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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.

Measles Outbreak Disinfection

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

We are confident that you are aware of the current Measles outbreak in several states throughout the US and especially currently in the Ocean County area. If you are concerned about this current outbreak or think it may be a potential issue in your area, perhaps in schools, daycare centers, and other facilities where close human proximity could spread the Measles virus.  Rest assured, SERVPRO of Manahawkin is ready to combat this outbreak and does have a product and a protocol for disinfection of any potential infected facilities. If you are concerned for your facility or just want more information on the ways SERVPRO of Manahawkin can disinfect for the measles outbreak or any other harmful, hazardous or contagious germs, contact your local SERVPRO office at 609-549-0379. 

No Job Is Too Large or Too Small

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. 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.  

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration 
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration 
  • Commercial Mold Remediation 
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events 
  • Disaster Recovery Team 

No Job Is Too Large or Too Small 

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.  

If your business suffers a major loss, call (609) 549-0379 

Warm Weather Brings More Restaurant Business!

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Now that the warm weather is fast approaching, we can all expect the beach crowds visiting the Jersey Shore areas and to also visit your business.  Whether you have a small or large restaurant you will want it to be clean and ready for those customers.  Especially the kitchen where their food is prepared.

When you are operating a restaurant the most common wear and tear in the kitchen is inevitable and can because of constant use as a commercial kitchen, certain health standards are required or needed to be kept. Therefore routine cleaning is necessary  and some of the things that are needed or required to be done is the following: stripping the floors of caked on dirt and grease and the same for hood cleanings etc. Restaurant kitchens this time of year tend to operate at a large volume, so it is important to maintain health standards when it is regarding customers and most important food. SERVPRO of Manahawkin can help get your kitchen clean and up to code. So call us today, don't delay!

Call 609-549-0379 Today!

Understanding Bio Hazard Dangers

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Not everyone understands what situations are classified as Bio Hazard. Many bio hazard situations pose grave health risks to customers as well as the cleanup companies because of the potential exposure to blood borne pathogens. One out of every 24 people has Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV and these pathogens can survive in a deceased person for a considerable amount of time – up to 16 days after death, depending on the temperature and surrounding environment. Exposure to blood borne viruses can occur due to direct contact with non-intact skin, accidental injury from biological fragments, inhalation and exposure from splashes of blood or bio fluid to the eyes, nose, or mouth. Considering the health risks, bio remediation specialists must follow stringent employee safety regulations and meticulous decontamination procedures that most cleanup crews are not accustomed to. 

Separately, bio hazard situations can lead to hidden dangers that an average property restoration technician might not even consider. For example, in a water damage emergency, floor boards and drywall might be removed because they are visibly warped and unsalvageable. Then the rest of the structure can be dried out. In contrast, blood can seep through grout and in-between floorboards, even through sub flooring. There is no other way to clean the damage but to remove all affected materials – if new wood floors are installed over the blood spill or if tiles are simply wiped down, the remaining bio matter can spread disease, release odors and further damage the property. 

Customer Service is Our #1 Goal

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Imagine getting a call from the local police department, informing you they had to shut off the water off at the street because your house was flooding.  That is the call that Maryanne got informing her that her Barnegat vacation home had suffered a pipe break in the kitchen.  Maryanne lives two hours away and could not get there until the following day.  She called SERVPRO of Manahawkin not knowing what is supposed to happen next.  We  explained the restoration process to her over the phone and told her our main goal right now was to get her home stabilized. Luckily, were able to access the house with a garage code and was on site within the hour.  Our team managed to get the situation under control and communicated with Maryanne every step of the way.  Maryanne arrived the following day and met with our Production Manager and he then again went over the next steps of the restoration process.  In order to have effective drying and also prevent mold growth, we had to remove all wet materials and set drying equipment that would run for at least three days.  Maryanne was very happy that her unfortunate situation was completely under control.  

Does Your Home or Business Have A Mold Problem?

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Home or Business Have A Mold Problem? In Manahawkin or any Southern Ocean County home or business, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Did you know that 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 or baseline level. 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, Call Us Today –

SERVPRO of Manahawkin       609-549-0379

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Your 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service Provider

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Manahawkin Your 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service Provider SERVPRO of Manahawkin provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Ocean County

SERVPRO of Manahawkin is always 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 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. 

Does Your Home in Ocean County Have A Mold Problem?

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Home in Ocean County Have A Mold Problem? Mold can spread quickly.

Did you know that 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 or baseline level. 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