Recent Storm Damage Posts
Be Prepared for Hurricane Season 2018
With the start of the Atlantic hurricane season here, now is the time to prepare at the Jersey Shore.
Be Prepared Before a Hurricane Strikes
Living at the Jersey Shore makes us prone to severe weather disasters including hurricanes and tropical storms that may bring coastal flooding. While predicting exactly how much damage a storm will cause is impossible, with some preventive measures, you and your family can try to minimize the potential damage. Here are three things you can do to prepare for flooding from a powerful hurricane or tropical storm:
- Create a Disaster Survival Kit
In case of an emergency you should always have a disaster survival kit that you and your family update every so often. Include items like bottled water, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries (for radios, flashlights), and a first aid medical kit. Shop early for supplies. Essential items usually sell out fast before a storm. Remember to write down important emergency contact information and insurance documents, as well as essential medications and lastly, do not forget cell phone chargers, either.
- Secure Your Home & Valuables
Before the storm arrives, if possible, move or secure any items that are in danger of causing damage or becoming destroyed by strong winds, such as outdoor furniture. Inside the home, you can move furniture, valuables, hazardous materials, and important documents to higher ground inside your home. For safety, remember to shut off the main power supply to your home, as well as unplug all electronics. If you, a loved one or a neighbor have a mobile home, ensure it is properly secured and anchored.
- Help Others in Need of Assistance and Protect Pets
In addition to protecting you and your family make sure to help anyone in need of assistance. Before the storm hits, ask them if they need any assistance evacuating or preparing before the storm. Do not forget about pets. If necessary, make special arrangements for safe transport of your pets while remembering to bring any pet medications and enough food to last through the ordeal. If you need a safe place for your pet during the disaster, contact your local animal shelter. Never leave them behind.
We all know flooding is part of living near the water. Here at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant, we are prepared 24 hours a day to cleanup and dry your water damaged property, if you do suffer flooding. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost. We have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly.
Contact us 24/7 at 732-202-3001 for all your storm related damage.
SERVPRO of Point Pleasant is Ready for Whatever Happens. Are you?
SERVPR of Point Pleasant is there when you need them, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
When a storm or disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant is prepared and ready to take action and you should be too. Be prepared in your home or business with an Emergency Kit. Ready.gov suggests you to have enough supplies to last for at least three days. Below are some suggested items to include in your kit:
- 3 day supply of nonperishable foods
- Water (One+ gallon per person)
- First Aid Kit
- Prescription Medicine
- Sleeping Bag or blankets
- Fire extinguisher
- Hygiene products
- Extra batteries
- Cell phone charger
- Change of clothes
- Matches in waterproof container
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Whistle to signal for help
- Pet supplies
- Infant formula and diapers
- Important documents such as insurance policies, ID’s, and bank records in a plastic container
For a more extensive list, check out Ready.gov.
Whenever or whatever the disaster SERVPRO of Point Pleasant is there when you need them.
Faster to Any Size Flood Disaster
Brave New World experienced flood damage and they called the cleanup team that is faster is any size disaster.
Having a home or business by the Jersey Shore, there is always a potential for flood damage. Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Just because you have not experienced a flood in the past does not mean you will not in the future. Nearly 20% of all flood insurance claims come from moderate to low risk areas.
When flood damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. That is why contacting SERVPRO of Point Pleasant as soon as possible is so important. Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly. Call us at 732-202-3001 or visit our storm and flood damage cleanup and restoration page for more information on our services. Our company is a leader in giving control back to home and business owners and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water.
New Jersey's "Bomb Cyclone"
SERVPRO of Point Pleasant's fleet of trucks during the 2018 "bomb cyclone".
A winter hurricane called a “bomb cyclone” is about to cause problems for New Jersey and all along the East Coast. According to the Toms River Patch, a “bomb cyclone” is a meteorological term and described as such because its pressure is predicted to fall so fast, an indicator of explosive strengthening of the storm.
This “bomb cyclone” will be on the way here after forming off the coast of Florida on Wednesday, Jan 2, 2018. This winter storm is expected to hit New England with strong winds exceeding 45 miles per hour and blizzard conditions on Thursday. Luckily, the worst of the storm will hover 20 to 50 miles, or more, off the Jersey Shore. Worst case scenario is if the storm tracks closer to the coast, then some sections of New Jersey could get hit with as much as 8 to 12 inches of snow.
The temperatures will dip into the polar vortex range, which can cause your pipes to freeze and ice damns that can cause series damage to your home. The term “Polar Vortex” is used when referring to the frigidly cold temperatures we experience during the winter months in many regions of the United States. Thursday night, gusty winds coupled with temperatures that will drop into the single digits and low teens will freeze the Garden State deeper with sub-zero wind chills. Well below freezing temperatures are expected to linger through Friday and Saturday.
In the event of a burst pipe or ice damn damage, call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant at 732-202-3001 for all your storm damage cleanup.
Be Hurricane Ready
Water damage in this Ortley Beach residence being dried to prevent further damage.
After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and as Hurricane Irma quickly approaches Florida as a category 5, it reminds the rest of us that we should always plan ahead. Preparation is key to making it through any size disaster. SERVPRO of Point Pleasant offers these simple steps to plan ahead:
- Check your insurance policy to see what is covered and make sure to purchase flood insurance if you do not already have it.
- Review your area’s evacuation plans so in the event of a quick evacuation you will know where to go.
- Make sure your residence is hurricane ready by checking for existing damage and fixing whatever needs to be fixed.
- Purchase supplies and have them organized together in case you need to evacuate or in case you are without power for some time. Please use the American Red Cross Checklist for a list supplies you will need.
- Make copies of all your important documents and store them in a dry, safe place.
- Take pictures of your residence and belongings and keep them in a dry, safe place.
After a hurricane, we are dedicated to responding immediately to your water and storm damage emergency. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your Toms River property to pre-storm condition. Major storms and flooding events can overwhelm many restoration companies. On the other hand, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant can access resources from 1,700 Franchises across the state and country and even utilize Disaster Recovery Teams for major storms and disasters.
To help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, please donate to the American Red Cross.
Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 7-13, 2017.
SERVPRO of Point Pleasant cleaning up storm damage from Hurricane Sandy,
Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 7-13, 2017.
Hurricane season in New Jersey is June 1st through November 30th and since it can only take one storm to change your life, it pays to be prepared. Planning ahead for a major disaster may help to minimize damage to yourself, loved ones, pets, home and belongings.
The goal of Hurricane Preparedness Week is to inform people about hurricane hazards and provide knowledge that can be used if one occurs. If you haven’t done so in the past, there is no better time than hurricane preparedness week to begin.
Every day during Hurricane Preparedness Week will focus on a specific topic:
- Sunday May 7th Determine Your Risk
- Monday May 8th Develop an Evacuation Plan
- Tuesday May 9th Assemble Disaster Supplies
- Wednesday May 10th Secure an Insurance Checkup
- Thursday May 11th Strengthen Your Home
- Friday May 12th Check on Your Neighbors
- Saturday May 13th Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan
Please visit The National Weather Service for more information on these specific topics.
The American Red Cross offers a Hurricane Safety Checklist and FEMA offers a guide on How to Prepare for a Hurricane.
In the event of storm damage after a hurricane, call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant at 732-202-3001.
After a Flood
SERVPRO of Point Pleasant is in the process of restoring this flooded home in Ocean County to it's pre-storm condition.
After a Flood
After a flood mold can spread quickly through your Ocean County home or business in as little as 48 hours. Water damaged areas and items should be dried within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. If you were unable to properly dry your belongings and control the moisture within this time period, you should assume that you have mold growth. Just because you cannot see it does not mean that it is not present. It may be hidden under or behind items like carpet, cushions, or walls. Flood waters may also have carried sewage or chemicals into your home. This could expose you or your family to viruses, bacteria, disease carriers (such as mosquitoes), and parasites, as well as mold.
Cleaning up yourself after a flood can pose certain health risks to you and your family. Before you start the cleanup process ask yourself if it is too dangerous or difficult to do yourself. If you are unsure it may be best to get help from experienced and qualified professionals. As leaders in the water damage and mold remediation industry, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant has advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.
Restoring flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your Point Pleasant or Brick property to pre-flooding condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.
Have Flood or Mold Damage?
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Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Point Pleasant, NJ
A winter storm brought water and sand into this commercial building in Lakewood, NJ. SERVPRO of Point Pleasant was there to cleanup the storm damage.
Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Point Pleasant, NJ
Storm and flood damage should be attended to quickly after the storm has passed in order to reduce costs and minimize secondary damage. SERVPRO of Point Pleasant is one of the most trusted storm damage cleanup and restoration companies serving Point Pleasant, NJ and nearby towns. If your home or business is damaged by a hurricane, tornado, blizzard or flood, we can help aid your recovery efforts.
Beautiful but Vulnerable Communities
The coastal lifestyle is enviable, but it’s not without its risks. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy had a devastating impact on New Jersey, particularly in Point Pleasant.
While Hurricane Sandy was considered a once-in-a-lifetime storm, it reminded us of Mother Nature’s unpredictability. Atlantic hurricane season is an annual threat to NJ, as are powerful winter storms that can cause significant damage of their own.
Storm Damage Repair Experts
Storm damage and restoration is one of our main areas of expertise here at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant. Our storm and flood services include:
- Disaster Response and Recovery
- Water Damage Restoration
- Contents Restoration
- Move-Outs (if needed)
- Mold Remediation
- Sewage Cleanup
- Carpet Cleaning
- Odor Removal
- Building Services
- Commercial Storm Damage Repair
- Commercial Large Loss Recovery
Why SERVPRO of Point Pleasant?
A storm can strike at any time. That’s why SERVPRO of Point Pleasant is available 24/7 to provide:
- Immediate Response
- Highly Trained and Experienced Professionals
- Specialized Equipment
- Assistance with Any Disaster of Any Magnitude
- Emphasis on Restoring Over Replacing
- Personalized, Local Care Backed by a Nationally Trusted Name
SERVPRO of Point Pleasant stands ready to mobilize in the towns of Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Lakewood, Point Pleasant Boro and Brick. For any of your storm damage cleanup and restoration needs, call us at 732-202-3001.