Recent Water Damage Posts

Water Damage Timeline for Properties in Plumsted

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

Drying equipment from SERVPRO of Jackson Call the experts at SERVPRO of Jackson when your Plumsted property experiences water damage.

Do you know the water damage timeline?

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

SERVPRO of Jackson is proud to serve as your water removal, cleaning, and restoration team. We are proud to provide you with excellent services in your time of need. Call us today for any water damage cleanup at (732) 523-4986.

Water Damage Cleanup in Jackson and Surrounding Areas

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jackson water damage equipment in a Howell home SERVPRO of Jackson is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including holidays and weekends for your water damage emergency cleanup!

Water damage can spread very quickly throughout your Ocean County property. Water can be absorbed quickly into floors, walls and furniture. It can continue to cause damage, both seen and unseen. 

Should you attempt to clean water damage?

To ensure that the damage is thoroughly and completely restored, it is best to seek a professional water damage restoration service as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Jackson technicians are specially trained and IICRC certified to effectively dry, clean, and restore areas of your property affected by water damage. We use advanced water extraction and drying equipment to thoroughly and efficiently treat the affected areas. Our highly trained technicians will effectively remove the excess water and moisture using powerful equipment.

What water damage services does SERVPRO of Jackson perform?

  • Wet wall water damage repair
  • Wet carpet cleanup
  • Flood damage restoration
  • Storm damage cleanup
  • Leak repair
  • Hot water heater leaks
  • Burst pipe and frozen pipe cleanup
  • Sink, tub and toilet overflows
  • Roof leak
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Appliance malfunction leak
  • Any water removal and extraction

If you have a water damage emergency, call your local experts at SERVPRO of Jackson immediately at (732)523-4986. We will make your home look “Like it never even happened.”

Equipment For Every Jackson Water Damage Emergency

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Bad rain storm a ceiling collapsed in bedroom on the 2nd floor and attic is above bedroom. SERVPRO of Jackson professionals have the resources and restoration equipment to help you take back control of your life.

The right equipment is vital for timely mitigation. SERVPRO of Jackson understands that using the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. 

Detection Equipment

Scoping involves locating the areas of the structure affected by water and defining the extent to which the structure and contents have absorbed moisture. Moisture detection devices are also used to verify that an environment has been dried thoroughly.

  • Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls.
  • Moisture Meters are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate moisture readings that enable the SERVPRO® Franchise Professional to monitor the drying process.
  • Thermohygrometers measure both temperature and relative humidity. Capturing these two readings, a SERVPRO® Franchise Professional using a psychrometric chart can calculate specific humidity, dew point and vapor pressure.

Extraction Equipment

The most effective method of removing moisture from a structure is extraction. This is why it is critical to respond quickly to a water damage and to provide emergency mitigation services. When the water is extracted quickly, the environment can usually be dried much faster.

  • Extractors are used in cleaning carpets and upholstery and in removing water from floors following a water damage. Extractors can either be truck-mounted or portable, allowing for greater access inside structures.

Air Moving Equipment

Air movers are used in water damage restoration to enhance evaporation at the surface level, thereby reducing drying time. As airflow at the surface level increases, the moisture in the air increases. This moisture is then eliminated via the use of dehumidification equipment.

Dehumidification Equipment

By extracting water vapor from the air, dehumidifiers lower the relative humidity, which in turn increases the rate of evaporation. In a water damaged structure, dehumidifiers pull in the moist, humid air and then discharge dry, warm air. The dry air acts like a sponge, absorbing moisture from wet materials. SERVPRO of Jackson use two types of dehumidifiers:

  • Refrigerant Dehumidifiers work similarly to air conditioners.
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers use chemicals, called desiccants, that readily absorb moisture from the air. Deodorization.

Deodorization Equipment

  • Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that easily penetrates sites where odor-causing residues accumulate. The device can also be used to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other difficult-to-access areas.
  • Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products in large volume, dense fogs suitable for confined areas. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that pair with and neutralize odor-causing particles.