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SERVPRO of Mount Ephram / Bellmawr Fundraiser for Homeless Youth

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

I'm Sleeping Out

I have accepted Covenant House’s challenge to spend a night sleeping on the street so homeless kids don’t have to.

The Sleep Out is not about pretending to be homeless. It’s an act of solidarity with the 4.2 million young people who experience homelessness each year. It’s a decision that we can’t stay indoors while so many kids remain outside.

One night can make a difference.

As part of my Sleep Out, I am raising funds and awareness for Covenant House, a shelter for kids experiencing homelessness and trafficking. Covenant House offers these young people so much more than a safe place to sleep - they welcome each kid with absolute respect and unconditional love, and their continuum of care provides essential services to help kids transition from homelessness to independence.

If you would like to donate please click the link below or copy and paste. 

I can’t do this without you. Thanks for your support!

https://www.sleepout.org/participant/19785

Winter Storm Damage To Commercial Property

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

With the recent storms and cold winter we have been experiencing this year it is important that your business has someone they can trust. That is why the experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr are here to help your business through a disaster. 

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.

Some of SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawrs other commercial services:

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr can manage the damage while you focus on your business.  Call us (856) 349-7318.

How To Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

We are just getting into the stormy season and now is the time to inspect your home and property for any damages and repairs that need to be done.  Making repairs BEFORE a severe storm hits is important to limiting any resulting damage.  We have created a handy checklist of some important things to watch out for, and to help you protect your home and property.

5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM WIND AND STORM DAMAGE

  1.  CHECK AND REPAIR YOUR ROOFS FLASHING AND SECURE LOOSE SHINGLES— Flashings are the metal pieces that protect the seams of the roof and around the chimney and vents.  Loose or damaged flashings can allow wind and rain to get under the shingles and cause damage.
  2. REMOVE TREES TOO CLOSE TO YOUR HOME— Trees that are too close to the home can cause major damage if it should fall during a storm.  Even healthy trees can topple if the ground becomes too oversaturated and soft.  Trees should be planted far enough away from the home so the height at maturity equals the distance from the home.
  3. TRIM YOUR TREES AND LARGER SIZED BUSHES-- Damaged or dead branches and limbs can break off and become projectiles during high wind storms, causing damage to your home and property.  Make sure to trim the dead and damaged branches from trees and large bushes.  Not only will your trees be healthier…. But you could potentially be saving yourself from future wind damage.
  4. SECURE YOUR GUTTERS AND CLEAN THEM OF ANY DIRT AND DEBRIS— Common sense?  Maybe, but you would be surprised how many people neglect the care of their gutters.  Check your gutters and make sure they are securely attached to your home.  Make repairs if needed.  Keeping your gutters clear of dirt and debris (branches, leaves…. BIRD NESTS??!!) will help keep rain water flowing off your roof.  When your gutters are clogged up the water can’t drain properly.  Eventually the water will pool and drain back into your roof, creating another set of problems.  LEAKING ROOF.  WATER DAMAGE.  MOLD.  Fun stuff!!  Well, not really…… so make sure to clean those gutters!
  5. WAIT UNTIL LATE SPRING TO PUT OUT LAWN FURNITURE— This sounds like a good idea, right?  Early spring thunderstorms can be damaging, so waiting would make sense.  WELL… better yet let’s just anchor down those projectiles!  Thunderstorms and severe weather can happen at any time.  If you are going to put furniture outside it is best to anchor down as much as you can and put away any non-anchored furniture if a storm is brewing.

Hopefully these tips and suggestions are helpful.  Being proactive against potential wind and storm damage is always better than dealing with costly repairs that could have been avoided.

Mold In Bellmawr Homes

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Bellmawr Residents! Do you have Visible Discoloration, Mold, or a Musty Odor? SERVPRO in Bellmawr specializes in Mold Remediation.  For Immediate Service, Call (856) 349-7318.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-hour Emergency Services and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Bellmawr, NJ.  Black Mold and other types of Mold spores can be a serious concern for people with health problems such as Athsma and severe allergies.  However, anyone may experience health problems associated with mold exposure. 

People most at risk include:

  • Infants and children

  • Pregnant women

  • The elderly

  • People with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies

  • People with weakened immune systems

  If you suspect you have a mold problem call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318 and have the experts handle your mold remediation and cleaning needs.

Contact our Highly Trained Professionals at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr for a mold inspection today!     When mold damage takes over your life, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr helps you take it back!

Have Questions? Call Us Today (856) 349-7318

Mold Remediation In Camden, New Jersey

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

With the cold season in full affect right now there is never a better time than now to make sure your pipes are protected from the elements. It is important to check pipes at least one time a day. To check your pipes just look at the pipes and make sure they are not leaking or your basement didn't flood while you were gone.

If your pipes have been damaged or are leaking make sure to call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr who are trained in water and mold remediation. Mold grow usually occurs after a water damage and the growth can occur and spread throughout a house in 48-72 hours after a water emergency. 

What You Should Do If You See Mold   

  • Stay out of affected areas.

  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.

Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr for all of your mold remediation at (856) 349-7318

What Is A Sump Pump

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

sump pump is a pump used to drain excess water that has built up in a water collecting sump basin, usually located in the basement of homes.  Sump pumps are used in areas where basement flooding happens regularly and to solve dampness problems where there is a high water table. These pumps direct water away from the house, to where it no longer poses a flood risk to the home.

Sump pumps can fail for a variety of reasons.  Below is a list of the most common reasons your sump pump can fail.

·    POWER FAILURE- sump pumps run off electricity.  If your power goes out during heavy rains and storms the sump pump will not be able to operate and your basement could possibly flood.  Having a backup generator can be helpful in saving you a headache later.

·         NOT THE RIGHT SIZE- you would think it wouldn’t matter if the pump was too big or too small…BUT you would be wrong.  If the pump is too big in can cause it to work too hard and will lessen the life of your pump.  If the pump is too small, it can be ineffective at removing all the water and will work harder to keep up which can also lessen the life of your pump.  Make sure your sump pump is adequate for the area and the circumstances.

·      FAULTY INSTALLATION- sump pumps need to be installed exactly right.  If they are done improperly it can lead to problems down the line… and possibly a wet basement.  Make sure to follow the manufactures instructions correctly to ensure a proper installation.

·         FROZEN OR CLOGGED DISCHARGE LINES- although you can’t stop the line from freezing you can help prevent problems when it does.  Adding a special grated drain closer to your house to allow for water to get out if there is a blockage further down the line.

·      LACK OF MAINTENANCE- maintenance is the KEY!!! Remember this.  It is recommended by professionals to check your sump pump quarterly.  Use a vinegar solution to clean the pump and remove any dirt and debris.  Check the float switch to make sure it is not blocked and is operational and clean all vents and air holes.  Regular maintenance will help maintain your sump pump and address any issues before they become major problems.

·         PRODUCT DEFECT- although rare, defective sump pumps can happen.  Make sure to test your sump pump after installation to make sure it runs smoothly and correctly.

Sump pumps are a great tool in helping to keep your basement dry.  BUT  if you find yourself in a wet and soggy basement due to a failed sump pump… Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr and we will make it all go away!

DO YOU HAVE WET CARPETS?  WET BASEMENT?  QUESTIONS? CALL US TODAY (856) 349-7318

SERVPRO Is Ready For Any Disaster

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week 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 and can make the restoration process longer and more expensive.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

Call Today – 856-349-7318

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 Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr 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)?

About SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr 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.

For more information visit our website at http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/

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

What To Do During A Flood

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

If you have ever dealt with flood damage, or have needed water removed from your basement, then you know the mess that water damage can leave in your home and the damage it can cause. What you do during the first 48 hours after a flood or water damage is critical to minimizing the damage.  Listed below are some great tips to help your home before the water restoration experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr.

What you can do until help arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After 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.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After 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.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-Hour Emergency Service in any weather conditions!

Do you need basement flooding repair? Water Extraction and Water Removal from your home or business? SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr provides flood damage cleanup and water damage repair.  Call Us Today at (856) 349-7318.

Cold Temperatures Bring Broken Pipes

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

With the past couple of weeks being in freezing temperatures make sure to check your pipes periodically so they don't burst. Check all of your pipes when you have a chance but do not put it off till it's too late. Water pipes commonly burst when the water inside them expands as it gets close to freezing, and this causes an increase in pressure inside the pipe. When the pressure gets too high for the pipe to contain, it ruptures. In order to help protect your pipes you can insulate them. If this happens to your home there is nothing to fear because SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is here to help you through this rough time. 

About SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr 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.

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

Sewage Cleanups In Camden, New Jersey

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Looking For Sewage Cleanup Companies?  CALL SERVPRO AT (856) 349-7318.

Sewer backups can be caused by a number of factors. They usually involve sewer pipe blockages in either main sewer lines or in the private sewer service line which the property owner owns and maintains.  Causes of a backup may include pipe breaks or cracks due to tree roots, system deterioration, insufficient system capacity due to residential or commercial growth, or construction mishaps. 

What you SHOULD do…

  •  Avoid contact with sewage and items contaminated with sewage
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items. 

What you SHOULD NOT do…

  • Spread contaminated water by walking on damaged or wet areas.

  • Turn on HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.

  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminates.

  • Use products that have been exposed to contaminated areas.

If you need help with raw sewage cleanup , sewage backup cleanup, or a basement flooded with sewage, Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318.  Proudly serving Mount Ephraim, Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester City, Camden County, South Jersey and surrounding areas.