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How to Find Rapid Response Solutions for a Fire-Damaged Property

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know the average restoration cost after a small fire is $3,000 to $5,000? Larger-scale fires can destroy roofing and potentially exceed $50,000 in repairs and replacement costs. Fires are often sudden and costly disasters that can impact a home at any time. You need to be prepared if one threatens your property.

The good news is your local SERVPRO provides professional fire restoration services for Aberdeen and Holmdel properties and can return your homes to pre-disaster condition. Our expert team adheres to standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), using commercial-grade tools and EPA-registered biocides.

Odor Damage Control After an Electrical Fire

Electrical fires are known to produce unpleasant and often unhealthy odors, due to:

  • Charred electrical wires and burnt rubber
  • Melted or singed plastics
  • Burnt carpeting and fibers on the property, such as pet hair or clothing fibers
  • Damaged flooring or furniture finishes

Our SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel techs provide profession odor-control solutions that include sanitation tools, thermal foggers, and hydroxyl generators.

If you’re looking find rapid-response fire restoration services in Holmdel or Aberdeen, SERVPRO is faster to any disaster.

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What Happens When a Structure isn’t Properly Dried Out?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is a common issue for homeowners and businesses in the Aberdeen and Holmdel areas. Whether it’s from leaks, storm damage, or broken pipes, if you don’t address it immediately, you can wind up with an unsightly and potentially unhealthy issue: MOLD! 

The Consequences of Mold Growth

Mold can grow in as few as 48 hours under the right conditions. Protect your family, company, employees, clients, and yourself by calling SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel for assistance as soon as possible.

We’ll immediately send out a trained professional to perform an inspection and mold damage assessment, checking for moisture and check the humidity. From there, our teams follow industry-standard protocols to rid your home of mold and bring the levels back to normal, including:

  • Mold Containment
  • Air Filtration
  • Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Restoration

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel at (732) 290-3170.

Prepare for 2021 Hurricane Season

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

The hurricane season in New Jersey starts in June. Are you and family prepared? We’ve compiled a list of tips to follow before the storms hit, especially for those whose homes are in high-flood areas.

Step 1: Make an emergency plan.

Your family may not be together if a disastrous storm strikes, so it’s important to know what you’ll each do when it does. Start by asking some important questions to create an easy-to-follow emergency plan.

  • How will you receive hurricane warnings?
  • What is your shelter plan?
  • Do you have an evacuation route and meeting place?
  • How will the family/household communicate?

Step 2:  Consider specific needs and duties.

When forming your hurricane plan, discuss specific responsibilities and decide who can assist with communication, childcare, pets, dietary and medical needs, and more. Keep a list of important resources, contact numbers, and supplies in a safe and accessible space.

Step 3: Practice your plan with your family/household.

Once you have a general plan created, it’s a good idea to practice with your family. Much like a fire drill in school, follow the steps you’ve outlined in your plan and have each member answer questions that may arise in a real-world situation.

Remember SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is Here to Help

With high winds, flying debris, and fallen trees, a hurricane in the Aberdeen/Holmdel area can cause serious damage, even if you have a plan in place. As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-hurricane condition.

If you need any assistance, call us at (732) 290-3170.

What are the Key Factors for Drying a Home?

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

When water collects in your home from a burst pipe, poor drainage, or weather-related incidents, immediate water mitigation is essential. A team of water removal specialists must arrive as quickly as possible to prevent the water from affecting other areas and causing more damage

The experts at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel know that when it comes to water extraction, the drying time is key. Here are four factors that impact how long it takes to dry the building and contents inside.

4 Factors that Impact Drying Time in a Water Emergency

  1. Temperature
    Hot air contains more moisture than cold, so 70°- 90° is the ideal range for drying. If heat isn't available, SERVPRO technicians can use portable heaters. They'll also ensure the drying process doesn't release too much moisture in the air by using dehumidifiers.
  2. Air Movement
    Rooms with water damage are often damp and humid. Experts will use industrial-strength air mover to blow warm, dry air in and to blast the moist air out. -
  3. Humidity
    The measure of air moisture at a given temperature is known as relative humidity (RH). If the RH is over 60%, drying time will be slower because of the air's saturation. SERVPRO techs use dehumidifiers with air movers to lower the RH to for optimum drying power.
  4. Water Requiring Evaporation
    Physically extracting as much water as possible at the scene is much more effective than using dehumidifiers. SERVPRO extracts water with submersible pumps, truck-mounted pumps that can extract 36,000 gallons per day, portable pumps, rovers for carpets, and squeegees for hard surfaces.

Call SERVPRO to Dry Your Home in the Right Amount of Time

Successful drying involves the right humidity levels, temperature, water extraction, and air movement. All of these things differ, depending on the circumstances of the water damage. You can count on SERVPRO for the fastest extraction and drying solutions for your Aberdeen or Holmdel property.

We're Faster to Any Disaster
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Holmdel/Aberdeen Counts on SERVPRO for Water Damage Repair

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

When you're running a business, the last thing you need to worry about are burst pipes or leaking HVAC systems requiring water damage repair services. If this happens, SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is ready to mitigate the damage. Our team of technicians will arrive at your property as fast as possible, scope out the premises, and put a plan of action in place.

Water Mitigation Techniques for Your Commercial Property

With waterloss incidents, we move with urgency to reduce property damage through many direct approaches, including:

  • Extraction with submersible pumps
  • Controlled demolition to access damaged areas
  • Specialty drying equipment for moisture extraction
  • Content management to remove at-risk belongings from the damaged areas

Emergency mitigation is vital to prevent secondary damage from occurring. Not only can the caustic nature of water damage surfaces, mold can rapidly develop when moisture remains in place. 

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we understand the importance of restoring your business as fast as possible to keep things up and running. The SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel team includes water damage restoration technicians, applied structural drying technicians, odor-control technicians, and upholstery & fabric cleaning technicians with the experience and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies.

If your Aberdeen or Holmdel business needs water repair, contact SERVPRO at (732) 290-3170 immediately.

How to Manage the Risk of Flood Damage After a Storm

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

The risk of flood damage is extremely high in the coast of New Jersey, especially as the spring season approaches. While some areas are more prone to flooding than others, it’s important to understand your risk and take the appropriate steps to prepare.

We've compiled some of the most common flood-related hazards and how you can protect yourself and your property with SERVPRO.

Causes of Coastal Flood Damage in NJ

Snow Melt
New Jersey is an area that's subject to a lot of snowfall, and ultimately, a lot of snow melt. The warmer temperatures of spring melt the snow on top of frozen ground, allowing water to flood yards and streets, and pour into basements.

Thunderstorms:
The northeast has been seeing a greater number of thunderstorms during the spring and summer months. These powerful storms can unleash heavy rain totals in a short period of time, resulting in flooding and power outages.

Sea Level Changes
Flooding events during or following a coastal storm are common, but changes in average sea level and ongoing development are culprits, too. When the moon, sun, and earth align, we see extraordinarily high tides that can cause coastal flooding even on sunny days.

Partner with Flood Remediation and Restoration Specialists, SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel 

If you live or work along the coast of NJ, you need to know you have skilled technicians ready to handle the effects of flooding. Once you call, we'll be at your door within hours to begin water extraction, drying, and cleanup, limiting the amount of subsequent damage that sets in. Before we arrive:

  • Reduce any additional risks like electrical shock, slip and fall accidents, and try to off the power to the flood zone, if safe
  • Avoid contact with water, which can contain contaminants
  • Block off the area where water is coming in by shutting doors leading to the flood-zone, and putting old blankets or towels down

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is the team you need when you have flood damage.

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Can You Stay in Your Home After Fire Damage?

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

If your house survived a fire, you may wonder if it’s safe to stay there in the aftermath. Many people who go through this traumatic experience have the same concerns about being around fire damage.

The answer depends on the severity of the fire, but it’s a good idea to consider temporary accommodations elsewhere, if possible. In the meantime, SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel can come to the rescue to quickly clean and restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Potential Risks from Fire Damage in Your Aberdeen or Holmdel Home

It’s usually better to be safe than sorry when it comes to sticking around your house after a fire. After the fire trucks leave, your property will be left not only with fire and smoke damage, but also widespread structural damage, water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. Some of the potential risks include:

  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards
  • Soot from combustion, which can contain toxins
  • Broken doors or windows, or hanging roof tiles, leave your house vulnerable to the elements

SERVPRO is Here to Help After a Fire

Until SERVPRO’s expert technicians arrive to survey the damage, resist the urge to clean, use electrical appliances, or even open canned or packaged goods that may have been near the fire’s heat. It takes specialized fire and water damage restoration training to ensure that the property — and your health — are safe and sound.

Our team has the expertise and equipment to safely remove pervasive smoke odor, deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpets, take care of structural repairs, and use a carefully monitored drying process to address residual water from fire hoses.

Once you’ve found temporary living accommodations, leave the rest to us. We’ll take care of it, “Like it never even happened.”

Worried About Fire Damage?

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Is Mold Remediation a Long-Term Solution?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

If you notice signs of mold growing in your house or commercial property, you probably have a lot of questions about removal and prevention. SERVPRO, one of the top mold removal companies in the Aberdeen and Holmdel area, has the answers—and the solutions.

Questions to Consider About Your Mold Infestation

Many people notice the appearance of mold on surfaces like shower walls, ceilings, or floors. If this sounds familiar, you may wonder:

  • How widespread is the mold infestation?
  • Can mold cause health effects?
  • How costly is the mold removal process?
  • And perhaps most importantly, is mold remediation a long-term solution?

The truth is, once you see mold, there’s a good chance underlying or invisible growth is extending beyond what you see. When SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel performs mold remediation at your property, we help you understand the full scope of the problem, including the extent of damage and the procedures we’re likely to use in resolving it.

How Is Mold Removed?

The removal method depends on the infested surface. If the mold is infesting porous surfaces or materials like carpet, drywall, or fabric, we remove the material itself because the hyphae deeply penetrate into the material.

Non-porous materials like glass, metal, and plastics require various professional cleaning techniques, including:

  • HEPA vacuuming to remove loose fragments
  • Damp-wiping with cleaning agents that have anti-microbial properties to stop or limit microbial growth
  • Sanding and wire-brushing surfaces
  • Applying biocides to the surfaces once completed

Our expert technicians prevent the spread of mold residue that can take place during the removal process by taking precautionary steps, such as:

  • Running negative air machines in cleaning areas
  • Containing the mold materials in plastic bags as they await disposal

These important measures ensure the mold remediation is, in fact, a long-term solution.

Break the cycle of recurring mold infestations by calling SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel. Our cleanup and remediation processes make it "Like it never even happened." Call us at (732) 290-3170 at the first sign of mold.

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How Quickly Should Homeowners Begin Water Mitigation?

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

If you're dealing with flooding, spills or leaks in your Aberdeen or Holmdel home, you should not delay restoration. The longer you wait, the worse the situation can get, leading to expensive repair bills and potential health dangers.

With SERVPRO's water mitigation tactics, you have peace of mind knowing your home is in expert hands — no matter how serious the water incident is.

What Happens if You Delay Water Damage Restoration?

Deterioration starts within minutes of a water incident, and continues over the hours, days and weeks that follow. Problems that can occur within hours include:

  • Carpet or floor stains caused by leaching of furniture in saturated areas
  • Discoloration of furniture finishes
  • Running of dyes in fabrics or upholstery
  • Swelling of wood furniture and installations
  • Delamination of carpets
  • Household odors amplified by humidity

Most of these issues wind up becoming permanent property losses that often could've been prevented with professional assistance.

SERVPRO Technicians Find Ways to Prevent a Water-Loss Incident

It's difficult to instantly respond to a water-loss incident, but the sooner you reach out, the less damage your property will incur. Once we arrive, our team can eliminate odors immediately with water-based deodorizers and cleaning solutions. Our advanced moisture-control tactics can also reverse swelling in wood and prevent cracking.

Seeking assistance with water incidents can prevent more severe outcomes. No matter how severe your water losses are, the professionals at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel are trained and ready to make it, "Like it never even happened."

Have Water or Flood Damage?

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Can Smoke Residue Affect Indoor Air Quality?

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

A fire can end up destroying your property in many ways, but have you ever thought about how it affects the indoor air quality? In addition to the soot and smoke, combusting  materials release hundreds of chemicals and volatile particles that need to be addressed immediately. The impact on your indoor air quality can eventually have an impact on your health.

What to Do When Entering a Property After a Fire

If you enter a property with visible signs of smoke or soot damage, it’s essential to wear a respirator. SERVPRO recommends using an N95 (or equivalent) to avoid inhaling soot particles or microscopic dust. Better yet, allow our team to inspect your property for potential damage that may be damaging your indoor air quality before entering.

How SERVPRO Restores Air Quality?

It’s important to remember that not all soot is the same. When the technicians at SERVPRO Aberdeen/Holmdel begin fire damage restoration in your home or business, we conduct a thorough inspection to analyze the damage and strategize the correct method of elimination.

We’ll devise a cleaning strategy that disconnects and removes soot from surfaces. This involves application of cleaning solutions or solvents and focusing on salvageable materials. From there, we rinse and remove residues and dispose of them according to federal and state laws or regulations.

What Should You Do If You’re Dealing with Fire Residue?

SERVPRO recommends that you avoid adding water to any areas containing smoke or soot soiling. There are also several rules and regulations involving the disposal of fire soiling and the chemical solvents used to dissolve them. Instead, leave the work to the professionals.

If you’re dealing with a fire-damaged property and need assistance controlling indoor air quality, odor and loss mitigation, contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel at (732) 290-3170 for assistance.

Want to learn more about fire damage and air quality?

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Local Service in Aberdeen/Holmdel Area Skilled at Mitigating Water Damage

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

When you're dealing with a water leak in your New Jersey home, your main concern is stopping the leak, minimizing its effects, and restoring your property to its pre-leak condition. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel can help.

SERVPRO Uses Industry-Leading Technology and Equipment

Unlike other water damage mitigation companies, SERVPRO has the right tools and equipment to effectively repair and restore the property. Our expert team comes equipped with: 

  • Moisture sensors and meters to analyze water-impacted materials and moisture levels
  • Infrared cameras to locate water leaks in baseboards, ceilings, and walls
  • Industrial wet vacuums and extractors to instantly remove feet of standing water
  • High-velocity fans and air blowers to circulate interior air
  • High-tech dehumidifiers that remove excess air moisture
  • Injectidry systems to dry areas behind ceilings and walls
  • Ultra-low volume and thermal foggers to spread antimicrobials and deodorants 

Once our SERVPRO teams have treated your home, you won't have to worry about fungal issues like mold/mildew stains and dry rot. Plus, it's likely to prevent persistent water damage-related odors in the future. 

If you're dealing with water damage, don't wait to seek experienced remediation services. Contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel at (732) 290-3170 for assistance. 

Want to learn more about flooding, water damage, and remediation?

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SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel Can Help Clean and Decontaminate Medical Waiting Rooms

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

There's never been a more important time to ensure medical waiting rooms are completely clean, disinfected, and decontaminated. Healthcare providers must remain compliant with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) when providing patient care during these uncertain times. 

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel has extensive experience with biohazard cleanup in NJ, specifically with the containment and lawful disposal of human pathogens like viruses and bacteria. 

Health Clinic Contamination Requires Cleaning and Application of Disinfectants

At SERVPRO, we are committed to the health and well-being of our community and provide our team with on-the-job experience with flooding and sewer backup provided by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This means you can have confidence in our preparedness and expertise in any coronavirus pandemic cleanup or other form of contamination.

If you're in need of professional cleanup and contamination services in your waiting room or gathering areas, schedule one or a series of deep cleans, with an industrial disinfectant application to decontaminate high-touch areas like:

Doors, door handles, and locks

Push bars

Chairs

Counters and tables

Light switches

Keyboards

Restrooms

Patient rooms and furnishings

Credit card machines

Trust SERVPRO for Expert Medical Facility Cleaning

With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel technicians to bring a higher standard of clean to the places your patients and staff gather.

Need Immediate Decontamination Services?

Call 24 hours a day at (732) 290-3170

What's the Best Way to Remove Mold from Your Business?

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

Indoor mold growth is not something a business owner wants to worry about. Even limited exposure to this dangerous fungus is a serious health risk that's not worth ignoring. If you suspect mold is growing at your business property, SERVPRO’s mold remediation services are a call away. 

Mold can grow on any organic material that contains oxygen and moisture, including paper, wood, and insulation. Whether it's due to poor maintenance or ventilation, any areas that accumulate water or increase moisture and humidity are a target for infestation. Without expert remediation, it can cause property damage spreading through leaky pipes, roofs, foundations, windows, and other structural openings. 

SERVPRO Will Safely Remove Mold in All Areas of Your NJ Business

The team at SERVPRO Aberdeen/Holmdel are highly trained mold remediation specialists with advanced techniques and equipment. Knowing that every mold infestation is different, we'll inspect and assess your commercial property first. Once we stop the source of water feeding the mold and isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber, we may: 

  • Remove and replace of porous materials, including tiles, drywall, or moldy ceilings
  • Clean non-porous materials like metals, plastics, and glass
  • Use HEPA vacuuming on dry surfaces
  • Damp-wipe soil-infested mold with a detergent solution 

Our SERVPRO commercial mold remediation experts always take safety seriously, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as: 

  • Eye protection
  • Chemical-resistant gloves
  • Full-body suits if contamination is extensive
  • An N95 or greater filter type respirator for use in small, contaminated spaces 

Mold infestation in a commercial business can impact the health of anyone in the building. If you suspect mold growth, be sure to call SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel for effective mold remediation services.

Call Us Today – (732) 290-3170

How Can You Remove Floodwater from Your Home?

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

Whether caused by weather, plumbing issues, or a broken water heater, flooding in the home is one of the most common natural disasters that cause property damage in NJ. No matter how much water is flowing in, it needs to be removed immediately to avoid serious long-term effects. 

The team at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel know how to safely remove floodwater in the home, using specialized equipment.

Contact SERVPRO As Soon As Water Flows Into Your Home 

Rapid removal and proven methods are the best way to tackle a flooding incident on your property. When you call SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel for floodwater extraction, our IICRC-certified technicians get to work quickly to remove the water and prevent mold growth. Once we arrive on your property, our team will: 

  • Assess the damage – Examine the flow of water migration and an moisture in the building materials
  • Customize a plan – Decide the right course of action to facilitate cleanup and water extraction
  • Follow protocols – Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and uses air scrubber equipment to improve indoor air quality
  • Perform standing water extraction – Pull up standing water with specialized tools and equipment, such as submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors 

What to Do Before SERVPRO Arrives 

Before our team arrives, there are several ways you can facilitate the process:

  • Close off the flooded area of your interior to the rest of your home
  • Check if you can shut off the power to the flooded area to prevent shock hazards
  • Avoid touching the affected area in case it's contaminated 

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is here to make floodwater extraction effective and stress-free. Contact us for assistance at (732) 290-3170. The sooner the better! 

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What are Some Common Causes of House Fires?

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Fire is one of the most traumatic disasters that any homeowner can experience. Even after flames are put out, the smoke residue can continue to destroy valuable items and housing materials. Fortunately, when you contact SERVPRO technicians within 48 hours, we can inspect your property and restore it to its pristine state.

What are some common causes of house fires?

Kitchen Fires

Most house fires occur between 5-6:00 p.m., right when parents come home from work and start to make dinner. When using kitchen appliances, it’s important to remember to never leave cooking food unattended. One small fire can quickly become uncontrollable if left alone for too long. 

Electrical Issues

Statistically, faulty electrical equipment causes up to 6% of all house fires. Routinely check your appliances for damaged or frayed cords and replace them as soon as possible. 

Heating Appliances

It’s very easy to get distracted and forget to turn off heating equipment in your home. Make a habit of turning off any hot appliances such as irons or ovens, when leaving the room. 

Carelessness

Accidents happen. But it only takes a moment to remember to blow out the flame of a candle or put out a cigarette. Also, ensuring your hot appliances are not near combustible items can save your home and family time and money. 

 Open Flames

Home amenities like fireplaces, candles and outdoor bonfires are enjoyable when controlled, but can quickly turn disastrous if left unattended.

Call SERVPRO After a Fire 

The team at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel are certified to conduct fire damage restoration. We use cutting-edge techniques and advanced equipment and tools that effectively handle fire loss incidents of any magnitude. 

Once technicians get to your property promptly and begin mitigating the fire damage immediately to prevent substantial repair costs. Our restorers can remove valuable items from the affected area to access every corner of your property. And as always, we keep you informed during every step of the mitigation and restoration process. 

After a fire loss, contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel at (773) 290-3170 immediately to mitigate the damage. We can quickly restore your property to its pre-damaged state. "Like it never even happened."  

Want to learn about fire and fire damage?

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How Professionals Clean After a Water Heater Leak

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

One of the most problematic sources of water damage in New Jersey is a leaking water heater. Whether it’s caused by age or environmental factors, the leak can risk damage to your home and valuables. Once you've stopped the flow of water, the cleanup begins. 

Cleaning Tips for a Water Leak

Be sure to take safety precautions when beginning any cleanup procedure involving a broken water heater.

  • Wear proper safety gear, like gloves and masks, when dealing with water in the home
  • Make sure electronics and appliances in the wet area are unplugged
  • Transfer rugs and movable items to a dry area
  • Dry the floor a mop, towels, or a shop-vac
  • Reduce moisture in the air with a dehumidifier, or open windows and run fans
  • Rinse wet items with clean water
  • Dry items indoors as the sun and outdoor heat may be too intense 

Investigating, repairing, and mitigating the damage caused by a leaking water heater should include thorough cleaning and drying, which a qualified professional service would be well-equipped to manage. 

When in Doubt, Contact SERVPRO, a Water Damage Restoration Company 

The team at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel know how to inspect, repair, and restore damage caused by water in the home. We have the equipment and training to make the process easier for you.

The best-case scenario is that your air quality will be safe, but it’s good to know you can count on SERVPRO for extensive remediation services as well. 

Want to learn about water damage and leaking water heaters?

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Why You May Need an Indoor Environmental Test

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Have you ever thought about the air quality inside your home? Believe it or not, it has the potential of being more hazardous than the air quality outside. Here’s why.

Today’s homes are built in more airtight ways to help lower heating and cooling costs. While this is great for energy bills, it doesn’t allow the home to air out. By trapping in the hot or cool air, we’re also trapping in pollutants – and even potentially producing more pollutants. 

Hire SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel for Indoor Environmental Testing

It’s a good idea to hire an indoor environmental specialist to inspect any residence you’re living in or considering moving to. The experts at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel are fully certified and experienced with uncovering costly complications before they become expensive (and dangerous) issues. 

When searching for harmful substances, our team uses advanced equipment, including moisture meters, air quality monitors, and thermal imaging cameras. Our certificated inspectors conduct a comprehensive building examination that can diagnose the presence of: 

  • Allergens
  • Asbestos
  • Flammables
  • Mold
  • Radon

Inspections typically are up to three hours, and once completed, you’ll receive a detailed report within two to10 days. The best case scenario is that your air quality will be safe, but it’s good to know you can count on SERVPRO for extensive remediation services as well.

Want to learn about your indoor air quality?

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Water Issues to Look for Inside Your Commercial Building

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Water issues, such as clogged pipes and leaky plumbing can affect any commercial building. And worse, you may not even know there’s a problem until it’s too late. With multiple people and larger systems, the risk of escalation is very real, and you need to stay on top of maintenance and inspections to prevent it.

If you are or want to become a commercial property owner, here are a three common water issues you might run into.

1.Clogged Pipes

Designed to move large amounts wastewater through a building, pipes are built strong to resist damage. Unfortunately, soap, hair, oil, and other contents can accumulate over time and overwhelm the pipes. Even tree roots can cause sewer water to block the system if it’s running underground. If you notice diminished water pressure or a toilet backup, there’s a good chance your pipes are clogged.

2.System Leaks

Commercial property plumbing is complex, which inevitably leads to leaking pipes, faucets, and toilets. These systems have vulnerable spots wear down, deteriorate, and cause larger malfunctions and property damage. Leaks are also a sign of larger plumbing problems, which can be fixed by a plumbing technician, if discovered early enough.

3.Plumbing Damage

Along with unaddressed leaks and excessive clogs, high pressure inside the plumbing system during winter can lead to a broken pipe. Other culprits include tree-root growth, poor maintenance and age-related corrosion. 

Schedule proper maintenance and contact professionals if you or your tenants detect leaks and other issues.

If you’re facing an emergency involving water issues inside your commercial building, don’t let a minute pass by. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel at (732) 290-3170 and put our experts to work.

Have More Questions About Water Issues in Commercial Buildings?
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Getting Rid of Odor after a Fire

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Structural fires at a home or business can be overwhelming, but it’s good to know SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel has a knowledgeable team of mitigation experts to reduce property loss. While debris removal, demolition, and deep cleanings are essential to the process, it’s also critical to address the widespread odors that can also permeate the property.

Here’s how SERVPRO can help.

Deodorization

Deodorizing is a critical step in the restoration process of fire damage to homes and businesses. Smoke molecules and the combustion of plastics and other organic materials can lead to a harsh combination of concentrated odors—especially strong in the area where the fire began. SERVPRO has a suite of deodorizing tools that can reduce or eliminate these noxious scents, including our thermal fogger.

Thermal Fogging

Fogging machines are effective in the removal of smoke odors because the generated vapor can penetrate difficult-to-reach areas and affected surfaces. Deodorizing compounds come in many pleasant scents or odorless selections, each rapidly heated by the machine to produce fog. When in contact with smoke and odor molecules, these deodorizing agents can neutralize the compounds.

There are a lot of obstacles after a fire loss incident, you can count on SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel to assist. With our expertise and technology, we make a fire emergency seem “Like it never even happened.”

Dealing with fire odors?

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Call the Experts to Fix Water Damage Caused by Storms

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

If you live in central New Jersey, you’ve seen plenty of storms leave destruction in their wake. We’re so close to the ocean and other bodies of water that cold winters and fierce, stormy summers and winters happen almost every year.

If you find yourself with subsequent flooding or structural damage on your property, water damage restoration is always available. The team at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel has years of experience dealing everything from flood damage to mold growth, both visible and hidden.

The Knowledge and Expertise You Need For Mold

Many of our customers have no idea that mold has started growing, often the result of previous rains. Other times, the mold becomes visible in odd sections of the home or businesses and they’re not sure if it’s dangerous. The good news is our team has the knowledge and expertise to help.

Rainwater can find its way into a structure by roof damage, leaks, tiny cracks, or deteriorated window seals on the exterior of the house or building. If you don’t locate and fix the damage, the rainwater will keep coming in. If you see visible mold growth on the ceilings, on the top of the walls, or even around windows, there’s a good chance rainwater is getting in.

Call SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel if you’re dealing with any type of water damage. We have qualified technicians and cutting-edge technologies for water removal, flood cleaning, a mold remediation—and the quickest response time around.

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Commercial Freezer Cleaning

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Does your commercial freezer need an intensive cleaning? Is food building up on the freezer floor causing a potential slip-and-fall situation for your employees? And what about odors? Have you noticed a scent of rotten food or mold? 

If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time to have your freezer professionally cleaned and sanitized. You and your employees notice a world of difference when your freezer is fresh and food is no longer getting stuck on the bottom of your shoes.

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel offers one-time and regular cleanings for commercial and industrial freezers in any business sector. Our professional technicians are backed by more than 50 years of experience in cleanup and restoration using highly specialized equipment and products.

Give our expert commercial cleaning team a call today and let’s discuss what we can do for you!

Ready to schedule commercial cleaning?

Call Us Today – (732) 290-3170

What Happens If My Fire Sprinklers Turn on Accidentally?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Installing a fire sprinkler system at your business was an easy decision. You trust this will save your property and potentially your life in an emergency. But what happens in the case of accidental activation? Will you have to deal with the process of water damage cleanup or worse, property damage?

Fortunately, all the sprinklers in your building won’t activate at once, rather, only in rooms where a high temperature triggers a response. Although rare, if an accidental activation occurs act fast to prevent secondary water damage.

  • If a sprinkler accidentally goes off, turn off the main water source.
  • Contact SERVPRO for containment and water damage cleanup We’ll ask several questions regarding your emergency to determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO professionals may be needed.
  • Call your insurance agent and inquire whether this event is covered in your policy.

Keep Sprinkler System Up to Code

While it’s true that indoor fire sprinklers can accidentally activate, dumping gallons of water into your building and requiring restoration services, you can prevent it.

The National Fire Protection Association sets codes and standards for sprinklers and installation. These codes require that new construction commercial buildings be fitted with a sprinkler system. If you have an older building, a trained contractor can retrofit the system at your property.

  • Prevent accidental activation by properly maintaining the sprinkler system to code.
  • Regularly inspect the sprinklers for leaks and the pipes for adequate pressure.

If you’re facing an emergency involving water damage cleanup, don’t let a minute pass by. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel at (732) 290-3170 and put our restoration services to work.

Questions About Fire Sprinklers?

Call Us Today – (732) 290-3170

What to Do After a Fire at Your Place of Business

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

There are plenty of safety considerations to address when thinking of the safety of your business, staff and visitors. But do you know what to do after a fire? This is one area you need to spend some time planning for and working to prevent.

Fire Disasters Can Happen at the Office

The NFPA estimates that from 2007–2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires in office properties per year, which were responsible for an annual average of four deaths, 44 injuries and $112 million in direct property damage. Those are some staggering statistics.

In the event of a business fire, cleanup and restoration take time. Fortunately, SERVPRO has advanced training in restoration techniques, and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.

Keep your business safe during this process with the following three tips. 

  1. Avoid Repeat Fire Disasters

If a fire starts at your place of business, you should turn to the local fire department to help you put it out. While your efforts may work in stopping the fire from spreading, a fire crew can help you find the cause of the fire. Determining the cause is the best way to prevent further fire damage from occurring or reoccurring. If a small fire occurs, you may need to look for the cause yourself. Start by doing the following:

  • Unplug or turn off electrical devices in the area
  • Turn off surrounding heat sources
  • Shut off gas supply to prevent the fire from spreading
  1. Defend against the elements. 

Once fire cleanup has begun, protect your building from the outside elements to prevent further losses. In the fall and winter months, roof damage should be secured with a tarp to keep rain, hail, and snow from permeating the building. In warmer months, tarping or boarding up openings can keep rodents and birds from nesting inside of the facility. 

  1. Secure the facility

 Depending on the severity of the commercial fire, your business may be susceptible to looting. If the fire damage leaves your building with unsecured openings, you may need to hire a disaster response company to keep vandals and thieves from entering the premises.

Commercial fire damage?

Call Us Today – We’re Ready to Help (732) 290-3170!

Most Common Causes of Fire in the House

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

A fire in the house can start quickly and spread fast. From the misuse of an appliance to smoking in your bedroom, fires are living, breathing entities that can destroy your life in an instant. In fact, house fires are the leading cause of all fire deaths in the United States. 

Here are five of the most common causes of house fires and some fire prevention tips. 

How Do Fires Start? 

  1. Cooking appliances. Pots, pans, and burning food can easily overheat and catch fire you’re not paying attention. Stay in the room when cooking or ask someone to watch your food while you‘re away from the kitchen. 
  1. Candles. Many of us love a nice-smelling candle. If left unattended, it could cause your house to go up in flames. Keep them away from items like books, napkins, and tissue boxes. And of course, always blow them out before leaving a room. 
  1. Heating. Portable heaters are used a lot during the winter months. But heating equipment is the second-leading cause of U.S. home fires and the third-leading cause of home fire deaths. Keep portable heaters at least 3 feet away from furniture, laundry, curtains, clothes and anything else that may be a hazard. If you have a furnace, make sure it’s inspected once a year. 
  1. Electrical equipment. Microwaves, toasters, and skillets should always be double-checked before using. Overloading an adapter plug can also cause a fire in the house from overuse of electricity. Don’t plug too much in at once. 
  1. Smoking in bedrooms. Bedrooms should be considered off limits from smoking. Mattresses and bedding can catch on fire easily, even when you’re awake. Just imagine if you fall asleep with a lit cigarette.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (732) 290-3170

Essential Thunderstorm Safety Tips

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms are common becoming more and more common in the Northeast. Often, a severe thunderstorm is accompanied by strong winds, lightning, hail, and flash flooding. It’s important to be prepared before these storms happen to protect yourself and your family, as well as during and after they pass.  

Before a Thunderstorm:

  • Listen for weather alerts which may include thunderstorm watches or warnings.
  • If thunderstorms are expected in your area, postpone outdoor activities.
  • Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades, or curtains.
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a storm.
  • Know lightning safety rules. For example, if you hear thunder or see lightning, go indoors and stay there for at least 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.

During a Thunderstorm:

  • Go quickly inside a home, building, hard-top automobile, or the lowest area nearby.
  • If on open water, get to land and shelter immediately.
  • Avoid taking a shower or a bath during a severe thunderstorm, as plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.
  • Do not use electrical items such as computers or televisions as power surges from lightning can cause serious damage.
  • Avoid tall or isolated trees, hilltops, open fields, beaches, pools, and boats on water
  • Avoid anything metal, such as wires, metal fences, tractors, farm equipment, motorcycles, golf carts, golf clubs, and bicycles.


After a Thunderstorm:

  • Stay away from storm-damaged areas that may pose other risks.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately to your local power company.
  • Remember these thunderstorm safety tips for next time. 

If your home or business is damaged by a storm, please contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel. Our highly trained storm damage professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

Have Questions about Storm Damage?
Call Us Today – (732) 290-3170

What You Should Know About Storm Damage Restoration

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Those of us who have lived in central New Jersey for most of our lives have seen some of the worst storm systems hit the region, leaving destruction behind. We’re so close to the ocean and other bodies of water that cold winters and fierce, stormy summers happen almost every year. 

The good news is storm damage restoration is always available if you find yourself with structural breaches and subsequent flooding on your property.  

Restoration Services for Storm-Damaged Homes 

With high winds, flying debris, and fallen trees, your roof can collapse or fail. This is when you need emergency services to reduce the immediate threats like compromised construction materials, standing water, or other hazards. 

Restoration companies like SERVPRO offers: 

  • Extraction services 
  • Content management and relocation
  • Controlled demolition of sagging or damaged structural elements 
  • Temporary construction solutions for roof and window breaches 

Our SERVPRO Team is there After the Storm


When a storm hits your Holmdel home or business, you need help immediately. It’s good to know one of the best storm restoration companies is here to help. SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel has qualified technicians and cutting-edge technologies for water removal and flood cleaning, and the quickest response time around. 

Want to Learn More About Storm Damage Restoration?
Call Us Today – (732) 290-3170

Top 5 Causes of Emergency Water Cleanup

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

With years of being one of the best water damage cleanup companies, SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel has seen our share of water issues. No two restoration projects are exactly the same, but some are more common than others.

Take a look at the top five causes of water issues in the central Jersey area. By knowing the most common triggers, you will know where your home’s weaknesses might be and possibly prevent a costly emergency water cleanup.

  1. Dishwasher

Your dishwasher can cause water damage if not properly sealed, the latch is broken, or it was loaded with the wrong soap. Make sure any leaks are immediately addressed and your dishwasher is repaired or replaced ASAP.

  1. Washing Machine

The same goes for your washing machine. Perform regular checks, inspecting beneath the unit as well as behind it. Make sure all fittings are securely connected, and there are no leaks underneath. If you have an older washing machine that gives you frequent issues, consider replacing it with a more efficient model.

  1. Air Conditioner

Your A/C removes moisture from the air and that moisture can build up within the unit itself. If not properly drained, that water could be slowly leaking into your home potentially ruining the flooring and drywall and, in many cases, introducing mold, which is always an emergency water cleanup situation.

  1. Leaking Pipes

If you notice water pooling in the kitchen or bathroom, you may be dealing with a loose-fitting pipe under sink. Don’t wait to call a plumber. One leak can be a sign of other leaks in the home, too.

  1. Clogged Drains

Clogged drains aren’t just annoying—they also cause water damage (and mold growth) if left unchecked. A clogged toilet can cause water to back up into the shower, sinks, or bathroom floor. Sewer water is extremely dangerous because it contains raw sewage and bacteria, requiring help from water damage cleanup companies.

If you are experiencing water issues in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel today at (732) 290-3170.

What to Do if Your Toilet Overflows

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

When your toilet overflows, it’s not only frustrating, it can be dangerous. When the overflow involves a sewage backup, viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants can threaten your health.

Here’s what to do the next time you’re in this inconvenient situation. 

Clogged Toilet Solution

 Step 1: Stop Flushing

When the first flush doesn’t work, many people rush to flush again. Unfortunately, this will only make a flooded toilet situation worse. Each flush contains more than a gallon of water that you'll have to clean up off the floor.

Step 2: Turn Off the Water

There should be a water shut-off valve located near the floor behind the toilet. Once the water has been shut off, you won't have to worry about more water making the situation worse.

Step 3: Clean Up Spilled Water

If the toilet was only flushed once or twice, you can probably mop it up pretty quickly. If there were more flushes and the resulting four to five gallons of water are flooding the bathroom, you may want to contact a professional to prevent water damage.

Step 4: Address the Clog

Hopefully, you'll be able to dislodge whatever was stuck in the pipes and return to normal function. If not, it’s best to contact a professional.

Remember to protect your home and family from sewer damage. If you’re having trouble finding a clogged toilet solution, contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel. We’ll get things running smoothly in no time.

Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (732) 290-3170

Cleaning Services During this Time of Need

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel has always offered cleaning services you can depend on. As we face the challenges of a global pandemic, we want to remind you that we’re still the cleaning specialists you can trust—especially in this unprecedented time of need.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - The New Standard in Commercial Cleaning

As a professional team, we strictly adhere to the highest commercial cleaning and sanitation standards derived by industry authorities.

Our defensive business cleaning program goes way beyond your typical janitorial care. It's a proactive viral pathogen cleaning system that involves intensive training and specialized products for offices, schools, retail spaces, playgrounds, fitness centers, and more.

Following the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces, the following is a sampling of what we sanitize with proprietary EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning solutions while adhering to CDC-compliant cleaning and decontamination standards:

  • Bathrooms fixtures
  • Carpets & rugs
  • Counters
  • Doorknobs
  • Elevator Cars
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Keyboards & tablets
  • Kitchen/food areas
  • Light switches
  • Phones
  • Playground equipment
  • Shelving/racks
  • Stair handrails
  • Tabletops
  • Water fountains

Call Today for Proactive Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel - (732) 290-3170

Why Choosing a Trusted Disaster Restoration Company like SERVPRO is So Important

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Nobody expects a property disaster to strike their home or business. But when it does, choosing a trusted disaster restoration company like SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is essential. Our team has the specialized training, experience, and equipment to manage your cleanup, repairs and restoration needs quickly from start to finish.

Whether it’s the effects of a fire, flood, sewage, or mold infestation, you can rely on SERVPRO’s disaster cleanup services to give you peace of mind.

A History of Superior Service
After helping countless local home and business owners with disasters, we know experience makes all the difference during and following a property emergency. More than 2,500 residents have trusted our skilled technicians to restore their property since 2009—and that number keeps growing.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, we are close by and ready to respond immediately when you need cleaning or restoration services. We’re also part of a national network of over 1,700 franchises, giving us more resources to work with.

Specialized Training
Our team of trained technicians can help you take all the right steps that are so important to the recovery process and overall restoration of your property. From reviewing insurance policies and taking household inventories to preparing a disaster plan and evacuation plan, we can help you understand and face the hazards.

Faster to Any Disaster
You don’t have time to wait when it comes to property disasters. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night. SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel provides emergency disaster cleanup services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

When you need a disaster restoration company in NJ, there’s only one to call.

SERVPRO Aberdeen/Holmdel - (732) 290-3170.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – A Defensive Cleaning Program

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Disinfect Your Building with SERVPRO

As our communities reopen, businesses will start operating in a new and cleaner kind of normal. Your employees, customers, and visitors need to know you clean your business establishment with an approach that keeps health and safety top of mind.

At SERVPRO, we understand the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the definition of clean. That's why we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard that's expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - The New Standard in Business Cleaning

Our defensive business cleaning program helps businesses and commercial facilities address the challenges raised by the Coronavirus. This goes way beyond your typical janitorial care. It's a proactive viral pathogen cleaning system that involves intensive training and specialized products.

From our proprietary cleaning formulations, like SERVPROXIDE, to taking the utmost precaution to disinfect your building, our team ensures you're set up to inspire consumer confidence. Our SERVPRO cleaning professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local authorities.

It's All About the 3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When you're Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, everyone who comes in contact with your business can rest assured they're entering a hygienic destination with focus on well-being. The program is grounded in the 3 Cs:

Consult – Because your business cleaning needs are unique, you're assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your needs and customizes a cleaning program based on size, space, high-frequency touchpoints, foot traffic, and gathering spaces.

Clean – Every cleaning session is managed by expertly trained professionals who disinfect your building with proprietary EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning solutions while adhering to CDC-compliant cleaning and decontamination standards.

Certify Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, everybody will know. You'll receive signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates you're committed to protecting your employees, customers, and visitors.

Ready to clean your business with a better standard of care? For more information or a consultation, call (732) 290-3170.

Whom Should I Call to Remove Water Damage in My Holmdel Home?

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

standing water in room of home Did your home experience water damage? SERVPRO has the equipment to restore your home.

Holmdel Residents Should Call SERVPRO for Thorough Water Removal Services

Most of us are staying home more than ever before. Enjoying the comforts of the house we live in is a real treat, but it can also strain our utilities. Our power bill may be higher because we are cooking more, and our water bill may increase. Appliances and plumbing could also suffer, and spring a leak when we least expect it. 

Removing water damage from a broken pipe or appliance in Holmdel should not be overwhelming. Our SERVPRO team knows how to handle situations like yours, regardless of the size of the damage. When you call our office for help, we dispatch a knowledgeable team that is ready to tackle your problem before it worsens.

Is a dehumidifier enough to dry my home?

Dehumidifiers certainly have a place in extracting water from your home. Our SERVPRO team often turns to industrial-grade dehumidifiers to assist in evaporating water from your home. However, we know that removing water is not enough to protect you from the threat of bacteria. Microorganisms thrive in moist places, which is why restoring normal humidity levels in your home is essential to the restoration process. Our comprehensive approach counts on some of the following technology to guide results and optimize outcomes:

  • Infrared moisture meters- these provide accurate readings and help us identify areas of concern such as water remaining in wall cavities and behind cabinets.
  • Handheld wand extractors- these allow us to access remote corners and hard to reach places within your home and remove excess humidity in those places.
  • Pumps- depending on the volume of water in your home, we may use a submersible or truck-mounted pumps, which allow us to extract water quickly and in large amounts.

Our business experience prepares us to clean up your home in the best possible way. At SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel, we strive to mitigate your loss when disaster strikes. Contact us at (732) 290-3170 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

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How Can Fire Smoke Damage Affect My Holmdel Home?

4/19/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Call SERVPRO to handle the smoke damage in your home to make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Smoke Damage Can Cause Discoloration and Etching of Affected Surfaces and Unpleasant Odors in Holmdel

A fire can ruin some building materials and contents of your property, causing irreversible destruction. The flames can move from one item to another, burning them down. The heat a fire produces can radiate and cause nearby items to crack, melt, or even shutter. Once firefighters extinguish the fire, you have to deal with smoke damage.

How can fire smoke damage affect my home?
If you do not attend to fire smoke damage in your Holmdel residence, it can devastate its contents and the structures. That’s the reason why you need to clean up smoke and soot fast after a fire. Smoke may act as an acid and eat away at different materials if you do not clean it up.

One way that smoke can ruin your home is getting into small crevices and cracks because the particles are so fine. Smoke particles can remain undetected for a long time, and they can leave a lingering smoke odor that lasts for months. Structural destruction in the affected areas involves burned materials like countertops, cabinets, and furnishings. If the fire burned for a lengthy period or many materials burned, odor problems are more significant. Hot air rises, and for that reason, smoke damage commonly occurs in the following places:

    •    The areas above where the fire blazed – If no strong currents flowed through the house, the most significant smoke residue usually concentrates on the ceiling above where the fire started.
    •    Outside windows and walls – Cold air usually sinks below the warmer air, and this opens up a path for the smoke to travel to exterior walls and windows. Even though a fire concentrated in the middle of a room, it is common to find a lot of smoke residue on exterior walls.
    •    Surrounding environment – Your house has enclosed spaces, decorations, carpets, furniture, walls, and other features that interact with smoke. Smoke damage can occur in the seemingly enclosed spaces like closed closets, dresser drawers, and wall cavities, which seem closed off. These areas might have more soot than the areas where the fire blazed.
    •    On blinds and behind drapes – A considerable difference in temperature usually occurs between an affected room and the space behind drapes. Naturally, smoke moves to cooler areas, and it is not unusual to find more smoke residue behind drapes than on surfaces facing the room. Similarly, pull shades and Venetian blinds usually attract smoke residue more than surrounding surfaces.

After a fire strikes your house, it is best to call a professional smoke damage restoration firm such as SERVPRO to assess the destruction and come up with a mitigation plan to handle the fire-related damage.

Is it possible to salvage some items?
Yes, you may be able to salvage some items if they are not severely burned. One of the things we consider is cost since some items cost more to salvage, and it is better to replace them. Our restorers can determine which items to clean, replace, or discard.

How do restorers eliminate smoke damage?
Our team locates smoke residues by scrutinizing the affected area. We begin the inspection close to the source of the fire and determine how far smoke traveled through the building.

Our SERVPRO team can ventilate your home thoroughly and properly to allow some smoke particles to leave and prevent them from settling into other items. We can also remove most of the debris and clean all surfaces or areas where the destruction took place.

Our restorers can also use order neutralizing products to remove smoke orders from the house. We can eliminate the smell from your home by removing and cleaning affected items. We can also use suitable products to clean the building materials of your house to eradicate the smell.

Cleaning items with smoke odor

Curtains and upholstery
Our crew can use specialized tools and techniques to eliminate smoke particles from curtains and upholstery. Our specialists can decide which materials are cost-effective to clean. Regular vacuum cleaners can cause more destruction by pushing soot and smoke particles deeper into the material.

Wooden furniture
It is tricky to clean wood furniture. If you do not use suitable cleaning agents, you may end up stripping the varnish and stain. Some cleaning products can also cause the metal frame to rust. Our team knows which cleaning agents are suitable for each material.

Hardwood flooring
Hardwood flooring is porous, and this means that smoke particles can get nestled in it easily. In severe cases, it might be necessary to refinish or replace the floor. If the damage is not critical, our team can mop and deodorize the hardwood floor.

Household textiles
Smoke odor can remain in carpets, clothing, and drapes unless it is deodorized properly. Our SERVPRO team can use deodorizing processes that break up the smoke molecules to eradicate the smells.

Removing smoke odor from your home
The heat of a fire can cause the pores in the walls to expand, and they can fill with smoke. Once the fire is extinguished, the home cools, and the pores close, trapping the smoke smell in between the walls of your house. When the weather is warm, the pores open and release the trapped smoke smell. We can eliminate this odor by using thermal fogging equipment. Thermal foggers heat the deodorizer and spray it in the form of a fog. The deodorizer can reach even the spots that are tough to reach. It attaches to the smoke particles and absorbs them, therefore neutralizing the odors. We may also spray an odor counteractant on structural surfaces or use a duct sealer to seal exposed structural timber.

Saving time is vital when dealing with fire smoke damage. By acting fast, you can prevent permanent destruction. Call SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel at (732) 290-3170 to handle the smoke damage in your home to make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

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What Steps Should I Take after My Hazlet House Floods?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home When dealing with flood damage, SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel is ready to help.

Contact the Flood Restoration Experts at SERVPRO to Cleanup and Dry Your Hazlet Home

Floodwater can enter your house when you least expected. You may feel overwhelmed after your house floods. The mess, the cleaning process, possible mold contamination, damage to your home, and possessions, and the disruption can take a toll on your emotional and mental well-being.

How can flood damage restoration experts help?
The flood damage in your Hazlet home may have occurred after a torrential downpour, especially if oil, grass or debris had clogged the drainage system. Our team can take care of the issue quickly to calm your fears. You can recognize that even though things may feel terrible today, they can improve. Our SERVPRO team can take several steps to restore your flooded house to its original condition.

    •    We can look out for hazards in the home. Water and electricity are a deadly combination. So, we turn off the power to prevent electrocution hazards.
    •    Our team can remove the floodwater using appropriate pumps. For instance, if the water has debris, we can use a self-priming trash pump to remove it. We treat floodwater as highly infectious waste material. When working in environments containing infectious waste, we follow correct safety precautions, including being immunized against diseases. As the water starts to recede, our team can use wet vacuums to remove water from the floors.
    •    After removing the standing water, affected surfaces usually remain damp. Our SERVPRO team can use axial air movers to help dry the wet areas. We also set up dehumidifiers, which remove excess moisture from the air. We do our best to avoid disrupting the daily life of our customers.

Can my insurance policy cover flood damage?
If you have flood insurance, it can provide coverage for flooding due to blocked storm drains and heavy rain. Insurance companies usually send an adjuster to evaluate the destruction and determine if the insurance policy can cover it. We can help you file a claim easily through our Contents Claim Inventory Services that offers a precise and detailed list of your valuables.

When dealing with flood damage, SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel is ready to help. Call us any time at (732) 290-3170 for quick and effective restoration.

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Your Best Guide to Commercial Water Removal in Holmdel

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

empty local gym Make sure to contact SERVPRO if your gym has water damage. Our certified team will respond quickly to your emergency. We are standing by 24/7.

Commercial Water Removal in Holmdel Averts Major Damage in Gym

A local gym had a pipe break overnight in a wall, and the softening of the sheetrock caused a row of mounted mirrors to come down into the wet floor that needed commercial water removal. When the manager arrived to open the doors for members for the day, she walked into a mess.

After shutting off the water to the gym, she called for commercial water removal in Holmdel from SERVPRO. The techs arrived quickly to begin the cleanup and get the gym ready to reopen as fast as possible.

Cleaning the Floors

The techs scoped the facility and determined an accurate scale of the water loss using their moisture detection equipment. The wall the mirrors came down from had a large amount of water wicked within the sheetrock. The techs swept away the broken mirrors and used their portable pumps to pull up the remaining water. The RubberTrax carpet used throughout the gym did not absorb water. However, water ran underneath in the vicinity of the pipe break, and the carpet squares needed removal to dry the slab substrate underneath. The techs took the rubber carpet squares to another area for drying and disinfection so they could get reused and save the owner the cost of replacement. The sheetrock where the mirrors hung needed removal, and this action opened up the wall cavities for drying. 

Drying and Disinfection

Gym members have an expectation that the place they work out is clean and sanitary. The techs have drying equipment that blows air at such a high velocity; it causes embedded moisture in the concrete slab flooring to rise. Once that happens, the dehumidifiers capture it.

The cycle continues and rapidly drops the air moisture content in the loss area. The techs set drying goals for healthy air quality levels and monitor the drying process carefully to ensure they get attained. 

Afterward, they use their professional-grade cleaning solutions to wipe down the affected areas with antibacterial agents to leave the surfaces clean and sanitary for use.

SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel at (732) 290-3170 stands ready to help local businesses with commercial water removal. With their advanced training and professional equipment, the techs make the loss, "Like it never even happened."

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Water Removal In Your Aberdeen Property

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Correct water restoration requires attention to detail in both primary and secondary phases.

The Two Phases of Water Removal that Aberdeen Residents should know

Large bodies of water can affect a home in several negative ways. The first may be primary damages that can affect structure, stain, or shrink fabrics as well as migrating from the source of moisture outward across the home. Secondary damages may be a concern when water problems persist for longer than seventy hours. These may manifest as microbial growth issues, discoloration, or degradation in water quality. As a homeowner, overcoming water-related damages is challenging without access to the appropriate and expertise.

Many homeowners resort to professional water removal services here in Aberdeen. Professional services can take the stress out of water removal while also providing you with peace of mind regarding secondary damages. Our team here at SERVPRO is adept at dealing with water-related issues in residential properties. Using the correct equipment, as well as applying it in the right manner, is essential to ensure your losses are kept to a minimum. We can also frequently restore possessions to a preloss condition following water loss.

Water mitigation can be split into two distinct categories. The first may be emergency water loss situations. These could include flooding, multi-story damages, or appliance malfunction. Our team at SERVPRO is local, which can reduce callout times and help us to prevent water migration as well as degradation. Emergency services may include shutting off the supply of water at the source, as well as removing larger bodies of water using specialist pumping equipment.

A secondary category may be preventative measures that SERVPRO employ to ensure your property does not suffer unnecessary harm. Preventative measures work with the building materials in your home as well as its psychrometrics to ensure that no secondary damages occur. Thorough dehumidification or air-scrubbing of the affected area may be necessary to avoid high humidity levels causing mold growth or odor. We can also treat the affected area using anti-microbial chemicals and biocides to prevent microbes like fungi, bacteria, or viruses from developing.

Correct water restoration requires attention to detail in both primary and secondary phases. Contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel at (732) 290-3170.

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Flood Recovery In Holmdel

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged property Give our SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel a call anytime to help you through whatever disasters you face at (732) 290-3170.

Scoping a Flood Recovery Job in Your Holmdel Property

It might not always be immediately apparent what a Holmdel property needs after a loss incident. Especially with destructive emergencies like flooding, many areas of the house could become affected over a brief period of exposure. Floods can allow water migration to happen at an alarming rate, which can leave you unsure of what materials, structural cavities, and contents might have become damaged in this process.

Our SERVPRO team can help with real-time assessments of the damage when it is safe to begin addressing the flood damage in Holmdel residences. While there are often emergency services that can begin at this time as well, including temporary construction solutions to prevent further floodwater penetration, inspecting the property thoroughly is vital to getting the right personnel, equipment, and devices on-site fast to help.

Natural flooding can introduce your home to contaminants, sewage, and other bacteria. Any exposed materials and contents can get deemed unsafe for unqualified or unprotected people to handle. Our professionals, even during the inspection of flood damages, wear all necessary personal protective equipment to ensure that they are safe and that cross-contamination into other areas of the residence does not occur. Protective gear might include coverall suits, gloves, eye protection, respirators, and more.

Scoping the job before beginning full mitigation of the property can allow us to answer pressing questions and ensure that restoration and cleaning do not take longer than expected. While some of the damaged areas might be easy to see, we can also utilize advanced detection tools like hygrometers, penetrating moisture meters, and thermal imagery to get an idea of the location and concentration of moisture pockets beyond the surface materials.

Before the full measure of our restoration and recovery efforts can begin, it is essential to get the full understanding of the work that must get done. Our project manager can determine the nature of the damage, what can happen to correct it, and what tools and personnel are necessary to complete these tasks. Give our SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel a call anytime to help you through whatever disasters you face at (732) 290-3170.

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Holmdel After A Fire

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

A bathroom covered in soot and smoke damage after a fire Our fire and smoke restoration technicians helped return this bathroom to its pre-fire conditions after we received a call from the homeowner.

Fire Damage can Leave Your Holmdel Residence’s Furniture Stained and Saturated with Smoke Residue

When the plastics inside a Holmdel residence catch fire, the thick black smoke forcing its way into the air cover surfaces with an oily soot. This residue might feel oily but it contains numerous tiny and very sharp particles that work their way into surfaces. Other materials leave behind a dry soot, albeit still full of sharp, microscopic particles, but we can more easily clean this from upholstered furniture.

When SERVPRO works on a residence in Holmdel with fire damage, we address not only the structural concerns but also the contents. These items are what make your house a home, and restoring them often saves significant amounts of money. Replacing items that we could restore through cleaning and making minor repairs costs our customers money they could use elsewhere. 

To strip soiling away caused by fire damage, we use special solvents that increase the pH to 10. This helps dissolve the oils in the soot and keep them from staining the fabric. We do this using a method called the Showcase cleaning method and it also protects the fabrics from over-cleaning.

We gently brush off any excess soot of the dry variety and test for colorfastness in a relatively unsoiled area. Along with the usual shampoo, we combine a cleaner and rinse combination. This strengthens the shampoo and helps disintegrate the soot. 

Upholstered furniture comes in different fabrics, some of which are much more loosely woven than others. To keep from wetting the cushion underneath the upholstery, we dip the sponge or brush in the suds on top of the solution, and not in the actual liquid. We use sponges and only the softest brushes to clean the more delicate fabrics, as stiffer bristles can damage the weave, as well as the actual fibers.

Once we finish cleaning each piece, we rinse it with an upholstery machine and extract the excess moisture. We then tent the cushions to ensure even drying, checking periodically to rotate the cushions.

SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel treats each aspect of your home after fire damage takes a toll. We also restore homes after other disasters. Call us at (732) 290-3170 for mitigation services in Hazlet, Aberdeen, and Matawan.

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SERVPRO Will Help You Understand Why for Your Holmdel Damages.

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

Three SERVPRO vehicles in a warehouse. Our SERVPRO team can be there to save you Holmdel.

Holmdel any damages can be overwhelming, let SERVPRO walk you through.

Though our doors only opened roughly a decade ago, we have already helped more than 2500 customers with a wide range of restoration services. From water and fire cleanup and recovery to mold remediation and storm response, our SERVPRO team works hard to live up to the commitment that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. When disasters strike Holmdel homes and businesses, residents are relying more and more on the award-winning service our team can provide, including heavy cleanup, large loss response, and full-scale reconstruction when needed.

Fire

Fire is a traumatic and stressful ordeal for all parties involved, and when it has consumed your family home, it can be even more overwhelming. We know you do not want to entrust your home to just anyone, and that is why over this past decade, we have worked to set ourselves apart as more than just another restoration company. We have sympathetic and compassionate technicians that care about your property and have the experience and the education to overcome most fire loss obstacles in Holmdel residences effectively.

The effects of a fire can spread quickly and fiercely through a Holmdel property, encompassing many of your personal belongings in rooms far from the ignition point. Soot and smoke damages are among the worst and most hazardous of these effects, and that is why our SERVPRO team works to provide immediate mitigation tactics to address the presence of these conditions beginning as soon as we arrive.

For widespread structural fire damage in Holmdel properties, we have a division of in-house reconstruction specialists to help. These experienced contractors can oversee fundamental aspects like debris removal and controlled demolition to reduce harsh odors and soot effects, but also can provide a seamless and efficient transition to the full-scale reconstruction needs of your property after a substantial fire loss scenario.

Mold

We do not need your business so badly that we are willing to sell you a service that your Holmdel residence does not need. When you are unsure if mold exists in your home, let us help you with a free inspection and assessment of this risk and determine definitively what your property needs and how our team can help you. We are renowned for our mold remediation services because of their efficiency and thoroughness, even into long-term solutions designed to prevent recurrences.

Not only do we need to remove mold colonies when they get discovered, but we also must eliminate the effects they introduce to the environment. Apart from the volatile organic compounds that can make exposure to mold colonies a hazard to occupants of your home, colonies also emit a harsh, musty odor that can make comfortable living difficult. Removing visible signs of mold damage can reduce the concentration of these odors, but the full deodorization often requires thermal fogging or the deployment of hydroxyl generators in Holmdel houses.

While we have many effective remediation practices that can preserve lightly damaged surfaces and contents on-site, we also must prepare for the possibility that deep-rooted organisms can change the composition of sensitive materials. The only solution for colony removal at this point would be controlled demolition by our team of contractors. Once the area gets dried, these same professionals can reinstall removed construction materials to complete the remediation process in your Holmdel residence fully.

Water

Much of our success with water restoration rests on the shoulders of the premier drying and extraction tools available to our SERVPRO team. From our hundreds of high-velocity air movers to our dehumidifiers, drying mats, and heaters, our professionals have an extensive inventory of recovery tools to manage water damage in Holmdel properties. With a fast response to your water emergency, much of the drying can occur when the threat is still on the surface.

The technicians available to help have thorough training in both structural drying and water restoration to provide a fast and confident response for your damaged Holmdel house. These specialists have material-specific strategies utilizing advanced tools and technologies. Tile and hardwood, for example, can benefit from tented drying mats that offer a steady draw of moisture in an easily monitored system.

To further protect your investments after a water loss incident, our professionals can move your personal belongings to an unaffected area of your Holmdel residence. In situations where this option is not possible, we have designated technicians to carefully pack up these items and store them safely in our climate-controlled warehouse until our team has fully restored your water-damaged home.

Storm

Structural concerns can quickly open up the door for flood damage in Holmdel residences without a fast and deliberate response from our SERVPRO disaster relief team. Even though we are on call 24/7 and can mobilize quickly, substantial damage to your structure can immediately lead to these water damages in some situations. We have the appropriate techniques that we can begin immediately to reduce the intrusion of new water and to work on mitigation of the current flooding effects.

Before we can address interior flooding concerns, we must seal up holes and vulnerabilities in your structure. We have a team of licensed contractors capable of offering immediate repairs and temporary construction solutions to prevent flood water penetration. From roof tarping to board up services, we can prevent further flooding so that our SERVPRO team can get to work on restoring the damage inside of your Holmdel house.

Because floodwater is rarely free of debris and sediment, a common extraction choice by our technicians is the self-priming trash pump. Though this can lose its prime when water levels drop below two inches, this is a manageable damage level for light wands and wet-vacs. There are many stages of recovery for a flooded Holmdel residence, but as a large loss service provider, we have the resources, personnel, and experience to help.

While you cannot predict what, if any, disasters your home might face over its lifetime, you can count on the experience and education of our SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel technicians to help however you need. Give us a call anytime at (732) 290-3170.

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Deciding on Pumping or Extraction for Water Removal in your Aberdeen Home

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water on tile floor in kitchen Don't let standing water wreak havoc in your home. Call the experts at SERVPRO. We are always available to help.

SERVPRO Chooses The Appropriate Water Removal Method Your Aberdeen Home Needs

During the length of homeownership, you may face challenges that affect your possessions as well as the infrastructure of the home itself. Wetrooms such as bathrooms or kitchens tend to be vulnerable to water incidents since they have a regular flow of moisture. A weak pipe, joint or fitting can quickly result in large quantities of water entering your property. Homeowners tend to use professional companies to remove these bodies of water because they lack the necessary equipment to perform the job themselves. 

You can contact our Water Removal Specialists here in Aberdeen by contacting us on the phone. Our operators work round-the-clock to ensure that residents of the community can always get the help they need. Generally, high volumes of water in the home need extraction equipment or pumping equipment to transport it from home into a nearby sewer point or storage tank. The factors that SERVPRO consider when deciding on extractors or pumps include how much standing water there is, measuring in inches, as well as the size and distance of the structure itself- a hallway, for example, may benefit from a different method to a living room. 

Extraction is essential to fast-acting restoration. Evaporation is a typically slow process that can be ineffective with large bodies of water. Opening windows immediately when faced with a large body of standing water is a practical step for homeowners to take. Still, it is rarely a decisive action in the overall restoration. Extraction units vary from light wands that can vacuum in water to weighted extraction tools, which can be useful on thicker rugs. In situations where there is an ample space requiring restoration, SERVPRO may use truck-mounts with larger storage tanks of over one hundred gallons. 

If a room is tiled like a kitchen or bathroom, and there is a large amount of standing water, SERVPRO technicians may decide that pumping is more effective than extraction. Depending on the location of the room, we may use electric submersible pumps that are capable of pumping 100 to 18,000 gallons of moisture per hour. Subterranean levels may benefit from high-pressure pumping equipment, which has the requisite power to move water upwards and out of a cellar or basement. 

Practical restoration is available to the community via our twenty-four-hour emergency line. Contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel at (732) 290-3170 now.

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Professional Restoration Services Make All the Difference for Your Fire Damage in Holmdel.

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment stacked on shelves. Let SERVPRO help restore your Holmdel home after a fire damage.

Fire damage in your Holmdel home.

In Holmdel, we live a reasonably pleasant life.  We enjoy the beauty of our community and its proximity to larger metropolitan areas.  It is not a coincidence that publications recognize us as a great place to live year after year.  However, not all is picture-perfect, and homeowners are not immune to the perils of owning a home.  Changing seasons and the effects of the weather all contribute to making property owners vulnerable to accidents and natural disasters.  Sometimes, these mishaps also appear due to our own doing, such as leaving an open flame unattended. Regardless of its origin, restoring your home after a misadventure is of top priority to preserve your sanity and sense of normalcy.

If your home in Holmdel suffers from fire damage, our crew at SERVPRO is at your fingertips.  All you need to do is call our 24/7 hotline and allow us to arrive at your home to assess the damage and develop a clear and specific plan to restore it as soon as possible.  Beyond the actual residue left after the fire, homes can encounter ancillary complications. For example, you may find that the sprinkler system wet your belongings, altering moisture levels, and creating a need for water extraction and drying efforts.  Similarly, the fire can leave behind a foul smell that permeates your furniture and curtains, and no store-bought air freshener seems to work. Regardless of your situation, our expert technicians are here to help.

Homeowners who question whether their job requires a professional team should reach out to us at SERVPRO and allow us to share why we can make a difference.  Aside from having staff specially trained to tend to situations like yours, our equipment is also industry-grade and not generally available to the average homeowner.  The combination of our training and tools make the restoration process an efficient one and allows us to mitigate your losses in terms of both time and money.

At SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel, we sincerely hope you never encounter a situation in your home that requires our services.  However, please rest assured that a call to our office at (732) 290-3170 is a call to industry experts.  Our goal, like yours, is to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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Hazlet Properties Benefit from SERPVRO's Microbial Remediation and Restoration

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

three service trucks and stacked supplies and equipment in the warehouse This Is Why SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation and Restoration at Its Best for Hazlet Homeowner--Advanced Equipment Transported by Skilled Technicians

Remediating Mold Damage in a Hazlet Home

New Jersey homeowners know to be prepared for mold, as unpleasant as it may be to endure. However, they may not realize it has reproduced until it is more than they can readily handle. Because mold can cause health effects, it is safer to leave the cleanup to professionals who can remediate the issue without putting homeowners at risk.

If your Hazlet home requires mold damage remediation, IICRC-Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification--qualified SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to mitigate issues and restore your home. This team is available at any time of the day or night, including all holidays, so you can enjoy a clean home without microbe proliferation that can damage structures. All buildings contain some amount of mold and spores, but too much can affect the safety and stability of structures by eating away at wood, insulation, and other organic materials. Moisture and leak detection are crucial inspections to help prevent future outbreaks of mold colonization.

SERVPRO's Cutting-Edge Technologies
SERVPRO technicians employ a wide variety of measurement and mitigation technologies, including the following:

?    Moisture detection tools such as sensors, meters, infrared cameras, and Thermo hygrometers
?    High-powered extraction equipment designed to remove large amounts of water, including submersible and gas-powered pumps, as well as portable and truck-mounted extraction units
?    Commercial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers designed to restore materials to their optimal relative humidity
?    Odor removal equipment including HEPA filter air scrubbers, thermal and ultra-low volume foggers, and EPA-registered antimicrobials
?    Sanitizing agents designed to kill germs as well as stop bacteria, fungi, mold, mildew, and other microbes

How SERVPRO Can Help
If mold is affecting your property, SERVPRO technicians have a variety of tools available for removing mold. For porous surfaces that have extensive mold exposure, removal may be necessary and is done with the permission of property owners and insurance adjusters. Affected materials can include fabrics, upholstery, and carpet. For nonporous surfaces that have surface mold, or are soiled by organic material with mold growth on it, wet or dry cleaning methods may be implemented to dislodge and remove the mold. Mold-affected blown-in insulation can be sucked up with a specialized insulation vacuum. We recommend not to attempt to rehabilitate this material but to use a new product. Rolled, batten type insulation often harbors mold colonies within the paper backing. This contaminated insulation should be added to the trash heap.

SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel can ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." For professional mold remediation from certified professionals, you can always call (732) 290-3170.

Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Holmdel Water Removal

1/4/2020 (Permalink)

Our industrial-grade dehumidifier and high-speed air mover drying the carpet in this home Our high-tech drying equipment created an airflow across the wall, carpet, pads and furniture after a water loss in this home.

Dealing with Water Removal in Holmdel

Water damage can bring about significant problems within your Holmdel home. Whether the issue is a natural disaster or broken piping, there could be several flooding causes that may impact your property. Along with the damage to your furnishings and belongings, it is crucial that the structure of your home and all materials addressed adequately to ensure a total dry out. 

Should you suffer water damage or loss, starting in on the process of water removal in Holmdel is the first step. Calling in the professionals will help to ensure that everything is covered, and you can lessen the onset of further damage from mold growth.

Our trained technicians at SERVPRO have the skills and equipment to get in to start quickly so that your household can get back to normal as soon as possible. Most homeowners do not have the experience or equipment to complete the water removal process as we can successfully. We can also help to make sure that photos are taken, and all of the steps are covered so that you have everything your insurance company needs to file your claim. 

When We Arrive

After SERVPRO makes sure it is safe to enter the flooded portion of your building, we assess the water damage and guide you through the process. Our technicians will remove any belongings that need to be tossed or dried as well as address any flooring or drywall that is damaged. We use our portable water extraction units to pull up any of the standing water before deploying fans, air movers, and drying mats to complete the drying process.

After Water Removal

Once all of the water is gone, and we no longer detect moisture, SERVPRO technicians work to thoroughly clean and disinfect all surface areas to keep your home clean and dry, making sure it remains odor-free. We also provide you with paperwork documenting that the drying and cleaning process has been completed.

Do you need help with professional water removal? All you have to do is get in touch with our trained professionals at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel, and we can get to work as soon as possible. You can reach us by calling (732) 290-3170, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Some of the Biggest Problems with Flood Damage Remediation in Aberdeen

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

flooded residential area with high water sign Our certified technicians are just a phone call away. Call immediately after flooding and storm damage.

Aberdeen Storm and Flood Damage Opens the Door for Mold

One thing that SERVPRO stresses, particularly after storm and flood damage to homes, is the need for fast cleanup. The longer the elevated moisture levels are present in the property, increases the potential for loss to both the structure and contents. 

When the technicians received a call to cleanup storm and flood damage in an Aberdeen home, more than a week had passed since the water loss occurred after a tree broke a window during some locally heavy rains. Despite the homeowner's best attempts to clean up the water, mold was now also an issue.

State of the Art Equipment Finds Moisture

SERVPRO techs used their equipment to find moisture remained from the water loss behind the baseboards and within the wall cavity, where they saw visible signs of a mold infestation.

Proactive Measures Against Mold

Before drying the property, technicians set up containment to stop the spread of spores during remediation of the mold damage. They removed the sheetrock with mold colonies and set up the drying equipment. Once the mold colonies dried, technicians carefully removed them using gentle lifting and hand vacuums with HEPA filtration.

Cleaning and Odor Control

After drying, the significant musty odor in the home diminished greatly. Techs wiped down all surfaces with cleaning agents to disinfect the water loss areas. In the places where mold grew on the studs under the sheetrock, technicians applied an antimicrobial sealant to ensure there would be no return of the issue.

SERVPRO often relies on air scrubbers to capture airborne mold spores and odor-causing particulate. When the residual water odors in a home require more robust treatments, SERVPRO technicians have a vast array of equipment to treat any type of pungent scent and eradicate at the molecular level.

When storm and flood damage occurs in your home, start the restoration process as fast as possible with SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel at (732) 290-3170. The technicians work hard to minimize loss and make the damage to the home, "Like it never even happened."

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We Get You Back In Business In Holmdel After A Mold Damage Disaster

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

one of our negative air pressure chambers working to get rid of mold on the floor in this building We isolate areas affected by mold using physical barriers and a negative air pressure chamber.

Managing Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Your Holmdel Factory

The musty odor in your Holmdel factory might indicate a microbial infestation. These microbes live in damp conditions, depending on air currents to establish new colonies. Underneath large pieces of equipment, inside coat closets, or below breakroom sinks give microbes enclosed areas rich in cellulose and other food sources. While microbes exist on almost every surface, including just-cleaned ones, they do not usually cause a problem unless certain conditions exist in their immediate environment.

SERVPRO's remediation experts can help you manage the situation that lead to your Holmdel factory's commercial mold damage situation. Mold is one of the most prolific microbes on Earth. Cleaning surfaces can actually spread mold by causing it to release spores into the air. We use specialized methods to trap the mold and its spores, so new colonies do not have a chance to start. 

Our building services team does the same with your HVAC units and ducts. Once we clean your ventilation system's components, hidden microbes cannot get whisked out and into the air, nor start to grow inside the system itself. HEPA-grade filters do prevent spores from traveling far, which is why we use them in our equipment. We change out filers in your system or clean non-disposable ones for you.

When mold damage affects a particular area, we often construct a temporary chamber. We do this to protect other areas from the spores that often release into the air. Using an air scrubber, we can create a negative pressure that prevents microbes from escaping while still allowing clean air to enter the area. 

Air and its circulation helps speed up the desiccation of damp areas, making it more difficult for microbes like mold to thrive. Temperature changes do little to prevent mold, and does little to help remediate it from any specific area. Higher temps can make drying out damp areas happen more swiftly, however, so we might choose to use heated air to dry out materials as rapidly as possible. Keeping the interior of your factory arid after we finish mold damage remediation might require desiccant machinery, which we can help install for you.

When your factory in Hazlet, Matawan, or Keyport needs mold damage remediation and prevention, call SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel at (732) 290-3170. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and always ready to help.

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Call Us Anytime Day Or Night In Holmdel After A Fire Strikes

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

A shower and tub that have been effected by a fire Our technicians helped return this bathroom to its pre-fire conditions after a fire struck this home using our expertise, experience and equipment.

Proper Restoration for Holmdel Smoke and Fire Damage

Many Holmdel property owners do not realize how destructive fire losses can become. Even smaller disasters that can get quickly extinguished have the potential to disperse harmful smoke particles, soot, and other debris throughout the house. These particles can linger in the air long after a fire gets extinguished, making it a wise choice to seek out the experience and cutting-edge equipment available to our SERVPRO professional restorers.

Because homeowners and occupants of the residence should not stay subjected to these harmful particulates for prolonged periods, handling fire damage in Holmdel houses should happen immediately. Our technicians are on call 24/7 to mobilize to disasters even as they are happening. We strive to provide a fast turnaround on fire losses, helping to get emergency services and mitigation tactics started as soon as first responders have approved entry into the property.

Fire damage can force the relocation of families, so efficiency is vital to getting these people back into their homes as promptly as possible. This process starts with establishing an understanding of the preloss condition of the residence and the work necessary to return the house to that point. Our SERVPRO team has a comprehensive approach to fire recovery, actively staying involved with mitigation, cleaning, reconstruction, and final restorative steps. Not only does this save our customers money, but it can make restoration more efficient as well.

Smoke and soot effects present the greatest obstacle to getting families back into their homes after a fire. We have cutting-edge air quality devices like air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators that can both utilize HEPA filtration to limit particulates circulating in the air. Not only can these devices help to make the air cleaner to breathe in the recovery zones, but it can simultaneously reduce harsh smoke odors present in the area as well.

Even small fires can present enough of a risk to homeowners to require temporary relocation. We work with you and your insurance company to provide the fastest path to getting things back to normal through nearly every task in the restoration of fire losses. Give our SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel a call anytime at (732) 290-3170.

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Water Extraction and Drying Are SERVPRO Cornerstones of Mitigation Services for Our Hazlet Neighbors

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Laundry room in a home with several inches of standing floodwater No matter what floor your laundry room is on, SERVPRO technicians have the tools to extract water from your residence.

Fast-Responding Laundry Room Water Removal in Hazlet

A washing machine is an appliance that most homeowners can count on to work as it should most of the time. However, accidents can happen, parts can wear out, and other problems can crop up that can make your home susceptible to water damage. Whether you have a damaged water pump or defective supply valves, it can be challenging to mitigate a sudden influx of water on your own.

If your home requires water removal in Hazlet at any time of the day or night, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to address the issue. If left unchecked, water damage can create a thriving environment for mold, mildew, and other types of structural problems for your home. SERVPRO uses tried-and-true methods as well as cutting-edge technologies to minimize damage and restore your home.

Common Causes of Washing Machine Leaks

  • A faulty tub seal.The water seal between your machine's outer tub and the transmission that turns it can wear down over time, which can cause leaks under the tub.
  • A broken water pump.The drain hose connected to your water pump is a vulnerable area for holes. Check hose clamps and hose quality to ensure that there are no leaks.
  • Faulty water supply valves.Make sure the valves work before connecting the hot and cold lines.
  • Faulty water supply valves.Make sure the valves work before connecting the hot and cold lines backflow. If the laundry room does not have a utility sink, your machine likely drains into the sewer line via a pipe.

SERVPRO is Here to Help

Whether your laundry room is on the first floor of your home or in the basement, SERVPRO technicians have the tools necessary to extract water from your residence. Flooring materials like concrete and tile are very hardy, but over time, exposure to water can compromise their effectiveness. Without thorough drying, concrete can have chalky surface blooms (efflorescence) that come back periodically. In the case of ceramic tiles, too much water in the grout can create warping and expansion that can crack or otherwise compromise the adhesion of tiles to the floor. If the washing machine is on an upper level of a home, as is now the trend, water seepage presents another set of issues that are SERVPRO techs can identify and treat.

Whatever the case may be, SERVPRO professionals monitor moisture throughout the drying process to ensure that moisture content reaches normal levels for those surfaces to prevent further damage. Dormant mold spores exposed to some moisture can develop into troublesome colonies. In cases where moisture may have affected the subflooring, SERVPRO can set up centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers to dry from underneath and restore your flooring to a preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel can generally ensure that your home is, "Like it never even happened." Call (732) 290-3170 today for an emergency response to your home disaster.

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Holmdel Home Smells after a House Fire? No Worries, SERVPRO Has the Skilled Technicians and the Gear for Abatement

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy duty green SERVPRO Truck When the Red Fire Truck Leaves the Fire Damaged Holmdel Home--The SERVPRO Green Fleet Arrives

Why SERVPRO Uses a Selection of Smoke Odor Removal Equipment After Fire Damage in Holmdel

The odors a fire leaves behind in your Holmdel home can be tough to remove. Even after our team of talented technicians work hard to remove all the visible signs of heat and soot on surfaces, the lingering smells make it impossible to forget the fear and worry you and your family experienced when the flames swept through. Deep cleaning and debris removal do not always eliminate the malodors, why we cycle through various types of equipment to find a solution.

Odor Removal Is a Process

Determining the source of odors caused by fire damage to your Holmdel home is not a straightforward task. We toil until we are satisfied we have cleared away all the debris and residues possible. Any odor remaining is why we need to focus on the tiny particles of soot that are still airborne or settled in cracks and crevices. The solids in smoke are incompletely combusted materials, and they can hold on to the stench conventional cleaning cannot remove.

Fogging Machines

Our technicians use an Ultra Low Volume (ULV) mister for “wet” fogging. Water-based deodorants are atomized into a fine mist, creating a deodorant fog of particles 20 to 60 microns in size. They are small enough to penetrate spaces where the tiny odor-bearing solids settle. ULV misters are employed in HVAC system deodorization and in covering inaccessible areas like attics and crawl spaces. Thermal foggers work by recreating the conditions experienced during the fire, combusting solvent foggers work or petroleum-based deodorizer. The minute particles generated pair with odor-bearing molecules, causing a chemical reaction that eliminates rather than masks the smells. The success of these methods is why SERVPRO tries these options in many cases.

Ozone Generators and Photocatalytic Oxidizers

Ozone machines create an unstable gas that reacts with the odor-carrying molecules to oxidize them, removing the odor. Pets and inhabitants need to vacate the premises during the treatment. Photocatalytic oxidizers, also knowns as hydroxyl generators, use UV rays to produce hydroxyl radicals to break the odor-bearing bits into water and carbon dioxide. Advanced training is why SERVPRO technicians can explain how this process is safer to use in the presence of humans and animals.

Air Scrubbers and Ventilation Equipment

Negative pressure air scrubbers pull contaminated air through HEPA filters, removing malodorous particles. High-velocity air movers create a flow of 1000 to 3000 cubic feet of air per minute, clearing odors, fumes, and vapors. Airborne residues and vapors are why SERVPRO uses air movers after thermal fogging, exchanging the air 40 or more times to ensure air quality is optimized.

Our commitment to the science of odor removal is why SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel employs the above equipment and other strategies to remove the smells that persist after fire damage. Call us at (732) 290-3170 for a fire recovery consultation, including an odor removal plan.

We Get You Back In Business In Holmdel After Water Damage Hits

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Shelves in our warehouse with our inventory of water removal and drying equipment We have extensive inventory of advanced equipment to grapple with your commercial water damage. Call us right away, we are ready 24/7.

The Inconveniences Involved in Commercial Water Removal in Affected Holmdel Retail Stores

Whether water spills during peak hours when your retail store is teaming with people or during off-hours when no one is around, the incident can lead to several inconveniences. Apart from the need to extract inches of standing water, there is also debris to remove and soiled areas to clean. To address the inconveniences, including minimizing or eliminating the need to close the business, you should involve a professional team that handles commercial water removal.

Various factors can affect the outcome of commercial water removal exercises in Holmdel. Reaction time can be faster during peak hours since someone is likely to notice water flowing in unexpected areas immediately, unlike a spill that happens when the store is closed. Despite the quick reaction, coordination is necessary to get people out and remove the water conveniently. Our SERVPRO teams can help in many ways, including arriving quickly at the loss site and isolating the affected areas. We also have safety gear, such as wet floor signs to caution customers and staff about affected areas preventing accidents.

A burst pipe or other source can dump thousands of gallons of water into the property within a matter of minutes. Removing that water can be a tedious process, especially if the affected area is deep inside a big building. Our SERVPRO crews expect to encounter such situations, so we bring enough equipment and accessories to the loss site. We have assorted pumps, including submersible and truck-mounted ones. We also have long hoses and other accessories to manage the extraction.

Apart from stagnant water, water spills also leave wet materials and even moisture in the air. Removing such moisture can be difficult, especially when the wet material is concealed behind other materials. For example, reaching wet insulation requires the removal of wall panels. Our SERVPRO technicians handle such steps tearing down water damage affected areas and rebuilding them once all moisture is gone.

Most of the tasks involved in water removal are tedious. Call SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel at (732) 290-3170 to help dry all moisture from the incident, "Like it never even happened."

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How To Reduce Your Claims Expense After A Flood In Hazlet

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

flooding in living room Contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel at (732) 290-3170.

How Hazlet Residents stay Vigilant after Flood Damage to Reduce their Claims Expense

Private residencies can quickly become flooded following burst water mains, a leaky valve, or malfunctioning drainage. Ground-level rooms can fill up with gallons of water, putting extra pressure on walls, floors, and structure. It is vital to act quickly by shutting off the water supply to prevent further losses. Once the immediate danger is under control, you can contact a professional loss recovery service to remove water and restore your home.

Several different types of flood damage can occur in your Hazlet home. These range from clean water emergencies, those caused by internal clean water plumbing issues or rainwater and blackwater emergencies where water contamination is a concern. SERVPRO has experience in dealing with both types for large commercial clients and private residents. Our call line is available twenty-four hours a day, and we can arrange a call-out within one hour of notification of loss.

Clean water emergencies may seem less pertinent than those that involve contamination. That assumption is not always the case as water categories can deteriorate quickly. Clean water can interact with pre-existing soiling or fungi in your home, absorbing microbes and becoming a graywater issue with the potential to advance to black water. SERVPRO technicians can arrive at your property within four hours of notification of loss to ensure that your flood situation is kept under control.

There are many safety considerations to make when large quantities of water enter your home. Electronic equipment can malfunction, floors can become unsafe. SERVPRO technicians can perform a thorough scope of your property and assess danger areas. Where it is dangerous to use your mains electricity, we can set up temporary, portable generators on-site. These generators can provide power for our water removal and drying equipment.

Water removal equipment may include pumps as well as heavy-duty extraction units. These focus on getting rid of excessive quantities of water by the gallon. Once complete, there is a significant reduction in further losses. However, floors and furnishings may still be drenched in liquid. Your technician can then bring in the drying equipment to reduce the moisture content of furnishings and flooring, as well as to prevent secondary mold damage from occurring. This process is essential to restoring your home to its preloss condition.

Clean water emergencies require vigilance and professional expertise to mitigate potentially significant losses and claim expense. Contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel at (732) 290-3170.

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Get Rid of Fire Damage Once and For All in Your Holmdel Home

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

smoke coming out of a window of a home SERVPRO can remediate fire damage in your Holmdel home.

Meeting the Needs of Your Insurance Provider After A Fire in Holmdel

Every insurance provider is different and knowing what your specific company requires after a disaster is the difference between a slow recovery process and one that can start immediately for Holmdel homes. Fires require a fast response where mitigation is a vital element to keeping restoration costs from steadily increasing. Our account with more than 800 insurance companies can help to streamline the inspection and approval processes to get our technicians working to protect your home as quickly as possible.

We strive to meet the needs of your insurance provider by working with the adjuster on inspections and estimations, as this keeps all parties aware of fire damage in Holmdel residences and the expected plan to correct it. We encourage homeowners to reach out to our SERVPRO team first so that we can get started on the inspection and estimation portions of the project to help expedite claims approvals and green lights for starting our mitigation and restoration phases.

The work that our crew chief and production manager do when assessing damage begins to meet the demands of your insurance provider. We catalog damages and photograph affected areas so that we can better document the work that must get completed to bring your home back to preloss condition.

Because of our experience in the fire recovery niches, we have a full roster of qualified professionals to handle nearly every aspect of restoration that your home needs. We even have a team of licensed general contractors that can help through the controlled demolition and build back portions of recovery for your household. Our SERVPRO technicians can arrive with fully stocked ready trailers to get mitigation work started and work to establish containment zones to prevent the spread of soot, smoke, and odors.

We know that with every passing hour, the situation can worsen in a home that has suffered the effects of a fire loss incident. Let our SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel team help you to make this situation “Like it never even happened.” We are available 24/7 by calling (732) 290-3170.

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When a Water Loss Affects Your Holmdel Business Rely on SERVPRO for Restoration Services

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Large gym weight room with a rubberized black floor SERVPRO Works Hard and Fast to Keep Your Holmdel Business Operational During a Water Damaging Event

Drying Flooring and Equipment in a Holmdel Gym

Depending on the impact of exercises and the traffic that your Holmdel gym receives, the type of flooring that gets chosen has a direct impact on your clients. Rubber flooring options provide some impact resistance for the joints of gymgoers but might have issues when exposed to standing water and high moisture conditions. Our professionals have a fast and knowledgeable response to protect this flooring option as well as much of your equipment in this damaged area.

Rubber gym flooring rolls might often resist water damage to Holmdel gyms, but this fact alone may result in more harm than help for your business. The flooring's inability to absorb any of the pooling or migrating water can help this threat to move throughout other areas of the facility quickly.  This can affect other fixtures and equipment far more susceptible to moisture damage and standing water. Protecting motorized units like treadmills, ellipticals, and other powered machines begin with trusting our SERVPRO team to eliminate any standing water and begin drying efforts quickly when your gym is at risk.
 
Foam flooring is another option, yet unlike the rubber roll floors, you get a much more porous and saturation-susceptible choice. Water damage happening around this flooring might spread less quickly as the absorption volume is much higher. Flooring like high-grade foam has a higher porosity, which can require your business to remove and replace portions if they remain exposed to standing water or elevated moisture levels for too long. Foam is a less popular choice for many gyms because it can wear down more easily over time. SERVPRO can work with proprietors and insurance adjusters in calculating economic considerations for restoring or replacing fixtures including equipment along with structural installations.
 
No matter which flooring your gym chooses, you need to know how to respond to emergencies to protect your investments, employees, and your customers from what could happen. Our SERVPRO team has a 24/7 response to water loss incidents, deploying cutting-edge extractors and drying tools.  With truck-mounted extractors, wet vacs, riding Rovers, and portable gear, we can swiftly remove visible water. Then our skilled WRT water damage restoration technicians can strategically place air movers, axial fans, and a variety of dehumidifiers to restore the structure to its preloss condition. “Like it never even happened.”
 
While there are dozens of pressing concerns for any business owner contending with water losses, our SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel team can help. Our business is to keep you in business. Give us a call anytime disasters strike at (732) 290-3170.

Commercial HVAC Duct Cleaning, Fire Cleanup, Mold Removal and more

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. When issues arise for professional mold removal, cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Aberdeen/ Holmdel has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire, flooding and water damage events at Aberdeen or Holmdel 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.

Trained for Unique Commercial Needs

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 offer:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Fire Clean Up Services
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Professional Mold Removal
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • HVAC Duct Cleaning
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Have Questions about Our Commercial Mold, Water Damage or Fire Clean Up Services?

Call SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel 24 hours a day at (732) 290-3170 for your commercial needs. We have all the answers and all the assistance you need.

Residential Mold, Fire Damage Restoration and Air Duct Cleaning Services

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, electrical outlets cause fires and water damage causes mold. SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel has the expertise to provide a deeper clean and better restoration than your any other company. Our residential services will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home but will also create a safe, comfortable living environment for you and your family.

Whether your home in Aberdeen or Holmdel needs emergency fire damage restoration services, air duct cleaning services or mold abatement, you can depend on SERVPRO  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, you can depend on SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel professionals who have the training, experience, and equipment to make your house feel like home again. We offer

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Air Duct Cleaning Services
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration Services
  • Mold Abatement
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Have Questions about Our Mold, Duct or Fire Damage Restoration Services?

Call SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel 24 hours a day at (732) 290-3170. We have all the answers and all the assistance you need.

Have a Flooded Basement?

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Whether you have a finished basement or one that you venture down to, you need to know how to keep your basement dry and safe. A flooded basement can pose many threats including mold, pipe damage, and fire hazards – and the basement can be the prime culprit.

SERVPRO is Here With Reliable Water Damage Services 

A basement can flood at any time, although most basement flooding occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and normally built partly or entirely below ground level.  

There are plenty of reasons why your Aberdeen or Holmdel 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

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.

Have Questions about a Flooded Basement?

Call SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel 24 hours a day at (732) 290-3170. We have all the answers and all the assistance you need.

IICRC Certified Firm Specializing in Mold, Fire and Water Restoration

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Looking for a highly trained fire and water restoration company or a mold specialist? SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel can restore your home or business with the precision and expertise of an IICRC certified firm.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the mold, fire and water restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration our company. You know you’re dealing with the best when you see the  IICRC certified logo displayed like ours.

IICRC Certified Firms must:

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel Adheres to the IICRC The Standards for The Restoration Industry 

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration, and mold specialists. As mold specialists and expert restoration professionals, we stay current with the advancements in technology and science to offer the best service possible.

If you want to work with the best mold, fire and water restoration specialists in the business contact us today at (732) 290-3170.

Aberdeen/Holmdel Water Damage Restoration Service

4/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can be extremely destructive and if you don’t take action fast, you may face some serious losses. SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. Delaying the water damage restoration service for even just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the situation.

What to Expect with Water Damage

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed and concerned. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this difficult time. We specialize in water damage restoration service—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

When you call us at 732-290-3170, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. Be as descriptive as possible so that we can determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Don’t let a minute pass by when you’re dealing with water damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel today at (732) 290-3170.

How to Detect Mold in Your Home

4/20/2019 (Permalink)

Have you ever wondered how to detect mold in your home? Are you concerned that water in basement areas is dangerous to your health? Flooding and water damage are very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture and more. If you don’t act fast, mold, water damage and more can destroy your home or business.

SERVPRO Can Inspect Water in Basement

When it comes to mold and water in basement areas, there are a few ways to inspect:

  • Let your nose lead the way. Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Get familiar with the state of your plumbing, which will help you be able to catch leaks and other issues quickly.
  • Check if your bathroom is getting especially steamy during bathing or you see a small drip in your basement ceiling.
  • Be sure gutters are in their proper positions and downspouts are properly connected and turned away from your foundation. Water should be diverted at least 5 feet away from your foundation, so it doesn’t pool against your home or collect water in basement.

At SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel, our highly trained technicians follow a simple process that can detect mold and guarantee results. Call us at (732) 290-3170 when you need us, and we’ll be there.

Improve Air Quality at Home with Duct Cleaning

4/20/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that cogged or dirty air ducts and dryer vents can affect your HVAC system's performance? Even worse, it can cause health problems like allergies and breathing issues. Professional duct cleaning and consistent dryer vent cleaning can remove that debris and improve air quality at home, which can actually increase the effectiveness of the system—and the safety of your health.

SERVPRO  Duct Cleaning Can Help

If you’re interested in increasing indoor comfort as far as heating, cooling, and air conditioning is concerned, professional duct cleaning can help. At SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel, our highly trained technicians follow a simple process that guarantees results.

  • We remove and thoroughly clean vent covers and returns to remove any buildup that has accumulated.
  • We attach a high-powered vacuum system to your air duct system to create a vacuum that pulls the collected debris to our HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97% of particles in the airstream.
  • As part of our duct cleaning, we use professional tools to agitate and remove debris from each branch of the duct work.
  • Under vacuum pressure, we use an EPA-registered antimicrobial agent into the duct work to help eliminate mold and bacteria.
  • Finally, we apply duct sealer to create a mold- and mildew-resistant barrier between living and non-living spaces.

If you’d like to improve your air quality at home, SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is more than happy to help. Contact us today at (732) 290-3170.

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

4/20/2019 (Permalink)

If you’re wondering how to prepare for hurricane season, you’re not alone. With major hurricanes like Sandy and Michael wreaking havoc in many areas disaster restoration services are more in demand than ever. To prepare for weather-related damage at home or your business, you need a hurricane safety checklist. This one should help.

Tips to Help Prevent or Prepare for Disaster Restoration Services 

  1. Be sure your insurance policy covers the total cost of rebuilding your home if it is destroyed during a hurricane.
  2. If your area is prone to flooding, buy flood insurance, which many homeowner policies do not include.
  3. Build a home emergency kit with things like flashlights, nonperishable foods, a portable generator, first aid equipment, and more.
  4. Take inventory of your property, so you know exactly what you need to replace and how much it’s worth.
  5. Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs surrounding your home
  6. Seal all windows and doors so that they are secure.
  7. Prepare home for hurricane season outdoors as well by retrofitting your roof and adding roof straps if you have access via an attic.
  8. Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts for and clear any clogged areas to prevent water damage.
  9. Prepare for hurricane season by removing outdoor furniture that could be carried away by strong winds.
  10. Check the FEMA website for additional tips and advice.

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is here with disaster restoration services 24/7 in case of a hurricane. Contact us today at (732) 290-3170  to learn more tips or to receive immediate assistance.

What Are the Most Common Signs of Mold?

4/20/2019 (Permalink)

No one wants not see signs of mold in their home Not only is it unsightly and smelly, it’s dangerous to your home and health. Mold exposure symptoms can go unnoticed without some basic knowledge and it all starts with understanding how and why it grows.

How to Know if You Have Mold Exposure Symptoms?

Microscopic mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture and can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold exposure symptoms including Mold allergy symptoms and signs include wheezing, rash, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing and redness of the eyes.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. If you suspect signs of mold, call us today at (732) 290-3170.

Call SERVPRO for Smoke Damage Cleanup

4/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel have specialized smoke damage cleanup and restoration training to restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet.

Our Smoke Restoration Process

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel know just how devastating a fire can be. Fire and smoke damage can leave your house unsafe and unlivable. Our professionals are trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible.

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke restoration expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. 

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • There are different types of smoke—wet and dry, which create different types of soot residue after a fire.

Our Smoke Damage Clean Up Process

Before restoration begins, SERVPRO will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Regardless of the circumstances, you can count on our expertise to take the right steps to improve the damage.

For more information, call (732) 290-3170.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

As the temperatures drop in winter along the east coast, water becomes a threat to homes and businesses. Water expands as it freezes, placing tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. If you have leaking pipes or an inefficient heater, you can end up with a frozen mess—and serious repair costs.

Ways to Keep Pipes from Freezing

Before the onset of cold weather, protect and prevent frozen pipes with these tips:

  • Insulate any exposed pipes in your home, paying special attention to unheated ones that may be in your crawl space, basement, garage, and under kitchen or bathroom cabinets.
  • Maintain the same temperature during daytime and the day and at night. If you raise the temperature when the sun sets, you risk frozen, bursting, and leaking pipes.
  • Close indoor values that supply water outdoors and open the outside value to properly drain excess water that may be in the pipes.
  • Consider the benefits of efficient heater By combining proper equipment maintenance and upgrades with insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings, you can help prevent frozen pipes.
  • In dangerously low temperatures, let your faucet trickle. While you may be concerned about wasting water, running water is more likely to keep pipes from freezing.
  • Remove, drain, and store outdoor hoses, and outside valves open so that any water.
  • Going on vacation? Leave the heat on and set to a temperature no lower than 55° F. This is another one of the benefits of efficient heater systems that allow for smart controls.

Want to prevent frozen pipes with the help of a professional? Contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel today.


Have You Thought About Professional Duct Cleaning?

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that clogged or dirty air ducts and dryer vents can affect your HVAC system's performance? Professional duct cleaning and consistent dryer vent cleaning can remove that debris and improve air flow, which can actually increase the effectiveness of the system—and your safety.

SERVPRO Air Duct Services Can Help

If you’re interested in increasing indoor comfort as far as heating, cooling, and air conditioning is concerned, professional air duct cleaning can help. At SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel, our highly trained technicians follow a simple process that guarantees results.

  • We remove and thoroughly clean vent covers and returns to remove any buildup that has accumulated.
  • We attach a high-powered vacuum system to your air duct system to create a vacuum that pulls the collected debris to our HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97% of particles in the airstream.
  • As part of our air duct services, we use professional tools to agitate and remove debris from each branch of the duct work, which may include dryer vent cleaning.
  • Under vacuum pressure, we use an EPA-registered antimicrobial air duct cleaning agent into the duct work to help eliminate mold and bacteria.
  • Finally, we apply duct sealer to create a mold- and mildew-resistant barrier between living and non-living spaces.

If you need professional duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, or you have replacement filters on site, SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is more than happy to help. Contact us today.

Your Hurricane Safety Checklist

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to hurricane preparedness, you can’t be too prepared. Hurricane season has become above-normal, with major hurricanes like Sandy and Michael proving wreaking havoc in many areas. To prepare for weather-related damage at home or your business, you need a hurricane safety checklist. This one should keep you covered.

10 Safety Tips to Prepare Home for Hurricane Season

  1. Be sure your insurance policy covers the total cost of rebuilding your home if it is destroyed during a hurricane.
  2. If your area is prone to flooding, buy flood insurance, which many homeowner policies do not include.
  3. Build a home emergency kit with things like flashlights, nonperishable foods, a portable generator, first aid equipment, and more.
  4. Take inventory of your property, so you know exactly what you need to replace and how much it’s worth.
  5. Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs surrounding your home
  6. Seal all windows and doors so that they are secure.
  7. Prepare home for hurricane season outdoors as well by retrofitting your roof and adding roof straps if you have access via an attic.
  8. Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts for and clear any clogged areas to prevent water damage.
  9. Hurricane preparedness should include the removal of outdoor furniture that could be carried away by strong winds.
  10. Check the FEMA website for additional tips and advice.

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is here with storm damage services 24/7 in case of a hurricane. Contact us today to learn more tips to add to your hurricane safety checklist.

Mold Prevention Tips

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

No one wants to find mold in house areas. Not only is it unsightly and smelly, it’s dangerous to your home and health. Mold prevention starts with understanding how and why it grows.

What Causes Mold in House?

Mold spores thrive on moisture, oxygen, humidity, organic matter and warmth. When exposed to water, it can quickly grow into colonies producing allergens and irritants. Because many of these elements are found organically in nature, it may be hard to remove them from your home to discourage mold growth. However, you can control the moisture levels in your house with preventative measures and mold testing.

  • Inspect Plumbing: A regular inspection of toilets, dishwashers, pipes and other sources of water can help you better understand where leaking water could be. When you are familiar with the state of your plumbing, you will be able to catch leaks and other issues quickly. This can help stop water damage from taking place.
  • Respond to Leaking Water and Other Moisture Immediately: Whether you notice your bathroom getting especially steamy during bathing or you see a small drip in your bedroom ceiling, you need to act quickly when you notice water issues to prevent mold from growing.
  • Make a Plan: While not quite part of a mold prevention plan, know who you’re going to call should you find leaking water or mold in your home. The faster you get a mold testing and remediation team into your house the sooner your living space will be free of the unwanted growth.

When you call SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel to assist with your mold prevention and problems, we will ask several questions to determine what equipment and resources are required, including how many trained experts from our crew will be needed. Prepare for the call with these tips!

Fireplace Safety

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Home fire safety is essential, and even more so if you own a fireplace. Who doesn’t love curling up in front of a warm fire during fall and winter seasons? It’s important to know that any type of fireplace, whether wood-burning, gas, or electric, poses a potential danger to your home and loved ones. Use these fireplace safety tips to keep your family safe.

Fire Prevention Tips for Homes with a Fireplace

  • Crack open a window while the fire is burning.
  • Be sure the damper or flue is open before lighting or starting a fire, and until embers have completely stopped burning, to draw smoke out of the house.
  • Check the damper by looking up into the chimney with a flashlight or mirror.
  • Use smaller pieces of dry and well-aged wood for home fire safety, avoiding wet or green wood, which cause more smoke and soot buildup in the chimney.
  • Have a professional check the chimney annually.
  • When cleaning a fireplace, remove ashes from previous fires, keeping levels of the to 1 inch or less for less smoke
  • Check for animal nests or other blockages that could prevent smoke from escaping.
  • Make sure the area around the fireplace is clear of anything that is potentially flammable.
  • Never leave a fire in the fireplace unattended and be sure it’s completely out before going to bed or leaving the house.
  • Home fireplace safety should include keeping a fire extinguisher on hand.

Fire damage can be especially devastating, but you can avoid it with these fire prevention tips. SERVPRO of Aberdeen / Holmdel can help you with home fire safety and be there for you in a crisis with has the specialized fire and water damage equipment and expertise. Contact us to learn more.

When Was Your Last Basement Inspection?

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Whether you have a finished basement, or one that you rarely go down to, you need to know how to keep your basement dry and safe. There are many threats that are easy to miss, including mold, pipe damage, and fire hazards in the home – and the basement can be the prime culprit.

How to Avoid Mold, Water Damage and Fire Hazards in the Home Basement

A professional basement inspection on a yearly or biannual basis can help you prevent a wide variety of dangers and damage. Here are a few things to keep an eye on in your basement.

Downspouts
Be sure gutters are in their proper positions and downspouts are properly connected and turned away from your foundation. Water should be diverted at least 5 feet away from your foundation, so it doesn’t pool against your home.

Moisture and Mold
You may not be a mold specialist, but you can to watch carefully for any signs of dampness or mold in your basement. The sooner you catch these problems, the sooner you can catch and fix their causes, before they become much larger major expenses.

Basement Pipes
Consider adding insulation to ductwork and basement pipes and be sure to prevent burst and frozen pipes.

Duct Cleaning
If you have air conditioning or heating ducts running through your basement, seal any leaks with duct tape. Also, be sure to have professional air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning, which can become fire hazards in the home.

Pests
Look for signs of animals or pests, which may include droppings along the top of your basement walls where the framing of your home sits.

If you need a mold specialist or a professional to perform a basement inspection, the experts at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel are ready and willing to serve your needs. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

Foreclosures Cleanouts: It's Not A Pretty Job

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

If you're buying a house that was in a foreclosure or you're an investor or realtor trying to get rid of a foreclosed property, you are most likely staring into the eyes of a complete mess. Foreclosure cleanouts are not pretty, but necessary in order to get the property sold or moved into for numerous reasons.  And if a home is vacant to begin with, this can become a huge problem for the community itself, with a vacant home being ripe for vandalism, squatters, fire hazards, gang activity and other safety hazards.  Not to mention, the deep cleaning services you'll need to get that vacant house into shape will be massive. Thankfully though, there are restoration companies that are willing to take on the job and do it right.

House Clean Out: Issues You Face With Foreclosed Homes

A house clean out isn't fun; people who are faced with losing their homes are not exactly worried about tidiness, but instead, getting out and grieving such a major loss. And unfortunately, home foreclosures don't seem to be decreasing, which means that many realtors and buyers are faced with foreclosed properties that need a ton of work.  Here are some of the common cleanups that need to happen with foreclosed and vacant homes:

  1. Overgrown lawns and landscaping issues: This means that someone will have to care for the lawns and weed regularly enough so that way the place looks good and can be sold.
  2. Trash collection: Is there junk inside or out that needs to go? Look in the home, garage, shed, basement, etc. You're bound to find plenty of stuff that simply needs to be hauled.
  3. Pools and hot tub issues—from malfunctions to mosquito collections
  • Interior issues: From broken windows to mold or what have you, the inside of a house will need deep cleaning services and beyond.

Restoration Services Near Me: You Need Experts

In addition to the formerly mentioned problems, be prepared to face other interior issues—

-Stained & shredded rugs and carpets

-Tile issues

-Pest problems

-Odor issues (smokers' lingering cigarette smell; cat urine, etc.)

-Vandalism

-Junk left behind. Junk beyond junk beyond junk!

There's no wonder that anyone dealing with a foreclosed home will be googling "restoration services near me" as fast as lighting.

But here is the good news: cleaning and restoration services can bring that once dump of a home back to life in no time without you lifting a sweaty finger or hand!

The reality is this is a big job and not for a novice. Expert restoration companies are skilled at managing everything from trauma scenes to vacant homes. They see a big project such as a foreclosed home and have a plan to get everything in order within no time.

When searching for this type of company, look for:

- Company reviews & references

-Companies with a reasonable and strict turn-around time

-Companies that are able to start the job within a short amount of time

At the end of the day, using a restoration company will be an investment, but it will be a worthy one. You can rest assured that with a reputable company, you can get the house into great shape again with the peace of mind you get by hiring someone to do the job professionally and efficiently.

Flooding & Fire Restoration: Reasons To Hire A Company

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

A lot of people may be stressed about home restoration after flooding or a fire, but even if you are faced with a bad insurance policy or don't know who to hire, don't do this job yourself! Fire restoration and handling water in basement or other areas of the home is not a job for the everyday person for a variety of reasons.

  • You're not a professional and most likely, don't quite know what you're looking for…and Dr. Google can't give you that expertise in a few Google searches
  • You won't have the right equipment and could expose yourself to more toxins and smoke that you don't need to because of that fact
  • The difference between the amount of time it will take you to restore your house vs. how long it will take a restoration company is huge
  • You won't remove everything you need to, simply put

Let's dive into some of the issues that a home restoration company can manage and spot that you can't do on your own, when dealing with water and fire damaged homes:

Here's How Restoration Companies Help With Water & Fire Damaged Homes

Water in basement? Mold all over? Intense fire damage? Restoration companies are a worthwhile investment for your own health and the value of your home. Here's why:

  1. Water Problems

You probably can't even see the real water damage.

You can remove floodwater, but all the mold, fungus and microbes in the floodwater can grow in wet and moist locations. You may not see it happening right away, but they cause severe illnesses. Over time, you and your family could start to get sick. There is no price too high for your health. A restoration company has the experience and equipment to get rid of these invisible invaders that cause so much havoc on your home and health. And trust us: many individuals have spent countless hours researching mold inspection near me because of health symptoms like allergies and breathing issues. Don't let this happen to you and your loved ones.

  1. Fire Damage

While fire will create clearly marked areas of damage, fire also can create more "invisible issues" that the everyday person won't be able to discern.  Usually, this is damage from the smoke. You may have areas of your house that look fine but have intense smoke damage. Only a professional would be able to tell.

And, let's not forget the smell of fire. Smoke is not an easy smell to remove, which is why you should step back and let the professionals handle it.

So, hopefully you realize how valuable a restoration company can be for you. And before you start to look into fire damage or mold inspection near me, consider the following factors when picking a company to entrust with your home:

  1. A restoration business should get back to you within an hour of your call, no matter when you call. Their business is helping people with emergencies and disasters.
  2. Research their services ahead of time to be sure they can do everything you need first. Plus, a reputable company will offer everything from clean up to restoration.
  3. Are they insured? Make sure they have liability insurance just in case something happens while the company is on the job.
  4. Read reviews—see what others have had to say about them.

Going through a flood or fire is stressful, but things will get better. The first step is finding a great restoration company that will put your home back together so you can be secure again, and avoid unwanted health hazards like mold and smoke.

Flooded House: Does Your Home Have Mold?

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

If you're dealing with a flooded house, a burst pipe or water in basement or another room, you may be understandably concerned about mold. Mold is a health hazard: it can produce allergies and other health problems. And unfortunately, mold is a fast little bugger—it can grow in just 48 hours. Of course, mold spores exist everywhere you go…indoors and outdoors, so getting rid of every single spore from your home is simply impossible. A smart home restoration company will tell you that.

So, if you have water in basement or anywhere, and mold is on your mind, consider these facts about mold and then, we'll share what to do if you believe your house has a mold issue:

  • So tiny! Mold spores are microscopic and can enter your house in many ways, like: windows, doors, AC or heating systems, your family pet, etc.
  • Mold loves moisture! Mold spores will grow like wildfire in a moist environment and the mold will then produce allergens and irritants.
  • Watch your humidity! Keep your home (indoors) humidity under 45%.
  • What's that smell? Mold produces a nasty, musty smell, so trust your nose!
  • Remediation, the right way! Before mold removal companies can properly handle mold remediation and cleanup in your home, the company must find the source of water or moisture that's growing mold…otherwise, the mold will most certainly come back again.
  • Signs you've got a mold issue! If you or your loved ones are dealing with symptoms like: allergies, sore throat, fatigue, headaches, sinus issues, itchy eyes, etc., see a doctor and mention you may have a mold problem.

Mold Cleanup & Ways To Manage Your Mold Issues

So, you think you have a mold issue…now what?

Here are steps to take to manage your mold problem:

  1. Test Your Home:

Don't clean up a drop of mold until a company has tested to determine what type of mold you have and how bad the issue is. The test must be expansive and thoroughly done by professional that will then manage the mold cleanup and of course, remediation process.

  1. Identify The Cause:

It's very important as we mentioned earlier, to figure out what is causing the mold to grow.  Otherwise, you can hire a company to remove the mold, but it will just grow right back! So whether it's a water leak in a wall, the humidity levels in your home, a busted pipe or what have you, that issue needs to be tackled first.

  1. Got Coverage? Or Not?:

Check if your insurance policy covers mold removal…this way you know how much the cleanup is going to cost you.

  1. Hire A Professional:

Research mold removal companies in your area. Look for companies with good references and reviews, who respond quickly to your call, who come with liability insurance and are properly certified and praised in the community.

Keep in mind that mold removal isn't an easy process and is rather complex. The good news is that with a reputable mold remediation company, the job will be done the right way, preventing further health issues and damage to your home.

What To Do Before & After A Storm: Storm Damage 101

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With hurricane season here, it's very smart to prepare your home and yourself and loved ones ahead of time in order to minimize any damage that you might incur. From gathering the correct hurricane supplies, to evaluating your home insurance policies so you know how they cover storm damage, we've got a guide here to help you navigate what to do both before a storm hits…and after the storm has gone and went.

While it's never good to obsessively worry about the absolute worst happening, it's always good to be prepared ahead of time so if your area is hit by a hurricane, you know that you already have a plan in place.

Make Sure You Have The Correct Hurricane Supplies

As you're preparing for a hurricane, keep this list of supplies handy that way you have everything you need before the first weatherman even breaks the bad news that a storm is headed your way. This is especially helpful just in case you need to evacuate. Waiting until the last minute may only have you waiting in long lines with other panicked neighbors…only to find out that the store is sold out of what you need.

  1. Have hurricane kits full of your supplies and make sure they're in a suitcase or even a plastic tub.
  2. These kits should have:
  • First aid kit
  • 3- day supply of non-perishable food
  • Batteries & flashlights
  • Plenty of water gallons for each person
  • Clothing
  • Blankets
  • Maps of your area
  • Whistle
  • Can opener (manual) for food
  • Dust mask
  • Sleeping bags

You may also want additional items, like contact lens solutions, extra contacts, glasses, prescription medications or formula or baby food, as well as sanitary items like tampons, etc.

Being prepared is never foolish or over-the top: it's smart.

Preparing For A Hurricane: Preventative Measures

First things, first: do you live in a hurricane evacuation area?

If you don't know the answer to that question, you need to find out. Your local government will be able to tell you if you are and also, what their evacuation plans are. Knowing this ahead of time will prevent you from panicking when and if you need to actually evacuate.

Bonus tip: if you are in a high rise or mobile home, have a plan to evacuate even if you're not in an area that is defined as an evacuation zone.

The next big one? Check your insurance coverage so you know how they handle hurricane damage to homes.

 What should you look for or have?

  • Whether you're renting or you own, be sure that your home or rental insurance covers for flooding
  • Know your policy inside and out, so you know what to expect in case your home ends up very damaged or destroyed
  • Do a review of your home: is your roof in good shape? What about your home's structure? Do you have anything in your yard that could be a hazard in a storm?

After The Storm: Hurricane Damage To Homes

If your home is damaged by a hurricane, here are some tips to handling this stressful event:

  1. Check your home before entering with caution and wear protective gear from goggles to work gloves and a mask in case there are any issues with mold, asbestos, etc.
  2. If you smell gas or there is a downed powerline near your house, don't enter!
  3. Call your insurance company once your home is safe to enter so an adjuster can evaluate the situation.
  4. Do call a reputable storm damage cleanup company to help you get through this tragedy. Do not try to manage this on your own. The reality is you are not an expert and by trying to take a project on like that by yourself, you will end up frustrated. Research ahead of time to discover a company you can trust.

The bottom line is Mother Nature is not predictable, and while hurricanes and storms are very stressful, with common sense, a plan and the help of a reputable storm damage cleanup company, you can make it through the aftermath.

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel Sending Help To Florida

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Packing up some buckets of desperately needed supplies for Florida residents.

Flooded Basement in Monmouth County

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

A broken pipe was the cause of this Monmouth County business. This picture shows the mess left behind as SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel began to extract the water. The owner said that SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel were "Lifesavers".

24 Hour Service/Monmouth County Residents

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel-Is ready to roll at a moments notice!!!!

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel-Is ready to roll at a moments notice!!!!

Monmouth County Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Monmouth County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

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

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 732-290-3170

Residential Services

Whether your Monmouth County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Monmouth County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

IICRC Certified Firm

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  • Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Monmouth County Home

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We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Monmouth County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

7/24/2017 (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 Monmouth County 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 - 732-290-3170

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 Aberdeen/Holmdel 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.

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 732-290-3170

Restoring Your Monmouth County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

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Flooding and water damage events at Monmouth County 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 Aberdeen/Holmdel

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel 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.

Call us today 732-290-3170

Fire Damage Before and After

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Before and After

This family’s Monmouth County home had significant damage from a fire. It’s always devastating when a family experiences a house fire, but SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel worked hard to recover the structure and contents. We were able to remove the soot and even the smell of the smoke from the home, so that the family returned to a safe, clean space. Our goal is always to make your home “Like it never even happened.” 

What To Expect: 

When we visit your home after a fire loss, we will scope the effected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at 732-290-3170. SERVPRO of Aberdeen/ Holmdel will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –732-290-3170

During Water Cleanup and Remediation

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The drying process

A broken pipe created several INCHES of standing water in this Monmouth County business. SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel worked around the clock to restore the effected area and prevent any secondary damage from occurring. We know that commercial water damage can cost a business thousands of dollars in productivity; it is always our goal to help keep your business running as flawlessly as possible through the restoration process. 

What to Expect

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

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions: 

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)? 

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 Aberdeen/Holmdel 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 commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel at 732-290-3170. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire and Smoke Cleanup and Remediation

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

MONMOUTH COUNTY AREA SMOKE AND SOOT CLEANUP

Fire Damage

Have you experienced a loss due to a fire in Your Monmouth County area Home?

CALL SERVPRO OF ABERDEEN/HOLMDEL 24/7 at 732-290-3170

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. We are experienced in assessing and inspecting the extent of smoke or soot damage and our expertise allows us to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPROof ABERDEEN/HOLMDEL will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke– Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke– Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue– Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call SERVPRO of ABERDEEN/HOLMDEL at 732-290-3170

Emergency Water Damage Service

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MONMOUTH COUNTY AREA  24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel will Answer the Phone Ready to Help at A Moments Notice Call Today – 732-290-3170

We provide 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Monmouth County Area

We are available 24/7 for water emergencies. There is no job too big or too small. When dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

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.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Understandably, you may be stressed and confused given the circumstances when you call us. You need expert advice and someone to guide you through the necessary steps in resolving your current problem(s). SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. Water damage restoration is just one of our specialties, in fact, it is the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

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

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is the cause of the damage fixed (if applicable)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?           

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

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 Aberdeen/Holmdel 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

CALL SERVPRO OF ABERDEEN/HOLMDEL:

732-290-3170

Mold Remediation

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Damage

If You See Signs of Mold,Call Us Today –SERVPRO OF ABERDEEN/HOLMDEL

732-290-3170

Does Your MONMOUTH COUNTY AREA Home Have A Mold Problem? Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel specializes in mold cleanup and restoration. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold,Call Us Today –SERVPRO OF ABERDEEN/HOLMDEL 732-290-3170

Storm and Flood Damage Restoration

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When Storms or Floods hit the Monmouth County Area, SERVPRO of ABERDEEN/HOLMDEL is ready!

                             CALL US AT 732-290-3170

Storm Damage

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to storm or flood damage in the Monmouth County Area.

SERVPRO of ABERDEEN/HOLMDEL specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are extremely experienced and use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally and independently owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, which in turn reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the Monmouth County Area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 732-290-3170

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