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How to Extinguish Small Fires?

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

A fire can be scary but understanding what to do when it happens can prevent a small fire from growing.

When a fire is just starting, it could be small enough to be extinguished with a fire blanket or a fire extinguisher. But if it starts to scatter fast or takes longer than five seconds to be defeated, call 911 or pull the alarm. In case of a fire, do the following;

Electrical Fires 

  • Turn appliances off or pull the plug.
  • Do not use water.

Cooking Fire

  • Shut off the stove
  • Do not use water or turn on the exhaust fan.

Grease fires

  • Keep your oven grease free and clean up afterwards.
  • Hot grease can can spatter and ignite paper.

Gas fires

  • Shut off gas supply.
  • Never light a match near a heater or a stove.
  • Do not turn on any light switches.

No matter the type of fire, we always recommend to call 911...it's better to be safe than sorry!

If you do have a fire disaster SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown is open 24/7 to begin restoration just call us at (856) 728-7350

Is Your Business READY?

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

An estimated 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as fire and flood never reopen.

SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown has worked with many businesses in the area to ensure they are prepared for any emergency. 

Fires happen a lot  in retail stores and other mercantile properties such as grocery stores beauty and barbershops.

Those fires caused millions of dollars in property damage. Fire damage is worse during off hours vs business hours.

If is common for small businesses to home have a  formal emergency response plan because they feel the possibility of a fire is low. 

No Plan Means You're Less Likely to Recover

It can make it close to impossible to recover from a disaster if a business is not proactive. The amount of money it takes to restore a small business is costly and the amount of money lost while the business is closed. 

Tips For Creating a Successful Emergency Ready Plan

  • Let the professionals help you. Work with an emergency restoration company for assistance in creating your emergency ready profile.
  • Identify and label utility shut-off locations.
  • Identify local utility contact information.
  • Identify local emergency contact information such as fire, police, and hospital contacts.
  • Establish main internal contacts for purposes of employee safety and emergency work authorization.

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile.

Please contact one our Business Development Representative here at SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown to setup your free Emergency Ready Profile today (856) 728-7350

Got Mold? Here is how we take care of it

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Here are the steps below:

Step 1: Emergency Contact (856)728-7350 

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call our number. Someone from our team will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown will carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. They use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.  

Step 3: Mold Containment

They use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. They may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Their specialized filtration equipment allows their Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. They utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Our team uses antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown will clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

When Natural Disasters Hit Your Business

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Last year we saw an abundance of natural disasters take place all around the world, including destructive hurricanes and floods. And it doesn’t just stop there; we have also experienced wildfires ravage through Southern California. Each one of these events resulted in the major destruction of people’s businesses and commercial property.

At SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown we know how devastating events like these can be for individuals who own commercial and private property, so we want to reassure you that we have the tools and skills to help you during the restoration process.

At SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown, we believe that no job is too big. We have an elite group of individuals who specialize in restoration.  

We want you to know that you are always in good hands if your commercial property ever gets damaged, no matter how big or small the damage is.

SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown is dedicated to helping our customers, and we are always prepared to assist you, no matter what the situation entails! Let us help you if your commercial property or buildings are ever damaged. Just give us a call 24/7 at (609) 383-9785

How to Control Mold Growth

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

All properties have a certain amount of mold. Mold becomes dangerous when it begins to grow in to large amounts. 

There are ways for you to help control the growth of mold. Here are some simple ways: 

  1. Controlling humidity levels in your with a dehumidifier. Basements are most inclined to produce humidity and need to have a dehumidifier running constantly.  
  2. Finding where the water is coming from. Fixing leaky roofs, windows, and piping as soon as they are discovered is important.
  3. Sometimes flooding can occur and the quicker the area is cleaned up and dried the level of mold can be decreased.
  4. Bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry can also hold moisture. Make sure the proper ventatlation is installed in each room. 

Don't worry if you are already having issues with mold we are here to help you. SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown is available 24/7 to receive your call. Call us now (856)728-7350

Hazardous Mold Can Begin To Develop Within 24 Hours After Water Damage

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

With the expertise and reputation of SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown, we can handle water damage emergencies immediately, as the threat of potentially hazardous mold can begin to grow and develop as soon as 24 hours after the original water damage.

When a water loss occurs, SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown uses specialized equipment like dehumidifiers to dry properties and reduce the humidity levels. This is an extremely important part of cleanup after water damage.

Normal drying methods may be the first thought of the customer, but in most cases, are simply not enough to reduce the humidity levels in a home after a major accident of water loss. Mold is able to grow behind cabinets, walls and under flooring very quickly, so the threat has to be handled by professionals who know how to properly dry flooring, walls, and other fixtures on the property.

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air.
  • 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.

If you think that your home or business may have a mold problem, we can assist with having you scheduled for a certified mold test and inspection, with a follow up service to use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (856) 728-7350

Invisible Intruders

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can be an invisible intruder, growing behind and around what you first see. Using a licensed mold remediation specialist like SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown helps to alleviate undetected mold exposure. Exposure to mold can cause allergies, skin irritation, and a host of other health problems. Mold remediation is a serious job that is best handled by the results of a professional mold inspector, followed up by a licensed mold remediation specialist.

Mold is a potentially hazardous health concern that we here at SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown take pride in knowing that we are professionally equipped in providing immediate relief from prolonged growth and exposure.

FEMA warns residents of homes that flood, to thoroughly clean and dry any areas affected by flood water to ensure that mold does not grow, but sole residence attention sometimes is not enough. Our team uses dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity present in water damaged properties.

A homeowner is unlikely to have access to all of the specialized equipment needed to complete such a task. With specialized equipment used and the expertise shown by the professional team at SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown, insurance companies trust our team when their policyholders experience a water loss. Assessing mold growth involves more than just looking at what’s visibly growing on the walls.

Many customers and insurance companies call SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown first when they experience a loss or damage, because they trust that the work will be completed with expertise and precision.

Winter Storm - Be READY

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Winter is here if we like it or not and being prepared is the key to surviving a bad storm. Some basic things you should need is an emergency home and care kit and emergency contact list.

Emergency Home Kit List

  • Water and food for family and pets
  • Warm Clothes and Blankets
  • Flashlight
  • Candles and Matches
  • Pocket Knife
  • Emergency Plan

Emergency Car Kit List

  • Flashlight
  • Warm Blanket
  • First Aid Kit
  • Extra Antifreeze
  • Bottle Water
  • Read to Eat Snacks

Emergency Contact List

  • Family Members
  • Local Evacuation Shelters (people and pets)
  • Out-of-State Contacts
  • Primary Physician
  • Local Hospital
  • Insurance’s
  • SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown (856) 728-7350 for you property damages

Remember SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown  is here 24/7 for your winter storm property damages. The quicker you call us, the quicker we can make it “Like it never even happened”

Berlin Residents We Specialize in Flooded Basements by Storms

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

When storms occur, a basement can flood at any time. Most flooding occurs during a heavy rainfall storm. Basements are always very prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. All that it takes is a moderate storm to create a flooded basement.

This could cause:

  • A blocked or failed sewerage pipe
  • Heavy Rain causes surface water to pool around your home.
  • Storm Sewer Backup.
  • Sanitary Sewer Backup.
  • Foundation drainage failure.
  • Water supply-line break or hot water tank failure

If storm waters are not handled properly, your health and safety will be at risk, and cause severe damage to your home's structure. Remember, the longer you wait - the worse the problem will get.

Call SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown Today (856) 728-7250 

24-Hour Emergency Services for Williamstown, Berlin and Surrounding Areas

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have a common routine of ending your day with filling your dishwasher and running it while you head to bed. This is common for many families and there is never a thought of something possibly happening.

It's a dish washer what could possibly happen?

Until the day you wake up and find your kitchen flooded by your dishwasher that malfunctioned and overflowed quietly as your where dreaming. 

Although incidents like this may not happen all the time. It's best to know what your next steps are by being prepared. SERVPRO of Berlin/Williamstown is ready and equipment with an amazing educated team that will respond quickly and clean of the mess. 

Save our number (856) 728-7350 and call us any time of the day we are available 24-hours.