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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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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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Some of the Biggest Problems with Flood Damage Remediation in Aberdeen

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

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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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How To Reduce Your Claims Expense After A Flood In Hazlet

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

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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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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.

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.

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

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Storm and Flood Damage Restoration

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

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