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Looking for High-Quality Fire Damage Restoration Services in Voorhees?

4/11/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Follows a Balanced Approach to Water and Fire Damage Restoration for Voorhees Homes

New Jersey communities like Voorhees located across the Delaware River and southeast of Philadelphia have a rich history, starting with the Indigenous Lenni-Lenape. Hunting, fishing, and gathering sustained their families along with the cultivation of corn, pumpkins, and beans until European colonization displaced them. Lakes and waterways provided transportation for the new arrivals, and they settled in what is now Voorhees by 1695 as people moved into the countryside south of the Delaware. The fledgling community was part of Waterford Woodlynne in the County of Gloucester.

What Replaced the Wooded Areas Home to the Lenni-Lenape?

Wealthy individuals purchased large tracts of land during the 1700s in proto-Voorhees, transforming the forest into agrarian parcels and wandering streams into water power for mills. Small business districts grew up adjacent first to stagecoach stations on romantically named byways like Long-A-Coming Road, later called Berlin Road, and finally Route 561. Once rail travel became established, the depots replaced stagecoach stops as business and community centers.

Are There Landmark Properties in Voorhees Connecting to Earlier Times?

Although the land is now a destination for disc golf and hiking trails, the Stafford Farm was a constant on the corner of White Horse Road and Evesham Avenue for over 150 years. The farm in the Glendale neighborhood of Voorhees covered 100 acres. The original owner was John Stafford's son, moving to the parcel after establishing Short Hills Farm in Cherry Hill in 1773. John Stafford is noteworthy as he served during the Revolutionary War as General George Washington's personal guard. After John's son purchased the land,  Stafford Farm was

  • Maintained and worked for over 150 years
  • Owned by one family longer than any other property in the area
  • Provided a welcome highlight for those traversing through Voorhees with grazing cattle and horses as recently as 1999

When Did Voorhees Emerge as a Named Township?

Although the area was settled over 300 years ago, Voorhees' establishment and naming occurred only 120 years ago. Three Waterford Township residents petitioned the State Legislature to make the land comprising the current community of Voorhees a separate township. Because then-Governor Foster McGowan Voorhees granted the request, the newly minted township was named in his honor.

How Do SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Damage Professionals Restore Voorhees Properties?

Restoration of Voorhees fire damaged homes requires adherence to research-based best practices mastered by the SERVPRO team during coursework completion through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Whether you reside in a historic home or new construction, trained and experienced managers arrive after your call to SERVPRO ready to assess your individualized need for fire damage restoration and achieve it through specific and scientifically backed interventions. Expect SERVPRO to manage both fire and water damage affecting Voorhees homes:

  • Water and Fire Damage Restoration
  • Smoke Damage
  • Smoke Remediation
  • House Fire Clean Up

The experts from SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees focus on comprehensive fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup when we respond to your call. Contact us day or night at (856) 566-3388 for assistance when fire damages homes.

Contractor Licenses:

General: HIC #13VH01276600

What Can I Do About the Storm Flood Damage in My Basement?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees Specializes in Storm-Based Flood Damage Restoration 

A significant rainstorm can mean trouble for any home that relies on a sump pump. When a house is built at the bottom of a hill, it is often outfitted with a sump pump to redirect snowmelt and rain. However, what happens when this device fails? 

The failure of a sump pump can lead you to find flood damage in your Haddon Heights basement. Upon seeing the damage, you may discover the following issues: 

  • Ankle-deep water in your basement
  • Soaked furniture and belongings
  • Wet drywall and flooring 

Neglecting to find help for these issues immediately can cause many problems for your home. Wooden flooring can bubble, split, crack, and become misshapen. Absorbing drywall can become a breeding ground for mold, and furniture can acquire a musty odor. So, how can SERVPRO help you with this predicament? 

No matter how the flood damage happened, don't wait. Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees by dialing (856) 485-6971. No problem is too big for us.

Mold Removal Services for My Crawlspace?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Mold Removal Services Are Perfect For Your Voorhees Home! 

More people are working from home all over the country and therefore tend to have a little more free time than usual. Some choose to use this free time to deep-clean their homes. Picture cleaning out your crawl space and finding mold colonies inside. 

The best thing you can do for your home after such a discovery is to call for professional and local Voorhees mold removal services. Here at SERVPRO, we can walk you through every step of the way. Once inside your home, our technicians can focus on priming your crawlspace for remediation by: 

  • Closing all vents in the nearby vicinities to reduce the chance of active spores traveling elsewhere in your home 
  • Using polyethylene sheeting to quarantine the mold colony  
  • Suiting up in protective equipment 

Our technicians take your safety seriously, as well as their own. Mold can cause health effects, so we are always careful to ensure that airborne travel is less likely. We can continue the remediation by: 

  • Scraping any visible colonies away from non-porous surfaces
  • Making cuts to impacted drywall to prevent regrowth 
  • Using disinfectant to help kill any active spores
  • Relying on air scrubbers to help catch airborne particles 

If your home requires mold damage remediation, don't wait. Speak with SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees by calling (856) 485-6971. No matter the damage, we're here for you. 

Call For Help When Your Pizzeria Requires Fire Damage Restoration

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Local Voorhees Fire Damage Restoration Services Are Ready to Help You! 

Many residents of Voorhees, New Jersey, know that the township has a unique and long history. The town was given its name in honor of the governor, Foster McGowan Voorhees, who accepted a petition for the settlement to become an independent township in 1899. Voorhees is a Dutch word in origin, the prefix meaning "in front of." 

Notable Voorhees Natives: 

Voorhees has a surprisingly long list of notable people born within the township, despite its size. Some figures on that list include: 

  • Sarah Chang: a violinist, recognized as a child prodigy 
  • Zac Farro: the former drummer of the pop-punk band Paramore
  • Ron Jaworski: a former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles

What to Look For in Voorhees: 

Voorhees may be a small township, 29,131 people according to the 2010 census, but there are many attractions to explore. New Jersey has a rich history dating back to the first colonies settled in the United States. Two historic buildings are a must-see in Voorhees. 

  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Whitman Stafford House

The Indian King Tavern

The Indian King Tavern is one of the most important historical sites in all of New Jersey. It is commonly known as the place where New Jersey changed from being a colony into a state. It is a fine example of 1700s architecture. 

Whitman Stafford House: 

This historical home was where the famous American poet, Walt Whitman, spent his summers between 1876 and 1884. Many of his poems and works, such as "Leaves of Grass," were written in the house, converted from a barn.  

Local Voorhees Fire Damage Restoration Services: 

During this trying time, owning a restaurant is no easy task, especially when fire damage strikes your Voorhees pizzeria. Takeout is essential right now, and we here at SERVPRO understand how crucial it is for your doors to be open and your kitchen operational. With a single phone call, we can: 

  • Assemble a team of highly trained fire and smoke damage restoration technicians
  • Travel to your property, no matter what time you need our help
  • Bring advanced technology to your pizzeria, designed to remediate the fire damage swiftly

Here at SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified, we understand how time-sensitive fire damage is. The longer that soot sits, the harder it is to return your property to its preloss state. For this reason, we are always Faster To Any Size Disaster. Once inside your property, we can use our advanced technology to tackle the damage inside. Some devices and their functions include: 

  • House-made cleaning agents, designed to tackle soot at a chemical-level 
  • Odor-trapping priming paint to touch up the walls of your shop
  • Air scrubbers with carbon filters, designed to capture malodorous airborne particles 

When you choose SERVPRO, you can trust that our technicians can address every aspect of the damages inside of your pizzeria. Our goal is to make it feel "Like it never even happened." 

If your property is suffering fire damage, get help right now. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees by calling (856) 485-6971. We're open 24/7!

What Happens If Water Mitigation Waits in Haddon Heights Homes?

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs are Available 24/7 for Water Damage Cleanup in Haddon Heights

Two main factors determine how much restoration potential property and contents have after water damage occurs. Those determinants are the type of water and how long it degraded before the cleanup began. Rainwater or a pipe burst is safe to handle if extraction starts within 24 hours; however, if a toilet backs up or groundwater enters the home, the water's potential to contain hazards is likely. All water types that wait longer than 24 hours for professional attention get handled as degraded.

SERVPRO technicians carefully test when handling water mitigation in Haddon Heights homes. The testing looks for:

  • Contaminants or pathogens
  • Chemicals
  • Sewage

Along with wearing full-body protection gear, the techs treat the water before extraction with their professional quality biocides and antimicrobial solutions to make it safer to handle. The water disposal may get directed down storm drains or into tanks to get emptied off-site safely if there is a flooding situation from storms and the drains are backed up. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 stands ready to serve the local Haddon Heights community with any size needed water mitigation services. 

How Does SERVPRO Handle Smokewebs During Fire Restoration in Voorhees?

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Fire Restoration Can Help Voorhees Properties Recover After Fire Damage

After a fire happens within a structure, it is not uncommon to find multiple black cobweb-like formations located on the ceiling up around the room's corners. Removing these can be tricky for a novice and lead to further damage if done incorrectly.

When SERVPRO handles the fire restoration services for Voorhees properties, the techs see smoke webs regularly. The webs are not cobwebs but rather a result of the ionization process that occurs when synthetic materials burn, such as 

  • Plastics
  • Rubber items
  • Polymer-containing articles 

The charged smoke particles rise and get attracted to the ceiling, particularly in rooms' corner areas, leaving a web-like formation. Because these are wet smoke, they cannot get simply lifted away and require a cleaning agent with a solvent base to release the grip on the wall or ceiling. This type of smoke damage is also highly pungent. It often creates the need for odor control treatments to eliminate the odor. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 has the equipment and experience to handle any size fire restoration needed in local Voorhees properties.

Water Damage Restoration in Voorhees Can Happen Fast

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs are Available 24/7 for Water Damage Restoration Services

Voorhees is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey, and has a population of just under 30,000 residents. The town got its name from the governor in 1899, Foster McGowan Voorhees, who filed the petition to make the town a separate entity. Up until the settlers created homesteads in the area, the original residents were the Lenni-Lenape Nation of the Algonquian People. In the Algonquian tribes, the Lenni-Lenape were known as "The Original People." They live peacefully with neighboring tribes allowing them to travel into the area to hunt, fish, and even stay to grow crops in the rich soil such as: 

  • Corn
  • Pumpkin
  • Beans

The tribe moved more towards the Atlantic Ocean in the summer months and in the winter, moving more inland. One path the tribes used to go to the coast got so worn down; it became a stagecoach route called "Long-a-Coming Road." The same road got paved over in the present and still in service as a way to the coast known as Route 561, or Haddonfield-Berlin Road.

The area played a role during the Civil War. As men from Voorhees served in the Union Army, food was scarce, and Major Edward Winslow Coffin set up a field bakery. He developed an open on wheels to deliver the soldiers fresh bread. The Coffin House is a historic site that served as a residence, store, post office, stagecoach stop, and commercial office building. 

The Weather in Voorhees

The best weather in Voorhees happens in May, June, and September, with temperatures averaging in the mid to high 70s. Summers in the township usually see their high temperature in July, topping out at around 87-degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are cold, with the area seeing nearly 23-inches of snow on average. However, humidity is relatively low throughout the year, the month with the highest humidity in July. The township has a location considered as a very low risk for hurricanes, with only 31 recorded since record-keeping began in 1930. Intense storms and flash flooding occur in the area regularly in the spring and fall, bringing the danger of damage from water to residential and commercial properties. 

Activities in Voorhees 

Indoor rock climbing at the Gravity Vault is a year-round draw for locals and visitors to the area alike. From new people to the sport to seasoned climbers, this venue has a challenge for everyone. Another popular spot in the township is the Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf Club. Attendees can enjoy the multiple courses that test each golfer's skill to get their ball through different types of obstacles to score at each time. 

How Can Voorhees Homeowners Get Repairs After Water Damage Restoration?

It is impossible to know how much of a structure needs removal to accomplish water damage restoration in a Voorhees home. The SERVPRO techs very carefully inspect the walls, ceilings, and flooring to determine the true scope of the home's moisture retained. Then they remove only the damaged portions of the flooring and sheetrock as needed. Afterward, Because this location holds a general contractor license #HIC13VH01276600, the techs can perform any repairs or rebuild tasks such as:

  • Replacement of walls or ceilings
  • Painting 
  • Flooring installation of all types

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 supports the local Voorhees community with water damage restoration services available 24/7.

Haddon Township Residents – Clothing and Household Items Collection

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Time to Donate Clothing and Other Household Items to Those Less Fortunate in Haddon Township, NJ

This is the season where many love to give to the local community. The Evening Membership Department (EMD) of Haddon Fortnightly is sponsoring a collection event to bring in new and gently-used clothing and other household goods in good condition. The items will be sold at thrift shops in the region to help raise funds for various local charities. If you have certain things you would like to donate, Haddon Fortnightly will be open for drop-offs. Note: Masks must be worn during the drop-off of all donations. 

  • When: Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
  • Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Where: Haddon Fortnightly on 301 Kings Highway East

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is always happy to support local charities and the community, including clothing drives and fundraisers. If you find yourself having a water emergency, we are the team to call. Why contact our technicians for cleanup and drying? We have the latest technology and proven methods to limit secondary damage while saving you money. You can reach us 24/7 for emergency service by calling (856) 566-3388. We will make it “Like it never even happened,” so that your life gets back to normal faster.

Voorhees Families – Gather Support with a Virtual Family Support Meeting

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Living Proof Recovery Center in Voorhees is Offering Online Support Groups for Local Families

If you currently have someone in your family who is in recovery, it is sometimes difficult to find the support that your family needs. With the need for safety and social distancing, Living Proof Recovery Center of Voorhees offers virtual support groups for those going through active addiction. Log in through Google Meet or call in using 1-617-675-4444 and PIN: 401 877 589 9723# - You can contact the center in advance with any questions or concerns.

  • Date: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
  • Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Online via Google Meet virtual session – Hosted by Living Proof Recovery Centers through the Center for Family Services

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is there for the community whenever tragedy strikes. If you have a fire emergency in your home, you must have a crew on your side to handle fire damage restoration efforts. We arrive fast, provide pack-out, board-up, and tarping services if required. Our methods and equipment allow us to restore your interior to preloss condition quickly. Call (856) 566-3388 to have a team deployed to your property to get to work as soon as possible.

Calling Flood Damage Companies to Your Voorhees Home Beats Dealing with DIY Methods Alone

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Offers Elite Manpower and Technology, Making Us the Team to Call When you need Flood Damage Companies to Facilitate Cleanup Efforts After a Significant Voorhees Storm

As a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community, you will find Voorhees in the Franklin Township portion of Somerset County in New Jersey. When the 2010 United States Census got taken, Voorhees had a population of 1,959 people. In terms of size, this town is just over 11 miles, all of which is comprised of land. 

History and Beginnings of Voorhees, New Jersey

This community got named after Governor Foster McGowan Voorhees. He granted a petition so that Voorhees could become separated as a township on March 3, 1899. The name itself can be broken down as such: "voor" is a Dutch prefix with the meaning "in front of." The "hees" portion is from a village called Hees by the area of Ruinen, Drenthe in Holland.

The first of the residents of Voorhees was Lenni-Lanape, which is from Lenape Nation. These were Algonquian people that migrated from the North Country into New Jersey via the Mississippi River. Although the exact date of the Lenape Nation is not clear, there is evidence showing that people did inhabit New Jersey up to 10,000 years ago. The Algonquian tribes referred to the Lenape Nation by many names, including "Men of Men," "Grandfather," and the "Original People." There were roughly 2,000 people from the Lenni-Lenape that lived in the Voorhees area, yet there were lots of neighboring tribes that liked to visit New Jersey for fishing, hunting, and growing on the rich soil.

These people were generally nomadic, often raising crops that included beans, pumpkin, and corn. They would hike to the Atlantic Ocean during the warmer months and stay there while collecting fish, clams, oysters, crabs, and shells. A popular route traveled during this venture was called the "Long-a-Coming Road," which is now known as Route 561 in Voorhees, aka Haddonfield-Berlin Road.

Voorhees, New Jersey in the 1600s

Throughout the early portion of the 1600s, people from Southeastern Delaware, known as the Nanticoke People, began to migrate north, united with the Lenni-Lenape people who were already residing in New Jersey. There was once a small Osage tribe that was living between Ashland and Kirkwood, but they were essentially part of the Midwestern Sioux people. In Voorhees, there is an area and train station that was named for them, as is the Somerdale Road Osage School.

There were also Swedes that settled throughout Delaware Valley in the 1600s. Many years were filled with fighting with Dutch over control within New Jersey. In 1655, the Dutch took control, and England conquered the territory in 1664. At this time, New Jersey got established as a British colony. The area now known as Voorhees was part of the County of Gloucester's Waterford Woodlynne in 1695. 

In 1844, the County of Camden was created, which housed Waterford Township and the community of Voorhees. During the 1800s, Voorhees was sparsely populated and mainly a farming community. Once roads got added, the neighborhood communities grew substantially. With the railroad's installation, more communities sprouted all around the three major stations: Kirkwood, Osage, and Ashland. 

Even though Voorhees was initially founded in 1899, it took about a century to establish its identity fully. Much of this had to do with whoever was delivering mail at the time. During the early days, every section of Voorhees had a post office that was located within the general store. Until the time that the first post office was opened in 1985, Kirkwood residents would still get their mail from a small post office located on White Horse Road. 

Enjoying Time Exploring Attractions and Top Spots in and Around the Voorhees Area

Not only is Voorhees a beautiful place to live, but there are also plenty of attractions nearby. Some of the top things to see or do in the region include:

Connolly Park – Located on Centennial Blvd, Connolly Park is a friendly community space that has a playground for the kids, as well as a separate fenced-in portion for both small and large dogs. There is also a beautiful gazebo where you can sit, relax, and enjoy your surroundings for a bit.

Voorhees Hot Yoga Center – If you are a yoga buff and you want to experience all that hot yoga has to offer, this studio is located on Town Center Blvd. The staff is friendly, and they have a broad range of classes that you can choose from to fit into your schedule.

Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf Club – Mini golf offers timeless fun for all ages, and this facility located on Route 73 is certainly no exception. Whether you want to go out as a family or wish to enjoy time with friends, this location is a favorite with locals and travelers alike.

Storm and Flood Damage Does Not Have to Ruin Your Voorhees Interior – Count on SERVPRO When You Need the Top Choice of Flood Damage Companies in the Area!

Even if you have a mop, bucket, or shop-vac at home, you may not be prepared for the flooding that could come with an unexpected storm surge. Rather than fighting with your household cleaning equipment and running the risk of missing hidden moisture pockets, our crew at SERVPRO is available to ensure your interior is left Certified: SERVPRO Clean! 

Our team is trained and IICRC-certified, letting you know why so many people trust us when searching for flood damage companies in Voorhees after a storm. Just a sampling of what sets us apart from the rest includes:

  • Moisture detection/measurement equipment
  • Water Extraction Tools
  • Drying Equipment
  • Deodorizing and odor removal methods
  • Anti-microbials, germicides, and sanitizing agents
  • Controlled demolition – General Contractor License #: HIC #13VH01276600

We also work closely with your insurance so that you have a stress-free claims process. All you have to do is get in touch with one of our team members, and we can go over the paperwork and details with you!

Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 when you need to find the best out of the local flood damage companies after a storm hits. We arrive fast and ensure your interior gets back to preloss condition.