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Barrington Shops Benefit from Rapid Recovery after a Storm by Contacting SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration Services

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Large shopping cart tossed onto its side in a flood filled area SERVPRO Expedites Reopening of Flood-Damaged Retail Stores in Barrington

Why Perform Quick Commercial Water Removal in Your Barrington Grocery Store After Flooding

Flooding is a serious problem, regardless of where it happens. Severe flash flooding can cause vast volumes of muddy water to enter your grocery store and ruin everything in its path. It can even cause some goods to float from shelves. Such a disaster can make it difficult for you to resume business as usual, and the interruptions may exceed your expectations.

Even after the floodwater recedes, plenty of dangers could persist. You, therefore, need to perform prompt commercial water removal in your Barrington grocery store to prevent secondary destruction. Restoring a commercial building is an involved process that may necessitate expensive cleanup. You can trust SERVPRO to help you restore your grocery store to preloss condition. We can arrive at your business premises shortly after receiving your call with everything required to extract the water, dry, and disinfect the premises. Some of the equipment we use includes:

    Self-priming trash pumps
    Air movers
    Desiccant dehumidifiers
    Thermal imaging cameras
    Inspection cameras/boroscopes
    Air filtration devices

The floodwater that entered your grocery store most likely contained contaminants like industrial waste, bacteria, and sewage. If you do not eradicate them, they can infect your employees and customers. Some of the products you sell are perishable. If the floods knocked out power, the perishable food could get spoiled. You need to throw out the spoiled food to avoid fighting a liability lawsuit. Local inspections may be needed before reopening in the cases of extensive floodwater infiltration and damage.

It is crucial to perform thorough decontamination. Using bleach to wipe down your sales counters and mopping floors is not enough. Contaminants can hide in places hard to reach areas. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRTs) can use sanitizers to reduce the number of microbes to acceptable levels. Disinfectants minimize microbes to levels that public health authorities consider safe.

After a flooding incident, it may be necessary to rebuild some structural components such as wooden beams and drywall, which are porous, can absorb much water and may not dry out fast enough. These structural components can serve as a breeding ground for mold. Our SERVPRO team (General Contractor License #: HIC #13VH01276600) can help. Hiring one restoration firm to perform cleanup and rebuilding is not only convenient, but it can also help you save money and time.

Recovering from flood damage need not be a challenge when you hire the right restoration company. Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 for quick restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Fire Damage Restoration and Rebuild Needed in Voorhees? Make Just One Call to SERVPRO

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Front view of two parked SERVPRO green vehicles The SERVPRO Green Fleet Rescues Fired Damaged Properties in Voorhees

Initial Services Our Team Offers Fire-Damaged Voorhees Homes 

We have a unique responsibility as premier restoration professionals to provide Voorhees homeowners with effective and efficient recovery services after any emergency that threatens their home. After fire loss incidents, our crew chief and production manager need to work along with the property owner to coordinate efforts and get mitigation, and initial services started immediately. The faster that these tasks can start, the more likely that structural elements and construction materials can remain installed.

When our team first arrives at your damaged address, we work to speak with the property owner to determine their priorities and the most challenging fire damage in their Voorhees house. Especially in situations where the family is going to get displaced due to the widespread recovery efforts the property needs, addressing the immediate concerns of our customers can help to provide them with some peach during the turbulent time.
We have always strived to be the comprehensive, one-stop-shop that our customers need after fire loss emergencies. With a full complement of licensed (HIC #13VH01276600) contractors on staff, we can perform many services immediately that can protect homes from worsening conditions. Temporary construction solutions like boarding and tarping services can help to not only prevent elemental damage from precipitation, but it can also prevent unexpected detrimental effects like animal infestations from prolonged openings in your home’s exterior.
From the time that these contractors and restoration professionals reach your damaged address, we can begin many practical approaches that can save you time and money on the full restoration yet to come. These tasks include:
•    Emergency Construction Solutions
•    Controlled Demolition
•    Debris Removal
•    Ventilation
•    Content Management
As much as we understand the importance of reaching your home quickly in a crisis, it is our technicians working once we arrive that make the difference in the length of restoration and recovery. No matter when disasters strike, you can count on our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team to make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (856) 566-3388.

Why Voorhees Benefits from our Investment in Training and Equipment for Restoration Services

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

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We know what it takes to get your Voorhees home back to normal the correct way.

Property emergencies come in all shapes and sizes in Voorhees, which is why our roster of local technicians undergo comprehensive training in the restoration of water, fire, mold, and storm-related damages. SERVPRO technicians gain qualifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) body to ensure they have the right acumen to deal with each property emergency individually and tailor an efficient approach. Should you discover property damage in your home, the first thing you should do is reach out to SERVPRO, and arrange a visit from one of our professional restorers.


Adverse weather conditions can have lasting consequences for residential properties and their owners. Usually, restoration services involve the temporary repair of structural deficiencies as well as carrying out several vital mitigation procedures to control the extent of the damage. Temporary repairs can help to prevent rainwater or debris from pouring into the property as well as securing it against trespass or otherwise unlawful access if you are temporarily relocated. 

The next step for SERVPRO is to prepare the site for the necessary restoration services. Removing large volumes of water from the property is essential to preventing water logging or natural materials like wood becoming overloaded with moisture and expanding. By removing the pressure on the infrastructure of your home, we can then take a more measured approach to the drying process which can take significantly longer in flooded properties due to the effects of water migration across a larger surface area. 

Homeowners with storm damage in their Voorhees home may require third-parties to repair certain parts of the home. SERVPRO can perform deodorization, sanitization, and mitigate against potential damages of the property while third parties are sought. We can act on your behalf, using trusted Voorhees-based contractors and engineers to ensure that you only have to deal with one company, throughout the restoration service. Once your home has been returned to its preloss condition, our restorers can handle your paperwork for a stress-free claims process.   


Mold remediation requires expertise to find and address the source of the problem as well as to sort through salvageable and non-salvageable materials. Although mold damage in your Voorhees home can be harmful to your health, it is more likely to create unsanitary conditions in your home, including musty odors and unpleasant visible signs on furnishings, walls, and ceilings. Our process is designed to overcome microbial growth issues by working to remediate the source of the problem and prevent it from coming back.

SERVPRO technicians are trained in a water restoration as well as applied structural drying. Both these qualifications come in useful when remediating mold issues because they are focused on drying methods. Mold, like all microbes, rely on water to survive. By removing the source of water, we can prevent mold from growing overnight during operation or several months down the line. To access these damp spots, our technicians may need to remove items restricting access, including assessing your drywall and other porous materials.

Removing structural contents from the affected area may be necessary to allow access underneath carpets, in fittings and other crevices. These gaps can be prime culprits in causing mold growth because they retain moisture. Once the area is dry, SERVPRO can replace the removed items of your Voorhees home and perform vital mitigation techniques to reduce recurring issues. These may include repainting walls with anti-microbial paints, professionally disinfecting key areas, and treating both sides of carpet with biocide using pressure sprays.


The main challenge facing homeowners with fire damage in Voorhees is to control potential losses without risking further expenses. Housefires are tricky restoration services to carry out because there are several factors at play. The types of material that combust as well as the temperature, air pressure, and humidity all have a role to play in the extent of damage caused. Since combusting materials undergo composite changes as well as chemical reactions, a professional, trained restorer is essential in all fire-related incidents. 

SERVPRO is a restoration service based in Voorhees that understands that no two fires are the same. We conduct pre-tests of materials and analyze the composition of soot and smoke residues. During the testing phase, we can conduct auxiliary checks on your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC.) HVAC circulate air which makes them likely to imbibe hot smoke or soots. Without careful inspection, these systems can quickly work against restoration procedure by spewing out soot or smoke after rooms have been restored.

If you would like to help with the process, a SERVPRO can direct the restoration service but may need to operate on walls, appliances, or fittings alone to prevent secondary damages. Odor particles can often linger on after soot or smoke residues have been cleared away. Our technicians are equipped with a full range of vaporizing solvents, spray-on deodorants, and even advanced Ozone generators to prevent malodors from becoming a lasting issue after a house fire in your Voorhees home.


Comprehensively drying your property is the core goal when restoring water damage in your Voorhees home. Odors are more prominent in humid, moist conditions as well as the likelihood of microbial growth. The principle of drying is to create a fluid motion of air that encourages evaporation. In enclosed properties, a lack of airflow is what allows moisture pockets to develop and slowly but surely cause damage to your infrastructure, contents, and fittings. 

We use air-movers to allow circulation into areas that lack natural air movement to speed up the complicated drying process. There are two types of air-mover, centrifugal and axial air movers. Generally speaking, water cleanup operations use centrifugal air movers because they create more air-pressure and therefore have a more significant impact on the drying process. In some cases, we may deploy axial air movers when rooms or items benefit from a slower, gentler drying procedure, but this is only the case in a small percentage of our water restoration services.

Encouraging evaporation naturally creates a more humid environment. In overnight restoration services, SERVPRO can deploy dehumidification equipment to prevent the affected area from becoming too humid- which can lead to troublesome microbial growth issues- or the surrounding air becoming overloaded with moisture and slowing the drying process. During the procedure, SERVPRO technicians can take regular measurements of the relative indoor humidity using thermo hygrometers. By taking regular measurements, we can adapt dynamically to the changing humidity levels in your home and ensure the drying process is as efficient as it can be. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees invests into training and equipment that allows our restoration services to stay ahead of the curve. Contact us for professional cleanup of fire, mold, water or fire incidents at (856) 566-3388.

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Our Crew Can Save Your Voorhees Business After A Mold Infestation

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

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Yes, Your Voorhees Business Can Recover From Commercial Mold Damage

No one wants to hear their business has commercial mold damage because, in a nutshell, it may mean that the organization cannot operate until remediation efforts happen.

SERVPRO team members carry certifications as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), and they know what to look when it comes to commercial mold damage in a Voorhees property. Common reasons for mold infestations include inadequate ventilation, damaged plumbing, leaks in the roof or building structure or insufficiently cleaned up water damage to name just a few.

Mold Infests Quickly
When indoor temperatures are over 70F-degrees combined with high humidity and organic materials to consume, a mold infestation spreads rapidly. SERVPRO technicians know the signs of colony growth and work to identify every area of the property mold exists.

Common Actions During Mold Remediation
Controlled demolition tactics such as cutting away damaged sheetrock and removal of flooring when affected by mold are common. This also allows greater airflow, and when the ambient indoor humidity levels are below 50%, the mold colonies cannot exist and dry in place. The removal of mold-infested contents can occur without the approval of the property owner or adjuster.

Careful Containment
Mold damaged areas get blocked off during remediation to inhibit cross-contamination. Then, the removal of dried colonies by hand-help HEPA vacuums keeps the spreading of airborne spores to a minimum. Post-removal, the use of antimicrobial cleaners and sealers as needed to stop the return of the problem.

Ductwork Inspections
When there is a mold infestation, the ductwork often needs remediation efforts. SERVPRO technicians inspect and clean ductwork as necessary to ensure it is left clean and not contaminated. Some commercial sites have systems that require advanced, industrial-grade equipment to remove debris, odors, and contaminants from the ductwork.

Post-Remediation Wrap-up
After the removal of the mold damage, technicians give the property owner and adjuster a listing of the remediation efforts completed, along with before and after photographs to assist with expediting any insurance claims. There is also a secondary list of suggested actions and repairs to fully restore the property provided. SERVPRO holds a general contractor license and provides any needed reconstruction as a seamless service.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 can clean and remediate commercial mold damage safely with their experience and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Mold Assessment and Drywall Removal in a Voorhees Clothing Store

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO can remediate mold in your Voorhees business.

While often mold spores take a full 2-3 days to develop into mold colonies, you are only in your Voorhees clothing store half of that available time during regular operating hours. In this regard, with the bustle of your everyday activities and the customer traffic you expect, symptoms and effects from developing mold colonization can get overlooked or completely missed. Without developing a sound strategy to combat this growing organism, it can spread quickly and present multiple hazards to both your stock and any person exposed to the colonies.

Discovering the extent of mold damage in your Voorhees clothing store begins with a thorough assessment by competent professionals. Our SERVPRO team has extensive training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in mold remediation as well as water restoration and structural drying. These skilled technicians have years of combined experience to offer real-time containment and mitigation solutions. These approaches protect your investments, your building, and your employees.

With clothing being an organic material, it is a likely host for spreading mold colonization as it approaches and works through your main shop floor. Ideally, you have discovered this threat, and our remediation professionals have already started colony removal and restoration practices in the building. If not, your entire inventory can become susceptible to the spreading colonies, worse still in the areas combatting lingering dampness that allowed the mold growth initially.

Drywall is also particularly susceptible to colonization, and often mold growth gets discovered by its presence on drywall surfaces. Spotting of discoloration can often be a clear indication of a present problem. With how quickly drywall can become distorted and warped by moisture and saturation, our professionals often must remove damaged portions. We have a full-service team of licensed general contractors (HIC #13VH01276600) that can get right to controlled demolition and full build back whenever necessary.

We strive to provide every business with the same level of dependable service that begins with our prompt response to your emergency. With a full crew of remediation specialists on our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team, we can quickly and confidently address growth in your clothing store and to its contents. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (856) 566-3388.

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Haddon Heights Storm Woes? Woes Be Gone When SERVPRO Arrives

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Haddon Heights Flood Damage Restoration Completed by SERVPRO--No Worries!

Helping Restore Homes after Fall Weather Brings Flooding and Storms to Haddon Heights

With Fall weather coming upon us in the Haddon Heights area, storms and other adverse weather are sure to begin affecting our daily routines. Trips to the park for picnics and playtime outside dwindle, screens come off windows, so storm windows easily fit, and car tires get switched for those with deeper treads. The weather can affect entire neighborhoods or single homes.

When your home in Haddon Heights sustains damage from floods or stormy weather, it can make living in your home a hazardous feat. At times when your house contains water, you want someone just to make the problem go away.

Our skilled specialists do this type of mitigation and restoration regularly. Earning the Water Damage Restoration (WRT) from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepares our staff and crew leaders for the complex, and frequently dirty, work involved after a flood or other storm-related event.
When backed-up water from the street winds up in your living room,  a short call to SERVPRO starts the process of cleaning things up to make your house livable again. We work as rapidly as we can without cutting out essential aspects of the work. We know your family does not want to be moved out of your home.

Microbes come from various sources during a flood. Many of these can survive in slightly damp environments, meaning any amount of moisture, including small volumes, can permit their survival. It is their introduction into your living space that can lead to unwanted health effects bothering your family members. Some of these microbes can infest your home without a living host, as well.
We use antimicrobial agents to minimize such threats to the health of our workers before we begin. Once we finish manually clearing an area of its debris, as well as other materials that became damaged by the water, we rinse it. Then, we reapply antimicrobial agents. We often use a spray mechanism, so these applications go on evenly, thoroughly coating all surfaces. The second application makes things safe for your family upon your return home.

However, we need to ensure that your entire house becomes dry again, including any damp areas on upper levels. When water vapor condenses, it can create localized damage there. We implement air movers dehumidifiers to prevent this from causing you more problems. We monitor and constantly check during the service with moisture meters and infrared camera imagery to locate any remaining pockets of moisture.

Because your floors take most of the damage during a flood, we rely on our building services crew to handle flooring issues. They perform services such as this under General Contractor License # HIC #13VH01276600 and add highly skilled and experienced people to our restoration team.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees' phone number is (856) 566-3388, and we answer it 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Residents in Runnemede, Audubon, and Barrington can rely on us for the restoration and mitigation work after any damaging event.

Haddon Heights Storm Loss? Call SERVPRO We Can Mitigate The Damages Fast! 

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage can be costly and an overwhelming experience. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Commercial Flood Damage in Haddon Heights

In a commercial property such as multi-family housing, when one tenant has a water damage issue, it can quickly become the problem of the other tenants. 

Intense storms have the potential to deliver high winds, hail and commercial flood damage to Haddon Heights multi-family housing units such as a duplex, four-plex or apartments. When water breaches the roof of an upstairs unit, the potential to affect the ceiling of the tenants below or floor joists is a real concern. 

One thing is sure, when there is water damage in a home, sheetrock and water are mortal enemies. When it comes into contact with water, it wicks the water quickly and in a short time begins to warp and buckle. When this occurs, the wall or ceiling generally does not have restoration potential and instead is cut away using a clean, controlled demolition technique known as "flood cuts."

Other methods SERVPRO technicians use to assist the property in fast-drying before deploying air movers include:

  • Weep holes drilled to allow both drainage and airflow
  • Extraction with our portable pumps for greater mobility at the site
  • Scoping the site with our detection equipment to ensure all areas of elevated moisture receive attention

After any type of water damage, mold and foul odors are a concern. Our certified Water Restoration and Odor Control technicians follow up after drying to ensure that conditions are not favorable for mold growth and use antimicrobial cleaners to inhibit germination of airborne spores. 

Along with the detailed action plan of each phase of the water cleanup to assist with expediting any insurance claims, our SERVPRO holds a general contractor license HIC #13VH01276600. We can offer commercial property owners the option to have our technicians restore water loss items as well as handle repairs and reconstruction of the property. Our goal is to ensure the property returns to its preloss condition as quickly as possible.

When commercial flood damage strikes, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388. Our technicians use their knowledge and equipment to make water loss in your property "Like it never even happened."

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Voorhees Fire Disaster Restoration Services

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

This basement fire started after a faulty electrical cord to the washing machine sparked and ignited.

Your Summer Plans Went Up in Flames!

With summer upon us, we look to enjoy nature by leaving windows open to allow for the warm summer air to enter our home. In Voorhees, we gather as a community for barbecues and leisurely evenings with friends and neighbors, talking and laughing deep into the evening even though it is still light out. However, a small fire can quickly disrupt a peaceful summer night, leaving you in need of help. Something as simple as a billowing curtain catching fire from an aromatic candle can upset your whole summer as you restore your home.

If fire damage happens to your Voorhees home, you need to take immediate action. Most fires are not catastrophic, yet they affect your everyday routine. Smoke and soot can travel quickly through your home and air ducts, and eliminating residue can be time-consuming and frustrating. SERVPRO is at your service to mitigate your loss and erase all trace of the fire even before the summer ends. All you need to do is reach out to our 24/7 hotline and allow our team to reach your home with solutions tailored specifically to you.

Aside from ensuring that everyone is safe and no structural fire damage has taken place, you can also take immediate steps to tackle the consequences of the fire. For example, you can contain the damaged area by placing a physical barrier between it and other areas of your home. Isolation can be achieved by using plastic bags or other materials to separate both areas. This separation helps contain smoke and soot and prevent its diffusion throughout your home. Once our SERVPRO team arrives, we can use specialized materials to protect your home even further.

One of the most cumbersome effects of fire is the smell that lingers in your home. Although your local home improvement store probably sells deodorizing solutions, very often we need to restore to industry-grade techniques to eliminate the odor. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained to use different options, including ozone generators, charcoal activated filters, and even foggers to neutralize the smells and leave your home odor-free.

Continue to enjoy your summer even if your home is the victim of a small fire. SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is ready to jump into action upon receiving your call. Just reach out to
(856) 566-3388 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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How Flood Cuts Help Dry a Runnemede Flood Damaged Home

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to dry your home quickly.

Severe Flood Damage in Runnemede Needs Reconstruction Rather than Restoration 

When flood damage happens, the water and excess moisture need fast removal. Fast remediation prevents further damage such as buckled sheetrock, delamination of floor tile, and other costly issues.  

When SERVPRO mitigates flood damage in Runnemede homes, we quickly begin cleanup efforts to prevent additional moisture exposure. Otherwise, damage pushes some building materials and possessions past the point of restoration. In those cases, it is a smart move to choose a restoration services company that can also rebuild the property to restore it to its preloss condition.  

Our emergency response team answered a call from a property owner that came home after a week away on vacation to a disaster in his home. A flash flood breached the seal around the back door and water poured in the house. It wicked quickly into sheetrock and the carpet and padding. The odor inside was intense, and mold development started. 

Our technicians scoped the interior of the home with our moisture detection equipment and ascertained much of the affected sheetrock was a loss. The water caused buckling and warping and would need flood cuts to assist in drying the wall cavities. Much of the tile had lost adhesion, and the subflooring showed excessive moisture when examined. In cases like this, there is a small amount of restoration to be done, and more controlled demolition necessary to get the property ready for rebuilding. That means it needs to be dried, disinfected, and deodorized for a clean slate to rebuild.  

Our team went through the water loss areas and sorted item by item to find restoration potential. The homeowner was pleased his antique midcentury modern table was unscathed by moisture but needed a thorough cleaning to return to preloss condition. Because SERVPRO technicians are certified in both the restoration sciences and carry a general contractor license #HIC #13VH01276600, we know the fine line between where restoration ends, and rebuilding begins.  

Using one company for cleanup and rebuilding lessens the stress of filing insurance claims and dealing with reconstruction after a home disaster. Contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 when you need help with flood damage, and we can make it "Like it never even happened."

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Voorhees After A Fire Disaster

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

This basement fire started after a faulty electrical cord to the washing machine sparked and ignited. Thankfully no one was injured.

Fire Damage Assessment Safety Checklist for Voorhees Homeowners

As you might have guessed, the most significant potential risk for Voorhees homeowners looking to restore, repair and remediate concerns after a fire loss incident comes down to safety. Often property owners do not have a full understanding of the threats present in a residence after a fire gets extinguished, or even the appropriate gear and equipment designed to keep them safe through the initial inspection and assessment. Knowing how to protect yourself can prevent unnecessary injuries as you work to recover your fire-damaged home. 

While many property owners do not have to experience the devastation of fire damage in Voorhees homes, the ones that have could explain how more preparedness for the situation could have helped them to manage the ordeal better. While our trained SERVPRO professionals stay diligently prepared to help all home and business owners contending with the effects of fire loss, you can take a few extra moments to verify that you are doing things safely and correctly on your own. 

Our SERVPRO specialists encourage every homeowner to develop a checklist that can help them to ensure they are protecting themselves and working to resolve threats from the time that the fire gets extinguished in the property. It is essential to: 

Ensure you have the right safety equipment suited to your specific body. Many respirators, coveralls, and even gloves vary in sizing, and inappropriate decisions can lead to unnecessary exposure. 

Have a competent professional, even first responders and firefighters, verify that it is safe to enter the property after extinguishment. There could be structural concerns or other hazards. 

Employ machines that help to reduce airborne threats, including soot, smoke, and other potential contaminants. Some available machines at home improvement locations include hydroxyl and ozone generators. 

It can be dangerous to rush into a property after a fire damage incident without fully understanding steps designed to keep you safe. For situations that have too many obstacles for you to overcome, you can trust in the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (856) 566-3388.

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