Why you should choose SERVPRO
Selecting a company to restore your property after a fire or water damage can be challenging. There are many businesses who claim to be experts in the field of restoration. What sets us apart at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr is our commitment to continuous training and the most up to date equipment and techniques in the industry.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets the standards for cleaning after specific forms of loss such as fire, smoke, mold and water damage. Our technicians are IICRC certified and trained in the most cutting edge techniques using equipment such as infrared cameras, hygrometers, and moisture detectors to find water behind walls, ceilings and in other areas where it may not be evident on an initial inspection. We utilize industrial air movers and dehumidification systems to dry structures quickly and help prevent further damage. We specialize in odor removal using fogging agents, air scrubbers and deodorization products.
Our technicians receive thorough and continuous training to stay up to date on these products and techniques. Restoration is an ever evolving field and we want our customers to feel confident that we can return their property to its pre loss condition quickly and safely.
If you have experienced fire, smoke, water, or mold damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318.
How to Prepare for a Power Outage
At any time your residency can experience widespread power outages due to wind and storm effects. Do you have a plan for a power outage at your home? Getting prepared now, before one happens, will make any future outage more manageable and ultimately safer. Beyond the annoyance of not being able to check Facebook or take a hot shower, a power outage can present safety issues. Food can go bad, certain medical facilities or devices may not be in operation, and water can become tainted. Use these helpful tips to prepare yourself:
- Create a list of every vital power-using item in your home. Things like your refrigerator should be on this list, where something like video games should not. Stock batteries for items that can use them.
- If you are on a medication that needs to be refrigerated, make sure that it maintains the proper temperature after the power goes out.
- Do your best to keep any refrigerators/freezers closed until power is restored. Stock non-perishable food and water to consume in the meantime. Check food temperatures to make sure no food has spoiled.
- If you have access to a generator, remember to operate it a safe distance from your home to avoid inhaling fumes.
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Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318 in the event that you suffer any damage to your home or business as a result of a weather event. We provide around-the-clock response for emergency storm damage remediation.
Managing a Commercial Loss
Managing a crisis, for example, a fire or flood at work can be a lot to handle. Even small damages can require some serious energy, cash and time to fix. If the damage to your business becomes serious enough, you need to bring in a qualified remediation company to assess and fix the damage. A call to SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr should be your first call.
What You Can Do
First and foremost, if the situation poses a health or safety risk, make sure that everyone is safe. Then you can call a remediation company to come out. While you wait for their arrival, you can do a couple productive things. First, shut off the electricity. This will prevent further damage and minimize safety risk factors. Second, call your insurance company to file a claim. They will provide you with a claim number, and other information about the process.
The SERVPRO Edge
On top of being available around the clock, the technicians that come to your business are highly skilled, trained and ICCRC certified in the latest damage remediation techniques. We use advanced tools and methods to ensure that your property is returned to pre loss condition as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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When a fire, flood or other damage happens at your New Jersey business, time is not on your side. For example, if you have water damage, mold can begin to grow quickly, and the drywall will become increasingly compromised as time passes. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr is available 24/7 to respond to your commercial building to provide assistance. At (856) 349-7318 SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr will answer your call and provide assistance immediately.
How to Prevent Electrical Fires
Most electrical fires are caused by faulty cords, plugs and appliances so knowing safety and fire prevention are keys in avoiding fire damage to your home or business. The following are steps that homeowners and commercial property managers can take to avoid costly fire and soot damage.
Electrical Cord Safety:
- Inspect all cords for frayed or damaged casings
- Never damage or break off the third prong in a plug
- Never break off a third prong plug and plug into a two prong outlet
- Replace all 2 prong outlets with 3 prong outlets
- Do not pull out cords from the cord always pull out plugs from the plug.
- Use surge protectors sparingly as it is possible to overload a circuit if too many plugs are pluged into one outlet.
- Extension cords are to be used as temporary cords.
- Use the correct gage when using an extension cord
- Try to keep cords from running underneath a carpet or rug
- Keep cords away from water and heat sources
Follow manufacturers instructions
- Disconnect small appliances when not in use
- Disconnect appliances when you are going to clean them
- Unplug small appliances if you are going to leave town for an extended period
- Check phone chargers for overheating
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Precautionary Measures You Can Take to Prevent Fires
Fire damage may result in ways you least expect. Take precautionary measures to protect your home from certain factors that contribute to fires.
Cooking equipment: Cooking equipment is the number one cause of house fires. Pots and pans can quickly overheat when left unattended. Be sure to watch children when the stove is on and pots are near. When leaving the house, always remember to turn off the stove and oven.
Smoking in Bedrooms: Avoid smoking in bedrooms. A cigarette butt can stay lit for hours after use and cause a flame after coming into contact with clothes or furniture.
Old electrical equipment: Older lampshades and light fittings may build up heat, and weak bases could pose a tripping hazard. Electrical equipment such as these should be checked for faulty cords, and check if their plug has ground from a 3 prong cord.
Flammable liquids: Liquids such as petrol, kerosene, or methylated spirits should be kept away from heat sources and stored properly according to their label.
For all your fire and smoke, needs contact SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr at (856) 349- 73
Have you heard of SERVPRO's Service Response Guidelines?
Within just 1 hour of loss notification, one of our SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr professionals will contact you to arrange for service.
Within 4 hours of loss notification, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr professionals will be on-site to start mitigation services.
Within 8 hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you and your insurance representative, if applicable, by your local SERVPRO of Mount Ephriam / Bellmawr professionals.
What services does SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provide?
- Fire smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
- Water Removal and Dehumidification
- Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
- Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning
- Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
- Odor Identification and Deodorization
Being timely is important when disaster strikes and it is our priority to be there when you need us!!
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How To Get Rid of Odors in a Water Damaged Building
Water of all kinds can cause damage to your building. While contaminated water may be more likely to cause lingering odors, clean water can also contribute by facilitating mold growth. If you are noticing bad smells after water damage, the following steps can help remove them.
- Clean Surfaces
Both flooding and sewage loss can bring black water into your building. This water is highly contaminated and can contain bacteria, mud, waste and other debris. As a result, it can carry with it unpleasant odors. Everything that this water has come into contact with will be thoroughly cleaned by SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr both to reduce these odors as well as to prevent bacteria from spreading within the building.
- Perform Mold Remediation
Mold spores that have been brought into the building by contaminated water, as well as those already present, will grow quickly in a wet environment. Infestations of this fungus can then create a musty odor. Both the mold growth and the smell can be effectively removed by SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr with our professional equipment.
- Replace Damaged Materials
Materials like insulation and drywall can easily absorb large amounts of floodwater. These are not easily cleaned, resulting in bad smells that stick around as well as damage to the building. Removing and replacing is what SERVPRO does to these materials, to reduce lingering odors.
- Remove Odors From the Air
If you have tried the previous steps but still haven’t quite removed all of the bad smells, then you may need to clean the air inside the building. Using professional equipment, we can remove bacteria and other contaminants to create a clean and fresh-smelling environment.
After you have experienced water damage, it can take some time to return your building to its previous condition. Everything should be cleaned thoroughly and any mold growth should be removed. In most cases, it is best to have this done by SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr who has the necessary training and equipment to get the job done properly.
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The water damage timeline
Within minutes of the water damage:
- The water can start to spread throughout your home, and damage anything that is in its path.
- The water can cause personal belongings to swell and warp such as books and photographs.
1-24 hours after the water damage occurred:
- The drywall can begin to break down and/or swell.
- Furniture begins to swell.
- An odor can start to occur in your home.
1 week after the water damage has occurred:
- Biohazard contamination can start to occur.
- Mold and mildew to can start to grow and spread.
- Wood flooring begin to swell and warp. Metal start to rust and corrode.
More than a week after the damage occurred:
- biohazard contaminants can be a serious risk to the homeowners.
- The mold growth can become more severe.
For all your emergency needs contact SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318
Why SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr
We can help with the entire process- House fires can damage your walls, your furniture’s upholstery and more. Other issues homeowners deal with after a fire include smoke and water damage. You want a restoration company that can cover all types of damage. Our team of experts has the tools needed to do your restoration work the right way.
We’re here 24/7- Getting started early on restoration efforts can make a difference. That’s why our team is here to help you when you need our services. Because our team is always available for emergencies, we’ll answer your call whenever you need us.
We believe in restoring items before replacing them- By working with you to meet your needs, we can help you find ways to save money on repairs. And in some cases approaching a job from a restoration mindset can help you save money on your homeowners insurance premiums in the future.
We are a local business- Because we’re a SERVPRO location here in South Jersey, we combine the training, resources and equipment you would find at a large, growing company with the advantage of choosing a partner located in South Jersey.
If you have fire damage in your home due to a kitchen, heating, or other fire, you can count on us for restoration assistance. Our team is always ready to meet your needs and help you restore your home. Call SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr (856) 349-7318 for all your needs.
Washing Machine Water Damage
Washing machines are one of the most common sources of water damage in the home, and the damage can be costly, reaching high costs.
Since each washing machine has multiple ways of causing water damage with multiple components that break down, below are some things that most commonly cause leaks:
Plugged floor drain, before disassembling your washing machine, check that the floor drain is clear of debris like lint that can build up over time. Water on your floor may be the result of a clogged drain and not an issue with the washer itself.
External supply hoses, start a fill cycle on your machine. You should look for drips around the water supply connection hose. If the hoses themselves seem to be free of corrosion or rust but are still dripping, try replacing the internal washers to create a tighter seal.
Internal hoses, if the supply hoses are not leaking, check the internal hoses that connect the inlet valve to the tub by opening the washer cabinet. Cracked or perforated hoses may be the problem.
Seals, normal wear and tear can cause door boot seals to crack or rip. If your machine is leaking during either the fill or agitation portion of the wash cycle, damaged tub seals could be the cause and will need to be replaced.
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