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Mold Remediation Steps In Your Gloucester City Home

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

What Is Mold

Mold spores exist everywhere in this world naturally and removing all of the mold spores would be impossible. That is why SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr are industria experts in mold remediation.

WHAT IS MOLD REMEDIATION?

Mold remediation focuses on getting the mold levels in your home back to natural levels. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr accomplishes this task by using the top industry tactics to rid your house of unsafe mold levels. Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

WHAT SERVPRO DOES IN MOLD REMEDIATION

  • Step 1: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Step 2: Mold Containment
  • Step 3: Air Filtration
  • Step 4: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Step 5: Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Step 6: Restoration

If you have any questions about mold in your house contact us- 856-349-7318

4th Of July Firework Damage In Gloucester County, NJ

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Firework Damage

With 4th of July barbecue and pool partys over SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr hopes that no one got hurt with all of the festivitys happening around us. One of the major fire damage calls we get are fires caused by fireworks. 

How These Fires Can Be avoided  

Fireworks can be a very dangous activity between the flame and the explosion that happens in a firework. But if you are going to light fire works keep these tips in mind:

  • Never let kids play with fireworks. If you are going to give kids sparklers make sure to keep them away from their faces
  • Always store fireworks in a cool dry space and make sure no open flame comes near them
  •  Always buy legal fireworks
  • Know your states fireworks law

If Fire Damage Occurs

If a fire occurs make sure to call 911 then after the fire department is done call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr.

Contact Us at  (856) 349-7318

Did Your Gloucester County Home Have A Recent Fire?

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

If your Gloucester County home had a recent fire either between a kitchen grease fire to an electrical fire that smoked out the whole house SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is here to help in your difficult time.  

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr  will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 856-349-7318

Flood And Storm Season Is Here Make Sure To Use The Experts

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Flood And Storm Season Is Here

SERVPRO ofMount Ephraim/ Bellmawr specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and use IICRC standards in dealing with water restoration. SERVPRO uses specialized equipment to restore your property to its preloss condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important to a flooding house. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Gloucester County NJ, SERVPRO can scale our resources to handle the largest of storms or flooding disasters. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/storm-flooding-restoration  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (856) 349-7318

Big Problems with Small Water Losses In Your Gloucester Home

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Losses

At any business a stop of production can be deadly to work flow and stopping business for a small water loss is costly. That is why SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is the best at commercial water losses weither it is a leak from the toilet to a sprinkler system break SERVPRO is here to help. 

 SERVPROs Promises 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr promises its customers that the job will be done in a timely matter and will be done right. Some of SERVPROs other promises are:

  • SERVPRO is open 24/7 and is even open on holidays
  • SERVPRO understands that the job has to be done quick so that the business can get back to running
  • All of SERVPROs employees are IICRC certified 

SERVPRO is here to help business get back to operating "like it never even happened." 

Call Us 24/7 At- 856-349-7318

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.