Recent Water Damage Posts

Faster to Any Size Disaster

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

As the leader in water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Edison knows that fast mitigation is key to limiting interruption to your home and business. Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread national disasters. Even small floods have the potential to cause long-term damage if not handled properly, and after a storm like Hurricane Henri, it is important to make sure that your home and business are taken care of correctly and efficiently. With over 16 years experience in the water damage restoration industry, SERVPRO of Edison is prepared to handle any sized flood damage, and help make your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Edison’s experience and outstanding reputation are just a few of the reasons why homeowners in Monroe Township called us after Hurricane Henri struck, devastating their entire neighborhood. Our highly trained technicians responded quickly, and got to work ensuring that the damaged content was removed and getting started returning the home to preloss condition. To learn more about the flooding or the work we did, you can check out https://www.nj.com/galleries/EZB5V7YRJREQXEJYH7RFCJRKII/, which featured a few of our technicians hard at work in a Monroe Township home.

SERVPRO of Edison works diligently to be faster to any size disaster, and can be onsite within a few hours to help reduce future damage standing water can cause. We have the right equipment, procedures, and training to help ensure the structure is dried properly the first time, saving you time and money. To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 732-248-9555.

Commercial Water and Flood Damage

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Edison provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

If a flood does strike your business, give SERVPRO of Edison a call. Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Even a minor flood has the potential to cause major damage when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup can be an overwhelming task. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Edison  arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. The SERVPRO of Edison team is prepared to handle any size disaster and make it "Like it never even happened."

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 at 732-248-9555

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

6/27/2021 (Permalink)

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



Edison 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Edison is available 24/7 for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with Water Damage, immediate action is critical. A delay of just a few hours can greatly impact the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

Call Today Us At (732) 248-9555

We realize that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Edison has the specific training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?
  • Is the HVAC system operational? (if applicable in winter)

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. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the expertise to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Edison's Certifications:

  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • IICRC Certified Firm

Indicators that you may have Water Damage in your Edison Home

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

  1. Sounds: you may not be able to see the damage, but you can often hear it. This may come in the form of dripping water, creaky floorboards, or even rushing water 
  2. Smell: Dampness has a noticeable odor and may also be accompanied by the musky smell of mold.
  3. Pooling Water or Puddles: If something is dripping or leaking, puddles of water may collect. If you notice an unusual puddle, it may be a sign of water damage. 
  4. Coldness: Dampness affecting the walls may make your home more difficult to heat.
  5. Mold: Mold is one of the most obvious sign of water damage, as damp environments often lead to the ideal growing environment for mold and can encourage the spread of it.
  6. Discoloration: Discoloration is another sign of water damage. Water marks or stains on interior surfaces may be an indicator of a slow leak.

If you see any of these signs, it is imperative that you act quickly. Water damage can spread quickly, causing content or structural damage. The situation can also worsen over time if the damage is not properly treated. If you need help preparing for or recovering from a disaster, SERVPRO can help. Give us a call at 732-248-9555 to get in contact with our certified and experienced team.

Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

As the temperatures begin to drop, it is important to prepare your home for the weather to come. One of the most expensive and common causes of property damage is a frozen pipe that bursts. Aside from maintaining the temperature in your living space, it is important to provide sufficient insulation to areas surrounding water pipes. This insulation helps protect your pipes by blocking the flow of cold air. Oftentimes in attics you can find pipes close to the ceiling with insulation placed over them. Verify that this insulation is still intact and undamaged. Insulating tape can be used to wrap exposed pipes in these unheated areas. Also check to make sure there are no holes, cracks or openings near water supply lines which could expose them to freezing air, and seal any openings you may discover.

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

  • Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells in order to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through facets, especially if the pipes run through unheated or uninsulated areas of your home.
  • Consider shutting off outdoor faucets. The shutoff valve may be located in the basement or crawl space and turn it to “off.”
  • If you shutoff water flow to your outdoor faucets, open the faucet to ensure that it drains completely and that the inner valve is shut off.
  • Ensure all gutters are clean and secure. Leaves and other debris can accumulate, leading to the gutters damming, which could then lead to roof problems and/or water damage.
  • Ensure that your furnace is properly maintained to help reduce the risk of puffbacks.
  • Check the property for downed tree limbs or branches, as weather events such as wind, rain, ice, and snow can cause branches to fall, which could potentially lead to property damage or personal injuries.

The Do’s and Don'ts of Water Damage

8/15/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage from Clean Water

Do:

  • Shut off the source of water if possible
  • Turn off the circuit breakers for wet areas of the building 
  • Remove as much excess water as possible
  • Remove content such as documents, painting, electronics and art and relocate to a dry area

Don’t:

  • Enter standing water where electrical shock hazard may exist
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water
  • Use TV’s or other appliances while standing on wet floors
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or sagging from retained water

Water Damage from Sewage Water

Do:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and wet items
  • Wash your hands after contact with sewage or wet items

Don’ts: 

  • Spread contamination by walking in water or wet areas
  • Turn on HVAC system if damaged by water ot use household fans to spread contaminates

SERVPRO of Edison provides service to Colonia property for water damage restoration

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

A burst pipe during a Polar Vortex Event A sample of a burst pipe was taken after a Polar Vortex Event in January. The loss caused a multiple level loss at a residence's home in Colonia.

Frozen pipes and water emergencies don’t wait for normal business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Edison is available any time of the day or night to provide emergency cleaning and restoration services around the clock, 7 days a week.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

When temperatures drop to freezing levels, it can burst or crack the pipes within your home. The water damage that ensues can be very intrusive, if not stopped right away. Water can quickly spread throughout your home, soak up into floors, walls, furniture, and cause significant damage to your personal property.  SERVPRO of Edison is trained to arrive promptly on site (within 4 hours) and starts the emergency water removal process. This rapid response helps minimize the damage and additional cleaning costs.

Need Immediate Assistance? Call Us 24/7 – 732-248-9555

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 experienced in property damage restoration. 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

Luxury High Rise Building calls SERVPRO of Edison

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Photo of high rise building Photo of high rise building

When a property manager of a luxury high rise building became aware that a broken valve on a humidifier leaked water into 5 units, his first response was to call SERVPRO of Edison. Our project manager was on site within 1.5 hours and assessing the damage to each unit. Coincidentally, that same evening there was a toilet overflow that affected 3 units on the other side of the building. Our certified project manager, crew chief and technicians worked over the next few days to remove all wet materials, clean and treat all areas with an anti-microbial solution and set up air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out all 8 condominiums. At the conclusion of our work, the property manager and all of the residents thanked us for helping make it "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