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Fire Protection during the Winter

11/28/2017 (Permalink)

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Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.

As we know, many people prefer to remain indoors in the winter, but staying inside is no guarantee of safety. Take these steps to keep your home safe and warm during the winter months.

Winter is a time when household fires occur. It is a good time to remember to:

  • Buy and install smoke alarms on every floor of your home
  • Test smoke alarms monthly
  • Practice fire drills with your children
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector outside bedrooms
  • Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that could burn, and turn them off when leaving the room or sleeping.

Electric Power Damage from Power cords

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

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Power cords on electrical appliances that are moved frequently receive a lot of abuse. These include vacuum cleaners, floor polishers, power tools and other portable appliances. Often, the damage occurs at the plug (i.e., a missing ground prong on a three pronged grounded plug).

Damaged and ungrounded power cords pose serious hazards to users of the appliance including electrical shock and risk of fire. Missing ground prongs on power cord plugs usually result from users pulling on the cord to remove the plug from the outlet instead of handling the plug directly.

In some cases, the plug may be pulled from the wire covering, exposing the inner wires to damage. Power cords can become frayed or damaged from heavy use, age, or excessive current flow through the wiring.

When a power cord is damaged, the appliance should be removed from service and the cord replaced as soon as possible to reduce the risk of electrical shock, electrocution or fire. Cord damage can also result when the cord is pinched, caught between or punctured by heavy objects such as legs on a desk. This damage could lead to a short circuit and result in a fire. Also, cords placed under stress, such as when a heavy appliance is hung by its cord, could eventually cause damage to the cord or plug.

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What Causes Urine Odors?

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial What Causes Urine Odors? Commercial Cleaning Service in Morristown,NJ

Urine odor comes from naturally occurring bacteria and uric acid crystals (crystalized urine residue). Uric acid crystals often remain trapped in porous damp surfaces and release a strong ammonia-like odor as bacteria feeds on the urine. Humid conditions or wetting the surface can also reactivate the odor.

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So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Morristown has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Morristown, Water Damage Restoration Service

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

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A water damage restoration technician has an extremely important job when a home is affected by excess moisture or fluid. Certified professionals in the industry can quickly reverse the extensive damage that a flood or sewage backflow can cause, and save as many items as possible in the process.  SERVPRO of Morristown is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and our highly trained technicians provide 24-hour emergency service. There is no job too big or too small for us to mitigate in an efficient and thorough manner.

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO of Morristown Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • E-Learning
  • Continuing Education Classes

Any Water Damage issues in Morristown, Contact SERVPRO of Morristown.

Office Cleaning Service in Morristown NJ

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Office Cleaning Service in Morristown NJ Office Cleaning Service in Morristown

Keeping your business clean is anything but easy, but SERVPRO of Morristown is passionate about the task. With our superior commercial cleaning services, your company will never need to look for another commercial cleaner again!

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

We are committed to providing you and your business with the best commercial building cleaning services and customer service. If your establishment needs cleaning, SERVPRO of Morristown has the perfect cleaning service option for you.

Office Cleaning Service in Morristown NJ

Do you have one or more offices in need of professional cleaning services? SERVPRO of Morristown is here to help you keep your workplace clean, safe, and productive for your employees.

Water Damage Restoration in New Jersey

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

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When flooding strikes our local area in Morristown, New Jersey, lives can be disrupted and homes may experience water damage.

Important warnings about water damage in New Jersey:

Do not go into rooms with standing water if the electricity is still on!

• Do not use electrical appliances while on wet surfaces.

• Do not use an ordinary vacuum to remove water.
• Do not lift tacked down carpet without professional help.

Help minimize additional water damage and costs by following these steps:

After experiencing water damage:

• Use fans to circulate the air and assist drying,
• Use dehumidifiers if available,
• Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting,
• Wipe furniture dry,
• Lift draperies off carpet, loop through a coat hanger, and place the hanger on the drapery rod,
• Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place small wood blocks under furniture legs,
• Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings,
• Open furniture drawers, closet doors and luggage to enhance drying,
• Move photos, paintings and art objects to a safe, dry location,
• Remove wet fabrics and dry them as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature,
• Do not remove damp books from shelves. Leave tight to prevent pages from rippling,
• Control interior temperatures with heat or air conditioning. Keep interior temperatures between 70º and 80º.

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Water Damage Specialist in New Jersey

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Specialist in New Jersey Water Damage Specialist in New Jersey

Water may be essential to human life, but it can spell death for a home. Water damage can cause all sorts of headache for homeowners, both immediately after the damage occurs and in the long run. From floods to leaky faucets, water damage is a serious pain, and can cause major health and safety issues. This highly contaminated water can carry pathogens, silt, pesticides, chemicals, and dangerous debris like broken glass and tree limbs. SERVPRO of Morristown has IICRC trained technicians that have certifications in ASD, Applied Structural Drying, and AMR, Applied Microbial Remediation to combat the ramifications of contaminated groundwater or sewage. Follow this guide to stop, repair, and prevent water damage in your home 

  • Contact your insurance company immediately. Inquire about policy coverage and specific filing requirements. This gets the ball rolling on the claim process.
  • Know the difference between flood insurance and homeowners insurance. Flood damage is typically caused by water that has been on the ground before damaging your home. Water damage occurs when water damages your home before the water comes in contact with the ground (broken pipes, a leaky roof, etc.). These claims would be covered by homeowners insurance.
  • Do what you can to start mitigating further damage. If you’re worried about wet carpets or rugs, get fans and dehumidifiers going. Talk to an expert to see if the carpet/rugs or furnishings can be salvaged.
  • Document the damage to your property. Take pictures or video if possible

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Commercial Water Damage Planning in New Jersey

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

Planning and preparing can make a big difference in being safe and continuing operations after a disaster. The ability to maintain or quickly reestablish business operations or organization missions requires a focus on preparedness, advance planning, and relationships with external partners and community leaders.

One of the most effective ways to share information and motivate people to take steps for personal preparedness is to talk to your people. Add a preparedness discussion to the agenda of your next staff or organizational meeting or arrange a brown bag lunch session. Many individuals within an organization can lead a preparedness discussion, including a manager, employee, teacher, or volunteer. You can cover the basics in 15 minutes; 30 minutes provides time for more discussion. get the conversation started! PREPAREDNESS DISCUSSION GOALS As you prepare for your talk, keep the following goals in mind to ensure you facilitate a productive and informative discussion.

  • Share the potential impact of floods—the majority of injuries and death are from people being trapped or washed away in floodwaters. The depth of flood water is not always obvious, never attempt to cross or drive through floodwaters.
  • Know the National Weather Service terms that are used to describe changing flood conditions. These terms— advisories, watches, and warnings— can be used to determine the timeline and severity of flooding.
  • Emphasize the importance of being prepared to evacuate by remembering the 5 Ps: People, Prescriptions, Papers, Personal Needs, Priceless Items.
  • Outline your organization’s emergency communications plans and policies.
  • Sign up for community notifications.

Summer Fire Safety

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

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Summer fire safety - Campfire Safety Tips

Every year everybody look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor cooking. Encourage summer fire safety in your community with these tips.

Campfire Safety Tips

If you'll be spending the summer camping or just toasting marshmallows in the back yard, it's a good idea to educate yourself about campfire safety.

Follow Area Rules

Always follow the campfire rules for the area where you are camping or living. Some parks and towns prohibit fires, and these rules are there for a reason. Check the local regulations before you build your fire.

Know to Stop, Drop, and Roll

It is important to make sure that all members of your family know to "Stop, Drop, and Roll" if an article of clothing ever catches on fire. Instead of just talking about it to young children, practice the steps together.

Check Your Surroundings

Choose a location for your campfire where it will not spread. Never build a campfire near any dry leaves or grassy areas or under overhanging tree branches. Before building a campfire, clear away all shrubbery and vegetation from the area, dig a pit for the fire, and surround it with rocks.

Be Smart About Lighter Fluid

Do not store gasoline, liquid fire starter, or any other type of flammable liquid near the campfire. It's too easy for stray flames to ignite these materials.

Keep Your Fire Away from the Tent

Do not place your campfire near the tent. It should always be placed downwind from the tent. Only use tents made from flame-retardant materials if you'll be having a campfire.

Keep It Under Control

Do not build large campfires, even if they seem impressive. It's much safer to keep fires small so they are easier to control.

Stay Nearby

Never leave a campfire lit if there is no one to attend to it. If you're going to sleep for the night, always take the time to put the fire out.

Be Prepared

Never light a campfire if you do not have the means of extinguishing it. Always keep plenty of water and a shovel near the campfire to use in an emergency and to put the campfire out when you are finished using it.

Know How to Put It Out

To extinguish a campfire douse it with water, use the shovel to bury the fire with ash and dirt. Then douse the area with water.

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The importance of preventing structural mold damage!!

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The importance of preventing structural mold damage!! The importance of preventing structural mold damage!!

There are several indicators to help you determine if you have mold in your home. Your senses will alert you right away. Sight- Mold is visible to the naked eye. You can see it with your very own eyes. If there is mold present, you can see its growth under water-damaged surfaces. Also, look for signs of cracking walls and discoloration. You should be concerned about mold in your home if you can see or smell it.

Structural damage is also a common factor in the presence of mold in your home. An example of this is when wood becomes soaked with water, the wood than dries and becomes warped causing walls to crack and the integrity of the structure to become weak.

Mold needs moisture to thrive and multiply. It can become extremely problematic. The dampness from flooding can seep into the walls, carpets, and wood. This moisture provides an excellent environment for mold to multiply rapidly. Mold is especially attracted to paper products such as wallboard used in many homes.

If you are looking for Professional Mold Remediation Services, look no further,  contact SERVPRO of Morristown today!