climb up to your roof and check out your gutters. If you’re seeing lots of leaves, birds’ nests, sticks, and whatnot up there, your gutters may not be doing the job you hired them for. And on a rainy day, a clogged gutter can send water spilling into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down to your basement.

 

  1. Keep an eye on your water bill

With so many water pipes hidden behind walls and in the floors in your house, you might not know there’s a leak until the damage is done. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on your monthly water bill. If you see it starting to creep up, or get one that’s uncommonly high, it’s a pretty good sign that you may have a leak somewhere.  This is even more important if it is a second home that is not always occupied.

  1. Use a drain snake instead of unclogging chemicals

No matter how crazy clean you are, from your shower to your kitchen sink, clogs are going to happen. And chances are at some point in your life you’ve used one of those powerful chemical drain cleaners to get things moving again. But as convenient as they may be, most folks don’t realize those caustic chemicals are also eating away at their pipes.  If you rely on them a lot, you could be setting yourself up for leaks. That’s why owning a drain snake is a good solution to clear away clogs.

 

  1. Never pour grease down your sink

 

You’ve probably heard this before, but you should definitely avoid pouring grease down your kitchen sink. It doesn’t matter if you flush it with hot or cold water. It can still congeal and cling to your pipes, and could still cause some serious damage and blockage.

Some people use detergent to break up grease before pouring it down the drain…and that may help sometimes. But there’s no guarantee that it’ll keep the grease from sticking to your pipes, so why take the risk?

The safest thing to do is just to pour your grease in an empty can, and either let it sit or put it in the refrigerator. Once it hardens you can toss it in the trash and get rid of it. Done and done.

 

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

For Prompt Response for Water Damage in Hammonton, NJ

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.  If it is a small leak or a massive flood to your home or business in Hammonton we can respond immediately to your emergency water damage. SERVPRO has the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.



  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service

  • State of the Art Equipment

  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians

  • Direct Insurance Billing


Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.


 For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

2/15/2017 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Atlantic City, Galloway, Mays Landing, Absecon or Hammonton basement could flood, including: 



  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe

  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home

  • Storm sewer backup

  • Sanitary sewer backup

  • Foundation drainage failure

  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

  • And many more


Have Questions about Basement Flooding?


Call Today – 609-965-0885


If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.


The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton  and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.


We are Flooded Basement Specialists:



  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week

  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies

  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About

  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques

  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards

  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment


Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 609-965-0885

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Absecon, NJ 609-965-0885

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Absecon.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing

 

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

 

For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

 

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Egg Harbor City, NJ 609-965-0885

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Egg Harbor City.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In GALLOWAY, NJ 609-965-0885

    4/4/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Galloway.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

    • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
    • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing

    What to Expect

    When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed. 

    Faster To Any Size Disaster

    Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home or business and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.  

    If you have a water damage to the corner of you basement or to your corner office call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is available 24/7/365, call 609-965-0885.

     

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In HAMMONTON, NJ 609-965-0885

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.  If it is a small leak or a massive flood to your home or business in Hammonton we can respond immediately to your emergency water damage.  SERVPRO has the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

    • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
    • Water Extraction and Professional Drying Equipment
    • State of the Art Equipment
    • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
    • Direct Insurance Billing

    Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

     

    Water Damage Timeline

    Within Minutes:

    • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
    • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
    • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
    • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

    Hours 1 - 24:

    • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
    • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
    • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
    • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
    • A musty odor appears.

     

    For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In MAYS LANDING, NJ 609-965-0885

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Mays Landing.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 609-965-0885

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Atlantic City.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 609-965-0885

    Coldest Air of the Winter

    2/10/2016 (Permalink)

    This weekend will bring the coldest temperatures of the season to our region.  The combination of low temperatures and gusty winds will increase the risk of frozen pipes.  See tips for preventing frozen pipes listed below:

  • Pipes in attics, exterior walls and crawl spaces are most vulnerable to extreme cold.
  • Check on all vacant units.
  • Simply turning off the water is not sufficient for a property that is to be left unoccupied for a long period - a lot of water is still in the system, and can cause damage.  To remove the risk completely, have a plumber drain down the water and central heating system.  Or alternatively, be sure the heat is on and set to at least 55 degrees.
  • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, and set to at least 55 degrees.
  • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.
  • Drain all garden hoses.
  • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes. 
  • While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your property.  With some sensible planning you can avoid surprises this winter. 

    Winter Weather Returns

    1/12/2016 (Permalink)

    A piece of the polar vortex will help spread arctic air across the central and eastern United States through the midweek, bringing the coldest air of the season to many.

    "The polar vortex will shift southward across Canada and set up near Hudson Bay for a several-day stint during the second full week of January," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

    Temperatures will likely peak 10 to 20 F below normal across the Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes for a couple of days this week. Temperatures may not escape the single digits through the middle of the week in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

    The polar vortex is a permanent atmospheric feature that exists near the poles. At times, it can weaken and be displaced during the winter, sending waves of arctic air farther south away from the poles.

    While waves of cold like this are not uncommon during the month of January, it may come as a shocker for some due to the warm end to 2015 thanks in part to El Niño.

    For those that haven't dug out the winter clothing already, this round of cold air will require several layers, especially for those heading outside for an extended period of time.

    Spring storms can bring flooding

    3/18/2015 (Permalink)

    While Spring is a beautiful time of year, it can also produce large amounts of rain in a short amount of time. Be SERVPRO® ready; know the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning. Flood/Flash Flood Watch-Flooding or flash flooding is possible in your area. Flood/Flash Flood Warning-Flooding or flash flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in your area.

    Coldest Temperatures of the Season

    2/13/2015 (Permalink)

    The combination of low temperatures and gusty winds will increase the risk of frozen pipes.  See tips for preventing frozen pipes listed below:

    • Pipes in attics, exterior walls and crawl spaces are most vulnerable to extreme cold.
    • Check on all vacant units.
    • Simply turning off the water is not sufficient for a property that is to be left unoccupied for a long period - a lot of water is still in the system, and can cause damage.  To remove the risk completely, have a plumber  drain down the water and central heating system.  Or alternatively, be sure the heat is on and set to at least 55 degrees.
    • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, and set to at least 55 degrees.
    • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.
    • Drain all garden hoses.
    • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes. 

    While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your property.  With some sensible planning you can avoid surprises this winter. 

    Prevent Frozen Pipes

    1/10/2015 (Permalink)

    Tips to avoid frozen pipes.