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Cold Weather Property Tips

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Tips for Protecting Property in Cold Weather

  • Beware of issues stemming from frozen pipes. Consider letting you faucets drip during extreme cold weather to avoid icy pipes, and insulate any pipes that are in particular danger of freezing. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to let the heat get to the pipes.
  • Understand that cold weather can put lots of strain on an old furnace or water heater – and that your thermostat battery could fail during winter months and cold snaps.
  • Disconnect garden hoses and put insulated covers over outside faucets.
  • Keep your garage doors closed whenever possible.
  • Clean your gutters so that water doesn’t get trapped, form ice, and cause damage.
  • Check your roof for damage from ice or heavy snow.
  • In case of frozen or burst pipes, know how to turn off your water main.

If your home is damaged by the cold snap, be sure to act fast, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorees @ 856-566-3388 so we can evaluate the damage.

Which Will You Be?

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Which Will You Be? Closed business.

It has been observed that nearly 50% of business' never reopen again after a large loss.

Here at SERVPRO® of Haddon Heights/Voorhees, we are extremely committed to ensuring that our local South Jersey businesses never fall into that category. To stay true to that goal, we offer a free Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) assessment for your facility. This includes a variety of disaster readiness features, including:

  • Easy-to-use mobile app
  • Eye-catching tags to mark shut-off valve locations
  • Assessment of priority areas
  • Identifying and documenting the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

All of these preventative measures will help save your business time and money in the event of a disaster. You can begin the process by visiting our website at: https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/index or by calling us directly at 856-566-3388.

“When damage strikes, you can be ruined or you can be ready.” Which will you be?

Preventing Christmas Tree Fires This Holiday Season

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

The National Fire Protection Association reports that between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of six deaths, 22 injuries, and $18.3 million in direct property damage annually. Here are some tips to help prevent a fire in your home this holiday season:

  • Choose a tree with fresh needles
  • Cut 2" from the base of the trunk before placing
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from ANY heat source (fireplace, radiator, candles, heaters, lights, etc.).
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water DAILY
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Last but not least, dispose of your tree as soon as the holidays pass. It might be decorative and fun, but the longer a dry, dying tree sits in your house, the more likely your home is to experience and suffer a fire loss.

In the unfortunate instance that tragedy does strike this year, SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your home. We understand the stress and worry that comes with emergency damage and the disruption it causes your life. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Did you know?

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Did you know? Are you SERVPRO Ready?

Did you know 50% of businesses never reopen after suffering a disaster? This is largely due to the fact that they did not have a plan in place in case of an emergency. Here at SERVPRO® of Haddon Heights/Vorhees, we offer a free Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) assessment for your facility. This includes a variety of disaster readiness features, including: an app for your phone, shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and identifying the line of command for authorizing work to begin, all of which will help save you time and money in the event of a disaster. You can begin the process by visiting our website at: https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/index or by calling us directly at 856-566-3388.

“When damage strikes, you can be ruined or you can be ready.”

Winter Weather and Your Home

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Winter Weather and Your Home Snow accumulation collapses roof of home.

The frigid temperatures of the winter months pose the potential to cause serious damage to your home. Not only is your home at risk of water freezing and bursting pipes, but the roof of your home is susceptible to water damage due to the formation of ice dams, and damage from snow accumulation. Broken pipes pose a common and costly issue, but ice dams and snow accumulation also carry a serious damage risk. 

Ice dams form at the edges of the roof when the heat in the attic causes snow on the roof to melt, which in turn refreezes at the gutters. Regularly cleaning your gutters and properly insulating/ventilating your attic help reduce the risk of forming ice dams. In addition to routine gutter maintenance in the winter, it is important to clean off your roof when snowfall has accumulated over 6 inches. This will help prevent heavy snow collapsing your roof and costly damages occurring inside of your home. Be careful to stay on the ground when attempting to clear your roof, otherwise, hire a professional to clear it for you.

These types of retroactive maintenance on your home give you as a homeowner the best odds of making it through the winter without issue. However, should you find yourself in a jam due to unexpected winter damages this upcoming season, SERVPRO has your back.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your storm-related issues in your home or business.  Our team has the expertise to handle your storm damage needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Specialized Remediation Equipment

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with emergency damage and the disruption it causes your life. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Thanksgiving Disaster Prevention

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Thanksgiving Disaster Prevention Oven fire bursts kitchen into flames

With the beginning of the holidays just days away, and we all prepare our feasts, it is imperative to keep safety in mind this Thanksgiving season. With nearly 2000 fires across the United States last year, Thanksgiving day sees the most house fires of any day of the year. Preventing these types of disasters all starts with eliminating carelessness in the kitchen. Making sure pan handles are not facing outward and oven timers are audible when food is cooking are two big things that will reduce the risk of accidents in your home. Others small yet important things include keeping small children out of the kitchen and keeping the amount of people in there at once to a minimum. Common sense and careful cooking will help to make sure that your holiday dinner doesn't turn into a holiday disaster.

In the unfortunate instance that tragedy does strike this year, SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your storm-related issues in your home or business.  Our team has the expertise to handle your storm damage needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Specialized Remediation Equipment

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with emergency damage and the disruption it causes your life. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Bursting Pipes = A Messy Holiday Season

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Bursting Pipes = A Messy Holiday Season Frozen Pipes leave large risk for Winter Disaster

It is recommended to every homeowner that they should take precautions to winterize their home before the winter months each year. So why should your commercial business be any different? A frozen and burst pipe at your business can be even more messy and even more expensive than your basement to remedy and repair. And they happen just as often! It is important to have your business properly insulated and your shut off valves identified. This will help reduce the risk of a pipe burst and minimize the loss should it occur.

Did you know as many as 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster? This is largely due to the fact that they did not have a plan in place in case of an emergency.

Here at SERVPRO® of Haddon Heights/Voorhees, we offer a free Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) assessment for your facility. This includes a variety of disaster readiness features, including: an app for your phone, shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and identifying the line of command for authorizing work to begin, all of which will help save you time and money in the event of a disaster. You can begin the process by visiting our website at: https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/index or by calling us directly at 856-566-3388.

“When damage strikes, you can be ruined or you can be ready.”

Winter is Coming

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

The winter season is quickly approaching and cold temperatures will soon be here. So if you haven't started thinking about winterizing your home yet, there is no time like the present to prevent frozen and busted pipes. Over 250,000 homes in the United States suffer a loss every winter by water pipes freezing and breaking. In the last decade alone, losses due to frozen pipe damage in the US have exceeded $4 billion in damages; nearly all of which is preventable. 

Preventing frozen pipes and subsequent water damage is as easy as taking a few simple precautionary measures to ensure that freezing temperatures outside aren't invading your household:

  1. Make sure all areas where pipes run through your home are well insulated (most insulation lasts a lifetime, but may sometimes need to be layered)
  2. Wrap and insulate any and all exposed pipes (pipe foam can be found at almost any hardware store) 
  3. Caulk any foundation cracks that may allow air to slip inside
  4. Replace your furnace filter
  5. Winterize your AC unit

Not only will these precautions help prevent your home from suffering damage due to a busted, frozen pipe, but every single one will save you money in energy costs too. However, should you find yourself in a jam due to unexpected pipe damages this upcoming winter season, SERVPRO has your back.

SERVPRO of Voorhees/Haddon Heights provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your storm-related issues in your home or business.  Our team has the expertise to handle your storm damage needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Specialized Remediation Equipment

SERVPRO of Voorhees/Haddon Heights understands the stress and worry that comes with emergency damage and the disruption it causes your life. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Sick Facts About Mold

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Sick Facts About Mold Basement wall covered in mold; Voorhees, NJ.

While is extremely difficult to say definitively the amount of homes in the US that have mold infestation, studies done have found evidence supporting that an estimated 50-70% of American households carry water damage and mold. This is no small matter as people who are exposed to mold are 30% to 50% more at risk of asthma and a multitude of respiratory infections. Even short-term mold exposure can have severe effects on ones body. In many cases of exposure there have been symptoms of sinus inflammation and irritation, nausea, asthma flare-ups, headaches, and even skin infections.

These health issues caused by exposure to the bio-toxins produced by mold are the reason why any evidence of mold damage should be acted upon immediately. While some people don't see the effects of mold exposure happen to their own bodies, a large majority of people are still susceptible to its effects. When mold is identified it is important to remove it quickly and safely.

SERVPRO of Voorhees/Haddon Heights provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Mays Landing.  We can respond immediately to your Mold related issues in your home or business.  Our team has the expertise to handle your Mold Remediation needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment

SERVPRO of Voorhees/Haddon Heights understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire, water or mold damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Will you be prepared in the event of an emergency?

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know as many as 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster? This is largely due to the fact that they did not have a plan in place in case of an emergency. Here at SERVPRO® of Haddon Heights/Vorhees, we offer a free Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) assessment for your facility. This includes a variety of disaster readiness features, including: an app for your phone, shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and identifying the line of command for authorizing work to begin, all of which will help save you time and money in the event of a disaster. You can begin the process by visiting our website at: https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/index or by calling us directly at 856-566-3388.

“When damage strikes, you can be ruined or you can be ready.”