Recent Posts

Voorhees Fire Restoration Professionals Give Tips for Removing Soot and Smoke From Personal Belongings

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Voorhees Fire Restoration Professionals Give Tips for Removing Soot and Smoke From Personal Belongings Smoke and soot are difficult to remove. Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees for your fire damage restoration needs.

Fire Damage in Voorhees Happens to More than Just the Structure of a House

A fire does more than turn things black with charring. When a resident in Voorhees has a house fire, many of their belongings also sustain damage. Our skilled workers can get these items cleaned up nicely so you and your family can use them again without any of the risks related to smoke or fire damage.

Customers know they can rely on SERVPRO's ability to clean smoke and fire damaged items in Voorhees with excellent results, just like we do the interior of a home. We use some of the same methods to accomplish this, saving you money by keeping restoration costs low, and eliminating the need to replace belongings that only seemed damaged.

The task of removing soot from different articles varies from one type of material to the next. Fabrics of both clothing and washable household textiles require special sudsing agents that can break the soot down and leave these items with a fresh scent. Many times this requires multiple washings. We inspect such items before drying them to avoid setting any stains.

Children's toys can attract soot because of the static electricity in many plastics. While it may seem imperceptible to people, soot particles get drawn to such surfaces. The grain in wooden toys also becomes highly soiled from soot, sometimes bonding to varnishes just like it does to wooden furniture. Kitchen wares can also get layered in soot, and the greasy kind might make you want to throw all of it away.

We can help save you from this additional trouble. For those items that you can wash in water, we can get clean quickly using our ultrasonic water bath equipment. We box these things up, itemizing them as we do so, and take them to our facility.

We keep the contents of each box together as its contents go through the mitigation process of soot removal. We also thoroughly dry these items before repackaging them, so they come back to you in the best condition possible. Any damage we discover gets noted on the item's line on the inventory sheet, so you have no surprises. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees wants to provide all of our customers with services tailored to their exact needs. Your home in Magnolia or Somerdale may not need as much mitigation as your belongings require, but their loss can create unnecessary hardship. Restoring this instead of leaving you to replace them saves you time, money, and aggravation. Call us at (856) 566-3388, so we can help you with all of your fire damage mitigation needs.

Read more about Voorhees.

Wet Runnemede Cellar? Try Calling SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Wet Runnemede Cellar? Try Calling SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation A Pool Table in Your Finished Runnemede Basement is Prefered to a Pool of Water on the Carpet--Call SERVPRO for a Game or Water Removal

Basement Moisture Concerns for Runnemede Homes

Finished basements allow for more livable space and increase the overall value and square footage of your Runnemede residence. Whenever disasters like water loss incidents or moisture penetration threaten this lower level of your house, correcting the damages involves a level of precision and expertise that the average homeowner does not possess. There are many risks with an inadequate cleanup of this dampness in the basement, and understanding how your property can get affected can inspire you to reach out to our certified technicians right away.

When water damage occurs anywhere in your Runnemede home, the natural pull of gravity can bring it to the lowest levels of your house. The presence of water or moisture presents multiple layers of risk and threat to both the structure and those exposed to these damages. Our SERVPRO technicians have unique training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and with Applied Structural Drying (ASD.) This training allows our entire recovery team to work quickly and confidently throughout a mitigation process.

One of the primary risks of allowing moisture damage to persist too long is the effect on structural integrity and the construction materials used in the house. In a finished basement, homeowners can often find that water loss incidents target susceptible areas like drywall and carpeting to pool. Only with sophisticated location and detection equipment can our SERVPRO team identify the full scope of damage and the full measure of success.

Another substantial risk that homeowners take in allowing moisture and dampness to persist in the basement area is the threat of mold and microbial growth. Mold colonization can begin in as little as 48-72 hours beyond a water loss incident, but our dedicated professionals have advanced technology that can not only limit its spread but also work to protect as much of your damaged residence as possible.

Moisture is more common in basements than you might believe, and allowing this problem to persist can cost you. Let our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team help you through every phase of water recovery by calling (856) 566-3388.

You are here.

Haddon Heights Water Intrusion from Wind Storms Can Be Devastating--Call SERVPRO for Mitigation and Recovery

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Haddon Heights Water Intrusion from Wind Storms Can Be Devastating--Call SERVPRO for Mitigation and Recovery Haddon Heights, Wind and Rain Storms, and SERVPRO to the Rescue--"Like it never even happened."

Wind Damage that Allows Flooding in Haddon Heights Homes

The Greater Haddon Heights area is no stranger to severe weather incidents, as we have already taken substantial damage through weather events like Super Storm Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Irene in 2011. Both of these catastrophic storms affected hundreds of homes and commercial properties and had our teams working tirelessly to remediate and restore flooded buildings. Similarly, strong storm systems can come with gale-force winds that can sheer off siding and shingles from roofs, break windows, and cause other structural damages that allow flooding.

Much like our response to these compromising situations during the hurricane recovery, our team knows how to address flood damage and structural concerns in your Haddon Heights residence. With substantial loss situations like flooding can often become, it is critical to begin mitigation work and recovery efforts as promptly as possible. Our SERVPRO professionals have a full-service approach to restoration, starting with a thorough assessment of the damages to determine what the property needs.

Once vulnerabilities exist that can allow direct rainfall and runoff into your home, it does not take long for these effects to spread throughout the house. Our General Contractor License #: HIC #13VH01276600 permits us to do short-term mitigation like tarping a roof or boarding up windows. We have capable extraction equipment that can remove standing water from specific areas of the property, including our portable sump pumps, gas-powered extractors, and other units. Once pooling water and excess have gotten removed from the affected areas of your property, we can start to address the need for rapid drying.

Air movers and dehumidifiers are common staples for our SERVPRO team to set up for drying out your flood-damaged home. The more efficiently that these approaches occur, the more likely that demolition is not necessary. We can double check our efforts and constantly monitor progress with several of our advanced moisture content readers.

While there are dozens of machines and tools that might get used to return your home to preloss condition after wind damage causes a flood, our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team can rise to the occasion. No matter when emergencies occur, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call anytime at (856) 566-3388.

Click for more information about our area.

Is Water Damage Brewing up Trouble in Your Runnemede Coffee Shop?

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Water Damage Brewing up Trouble in Your Runnemede Coffee Shop? Don't let water damage shudder your business. Call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Cleans Commercial Water Damage and Gets Coffee Shop Back to Brewing

Commercial water damage devastates a business, especially one that relies on foot traffic for revenue. The sooner cleanup efforts begin, the sooner the shop can reopen and start serving customers again.

When SERVPRO handles commercial water damage in a Runnemede coffee shop, we know that it is vital to have a little downtime as possible for the business during mitigation.

The longer the water remains in building materials and possessions, the more damage it does. When SERVPRO answers a call for cleanup from a water loss, we deploy extraction equipment quickly to pull the maximum amount of water from the property. It is not unusual for our technicians to do multiple passes with different pieces of equipment to ensure we have lifted as much moisture as possible from the affected areas because this speeds up hitting drying goals.

When we position air movers to dry the shop, we want to avoid disruption to the business. When possible, we leave furnishings such as tables and chairs and place them up on blocks for drying in place.

We set drying goals using other air moisture readings from unaffected areas of the property to ensure the target is in the range that inhibits mold growth but also is a comfortable level for anyone inside the shop. Once the property confirms dry through moisture detection readings, we move on to the cleaning and disinfection step of restoration.

If there are any residual odors from the water, and frequently drying, and disinfection takes care of the majority of odors. When needed, we have several devices and techniques to neutralize foul odors left behind by water loss.

Our SERVPRO location holds a general contractor license, and once our technicians complete mitigation for the water loss, we present the property owner with a  list of repairs that bring the property to its preloss condition. If the property owner chooses, we offer seamless service from cleanup to rebuilding as needed.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 stands ready to mitigate commercial water damage and make it "Like it never even happened."

Runnemede was incorporated in 1926. Read more here.

How Our Professionals Save Your Water Damaged Hardwood Floors In Your Voorhees Home

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Our Professionals Save Your Water Damaged Hardwood Floors In Your Voorhees Home SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees has solutions to your hardwood floor water damage woes.

Strategies To Save Hardwood Floor Water Damage In Voorhees

Permanent harm to hardwood floors caused by a water loss is of great concern to Voorhees homeowners. The classic look of parquet or plank flooring never goes out of style, adding warmth and beauty to your home. When leaks or spills send quantities of water across the floorboards, a fast, professional response can restore your floors’ function and appearance, “Like it never even happened.”

Our crews have the training, equipment, and experience to remediate water damage in your Voorhees home. We invest in training for our employees through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring that we follow only our industry’s best practices when taking on your water emergency. Our service vehicles stock state-of-the-art water removal and structural drying equipment, allowing our crews to begin work on your floors immediately after our expert assessment of and plan for your scenario.

Water deeper than two inches exits your premises via our powerful pumps. Next, we use wanded extractors to vacuum up visible residual water. SERVPRO employs sensitive moisture meters and thermal imaging devices to detect migration of water from the surface of the floor into the spaces between planks and the subfloor. We know that hardwood floors might look dry yet still contain hidden pockets of water between and under the boards.

The cellular structure of the wood can absorb water as well, with severe damage developing over time if the moisture remains. Cupping and crowning, where the boards distort along their length because of the swelling caused by water absorption, and buckling, where the planks pull up and away from the subfloor, are all possible if moisture persists. SERVPRO crews use a range of strategies to bring moisture levels to normal readings in both the top layer and the subfloor.

We often seal floor mats to wet areas, using a negative air pressure system that suctions moisture from all layers through a network of hoses connected to a commercial grade extractor. SERVPRO crews also consider drilling small holes to gain access to the water or releasing selected planks and raising them to allow air flow. We position air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers along a perimeter to complete drying, sometimes using drying equipment a story below and aimed upwards to accelerate drying.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees has solutions to your hardwood floor water damage woes. Call us at (856) 566-3388 to set up a consultation.

Click here for more about Voorhees.

How Professionals Clean Fire Damage in Voorhees

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Professionals Clean Fire Damage in Voorhees Did you know that water damage is a result of fire damage? SERVPRO Professionals are trained to restore fire and its resulting water damage.

Voorhees Fire Damage Recovery: What to Expect from Professionals

Recovering from the effects of a household fire is an experience with which most residents have no personal experience. After a fire breaks out in your home, finding reliable professionals who know the steps to take to minimize the harm and jump-start the restoration is crucial. Ordinary cleaning tactics do not fit the bill, but our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews have efficient strategies that do. 

A surprise for many Voorhees fire damage victims is the significant water damage faced. Water, and to lesser extent chemicals, are the primary means used by firefighters to knock out a blaze. Water damage is just as or more destructive as fire damage, and when combined, the water damage must resolve first. Slip and fall risks and the damage of electrical shock in wet areas are two reasons why our full-service disaster recovery company responds immediately to your water removal and structural drying needs. Building materials left wet longer than 24 to 48 hours are prime mold breeding habitat, also pushing for speedy water remediation. 

SERVPRO employees often hold more than one certification from the IICRC, so we make sure the crew at your home includes Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT). Completion of the course prepares our team to implement industry best practices and technical procedures for completing the remediation of fire and smoke damaged environment successfully. 

We match products and methodology to ensure the range of sooty residues presented resolve without worsening the damage. Paper and wood burn hot and fast, leaving ash that vacuums, brushes, and dry sponges off. Fires that smolder, slower burning with heavy smoke, include electrical or fabric-fueled events. The thick, sticky soot deposited leads SERVPRO employees to use agitation and cleaning products with surfactants and wetting agents to dislodge. 

Kitchen fires are frequent, and the protein-based soot resulting from grease or food fire is thin, very foul smelling, and tightly adhered to surfaces. SERVPRO employees use solvents and abrasive tools to loosen the bond. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees stands ready to assist homeowners with the complexities of fire damage remediation. For a fast response and a team that inspires confidence call (856) 566-3388.

Read more about Voorhees here.

We Make Sure Your Home Recovers From Haddon Heights Flood Damage

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Make Sure Your Home Recovers From Haddon Heights Flood Damage Flood damage can be very invasive and requires specialized equipment to dry the home. We respond quickly, call us right away

Improve Flood Damage Outcomes with a Pack-Out in Haddon Heights

Flood waters place both your Haddon Heights house and its contents into jeopardy in the absence of a rapid professional response. It is challenging to attend to water removal and drying of the building materials that make up the structures your home in the best of circumstances. When furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions are also soaked building water removal and structural drying are both impacted adversely. We recommend considering a pack-out of contents to help with this difficulty.

Residents of Haddon Heights fear flood damage might destroy the turn of the last and mid-century elegance of their homes. Hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, buffets, and cabinets can suffer significant harm. Packing up and moving out furniture, stored items, clothing, dishes, and more gives our technicians the freedom to focus on water removal and controlled but rapid drying of the structure and features that make area homes appealing.

SERVPRO workers quickly document, pack, and load up moveable articles, transported to our production facility. We track every item using our detailed Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS). Specially trained technicians evaluate the condition of all articles and precisely match products and strategies for cleaning, disinfecting, and drying. Innovative techniques include freeze-drying to recover paper, photos, and books, ultrasonic immersion cleaning tanks for intricately detailed decor, and contained and controlled small drying chambers for furniture.

Back at your home SERVPRO crews concentrate on water and moisture removal. Truck-mounted wanded extractors and gas-powered pumps pull water out of your dwelling, achieving goals even if electricity is temporarily disconnected. We reach trapped water using negative air pressure systems, mats sealed on floors, and hoses inserted into walls to suction the moisture out completely. Built-in cabinetry hides pooled water behind kickboards. We uninstall this trim to get at the water.

Controlled demolition allows access behind walls to release water and s improve airflow for structural drying. SERVPRO might make flood cuts, removing drywall near the floor, or drill holes into baseboards or cinder block mortar joints, to allow access to trapped water.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees offers options to make sure your home and its contents recover from flood damage. Call us at (856) 566-3388 to explore solutions.

Click here for more information on how to register your rental property.

How Do You Handle Your Water Damage Remediation in Haddon Heights?

5/18/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Do You Handle Your Water Damage Remediation in Haddon Heights? Water damage remediation can accumulate quickly. Contact SERVPRO to tackle any size water damage remediation issue.

Water-Damaged Cabinetry in Haddon Heights Kitchens

Kitchens are often common locations where water loss incidents can originate in your Haddon Heights home. With the heightened network of plumbing to run both appliances and various fixtures throughout the room, a higher volume of potential breaks and ruptures exist. With the investment that you have in cabinetry and other construction in the kitchen, it is imperative to get qualified professionals like our restoration team to your address quickly to begin mitigation.

Water damage to the cabinets in your Haddon Heights kitchen can often be a challenging situation to overcome without the specialized equipment and expertise that our professionals possess. The SERVPRO experts that get dispatched for water loss incidents in our area have accreditations from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification firm, which is an organization that sets educational standards for professional restoration technicians in the industry.

When we first arrive at your damaged address, our technicians must get a better understanding of the present damage to your cabinets and other fixtures within the kitchen area. Often flooring can also fall victim to pooling water or moisture, and this too must get addressed quickly to prevent unnecessary demolition and reconstruction. With moisture detection equipment, both with probes and electromagnetic waves, we can deduce moisture content and saturation in elements like cabinetry to better understand where drying efforts should begin.

Drying out cabinets often involves our high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers working together. Air movers can force heated air into these materials and vaporize this saturation. Forcing this moisture into the air is where our LGR or desiccant dehumidifiers can collect this vapor and discard it via collection trays or discharge hoses. In many cases, with the right response to the situation, we can prevent the tear out and removal of cabinets or flooring.

We know that many levels of water damage could affect your kitchen, but few are superficial enough to get handled by a homeowner. Give our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees professionals a call anytime that you need us at (856) 566-3388.

Click here for more information about the city of Haddon Heights.

How to Handle Water Damage Remediation in Voorhees With No Headache

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Handle Water Damage Remediation in Voorhees With No Headache Don't let winter water damage wreck your Voorhees home. Contact SERVPRO today for all your remediation needs.

Springtime Headache -- Ice Dam Water Damage in Voorhees

Now that the brutal winter is over some homeowners in Voorhees find snow and ice can leave a lasting problem. Ice dams that built up in gutters along your roofline are often the cause of water migration into the upper level of your home. The problem often presents in hidden areas high up in the rafters of a full-size attic or upper crawl space. We can help limit your loss.

Heavy snows, sleet, and ice storm can cause water damage to your Voorhees home. Icicles hanging yards down from your gutters are a signal that a freeze and melt cycle might have forced water into the highest reaches of your house. Warm air escaping from the building through poorly insulated attics and incompletely sealed joints between the top of the exterior walls and the roof melts the snow, allowing it to flow inside. Exacerbating the situation is the refreeze every night, the now solid water expanding and enlarging the open spaces where more meltwater flows through the next day.

Eventually, the water or secondary damage makes its way to living areas, creating staining and crumbling wallboard in rooms beneath the ice dam. SERVPRO managers and crews are familiar with the phenomenon and offer Camden County residents effective strategies to mitigate the problem. Our crews master training from the IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, including water removal and structural drying methods that work well when water leaked inside because ice-clogged gutters did not drain it away.

We evaluate the scenario and use professional extraction equipment to remove any standing water. Then our crews devise a drying perimeter to move water trapped in structural components into the air as vapor. Heated air movers encourage the evaporation, and then SERVPRO’s conventional or desiccant dehumidifiers condense or absorb the water for permanent disposal outside your home.

Ice dams can contribute to mold growth as residential property owners are often unaware of the water for an extended period of time. SERVPRO inspects fro this common side effect of water damage and adds mold remediation to the project plan if necessary.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees extends full-service water and secondary damage restoration to our residential customers. If you struggle with water issues, call for our help 24/7 at (856) 566-3388.

Click here for more information about the city of Voorhees.

How Professionals Remediate Water Damage in Voorhees

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Professionals Remediate Water Damage in Voorhees Malfunctioning dishwashers can create a headache for homeowners. Inspect your dishwasher often for signs of leaks.

What to Expect When Our Professionals Respond to Water Damage in Your Voorhees Home 

All it takes for a severe water incursion in your Voorhees home is a loose hose or broken pump in a dishwasher or a crack in a water heater. Appliances make our lives easier, but they can send hundreds of gallons of water into your home when they malfunction, especially if the damage happens while you are asleep or out of your house. Our seasoned crews have the expertise and the equipment to get a water-logged house back to preloss condition. 

When we arrive to assess the water damage at your Voorhees home, expect a swift yet thorough assessment followed by a remediation plan we begin implementing immediately. If not already done we shut off the water supply to limit additional damage and remove contents in the affected area to a secure staging space in another part of your home or at our production facility. 

SERVPRO service vehicles stock high-efficiency pumps and water extractors to remove the majority of the standing water fast. We use thermal imaging and moisture detecting devices to map out the dimensions of the affected area. We note moisture levels in structural components as we determine drying goals. Air movers and heaters cause vaporization of water trapped in building materials so our dehumidifiers can trap and contain the moisture for disposal. 

If we find water migration into adjacent spaces, we get access to the moisture through controlled demolition or other methods that allow the release of the fluids. Drying is crucial in all affected spaces, so we use a range of strategies to force dry, heated air into cavities with residual moisture. SERVPRO technicians and our management team all complete rigorous training with the IICRC to gain knowledge about the best industry practices for ridding your home of unwanted and destructive moisture.

Throughout the project, we take care to limit the disruption to the rest of your home. Should any building materials need removing, SERVPRO employees erect protective barriers to contain any dust. When we complete the water removal and attain our drying goals, our crew moves on to reconstruction tasks that leave your home “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees offers full-service assistance to homeowners challenged by water losses. Contact us at (856) 566-3388 for a professional assessment and plan when water damage is an issue. 

Read about the Veterans Wall here.