Heavy rains cause for flooded basements and leaky roofs
We are in the middle of tropical storm season, even if we are lucky enough to not get a tropical storm near us we can still feel the affects of storms far away in heavy rain where we are. Heavy rains can quickly find the hole in your roof that you didn't know was there and that could be a disaster if you live on the top floor or use your attic for storage. Rain can also flood a basement as quickly as a 20 min storm. At SERVPRO of Burlington County/ Mt. Holly we want you to know that we are experienced professionals when it comes to restoring your attic or basement back to normal. Be prepared this tropical storm season by knowing who to call when the rain drops start falling on your head.
Detail Cleaning Specialist's!
If you thought that SERVPRO of Burlington Township / Mount Holly only dealt with the water, fire, and mold damages, you thought wrong. We also specialize in detail cleanups. From local residents to commercial size buildings. Got a dirty rug or large area of carpet, no problem we deal with any size or type. Recently just moved into a new apartment or home and all the appliances are dirty, and there's a nasty odor throughout. We'll have those appliances looking brand new, and a fresh smelling living space in no time. Large buildings have massive air ducts that need cleaning every so often. Our team can get to these hard to reach areas, and have the ducts all clear pushing out clean air. Graffiti can be an issue anywhere, and to many people can be a nuisance, and also offensive. Without proper cleaning tools its almost impossible to fully remove the graffiti. We also detail clean cars of all sizes! SERVPRO of Burlington Township / Mount Holly has all the right supplies to make it look like the graffiti never happened! So no matter what type of detail cleaning job is needed. SERVPRO of Burlington Township / Mount Holly can wipe that mess away just like that!
Hoarding can lead to a big fire risk.
We have heard of those crazy shows about individuals hoarding stuff and not wanting to part ways of all the things they have collected over the years. At SERVPRO of Burlington Township / Mount Holly wants to keep families safe and give them tips in keeping a safe and healthy home. Hoarding is something hazardous when it comes to fire safety for anyone will this problem. The risks of one hoarding can crowd stoves and ovens making very unsafe to cook because of the possibility of something falling into those appliances and starting a fire. Another risk has items to close and crowed near heating equipment like a fireplace or a furnace which is very dangerous if the items were to fall into these kinds of equipment causing it to damage and start a fire. The hoarding of items is a very serious dangerous even when it comes to saving your own life. Firefighters will have a hard time trying to get in your home to rescue you or your loved ones in case of a fire. With stuff being everywhere like in any hoarding situation can make it difficult for a firefighter to navigate in the home. It is important to remember that if you have lots of items in or around your home to keep them at least 3 feet away from cooking appliance like a stove(s) or oven(s) and as well as any heating equipment like furnaces, boilers or fireplace. Just be cautious when your belongings start to build, and think of the risk you are putting you and your family at.
Floods Can Cause Sewage Backup!
Ever own a house or a business and every time there is a heavy downpour the sewage drains come overflowing? Well that can be a major issue and cause some big problems in many ways. SERVPRO of Burlington Township / Mount Holly is the company to call when faced with this smelly situation. First and foremost it is important to get the source of the issue fixed so the problem does not keep occurring Once the source is fixed SERVPRO of Burlington Township / Mount Holly can respond to the issue with all the necessary equipment. First all the sewage water/waste will be extracted from the area. Once this is complete a full detailed cleaning will begin on the floors,walls, and any other affected area. This means scrubbing, washing, and spraying everything down to insure that nothing is contaminated, and all the odor is gone. Our experts will leave the place spotless "Like it never even happened."
Keep an eye out for mold in schools!
With the second week of September almost over. All schools should be in full swing of the school year starting. However, there have been many incidents of mold being discovered in schools delaying their start date. This an issue that should be taken care of during the summer break, just because the biggest concern of mold is that it can impact the health in students and teachers. Therefore, it is wise to get your schools treated and eliminate the mold from all the schools at the first sign. Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Call SERVPRO of Burlington Township / Mount Holly for all your mold problems.
Unclean Air Ducts can be a Health Hazard
When was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? Dust and dander can build up in the corners of your ducts which can lead to a deadly fire throughout your home or business, wreaking havoc and costing a fortune in damages. Not only is unclean air ducts a fire hazard, it is also a health hazard for breathing. Mold can grow in dirty air ducts that can spread throughout the ducts through the air and also be a breathing hazard for you and your family or for you and your coworkers. Vermin are also known to use air ducts to safely travel through a home or business, leaving behind dander and facile matter than can be very harmful. At SERVPRO of Burlington County/Mt. Holly we want you to be healthy whether you're home with the kids or at work. We recommend an annual cleaning for commercial buildings and a semiannual cleaning or checkup for residential air ducts to ensure that your are staying healthy and breathing clean air.
Even weak tornadoes can pack a big punch
Although tornadoes in New Jersey might seem like an unusual occurrence, it has become more common here in the Garden State. According to the National Weather service office in Mt. Holly, New Jersey now averages at least 2 tornadoes annually since 1999. Although cool in nature and pictures, Tornadoes can be deadly and destructive. SERVPRO of Burlington Township/Mount Holly wants you to stay safe and be aware of how to avoid getting hurt in the event of tornado warning in your area.
Tip 1: When a tornado touches down, you should seek shelter in the lowest room (ex. basement) in your house.
Tip 2: avoid any and all windows, tornadoes can rip apart your house in seconds, causing shattering glass that can be more harmful then the strong winds.
Tip 3: If driving, seek shelter under an overpass is your safest bet while driving during a tornado storm.
When disaster strikes and you need help, SERVPRO of Burlington Township/Mount Holly can service all of your Fire/Water/Biohazard cleanup needs!
Greater Philadelphia Hotel Engineers Association
We are pleased to announce our membership with the Greater Philadelphia Hotels Engineers Association. Thank you for the opportunity and we look forward to participating in the future. At SERVPRO of Burlington Township/Mount Holly we are always looking to better ourselves and grow as a franchise to help assist our customers. Joining something like this gives us a better handle on how to handle larger jobs more efficiently and hear different ideas and speak to different people. This is just an example of one of the many ways we try to exceed our customers expectations with always learning the best way to handle damages, the latest equipment, making sure everyone becomes certified in what they do. Here at SERVPRO of Burlington Township/Mount Holly we care about your home or business and we want you up and running as soon as possible. Call us here at 215 772 1203, 7 days a week 365 days a year.
It's that April Showers Month!
We all worry about losing power or being stuck somewhere when it comes to storms. Here at SERVPRO of Burlington Township/Mount Holly we worry about all the above but the most important is keeping the storm outside and keeping your residential house or place of business dry. The last thing you want to do is have to walk down to a basement with four feet of water in there or a second floor ceiling leaking due to a faulty roof that should have been replaced years ago. It can be a very painful process to see your home get torn apart and very uncomfortable as a temporary living situation. With this being said SERVPRO of Burlington Township/Mount Holly always recommends to stay up on your maintenance of your home or business. A replaced roof or a better sealed basement structure could be the difference between a week of heartache and thousands of dollars rather than just taking the simple precautions. Now we understand there is also the uncontrollable when it gets bad enough such as a hurricane and can destroy anything in its path. In either scenario when the worst happens just know that SERVPRO of Burlington Township/Mount Holly is on your side.
Taking Fire damage Head On!
There are times when the worst happens and you can not control when a fire occurs on in your property. This is a fire started on the roof of Letitia Street in Burlington Township affecting five floors plus common hallways and the lobby. Our crew worked together to keep each tenant satisfied through the process of the cleanup. We chemical sponge brushed the entire structure. We ran vapor sharks and we had air scrubbers with charcoal filters to eliminate odors and performed demolition on anything that could not be restored. This way we could bring in brand new dry wall and kitchen cabinets to replace, remove the odors of the smog, and make it feel like it never happened. We were however able to salvage the floors as we use our top of the line equipment to make the process as quick and cost effective as possible. The picture below shows how hard SERVPRO of Burlington Township/Mount Holly worked to save the original hardwood floors. With in a total of 3 days we were able to have this home completely restored. Next time you have a fire do not hesitate to call us at 215-772-1203 and know you are in good hands.