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Voorhees Homes Receive the SERVPRO Biohazard Treatment to Secure the Property Safely

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

BioHazard International Symbol SERVPRO Can Remove a Sewage Problem from Your Voorhees Home and Make It Safe for Your Family

How Sewage Contaminates the Bathroom of Your Voorhees Home

Much like substantial water damage, sewage threats to your Voorhees home can compromise the structural integrity of nearly every surface exposed for prolonged periods. In addition to the destruction that saturation can allow, biohazardous situations like this also present the immediate threats of bacteria, pathogens, and other harmful microorganisms.

Addressing these concerns must happen quickly after a sewage backup biohazard in Voorhees homes. One of the most significant hazards that exist after an emergency like this is underestimating the threat. Severe contamination is imminent with raw sewage backing up through toilets or floor drains, and this can cause health effects for those exposed. Our SERVPRO professionals have intensive training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to thoroughly and safely address these hazards as they exist in a residence.

Immediate Threats

As briefly mentioned, contaminants and bacteria are among the most pressing threats. While surface water presents risks of its own for exposed materials sensitive to saturation like wallboard and wood trim, the circulating germs and bacteria can lead to illness and other health effects.

After a Day of Exposure

While the threat of contamination and the spread of these volatile microorganisms and bacteria can continue, after a day, there is an increased risk of structural compromise as well. While much of the affected materials must get removed to reduce the severity of health threats in the house, when our SERVPRO professionals begin mitigation, more than a day of exposure makes the salvaging of outer lying, uncontaminated materials a challenge.

Long-Term Concerns

Even with the removal of structural elements and fixtures like shelving, vanities, and wallboard, water can continue to migrate and affect new materials and surfaces. We strive to protect frameworks like studs and joists, so we can clear out construction materials around these bones of your house and thoroughly clean the wood with biocides, disinfectants, and antimicrobial agents.

Water damage from a sewage backup is an emergency that should not get underestimated. Trust in the fast response and the training of our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees recovery specialists to help. Give us a call today at (856) 566-3388.

We Are Available 24/7 For All Your Runnemede Water Loss Restoration Services

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Water spots on the ceiling of this home after a leak We have the training, state-of-the-art equipment, and expertise to restore your home to pre-damage condition. Call us right away we are here 24/7.

Water Removal Runnemede – Balancing Temperature and Moisture

Water leaks can occur anytime, often from leaking faucets, pinholes in plumbing, and overflowing sinks or toilets. Water can cover the floors, enter nooks and crannies, flood cavities inside walls, and soak carpets. Moisture and humidity levels can remain high for some time unless action is taken to reduce the humidity levels and reduce the opportunity for mold growth.

SERVPRO provides water removal services in Runnemede and surrounding areas. We are experts in removing water, managing moisture and humidity levels, and reducing the opportunity for mold infestations to appear. We study and follow the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices for water restoration.

Why Balancing Temperature and Moisture Matters

Higher temperatures cause air to hold higher levels of moisture, while colder air holds less moisture and may even cause humidity in the air to condense on cooler surfaces. SERVPRO uses water extractors to remove as much water as possible from carpets and flooring. We use vacuum wands to remove water from hard to reach areas under cupboards and inside walls.

High temperatures and humidity levels are also perfect conditions for mold to grow and infest your home. SERVPRO also uses air movers to draw moisture from flooring and materials in the room. We maintain warm temperatures to hold moisture in the air, air movers to move the air inside the space to be restored and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the air. Our objective is to return humidity levels to normal levels within your home while drying all areas that were affected by leaking water.

We also hold Contractor Licenses: General: HIC #13VH01276600. We can simplify the restoration of your home by completing both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding all affected areas. This can also save time and reduce the total cost for homeowners and insurance companies.

Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Somerdale, Lawnside, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call Our Experts In Haddon Heights After A Flood

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

A hole in a roof of a home after a storm When a storm hit this home it caused a tree to hit the roof. We arrived right and quickly began restoration to prevent further damage.

Protect your Contents with our Haddon Heights Flood Damage Restoration Team

Flood Damage Haddon Heights

Flooding is a nightmare for a homeowner with both the body of water and its impact on your contents, becoming an overwhelming emergency. Our restoration services operate in this community and have done so for over fifteen years. We have spent that time investing in training and facilities for our dedicated restoration technicians who can now boast one of the most diverse rosters of expertise in the industry. Our affiliations and connections with local affiliations and training programs underline our position as a premium restoration provider here in Philidelphia.

The impact of flood damage in your Haddon Heights home can be felt long after the removal of standing water. Large quantities of water provide significant pressure to the infrastructure of your home, which allows water to migrate beneath the subfloor or saturate carpets and fittings. Wet rugs, carpets or textiles are a specialty of our team which features Carpet Cleaning Technicians (CCT,) Rug Cleaning Technicians (RCT) as well as Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT.)

One challenge we face when restoring carpets is the myriad of different materials and fibers found in a resident's homes. Thick carpets require different cleaning and equipment to thin carpets just as synthetic materials respond to different cleaning agents than natural fibers. Our roster of qualified SERVPRO technicians can perform assessment and pre-testing of all types of carpet to inform us of the most efficient, effective procedure to restore your home.

Flood damage may also feature contaminants, which can further complicate the restoration service. Here at SERVPRO, we offer Bonnet Cleaning, Hot Water Extraction, Deluxe Preconditioning, Rotary Jet Extraction as well as our Showcase Carpet cleaning. Depending on the resilience of the fabric we can use on or all of the above methods to ensure your home has the best chance of returning to a preloss condition. Dealing with a flood can be tiresome, but by taking advantage of our premium carpet restoration services, you can ensure your home recovers with minimum inconvenience.

Make sure you give your home the best chance of a full recovery, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 202-3486 today.

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What Is Fire Damage Remediation in Voorhees and How Does It Work?

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Regardless whether your home is cluttered or not, fire damage can be quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for effective fire damage remediation.

Hoarding Situation Causes Fire Damage in Voorhees Home

When a house crosses the line from merely cluttered to hoarding, fire damage is a big concern. Items tossed on top of each other can lead to a large-scale fire loss from a simple spark or overheated plug.

A basement in Voorhees received fire damage from items stacked nearly to the ceiling. Typically when firefighters fight a fire, they pull items into the center of the room and douse them heavily with eater. They continue doing this until there is no danger of things reigniting. In this case, due to the sheer amount of stuff in the basement, the loss to items was significant. 

Why SERVPRO 

The technicians at SERVPRO not only have extensive training for handling all types of loss, but they also approach each job-site with compassion and professionalism. Using their advanced equipment, they can clean and restore items saving homeowners the cost of replacement. 

Demo and Removal Required

Due to the amount of damage in the basement, SERVPRO technicians needed to remove most of the charred items and damaged walls and flooring. The wood paneling on the walls of the basement had a significant amount. Although the flooring did not receive direct damage from the fire, years of neglect made it un-restorable from a mild amount of water damage, and it required removal and disposal. 

Prepping the Property for Repairs

Before any reconstruction occurs, the technicians ensured that the premises were clean and odor-free through the use of their cleaning agents and equipment to eradicate odors. 

Rebuilding and New Beginnings

The homeowner turned this bad situation into a positive outcome by deciding to start fresh. SERVPRO offered our reconstruction services with our general contractor license HIC #13VH01276600 and rebuilt the basement to make it like new for the homeowner, with new flooring, walls repaired, and painted.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 has emergency response team members available 24/7 to clean up, restore and rebuild homes with fire damage of any size. Their advanced equipment and methods make the loss "Like it never even happened."

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How Professionals Safely Remove Fire Debris in Voorhees Homes

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged washer and dryer SERVPRO begins restoration by safely removing fire debris.

Benefits of Fire Debris Removal for Voorhees Homes 

After a fire loss incident, burned remnants of contents and construction materials can form heaps on the floor of your Voorhees home. Debris after a disaster like this can pose several hazards for those exposed and can be the first significant obstacle in restoring your home to its preloss condition. Most mitigation tasks cannot start until debris removal has completed, making it an integral part of the work that our fire restoration technicians perform for customers. 

Knowing the risks and hazards of fire damage in Voorhees homes is part of the training and education that our technicians receive through the acquisition of their industry accreditations from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Present debris, ash, and other particles can become a catalyst for challenging loss effects like soot residues, smoke particles, odors, and other air quality concerns. Debris can also hide structural weaknesses, which can lead to failures of these materials without an immediate removal plan. 

Regardless of the home insurance plan that you have, one of the nearly universal features of coverage for a residence is fire debris removal after a fire. There is no mistaking the immediate benefits that shoveling out ash and burned remnants can have on the structure. Our SERVPRO professionals can work directly with your provider to determine the extent of your coverage. 

The removal of loose debris and sediments can significantly reduce potential soot particles from aerosolizing more than they already are, and can help to remove many of the potential sources feeding the harsh smoke odors throughout the house. Cleaning and deodorization would be ineffective, and a wasted effort before the appropriate steps get taken to remove charred materials and ash from the premises. 

Emergency services are a reliable staple of the work that our team can do when disaster strikes. As a team with years of experience and state-of-the-art fire restoration equipment, we can help your property through nearly every phase of restoration and reconstruction. Give our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team a call anytime that you need us at (856) 566-3388. 

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Stationary Extraction Tools for Water Removal from Hotel Carpets in Voorhees

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment on Hotel hallway carpet Call SERVPRO today at (856) 566-3388. We will make it "Like it never even happened."

How SERVPRO Quickly and Effectively Removes Water from your Voorhees Hotel

The interior design of a hotel is essential to giving guests a warm, welcoming feel. Thick, plush carpets may add to the coziness of your establishment. However, these can be the most susceptible to water saturation. Water saturation may occur as the result of a leak, a loose appliance hose, or from a flash flood. Materials like carpet can become up to 50% weaker when wet. Should a water emergency affect the entrance halls and staircases, not only is it unpleasant for guests, but by walking across it, you may incur permanent harm.

Our service incorporates a commercial water removal response team for your Voorhees hotel. The mantra for SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) is to extract, extract, and extract again. While you may feel dehumidification equipment or natural airflow may be a suitable response, these methods are time-consuming. An extraction tool can remove water over 1,000 times faster than a dehumidifier. At SERVPRO, we stock a variety of extractors to suit the needs of both commercial and residential clients.

Plush carpets respond best to extraction devices that exert intense downward pressure. By squeezing down unto a thick rug, moisture pushes to the surface, making vacuum extraction more efficient. In some situations, a moving extraction tool or wand may risk tearing or otherwise damaging a thick carpet. In these circumstances, SERVPRO technicians can utilize stationary extraction tools.

Stationary extraction tools use vacuum power to draw moisture into hoses or ducts and transport them out of your hotel. However, they use the standing weight of a technician to exert pressure on the carpet below to squeeze moisture from the material. At their broadest, stationary extraction tools can cover 200 square inches at a time. SERVPRO technicians can also apply a pre-cleaning carpet conditioner during extraction to give your hotel carpets the strongest chance of returning to a preloss condition.

For specialist commercial water extraction, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388.

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Voorhees Microbial Growth and SERVPRO's Remediation Methods

12/22/2019 (Permalink)

green air scrubbers with a flex duct channeling air our of a room via a window SERVPRO's Skilled Technicians Can Rig Negative Air Pressure Devices to Stymie Mold Spore Circulation in a Voorhees Property

Methods for Stopping the Spread of Mold in Voorhees Homes

Microbial threats are among the most destructive forces to affect Voorhees homes. With how quickly these mold organisms can spread throughout the property, the production of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and other health hazards could overwhelm a household. Containment becomes a vital component of the work that our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) perform.

Containment practices, in general, can help to slow the spread of a hazardous organism throughout the property, but this stage of mold remediation in Voorhees homes varies based on several factors. Determining the severity of moisture and dampness throughout the household is an excellent gauge of the perimeter of the containment barrier. Spreading mold spores can be limited in dispersing beyond the sealed boundaries surrounding the work area.

Establishing a drying zone and work area involves the application of thick 6mil plastic sheeting attached to a temporary constructed framework (tension poles and PVC pipes) or directly to existing structural elements. Sealing up pathways for VOCs and spores to travel to new areas reduces the affected surfaces and construction materials in the household. We can seal over HVAC vents and registers, and shut these air circulation appliances off, to prevent the movement of spores to new areas of the property.

We have effective remediation practices that can remove the organisms from specific surfaces, such as sanding and media blasting with either bicarbonate of soda or dry ice pellets. In situations where degradation has exceeded the limitations of the material, we have licensed (HIC #13VH01276600) general contractors to oversee controlled demolition and build back.

Containment is ideal for more thorough drying practices as well, as plastic sheeting around the perimeter can help our SERVPRO professionals regulate the airflow and temperature. Elevated temperatures, especially during the colder winter months common to New Jersey, can make evaporative drying more efficient and cost-effective for our customers. Air scrubbers can work especially well in confined, segregated zones to produce negative air pressure--forcing interior air to the exterior of the structure.

Mold remediation is one of the most complex services that our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team offers. We have a qualified team of professionals accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) that can help you make mold damages “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (856) 566-3388.

Water Removal In Haddon Heights

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged home For twenty-four-hour assistance, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388.

Effective Water Removal in Your Haddon Heights Home

A dishwasher overflowing in a kitchen may flood into other areas of your home, depending on your floor plan. While you should be able to soak up some of the water with towels and by mopping it up,  you most likely may not be able to remove all of the water. Even if a surface feels dry, moisture may be locked under the surface by a vapor barrier, such as laminate. The critical factor in drying a water spill in your home extracting as much water as possible from all impacted areas and surfaces.

If you need water removal in your Haddon Heights home, the certified professionals at SERVPRO (General Contractor License: HIC #13VH01276600) have the knowledge, skills, and specialized equipment to restore your home to preloss condition. Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

In some extreme cases that involve more than a few inches of standing water, SERVPRO technicians use powerful truck-mounted extractors. However, in most cases, technicians use portable extractors to remove excess water from the floors within the structure. They use a squeegee attachment for hard services to remove as much water as possible, making multiple passes. Pulling the water in this way ensures shorter drying time and limits the chances of rust, warping, and stains. Extractor wands pull water out of the carpet. When the moisture levels do not reduce adequately from extraction and drying techniques, technicians may lift the carpet to dry the padding underneath. If the padding is not salvageable, technicians replace it.

After extraction, SERVPRO technicians use customized drying techniques and equipment to remove the remaining moisture from the room and restore it to pre-damage moisture and humidity levels. During winter months, they may choose to heat your home to approximately 75 to 85 degrees, using the warm, dry air to reduce humidity levels. Temperatures that are too high or too low reduce the efficiency of dehumidifiers. Technicians then strategically place high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers to quickly and effectively dry the affected portions of the home.

For twenty-four-hour assistance, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388. We're available every day of the year. We understand the importance of quick response; We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Mold Remediation for Business in Runnemede Needed? Call the Pros from SERPVRO!

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment cleaning up mold and water in a hotel corridor Don't Let Mold Infestations Curtail Your Runnemede Business! SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Your Doors Open!

SERVPRO Keeps Runnemede Hotel Open During Commercial Mold Damage Remediation

It is common for people to expect pristine conditions when they stay in hotels, so the owner of a hotel in Runnemede was worried after spotting patches of mold on some of the walls. Closing down the premises to mitigate the damage was also worrisome because it would dent the hotel's revenues and turn away potential customers.

So, here is how our team would conduct the remediation. After notifying SERVPRO about the case of commercial mold damage in the Runnemede hotel, we opted to find ways to fix the damage without closing down the premises. By establishing that the infestation affected only some rooms and in most cases, in wall cavities and other hidden areas, we concluded that we could use engineering controls to isolate the affected areas for the remediation.

Our team set up a staging area for the equipment and set up containments with 6-mil polyethylene sheets to keep mold debris from reaching uncontaminated areas during the remediation process. Even with such containments, microscopic debris such as spores and dust can spread if the setup is not done correctly. Such a simple oversight would invalidate all the effort and expose guests to harmful materials. Whenever we set up containment, a technician confirms that it is airtight using a manometer. We maintain the IICRC recommended pressure differential of -0.2 inches when using negative air pressure machines.

With most of the mold in the hotel being from unaddressed leaks in the plumbing lines, repairs and thorough cleanup would provide a comprehensive solution. Our SERVPRO technicians set to work tearing down drywall and ceiling to access mold colonies in the cavities. We removed and double-bagged all porous materials affected by the mold. HEPA-filtered vacuuming all affected areas, and using antimicrobial cleaning agents was also crucial to remove mold debris and kill spores.

After removing almost all traces of the mold colonies and the musty smell it is associated with, we had to rebuild and finish the affected areas. Installing new wall panels and repainting areas ruined by processes such as wire brushing helped remove all traces of the mold infestation, "Like it never even happened."

Mold can bring down a business quietly. Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 to help restore your facility. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Call Us Day Or Night In Runnemede When You Are Facing Flood Damage

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

A ceiling with a huge hole in it after a storm When a storm hit this home the roof needed to be repaired right away; we showed up immediately and began restoration.

SERVPRO Removes Flood Damage from Runnemede Homes

A flood-damaged home can mean immense costs for homeowners. From 2005 to 2014 alone, the average flood claim was $42,000, and total flood insurance claims averaged 3.5 billion each year. Even with adequate flood insurance, dealing with property loss and structural damage can be incredibly stressful for homeowners. 

If you need relief from flood damage in your Runnemede residence, a team of certified SERVPRO professionals offers the equipment and techniques that you need to restore your home. If you require contracting services after a disaster, your local SERVPRO is licensed to handle the work (HIC #13VH01276600). Whether your home theater area needs thorough cleanup, or you need new carpet installed after flooding, technicians can get the help you need while saving you time and money. 

Drying Flood-Damaged Electronics

  • Remove water. Make sure the device's power is switched off and gently shake off the device, wipe it down, and carefully remove flood damaged panels or parts to thoroughly dry them. Use a soft cloth, like a towel or t-shirt, to soak up excess moisture, and cotton swabs to handle smaller or more delicate areas, such as charging ports, buttons, and 3.5mm audio jacks.
  • Clean with alcohol. This is especially useful for small components on or in your electronics. You can use a cotton swab dipped into rubbing alcohol or vodka and gently brush it over parts of the device, particularly internal components of items with circuit boards. Alcohol speeds up evaporation in open air, ensuring a faster drying time.
  • Try desiccants. Many people have heard that putting your phone in a bowl of uncooked rice can help absorb moisture. While this can work for moisture that is on the device, it does not remove moisture from the air, which can also compromise your electronics. Consider silica gel or storage bags with similar desiccant materials inside to help dry your devices. 

What SERVPRO Can Do for You

If you are a homeowner with an extensive DVD or Blu-ray collection, SERVPRO technicians receive training on maintaining electronic media so that specialized repair companies can fix the damage. These efforts can include setting up a dehumidification chamber to ensure that relative humidity is reduced to 25%. These efforts also work for VHS and cassette tapes. Professionals can also ensure that your electronics, including media players, do not cool to the dew point, which can cause corrosion and other damage to your valuables.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees is Faster to Any Size Disaster so communities can thrive. For disaster cleanup from certified technicians, you can always call (856) 566-3388.

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