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Tackle Flood Damage Fast After a Storm

1/24/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with items floating everywhere Is flooding affecting your home? Contact our certified SERVPRO technicians for flood damage remediation services.

Hackettstown Residents Can Trust SERVPRO for Flood Damage Restoration and Cleanup

Warren County in New Jersey is where you will find the town known as Hackettstown, which is just to the eastern point of Lehigh Valley. This town had a population of 9,724 when the 2010 United States Census was taken.

In March of 1853, Hackettstown was incorporated by an act through the New Jersey Legislature. Portions of territory throughout the region were exchanged with nearby Mansfield Township not only in 1857 and 1860 but also in 1872 and 1875. The story goes that Hackettstown got its name after an early settler and landowner named Samuel Hackett.

Notable Facts About Hackettstown, New Jersey

  • In 2005, Money Magazine put out a list of the best towns within the United States to live and work. Hackettstown made it to number 72 out of 100 on this list.
  • The American branch of Mars, Incorporated has its headquarters in Hackettstown. This is the company that makes some of the most popular candy bars in the country, including Snickers, Twix, M&M’s, Mars, and Milky Way. They also produce a wide variety of popular foods like Uncle Ben’s and Combos and pet foods like Pedigree and Whiskas.
  • In 1925, there was a tragic train wreck in town that injured 50 people and killed 45 people. Not only did this event make national headlines, but it is still one of the most tragic and deadly events to take place in Warren County to date.

Enjoying Time for Recreation and Dining in Hackettstown

There is a lot that you can see and do in the area, whether you are looking to spend a bit of time outdoors or you want to grab a bite to eat with friends or family. Some of the most popular attractions and shops in the area include:

  • Highland Airs Alpaca Ranch
  • Donaldson Farms
  • Jersey Girl Brewing Company
  • Stephens State Park
  • Man Skirt Brewing
  • Czig Meister Brewing Company
  • Hackettstown Center for the Arts
  • Rutherfurd Hall

If you are planning on a visit to the region, or you may want to relocate to Hackettstown, New Jersey, you will find that much of it rests along the banks of the beautiful Musconetcong River. Bordering townships include Mansfield to the southwest, Washington to the southeast, Independence to the west, Allamuchy to the north, and Mount Olive to the northeast. The local area receives high marks for the public school system as well as overall safety. Within a short driving distance, you also have plenty of places to go to enjoy arts, entertainment, and memorable nightlife.

Let SERVPRO Handle the Cleanup and Restoration After a Hackettstown Storm!

If your property has some damage during a storm, your initial thought might be using what you have around the house to clean it up. However, your Hackettstown property is better off with skilled technicians on the job to get the work completed in just a fraction of the time. At SERVPRO, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, meaning we get there within hours to get to work.

When you call us after a storm for flood damage, we are also able to assist with:

  • Wind damage
  • Hail damage
  • Impact damage
  • Lightning damage

With our powerful extraction tools, we remove water fast so that you limit the chances of immense secondary damage or the onset of mold.  Call SERVPRO of Warren County when you need help quickly to handle the flood damage your property sustained. We can be reached at (908) 454-3900 seven days a week, 24 hours a day!

Washington Township Webinar with Region’s Booming Life Sciences Real Estate Experts

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO has the skilled technicians your property needs for thorough and effective storm damage remediation. Call the experts today at (908) 454-3900.

Zoom Event Illuminating How the Pharma Industry is Changing Real Estate Investment in Washington Township

When thinking of real estate development, some sectors, such as the Pharma Industry, are rarely targeted by regular investors because they have specialized requirements. However, trends in the industry keep changing, and you might be interested in some of the changes that have arisen in the last decade. However, getting the information you need may not be easy unless you speak to an insider in the sector. You may not need to look for insiders in Washington Township if you participate in the webinar dubbed Behind the Scenes with the Region’s Booming Life Sciences Real Estate Experts. 

The panel event is organized by the Harvard Club of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Chapter of LAI on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. It features renowned professionals in the sector who discuss the impacts, plans, prospects, and opportunities the industry presents. Some of the notable speakers include:

  • Audrey Greenberg, the co-founder of The Discovery Labs, a cell and gene therapy CDMO
  • John Grady who is the senior vice president of development at Wexford’s Northeast
  • Eric Goldstein, Executive Director of the King of Prussia District, which works with hundreds of commercial property owners

SERVPRO of Warren County is experienced in flood damage restoration, thus offering Washington Township homeowners insider tips on addressing loss incidents. Call us at (908) 454-3900.

Paint a Portrait of Your Pet at Hackettstown Project Pet

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Paint supplies Get away from the stress of fire damage and leave it to the professionals as you enjoy yourself creating art to add to your freshly restored wall.

Learn How to Create a Portrait of Your Pet in Hackettstown

You have probably established some fun routines with your pet, such as walking them or doing puzzles. However, there is always something new that you can try. Creating a canvas painting of your pet is a unique way to appreciate its beauty.  In case you have never painted before, the exercise might seem challenging.  However, with the guidance of a seasoned artist, you might even surprise yourself. The Project Pet, organized by Pinot's Palette on December 27, 2020, offers Hackettstown pet owners a chance to spend time at a studio painting their pets under the guidance of talented artists.

Each participant needs to take a high-quality photo of their pet and send it to the studio when registering for the event. 

Other noteworthy aspects of the event include:

  • Convenient ways to pay for the booking, including use of studio credits, gift certificates, and credit card payments
  • The studio crops the background of the photo provided, leaving the pet as the focal point for painting
  • Talented artists guide each participant through the process of transferring the picture to the canvas

SERVPRO of Warren County helps restore fire-damaged properties in Hackettstown. Call us at (908) 454-3900 for immediate assistance.

Leading Restoration Company Helps After Water Intrusion in Hackettstown

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Hackettstown logo Hackettstown residents depend on SERVPRO for effective and thorough water removal. Call us for any remediation services your home needs.

SERVPRO Ensures Hackettstown Homeowners Access the Right Resources to Address Water Damage

Hackettstown, located in Warren County, New Jersey, is approximately 9.609 km² in size, including a 0.26 Km² area covered in water. In 2005, Money Magazine listed it as number 72 in the top 100 towns to live and work in the US. Another great ranking is from the FBI crime statistics, where the town is ranked as safer than 83% of all US towns. No wonder most people describe it as a small and nice or quiet town. Hackettstown is one of the few places in the United States that have exclusive names. So there is no other town with the same name in the entire country. The name was chosen after Samuel Hackett, the largest landowner in the early days of the settlement generously contributed drinks at the christening ceremony of a local hotel and thus managed to have the town named after him.  

Like many small towns, those yet to visit the area may not know much about the place. However, the nearby Schooley's Mountains have been a popular vacation destination for regular sightseers as well as those seeking the spring waters from the area which the indigenous Lenape people, as well as early European settlers, claimed to have healing powers.  Every year, wealthy and fashionable Americans from Philadelphia, New York, and other areas would flock to the area during summer to enjoy the fresh mountain air and the spring water. The Schooley's Mountain spring waters are also known as ferruginous waters, chalybeate, or salts of iron. However, road construction in 1945 and other developments ruined the water due to pollutants, including sewage.

Historic Victorian Houses

Hackettstown has a historic district, and one of the distinguishing aspects of the area is the significant number of grand Victorian homes. There is even a Historical Society that oversees issues such as educating owners on the best preservation and restoration procedures. Apart from unique designs, Victorian homes typically have three or more colors, unique accents, and body trim. 

One of the notable houses is the Everitt House Bed and Breakfast, a 4-star hotel. The hotel is a converted house that was the former residence of William Everitt, an engineer and former mayor of the town. It was built in 1875 and is located one block from the main street and about six blocks from the Centenary College. Other notable houses in this category include:

  • The Jacob C. Allen House was built in 1870 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It also appears in many architectural books. It is located on West Moore Street and features 15 bedrooms and elegant sunlit formal rooms. The exterior has a splendid façade featuring Second Empire exterior features like a central tower, steep mansard roof, iron cresting, and fish-scale shingling.
  • At 206 Church Street, there is a restored Victorian house built in the late 1800s. It features a combination of original and modern features

The Victorian homes are privately owned and, from time to time, are put up for sale, so anyone curious about acquiring a piece of history can look for one to purchase.

Apart from strolling through the town enjoying the historical architecture, there are other exciting things to do. One of the major attractions to the city, especially for younger people, was the H-Town skate park, which was among the most long-running in the North Jersey area, but it was closed in November 2010.  Stryker Airsoft is an alternative entertainment spot for adolescents and even young adults. The facility features a playfield designed to replicate an urban warfare setting in popular video games.  The store also offers various Airsoft accessories, including BB guns and clothes for sale or rental.

Where to Enjoy Great Foods

The Historic town is also known for its great food so visitors can enjoy a variety of cuisines including Italian, Polish or even Asian if you love to eat out. One of the most popular locations is Home Made, which offers authentic Polish dishes like Kielbasa, Pierogies, Golabki, Zurek, and Wiener schnitzel, among others. Other restaurants that people love include:

  • Topo Restaurant, which focuses on Vietnamese and other Asian dishes. There are Vegan and vegetarian-friendly options.  The restaurant is named TOPO because it is located where the original post office was. One of the unique things about the facility is that they offer spices at the table so that patrons can choose what they want. They also customize orders to the liking of the customer
  • Pasta Grill by Enzo is located on State Route 57 and offers Italian cuisine. They offer Gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly options as specials. 
  • Pandan Room restaurant is located on East Moore Street and offers various Asian dishes, including Thai and Indonesian. 

What Does SERVPRO Do to Contain Water Damage in Hackettstown homes?

Water intrusion can cause irreversible damage in properties resulting in costly replacement of the affected materials. For historic properties, such as the Victorian houses in Hackettstown, such loss can ruin the authentic feel of the property since it might be hard to find original replacement materials.  Water restoration technicians from SERVPRO are IICRC certified, so they know the changes that moisture causes in materials. They are also well versed in advanced restoration techniques.

When there is a water spill, reducing exposure time, and removing all excess moisture traces from materials, are the best ways to restore them to their preloss state. SERVPRO technicians look for ways to achieve both goals, thus saving the property owner the hassle of handling damages. Some of the solutions include:

  • Using fast water extractors which help remove any standing water from a building quickly
  • Combining different drying equipment including LGR dehumidifiers and centrifugal air movers, which dry wet materials effectively
  • Creating drying chambers to control the rate of drying for delicate materials that might crack or warp from accelerated drying
  • Moving or finding special storage for contents to protect them during the restoration process

SERVPRO of Warren County is a leading restoration company that helps Hackettstown homeowners deal with water damage conveniently. Call us at (908) 454-3900 to help you take the right actions after a water spill incident. 

Washington Township Residents Enjoy Virtual Watercolor Painting Classes

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

colorful tree with the words “Painting the Town” and “Washington Township” around it. SERVPRO can remove fire damage from your home so you can hang your paintings on the walls.

Beginner’s Intro to Watercolor Painting Workshop from Your Washington Township Home

There is no need to travel from the comfort of your home with this virtual art workshop. Straight from the Art Studio NY comes this one session intro to watercolor painting. A live video allows students to explore, enjoy, and experiment with watercolors. No boring class here! It is engaging and captivating. It will spark your creativity and help you discover the artist within. It is open to all ages and will let you:

  • Learn how to create your own painting
  • Discover color mixing and how to create color palettes
  • Enjoy step-by-step instruction by a professional artist
  • See live demonstrations on various painting techniques
  • Relax and spend time with other budding artists

Your instructor is Isaac Ruff, and the workshop takes place Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 1 – 3 PM. You can call (212) 932-8484 for more information. It would be best if you pre-registered, and there is a pay what you want option. A material list is provided. 

SERVPRO of Warren County provides fire restoration services to Washington Township. For fire cleanup, contact us at (908) 454-3900. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington Township

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Drying mats and green equipment on a wood floor With the training and tools available to our SERVPRO team, we can quickly remove water from your home.

Join Washington Township Friends & Neighbors as They Kick Off the Holidays

Christmas time is so much fun for all ages. Young and old alike enjoy getting together and sharing some holiday cheer at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Washington Township community anticipates this annual holiday celebration. 

There will be:

  • Holiday lights
  • Christmas tree lighting
  • Carols
  • Santa Claus

The holiday lights and brightly decorated tree add sparkle and wintry magic to the town square.  The event takes place at the WLP Amphitheater on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 5:00 PM. The rain date is Sunday, December 6th, at 5:00 PM. Social distancing and other safety protocols are to be observed.

Supporting Our Community

SERVPRO of Warren County is there for the community when trouble strikes. We provide water removal services for Washing Township and the surrounding area. Our crews are fast on the scene with emergency mitigation for any size disaster. Whether the problem is an overflowing dishwasher or a flooded basement, we are there for you. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to handle the job. Contact us at (908) 454-3900 today.

When Fire Damage Strikes SERVPRO is There in Hackettstown

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Hackettstown Businesses Know Who They Can Depend on When Disaster Strikes

Hackettstown, NJ, is home to 9,700 people and is in what is considered Lehigh Valley. Set on the banks of the Musconetcong River, it is a lovely area. The Musconetcong River is a tributary of the Delaware River and is 45.7 miles long. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the beauty surrounding the river as it flows through the mountains of the northwestern part of New Jersey. This river is a designated National Wild and Scenic River.

Iron Works & a Canal

There has not been a lot of industry along the Musconetcong River as it does not go through heavily populated areas. Any industry was mainly from the need for charcoal for ironworks in the 18th century. This caused the deforestation of the surrounding forests. That would decline once the Morris Canal was built, which allowed for coal to be shipped in from Pennsylvania. The railroads came along in the 19th century making the canal obsolete. 

A Place to Enjoy the Outdoors

At one time, there was a thriving summer cottage industry because of the canal. Remains can still be seen of those pools. Folks have been enjoying the river for many years and are still taking advantage of it today. Fishing, swimming, hiking, and other outdoor activities take place year-round along the shores.

Its Own Scary Urban Legend

The river even has its own mythical creature, the Musconetcong River Mantis Man. According to urban legend, this humanoid, insect-like creature lives in the Musconetcong River. He is supposed to be around 7' tall and lives in the river's portion through Hackettstown. Apparently, he looks like a praying mantis. Mantis Man was said to be spotted by several men who were fishing on the lake. The local take on the apparition is an experiment gone wrong with a praying mantis, aliens in the neighborhood, or just a giant praying mantis roaming the area. Monsters and Mysteries in America even featured it on one of their shows. 

Home to the Mars Wrigley Confectionery 

One of Hackettstown's claim to fame is it is the United States headquarters for Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Mars is the maker of chocolate goodness, such as:

  • Milky Way
  • Mars bar
  • M&M's
  • Snickers
  • Twix

$32 and a Dream

It all began with William Wrigley Jr. In 1891. The ambitious 29-year-old decided to start his own business. With only $32, his goal was to become a success selling Wrigley's Scouring Soap. As the business developed, he offered things like baking soda to those who bought his soap. Eventually, he would switch gears and go into the baking powder business. If you purchased that, you got two free packages of chewing gum. The premium became so popular that the focus was again switched, this time to the gum. Wrigley was so successful he would go on to buy into the Chicago Cubs in 1921. He would become the majority owner. 

From Father to Son and Into World War II

After the passing of Wrigley Jr, Philip K Wrigley, his son, would assume the mantle. He is well-known for his support of US troops. During WWII, one of his primary goals was to protect the Wrigley brand. He dedicated the total output of the following to war efforts:

  • Wrigley's Spearmint
  • Wrigley's Doublemint
  • Juicy Fruit

"Remember this Wrapper" was the slogan, and it kept the company at the forefront even during a war with rationing.

Wrigley Goes Global

William Wrigley III assumes control of the business in 1961 and takes it to a whole new level. He opens facilities in nine different countries. Progress continued, and today in the Smithsonian Museum, you can see a ten pack of Juicy Fruit gum. It was the first item to be scanned with a Universal Product Code (UPC) on the brand-new bar code scanner.  Wrigley also brought a new sugar-free gum to the mark in 1984. It is called Extra.

Still Going Strong Today

William Wrigley IV would be the last Wrigley to be CEO of the company. He took the sugar-free gum to a whole new global level. Other significant events include:

  • Wrigley acquired the Kraft Food brands of Life Savers and Altoids in 2005. 
  • Wrigley Science Center Established in 2006.
  • William Perez becomes CEO in 2006 and establishes "5 Gum".
  • Dushan "Duke" Petrovich became CEO in 2008.
  • Mars, Incorporated, bought Wrigley in 2008.
  • Official Confectionery Supplier for the Vancouver Olympic Games in 2010.
  • Andrew Clarke is the current CEO

Gum Lovers Still Enjoy Wrigley Products

Today gum lovers across the world enjoy all types of Wrigley Gum. Canada has its brands, as does the UK. In the US, gum that falls under the Wrigley brand include:

  • 5
  • Big Red
  • Boomer
  • Doublemint
  • Eclipse
  • Extra
  • Freedent
  • Hubba Bubba
  • Juicy Fruit
  • Orbit
  • Orbit White
  • Spearmint
  • Winterfresh

Wrigley's brands also include many candies such as Skittles, Starburst, and Gummy Savers. What started with $32 and a dream turned into a mega-million-dollar business thanks to one man's investment.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Services

A fire can be devastating. Even small fires can leave severe smoke damage that can spread throughout the business rapidly. When that happens, SERVPRO can be counted on to arrive at the scene quickly. Immediate mitigation prevents fire damage from becoming worse and developing into secondary damage. 

Professional Technicians Clean, Repair, & Restore Local Businesses

Our technicians arrive on the scene and scope the premises. This determines the extent of the damage and allows a plan of action to put into place. After that, the crew will:

  • Removed and dispose of charred and unsalvageable content and debris.
  • Provide water extraction and chemical cleanup if firefighters were involved.
  • Clean and remove smoke residue and soot.
  • Deodorize the property using a variety of methods.
  • Restore the business to preloss condition whenever possible.

Our goal is to leave your company, "Like it never even happened." As your neighbors, we sympathize with any of the community who is hit by a fire. For commercial fire damage services in Hackettstown, contact SERVPRO of Warren County at (908) 454-3900.

Strengthen your Hackettstown Business by Joining a Chamber of Commerce

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

containment barrier entrances SERVPRO provides containment barriers to prevent cross-contamination during mold remediation work in Hackettstown properties

The Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce Supports Hackettstown Business Owners During the Health Crisis

Many Hackettstown businesses found themselves in need of reinventing their services and marketing amid the health crisis. Even though some enterprises are better suited to serving their clients virtually, hardly anyone has gone on with business as usual. The Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce offers the opportunity to network with fellow business owners and a repertoire of business advice that can help you be nimble in navigating these new times. For example, a connection through the Chamber might help you identify the right company to help control the spread of mold in your business by creating a physical barrier with polyurethane sheeting and preventing cross-contamination. Other than gaining knowledge of the different services provided in the area, Chamber events can also:

  • Allow you to promote your own business to other members of the community
  • Hear about best practices from other industries applicable to your situation
  • Learn about resources during times of crisis to help keep your business afloat

The Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce has a few events in November focusing on marketing

techniques, which may help you frame your plan for 2021. Time spent on your professional growth is always a worthy investment.

Whether it’s mold remediation or other restoration services that you need, call SERVPRO of Warren County at (908) 454-3900 for help. Like you, we want to make our business grow and continue after this crisis “Like it never even happened.”

What Useful Ideas Do Hackettstown Professionals Use to Restore Furniture Affected by Water?

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

woman holding a blue bucket under a leaking ceiling Water damage can quickly escalate from a small leak to having drywall damage and even mold. Contact our team to assess and remediate.

The information SERVPRO Has Accumulated over the Years Makes It Easier to Resolve Water Damage Issues Affecting Hackettstown Homes

When water breaches the confines of your Hackettstown home, many of your valuables are at risk of damage. Furniture items, in particular, are highly vulnerable since they are made up of different materials that can be affected in many ways when left exposed in a moist environment. Actions by a team of restoration professionals such as SERVPRO can help you improve the chances of saving your valued furniture items.

What are the main risks posed by water damage to furniture in Hackettstown homes?

  • Development of water spots
  • Swelling
  • Color bleeding
  • Mold or mildew growth

Most furniture items have different constituent parts made up of different materials. For instance, couches and other upholstery items are made of solid wood framing and then covered with fabrics. Even items made of a single material such as wood furniture, might contain additional materials such as adhesives used to join different parts. Uncontrolled exposure to water can, therefore, lead to various damages.

Is it a question of stopping or reversing damages once items are exposed to water?

It is rare for all the damages that affect furniture after exposure to water to happen instantaneously. Therefore, the response mounted involves both aspects of reversing and preventing water damages in Hackettstown. Our SERVPRO technicians have superior skills that help achieve both goals with ease. 

For upholstery items such as couches, the wooden frames are likely to swell when exposed to significant amounts of water over extended periods. Since our crews aim to arrive at the loss site within four hours, it is possible to prevent damage from swelling of solid wood in items. We draw out water from the upholstery covers using an appropriate extraction tool. We then move the items to a well-ventilated area for drying. For better control of the drying process, we can use air movers to manipulate air currents around the wet items, thus increasing the evaporation rate. An adequately controlled drying process helps reverse any swelling of the wooden frames, "Like it never even happened."

How common is staining in wet furniture?

Different factors can lead to staining of your furniture items after exposure to water, including:

  • Rusting of metallic parts such as zips and buttons
  • Bleeding dyes from fabrics
  • Patches left by dripping water

Controlling staining takes several approaches since each type of stain develops differently. SERVPRO technicians lay protective materials in some areas to shield them from the effects of running dyes. For instance, we place waxed paper over sections where dye-filled water from other materials might collect. When placing cushions on decks of couches, we lay a waxed paper first. Waxed paper placed between cushions and zippers helps prevent rust stains. 

Apart from using protective materials to prevent stains, proper handling of the items is another solution. For instance, we tent cushions when drying them to quicken drying and prevent bleeding. In case only a section of an upholstered item is affected, we wet the entire piece of furniture with clean water to ensure no streaks appear once the item dries.

What happens if restoration starts when stains have already developed?

Although prevention is the most desirable solution, it is not always possible to respond to Hackettstown water loss incidents in time. If the response begins more than 24 hours after the water loss incident happens, you can expect stains from various sources, including rusting parts and microbial growth processes, among others.

Our SERVPRO technicians use varied approaches to deal with developed stains, including:

  • Timely removal before starting other cleaning processes
  • Differentiating between stains, spots, and discoloration
  • Identifying the type of fiber affected
  • Choosing an appropriate removal method

Although stains are readily visible because of the different coloration they exhibit in materials, they can differ in some aspects such as the physical properties or how they develop. Classifying the changes as spots, discoloration, or stains helps make a clear distinction. Spots form from substances such as oil, wax, or food. Stains form when dye molecules are added to fibers, while discoloration is the loss of dye molecules. Such a deeper understanding of stains allows our technicians to choose solutions such as better agitation or more potent cleaning agents to counter the changes that led to staining.

Understanding the natural properties of the underlying fibers also helps in faster removal of stains. For instance, the procedures used to remove stains in synthetic fibers might lead to the setting if used on natural fibers. 

With assistance from SERVPRO of Warren County, it is easier to resolve any issue that develops after a water spill. Call us at (908) 454-3900.

Can Commercial Premises Recover from Flooding?

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

A man sitting on a float floating in water. Call SERVPRO when it comes to your Hackettstown business water damage.

A Business with Commercial Flood Damage Requires Professional Guidance to Return to its Normal Condition. SERVPRO Helps Hackettstown Businesses Survive Flood Losses.

A natural disaster like flooding can play havoc with your Hackettstown business. These events can be devastating and expensive for a business owner. SERVPRO is a qualified water restoration service for commercial buildings. Our experienced crew chiefs can help guide you through this challenging time and ensure you make your business's best decisions. We follow the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration. By following these independent guidelines, we can reassure you that our work quality stands up to the highest standards.

How is restoration organized for commercial property?

  • Setting up a staging area increases restoration efficiency by avoiding long trips to and from equipment vans.
  • Protecting the users of a commercial building as well as workers that may require personal protective equipment (PPE) or sanitary workspaces
  • Setting up engineering controls to reduce the spread of contaminants from one area of the business to another.

Is it possible to reduce commercial property damage from flooding?

The first seventy-two hours are essential to flood damage mitigation in your Hackettstown business. These periods are typically when structural materials and contents have the best chance of recovery. To mitigate the potential losses of a flood at your business, it is essential to extract excess water from the property. SERVPRO technicians can pump out all types of floodwaters and remove the bulk materials from the floor, including raw sewage, silt, or other dirt forms. Our team can evaluate your business premises in more detail by performing these emergency services and provide a more accurate time frame for restoration. 

How does flood restoration typically end?

  • Disposing of waste and non-salvageable materials collected from the property
  • Decontamination of all equipment as well as workers 
  • In some cases, remediation verification from an industrial hygienist to ensure that the property is safe to resume business

The financial impact of flooding on your business can be extreme. Contact SERVPRO of Warren County at (908) 454-3900 for expert assistance.