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How Electrical Outlets Are Affected by Floods

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

When floodwaters rise to the height of electrical outlets, a common result is loss of power. However, in some cases the resulting sparks and damage can create a fire in a house, apartment, or commercial building.

There are restoration companies that specialize in water damage, but very few have the experience that can handle fire damage and water damage like SERVPRO. For decades we have been in the business of restoring homes to original condition. Our expert response teams can pump out a basement and scrub away smoke residues with equal ease.

Fortunately, fire damage that is caused by a flooded outlet is usually small and is mainly just smoke damage. In either disaster, removal of drywall is critical so that the workload is not as difficult to deal with. However, the rising smoke can leave residue higher up on the walls, requiring more panels to be removed. Ceiling tiles can also require cleaning after a fire as well.

When an outlet is damaged by water, it needs a replacement from the hardware store, which typically costs less than $5 apiece. The spot where the fire begins, the point of ignition, would be the outlet in this case. The wires leading to the outlet are melted to the outlet box and may require cutting from above where there is any damage. It is important to inspect the rest of the building as well to ensure that the fried wires did not compromise any other building materials.

If the damage runs very far back along the wires, then they require replacing so that the new outlet is in the original location. Our technicians are trained to run new wiring from any point in the structure back to the breaker box if it is needed to rebuild the wiring system of your home or business. This task is extremely easier one a different team member removes the flooded drywall; exposing the drywall for easier access.

Dealing with damage from a flood can be a very difficult and stressful process. Restoring your home and property from both requires professional treatment and care from experts with a nationwide support network or equipment. We are ready to help you whenever disaster strikes.

Time for a SERVPRO Duct Cleaning

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Time for a SERVPRO Duct Cleaning Our Duct Truck

As we are nearing the middle of fall, it is important to highlight the necessity of having a duct cleaning for each HVAC system in your structure. Throughout the year, dust, mold and various toxins can build within the duct system and cause the air quality in the structure to diminish. Our SERVPRO cleaning team is specially trained and equipped to perform this essential service for residential or commercial properties. In addition to the standard duct work, our crew will also clean out clothing dryer vent systems as these are often overlooked and are the source of many destructive fires every year.

It is SERVPRO’s mission to prevent mold, fire and water damage wherever possible. Duct cleaning services give our team members the ability to inspect the duct work for damage or microbial contamination. If such damage is discovered, it can be rectified quickly and clean air can be filtered through the structure once again due to a cleaned and repaired HVAC system.

Mold in Laundry Room Baby is on the way

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Laundry Room Baby is on the way Mold Lurking in the laundry room with baby on the way

We received a frantic call from a homeowner who was concerned that after watching a show regarding mold he felt he needed to clean up the basement since his wife was pregnant. He called SERVPRO of So. Jersey City and Bayonne for an estimate. We learned that his wife was being induced within 3 days and he wanted to take the new baby home but was concerned with what looked like mold. We immediately worked with him to get an IEP over to asses the damage while we dispatched our crew to get started. Once we received our scope of work our guys were able to get the job done in one day. We passed our clearance just in time to take the baby home. Great Job guys!

Fire and Water Damage Restoration

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Building Services Fire and Water Damage Restoration The kitchen after restoration.

Fire and water combined cause a seemingly catastrophic situation. SERPVRO of South Jersey City/Bayonne was called following a kitchen fire to help this apartment building get their tenants back in their units. Our professional cleaning staff worked their magic in 24 hours to extract and dry the water damage before our construction department replaced the sheetrock, kitchen cabinets, painted the walls and finished the floors within 2 weeks. The property manager was thrilled with the results and the tenants were able to move back quickly. Small kitchen fires can cause an incredible amount of damage in a short span of time in an apartment building when the sprinkler systems go off. There were over 5 units in the building, including the main hallway which were flooded following this unit’s fire loss. Our SERVPRO team is always ready to respond to an apartment complex which has a large scale loss due to fire.

Importance of Cleaning up after Storm Surge

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Importance of Cleaning up after Storm Surge The home after demolition following an ocean storm.

After this extremely active Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, it is important to understand how to calmly react to the tremendous damage which is left after a storm.

This photo was taken after the demolition of a flooded house in Manasquan, NJ. Our SERVPRO crew was called immediately after ocean surge flooded this home within a block of the beach. Our team responded on the scene within an hour. During inspection, the crew determined all of the drywall and insulation needed to be removed as well as most of the flooring due to the contamination of the ocean water. The remaining stud beams and subfloor were sprayed with an anti-microbial solution to kill any lingering contaminants. Drying equipment was placed to remove any additional moisture to prevent further damage and/or the formation of mold.

Large floods are never too difficult for our SERVPRO of South Jersey City/ Bayonne team as it is imperative to clean and dry the extensive moisture the water deposits into the structure. When dealing with a loss from storm surge, it is imperative to contact your local SERVPRO to properly clean and restore your property as if it never happened!

Fire Spreads Quickly

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Spreads Quickly The damage after the fire.

Fire has the unique ability to spread rapidly and cause an enormous amount of damage. In light of recent wildfires in the west, it is important to remember many structures can be restored with proper remediation efforts. The restoration team at SERVPRO of Freehold is always ready to respond to home or business owners who have suffered a loss due to fire.

This damage resulted after a lawn mower caught on fire right outside the house. The owners were not at home at the time and the damage was extensive as the fire spread from the machine to the house very quickly. Our SERVPRO team was able to assess the site quickly and began remediation efforts immediately. Inside, the team removed sheetrock, removed affected contents, and performed smoke and soot remediation. HEPA vacuuming, deep cleaning of remaining materials and air purification were also performed after the demolition. Water from the fire department was removed via extraction and our effective drying equipment. After a building affected by fire is thoroughly cleaned, it is ready for our building services crew to repair the structure.

Broken Bathroom Supply Line

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Broken Bathroom Supply Line Kitchen with water damage.

When a supply line breaks, the water will travel everywhere throughout a structure. After investigating the extent of water damage at a property in Jersey City, it appeared the kitchen cabinets may have not been affected; however once we opened them up we found they were in fact, still wet. This home just had a new kitchen installed. Since the homeowners called SERVPRO right away, we were able to save the cabinets in time. Clear out any locations where water can accumulate and dry out as much as you can. Please be sure to be safe and make sure any appliances that are plugged in are removed to prevent electrocution. Safety is the number one priority of our crew and they work hard to make sure they and the customers they work with are never in harm's way.

Clean it Right the First Time

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Clean it Right the First Time Mold growth on materials left wet.

Always make sure you hire people who have the proper credentials from a reputable firm. We were called in after another restoration company failed to dry this home out properly. Instead of just a water mitigation job, we are now doing an entire home mold job remediation in Monmouth County since the materials affected by water were left wet. Our SERVPRO crew makes sure to spend a lot of time when they go around using appropriate meters to verify areas are dry. We encourage our customers to understand the drying process so they can be confident that a job is being done correctly. If drywall is still wet after three days, chances are the material will need to be removed as it is likely saturated and not salvageable.

Never know what you may walk into on Monday Morning

1/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Never know what you may walk into on Monday Morning Bad day at the office made better with SERVPRO

This 4 story office building in Bayonne was flooded from a water heater on the 3rd floor. They called SERVPRO of SOUTH JERSEY CITY, BAYONNE in to clean up the mess and get them back up and running.

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

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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

About SERVPRO of SOUTH JERSEY CITY BAYONNE

We specialize 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.

CALL US TODAY: 201-333-3200

Water Heater Break

1/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Heater Break Water will travel everywhere.

The water heater from an office building above rained down on this law office in Clifton. They called the SERVPRO of South Jersey City Bayonne to clean up the mess. 

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

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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

We specialize 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.