Tips to Prevent Commercial & Residential Fires
Photo Courtesy of Jersey City Mayor, Steven Fulop via twitter.
It Seems Like Every Day a Different Home is up in Flames.
There is a long list of causes when it comes to home fires. They're beginning to become a commonality. When you're victim of a house fire you lose everything; all the memories you've made, burnt to a crisp.
Some practices to preventing a fire in your home are as follows:
- Make sure everything is switched OFF and unplugged
- Check/Inspect your chimney annually
- Keep comforters and anything flammable away from heaters
- Test fire alarms/ replace batteries frequently
- Never smoke in the home
- Keep a spoon or spatula as a reminder when cooking/ do not leave stove tops unattended when lit
It is widely recommended that families practice a fire escape route in the event a fire does occur. No one sees a fire coming and it's best you know what plan of action to take in case you're faced with one.
In the event your home has endured a fire, call SERVPRO Hoboken/ Union City at 201-656-0035 and we'll make it like it never even happened.
Water Causes Damage to Ceiling
Photo taken at job site.
While water is vital to our existence it can lead to a number of issues. Too much water is definitely a problem many individuals face on a day to day basis. Here at SERVPRO of Hoboken/ Union city we've seen a great deal of flood incidents. Pictured in the photo you see the ceiling panels beginning to slouch down as a result of flooding. The water is absorbed by the panels and if not treated properly can lead to a case of mold (which is another service SERVPRO provides). Our crew went into this job with the acquired skill that comes with doing this so often. They removed all the water from the job and then worked from there. The owner of the building was thrilled that we could fix as much as we did.
Use SERVPRO this Holiday!
Happy holidays !
The holidays are in full effect! Which means love, laughter, and spreading cheer. Except, some holidays bring unforeseen disasters like a water heater bursting or a frozen pipe. You really just never know what's going to happen, but that's why SERVPRO is a nationwide franchise. We run by expecting the unexpected. We also take pride in knowing that we are faster to any size disaster. The holidays are the worst time to add any more stress other than decorating and figuring what presents to get who. If you've used our services in the past, we want to thank you! You're part of the reason we can keep doing this day in and day out. We want to make your life easier, especially around the holidays. SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union city is here for YOU !
We'll clean the mess for you!
Our services go beyond just fire, soot, and mold. Our crew here at SERVPRO welcomes any challenge presented our way. For instance, the situation pictured was a call we received. Blood classifies as a bio-hazardous job. Once we are called we send a crew over to the scene to assess the damage and see what more needs to be done. We take pride in being well-equipped to handle these type of situations. At this job, we sent our crew in with all of the protection needed to keep safe and they cleaned up the stains. There's never a job that's too much of anything for us to handle here at SERVPRO of Hoboken/ Union City. Our customer was very pleased with the results they received once our crew was done.
Clean Up Your Leaves!
Photo courtesy of SERVPRO corporate.
Did you know leaving wet leaves on the ground can have serious consequences?
We're currently in hurricane season so in other words there's going to be a lot of rain in the coming months. While the colors of the leaves are lovely to look at be sure you don't leave them on the ground for too long. Believe it or not wet leaves can actually cause mold and other harmful specimens.
Mold reproduces dark and wet areas; this is exactly why they can thrive underneath wet leaves. The leaves need to be picked up and properly disposed to prevent this outcome.
In the event that you do find yourself faced with a case of mold there's no need to panic. SERVPRO of Hoboken / Union City specializes in mold remediation so we've got you covered!
Follow us on Social Media !
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We finally took a leap into the socially hip world of Instagram and Twitter!
So, what should you expect from us? You'll definitely get some great tips concerning everyday life or tips about what to do in emergency situations. You may also get some random happenings at our office or at the job sites - maybe a couple of before and after photos. There may be photos of important special events that we attend. Sometimes there might be a funny meme post for laughs or maybe a new restaurant in our area that we will recommend you to try. With social media constantly advancing we decided to join the world of Instagram and Twitter so you can see our daily adventures, share laughs, and receive wonderful daily life tips.
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SERVPRO: Here to Help the Community
When a local daycare called us to help with an issue they were having with mold and water damage we were more than happy to help. We want our customers to be aware that no matter what size of the job we are #heretohelp. A goal of ours is to aide those in need regardless of if you’re dealing with a residential or commercial size issue. Our crew went in with the proper SERVPRO tools they needed to help remove all the problems the day care had that were leading to problems. When anyone has an issue, it is a big deal to us. This job was especially serious to us because the children were present to these conditions. To prevent future health issues, we made sure the job was done quickly and efficiently.
Water damage is among one of the leading calls we get here at SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City and SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan. We take each case very seriously. This job was interesting because the amount of standing water was so extreme. When looking at the picture attached here you can see that the total water present almost resembles a swimming pool. No one wants their home to unexpectedly become a swimming pool. We are here to make homes become homes once more. Our motto here at SERVPRO is to handle each job with a degree of care and effort that fulfills our mission of making any job look "Like it never even happened." Our crew went in with the proper SERVPRO tools that will quickly get rid of the water. Our customer was very happy when the job was finished and everything was back to the way it should be.
Commercial Damage to Store
Here at SERVPRO of Hoboken/ Union City and Lower Manhattan we understand how badly some storms and other instances can affect our customers. Not only do they do damage to the homes and businesses to so many individuals but they also cause a tremendous amount of stress. We are here to alleviate that stress and restore your home back to the way it once was prior to damage. The job pictured here is a case of mold hidden within the walls at a local business. We cover both commercial and residential damages. Our crew went into the job and tore through the walls to get to the main source of the problem. Once the mold was exposed our crew followed standard procedure in mold remediation. Our customer was very satisfied with the results.
Fire Damage in Home
Here at SERVPRO of Hoboken/ Union City and Lower Manhattan we understand how badly some fires can affect our customers. Not only do they do damage to the homes and businesses to so many individuals but they also cause a tremendous amount of stress. We are here to alleviate that stress and restore your home back to the way it once was prior to damage. This job classifies as fire damage as you can see the amount of debris on the floor when looking at the picture. Our crew went in with the proper tools to get rid of all the garbage and debris the fire left behind to make this house look like a home again. Our customer was very happy with the level of professionalism we provided. It’s easy to get worked up when something like this happens to you but don’t worry SERVPRO is #heretohelp.