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Commercial Maintenance, Marlboro, NJ

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

COVID cleaning in Marlboro, NJ.

Business owners will be thinking more about keeping their offices clean and safe since the COVID-19 pandemic.  Employees will soon be getting back into their office and hope that their companies will keep them safe.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help companies keep their business clean and disinfected.  Our trained technicians will come in before or after hours to accommodate your needs.  Once you reach out to the office we can reschedule coming out and meeting with you and go over the best way to keep your employees feeling safe.  When your ready to move forward we can mobilize our crews and get started.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/ Tinton Falls is here to help you the entire process.  The office team is waiting to hear from you, they can be reached at 732-536-7555. 

Water Damage In Asbury Park, NJ

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Floor drying equipment being used in Asbury Park, NJ water loss.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls received a call that this homeowner hardwood floors were affected by water coming in the house from the upstairs unit.  On this loss we had the opportunity to use our floor drying mats.  The mats help us dry the hard wood floors, so they do not have to be removed.  This process helps the insured because there is no demo and mess, but it also helps the insurance company too, so they do not have to replace the floors.  Sometimes removing the floors because a hassle because of the fact they could continue to other rooms.  We as a restoration company try to do everything in our power not to perform demo and dry in place which sometimes can not be done.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you with your water damage needs, please call us at 732-536-7555. 

Still Doing COVID-19 Cleanings In NJ

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

This is one of our technicians doing a COVID-19 Cleaning in a commercial building in Asbury Park, NJ.

As many of you know COVID-19 is still rearing its ugly head in the states.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls wanted to take the time to let you know we are still able and ready to help you with your COVID-19 disinfecting.  Our technicians are ready to help you with your needs at home or your business.  We will require you to have a mask on when meeting us at the cleaning site and the site will need to be vacant for several hours during this process.  Once the time limit is up you will be able to enter the site and have no issues.  Our proactive viral pathogen cleaning is more then just a janitorial or maid service cleaning.  Each cleaning is tailored to the specific site.  We use our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always follow the CDC guidelines.  If you need a COVID-19 cleaning SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help, please call us at 732-536-7555. 

Storm Damage in Marlboro, NJ

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

Some of the snow we encountered during our recent Nor'easter 2021.

Well, here we are in the aftermath of a huge nor’easter for 2021.  This storm was the biggest since the 2016 blizzard in some areas.  Snow can bring tons of headaches to homeowner and business.  You can lose power and in turn that could cause flooding in basement that have sump pumps.  Or snow gets stuck on the roof and then causes an ice dam.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help for these types of losses.  Our technicians are on standby to come and help relieve some of your headache for you.  We will work directly with your insurance for covered losses.  Even if you are not covered, we will work directly with you.  We can be reached at 732-536-7555 or visit our website at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Water Damage in Lavallette, NJ

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

The water damage from this loss was from the upstairs bathroom sink leaking.

During a water damage to your home SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here 24/7 to help.  If you encounter a water damage it is imperative that you call us right away.  Just a few hours could cause more damage than you expect. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls phones are manned 24/7/365 to ensure prompt service for your loss – 732-536-7555

When you call you should expect us to ask you a few questions to help us help you through this tough time.  Please be patient with us since these questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring with us.   

Questions to expect when calling:

Your name?

Your insurance information (if applicable)?

Loss address?

When the loss occurred?

What was the cause of loss?

Is there electricity available (on-site)?

How many rooms affected?

Is there standing water?

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you with your residential or commercial water loss.  Reach out to us and we will provide you with knowledgeable staff to help you through this loss. 

http://www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Fire Damage in Brielle, NJ

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

We test all surfaces with sponges to see how bad the soot damage is.

During a fire we want to see the firefighters/first responders blazing down the street to come and save one of our loved ones and our lifelong cherished belongings.  Once the first responders have left you are wondering what is next.  This is where SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls comes in.  It is our job to come in and put your house and contents back to “Like it never even happened,” depending on how severe the damage is.  We take pride in bringing homeowners belongings back to them restored because it brings a smile to their face even though they have been through one of the toughest times of their life.  

During restoration there are a lot of moving parts such as cleaning your contents, demo and cleaning of your home and reconstruction.  We work with you the homeowner to ensure the scheduling is good for your timetable.  One of the many benefits with working with SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is that we work directly with your insurance.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls will make sure that all parties involved are on the same page with your restoration.  This is a difficult time for your and your family and we understand this, so we are here to help you through this entire process. 

If there is ever damage done to your home or business, we are here to help you in every way possible.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls services all areas of Monmouth County, NJ.  We can be reached at 732-536-7555 for your restoration needs. 

Commercial Water Loss In West Long Branch, NJ

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

Affected files from a commercial water loss.

There is never a typical water loss in our industry.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/ Tinton Falls has encounter all kids of different situations.  With that said our highly trained technicians are ready for any loss.  Our technicians are IICRC certified and know the industry standards.  We work directly with the insurance companies to ensure a smooth loss.  Living in our area there are a lot of restoration companies to choose from but SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls will beat out the competition with our state-of-the-art equipment and resources that will supersede the others.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has the ability to handle any type or size loss thrown at us.  We take pride in our abilities and our customers benefit from this.  We can be reached at 732-536-7555 or visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Water Loss In South Amboy, NJ

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

Contaminated toilet paper left over from the toilet overflow.

Here is a water loss cause by a toilet back up.  This loss was in South Amboy, NJ.  When we arrived, it was determined that the water was contaminated, and we proceeded as a cat 3 water loss.  Cat 3 water loss means any affected materials would need to be removed and treated with an anti-microbial spray.  There were 5 rooms affected on this loss and it took 3 days of drying to complete the job.  The homeowner and insurance were incredibly happy with the results.  If you have a water loss leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls to mitigate the loss.  We have the equipment and knowledge to the job correctly.  We are here to serve you 24/7/365.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555 or visit us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Water Heater Flood In Ocean, NJ

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

This is the culprit of 4 floors of damage. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls received the call to come in and mitigate the loss.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls received a call for water damage in an adult community.  Four floors were affected and needed mitigation.  We were on the loss within 30 minutes of the call coming in.  Once on scene we assessed the loss and got to work.  We walked the property manager and residents through the loss and what our procedures are and that they had nothing to worry about we were going to take care of the properties.  Everyone involved did a great job getting the structure demoed and dried out.  The property manager and unit owners where incredibly happy with our work and professionalism.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you with your commercial water loss too, just give us a call @ 732-536-7555 or visit our website for mot info www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Storm Damage In New Jersey

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls drying out a water loss.

Our crews specialize in storm and flood damage.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls technicians are highly trained in our specialty equipment to restore your home to preloss conditions.  We are locally owned and operated, so we are faster to respond to your loss.  Being able to get to your loss sooner means less damage that needs to be repaired and lessens the cost for you or your insurance company.

If storms hit New Jersey we are ready and available, we also have access to over 1,700 franchises if the loss is too big.  Each one of the 1,700 franchises are always ready and willing to help in a disaster.  When storms hit our area call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls @ 732-536-7555 and we will be there to help you in your time of need.  

Fire Damage In Colts Neck, NJ

12/27/2020 (Permalink)

Here is our staff doing what they do best and taking care of the customer so they can get their lives back to “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for your mitigation and restoration needs?  A few words come to mind why.

  1. Accessible – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  2. Local - locally owned and operated
  3. Trusted – trusted leader in the restoration industry
  4. Current – up to date with the industry standard and equipment

These are just a couple of the words that can be used to describe SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls.  The one word we love the most is informed.  From start to finish you will be updated about your loss and the what the next steps are.  As the customer you will have access to the office staff and our technicians if you have any questions.  Call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for your mitigation or restoration needs at 732-536-7555. 

Sewer Cleanup In Asbury Park, NJ

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Sewer water.

This loss was caused by a sewer pipe break.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls needed to be dispatched on a Sunday (after hours).  Once on-site extraction of the standing sewer water started.  Some contents were affected and had to be thrown out.  After the extraction, the affected areas were disinfected, and equipment placed.  After 3 days of drying equipment was removed and SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls were on our way.  The customer was incredibly happy with our response time and amazed because it was during the weekend.  No matter what your water loss (sewer, water heater leaks, storm damage) is we can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555 or www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Fire Damage In Colts Neck, NJ

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

This fire was cause by the dehumidifier located in the basement of this home.

Winter is known for being a busy time for fires.  At this fire loss a dehumidifier caught on fire in the basement of a Colts Neck home the day before Thanksgiving.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls place air scrubbers in the home so the customer could still have their Thanksgiving at home.  The fire cleanup started after the holiday and the customer will be ready for Christmas.  The insured was incredibly happy with the results of our work.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here for you 24 hours 7 days 365 days a year for your cleanup and restoration needs.  We can be reached at 732-536-7555 or our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls staff would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season. 

Snow Storms In Monmouth County NJ

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Snow Storm

As we are approaching the holiday season many of us are wishing for snow to make the holidays a little brighter.  Snowstorms can cause havoc to our homes if not maintained properly.  If possible, remove snow from the roof of your home as this could cause ice dams.  Snow should be removed from vents too ensure proper ventilation out of the home.  Our highly trained technicians are on call 24/7 to help you with your loss.  If you are calling after hours note you will reach our answering service but they will patch you through to one of our technicians so they can get you set up with a time when we will arrive.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555.  All of us at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. 

Commercial Maintenance, Monmouth County, NJ

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls staff is ready for when you need our service.

Property maintenance on commercial building are especially important.  With the fall and winter being here there are several tips you can follow to keep your property maintained.  We suggest these so you ensure you do not have frustrated tenants or expensive repairs. 

  1. Leaves and fallen branches should be attended to
  2. Sprinkler lines should be winterized
  3. Plumbing pipes should be checked
  4. When we receive snow check the roof for ice dams
  5. Put out markers for snowplows so your property does not get damaged
  6. Check for roof leaks
  7. Ensure your outside lighting is changed to accommodate for day light savings
  8. Check your smoke detectors are in working condition

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here if you need assistance in fixing issues that may occur.  We can be reached at 732-536-7555 or website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

Toilet Supply Line Damage

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

This broken supply line damaged 8 rooms in the home.

Toilet supply lines can cause a ton of damage if broken.  We are experts in cleaning up damage from water supply lines.  If you encounter a water damage first thing you need to do is shut off the water supply to the damaged area.  Second call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for mitigation services, we will dispatch our highly trained technicians to your home.  Once the technicians arrive to your home they will inspect and assess your water damage.  If there is standing water, they will remove/extract the water.  If necessary, demo will be performed and then drying equipment placed.  After the loss is dry, we can begin the reconstruction process.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reach 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year at 732-536-7555. 

Thanksgiving Dangers

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving Dinner

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls would like to say Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving to all our valued customers.  We wish that everyone stays safe during this holiday season.  We would like to remind you of potential dangers during this season. 

  1. When cooking please do not leave dish towels or potholders near your stoves
  2. While deep frying turkeys do not leave the grease unattended and ensure your turkey is properly defrosted
  3. Keep an eye on candles that are lit and make sure to cut the wicks down
  4. Let us not forget about our furry friends, fat trimmings and bones are dangerous for our pets so please make sure to double check your not giving them any

If you need our services, please give us a call @ 732-536-7555.  Happy Thanksgiving from SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls.

Storm Damage in Lakewood, NJ

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Damage Caused By A Tree.

Storm damages can be very frustrating and inconvenient.  During this loss, a tree fell through the customers roof and cause major damage.  Not only was the tree an issue it was raining, and we had to do water mitigation.  The customer had to be placed in a hotel till the end of the rebuild was finished.  The insurance paid for the entire loss including the hotel.  The homeowners were displaced for 1 ½ months because of the pandemic hitting during the rebuild process.  If you need board up, mitigation or reconstruction services SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555, 24 hours a day 365 days a year or visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.  We look forward to working with you in the future.     

Commercial Mold Loss

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Loss

This commercial mold loss in Marlboro New Jersey was caused by the tenants neighboring unit.  We believe that the moisture causing the mold is because of the weather (hot and humid) and lack of air movement between the refrigerator unit and the wall of the neighboring wall.  In order for mold not to continue to grow there needs to be no moisture.  Air movement needs to be introduced specially during the hot and humid months of the summer.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls remediated the loss.  All tenants and property management were happy with the results.  If your commercial building needs mold remediation SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555, 24 hours a day 365 days a year or visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.  We look forward to working with you in the future.     

Halloween with SERVPRO Marlboro/Tinton Falls

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

Happy Halloween from SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls

With Halloween coming up in the next couple days and the weather being as stormy as it has been, we ask for all trick or treaters to be careful out there.  The ground is wet, and the wind could cause trees and limbs to come crashing down.  Limbs and trees could cause damage to power lines and fall into homes.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls ask that you be aware of your surroundings and be safe.  If you encounter or incur damage to your property and need our assistance give us a call at 732-536-7555.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help you in your time of need.  Our technicians are standing by to help you.  Be safe and Happy Halloween from SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls.

SERVPRO COVID CLEANING

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

This was a precaution COVID cleaning in a commercial building. None of the employees had tested positive. The business was being proactive.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here for your commercial COVID cleanings.  We can provide a cleaning schedule that works for you and your company.  If your business has unique hours, we will work with you to accommodate those hours.  Businesses that are in buildings with property mangers can inform them that SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls offer these services and would love to work with them too.  These are unprecedented times we are living in now and it seems the information we are getting changes daily; SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is keeping up with those changes.  We take great pride in our work and services.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls' 1st priority is our customers' satisfaction.  If you own a business or have a friend or family that does, let them know that SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls provides COVID cleaning.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555 or www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

Fire Damage In Brick, NJ

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls were called into clean up this fire loss in an apartment building in Brick, NJ.

Fall is approaching fast, and with this it means we all love to decorate for the holidays.  We know customers like to be spooky for Halloween and like to light candles for the effect of spookiness.  We suggest using battery operated candles but if you feel like you must use the real thing then please ensure that decorations are away from the open flame.  Halloween decorations can be very flammable and cause a lot of damage to your home if caught on fire.  Also remember never to leave a candle lit unattended.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here for your fire restoration needs.  Please call us at 732-536-7555 or visit us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com. We will be more than happy to assist you in your time of need. 

Fire Board-Up In South River, NJ

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

The cause of loss was fire works. Fire works from another house damaged this home.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls should be your first and only call for your fire restoration needs.  Calling upon us will give you the peace of mind knowing our highly trained technicians will be helping you during this difficult time.  It is important that you hire a company that does this type of work daily because if you or a nonprofessional tries to clean up your fire loss there could be more damage done.  Our priority is to get you back into your home to preloss conditions and make your loss look “Like it never even happened.”  We take our work and training very seriously, and that is why you want to call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls.  Our technicians are always up to date on their certifications and training.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is waiting for your call @ 732-532-7555. 

Storm Damage in Hazlet, NJ

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

This roof was damaged from a wind storm.

As the hurricane season is wrapping up the north east has been lucky.  Our friends to the south of us have not been so lucky with 2 storms hitting them already and one more on its way.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can help you with all your storm needs.  We provide board ups, tarping, and water damage mitigation cause by storms.  Not all storm damage is caused by hurricanes, there could be damage from nor’easters or tornadoes (which we have seen an increase of them in the area).  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is on call 24 hours a day so if a storm hits and you need our service, we will be there within 4 hours (weather permitting).  Our technicians know that your loss is a priority and we will answer your call for help.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555. 

Fire Damage in Brielle, NJ

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage to contents.

Fire jobs are not always about doing the actual work.  On this loss we were called by the insurance company to come in and do a follow estimate for them.  We were to provide them with an inspection of the items determined to be a total loss or if they can be cleaned/restored.  Provide an inventory, with photos, of any items that are deemed a be a total loss and provide an estimate to clean/restore any salvageable items.  Insurance companies trust us because of our highly trained staff and great reputation in being fair on our estimates.  Once the inspection and the reports are sent over to the insurance company they will review and contact the customer and public adjuster on our findings.  If you are in need of a trust worthy restoration company give SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls a call @ 732-536-7555. 

Water Damage In Ocean, NJ

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage to hardwood flooring cause by a ice maker line.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls was called out to this water loss in Ocean, NJ.  This water loss was caused by the water line to the ice maker.  Once on site we determined the floors can be saved by out high-tech floor drying mat system.  The floor drying system works wonders and saves the insurance money and saves floors customers are emotionally attached to.  The insured on this loss was extremely impressed with our professionalism and high-tech equipment.  We were informed by the customer that they will be recommending us to all the family and friends if they are very in need of our services.  If you are ever in need of our services, we can be reach 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by calling 732-536-7555. 

Commercial Water Loss In Ocean, NJ

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Upon arrival our technicians came across 3 flooded basements in the apartment complex.

During recent rainstorms we received a call from a commercial apartment complex that had flooded.  Once on site our technicians evaluated the loss and came up with the best course of action.  Once the basements of the apartments were pumped out, we needed to place drying equipment and spray anti-microbial.  Our technicians encountered and issue of placing equipment because of the lack of power on site.  The lack of power caused us to have to place less equipment and had to dry for longer.  The property manager was incredibly happy with our service and has called us back on other losses.  We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with the property manager.  If you own a commercial building or you are the property manager know that SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help in your time of need.  We can be reached at 732-536-7555, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.   

Cleaning in Marlboro, NJ

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Contractors left hand prints, dust and dirty carpet after their repairs. The Insurance paid for us to come in and do a post construction cleaning.

Spring cleaning time is upon us.  We at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls understand this is a trying time for all of us.  Since most people are home and may have a little extra time on their hands let’s get a start on spring cleaning.  Cleaning may be a daunting task but with all that is going on in the world having a clean house may make you feel a little better.  Our service for spring cleaning is not limited (ex. Duct cleaning or carpet cleaning) in case you do not feel like doing the job yourself.  So if you are in need of services SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you 24/7 365 days a year, please call us @ 732-536-7555 or visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfall.com

Water Loss In Red Bank, NJ

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

3' of water cause by a broken sink faucet in Red Bank, NJ.

Even though our winter/spring has been mild SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has had several calls for burst pipes.  This unlucky homeowner found out their bathroom faucet broken while they were in Florida on an extended vacation.  The homeowner was lucky that they had a neighbor checking on the house or it could have been worse.  When we received the call for 3’ of standing water after hours SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls dispatched and was on scene within 2 hours.  Unfortunately, the homeowner could not make it back because of the COVID-19 pandemic but we were in constant contact with them throughout the process.  So if you are in need of services SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you 24/7 365 days a year, please call us @ 732-536-7555 or visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfall.com

Why SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Technicians in PPE for COVID-19 cleaning.

Why SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for COVID-19 cleaning because we are trained professionals who are ready for your cleaning.  Our technicians are highly trained in all areas of clean-ups.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls employees will make sure that the job is done correctly.  Sure, you can get another company come in, but we are backed by over 1700 franchises and over 50 years of experience, so no loss is too big.  We strive to make every customer feel like they have chosen the best company for their loss.  No matter what time of day we are here to serve you.  So if you are in need of services SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you 24/7 365 days a year, please call us @ 732-536-7555 or visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfall.com

Mold Damage In Red Bank, NJ

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Tenants never informed the landlord that the tub above was leaking and this cause mold to form.

Why SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for your mold remediation because we are highly trained and do mold remediation all the time.  When customers call for mold remediation, we schedule for one of our estimators to go out and scope the job, while on site they will take several pictures and document what they see.  We will always give the homeowner the advice of having the areas tested before and after the jobs is done.  Testing is important because it allows the customer that we have done our job correctly.  If the homeowner does not want testing done, then we will let them know that there are forms needed to be filled out that we have recommended testing, but they have declined.  So if you are in need of services SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you 24/7 365 days a year, please call us @ 732-536-7555 or visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfall.com

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls Is Here To Help

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Just before the COVID-19 restrictions were in place we were called out to this loss. The sewer main outside broke and backed up into this home.

As we go through this terrible pandemic please know that SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help. During this time, note that we are considered essential personnel and are here to service all your emergency needs. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is ready to clean up your sewer loss, address fire damage or any bio-hazard job including COVID-19 cleanings. Our technicians are being overly cautious when we arrive to customers' homes by wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and listening to any other concerns our customers may have. We have the ability to adapt to these new obstacles that have been placed in front of us. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you 24/7 365 days a year, if you are in need of our services please call us @ 732-536-7555 or visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfall.com

Storm Damage in Parlin, NJ

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Frozen pipe damage in Parlin, NJ.

We certainly have been lucky this season with no real winter storms in New Jersey.  We do have the up coming spring that might bring us some storms.  Springtime storms could be either late snowstorms/cold weather (causing frozen pipes) or tons of rain.  No matter what type of storm that hits this spring know that SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you with your disaster.  Our highly trained technicians are on call 24/7 to help you with your loss.  If you are calling after hours note you will reach our answering service but they will patch you through to one of our technicians so they can get you set up with a time when we will arrive.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555. 

Water Damage in Asbury Park, NJ

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

Ducting to dry out the sub-floor of the above bathroom.

Don’t let water damage give you a headache.  Let SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls deal with your water loss.  We will deal with your insurance and any specialty sub-contractors that may have to be brought in.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls will help with all the details of your water loss such as the drying/cleanup, any content damage and rebuilds.  From our trained staff in the field to the highly trained and professional office staff if you have a question, they have the answer and if we don’t, we will find the answer.  We are here to walk you through every step of your water loss.  No matter what your water loss (sewer, water heater leaks, storm damage) is we can help.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555 or www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

COVID-19 In Monmouth County

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

Helping out our neighbors from the COVID-19 virus.

With all that’s going on with the COVID-19 please remember to take all necessary precautions.  The CDC is suggesting the following:

  1. Stay 6 feet apart from other people
  2. Wash your hands at least 20 seconds (especially after being in a public place, or after sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose)
  3. Stay way from anyone who may be sick

Following these tips will help with not spreading the virus to your family, friends or strangers.  If we all work together, we can get this under control.    

If you are a business owner and would like to do a proactive cleaning or if you have a suspected case of COVID-19 and need a cleanup or disinfecting performed call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls.  We have trained professionals and will perform your cleanup needs.  We are available 24/7, give us a call at 732-536-7555 or find us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Sewer Damage In Woodbridge, NJ

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Equipment had to be set up after cleaning up of the sewage.

In our industry we require the use of certain equipment to do our job correctly.  This may include detection devices, extraction equipment, air moving and dehumidification equipment, as well as safety equipment.  Having access to the right equipment is only part of the process. 

Equipment utilization involves three levels of understanding.

  1. Water restoration technicians must be aware of the proper equipment to accomplish the job. For example, the water technician should know that a desiccant dehumidifier would be ideal for drying low evaporation materials like hardwood floors. 
  2. Technicians must know how to properly operate equipment, adhering to instructions by the manufacturer of each devise. In connection with the prior example, the technician should know to duct the desiccants’ wet reactivation air outside of the structure so the humidity inside can decrease. 
  3. The technicians must know how to effectively and efficiently operate the available equipment to dry structure and contents. In the example above, the technicians must know how to contain the floor with plastic and to duct hot, dry air (from the desiccant) to the affected hardwood floors. 

We provide training to our technicians and send them out to get their WRT (Water Restoration Technician) and ASD (Applied Structural Technician) certifications by the IICRC.  We take pride in how our technicians are trained in our field.  Therefore, SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is the one to call for your water damage needs.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555. 

Storm Prep In Marlboro, NJ

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

We are stocking up for the upcoming cold weather in case we loose power.

Wow we are into mid-January and the weather has been very mild so far.  But from what reports are saying we should be getting back into the bundling back up days.  With the cold coming it’s that time to make sure you are prepared.  We often forget about the little things that are needed during this time.  For example, if you are traveling during the winter you should carry a blanket in your car in case you break down and have to wait for someone to come and get you or make sure if a storm is coming have plenty of water on hand in the house in case the power goes out.  Ensure your vehicle have plenty of gas so you don’t run out in the middle of a storm and get stuck. 

Ready To Respond In Storm Situations

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Our technicians patched the roof from the storm damage.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is always ready to respond to your storm related damage.  During the winter season there could be damage from snow, wind or nor’easter storms.  During the recent nor’easter we had several calls for wind damage to customer homes.  Our technicians were right on top of getting the damages secured and starting on mitigation if needed.  We did encounter most the calls were tarping or boarding up of the damage.  We do explain to our customers that if the storm is still going on and it’s not safe for the technicians we will be out as soon as it is safe.  Most of our customers are very understanding and agreeable to this.  Our technicians are on call 24 hours/7 days a week/365 day a year.  When you need our service please call us at 732-536-7555, we are ready to help.      

Commercial Cat 3 Water Damage in South River, NJ

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

30,500 gallons of sludge water

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls was called into a water loss in South River, NJ.  Upon arrival our owner was surprised to what he was seeing.  Never had he seen a loss of sludge water source as this.  Apparently, there had been a slow leak going on for quite a while and the result was 30,500 gallons of sludge water being removed.  After the pump out of the water the entire basement was cleaned and disinfected with our SERVPRO products.  Our technicians were on site for several days to ensure the loss was properly mitigated.  We were in full ppe (Personal Protection Equipment) for this cat 3 loss, during the middle of the summer.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls took every precaution to make sure all technicians working were safe.  We don’t see losses like this type all the time, but we are ready when they do come in.  For water mitigation needs please call 732-536-7555. 

Commercial Losses In Monmouth & Ocean County

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Water loss caused by power failure in a commercial building in Jackson, NJ.

Whether it’s your business or home, you should think about investing into a natural gas or liquid propane generator.  There are many benefits to having one.  In the Monmouth and ocean county area we are prone to losing power during storms.  Losing power could affect your business in many ways and end up hurting you in the pocket in the long run.  We have seen customers turn to putting in these types of generators and it helps because there is no power needed to operate them.  The purchase of one of these generators could help if you’re a restaurant and need to keep your food cold/frozen.  Depending on the business and size generator you get you might not ever lose business during the outage.  The loss of power can also cause water damage if there are sub-pump failures and having a generator will help with this.  The natural gas generators are better for the environment because they burn cleaner, so this is a huge plus to getting one.  If you do encounter a loss and haven’t decided to purchase one of these generators give SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls a call, 732-536-7555.

First Reponders

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

This was the before and during photos of Super Storm Sandy. Listen to the warnings.

As we sit here and watch the fire in Australia, we hope that everyone is safe and that the fires get under control.  Wildfires are not a common occurrence here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties but once in a blue moon will have to endure one.  In any type of disaster, we always say be prepared and listen to the local authorities on when it’s time to evacuate.  It is important to listen to what the authorities are saying because they have minute by minute information on these disasters as they have then we do.  Listening to being evacuated could save many lives, not just your own but those first responders that are out in the filed trying to keep you safe.  So, we want to thank all the first responders out there protecting us from these disasters.    

Fire Damage In Robbinsville, NJ

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Electrical fire in Mercer County, NJ

During this electrical fire the garage, attic and foyer was affected by soot damage.  The contents on this loss needed to be cleaned and moved into a storage pod while the garage was rebuilt.  As you can see from the picture that the soot damage was heavy in the garage and required a lot of elbow grease and our highly advanced SERVPRO cleaning products.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls corporate office has on staff a top-notch chemist that produces our cleaning products for our jobs.  Being part of the SERVPRO franchise system gives us a lot of opportunity and knowledge to produce the type of quality work or customers expect.  The products that were produced for us helped us to get this fir loss looking “Like it never even happened.”  We take pride in the work that we do and the customer on this loss conveyed that they were very pleased with the work that was performed by SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls.  If you ever find yourself in the need of a fire clean up, SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is a phone call away, 732-536-7555. 

Commercial Losses In Monmouth County

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls For Commercial Losses In Monmouth County

When we send our SMRs (SERVPRO Marketing Representatives) out to meet with our commercial clients we want them to convey why working with SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is in their best interest.  As a SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls customer you will get the backing of over 1800 franchises if your loss required that type of attention.  With that comes many years of experience and excellent results.  We work with the all the insurance companies around.  We also pride ourselves on very little to no business interruption (of course depending on the size of the loss), therefore we like to express to our customers we are a one stop shop and can handle all your loss needs.  We can handle all your mitigation and restoration including water, fire, mold, duct cleaning, vandalism and rebuilds.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can even set you up with an ERP (Emergency Ready Plan), which will help your staff know what to do if there’s ever an emergency in your place of business.  Give Marlboro/Tinton Falls a call (732-536-7555) and we will come out and set you up with your ERP. 

Commercial Mitigation In Colts Neck, NJ

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Residue from a tear gas entry. The entire house was covered.

Mitigation in historic buildings are unique in the sense that special precautions need to be taken with older buildings.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is the restoration company you need to call to ensure your mitigation loss is taken care of properly.  Our technicians are trained in identifying materials that require specialty equipment to deal with your loss adequately.  The goals of SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is to ensure the building is preserved during mitigation properly to the industry standards and minimize the loss of business to you.  During the mitigation process you will always have a point of contact (Crew Chief) for your water loss.  Your Crew Chief will have all the specifics to your of and will be the best person to speak to about your loss.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reach 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 732-536-7555. 

Storm Damage in Bayville, NJ

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Roof damage by a tree that fell in Bayville, NJ

In our area of Monmouth/Ocean County we have some of the most beautiful landscaping around, but it can cause damage to our homes during storms.  In our area we endure nor’easters and cause tons of wind which in turns blow trees and debris around and possibly cause damage to your home.  While no one wants to incur the cost of these types of repairs know that some of these damages might be covered by your insurance and all you might have to pay for is your deductible.  You will need to reach out to your insurance company to see if there is coverage.  Either way you need to have the repairs done and why not have SERVPRO of Marlboro/ Tinton Falls do it for you.  We handle all aspects of these types of losses.  If your insurance does cover the loss, then we will work with them directly and that is less stress for you to worry about.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is a phone call away from helping you in your time of need, 732-536-7555. 

Storm Damage in Monmouth and Ocean County

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Be ready for the big storm and have SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls at your fingertips.

There has been 115 hurricane or tropical storms in the state of New Jersey.  Our industry is to help you out after the storms have happened.  What should you do before the storm?  Here are a few suggestions from SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls.

  1. Download the SERVPRO Ready Plan App on to your mobile phone (we are the trusted company to mitigate your storm needs)
  2. Ensure that you have the phone number or web address for the following agencies:
    1. The American Red Cross (They can provide shelter and food during storms, during Super Storm Sandy the red cross’s expenses for food and shelter where over $94,000 which helped people in need)
    2. FEMA (Will provide help before, during and after disasters)
    3. Your local OEM (Office of Emergency Management will release pertinent information about the local areas and how to prepare before, during and after the storms hit)
    4. Your insurance company (if you have hurricane coverage, they will ensure you get covered for what you are insured for)
  3. Have your plan in order if the above agencies say you need to leave the area

After the storm hits and you need to mitigate your property you want to use a mitigation company that is reputable and has over 50 years of experience behind them. That’s why your call for your mitigation needs should be to SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls, 732-536-7555

Water Loss Mitigation

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

This loss required us using anti-microbial to mitigate the loss.

As a water restoration company SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has many chemical resources to deal with you water loss.  If contamination exists, we can return your loss environment back to preloss conditions.  Being competent in this area requires ad awareness of basic types of products, understanding the products usage and how to explain the products to the customers.  Chemical terminologies are the following antimicrobial, disinfectants, sanitizers and sterilizers.  Antimicrobial mean “against” microorganisms to prevent their development or to limit or stop the growth.  Disinfectants are germicides are antimicrobials that destroy about 99% of organisms they contact on surfaces where applied.  Sanitizers are used to decrease the number of microbials to acceptable levels.  Sterilizers destroys all microorganisms including bacteria and fungi spores.

All this terminology may say confusing to you but that’s why when you hire SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls our highly trained staff will ensure that your home is safe and brought back to preloss conditions.  When a disaster strikes reach out to SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for all your water loss needs at 732-536-7555.   

Commercial Vandalism Cleanup In Marlboro, NJ

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

After picture of cleanup of vandalism in Marlboro, NJ

Business’s sometimes are vandalized by wrong doers.  If you find yourself in a dilemma of someone vandalizing your business SERVPRO of Marlboro/ Tinton Falls is here to help.  We specialize in this type of clean up.  Some vandalism cleaning can be tidiest and time consuming.  As a business owner you don’t have the time to worry about this so call the professionals at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls to come and take your problem away.  Special formulated cleaning products will be used to ensure and back to preloss conditions.  Our specially trained technicians will test the product in a inconspicuous area to see if the cleaning product will safe on the affected materials.  We wouldn’t want to do additional damage that’s why we test the cleaning product on the materials first.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls employees take great pride in our work and will work endlessly to ensure you are happy and have a non-stressful experience. 

Storm Damage In Neptune, NJ

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm damage affected a local business.

During a major storm event and a potential for very large number of claims resulting from the impact of one of these storms, SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has multiple resources available to us.  As information comes available during a major storm event our corporate office will send all the franchises the same information that needs to be delivered to homeowner, business owners and insurance companies so there’s no confusion. 

During a major storm event our phones are never turned off.  We are here for you no matter what, you will always receive a live person and not voice mail.  We do ask that you be patient with us as during storms are a very hectic time.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you through your trying time.  If you are in need of our services please call 732-536-7555 and we will be more then happy to help you out.       

Oil Burner Puff Back Damage In Jackson, NJ

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

The customer started his oil heat for the season and ended up having a back fire of his oil heater.

Cold weather is upon us again.  Winter can bring many fire dangers.  One we see a lot of are puff backs.  If you are unaware of what a puff back is let me explain.  A puff back is when your oil burner backfires and shoots smoke and soot into your home or business.  Puff backs can cause anything from minor to major damage to your home or business.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls specializes in cleaning of these types of losses.  We suggest you don’t try to do the cleaning yourself and leave it to the professionals.  Most of these losses will be covered by your insurance but we do suggest you check with them.  Either if you must pay out of pocket or your insurance is going to cover the loss you need it to be done right.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reach at 732-536-7555 for your puff back cleanup needs. 

Storm Damage in Colts Neck, NJ

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

The storm drain was clogged and backed up into the basement of this home. We had to remove drywall and carpeting.

During the fall storm season, we seem to have lots of wind included and this could cause issues because of leaves being blown around.  If you don’t remove leaves from your gutters or outside drainage areas this could cause flooding/backups into your home or business.  It is recommended that leaves be removed from these areas once most of the leaves have fallen to the ground.  Yes, it may be a hassle or something you don’t feel like doing but in the long run it will save you money by not having to pay for water mitigation on your home.  If you don’t feel like doing it hire a landscape company to come out and do a fall cleanup, it might cost up front, but it will be cheaper then paying for mitigation.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here if you are in need of water mitigation from flooding, we can be contacted at 732-536-7555.   

Fire Damage In Asbury Park, NJ

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

Soot damage from the fire in the next door unit.

Fire mitigation should be left up to the professionals.  Recently SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls received a call to give an estimate for fire cleanup.  The fire wasn’t in the house we were cleaning but it was in the next-door unit.  The customer explained that they had a contractor and a maid service come in and do the work, but they didn’t do a detailed job.  If SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls had been called in prior to any other work being performed it would have saved the customer time and money.  The contractor didn’t have fire mitigation experience and did some work that should have been done by a professional prior to the work being performed.  There could be issues with this in the future depending on the environment (i.e., humidity causing the smell of smoke to come back).  We here at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls are here to assist you in your fire mitigation needs.  Please contact us at 732-532-7555, or at our website ww.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.   

Water Damage In Manahawkin, NJ

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

During a freeze pipe burst.

With the cold weather approaching we are preparing for the busted pipe season.  Some of you may be considered snowbirds and leave just before the cold weather hits.  There are several tips you can follow that will help with you not coming home to a flooded moldy house in the spring.

  1. Turn off your water supply lines.
  2. Have anti-freeze put into toilets and sinks.
  3. Leave vanity and cabinet doors open to let the heat in.
  4. Keep your heat set at no lower than 55 degrees (recommended by Consumer Reports) but take in account that if the temperature outside drops that will affect the inside so you should keep it a little higher to be safe.
  5. Have a family member, friend or neighbor check on the house while you’re gone.

If it happens you run into a broken pipe loss give us at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls a call, we are ready 24/7 365 days a year.  We can be reached at 732-536-7555. 

Commercial Fire Loss In Manasquan, NJ

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Fire due to a bathroom vent/fan catching on fire.

While working in a commercial building there are several steps you can take to help prevent fires.  Here are a few tips on keeping your building/business safe:

  1. Ensure all open flames and smoking materials are in a controlled environment
  2. Flammable and combustible liquids are stored safely
  3. Electrical equipment should be used correctly
  4. Keep the building clean of debris (housekeeping on a regular basis)
  5. Furniture, interior finishes and decorations should be fire safe
  6. Perform random fire drills with local fire officials

If your building is involved in a fire loss SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help with your fire cleanup needs.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is on call 24/7/365 to ensure your business will be up and running as soon as possible. 

Storm Damage in Colts Neck, NJ

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage in Colts Neck, NJ

Sometimes during storm damage fuel or oil spills occur.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you in your cleanup.  We will dispose of the excess hazardous waste following the guidelines of your city, county or state.  Once the excess waste is disposed of, we will use our SERVPRO approved cleaners.  Some losses require cleaning agents to sit and reach their maximum efficiency for a couple days.  Our technicians try their best to make this a seamless and timeless procedure for you.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls understands your time is important to you.  Please call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls and we will come out and help you with your loss.  You can reach us at 732-536-7555.  We can also be reach on from our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.  

Fire Extinguisher Cleanup In Marlboro, NJ

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher clean up in Marlboro, NJ

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has been trained to industry standards on how to clean up after fires.  We also take all precautions for our employee’s protection and use personal protection equipment while cleaning.  These include goggles for eye protection, rubber gloves, and respirators or dust mask. 

Dry powder (most common) fire extinguisher cleanup requires certain equipment and cleaning products.  Hepa vacuums are used to remove the dry powder from non-porous surfaces.  We also use SERVPRO approved cleaner to wet clean surfaces.  All food prep areas get sanitized.  Porous surfaces need to be hepa vacuumed to but may take a little more elbow grease to accomplish.  After hepa vacuuming wet cleaning with SERVPRO approved cleaners are needed. 

Wet chemical (less common) fire extinguisher cleanup requires the excess liquid to be removed.  We also wet clean with SERVPRO approved cleaners in this method too.  Sanitizing of food prep areas are required.

All food, cooking grease or other indigestible items that may have been in contact with the fire extinguisher chemicals must be disposed of. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here for you in your time of need.  Please call us if you need our services, 732-536-7555.   

Water Damaged Hard Wood Floors, Colts Neck, NJ

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Hard Wood Floors, Colts Neck, NJ

Water damage to hard wood floors can be tricky.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has the ability and equipment to save your hard wood floors if it is addressed fast enough.  After our technicians have accessed the loss and determine that the hard wood floors can be saved from your water damage will set up our specialty equipment.  Insurance companies and adjuster like when we can save the floors because it is more cost effective which in turn keeps down premiums.  The floor drying mat system removes the excess water from underneath the hard wood floors.  Stabilization takes between two to six day but in some cases may take longer.  The goal is to remove the visible cupping and to get as close to appropriate equilibrium moisture content without over drying.  If you encounter water damage and your wood floors are affected, please call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls and we will come out and help you with your loss.  You can reach us at 732-536-7555. 

Small Fire Disasters In Colts Neck , NJ

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Small Fire Disasters In Colts Neck , NJ

Fires don’t need to be large to do major damage to your home or business.  A small fire can cause a lot of soot and smoke damage.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls have the trained staff to restore your home no matter the size of the fire.  With small fires some of the time fire fighters don’t have to put out the fire with water they will use a fire extinguisher.  Not only the soot and smoke damage have to be dealt with, now we must deal with the clean up of the agent discharged from the fire extinguisher.  Once the fire is out fire fighters will put large fans in to vent the house out which in turn spreads the soot and fire extinguisher agent around the home. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here for you in your time of need.  Please call us if you are in need of our services, 732-536-7555.   

Commercial Water Damage in Tinton Falls, NJ

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage in Tinton Falls, NJ

Loss of business due to any kind of disaster is top priority to business owners.  Business can’t operate if they are affected by a disaster.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help.  We take pride in our fast approach of being on site within four hours of initial dispatch.  Going into a commercial water loss we know that you are looking not to lose any business during this time.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls will help with this.  Once on site we will assess the loss and speak with the property manager or business owner on what our best approach is to minimize loss of revenue and properly mitigate the loss.  Our technicians have and will work until the wee hours of the morning to ensure we make this a fast and painless experience for the customer.  If your business has endured a loss that needs to be mitigated, we can be reached 24 hours/7 days/365 days a year at 732-536-7555. 

Spring Mold and Sump Pump Losses

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Well spring has sprung upon us, but it doesn’t feel like it.  Although some days feel like spring, others we are bundled up like it’s the middle of winter again.  Let’s keep thinking warmer weather.  With that being said SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is ready for the spring issues homeowners may face.  With spring comes rain.  Around our area we tend to get a lot of calls for sump-pump failures.  Sump-pumps failing can cause a lot of damage in your homes.  So, keep in mind SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help mitigate your loss. 

Mold is another homeowner’s headache we see in the spring.  After the cold winter, once things start to warm up mold has a potential to grow more rapidly.  Once you see mold, testing might be required to ensure the rest of your home has not been affected.  After testing has been done call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls to come out and assess the situation for no cost to you.  We will work with the mold testing company to come up with the best protocol for your mold loss.  Not all mold losses are the same so leave it up to Marlboro/Tinton Falls to take care of your mold remediation. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can help you with your spring time headaches, give us a call at 732-536-7555 or visit us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Bio-Hazard Cleanup in Monmouth County, NJ

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Bio-Hazard Cleanup

You may not know but one of the services SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls provides is bio-hazard cleanup.  Bio-hazard cleanup is the removal of pathogens that can be absorbed through the lungs or other ways like the nose, mouth or eyes.  When doing this type of cleanup, we take very specific precautions to do so.  The areas that are contaminated are contained so that other areas are not cross contaminated.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls trained employees protect themselves with personal protective equipment (PPE), which consist of Tyvek suits (head to toe), gloves and respirators mask.  All contaminated materials will be disposed of as per the state and federal guidelines.  Our priority is to keep your affairs private, so we take every precaution to be discrete as possible.  You as our customer can have a sense of calm when SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is dealing with your cleanup.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be reached at 732-536-7555 for your bio-hazard cleanup. 

Spring Cleaning Time In Monmouth County, NJ

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Dryer Fire in Colts Neck, NJ

Some of you are ready to start your spring cleaning.  Here are some suggested cleaning areas you may not think of:

  1. If your cleaning in the spring how about having your hvac ducts and dryer vents cleaned. Not only will your house be cleaner, but the cleaning of your dryer vent will help reduce the chance of a dryer fire. 
  2. How about cleaning out your dressers of unwanted clothing and donate them.
  3. Check your attics. Attics may have been invaded by unwanted guess over the winter looking for somewhere warmer to stay.  Your unwanted guess can cause havoc in an attic and the cleanup should be done by a professional because we consider this a bio-hazard.
  4. Garages and sheds are a good place to start cleaning up your unwanted treasure. The rule of thumb is, if you haven’t used or picked it up in 3-5 years it should be thrown out, donated or put it in a yard sale.
  5. Gutters and drains around the house. Not cleaning these areas up may result in leakage into your home.

These are just a few tips for the upcoming spring cleanup.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls wishes everyone a warm and healthy spring. 

Reconstruction After Fire Damage In Hazlet, NJ

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Rebuild After Fire Damage In Hazlet, NJ

When your home has been impacted by mold, water or fire know SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help.  Our business doesn’t just deal with the mitigation or remediation we can put your home back together after the loss. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls’ reconstruction division is top notch.  Sometimes after a loss homeowner’s find they want to make changes to the home or upgrade what they’ve had.  The reconstruction division will help you with these aspects if that’s what your looking to do.  Our construction manager will be hands on with you throughout the entire process. 

We take pride in our work and make our clients top priority.  After your water, fire or mold loss you’re in need of reconstruction keep SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls in mind. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls CE Classes

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

CE Classes

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls offer CE Classes to insurance agents, insurance adjusters and anyone needed or that has an interest in the subject matter.  We provide classes on fire, water, mold, hazmat/biohazards & ethics, each course is 3 credit hours.  Some classes are ½ day or full day classes, we provide a continental breakfast for ½ day classes and both continental breakfast and lunch for the full day class.  Classes are held at a local hotel conference room, banquet hall or meeting hall to accommodate larger classes.  During some of the classes we provide, there could be hands on demonstrations to give you a better understanding of what goes on in the field.  Check back to see our fall schedule or call us at 732-536-7555.

24 Hour Service From SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

One of our trucks in the fleet ready to respond to your water loss in Monmouth County

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is available to service your mitigation, remediation and restoration needs 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  While some companies will push your emergency off to the next day we will not.  Our highly trained staff will dispatch to your loss within 4 hours of your call to our office.  All our staff (including the office staff) are trained in Water Damage Restoration Training (WTR), which is required to mitigate your water loss.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has access to all the cutting-edge technology that will help with your loss.  We work closely with your insurance/adjusters on your claim, so it relieves some of the stress off of you.  Once you are aware of your loss/damage your first call should be SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls, 732-536-7555. 

Wind Damage Tarp Up In Forked River, NJ

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

A home in Forked River, NJ sustained wind damage to the roof. The homeowner called SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls to come in and tarp the roof.

Storm

Wind could cause severe damage to your home.  Some homeowners my not realize the dangers of wind.  Some of the potential damages to you home could include:

  1. Wind storms could cause your shingles to come off if they are already compromised or the wind may just be that strong for them to come off. If you lose some of shingles and your unaware of the situation, we could receive rain and then you might have a water damage on your hands. 
  2. What if we had a dry spell and someone accidentally starts a fire in a fire pit, the wind kicks up and no one notices the amber's float into the woods. In the middle of the night the winds kick up and start a fire in the woods, this could cause smoke damage to your home or maybe catch it on fire. 
  3. Hurricanes and tornado's also bring a lot of wind. These storms could potentially be very devastating to our homes. 
  4. During the winter wind could be very dangerous too. You may not know the effects of the wind till the snow has melted and it caused the water to freeze under the shingles/gutters causing an ice dam.  Once the ice dam melts this could leak into your home. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is equipped to handle your wind damage needs.  We are on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year to help you with your emergencies.  Please call us at 732-536-7555 or visit us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Water Damage Cause Homeowners Headaches

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in Brick, NJ caused by the neighbors pool.

No one ever thinks about how much damage water can cause till it happens to them.  Water damage can happen all different ways.  Here are a few samples that we have seen in our time in business:

  1. Ice melting from an ice dam can cause a back up of water into your home
  2. Frozen pipes can cause water damage
  3. Flood waters are another way of sustaining water damage
  4. Neighbors above ground pool collapsed and flooded into a house
  5. Sewer pipes broken from construction being performed on the street
  6. Outside drainage issues from gutters not properly pitched the correct way

These are just a few but they were very damaging to these homes.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls were the insures first call to mitigate the issue.  Remember to call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for your water damage @ 732-536-7555.   

Cold Weather Upon Us

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Winter Storm In Marlboro, NJ

As we come into the weekend it seems as the temperatures are going to be falling and possible snow storm.  The front is moving in from the west and should start making things cold by late this week.  With that said please make sure you are prepared and don’t get caught in the cold.  Here are a few tips to follow during the winter season.

  1. While driving make sure you have enough gas to get back and forth from where you’re traveling to.
  2. Have an emergency kit in the car (ie: blanket, water, flashlight, non-perishable food, etc.).
  3. Ensure you have gas for a generator in case you lose power (never run the generator in or around the house because of carbon monoxide).
  4. If you have a fire place, make sure you have enough wood to burn.
  5. Flashlights or candles for the house in case the power goes out.
  6. Plenty of drinking water.
  7. Fill the tub with water in case you need to boil water or flush toilets.

These are just some examples of supplies you could need during a winter storm.  You can also go online and look under the Red Cross they have tips for surviving a storm.  As always if there is a need for our services after a storm feel free to contact SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Fall at 732-532-7555, we are on call 24/7 365 days a year.  Be safe and have a Happy New Year. 

When storms or floods hit Monmouth & Ocean Counties, SERVPRO is Ready

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Our marketer Jeff getting ready to hit the ground running after just having a 4 day rain storm.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls 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. Here are a few reasons why SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls should be the company you call when disaster strikes.

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 Monmouth & Ocean Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 732-536-7555

Why it's important to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water loss not dried out properly by homeowner causing mold.

We get quite a good amount of calls from customer that need us to come in and see if they have mold.  When the call comes in there’s a series of questions the office staff ask so when the estimator goes out, they are prepared.  One of the questions asked is where do you think the source of the mold is coming from?   More times then none the customer says, “well we had a water leak and clean it up ourselves”, now this is where you see the office staff cringe.  Please if you have a water loss in your home let the professionals at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls do the water mitigation.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls are trained in water mitigation and will have back home back to “Like it never even happened”.  We will dry out your home properly, so you won’t have to call us about mold.  Homeowners may think the home is dry and cleanup properly but without the right tools and equipment it can’t be done.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is available 24/7 365 days a year, so when in need give us a call 732-536-7555. 

ERP (Emergency Ready Profile)

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Water Loss In Farmingdale, NJ

For our commercial customer we provide a service that’s for free, ERP’s (Emergency Ready Profile) will provide your company with a sense of security.  By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.  The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a startup approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.  SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Dryer Vent Fires

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Loss In Tinton Falls, NJ

Time to clean out those dryer exhaust vents.  Dryer exhaust vents are a major concern for fires.  There are many people out there that have dryers and have never cleaned out their vents (the hose that goes from the dryer to the wall that vents outside), well its time.  Vents should be cleaned and inspected at least once a year.  If you have a larger family and do a lot more laundry two to three times a year is better.  But it’s just not the vent it’s self you should clean the dryer filter after each use.  The drum it’s self doesn’t need to be cleaned unless there was something forgotten about like gum, lipstick or pen.  If you notice that its taking 2-3 cycles to dry your clothing properly then it’s time to clean things out.  If you are in need of a clean up due to fire give SERVPRO of Marlboro/ Tinton Falls a call.  

Content Pack-Out And Storage

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls Warehouse In Marlboro, NJ

One of the benefits of using SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is we are a one stop shop.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls provides many services.  One of our services is packing out your contents after a disaster strikes.  Our 3,300sf warehouse can store many customers belongings.  Our technicians carefully clean (either on site or back at our warehouse) and pack your contents and then transport them to our climate-controlled facility in Marlboro, NJ.  Once on site we pack your contents into storage vaults which help protect you items and keeps them clean.  Once your home is back in order and ready to be moved back into, we will deliver everything back to your home “Like It Never Even Happened”.  Our goal is to make your disaster as seamless and non-stressful as possible.  So when disaster strikes make SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls your first call, 732-536-7555. 

Ground Water Issues Cause Mold

12/15/2018 (Permalink)

Ground water causing mold in the crawl space of multiple units in adult community.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls was called in by the property manager of the adult community to take care of a mold issue in one of their units.  Upon inspection we noticed a musty smell and what appeared to be mold growth in the crawl space.  We were told they were not going to do testing and to just treat it as a mold remediation.  After inspecting the entire crawl space, we noticed there were cracks in the foundation which was letting water in. The property manager will need to fix the cracks in order to ensure this problem doesn’t keep happening.  When we finished the crawl space the property manager was happy with our services and showed us another unit that had issues.  Now we have a great working relationship with this property manager and look forward to working with them in the future. 

Holiday Dangers

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Holiday Decorating In Toms River, NJ

As December falls upon us so do the holidays.  If you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa there are dangers that could be associated with these holidays.  Candles lit for your celebration should not be unattended because they could cause fires.  Christmas trees should be kept away from heating elements, keep hydrated, and don’t leave the tree lit when no one is around.  Overloading electrical circuits with outdoor lighting could be an issue and cause fires.  Your pets should be considered during this time too.  Keep the sweets out of the reach of your animal especially chocolate because this could be very dangerous to them.  Secure decorations such as your Christmas tree so it doesn’t fall on top of your pets.  New Years can be scary for your pets because of all the noise, plan to have them in their own space so they don’t get nervous.  We here at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls hope your holidays are safe and happy.

Why Mold Test

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold In Brielle, NJ

Why mold testing?  If you suspect you have mold getting a good testing company in is key.  Here are a few reasons to get testing done first:

 1) Create a baseline for future testing. This allows a mold professional to track and evaluate the progress of mold abatement activities. If current levels are unknown, it is difficult to establish that progress has been made.

2) Establish the presence of mold and the justification for remediation. Many remediation and insurance companies will not authorize or undertake mold remediation if the presence of mold growth is not scientifically demonstrated.

3) Set the parameters for remediation. Many remediation companies will not initiate an abatement project without the input of a testing company to define the boundaries of the affected area needing remediation.

4) Identify the types of mold present (i.e., "natural" or "toxic"). In many cases, residents are interested in the types of mold present and the possible relation to medical symptoms they may be experiencing. Certain mold species may cause serious illness in the elderly, infants and people who have weak immune systems due to chemotherapy but check with your physician to see if you’re at risk. Testing can assure the indoor environment is free of mold species that may cause infection in vulnerable people.

5) Establish the levels present. Although mold is mold, and its presence calls for remediation, it is useful to know if the ambient airborne levels are in a range of thousands, or hundreds of thousands. For example, this may affect decisions regarding the timeliness of remediation, and the continued occupancy of the premises.

6) Find "hidden mold". Mold growth may often not be visible in a house but known water intrusion or a moldy odor provides cause for concern. Testing will identify if there is a mold problem, even when there is no visible mold growth.

7) To "clear" a remediation; that is, to show that all mold is gone after remediation. Often, mold remediation will miss a mold-contaminated area. Testing of the air in the contained work area will assure that the levels inside the work area are reduced to ambient levels. This also provides documentation for future real estate transfers that the mold was properly and effectively removed.

8) To confirm the “lack of mold”, as in a home purchase. Sometimes a homebuyer will have concerns about mold when purchasing a new home. This may be as a result of a bad experience with mold in their previous residence. Mold testing can provide the peace of mind that there are no problems with elevated airborne mold in the new residence.

9) Confirm that a flood has not yet created mold growth. Floods in homes and offices can occur due to breaks in plumbing lines, or failure of plumbing fixtures. After drying, it is useful to test for mold to assure occupants that mold has not grown as a result of the flooding.

10) Support a legal case. A lawyer or plaintiff usually needs to have objective evidence of the presence or absence of mold and mold exposure to support a legal action. Testing can show scientifically whether mold was or was not present.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help if you suspect mold in your home.  Give us a call at 732-536-7555 and we will be happy to help, we can also be found on the web at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

Source Detection

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Loss In Colts Neck, NJ

Source detection isn’t something we do but if while in the process of doing mitigation we stumble upon the issue we will be more then happy to point you in the right direction.  Ideal situations for our technicians are to have the source of the water stopped before us getting there, sometimes that isn’t the case such as ground water intrusion.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls ask that you be patient with us when it comes to us coming in and the water intrusion isn’t stopped.  Our job is to mitigate the damage that was done and not stop the cause of the loss.  If the water is still coming in, then we can’t do our job.  That’s why if you call into the office our trained staff ask a series of question about your loss.  If you tell the office that the leak is still happening, they will point you in the right direction on who to call as our technicians are getting ready to deploy.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls staff under stands this is a very difficult time for you and we are here to help, so if you have a water loss and need help give us a call 732-536-7555. 

Black Mold?

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Black Mold In Toms River, NJ

What Is Black Mold?

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold” or “toxic mold”.  Many news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing.  Mold in your home should be treated with caution –

  1. Stay out of affected areas
  2. Don’t touch or disturb the mold

How Do You Know If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediation company/testing company regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold can exist in the same house or structure.  If you suspect that you have a mold problem, contact a SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls immediately at 732-536-7555.

Storm Ready

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoration

When Storms or Floods hit Monmouth or Ocean County, SERVPRO of Malboro/Tinton Falls is ready!

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls 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 can 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 our communities, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls – 732-536-7555

Turkey Frying Tips

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Turkey

As Thanksgiving and Christmas falls upon us some of us will want to deep fry those turkeys.  Deep frying a turkey can be very dangerous.  The National Fire Protection Association discourages using a turkey fryer.  If you are set on frying a turkey, we encourage you to follow some of the following tips. 

  1. Do not fry the turkey indoors.
  2. Do not fill the fryer past the fill line.
  3. Preheat oil in the fryer to 375 degrees
  4. Place fryer on a flat surface and keep away from the house or garage/shed.
  5. Ensure the turkey is fully defrosted and pat dry before cooking.
  6. Keep the kids away from the fryer.
  7. Don’t leave the fryer unattended.

With these tips you should have a successful fried turkey for the holidays.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Commercial Building Losses

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Loss To A Grocery Store In Belmar, NJ

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can handle your commercial fire, water or mold loss.  We are ready to attack any loss 24/7/365.  This is were we thrive, is on being there for our customers when they need us most.  If you have a loss we will respond quickly once on site, we will speak with you and let you know the next steps in the process of getting you business back up and running.  Knowing and understanding the process of a loss is key.  There will always be open communication between us and you the business owner.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls prides ourselves on keeping our customers informed of the job process and progress so you can prepare to keep or get ready to re-open your business.  We understand that if you’re not open, you’re not making money and that can affect a lot of lives.  So, we ask that you trust us with your loss and we will treat it as if it was our place of business.  Call us at 732-536-7555 or visit us on the web SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com. 

 

Truth About Mold

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Due To An Undetected Hot Water Pipe Leaking

Mold occurs naturally throughout the environment both indoors and outdoors. Mold spores could be found in nearly every structure in the United States regardless of how new or clean the structure is. That’s because mold in normal amounts is no more dangerous than dust or pollen. Some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people. Please contact your healthcare provider to see if mold could be affecting your health.  If there is an ongoing moisture problem in your office, your home or in your customer’s home it is important to be alert for the presence of visible mold, strong, musty odors which may indicate mold is present or any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused mold growth.

Flood Waters In Spring Lake Heights, NJ

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Affected Basement/Crawl Spaces In Apartment Building In Spring Lake Heights, NJ

What do you do when building that held your business or the place you call home has felt the impact of flood water.  Questions will fill a person's mind, and their emotions will be difficult to handle. Recovering from a flood will not happen quickly. It takes time to return to normal.

Information Is Key

When trying recover from storm damage in the ocean county area, it's important to stay tuned into the local media such as television, social media or radio.  These outlets will be able to provide information on when it will be safe to return to your home or business. 

Water Consumption

If a flood has impacted your area, well or tap water should not be used for drinking or anything else. The water could contain many types of pollutants. Bottled water or water from a safe source should be used.

Loved Ones

Keep an eye on children, elderly and pets to keep them safe from harm.

Moving Water

It's important for people to stay away from any moving water. It only takes half a foot of moving water to knock a person down. A few feet of moving water can sweep away most automobiles.

Help

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can be contacted to come in and restore your home or business, 732-536-7555.

Water Damage in Spring Lake Heights, NJ

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Intrusion In Spring Lake Heights, NJ

According to the National Flood Insurance program flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States.  This year is their 50th anniversary helping millions of business and households in over 22,000 communities.  Between the years of 1978 & 2017 1.7 million claims were paid out.  Flooding is not covered by most homeowner’s insurance policies, so it may be necessary to buy a separate flood policy for your home.

 Tips to keep water from entering your home during a heavy rain event: 

  1. Fix foundation leaks that may allow water to enter your home.
  2. Make sure your roof is secure and protected.
  3. Clear gutters and drains

If you experience water your home, getting someone on site as soon as possible is key to keeping the amount of damage to a minimum. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is ready to respond at any time and will provide a free assessment and estimate.

Commercial Mold In Parlin, NJ

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

This was a commercial water loss not mitigated properly turned to mold.

Property management companies try to keep cost down for the property owners.  We understand this but sometimes they try to take on work that they haven’t been properly trained or certified in.  That’s why you should call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for help with your fire, water or mold damage.  Its better fixing the problem correctly the first time then it is to call us in after and the damage being 10x worse.  There have been times that we’ve been called on to a mold job because the maintenance personnel haven’t mitigated the water loss correctly and the result is mold.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help give us a call 732-536-7555 if disaster strikes, we can also be found on the web @ www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.     

Thanksgiving Cooking

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire During Cooking

With Thanksgiving coming up here in a few days some of us will be cooking for the holiday.  Cooking for the holiday can be joyous for us but could turn dangerous.  If you are going to be cooking at home, ensure you take proper cooking precautions.  Follow these few simple tips and you should have a good experience.

  1. Make sure to cook all foods to proper temperatures. This will ensure food poising doesn’t happen.  Follow all food prep directions.
  2. When using the stove all pot and pan handles should face toward the back of the stove. Following this tip will help from family members who have gather in the kitchen not to knock the pot or pans off the stove causing them to burn themselves or others. 
  3. Putting the turkey in the oven? Make sure to remove the insides (sometimes these are placed in a bag) of the turkey and any plastic that might have the turkey tied up for shipment.  Plastics or paper could cause a fire, and no one wants that to happen. 

These are just a few tips to keep in mind while cooking your family’s Thanksgiving dinner.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  

Winter Tips for Commercial Buildings

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Loss in Neptune, NJ

Winter is upon us and if you are an owner of a commercial building or a property manager here are some tips to keep things safe in the winter. 

  1. Inspect the heating systems. There could be hidden danger here. Flues should be checked for carbon buildup, heat exchangers should be checked for cracks, and brush boiler tubes.  These are just a few examples.   
  2. Inspect air filters.
  3. Clean the gutters. If there is a build up leaves and branched this can cause damage to roof, trim or siding.
  4. Repair sidewalks.
  5. Make sure to have salt or deicer on hand so when you do get snow or ice you can prevent falls.

These are just some tips to help during the winter months.  But sometimes accidents or problems occur and if you need a cleanup from a fire, water damage or mold cleanup give us a call.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has a full staff ready to be called in 24/7/365, 732-536-7555 or visit us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

Fire Restoration Process

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Loss in Jackson, NJ

After the smoke clears and you need help cleaning up the mess.  Here is the process we take to make you and your family feel safe after a major disaster.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls.  Once we have spoken to you we will send out a project manager to assess the loss and come up with the best course of action. 

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

We carefully inspect and test the rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we will board up any missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs as necessary.   

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying 

Any standing water removal will (drying out the structure) begin almost immediately as long as there is power available at the loss and removes the majority of the water. We will use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Specialized equipment and techniques are used to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning

Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of all restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire will be performed. 

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new flooring; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls 732-536-7555 or visit us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

What To Expect When Filing A Flood Insurance Claim

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Loss in Marlboro, NJ

The last thing you want after experiencing a flood is additional stress.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls, are the restoration experts in Marlboro/Tinton Falls, and surrounding cities. With many hours of training and thousands of hours of on the job experience, we are the preferred remediation team of home insurance providers.  Here is a little insight into what will happen once you start your claim process.

Contact your insurance.  The first step in filing a flood insurance claim is to contact your insurance provider.  If you cannot reach them immediately, be sure to leave a clear message with your contact number.

Contact SERVPRO.  Call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls as soon as possible. Even if you are not able to speak to your insurance provider, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your call. By contacting us early, you can mitigate your loss from further damages.  Within hours of your phone call, we are onsite to help you with the loss.

Itemize losses.  A part of claim is taking a detailed list of the damage contents. Your insurance carrier or SERVPRO technician will assist you in itemizing and photographing all damaged items. Our technicians are highly trained in water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls technicians have a keen eye for knowing which items can be saved.


Begin the Restoration Process.  Within hours of arrival to your home, a technician will provide you and your insurance agent with a detailed description of the losses, repairs needed, as well as the estimate. All our paperwork is done electronically to ensure that no time is lost in the shuffling of paperwork.

If you are experiencing a water loss please let us help you, we can be reached at 732-536-7555 or www.SERVPROmarlborotinonfalls.com.

Repairs After Remediation

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

The last thing you want to do after remediating mold is thinking about the repair!

After you have remediated your mold now the time has come to put your home back together.  There may have been drywall, carpet, carpet padding or even other flooring materials that need to be replaced. 

Most customers don’t want to have to shop about for multiple contractors to provide the services to repair their home after remediation has been performed.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is a soup to nuts company that will remediate your home and have the ability and expertise to put it back together. 

Instead of having to build a relationship with another contractor let us fix your home for you.  We have worked on numerous rebuilds and have had happy customers every time. 

So, the next time you just do not feel like shopping around for another contractor, give SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls a call (732) 536-7555 or visit us at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com!

2018 Hurricane Names

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Always Be Prepared For Storms

Every Hurricane season the National Hurricane Center releases a list of names, in alphabetical order, to be used for hurricanes and tropical storms.

Even though this year’s list of names don’t sound very fierce, please always adhere to the warnings your weather stations and local governments put out.  Make sure you are always prepared for these storms.  The storm may not hit your area directly but there could be residual damages.   

Here are the names for the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2018:

Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, and William.

There are six lists, so a name can recur once every six years, so these names cannot be used again until 2024. When a hurricane is especially memorable or devastating, that name is retired, and another hurricane name replaces it.

If you are in need of storm damage cleanup give SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls a call at 732-536-7555. 

Storms Cause Sub-Pump Failure & Ground Water Issues

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Sub-Pump Failure In Marlboro, NJ

While most people like when the spring rolls around, this past spring wasn’t too kind to our area.  Our area received a lot of heavy rain storms.  The storms caused the ground to become saturated and intrude into customers homes.  Not only was the ground water an issue the storms caused trees to fall and cut power to homes and business.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls received many calls because of ground water intrusion and failed sub-pumps.  The phones didn’t stop ringing during the storms. 

Although the calls were good for business many of the losses our customers encountered were not covered losses, they would have to be covered out of pocket.  We understand that most people don’t prepare for these kinds of losses because they believe it would be covered by their insurance, so we work with customers.  Please go over your insurance coverage’s with your agent to see if you’re covered or not.  If you are not covered and they don’t offer that coverage then prepare and save some money in case this happens to you.  Either way SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help you in any way possible.  Please visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com , call 732-536-7555 or anyone of our social media pages.

Commercial Water Damage In Princeton, NJ

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

A few months ago during a freeze in the northeast SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls received a call from a commercial client needing services.  The client was in need of water cleanup from a broken sprinkler system.  Once we received the call we immediately dispatched crews to the loss.  When SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is called for a loss we are always ready to respond asap.  Although the call came in after hours and the weather was awful that didn’t hinge our abilities to get out on site when the client needed us most.  The call came in on a January Saturday afternoon and the client needed to be open for business Monday morning without any interruption.  As promised we had the client open for business Monday morning with no issues. 

If you are in need of our wide range of services please reach out to our office 732-536-7555 or visit our website at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com. 

Hidden Fire Dangers

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire loss in Tinton Falls, NJ

Knobs on the front of your kitchen stove/oven can be very dangerous.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has recently encountered a couple fires caused by dogs jumping up on the stove to reach food and accidentally turn on the stove by hitting the knob.  These fires caused lots of damage because the homeowners were not home at the time.  It is good practice not to leave any items on the stove or in close proximity.  Another way to ensure your pets don’t turn on the knobs is to remove them from the stove if you are leaving the house or at night while sleeping.  We all love our furry little family members so let’s help them to not be tempted to grab for those pizza boxes left on the stove.  If you do encounter a fire in your home please remember to call 911 first then reach out to SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for your cleanup and rebuild needs 732-536-7555.       

Brick, NJ 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Flooded Basement in Brick, NJ From Frozen Pipes

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls 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. 

 As you can see in the picture this home was water damaged due to frozen pipes.  The entire basement, first floor and half the second floor was affected causing thousands of dollars in damages.  The homeowner wasn’t aware of the situation because they were away at their winter house down south.  When you leave your home during the winter months even if its for a few days please ensure you keep the temperature at a safe setting.  Even though the homeowners did have their temperature set correctly the power went out in the area they lived.   

 We Are Ready to Help Call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls Today – 732-536-7555

 We understand that when you call us, you may have hundred thoughts going through your mind but we are here to answer all your questions and if we don’t have the answer we will help you find them. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this rough time. 

 When you call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls

 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 technicians are 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 Marlboro/Tinton Falls

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls 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 and make the process more bearable.

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Nicer Weather in Monmouth County, NJ

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Not Just Cold Weather Brings Losses To Your Home

Wow hope the upcoming weeks are going to show us a glimmer of springtime weather.  Looks like the ground hogs got it wrong.  After being hit with not one, not two but four nor’easters SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls thinks it safe to say we all need some sunshine and warm weather.  Although the not so nice weather is good for business we believe our minds need a break from the cold and snow. 

Not just snow and cold bring work our way SERVPRO of Marlboro Tinton Falls deal with all kind of losses such as overflow toilets, fire losses, mold growth and bio-hazard cleanups.  All these losses don’t have a particular time of year to occur.  Just know that SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help 24/7/365. 

As we come upon the nicer (fingers crossed) weather we wish you all a happy and healthy spring and summer.  If you are need of our services please give us a call at 732-536-7555 or visit our website at SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

Ways to melt Ice and Snow

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Iced Covered Parking Lot in Marlboro, NJ.

De-icing methods have been used a lot in the last few weeks.  There are several different types of methods that can be used. 

  • Most common is Sodium Chloride know as rock salt. It can damage concrete, metal and pollute river, lakes and streams so this is probably the least likely one you would want to use. 
  • Calcium Chloride comes in round pellets and if your hands are wet during application they can become irritated.
  • One of the better choices is Potassium Chloride and it is not a skin irritant and doesn’t harm vegetation.
  • New to the group is Magnesium Chloride and it will melt ice and snow till -13F. This is also less damaging to concrete and vegetation. 

Remember to always read the manufacturer’s safety directions and guidelines for these products.  These products also can be messy so if you feel like not cleaning up after give us a call, 732-546-7555 SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls.

Why SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls For Your Restoration Needs

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

"Like It Never Even Happened"

Why choose SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls for you water mitigation needs.  Our technicians are highly trained in water mitigation.  They are required to be WRT (Water Damage Restoration) by the IICRC and trained by in the SERVPRO Employment Certification Training Program (ECTP).  Not only do they have the training, they have experience and have access to the equipment and skills that are requisite for a proper restoration. We ensure that the SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls have their technician safety and health certifications up to date, as well as their specialized training. Our technicians have been trained formally in schools approved by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls work may be done in a commercial or residential location; the damage recovery will be performed by our technicians with experience and certification.

Holiday Fires

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Caused During The Holidays

Celebrations in the old fashion days involved wax candles on live trees inside homes.  We know better today, however there are still some risks when you prefer a real tree.  Please be sure to water your tree every day as the needles and wood become dry they can catch fire more easily.  You can use many strings of lights however for safety purposes only plug three strings into each other.  Do not use strings that are worn or broken.  And most importantly unplug the lights at night and before leaving your home.

The same holds true for menorahs and kinaras.  Electric ones can be purchased however if you choose the traditional candles please attend to them in a fire smart way as 58% of home fires are started by candles.  Keep all flammables at least 3 feet away from them.  Place your menorah or kinara on a non-flammable surface to catch the wax. And last but certainly not least never leave lit candles unattended.

Tips On Preventing Mold In Your Home

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold And Dry Rot Caused By A Leaking Sink

Tips for Preventing Mold and Mildew

When mold is present in your home, it can be hard to get rid of.  Mold spores travel very easily, and maybe dormant for months or years, waiting for a water loss or warmth and humidity to arrive. 

The best way to protect your home from mold damage mold is to prevent it.  Here are three mold tips in mind to keep mold growth from creating havoc on your home:

Climate Control

Warmth and moisture help mold to thrive, which is why it shows it’s self during the spring and summer months.  Mold growth can occur at any time of year if the climate conditions are right.  The best indoor temperature for preventing mold growth is a moderate 78 degrees F. 

Standing Water

Water damage is a major cause for fungus growth if water mitigation isn’t properly done. If water is allowed to sit mold could start to grow within 48-72 hours and there is a chance mold has already started to spread. You should check for standing water behind toilets, under sinks and behind the washing machine. If you come upon standing water or mold call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls to cleanup and properly dry out the structure to prevent mold. 

Dehumidifiers

A dehumidifier should be placed in areas that are prone to high humidity.  Mold needs a humid environment to thrive, so if you reduce the risk of creating a humid environment and purchase a dehumidifier. A quality dehumidifier will cost you some money upfront but the price will be a lot less then mold remediation.

Water damage and a humid environment are all mold needs to thrive. Prevention is easy, and by keeping the above three tips in mind, you can keep fungi at bay and your home safe from mold.  If you would like further information on mold please feel free to check out our website at http://www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com 

Hurricane And Winter Storm Readiness

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Frozen Water Pipe Damage

Being prepared for a storm is something people don’t think about till it happens to them.  Over the last several years we have seen devastating storms hit the US, such as Super Storm Sandy hitting the North East, Hurricane Harvey hitting Middle Texas Coast and Hurricane Irma devastating Puerto Rico and Florida which means we should start preparing beforehand.  Hurricanes are not the only type storms to be prepared for we have winter storms to worry about too.

The Red Cross tells us the most important items need to get through a storm are:

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible).
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies).
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area

If after the storm you need restoration services SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help, give us a call at 732-536-7555.

Customers Are First Priority

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage

Commercial Property owners are entrusted with keeping their business open no matter what. When Disaster Strikes, SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help.  We've performed services on some of Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ largest properties following disasters. Wells Fargo, Ferguson Plumbing Supply, Temple Shalom, Earle Naval Base, Onyx Properties, East Freehold Fire Department, Skyzone, Shoprite and many others have utilized our Commercial and Industrial Services. Facilities Managers rely on us to be ready 24/7/365, which we are.

Adjusters, property managers and property owners around the Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties area trust SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls with their most complex claims. Some of our specialties are:

  • Small or Large Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small or Large Retail Stores/Big-Box Stores
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private Schools, Public Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
  • Restaurants 
  • Commercial Reconstruction

We are available any time of day. To learn more about our commercial restoration services call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls at (732)536-7555 or online at http://www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Water Loss Definitions

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Category 1 Loss using specialty equipment to dry

Water

Water losses have several categories of contamination that determines how we will go about mitigating your loss.  See below for the categories and definitions:

  • Category 1 – Clean Water - Includes water from a clean source like a broken water line.  If not treated, it can turn into category 2 or 3.
  • Category 2 – Gray Water - May contain bacteria and viruses.  This can result from a washing machine, dishwasher, or toilet overflow.
  • Category 3 – Black Water - May contain untreated sewage, chemicals, and microbes.  Highly contaminated and can cause severe illness.  Results from water from flooding rivers or sewer backups.

Tips before help arrives:

  • Only restoration professionals should cleanup sewage backups.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.

One Stop Shop for Your Restoration Needs

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Loss To A Commercial Building in Avon By The Sea, NJ

Fire

During a fire customers always have a million questions.  Know that our friendly, caring and knowledgeable technicians will guide you through the whole process.  At times you will also be in touch with the office staff that too has the knowledge and training as our technicians do.  If we don’t know the answer to a question you might have we will find out because if it’s important to you it’s important to us.

 Fires are a big inconvenience to clients so we try and make a bad situation bearable for them.   For instance we will deal with your insurance directly so you can direct your attention to other issues that might arise like finding a place to live during restoration.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is a one stop shop for all your restoration needs such as handling your dry cleaning, contents cleaning (or getting rid of non-salvageable contents), structure cleaning and reconstruction.  For more information feel free to contact us at 732-5336-7555 or email us at office@SERVPRO10645.com

Not Know Where Mold Can Grow

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Growth In A Bathroom Caused By A Roof Leak

Mold

Mold can grow virtually anywhere.  It can happen to anyone at anytime; it could be your home or place of business.   A lot of people don’t go in there attics or crawl spaces very often and those are great spots for mold growth. 

It’s best to have things checked out after having a water loss to see if there is mold growth.  Mold can be a problem before it is ever discovered.  Mold has the ability to start to grow 24 to 48 hours if water damage isn’t mitigated properly. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Tinton Falls is here to inspect, treat and remove the mold for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Unfortunately there are some companies out there that say they know how to do water mitigation but don’t do the job right the first time and you end up with mold but SERVPRO  does water mitigation right the 1st time to ensure you don’t get mold in the future as long as there is no water intrusion. 

If you believe you may have mold give us a call at 732-536-7555 and we can schedule an inspection. 

Winter Storms Are Coming If We Like It Or Not

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Stow Storm In Toms River, NJ

Storm

We are coming upon the season of winter storms.  Lots of snow, sleet, ice and cold temperatures are about to engulf us.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls would like to make sure that you know if you are affected by any storm damage we are here to help.  Some of the damages we deal with in the winter are Ice Dams (An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas), frozen pipes (It has to do with pressure inside the pipes. When water freezes, its molecules crystallize into an open hexagonal form, which takes up more space than when the molecules are in their liquid form — that is, the water molecules expand as they freeze. As the ice expands, it pushes water toward the closed faucet.) and even thawing snow (which causes the ground to become too saturated and starts to leak into the your basement).   We hope that you don’t encounter any of this but if you do please give us a call to help you get you home back to “Like It Never Even Happened), 732-536-7555.

The Importance of Commercial Carpet Cleaning

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

After Cleaning Carpets We Place Air Mover To Dry The Carpets Faster

Commercial

Routine carpet cleaning are important to commercial buildings because carpets act as a filter, trapping dirt, dust animal hair and basically anything you walk on outside.  Manufactures suggest the following:

  • If you have a spill attend to the stain as soon as possible because the longer the stain stands the harder it will be to remove later
  • Buying a good vacuum and vacuum regularly so the soils don’t build up
  • Maintenance carpet cleaning in light soil rating = 1-2 times annually, medium soil rating = 6-12 times annually and heavy soil rating = 12-52 times annually

Clean carpets also allow for a healthier work environment, maintains the value of the property and send a message to your clients/customers that you take pride in your company and that shows them you will do the same for them.  If you would like to set up a carpet cleaning maintenance schedule with us please call 732-536-7555 or email us at office@SERVPRO10645.com

Keeping your Business Clean

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Keeping Businesses Clean in Colts Neck, NJ

Keeping your business clean should be a priority to business owners.  If you have a store front or you’re in an industrial park keeping you business should be top of your things to do list.  Customers coming into your store front don’t want to see it a mess or dirty because that gives a bad impression.  If your building is not clean the issue is that you look like you don’t care about your business or customers.  Keeping things not tidy also can affect personnel.  Your employees will think you don’t care about them or your company if things are a wreck.  You more than likely receiving deliveries and delivery men/women take notice to this too.  So let’s take pride in our business and keep it tidy.  If you are in need of a cleaning service give us a call @ 732-536-7555. 

Storm Tips

11/11/2017 (Permalink)

Snow Storm in Colts Neck, NJ Causing Roof/Water Damage

It’s almost that time again in the Northeast.  Mother Nature has been very mild on us the last few years, so we may have forgotten about being storm prepared.

Here are a few before, during and after the storm tips.

Before:

  1. Have an emergency communication plan in place prior to the storm.
  2. Determine your greatest rick potential: loss of heat, frozen pipes and/or loss of success due to snow & ice.
  3. Clean & inspect all heating equipment.

During:

  1. Keep informed by local news & weather channels for any storm related issues.
  2. Keep driveways, walkways & doorways clear of snow & ice.
  3. Have a list of names & phone numbers for pertinent people in case of emergency i.e. disaster recovery provider, heating contractor etc.

After:

  1. Keep all employees informed about office closing or hours of operation changes.
  2. Clear snow away safely to avoid flooding & icing.
  3. Check the building for any damages.

Knowledge is Key

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Knowing what to do in case you have a water loss is important.  Not only are you dealing with water damage but the potential of mold growth if you don’t stop the water damage and mitigate it in a timely matter.  Mold growth can start as soon as 24 hours after the water damage has happened if it has the right conditions (one example is temperature).  It is imperative to mitigate the water damage as soon as possible.  One of the first things you need to do is stop the source of the water if you don’t stop the source then we will not be able to perform our services and can delay the mitigation process.  SERVPRO of Marlboro / Tinton Falls can be to your front door within 4 hours of your loss.  We will come in and assess the situation and convey all of it to you the homeowner and the insurance adjuster.  If you are in need of our services please give us a call @ 732-536-7555 or visit our website @ www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com. 

Fire Damage Help

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Soot Damage in Linden, NJ caused by Faulty Light

When a fire strikes your home, the priority is to make sure that all occupants of the house are safe. However, once the fire is put out and everyone is accounted for, you are left with a heavily damaged home that is unfit for living. Fire damage restoration is the act of cleaning and restoring property as well as personal belongings that have sustained smoke and fire damage. The goal of SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is to salvage damaged items and restore your home to make it feel like it never even happened.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls specializes in providing fire damage restoration services to remove soot or smoke damage as well as odors from various surfaces and personal items.  We also help the homeowner make decisions regarding the repair or replacement of certain elements of their home.  The duct work needs to be cleaned to not release smoke and soot particles back into the air. If the duct work is not cleaned, the soot particles it releases could contribute to respiratory problems and other health issues.

If your home has been heavily damaged in a fire, it is important to SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls at (732) 536-7555 immediately to help limit the damage and restore your home.  Fire damage restoration is a tough job why not let the professionals handle it to ensure the best possible results.  By acting quickly and calling SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls you can help get your life back on track after such a devastating event.  Our website also has more information of fire damage that might help you www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

Vandalism to your Business

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Vandalized in Tinton Falls, NJ

Being a business owner sometimes you have to deal with the non-related work issues such as vandalism to your business.  Although this feels like a violation of your property we are here to help.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls specializes in cleanups such as spray paint to walls (exterior or interior), broken glass, damage to bathrooms, that’s to name a few.   We know that appearances are important to customers so it’s important to help you make it look “Like it never even happened.” Not only are appearances important but loss of business is as well, so we will work fast and efficient in order to get you up and running again.  Our main goal is to make you the customer happy, as we strive to make this happen on every job we perform.  We hope that you don’t have to go through this situation but if you do we are here to help, so please contact us @ 732-536-7555 or our website @ www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Not Just Surface Damage from Mold

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Black Mold Damage in Jackson, NJ

We’ve spoken on our blog about the sources of mold, where it likes to grow, and the speed at which it grows.  In addition to this, it is important to note that when left for long periods of time mold can gradually destroy the surfaces they grow on.

Mold growth is usually a sign of high levels of humidity within the area. In addition to mold, a high amount of humidity can cause structural damage to your home or business and its contents as drywall begins to deteriorate or wood begins to rot (dry rot).  Conditions for mold growth involve humidity, correct temperatures, and a food source. In the case of mold on surfaces in your house, the surface is the food source. Mold grows off of your drywall, brick, grout, or wooden beams as it  slowly deteriorates that object.

Mold is never truly removed from the home or business.  Mold spores are introduced into the home or business daily by people or animals coming in and out of the home (having spores on your clothing or pets bodies).  Just by opening and shutting the doors or windows to a home or business can introduce spores into a home.  This is ok as long as the humidly in the home is in expectable range. 

SERVPRO of Malboro/Tinton Falls trained technicians are ready to determine the extent of mold damage, where it is growing, and remediate the issue. SERVPRO of Malboro/Tinton Falls will try to find the source of any leaks, and other sources of water damage that may be giving rise to the increases in humidity. Call us 24/7 at 732-536-7555 or visit our website www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com for more information. As a locally owned company in your community, we are here to make your mold problem “Like it never even happened.”

Contamination in Flood Waters

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Flooding in Forked River, NJ

As we recently witnessed in Texas and Florida two devastating hurricanes past through the area.  Most everyone is concerned about the property damage and loss of lives.  These are two very important subjects of storm damage but there is also one more that most don’t think of and that is contamination in the flood waters. 

Hurricanes can cause oceans, bays, rivers and other water sources to rise and flood areas.  When these waters rise they come in contact with such contaminants such as oil, gasoline, sewer drain water and many more.  Once this happens the water becomes contaminated (Category 3 water).  If Cat 3 water has come in contact with your home there may be many items affected.

Your contents in your home will need to be removed and discarded.  Drywall has to be removed to where the water line has come to.  Spraying an anti-microbial, removing contaminated items and drying out the structure will stop the growth of mold and stop the contamination to the structure of the building. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls has seen our share of storms and we are prepared to help you out in your time of need so it takes some of the pressure off of you.  We deal with the insurance companies if you have coverage so you don’t have to.  Storms don’t run on a time schedule so that’s why we are here 24/7 to help you out, please call us at 732-536-7555 or visit our website at www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfall.com

After Fire Damage Tips

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in Morganville, NJ

After you’ve been burdened with just going through a fire the last thing you want to do is deal with the aftermath.  A fire can be very stressful and an inconvenience.  We have come up with several tips for you to remember during this trying time in your life. 

  • Don’t move about the house too much, this causes more damage sometimes.  If you have carpets you might be embedding the soot into the fibers more and that could make it harder to clean. 
  • Try not to touch any surfaces that have soot with your bare hands.  Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can impregnate upholstery, walls, and woodwork, causing more damage.
  • If the electric company has turned off your power, empty the refrigerator / freezer of all food and inventory before throwing away.  Keep the doors open after empting the refrigerator / freezer this is to help so mold won’t grow.
  • Do not eat any food that has been in a fire.  The food has been contaminated by the fire. 

We hope that you never have to use these tips but if you have to they are very simple to follow and will help in the longer run.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help if you are in need (www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com)

Loss of Business from Fire or Water Damage

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Fire and Water Damage in Belmar, NJ to a Commercial Building

When a business suffers from a Fire or Water Damage the last thing you want to happen is to lose business.  SERVPRO of Marlboro / Tinton Falls has you covered in minimizing the amount of business lost.  With our highly trained staff and 24 hour service we have the ability to be on the scene in hours of the loss.  These first few hours are crucial since mitigating the problem is half the battle.  So if you are in need of Fire or Water Damage services please give us a call @ 732-536-7555 or visit or website @ www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.  Our staff is standing by to help you get your business back and running as soon as possible.  We take great pride in helping our customers in their time of need. 

Checking Your Fire Extinguisher Expiration Date

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Kitchen Fire in Deal, NJ

It is very important to check your fire extinguishers expiration dates because over time the seal around the neck could weaken and loose compressed air.  Some manufactures say that fire extinguishers should last from 3 to 15 years but that’s a big gap in years.  So with that said probably checking them monthly is a better rule of thumb.  It doesn’t take much to do all you have to do is make sure the safety pin is still in and make sure the needle is in the green area of the gauge.  If it is not functioning then you will need to get the extinguisher serviced or purchase a new one.  To have one serviced check the internet or the yellow pages under “fire extinguishers”.

Mold Loves Moisture

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Black Mold in Ocean, NJ

Basements or crawl spaces are the perfect place for mold and mildew to form, grow, and cause problems. Condensation, or moisture, is the first part of making your crawl space the ideal home for mold. The second part is a food source, which is some form of organic matter, like wood, paper, boxes or bugs (More food sources for mold. Yuck!). Unless your home is built on steel girders, you have wooden floor joists and beams. Specifically, mold loves wood.

 Certain types of mold can be dangerous and it’s important for this reason to take any mold seriously.  Mold can cause health effects, you should check with your health care provider to see if you or your loved ones are at risk.

Let us help you remediate that mold.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls (732) 536-7555 is here to help.

Visit our website @ www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Don’t Get Left in the Cold with Ice Dam Damage

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Ice Dam Damage in Oakhust, NJ

We are coming upon the season for Ice Dam Damage.  For those of you that don’t know what an Ice Dam is here is some insight on them.  An Ice Dam is caused when a ridge of ice is formed on the edge of the roof and prevents melting snow/water from draining off the roof.  Then the water backs up behind the dam and leaks into the home and possible causing damage to the walls, ceiling, insulation or flooring.  The best way to prevent Ice Dams from forming is to make sure the roof is cleared of snow after a storm by using a rake or broom.  You can also make sure that your gutters are clear and allowing water to pass through them.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can deal with any damage an Ice Dam has caused to your home.  We can be reached at 732-536-7555 or visit our website @ www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.

Mold damage can be devastating or stressful to homeowners

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Found During Remodel in Deal, NJ

Yes mold can be a hassle to deal with but when you have to professionals from SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls there to help we will take the stress off you and deal with the situation.  We have seen mold caused from different scenarios.  Mold caused by damp crawlspaces not properly ventilated or not having a proper vapor barrier installed.  Some crawlspaces might even require a dehumidifier to be placed to remove the moisture that is causing mold growth.  Lack of ventilation in the bathroom or attic may also cause mold to grow.  Living near the Jersey shore in the winter time causes some issues with mold because a lot of the homes are summer homes.  Sometimes homeowner forget to winterize or keep the heat on a high enough temperature and cause pipes to break and not get noticed till the spring or if a neighbor happens to catch the leak.  If the water sits too long and the temperatures vary and get warmer this is prime for mold growth.  Another scenario we have encountered is mold growth on HVAC ducting; this could be from lack of ventilation or a leak from the unit which hasn’t been detected or improper insulation around the duct work itself.   

Regardless of the scenario it is always important to call in the professionals like SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls to remediate your mold issue.  We follow the IICRC standards for mold remediation and work with all insurance companies.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls does suggest that if you do have a mold issue to contact your insurance company because not all policies cover mold damage.  It is important to remediate your mold damage regardless if the insurance is going to pay for it or not because it could lead to structural damage.  Mold damage can also spread to other areas of the home if not treated and contained to the original area and possibly damage the non-porous materials in your home.  Besides damage to the home there could be health issues caused by mold but you should check with your healthcare professional to see if you may be at risk.   

We have pointed out many different scenarios or “issues” mold can cause but our main point is that you need to be educated by a professional and have them remediate your mold scenario or “issue”.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is here to help and we service all of New Jersey.  If you feel that you might have a problem with mold feel free to contact us and we would love to come out and take a look and give you our professional opinion.   

Water Damage Laminate Floor in Monmouth County, NJ

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Damaged Laminate Wood Flooring in Monmouth County, NJ

Flooring receives a lot of wear and tear.  We walk on it every day, back and forth, in both shoes and socks.  Flooring restoration is a task that takes on several different forms for several different reasons.  Maybe you had a recent fire or flood.  Maybe it's simply been ages since you've had a deep cleaning or maybe a mishap has occurred and some serious damage is in need of repair.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls is trained to tackle all of these obstacles and more.

* Damage:  Water, fire, and smoke destruction are always a main concern because you have to act quickly.  It only takes 2 days for temporary damage to become permanent.  But SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can repair the pile, remove the odor, and even dry the sub-floor if needed. 

* Sanding Wood Floors:  Sometimes it's unavoidable.  If the flooring is worn down to the wood (you can tell by dripping water on it to see if it's quickly soaked up), if it's warped and bent, or if it simply squeaks, you may have to completely sand and refinish.

* Replacing Wood Floors:  Don't worry.  Typically you won't have to replace the whole thing.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls (SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com) can often change out small areas as long as the damage is contained, creating a more complete method of flooring restoration.

* Repairing Wood Floors:  We can also remove blemishes, spots, and small stains without creating any more work for the entire room.  

* Stone Floors:  Stone floors, such as granite, marble, terrazzo, or travertine, may need some occasional upkeep.  But beyond cleaning every day, it may also need an annual coat of polish or sealant, which is far cheaper than replacement.  If it ever gets scratched or cracked, call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls (732-536-7555) to repair, grind, or hone out the blemishes before replacement is required.

* Tile:  If squares get cracked, address the problem right away: once again, only a small replacement may be required.

* Linoleum:  if your vinyl or linoleum floors sustain wax buildup or they're curling, coloring, fading, or cracking, it may be time for some stripping and resealing to retain their original look and high-gloss.

Construction Services in Tinton Falls, NJ

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SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls made this look "Like Never Even Happened" in Colts Neck. NJ

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls provides building services (rebuild, reconstruction) to customers in New Jersey.  If your construction is an insurance loss or if you just want to  remodel your home we can help you out.  There are so many choices when it comes to construction companies out there it can make your head spin.  At SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls we have over 30 years of construction behind us from residential to commercial.  Knowing if you made the right decision in picking a contractor is overwhelming.  We have seen a lot in this business like contractors not showing up on time, showing up late then minutes later taking a coffee break, to not calling if they aren’t going to come that day.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls always makes sure our customers are aware of what our schedule is for you ’re your job.  We are always in contact with our customers.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls knows the job is important but keeping the customer happy and informed is our priority.   

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls offers many options when it comes to your construction needs.  We keep up on all the new trends and codes for your town.  Pros and cons for different products can be giving to you so you can make the best decision for your project.  Your project might not be that detailed, it could be just putting up a piece of drywall then painting the area, some contractors feel that isn’t worth their time but not us, no job is too big or small for us.  We are a full services company and can help you with all your needs.   

Please check out our website for testimonials and pictures of past jobs.  We provide references upon request.  We look forward to talking to you about your project in the near future.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have 732-536-7555.   

www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

National Night Out in Morganville, NJ

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Supporting the Marlboro Police Department during National Night Out, in Morganville, NJ

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls joined the Marlboro Police Department for their National Night Out in August 2017.  We were on hand to explain and hand out information about our services.  The turnout was great and a lot of information was given out.  We also had goodies on hand to pass out to patrons.  A lot of patrons were interested in black mold.  There is a great concern to people about this topic.  People ask if black mold is dangerous.  We are not health professionals so we can’t say if black mold will affected you personally.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls does recommend that if you have a concern if black mold could cause health problems you contact your doctor.   What SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls could do for you if you have black mold or any other type of mold we can remediate the problem.  We do suggest that you contact an IEP (Indoor Environmental Professional) to do testing before and after remediation is performed.  Doing the testing before and after gives us the counts of the mold spores in the home and if after remediation the counts are still high we perform the work again till levels are in the safe range.  If you don’t know how to find an IEP SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can out you in contact with one.   Mold grows because of a water source or moisture issue so finding that and stopping it is the first priority.  If moisture levels are high SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls will dry out your structure and ensure the moisture issue has been addressed so mold growth is stopped.   SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls looks forward to joining the community at the next National Night Out again to pass along our knowledge in our field.  If you have any questions feel free to contact us or check out our website http://www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com.  We love to help out our community and look forward to seeing you soon. 

Fire & Water Damage in Middlesex, NJ

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Fire Damage to home in Middlesex, NJ

There's something terrifying about fire damage especially if you come across the wrong restoration company.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls had a customer that called us in after another restoration company had started the job but the customers just were not comfortable with what was happening on site.  Our team sat down with the customer and explained the process of our work with them and also informed them of some facts about fire damage.  Fire damage is caused by fire, smoke and heat and they affect the structure of a home as well as the contents within the home.  In this blog we will be pointing out fire damage facts that could help you in the future. 

Smoke and soot residues are a common effect of fire even the smallest of fires.  Not all soot is the same, some soot is easy to cleanup and others are extremely hard to clean.  You need to learn about smoke and combustion to understand the different types of soot.  As combustion takes place, the burning material is actually breaking own and combining with oxygen while heat is given off.  Fuel, oxygen and heat are 3 components that have to be present for combustion to happen.   

Smoke is created when burning materials decompose, and release solid particles, gases and aerosols that suspend in the air.  Some of the gaseous by-products generated in a fire, such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, are extremely dangerous if people are exposed to the smoke while the fire is in progress.  In addition to fire gases, smoke also consists of fine particles of matter and aerosols. The solid particles of unburned material are usually small particles of carbon. The aerosols are extremely fine solid or liquid particles suspended in the gases. These particles—while they are suspended in the air—are what make smoke visible to our sight. The particles are also odor-absorbing, which makes soot smell. 

If you are near a fire in progress, keep down low to avoid breathing smoke-filled air. Technicians working long periods where heavy, loose smoke residues are present should wear a respirator. Smoke particles from incomplete combustion can contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), which may be cancer-causing (carcinogenic). 

Once smoke settles on surfaces as residues, it is often referred to as “soot.” Soot residues can contain different types of acids since chlorides and sulfides in smoke mix with the humidity in the air or with moisture to form acids. Acidic soot residues will cause discoloration and corrosion if they remain on materials over time. 

Not all soot residues are the same. Some types of soot are easier to clean than other types. Technicians will most often clean one of four different types of soot: 

  • Dry smoke residues
  • Wet smoke residues
  • Protein smoke residues 
  • Fuel oil smoke residues

Every fire progresses through stages, generating both wet and dry smoke. Some fires produce a large enough proportion of one type of smoke to characterize the entire exposure as predominately wet smoke or predominately dry smoke. Different cleaning methods are used to remove different types of residues. Generally, wet smoke is more difficult to remove than dry smoke. 

Whether smoke residues tend to be dry or wet is determined by several factors: 

  • The rate of combustion 
  • The amount ofoxygen present during the fire   
  • The type of material or substance that is burning.

In many fires, the more oxygen available while the fire is in progress, the faster the combustion process takes place. Fast-burning, oxygen-rich fires usually produce a dry smoke. Oxygen-starved, slow-burning, smoldering fires usually produce a wet smoke. 

The type of materials burned also affects the smoke particles and aerosols produced by a fire. Natural materials tend to produce dry, powdery, small, non-smeary residues, or dry smoke. Examples of natural materials are dry wood, paper, cork, and natural fibers (wool, cotton). Synthetic materials tend to produce wet, large, easily smeared particles of residue, or wet smoke. Examples of synthetic materials are plastics, foam rubber, and similar polymers. 

More types of materials are restorable in dry smoke conditions than in wet. Dry smoke residue carries few aerosols and deposits small, dry particles on surfaces. Dry smoke does not stain surfaces as deeply as wet smoke, and the odor is less pungent. Less aggressive cleaning procedures will usually remove dry smoke residues. One problem, however, is that dry smoke generally comes from hotter fires, which cause more heat damage than do cooler fires. 

Wet smoke residues are more difficult to remove than dry smoke, making restoration more difficult. Wet smoke typically contains a high proportion of aerosols such as varnishes, solvents, and other liquid components. With a slow-burning fire, air currents do not drive the smoke from the heat of the fire. Wet smoke moves slowly and has time to work its way into crevices and enclosed areas that normally would not be contaminated by a faster-burning fire. Within minutes of contact, very hot oily residues will discolor plastic materials. 

In many instances, contents exposed to a smoldering fire and wet smoke are not restorable even though heat damage is minimal. Aerosols in wet smoke soften, penetrate, and stain finished surfaces. Unfinished surfaces also absorb and entrap these residues. Burning plastics and rubbers produce large, black particles that tend to smear or smudge. Removing wet smoke may not be possible, and sometimes even stripping and refinishing may not prove adequate. 

Kitchen fires often involve burning meat, poultry, or fish. Burning these materials leaves protein residues, which may be yellow or amber in color or virtually invisible, causing only slight discoloration of painted walls and cabinet surfaces. Protein smoke odors, are extremely pungent, so odor removal is usually the biggest problem in protein fires. Odors in protein fires cannot be controlled without thoroughly cleaning all surfaces contaminated with the greasy protein residue. Sometimes an entire home may require cleaning even though residue concentrations are not visually obvious. 

Furnace puff-backs, very common in the Northeast, occur when a malfunctioning oil burner suddenly ignites, jarring loose old soot. Improper venting or a crack in the heat exchanger may cause a puff-back. Soot from a puff-back consists of dust particles from the ductwork and fuel oil that did not properly burn. It may be gray to black in color, greasy, and consist of small or large particles. The fresh soot is usually removable without damaging painted surfaces. However, the soot particles are sometimes hard and crusty, so one must be careful not to scratch surfaces. If the furnace has been emitting smoke over an extended period prior to ignition, the soot may bond to wall paints making it impossible to remove the soot without removing some of the paint. 

During a fire, soot and smoke particles settle on and adhere to surfaces. Restoration means removing those soot residues. If you understand how smoke behaves during a fire, you will know where to find the heaviest deposits of smoke residues when you inspect a damage. Two factors of smoke behavior deal with temperature—the temperature of the smoke and the temperature of surrounding surfaces. 

Convection refers to heat being transferred through air movement. Hot air rises because it is not as dense as cold air. As it rises, it displaces cooler air, which flows downwards. As a fire continues to burn, it pulls in the cooler air at lower levels and heats it. This air rises and forces the air near the ceiling to flow downwards. As long as the fire burns, this pattern continues, resulting in a constant movement and circulation of air in a building or room. These are convection currents. 

You probably learned as a child to drop to the floor if ever caught in a smoky room. The reason is hot air rises (which means smoke also rises). Smoke continues upwards until stopped by the ceiling. The greatest concentration of smoke residues will be on the ceiling immediately above the fire area, unless strong opposing air currents were present. 

Smoke moves into adjacent rooms as the upper portion of the room fills to the doorways. Still hotter than the surrounding air, the smoke stays near ceilings and continues to migrate towards upper levels of the home, depositing smoke residues as it travels. 

Heat lines may be visible in rooms where the fire was very hot. Above the heat line, residues are more difficult to remove because heat opens up pores in surfaces allowing deeper penetration (heat makes materials expand). Aerosols and residues can be literally baked on. 

In smaller fires, rooms at levels lower than the source of the fire may have little smoke damage. Ventilating the home immediately will also reduce damage to lower levels. Otherwise, as the air cools and falls, it may carry some residues and odors to all parts of the home. 

As the temperature of air rises, the pressure that air exerts on surfaces increases. To be precise, as the air temperature increases by 10°F, the pressure increases and the volume of the air double. This means that the hotter the fire, the harder smoke is forced against surfaces. This explains the concept of driven smoke and free floating smoke. 

Hot smoke moves by pressurized air with force and is, therefore, called driven smoke. As hot smoke collides with surfaces, it deposits residues and is the cause for soot residues on vertical surfaces. 

Cold smoke was once hot and pressurized, but lost its force as it cooled. Cold smoke is called free floating smoke because it floats through the building until gravity causes it to settle on horizontal surfaces. 

Hot smoke tends to move toward colder surfaces. This principle, expressed as hot goes to cold, results from convection currents—as hot air rises, the cooler air around cold surfaces falls and is replaced by warm, smoky air contacting the cooler surface. Hot smoke, therefore, migrates toward the colder surfaces of outside walls and windows, closed drawers, closets, and unheated rooms. As hot smoke migrates, it deposits residues more heavily around colder surfaces. If walls are well insulated, windows provide a substantial temperature difference so that air currents may concentrate in that area. This difference in temperature (called a temperature differential) around a window causes a heavier deposit of tar and smoke residue on the back of draperies than on the front. Closets receive surprising concentrations of residue because they are cooler than the room interiors. 

Two more factors of smoke behavior deal with smoke leaving residues as it moves through a building—arrangement of building space and ionization (magnetism).  As smoke travels from the source, it flows around building obstructions with the air current that carries it. Each obstruction tends to pick up smoke residues from the air as it passes by, acting as a filter. The farther smoke travels from its source, the fewer residues it contains as they are filtered out by contacting building obstructions. 

Smoke follows airflow patterns through a building, spreading residues within the structure. Convection currents often follow the direction of heating mains and tubing in homes where hot water heating is installed. Smoke flows upward through openings cut for water pipes. Convection currents continue upward behind radiators resulting in heavier deposits on walls immediately above these units. 

Some areas in a building receive more smoke residues than other areas due to the airflow pattern through the building. The cavity above a suspended ceiling may also serve as an air return and have heavier smoke deposits than the finished ceiling beneath. This cavity can also spread residues to a wider area of the building. Since air tends to flow in smooth curves, it bypasses sharp angles and shallow cavities. Corners formed by the junctions of ceilings and walls receive less smoke than adjacent areas. 

Smoke can work its way around some obstructions. Rooms that were closed off may have surprising concentrations of residue. Remember: Closed doors cannot stop smoke! You may notice heavy residue concentrations under or around closed doors, around cracks, and around the edges of carpets. As smoke flows around and through cracks, it deposits heavier residue concentrations. Generally, smoke concentrations will be present on the far side of door openings and ceilings immediately above them. Also, drawer interiors and other seemingly inaccessible areas can attract smoke. 

Some areas of a building’s space actually provide shortcuts that carry smoke to areas that otherwise might have received little or no residue. For example, air currents may flow within the HVAC ductwork even if the blower is not operating. If forced air heat or air conditioning is operating, air returns, registers, and walls and ceilings near them will show a greater concentration of residue. 

Generally, smoke residues are less concentrated in building areas farther from the source of the fire. The longer a fire continues, however, the more evenly distributed smoke will become throughout the structure. As long as the fire continues to heat the air, circulation patterns are created by hot air rising and cool air falls. All the air in a building will eventually become involved in this circulation, even air in basements and lower levels. 

Ionization refers to smoke particles (especially those from burning plastics) that become electrically charged. Since opposite electrical charges attract, smoke residues with strong charges may be attracted to surfaces with the opposite electrical charge. 

This charge is present in many synthetic fibers and plastics in general. A synthetic lampshade will frequently attract noticeable concentrations of residue, while a silk or paper shade sitting next to it remains unaffected. A plastic dry-cleaning bag covering clothes also attracts more residues than an unprotected cotton dress hanging beside it. 

Due to ionization, you may see smoke webs on surfaces in a structure. Residues (such as from burning plastics or the soot from some furnace disorders) may form long chains of ionized smoke particles that assemble in corners or at junctions of walls and ceilings. Smoke webs look exactly like cobwebs, but homeowners are happy to learn they are actually smoke webs. 

Ionized smoke particles cluster on metal surfaces just as metal filings cluster on a magnet. Through magnetism, charged smoke particles are attracted to metal surfaces such as plumbing pipes and coat hangers. Nail heads that are invisible beneath drywall become clearly outlined by smoke because their magnetic attraction remains effective despite the covering of paint and plaster. This is often referred to as nail pops, but the statement is misleading since the nails are still in place; it just looks like they have come to the surface. 

These are just some fire damage facts that you should be aware of if you ever encounter this problem.  Always ask your restoration contract questions and keep asking them till you feel comfortable with them.  Remember it is your decision who you use to restore your home and no one else they can only make suggestions.  

Please take a look at our website for more information.  www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com 

Fall/Winter 2017-2018 in the North East

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Frozen Pipe in Ceiling of home in New Jersey

Fall/Winter 2017-2018. So far the north east has been pretty lucky with the weather this season. The fall so far has been very mild although this week seems to be dipping down in tempatures. Some of the weather experts are saying that mid- December-January will be cold toward the end of the months continuing into early/mid-February. Possible late January into early to mid-February we could excpect some snow. But that’s a long way from now till then so all we can really do is play it by ear and day by day.

With all the differences in the weather there seems to be a lot of people coming down with colds and or the flu. So let’s all remember to cover our mouth and noses when coughing and sneezing, also antibacterial lotion and soap. Remember when you are out and about shopping and have to use a cart to wash your hands because the handles of shopping carts have ton of gems. Some stores even have antibacterial wipes next to the carts for your convenience. We all need to stay healthy so when the snow storms come we can go out and have fun in the snow.

When the snow does come and it will we need to make sure that we take a lot of breaks while shoveling our driveways and cleaning off our cars so we don’t over exert ourselves causing health problems. Please check on your elderly parents or neighbors as it is harder for them to do those chores themselves. If you have teenagers have them go over and help out. Keep an eye on your pets in the snow too their paws can become frost bitten.

With the winter come the freezing cold, make sure that young children and the elderly are taken care of and kept warm. It is a good idea before the winter even gets started to have your heating check by a professional because if you don’t and it fails in the middle of a storm or cold freeze professionals could be too busy to get to you in a timely manner. Always make sure you have plenty of canned goods and water on hand incase power is lost. If you can afford it buying a generator is a good idea just make sure if you have to use it there’s plenty of ventilation so the fumes don’t cause more harm than good. Ice dams are also a headache when it comes to the winter snow storms. An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. This will cause you to have to call in a professional like SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls to come in and fix the damage. Most the time ice damn damage will be covered by your homeowners insurance but you should double check with your insurance company to see if would be covered. Depending on how much damage is done it could be in the thousands to mitigate and repair.

Fire Damage Contents Monmouth County, NJ

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire in Monmouth County, NJ

Hopefully none of us will ever have to encounter a situation where we will need to see a first responder coming to our aide.  Unfortunately accidents happen and on a fire we want to see those firefighters blazing down the street to come and save one of our loved ones (god forbid) or lifelong cherished belongings.  After the firefighters have gone your standing there wondering what’s next.  You might be thinking about the family photos or the blanket your great grandmother knitted for you as a baby.  That’s where SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls comes in and can help you with the question, what’s next?  Sometimes our belongings become damaged even though the firefighters made it on time.  Just because the items are damaged doesn’t mean they are unsalvageable.  As a restoration company we here at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls can restore your lifelong belongings back to conditions like the fire damage never even happened depending on how severe the damage is.  We take pride in bringing homeowners belongings back to them restored because it brings a smile to their face even though they have been through one of the toughest times of their life.   

In doing the restoration sometimes the cleaning can be done right on site or if the damage is too severe then we can bring the belongings back to our warehouse and restore them there.  We work on the homeowner’s time table, so if your house is being restored we can store your belongings till the restoration is complete (that’s one less thing you have to worry about).  We work directly with your homeowners insurance to provide a seamless process.  Once your home is complete we will return your items and put them back into place where they were before the fire.  Each step of the way we treat our customers as if they were our family.  If this happened to one of our family member we would want them treated in the same manner as we treat our customers.  If there is ever damage done to your home we are here to help you in every way possible.  SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls services all areas of Monmouth County, NJ.   

24 Hour Emergency Services

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SERVPRO of?Marlboro/Tinton Falls?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 – 732-536-7555 

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 Marlboro/Tinton Falls 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)? 

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls 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.  

http://www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com

Mold Remediation

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Commercial Mold Loss in Brick, NJ

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 SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls Today – 732-536-7555.

 http://www.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com/mold-remediation

Storm Damage

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Storm Damage in Mantoloking, NJ Ocean County

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Tinton Falls 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, NJ 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.SERVPROmarlborotintonfalls.com/storm-flooding-restoration that are strategically located throughout the United States. 

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 732-536-7555  

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