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Happy Customer

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Often that call comes in when a homeowner thinks they have a mold problem and they need a professional to evaluate the conditions.  We scheduled an appointment and met with the homeowner.  We didn’t see any major issues that would need our services and gave them a recommendation whereas they could tackle the problem on their own.  Below is a copy of an email we received shortly after our visit from the homeowner. 

Hi Chris, 

I just wanted to thank you for the insight into our "mold problem". As I was cleaning the baseboards in order to paint them, I noticed that there was what looked like a dark colored dust on the top of them. When I sprayed them with Windex the "dust" seemed to grow. It was the dog hair that magically sprang up and when I wiped it clean it was dark black with a bunch of specks. After our conversation I'm confident that it was the mold attaching itself to that dog hair that was all over the house. I have cleaned every nook and cranny of that house and removed bags of dog hair. I feel so much better knowing that was probably the bulk of the problem...I still think there is some in the closet, but I've cleaned and painted that, and I leave that door open to air it out. 

Again, thank you so much for giving me an honest, straight forward answer to my issue. It is very refreshing to know there are still trustworthy, honest people out there. I can't thank you enough.  

Signed, Happy Customer 

Rebuilding After Remediation

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

After dealing with the damage in your property, then we can begin the restoration and reconstruction process. This is a kitchen that had a water leak, which then became a mold issue, because it was not properly attended to. After SERVPRO of Manahawkin followed the plan-of-action by the hygienist (remediation process) and now it was time to rebuild the kitchen. This was a nice project of ours and we take much pride in our rebuilds as we aim to create - build your vision of what you would like to see. If you have any questions about SERVPRO of Manahawkin’s work or would like to see our rebuild portfolio, please give us a call at 609-549-0379 and we will be more than happy to help! 

Do You Know If You Have A Mold Problem?

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

This is the question that appears more often than not and it seems to be something many people do not have the answer for. At SERVPRO of Manahawkin, we aim to help you during this process, whether its for general knowledge or the remediation process, please give us a call. But for those of you who are interested in gathering some information sooner, please read further to get a better understanding, provided by the Environmental Protection Agency and their knowledge on Mold.

Answer from www.epa.gov/mold/moldbasics.html

Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing.

Molds are part of the natural environment.  Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided.  Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air.  Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet.  There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust.  The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present.  Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors.  If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem.  If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, most likely, the mold problem will come back.

We Can Get There Faster

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Manahawkin provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Manahawkin arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 –

(609) 549-0379

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.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.

Metal begins to rust and corrode.

Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.

Paint begins to blister.

Wood flooring swells and warps.

Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Manahawkin

SERVPRO of Manahawkin 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.

Certifications

  • ABRA Certified Biorecovery Technician course
  • Hazardous Materials Standard training
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program

When Storms Hit, SERVPRO is Ready!

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Ocean County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams http://www.SERVPROmanahawkin.com/disaster-recovery that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today

(609) 549-0379

Remember, our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Why Choose SERVPRO of Manahawkin?

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Why Choose SERVPRO of Manahawkin?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

We're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

We specialize in water and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals have extensive water damage restoration training that enables them to get you back to normal.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals have a national network of over 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Team strategically located throughout the country.

Regardless of the Storm Damage, They Can Help

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO of Manahawkin can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our Disaster Recovery Team can respond quickly with additional resources.

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Ice and snowstorms
  • Wild fires

What is mold?

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

What is mold?

The term “mold” is a colloquial term for a group of filamentous fungi that are common on food or wet materials. This includes the green Penicillium species that produces penicillin, and fungi that spoil our bread, fruit, cheese and crops. Most of these are Ascomycetes that produce a lot of spores.

The majority of the molds that grow on damp building materials are found in the soil and are adapted to grow on a wide variety of materials. Outdoors, molds live in the soil, on plants, and on dead or decaying matter. There are thousands of species of mold and they can be any color. Different mold species are adapted to different moisture conditions ranging from very wet to just damp. Many times, mold can be detected by a musty odor. Live spores act like seeds, forming new mold growths (colonies) under the right conditions. All of us are exposed to a variety of fungal spores daily in the air we breathe, both outdoors and indoors.

What To Do After Flooding

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Remember, our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Restoring Commercial Properties

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work 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.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our 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 Manahawkin

SERVPRO of Manahawkin 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.

Certification

  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Hazardous Materials Standard training
  • ABRA Certified Biorecovery Technician course
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician

SERVPRO of Manahawkin is available 24 hours a day!

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin 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 - (609) 549-0379

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 Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin

SERVPRO of Manahawkin 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.

Certifications

ABRA Certified Biorecovery Technician course

Hazardous Materials Standard training

AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician

RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation

CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician

WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program