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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

7/19/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Do your part in cleaning your employees and customers safe and help stop the spread of COVID-19, get clean...Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

When our logo is on your door, your commitment to clean and safe is clear!

The novel Coronavirus has changed the world, it has made us all realize as a society the importance of clean.  SERVPRO of Howell/Wall is committed to helping keep your workplace and business safe for your employees, your customers and everyone they come in contact with.  When you have our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned logo on your door, you are letting everyone know that you care about their health and safety and doing your part as a responsible business owner to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

What does it mean to be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, is our new defensive pathogen cleaning program.  This isn't just your standard janitorial cleaning practices, at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall we way beyond just regular cleaning. Our proactive viral pathogen cleaning is done by our expert cleaning professionals.  At SERVPRO we have over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Howell / Wall Cleaning Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

Are you interested in our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned services for your Jersey Shore workplace or business?  Want to show your employees and customers you care about their health and safety?  Call 732-577-1010 to schedule a cleaning consultation.  

We are Cleaning Experts

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned SERVPRO of Howell/Wall Cleaning Experts, keeping your employees and customers safe. Call us today at 732-577-1010!

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 Howell/Wall, 732-577-1010

Commercial Fire on the Point Pleasant Boardwalk

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage on the Jersey Shore

When fire strikes, SERVPRO is there!

At SERVPRO of Howell / Wall we proudly offer 24-Hour Emergency Service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

When the unexpected happens to your Jersey Shore home or business, we will be faster to any size disaster.  We’re dedicated to a quick response when you need help with fire or water damage. Our fast response will help lessen the damage, will limit further damage, and help reduce costs.

We are proudly locally owned and operated right here in Monmouth County.  We have been serving the community since 2015 and love being a trusted community partner.

We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry and our highly trained fire restoration technicians are ready to handle any job thrown their way to make sure we make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire and smoke damage is very destructive. In most cases, your southern Monmouth County home or business will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration; it’s the cornerstone of our business. We have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us restore your home to pre-fire condition.

So if disaster strikes, call the pros at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall at 732-577-1010.

Are you Prepared?

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Summer Storm Damage When Summer Storms Strike Damage to your Howell Area Home or Business; SERPRVO of Howell/Wall is there!

Are you ready for the heavy rains and summer thunderstorms of the Jersey Shore?  Now is a great time to prepare an Emergency Supply Kit to have the supplies necessary to deal with disaster.  No better time than the present to get your kit put together.  You want to make sure it is ready well in advance of an emergency. You never know if you will have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you.   At that time, you will most likely not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

So, you may be asking; what is an emergency kit, what do I need to survive? You will need to have your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.

Here is what a recommended Emergency Supply Kit should include:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather
  • Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps
  • Phone charges with adapters to allow charging in an automobile

Lastly, you will want to have our number nearby.  Call the professional at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall at 732-577-1010.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help you.

If you suffer storm damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of Howell / Wall will be there to take immediate action. We can help minimize secondary damages caused by severe Monmouth County summer storms.

When Water Damage strikes your business, SERVPRO of Howell/Wall is there!

6/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Howell/Wall Water Damage SERVPRO of Howell/Wall can on the scene in Neptune, NJ helping our client with commercial water damage

Water Damage can be crippling to your home or business.   When water damage is found, it is very important to follow these important steps:

  1. Find where the water is coming form and stop it if you can.  If you can't call a qualified party to help.
  2. Call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall at 732-577-1010.  We are industry leaders in clean and restoring water damage!

What you can do while we are on our way:

  • Mop or blot as much excess water as possible to help avoid further damage
  • Make sure you wipe away puddles of water from your table tops and wood surfaces
  • Wrap aluminum foil or place wood blocks between furniture legs of wet carpet
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, documents or items that are sensitive to moisture

The most important thing is your safety! If you can not complete physically complete the steps listed above; the team at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall will be there to help! 

For your safety, please avoid the following:

  • If there is standing water and electrical hazards, DO NOT enter those rooms
  • If appliances are water damaged, DO NOT use them
  • If he ceiling is wet, DO NOT use the light fixtures

Our local, highly trained team of experts arrives as soon as possible and we will assess the damage of the affected areas.  Soon after we will start mitigation of the water damage to help avoid further loss, such as warped flooring, mold damage and musty odors.

That is our commitment to you and the community.  We are here to help! 

At SERVPRO of Howell / Wall we will ensure to make your water damage "Like it never even happened." When disaster strikes, call the experts at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall anytime at 732-577-1010. We are open to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Fire Damage Restoration For Businesses And Homes

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

House Fire When Fire Strikes Your Home or Business, SERVPRO of Howell/Wall is there!

A fire at your business or in your home can mean major losses. If a fire starts, remember to stay calm and act rationally. Having quick access to a written plan of the steps you need to take after fire damage can save precious time and keep your fire damage losses down.   

After the fire in your business or home is put out, take precautionary measures to prevent injury and further losses. Your best bet is often to call a fire damage restoration company.  Or you may want to handle the fire damage restoration yourself. If so, here are some steps to consider:

1. Think long and hard before deciding not to use an emergency fire damage restoration service

Nearly every corner in the country now has 24/7 access to an experienced, professional fire damage service like SERVPRO of Howell / Wall. Companies like ours help reduce the fire, smoke, and soot damage at businesses and in private residences. Involving the fire damage restoration professionals also reduces the risk of injury. The professionals have the right equipment and training to safely deal with the aftermath of a fire. Commercial fire damage usually results in a lot of smoke smell. Smoke smell can be a health hazard to anyone working in or near the premises. Commercial fire damage services can help to quickly get rid of the smoke damage.

2. Evaluate the extent of the fire damage

You’ll want a complete and accurate assessment of all damage so you can determine how much it will cost you to restore your business or home. An accurate fire damage assessment will quicken the process of restoration. Speeding the process allows you to get back to your daily activities in the shortest time possible. For businesses this means less business interruption, less revenue loss, and a greater chance of recovering the full extent of your business.

Understanding the level of fire damage will also help you determine what items you need to get rid of. This will help to reduce the smoke smell in your business or home. Your insurance company will also want a full and accurate assessment of  fire damage so they can pay your claim efficiently.

For professional fire, smoke, and soot restoration call SERVPRO Of Howell/Wall at (732) 577-1010.

  1. Prevent further damage

    Evaluate beyond the area that seems to be fire damaged. Take a good look at your entire property. Sometimes business owners or homeowners miss a burned window or a damaged roof. If you don’t find all the fire damage you risk leaving conditions that could lead to further fire damage. One example is holes in the roof. They are particularly dangerous and must be addressed before people move back into the business or home. Another example is missing a water pipe or water tap that’s suffered damage. Check all your utilities, including your water. If you notice any leaking taps or pipes, seal them to prevent further damage.

    4. Start fire damage restoration 

    Sometimes a fire’s flames and heat do less damage than the smoke and soot the fire creates. Breathing in smoke can be hazardous. Soot can invade porous surfaces and damage furniture, carpets, drapes, and other valuable items. Commercial fire damage companies know how to clean up soot and smoke damage. The longer you wait to deal with soot and smoke the more damage they can do.  

    The smell caused by smoke damage is not very easy to get rid of, especially if you decide to handle the restoration process yourself. To do this, you might have to dispose of badly burned items. Soot damage will usually coat items such as curtains, and these might need to be washed thoroughly. Also, soot damage affects the solid surfaces of your home. These will need to be cleaned using a solution made up of vinegar, dish soap, and water. If the carpets and furniture are not badly burned, you should clean them using a HEPA vacuum. This is more effective in getting rid of the smoke damage since the particles are not blown back into your home environment. Finally, you should use an exhaust fan to remove the smoke smell in your building. 

    For professional fire, smoke, and soot restoration call SERVPRO Of Howell/Wall at (732) 577-1010.

And what about water? The fire cleanup process often involves getting rid of standing water. If any pipes or tanks were affected by the soot damage, you will need to purify the water before you use it. Don’t risk getting poisoned. 

In the process of fire cleanup, you should be careful not to touch any wires that may have been affected by the fire, or water.

5. See if professionals can save valuable items that appear destroyed

After a fire some items will probably have to be thrown away. But sometimes what looks like an item that is not salvageable can be restored by professionals. Books, leather items, and other valuables might fit into this category.

Help Is Here

The team at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall has specialized training and experience in fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, water damage, and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall at 732-577-1010 day or night, 365 days a year! We are here to help when disaster strikes and make it "Like it never even happened."

How to handle gasoline safely

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

Gas Can Proper handling of gas, can prevent future disasters. If disaster does strike, SERVPRO of Howell/Wall will be there!

At SERVPRO of Howell/Wall, we have first-hand experience dealing with the results of fire damage. Fires are physically and emotionally devastating to the victims. We embrace fire-prevention efforts and we encourage everyone to follow common-sense advice to prevent fires.

The American Petroleum Institute offers the following guidelines for handling gasoline.

Gasoline is an important part of our everyday lives. It lets us run our cars and trucks, getting the kids to school and the groceries home. It helps us keep our grass and gardens looking good, powering mowers and lawn care equipment. It lets us get away on vacation, running boats, off-road vehicles, and motorcycles.

But gasoline can be dangerous if not handled or stored properly. Gasoline should only be used for its intended purpose – as a motor fuel – and stored only when absolutely necessary. It should not be used as a solvent, cleaner, barbecue starter or for any other non-engine use.

Take The Following Precautions

  • Your local and state governments are the first places you should check for standards and regulations on gasoline storage. For example, fire codes and regulations restrict the amount of gasoline an individual homeowner can store (usually no more than 25 gallons), in approved containers of less than five gallons capacity each.
  • Gasoline must be stored in an approved container or tank. Keep gasoline containers tightly closed and handle them gently to avoid spills.
  • Gasoline is a flammable liquid and should be stored at room temperature, away from potential heat sources such as the sun, a hot water heater, space heater or a furnace, and a least 50 feet away from ignition sources, such as pilot lights.
  • Gasoline vapors are heavier than air and can travel along the floor to ignition sources. Do not smoke where gasoline is handled or stored.
  • Put gasoline in a small engine (like a lawnmower) only when the engine and attachments are cool.
  • Store gasoline in a building separate from the house or place of occupancy, such as a shed or garage. Always keep gasoline out of reach from children.
  • For better ventilation, it is best to handle gasoline outdoors.
  • Do not mix even a small amount of gasoline with kerosene or diesel. Do not use gasoline in kerosene heaters or lamps.
  • Minor spills should be absorbed with sawdust, paper or rags. Larger spills may be contained and collected. Check with your local government or hazardous waste disposal center to determine the proper avenues for disposing of spilled gasoline.
  • Place recovered gasoline and cleanup materials in approved, labeled containers for proper disposal. Never dispose of spilled gasoline or cleaning materials on the ground or into your garbage, drains, toilets or sewers. If you do, it might cause a fire, or seep into streams, bays, lakes or your groundwater.

For more information about fire safety, please call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall at 732-577-1010.

Why SERVPRO of Howell/Wall - We Are Faster to Any Disaster

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Howell/Wall We are faster to any disaster. Call us anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a years at 732-577-1010

24 Hour Emergency Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Howell/Wall provides emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Need Emergency Service? 
Call SERVPRO of Howell / Wall Now: 

A Fast Response Is Crucial

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency.

An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Home restoration can be covered by your insurance policy.

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage When Storm Damage strikes call the pros at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall!

Insurance is something that benefits you tremendously when it comes to storm damage. Storm damage, especially when it comes to frozen pipes and ice dams, is no laughing matter and it is important that you contact SERVPRO of Howell/Wall as soon as possible to assess the damage and then its ultimate restoration.

Flooding and river flooding is enough to need a proper flood pump, and if you don't have this yourself, you're going to need to hire a storm damage expert. Home restoration and water restoration are best left to the flooding and river flooding experts. This is especially true if you also have frozen pipes, ice dams and ice damming. Flood water is problematic for many reasons, and it's why you're going to need help with this type of project.

If you currently have a roof leak or suspect you might have roof leaks, you'll need roof repair to be done by the professionals. Wind damage is also problematic for those who have dealt with hurricane damage, so it's important to hire a professional specialized in wind damage and roof damage repair. Flooding and river flooding issues can also be dealt with from the same company, offering a proper flood pump for the ground water and flood water. The ground water and flood water will be gone with the right flood pump put into place, and this is why it is so important that you hire the experts who specialize in flood water and ground water problems.

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If storm damage strikes your home or business, call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall  for our expert and professional services.  We have the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-storm condition. We also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet.

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How to Prevent Water Damage from Rain

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage Rain water damaging your home? SERVPRO of Howell/Wall is here to help! Call us at 732-577-1010

Everyone loves the occasional thunderstorm - but it could cause major problems if rain water seeps into your home. One of the most common sources of water damage in a home is from rain water. It can enter through leaks in your roof, seeping in from the foundation, or even flooding into your basement. It is important to take the necessary steps to prevent water damage in your home such as:

Checking for proper drainage:

  • inspect your roof thoroughly for structural damage or holes
  • clear your gutters from leaves and other debris that could block the flow of water from draining into the yard

Install or Check Sump Pumps:

  • sump pump are very effective for keeping rainwater out of your house
  • have a professional check your sump pump to insure it is working properly once a year

Check sealant inside and outside foundation

  • make sure the tar sealant covering the inner and outer sides of the foundation are intact

Inspect the slope of your lawn

  • grading is the slope of your lawn and it should always slope away from your home to redirect the rainwater from flooding around the foundations

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Howell/Wall can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

If storm damage strikes your home or business, call SERVPRO of Howell/Wall  for our expert and professional services.  We have the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-storm condition. We also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet.

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