Call the Cleanup Team that is Faster to Any Disaster
Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? In recent years, the United States has been affected by many different types of disasters including flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, blizzards and more. These natural disasters can threaten your home, business and community. During National Preparedness Month, SERVPRO of Cumberland County wants you and your customers to be aware of the steps to take to help prepare for Mother Nature’s worst.
How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire, or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. While each situation is unique, your organization can be prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies.
The following are common sense measures business owners and managers can take to start getting ready. A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, the local economy, and even the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival. Review the following questions to learn if your company is prepared.
Be Informed Do you know what kind of emergencies might affect your company? Do you know what you will do in an emergency situation?
Develop a Business Continuity Plan Do you know which staff, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep operating? Do you have backup plans for those operations? Do you know what you will do if your building or plant is not accessible? Do you know what you will do if your suppliers are impacted by a disaster? Are you ready for utility disruption?
Prepare Your Emergency Plan Do you have an evacuation and shelter-in-place plan? Do you have a plan to communicate with employees before, during and after and incident? Do you have copies of building and site maps with utilities and emergency routes marked? Are your employees trained for medical emergencies?
Practice the Emergency Plan Have you practiced your plan recently? Do you practice and coordinate with other businesses in your building or industrial complex? Have you reviewed your plans in the last 12 months?
Review Insurance Coverage Have you reviewed your insurance coverage recently to see if you’re covered in a disaster?
Secure Your Facility and Equipment Have you secured all the ways people, products, and supplies get into your building? Have you conducted a room-by-room walk-through to determine what can be strapped down?
Improve Cybersecurity Do you regularly install patches to your software? Have you installed a firewall on your computer? Do you regularly update your antivirus software?
Promote Family and Individual Preparedness Do you encourage employees to have a personal emergency supply kit and a family communication plan?
For more information on disaster preparedness, visit www.ready.gov, or call SERVPRO of Cumberland County. Our Franchise Professionals can help your business prepare for the unexpected by creating an Emergency READY Profile for your facility. The profile is designed to be a quick and easy snapshot of your business, providing critical facility information needed for detailed emergency preparation.
The time to prepare for a disaster is now. Call SERVPRO of Cumberland County to make sure your business is “Ready for whatever happens.” 856-692-0041
No Water Damage is Too Big or Small
No Water Damage is Too Big or Small
Whether a flood or leaky pipe, SERVPRO of Cumberland County can help. When damage affects your home or business, you want it to be restored as soon as possible. SERVPRO is the trusted choice for hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, because they know SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the experience to do the job right.
The first 24 hours following a water incident are the most important in preventing secondary damage or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss notification, SERVPRO of Cumberland County will be on-site to help ensure water damage is handled b completing the following steps:
SERVPRO of Cumberland County will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning work.
SERVPRO of Cumberland County will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and prepare the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.
To ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, SERVPRO of Cumberland County will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.
SERVPRO of Cumberland County will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walk-through of the jobsite will be conducted with you to ensure the property was returned to preloss conditions.
Before Further water damage occurs to your home or business and belongings, contact SERVPRO of Cumberland County. 856-692-0041
From Carpets to Catastrophes - For All Your Commercial Cleaning Needs
What SERVPRO Professionals Can Do for You
- Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
Pretesting helps SERVPRO of Cumberland County Determine what type of fire has taken place. Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.
- Water Removal and Dehumidification SERVPRO of Cumberland County Professionals identify the source and type of water, which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage.
- Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
SERVPRO of Cumberland County Technicians are trained to safely and effectively clean bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations
- Mold Mitigations and Remediation
SERVPRO of Cumberland County Professionals work to control and remediate mold contaminants while protecting your health and safety.
- Contents Claim Inventory Service
Accurate inventory helps keep costs low and reduces job completion tome. SERVPRO of Cumberland County Professionals can provide an itemized area-by-area loss inventory.
- Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning SERVPRO of Cumberland County Professionals can inspect your HVAC system and ductwork. Cleaning services can be provided to help restore peak energy efficiency, eliminate offensive odors and improve indoor air quality.
- Carpet & Hard Floor Cleaning & Care SERVPRO of Cumberland County Professionals use the latest IICRC** training as well as state-of-the-art equipment to remove entrapped sails from deep within your carpet’s pile and backing.
- Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
Using IICRC standards for carpet as a guide, SERVPRO of Cumberland County Professionals will show you what cleaning option would be best for your carpet’s level of soiling and explain the benefits of sail protection.
- Odor Identification and Deodorization SERVPRO of Cumberland County Professionals will find the source of the odor and determine the best methods to neutralize and eliminate it.
- Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods
Fabrics are inspected and tested to determine the safest and most effective cleaning methods.
Call SERVPRO of Cumberland County today for all your commercial cleaning needs. 856-692-0041
Time is a Precious Commodity
When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO of Cumberland county for all your commercial cleaning needs. Did you know when you hire SERVPRO of Cumberland County for maintenance cleaning, you get around-the-clock restoration services built with you in mind? Quality cleaning and quick response - that's the SERVPRO way.
Can't figure out how to get the job done? Call SERVPRO of Cumberland County for all your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your home facility, you need fast response and the experience to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price.
SERVPRO of Cumberland County is committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs. SERVPRO of Cumberland County can provide:
- Over 45 years of experience as a leading fire and water clean up restoration provider
- Quick response time to help ensure the damage is contained and the restoration process begins promptly.
- Large loss capabilities - no fire or water damage is too big!
If you have a fire, water or mold loss at your place of business or just need a good deep cleaning - call SERVPRO of Cumberland County today! 856-692-0041
Cumberland County: Get Help 24/7
BE READY FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS. PUT HELP IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND!
The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency Ready Profile. By developing a SERVPRO®Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.
Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business.
Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”
For your complimentary consultation, contact us at 856-692-0041 or via Email – sp9011@SERVPRO9011.com
Don't Be The 50% in Cumberland County!
WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, YOU CAN BE RUINED OR YOU CAN BE READY!
The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.
As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.
By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile™ for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.
Are You Ready?
Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”
The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile™ is a start-up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY™ Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile™ Advantage:
- A no cost assessment of your facility
- A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency
- A guide to help you get back into your building following your disaster
- Provides facility details such as shot-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
Contact us Today to Get Started! Call 856-692-0041 or Email: SP9011@SERVPRO9011.com
Prepare your business for a hurricane or storm
Tips from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for Preparing Your Business for a Hurricane.
- Carefully assess how your company functions, both internally and externally, to determine which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating.
- Identify operations critical to survival and recovery.
- Plan what you will do if your building is not accessible.
- Consider if you can run the business from a different location or from your home.
- Develop relationships with other companies to use their facilities in case a disaster makes your location unusable.
- Ask your SERPVRO of Cumberland County
professionals about setting your business up with a Disaster Recovery Profile.
At SERVPRO of Cumberland County, we make it "Like it never even happened.®"
Call 856-692-0041 when you need help recovering after storm damage.
Cumberland County Smoke and Soot Cleanup
Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
Smoke and Soot Facts:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke:
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Cumberland County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting.
Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
- Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
- Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
- Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Electrical Fire Safety in Cumberland County
Electrical Safety Month (in May) is hosted by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety in homes, schools, and workplaces.
Electrical Safety Month is used to educate us about the steps that can be taken to reduce the number of electrical-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.
Did you know that an electrical outlet can do much more than provide electricity? Electrical outlets can be life saving devices by preventing shocks, burns and even fires.
Specialized electrical outlets can provide you with a safer home and work environment. Do your outlets need an upgrade?
Protect yourself from electrical fires. Visit the ESFI website for more information. If you have any questions about electrical fires or electrical fire damage, be sure to contact SERVPRO of Cumberland County at 856-692-0041.
Facts About Fire...Did You Know...?
More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 25,000 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire. It's not a question of luck. It's a matter of planning ahead.
Fire is FAST! There is little time! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house. In minutes, a house can be engulfed in flames. Most fires occur in the home when people are asleep. If you wake up to a fire, you won't have time to grab valuables because fire spreads too quickly and the smoke is too thick. There is only time to escape.
Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. A fire's heat alone can kill. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super hot air will scorch your lungs. This heat can melt clothes to your skin. In five minutes a room can get so hot that everything in it ignites at once: this is called flashover.
Fire is DARK! Fire isn't bright, it's pitch black. Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire you may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find your way around the home you've lived in for years.
Fire is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make you drowsy, disoriented and short of breath. The odorless, colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door. You may not wake up in time to escape.
Information obtained from U.S. Fire Administration.