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Commercial Water Damage

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Every water damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

When you call, our representative will guide you through several questions that will help the SERVPRO Franchise Professional respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.

They carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals start this process as soon as possible to minimize further damage and to help prevent mold growth.

After the bulk of the water has been removed, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. They use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. They also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.

Mt. Laurel/Moorestown Water Cleanup and Remediation

8/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in Mt. Laurel/Moorestown can occur in all kinds of ways - storm flooding, sewer pipe clogs, leaky water pipes and appliance and blocked drains, toilets and sinks. At SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown we can serve both residential homes and commercial buildings. From basements to attics and all spaces in between, we're here to serve you in your time of need.

At SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown we know emergencies can happen at any time and when they do, it's vital to have water cleanup and repairs preformed as soon as possible. We're available 24/7 for repairs and cleanup to prevent further water damage.

Contact SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown today for more information!

Garage Fire Safety Tips

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, residential garage fires tend to spread faster than fires which start in another area of a home. Check out these tips to learn how to prevent tires in your garage:

  • Store flammable substances, such as paints, gasoline, oil or varnish outside the garage an home, preferably in a shed.
  • Always keep items which can catch fire on high shelves and away from appliances that produce heat.
  • Use electrical appliance or tools carefully.
  • Install a heat alarm that will sound when it detects dangerously high temperatures.
  • Don't fill portable gasoline containers inside.

However, if a fire happens in your garage contact SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown to make your garage look "Like it never even happened."

Different Types of Storm Damage

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

There are several types of storm damage including wind, flooding, or even fire. Flooding can cause extensive amounts of damage to your home, and lightning can create fires while high winds can cause many issues to the structure of your home.

The damage which results from extremely high winds is quite easy to see most of the time. Nowadays, roof shingles are designed better than their predecessors regarding their resistance to wind and the ever-increasing knowledge and standards. There is many times little can be done to prevent damage by wind in conditions that are very extreme. Roofs that are wind-damaged usually appear to be affected only in certain spots. The edges or perimeter of the room are affected by high winds easily, since the edge of a roof is quite prone to lifting.

Round dings in metal are clear signs of hail damage. Determining whether your roof has suffered damage from a hail storm, however, could be a bit more challenging. After hail hits the roof, it knocks off the protective granules where the hail has hit, and these areas of damage are the sources of leaks in the roof in the future if it is not fixed within a few years’ time.

Snow causes most of its damage from the weight of it, which immensely increases when ice, rain and sleet are added to it. On an average-sized roof, two feet of snow can weigh the equivalent of thirty-eight thousand pounds or nineteen tons. The obvious sign many times that a roof is about to fail is if it is sagging.

The functionality of a lot of gutter and roof systems are affected by the temperatures that fluctuate, making the snow melt then refreeze on the edge of the roof. This makes a dam which the water cannot pass through, meaning that as more snow melts off the roof and trickles down, it gets blocked by an ice dam and makes a puddle. Since roofs were not made to handle standing water, especially as the water line and growing puddle move up the roof, the water can seep through small openings in the roof into your home or attic.

Rain and Flood Damage
Water running out of a typical water drainage basin due to overflowing from a storm can wreak havoc on your property. Streams, creeks, rivers or lakes which overflow, flash floods, a storm surge or a tsunami are all examples of flood damage that are possible.

Flooding can cause damage to your property including your foundation and drywall damage. Most of the time the drywall will need to be removed and replaced. The flooding can also cause mold to grow on the property due to standing or hidden water, such as inside the walls. This should be taken care of as soon as possible, usually by a professional storm damage remediation company, as mold can cause a serious health risk to you and your family.

Call an Expert
At the first sign of damage contact a professional storm damage restoration company. They use specialized equipment and technology to tackle any storm damage to your property. They will be able to restore your property back to normal.

Contact SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown to restore your commercial or residential storm damage "Like it never even happened."

How To Remedy Heat Loss In Your Commercial Building

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Sources of Heat Loss

  • Heat transmission through walls, floors and ceilings
  • Air leaks and heat loss through openings, cracks, holes and gaps
  • Air and heat loss via exhaust fans, chimneys, and flues

Some of the more effective techniques of solving heat loss problems include:

  • Having an energy audit performed
  • Sealing the building envelope
  • Insulating appropriately
  • Taking care of the ductwork
  • Installing door closers

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be the cause of your heat loss. SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown can inspect your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping them clean can extend the life o the equipment. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

For more information on duct cleaning contact your local SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown today.

Grease Fire

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Grease fires happen when collections of oil or grease on a stove, oven or fryer get hot enough to ignite. It's easy to lose track of a pot of oil on the stove until it ignites.

Grease fires are extremely dangerous because the fuel source (the grease) is a liquid, and easily splashes If you try to spray water on it. Grease fires burn very hot and can quickly spread to cabinets or other flammable areas of the kitchen.

The most important thing you can do to prevent a fire in the kitchen is to stay put. The NFPA reports that unattended cooking is the leading cause of home cooking fires.

If your faced with grease fire aftermath contact SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown to restore your home "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage is the No. 1 culprit that weakens your home's foundation, the very core that holds your house together.

Water damage hits at the core strength of your house, eventually causing serious structural damage. Damp woods invites termites and carpenter ants; plus, it causes mold and mildew.

Here's how to prevent water damage using three easy strategies that will give your peace of mind the next time heavy storms hit.

  • Ensure Good Drainage
    • Clean your gutters.
  • Test Your Sump Pump
    • Check your sump pump once a year.
  • Fix Water Leaks
    • Repair any noticeable dripping pipes.
    • Check for dark spots under pipes & on ceilings.

Contact your local SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown to restore your water damaged home "Like it never even happened."

We're Here For You

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

The appearance of your commercial property speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for emergency or commercial restoration services, you want trained and trustworthy professionals managing your loss. SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown can have your property restored quickly and professionally.

Minimizing your company's loss in sales, inventory, property damage, customer base, competitive position and even reputation is critical after a disaster occurs. By partnering with SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown, you can be confident that your operational concerns are top of mind with our team of commercial restoration service specialists.

SERVPRO of Mt.Laurel/Moorestown is dedicated to making your business "Like it never even happened." We will respond quickly to contain the damage and begin the restoration process.

With a commitment to customer satisfaction, our members will provide you with the expert advice you need to make informed decisions.

Being Proactive After A Fire

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

No matter the time of year the threat of fire is always near. A fire can break out at any time. It's important to be proactive and protect your family and home from a fire disaster. Remember to always contact a professional fire damage restoration team like SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown before you enter a home after a fire.

Everyone knows about the most common fire starters, but here are a few of the unexpected fire starters; laptops, heat pads & electric blankets, charcoal briquettes, the monster in the closet and dust bunnies.

It only takes a few minutes to check the closets and other unexpected fire hazards in your home.

If a fire strikes your home contact SERVPRO of Mt. Laurel/Moorestown and we'll make your home "Like it never even happened."

Frequently Asked Questions About Mold

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold removal, also known as mold remediation, can be a complicated and confusing process for many people. You're already stressed that mold was found in your home or business and you just want it out, but the proper way to remove it may not be what you'd expected.

  • What Does Mold Look Like?
    • Mold has many different appearances from varying textures, colors, and sizes.
  • What Causes Mold?
    • Mold can be caused by many different things, but in most cases a warm, damp area with poor ventilation and some type of nutrient will cause mold.
  • Can I Remove the Mold in My Home Myself?
    • You Shouldn't remove mold yourself unless you can throughout the contaminants without any danger to health. Mold is difficult and tricky, and in some cases, you can actually make it worse.

Contact SERVPRO of Mt.Laurel/Moorestown for all of your mold needs!