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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.

Be Quick to Plan Your Trip from Voorhees to See the Santa Tractor Parade

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Holiday Family Fun at Johnson’s Corner Farm Offers Plenty of Cheer for Voorhees Families Through December 23, 2020

Better prepare for a  few festive twists when seeking holiday fun this year. Jolly Old St. Nick is ready for a farmland parade, riding a tractor full of gifts for the young ones’ delight. Moms and dads, bring your camera to capture the sight of your littles racing Santa on a different kind of sleigh. No charge for this fun event.

Other events require pre-payment and a reservation:

  • Fire and Lights 
    • Discovery Barnyard and Animal Farm
    • “Light Show on the Lake” -- thousands of twinkling lights 
    • Make a S-more & Marshmallow Roasting
  • Christmas “Light Show” Hayride
  • Gingerbread Man and Cookie Decorating

Location:     Johnson’s Corner Farm

133 Church Rd, Medford, NJ 08055

Dates, times, prices, and reservations -- check the Johnson’s Corner Farm website.

Prevent further harm to your wet home with water mitigation services from SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees. Call (856) 566-3388 as soon as you notice that water loss for the best outcome.

Need Guidance in Haddon Heights to Unravel Confusion About the Payroll Protection Program?

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

a note on a bulletin board that says PPP loan forgiveness It will be exciting to see the community participating in the online webinar with the Chamber of Commerce South New Jersey!

Take Advantage of the Chamber of Commerce South New Jersey Webinar Focused on Recent IRS Rulings -- Experts Can Answer Your Haddon Heights PPP Questions

Did you seek out and receive a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan earlier in the year? Many businesses have questions about the repayment of such loans and the possibility of obtaining PPP loan forgiveness. As is typical with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rulings, discovering answers can be daunting.

The Chamber of Commerce South New Jersey (CCSNJ) partnered with experts from Withum to clarify loan forgiveness possibilities for the PPP. Matthew Walsh, CPA MS, and Louis Young of Withum are eager to decipher the rulings and answer your questions.

  • Date and Time of Webinar:     Tuesday, December 8, 2020

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Event Contact:         Annie Hajek

(856) 424-7776 x122

Get information and webinar link

Chamber members attend for free. Non-members, please consult with Ms. Hajek for pricing.

It is always best to confer with experts when a challenging task is ahead, why SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees is the perfect source for information about fire debris removal. Call 24/7 for a consultation at (856) 566-3388.

How Do Smart Homeowners Succeed in the Search for the Best Fit for Water Loss Restoration in Voorhees?

12/6/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Orchestrates Outstanding Water Damage Restoration Options for Voorhees Homeowners

Every place has a list of residents, past and present, of note, and Voorhees is no exception. A star among the athletes, politicians, educators, and other musicians hailing from the township is violinist Sarah Chang. Although born in nearby Philadelphia on December 10, 1980, Chang was raised in New Jersey's Cherry Hill and Voorhees Township. Her parents are from South Korea, coming to the United States in 1979 to pursue further musical studies. Her father, Min-Soo Chang, sought an advanced music degree at Temple University. Her mother, Myoung-Jun Chang, took music composition classes at the University of Pennsylvania.

What Transpired During the Early Years of Sarah Chang's Life and Career?

Sarah Chang's father noted her precocity with the violin at a very early age, obtaining a 1/16 size instrument for her at age four. Public performances commenced at age five. Moving forward just a couple of years, Chang was awarded the Starling scholarship to the Juilliard School, studying along with her father with Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang. At age six, she started studying with Isaac Stern outside school. She auditioned for Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti when eight years old, resulting in her performance with the New York Philharmonic of Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in 1988. Additional professional performances continued through her grade-school and into her teen years. She soloed in performances with major orchestras, associated with the works of:

  • Paganini
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Sibelius

Her first recording contract with EMI produced the 1991 album, Debut. Released to the public on August 18, 1992, it rapidly climbed Billboard's classical best-sellers chart. She was then eleven years old.

How Did Sarah Chang's Art Develop and Impact Her Daily Routine During Her Pre-Teen Years?

The Debut album release increased the recognition she received in the classical music world. Many conductors and orchestras sought her out, but she and her parents tried to achieve some balance. When interviewed by a reporter from the New York Times in September 1992, Chang's mother said, "We are trying not to do too many concerts, because she should go to school, and she should have her childhood, with friends, movies, swimming and parties." In the same interview, Chang herself reported, "I like many kinds of sports, including swimming, roller skating and water skiing, which I learned this summer." Sometimes her desire to just act like any other kid had sobering results. "After my concert in Chicago," she said, "I went swimming. We were running around the pool, and I slipped and sprained my left hand." That injury and its required cancellation of many performances. Lessons are sometimes learned the hard way.

How Does Chang Feel About Her Teenage Years in New Jersey?

During an interview with the online publication New Jersey Stage, Chang recalled her teen and high school years in New Jersey. She claims to consider herself a "Jersey Girl" and is proud to be a New Jersey high school graduate. As reported in "Simply Sarah!" Spotlight on Classical Music's Sarah Chang, she relates:

“I spent my teen years in New Jersey, so that means a lot to me. That's where I first started dating, that's where I first learned how to drive — my very first license was a Jersey license — and that stays with me always.”

What Waited After High School Graduation for Sarah Chang?

Of course, while Chang was living the life of a Jersey high-schooler, she was also attending Julliard and performing. By the time she graduated from high school, she was performing 100 yearly concerts and pursuing her musical studies. During the two-plus decades after her high school graduation, Sarah Chang continues to perform and record, thrilling audiences with her technique, virtuosity, and profoundly emotional playing. Over the years, she received numerous awards:

  • 1991 -- awarded the Nan PA Award, Korea's highest prize for musical talent
  • 1992 -- was the youngest musician receiving the Avery Fisher Career Grant
  • 1993 -- was named Gramophone Magazine Young Artist of the Year 
  • 1993 -- was named Newcomer of the Year for Echo in Germany ("Echo" Schallplattenpreis)
  • 1994 -- was named Newcomer of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards
  • 1999 -- was the youngest person to win the Avery Fisher Grand Prize
  • 2004 -- was the youngest person granted the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame Award
  • 2005 -- was honored with the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy
  • 2006 -- was named in Newsweek Magazine's "Women and Leadership, 20 Powerful Women Take Charge" issue
  • 2008 -- was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
  • 2011 -- was appointed as the U.S. Embassy's Artistic Ambassador

Where Can Homeowners Find Award-Winning Water Recovery Services in Sarah Chang's Hometown?

When your Voorhees home suffers from a water loss after plumbing failure or an appliance malfunction such as a water heater rupture, you deserve a company that strives to be the best in the business. Our team of experts has the drive and follow through to reach the top of their craft, performing at the highest level to ensure your property returns quickly to preloss condition.

How Can Customers Assure Themselves the Water Loss Company They Hire Is a Talented Disaster Restoration Industry Leader?

Water damage restoration for Voorhees residences usually involves a complicated, multi-phase project. Engaging a company that can handle everything from safety assessment through any needed build back streamlines the agenda and saves time and expenses. Our crews have hands-on experience gained over more than 15 years in the business. We are honored to be considered among the top 100 SERVPRO franchises in the country and commit to obtaining industry-standard training for our workers from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Among the IICRC certifications earned by our managers and technicians are the following:

  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Who Handles Repairs and Rebuilding After the Water Evacuates and Materials Dry?

Extraction of water and efficient drying protocols, paired with cleaning and disinfection with EPA-registered products, may not finish the job. If building materials deteriorate or need to be removed or altered during water mitigation and remediation, additional help might be required for reconstruction. SERVPRO holds a New Jersey general contractor license and can complete the final steps needed to make it "Like it never even happened."

Your water damaged home is in highly competent hands when SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees is on the job. Call us at (856) 566-3388 to start the assessment and planning process and proceed through restoration.

Contractor Licenses:

General: HIC #13VH01276600

Enjoy a Holiday Shopping Experience Near Voorhees

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

closeup of holiday lights; lights blurred for effect Be sure and say 'Hi' if you see us at Haddonfield's Candlelight Shopping event!

Voorhees Residents Can Enjoy Candlelight Shopping in Haddonfield

Shoppers looking for great holiday deals can hop over to Haddonfield’s downtown shopping district off Kings Highway Road every Friday from Black Friday on November 27 to December 18, 2020. Whether you want to support small business owners or enjoy shopping at a comfortable pace with a warm and friendly ambiance, Haddonfield has much to offer for customers from Voorhees and elsewhere. 

You can find the following in this bustling Haddonfield shopping district: 

  • In-store specials from businesses participating in the Candlelight Shopping event, which include discounts and many other promotions
  • Explore dining options such as Beast of the Street, Cross Culture, Ludovico’s, and Fuji
  • Shopping venues include Duffy’s Fine Chocolates, Haddonfield Record Exchange, and Sansone and Company, Inc., with plenty more options for clothing and jewelry boutiques, bookstores, and more 

Downtown Haddonfield is also home to a music school, a cooking school, an eye care center, a barbershop, and a Chinese tai chi facility. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees provides Voorhees property owners with stormwater removal that can begin within hours after calling (856) 566-3388.

Free Poker Tournaments Offers Big Prizes for Haddon Heights Participants

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Haddon Heights Locals Invited to Play Free Monday Night Poker 

The Village Brewing Company in Sommerville, New Jersey, cordially invites locals from Haddon Heights and other nearby locales to enjoy free Texas hold 'em poker tournaments from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Monday. 

Monday night poker events come with a variety of benefits for participants, which include: 

  • Potential sponsorship for significant casino poker events like the World Poker Tournament Borgata Poker Open
  • Prizes like gift certificates, cash prizes, and more
  • Delicious New American food and seasonal craft brews from an acclaimed New Jersey eatery 

Like those at the Village Brewing Company, free poker events allow both new and experienced players to improve their skills and compete in a fun and casual environment. Both walk-ins and pre-registration are accepted. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees provides mold removal for Haddon Heights homeowners so that they can enjoy their favorite weeknight events without a worry. Call (856) 566-3388 for cleanup services that start within hours of your first contact.

Voorhees Homeowners Have Fast Disaster Mitigation Options

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

Voorhees Township logo We take pride in our community's past, present and future. We are always on call for your emergency restoration needs.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees Provides Emergency-Response Service at (856) 566-3388 

Voorhees is a Camden County community of over 29,000 citizens as of 2010 census data. This community was first established in the 19th century and is named after the governor that authorized its incorporation, Foster McGowan Voorhees. The name Voorhees comes from the Dutch “voor,” or “in front of,” and “Hees,” a village in Holland near Ruinen in Drenthe. Nearby Gibbsboro was incorporated from parts of Voorhees Township in 1924. 

Voorhees is home to a slew of notable athletes, academics, and artists, including: 

  • Olympic Games and World Rowing Championships gold medalist Laurie Schmetterling
  • Philologist Leonard Neidorf, a leading authority on Beowulf, among other pieces of literature written in Old English and Middle English
  • Actress Julia Udine, who played Christine Daaé in a North American tour of the acclaimed musical Phantom of the Opera
  • Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Jeremy Thompson
  • Josh and Zac Farro, former guitarist and drummer of the band Paramore, respectively 

A Brief History of Voorhees Township 

Before establishing colonial settlements in the area, what would eventually be known as Voorhees in 1899 was originally home to the Algonquian Lenni-Lenape Nation. Indigenous peoples have inhabited the New Jersey area for at least 10,000 years, according to archaeological findings. The Lenni-Lenape were largely nomadic farmers, hunters, and traders who moved to the Atlantic coast during the summer months. One of the paths the Lenni-Lenape preferred for their travels was so well-worn that it eventually became a stagecoach stop. 

Voorhees was incorporated from part of Waterford Township, established by a royal charter in 1695 and named after a town of the same name in Ireland. Today, Waterford has less than half the population of Voorhees and surrounding communities. Its centuries-long legacy has created a tight-knit network of New Jersey towns in the Delaware River Valley. 

Getting to Know Voorhees Township 

Voorhees Township residents have many recreation options available to them in both the town itself and nearby locales like Somerdale, Evesham, and Lindenwold.

Attractions and Activities in the Area 

Voorhees Township also has a multitude of parks in the area for locals and tourists alike to visit. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Parks and Forestry, several state parks in the area, including Voorhees and Parvin State Parks, were hubs for Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Depression-era job program, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). CCC workers built park trails, shelters, and even picnic sites that persist to this day. 

  • Family-friendly attractions include Diggerland USA, a theme park with a construction motif, the Garden State Discovery Museum, and Sahara Sam’s Oasis Outdoor Waterpark.
  • The Cooper River and Stafford Woods Trail are quality stops for nature enthusiasts. 

Health and fitness lovers can find a multitude of activities related to their interests in and around Voorhees, including: 

  • Hot yoga courses
  • Ax throwing
  • Indoor rock climbing 

The Voorhees Town Center 

In Voorhees, the central shopping mall is transitioning to a town center to accommodate more local commerce at the corner of Somerdale Road and Burnt Mill Road. The Voorhees Town Center also hosts events regularly to bring the community together in supporting local businesses. This well-rounded shopping experience covers everything from restaurants and breweries to health and fitness. 

Neighborhoods in Voorhees 

Suburbs in and around the Voorhees area include Echelon, Lost Tree, Woodcrest Acres, Alluvium, and Coffins Corner. On top of the quality school system and family-friendly activities, this town is also a desirable location due to its proximity to Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Several neighborhoods in town feature a blend of suburban peace and quiet with an abundance of natural features. Communities like Sturbridge Lakes have man-made lakes with easily accessible beaches. Potential new residents looking for a more central location might have more interest in what Alluvium has to offer. Modern architecture enthusiasts are sure to find what they are looking for in Beagle Club, which is packed with modern-style mansion developments with well-manicured landscaping. 

How Does SERVPRO Training Prepare Technicians for Home Restoration in Voorhees? 

SERVPRO’s education and training programs are comprehensive enough for certified technicians to continually hone their craft while ensuring that staff and franchise owners also have learning modules available to stay up to date on restoration industry standards, including those pertaining to water extraction and drying for Voorhees properties. 

Your local SERVPRO offers the following educational opportunities for staff and other professionals:

  • e-Learning modules for reviewing concepts as well as studying new material to earn additional certifications in such subjects as fire or water damage mitigation
  • SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility puts franchise owners through the paces in a hands-on 15-day training course. Locally-owned and operated franchises all around the United States are owned by individuals with multiple restoration industry certifications
  • Additional studies are accessible to both SERVPRO staff and insurance and real estate professionals seeking to learn more about restoration industry practices, fire and water damage, mold remediation, and more 

This dedication to education is crucial for ensuring that technicians are highly qualified per Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards to remove water damage from your property and return it to a preloss condition. Extensive learning resources for staff also ensures a high degree of related industry knowledge to assist homeowners during the mitigation process. 

Water damage can quickly become a safety concern due to the potential for mold and structural damage and requires specific cleanup methods to ensure thorough sanitation and safe cleanup. With this in mind, SERVPRO professionals focus on education to preserve occupants’ safety after disaster strikes. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees preserves homes with cleanup and restoration services that are Faster To Any Size Disaster when you call (856) 566-3388.

Can a Restoration Team Restore a Restaurant Kitchen After a Fire?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Fire truck/SERVPRO truck SERVPRO of Haddon Heights is the team to call when you need reliable fire remediation services.

Certified Technicians at SERVPRO Perform Commercial Fire Cleanup for Voorhees Restaurants.

According to U.S. Fire Administration Data, approximately 5,600 restaurant fires were reported to fire departments between 2011 and 2013, incurring $116 million in damages. When a fire occurs, the damage from soot residues and odors can be difficult for Voorhees entrepreneurs to mitigate without dedicated professional assistance.

If your Voorhees eatery requires fire cleanup services, SERVPRO is available 24/7 to return your restaurant to a preloss state.

What Does Data Indicate About Restaurant Fires?

  • Restaurant fires peaked between 10:00 and 11:00 in the morning, when most eateries prepare for lunch service.
  • Peak days of the week for fires are Saturday, Sunday, and Thursday. Monday and Tuesday had the lowest fire risk.
  • The leading cause of fires in restaurants, is cooking, accounting for 64 percent of fires. Heating and electrical failures were the second leading causes at seven percent each.
  • While 68 percent of reported restaurant fires are limited to the object that ignited the flames, another 18 percent extended to the room of origin. The remainder, 14 percent, spread beyond the location in which the fire started.

SERVPRO techs can mitigate further damage from soot in hard-to-reach areas of your restaurant with dedicated, OSHA-approved antimicrobial solutions.

How Does SERVPRO Remove Tough Soot Stains From Restaurant Kitchens?

Light and dry soot deposits can often be removed with manual or wet cleaning, but tougher stains from kitchen grease fires may require heavy-duty solvents or alkaline cleaners. SERVPRO professionals can treat a soot-damaged stove with EPA-registered detergent to allow for water-based cleaning solutions to take effect. The detergent can act as an intermediary that helps water and oil to make contact through a chemical process called emulsion.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees has the tools and techniques necessary to make your business look, “Like it never even happened.” Call (856) 566-3388 to have an emergency response team at your commercial property within hours of your initial contact.