Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storm Alberto May Cause Flash Flooding and Downpours Over 5 Days

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Even though Subtropical Storm Alberto has already crashed ashore on Florida's Gulf Coast,it is expected to churn through the United States on a path far west of New Jersey, but still impact the region, forecasters predict, according to the Toms River Patch. A surge of tropical air may cause downpours to spread over New Jersey and the northeastern United States late this week and into this weekend. New Jersey could see some rain on five straight days from Thursday to next Monday. There is the likelihood of isolated flash flooding incidents in the upcoming weather pattern, according to AccuWeather. 

As the pattern evolves, motorists should be prepared for localized, torrential downpours that may quickly flood streets and low-lying portions of highways, according to AccuWeather. From late this week through this weekend, a general 1-3 inches of rain is likely with highly localized amounts up to 6 inches possible.

This storm was the first of the 2018 season to hit the Florida Panhandle this past Monday, dumping up to 8 inches of rain on Alabama and other southern states. It is expected to drench areas as far north as Chicago. After that, it will track through Michigan and into Canada, according to the National Weather Service. 

For more information on Storm Alberto please visit TomsRiverPatch/StormAlberto.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Toms River Today at (732)-349-9898.

At SERVPRO of Toms River, restoring storm- and flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your Ocean County property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season 2018

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Toms River, 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 732-349-9898 for all your storm related damage.

SERVPRO of Toms River is Ready for Whatever Happens. Are you?

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of Toms River is Ready for Whatever Happens. Are you? SERVPRO of Toms River 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 Toms River 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
  • Flashlights
  • 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 Toms River is there when you need them.

Faster to Any Size Flood Disaster

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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 Toms River 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 732-349-9898 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"

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage New Jersey's "Bomb Cyclone" SERVPRO of Toms River's fleet of trucks during the "bomb cyclone" of 2018.

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 Toms River at 732-349-9898 for all your storm damage cleanup.

Be Hurricane Ready

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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 Toms River 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 Toms River 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.

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 7-13, 2017. SERVPRO of Toms River 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 that you need emergency service or storm damage cleanup after a hurricane, call SERVPRO of Toms River at 732-349-9898.

After a Flood

2/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After a Flood After a flood, SERVPRO of Toms River was called to this Toms River home to begin the process of cleaning, drying and restoring the home.

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 Toms River 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 Toms River property to pre-flooding condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.


Have Flood or Mold Damage?
Call Us Today 
(732) 349-9898

Prepare Your New Jersey Business for Cold Weather and Winter Storms

1/26/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Prepare Your New Jersey Business for Cold Weather and Winter Storms This Lakewood business suffered from a winter storm and our team was there to clean up the water and dirt that the storm brought into the building.

Prepare Your New Jersey Business for Cold Weather and Winter Storms

 

The effects of cold weather and winter storms (blizzards, snow storms, wind, heavy rains and ice) are a leading cause of business interruption. When a business cannot fully function, profits are affected. Taking preventative actions can help prevent a lot of problems from occurring during cold weather.

 

Tips to prepare ahead to avoid damage later:

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Ask your local SERVPRO of Toms River about starting an Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

 

 If your business suffers winter-related damages, call SERVPRO of Toms River, servicing all of New Jersey. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

 

Call us at 732-349-9898

Flood Preparation

1/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Preparation Flooding in Ocean County, NJ can cause all different types of damage.

Prepare for a Flood with an Emergency Preparedness Kit

 

According to the American Red Cross, floods cause more damage in the U.S. every year than other weather related disasters.

 

The American Red Cross says you should have all supplies in an easy to carry emergency preparedness kit which should contain at a minimum the items listed:

 

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Battery powered radio and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers (preferably solar charging)
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Map of your area

 

Also take into consideration what is needed to care for babies, children, the elderly, and pets and make sure to include them into your emergency preparedness kit.

 

In the event you experience a flood, call SERVPRO of Toms River. We are locally owned and operated so we are always ready to respond to your water damage emergency.

 

Phone: (732) 349-9898

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Toms River, NJ

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Toms River, NJ SERVPRO of Toms River was there to help our local residents who were lives and homes were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Toms River, 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 Toms River is one of the most trusted storm damage cleanup and restoration companies serving Toms River, 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 Toms River. NJ.com reported that more than 10,500 Toms River homes sustained some level of damage from the storm, and the town accounted for 900 of the 9,000 households that received state grants to rebuild or elevate their homes.

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 Toms River. 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 Toms River?

A storm can strike at any time. That’s why SERVPRO of Toms River 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 Toms River stands ready to mobilize in the towns of Toms River, Beachwood, Seaside Heights, Lavallette, Pine Beach, Berkeley Township, South Toms River, Seaside Park, Ortley Beach and Ocean Gate. For any of your storm damage cleanup and restoration needs, call us at 732-349-9898, or request help online.