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3 Winter Roof Damage Issues Business Owners Need To Know

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

snowy roof If Winter Weather does damage to your home or business, we have a Pro to help! Call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall anytime at 732-577-1010!

Winter can be a hard time for Central Jersey business owners. Winter can cause damage to their Monmouth County homes but they also have to worry about their business. Here are some common issues that Jersey Shore business owners need to be aware of as winter weather continues here in the Howell / Wall area.

Ice Dam Formation

When the warm air is rising from the inside of your building, it loosens the shingles as well as the snow on top of the shingles. The melted snow travels to colder parts of the roof where it freezes once again. That creates a blockade for the other snow that melts and falls which causes the water sitting there to seep through the lose shingles or any cracks on that roof. This will lead to water leaking into your building. One good way to prevent this is to keep the gutter clean and install a heat trace cable in the gutter to melt the snow and keep that flow going.

Icicle Formation

Similar to the ice dam formation, icicles are formed when the snow on the roof travels then freezes up on the edge of the roof. They can cause damage to your shingles and gutter and fall on the pedestrians walking by.  The simple tactic of using a rake and removing the icicles should do the trick.

Heavy Rooftop Snow Loads

All roofs are designed and built differently, which means they all support different weights. If a huge snow storm hits and your roof is left with a very large load of snow on it, your roof is running a very high risk of collapsing. And if it is bad enough, it can all fall through into your building and damage the contents in your building. If you see any signs of this problem call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall immediately.

With all of this being said, having a roof inspection before anything hits is a good idea to keep the building in good shape and everything inside that building. These points can also apply to your home as well. 

Should harsh winter weather do damage to your home or business, we will be there to help!  

Call us at anytime, day or night, weekdays and weekends and holidays too.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 732-577-1010.

Let your Howell area customers and employees know they are in a clean environment

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is our commitment to keeping your Howell / Wall area business safe for customers and employees. Call us at 732-577-1010.

Numbers are on the rise in New Jersey and we all must stay proactive to stop the spread of COVID-19.   

We all have to make every effort to keep our businesses as clean as possible.  

How can you do your part to keep people safe?  Make sure your place is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.

  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.

  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

We are committed to keeping the residents of the Jersey Shore safe and are here to help.   

Call us today at 732-577-1010 for a consultation on how you can keep your workplace clean...Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!  

What to do in case of Frozen Pipes, Burst Pipes and Indoor Flooding

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

Frozen Pipes The cold weather has arrived on the Jersey Shore, if your frozen pipes burst, call the Pros of SERVPRO of Howell/Wall at 732-577-1010!

Weather is getting colder in the Howell / Wall area and the risk of frozen pipes bursting will increase.  If disaster strikes your lower Monmouth County home or business there are things you need to remember.

Here are some WHAT TO DO tips while you wait for SERVPRO to arrive:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

    What NOT To Do After Water Damage:

    Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
    • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
    • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
    • Don't use the television or other household appliances.
    • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Should you experience flooding and water damage in your Howell area home or business, we have the expert Pros at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall to help.  

Call us anytime at 732-577-1010!  We will be be there to get you through it!

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

Happy Holidays Happy Holidays from your Friends at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall!

The most wonderful time of year is here and it is time for most of us to deck the halls.  

As you prepare to decorate for the holiday, here are some tips on how to keep yourself, your family, and your home safe this holiday season...

  • Use clips to safely attach lights to the house
  • Inspect your lights before you hang them
  • Replace out lights
  • Never connect more then 3 strings of lights at a time
  • Be mindful of low-hanging or damaged wires to protect pets and children
  • Use ladder safety when putting up or taking down your holiday decorations
  • Never plug more than two appliances into an outlet at once or “piggyback” extra appliances on extension cords or wall outlets
  • Remember to keep candle flames far away from decorations, ornaments and especially trees
  • When building a fire to keep cozy, test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, burn only dry, split firewood (avoid chemically treated wood), and close damper when fireplace is not in use

Happy Holidays from your friends at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall! 

This week's storm leave you all wet? Call the Pros at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Storms Got Storm Damage? Call the expert pros of SERVPRO Howell / Wall at 732-577-1010!

This past week, a Nor'easter ripped through our area.  Leaving behind downed trees, flooded basements and damage throughout Monmouth County.   

Nor'easters don’t wait for normal business hours to wreak havoc, that is why we are on call when you need an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

We are the expert pros in storm and water damage restoration! SERVPRO of Howell / Wall has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

We storms do damage to your Jersey Shore home or business, you know to call the Pros at SERVPRO of Howell / Wall at 732-577-1010 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

When Water Damage Happens in the Howell, Call the pros at SERVPRO Howell/Wall

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Howell Got water damage in your Southern Monmouth County home or business? Call the pros at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall at 732-577-1010!

If you are grappling with the aftermath of residential water damage, you want those problems resolved as quickly as possible. At SERVPRO of Howell/Wall, we are faster to any size disaster!  Our job is to provide expert service with state-of-the-art equipment to service our customers when they are in need of professional water damage restoration.

What You Can Expect From a Water Damage Restoration Service 

When you contact us to assess the character of your problem, we will respond by sending a team of friendly, knowledgeable service technicians and leaders to your home. We will make a full inspection and assessment of your property, making sure to note where all of the damage and future potential trouble spots lie. We find the source of the water intrusion, if not visible, for repair. We must identify the water to determine if it is contaminated (such as Black Water from a sewage backup or groundwater intrusion), to use a correct and safe extraction method. Once we have completed this initial diagnosis, we provide you with a full estimate of the cost involved.  We will even help you with the insurance claims process.

How We Deal With Water Damage 

Once water damage in has taken its toll, engage the path to a solution as soon as possible. This means hiring a professional cleanup and restoration service to drain all of the unwanted water out of the building. We have truck-mounted pumps and portable extractors to quickly dispatch water. Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) can dry out your home with the additional aid of air movers and dehumidifiers, both desiccant and refrigerant. Our trained WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technicians, adhere to the cleaning standards of the IICRC. We ensure, by testing with moisture meters, infrared cameras, and hygrometers, that the affected areas are dry. 

Contact Your Local Residential Water Damage Service

SERVPRO of Howell/Wall is here to be your one-stop water damage cleanup and restoration authority. For all fire, mold, and water issue, we are fully equipped and qualified to address and solve them quickly. We are locally owned and operated and can be contacted at any time of the day or night, any day of the week, including holidays.   Call us at 732-577-1010!

Why SERVPRO? We are the pros when disaster strikes!

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Howell/Wall group in front of SERVPRO vehicles The Expert Pros at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall are here to serve our local community. Should disaster strike your home of business, call us @ 732-577-1010

The Pros at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall are here for the local area when disaster strikes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

That means when you have a water emergency, our expert water damage repair and restoration team will be there. Whether is is a toilet overflowing, sewage back up, or flooding from a storm...our high trained pros and state of the art equipment will be there to help!

If your home or business is has a fire, after the heroes of the fire department extinguish the flames, our pros in fire damage restoration will be there to get you back on your feet.  We will be there to help you restore your home or business from the fire and smoke damage, help remove the odors, and clean your fabric and upholstery.

Mold can cause health effects to you, your families and customers.  Mold can spread extremely fast, in as little as 48 hours.  If you suspect mold in your home and business, give a call and we will be over to assess the situation.  Our pros have the training, expertise and equipment to remediate your mold infestation.

Whether the damage is big or small, we have the right team to handle any disaster.  We are here to help and will make sure your home and business are back to normal as quickly as possible and make it "Like it never even happened."  Call us any time at 732-577-1010.

Fire Safety Tip: Have an Escape Plan

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Plan Having a plan in place can help save lives. Create and practice a fire escape plan with your family.

Did you know that the size of a fire doubles every minute?  This causes fires to travel at an extremely fast pace. If your home catches fire, you and your family may only have a minute to escape the flames!  This leaves you and your family a very short amount of time to escape unscathed! 

It is extremely important that you and your loved ones have a plan before in case disaster strikes. 

Here are some tips to help you act and escape as quickly as possible. 

1.) Have a fire alarm inside and outside every bedroom.

It is vital that you have alarms inside and outside of every bedroom.  If a fire starts in the middle of the night, these alarms will ensure that everybody in the house will hear and awake in the event of a fire; even if they are sleeping.

2.) Make sure that there are fire alarms on every story of your multi-level home.

In addition to the fire alarms inside and outside of every bedroom, you should also have them installed on every floor of your home. If a fire starts on a floor without a bedroom, it’s important that you’re able to hear the alarms no matter what floor you’re on.

3.) Create a floor plan of your home marking two exits from each room.

Having a floor plan is an extremely important part to having a fire escape plan, especially if you have children. You should mark two ways to exit every room in the house on the floor plan. This will allow you alternative options if one of the exits is blocked by flames in the event of having to escape.

4.) Go over the floor plan with everyone that lives in your home. 

It is vital that everybody in your home knows the fire escape plan, especially the kids. On the floor plan, point out the two exits for each room and the location of each fire alarm.

5.) Choose an outside meeting place.

Another important step is to choose where you will all gather outside after escaping the fire.  Here are some examples: neighbor’s house, a light post, mailbox or a stop sign. This will allow you to make sure that everyone is safely out of the house and accounted for in the event of a house fire.

6.) Practice your escape plan.

Practice makes perfect and creating a plan on paper can only do so much. It’s imperative that the entire family practice the plan in each room of your house. This will allow for the fastest reaction time in the event of an actual emergency.

7.) Get out immediately if you hear the smoke alarms.

If you hear your smoke alarms, you need to get out of your house immediately. Don’t hesitate to see if it’s a false alarm or grab any valuables. Remember that nothing is more important than saving the lives of both you and your loved ones.

At SERVPRO of Howell/Wall we are here to help.  Should you are someone you know have any questions about fire damage, smoke damage or making a fire escape plan, please do not hesitate to call us at 732-577-1010.

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Plumbing issues? Read these tips.

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

Plumbing Plumbing issues cause damage to your home? Call the experts in water damage at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall at 732-577-1010!

You depend on your home’s plumbing each and every day.  Whether it is for the hot water in your shower to the water boiling on your stove.  Water is so important to our daily lives. It is even more important to maintain your plumbing regularly to make sure there aren’t any major issues lurking in your home.  Proper maintenance can help disasters from happening, such as leaks or sewage backups. Despite regular maintenance, plumbing problems can still occur, so it’s good to be aware of common plumbing issues and what you can do to solve them or minimize damage to your home.

Low Water Pressure

Proper water pressure is necessary for washing your hands, cleaning dishes, and taking a shower. If you’ve noticed a significant drop in your home’s water pressure, you probably have a clogged pipe. It’s also possible that you need to fully open your shutoff valve. If you’re only having water pressure issues with one faucet, the solution may be as simple as cleaning the aerator or removing a nearby clog.

Dripping Faucet

Depending on the severity of the drip, a dripping faucet can raise your water bill and waste a significant amount of water—not to mention how annoying it can be. Luckily, fixing a dripping faucet is usually as simple as replacing seats and springs or a washer in the faucet.

Running Toilet

It happens so frequently: minutes after flushing your toilet, you can still hear the toilet running as if the bowl is filling with water. This is an incredibly annoying problem to have, but usually, an easy one to fix. Remove the lid from your toilet tank and make sure that your tank ball, flapper valve, and flush valve are working properly—if any of them are sticking or not functioning right, they’re easy to replace.

Clogged Drain

Clogged or slow drains are probably the most common plumbing problem. Plumbing pipes are designed to allow water and waste to flow through freely, but over time, built up hair, soap scum and other debris can form a clog in your drain that prevents water from passing. This is almost sure to happen in any home given enough time. You can use vinegar and baking soda to break up clogs in your sink, or you can buy a drain auger and remove the clog manually.

Sometimes the clog may be deeper in your pipes or too severe to easily remove, look into professional plumbing services; they have the equipment and expertise to clear clogged drains without causing damage to your plumbing.

Leaking Pipes

Leaks aren’t just an annoyance; they can significantly increase your water bill and quickly cause damage to your home. If you have a leaking pipe that’s beyond a slow drip, shut your water off as soon as possible. If there is any chance of mold or structural damage to your home, avoid spending a fortune on repairs. Leaking pipes generally need to be replaced, but you can use marine tape or epoxy to cover small leaks temporarily—just remember to shut the water off first.

No Hot Water

Have you ever rolled out of bed and into the shower only to find there’s no hot water? It’s not a good experience. Chances are you’ve got something wrong with your water heater, most probably an electrical problem such as a thermostat or element. If you’re not comfortable troubleshooting your water heater, it’s a good idea to get help from a trained, knowledgeable professional.

Plumbing truly is an essential part of our everyday lives. We can’t all be professional plumbers, but with a little bit of research and hard work, you can stay cool, calm and collected in the face of a plumbing emergency.

Should these or any other issue cause water damage to your home, call the pros at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall, anytime, day or night…we are here to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Call us at 732-577-1010.

When Storms Hit, SERVPRO of Howell/Wall is Ready!

8/22/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage If Storms damage your home or business, the pros at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall will be there to help!

Hurricane Henri could have caused major damage to the Monmouth County homes and businesses.  Thankfully, most of us just experienced heavy rain for a period of time.   Had Henri wreaked havoc on the Jersey Shore, know that we are ready!

SERVPRO of Howell/Wall 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 your town, 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.

SERVPRO of Howell / Wall is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Whether it is an emergency or a general cleaning, give us a call!!

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 732-577-1010