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Water Damage From Sprinker System in your Gloucester County Business

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Sprinker Systems are great for your business but when they go off unexpectly that is when it can be devastating to your business. A sprinker system will just have a constant down pour of water until the system is turned off. The water lost can mean lost revenue.  

That is why SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call us 24/7 at (856) 349-7318 for any emergency.

Water Loss From A Broken Sprinker System In Your Camden County Home

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Sprinker Systems are great for your business but  can be devastating to your business. If a sprinker system breaks or a head goes off their will just be a constant down pour of water until the system is turned off which can take an hour to do. The water lost can mean lost revenue for your business or have to shut your doors for a couple days.  

That is why SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. SERVPRO is IICRC-industry certified in water damage, SERVPRO has the knowledge and expertise to restore your property back to pre loss condition.

Call us 24/7 at (856) 349-7318 for any emergency.

Surface Mold in Your Camden County Home

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mildew and molds are fungi - simple microscopic organisms that thrive anywhere there is a moist environment. Mold growths, or colonies, can start to grow on a damp surface within 24 to 48 hours. They reproduce by spores - tiny, lightweight “seeds”- that travel through the air. Molds digest organic material, eventually destroying the material they grow on, and then spread to destroy the adjacent organic material. In addition to the damage, molds can cause in your home, they can also cause mild to severe health problems.

You may have a mold problem if your home has water damage due to -

  • Flooding
  • Sewage back-up from flooding in the area
  • Plumbing or roof leaks
  • Damp basement or crawl space
  • Overflows from sinks or bathtub
  • High humidity: steam cooking, dryer vents, humidifiers
  • Sitting water

If your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Mt Ephraim/Bellmawr can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Visit our website at: http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/mold-removal

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

Does Your Gloucester County Home Have A Mold Problem

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold and Black Mold

When we hear the word MOLD it can bring many things to mind, such as allergic reactions and potential health problems.    The truth is that Mold is naturally present all around us.  There is no way to eliminate mold from our daily lives, but the key is to eliminate the factors that contribute to its growth indoors. 

There are many types of mold, the most talked about is Stachybotrys Chartarum—or Black Mold.  Black Mold produces allergens and irritants, but so do all other types of mold as well.  Whatever type of Mold that is present should be treated with caution.  Stay out of any affected areas and avoid touching the mold.  Touching mold can lead to mold spores being released into the air and further spreading  mold growth.

What can you do to prevent mold growth indoors?

  • Keep indoor humidity levels below 45%
  • Use air conditioners or a dehumidifier during humid months
  • Be sure your home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms
  • Do not carpet bathrooms 
  • Do not store basement items in cardboard boxes (cardboard can be a food source for mold in a damp or humid basement)

When water intrudes on your property, mold growth can begin in as little as 48 hours.  Inspect your home regularly for water leaks or damage.  Click Here to find more information and useful tips about mold and mold growth. 

If you have visible Mold or a Musty Odor call us now at (856) 349-7318.

Electrical Fires In Your Gloucester County Home

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Electrical fires are one of the leading home fires in America. Electrical fires can happen at anytime and can can happen to any home. Here are 5 of the most common electrical fires:

1. Faulty outlets, appliances
Most electrical fires are caused by faulty electrical outlets and old, outdated appliances. Other fires are started by faults in appliance cords, receptacles and switches. Never use an appliance with a worn or frayed cord which can send heat onto combustible surfaces like floors, curtains, and rugs that can start a fire.

Running cords under rugs is another cause of electrical fires. Removing the grounding plug from a cord so it can be used in a two-prong electrical outlet can also cause a fire. The reason appliances have the extra prong is so they can be only used in outlets that can handle the extra amount of electricity that these appliances draw.

2. Light fixtures
Light fixtures, lamps and light bulbs are another common reason for electrical fires. Installing a bulb with a wattage that is too high for the lamps and light fixtures is a leading cause of electrical fires. Always check the maximum recommended bulb wattage on any lighting fixture or lamp and never go over the recommended amount.

Another cause of fire is placing materials like cloth or paper over a lampshade. The material heats up and ignites, causing a fire. Faulty lamps and light fixtures also frequently result in fires.

3. Extension cords 
Misuse of extension cords is another electrical fire cause. Appliances should be plugged directly into outlet and not plugged into an extension cord for any length of time. Only use extension cords as a temporary measure. If you do not have the appropriate type of outlets for your appliances, hire an electrician to install new ones.

4. Space heaters 
Because these types of heaters are portable, many times people put them too close to combustible surfaces such as curtains, beds, clothing, chairs, couches and rugs. Coil space heaters are especially dangerous in this regard because the coils become so hot they will almost instantaneously ignite any nearby flammable surface.

If you do use space heaters, use the radiator-type that diffuse heat over the entire surface of the appliance. These are less likely to ignite flammable items, but should still be kept away from them.

5. Wiring
Outdated wiring often causes electrical fires. If a home is over 20 years old, it may not have the wiring capacity to handle the increased amounts of electrical appliances in today’s average home, such as computers, wide-screen televisions, video and gaming players, microwaves and air conditioners.

Breakers should be triggered when circuits get overloaded by too much electricity, but outdated breaker boxes often have worn connectors that do not work, causing the system to overload and start an electrical fire.

If you have an electrical fire make sure that you call the experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr at 856-349-7318. SERVPRO has the experience and know how to get your home back to preloss condition. 

How To Put Out A Kitchen Fire In Your Camden County Home

4/6/2018 (Permalink)


DID YOU KNOW?

7/5/2016

Not all fires are created equal, therefore not all fires can be extinguished in the same way.  Educating yourself on the proper ways to put out a small fire can not only minimize damages to your property, but it can also help keep you safe.

How To Put Out Kitchen Fires

  • In the event of an oven or microwave fire, cut the oxygen off to the flames.  Tun off the appliance and close the door.  Keep a close watch and the flames should diminish.  Use a fire extinguisher if the flames do not die down.
  • For a cooking fire on a skillet or pot, place a lid over the flames.  loss of oxygen to fuel the flames should kill the fire rather quickly.
  • Use baking soda or salt for grease fires.  They will help absorb and smother the flames.  NEVER use water or flour on a grease fire.  Flour can potentially ignite and add fuel to the flames.  Water and oil do not mix and the water can cause the greas to spray elsewhere, throwing flaming oil on nearby surfaces.
  • ALWAYS call the fire department when dealing with an electrical fire.

If you need help with fire damage cleanup call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318.

Does Your Gloucester County Business Have A Water Loss?

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Mount Ephraim NJ commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call 856-349-7318 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Have Questions about Water Damage?
Call Us Today – 856-349-7318

Mold Problem In Your Gloucester County Home?

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Have a Mold Problem? 
Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

Grease Fires In Your Camden County Home

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Cooking with greases is a normal occurrence when in a kitchen a kitchen can get dangerous when you have a grease fire. Grease fires happen when the grease you are cooking with becomes too hot and catches on fire. A grease fire can be devastating to a home. If you happen to get a grease fire here a some tips:

Turn the Heat Off - Don't try to move the pot. You might accidentally splash yourself or your kitchen with burning oil. And that would be bad.
• Cover the Pot with a Metal Lid - Fire cannot exist in the absence of oxygen. With the lid on (and the heat off), the fire should quickly consume all the oxygen and put itself out. Use a metal lid since glass will shatter.
• Pour on Baking Soda - Baking soda will extinguish grease fires, but only if they're small. It takes a lot of baking soda to do the job.
• Spray the Pot with a Class B Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher - This is your last resort, as fire extinguishers will contaminate your kitchen. Still, it's better than the alternative if the fire is getting out of control.

If you have soot or smoke damage be sure to call the experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr at (856)-349-7318.

Flood Damage in Gloucester County Homes

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

With the spring rain just around the corner it is important that you Gloucester County home is prepared to handle a flood. Here are some tips:

What To Do After Basement Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place

What NOT To Do After Basement Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.

 If you still need help make sure to call the SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr the restortion experts with their highly trained staff will get any size job done and make it "Like it never even happened."

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (856) 349-7318