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SERVPRO of Piscataway is now affiliated with ISNetworld

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

ISNetworld® is a 3rd party system that verifies a contractors safety, procurement, regulatory, and quality data. Contractors may find themselves being requested by their customers to be approved on this system to work or continue to work with them. That is where we can help!


With hundreds of questions in an ISNetworld® Compliance Questionnaire, submitting requested forms, and the requirement of having to create and submit industry-specific safety programs, we know compliance is the last thing your company may want to focus on. From the MSQ® to your RAVS® section we can get your account up to speed and on your way to compliance. Our expert compliance staff with over 20 years experience has been getting and keeping company's like yours ISNetworld® compliant.

Basement Spring Cleaning

3/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Piscataway is here to help you when you get a flood in your basement, but what can you do before this happens?


Your basement is probably full of seasonal items, exercise equipment, old appliances, tools, and family keepsakes.  Be prepared and get important items up off the floor.  



 


Here are some tips for cleaning up your basement which we found from www.budgetbasement.com's blog.


 


Manage your time wisely


First, mentally and physically prepare to spend at least half a day down in the basement. Choose a day when you don’t have to go anywhere and can devote all your time to this project. Thinking you can be done in an hour is a big mistake and a sure way to have this cleanup dragging for weeks.


Also, avoid wasting time on sentiments. We’ve all been there: you find an old photo album and there it goes – 40 minutes lost just flipping through the pages and reminiscing on good old days. Never forget that your objective is to clean – once it’s completed, you can always go back and revisit this album (because now it’s easy to find).


Suit up


You never know what could be lurking in your basement, especially if you haven’t cleaned it for years. Just to be on the safe side:


- Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, preferably items that cover your arms and legs.


- Put a face mask on to protect yourself from dust, allergens and mold spores.


- Have goggles at hand if it gets really dusty.


- Don’t walk in an unfinished basement barefoot – put on closed-toe shoes.


- Have a pair of rubber gloves handy in case you come across something nasty.


Provide sufficient lighting


You will need to see what you are doing, so start the cleanup by washing the windows if you have any in your basement. Clean both sides and enjoy the sunlight. If there’s still not enough light, bring down a few lamps and plug them in. 


Identify the elephants in the room


Look around in your basement and note individual items that take up the most space. Now is a good time to reevaluate your possessions. Some of them you may no longer need (as proven by the years of collecting dust in the basement.) Sell, donate, or toss old items you don’t have use for. This will help you free up some space for more important stuff.


What doesn’t belong here?


Sometimes, odd things end up in your basement: toys left by kids and forgotten, empty detergent bottles meant for recycling or some stuff you just tossed in there to get it out of sight. Quickly scan your basement to identify these items and bring them back where they belong: upstairs, in the garage, in the laundry room or a storage shed.


Some of the things that don’t belong in your basement are broken items. You might have kept them with the intention to fix, but let’s face it: it’s not happening. So either get them fixed ASAP or discard them in the trash or at a recycling facility.


Sort and Declutter


This is where the dusty part comes in – sorting through the bottomless boxes of stuff. The most important thing is to stay focused and come up with your own system of how you want to organize things. An extra Ethernet cable can go into a box with “wires” or classified under “computer stuff.” It’s all up to you. 


It’s time to clean


Now that you have all the containers neatly stacked, you can actually clean the basement. Vacuum up any loose debris from the floors, as well as cob webs in the corners and on the ceiling. You can mop the floors with soapy water, but be sure to run a dehumidifier to help with drying. Wipe the dust off of the shelving units and freestanding containers.


Basement spring cleaning gives you a chance to get familiar with your basement and determine if it has any problems, such as mold or water issues. While moving the boxes around, look in every crevice and note any wet spots or water damage on your items. 


 


SERVPRO of Piscataway is here to help with any of your water or mold needs.


Piscataway Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Piscataway basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - (732) 752-4445

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Piscataway and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • 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-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (732) 752-4445

South Plainfield Smoke and Soot Cleanup

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

 

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Piscataway will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (732) 752-4445

For Immediate Service in Piscataway, Call SERVPRO

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

General For Immediate Service in Piscataway, Call SERVPRO We'll be there for your professional cleaning or emergency restoration needs.

SERVPRO of Piscataway provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Piscataway. 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) 752-4445


Residential Services


Whether your Piscataway 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 Piscataway 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. Learn more about our commercial services: SERVPRO Commercial Services



  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration

  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

When Storms or Floods hit South Plainfield, SERVPRO is ready!

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

 

SERVPRO of Piscataway 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 South Plainfield, 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 (click here) that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (973) 752-4445