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How Do I Remove Flood Water from My Berkeley Township Restaurant?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

"Open" We understand the need for swift response to water damage incidents in your business property. Let us help get you back to business as usual.

Efficient extraction allows for faster restoration overall, so our SERVPRO team provides the industry-leading tools for water removal to flood loss in your restaurant. 

Flooding is one of the most destructive forces for a commercial property, and your Berkeley Township restaurant can become quickly impaired by these rapidly worsening conditions. As challenging as the management of these situations might be for property owners, many still hesitate to reach out to professional restoration teams like ours immediately. With fast response to these emergencies, we can work to establish the appropriate containment.

Much like potential mold growth and microbial loss, flood damage to your Berkeley Township restaurant can force you to act quickly to protect both your customer base and your reputation. Providing the appropriate information during your first notice of loss is critical to ensure that our responding technicians arrive with the right tools and equipment. Preparedness gets restoration accomplished more efficiently and works to keep restoration costs within a specific price point.

What Kind of Flood Are You Facing? 

Flooding is a general term for several different unique circumstances that can threaten your business. The penetration points are often determining factors in knowing the damage that you are facing. With natural flooding situations that could have encountered substances like sewage and other threatening chemicals, the threat becomes contaminants on surfaces and furniture in your eatery. Clean water incidents can be just as structurally compromising if exposure continues unabated for too long. Identifying the type of threat ensures that our professionals arrive with not only the right tools and technologies to make a difference but our licensed commercial contractors as necessary to provide temporary construction solutions and repairs. Some of the most common flood scenarios include:

  • Roof Flooding – Damage to the roof of your building during a storm can leave your property vulnerable to water penetration. While these are clean water incidents, the water can spread throughout the entire building from a single breach when an upper floor or attic storage space gets flooded.
  • Natural Flooding – In almost any season or conditions of the year, steady rainfall or precipitation can lead to the rising creeks, streams, and other water bodies around the area. Lower-lying properties like your restaurant could have water penetrate the main building level as several feet of migrating water moves through the region.
  • Flash Flooding – These flood scenarios develop quickly and expose any vulnerabilities in your structure with a fast rush of floodwater. Much like natural flooding situations, flash floods must get contaminated.
  • Wind-Driven Flooding – With structural weaknesses like missing siding, damaged masonry, or broken windows in the building, torrential rainfall, and other precipitation events can force water inside the structure.

How Bad is the Damage? 

Identifying the severity of the situation is one of the critical components of successful restoration and recovery. When our professionals first arrive, we determine the spread and severity of the flooding through an intricate and thorough evaluation of the property with a job scoping phase. This step helps to pinpoint damaged areas, water migration, compromised contents, and areas in need of immediate attention by our professionals. It can also indicate where specific practices might need to get implemented to protect unaffected areas of your restaurant and work to keep flooding from destroying your whole building. Some of these include:

What Tools Are Best for Extraction? 

Because there are so many areas where standing and pooling water can be a threat in the restaurant, the appropriate extraction tools make the difference in the efficiency of recovery. These tools vary based on the severity of the situation and the presence of solids in the water. The right extraction solutions can often prevent the flooding from migrating into more damaging areas like the dining room when penetration began in the kitchen. Some of the tools used for water removal by our professionals include:

Does My Restaurant Need to Close? 

It is always our intention to keep businesses open whenever possible, but this is unwise in situations where contamination or microbial threats could be a factor. These are not only hazardous but can damage your reputation. Our SERVPRO team works around the clock to make flood losses “Like it never even happened,” so you can get your doors back open again quickly.

As threatening as flooding can be, the right professional presence can resolve it fast. You can rely on the response and experience of our SERVPRO of Toms River technicians. Give us a call anytime at (732) 349-9898.

What Delays Restoration of Fire Damage in Toms River Properties?

5/31/2020 (Permalink)

burned interior of house If fire damage occurs in your home, it can be difficult to deal with. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Can Help Evaluate the Loss at Your Premises to Determine the Fastest Restoration Approach

After a fire ravages your business premises, you are likely to focus on cleanup and restoration to reopen as fast as possible. If all goes according to plan, your business can resume within the desired time. Sometimes, the opposite happens, delaying your plans.

Can my actions delay recovery after a fire incident?

Although immediate action after a fire damage incident in Toms River is essential, your actions can end up lengthening the recovery process, especially if you do not understand the loss clearly. From the experiences our SERVPRO crews have resolving such incidents, a typical restoration exercise involves:

  • Cleaning fire residues and other soils
  • Drying wetness introduced during cleaning or firefighting
  • Demolition and rebuilding of damaged sections
  • Odor management

Overlooking any steps or mixing them up can delay the outcome you desire. For instance, cleaning before demolishing walls or ceilings to remove damaged materials would be a waste of resources since you would end up repeating cleaning.

How do I tell the right restoration approach?

Each fire damage incident is unique depending on:

  • How long the fire burns
  • The type of materials you have at the premises
  • The method used to quell the fire

One way to restore the damage with confidence is by first doing a thorough scope to establish the specific details of the loss. Our SERVPRO technicians help with such scoping to reveal factors such as whether residues deposits on surfaces are predominantly wet or dry smoke, the extent of charring or materials, or the level of water intrusion into materials. We also determine whether there is a need for content move-out. The information gained from the evaluation helps identify any issues that may delay restoration.

SERVPRO of Toms River can help you expedite restoration after a fire. Call us any time at (732) 349-9898 to assist. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Is It Safe to Keep Toms River Municipal Building Open After Water Damage?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Outside view of multistory office building SERVPRO of Toms River has the tools and mitigation strategies to keep your business up and running. Call us today!

Our SERVPRO Team Has Efficient Containment Strategies to Keep You Going After a Disaster 

Water emergencies vary in size and severity, but you always must consider residents and staff coming through your Toms River municipal building when there are potential hazards. Addressing standing water, saturation, or elevated relative humidity can all be causes for concern, but our SERVPRO team can limit exposure with the implementation of containment barriers.

Containment can mean many things to respond to mitigation specialists of our team, but in every sense, it involves addressing water damage in your Toms River structure. From fast extraction solutions to dozens of air movers working simultaneously to begin evaporative drying needs in the designated damaged zone, containment can benefit your commercial property in several ways.

How does containment benefit your municipal building? 

  • Limit the water damaged area so that you can remain open in a limited capacity
  • Designates a drying area to make evaporative efforts more efficient 
  • Prevents cross-contamination

Keeping you going after a disaster is critical. Let our SERVPRO of Toms River help by calling (732) 349-9898.

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How Do I Remove Water Damage from my Toms River Restaurant?

5/3/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen ceiling with water damage stains Our experts at SERVPRO of Toms River can restore your kitchen to it's pre-water damage condition.

SERVPRO Can Help You Remove Water Damage from Your Restaurant’s Kitchen

US citizens are expected to experience as much as 14,000 water damage situations per day, and that includes commercial facilities. Restaurants can be especially prone to damage, between conveyor dishwasher failures, plumbing leaks, and refrigeration malfunctions. Even with constant vigilance, disasters can happen that saturate kitchen spaces or even the dining area.

If your eatery in Toms River has been affected by water damage, your local SERVPRO can begin the mitigation process within hours of your call. These Institute of Inspection Cleanup and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified professionals receive extensive education in the standards expected for commercial mitigation and reconstruction. This SERVPRO is also licensed to render general contracting services (#13VH04999700).

Stopping Water Damage Before It Starts

  • Formulate a plan. This planning should include a list of emergency responders, including electricians, plumbers, and disaster mitigation professionals. You may also want to consider adding a cold storage facility in case of a power outage or refrigeration failure.
  • Maintain your inventory. Take proper precautions to prevent water damage to food items, such as storing them a few feet above the floor. Keep track of essential appliances, kitchenware, dishes, and cleaning supplies so that you know what you need and can quickly compile information about water damage losses based on a pre-existing, up-to-date inventory.
  • Inspect your facilities. This assessment includes freezers and refrigerators, plumbing, grease traps, pump systems, drains, downspouts, HVAC, and any other area that may be vulnerable to water.
  • Take preventative measures. Water sensors near vulnerable areas can alert you to damage before it becomes a large-scale disaster.

SERVPRO Restores Carpeting Fast

If carpet on your property is saturated, SERVPRO technicians use a variety of techniques to minimize damage and prevent delamination. Wet areas can be pulled up and tented so that air movers and dehumidifiers can dry both above and beneath carpeting.

If the flooring or subflooring underneath is wet, technicians can restore them with the help of high-grade extraction tools. Odor control can also be performed by directly spraying or injecting carpeting with EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions or commercial-grade deodorizing agents.

SERVPRO of Toms River serves local businesses by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (732) 349-9898 for commercial mitigation at any time of the day or night.

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Keeping First Responders Safe and Healthy

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tom River crew in full gear disinfecting Silverton First Aid Squad vehicle Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform unhealthy environments back into clean, safe clean ones.

Another curve crushing deep disinfecting today for the brave EMT’s at Silverton First Aid Squad. A huge thank you to Blue Wave Printing for offsetting costs with their collection of donations. A spectacular example of our community coming together to flatten the curve and helping keep our First Responders as safe as we can.

SERVPRO of Toms River offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. Call us at 732-349-9898 today.

Why Use the Professionals at SERVPRO of Toms River for Your Commercial Water Loss

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

This is just one step in the water mitigation process by SERVPRO of Toms River 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 Toms River 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."

Corroded Pipes at Local Dental Office Cause Water Damage

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

A local dental office in Bayville, NJ was surprised to find water damage on the their floors when they returned to the office.

A commercial dental office had a flood in areas of their building caused by corroded pipes attached to the water filtration system. Corrosion of pipes is due to physical and chemical reactions between the pipe material and water. In simple words, the metal from the piping dissolves into the water from various causes. Depending on the degree of the reaction, a new piping system can show signs of corrosion in as little as two years. If you are dealing with an older home, corrosion is always a risk. With corrosion comes restricted water flow and in extreme cases, cruddy water.

The rate of pipe corrosion is commonly associated with the following factors:

  • Alkaline water, with a high pH level above 8.5.
  • Acidic water, with a low pH level under 7.0.
  • An elevated level of dissolved oxygen in the water.
  • A high level of dissolved salts in the water, known as Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).
  • Electrochemical issues, most commonly improper grounding of appliances and/or lightning strikes that pass through utility grounding wires.
  • Bacteria that can cause corrosion, such as iron bacteria and sulfates.
  • Hydraulic wear, caused by materials, such as grit, sand, and sediment, moving across the surface of the pipe.
  • High velocity water, relative to the pipe size that causes hydraulic wear on the pipe surface, sometimes caused by pumps in hot water systems.
  • An incorrect copper piping installation, where the ends of the pipe were not deburred or reamed and/or excessive acidic flux when the pipes were soldered together.

There is never a convenient time for water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. SERVPRO of Toms River has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.  In an emergency, give us a call 24/7 at 732-349-9898 and we will be there fast with the help you need.

Common Causes of Commercial Water Damage

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Toms River is extracting water from a clubhouse in Lakewood, NJ from a sprinkler system malfunction.

Common Causes of Commercial Water Damage

Ongoing maintenance to your commercial property is key to not having water related damage. Even with proper maintenance, there is still a chance that your commercial property could experience water damage.

Listed below are the most common causes of commercial water damages besides weather related storms:

  • Broken or burst pipes and plumbing-water rushes out of them, spraying or leaking water throughout the building
  • Sprinkler systems-any time there is a fire and the sprinklers activate, there will be water damage or the sprinkler system can malfunction and activate on its own
  • Malfunctioning appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers-when these appliances fail, they can leak a significant amount of water, flooding the entire room or more
  • Sewer lines-It is not uncommon for the sewer lines to get backed up, releasing contaminated water into the building

Whenever water damage is experienced, you need to take immediate action.  You have to determine where the source of the water is coming from first before you can begin the water remediation process.

Water damage is not something that you want to happen or plan to happen to your commercial property. When it does, you want to hire the right company to clean up the water damage to prevent further loss and get your business back to normal as quickly as possible. 

Call us 24/7 at 732-349-9898 for your commercial water damage emergency.

Mold Remediation in Commercial Buildings and Schools

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation in Commercial Buildings and Schools

Mold can be found almost anywhere. It can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Mold in schools and commercial buildings, can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. Mold will gradually destroy the things it grows on. Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings. Moisture problems can have many causes, including uncontrolled humidity. By controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth, you can:

  • Prevent damage to building materials and furnishings
  • Save money
  • Avoid potential health risks

If you suspect your school or commercial property has mold, call SERVPRO of Toms River because it can spread quickly, if left untreated. We will begin the mold cleanup after the sources of water or moisture have been addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. After the water or moisture problem has been resolved, we will begin by working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. Our team has the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

Suspect Mold? Call Us Today at 732-349-9898.

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The Best Way to Reduce a Business Interruption Following a Disaster to Your Business is to Plan Ahead for One

5/12/2017 (Permalink)

We are in the process of drying a commercial building affected by water damage that flooded four classrooms and a hallway at a preschool in Toms River

The Best Way to Reduce a Business Interruption Following a Disaster to Your Business is to Plan Ahead for One


As many as 50% of businesses never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. SERVPRO of Toms River can help you plan ahead for a disaster to minimize business interruption by developing an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business before one strikes. An ERP provides important contact and building information needed to begin a timely mitigation to help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. Benefits of an ERP include:



  • A no cost assessment of your facility which means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

  • Establishes SERVPRO of Toms River as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by, when needed.

  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.

  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. 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 the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”


Contact us at 732-349-9898 for your free Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

What to Look for in a Commercial Restoration Services Company

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

The team in the water restoration process in a commercial building in Point Pleasant Beach.

What to Look for in a Commercial Restoration Services Company

 

So, you’ve decided it’s time to make the call and get your building in top shape, but there are lots of companies that are vying for your business. Which one should you trust? Here are a few things to look for when you’re choosing which commercial restoration services company will get the job done right the first time.

 

Call SERVPRO of Toms River at 732-349-9898.

 

Pick a Company with the Right Certifications

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop, be sure to go with a company that is certified in all areas. Here’s a quick guide to help you familiarize yourself with the various commercial restoration certifications and industry organizations:

 

  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • IICRC - Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

 

If you just need a company to help with something specific, it’s not always necessary for your provider to be qualified in all areas, but if they are, it only increases the trust factor. It shows that they are as invested in the safety of your property as you are, and you won’t be as likely to have to hire multiple companies for the job to be completed correctly.

 

Communication Matters

You should always be able to have your questions answered in a timely manner. It’s not enough for a commercial restoration services company to just go in and “take care of it” without giving you any context or reassurance. You want to be a part of the process and know a bit about what they’re doing in your building. We know that you have questions, so we make it our mission to give you the most thorough and accurate information possible.

 

Local + National

Choosing between a small independent provider and a large national company can be difficult, but with SERVPRO, you get both! We’re committed to our community, with a world of resources at our fingertips. You can hold us to a higher standard, and trust that we will meet and even exceed your expectations for service!

5 Types of Commercial Restoration to Call SERVPRO For

4/9/2017 (Permalink)

This hallway in a commercial building in Neptune City, NJ is in the drying process from water damage.

5 Types of Commercial Restoration to Call SERVPRO For

 

Whether you’re remodeling, restoring, or just trying to get up to code, calling a commercial restoration service should be your first move. You have to peel back the layers of any building and any damage it’s suffered before getting to work. Here are five times to call SERVPRO of Toms River:

 

  1. Any Sign of Potential Water Damage - If you see a leak that seems like “a small problem,” give us a ring right away. A small bit of water leftover from a storm or a leaky pipe is typically a very quick fix, but if you put off taking care of it, it can wreak havoc later on. Here are some preventative water damage tips you can take immediately when you spot the problem.
  2. Immediately After a Fire - Once the fire department wraps up their hard work putting out a fire, give us a call. Our fire restoration technicians are highly trained and ready to get your building back into safe and operating order.
  3. When Interior Humidity Levels Are Rising - If the humidity in your building is above 45%, you’re creating the perfect environment for mold, which can spread very quickly. Don’t wait until you see it. Sometimes it does not visibly show itself until it’s a serious health hazard. If you don’t want to rely on your gut instinct, we recommend purchasing a hygrometer. Here's a guide to help you choose one.
  4. Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning - Yes, we do that too! No matter what type of carpet or furniture you own, we have the equipment and the processes in place to get everything clean and fresher than ever.
  5. When You Can’t Get Rid of Musty Odors - If you can’t find the source of an unpleasant odor, it doesn’t mean you’re imagining things. A strong musty odor in your building can be a sign of a mold problem. Trust your sense of smell and give SERVPRO a call.

 

We are available 24/7 at 732-349-9898, so there’s no reason to hesitate in taking the steps necessary to maintain your property. The sooner you call, the sooner the problem will be solved!

Your Business is Flooded. Where Do You Start?

3/17/2017 (Permalink)

This medical building in Lakewood, NJ suffered water damage during a storm.

Your Business is Flooded. Where Do You Start?

 

Life in coastal New Jersey is beautiful, but it comes with its own set of risks. Living near the ocean makes our local businesses and communities more susceptible to the elements. Atlantic hurricane season, which in 2017 will be in effect from approximately July 1 to November 30, has the potential to cause damage to homes and businesses in many different ways, and even after it’s over, winter storms can also pose a threat.

 

SERVPRO of Toms River is prepared for anything Mother Nature throws our way. We know storms don’t always happen during business hours, which is why we’re available 24/7 at (732) 349-9898. We have access to the equipment and personnel of 1,700 franchises plus the help of disaster recovery team, who specialize in flood response. Here is our process for restoring a flooded business.

 

  1. Emergency Contact

Give us a call and we will assess the situation by asking you a few questions before our team mobilizes.

 

  1. Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect the property thoroughly, stop the source of the water coming in, and then test for contamination. After the contamination has been assessed, we survey the damage and complete a safety inspection.

 

  1. Move-Out/Water Removal

If we determine that your business has suffered extensive damage, we conduct an efficient move-out to protect your belongings from any further damage. Then we get started on water removal almost immediately, using submersible pumps and wet/dry vacuums.

 

  1. Drying and Dehumidification

We use industrial-grade dehumidifiers to prevent secondary water damage, and high-speed air movers to create airflow accelerating the evaporation process. Throughout this step, we carefully monitor moisture meters to be sure the property returns to an acceptable level before proceeding.

 

  1. Cleaning and Sanitizing

After the water has been removed, your business will probably require professional cleaning. We firmly believe in “restoring” over “replacing,” and thoroughly clean the affected area with sanitizing treatments to avoid the growth of microbes and bacteria. We also use industrial-grade odor removal equipment and air scrubbers.

 

  1. Restoration

After your business is clean and dry, our goal is to make your space “look like nothing ever happened.” If needed, we can even provide reconstruction and building services.

 

If a catastrophic weather event affects your business, it’s good to know that there’s a local company equipped to handle every step of the process. Rest assured that after SERVPRO has completed flood restoration on your business, you will be able to get back to a sense of normalcy at work.

 

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