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Commercial Water Conservation Tips

2/27/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Conservation tips.

In the United States, it is estimated that more than half of the available water is consumed through business use. These three tips can help your commercial business conserve water.

  1. Measure Water Consumption

To improve the amount of water your business is using you first need to know how much water it is currently consuming. If you can, you should install meters that measure the area of your business that uses the most water. It is also a good idea to determine your water cost. It will be helpful to show management that the upgrade will save the company money. 

  1. Define Issues and Outcomes

Before you begin drafting your water conservation plan, you first need to identify the water issues you need to plan for and the outcomes you hope to solve. For example, you might identify that you need to establish a regular maintenance plan and hire SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr; they are a highly rated company with experience in commercial and residential water restoration, also they have experienced and IICRC certified technicians, to assist you with problems caused by leaky plumbing.

  1. Improve Water Consumption

Once you have your current issues, goals, and consumption documented you can begin implementing strategies to improve your water consumption. Strategies to consider include fixing leaks, installing low flow restrictors on faucets, upgrading toilets to high efficiency models, reclaiming wastewater, and re landscaping with plants that need less frequent watering.

Identifying and addressing water issues at your company can significantly reduce your negative impact on the environment and save your company money on water costs. With these tips and SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr by your side you will always be ready for any disaster that strikes your company. 

Call Us 24/7 at (856) 349-7318

How to Handle Water Saturation Problems

2/27/2021 (Permalink)

How to handle water saturation problems. 

Unfortunately, plumbing wears down over time. Older material or simply heavy wear and tear damage the structure, exposing the commercial property to leaks and breaks. The water damage requires prompt attention as it could lead to further damage therefore, property owners should do the following three things when faced with water saturation.

  1. Determine How Much of the Space Was Impacted

Rely on a trusted and experienced company like SERVPRO Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr to examine how much of the room was impacted. When soaked drywall or flooring sits too long, the area grows musty and becomes a breeding ground for fungus. A SERVPRO technician uses sophisticated equipment to diagnose contaminated sections, avoiding future growths. Following established guidelines and protocols, the examiner can provide a thorough overview of the space’s issues.

  1. Assess Materials

Mold thrives on water damage, quickly multiplying and spreading with the building. Minimize trouble by eliminating drenched, porous objects. These things cannot be thoroughly disinfected since the organisms absorb deep within. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will follow standards put in place, to dispose of infected material. 

  1. Focus on Drying Out Space

Effective water cleanup treatment is possible for certain items. Extract as much water as possible. Then make a call to SERVPRO who will utilize the appropriate equipment to handle the situation. 

When water damage is spotted, move into action, focusing on getting rid of the dampness as best as possible. Controlling that factor is vital to getting things back in order. Water damage doesn’t have business hours and disaster can strike at any time, luckily, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr is open 24/7 ready to help you and give you the best experience when dealing with disaster. For more information on water restoration click here

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What is Secondary Water Damage?

2/27/2021 (Permalink)

What is Secondary Water Damage

Hidden moisture can do significant damage to many components in your home. If moisture is left behind after a water issue arises, the following long-term damage can begin to fester.

Mold: This quick growing microorganism only needs 24 hours to start growing which can lead to its spores spreading within days. Even a small patch of wet carpet left unchecked can create the right conditions for black mold to grow.

Electrical: Water that has seeped into the wall can affect the outlets. If water gets trapped, it may increase the potential for electrical shock.

Corrosion: Hidden pipes and fixtures in the home made of metal can begin to rust and corrode in wet conditions, eventually leading to potential bigger water issues like a pipe burst.

Wood Rot: As well as being an inviting place for black mold to grow, the wood elements of your home will begin to rot if not properly dried. This may lead to a loss in the home’s structural integrity.

Mitigate the Risk

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr provides timely and professional assessments and cleanup which can be necessary to avoid hidden damage from becoming a catastrophic accident. When there is high humidity, it is even more important to ensure that dehumidification is done to stop water damage from spreading everywhere.  Upon their arrival SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will extract any standing water, remove saturated materials from the affected areas, and use air movers. Opening windows, depending on the humidity levels outside may slow down secondary damage until SERVPRO Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr arrives.  

While a small water issue may not seem like anything to worry about, hidden damage may be lurking. Immediately addressing the issue can help keep the situation from escalating to a huge problem. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will address the situation and answer any questions you have, through the drying process.

How Can Smoke Damage Can Affect Your Business

2/27/2021 (Permalink)

How smoke damage can affect your Business. 

  1. How Does Smoke Impact Your Building?

Smoke reacts differently with each material in your building. Also, the type and temperature of the fire can lead to different types of smoke damage. One way that all types of smoke affect your building is by hiding in tiny cracks. There, they go undetected and can lead to your business smelling like smoke. Special products SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr provides are necessary to get rid of these particles. 

  1. What Is the Cleaning Process for Smoke?

The cleaning process starts by placing air scrubbers in the affected area. Then, every surface will be thoroughly cleaned of soot and smoke. Special products will be used to deodorize the surface. This must be done as soon as possible after a fire. Thankfully SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr is a 24/7 highly rated company and can get to you quickly. 

  1. What Can Be Salvaged?

Depending on the extent of the damage, some items may not be salvageable. When looking to save certain items, several factors must be considered. An IICRC certified SERVPRO technician who understands smoke damage will be able to look at your items and tell you if they can be cleaned or not.

  1. Can Upholstery Be Cleaned?

Today, some special equipment and products can find hidden smoke particles and remove them from porous upholstery. This is something that must be done by a professional cleaning technician which SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr provides. Attempting to clean upholstered items by yourself may cause more damage.

If you wish to reduce the amount of damage in your building after a fire, you should use smoke damage services by SERVPRO Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr. Click here for more information.

Call Us at (856) 349-7318 

Recent Snow Storms in New Jersey

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

Due to recent winter storms, it is important to keep yourself and your property safe in these current conditions. Here are some ways to stay safe:

  • Protect your pipes from freezing by insulating them
  • Make sure your home heating sources are installed according to local codes and permit requirements and are clean and in working order.
  • Make sure your home is properly insulated. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windowsills to keep cold air out.
  • Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside to provide an extra layer of insulation to keep cold air out.
  • Keep in your vehicle: - A windshield scraper and small broom - A small sack of sand for generating traction under wheels and a set of tire chains or traction mats - Matches in a waterproof container - A brightly colored (preferably red) cloth to tie to the antenna - An emergency supply kit, including warm clothing.

These are just some tips to get you safe during winter storm conditions. For more information go to the Red Cross Website. If a winter storm does call for our services to be needed SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is here to help. We are industry experts in restoration and remediation. 

Please Call Us For All Of Your Restoration Needs at 856-349-7318 

Why SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr Is Better Than The Rest

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

Why you should choose SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr and what sets us apart from other companies. 

Well, SERVPRO goes by one important rule, the "1-4-8" rule...

  • 1 Hour – Within one hour of your call, SERVPRO will contact you to arrange for service
  • 4 Hours – Within four hours of loss, SERVPRO will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary). 
  • 8 Hours – Within eight hours of your call, SERVPRO will initiate a verbal briefing of the scope of damage and needed mitigation efforts.

SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for all your water, fire, and smoke damage emergencies, large or small. SERVPRO works together for larger disasters making no job too big to handle. 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr specializes in restoration and remediation 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.  

Call us at 856-349-7318 any time!

Safety Tips - Candles

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

Fire caused by candle Home fire caused by candle.

Here are some candle safety tips. 

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended
  • Never burn a candle without a candle holder
  • Don’t light a candle with anything flammable or anything that can catch fire
  • Keep candles out of reach of pets and children, and ensure they will not fall off of a table
  • Put out any candle when leaving your home or room 

If you detect any fire or smoke damage contact SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr for an experience “Like it never even happened.” 

For more information - https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire.html

Why Your Business Needs An Emergency Ready Plan (ERP)

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Fire and water damages are never scheduled

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr knows there is no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of the tenants and the revenue of the property owner. Have you developed a plan to get back up and running in case of an emergency? Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to get you back in the building faster? 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can provide you with the means to develop an Emergency Ready Profile. As part of a well-thought-out plan, your Emergency Ready Profile will contain information that you need in the event an emergency occurs.

SERVPRO HAS THE EXPERTISE YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Over 40 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process to help keep you informed and in control
  • Experience and training in mitigating damages ranging from single-family homes to skyscrapers
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • Fast response time to minimize damages and inconvenience to tenants
  • Minimizes the cost while letting you get back to work quickly
  • Professional equipment and industry-approved techniques can save you time and money

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can manage the damage while you focus on your business. Call today to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile! (856) 349-7318.

Fire Damage Restoration In Camden, New Jersey

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Camden County Residents! SERVPRO in Camden County specializes in Fire, Smoke, and Soot Damage. For Immediate Service, Call (856) 349-7318.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-Hour Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Camden County, NJ. We can respond immediately to your Fire Damage Emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. 

Your home or business contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr understands the trauma that follows a loss. When fire damage takes over your life, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr helps you take it back! 

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

Bio-hazard Cleanup

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Although it is rarely talked about, there are times when a professional may need to be called in to clean up blood, bodily fluids, tissue, or other pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr not only knows the physical job that needs to be done, but our compassionate technicians consistently deliver quick and reliable service to get you back in your home or business during a difficult time. Our Highly Trained Restoration Technicians are IICRC certified in Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup and will follow the latest standard which includes; thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure to get you back to preloss condition as quickly as possible.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

Has your family experienced an unattended, unexpected, or untimely death and needs biohazard cleanup services? Contact SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr today… WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? NEED ASSISTANCE? CALL US 24/7 AT (856) 349-7318 TODAY.

5 Tips To Protect Your Home This Winter

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

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.

If you have suffered damage due to severe weather, wind damage, or storm damage call us today at (856) 349-7318.

Storm and Flood Damage Restoration

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr specializes in storm and flood damage restoration

Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its preloss condition. Our techs are IICRC certified and SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is an IICRC Certified Firm. 

Faster Response

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

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Mount Ephraim and the surronding area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

CALL US TOADY FOR YOUR STORM DAMAGE NEEDS AT 856-349-7318

Snow Damage Can Cause Extensive Damage To Your Home

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Snow fall is not uncommon in New Jersey during the winter months. Snow can cause significant water damage to your home. Here are a list of some of the ways snow can cause water damage 

  • Weakens the Foundation
  • Damages Roofs
  • Damages Floors
  • Damages Walls
  • Damages Furniture
  • Damages Appliances and Electronics
  • Damages Items Sitting on the Floor
  • Can Cause Electrical Hazards
  • Promotes Mold and Mildew Growth

You can follow these tips to help prevent water damage to your home during snow 

  • Remove snow from around the foundation and away from the home. 
  • Remove any snow away from the home that has fallen off the roof.
  • Remove snow from around downspouts so melting snow on the roof can drain away from the home. 
  • Place sandbags around the foundation. 
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clear of leaves, branches, and debris. 
  • Get your basement and foundation walls waterproofed. 
  • Increase the grade of landscaping around the home.

If you have had any water damage to your home caused by snow contact our office, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr at 856-349-7318

Fire Tips For the Winter

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Some tips for fire safety, during the chilly winter. 

  1. Use space heaters correctly. They account for every 2 out of 5 house fires caused by heating equipment (NFPA). The easy way to make sure you aren’t a part of the statistic is to never leave them running when no one is in the room with them. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends keeping children at least 3 ft away from space heaters at all times, you definitely do not wanna deal with a burn or anything worse. 
  2. Check your garage. Every year there are about 6,600 house fires that start in the garage of homes (USFA). There are many ways to prevent garage fires. The SSFVA recommends storing gas, oil, paint, propane, and varnishes in a shed away from your home. They also want homeowners to keep items that can burn on shelves away from appliances. Items you could install to help prevent fires are a heat alarm (not a smoke alarm) in your garage. The heat alarm will sound if the temperature rises too high. Also, a 20-minute fire-rated door that is self-closing and self-latching from the garage into the house can help.

Stay safe during the chilly winters with your friends at SERVPRO Mount Ephraim, Bellmawr, and call us at 856-349-7318

Fall Storm Damage

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

As we get deeper into the Fall and Winter, winds will begin to pick up, these winds can become dangerous and leave damage. But windstorms are not on the radar of many people, and these homeowners get caught in a pickle when violent windstorms strike. A way to prepare is to make sure your garage door is secure. This might even involve hiring a company, but an easy way to know is to check the garage and its parts to make sure everything is tight. Also, check the shingles on your roof, wind can get under these shingles and rip them off. Ways to see if your shingles are loose are, checking for missing shingles; this could be a precursor for what can happen in heavy wind. Take a glance for sagging this is a telling sign for loose shingles. Outdoor furniture is an item that often gets forgotten and can blow away, bring it inside or secure it down outside to ensure no one gets hurt by flying furniture. Finally remove dangerous trees or branches from your area, if strong enough winds come through there could be serious damages.

Have happy holidays from your friends at SERVPRO Mount Ephraim, Bellmawr and call us for all your storm needs at 856-349-7318

Commercial Bio-hazard

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

In this blog, we will learn how to deal with Commercial Biohazard. At SERVPRO Mount Ephraim, Bellmawr we understand that any type of exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can create serious health threats. In a commercial setting, any type of sewage backup, blood cleanup, or even chemical spill, can place everyone in the area at risk. Upon recognizing the situation, your primary focus should be safety. After the area has been looked at you will be informed of what to do to prevent any further panic and spread. 

What to do, stay out, staying out reduces exposure and limits people in and out. Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr to help with cleanup, with the right company these people have been trained to deal with biohazardous material, treat everything as if it has been contaminated. 

SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr are experts in Bio-hazard removal. We have trained technicians who know how to properly dispose of affected materials.

Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr for all of your commercial needs at 856-349-7318

Why Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide, and Carbon Dioxide Detecters are Important

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

A smoke detector is a device that senses smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. Commercial security devices issue a signal to a fire alarm control panel as part of a fire alarm system, while household smoke detectors, also known as smoke alarms, generally issue a local audible or visual alarm from the detector itself.

Smoke detectors are housed in plastic enclosures, typically shaped like a disk about 150 millimeters (6 in) in diameter and 25 millimeters (1 in) thick, but shape and size vary. Smoke can be detected either optically (photoelectric) or by physical process (ionization), detectors may use either, or both, methods. Sensitive alarms can be used to detect, and thus deter, smoking in areas where it is banned. Smoke detectors in large commercial, industrial, and residential buildings are usually powered by a central fire alarm system, which is powered by the building power with a battery backup. Domestic smoke detectors range from individual battery-powered units to several interlinked mains-powered units with battery backup; with these interlinked units, if any unit detects smoke, all trigger even if household power has gone out.

The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms. The US National Fire Protection Association reports 0.53 deaths per 100 fires in homes with working smoke alarms compared to 1.18 deaths in homes without. Some homes don't have any smoke alarms, some don't have working batteries; sometimes the alarm fails to detect the fire.

Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide detection

Carbon monoxide sensors detect potentially fatal concentrations of carbon monoxide gas, which may build-up due to faulty ventilation where there are combustion appliances such as heaters and cookers, although there is no uncontrolled fire outside the appliance.

High levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) may indicate fire and can be detected by a carbon dioxide sensor. Such sensors are often used to measure levels of CO2 which may be undesirable but not indicative of a fire; this type of sensor can also be used to detect and warn of the much higher levels generated by a fire. One manufacturer says that detectors based on CO2 levels are the fastest fire indicators, and also, unlike ionization and optical detectors, detect fires that do not generate smoke, such as those fueled by alcohol or gasoline. CO2 fire detectors are not susceptible to false alarms due to particles, making them particularly suitable for use in dusty and dirty environments.

Check and Test both alarms on a Schedule.

If a fire does occur call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr for all of your fire, soot, and smoke damage needs at 856-349-7318

Customers Showing Appreciation

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Mt. Ephraim Bellmawr is assisting a customer in Philadelphia, PA that was impacted by flooding from recent storms over these past view weeks. While on the job the customer's kids wrote a thank you note to the team assisting. While the circumstances we operate under are difficult for the crews and customers. Little gestures like this make the team all the more appreciative of our goal in helping restore properties. “Here to help.”


SERVPRO Mt. Ephraim Bellmawr is a leader in the restoration industry. We have the expertise and knowledge to get any size job done faster than the competition. SERVPRO can handle all of your emergency service needs if that is either boarding up windows after a fire or extracting water from a flooded basement SERVPRO can handle it.

CALL SERVPRO OF MT. EPHRAIM BELLMAWR AT 856-349-7318 

Emergency Services For Gloucester County Commercial Properties

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Gloucester County 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 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.

Call Us At 856-349-7318

4th of July Fire Safety Tips

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

4th of July can be a fun and exciting time for all people but can also be dangerous when people are using fireworks.

Here are 10 fire safety tips that FEMA recommends:

  1. Be sure fireworks are legal in your area before using or buying them.
  2. Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities and never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks. Sparklers alone account for one quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.
  3. If you set off fireworks, keep a bucket of water handy in case of malfunction or fire.
  4. If fireworks malfunction, don’t relight them! Douse and soak them with water then throw them away.
  5. Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially one that is glass or metal.
  6. Use your grill well away from your home and deck railings, and out from under branches or overhangs.
  7. Open your gas grill before lighting.
  8. Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below your gas or propane grill so it cannot be ignited.
  9. Declare a three-foot "kid and pet-free zone" around the grill to keep them safe.
  10. Avoid loose clothing that can catch fire when cooking on the grill.

If a fire does happen to your property SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr will be here to help. We are experts in fire restoration and property restoration. SERVPRO will not stop until your house looks "Like it never even happened."

 Call Us Today For A Free Inspection At 856-349-7318

Mold Remediation In Ceiling and Wall Cavities

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Microbial growth can occur in an area with a high moisture level and tends to grow on organic materials. Examples of organic materials are drywall and wood. Once a mold spore starts it quickly grows into a mold colony inside your walls without you knowing. To remediate the mold inside wall and ceiling cavities are technicians with use IICRC standards to remediate the microbial growth. The technicians will contain the source area and wear proper PPE. They will then remove all of the affected material while HEPA vacuuming wall studs and ceiling joists. The technicians will also spray a green product that is anti-microbial. After the remediation process is over techs will leave equipment for a couple of days to filter the area and dry out the exposed framing. In certain cases, techs may have to encapsulate the exposed framing with antimicrobial paint. SERVPRO will make sure that the customer is going to be taken care of and with answer all questions and concerns.

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

SERVPRO is Ready For Storm

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr is ready for any size disaster.

Whether it is a micro storm, hurricane, or wildfires SERVPRO is here to help with all of your storm needs. SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry and has a vast knowledge of property restoration. Since SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr is a franchise this means we can handle any size. With a network of 1,700 franchises all willing to combine resources to get the job done. Property managers and owners can rest at ease knowing that SERVPRO will stay until the job is done.

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team 

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr Today (856) 349-7318

Mold Growth on Carpets

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

If you have had water damage in your home near your carpets than chances are your carpets can have mold grow on them. Sometimes just cleaning your carpets will not take care of the mold growth. 

One of the most important things about water damage is to get it treated right away. 

Mold only take about 24- 48 hours to grow and can grow on any porous surface, including your carpets.

To protect your carpets from mold, you should follow the steps below...

  • Stop the water source 
  • Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr to preform restoration services
  • SERVPRO will dry the affected area  
  • Sanitize the affected area
  • And perform remediation services if needed

Remember, it's very dangerous to have mold in your home and can cause serious side effects on you and your health. 

Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr at 856-349-7318

Business Interruption For Fire

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Business Interruption

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr are experts in the damage restoration industry. We understand the damage a fire can cause to business property. A fire can also affect production by slowing it down or stopping it altogether. Make sure your business has, business interruption insurance. If a disaster occurs and your business has to shut down the lost revenue can be devastating to small businesses. Business interruption insurance compensates you for lost income if your business has to vacate the premises due to disaster-related damage that is covered under your property insurance policy.  

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 business with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – 856-349-7318

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr today at 856-349-7318 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

Water Damage Timeline

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

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.

Commercial Services SERVPRO Can Do For You

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

We are here 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the restoration your company or business may need. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr is servicing the Camden City / Gloucester city areas. 

Your home isn't the only thing that could have floods and water damage. With SERVPRO we also do Commercial Building Restoration Services.

With our state of the art equipment and highly trained technicians we are here to make your business "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO is here to help your business.

 24/7 Emergency Water Damage Service

  • Flooded Building Cleanup
  • Water Removal
  • Wet Carpet Drying & Removal
  • Commercial Flood Damage Repair
  • Building Water Extraction
  • Wet Hardwood Floors & Walls
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Removal & Mold Testing

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr Call us at 856-349-7318

Condensate pumps on Air Conditioners failing

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

What is a Condensate Pump for an air conditioning unit? 

The condensate pump on an air conditioner is a specific type of pump that pumps water out of your house that the AC removes from the air. 

A broken or clogged pump will result in significant water damage.  

If the pump is broken, damaged or rusty than the water is not being drained outside. Normally they are reliable and have a long life so this usually occurs in older AC units. 

When there is a blockage in the pump it causes water to back up into the drain and overflow. Most common causes for a blockage would be mold, dust, dirt or sludge. There are ways to unclog these pumps using a wet/dry vac. But the most guaranteed way would be to have a professional come out and use a special vacuum to suck the blockage material.

If you have not noticed that your Condensate Pump on you air conditioning unit failed until it is too late than chances are you may already have some water damage. 

Need a Professional?

Call your local SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr at 856-349-7318.

Fire Damage Tips To Keep Your Family Safe

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

Every year, house fires cause around 13,000 injuries and 2,500 deaths. 

Here are some common causes of house fires and how to avoid them... 

Children : 

Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children. Kids can cause a fire out of curiosity, to see what would happen if they set fire to an object. 

Cooking equipment :

People can tend to become distracted while cooking and if pots and pans overheat this causes a fire very easily. 

Flammable liquids :

If you have flammable liquids in the home keep them away from heat sources and check the label before storing. Be careful when pouring these liquids.

Heating : 

Keep portable heaters 3 feet or more away from anything flammable such as furniture, curtains, clothes. If you have a furnace, you should have it inspected yearly.

Smoking in bedrooms : 

A cigarette butt can stay lit for a few hours that you are unaware of. If it comes into contact with flammable materials, such as furniture it could cause flames. About 73% of all house fires are caused in the bedroom. 

Electrical equipment :

Electrical appliances can start a fire if it is faulty or has a frayed cord. A powerpoint that is overloaded with plugs can cause a fire from overuse of electricity.

Candles : 

Candles left unattended can cause a room to easily burst into flames. Keep candles away from flammable items. Always blow a candle out before leaving a room. 

Lighting :

Light bulbs can heat up causing them to be hot enough to catch fabrics on fire. Keep lights secure so they can not be knocked over. If the are too close to curtains, furniture or carpet they can be hazardous. 

Faulty wiring :

Homes with inadequate wiring can cause electrical fires. 

Barbecues :

Barbecues should always be used away from the home. Keep them clean and always check the gas bottle for any leaks before you use it each time.

If you have any questions about house fires give SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr a call at 856-349-7318.

Spring Storms Are Coming

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr is prepared for the spring storm season. SERVPRO specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and are experts in storm damage 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. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Also, since SERVPRO is open 24/7 they are always ready to help.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Mount Ephraim and the surrounding area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr Today (856) 349-7318

Mold Remediation in Bellmawr, NJ Homes

4/24/2020 (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 Asthma 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

We Are Cleaning Experts

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of COVID-19, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs daily.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr, 856-349-7318

COVID-19 Cleaning

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr The SERVPRO team ready to help at a moment's notice

SERVPRO of Mt Ephraim Bellmawr assisted a commercial client with disinfecting their workspace related to COVID 19. We are trained to provide these services and have helped multiple customers at this point. While unfortunate circumstances regarding the situation, we are proud of the SERVPRO team working hard to minimize transmission and help essential businesses operate.

SERVPRO offers 3 levels of cleanings Proactive cleaning, High touch cleaning, and Enhanced cleaning. Proactive cleaning is recommended solely for precautionary measures. High touch cleaning is recommended when a person is under investigation for COVID 19 and passed through a facility. Enhanced cleaning is recommended for facilities where someone has a confirmed case of COVID 19. 

For all your restoration needs call SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr at 856-349-7318. Here to help!

SERVPRO is a member of BNI

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

BNI is the worlds largest and most successful business and professional referral organization with over 270,000 members in 9,400-plus chapters worldwide. This means that SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr has the ability to referrer property owners to services that SERVPRO can not perform. These services do not have to be in the construction industry SERVPRO can referrer to property owners to reputable business owners that can include lawyers, mechanics, and insurance agents. View our BNI profile for more information

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is a leader in the restoration industry and will be able to help property owner's through the restoration process. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is preforming free inspections.  

Call SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr for all of your restoration needs at 856-349-7318

Water damage to hardwood floors in Philadelphia

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Floor mat drying system on a hardwood floor. This water damage was caused by an overflowed sink.

SERVPRO of Mt. Ephraim/Bellmawr has the latest and greatest equipment in the restoration industry. For example, our floor drying system is one of the most effective ways to dry hardwood or even ceramic tile flooring. The process works by creating suction across the surface of the affected area. In addition to raising the temperature of the affected material, to raise the vapor pressure and pull out the moisture. When dealing with water damaged hardwood flooring, time is of the essence to avoided cupping or warping of the boards. Lets face it  hardwood flooring is expensive so next time you have water damage to your hard wood floors don't rip them out. SERVPRO Mount Ephraim Bellmawr is a forerunner in the restoration industry using the latest and greatest technology. 

Call SERVPRO of Mt. Ephraim/Bellmawr to help dry them out! AT 856-349-7318 or visit or water restoration page water damage

Mold testing in an office located in Gloucester City

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

This is the air tester Mold testing in an office located in Gloucester City.

Mold can be a daunting thing for any home or business owner. This business owner has received a few complaints that employs were getting cold like symptoms only during work hours. The business owner was wondering if there was mold in the walls that they could not see. They reached out to us to do some air sampling to determine if mold was present and if so, what the next steps would be to resolve the issue? We were able to help them by using process of elimination. Completing the testing and then sending the samples out to the lab for review. The test came back normal. But the problem was not resolved. What could be causing the illness to the employees? Well after mold was ruled out, a thorough cleaning of the office was recommended due to the excess of dust around the office. The following day we had completed a cleaning of the office as well as a full carpet cleaning after hours, so we did not disturb the office. This resolved all the problems and the business owner and employees were very happy that the problem was resolved and their office was so clean.

Preparing the outside of your house for storms

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

With the spring quickly approaching it's about that time to start your spring cleaning before the storm and rainy season begins. 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 ROOF'S FLASHING AND SECURE LOOSE SHINGLES— 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 over saturated and soft.
  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. 
  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.
  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.

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.

If you have suffered damage due to severe weather, wind damage, or storm damage call us today at (856) 349-7318.

What to do if you have mold

2/12/2020 (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

Water in the basement?

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Brooklawn Residents! Do you have water in your basement? SERVPRO in Brooklawn specializes in water damage repairs.  For Immediate Service, Call (856) 349-7318.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-hour emergency Water Damage Restoration Services and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Brooklawn.  We can respond immediately to your Water Damage Emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration and clean up needs. 

Your home or business contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr understands the trauma that follows a loss.  Whether it’s a water damaged ceiling, water damage in your basement, or sewer damage-- SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr can help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service - Emergency mitigation services help minimize additional property damages
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment
  • Contents Services- Inventory, Move Outs, Content Cleaning
  • Restoration vsReplacement- saves heirlooms and keeps costs down
  • Structural Cleaning- Ceilings and Walls, Carpet and Floor Restoration, Ductwork Inspection/Restoration
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster

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

We are here to service your business

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Fire and water damages are never scheduled

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur.  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr knows there is no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of the tenants and the revenue of the property owner.   Have you developed a plan to get back up and running in case of an emergency?  Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to get you back in the building faster? 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can provide you with the means to develop an Emergency Ready Profile.  As part of a well thought-out plan, your Emergency Ready Profile will contain information that you need in the event an emergency situation occurs.

SERVPRO HAS THE EXPERTISE YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Over 40 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process to help keep you informed and in control
  • Experience and training in mitigating damages ranging from single family homes to skyscrapers
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • Fast response time to minimize damages and inconvenience to tenants
  • Restore First mentality minimizes cost while letting you get back to work quickly
  • Professional equipment and industry approved techniques can save you time and money

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can manage the damage while you focus on your business.  Call today to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile!  (856) 349-7318.

Why you should choose SERVPRO above the rest

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Why should you choose SERVPRO and what sets us apart from other companies.  

Well, SERVPRO goes by one important rule, the "1-4-8" rule....

  • 1 Hour – Within one hour of your call, SERVPRO will contact you to arrange for service
  • 4 Hours – Within four hours of loss, SERVPRO will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary). 
  • 8 Hours – Within eight hours of your call, SERVPRO will initiate a verbal briefing of the scope of damage and needed mitigation efforts.

SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for all your water, fire and smoke damage emergencies, large or small. SERVPRO works together for larger disasters making no job too big to handle. 

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.  

Call us at 856-349-7318 any time!

Water Damage in Gloucester City

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

When your Gloucester City home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

Restaurant Cleaning Services Available

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Does your restaurant need a good deep cleaning? SERVPRO offers Commercial Cleaning Services to meet your business' needs. 

Commercial Cleaning Services

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our cleaning services include :

  • Cleaning floors or carpets
  • Restaurant deep Cleaning
  • Restaurant Kitchen deep Cleaning
  • Restaurant hood Cleaning
  • Odor Removal
  • Mold Removal 
  • Bio-hazard Remediation
  • Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on a SERVPRO Franchise Professional to get the job done right the first time. They’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

Learn more about our restaurant commercial cleaning services by contacting your local SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr at 856-349-7318. 

Does your business have an emergency plan ready

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Fire and water damages are never scheduled

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur.  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr knows there is no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of the tenants and the revenue of the property owner.   Have you developed a plan to get back up and running in case of an emergency?  Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to get you back in the building faster? 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can provide you with the means to develop an Emergency Ready Profile.  As part of a well thought-out plan, your Emergency Ready Profile will contain information that you need in the event an emergency situation occurs.

SERVPRO HAS THE EXPERTISE YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Over 40 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process to help keep you informed and in control
  • Experience and training in mitigating damages ranging from single family homes to skyscrapers
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • Fast response time to minimize damages and inconvenience to tenants
  • Restore First mentality minimizes cost while letting you get back to work quickly
  • Professional equipment and industry approved techniques can save you time and money

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can manage the damage while you focus on your business.  Call today to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile!  (856) 349-7318.

http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/

Fire damage restoration in Camden County area

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Camden County Residents! SERVPRO in Camden County specializes in Fire, Smoke, and Soot damage.  For Immediate Service, Call (856) 349-7318.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-Hour Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Camden County, NJ.  We can respond immediately to your Fire Damage Emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. 

Your home or business contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr understands the trauma that follows a loss.  When fire damage takes over your life, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr helps you take it back! 

    • Direct Insurance Billing
    • Contents Services- Inventory, Move Outs, Contents Cleaning
    • Structural Cleaning- Ceilings and Walls, Carpet and Floor Restoration, Ductwork Inspection/Restoration
    • Deodorization
    • Faster To Any Sized Disaster

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

Bio-hazard clean up in Camden area

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Although it is rarely talked about, there are times when a professional may need to be called in to clean up blood, bodily fluids, tissue, or other pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. 

SERVPRO not only knows the physical job that needs to be done, but our compassionate technicians consistently deliver quick and reliable service to get you back in your home or business during a difficult time. Our Highly Trained Restoration Technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure to get you back to preloss condition as quickly as possible.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many bio-hazard situations. These include the following:

Has your family experienced an unattended, unexpected or untimely death and need biohazard cleanup services?  Contact SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr today… WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? NEED ASSISTANCE? CALL US 24/7 AT (856) 349-7318 TODAY.

Tips for Winter Storms

1/20/2020 (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.

If you have suffered damage due to severe weather, wind damage, or storm damage call us today at (856) 349-7318.

Storm and flood damage restoration

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr specializes in storm and flood damage restoration

Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

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

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Mount Ephraim, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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

Do you have a mold problem?

1/14/2020 (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 effects 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

SNOW can cause water damage to your home

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Snow fall is not uncommon in New Jersey during the winter months. Snow can cause significant water damage to your home. Here are a list of some of the ways snow can cause water damage 

  • Weakens the Foundation
  • Damages Floors
  • Damages Walls
  • Damages Furniture
  • Damages Appliances and Electronics
  • Damages Items Sitting on the Floor
  • Can Cause Electrical Hazards
  • Promotes Mold and Mildew Growth

You can follow these tips to help prevent water damage to your home during snow 

  • Remove snow from around the foundation and away from the home. 
  • Remove any snow away from the home that has fallen off the roof.
  • Remove snow from around downspouts so melting snow on the roof can drain away from the home. 
  • Place sandbags around the foundation. 
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clear of leaves, branches, and debris. 
  • Get your basement and foundation walls waterproofed. 
  • Increase the grade of landscaping around the home.

If you have had any water damage to your home caused by snow contact our office, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr at 856-349-7318

Cleaning air ducts can prevent possible fires

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

The cold weather is quickly approaching so you might want to get your "ducts in a row". 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr has trained professionals to come out and clean your air ducts. 

Cleaning your air ducts... 

All dust can be a fire hazard, household dust is no exception. Cleaning air ducts is the easiest, most effective way to eliminate dust build up and prevent potential hazards from forming.

Change your furnace filter... 

Furnace filters are designed to protect the furnace and air conditioner from dust. If the filter is not changed regularly dust can accumulate to the point that the filter can collapse and be sucked into the furnace cabinet and cause a fire.

So if you need your Air ducts cleaned call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr today 

856-349-7318

Mold prevention in the FALL

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Prevention Steps in the Fall

1. Rake Leaves

Moisture from rain creates a perfect hiding spot for mold. Rake them up before the mold starts growing.

2. Clean Your Gutters

Debris like sticks, dirt, and leaves can block water from passing through and harbor moisture, allowing mold to grow

3. Use a Dehumidifier

Moisture can seep in the cracks in windows and doors allowing mold to grow. Turning on a dehumidifier can remove the moisture from the air and structure, eliminating the risk for mold to grow.

4. Get a Professional Air Duct Cleaning

It’s recommended to get an air duct cleaning every 3 – 5 years from a professional. Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr to clean your ducts today 

If your suspect mold call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr and a professional will come out and test it and remove it for you!

856-349-7318

Water in the basement? Call SERVPRO today

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have water in your basement? SERVPRO in Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr specializes in water damage repairs.  For Immediate Service, Call (856) 349-7318.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-hour emergency Water Damage Restoration Services and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your Water Damage Emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration and clean up needs. 

Your home or business contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr understands the trauma that follows a loss.  Whether it’s a water damaged ceiling, water damage in your basement, or sewer damage-- SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr 

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service - Emergency mitigation services help minimize additional property damages
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment
  • Contents Services- Inventory, Move Outs, Content Cleaning
  • Restoration vsReplacement- saves heirlooms and keeps costs down
  • Structural Cleaning- Ceilings and Walls, Carpet and Floor Restoration, Ductwork Inspection/Restoration
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster

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

SERVPRO provides services 24/7 - 365

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Disasters don't wait for business hours! That's why you need SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr! We provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Residential Services

Whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or top-to-bottom home cleaning, you can trust SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr to make your house feel like home again. They have the training, experience, and equipment to quickly get your home looking its best.

Our residential services include the following:

Commercial Services

Your business is important! So when you need  professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr have the training and expertise to get the job done. With over 1,700 Franchises nationwide, there’s a SERVPRO Professional nearby and ready to serve you.

Our commercial services include the following:

Call us to do a Mold test

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

If you believe you might have a mold problem, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr is equipped to test and confirm if it is positively mold. If it is in fact a mold problem we have techs that are trained to remove the mold and restore the damage. 

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.

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

Did Your Know?.... SERVPRO provides Bio-Hazard Clean ups

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Although it is rarely talked about, there are times when a professional may need to be called in to clean up blood, bodily fluids, tissue, or other pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. 

SERVPRO not only knows the physical job that needs to be done, but our compassionate technicians consistently deliver quick and reliable service to get you back in your home or business during a difficult time.   Our Highly Trained Restoration Technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure to get you back to preloss condition as quickly as possible.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many bio-hazard situations. These include the following:

Has your family experienced an unattended, unexpected or untimely death and need biohazard cleanup services?  Contact SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr today… WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Why should you choose SERVPRO?

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

WHY SERVPRO?

SERVPRO specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO also cleans mold and mildew from your home or business.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr is equipped to handle any disaster you may be facing. If you have any questions or would like someone from our team come out and give you an estimate on your damage than call us today at 856-349-7318

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility. Rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. No damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr.

fire safety for seniors

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

According to statistics, people over the age of 65 are twice as likely to die or be injured in a fire. By age 75 that risk increases to three times and by age 85, four times.  People of all ages should practice and learn about fire safety.  Knowing what to do will help save lives. 

SMOKE DETECTORS

A working smoke detector can more than double your chances of surviving a fire. 

  • Be sure to have a smoke detector on every level of your home and in all sleeping areas
  • Make sure everyone in your home is awakened by the sound of the smoke detector.  If someone is hearing impaired, invest in a detector that uses flashing lights or some other visual aid.
  • Test your smoke detectors once a month. If this is difficult for you, ask a neighbor or family member to assist you.
  • Change your smoke detector batteries twice a year.  A good rule of thumb to follow:  change your clocks; change your smoke detector batteries.

FIRE ESCAPE PLANNING

Update your fire escape plan, especially if it’s the same one you have used for years.

  • Sit down with all household members and discuss your fire escape plan.
  • Plan at least two ways to get out of every room of your home, especially the bedrooms.
  • Consider any limitations you may have that would keep you from implementing your plan.
  • If any family member will need assistance, remember to plan accordingly.
  • Make sure that your exits are wheelchair or walker accessible, if necessary.
  • Put your plan to the test and practice it.

TIPS FOR SMOKERS

Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths among Americans 65 years and older.

  • Never smoke in bed
  • Do not smoke if you are feeling drowsy, if you are drinking, or if you are taking medication that may make you drowsy
  • Use large deep ashtrays and never leave smoking materials unattended
  • Empty you ashtrays frequently, but never empty hot ashes in the garbage.  Wet the contents of the ashtray and then dispose of them.

ELECTRICAL AND HEATING SAFETY

Always install and maintain heating and electrical equipment properly.

  • Do not store newspapers, rags, or other combustible materials near a furnace, heater, or hot water heater.
  • Do not run extension cords under furniture or rugs.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets
  • Be extremely cautious when using kerosene heaters. Never use any other fuel in kerosene heaters other than kerosene and never refill when hot.
  • If you are having an electrical or heating problem, call a trained professional to have the problem fixed properly.
  • Keep at least three feet between space heaters and things like curtains, furniture, etc.

NEED HELP?  CALL TODAY (856) 349-7318.

SERVPRO's 1-4-8 RULE

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. SERVPRO is open 24/7 and with our highly trained staff they will be ready from the smallest to the largest jobs.

SERVPROS 1-4-8

SERVPRO believes in a 1-4-8 which means:

1 Hour:  Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr will contact you to arrange for service.

4 Hours:  Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr will be on-site to start mitigation services, EVEN AFTER HOURS!

8 Hours:  Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the restoration plan will be communicated to the appropriate person (this may be the customer, the person responsible for billing, or the insurance adjuster).

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is ready for any storm and what it brings if it is flooding, water damage, fire, or a lighting strike SERVPRO will be here to help you get your life back together and make it “Like it never even happened.”


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

Flooding and Water Emergencies

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

That is why SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is always ready for storm season with an expert staff and a fast reaction time to any disaster. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr also has the equipment, experience, and knowledge to handle any situation

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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

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

Fire restoration for businesses and commercial buildings

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is here for all businesses and commercial buildings. No job is too small 

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call a SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318.

SERVPROS Quick Response Team

SERVPRO is an industry leader in commercial disasters and since SERVPRO is open 24/7 we are always here in your time of need. With an elite team of experts in fire restoration SERVPRO will be able to get the job done in a fast and timely matter without cutting corners, so that the business can get it’s production back up and running.

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

SERVPRO offers Document Restoration

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Services SERVPRO provides for residential and commercial buildings are:  water, fire, mold cleanup. Specialty services are provided by many franchises, such as biohazard cleanup, document restoration, electronics restoration, dry cleaning, and reconstruction.

So lets talk about Document Restoration

Our Document Restoration Facility:

  • Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
  • Secure: managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance
  • Digital: we use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents
  • Flexible capacity - we can accommodate large commercial losses or small residential jobs
  • Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization

Types of content:

  • paper documents
  • books and magazines
  • manuscripts and files
  • photographs, films, negatives, and microfiche
  • x-rays
  • blueprints and maps
  • parchment

What Vacuum Freeze Drying?

This is the most effective way to restore documents after a water loss. Our Document Restoration Team uses sublimation, which skips the liquid stage to turn a solid right into a vapor to avoid causing more damage.

What is Digitizing?

Keeping your important documents in a digital file is a good idea to eliminate the stress and work of replacing and losing files in an emergency.

What is Gamma Irradiation?

This method is used to clean and disinfect documents that are infected by bacteria. This is frequently used in events where sewage or flood water are involved.

WHY SERVPRO?

Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr for all your Document Restoration needs!

856-349-7318

Teaching kids the importance of Fire Safety

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Home fires can spread rapidly and leave families with as little as 2 minutes to escape.  Teaching children fire safety and making sure families create their own fire escape plans are vital to helping save lives in the event of a home fire.

START EARLY

It is never too soon to start teaching children fire safety.  Below are some tips for parents.

  • Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent. Make sure to check them regularly.
  • Teach kids never to play with matches and lighters. 
  • Create and practice a home fire escape plan with two ways out of every room in case of a fire.
  • Children should know how to respond to the sound of a smoke alarm. Teach them to get low and get out when they hear it. Watch this video  from safekids.org to learn more.

CREATE AND PRACTICE A FIRE ESCAPE PLAN

  • Draw a map of your home, you can use the below grid. Show all doors and windows. http://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/Images/SafetyTips/fire_escape_plan_grid_2014.pdf
  • Visit each room.  Find two ways out.  
  • All windows and doors should open easily.  You should be able to use them to get outside.  
  • Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working.
  • Pick a meeting place outside.  It should be in front of your home.  Everyone will meet at the meeting place.
  • Practice your home fire escape drill!  Try to get everyone out in less than 2 minutes. 

If you experience a home fire, let SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr help you  Call us at (856) 349-7318 for immediate assistance.  

Hurricane Season is here for the Atlantic Coast

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane Season for the Atlantic coast is from June 1 - November 30

Hurricanes are massive storms that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Hurricanes cause powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. 

  • Can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans.
  • Can affect areas more than 100 miles inland.
  • Are most active in September.

Prepare NOW

  • Know your area’s risk of hurricanes.
  • If you are at risk for flash flooding, watch for warning signs such as heavy rain.
  • Based on your location and community plans, make your own plans for evacuation or sheltering in place.
  • Become familiar with your evacuation zone, the evacuation route, and shelter locations.
  • Gather needed supplies for at least three days. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets.
  • Keep important documents in a safe place or create password-protected digital copies.
  • Protect your property. Declutter drains and gutters. 

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

Call SERVPRO Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr for all your restoration needs at 856-349-7318

Camden residents: Here is what to do after a fire

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

NEED HELP?  FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE?  CALL (856) 349-7318 TODAY!

Storm damage at the Procacci Brothers Building in Philadelphia

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

July 23, 2019 Philadelphia PA. 

A Recent storm in our area had winds going at a speed of up to 50-60 MPH with some reports as high as 70-80 mph wind gusts. Power company crews were scrambling to restore power to thousands of New Jersey homes and businesses, which one expert reported were the worst since super storm Sandy of 2012.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr received a call that the Procacci Brothers Building in Philadelphia had some water damage due to this storm.

When our crews arrived we found that the building's roof was blowing off and had a lot of damage to it causing the rain to leak into the building. There was severe water damage on both levels of the building. Our crew got to work drying and demoing.

Our crew had to call another SERVPRO to come in and help us with such a large job. The great thing about SERVPRO is that no job is too big. We have crews all over the country and can handle anything. We have a STORM team to handle large storm events as well. We work together to get the job done and keep our customers happy. 

Call on SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr if you are the victim of storm damage. 

856-349-7318

Mold in Camden County

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

(856) 349-7318 For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Camden County, NJ

7/9/2019

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Camden County, NJ.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your mold damage restoration or cleaning needs.

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!

Fire Safety Tips

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Safety Prevention Tips

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  • Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
  • Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.

Cooking Fire Safety

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

If you have a small (grease) cooking 

  • On the stovetop, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

If you have any doubt about fighting a small fire…

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from outside the home.

FACT – The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

Candle Fire Safety

  • Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
  • Use candle holders that are sturdy, and won’t tip over easily.
  • Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
  • Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down — put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
  • Never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home.
  • Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting ready to use during a power outage. Never use candles.

FACT – Roughly one-third of home candle fires start in the bedroom.

Electrical Fire Safety

  • Have all of the electrical work done by a qualified electrician.
  • When you are buying or remodeling a home, have it inspected by a qualified private inspector or in accordance with local requirements.
  • Only use one heat-producing appliance (such as a coffee maker, toaster, space heater, etc.) plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time.
  • Major appliances (refrigerators, dryers, washers, stoves, air conditioners, microwave ovens, etc.) should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Extension cords and plug strips should not be used.
  • Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) shut off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs. Consider having them installed in your home.
  • Use ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to reduce the risk of shock. GFCIs shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard. They should be installed inside the home in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, and basements. All outdoor receptacles should be GFCI protected.
  • Test AFCIs and GFCIs once a month according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. You do not need a flame to start a fire. Fires can start when heat builds up near things that burn. This can happen when a hot light bulb is near things that burn, such as cloth or paper, or a cord has been placed under a carpet.
  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use. Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets so you don’t have to use extension cords.
  • Use a light bulb with the right number of watts. There should be a sticker that indicates the right number of watts

SERVPRO's Storm Team

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

NO JOB IS TO BIG 

In the recent weeks of June 2019, South Jersey experienced severe storms and flash flooding. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr received hundreds of calls from customers over night who had floods and water damage to their homes, mostly basements or sump pumps. With the help of SERVPRO's storm team, we were able to meet all of our customer's needs. 

Why Choose a SERVPRO Franchise Professional?

They’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO is dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost. 

They're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO has extensive water damage restoration training that enables them to get you back to normal.

They Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

SERVPRO has a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Team strategically located throughout the country.

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. 

The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

4th Of July Safety Tips

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

The 4th Of July is Here! And so is SERVPRO of Mount Ehpraim / Bellmawr. 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 18,500 fires a year are started from FIREWORKS! 

Bellow are a few tips to consider when celebrating with fireworks.

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks
  • Older children should use them only under close adult supervision
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
  • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Never light them indoors
  • Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
  • Never ignite devices in a container
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire.
  • Have a fire extinguisher handy, just in case.
  • Supervise children handling fireworks.
  • Soak fireworks in a bucket of water before putting them in a trash can.
  • Light the fireworks at arms length and then stand back.
  • Do not attempt to re-shoot fire works that did not initially fire.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr wants you to stay safe!  Enjoy the parties, barbeques, and celebrations.  We are here if you need us.  Call 856-349-7318

Sump pumps fail during flash flood storms

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr recently experienced severe storms and flash floods in the South Jersey area. Severe storms can cause Sump Pumps to fail. 

A sump pump is a mechanical device tasked with pumping excess water away from a property. Water from rain, melting snow, flooding, and other water damage related disasters can seep through a building's foundation into a sump basin or other area where standing water is distributed to the pump. If the sump pump becomes overwhelmed with excessive water or becomes non-operational due to malfunction then catastrophic flood damage can occur.

When standing water is not addressed for 48 hours, another catastrophic disaster can occur in the property. Toxic mold growth can cripple a building's infrastructure while causing a variety of health risks to the occupants of the building. Professional and thorough mold remediation services are necessary in order to remove the threat of mold within the home or business.

There are several reasons a sump pump can fail and what you can do to prevent it:

1.) Loss of Power: When the power goes out during a storm or a heat wave, the sump pump will not be able to drain water. Having a back-up generator specifically for the sump pump will keep water from pooling.

2.) Improper Installation: Following manufacturer instructions when installing the sump pump or bringing in a professional is key! Making sure the sump pump is the correct size and properly installed will make a huge difference with how it functions in the long term.

3.) Age: The average life of the sump pump is about 10 years. As it ages, the efficiency of the pump starts to become reduced.

4.) Clogged Pipes: The discharge pipe can become clogged with debris. Installing a grate or protective cover can keep the pipe clear and prevent overflow.

5.) Maintenance: Regular maintenance on the sump pump is key to keeping performance at peak efficiency. Cleaning the unit 3 to 4 times a year and having the unit checked by a professional bi annually can greatly reduce the chance of failure. Also, be sure to check the position of the float and adjust it as necessary to avoid any jams with the switch.

Should you experience water damage or MOLD from the recent abundance of rain, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr is here to help and make it "Like it never even happened."  856-349-7318

Servicing the Food Industry

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Have an emergency at your food services facility? – Call Us Now 856-349-7318

Types of Facilities:

  • Food Manufacturing Facilities
  • Food Distribution Centers
  • Fast Food Restuarants
  • Senior Living Facility Kitchens
  • Educational Cafeterias

No matter the type or size of the facility SERVPRO professionals are trained to be mindful of the complicated health codes, food safety regulations, and environmental concerns when restoring your business. We’ll work to ensure that all surfaces are restored and sanitized to legal specifications, so that you can get back to business and your patrons can get back to enjoying good food.

Our Experience Includes:

  • Total Project Management 
  • Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
  • Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup
  • Restuarant Cleaning
  • Restuarant Kitchen Cleaning
  • Restaurant hood Cleaning
  • Odor Removal
  • Mold Removal 
  • Biohazard Remediation
  • Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning
  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup
  • Document and Records Recovery
  • Electronics/Equipment Restoration

SERVPRO of MOUNT EPHRAIM / BELLMAWR is here to help... 856-349-7318

Summertime Camp Fire Safety

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Summertime is a time to enjoy the outdoors and the sun. Camp fires and s'mores are a summertime favorite. If you are going camping this summer or plan on enjoying some laughs around a fire, keep these campfire safety tips in mind. 

First....

Make sure you are familiar with your campground or event area to ensure that you are allowed to build a campfire. You can also see if the area already has fire pits or fire rings for you to use. 

Secondly....

Do NOT build a campfire in dry conditions.

If a fire pit/ring doesn't already exist (but you are allowed to build a campfire), you will then need to choose a site that is at least 15 feet from tent walls and surrounding plant life (like shrubs or trees). Also keep in mind staying away from "fuel" sources such as logs, decaying leaves or brush. 

Lastly....

Don't forget to keep in mind the direction of the wind to make sure that you keep yourself and the campsite safe.

Have a Happy and safe summer! 

From your friends at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim and Bellmawr 856-349-7318

Moldy Carpets

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

If you have water damage in your home near your carpets than chances are you carpets can grow mold. Sometimes just cleaning your carpets will not take care of the mold. 

One of the most important things about water damage is to get it treated right away. 

Mold only take about 24- 48 hours to grow and can grow on any surface, including your carpets.

To protect your carpets from mold, you should follow the steps below...

  • Stop the water source 
  • Extract the water to prevent further damage 
  • Dry it up. Fast!
  • Steam clean everything you can - carpets, rugs, flooring, furniture 
  • Sanitize the affected area

Remember, it's very dangerous to have mold in your home and can cause serious side effects on you and your health. 

We'll Make Sure The Mold Is Gone

If you still feel like your cleanup wasn't enough and there is mold hiding somewhere ... contact us at

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Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr 856-349-7318

MEMORIAL DAY

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

In Honor of Memorial Day, Did you know.... 

The Civil War ended in the spring 1965 and is known as America's bloodiest battle. In the years following the Civil war, many Americans started having tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. This led to what was known as Decoration day, which later became an official federal holiday in 1971 known as Memorial day.

As Memorial day approaches and families gather together to kick off the summer with grilling or sitting by the fire, It's important to use all safety precautions when dealing with fire. 

  1. Never leave a grill or fire pit unattended.
  2. Have a fire extinguisher handy.
  3. Clean of any excess grease.

Here at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr we are 24 hour emergency service. Our specialty trained crew will work around the clock for any of your restoration needs. 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend. 

Commercial Restoration in the Camden and Gloucester area

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

We are here 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the restoration your company or business may need. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr is servicing the Camden City / Gloucester city areas. 

Your home isn't the only thing that could have floods and water damage. With SERVPRO we also do Commercial Building Restoration Services

With our state of the art equipment and highly trained techs we are here to make your business "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO is here to help your business.

 24/7 Emergency Water Damage Service

  • Flooded Building Cleanup
  • Water Removal
  • Wet Carpet Drying & Removal
  • Commercial Flood Damage Repair
  • Building Water Extraction
  • Wet Hardwood Floors & Walls
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Removal &  Mold Testing

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr 

856-349-7318

commercial cleaning

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning 

If your business needs specialized cleaning services that your janitors can not handle we do extensive deep cleaning. We have over 100 cleaning products and equipment that can handle any job. 

SERVPRO cleaning services include:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard 
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Floors and Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism
  • Removal of heavy grease in convection ovens in Commercial kitchens 

Our Experience also Includes :

  • Total Project Management 
  • Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
  • Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup
  • Odor Removal
  • Mold Removal 
  • Biohazard Remediation
  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup
  • Document and Records Recovery
  • Electronics/Equipment Restoration

We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business in no time. 

With SERVPRO "no job is too large"! 

Condensate pumps on Air Conditioners failing

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

What is a Condensate Pump for an air conditioning unit? 

The condensate pump on an air conditioner is a specific type of pump that pumps water out of your house that the AC removes from the air. 

A broken or clogged pump will result in significant water damage.  

If the pump is broken, damaged or rusty than the water is not being drained outside. Normally they are reliable and have a long life so this usually occurs in older AC units. 

When there is a blockage in the pump it causes water to back up into the drain and overflow. Most common causes for a blockage would be mold, dust, dirt or sludge. There are ways to unclog these pumps using a wet/dry vac. But the most guaranteed way would be to have a professional come out and use a special vacuum to suck the blockage material.

If you have not noticed that your Condensate Pump on you air conditioning unit failed until it is too late than chances are you may already have some water damage. 

Need a Professional?

Call your local SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr at 856-349-7318.

Some Interesting Facts about Mold

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Interesting facts about mold

  • Christmas trees can be a source of mold spores.
  • Mold can develop very fast but stay hidden for a long time.
  • Some mold species are toxic in both a live form and a dead form.
  • Mildew is a type of mold that remains on the surface. 
  • Each year mold destroys more wood than all the fires and termites combined. 
  • Mold can be used in antibiotics, such as penicillin which is a purified mold.
  • There are over 10,000 species of mold but only 5 of them are commonly found indoors.
  • Mold requires three things to grow:
    1. Organic food source. (Includes most building materials such as wood, drywall, insulation, etc.)
    2. Water source. (e.g. flooding, leaks, condensation, etc.)
    3. High relative humidity (Above 60% is ripe for mold growth. Keep below 50% to be safe.).

If you think you have a mold problem and would like a professional to come out and test it for you call your local SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr at 856-349-7318 and we will be happy to help you. 

Common causes of house fires

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Every year, house fires cause around 13,000 injuries and 2,500 deaths. 

Here are some common causes of house fires and how to avoid them... 

Children : 

Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children. Kids can cause a fire out of curiosity, to see what would happen if they set fire to an object. 

Cooking equipment :

People can tend to become distracted while cooking and if pots and pans overheat this cause a fire very easily. 

Flammable liquids :

If you have flammable liquids in the home keep them away from heat sources and check the label before storing. Be careful when pouring these liquids.

Heating : 

Keep portable heaters 3 feet or more away from anything flammable such as furniture, curtains, clothes. If you have a furnace, you should have it inspected yearly.

Smoking in bedrooms : 

A cigarette butt can stay lit for a few hours that you are unaware of. If it comes into contact with flammable materials, such as furniture it could cause flames. About 73% of all house fires are caused in the bedroom. 

Electrical equipment :

Electrical appliances can start a fire if it is faulty or has a frayed cord. A power point that is overloaded with plugs can cause a fire from an overuse of electricity.

Candles : 

Candles left unattended can cause a room to easily burst into flames. Keep candles away from flammable items. Always blow a candle out before leaving a room. 

Lighting :

Light bulbs can heat up causing them to be hot enough to catch fabrics on fire. Keep lights secure so they cant be knocked over. If the are too close to curtains, furniture or carpet they can be hazardous. 

Faulty wiring :

Homes with inadequate wiring can cause electrical fires. 

Barbeques :

Barbeques should always be used away from the home. Keep them clean and always check the gas bottle for any leaks before you use it each time.

If you have any questions about house fires give your local SERVPRO a call at 856-349-7318.

SERVPRO of Mount Ehpraim / Bellmawr 

Fire Damage Emergency Tips

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke are problems that should only be taken care of by professionals who are well educated in the field. At SERVPRO, our production team will make sure all fire and smoke damage is taken care of so you can get back into your home as soon as possible. Serving Camden City NJ and some surrounding towns. 

Fire Damage Restoration Clean Up Tips:

  • Open all windows and doors to ventilate and help get the smoke out as much as possible.
  • Cover any clean, unaffected pieces of furniture up with plastic to make sure they are not damaged in the clean up process.
  • Do not try to clean anything yourself. The soot and smoke that has set into the furniture and carpet can be dangerous.
  • Don’t plug in any electronics. Call an electrician to inspect for any electrical damage from the fire.
  • Throw out any open of possibly exposed foods that make have been contaminated from the fire.
  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery. 
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call SERVPRO of Mount Ehpraim / Bellmawr today at 856-349-7318

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr Teaching KIds Fire Safety Tips

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

"According to the National Fire Prevention Association, 49,300 fires are caused each year by playing with fire, most of these by children. It's important to teach fire safety tips to kids to prevent fires from happening and for your children to be able to protect themselves."

1. Don't play with matches or lighters

2. Run extinguished matches under water before discarding

This is so that paper in the trash doesn't accidentally ignite.

3. When leaving a room or your house never leave candles or incense burning and turn off space heaters 

4. Don't over-plug

Teach your children not to plug too many devices into a single outlet, extension cord or power strip.

5. Don't play near fireplaces or stoves

6. Keep flammable objects away from the stove

7. Develop and practice an escape plan

Make sure your children know what to do in the event of a fire. Map out a plan and practice it with them so they'll know what to do in an emergency.

8. Get low, get out

Teach them about the dangers of smoke as well as fire, and make sure they know to crawl to safety.

9. Stop, drop, and roll

If you or your clothes catch fire, this is the classic technique to extinguishing yourself. 

10. Never hide in closets or under beds

Hiding can cause your child to trap themselves.

11. Leave your belongings

It is important for kids to know to leave everything and get out.

12. Don't use the elevator

Using an elevator is dangerous and could break down trapping you. 

13. Once in a safe place, call 911

Get outside THAN call 911. 

14. (For parents) Fireproof your home

15. (For parents) Talk to your kids about fire safety

Of all the fire safety tips for kids, the most important one is actually for the parents. Teach your children about fire safety and what they can do to prevent fires. The more they know, the less likely they are to cause an accident

SERVPRO Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr

856-349-7318

Servicing Commercial Buildings as well as Residential

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available 24 hours a day to get your Camden business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Every commercial property experiences wear and tear, including dirt and grime that accumulates from ordinary use. You can count on SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr to make your work space look its very best. Professional cleaning helps to protect your carpet and upholstery and increase its life-span. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services.

For all your restoration needs contact SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr 

856-349-7318

SERVPRO Does Biohazard Cleanup

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr will do and are experts in biohazard cleanup. SERVPRO has been in the restoration industry since 1967 and are leaders in the restoration industry.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

24 Hour Emergency Service

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

SERVPRO Does Mold Remediation

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr does mold remediation. SERVPRO has been in the restoration industry since 1967 and are leaders in the restoration industry.

Mold can be dangerous to young children, pregnant women, and old people but is also dangerous to healthy people if it is not dealt with. That is where SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr comes in to help.

Make sure to always check pipes for leaks because those little leaks can turn into big problems. 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. SERVPRO will deal with the mold and help walk homeowners through the remediation process and make it "Like it never even happened." 

If you see mold you should turn of your HVAC system and stay away from the affected area then call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318 

Winter Storms in Camden

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Winter storm damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm conditions. SERVPRO is open 24/7 and with our highly trained staff they will be ready from the smallest to the largest jobs.

SERVPROS 1-4-8

SERVPRO believes in a 1-4-8 which means:

1 Hour:  Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr will contact you to arrange for service.

4 Hours:  Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr will be on-site to start mitigation services, EVEN AFTER HOURS!

8 Hours:  Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the restoration plan will be communicated to the appropriate person (this may be the customer, the person responsible for billing, or the insurance adjuster).

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is ready for any storm and what it brings if it is flooding, water damage, fire, or a lighting strike SERVPRO will be here to help you get your life back together and make it “Like it never even happened.”


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

Spring Rain Stroms Are Coming

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr is prepared for the spring storm season. SERVPRO specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and are experts in storm damage 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. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Also, since SERVPRO is open 24/7 they are always ready to help.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Mount Ephraim and the surrounding area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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

Sump Pump Failures From Storms

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

A sump pump is an important part of your basement and makes sure that your basement doesn't flood. A sump pumps job is to redirect water away from a house and into a dry well when it is raining but a sump pump can fail for 7 reasons:

7 Things that Cause Sump Pump Failure

1. Power Failure

The most common cause for sump pump failure is an electrical power outage. To prevent this, have a backup generator that can be manually activated. In the case that your primary pump mechanically fails, though, a generator cannot help in this situation. But in the event of a storm where the power is knocked out for any length of time, a backup generator can be a lifesaver.

On the same topic of power, some components of the sump pump may be vulnerable to damage from power surges. To prevent this, protect the entire electrical system from power surges with a service entrance surge protection device.

2. The Sump Pump is the Wrong Size

If you have an incorrectly sized pump, or if the pump is not installed properly, there will most likely be a problem. A small sump pump is often just as effective as a big one. When a sump pump is too big, the pump is forced to work harder, resulting in a shorter product lifespan. But if it’s too small, it may not be able to adequately pump out the water – again resulting in a shorter lifespan.

3. Improper Installation

Installing a sump pump must be done exactly right. Manufacturer’s instructions must be followed carefully for the installation in order to avoid severe water damage down the road. Most manufacturers recommend or require a check valve to be installed on the discharge line. If not installed, the back-flow of water can cause the pump impeller to rotate backwards and unscrew off the motor shaft. In this scenario, you will still hear the pump motor running, but it would not be pumping any water.

Most manufacturers require the drilling of a small air relief hole in the discharge line between the pump and the check valve which is intended to prevent the pump from having to overcome the air pressure in the discharge pipe. The discharge pipe must be of the required diameter.

Lastly, the sump pump pit should not be set in dirt or gravel. This causes debris to enter into your pump and can result in interference with the pump’s on/off switch or float arm.

4. Switch Problems

The leading mechanical cause of sump pump problems is a switch problem. This occurs when the pump shifts from its position inside the basin, rendering the float ineffective. Float is responsible for the smooth operation of the on/off switch. Your sump pump relies on both the switch and the float arm mechanisms to operate effectively.

5. Lack of Maintenance

Some pump manufacturers recommend the pump to be run every 2-3 months. Some recommend a yearly program completed just before the rainy season hits.

Here are some additional manufacturer recommendations:

  • If there is a back-up pump, unplug the primary pump and run the back-up pump to make sure it works properly
  • When testing your sump pump, go outside to make sure it is discharging water
  • Sometimes the pump can run but not pump any water. This means the impeller has disengaged from the pump shaft or the check valve is installed backwards.
  • Check the operation of the float to make sure it is not restricted
  • Clean out the air hole in the discharge line
  • Listen for any unusual noises when the motor is running
  • Replace the battery on the back-up sump pump every 2 or 3 years

6. Frozen or Clogged Discharge Lines

If water cannot exit your home through the discharge line, your system will not work. It is important to keep the discharge pipe protected from freezing and free of sticks, dirt, rocks and other debris. Protecting the water’s exit point of the discharge pipe will keep debris and animals out of the system, making it optimal for your sump pump.

Grated covering will not stop the lines from freezing or becoming blocked by ice and snow. A special grated discharge line attachment should help; it is placed near your home on the discharge line. It includes openings that give water a way to flow out of the pipe if the line is blocked further down.

7. Product Defect

Though rare, product defect is always a possibility and does happen. It is wise to test the pump when it is initially installed to make sure the pump operates properly.

If your basement does flood because of a sump pump failure make sure to call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr for all of your flood needs at (856) 349-7318.

Flooding From Spring Rains

3/6/2019 (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

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.

Water Damage From Sprinker System in your Gloucester County Business

12/17/2018 (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 and a lost in production.  

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. SERVPRO will help get your business back up in running in no time.

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

Cleaning Carpets in Your Gloucester Home

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Carpets and Upholstery Cleaning

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?
Call Today – (856) 349-7318

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Bio-hazard Clean Ups in Your Camden Home

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Although it is rarely talked about, there are times when a professional may need to be called in to clean up blood, bodily fluids, tissue, or other pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. 

SERVPRO not only knows the physical job that needs to be done, but our compassionate technicians consistently deliver quick and reliable service to get you back in your home or business during a difficult time.   Our Highly Trained Restoration Technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure to get you back to preloss condition as quickly as possible.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many bio-hazard situations. These include the following:

Has your family experienced an unattended, unexpected or untimely death and need biohazard cleanup services?  Contact SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr today… WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? NEED ASSISTANCE? CALL US 24/7 AT (856) 349-7318 TODAY.

Commercial Vandalism At Your Camden Business

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr understands the difficulties when your home or business is vandalised and will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. SERVPRO are also experts in cleaning commercial spaces whether it is a deep clean of office and warehouse space to just a quick clean every week or two. SERVPRO can also clean mold and other airborne pathogens in your home. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

For more information on SERVPRO or there cleaning services contact us 24/7 at 856-349-7318

Washing Machine Failures in Audubon

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

When your washing machine hose breaks make sure you call the experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr with their highly trained staff who are experts at water restoration. Washing machine failures can cost homeowners more than $5,000 in insurance claims.

Make sure to always inspect your washing machine you can do that by checking the hoses for any  tearing and if you have rubber hoses make sure to run out to a hardware store and pick up stainless steel braided hoses they will not break as easy as a rubber one would. Most breaks on a washing machine occur in one specific area: couplings. In a process called "razoring," the pressure of the water flowing over the couplings gradually cause an unrolling. This causes the coupling to bend, creating a ragged edge that eventually cuts open the hose at the connection point.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim and Bellmawr provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. Call us at 856-349-7318.

Storm Season Is Coming Make Sure Your Gloucester, NJ Home Is Ready

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

That is why SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is always ready for storm season with an expert staff and a fast reaction time to any disaster. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr also has the equipment, experience, and knowledge to handle any situation.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr will arrive quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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

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

Fire Damage In Your Camden, NJ Home

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

A house fire, no matter how small or localized, has the ability to impact the whole house, with cascading after-effects that can linger around for a long time. A proper fire damage restoration service is often a multi-step process and is best left to experienced professionals like SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr.

When smoke gets into your air ducts and vents, the tiny smoke particles tend to find their way into your HVAC system and may linger in the system for months, undetected. Breathing these particles in is a health detriment and can lead to irritation in your lungs and possible scarring of the alveoli.

Fire damaged areas treated with water will need to be cleaned up quickly, before mold starts to grow, which can happen in as little as 48 hours.

Thats why you should call the fire and water experts of SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr. SERVPRO will be able to help you will all of your fire and water damage needs. SERVPRO has the knowledge and training to get any diaster "Like it never even happened." 

Have Soot or Smoke Damage? Call us 24/7 at 856-349-7318

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)

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

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. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can handle any size job and has the equipment to back it up.

Call us 24/7 at (856) 349-7318 for any emergency. Visit our Commercial Restoration page

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

Does Your Gloucester County Home Need Water Extraction

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

If your basement has flooded because of a water pipe burst or a sump pump failure the water extraction experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr are here to help. SERVPRO believes in making sure the customer is satisfied that is why our staff can help with every need.

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.

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.

Winter Weather Storms in Camden County

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

Winter storm damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm conditions. SERVPRO is open 24/7 and with our highly trained staff they will be ready from the smallest to the largest jobs.

SERVPROS 1-4-8

SERVPRO believes in a 1-4-8 which means:

1 Hour:  Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr will contact you to arrange for service.

4 Hours:  Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr will be on-site to start mitigation services, EVEN AFTER HOURS!

8 Hours:  Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the restoration plan will be communicated to the appropriate person (this may be the customer, the person responsible for billing, or the insurance adjuster).

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is ready for any storm and what it brings if it is flooding, water damage, fire, or a lighting strike SERVPRO will be here to help you get your life back together and make it “Like it never even happened.”


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

Spring Storms Are Right Around The Corner In Camden County

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr is prepared for the spring storm season. SERVPRO specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and are experts in storm damage 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. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Also, since SERVPRO is open 24/7 they are always ready to help.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Mount Ephraim and the surrounding area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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

Sump Pump Failures in Camden County

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

A sump pump is an important part of your basement and makes sure that your basement doesn't flood. A sump pumps job is to redirect water away from a house and into a dry well when it is raining but a sump pump can fail for 7 reasons:

7 Things that Cause Sump Pump Failure

1. Power Failure

The most common cause for sump pump failure is an electrical power outage. To prevent this, have a backup generator that can be manually activated. In the case that your primary pump mechanically fails, though, a generator cannot help in this situation. But in the event of a storm where the power is knocked out for any length of time, a backup generator can be a lifesaver.

On the same topic of power, some components of the sump pump may be vulnerable to damage from power surges. To prevent this, protect the entire electrical system from power surges with a service entrance surge protection device.

2. The Sump Pump is the Wrong Size

If you have an incorrectly sized pump, or if the pump is not installed properly, there will most likely be a problem. A small sump pump is often just as effective as a big one. When a sump pump is too big, the pump is forced to work harder, resulting in a shorter product lifespan. But if it’s too small, it may not be able to adequately pump out the water – again resulting in a shorter lifespan.

3. Improper Installation

Installing a sump pump must be done exactly right. Manufacturer’s instructions must be followed carefully for the installation in order to avoid severe water damage down the road. Most manufacturers recommend or require a check valve to be installed on the discharge line. If not installed, the back-flow of water can cause the pump impeller to rotate backwards and unscrew off the motor shaft. In this scenario, you will still hear the pump motor running, but it would not be pumping any water.

Most manufacturers require the drilling of a small air relief hole in the discharge line between the pump and the check valve which is intended to prevent the pump from having to overcome the air pressure in the discharge pipe. The discharge pipe must be of the required diameter.

Lastly, the sump pump pit should not be set in dirt or gravel. This causes debris to enter into your pump and can result in interference with the pump’s on/off switch or float arm.

4. Switch Problems

The leading mechanical cause of sump pump problems is a switch problem. This occurs when the pump shifts from its position inside the basin, rendering the float ineffective. Float is responsible for the smooth operation of the on/off switch. Your sump pump relies on both the switch and the float arm mechanisms to operate effectively.

5. Lack of Maintenance

Some pump manufacturers recommend the pump to be run every 2-3 months. Some recommend a yearly program completed just before the rainy season hits.

Here are some additional manufacturer recommendations:

  • If there is a back-up pump, unplug the primary pump and run the back-up pump to make sure it works properly
  • When testing your sump pump, go outside to make sure it is discharging water
  • Sometimes the pump can run but not pump any water. This means the impeller has disengaged from the pump shaft or the check valve is installed backwards.
  • Check the operation of the float to make sure it is not restricted
  • Clean out the air hole in the discharge line
  • Listen for any unusual noises when the motor is running
  • Replace the battery on the back-up sump pump every 2 or 3 years

6. Frozen or Clogged Discharge Lines

If water cannot exit your home through the discharge line, your system will not work. It is important to keep the discharge pipe protected from freezing and free of sticks, dirt, rocks and other debris. Protecting the water’s exit point of the discharge pipe will keep debris and animals out of the system, making it optimal for your sump pump.

Grated covering will not stop the lines from freezing or becoming blocked by ice and snow. A special grated discharge line attachment should help; it is placed near your home on the discharge line. It includes openings that give water a way to flow out of the pipe if the line is blocked further down.

7. Product Defect

Though rare, product defect is always a possibility and does happen. It is wise to test the pump when it is initially installed to make sure the pump operates properly.

If your basement does flood because of a sump pump failure make sure to call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr for all of your flood needs at (856) 349-7318.  

Does Your Gloucester County Business Have Storm Damage

2/6/2018 (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.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawrs services:

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

Does Your Camden County Business Need Graffiti and Vandalism Removal

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

Tips On How To Keep Your Gloucester County House Safe During Strom Season

2/2/2018 (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.

If you have suffered damage due to severe weather, wind damage, or storm damage call us today at (856) 349-7318.

Gloucester County Home Owners Do You Have Mold In Your Home

2/2/2018 (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

Does Your Gloucester County Business Have An Emergency Plan

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire and water damages are never scheduled

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur.  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr knows there is no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of the tenants and the revenue of the property owner.   Have you developed a plan to get back up and running in case of an emergency?  Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to get you back in the building faster? 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can provide you with the means to develop an Emergency Ready Profile.  As part of a well thought-out plan, your Emergency Ready Profile will contain information that you need in the event an emergency situation occurs.

SERVPRO HAS THE EXPERTISE YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Over 40 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process to help keep you informed and in control
  • Experience and training in mitigating damages ranging from single family homes to skyscrapers
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • Fast response time to minimize damages and inconvenience to tenants
  • Restore First mentality minimizes cost while letting you get back to work quickly
  • Professional equipment and industry approved techniques can save you time and money

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can manage the damage while you focus on your business.  Call today to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile!  (856) 349-7318.

Mold From Broken Pipes In Your Camden County Home

1/19/2018 (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

How Sump Pumps Fail

1/17/2018 (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

Where There Is Smoke There Is Fire In Your Gloucester County Home

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

“Where there is smoke there is fire” a phrase we have all heard as a warning usually in the context of if it looks like something is wrong, something probably is wrong.  In the restoration business when it comes to your home or business that phrase can take on another meaning entirely with significant consequences.

SERVPRO of Mt. Ephraim Bellmawr recently completed an assignment for a family that was impacted by the smoke / soot that was generated from a fire in an attached home in Philadelphia.  The fire started in the basement of the other home due to a faulty wiring set up / repair that was completed by an unlicensed individual.  This fire impacted all three floors of the home and due to the age and construction of home the smoke and soot traveled to areas that one might not think to look without proper training and experience in restoration. 

While we were able to dry the home out from the moisture damage caused by extinguishing the fire as well as clean and deodorize the contents and structure of the home, the impact to this family went beyond material items as someone was injured in the blaze.   Should you experience a disruption in your life due to fire smoke soot whether from a small kitchen fire to an incidental puff back when starting up your heater, we can work with you and your insurance company on the entire process from inventorying items cleaning deodorizing and restoring your property to minimize that disruption.

SERVPRO of Mt. Ephraim Bellmawr has worked with American Red Cross to become an American Red Cross Ready Rating member.  Membership does have its privileges in the form of education tips and tools that can assist you your family and business to be better prepared in case of an emergency or disaster.  You can access the site by clicking the link from our website at http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com or directly at http://www.readyrating.org/About/AbouttheProgram.aspx to discover what is available.

Please be safe and have a plan accordingly, while home fires can happen at any time statistically we are entering a time of year that shows a significant increase in averages.  The change of weather, addition of holiday lighting or even new cooking techniques can all be factors.

For more information on Fire, Smoke, or soot damage call us 24/7 at (856)-349-7318

Flooding in your Gloucester County Home

1/5/2018 (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.

Broken Pipes in Cold basements in your Camden County Home

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

With the past couple of weeks being in the twentys make sure to check your pipes so they don't burst. Check all of your pipes in your basement when you get home from work or periodically throughout the week. Water pipes commonly burst when the water inside them expands is 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

Vandalism and Other Cleaning Services in Camden, NJ

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr understands the difficulties when your home or business is vandalised and will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. SERVPRO can also clean mold and other airborne pathogens in your home. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

For more information on SERVPRO or there cleaning services contact us 24/7 at 856-349-7318

Kitchen Fires in your Gloucester Home

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

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. That is why the fire experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr can handle any fire from kitchen fires to commercial fires SERVPRO has you covered. Here are some tips for the most common type of fire:

How To Put Out Kitchen Fires

  • In the event of an oven or microwave fire, cut the oxygen off to the flames.  Turn 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 grease to spray elsewhere, throwing flaming oil on nearby surfaces.
  • ALWAYS call the fire department when dealing with an electrical fire.

For more information on Fire, Smoke, or soot damage call us 24/7 at (856)-349-7318

Winter Storms In Your Camden, NJ Home

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr is always ready for storms and specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and are experts in storm damage 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. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Also, since SERVPRO is open 24/7 they are always ready to help.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Mount Ephraim and the surrounding area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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

Strom Damage From Trees In Your Camden County Home

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Sometimes life throws a curveball or in this case a fast moving storm. A storm can cause large trees and tree branches to fall through the roof and puncture large holes.  With a large hole in any roof during a downpour water intrusion is inevitable. That is why you should call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr the water damage experts at (856) 349-7318. SERVPRO are experts in storm damage and water restoration so they know what it takes to get your home back to pre loss conditions and make “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO is also an expert in mold remediation that may came with water damage. SERVPRO is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and SERVPRO also works holidays.

Mold Remediation in Camden County

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

(856) 349-7318 For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Camden County, NJ

12/18/2017

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Camden County, NJ.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your mold damage restoration or cleaning needs. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr can get your home back to preloss conditions and make it "Like it never even happened."

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • IICRC Cretified Staff

Mold growth in the Winter Months in your Camden County Home

11/26/2017 (Permalink)

The wet season in the winter months is one of the best times of year for molds to grow and spread throughout your home. Often mold is contained near sources of water where it can easily grow and reproduce. As it grows, mold can breakdown and compromise the integrity and strength of the source in which it lives.

Mold spores are microscopic and are naturally found in the air we breathe indoors and outdoors. When large amounts of spores grow, one’s health may be compromised. Mold can be killed, but if it is not removed properly, it can remain in the area just cleaned and the dry spores can be released into the air. That's why SERVPRO of Mount Emphraim/ Bellmawr are experts mold remediation.

SERVPRO is certieved to handle mold remediation and is IICRC certieved in this field. SERVPRO understands how important it is to get your home back to preloss condition that is why SERVPRO is deterimined to get your home back to preloss condition faster than the leading competitor. SERVPRO has expert knownledge and know how to preform mold remediation in your Camden home.

For more information on Mold Remediation, Water Damage, or Fire Damage visit our website http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/

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

Holiday Season Commercial Cleaning in Camden County

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

With all of the mayhem that happens this holiday season the one thing your business does not have to worry about is commercial cleaning because the experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr are industry leaders in cleaning. SERVPRO has the expertise and know how to get any job done from small buildings to whole warehouses SERVPRO will get the job done.

SERVPRO has an IICRC certived staff with experience in commercial cleaning. SERVPRO will have your business back up and running in no time. Since SERVPRO is open  24/7 they have a quicker reaction time to any diaster. SERVPRO knows how important it is to get your business back up and running that is why they will work their hardest to get your business back up and running. SERVPRO can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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

Water Damage Restoration in Gloucester County

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Winter is coming and now is the perfect time for water damage to destroy your home and valuables. Between wind damage from storms and snow melting and entering your home winter is no time to not think about water damage.

Water can enter your house from wind and storm damage or just a sink overflow which can cause mayhem on your home. If the water is not taking care of immediately you may have mold grow in your home within 48 hours. If you have water damage in your home you should call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318 who are experts at water damage restoration. SERVPRO has highly qualified and experienced professionals who will get your home back to pre loss conditions. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr has the equipment and know how to do any job big or small.
Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (856) 349-7318
Visit our website for our other services at http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/

Holiday Season Fire Warnings in your Gloucester City Home

11/4/2017 (Permalink)

With the holiday season right around the corner now is the perfect time to make sure your Gloucester City home is prepared for all the holidays that are coming up.

Make sure to check all of your smoke alarms and test them by pushing the test button on them and if you don’t hear the alarm sound change the batteries.

And just in case a catastrophe happens in your home make sure to call SERVPRO of Mount Emphraim Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318. With our highly trained staff who are IICRC certified in smoke damage will arrive on the scene on time and quick. SERVPRO will get your home back to pre loss condition faster then any of the leading competitors. SERVPRO will make any disaster “Like it never even happened.”

For more information on fire, smoke, or soot damage visit our website at SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr
Or Call us at (856) 349-7318

SERVPRO's First Response to Water Damage in Camden, NJ

9/24/2017 (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

SERVPRO is Storm Season Ready in Camden County, NJ

9/24/2017 (Permalink)

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

That is why SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is always ready for storm season with an expert staff and a fast reaction time to any disaster. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr also has the equipment, experience, and knowledge to handle any situation

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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

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

Smoke And Soot Damage Health Hazards in Camden County

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

A house fire, no matter how small or localized, has the ability to impact the whole house, with cascading after-effects that can linger around for a long time. A proper fire damage restoration service is often a multi-step process and is best left to experienced professionals like SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr.

When smoke gets into your ducts and vents, the tiny smoke particles tend to find their way into your HVAC system may linger there for months, undetected. Breathing these particles in is a health detriment and can lead to irritation in your lungs and possible scarring of the alveoli.

Fire damaged areas treated with water will need to be cleaned up quickly, before mold starts to grow, which can happen in as little as 48 hours

Have Soot or Smoke Damage? Call us 24/7 at 856-349-7318

Storm Damage in Camden County, NJ and Surrounding Area

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

We are here to help!

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. SERVPRO is open 24/7 and with our highly trained staff they will be ready from the smallest to the largest jobs.

SERVPROS 1-4-8

SERVPRO believes in a 1-4-8 which means:

1 Hour:  Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr will contact you to arrange for service.

4 Hours:  Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr will be on-site to start mitigation services, EVEN AFTER HOURS!

8 Hours:  Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the restoration plan will be communicated to the appropriate person (this may be the customer, the person responsible for billing, or the insurance adjuster).

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is ready for any storm and what it brings if it is flooding, water damage, fire, or a lighting strike SERVPRO will be here to help you get your life back together and make it “Like it never even happened.”


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

Restoring Your Camden County Commercial Property After A Fire

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call a SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318.

SERVPROS Quick Response Team

SERVPRO is an industry leader in commercial disasters and since SERVPRO is open 24/7 we are always here in your time of need. With an elite team of experts in fire restoration SERVPRO will be able to get the job done in a fast and timely matter without cutting corners, so that the business can get it’s production back up and running. SERVPRO can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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

What Is Black Mold in Camden County, NJ and Surrounding Area

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

What Is Black Mold?

Black Molds scientific name is stachybotrys chartarum it is commonly referred as “black mold” or “toxic mold”. Any mold grow should be taken with caution and you should contact a trained professional like SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr who are trained in mold remediation. Mold grow usually occurs after a water damage for example a recent storm, flooding, or it can occur from an overflowing toilet or sink, and a broken washing machine. Mold grow 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 at (856) 349-7318

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.



SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr can make a disaster “Like it never even happened”

Have a Mold Problem? Call Today us at (856) 349-7318

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Basement Flooding and Sewer Backups in Camden County, NJ

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Basement Floodings

Basement floodings are considered an emergency that is why SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr is open 24/7. With their highly trained staff in water damage restoration including basement and crawlspace flooding. They have the experience, expertise, and equipment to remove the water and dry your basement properly. Their water removal and drying process emphasizes monitoring and documentation to validate that your property is dry.

Sewer Backups

Sewer backups can occur after a flooding are considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

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.

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

Fire Restoration Cleaning in Mount Ephraim

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

A fire can start from anything to an electric fire to a kitchen fire and can also happen from a candle. That is why SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr are here to help with an expert staff and know how to get the job down in a fast and timely matter. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr also has the equipment to get the soot of your wall, ceilings, windows, and more. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr also has franchise Professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage.

Every fire job is different that is why SERVPRO with make a personalize plan to get the job done so that family's can get their home back and make it "Like it never even happened."

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

Or Call us at (856) 349-7318

The Difference Between Mold "Removal" and Mold Remediation in the Gloucester City Area

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

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 service experts in mold remediation.

WHAT IS MOLD REMEDIATION?

Mold remediation focuses on getting mold levels back to normal, 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

Signs of Mold? Call Today (856) 349-7318

Commercial Disaster's in the Camden County NJ

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

A commercial disaster can hurt company by slowing production down or stopping production altogether. That is why the experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr are here to help these company’s start back up whether it is a fire that started in the break room or flooding from a recent storm the experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr are here to help you through this difficult time.

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.

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

Or Call us at (856) 349-7318

The Principal of Cleaning a Fire Loss in New Jersey

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim’s goal when restoring smoke-damaged materials is to restore them to pre loss conditions. SERVPRO does that by accomplishing these tasks

    • Locate smoke residues by carefully inspecting the affected area. The inspection will start near the source of the fire and trace how far smoke moved through the structure
  • Identify the type of residues. Different types of smoke residues can exist in the same loss environment.
  • Identify the type of surface. The type of surface determines which cleaning methods and products are safe to use on that surface. Restorers must be careful to preserve the material or surface being cleaned, and some materials may be unrestorable because they cannot withstand the cleaning process.
  • Capture and remove residues. Smoke residues bond with surfaces they contact. The restorer uses dry and wet cleaning processes to release and carry residue particles away from the affected surface.
  • Dispose of residues. The Restorer properly disposes of debris and cleaning waste.

For more information on fire, smoke, or soot damage visit our website at http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/

Or Call us at (856) 349-7318

Washing Machine failures in Bellmawr, NJ

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

When your washing machine hose breaks make sure you call the experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr with their highly trained staff who are experts at water removal from washing machines. Washing machine failures can cost homeowners more than $5,000 in insurance claims.

Make sure to always inspect your washing machine you can do that by checking the hoses for any  tearing and if you have rubber hoses make sure to run out to a hardware store and pick up stainless steel braided hoses they will not break as easy as a rubber one would. Most breaks on a washing machine occur in one specific area: couplings. In a process called "razoring," the pressure of the water flowing over the couplings gradually cause an unrolling. This causes the coupling to bend, creating a ragged edge that eventually cuts open the hose at the connection point.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim and Bellmawr provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

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

QUICK TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM SPRING AND SUMMER STORM DAMAGE in Southern NJ

7/9/2017 (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.

If you have suffered damage due to severe weather, wind damage, or storm damage call us today at (856) 349-7318.

Emergency Plan for your Metro Phila Business

7/8/2017 (Permalink)

Sign up today for your FREE Emergency Ready Profile

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur.  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr knows there is no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of the tenants and the revenue of the property owner.   Have you developed a plan to get back up and running in case of an emergency?  Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to get you back in the building faster? 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can provide you with the means to develop an Emergency Ready Profile.  As part of a well thought-out plan, your Emergency Ready Profile will contain information that you need in the event an emergency situation occurs.

SERVPRO HAS THE EXPERTISE YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Over 40 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process to help keep you informed and in control
  • Experience and training in mitigating damages ranging from single family homes to skyscrapers
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • Fast response time to minimize damages and inconvenience to tenants
  • Restore First mentality minimizes cost while letting you get back to work quickly
  • Professional equipment and industry approved techniques can save you time and money

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can manage the damage while you focus on your business.  Call today to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile!  (856) 349-7318.

http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/

Electrical Fire in Somerdale, NJ

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Phone charger caused an electrical fire in Somerdale, NJ

In this Somerdale, NJ home an ipad plugged into the wall caused this electrical fire that impacted the entire home and forced the residents to move out while services were being performed to its preloss condition. Based on fire officials inspection it was a faulty cord that caused the fire. Always make sure you look at your cords for fraying and exposed wires  and don’t keep them plugged in for too long or you may have an electrical fire.

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.

For more information on fire, smoke, or soot damage visit our website at http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/

Or Call us at (856) 349-7318

Does Your Camden Home Have A Mold Problem? SERVPRO of MT Ephraim/Bellmawr can help!

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold caused by water damage in a customers beach home.

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

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

Category of water damage in your tri state area home

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim and Bellmawr provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

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

Categories of Water

Category 1. This category is know as clean water. This is liquid from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, and drinking fountains. Over time category 1 waters can turn into category 2.

Category 2. This category of liquid is sometimes called grey water, and is described as having a level of contaminates that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources include dishwasher or washing machine overflows, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow with some urine but not feces. Over time this can turn into category 3.

Category 3. This is the worst classification and is grossly unsanitary. It could cause severe illness or death if ingested. It sometimes called black water, and sources include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth.

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.

http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/water-damage-restoration

Classification of water damage in your tri state area

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim and Bellmawr provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

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

Classes of destruction.

  •    Class 1. The lowest and easiest to deal with, this has a slow evaporation rate. Only part of a room or area was affected, there is little or no wet carpet, and the moisture has only affected materials with a low permeance rate, such as plywood or concrete.
  •    Class 2. With a fast evaporation rate, this level affects an entire room, carpeting, or cushioning, the wetness has wicked up the walls at least 12”, and there is moisture remaining in structural materials.
  •    Class 3. This class has the fastest evaporation rate, and ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet and sub-floors are all saturated. The liquid may have come from overhead.
  •    Class 4. This class is labeled as specialty drying situations, which means there has been enough liquid and time to saturate materials with very low permeance, such as hardwood, brick, or stone.

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.

http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/water-damage-restoration

When Storms or Floods hit Camden NJ, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr is ready!

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Camden NJ.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

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

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Camden NJ, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. 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

When Storms or Floods hit Mount Ephraim NJ, SERVPRO is ready!

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Camden NJ.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

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

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Mount Ephraim NJ, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. 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

When Storms or Floods hit Brooklawn NJ, SERVPRO is ready!

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Brooklawn NJ

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

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

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Brooklawn NJ, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. 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

When Storms or Floods hit Gloucester City NJ, SERVPRO is ready!

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Gloucester NJ.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

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

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Gloucester NJ, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. 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

Camden NJ Smoke and Soot Cleanup

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Camden NJ Home.

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

Mount Ephraim NJ Smoke and Soot Cleanup

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Mount Ephraim NJ Home.

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

Restoring Your Camden NJ Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Camden 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

http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/restoration-training-certifications

Restoring Your Mount Ephraim NJ Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

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

 

 

http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/restoration-training-certifications

Does Your Camden NJ Home Have A Mold Problem?

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

In Camden NJ, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • 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.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

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

http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/mold-remediation

Does Your Gloucester NJ Home Have A Mold Problem?

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

In Gloucester NJ, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:



  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

  • 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.

  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.



If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.


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


http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/mold-remediation

Does Your Mount Ephraim NJ Home Have A Mold Problem?

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

In Mount Ephraim NJ, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • 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.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

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

http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/mold-remediation

Solving all of your restoration needs

5/12/2017 (Permalink)

Restoration goes beyond fire water and mold

Yes we even clean exhibits.  Our office received an interesting non emergency call from Adventure Aquarium in Camden asking if we cleaned artificial foliage that had an excess of dust and dirt build up.  They were changing over a prominent display in the front of the exhibit area to feature new aquatic life.  The challenge was basically budget driven on clean or replace, however, either decision required it be safe for the new inhabitants.  We met with them understood their needs parameters of scope and budget.  We provided a solution based bid including process and products to be used and approved by their staff for safety.  We were successful in winning the bid and completing the work to their satisfaction:

“The exhibit looks great. I think the foliage and the trees cleaned-up nicely.  Thanks and have a good weekend.” Adventure Aquarium

We can create solutions for all of your restoration needs.  SERVPRO Mount Ephraim Bellmawr

Water Damage Restoration Near Me!

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr 856-349-7318 provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Camden

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Santa Barbara provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Belmawr

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.

http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/testimonials

Camden County NJ 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Camden County

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr is available 24 hours a day 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.

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 [[Franchise Name]] 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.

FIRE SAFETY FOR SENIORS

7/18/2016 (Permalink)

According to statistics, people over the age of 65 are twice as likely to die or be injured in a fire. By age 75 that risk increases to three times and by age 85, four times.  People of all ages should practice and learn about fire safety.  Knowing what to do will help save lives. 

SMOKE DETECTORS

A working smoke detector can more than double your chances of surviving a fire. 

·         Be sure to have a smoke detector on every level of your home and in all sleeping areas

·         Make sure everyone in your home is awakened by the sound of the smoke detector.  If someone is hearing impaired, invest in a detector that uses flashing lights or some other visual aid.

·         Test your smoke detectors once a month. If this is difficult for you, ask a neighbor or family member to assist you.

·         Change your smoke detector batteries twice a year.  A good rule of thumb to follow:  change your clocks; change your smoke detector batteries.

FIRE ESCAPE PLANNING

Update your fire escape plan, especially if it’s the same one you have used for years.

·         Sit down with all household members and discuss your fire escape plan.

·         Plan at least two ways to get out of every room of your home, especially the bedrooms.

·         Consider any limitations you may have that would keep you from implementing your plan.

·         If any family member will need assistance, remember to plan accordingly.

·         Make sure that your exits are wheelchair or walker accessible, if necessary.

·         Put your plan to the test and practice it.

TIPS FOR SMOKERS

Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths among Americans 65 years and older.

·         Never smoke in bed

·         Do not smoke if you are feeling drowsy, if you are drinking, or if you are taking medication that may make you drowsy

·         Use large deep ashtrays and never leave smoking materials unattended

·         Empty you ashtrays frequently, but never empty hot ashes in the garbage.  Wet the contents of the ashtray and then dispose of them.

ELECTICAL AND HEATING SAFETY

Always install and maintain heating and electrical equipment properly.

·         Do not store newspapers, rags, or other combustible materials near a furnace, heater, or hot water heater.

·         Do not run extension cords under furniture or rugs.

·         Do not overload electrical outlets

·         Do not allow pets to chew electrical cords

·         Be extremely cautious when using kerosene heaters. Never use any other fuel in kerosene heaters other than kerosene and never refill when hot.

·         If you are having an electrical or heating problem, call a trained professional to have the problem fixed properly.

·         Keep at least three feet between space heaters and things like curtains, furniture, etc.

NEED HELP?  CALL TODAY (856) 349-7318.

DOES YOUR CAMDEN COUNTY BUSINESS HAVE AN EMERGENCY PLAN?

7/7/2016 (Permalink)

Sign up today for your FREE Emergency Ready Profile

Fire and water damages are never scheduled

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur.  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr knows there is no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of the tenants and the revenue of the property owner.   Have you developed a plan to get back up and running in case of an emergency?  Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to get you back in the building faster? 

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can provide you with the means to develop an Emergency Ready Profile.  As part of a well thought-out plan, your Emergency Ready Profile will contain information that you need in the event an emergency situation occurs.

SERVPRO HAS THE EXPERTISE YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Over 40 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process to help keep you informed and in control
  • Experience and training in mitigating damages ranging from single family homes to skyscrapers
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • Fast response time to minimize damages and inconvenience to tenants
  • Restore First mentality minimizes cost while letting you get back to work quickly
  • Professional equipment and industry approved techniques can save you time and money

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can manage the damage while you focus on your business.  Call today to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile!  (856) 349-7318.

http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com/

How to Put out a Kitchen Fire

7/5/2016 (Permalink)

DID YOU KNOW?

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.

Top Ten Summer Grilling Safety Tips

7/1/2016 (Permalink)

Grilling Safety Tips

Now that the summer grilling season is upon us, it is time to remind ourselves of some good old grill safety.  According to the US Fire Administration there are more than 5700 grill fires every year.  Grill fires are responsible for more than $37 million in damages, 100 injuries, and 10 deaths annually.  Each year thousands of people show up in emergency rooms across the country after burning themselves while grilling.  The majority of grill fires are caused by malfunctioning gas grills.  

The following list is a compilation of the 10 best grilling safety tips according to abcnews.com.

TOP TEN SUMMER GRILLING TIPS

DO:

  1. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your house.  The further away the better, this way flames do not have an opportunity to ignite your home.
  2. Clean your grill regularly.  Buildup of food and grease on the grill can give flames more fuel and adding to the possibility of a grill fire.
  3. Keep decorations away from your grill.  If it's flamable it should be kept clear of the grill.
  4. Check for gas leaks.  The majority of gas grill fires a due to malfunctioning grills.  Before you start grilling always check for leaks or faulty equipment.
  5. Keep a spray bottle of water handy.  This can be used to keep flames in check so that they don't get too high.
  6. Keep a fire extinguisher within a couple steps of your grill.... And know how to use it!  You do not want to be in a situation where the flames are out of control and you can't figure out how to use the extinguisher.

DON'T:

  1. Turn on the gas grill while your grill lid is closed.  This can cause a buildup of gas under the lid.  When ignited it can cause a fire ball explosion.
  2. Leave grill unattended.  Always prep your food before starting to grill so that you can pay attention and monitor the flames.
  3. Overload your grill with food.  Fatty foods can drip down onto the flames and create more fuel for the fire.  When overloading the grill it can potentially lead to a grease fire.
  4. Use grill indoors.  Not only is it a fire hazard to use a grill indoors, but it also is a potentially deadly health risk.  Grills emit carbon monoxide that needs fresh air to dissipate, cooking on a grill indoors can lead to carbon monoxide poinsoning which can kill you, your loved ones and your pets.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr hopes that you find these tips helpful so you and your family can enjoy a happy and safe summer!  

If you should find yourself a victim of a fire we are HERE TO HELP.  Call (856) 349-7318.

Attention Bellmawr Residents! SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr Provides Bio-Hazard Cleanup

6/29/2016 (Permalink)

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

24 Hour Emergency Service

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

When Storms or Floods hit Mount Ephraim, SERVPRO is ready!

6/24/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Mount Ephraim.

SERVPRO ofMount Ephraim Bellmawr specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

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

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Mount Ephraim, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr Team Members

6/23/2016 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr Family

(From Left to Right) Owners Keith and Michelle Jackson, and crew members Anthony and Marty.  Both Anthony and Marty have been with SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr for the past few years and have worked in the restoration industry for over 10 years.  SERVPRO team members are 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.  Our training program includes the following:  IICRC Training, Employee Certification Training, Initial Franchise Training, e-Learnings, and Continuing Education Classes. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. Not pictured here are crew members Frank, Ben, Tony and our Marketing Representative Karyn.  

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr Donates to SJ Elite 11U Baseball Team

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr recently participated as a HOLE SPONSOR at the SJ ELITE- JUCKETT GOLF OUTING on May 19, 2016.  The SJ Elite 11U baseball team has been raising funds to help pay for a tournament taking place in Cooperstown, NY in 2017.  The golf outing helped raise over $5,400 towards their week long tournament.  SJ Elite also donated $250 of the funds that they raised to The Ronald McDonald House.  Congratulations SJ Elite on getting closer to your fundraising goal!

We, at SERVPRO, are proud members of our community.  As a locally owned and operated business we not only work in the communities we serve.... but we live here too!   

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

6/13/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr is available 24-7-365.

When your Camden home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

Mold Damage Emergency Tips

6/9/2016 (Permalink)

Mold containment in basement.

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

SERVPRO® recognized for contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program

6/6/2016 (Permalink)

American Red Cross is a proud sponsor of the DIsaster Responder Program

Last week, the American Red Cross recognized SERVPRO®, headquartered in Gallatin, for supporting its Disaster Responder Program.

Disaster Responder members pledge donations in advance of disasters, to ensure the Red Cross can immediately respond to help meet the needs of those affected by disasters large and small. Thanks to the pre-investment made by SERVPRO®, the Red Cross is able to deliver help and hope to those impacted by nearly 66,000 disasters annually--the majority of which are home fires.

Seven times a day, someone in the U.S. dies in a home fire. To help combat this problem, the Red Cross launched a multi-year Home Fire Campaign that aims to reduce home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent by the end of 2019. Since the Home Fire Campaign was launched in October of 2014, the Red Cross and its campaign partners have helped save at least 85 lives and installed more than 290,000 smoke alarms in 4,900 cities and towns in all 50 states.

SERVPRO's gift will enable the Red Cross to provide critical services to people impacted by home fires year-round, along with the lifesaving tools and information to support home fire prevention efforts. With the generous support from SERVPRO, Red Cross volunteers go door-to-door in communities to install smoke alarms and teach families about key fire prevention and safety measures.

"The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of our volunteers, donors and partners to fulfill our lifesaving mission," said American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern. "Thanks to the support of SERVPRO® and Disaster Responder Program members, the Red Cross can immediately respond to the needs of people affected by disasters whenever and wherever they strike."

"We are proud to continue SERVPRO's relationship with the American Red Cross," said Sue Steen, Chief Executive Officer of SERVPRO Industries, Inc. "When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is on the front lines helping homeowners get back on their feet. Often times, SERVPRO® is also there, ready to help home and business owners pick up the pieces by restoring their property and peace of mind. We are proud to work alongside the American Red Cross and support their relief efforts through the Disaster Responder Program."

"Ongoing financial support from members of the Disaster Responder Program helps create a reliable funding base for disaster relief services, providing food, shelter, emotional support and other essential assistance," said Don Herring, Red Cross chief development officer. "Money donated by the public and members of our Disaster Responder Program is essential to our ability to assist disaster survivors and support the first responders and volunteers who work tirelessly at the scene of a disaster."

Red Cross services are provided to those in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income through the generosity of Red Cross donors. Individuals can help people affected by disasters by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations to Disaster Relief enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

SERVPRO in Mount Ephraim Does Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

5/27/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr does Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning

Carpets and Upholstery Cleaning

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?
Call Today – (856) 349-7318

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

ARE YOU SELLING YOUR HOME? TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME FASTER AND FOR A BETTER PRICE

5/26/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can handle your whole house cleaning. No job is too big and no job is too small!

It is a fact proven time and again that a clean, fresh smelling home sells faster.  Unfortunately, not all homes are maintained the same way.  Nearly all realtors are faced, at some point, with a difficult listing to show.  Veteran realtors encourage their clients to keep their homes in top condition for very important reasons:

  • Increased market value
  • Shortened list to sale conversion times
  • Enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales

THREE TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME FASTER, AND AT A HIGHER PRICE!

  1.  CLEAN, CLEAN, and then CLEAN SOME MORE- Give your home a deep clean.  Scrub the counters, floors, and walls.  Clean windows and sills and either take down draperies or get inexpensive new ones.  Replace lampshades. 
  2. YOU HAVE TO ORGANIZE AND DE-CLUTTER- Take out half of your belongings and put it in storage.  Remove items that personalize the space so that potential buyers can imagine themselves living in your home.  Remove half the items from your closets and leave what is left organized and clutter free.  Potential buyers WILL snoop so it is important to make sure every nook and cranny is clean, organized and clutter free.
  3. YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE TO MAKE a GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION- The outside of your home is the first thing a buyer will notice.  Keep your outside warm and inviting.  Trim trees and bushes, plant flowers, and keep your lawn manicured.  What buyers see on the outside will get them excited about what they will see on the inside.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

  • DUCT AND HVAC CLEANING can reduce allergens and pet dander, eliminates offensive odors, and improves the operating conditions and efficiency or your unit.
  • MOLD is found in every environment, and mold spores reproduce rapidly when moisture is present.  The EPA advised that the potential health concerns from molds are an important reason to prevent moisture problems leading to mold growth.  It is important to clean up existing indoor mold growth to increase property appeal and retain its value.  If a property has experienced a water intrusion, SERVPRO can inspect the damage to see whether moisture has penetrated materials or is allowing mold growth.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr offers a variety of services to help revive your home listings to top show condition:

Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr today to get your home in TOP SELLING CONDITION! (856) 349-7318.

CLEANING SEWAGE BACKUPS AND CONTAMINATED WATER

5/25/2016 (Permalink)

RAW SEWAGE BACK UP IN BASEMENT BATHROOM. HOMEOWNER CONTRACTED C-DIFF AFTER ATTEMPTING TO CLEAN CONTAMINATED AREAS.

Severe rainstorms and floods can put a strain on sewers and septic systems.  Large volumes of storm water and ground water entering sewage systems can overwhelm them, causing back-ups into basements and on to private property. Blockages, such as tree roots, in sewer systems can also cause back-ups. Your health can be impacted if a sewage back-up occurs in your home. Sewage back-ups can contaminate your private drinking well water and pollute surface water like lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, as well as reservoirs used for drinking water.

Can I Get Sick From A Sewage Back-Up In My House?

Sewage contains bacteria, viruses, and other germs that can cause disease and make a contaminated house unfit for living. The health risks associated with sewage are dependent upon the amount of sewage, the types of germs that are in it, the amount of time it has been in contact with materials in the home, and how much and how long an occupant was exposed. The most common illnesses are generally gastrointestinal distress, skin rashes, and infections.

WHAT TO DO WHEN DEALING WITH CONTAMINATED WATER AND SEWAGE

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN DEALING WITH CONTAMINATED WATER AND SEWAGE

  • Don’t spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Don’t turn on HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Don’t use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Don’t use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr is trained to safely and effectively remove contaminated water and sewage from your home or business.  Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr can help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and businesses.

Contact us today – (856) 349-7318

THE IMPORTANCE OF HIRING A PROFESSIONAL TO CLEAN UP SMOKE DAMAGE FROM A FIRE

5/18/2016 (Permalink)

FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE

It's 2:00am and you just awoke to a loud noise.  Not just any noise, the sound was your fire alarm going off.  You gather the kids and race out of the house as smoke engulfs you.  The fire trucks arive moments later and before you know it the fire is out.  THEN it hits you.  WHAT NOW?

Damage To your home and property does not stop when the fire is extinguished.Ash and smoke are acidic, if left alone it can cause extensive corrosion, etching, discoloration, and strong lingering odors.  It is important to hire a professional who is certified and properly trained to thoroughly clean your fire and smoke damage.  There are many companies out there that say they can handle the job, but if not done properly it can lead to costly replacement and permanent damage.  

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr is certified through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  The IICRC is the main oversight agency in this industry. Our expert professionals are here to handle whatever size fire and smoke damage you have.  The first thing they will do is inspect your property and determine what can be salvaged and restored, and what needs to be replaced. The faster we can befin work on your home, the more we can restore.  The further out from the fire you go the costs skyrocket due to continueing damage from ash and soot.

The process for restoring property damaged from a fire is very detailed. It is important to hire a professional, like SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr, that can be trusted to do the job right the first time.

Contact SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr today if you have FIRE, SMOKE, SOOT, or WATER damage from a fire.  

Questions? Call Now (856) 349-7318.

QUICK TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM SPRING AND SUMMER STORM DAMAGE

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

Water pooling on roof ledge

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.

If you have suffered damage due to severe weather, wind damage, or storm damage call us today at (856) 349-7318.

ATTENTION CAMDEN RESIDENTS: SERVPRO OF MOUNT EPHRAIM BELLMAWR CLEANS UP BLOOD AND UNATTENDED DEATH SCENES

5/9/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr understands the emotional rollercoaster families go through during an unexpected or untimely death of a loved. 

Although it is rarely talked about, there are times when a professional may need to be called in to clean up blood, bodily fluids, tissue, or other pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. 

SERVPRO not only knows the physical job that needs to be done, but our compassionate technicians consistently deliver quick and reliable service to get you back in your home or business during a difficult time.   Our Highly Trained Restoration Technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure to get you back to pre-loss condition as quickly as possible.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup
  • Has your family experienced an unattended, unexpected or untimely death and need biohazard cleanup services?  Contact SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr today… WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

    DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? NEED ASSISTANCE? CALL (856) 349-7318 TODAY.

    TOP REASONS WHY SUMP PUMPS FAIL

    5/6/2016 (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

    Mount Ephraim Residents: Is your roof leaking? Do you have Water in your basement?

    5/6/2016 (Permalink)

    Whether it's a leaking roof, a broken pipe, or faulty sump pump, you ultimately want your property back the way it was.... and you want it done YESTERDAY!  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr understands this and our number one goal is returning damaged areas and items to pre-loss condition and to make it "Like it never even happened."

    Water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.

    Contents Restoration

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

    • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
    • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
    • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
    • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
    • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
    • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

    If you need help with water removal or water extraction call us today (856) 349-7318.

    HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED A FLOOD DAMAGE OR WATER DAMAGE IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS?

    5/6/2016 (Permalink)

    FLOODED BASEMENT

    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. 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 making sure YOU do all the RIGHT things!

    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!

    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.  

    HERE ARE SOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

    5/5/2016 (Permalink)

    What To Do After A Fire

    • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
    • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
    • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
    • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
    • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
    • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
    • Change HVAC filter.
    • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

    What NOT To Do After A Fire

    • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
    • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
    • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
    • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
    • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

    NEED HELP?  FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE?  CALL (856) 349-7318 TODAY!

    Camden County Residents: Do you need help with Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup?

    4/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

    Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

    Pennsauken Residents: Do you need help with Vandalism repairs or Graffiti Removal?

    4/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

    Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

    Woodlynn Residents: Do you need help with Vandalism Repair or Graffiti Cleanup?

    4/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

    Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

    Brooklawn Residents: Do you need help with Vandalism Repair or Graffiti Cleanup?

    4/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

    Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

    Gloucester City Residents: Do you need help with Vandalism Repair or Graffiti Removal?

    4/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

    Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

    Mount Ephraim Residents: Do you need help with Vandalism Repair or Graffiti Removal?

    4/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

    Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

    Bellmawr Residents: Do you need help with Vandalism Repair or Graffiti Removal?

    4/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from your Bellmawr home or commercial space. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

    Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

    Camden Residents: Do you need help with Vandalism Repair or Graffiti Removal?

    4/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

    Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (856) 349-7318

    Gloucester City, Mount Ephraim,Bellmawr, Brooklawn, and Camden Residents: Did you recently experience a fire?

    4/26/2016 (Permalink)

    NEED HELP CLEANING SMOKE DAMAGE?  IS THERE FIRE AND WATER DAMAGE REPAIR NEEDED TO YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS?

    The first 48 hours after a fire can make the difference between restoring and replacing your property and personal belongings.  SERVPRO’s 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr has the expertise to provide a timely response to mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke, and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.    These services help insure your property, belongings and memories are restored to pre-loss condition when possible.

    SERVICE RESPONSE GUIDELINES

    • Within ONE HOUR from notice of loss, SERVPRO will contact you to arrange for service.
    • Within FOUR HOURS of loss notification, SERVPRO will be on-site to start mitigation services.
    • Within EIGHT BUSINESS HOURS, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you by our professionals at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr.

    If you have recently experienced a fire don’t risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the fire and smoke damage yourself, call the fire damage professionals to “make it like it never even happened.”

     Call (856) 349-7318 today to start repairing your fire and water damage.

    Gloucester City Residents: Do You Need Help With A Hoarder Clean up?

    4/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr Does Hoarder Clean-outs!!

    The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

    We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup
  • HAVE QUESTIONS?  NEED HELP WITH YOUR CLEANUP?  CALL SERVPRO OF MOUNT EPHRAIM/BELLMAWR TODAY AT (856) 349-7318.

    Brooklawn Residents: Do you need help with a hoarder cleanup?

    4/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr Does Hoarder Clean-outs!!

    The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

    We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup
  • HAVE QUESTIONS?  NEED HELP WITH YOUR CLEANUP?  CALL SERVPRO OF MOUNT EPHRAIM/BELLMAWR TODAY AT (856) 349-7318.

    Attention Bellmawr Residents: Do You Need Help With A Hoarder Cleanup?

    4/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr Does Hoarder Clean-outs!!

    The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

    We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup
  • HAVE QUESTIONS?  NEED HELP WITH YOUR CLEANUP?  CALL SERVPRO OF MOUNT EPHRAIM/BELLMAWR TODAY AT (856) 349-7318.

    Mount Ephraim Residents: Do You Need Help With A Hoarder Cleanup?

    4/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr Does Hoarder Clean-outs!!

    The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

    We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup
  • HAVE QUESTIONS?  NEED HELP WITH YOUR CLEANUP?  CALL SERVPRO OF MOUNT EPHRAIM/BELLMAWR TODAY AT (856) 349-7318.

    Camden City Residents: Do You Need Help With A Hoarder Cleanup?

    4/25/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr Does Hoarder Clean-outs!!

    The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

    We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup
  • HAVE QUESTIONS?  NEED HELP WITH YOUR CLEANUP?  CALL SERVPRO OF MOUNT EPHRAIM/BELLMAWR TODAY AT (856) 349-7318.

    TEACHING CHILDREN THE IMPORTANCE OF HOME FIRE SAFETY

    4/19/2016 (Permalink)

    According to Safe Kids.org, in 2013, 334 children died in home fires.  Eighty seven percent of all fire-related deaths occur during home fires.  Home fires can spread rapidly and leave families with as little as 2 minutes to escape.  Teaching children fire safety and making sure families create their own fire escape plans are vital to helping save lives in the event of a home fire.

    START EARLY

    It is never too soon to start teaching children fire safety.  Below are some tips for parents.

    • Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent. They are a critical first step for staying safe, but in order to be effective, they have to be working properly. For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every sleeping area.  Make sure to check them regularly.
    • Teach kids never to play with matches and lighters. Make a habit of placing these items up and away from young children.
    • Create and practice a home fire escape plan with two ways out of every room in case of a fire. Get a stopwatch and time how fast your family can escape.  Make a goal of under 2 minutes. The kids will love it. Here’s a handy worksheet to help get you started. 
    • Children should know how to respond to the sound of a smoke alarm. Teach them to get low and get out when they hear it. A child who is coached properly ahead of time will have a better chance to be safe. Watch this video  from safekids.org to learn more.
    • Use common sense in the kitchen. Limit distractions when cooking and don’t leave a hot oven or stovetop unattended. 
    • Blow out candles before you leave the room or before you go to sleep.

    CREATE AND PRACTICE A FIRE ESCAPE PLAN

    • Draw a map of your home, you can use the below grid. Show all doors and windows. http://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/Images/SafetyTips/fire_escape_plan_grid_2014.pdf
    • Visit each room.  Find two ways out.  
    • All windows and doors should open easily.  You should be able to use them to get outside.  
    • Make sure your home has smoke alarms.  Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working.
    • Pick a meeting place outside.  It should be in front of your home.  Everyone will meet at the meeting place.
    • Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street.
    • Talk about your plan with everyone in your home.
    • Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department.
    • Practice your home fire escape drill!  Try to get everyone out in less than 2 minutes. 
    • Discuss a safe place to meet once everyone is outside.

    Giving children the knowledge and tools they need empowers them and gives them a sense of security.  Educate early and often about fire safety and what they can do to help keep your family safe.  For more helpful tips and kid friendly activities you can check out www.safekids.org and sparky.org.

    If you experience a home fire, let SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr help you "Make It Like It Never Even Happened."  Call us at (856) 349-7318 for immediate assistance.  

    MOUNT EPHRAIM RESIDENTS: DO YOU HAVE A MOLD PROBLEM?

    4/14/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold in attic

    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.

    Bellmawr Residents! Do you have water in your basement? SERVPRO in Bellmawr specializes in water damage repairs.

    4/7/2016 (Permalink)

    Flooded Basement

    Imagine going into your basement and finding it covered in murky water.  Would you know what to do?  Too many homeowners have experienced this exact scenario.  Water follows the path of least resistance, finding cracks and holes through basement walls and windows.  There can be a number of reasons why your basement flooded. 

    ·         Insufficient drainage around basement walls and windows

    ·         Heavy rains and saturated ground

    ·         Faulty sump pump

    ·         Broken water heater

    ·         And many more…

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr is highly trained  in water damage restoration including basement flooding and crawlspace flooding. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to remove the water and dry your basement properly. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr’s water removal and drying process emphasizes monitoring and documentation to ensure that your property is completely dry.

     SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-hour emergency Water Damage Restoration Services and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Bellmawr.  We can respond immediately to your  Water Damage Emergency  and have the expertise to handle your restoration and clean up needs.

    Your home or business contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr understands the trauma that follows a loss.  Whether it’s a water damaged ceiling, sewage damage or water damage in your basement -- SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr can make it “Like It Never Even Happened.”

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

    Camden NJ - SEWAGE BACKUP IN BASEMENT?

    4/7/2016 (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.

    Mount Ephraim Residents! Do you have water in your basement?

    4/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Broken Pipe

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-hour emergency Water Damage Restoration Services and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Mount Ephraim.  We can respond immediately to your Water Damage Emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration and clean up needs.

    Your home or business contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr understands the trauma that follows a loss.  Whether it’s a water damaged ceiling, water damage in your basement, or sewer damage-- SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr can help make it “like it never even happened!”

    • 24-Hour Emergency Service - Emergency mitigation services help minimize additional property damages
    • Direct Insurance Billing
    • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment
    • Contents Services- Inventory, Move Outs, Content Cleaning
    • Restoration vs. Replacement- saves heirlooms and keeps costs down
    • Structural Cleaning- Ceilings and Walls, Carpet and Floor Restoration, Ductwork Inspection/Restoration
    • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
    • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
    • Locally Owned and Operated
    • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment
    • Faster to Any Size Disaster

    Mold/Black Mold in Bellmawr

    3/25/2016 (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.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Faster To Any - Sized Disaster
  • 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

    Fire Damage Camden County

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Camden County Residents! SERVPRO in Camden County specializes in Fire, Smoke, and Soot damage.  For Immediate Service, Call (856) 349-7318.


    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-Hour Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Camden County, NJ.  We can respond immediately to your Fire Damage Emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. 


    Your home or business contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr understands the trauma that follows a loss.  When fire damage takes over your life, SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr helps you take it back! 


     



     


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

    Water in Basement Brooklawn

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Brooklawn Residents! Do you have water in your basement? SERVPRO in Brooklawn specializes in water damage repairs.  For Immediate Service, Call (856) 349-7318.

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-hour emergency Water Damage Restoration Services and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Brooklawn.  We can respond immediately to your Water Damage Emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration and clean up needs. 

    Your home or business contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr understands the trauma that follows a loss.  Whether it’s a water damaged ceiling, water damage in your basement, or sewer damage-- SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr can help make it “like it never even happened!” 

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service - Emergency mitigation services help minimize additional property damages
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment
  • Contents Services- Inventory, Move Outs, Content Cleaning
  • Restoration vs. Replacement- saves heirlooms and keeps costs down
  • Structural Cleaning- Ceilings and Walls, Carpet and Floor Restoration, Ductwork Inspection/Restoration
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Have Questions? Need Help? Call Us Today (856) 349-7318

    Attention Camden Residents NJ

    3/24/2016 (Permalink)

    (856) 349-7318 For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Camden County, NJ

    03/24/2016

    SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Camden County, NJ.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your mold damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Extraction and Dehumidification
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Storm Damage - Water Damage

    2/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Home suffers storm damage

     Sometimes life throws a curve ball or in this case a fast moving storm.  The storm caused a large tree to fall through the roof and puncture a large hole thankfully no one was hurt.  With the large hole in roof during the downpour water intrusion was inevitable.  We received the call went to the site placed a tarp on the roof and began remediation services.    

    Bio Hazard - Unattended Death - Hoarding

    2/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Unfortunately sometimes in this business we come across difficult situations.  The images are from a property that had been foreclosed on and when the bank went in to assess the home found multiple sources of hazardous contaminants.  Not only was the house in a hoarding situation an individual was found deceased on premise for an in determinant amount of time as well as some animal remains.  While difficult situations like this require protection for the team and a lot of hard work just to get to stage of dealing with the bio hazards.

    Freezing Pipes – Source of water damage

    2/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Broken Pipe Water Damage Restoration

    A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage.  A burst pip can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly.  If not addressed mold can develop and further damage a home.

    The photos show the damage caused by an exterior pipe that burst and resulting water and mold damage.

    Where there's smoke there's fire - Philadelphia PA

    10/26/2014 (Permalink)

    Smoke and soot damage caused by fire from adjoining home

    “Where there is smoke there is fire” a phrase we have all heard as a warning usually in the context of if it looks like something is wrong, something probably is wrong.  In the restoration business when it comes to your home or business that phrase can take on another meaning entirely with significant consequences.

    SERVPRO of Mt. Ephraim Bellmawr recently completed an assignment for a family that was impacted by the smoke / soot that was generated from a fire in an attached home in Philadelphia.  The fire started in the basement of the other home due to a faulty wiring set up / repair that was completed by an unlicensed individual.  This fire impacted all three floors of the home and due to the age and construction of home the smoke and soot traveled to areas that one might not think to look without proper training and experience in restoration. 

    While we were able to dry the home out from the moisture damage caused by extinguishing the fire as well as clean and deodorize the contents and structure of the home, the impact to this family went beyond material items as someone was injured in the blaze.   Should you experience a disruption in your life due to fire smoke soot whether from a small kitchen fire to an incidental puff back when starting up your heater, we can work with you and your insurance company on the entire process from inventorying items cleaning deodorizing and restoring your property to minimize that disruption.

    SERVPRO of Mt. Ephraim Bellmawr has worked with American Red Cross to become an American Red Cross Ready Rating member.  Membership does have its privileges in the form of education tips and tools that can assist you your family and business to be better prepared in case of an emergency or disaster.  You can access the site by clicking the link from our website at http://www.SERVPROmountephraimbellmawr.com or directly at http://www.readyrating.org/About/AbouttheProgram.aspx to discover what is available.

    Please be safe and have a plan accordingly, while home fires can happen at any time statistically we are entering a time of year that shows a significant increase in averages.  The change of weather, addition of holiday lighting or even new cooking techniques can all be factors.

    Sincerely,

    The Team SERVPRO of Mt. Ephraim Bellmawr 

    Heroes to Hero Memorial Scholarship 5k Run / Walk - Gloucester City NJ

    10/22/2014 (Permalink)

    "Feeling Great after supporting a Great Cause"

     SERVPRO of Mt. Ephraim Bellmawr was proud to sponsor and have participants run in the Heroes to Hero Memorial Scholarship 5k Run / Walk recently. 

    “Race Director Jerry Hubbs thanked everyone for attending the 6th annual event that is reserved for a day of honor and celebration of the lives of Jim Sylvester, John West Sr., and Tommy Stewart III who perished along with three little girls, Claudia, Alexandria, and Coletta Slack in the early morning hours of July 4, 2002.”

    We would also like to thank one of our business partners for running in the race with us Kevin Gutelius (YP Media Consultant) as well as Michelle Jackson who not only runs our office but ran her personal best in this race.

    Hoarding – Water Damage – Mold Cleanup, Camden NJ

    9/29/2014 (Permalink)

    Water Damage left unresolved leading to Mold

    Recently, SERVPRO of Mt. Ephraim Bellmawr received a request through our website to complete a mold inspection at an apartment complex with two units affected. During our initial discussion with the property manager we learned the upstairs unit was empty and the downstairs unit was the location the growth was originating. We set a time for our inspection and were prepared to encounter any situation.

    Many times in life when something or someone is described as a triple threat it is usually referencing positive multiple traits or talents that make them marketable or successful. In this scenario the triple threat that was impacting the property manager’s ability to rent the property as well as address the situation with other tenants in nearby units was driven from the combination of hoarding, a small water problem that became a large one and ultimately mold.  The large quantity of content inside the residence accompanied by the long term slow leak led to a very high humidity level which is a breeding ground for mold over time.

    We completed our inspection developed a protocol and project plan as well as estimate and submitted to the property manager for consideration. We were selected from several vendors and completed the work time and on budget. The plan covered all items from containment to removal of contaminated items from the hoarding situation ultimately to demolition and treatment for the pervasive mold problem.   We had developed two distinct plans per apartment unit and incident which were completed successfully. Once the hoarding and mold project was completed the management company had their construction company complete the build back process, however, SERVPRO of Mt. Ephraim Bellmawr was successful in bidding and winning the post construction cleaning service contract.

    During this process we developed a working relationship with the property management company and have subsequently begun exploring other opportunities to streamline operations between our two companies. One of our core deliverables was the completion of an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) this coming 4th quarter 2014.

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