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Count on SERVPRO for Mold Removal in East Brunswick

9/20/2023 (Permalink)

Sheetrock above  a tub that has been cut to expose mold. When you discover mold in your East Brunswick home call SERVPRO. We're Here to Help® 24/7.

Mold Removal in East Brunswick Homes Requires Skill

Mold can develop if water damage is not properly addressed. Although you might not have experienced significant water damage, an issue like leaky taps can lead to mold damage. 

Mold and moisture are related. Performing mold removal in East Brunswick homes involves addressing water and humidity. Our SERVPRO® team has thorough training in mold remediation procedures, including containment methods, engineering controls, and using standard approved work practices. The steps we can take to handle mold include the following: 

  • Ensure your safety and that of the technicians working on the job.
  • Document the work processes and conditions straightforwardly for you to review.
  • Control the contamination close to the mold source.
  • Remediate the mold. 

To prevent mold problems, we can address and resolve the moisture problem that caused the mold. We can dry salvageable materials to restoration standards. We are trained professionals in building and construction materials. We also have knowledge concerning airflow elements, which is vital for diagnosing and solving moisture issues. 

The primary goal of mold remediation is minimizing the risk of exposure to mold and preventing structural damage. Our SERVPRO technicians can identify the underlying cause of dampness and eliminate it so mold doesn't reappear. We can use moisture sensors to measure the moisture within materials. These devices have sensor pins that penetrate a material to offer accurate readings. 

The mold cleanup process also involves removing and remediating contaminated contents. Before our SERVPRO team performs structural remediation, we can remove the non-contaminated and contaminated contents from affected surfaces. Both dead and live mold fragments contribute to mycotoxins and other mold products that retain their toxic or antigenic properties over extended periods. 

SERVPRO uses suitable cleaning strategies based on the affected materials. For instance, we can remove and discard porous materials with a mold infestation, like drywall, wallpaper, and carpet. This helps prevent the re-introduction of large mold-spore reservoirs into the remediated space.

Ongoing prevention is a vital concept of mold intervention. Keeping all surfaces in your home as dry and clean as possible can prevent mold growth. 

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is ready to remediate mold from your home. Call us anytime for help at (732) 641-6546.

Steps to Successful Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Brunswick

5/22/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van We aim to restore your property as quickly as possible, “Like It Never Even Happened.”

SERVPRO Uses Specialized Equipment During Commercial Water Damage Cleanup in Brunswick

You need commercial water damage restoration services to ensure your business does not make significant financial losses due to burst pipes, roof leaks, and other forms of water intrusion. By fixing such issues immediately, there are chances of winning the loyalty of your customers since it makes them know how serious you are about business. For the mitigation procedures to be done correctly, working with well-trained experts is necessary.

Our SERVPRO team usually succeeds when offering commercial water damage cleanup services in Brunswick because we use the right equipment. Since the damage does not occur uniformly across the building, several specialized tools are used during water damage mitigation. To do the job correctly, we are trained in the following:

  • Adhere to the manufacturer's instructions for proper equipment functioning
  • Know which equipment is best for the job
  • Operate the equipment effectively and efficiently

If there is no water in the structure, our SERVPRO technicians use inspection devices to track moisture intrusion in your property. Some of the devices we use during the inspection are thermo-hygrometers, moisture sensors, moisture meters, and thermal imaging cameras. Moisture sensors have probes that penetrate carpets and padding to detect moisture. If moisture is present, they show a visual signal accompanied by a beeping sound.

Moisture meters have a scale that measures the exact moisture content that the material is holding. They can either be non-penetrating or penetrating. On the other hand, thermal imaging cameras use infrared technology to inspect and monitor the presence of moisture in building materials. We primarily use them to inspect hard-to-access areas such as highly raised ceilings.

Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 and let trained water damage remediation technicians offer you a fast response and make it "Like it never even happened." We are available 24/7 to offer commercial and residential clients reliable solutions.

Networking with local Businesses in East Brunswick

5/2/2023 (Permalink)

Servpro at Chateau Grand Hotel Our team had an amazing time networking with other local businesses and getting to know members of the community.

We are thrilled to announce that SERVPRO of East Brunswick recently attended the East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce (EBRCC) open house breakfast, held at the stunning Chateau Grand Hotel. Our team was on hand to network with fellow business owners, community leaders, and Chamber members, all while enjoying a delicious breakfast spread.

As a local business, we take great pride in being an active member of the EBRCC and supporting our community. This event was a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with others, share our services, and learn more about the exciting initiatives happening in East Brunswick and the surrounding areas.

We want to extend a huge thank you to the EBRCC and Chateau Grand Hotel for hosting such a terrific event. We look forward to continuing our involvement with the Chamber and making a positive impact in our community.

SERVPRO Offers Premier Water Damage Restoration in East Brunswick

4/19/2023 (Permalink)

Moisture Reader Call your local professionals at SERVPRO to ensure your home is dry and sanitary.

Save Time and Money on Water Damage Restoration in East Brunswick with SERVPRO

You need professionals like SERVPRO for water damage restoration of your East Brunswick home. The process is much faster with our experienced techs and can save you money, as restorative cleaning is much cheaper than replacing a structural component or a piece of content. 

One of the reasons why SERVPRO techs are so effective in water damage restoration of New Brunswick properties is the meticulous planning and the use of the right equipment. Our techs use industry-leading equipment during every stage of the restoration process to maximize efficiency and speed up the process. 

Inspecting the Water Damage 

The most crucial step in developing a restoration plan is to know the exact location and extent of water damage in the structure. SERVPRO techs use several moisture-sensing equipment to determine the problem areas within the building. Some of the moisture-sensing devices we use include the following:

Equipment like moisture sensors and meters can give SERVPRO techs a precise amount of moisture trapped in various structural components like drywall and ceilings. Once the techs know the worst affected areas of the structure, they can prepare a more efficient drying plan that delivers quick results. 

Thermal Imaging Cameras 

SERVPRO techs use these cameras at the beginning of a water project, as they provide a fast evaluation of the extent of moisture. They can show how the water traveled throughout the structure and often indicate moisture that may have never been discovered otherwise.

While thermography does not detect the exact moisture level in a structure like moisture meters can, it can quickly identify wet areas, especially in hard-to-reach places. 

Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800. We are available 24/7 to help you in your time of need.

Helping East Brunswick Residents Recover from Fire Damage

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

fire damaged house framing East Brunswick customers' fire damaged homes get an assist from SERVPRO. We can even streamline the insurance process.

Fire Cleanup Services from SERVPRO for East Brunswick Residents

Fires can be damaging to your personal property and your home. Taking extra care to stub out cigarettes, blow out candles, and maintain appliances can reduce the risk of a sudden outbreak. However, if your property does set ablaze, we can help. SERVPRO is a locally licensed restoration service that operates twenty-four hours a day in your area.

Tackling fire damage in East Brunswick can seem overwhelming. Our service helps to reduce that stress. By using technicians with state-of-the-art equipment and training, we can minimize potential losses in the property and, in some cases, reverse damages to homes or belongings. The procedure for restoring your home begins with a phone call where we take your notification of loss. From here, we can guarantee to arrive at the property within four hours for an expert assessment. We only need the authorization to begin services at your home to start mitigating losses. Mitigation can involve drying property or belongings to prevent mold outbreaks, clearing potential debris, and, if necessary, providing humidity controls. Our team can give a verbal estimate to share with you and your insurance adjuster detailing any essential repairs within eight hours. 

Burnt properties present unique challenges to technicians. No two work sites are the same, which means we have to be flexible to suit the needs of different situations. If it is safe for you to remain on the property during restoration, our team can prioritize high-usage rooms like kitchens and bathrooms. If you need to vacate the home temporarily, our team can pack your belongings, arrange transport and store them safely on your behalf. Packing out the house is usually reserved for severe damages that may require rewiring electronics and performing controlled demolition and reconstructive work to save the structure of your home. In most restoration scenarios, the lion's share of work is cleaning away smoke residues, tackling odor issues, and disposing debris, soot, and ash.

Enlisting Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services

  • SERVPRO uses a two-four-eight procedure. We process the first notification of loss (FNOL) in two hours, arrive on-site within four, and can provide a verbal estimate in the first eight hours.
  • Our technicians are experienced practitioners that have experience working in homes and with insurance adjusters in the local area.
  • We can assist with special restoration services such as artwork recovery or arrange for subcontractors to work on HVAC repair or Electrical circuitry tasks.

Removing smoke residues is complex without a deep understanding of the composition and properties of the smoke. Generally, synthetic materials produce greasy odors, whereas natural materials leave a dry, powdery residue. Since homes and personal belongings typically include synthetic and natural materials, it is vital to pre-test smoke residues to determine the most effective cleaning action. Pre-testing equipment includes dry sponges, sensors, and white balancers to assess how far smoke has traveled from the ignition source through the house. Sometimes, pre-testing can incorporate testing cleaning products on small discrete areas. Testing cleaning products can be beneficial on wet smokes and furnishings, which may suffer adverse effects with conventional cleaning methods. 

Cleaning Smoke and Fire Damage from Upholstery and Furnishings

  • Introducing water to soft furnishings can cause shrink, color fade, or watermarking. Often using a solvent-based cleaning agent can achieve the best results.
  • High-value materials such as leather or satin may require specific cleaning products such as Leather butter or dry-cleaning equipment to remove soot.
  • Blocking furniture or placing protective covers beneath furnishings can prevent dye from bleeding into surrounding textiles or flooring.

To restore your fire damaged home emergency, contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at  (732) 307-9665.

Safe Water Damage Restoration in East Brunswick

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO box truck SERVPRO safety and water damage cleanup go hand-in-hand for our East Brunswick customers. Our trucks are stocked and ready to help.

How SERVPRO Technicians Perform Expert Water Damage Cleanup

Water intrusion can take a heavy toll on your property and emotional well-being. Usually caused by bursting pipes, the impact caused by excessive quantities of liquid entering an indoor environment can be catastrophic. One of the most valuable responses to a home emergency is to enlist the help of professional services. 

No two water damage restoration jobs in East Brunswick are the same. Residential properties vary significantly in their structural layout, the construction materials, and the electrical system in place. The huge differences between properties make extensive training and experience necessary when approaching a restoration project. It is essential to assess a structure for hazards before performing any water damage mitigation. Older properties may have dangerous building materials such as asbestos which should not be disturbed without a professional abatement team. If the property is exposed to moisture for a long time, there is a strong chance of mold growth or other microorganisms like bacteria and viruses.

Making sure that a property is safe before performing mitigation is crucial. Hazards to look out for could include sagging ceilings, indicating a potential structural collapse. Light fixtures can also build up water which presents an electrical risk. Other applicable precautions include wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and using ground fault circuit interrupters on all equipment and electronics. Wet properties are inherently precarious while bringing in industrial restoration equipment, portable lighting, or generators can complicate matters further. We take extra time to ensure that wiring for equipment is taped down to avoid trip hazards and that wires are grouped to avoid electrical hazards.

Avoiding Electrical Hazards

  • Water conducts electricity which means extra care must be taken when entering a wet property.
  • Inspecting light fixtures and power distribution panels for wetness is critical to safety scoping a building.
  • Before entering affected areas, all circuits relating to water damaged rooms should be shut off at the power distribution panel. 

Another potential hazard in wet properties is infectious waste. Contamination can be brought into a property via an unclean water supply. Pre-existing microbes or damages like rust can be amplified by moisture resulting in contamination even from clean supply lines. When working in a wet area, it is essential to avoid potential puncture wounds that could be caused by exposed nails found in carpet tacks, broken glass, or other sharp objects. The safety procedures to follow in an affected area is to avoid eating or drinking and remove yourself from the site if you suffer from cuts, scratches, or other open wounds. Containment to clean equipment and regular area disinfecting before performing extraction or other restoration activities is critical to ensuring a safe workspace. Proper PPE like thick rubber boots, goggles, and chemical-resistant gloves are essential.

Working Safely in a Wet Environment

  • Cleaning equipment after usage and between rooms can help to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
  • Clothing worn during restoration should be cleaned separately from regular clothing using powerful cleaning products.
  • Debris should be placed in thick, waterproof trash bags that can be transported out of the property safely.

Safety is crucial to efficient restoration. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows for water damage restoration at (732) 641-4023.

Remediating Mold Damage in East Brunswick

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

Microscopic view of mold with the caption “What to know about mold” SERVPRO has skilled AMRT-applied microbial remediation technicians to clean up mold problems in East Brunswick. We know what to do!

SERVPRO Gets to the Root of Mold Problems in your Home

Mold can damage building materials in your home, ruin textiles and cause indoor air quality issues. Worse still, it spreads rapidly from one area to another. Acting quickly to potential microbial infestations can help to reduce losses and return your home to a sanitary condition. We are a licensed remediation service that could help with property infestation.

Properties with mold damage in East Brunswick require immediate attention. These microscopic organisms can eat away at textiles and organic matter over time, causing significant property damage. They also produce unpleasant odors and release hundreds of microscopic spores during their lifecycle, which, over time, can affect indoor air quality. Common signs that you may have an infestation at your home include musty odors and discoloration of paintwork or decor. Sometimes, visible grey, black, or green spots may appear on ceilings or in and around wet rooms. Enlisting a remediation service to inspect the property is less time-consuming and often more accurate than laboratory testing. SERVPRO is a local remediation specialist that gets to the root of a microbial infestation and can fix your home.

Most living organisms require light to grow, which makes them immediately visible. On the other hand, Fungi require little light, which means they can spread through wall cavities, beneath flooring, or underneath plumbing fixtures. Our technicians are trained to perform high-quality inspections for homeowners that suspect a microbial infestation. Sometimes, these inspections may involve the temporary removal of physical barriers in the home. These physical barriers could be carpets, flooring, cabinets, and fittings. It is necessary to perform these removals to assess the extent of an infestation that can affect interior insulation and porous materials in the building assembly, such as drywall, carpet pads, or subfloor. If physical barriers are expensive or time-consuming to remove, for example, wooden flooring. Our technicians can use thermal imaging cameras or borescopes to visually assess potential infestation and mold damage without removing the building assembly.

Tackling Microbial Infestation in Structure

  • Microbes can grow and spread in cavities. Sometimes structural drying systems can be used to deprive microbes of the moisture they need to grow.
  • Removal of fungi often involves a controlled demolition where the building materials are entirely removed and replaced.
  • Anti-microbial chemicals can be powerful tools against microbial infestations in the right circumstances.

Microbes spread from one area of the home to another through microscopic spores. These spores can be carried on air currents that circulate through the house, through ducts in air conditioning systems, or on items of clothing and footwear. Denying spores the ability to move from one area to another is vital to the remediation process. We call this process containment, and it involves setting up physical barriers or controlling air currents using machinery with vacuum elements. Setting up proper containment protocol is especially vital during aggressive action, such as demolition, as the increase in the agitation of colonies can lead to more airborne spores.

Ensuring Microbes do not Return after Remediation

  • Successful remediation addresses the root causes of microbial growth, which often requires correcting a moisture problem.
  • Anti-microbial treatment can prevent microbes from gaining a foothold on materials until the moisture problem is fixed.
  • Managing containment and the proper disposal of moldy materials is vital to quality remediation.

To protect your home from microbial infestation, contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows for mold damage remediation at (732) 307-9665.

How To Safely Clean Your Fire-Damaged Property in East Brunswick

3/21/2023 (Permalink)

Illustration of a Flame For any type of fire damage in your property you can count on SERVPRO to help.

SERVPRO Uses Industry-Proven Methods During Fire Damage Cleanup in East Brunswick

Fire damage restoration services are there to address the unpredictability presented by fire incidents. Imagine a situation where you are busy at work only to receive a call of a fire back at home. During such a time, you need a helping hand from professional restoration experts to return your property to its preloss state within the shortest time possible.

Our SERVPRO technicians can clean your East Brunswick property during fire damage restoration. We understand that smoke particles can move around the building and land on different surfaces. If they mix with moisture, there are chances of developing corrosive properties and causing further damage.

Before we start the fire damage cleanup process, we observe the following safety procedures:

A cleaning solution can be effective on one surface and fail to achieve the needed results when used on a different one. Our SERVPRO team knows that and pretests cleaning solutions before the work starts. Through that, we can avoid any possible adverse effects that may occur from using the wrong cleaning solution.

Another challenge is removing the soot particles that land on decorative surfaces such as chandeliers. In a situation where the smoke particles are light or moderate, we use hand cleaning. Methods such as ultrasonic and low-pressure steam cleaning can also be an option. If it is necessary to disassemble lighting fixtures and chandeliers during the cleaning process, we do it and document everything.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows pays close attention to detail and knows all the procedures required for successful fire damage restoration. You can call (732) 432-9800 to work with skilled professionals and make your property look "Like it never even happened" after a fire.

Winter Water Mitigation in East Brunswick

2/14/2023 (Permalink)

Flood Before Mitigation When a flood hits your property, you need to call the technicians at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Can Provide Water Restoration Services in East Brunswick

When people think about storm damage, excessive rains, and flooding are often the first to come to mind. But even though flooding is a rarity in the winter, cold weather can also create conditions that could cause issues with your structure. Houses can flood after temperatures rise after a blizzard, or ice dams can build up on your roof and cause leaks.

Pipes freezing and breaking in the wintertime can also be the culprit of water mitigation projects in East Brunswick. When temperatures drastically drop during a storm, water supply lines could freeze and cause flooding in your house. If the break occurs on your second floor, moisture could come into the lower level from the ceiling down.

Whatever the case, our SERVPRO technicians can follow the same procedures any time moisture enters your home. The first thing we do when arriving at your property is inspected to ensure your building is safe for our workers and other occupants. If there are any trip or fall hazards, we can mitigate these issues before conducting any restoration work.

Once we deem the site safe, we begin thoroughly inspecting your property. First, we can determine the source of the moisture and seal the leak or shut off your water. Next, we can use moisture sensors and meters to find where the water went and which building materials and contents were affected.

Steps we can take to remove moisture:

  • Use a submersible pump for standing water
  • Extract liquid H2O from flooring
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
  • Set up an injection drying system to dry out wet walls

If the winter blues happen to strike your house in the form of water damage, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

Benefits of Professional Mold Remediation in East Brunswick

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall Our techs are ready 24/7, 365 days a year.

Effective Mold Cleanup in East Brunswick with SERVPRO

Removing these microbes can be a total pain for a regular homeowner. Hiring a professional mold remediation company is better than doing it yourself because you risk unsettling the spores. The spores could spread to other places waiting for triggers. Also, the colonies grow in hard-to-spot areas like crevices and cracks in walls and floors. If you only clean the visible areas, the problem resurfaces. SERVPRO crews have detection tools to help catch all the infected regions. Our crews can define the extent of the damage and the right cleaning approach to prevent future problems.

Microbial growth in an East Brunswick, home can leave incredible damage. Mold spreads unbelievably fast in the presence of moisture, organic food sources, and minimal natural light and can set colonies all over your property. Most microbes thrive best between 68º and 86º F. However, some prefer cold temperatures as low as 32ºF while others have hot temperatures up to 122º F. It could damage the structural materials and cause problems with the home’s contents hence the need for remediation. The worst part is that it can remain undetected in certain areas.

Key steps in mold remediation:

  • Establishing containment
  • Removing mold-contaminated materials
  • Cleaning moldy surfaces
  • Drying

The SERVPRO crew ensures the HVAC unit is shut off and conducts different containment procedures to prevent spores from spreading. Containment may include:

  • Using plastic sheeting to create barriers.
  • Establishing negative air pressure in affected areas.
  • Establishing clean and decontamination rooms for equipment and materials.

Mold Cleanup

Some equipment used during mold remediation include:

  • HEPA vacuums 
  • Air scrubbers
  • Wire brushing

SERVPRO crews chose a cleaning method depending on the type of surface. HEPA vacuums can remove mold fragments from dry, non-porous surfaces. If the mold is growing in a layer of soil, damp wiping with a detergent solution will help. Semi-porous materials, including wood and concrete, can be cleaned by sanding, wire brushing, wet wiping, or other abrasive methods. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows mold remediation experts can provide better advice on effectively keeping your home mold-free. Call us at (732) 432-9800. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.