Recent Water Damage Posts

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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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".

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

During Water Cleanup and Remediation

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

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.”

Emergency Water Damage Service

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

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