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Who Should You Call?

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

With more than 1,700 franchises nationwide, SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry. Our comprehensive storm restoration services include water removal, flood cleanup, mold remediation or removal, fire damage restoration, viral disinfecting and air duct cleaning. 

The experts at SERVPRO of Piscataway understand how devastating storm damage can be and aim to offer everything home and business owners should look for in a restoration company.

24-Hour Emergency Services

Disaster can strike anytime and when it comes to water damage after a storm, time is of the essence. Every second a structure is exposed to water increases the chance of mold.

SERVPRO of Piscataway is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. We are here to help around the clock, so we can be there for you when disaster strikes.

Certification and Experience

It is vital to have experienced professionals when dealing with water or fire damage. Home or business owners want to feel comfortable knowing that their property will be restored the right way.

Technicians at SERVPRO of Piscataway are all IICRC certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets high-quality standards for restoration companies. Our employees are constantly learning new techniques through e-Classes and certification training. 

Top Notch Equipment

Storm damage restoration is a complex process and requires advanced technology. Choosing a restoration company with the proper tools is crucial to minimizing damage.

SERVPRO of Piscataway only uses the best technology and equipment, including water removal machines, moisture exposing tools, and deodorization materials. We have access to the best equipment available on the market.

Locally Owned and Operated

SERVPRO of Piscataway is a locally owned company, which means we are more invested in ensuring our community bounces back after major storms. Our clients aren’t just clients—they’re neighbors, friends, and family. 

SERVPRO is a nationwide franchise, but each franchise is locally owned. This combination gives home and business owners the best of both worlds: the customer care and localized knowledge that comes with a local company and a large corporation's resources.

We Will Deal With Insurance For You

Storm damage restoration is a stressful process and dealing with insurance companies can be even worse. SERVPRO of Piscataway will take that stress away from you as well.

We are familiar with all major insurance providers and will deal with the claims process for you. We will ensure that the restoration process is well-documented with damage reports, billing forms, and photos of each step of the process. We will handle the insurance process from the beginning to the end.

To learn more about our great company call us today at SERVPRO of Piscataway.

SERVPRO of Piscataway

732-752-4445

Why Choose SERVPRO of Piscataway?

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

If you have ever had a disaster in your home whether it was flooding and water damage, fire or smoke damage, or discovering mold, you might wonder who to call. SERVPRO is the #1 restoration company in the industry!  Our company has highly trained and certified technicians, 24-hour emergency service, we are locally owned and operated, and a trusted leader in the restoration industry.  If you don’t believe SERVPRO of Piscataway is the best check it out these testimonials left by some of our awesome customers!

SERVPRO came to the rescue during an emergency we had after our sewer line cracked. They were professional, clean and on time. We worked with Frank and Mike who were tremendous. Have nothing but positives things to say about SERVPRO of Piscataway! -Keith

The crew sent was timely, professional, polite, knowledgeable, and courteous. We used SERVPRO for our HVAC duct cleaning, and they were met with many odd obstacles. These Gentlemen were able to overcome those with relative ease, thought on their feet, and did an excellent, clean job as if my home were their own. Given the totality of the circumstances, they essentially worked thru their own lunch-break to meet their own set of goals, and in my opinion went well above and beyond our expectations. They explained the process to us thoroughly without us having to even ask, and also detailed to us any shortfall and their solution to remedy whichever obstacle they ran into. I highly recommend, and would absolutely use them again! -Andrew

Debbie, Michael and the rest of the team were absolutely wonderful. They were punctual and professional and walked me through the entire process. They were able to clean up our water issue with minimal damage and communicated with me the entire way. I won’t ever use another company. I can’t say enough good things about them. -Megan

I honestly cannot say enough good things about SERVPRO. We called them the same day they came out, on time with amazing techs who were not only friendly and professional, but knowledgeable and extremely considerate to our needs. The techs estimated how long the job would take and they were right on point. It is refreshing to work with a company who hits every aspect of superior customer satisfaction out of the park! Everyone was beyond awesome! Thank you SERVPRO!-Kristina

Very pleased with the professionalism of the technicians who were very courteous and friendly. They explained everything before beginning the job, were thorough and careful as they worked. This company is highly recommended. - Carol

Even during the pandemic, the SERVPRO guys delivered. The flood in our building happened during the lockdown but that did not stop the team from taking the right precautions while remediating the water damage quickly and completely. I highly recommend Frank and SERVPRO. -Tress Realty

Our goal is to restore both our customer’s property and their peace of mind through timely mitigation. We will come in, restore the property to pre-damage condition, and make it "Like it never even happened." The happiness of our customers is our #1 priority!

If your home or business experiences water, fire, or mold, call SERVPRO of Piscataway at  732-752-4445.

SERVPRO of Piscataway is Here to Help

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Here’s why South Plainfield residents know to call us to help them deal with the restoration process.


We’re here to help you 24/7

Getting started early on restoration efforts can make a difference. That’s why our team is here to help you when you need our services. All you have to do is call us, and someone will be there to
help. Our team is available 24⁄7 for emergencies.


We believe in restoring homes

By working with you to meet your needs, we can help you find ways to save money on repairs. We will always look to repair and restore rather than replace whenever possible. And in some cases approaching a job from a restoration mindset
can help you save money on your homeowners insurance premiums in the future.


We can help with the whole process

House fires can damage your walls, your furniture’s upholstery and more. Other issues homeowners deal with after a fire include
smoke and water damage. Our team of experts has the tools needed to do your restoration work the right way.


We are a locally owned business

Because we’re a SERVPRO location, we can have access to the training, resources and equipment you would find at a large, growing company and the advantage of being a partner located right here in South Plainfield.


If you have fire damage in your home, you can count on us for restoration assistance. Our team is always ready to meet your needs and help you restore your home. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration.

SERVPRO of Piscataway

(732)752-4445

How SERVPRO of Piscataway Can Help Save You Money

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

One of the most important factors that can change how much fire damage to your home costs in repairs and restorations is how fast a team of damage mitigation professionals can get to the scene and control the situation. A response that takes too long can make a difference in repair costs.

How We Arrive Faster

SERVPRO of Piscataway crews can arrive within just a couple hours of your first call reporting fire damage to your home. We keep our personnel on standby 24/7 to react quickly and make sure every disaster gets handled with professionalism, speed and thoroughness that we have established on a nationwide scale.

Our company has a 1-4-8 Service Response Rule that we strictly adhere to. Within 1 hour from the notice of loss, a SERVPRO Professional will contact you to arrange for service. Within 4 hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO technician will be on-site to start mitigation services. Within 8 hours of an on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you.

You can call us, and a live representative can take your call and immediately begin the response process to send help to your home. Be sure to call us as quickly as possible after a disaster to make use of our full capabilities.

Why Does A Fast Response Matter?

Maintaining the sort of readiness that enables us to respond quickly around the clock is neither easy nor inexpensive. However, the benefits of that readiness pay off for our customers. The damaging effects of a fire, such as smoke residues and water-mixed sludges, can cause severe damage over time to your home through chemical reactions with building materials, deep staining, and many other effects. By arriving quickly, we can target the most urgent damaging factors first and stop them from causing any further problems in your home. The result is a faster clean up time, fewer materials replaced, and a lower final bill.

Locally Owned

SERVPRO of Piscataway is a locally owned and operated company with national resources that enable us to handle any variety of fire damage quickly and with minimal costs. Call us at (732) 752-4445 to learn more about our services.

What You Need to Know About Mold Remediation

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

If you ever incur a water damage situation in your home or commercial property, mold growth will likely follow. It is a known fact that mold growth can begin within 48 hours of exposure to moisture.

Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both inside and outdoors. Mold spores only become an issue when a minor problem is left untreated, which, in turn, creates a major mold infestation.

During mold remediation, the technicians isolate the contaminated areas. Depending on the level of remediation, this is accomplished by either closing all doors and windows or completely sealing off all doorways and openings with a polyethylene sheeting. Dust in the contaminated areas is then suppressed through misting.

Wet and mold-damaged materials are removed and discarded using plastic bags, and then all areas exposed to and affected by the mold are thoroughly cleaned and completely dried. A HEPA vacuum can be used for some cases to help remove the contamination and debris.

Once the debris is removed, the mold-affected area is then treated with a biocide and left overnight to kill the mold spores. The next day, the mold remediation technicians return and encapsulate the affected area and beyond.

If you feel your home or business may have incurred a mold problem, please act quickly and safely. Evaluate the size of the problem. If the mold-affected area is greater than 10 square feet, that is when it is time to call the professionals.

These professionals you use for your mold problem should be highly trained and certified in areas like:

  • Applied microbial remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Applied structural drying

While it is true that some minor mold issues can be successfully resolved by home and business owners on their own, it is always wise to contact the professionals to ensure a quick and safest resolution to the problem.

At SERVPRO® of Piscataway, our mold damage specialists are trained and certified experts in mold remediation. If your home or business is experiencing a mold issue, contact us to begin the mold remediation process. Call us today at 732-752-4445.

SERVPRO of Piscataway Can Clean Your Home or Business

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Disinfecting Here to Help You Disinfect!

SERVPRO® of Piscataway technicians are qualified to clean and properly apply disinfectants according to the CDC’s protocols.

Many of SERVPRO's cleaning products include products the CDC recommends for other coronaviruses (such as SARS).  The EPA has just added three more of our branded disinfectants to their approved product list! 

We clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as:

  • Counters and tabletops
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Toilets & other bathroom fixtures (faucets, handrails, tubs & showers)
  • Tablets, keyboards & other office (home or business) equipment

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting the following areas:

  • Kitchen & dining areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools, classrooms, conference rooms
  • Retail spaces, including
    • Sales counters
    • Racks, shelves
    • Hand-rails & elevator cars
    • Flooring, regardless of material
    • Water fountains
    • Carpets, rugs
    • Fitness equipment
    • Playground equipment

If you would like to hear more information about this, give SERVPRO of Piscataway a call at 732-752-4445.

Why We Always Respond Quickly after Water Damage

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

If you have fallen victim to water damage, you are aware of the stress it can cause you and your family as you work to sort out all of the details.
There is so much to consider, but not a lot of time to do it because acting quickly is so vital to preventing further damage and getting the moisture out.

Because these things are so important, we always pride ourselves on our quick response after Piscataway residents give us a call. We have a 24⁄7 emergency line so you can always get in
touch with us, and our trained technicians will respond right away when you do. Here is why we are so adamant about a quick response:

Why We Are Adamant About a Quick Response to Water Damage

Moving standing water out quickly is essential. When you have water damage, if there is any standing water left behind, getting that out as quickly as possible is the best way to prevent
further damage. That is why it is one of the first things we do when we respond to your call after checking that the scene is safe. We have truck-mounted pumps and vacuums that enable us
to pump out gallons of water by the hundreds, which can significantly improve drying time and reduce further complications.


Drying things out quickly will discourage mold from growing.

In addition to the damage to your belongings and your home’s structure from the water itself, mold damage is also a very real concern in the wake of water damage. Mold can begin to grow almost immediately after water damage occurs, and it can cause unprecedented damages to your home. By responding quickly, we are reducing the chances that mold can begin growing in the first place and treating it rapidly in the event that it does.

We want our customers to have peace of mind.

We understand that water damage is stressful, and many people want it to be handled right away. By responding quickly and getting right to work, we give our customers peace of mind regarding the damages and the restoration, so you can know that you are in good hands.

If you have suffered from water damage in your home, we are here 24⁄7. Contact us today to report damage or to learn more about our process at 732-752-4445

We are Cleaning Experts

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Piscataway is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of Coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the Coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the Coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Piscataway, 732-752-4445

The 1-4-8 Rules of Service

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Piscataway knows all too well how devastating it can be when your home has water damage. Time is of the essence and it is vital to not wait to get it cleaned. In this stressful situation you can be sure that SERVPRO of Piscataway will be ready to help in a timely manner by adhering to our 1-4-8 policy. 

  • 1- Within 1 hour our office team will get in contact with you to set up service.
  • 4- Our technicians will be on-site to begin mitigation services within 4 Hours of the notice of loss.
  • 8- We will provide a verbal briefing of the scope of work to you within 8 business hours of on-site arrival. 

SERVPRO of Piscataway will make it seem "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Piscataway 24/7 - 365 days a year at (732) 752- 4445 for any water, fire, or mold damage. 

Why Choose SERVPRO of Piscataway?

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

We understand you have the choice in deciding which restoration company you want when disaster strikes. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of Piscataway responds immediately and uses advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. We closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of Piscataway is dedicated to responding immediately to emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost. For any job we get called into, we go by the 148 policy. We have 1 hour to get into contact with you and set up a time to be there. We have 4 hours to be on site at your disaster- big or small. And we have 8 hours to brief the team and get started on getting your home or business back to "Like it never even happened."

We're Fire and Water Damage Specialists

As water and fire damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician

  • Odor Control Technician

  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

We Use Advanced Water Restoration Equipment and Techniques

Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. We finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, we live and work in this community too. We are close by and ready to respond immediately when you need cleaning or restoration services. We’re also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which allows us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can even call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams for additional resources.

When disaster strikes your home or business, get the professionals. Call SERVPRO of Piscataway at (732) 752-4445. 

Reasons Why Our Response Time Matter

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck SERVPRO of Piscataway is here for you 24/7 - 365 days a year.

As leaders in the restoration industry, we are well aware of how important restoration is to homeowners. That is why we are passionate about always responding quickly and performing a top-notch job.

Though discovering damage will always begin a stressful time, our 24/7 emergency line and highly trained technicians will make the process much smoother. By responding quickly, we will be able to get your life back on track as soon as possible so your home can go back to the way it was. 

3 Key Ways a Quick Response Benefit You

1. We can prevent additional damage from occurring. It is rare that damages to a home are simply a black and white issue. There are so many damages that can compound on one another, especially when they are allowed to sit for a long time without being treated. For example, in the case of water damage, mold can develop as quickly as 24 hours after flooding occurs. That is why we keep our emergency line on 24/7, so you can report damage and get a quick response at any hour.

2. Homeowners can gain peace of mind. Obtaining damages to your home is one of the most difficult events homeowners can face in their life. Whether you are dealing with general stress after a natural disaster or simply worried about the restoration process for your home, our rapid response will reassure you that your home will be restored as quickly as possible. 

3. We can work with you every step of the way. Whether you need a full overhaul due to a flood or have some minor damage from a stove fire, we are here to help. Because our technicians are trained to the highest standards in the restoration industry, they'll know exactly what to do when they arrive on the scene. This means that the moment they get there, they can take action and begin helping you with every aspect of restoration, instead of only arriving after you have already begun the process on your own. 

If you've experienced damage to your home, don't hesitate to give us a call. We can respond at any hour and begin restoring your home right away. 

How We Work Efficiently During Water Restoration

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Walls damaged from water Walls damaged from water

When you select a company to repair water damage to your home, it is important that you can trust them and have faith in their work. Not only are your home and belongings of the utmost importance, but for water restoration, working quickly and efficiently is key to preventing further issues. 

That is why we have our process down to a time-tested science and can guarantee you will be pleased with the results. 

Timeline of Water Damage Restoration

Step 1: Notification and Service Arrangement 

From the time you notify us of a loss, we will contact you within an hour to arrange the details of your service, so you can rest assured that help is on the way.

Step 2: Getting to Your Door

In four hours' time, our technicians will be at your door to begin the assessment process. By responding to this quickly, we can prevent additional damage from occurring and save you time and money. 

Step 3: Providing a Detailed Explanation

After we assess the damage, we will explain to you what we have discovered and give you a detailed overview of the work we will be performing. Here is where you will learn about our time estimate and what to expect during the working process.

Step 4: Contacting Appropriate Parties

Within eight hours from the time we arrive, we will contact any appropriate parties that should be involved in the process, such as property managers or insurance agents. 

Step 5: Pretesting

Starting at the source of the water damage and working their way through the home, our technicians will being the pretesting process to determine the restoration process that will be most effective.

Step 6: Cleaning and Restoration

By utilizing our state-of-the-art equipment and technical knowledge, our technicians will begin the cleanup and restoration process so your home can be restored quickly to its pre-damaged condition.

Step 7: A Final Walkthrough

Once all the work is completed, we will take you for a final walkthrough to show you the details of our restoration and ensure you are satisfied with the work that has been performed. 

Do you have water damage in your home? We are here 24/7 to help you! Contact us today at (732) 752-4445. 

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile on smartphones or tablets, "When damage strikes you can be ruined or you can be ready"

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is a free, downloadable emergency preparedness tool designed to assist business owners in case of emergency. As a company who see the effects of these catastrophes every day, SERVPRO of Piscataway knows the importance of thorough planning. According to FEMA, about 50% of businesses never reopen after facing a disaster. By developing a SERVPRO ERP, you minimize business downtime by having a plan of action in the event disaster strikes. The ERP contains important information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. The sooner you get in contact with us, the faster our technicians can get there and prevent more damage. 

Advantages of the SERVPRO ERP

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility containing critical information needed in case of emergency
  •  A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Piscataway as your disaster mitigation & restoration provider
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin
  • Provides facility details such as a shut off valve locations, priority areas and priority contacts

Getting Started

  • Step 1: Visit SERVPRO.com/Ready and register for an account using your email address as your username and choose a password.
  • Step 2: Choose your preferred SERVPRO Franchise Representative to contact in the event your business experiences water, fire, mold, or other types of damage.
  • Step 3: Call and schedule our knowledgeable technicians to come to your facility and record the details such as shut-off valves, priority areas and priority contact info. They will take pictures of all exits, stairwells, elevators, electrical rooms, alarm locations, water/gas shut-off valves, and any other important information.
  • Step 4: Begin creating ERP's for all your properties.
  • Step 5: Download the SERVPRO Ready Plan App on your IPhone, tablet, Android, or Blackberry device from the respective App store.
  • Step 6: Launch the Ready Plan App & sign in using the same username and password from Step 1.

At this point it may take a few minutes for the data to sync. All your ERP information will appear on your tablet or mobile device. You can now and manage ERP information from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

If you have any questions about the Emergency READY Profile, or if you would like to schedule a time for one of our technicians to come to your business and fill one out, give us a call! (732) 752-4445.

Gutters and Downspouts

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Its isn't a great way to spend your weekend, but cleaning out built up debris is important. There are many problems that are caused by clogged gutters.

Not everyone would stop to think about the problems that can come from clogged gutters. From your roofing to your foundation damage can be done if there isn't a way for water to properly flow away from your property.

Damaged to your roof can be caused, when your gutters are left clogged with leave or other debris. It can also cause an overflow of water, or even a flood. this can cause your roof to deteriorate more quickly.

Clogged gutters can even be the nesting homes for all sorts of insects and animals. Specifically, when gutters are clogged it can cause an overflow of water. The overflow of water can eventually flow along the foundation of your property, which can freeze and crack your foundation.

SERVPRO of Piscataway highly recommends that gutters be cleaned right after the leaves have fallen in autumn. Our team is well informed and fully trained in taking care of any problems caused by improperly draining water. SERVPRO of Piscataway is at your call 24/7 for all your gutter and downspout problems.

Why SERVPRO for a Severe Weather Preparedness Plan

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

 
Coming Up With a Severe Weather Preparedness Plan | SERVPRO® of Piscataway

We count on advanced warning for some types of severe weather, but there are also those occasions where we get caught off-guard by some severe weather events.

To ensure your family is prepared for different types of severe weather situations, there are steps you can take and safety tips to follow.

Creating a Family Emergency Plan

One of the best ways to be prepared for these weather situations is to create a family emergency plan.

If your family does have an emergency plan in place, so that everyone knows what to do, it is important to practice, discuss and review it at the start of various weather seasons.

If this step has not yet been completed, here are some things to take into consideration when creating it:

1. Receiving emergency alerts

Today’s technologies make it easy to receive emergency alerts and warnings on your smartphone that is equipped with a weather app or Google. This can provide you with valuable time in severe weather situations, in addition to the warnings and alerts that are broadcast over radio and TV.

2. Knowing storm shelter options

When living in an area where tornadoes are common, you should shelter in the lowest part of your home, preferably a basement if you have one. If there is no basement, use an interior room on the lowest level that is away from corners, windows, doors and outside walls. Tornadoes are not the only situations that require some form of storm shelter, and you can learn about more of the situations that call for them by visiting ready.gov.

3. Having multiple evacuation routes

A mapped out evacuation route is good, and having several routes is best as there is that possibility a route could become impassable. Hurricanes, floods and fires can cause you to evacuate quickly and knowing the routes ahead of time is a plus. Find routes with places that will allow you to stay with your pets along the way.

4. Making sure communication remains open

Cell phones are an excellent form of communication for families in an emergency, however, in some circumstances that may not be entirely possible. Cell phone towers can be damaged, phones may be lost or left behind, and phone batteries will die if there is no power to recharge them.

Your family should have an emergency communication plan in place and a safe meeting place after evacuation so that you can all meet there if separated.

If a storm does cause damage to your home or business, don’t hesitate to call your friends at SERVPRO® of Piscataway to get the cleanup and restoration process started.

Why SERVPRO?

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO?

SERVPRO of Piscataway understands your situation. Whether it be Fire, Water Or Mold related we are always here to help.

Our certified trained technicians will make you feel at ease when you speak to them regarding your concerns.

We at SERVPRO of Piscataway work with all types of claims and will work with your insurance company to give you peace of mind.

Emergency Response to Claims

Restoring property is SERVPRO of Piscataway first priority. You will appreciate the immediate response and you will know everything is being done to limit the damage.

Pretesting to Reduces Claims Expense

Restoring property is less expensive than replacing property. Claims Professionals know the rule is, "Restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary." SERVPROof Piscataway  makes sure pretesting is completed on every loss to determine restorability.

Claims Inventory Service

SERVPRO of Piscataway professionals can provide an itemized loss inventory. You will receive an Excel formatted report and pictures of important items.

Superior, Time-Tested Training

Effective training is the best way to receive the service every customer deserves. SERVPRO of Piscataway technicians are fully trained to IICRC standards in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration. .

Serving Adjusters and Their Clients

At SERVPRO of Piscataway our technicians job is to reassure the customer, perform quality service and to report to you quickly with any findings. 24-hour emergency response, damage mitigation, loss assessment, and an electronic files are available to you within hours. 

Hard-earned results have made SERVPRO of Piscataway is a trusted company for water, Fire and mold cleanups and restoration needs.

So Give us a call for all your water fire mold and restoration needs

SERVPRO of Piscataway 732-752-4445

The Importance of Your Business Being Prepared for a Disaster | SERVPRO® of Piscataway

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

The Importance of Your Business Being Prepared for a Disaster | SERVPRO® of Piscataway

Would your business be prepared to face all that Mother Nature can throw at it through floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes? The most important key to surviving these natural disasters is to be prepared for these situations.

Being prepared for those scenarios involves building a natural disaster plan for your business. This blog will cover some aspects to consider when designing that plan.

Consider This

There are many different factors you will need to consider when building a disaster plan for your business. This includes your employees as well as your assets such as equipment and merchandise.

Some of those considerations to include should be:

  1. How to safely protect your employees
  2. How to secure your assets
  3. How to get business up and running again

There have been many checklists made available to us by sources like the Red Cross, FEMA and Ready.gov that will assist you identifying areas that need to be included in your natural disaster preparedness plan. These sources will also show you just how unprepared you are.

Employee and Visitor Safety Is Crucial

In case a disaster were to strike without warning, a plan needs to be in place that lists procedures and safety measures for employees and visitors to follow and is extremely important.

Make sure evacuation routes and exits from your facility are all clearly marked, mark a shelter space within the building for people to use as a shelter, consider installing emergency lighting, and have designated volunteer “safety wardens” who are properly trained and ready to guide and assist with all emergency efforts.

When making a selection for a shelter space, it is always recommended to use a basement or storm cellar in the event of tornadoes or other high-wind situations. This is not always an option, so if you have no basement space, identify a small interior room on the lowest level of the building or a closet or interior hallway also located on the lowest level of the building.

The Importance of Asset Protection

If you have a business that is located in a brick and mortar building, you’ll still want to make provisions for protecting the assets that are inside. From equipment to merchandise, you stand to lose thousands of dollars when a natural disaster strikes.

Be sure to have a comprehensive and up-to-date inventory of these items, and yes, having photographs prior to a disaster whenever possible is always helpful if insurance claims will have to be made. If your assets are based on a computer server, take the steps necessary to ensure that the backup system is working and the storage system cannot be damaged.

If you own your building, you can talk with a contractor to uncover areas that could be improved on in regard to structural integrity. The contractor can walk you through possible safety upgrades and advise on any areas that may not make the grade in certain weather situation.

Back to Business

When a natural disaster does occur, it is possible that your business will have to be closed due to damage, and every day you remain closed is another day of lost profits. It is wise to have a “rainy day” fund saved to help with additional costs that are not covered by your insurance.

Take some time and talk with a contractor to locate areas that could be improved on with regard to structural integrity. This contractor can also walk you through possible safety upgrades and identify any areas that may not meet code certain weather situation.

Compile a list of contractors that would be available for construction concerns, and find a cleanup and restoration service that will be available to quickly respond to your emergency situation.

With SERVPRO® of Piscataway, you can count on us to get to the disaster faster and make it "Like it never even happened." Our expertise and trained professionals are fully prepared to help with water damage, storm damage, fire damage and mold remediation quickly and effectively.

Knowing what to do when disaster strikes your business is of the utmost importance. When it comes to the cleanup and restoration aspects, depend on SERVPRO® of Piscataway to be there for you.

Why SERVPRO Of Piscataway for Mold Remediation

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

 
What You Need to Know About Mold Remediation | SERVPRO® of Piscataway

If you ever incur a water damage situation in your home or commercial property, mold growth will likely follow. It is a known fact that mold growth can begin within 48 hours of exposure to moisture.

If you are faced with a mold issue, knowing what next steps you should take is vital, which is why we’re offering an overview of mold remediation in this blog.

Important Info on Mold Remediation

There are many companies out there that advertise for mold remediation and mold removal, but the latter of the two is false. Removing all mold from a home or business is simply impossible. A qualified restoration company focuses on mold remediation and, thereby, brings the mold levels back to normal and natural levels.

Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both inside and outdoors. Mold spores only become an issue when a minor problem is left untreated, which, in turn, creates a major mold infestation.

During mold remediation, the technicians isolate the contaminated areas. Depending on the level of remediation, this is accomplished by either closing all doors and windows or completely sealing off all doorways and openings with a polyethylene sheeting. Dust in the contaminated areas is then suppressed through misting.

Wet and mold-damaged materials are removed and discarded using plastic bags, and then all areas exposed to and affected by the mold are thoroughly cleaned and completely dried. A HEPA vacuum can be used for some cases to help remove the contamination and debris.

Once the debris is removed, the mold-affected area is then treated with a biocide and left overnight to kill the mold spores. The next day, the mold remediation technicians return and encapsulate the affected area and beyond.

What to Look for in Mold Remediation Services

If you feel your home or business may have incurred a mold problem, please act quickly and safely. Evaluate the size of the problem. If the mold-affected area is greater than 10 square feet, that is when it is time to call the professionals.

These professionals you use for your mold problem should be highly trained and certified in areas like:

  • Applied microbial remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Applied structural drying

While it is true that some minor mold issues can be successfully resolved by home and business owners on their own, it is always wise to contact the professionals to ensure a quick and safest resolution to the problem.

At SERVPRO® of Piscataway, our mold damage specialists are trained and certified experts in mold remediation. If your home or business is experiencing a mold issue, contact us to begin the mold remediation process.

The Lowdown on Damaging Winds | SERVPRO® of Piscataway

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

The Lowdown on Damaging Winds | SERVPRO® of Piscataway

There are many concerns that come with severe storms, and damaging winds are one of them. These winds often happen with minimal warning and can wreak havoc, causing long-term structural impacts.

Breaking Down Damaging Winds

Tornadoes and hurricanes are probably what first comes to mind when thinking about damaging winds; however, those are not the only ones to be concerned about.

Traditionally, damaging winds are those with wind speeds exceeding 50–60 mph and can be the result of a strong thunderstorm. You will commonly hear damaging winds referred to as “straight-line” winds, which differentiates them from the winds stemming from a tornado.

Damage caused by these winds can be especially devastating and destructive, causing loose objects to become projectiles. The windows and the roof can take the brunt of this damage, and if it’s extensive, can cause water damage to the home as well as the outside elements come indoors.

Anyone living in a thunderstorm-prone area can be vulnerable to damaging winds, but there are some structures that are especially at risk. Mobile homes, even while anchored, could be seriously damaged by wind gusts exceeding 80 mph.

How to Protect Your Home

There are many suggestions that will help you protect your property from damaging winds, but keep in mind “reinforce and remove, the “Two R’s” of protecting your property against damaging winds.

  • Make sure to have your garage door professionally reinforced.

  • Remove and/or anchor any loose items on your property that could be moved or tossed around by the wind, such as trash cans, grills and outdoor furniture.

  • If you have a large or dying tree near your home, have a professional remove it and any large branches that could be blown over onto your home or break away and come through the window.

Often, damaging winds do not come when it is convenient or with advanced warning. Being proactive and practicing the above suggestions can prepare you for just those times.

Also, if you are building a new home or renovating an older home, be sure that all windows, walls and doors are compliant with the building code for your area.

If your home has been hit by damaging winds and resulting water damage, the highly trained specialists at SERVPRO® of Piscataway are here to help with the cleanup and restoration of your home.