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Mold Season is Coming

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Summer is coming to the Jersey Shore and you can be certain that there will be moisture on the east coast. “So, what?” you ask? Frizzy hair is not the only quirk that comes with the high-humidity season. Soon we will be immersed in long, hot days of melted popsicles, musty lawn mowers and possibly, you guessed it, mold growth. Excess humidity and moisture are the number one cause of mold in homes or businesses. Mold, defined by some as allergens and irritants, will definitely defeat the feel-good summer vibe we’ve been waiting all winter for. You may have seen in the media stories about “black mold” and “toxic mold” which are definite buzz kills. These stories can be both alarming and confusing and most likely, do little to help you understand what you may be experiencing in your home.

SERVPRO of Manahawkin is proud to serve our local communities as a resource for facts and suggestions about mold. As remediators, who actually do the work on a regular basis, we are always here to help, and always available to answer any questions you may have.

To get the facts on mold and prepare yourself for the summer heat, check out our Mold Remediation and Restoration page on our website. 

If you suspect mold in your home, don’t sweat it. Call us at (609) 549-0379. 

Fast Response is Critical for Flood Cleanup

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Flood Cleanup SERVPRO of Manahawkin Flood Cleanup

A flood in your home can come unexpectedly and cause serious damage. The best advice we can offer is to act quickly. Flood clean-up should begin immediately. Water on the loose tends to travel, often far from its source, wicking and absorbing into everything that will accept it. flooring, cabinets, drywall and given enough time, anything in its path. Waiting leads to secondary damages such as compromised building materials, odors and in some cases, mold. 

We’ve mentioned in our “Mold Season is Coming” blog post that some types of mold are irritants, that may contribute to health issues.  Unattended damage from unwanted water sources is a prime contributor to mold growth in our area. 

Addressing water damage immediately not only prevents mold growth, but also limits the damage caused to your home and belongings. The less time water has to absorb into materials, the easier and less expensive it will be to dry, clean and repair. In some cases, the differences can mean days or months to get back to normal. Immediate action also provides for a better chance of restoring personal items of sentimental value that cannot be replaced. 

If your home has suffered a flood of any size, call SERVPRO of Manahawkin at (609) 549-0379. We offer a 24/7 emergency service and can answer immediately to assess and restore the damage as quickly as possible. 

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Your 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service Provider

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin is always available 24 hours a day for water emergencies of all sizes. 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 will 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. 

Don't have an Emergency? Call us to find out about our other services in restoration at (609)549-0379 

Does Your Home in Long Beach Island Have A Mold Problem?

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Mold Remediation in Long Beach island SERVPRO of Manahawkin Mold Remediation in Long Beach island

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts: 

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors. 
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet. 
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas. 
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Don't Wait! 

Call Us Today –609-549-0379 

When Floods or Storms hit Ocean County, SERVPRO of Manahawkin is ready!

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

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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 previous condition. 

Faster Response 

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

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms 

When storms hit any area in Southern 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 that are strategically located throughout the United States. 

Have Storm or Flood Damage or just want more information? 

Call Us Today 609-549-0379 

Let Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists Restore your Home or Business

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification firm. The 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 techniciansup-to-dateon 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 resolvedisputes, andaccept 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 constantly 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 a highly trained 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. 

When you need Smoke and Soot Cleanup in Ocean County

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Smoke and Soot Cleanup SERVPRO of Manahawkin Smoke and Soot Cleanup

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.   

Smoke and soot facts: 

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure. 
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor. 
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process. 

Different Types of Smoke 

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Manahawkin will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The results of the pretest will provide the basis for cleaning procedures. 

Some additional information: 

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber 

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean. 

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood 

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises. 

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire 

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.  

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services 

Since no smoke and fire damage situation is the same, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? 
Call Us Today – 609-549-0379 

Restoring Your Manahawkin Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in the Manahawkin area for commercial properties are often complex. There are 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 here at SERVPRO of Manahawkin are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns. We strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. 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. 

Avoid a Commercial Kitchen Fire

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Commercial Cleaning and Fire Hazard Awareness SERVPRO of Manahawkin Commercial Cleaning and Fire Hazard Awareness

Everyone loves a local restaurant with delicious food and feel-good service. You could make the most salivating burger in Ocean County, but a kitchen fire will certainly change that flavor. 

The high-heat environment of a commercial kitchen requires good air flow and no build up from grease to be safe from fire. Grease laden air generated by grills, fryers and other cooking stations is continually generated and deposited on all surrounding surfaces in this environment. Most kitchens use an exhaust system specifically designed to keep fresh air flowing in and grease laden air flowing out. So, if the system is working and circulating air, what’s the fire hazard?  

Buildup of grease in the exhaust system from lack of cleaning.  

Regular periodic cleaning of your kitchen exhaust system will prevent kitchen grease fires, contribute to a sanitary environment and help avoid losing the secret family recipe to a fire. 

Does your kitchen need cleaning? Check out our commercial cleaning services here, or call us at (609) 549-0379. 

How and What You Should Clean to Stop Emerging Pathogens in your Business

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro of Manahawkin is Here to Help SERVPRO of Manahawkin is Here to Help with proactive cleaning for Coronavirus

Viruses in our midst are constantly spreading from person to person with every cough, sneeze and breath we take. While you cannot permanently kill a virus, you can stop spreading them by keeping yourself and your work environment clean. But HOW do you do that? And WHAT do you have to clean to better your odds? 

What to Clean... 

We won’t tell you that you need do a deep clean scrub of every inch of your office every few hours. We will tell you that commonly used surfaces should be cleaned as often as possible. Think kitchen counters, doorknobs, light switches, coffee pots, etc. Properly cleaning surfaces that are shared with others and used often, will prevent any viruses which are latching onto the surface, from latching onto you. 

How to clean... 

The idea of removing any traces of germs on common surfaces seems simple enough, right? Well that depends on whether or not you actually disinfected the surface you set out to clean. To accomplish a truly clean surface is a two-step process. First, you must clean any dirt and debris left over with a surface cleaner. Once this is done, you follow-up with a disinfecting cleaner to take care of the germs. We don’t suggest skipping the first step, it is crucial to the disinfectant actually reaching the germs settled on the surface you’re cleaning. 

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, we can minimize the spread of germs with a proactive cleaning for your business. Give SERVPRO of Manahawkin a call at (609) 549-0379.