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Efficient and Professional Spring and Summer Storm Home or Business Restoration Services with SERVPRO

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

lightning summer storm Summer can bring some serious hazards and potential property damage to your local New Jersey residence or business, SERVPRO is here to help!

SERVPRO has the answers your looking for about New Jersey property storm damage cleanup and repair concerns, give us a call today!

Summer can bring some serious hazards and potential property damage to your local Central and Northern New Jersey residence or business, including severe storms that bring flooding, torrential rains, strong winds and lightening. Other elements that can cause property damage during the spring and summer are high-humidity or summer fire damagers. Your property could face any number of potential SERVPRO is here to help with your local Spring and Summer property damage, including mold damage, fire damage, sewage backup damage or plumbing leaks and appliance malfunctions. When you find yourself in need of specialized fire or water disaster restoration services or emergency flood cleanup and property repairs, our SERVPRO restoration team of professionals is always here to help.

New Jersey’s summer days bring a ton of exciting things to do, our area offers great beaches and parks to explore, with other great events and community functions happening throughout the season. It’s important to remember safety while enjoying all that spring and summer have to offer. June is National Safety Month – keeping your family, friends and employees safe during these months is important to us, as is taking steps to avoid property damage to your home or business. Follow us on facebook for great tips on how to protect your property and what to do in the aftermath of a property disaster. Our crews are available 24-hours a day, always ready to help with property repairs and restoration services


  • Roof Tarp and Board Up Services
  • Category 1, 2 and 3 Water Extraction & Cleanup
  • Expert drying of affected areas, including walls, carpets and furniture
  • High-Quality Cleaning and Restoration of affected possessions
  • Mold Remediation
  • Building, Reconstruction and Repairs

Our SERVPRO of East Windsor team has been helping our local New Jersey neighborhoods for nearly 30 years, our crews and project managers are prepared with expert training and quality equipment to mitigate and restore your commercial or residential property. SERVPRO staff is available 24/7 to handle Emergency Disaster Restoration services, our team helps cleanup and repair your property damage from water, sewage, smoke or fire. Our priority is providing quick and effective service and solutions to restore your property and belongings, “Like it never even happened.”

River and Storm Flooding Damage Concerns

Flooding in New Jersey presents a serious risk to your commercial or residential property, the occurrences of interior and coastal flooding or other water intrusion events is becoming more common. Northeast Thunderstorms and Hurricanes can bring a ton of moisture and tidal surges causing above average amounts of water to cover the local and surrounding areas. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, floods kill more people every year than lightening, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.

It only takes 24 hours following a water intrusion before your property is in jeopardy of secondary damages including mold growth and other harmful bacteria. When it comes to your home or business flooding can lead to dangerous contamination and structural damage including damage to the drywall, contents and building structure. Efficient cleanup and restoration services with an IICRC certified team is necessary to avoiding further costs and damages.

Common Secondary Damages Associated With Delayed Water Damage Mitigation

Building Damage: Severe storms can bring flood risks to most New Jersey properties causing significant water damage to building materials, contents, foundations and basements. Our immediate hazardous water removal services are essential to avoid additional costly damages. SERVPRO of East Windsor technicians can provide temporary structural support, tarp and board up services to help stabilize and secure your property following storm damage.

Mold Contamination: following flood or water damage to your home or business, mold has the potential to start growing right away within 24 hours. It’s important to get the moisture cleaned up and properly dried to prevent additional damages. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced to handle the mold remediation process and avoid the spread of mold colonies throughout your property.

Spreading Moisture: Our rapid drying techniques reduce the risk of continued moisture exposure, preventing further water damage to your home or business. Our technicians monitor the spread of moisture to nearby areas and can address any hidden water damage early helping avoid additional costly secondary damage.

Why Contaminated Water Requires Professional Cleanup

A SERVPRO Property Damage Inspection can determine what type of water is causing your flood and water damage sometimes the damage could be from various types of water. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), water can become contaminated with a variety of pollutants including, oil pollution, sewage and wastewater, radioactive substances, harmful chemicals, and various other materials. It can sometimes be difficult to determine the type and extent of water damage affecting your home or business. That's why it's best to call a local property disaster restoration company like SERVPRO of East Windsor to fill in the blanks. Our Professional staff will come and inspect your damage and customize a removal, cleanup and restoration solution to get your New Jersey property damage reversed as quickly and effectively as possible.

Different types of contaminated water pose different risks, but the longer the water stays in a home, the more severe the property damage it will cause and the greater the threat to your health. Also called black water, Category 3 water is water from sewage backups and overflowing rivers that contains various hazardous contaminants, sewage, and/or toxic debris. According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IIRC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all water originating from seawater, ground or surface water, rising rivers and streams, and wind-driven rain from hurricanes and tropical storms is considered to be Category 3.

When severe spring and summer storms are forecasted for Northern or Central New Jersey communities it’s important to be prepared. Our SERVPRO teams are ready and always prepared to handle any size property disaster. Calling our local New Jersey storm cleanup crew immediately after you experience a flood or other water damage disaster, can be the difference between the need for a quick cleanup and mitigation or a long costly restoration, construction and mold remediation.


Weather terminology and warnings are important tools to knowing when to prepare for a storm and how to keep your family healthy and your property safe from disaster.


  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Be Prepared! Watches are typically issued 12-48 hours before a storm is set to hit. This is to advise the public of the possibility of a thunderstorm including; heavy rain, flooding, strong winds and possible hail.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! Warnings alert the public 2-24 hours before a storm occurs. Issued for hazardous weather that can cause “significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.”


  • Hurricane Watch: Be Prepared! Watches are typically issued 12-48 hours before a storm is set to hit. This is to advise the public of the possibility of a Hurricane (sustained winds of 74mph or greater) including; heavy rain, flooding, strong winds and possible hail.
  • Hurricane Warning: Take Action! Warnings alert the public 36 hours in advance of tropical storm-force winds. Issued for hazardous weather that can cause “significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.”



Gather and check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed. The American Red Cross suggests you pick up at least three days' worth of water and non-perishable food, a flashlight and extra batteries for it, at least seven days’ worth of prescription medication, a cell phone with a charger, and that you have extra cash and spare clothes at the ready.

Have an emergency kit with these items you probably already have in your home: flashlight(s), battery powered weather radio, extra batteries to fit each electronic (including cell phone), non-perishable foods (canned goods and dry foods), lots of bottled water, can opener, first aid kit (with a disinfectant), fire extinguisher, blankets, extra clothes, sturdy shoes or boots, clock or watch, whistle to signal for help, important personal items (eyeglasses, prescriptions, etc.), and paper documents such as birth certificates, social security cards, and other significant legal papers.


Stay inside and away from windows, skylights and glass doors. Find a safe area in the interior or your property on the lower level or basement. If flooding threatens your home, turn off the electricity at the main breaker. If your property loses power, turn off major appliances such as the AC unit and water heater to reduce damage.


Inspect your roof and foundation for damage and make necessary repairs. Exterior doors should have 3 hinges and a deadbolt lock that is and inch long minimum. Cut dead or weak limbs before a storm hits. Remove any limbs hanging over your home that could cause substantial damage if they fall. Likewise, take the time to have trees that could fall on the home removed. Clean rain gutters ensure runoff has a place to go; water that pools and gathers can cause damage especially if a downpour is ongoing.

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