Recent Water Damage Posts

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.

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.  

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Your 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service Provider

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

We Are Closer Than You Think, And 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. Are team is On Call and ready to respond to your needs. 

We are always ready to help!

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

What To Do When the Water Stops

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

What To Do After Flooding Occurs

  • 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."

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

Understanding the Different Types of Water Damage

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO of Manahawkin deals with any type of water damage, our restoration techs are trained to identify the type of water damage that is present in the area 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.

For more information please check out the following link to the IIRC’s basics on water damage restoration:

http://www.IICRC.org/the-basics-water-damage-restoration-training-a-23.html

Knowing The Process For Restoration

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

When you call SERVPRO of Manahawkin, our representative will guide you through several questions that will help the SERVPRO of Manahawkin Team Professionals understand your loss and respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

When they arrive, they carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. The SERVPRO of Manahawkin Team Professionals start this process as soon as possible to minimize further damage and to help prevent mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Once the bulk of the water has been removed, SERVPRO of Manahawkin Team Professionals use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. They use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. SERVPRO of Manahawkin Team Professionals can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. They also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 6 - Restoration

The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.

Your Business Is Important To Us

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Your business is important to us, we understand it's your life. So before water can seep in and threaten your livelihood, you need to prepare. It starts by making sure you’re ready for whatever happens with SERVPRO. Bookmark our mobile site at SERVPROmanahawkin.com, Program 609-549-0379 into your phone and talk to us about a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile that can help you plan for the worst to mitigate the damage. Because it’s never too early to have a plan for the events you never planned on. So before fire or water damage strikes, make sure you’re ready to strike back with the professionals of SERVPRO. That’s where you’ll find a team of specialist that the insurance industry has trusted for more than 40 years. Setup your Emergency Ready Profile today by calling the fire and water, cleanup and restoration specialist at 609-549-0379. 

Water Damage

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes your home or your business, you’re faced with two options.  You may find your self ruined or you may be ready to act with the new SERVPRO Ready Plan APP from SERVPRO of Manahawkin.  With the touch of a button, it is designed to help every property owner or manager who comes in contact with a disaster such as fire or water damage. 

So call on SERVPRO of Manahawkin at 609-549-0379 and they’ll put help in the palm of your hand with the new Ready Plan App. SERVPRO of Manahawkin are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your home when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. Helping make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

It Starts Out Small

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

It starts with a small trickle of water.  But then the seal on the pipe gives away, and you’ve got a mess on your hands.  So when water rushes in, keep the damage out by calling the cleanup team that’s faster to any-sized disaster at 609-549-0379.  That’s where you’ll find the specialist with the training to help make sure your property is dry the first time.  So when water damage strikes your home or business, strike back by calling the cleanup team the insurance industry has trusted for more than 40 years at 609-549-0379, or go to SERVPROmanahawkin.com.  The professionals at SERVPRO of Manahawkin are here to help and will be ready to assist you during this process, and answer your questions to Help make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.” 

Emergency Ready Profile

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

A pipe burst and the basement begins to fill, putting the picture albums and the family heirlooms in danger.  You can’t plan on it, but you can plan for it by making sure you’re ready for whatever happens with the help of SERVPRO of Manahawkin.  With our mobile site at SERVPROmanahawkin.com bookmarked and 609-549-0379 programmed into your phone, when the things that matter most are on the line, you’ll know that we are too.  So before fire or water damage strikes your home or business, make sure you’re ready to strike back with the professionals of SERVPRO of Manahawkin.  That’s where you’ll find a team of specialist that the insurance industry has trusted for more than 40 years.  So make sure you’re ready for whatever happens by calling on the cleanup team with the training to help make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.” Setup your Emergency Ready Profile today by calling the fire and water, cleanup and restoration specialist at 609-549-0379. 

Sound of Water

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

When this is a waterfall in nature, there’s no cause for concern. But when it’s the sound of water pouring through your living room ceiling because a pipe burst inside the wall, you need to call SERVPRO of Manahawkin at 609-549-0379. Only the cleanup specialists at SERVPRO of Manahawkin can help make water damage “Like it never even happened.” So call 609-549-0379 when water threatens your home or business. 

We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your Ocean County home when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. We quickly dry your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques, documenting the drying process to make sure your property is dry and the job is done right. 

The Steps for Water Mitigation

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

When you call, our representative will guide you through several questions that will help the SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

They carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. The SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals start this process as soon as possible to minimize further damage and to help prevent mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

After the bulk of the water has been removed, SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. They use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. They also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 6 - Restoration

The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.

Faster to any Disaster

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Call the Cleanup Team That's faster to Any Disaster

A pipe burst and the basement begins to fill, putting the picture albums and the family heirlooms in danger.  You can’t plan on it, but you can plan for it by making sure you’re ready for whatever happens with the help of SERVPRO of Manahawkin. 

With our mobile site at SERVPROmanahawkin.com bookmarked and 609-549-0379 programmed into your phone, when the things that matter most are on the line, you’ll know that we are too.  So before fire or water damage strikes your home or business, make sure you’re ready to strike back with the professionals of SERVPRO of Manahawkin.  That’s where you’ll find a team of specialist that the insurance industry has trusted for more than 40 years. 

So make sure you’re ready for whatever happens by calling on the cleanup team with the training to help make fire and water damage, like it never even happened.  Setup your Emergency Ready Profile today by calling the fire and water, cleanup and restoration specialist at 609-549-0379.

For Immediate Service Call SERVPRO of Manahawkin

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

No Cause For Concern

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

No Cause For Concern

When this is a waterfall in nature, there’s no cause for concern. But when it’s the sound of water pouring through your living room ceiling because a pipe burst inside the wall, you need to call SERVPRO of Manahawkin at 609-549-0379. Only the cleanup specialists at SERVPRO of Manahawkin can help make water damage “like it never even happened.” So call 609-549-0379 when water threatens your home or business.

We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your Ocean County home when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. We quickly dry your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques, documenting the drying process to make sure your property is dry and the job is done right.

Your Business Is More Than Just a Business.

1/23/2017 (Permalink)

Your business is more than just a business.

Your business is more than just a business. It’s your life. So before water can seep in and threaten your livelihood, you need to prepare. It starts by making sure you’re ready for whatever happens with SERVPRO. Bookmark our mobile site at SERVPROmanahawkin.com, Program 609-549-0379 into your phone and talk to us about a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile that can help you plan for the worst to mitigate the damage. Because it’s never too early to have a plan for the events you never planned on. So before fire or water damage strikes, make sure you’re ready to strike back with the professionals of SERVPRO. That’s where you’ll find a team of specialist that the insurance industry has trusted for more than 40 years. Setup your Emergency Ready Profile today by calling the fire and water, cleanup and restoration specialist at 609-549-0379.

When Water Damage Strikes

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

When Water Damage Strikes

When water damage strikes your home or your business, you’re faced with two options.  You may find your self ruined or you may be ready to act with the new SERVPRO Ready Plan APP from SERVPRO of Manahawkin.  With the touch of a button, it is designed to help every property owner or manager who comes in contact with a disaster such as fire or water damage. 

So call on SERVPRO of Manahawkin at 609-549-0379 and they’ll put help in the palm of your hand with the new Ready Plan App. SERVPRO of Manahawkin are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your home when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. Helping make water damage “Like it never even happened.”

It Starts As A Trickle

1/19/2017 (Permalink)

It starts as a trickle

It starts as a trickle.  But then the seal on the pipe gives away, and you’ve got a mess on your hands.  So when water rushes in, keep the damage out by calling the cleanup team that’s faster to any-sized disaster at 609-549-0379.  That’s where you’ll find the specialist with the training to help make sure your property is dry the first time.  So when water damage strikes your home or business, strike back by calling the cleanup team the insurance industry has trusted for more than 40 years at 609-549-0379, or go to SERVPROmanahawkin.com.  The professionals at SERVPRO of Manahawkin are here to help and will be ready to assist you during this process, and answer your questions to Help make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Manahawkin; Faster To Any Size Disaster

1/3/2017 (Permalink)

House - Basement Flood

A pipe burst and the basement begins to fill, putting the picture albums and the family heirlooms in danger.  You can’t plan on it, but you can plan for it by making sure you’re ready for whatever happens with the help of SERVPRO of Manahawkin.  With our mobile site at SERVPROmanahawkin.com bookmarked and 609-549-0379 programmed into your phone, when the things that matter most are on the line, you’ll know that we are too.  So before fire or water damage strikes your home or business, make sure you’re ready to strike back with the professionals of SERVPRO of Manahawkin.  That’s where you’ll find a team of specialist that the insurance industry has trusted for more than 40 years.  So make sure you’re ready for whatever happens by calling on the cleanup team with the training to help make fire and water damage “like it never even happened”.  Setup your Emergency Ready Profile today by calling the fire and water, cleanup and restoration specialist at 609-549-0379.

The categories of destruction.

7/13/2016 (Permalink)

The classes of destruction.

When SERVPRO of Manahawkin deals with any type of water damage, our restoration techs are trained to identify the type of water damage that is present in the area 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.

 

For more information please check out the following link to the IIRC’s basics on water damage restoration:

http://www.iicrc.org/the-basics-water-damage-restoration-training-a-23.html

The Basics Of Water Damage Restoration and Our Practices

7/13/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoration Training

With the many different type of water damage and the unique challenges that each scenario encounters, it is important for water damage restoration companies to follow the universal standards and best practices set by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). It is necessary to hire professionals that are not only equipped to do the job, but also know how to properly do so. At SERVPRO of Manahawkin, we pride ourselves on our stellar work ethic and our training initiatives. We have our crew take part in both initial and ongoing training provided by SERVPRO corporate training facility, in addition to continuing their education and obtain additional certifications by the IICRC. If you are in need assistance with your water damage emergency, please give us a call at 609-549-0379

The Water Damage Restoration Process

6/30/2016 (Permalink)

The Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

When you call, our representative will guide you through several questions that will help the SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

They carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. The SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals start this process as soon as possible to minimize further damage and to help prevent mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

After the bulk of the water has been removed, SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. They use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. SERVPRO of Manahawkin Professionals can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. They also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 6 - Restoration

The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.

Water Damage Do's and Don'ts

6/29/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do's and Don'ts

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."

Faster to your Ocean County Water Damage Event

6/27/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Santa Barbara 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

Ocean County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

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Available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small.

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