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Commercial Sewage Loss

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

When a local gym had a water backup after hours on the weekend they called their local SERVPRO franchisee SERVPRO of Edison. They knew SERVPRO of Edison always answers their phones and shows up quickly in a disaster situation. SERVPRO of Edison arrived on site and assessed that the sewage line was still blocked and that a plumber specialist was needed. Once the plumber cleared the line, SERVPRO of Edison was able to bring in the proper equipment and quickly extract the water that was over 2 inches deep in some place and had spread to cover the entire gym. Since it was sewage water the walls had to be cut, and the impacted drywall removed. All the impacted area was cleaned and disinfected right down to lowest level – the c-channels that are part of the wall structure. When everything was cleaned the gym was able to reopen “Like it never even happened."

Staten Island Residents: SERVPRO of Edison Specializes in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

This Staten Island home’s basement flooded due to excessive rainfall.

Basement flooding is unexpected and can be an inconvenience and is largely due to excessive rainfall. Since basements are built partially or fully underground, other types of flooding are inclined to happen as well. Here are a few situations in which your Staten Island basement could flood:

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causing water intrusion
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break
  • Hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today –732-248-9555

Flood water, when not handled promptly and correctly, can jeopardize the health and safety of everyone in your home, as well as potentially causing severe damage to your house’s structure. Keep in mind that the longer you wait, the worse the issue will get.

The main point: a flooded basement can put your well-being, safety, and your home’s stability in jeopardy. It is to your benefit to call SERVPRO ofEdisonand allow our qualified, professional crews handle the issue carefully and properly. Through our excellent service and proper handling of past situations, we have earned the trust of hundreds of businesses, homeowners, and professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 /7
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly Trainedin Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Flooded Basement? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help732-248-9555

Flash Flooding

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Flash floods are sudden local floods that occur mainly due to heavy amounts of rain in the local area.  During these flash floods, conditions may become perilous as streets quickly fill with water and houses, especially basements start to flood and get damaged. It is important to remember during these occurrences to be cautious and head to higher ground and to stay away from flood waters. Although they are extremely unpredictable, there are a few ways you can prepare your house and family before such an event. 

  When preparing for potential floods and flash floods, it is smart to have a family disaster plan in place.  This should include knowing your flood risk, home's elevation above the flood plane, and supplies for yourself and your family in the event of a flood or flash flood.  Additionally, you should reach out to your insurance company and inquire about your coverage in case of a flood.

  Some steps you can take to protect your house in preparation for potential flood risks are:

  • keep valuables & important papers in a safe or safety deposit box that is unlikely to be damaged during a flood.
  • Seal walls with a water proof compound to prevent water from seeping in through the cracks.
  • ensure all content in the basement is at least 4 inches off the ground or is in water proof containers.
  • you may also want to consult a professional in construction to see if any additional measure can be taken to protect your home 

  In the unfortunate event that your home or property is damaged by a flash flood, you can call SERVPRO of Edison at 732-248-9555 to get the remediation handled promptly, professionally, and properly.

SERVPRO of Edison Helped Restore This House After a Fire

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Just a small crack in the chimney mortar caused unimaginable damage.

Fire is an unpredictable disaster that can cause long-lasting damage and destroy a home if not remediated properly.Even the smallest of fires can be a life altering experience for owners and occupants of a home. We recently were called in to help a local family remediate and recover from a fire damage in their home. Having put out the fire in their fireplace, the family went to bed, not anticipating that an unknown crack in their chimney would have such a devastating effect on their home. A hot ember became trapped in the crack, causing a fire to start in the chimney. Fortunately, the family smelled the smoke in the night, called in the fire department and everyone was safely evacuated. The fire was limited to the family room, but the smoke spread throughout the house, causing damage to the contents in the kitchen, living room, laundry room, bedroom and garage. Many restoration companies reached out to provide service, but they chose to work with SERVPRO because we were the company that made them feel most comfortable and assured that their home would be returned to its original condition. We quickly began work to remediate their property. We brought in a dry cleaning specialist to remove and clean their content, and also removed the content that was damaged beyond repair. We then cleaned the home to get rid of the smoke damage. This is just one story of how we made a disaster “Like it never even happened!”

Call SERVPRO of Edison at 732-248-9555 to schedule your appointment today!

Hurricane Season is Upon Us

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane season on the Atlantic Coast is between June 1 and November 30. Hurricanes like Sandy and Irene left the state of New Jersey with millions of dollars in damages. Inland flooding, forceful winds, and heavy rainfall are just a few hazardous elements that cause major damages to your property.

How to Prepare 

When an oncoming storm is approaching, check in with your local weather station to get the newest updates and alerts.

- Charge your cell phone device in case power is lost, and need to keep in touch with family or call in an emergency. 

- If your area is prone to flooding, make sure to remove all valuable belongings from lower levels.

- Always have a safe place for shelter, and have a place to go in case you need to evacuate quickly.  

When to Call SERVPRO of Edison

SERVPRO of Edison has experience in storm damage clean up. We have a highly qualified team that urgently responds to every disaster. Once the storm has cleared, call SERVPRO of Edison at 732-248-9555 to schedule immediate restoration. 

SERVPRO of Edison partners with INCA LINK and Serves the Ecuador Community

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Edison Owner, Danny Aller, helping construct homes for the Ninawachi School in Ecuador

Danny Aller is the owner of SERVPRO of Edison and is an active member at Stonecrest Community Church.  Recently Stonecrest Church teamed up with missionary organization INCA LINK in Quito, Ecuador at a school called Ninawachi. Ninawachi Mission School is located in the small jungle town of Huaticocha. There, Danny and his daughter Danielle, helped dig trenches for the water line that will eventually lead to new housing for students at the school. Danny was a viable leader on this trip due to his SERVPRO training and education, as well as being an interpreter for others on the trip.

Part of the Community

SERVPRO of Edison is just as active in the Edison community as in Ecuador.  We have been part of the Edison community for the last 14 years, and supporters of local businesses within the Edison area.  SERVPRO of Edison has participated in the following events the last few years:

  • Metuchen’s Country Fairs
  • Edison Meet N Great Events
  • Metuchen’s Trunk or Treat
  • Sponsorships at Timothy Christian School
  • Members of Metuchen and Edison Chambers of Commerce

About SERVPRO of Edison

SERVPRO of Edison is a water and fire restoration company located in the Edison, NJ area. We service both residential and commercial clients and can respond to any size job. SERVPRO of Edison operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a professional and certified crew ready to work.  Our staff is trained and certified to handle any mold, fire, or water damage incident that may occur to at property.

Check out these Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold in your Edison Home

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

When mold is agitated, and not treated properly, it can spread throughout your property.

If you spot mold in your home, leave it alone. By improperly treating it, you can unintentionally spread mold spores throughout your home. When microbial growth is disrupted, it can unload spores that become airborne and contaminate the rest of your home.

What to Do:

  • Close off any area that you think may be affected and stay out until you have it looked and treated by a remediation specialist.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and any equipment that helps circulate air flow.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Edison for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Do not touch the possible mold growth
  • Do not attempt to clean and treat the affected area.
  • Do not use household cleaners on mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Edison has certified technicians that are trained to properly remediate mold clean-ups. We have specialized equipment that helps contain the area and clean the microbial growth thoroughly.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 732-248-9555

When Storms or Floods hit Edison, SERVPRO is ready!

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Edison specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Edison, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today At 732-248-9555

IICRC Certified Firm

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Edison  is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Edison

SERVPRO of Edison specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

For Immediate Service in Edison, Call SERVPRO

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Edison provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Edison or the surrounding area. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 732-248-9555

Residential Services

Whether your Edison home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Edison commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration