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Commercial Carpet Cleanings

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

freshly cleaned carpet in an empty apartment bedroom SERVPRO cleans carpets in this local apartment complex between tenants.

Even the highest-quality items can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township to clean and maintain your commercial carpets.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet. IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include:

Regular vacuuming

Spot removal

Moving furniture to change traffic patterns

Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your commercial carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township Professionals will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today.

Need Commercial Carpet Cleaning? Call SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township at 856-227-7800

Lindenwold, NJ Mold

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

split image showing black mold-like substance on the ceiling, other side showing black mold-like substance around skylight Laundry room and kitchen ceilings in Lindenwold home.

Lindenwold resident reached out to SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township when he saw what he thought to be mold in the laundry room and kitchen. He was concerned with the health issues that this situation could cause. Our SERVPRO Professionals went out and scoped the job. The ceiling in both the laundry room was affected. The entire laundry room ceiling had to be cut out and 2 ft from the top of drywall down. In the kitchen we cut the mold out by the skylights. There was also a 3x3 section of drywall that we cut out in the bathroom. All areas were treated with an antimicrobial solution. The source of the problem for the mold growth was unknown to us. There was not a leak that we could tell in either the attic or around the skylights. We cleaned the dryer vent in the laundry room, it was venting outside. We cleaned the ceiling vent in the bathroom as well. All of the mold was removed and the customer was happy and ready for reconstruction.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township right away. Mold grows and spreads very quickly. We offer free estimates. SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township 856-227-7800.

Hurricane Dorian- Be Safe if You Are in the Path

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

hurricane satellite view from the international space station Be safe if a hurricane is headed your way.

A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that forms in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. They are among the most destructive forces in nature. Hurricane season runs from June through November, peaking in early to mid-September. But hurricanes can happen any time.

Our thoughts go out to those in the path of Hurricane Dorian, a potential Category 4 storm headed for Florida. Unlike tornadoes and earthquakes, hurricanes can be forecast several days ahead of landfall, giving residents time to take precautions. For those in the path of a hurricane:

• Board up windows and secure loose items like patio furniture.

• Know where to go in the event of an evacuation and how to get there; establish an assembly point for family members to meet if separated, and choose one person everyone can contact with their whereabouts and status.

• Take shelter in a sturdy building; avoid isolated sheds or other small structures, open areas, hilltops, the beach or boats.

• If you are driving in heavy rain, try to safely exit the road, stay in the vehicle and turn on the emergency flashers

• Never drive into flooded areas; if flood waters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground

• Contact your local emergency management agency for information

• Avoid contact with electrical equipment, cords, metal and water.

• Listen for warning sirens, stay away from windows and exterior doors, and seek shelter in a bathroom or basement.

•Stay indoors until authorities tell you it's safe to go outside.

• Hurricanes can cause massive flooding Learn about safe cleanup from local authorities, or visit www.cdc.gov

• Get daily hurricane updates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

SERVPRO is Here To Help with hurricane damage.

Blackwood,NJ Sewer Pipe Backup

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township for emergency sewage cleanup.

Quick Response is the key.

One of the worst things you can experience as a homeowner is a sewer backup. Sewer backups occur when an obstruction or damage prevents wastewater from flowing through your lateral sanitary sewer line – the main sewer line that connects your home to the municipal sanitary sewers.

This Blackwood homeowner was awakened in the early morning hours to a sewage backup. Sewage and water was spewing everywhere. SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township was called and quickly responded to the scene. Sewage water is considered Category 3, known as "black water" and is grossly unsanitary. This water contains unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria and fungi. Everything the water touches must be thrown away. Our SERVPRO Professionals extracted the water and gutted the three rooms that were affected. Drying equipment was placed to dry the affected areas. The drying process was monitored daily to ensure proper drying. The homeowner was pleased with our quick response and professional work.

If you have a sewage backup you can depend on SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township to respond quickly 24/7. Call us at 856-227-7800. We are here to help make it “Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township?

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township is Here To Help in emergency and professional cleaning situations.

SERVPRO is the leader in Clean Up and Restoration.

Whether you need emergency flood damage restoration, clean up after a fire, mold remediation or top-to-bottom home cleaning, you can trust SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township Professionals to make your house feel like home again. We have the training, experience, and equipment to quickly get your home looking its best. SERVPRO Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We offer 24/7 water emergency services to residential and commercial customers.

Our Residential Services include the following:

• Water Damage Restoration

• Fire Damage Restoration

• Mold Remediation

• Storm Damage Restoration

• Cleaning Services

Our Commercial Services include the following:

• Commercial Water Damage Restoration

• Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

• Commercial Mold Remediation

• Commercial Cleaning Services

• Commercial Storm and Major Events

Call us for your Residential or Commercial Restoration and Clean Up needs. 856-227-7800.

SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township is faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile. Is Your Business Ready in Case of a Disaster?

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

50%-The percent of businesses that may never recover after suffering a disaster.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a start up approach that provides critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services after a disaster. It is designed to be a quick reference of important building and contact information. By developing a Emergency Ready Profile for your business you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Know what to do and expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. We offer an ERP Mobile app. that will allow you to access this information from your phone.

This is a NO COST assessment to your facility. All you have to do is call SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township at 856-227-7800 and we will set up a time we can come to your business. This does not take a lot of time and will not take away from your current projects, but it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working condition. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at piece of mind.

Call us today to get started. Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during an emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

3 Reasons Why to Choose SERVPRO

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

1. SERVPRO Will Help With Remediation

A host of other potential problems can arise from water damage, including mold growth and structural weakness. SERVPRO will be able to help you not only clean or restore everything that has been water damaged, but will also help you mitigate any issues with fungi or other secondary concerns arising after a pipe bursts.

2. WE Respond Urgently

With pipe burst cleanup matters, time is everything. The longer water sits, the more likely it is to cause further damage or become contaminated. We operate on a 24 hour basis and are dedicated to responding quickly to emergency moisture situations.

3. We Know Cleanup

From cleaning wet surfaces to drying important documents, water damage specialists know how to help you get your home or business and property back running smoothly by understanding the many different issues that can arise after a pipe incident. We have seen some of the worst wetness nightmares that you can imagine, and will not be intimidated by a complicated job.

You may be tempted to sweep a broken pipe issue under the rug or handle the pipe burst cleanup process on your own. However, our experienced restoration technicians at SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township understand what can happen to homes and/or commercial buildings when large amounts of water come into play. If you let our professionals tackle the accident, you can spend more time on getting your home or business back to a normal state of operation. We make it “like it never even happened”

Sicklerville Water Damage

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

A broken toilet supply line was the cause of this water damage in Sicklerville. The homeowner called us when he noticed water in his second floor bathroom. When our SERVPRO Professionals went to the property, they used the water meter to test for moisture and found the kitchen ceiling on the first floor as well as the ceiling and floor in the basement were all affected. After the source of the problem was repaired, SERVPRO got to work. They pulled baseboard in the bathroom, cut the kitchen ceiling and removed the carpets in the basement. Dehumidifiers and air movers were strategically placed to ensure proper drying. The drying process was monitored and documented daily and completed after day three.

Water damage can happen at anytime, day or night. If you experience a water loss at your home or office, call us at 856-227-7800. We are available 24/7 for water emergencies.

SERVPRO Helps When Severe Storms Hit South Jersey

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp. works together with local SERVPRO Franchises and Storm Team.

South Jersey suffered from severe storms and flooding in mid June. Five inches in rain fell in five hours. These storms caused property damage, forced road closures and many families were evacuated from their homes. A state of emergency was declared in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties. Our phones at SERVPRO were ringing all night and day. Due to the overflow of work, SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township reached out to local SERVPRO Franchises and also to the SERVPRO Storm Team. The majority of the jobs received were flooded basements. Quick response is the key to minimizing property damage and save in restoration costs in a flood situation. If a flood is not attended to quickly, there is a high chance for mold growth. The jobs were divided among the SERVPRO teams to ensure each customer received immediate restoration services. The pictures shown are just a few from the many jobs that were done in the two days after the major storms. SERVPRO did an amazing job through networking and teamwork and helped save a lot of customers the hassle of mold growth. No matter how big or small the job, SERVPRO is here to help and has countless resources to help you from storm and flooding situations.

Call SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township if you experience water damage. 856-227-7800

Outdoor Fire Safety

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

We all love sitting outside in the summer and enjoying an outdoor fire.

When you are building a fire pit:

Make sure it's downwind of your camp site or any backyard items.

Clear out a 10 foot radius of space around your pit.

Make sure there isn't any tree limbs hanging down as well.

Check local weather conditions and be sure you are in the safe zone.( Dry, windy weather for example can be a bad time to have an outdoor fire.)

When you have finished enjoying the fire make sure it's out. (Even if the embers are gray it doesn't mean it's safe.)

Pour water on the fire and then stir it with a shovel to test for any hot spots

Enjoy the lazy days of summer, roasting marshmallows and being with friends, but don’t be lazy about outdoor fire safety. Enjoy your summer!