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Creative Drying Strategies Haddon Township, NJ

3/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Creative Drying Strategies Haddon Township, NJ Wall Cavity drying in Haddon Township NJ

At SERVPRO of Haddon Heigths/Voorhees our staff has  decades of water damage remediation experience.  Sometimes we have to get creative in our approach to drying your business or home.  At this high-rise senior living facility we had wall cavities that had be dried and we wanted to do it without damaging or removing the walls.  In this photo we are ducting warm dry air from our dehumidifier into the wall cavity.  We were able to drying 20 units without have to relocate any of the residents.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is here in your community and Here to Help®. We have teams of certified professionals that are ready to help when disaster strikes. Our crews are certified in water damage repair and fire damage repair. We also have certified teams to assist in mold remediation. Whatever you’re facing, we are faster to any size disaster.  

There’s no convenient time for water or flood damage to your home or business but we will do everything we can to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees today! 856-566-3388

Hidden Water Damage Can Cause Significant Damage

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hidden Water Damage Can Cause Significant Damage A Leakey Pipe in a Deptford, NJ Crawlspace

When this pipe sprung a leak in the crawlspace of the home it went undetected for some time.  The situation eventually began to cause damage to the adjacent basement.  

By the time SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhess was called many of the homeowners personal items in the basement were damaged.

It is important that you inspect your property routinely.  A small issue can become a large mess over time.

Why You Should Secure Professional Assistance 

Although some people attempt to complete the water cleanup process on their own, this approach is not advisable if it means more than using a mop and a bucket. Our moisture identification techniques and water removal process is expedited and optimized through the use of specialized equipment.   This helps to remove water and treat damage that you can’t see.  After extraction is complete we apply a plant based anti-microbial and then begin the drying process.  Our specialty drying equipment will be placed strategically to promote rapid drying.  It is important to get remaining structural materials dry to prevent the mold and microbial growth. 

For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees 24/7/365 at 856-566-3388 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Is it Time to Replace your Water Heater?

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is it Time to Replace your Water Heater? When Old Water Heaters go they Can Cause Damage

Based on the manufacturer's suggested service life, the life expectancy of a water heater is about 8 to 12 years. That varies with the location and design of the unit, quality of installation, maintenance schedule and water quality.

At SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees one of the most common calls we get is to mitigate water damage caused by a failed water heater.

A few signs that you may need to replace your water heater are:

  • Rusting, either on the tank or in the water
  • Noises
  • Leaks
  • Failure to heat water

When a water heater fails it can damage everything that is around it and beneath it.

For assistance cleaning up your water damage, call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees 24/7/365 at 856-566-3388 

Water and Mold Issues in Your Basement

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water and Mold Issues in Your Basement Don't let a wet basement get you down. Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees for all of your wet and moldy basement issues.

When was the last time you were in your basement?    Did a nasty storm cause a flood in you basement?  Has that persistent leak under your sink gotten worse?  Is your sump pump working correctly?  The basement can be the source of many water and mold damage situations.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, big or  small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – 856-566-3388

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Haddon heights/Voorhees has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.  Keep in mind we will perform a “no cost, no obligation” inspection.

About SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Restoring Your Property - Voorhees / Haddon Heights

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoring Your Property - Voorhees / Haddon Heights Sudden water damage can be a BIG problem.

Flooding and water damage events in both residential and commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, SERVPRO works quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

SERVPRO professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Camden County and all over South Jersey.  We understand the stress and worry that comes with water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Cold Weather Property Tips

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Tips for Protecting Property in Cold Weather

  • Beware of issues stemming from frozen pipes. Consider letting you faucets drip during extreme cold weather to avoid icy pipes, and insulate any pipes that are in particular danger of freezing. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to let the heat get to the pipes.
  • Understand that cold weather can put lots of strain on an old furnace or water heater – and that your thermostat battery could fail during winter months and cold snaps.
  • Disconnect garden hoses and put insulated covers over outside faucets.
  • Keep your garage doors closed whenever possible.
  • Clean your gutters so that water doesn’t get trapped, form ice, and cause damage.
  • Check your roof for damage from ice or heavy snow.
  • In case of frozen or burst pipes, know how to turn off your water main.

If your home is damaged by the cold snap, be sure to act fast, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorees @ 856-566-3388 so we can evaluate the damage.

Winter Weather and Your Home

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Winter Weather and Your Home Snow accumulation collapses roof of home.

The frigid temperatures of the winter months pose the potential to cause serious damage to your home. Not only is your home at risk of water freezing and bursting pipes, but the roof of your home is susceptible to water damage due to the formation of ice dams, and damage from snow accumulation. Broken pipes pose a common and costly issue, but ice dams and snow accumulation also carry a serious damage risk. 

Ice dams form at the edges of the roof when the heat in the attic causes snow on the roof to melt, which in turn refreezes at the gutters. Regularly cleaning your gutters and properly insulating/ventilating your attic help reduce the risk of forming ice dams. In addition to routine gutter maintenance in the winter, it is important to clean off your roof when snowfall has accumulated over 6 inches. This will help prevent heavy snow collapsing your roof and costly damages occurring inside of your home. Be careful to stay on the ground when attempting to clear your roof, otherwise, hire a professional to clear it for you.

These types of retroactive maintenance on your home give you as a homeowner the best odds of making it through the winter without issue. However, should you find yourself in a jam due to unexpected winter damages this upcoming season, SERVPRO has your back.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your storm-related issues in your home or business.  Our team has the expertise to handle your storm damage needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Specialized Remediation Equipment

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with emergency damage and the disruption it causes your life. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Keep Children Safe from Fire and Burns

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

Some children are curious about fire. There are simple steps you can take to keep you and the people you love safer from fire and burns.

  • Keep children 3 feet away from anything that can get hot.Space heaters and stove-tops can cause terrible burns. Keep children at least 3 feet away from stoves, heaters or anything that gets hot.
  • Keep smoking materials locked up in a high place.Never leave cigarette lighters or matches where children can reach them.
  • Never play with lighters or matches when you are with your children.Children may try to do the same things they see you do.

For all of your property restoration needs SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is available 24/7/365, just call 856-566-3388.

Thermal Imaging used to Detect Water Damage

2/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Thermal Imaging used to Detect Water Damage Thermal Imaging clearly Shows the Scope of Damage.

Thermal imaging is essential for detecting water damage and moisture in a home of business.  We can quickly identify wet materials.  This allows us to determine a complete and accurate scope of damage.  Our service technicians will have al of the latest technology to get a full understanding of the extent of damage to your property.


SERVPRO of Haddon heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency.  We handle water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage and commercial services.

24-Hour Emergency Service
Faster to Any Size Disaster
Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
Locally Owned and Operated
Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment


For all of your property restoration needs SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is available 24/7/365, call 856-566-3388




SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

2/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! Beginning the drying process of this flooded basement

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Haddon Heights, Audubon, Runnemede or Voorhees basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today – 856-566-3388

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 856-566-3388

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Runnemede, NJ 856-566-3388

11/21/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Runnemede, NJ 856-566-3388 With water in a wet basement you are going to need professional help to clean this up.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Runnemede.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing

Don’t Hesitate.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

 

For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees 24/7/365 at 856-566-3388 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Voorhees 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

8/30/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Voorhees 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Voorhees, NJ

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SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – 856-566-3388

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Haddon heights/Voorhees has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

 Meet the crew

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In HADDONFIELD, NJ 856-566-3388

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Haddonfield, NJ 856-566-3388

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Runnemede.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ 856-566-3388

    4/4/2016 (Permalink)

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Haddon Heights, NJ 856-566-3388

    SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Runnemede.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In AUDUBON, NJ 856-566-3388

    4/4/2016 (Permalink)

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Audubon, NJ 856-566-3388

    SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Runnemede.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In RUNNEMEDE, NJ 856-566-3388

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Runnemede.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In VOORHEES, NJ 856-566-3388

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Voorhees.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

    For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In GIBBSBORO, NJ 856-566-3388

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Gibbsboro.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

    What to do until help arrives.

    5/11/2015 (Permalink)

    Stopping the source of water is the most important thing you can do to prevent additional damage.  Then call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees.

    Spring storms can bring flooding

    3/18/2015 (Permalink)

    While Spring is a beautiful time of year, it can also produce large amounts of rain in a short amount of time. Be SERVPRO® ready; know the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning. Flood/Flash Flood Watch-Flooding or flash flooding is possible in your area. Flood/Flash Flood Warning-Flooding or flash flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in your area.

    Coldest Temperatures of the Season

    2/13/2015 (Permalink)

    The combination of low temperatures and gusty winds will increase the risk of frozen pipes.  See tips for preventing frozen pipes listed below:

    • Pipes in attics, exterior walls and crawl spaces are most vulnerable to extreme cold.
    • Check on all vacant units.
    • Simply turning off the water is not sufficient for a property that is to be left unoccupied for a long period - a lot of water is still in the system, and can cause damage.  To remove the risk completely, have a plumber  drain down the water and central heating system.  Or alternatively, be sure the heat is on and set to at least 55 degrees.
    • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, and set to at least 55 degrees.
    • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.
    • Drain all garden hoses.
    • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes. 

    While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your property.  With some sensible planning you can avoid surprises this winter. 

    Coldest Temperatures of the Season

    2/13/2015 (Permalink)

    The combination of low temperatures and gusty winds will increase the risk of frozen pipes.  See tips for preventing frozen pipes listed below:

    • Pipes in attics, exterior walls and crawl spaces are most vulnerable to extreme cold.
    • Check on all vacant units.
    • Simply turning off the water is not sufficient for a property that is to be left unoccupied for a long period - a lot of water is still in the system, and can cause damage.  To remove the risk completely, have a plumber  drain down the water and central heating system.  Or alternatively, be sure the heat is on and set to at least 55 degrees.
    • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, and set to at least 55 degrees.
    • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.
    • Drain all garden hoses.
    • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes. 

    While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your property.  With some sensible planning you can avoid surprises this winter. 

    Coldest Temperatures of the Season

    2/13/2015 (Permalink)

    The combination of low temperatures and gusty winds will increase the risk of frozen pipes.  See tips for preventing frozen pipes listed below:

    • Pipes in attics, exterior walls and crawl spaces are most vulnerable to extreme cold.
    • Check on all vacant units.
    • Simply turning off the water is not sufficient for a property that is to be left unoccupied for a long period - a lot of water is still in the system, and can cause damage.  To remove the risk completely, have a plumber  drain down the water and central heating system.  Or alternatively, be sure the heat is on and set to at least 55 degrees.
    • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, and set to at least 55 degrees.
    • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.
    • Drain all garden hoses.
    • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes. 

    While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your property.  With some sensible planning you can avoid surprises this winter.