How to Defend Your Ocean County Home from Mold
Leaky pipes left alone may not only bring water damage but mold damage too. Fix them ASAP to avoid mold growth in your Point Pleasant home.
When there is a water or moisture intrusion of any kind in your home, mold can quickly become a problem. Not only can mold cause health effects but it can also cause significant damage to your property.
Follow these simple tips to help prevent your property against mold:
- Keep the humidity between 30-60 percent.
- Provide proper drainage away from your home’s foundation.
- Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.
- Keeps gutters and drains free of debris.
- Inspect the roof, windows and other areas where water might enter the building and preform necessary maintenance.
- Respond to all water intrusions immediately.
- Contact SERVPRO of Point Pleasant ASAP if you suspect or find a water intrusion.
We understand both water, mold and mold growth. Our team has the training, protective gear and specialized equipment necessary to handle any mold problem. Because every mold damage is different and will require a unique solution, you need an experienced crew there to make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Point Pleasant Responds with Fast Action and a Full Arsenal of Drying Equipment
A washing machine hose leak caused an entire floor of water damage to this home in Brick. SERVPRO was onsite with our arsenal of drying equipment.
When water damage takes control of your life, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant will help you take it back.
There is no such thing as a small water disaster, especially when a small leak could blossom into a bigger, expense later. Unseen water can soak through walls, seep into carpets and pool on sub floors, causing major problems the longer it remains. Our team has experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur.
We will answer your call with fast action and a full arsenal of drying equipment. Our trained professionals understand how to manage the drying processing by using state of the art equipment and the latest technology. Using the proper equipment will ensure your structure is thoroughly dried, which makes a measurable difference in reducing the damage and expense after a water loss.
The bottom line is SERVPRO of Point Pleasant has the training and equipment to make your water damage "Like it never even happened."
Replace Batteries in Smoke Detectors on National Battery Day
Prevent fire damage from happening in your Point Pleasant home by celebrating National Battery Day because even a small candle can cause damage.
Nowadays every day of the year is a day for celebrating something. There are over 1,500 national days of things to celebrate even though we only have 365 calendar days to celebrate them. Some are just lighthearted or silly, like National Gumdrop Day (February 15th), National Tell a Fairy Tale Day (February 26th) and National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day (March 1st.) Others we should take a little more seriously, such as National Battery Day (February 15th).
National Battery Day was created to raise awareness of the importance of testing and having working batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. These detectors help warn you of a potentially life threatening situation, giving vital time to get you and your loved ones to safety. This is why it is so important to make sure they have working batteries.
Also, while you have the batteries out, this is a good day to check the batteries in your flashlights in the event of a power outage.
Why Use the Professionals at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant for Your Commercial Water Loss
This is just one step in the water mitigation process by SERVPRO of Point Pleasant at this office in Brick, NJ.
From a broken water line to an overflowing toilet, water damage can happen anytime to any commercial property.
You may think that repairing water damage on your own will save your business tons of money, unfortunately, that is not what usually happens. If you do not have the proper knowledge, equipment and training in water damage mitigation and restoration, you can end up causing more damage and significantly increasing the cost of cleanup and repairs.
The extent of water damage can be deceiving as much of it can get absorbed into the porous building materials of the property. Water is stealthy and you may miss it in hidden areas that are not noticeable to human eyes. It can easily find its way into small cracks and crevices causing major damage behind the walls, in the ceiling, and under the floors.
Hiring SERVPRO of Point Pleasant to do the restoration right away will prevent the water from becoming absorbed into the building materials causing extensive damage to your commercial property. Since water damage cleanup is a time sensitive process, you need us there quickly. The longer the water remains, it will aid mold growth and allow secondary water damage to incur. We are available 24/7 for your business emergency. As soon as you notice water damage in your home, call your local us to restore your business to preloss condition and bring it back to "Like to never even happened."
Benefits of Mitigation from SERVPRO of Point Pleasant
SERVPRO of Point Pleasant restoring property to make it "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Point Pleasant promotes restoration rather than replacement when possible to save you from higher damage costs. Our technicians strive to restore your items to preloss condition. The cost to restore damaged contents is a fraction of the cost to replace. Replacing flooring, drywall, and all of your furniture is expensive. Restoring your home is a lot less expensive than replacing everything in your home. Items such as family heirlooms and photographs can not be replaced, so we try to restore all that are savable.
Why choose SERVPRO of Point Pleasant for your mitigation needs?
Choose us because we are a national leader in the cleanup and restoration services. Our effective results are the result of consistent training and execution. Our trained technicians provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal.
You have a choice when it comes to who to trust with your home. Choose SERVPRO of Point Pleasant and let us help you make it “Like it never even happened.”
Why Choose SERVPRO of Point Pleasant for Your Business Emergency?
When you need a quick response for your business emergency, call on SERVPRO of Point Pleasant.
SERVPRO of Point Pleasant understands that there is no such thing as a small emergency when it can negatively impact revenue loss and business continuity. Timely mitigation is key to minimizing damage, business interruptions and recovery costs.
We provide 24/7 365 days a year emergency service because when you need us, you need us fast. The sooner we arrive, the better chance we can reduce damage and save money.
SERVPRO of Point Pleasant has trained, uniformed professionals that will be there from beginning to end of the process. We will walk you through the job process and then work quickly to restore your property to preloss condition.
You and your business will appreciate the rapid response, expertise and training that enables us to help you get your facility back into operation quickly.
Call us 24/7 732-202-3001 for any size water or fire damage emergency.
Tips to Keep Your Home Fire Damage Free During the Holidays
Everyone here at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant wishes you and yours a happy and fire safe holiday season.
The holiday season is a time to get together with family and friends. Whether you celebrate at home with a few loved ones or host a large gathering, there are a few precautions to consider to help ensure your holiday stays happy and safe.
The U.S. Fire Administration suggests following these simply holiday decorating tips to help keep your home fire free:
- Use only non-flammabe decorations and place all decorations away from heat vents and heating sources.
- Maintain holiday lights. Check lights for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in insulation, broken or cracked sockets and excessive wire kinking. This should be done yearly before using all lights. Only use lighting by an approved testing laboratory.
- Do not overload electrical sockets. Do not link more than three strands of lights, unless directions indicate it is safe. Periodically, check the wires. The wires should not be warm to the touch.
- Avoid using lit candles. Consider choosing flameless candles over flame candles. If you do choose flame candles, make sure they are in a stable holders and place them in low traffic areas, where they can not be knocked down. Never leave a candle unattended.
- Do not block exits with decorations or trees.
- Check all smoke and fire detectors to ensure they are in proper working order.
Whether you are ready for the holidays or not, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant will always be "Ready for whatever happens." If If disaster does strike your home during the holiday season, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant will be on call for your fire damage emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Highland Plaza Apartments Thanksgiving Day Fire
We are extra thankful for our wonderful SERVPRO of Point Pleasant staff on Thanksgiving.
A fire on Thanksgiving morning forced 111 senior citizens from their apartment complex in Toms River. After firefighters extinguished the fire, an estimated 75 percent of the building suffered from smoke and water damage, according to the Toms River Patch. We are thankful to have helped get most of them back into their homes by the Monday after Thanksgiving and making it “Like it never even happened.”
A Special Thank You to All Military Families this November
Military families often endure unique challenges as they support their soldier so we thank them not just this November but all through the year.
Every November, The Armed Services celebrates Military Family Month to demonstrate the nation’s support and commitment to the families of military personnel. Throughout the month of November, Army families serving around the world are being recognized and honored for the commitment and contributions they make every day through a variety of observances.
All of us share in the responsibility of caring for our military families and veterans. These families have stepped up to the plate at great personal cost. Unsure of what you can do for Military Family Month? You can do one or more of the following ideas or create your own:
- Create a care package for them to enjoy while away from home.
- Thank an Active-Duty Member, Veteran, Military Spouse, or Military Child for their service and sacrifice.
- Visit war memorials with your family to teach your children the value of service.
- Fly the U.S. Flag.
- Thank someone in a military uniform and/or surprise someone in military uniform with a free coffee, dessert or drink if in line behind you.
- Adopt a military family for the holidays by sponsoring a Food Basket or Toys for junior enlisted military families.
- Make a donation or volunteer with a military assistance organization
As we acknowledge and appreciate our veterans of the past and present for their noble and brave service to our nation, we offer gratitude for their sacrifice and for the security and protection of our freedoms. SERVPRO of Point Pleasant would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to military families for the support they provide for our service members on a daily basis. Your sacrifices on behalf of our country are truly inspiring.
Safety First Before the Feast
Let SERVPRO of Point Pleasant restore your kitchen along with your peace of mind.
Every Thanksgiving, family and friends get together to celebrate by cooking a huge feast. Safe cooking should be a habit practiced at Thanksgiving and every other gathering because cooking fires are the leading cause of residential fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Follow these simple steps to help reduce the risk of a cooking fire:
- Never leave anything unattended while cooking.
- Use a timer as a reminder that there is something cooking.
- Keep children away from all cooking areas. At least three feet is usually a good, safe distance.
- Keep all flammable items away from anything that generates heat.
- Avoid your clothing from catching fire around flames if wearing loose clothing.
- Have a working fire extinguisher nearby and know how to work it in case of an emergency.
- Check to make sure smoke and fire detectors are working properly.
If the unthinkable happens and a fire strikes, call your local fire damage experts at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant. We will help you make it "Like it never even happened."