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Are you prepared to handle the different types of storms we can experience in Monmouth and Ocean counties? 

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Here in New Jersey, we can see a wide range of storm. We have seen heavy rains, flooding, super storms, hurricanes, and even tornadoes (remember the June 2017 Home Depot  in Howell)!  Any one of these storm types could cause major damage to your home or business. The damage caused by these storms can keep us from feeling like our home is complete or keep our businesses up and running.  No matter what your scenario, It is important to know the different damages that a storm can cause and more importantly that SERVPRO of Howell/Wall will be there for you should disaster strike. 

Wind Damage Storm damage sometimes includes severe wind damage. Roof damage in this situation may range from a missing roof due to strong winds that may loosen flashing. This can cause your roof shingles to be removed from your home or business causing leaks. Even a subtle roof leak can produce damp, moldy conditions. A SERVPRO of Howell / Wall restoration expert can help property owners address storm damage and roof damage more effectively. 

Flooding Damage Heavy rains can cause flooding in low lying areas or even sewers to back up. Flooding may disrupt municipal water systems which call for experts to assess groundwater and evaluate the condition of pipes following flood damage. Our SERVPRO of Howell/Wall team can assist in your cleanup process after flood damage has occurred.  

Lighting Damage When a storm occurs, many times it brings the loud sounds of thunder which mean lighting is striking. Your home or business may have objects attached to the building that can attract a lightning strike that can cause a fire. A bolt of lightning can reach temperatures of roughly 30,000 kelvins (53,540 degrees Fahrenheit). Lightning strikes, or discharges of massive charges of static electricity, cause about 2% of all fires. If this occurs in your home or business, SERVPRO of Howell / Wall has the team to help handle the restoration of both the fire and smoke damage.

If any of these storms should strike disaster for your home or business, SERVPRO of Howell/Wall  is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Call us anytime at 732-577-1010.

SERVPRO of Howell/Wall we love our community!

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

table set up with half orange half green tablecloth and giveaway items on top Howell Day 2019

SERVPRO of Howell/Wall is a locally owned and operated business in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  We are proud members and active members of the local community.   We are proud to serve the people and businesses of Howell, Wall, Brielle, Farmingdale, Manasquan and other surrounding towns of the Jersey Shore and Southern Monmouth Region.

We especially enjoy getting involved in community events where we get to spend time with our current, past and future customers in the towns they live, work and play.   We are here to for you in times of emergency and in times of celebration.  

SERVPRO of Howell / Wall trusted partner of the community since 2015 and we look forward to serving the community for decades to come.   We thank you for your trust, your business and your friendship.

We especially enjoy getting involved in community events where we get to spend time with our current, past and future customers in the towns they live, work and play.   We are here to for you in times of emergency and in times of celebration.  

SERVPRO of Howell / Wall trusted partner of the community since 2015 and we look forward to serving the community for decades to come.   We thank you for your trust, your business and your friendship.

When water damage occurs and mold forms, we are there to help!

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

What you can do until help arrives

It does not take long for mold to become a problem in your home or business when there has been a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Significant damage to your property and more importantly to the health of your family, employees or customers can be caused by a mold problem.  The team at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Today 732-577-1010

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be the safety of your family, employees, and customers.  All it takes is 48-72 hours is all it takes for significant mold growth.  Be especially careful with children; the elderly; and individuals with respiratory problems, such as asthma.  

In addition to visible signs of mold, problems may be hiding behind your drywall or under carpets.  If you smell a strong, musty order, mold maybe be lurking where you can't see it.

Should you suspect mold or see mold, please stay out of affected areas. Next, turn off any the HVAC system and fans to prevent spores from spreading.  Lastly, call the experts at SERVPRO of Howell / Wall for mold remediation services.

Please do not disturb the mold or blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.  This is important to prevent it from spreading or getting airborne.  Please do not attempt to dry the area yourself, we have special gear to handle jobs.  Lastly, please do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.  Simply, call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall and we will work with you to get your home or business back to normal fast!

Should water damage cause mold in your Jersey Shore home or business, rest assured that highly trained, expert team at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall will be there for you.  Call us anytime, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to service Southern Monmouth County.

Do Your Employees Know How To Cut Off The Water?

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

In today’s workplace, employees tend to always call the boss or the maintenance man when something goes wrong. What if they were home sick, or in a meeting and you need to locate the water shut off, where do you start?

SERVPRO of Howell/Wall can help you plan for a water, fire, storm damage.  How can we do that? With a free Emergency Response Profile created by the SERVPRO.

By having a plan of action and including it in your regular training at your office you can minimize the cost if an unplanned event happens like a busted pipe, fire or any other type of disaster.

Some business owners use this as a tool to keep everything organized in one central location.

Should disaster strike, would your business ready?  Things as simple as burst pip can cause a lot of damage and headaches. With a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile it can have the critical information to minimize damages, provide the resources for the employees of the company, and provide property details and information. This is a FREE service that we provide to commercial properties.

Make an appointment today to get started!

If the unthinkable happens, call your local SERVPRO of Howell / Wall at 732-577-1010 seven days a week 24/7 to help you avoid the cost and hassle of secondary damages. We will help make it "Like it never even happened."

Different Smoke Types

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

The damage done by fire and smoke is unique, each disaster requires a tailored solution for the specific conditions incurred.  At SERVPRO of Howell/Wall, we have the knowledge, experience, expertise, and equipment to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Here are some smoke and soot facts:

Hot smoke travels to cooler areas and upper levels of a building.

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 Howell / Wall 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.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – 732-577-1010.

Mold & Mildew in Your Jersey Home

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

In addition to water and fire mitigation for your residence or commercial property, we also mitigate microbial growth in your Howell / Wall area property. Mold can grow after water damage of any size.  So it is imperative to key an eye out for signs of mold after moisture is present in your home or . business.

Basically, mildew is a type of mold. Mildew is a surface mold that won't damage the structure of the property, whereas other types cause the surface to decay. Black mold is hazardous to health and must be removed when found so that it does not grow through the whole business, endangering customers and putting your business at risk. Summer is a busy time for the Jersey Shore, and it's humid and hot. Don't let mold growth stifle you. Call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 732-577-1010.

Commercial Cleaning Secret - MUST READ for Southern Monmouth Business Owners

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

When cleaning your Howell / Wall business, it is important to use non-hazardous and safe cleaning products. is vital for society, since we are trying to lower the effect on our environment due to climate change and endangered species. If customers go into your Howell area business, it is important to have clean facilities in case they need to use them. A clean business says a lot about you, but a dirty one says even more. 

Here are 5 great tips to use at your business:

Tip 1: Use an old toothbrush and scrub the tile floors in the workplace restroom.

Tip 2: If an employee is wearing a fancy white shirt or pants but stains them, grab a damn sponge and scrub the area with toothpaste. This should get the stain off, depending on the severity of the stain.

Tip 3: Remove the stains on the rubber soles of your white shoes. Grab a damp sponge or towel and some toothpaste. Scrub the affected areas, or leave toothpaste on the shoe for a whole day, and it comes off like powder. Thus is an amazing trick to use with your white Reebok's or Adidas's.

Tip 4: Use toothpaste to scrub the toilet to make it more presentable and safe for workers or customers.

Tip 5: Rubbing a tiny amount of toothpaste with a cloth on your cell phone screen will make it look good as new!

If your Jersey Shore commercial property is experiencing severe stains that need professional attention (like blood stains or other bio-remediation services) call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall 24/7. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

More Info on cleaning with non-gel toothpaste - https://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/unexpected-uses-for-toothpaste/

Keys to a Safe Family Summer

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

The kids are out of school and it’s time for summer adventures and quality memories with family and friends. No one likes to think about the dangers of summertime activities, but it’s always a good idea to prepare in advance to avoid the kinds of issues that could arise. 

Water Safety: 

  • Teach kids to swim. Formal swimming lessons can be an extremely important safety measure for children.
  • Learn CPR. At least one parent or family member should be trained in CPR. It could save a loved ones life.
  • Supervise children when they are in or around water. A watchful eye and quick action can make all the difference with water related accidents.
  • Wear properly fitted life vests when traveling in boats or watercraft. 
  • Install proper fencing around pools. 

Heat Safety:

  • Never leave infants, children or pets in hot cars. Even if the windows are down.
  • Outdoor activities should be planned at cooler times of day, including morning and evening hours.
  • Dress children in light weight, light colored, loose fitting clothing. 
  • Know the symptoms of heat related issues and illness. Seek medical attention if concerns arise.
  • Keep kids cool with showers, pools, baths and breaks when outdoors.

Sun Safety:

  • Make sure that children are wearing sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 at all times when they are outside in the sun.
  • Cover up. Clothing can block harmful UV rays.

When spending time in the yard, make sure kids are using an effective insect repellent. Learn ways to make your yard a tick free zone. Or check children daily for ticks if they have been outside. Take simple steps to make sure that summer stays fun day and night.

If the unexpected happens call the pros at SERVPRO to help manage household issues. Everything from flooding and fires to carpet cleaning and deodorization. (732) 577-1010.

Safe Grilling Guide

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

As the summer heats up at the Jersey Shore, your backyard grill is sure to follow. Here are some simple ways to ensure that your BBQ stays fun and safe: 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, July is the peak month for grill related fires. They recommend that:

  • The grill should be kept well away from your home and away from deck railings. It should be out from under eaves and hanging branches.
  • Propane and charcoal grills should only be used outside.
  • Children and pets should remain at least three feet away from the grilling area.
  • Keep the grill clean by removing grease or fat build up from the grill box and in the trays below.
  • Never leave your grill unattended while cooking.
  • Keep charcoal fluid away from children and heat sources.
  • For charcoal grills, make sure coals are completely cooled before disposing them in a metal container.

Common sense should be on the menu for grilling up a fun filled BBQ with friends and family this summer. Remember, we are a trusted source to handle any issues you may have, if something goes wrong we will be there to get everything back to normal. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. (732) 577-1010. 

Prepare Your Business For Severe Weather

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

The main goal of any business is to stay in business. Sometimes that can mean weathering unexpected storms and severe weather. The best time to prepare for weather emergencies is well before they happen. 

Here are a few things your business’ emergency plan should address:

  • All plans should include “best practices” to be taken before, during and after any severe weather emergency. 
  • Know the threats that each season brings in your area. 
  • Create procedures related to how employees should report such emergencies (Fire Alarm, Dial 911 etc.)
  • Create medical emergency and evacuation procedures.
  • Map out shelter in place plans and best practices.
  • Use checklists to ensure that the necessary supplies are stored and maintained by designated personnel.
  • Put a timeline together as to what needs to be done 5 days ahead of predicted severe weather. Carry it to 72 hours prior, 24 hours prior and 6 hours prior.

Practice and training are the keys to proper execution during an emergency. Be sure to extend and invitation to the local authorities to attend any drills being conducted. Incorporate any advice they can offer your employees into the emergency plan. SERVPRO of Howell/Wall can create an Emergency Ready Profile for your building/business free of charge. It’s a valuable asset when preparing for any emergency. Call us to learn more. (732) 577-1010.