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SERVPRO the #1 Choice in the Restoration Industry

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

What Makes a Leader in the Field?

It took time for SERVPRO to get where it is today. Hard work and dedicated employees have had a hand in making our company a trusted and well established brand over the decades. Each SERVPRO location is independently owned and operated. This allows each location to build strong relationships with each client and the communities around us. Whenever a home or business has had a water and/or fire damage event we are here to help get you back on your feet.

Leaping into Action

SERVPRO of Bridgewater has 24/7 emergency service available for anyone who may need it. Once you start dialing our office team will pick up the phone swiftly. Then they will begin asking basic questions about the situation in order to determine how our restoration team will approach the issue. Restoration professionals will be dispatched to the location of your home and/or business based off of your availability. When the technician arrives they may ask additional questions to get an understanding on the situation at hand, then they will perform a walk through. The walk through will allow them to determine the best course of action and what needs to be done in order to restore affected areas.

Restoration Professionals

Whether it be out in the field or in the office training never ends, since we are constantly looking for way to improve the quality and efficiency of our work. Training is ongoing as time goes on because our team keeps up with the most current solutions, so we can adapt to any situation no matter how big of a challenge a job may be. Most of our work force has years of experience in the restoration industry and have IICRC certifications that need to be renewed each year. This allows us to be prepared for any size disaster.

Contact Us Today

So if you are ever in need of water and/or fire damage restoration services, give SERVPRO of Bridgewater a call as soon as possible at (908) 222-2020.

By taking action quickly you can potentially prevent any further damages to your home or business.

Destructive Power of Fire

11/3/2022 (Permalink)

Property Damage Caused by Fire

SERVPRO of Bridgewater understands how stressful it can be if your home or business has suffered from a fire loss. A building can catch fire due to a variety of factors causing a substantial amount of damage depending on the source and how quickly the situation is addressed. After the fire has been extinguished even if it was small, there can be a lot of work that needs to be done in order to restore your property. Smoke can still spread through a structure quickly and leave residue/soot within each effected area.

It is important to take action quickly even after the damage has been done. After the fire has run its course contacting a restoration company like SERVPRO is a great choice. Our team is faster to any size disaster, as soon as technicians arrive on site they will leap into action and begin the restoration process. We work hard to preserve original construction materials/components along with any contents that are salvageable whenever possible.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Process

Each fire damage is different and may require a unique solution. The fire damage restoration process can be applied to any type of structure, since it was made to be flexible so it can be applied to a majority of fire damage situations. There are seven steps that our technicians follow in order to restore your property.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 7: Restoration

SERVPRO of Bridgewater and its dedicated employees can get your damaged property back on track and it will be “like it never even happened.”

Water doesn’t just stay Under the Bridge in Bridgewater

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

Floor mat system Advanced equipment getting the job done.

Water Damage and your Property

In most cases people aren’t prepared for property damage situations for a few reasons, since in most cases they without warning and in some circumstances there isn’t anything that could be done until it has happened. There is a long list of possible scenarios that could happen such as a sewage back up, clogged pipe, pipe leak, appliance failure, weather, and the list can go on. This is why property insurance is a thing even though a decent amount of us may not have to utilize it, but as the common saying goes “it is better safe than sorry”. 

When it comes to events that damage your home or business SERVPRO of Bridgewater is the solution for your water damage needs. We have an experienced and well trained staff that will get the job done efficiently, quickly, all without compromising the quality of the work. Our team will respond with state-of-the-art mitigation equipment that help protect and restore your property.

Water Damage Restoration Process

Each Water damage event is slightly unique and requires a solution tailored to the situation. The process and how we respond to it usually is the same unless the situation calls for other methods to be used. We have developed a multi-step process that can be applied to almost every job in order to ensure each property is treated properly across all active jobs.

Step 1 – Emergency Contact

When we receive our first phone call from you this marks the beginning of the restoration process. A representative will guide you through the process and ask several questions in order to understand the crisis and determine what solution works best for the situation.

Step 2 – Inspection & Water Damage Assessment

During this step our team determines the scope of the water damage. Technicians inspect and determine the extent of the damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure the restoration is completed properly.

Step 3 – Water Removal / Water Extraction

Water removal start as soon as possible in order to get rid of the majority of the water. Extraction equipment and vacuum units are used to remove the water from your property as quickly as possible, in order to prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 – Drying & Dehumidification

Specialized equipment is used to remove any remaining water that could be accessed in the previous step. The on-site team will begin to measure the affected area, take temperature and humidity readings. This is then used to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 – Cleaning & Sanitizing

All the affected items and parts of the structure that are restorable are cleaned. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 – Restoration

This is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration process may involve minor repairs, such as repairing drywall and installing new carpet or even more major repairs. Reconstruction of various areas may be required depending on the severity of the damage.

The Team at SERVPRO of Bridgewater

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

residential water loss SERVPRO Professionals Hard at Work

What services we bring to the table for property owners in Bridgewater, NJ

Our franchise shoots for the stars and are always trying to find way to improve our services to our customers. When it comes to water damage, fire damage, or mold remediation we will tackle the problem head on. The objective is to restore your property quickly without any compromise to the quality of service, since we understand how important a person’s home and/or business is to their livelihood.

All of our employees are highly skilled and experienced making sure that each worker has received proper training before they go out into the field. This helps ensure that each customer has a friendly and smooth experience with our business. A large amount of our employees are IICRC certified in water damage restoration, applied structural drying, along with a few other certifications.

The team at SERVPRO of Bridgewater will provide excellent service to those in need of restoration work. At times we understand things can be stressful when dealing with property damage and that’s why we will assist you every step of the way. When you choose our team to get the job done you will be treated with the upmost respect and see our team at work so we can show you why SERVPRO is a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration.

More than just a Service

The mission we are on is bigger than just restoring your property. We want to provide help and support during times of need. Our goal is to make sure your experience with us is smooth, satisfying and unforgettable. As a locally owned and operated business we are proud to contribute a valuable service to the Bridgewater community. The SERVPRO family is here for all your restoration needs, whether it be caused by fire, water, or mold.

When Fire & Water Damage Strike

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Man vaccuming carpet Water extraction in action.

How can a Bridgewater, NJ Business be Affected

Water and fire are powerful forces to contend with and can have a negative impact on a person’s business. Commercial structures have a variety of uses and functions, which makes the restoration process different compared to how the problem is tackled for residential structures.

A business can be affected by a water or fire loss in a variety of ways depending on the extent of damage. In severe situations it can even force operations to shut down, causing a business to lose out on much needed profit. Our objective is to mitigate the issue quickly and get the business on track for full restoration.

Facilities that are greatly impacted require more time for scoping, planning, and estimating. In most cases a business will have additional square footage that is affected, which raises the requirements to complete the project. Large jobs would require more technicians, equipment, and supplies needed to get the job done in a timely manner.

Here at SERVPRO of Bridgewater, we have a highly trained, experienced, certified teams that are able to handle all your property damage needs. Our staff receives constant training from the IICRC and material provided by our main office. This allows us to provide the proper assessment and repairs.

Every minute counts when your business is a victim of water and/or fire damage. Each time we enter a commercial loss project, we focus on the differences the job site has when compared to a residential loss. This is taken into consideration when planning and communicating with the owner or property management team to ensure there is an understanding on the actions that will be carried out in order to address the situation.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

People go to us because we are leaders in the industry, our company has the experience and knowledge to get the job done quickly without compromising the quality of our work. We offer 24/7 emergency service, which allows us to work on your business during non-peak hours so the work has less of an impact on employees and customers.  Our base of operations is centrally located in Bridgewater Township allowing us to respond without delay. If your business has been affected by a water and/or fire damage give SERVPRO of Bridgewater a call at (908) 222-2020.

There’s a Storm on the Horizon

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

Rain drop backdrop with Servpro Logo SERVPRO is “Here to Help®”

What Nature may have In Store for your Property?

Here in the northeast we have had to deal with a variety of storms. Summers can be hot and dry increasing the chance for a fire to occur, having an impact on a business or home, or they can be humid potentially forming storm systems that can lead to flooding and the ground to be oversaturated. The winters can be just as brutal with snow and ice. Standing your ground against Mother Nature can be difficult, but there are a few things that can be done, which can help protect your property in tough situations.  

Preparing for the Storm to Strike

There are quite a few things a person can do to try and protect their home or business. It also comes down to what tools an individual has at their disposal and how much time one might have to prepare before a storm system rolls on in. Performing a routine check/walkthrough will help you determine what action needs to be taken depending on the kind of weather you are dealing with. If a property has a basement it’s good to check on the water proofing, drainage systems, and condition of the sump pump if there is one installed. Having a battery backup system or a generator can be beneficial during a storm event, which can keep the sump pump operational in case the electric grid goes down. Storm winds can be powerful at times potentially blowing around hazardous debris. Boarding up windows using plywood is a good idea, since it provides additional protection for the glass and the interior of the structure. There are plenty of other things that can assist with protecting your property from disastrous events. These are just a few things that can help if you are curious and want to learn more information on how plan & prepare you can visit the website for New Jersey’s Office of Emergency Management.

Has your Property been affected by a Storm Recently?

When it comes to a home or business being effected by storm damage we understand how stressful it can be, but just know you’re not alone because SERVPRO of Bridgewater is “Here to Help”. If your property has been damaged by a storm event take action and give us a call (908) 222-2020.

Tips on how to Navigate a Fire Claim

8/8/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in s Bridgewater Home Severe fire loss in Bridgewater, NJ.

You do not have to go this alone

SERVPRO of Bridgewater deals with fire restoration every day. We have helped countless families and businesses navigate the ins and outs of their insurance claims after a fire disaster. We will walk with you through the entire process. From initial filing, to working with your adjuster to returning to your newly restored home of business.

Stay Proactive! 

Turn off utilities such as your electrical, gas and any other pertinent utilities. Make sure that the fire is completely out and nothing has been allowed to continue to smolder. Board up entries to prevent vandalism and theft. Finally, keep a close eye on the developing situation to be aware of any additional issues that may arise. Make sure to keep track of expenses and retain all related receipts. Your insurance company may be reimbursing you for the cost of fire related expenses, depending on the provisions made in your policy.

File Your Claims ASAP

All insurance policies will require you to report your losses as soon as possible or within a reasonable time frame. Shortly after contacting your insurance provider, you will be required to submit a claim. Make sure to keep account of all communications. As mentioned above, SERVPRO of Bridgewater can help you with this entire process and is your ally and advocate in this time of crisis.

Choose SERVPRO for Your Commercial Business in Bridgewater, NJ

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

Water loss in s office building. Water restoration in Bridgewater, NJ process being carried out by technicians.

Why SERVPRO?

A business owner can only control so much when it comes to their business, disasters aren't one of them. When it water, fire, or mold damage it can happen at any time with no warning depending on the cause. Events such as these can negatively impact your business by temporarily shutting it down or cause operation to move at a snail’s pace. This is where we come in and help get things back on track quickly. SERVPRO of Bridgewater has the professionals that have certification form the IICRC for water and fire damage restoration along with mold mitigation. With our 24/7 emergency response team, we can arrive on site and start the restoration process in order to prevent further damage. Our technicians will bring whatever equipment they need to get the job done. 

How are we so Efficient?

No matter what size area is effected our team will do everything in their power to complete the job quickly without any compromise. Technicians and our friendly office staff will walk you through the process during a stressful situation. SERVPRO directly works with insurance companies to stream line the process. This takes stress away from you, since we can contact your adjuster without taking any time away from you. Once our team is there they create a digital job file that our office can access right away allowing us to shave days off, giving us and our clients a more acceptable completion date. We also handle the reconstruction part of the job, so you don’t have to deal with the extra work of finding a reliable contractor you can trust.

What Areas do we Service?

That’s the great thing about SERVPRO is that our franchises are all over the country and no matter where you are we have your back. SERVPRO of Bridgewater specifically serves the Somerset County area. Being a franchise has its perks as well, since we are locally owned and operated we do our best to maintain a positive reputation with clients and the community around us.

Alleviating Potential Storm Damage

7/14/2022 (Permalink)

Local Storm Moving Across Bridgewater Local Storm Affecting the Bridgewater, NJ Area

What Can Be Done To Prevent Storm Damage?

Damage from water during a storm can cause your Bridgewater, NJ home. Thankfully proper maintenance and good habits can help keep the building protected.

Prevention

When it comes to your home it's important to maintain the building envelope. A buildings envelope is the barrier between the indoors and the outdoors. You can determine if something is wrong with the buildings envelope if it allows significant airflow from the exterior of the structure or if there is a lack of airflow it could mean that the buildings envelope is to tight. Several components make up the envelope.

  • Roof
  • Walls
  • Foundation
  • Windows
  • Doors

Regular maintenance and inspections work hand and hand to keep your building's envelope string and tight. Check for cracks in the walls and foundations and get them repaired. Look for any leaks that may be associated with the roof, along with checking the shingles or other roofing materials are secure. Windows and doors should be aligned and sealed. 

Some owners are comfortable with performing the inspection themselves, but you can also hire a professional to do the task. it is important the building be examined regularly to catch minor issues before they become a serious problem.  

Cleanup

Sadly, buildings with properly maintained envelopes could still be affected by water damage associated with the storm. it is important to act quickly to try to prevent structural damage along with mold growth that can accompany it. 

Call SERVPRO of Bridgewater at (908) 222-2020 and we will be right over to dry the property out as quickly as possible. After any standing water has been removed, there can still be moisture found in porous materials. We will use fans and dehumidifiers to dry the area affected by the storm. By the time everything is dry our technicians can be saved and what items can't. 

Removing Bridgewater Fire Damage Promptly

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

Dry sponge removing soot damage from a ceiling Our IICRC-Certified experts assess, clean, repair, and restore your Bridgewater home to pre-damage condition after fire damage.

SERVPRO Restorers Rapidly Manage Fire Damage 

Restoration can be one of the focal points for responding technicians after a disaster, but only after emergency services, inspections, and mitigative actions. There are many steps and phases to the full recovery and restoration approach, many of which begin with our team's arrival. Restoration includes:

  • Cleaning
  • Soot Removal
  • Content Care
  • Inventory Services
  • Water Removal
  • Deodorization

Few Bridgewater fire damage events do not require homeowners and property management to contact their insurance providers. The coverage for your property can help to manage or significantly reduce the final out-of-pocket expenses. With our team's relationship with insurance providers, we have become a preferred vendor for restoration and reconstruction.

Estimations and Inspections

Among the earliest ways that SERVPRO can begin to set things right in a fire damaged home or business is through careful inspection of the grounds. Understanding the scope of this disaster's impact on the structure and its contents sets the stage for detailed and thorough estimations that your insurance provider needs to approve a fire damage claim.

The Impact on Contents

The destructive effects of a fire can heavily damage contents. Personal belongings are a priority of our restoring team, as many property owners consider these items as valuable as the structure itself. We strive to provide on-site recovery and cleanup whenever possible, but off-site restoration is sometimes required at our nearby facility. This level of recovery can include:

  • Submersion tank for cleaning hard contents
  • Soft material wash station
  • Ozone chamber for deodorizing multiple items
  • Drying approaches

Large Loss Recovery Providers

We can help all structures throughout Somerset County after fire damages, even larger properties like the Raritan Valley Community College or the Bridgewater Commons shopping area. We have equipment upscaled in size to efficiently manage immediate threats, sufficient portable power, effective containment, and a custom restoration plan to get your doors back open fast.

Soot Cleaning and Smoke Remediation

We understand the impact of soot and smoke damage on a structure, including the effects of soot particles on properties. Soot removal combines air filtration services, duct cleaning, surface cleaning, and floor/carpet cleaning services that we can provide after a fire gets extinguished.

Smoke Damage Types and Recovery Solutions

Many types of soot removal products and approaches are used for fire damage. The choice of these solutions varies considerably in the kind of smoke damage that exists. Environmental conditions and the combusting elements determine the residue left behind. These include:

  • Wet Smoke – Moist environments common to the Raritan Valley force fires to slowly burn and smolder, producing a thick and formidable residue. 
  • Dry Smoke – Chalky film left behind after high-heat fires that fully combust many materials in the path of the fire.  
  • Oil Furnace Puffback – A small explosion in the ignition chamber can hurl ionized soot throughout the property, requiring unique products to address.  
  • Grease/Protein Residues – Thick protein residues require solvents to dissolve and remove after a kitchen flare-up. 

Reconstruction and Build-Back Services

Fires can produce the need for reconstruction services, and fortunately, we have a general contractor license to accommodate this necessity. With millions in the Greater NYC metropolitan area, it can be a considerable benefit to have restoration and reconstruction services under one roof. Our trusted SERVPRO team is a full-service contractor to help however your property needs after fire loss effects.

Fire damage to Bridgewater structures incorporates several levels of expertise for our responding technicians to mitigate loss and clean up after the damaging event. Our SERVPRO of Bridgewater team rapidly responds to these emergencies with the equipment and products to help. Give us a call at (908) 222-2020.