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Why Call SERVPRO After a Fire?

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

You may ask, why call SERVPRO after a fire in your home when you can easily search the internet for Do It Yourself technique..  There are several tips and links on line that can suggest how you can clean up after a fire in your home.  But more often than not, some of the tips you read online may just work when it comes to a simple clean up from smoke build up on a wall from a candle. But it is almost impossible to remove the smell and smoke damage with soap and water.  That is why you would call the professionals at SERVPRO of Manahawkin.  We have the experience and resources to remove the smell from a fore as well as clean the surfaces from smoke or soot damage.

Call for more information! 609-549-0379

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Standing By…

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes your home or business there is no time to waste! The SERVPRO Team of Professionals for your local area is standing by and ready to help!

SERVPRO of Manahawkin has been in business since 2011 and serves home owners and local businesses throughout Ocean County.

Our office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and our friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to assist with any of your questions or needs. When the office is closed, our telephones are still on and stay on all day and night, 7 days a week.

We are always ready and prepared to assist in  any type of emergency and can be on site within two hours or less.

Your emergency is our emergency! So when you need help, know who to call...

SERVPRO of Manahawkin

609-549-0379

24 hours a day!

SERVPRO Calcifications

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Know Who to Call After the Fire Department

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

A fire in your home or business is not something you would ever plan on.  But you can plan on who to call when disaster strikes.  Have our contact info on hand so you can call the Fire and Water, Cleanup and Restoration Specialist at 609-549-0379 or checkout our home page on this web site for our contact information.  By calling SERVPRO of Manahawkin you’ll find a team of highly trained professionals who are committed to helping you through any disaster.  We will develop a plan to get the situation under control and restore your property.  By calling us you’ll take confidence in knowing that when the things that matter most are on the line, we will be too because you can’t keep fire damage from taking control of your home or business.  So before fire or water damage strikes, make sure you’re ready to strike back with the cleanup specialist the insurance industry has trusted for more than 40 years and SERVPROmanahawkin.com  Helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Information on Storm Preparness

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

If you have experienced storm damage at your home or business and you are not sure on how to seek help, or who to even call first, please remain calm! We at SERVPRO of Manahawkin  understand you may be feeling out of sorts, but there are several professionals that can and will assist you during the recovery process. If you need immediate help, please contact SERVPRO of Manahawkin, by calling 609-549-0379. We are ready to assist you and get the process started.

Can’t make the call? Listed below are some general tips and best practices that may help you better understand what to do and how to be prepared.

What to do before and during a severe storm:

  • Have emergency contact numbers ready including SERVPRO of Manahawkin.
  • Charge all your electronics and flashlights.
  • Have candles or a generator handy for power loss.
  • Place rolled up towels along the inside of exterior doors to prevent water from getting in.
  • Do your best to keep your gutters clear but stay safe throughout the storm. 
  • Move valuables and items up from lower levels and away from doors and windows.
  • Protect your important documents and find a copy of your insurance policy.  

Tornado Awareness in Ocean County

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Tornadoes can appear from any direction. Most move from southwest to northeast, or west to east. Some tornadoes have changed direction amid path, or even backtracked. A tornado can double back suddenly, for example, when its bottom is hit by outflow winds from a thunderstorm's core. Tornadoes are not common in our area but as of the past few years the weather conditions have surprised the north east and tornadoes have been reported on the east coast.

That is why having a tornado plan for your home and family in place is a good idea. Based on the type of home you live in you need to know where you can take shelter in a matter of seconds, and practice a family tornado drill at least once a year. Have a pre-determined place to meet after a disaster. Flying objects is the greatest danger in tornadoes; so store protective coverings (e.g., mattress, sleeping bags, thick blankets, etc) in or next to your shelter space, ready to use on a few seconds' notice. When a tornado watch is issued, think about the drill and check to make sure all your safety supplies are handy. Turn on local TV, radio or NOAA Weather Radio and stay alert for warnings. Forget about the old notion of opening windows to equalize pressure; the tornado will blast open the windows for you!

The Ocean County area has plenty of designated storm shelters, know where they are.   You may even take notice in certain stores there are designated areas, learn where there are bathrooms, storage rooms or other interior shelter areas away from windows, and the shortest ways to get there. Most schools, shopping centers, nursing homes, hospitals, sports arenas, stadiums, mobile home communities and offices should have a tornado safety plan in place, with easy-to-read signs posted to direct everyone to a safe, nearby shelter area. Schools and office building managers should regularly run well-coordinated drills.

Let The Professionals Take Care of The Fire Damage

6/2/2019 (Permalink)

After the firefighters leave, homeowners may think the danger has passed and the house is safe and ready to return to, but this is not always the case. After a fire, you don’t only have the worry about fire damage, there will now be water damage as a result of putting the fire out and smoke - soot damage as product of the fire itself. Without the right professionals to handle the job the affected area will never return to normal. The restoration process after a fire is time consuming and requires a good deal of manpower, but do not let this discourage you. SERVPRO of Manahawkin is here to help! Our crew is IICRC certified, in addition to having the resources and experience to help make this process as smooth as possible. If you have any questions regarding our fire, smoke and soot damage restoration protocol, please give us a call at 609-549-0379.

The Leading Cause to Home Fires

6/2/2019 (Permalink)

Question: Do you know the leading cause of fires in the home are in any weather conditions? It just might not be what you think.  

Answer: Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly depending on how up-to-speed you are on fire causes), it's cooking. We cook in the house and on our grills outside. So no matter what where you are doing your cooking, kitchen fires are one of the leading causes of fire in the home.  So please, take caution, do not leave the stove unattended, check the oven often, do not let the flame hit any outside walls or wooden surfaces.  Be careful or grease build up.  No matter where you are cooking please for your own safety be careful in the kitchen or where ever you may be cooking.

Unique Challenges in Water Restoration

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in Ocean County 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

Knowing the Category's of Destruction

5/19/2019 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO of Manahawkin deals with any type of water damage, our restoration team is trained to identify the type of water damage that is present by categorizing them into specific groups according to the universal standards set by the IICRC. If you are experiencing water damage, it is important you know and understand these categories too. As this will assist you in understanding the plan-of-action for the restoration and repair process. Here are the following categories and their definitions according to the IICRC:

Category 1. This is liquid from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. But, category one can quickly degrade into category two.

Category 2. This category of liquid used to be called grey water, and is described as having a level of contaminates that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources include dishwasher or washing machine overflows, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow with some urine but not feces.

Category 3. This is the worst classification and is grossly unsanitary. It could cause severe illness or death if ingested. It used to be called black water, and sources include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth.