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Commercial Disaster Experts

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

match ignites with smoke and fire on a black background It could be a fire disaster or some other unforseen business disaster

Surviving a Large Commercial Loss...

Sizable commercial property losses are of many business owners, their worse nightmare. When you're suddenly faced with the unforeseen or the unexpected event of the horror of fire, water damage or the ruin from a hurricane that can quickly cause your business to stop.

Questions you will consider: How to endure a big, ruinous property loss? Will you stay in business? How do you still accommodate your clients? Will your employees stay?

SERVPRO's are your big loss experts. We have experience with sizable commercial loss. If it's from a hurricane, fire, or water and perhaps mold damage, we have the equipment, knowledge, and management to help you and thousands of people and businesses pull through a big loss.

Fire Damage in typical furnaces can turn into puff backs

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Special sponge with soot in front of a cabinet door Soot from a puff back

Fire damage also occurs when your furnace miss-ignites and that "fire", or lack of it creates what we call a puff back.

It happens if a burner backfires... this expels soot and smoke into your house or company. Puff backs will produce anything from a trivial nuisance to critical harm to your home and heating unit. Fortunately, a puff back is avoidable by using customary heating system support and by identifying the warning symptoms beforehand.

When starting the furnace or boiler, the oil may ignite creating a blast or misfire in the furnace. Oil burners are known to backfire, and are called a “puff back,” and makes smoke or soot push out into the units exhaust system than into the home. This is an eruption that delivers a huge volume of soot inside the house, or it happens in tiny occurrences with each event a boiler or furnace gets started. More modest continued puff backs create soot that accumulates in vents, on baseboards, ceilings or especially carpets.

It occurs in gas or oil boilers, water heaters or furnaces. They are also more expected in devices that are oil-fired rather than a gas-fired unit because oil seems not to disseminate smoothly. Oil-fired devices additionally need more regular maintenance, and incorrect support can start ignition difficulties that create a perfect situation for puff backs. An oil puff back usually create more of a mess than a gas puff back. Because oil produces more dirty soot than a gas unit.

Generally, puff backs can be extremely damaging to the structure and the contents and to the heating system. Puff backs can spatter soot everywhere in the structure and can make the furnace’s stack pipe disconnect. A loss from a puff back can be pricey and not be included by insurance, this makes a focus on puff back prevention crucial.

How fire damage works

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

Brick building on fire with smoke and fire engines & fire fighters pouring water on the fire Firefighters are heroes

A fire can lead to severe property damage and plenty of problems that will negatively affect your life and cost you plenty of money until you get them corrected. People don’t understand the complete range or type of fire damage or the huge quantity of various services offered by fire damage restoration firms.

The 1st thing you're prone to see are your things burned and some of them destroyed. Fire and smoke can ruin cabinets, walls, countertops, and more, giving them at best an old rundown look.

This is the most common and noticeable type of destruction that a fire loss restoration businesses will help you with. The most helpful of these businesses will offer complete renovation services and are ready to help you restore your residence and to replace or repair all of your furniture, upholstery, and make your rooms look better than they looked before the disaster.

There may be fire loss that exceeds the range a restoration company can repair. If your things have been burned then your fire damage restoration firm may suggest you junk it. We, however, are fully equipt and may be able to help.

Odor and Dirt

Fire loss doesn’t just ruin your belongings, it can additionally create a lot of severe smells and stain various surfaces. When there is a fire, there's commonly also smoke, that can move through your home discoloring your carpets, and walls leaving dirt, dust, and soot everywhere. This can be very comprehensive and will include not just the room touched by the fire but include other areas too.

For those purposes, fire damage restoration firms will additionally make it a precedence to cleanse and sanitize. This makes your things usable. It will additionally assist in getting rid of poor smells that could remain for a prolonged amount of time.

This method requires the usage of several diverse cleaning and industrial tools. This can also include carpet cleaning help to extract minute amounts of smoke, soot, and additional problems seen in-between the carpet fibers.

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Commercial Flood Insurance in Morristown NJ

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Wet floor sign in standing water on floor in liquor store with cases of beer surrounding water Commercial water loss

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance. The NFIP doesn’t sell insurance. Buy flood insurance from an insurance agent.

SERVPRO of Morristown is interested in helping the businesses in our community become more educated on flood insurance. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not reopen after experiencing a devastating flood.

Things to know in Morristown. Check to see if you might be required to have flood insurance.

  • All agencies in Morristown charge the same for flood insurance
  • Standard commercial insurance doesn’t pay for flood damage
  • The NFIP sets the rates
  • Rates depend on:
    • whether you live in a flood plain
    • flood risk in your area
    • building’s age
    • building’s construction
  • Building property insurance covers the building
  • Personal property insurance covers the building’s contents
  • NFIP suggests you need both types
  • Policies go into effect 30 days after purchase
  • The NFIP help center number is 1-800-427-4661

SERVPRO of Morristown recommends the following:

  • Check whether or not your area participates in the NFIP
  • Check whether or not your area is part of the Community Rating The NFIP might have a discount
  • Talk to your insurance agent when you need to make changes

Make sure your business is protected from the devastation that comes with unwanted flooding in your office.



Simple Fire Safety Tips

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

No one wants to face a home fire. In order to prevent fire damage to your Morristown home, review our helpful fire safety tips. Though these may be simple, you'd be surprised how many home fires are started each year from easily preventable sources. 

  • Get your dryer vents cleaned!
  • Don't leave candles burning when you're not home.
  • Don't leave the oven on (even at a low temperature) if you're not home. 
  • Keep candles away from low hanging items or flammable items. 
  • Keep flammable items FAR away from space heaters, radiators, etc. 
  • Make sure your smoke detectors work!

It's always better to be safe than sorry. If you think you left the house without blowing out a candle or think your dryer has an odd "smoky" odor - be proactive - not reactive! Stay safe, Morristown!

Why SERVPRO of Morristown?

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

When you’re facing a property disaster, the last thing you want to do is weigh your options to decide which restoration company is best for you to use. Luckily, at SERVPRO of Morristown, we make that decision easy for you.

Why SERVPRO of Morristown?

  • 24/7/365 Emergency Response
  • Fastest Response and Arrival Time
  • Trained and Certified Restoration Professionals
  • Water, Fire, Mold, Sewage, Bio-Hazard Damage Experts
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Caring, Dedicated Customer Service Team
  • Insurance Claim Help
  • Third Party Financing Available

So, if you’re ever facing a property disaster, your choice can be easy. Our team is the best in the business and we can guarantee you’ll be satisfied with our services. Count on SERVPRO of Morristown to make your disaster, “Like it never even happened.”

Storm Damage - What It Is

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

Summers in Morristown can certainly bring some harsh weather and storms. If you've noticed that you have storm damage to your home or business it's best to call in the experts right away to reduce the chances of further damage! BUT, some people don’t always know what storm damage can include. If your wondering if the damage your property has can be considered “storm damage” for insurance purposes, check out our quick reference guide below.

Storm Damage Means:

  • Fire damage due to lightning
  • Flood damage due to rain/flash flooding
  • Structural damage to roof, windows, walls, etc. This can be due to wind, hail, or other debris.

Remember, this is not a definite answer on whether your damage will be covered by insurance. However, no matter what kind of damage your property has, SERVPRO of Morristown can handle it. Our team are experts in handling all sorts of damage from shoreline storms AND, we're available 24/7, 365 days a year for all of your storm damage needs! Call SERVPRO of Morristown to make your disaster "Like it never even happened."

Hurricane Season is Here

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

2019 Hurricane Season is in full swing. Living in Jersey it's always best to be prepared for when storms hit. These tips will help you to prepare for any storms that may hit our community in the upcoming months.

  1. Have an Emergency Kit

Making an emergency kit when the storm hits is too late! You need to have a kit prepared so that you're ready before the storm. Your storm emergency kit should include supplies for 3 days of no power. Include items like: flashlights, candles, non-perishable food, water, batteries, blankets, first aid kit, and an extra cellphone battery pack.

  1. Know Your Zone

Living Morristown presents unique challenges such as flooding. Be sure to check with your local government officials to find out whether or not you live in a hurricane evacuation zone.

  1. Review Your Insurance Policy

You should always be prepared and know exactly what type of coverage you have for your home and belongings in case you need it. If you know you live in a hurricane evacuation zone and you don't have flood insurance, you might want to consider purchasing it.

  1. Know Who to Call

If you find your Morristown home or property damaged after a storm, you need to know who to call. SERVPRO of Morristown can help you with all of your storm restoration needs. We're available 24/7, 365 days a year so no matter your disaster, we'll be there for you!

How To Prevent Fire Damage At Home?

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

House fires start easy and involve routine routines or tasks or. That's s why you need to recall where many home fires usually start. You need to on guard and defend yourself from a fire:

Grease or Stove fires
Lint traps in your dryer
Old and new holiday decorations
Old or worn-out extension cords
Wood burning stoves and fireplaces
Insulation that is combustible
Messing around with fire, like candles, lighters, cigarettes, or matches

Let your local experts handle this.

  • 24/7/365 emergency fire response
  • Renovation, full restoration, and re-construction
  • Smoke damage cleanup &and odor and smoke neutralization
  • Soot Removal
  • 24/7/365 emergency Board-Up of your property

Call now for details.
We can be contacted at 1-800-374-3213

Morristown Firefighters

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

Sprains, strains, and other muscular pains are the most frequent injuries firefighters get in their line of work. Firefighters’ protective clothing prevent them from being burned, although the unexpected reality of their profession and the hefty lifting it usually demands means they are at risk of additional possible injuries and illnesses.

The principal injuries were sprains, strains and/or muscular injuries. The obligation to answer to any sort of call at a moment’s notice gives firefighters extra likely to strain muscles. The common and frequent injuries are on the ground and were due to overexertion and strain.

Not as frequent, but very important to examine, is the rise in crashes affecting emergency vehicles reacting to or returning from events.

Shocking to some, studies show that burns at the fire are uncommon, probably due to all the protective clothing worn to avert such injuries. Being burned at the disturbance is acknowledged to be a preventable injury and a sign that the firefighter had done something incorrectly.

We at SERVPRO are dedicated to supporting our 1st responders and appreciate the heroism they show every day.

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