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Christmas Tree Lighting Glendora NJ

11/22/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township is hosting the 2023 Glendora Tree Lighting Ceremony!! 

December 2, 2023

226 Chestnut Street, Glendora, NJ 08029

The lighting takes place at 4:30 PM

There will be a bounce house, hot chocolate, cookies, food, games, vendors, pictures with Santa, carolers and a Toy Drive, so bring a toy and help make a child's Christmas full of the wonder and joy of the season!

Join us for the holiday fun!! We can't wait to see our friends and share in the holiday joy with you!

Your SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp. Family

Handling Biohazard Clean up

11/21/2023 (Permalink)

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In life, unforeseen and traumatic events can turn our world upside down in an instant. During these challenging times, having a trusted and experienced team by your side can make all the difference. At SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp., we specialize in transforming chaos into cleanliness, handling even the toughest biohazard cleanup jobs with the utmost care and professionalism.

Compassion and Expertise in Action

Biohazard cleanup is a highly specialized field that requires not only technical expertise but also compassion and understanding. Our biohazard cleanup experts are not just skilled technicians; they are compassionate individuals who genuinely care about the well-being of our clients.

The Importance of Proper Handling

Biohazardous situations, such as crime scenes, trauma incidents, or hazardous material spills, require precise handling to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Our team is well-versed in the proper protocols, safety measures, and legal requirements for biohazard cleanup. We work diligently to mitigate risks and protect the health and safety of our clients and their communities.

Meticulous Cleanup for Your Peace of Mind

Cleaning up after a traumatic event involves more than just physical cleanup. It's about restoring a sense of safety and security to the affected space. Our meticulous cleanup process goes beyond surface cleaning; we ensure that every trace of biohazardous materials is removed, and the area is thoroughly sanitized. Our goal is to provide you with a clean, safe, and habitable environment once more.

Your Well-Being Is Our Priority

At SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp., we understand that the aftermath of a traumatic event can be emotionally challenging. That's why we approach every job with empathy and respect. We aim to alleviate some of the burdens you may be facing by taking care of the cleanup process, allowing you to focus on healing and recovery.

Available When You Need Us

Disasters don't adhere to a schedule, which is why we're available 24/7 to respond to biohazard cleanup emergencies. When you reach out to us, you can trust that we'll be there promptly to assess the situation and begin the cleanup process, no matter the time of day or night.

SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp. (856)227-7800

How You Can Protect Your Home from Water Damage

10/3/2023 (Permalink)

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Water damage is one of the most destructive elements a home can face. From flooding to leaks, water damage can be devastating and expensive to repair. That's why it's so important to know how you can protect your home from water damage. 

Watch out for signs of leaks in your plumbing.

When you're looking for signs of water damage in your home, start with the plumbing. If you see discoloration or wet spots on the walls or ceilings, it's possible that a pipe has burst. There are other signs that indicate a leak: water stains or greasy residue from standing water could mean you have a leaking dishwasher or washing machine.

If you suspect that leaks have occurred in your home, contact us right away so we can help you before the damage gets worse!

Do not ignore dripping sounds or leaking water in appliances.

Another way to protect your home from water damage is to pay attention to dripping sounds or leaking water in appliances. You may think that these are minor problems, but they can turn into significant issues if left unchecked for too long. For example, a small leaky faucet can lead to major structural issues if not addressed quickly and properly.

Look for water damage under sinks.

You should look for signs that the cabinets are wet and check to see if there's any mold on the wall where the cabinet meets it. If so, you'll need to have a plumber come out and fix the leak. If you see an obstruction in your drainpipe or water stains around it, then call a plumber right away!

Check the walls and baseboards.

Once you've inspected the ceiling and floor, it's time to examine the walls. Check for water stains on walls, especially near windows and doors. If a leak has occurred in any of these areas, there will likely be some damage to the surrounding drywall or baseboards that could be hiding behind them.

Look for water stains on ceilings.

Water stains on ceilings are a sure sign of a leak somewhere in your home. They can be caused by roof leaks, plumbing leaks or even foundation issues, so it's important to check for all three types of leaks if you notice any water damage to your ceiling.

If you've noticed water stains on your ceiling, first make sure that there aren't any obvious sources of water located above the area where the stain appears. If there isn't anything obviously leaking above where the stain is located (like an air conditioning unit), then you might have a problem with one of the following:

  • Your roof has developed some damage and needs to be repaired/replaced.
  • There are cracks or holes in pipes inside walls that lead to outside drainpipes which might be letting rain seep in.

Inspect your home after heavy rains or snowstorms.

After heavy rain, it is important to check the gutters and downspouts for debris that might be blocking water flow. Look at exterior walls and windows for any signs of water damage or leaks, especially along flashing around doors and windows. Check roof for leaking shingles or tiles, which can cause water damage inside the house if left unattended. If you have a sump pump installed in your basement, make sure it is functioning properly to prevent flooding by taking note of any excess water buildup around it after heavy rains.

With proper maintenance and attention to the signs of water damage in your home, you can protect yourself from the destructive forces of water. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your home from water damage. If you have experienced water damage, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp. today at (856)227-7800. Their team of experts is here to help you get your property and your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

Mold: Where Is It?

10/3/2023 (Permalink)

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Everyone wants to think their home is pristine. You do your best to maintain a clean environment. There's no way there is mold in your home...right? Unfortunately, there are many instances where mold may be hiding within your residence, despite your best efforts.

Mold problems can occur in any home if conditions are ideal for growth. No amount of vacuuming or dusting will prevent mold growth if warmth, moisture and a nutrient source are present.

Here are some common "hot spots" to keep an eye on:


The kitchen is a location that may have moisture issues which can contribute to mold growth.

  • Check under your sink. A small pipe leak may go unnoticed, letting the moisture and water damage sit untreated. Leaks combined with dark spaces are the perfect environment for mold.
  • The sponge dish may have a mold problem. You use your sponge to wash dishes every day, but when you put it back in its dish, moisture may begin to collect, and mold may begin to form.
  • Under your fridge isn’t safe either. Yes, even your refrigerator may have moisture issues. The refrigerator can leak without you knowing. There is a drip pan under your refrigerator that can collect excess water, but if left untreated, mold can form.

Laundry Room

Your washing machine can be a hot spot for mold. Check the door of the washing machine, inside the gasket. Dark, warm, moist areas are ideal for mold growth. Make sure to wipe under the door gasket after each wash to prevent mold growth. Also leave the door open to air out the washing machine.


Your shower or tub may be hiding mold without your knowledge.

  • Check under lids and bottoms of shower products. You may forget to pick these products up and clean underneath. Moisture can become trapped under the lids or under the products and mold can form.
  • Bath toys may be fun for kids, but they may also be housing mold. Water may get inside the toys and be unable to get out. This is a difficult location to discover mold. You may need to open one of the toys to see if mold is growing inside, and if there is mold, replace all of the toys, as there most likely will be mold within them as well.

Mold does not discriminate and may develop in any property if ideal conditions are met. Mold can cause health issues with excess exposure, so it is important to remove any mold you discover. If you suspect mold may be in your property, contact a professional home inspector. A home inspector will be able to conduct mold tests which will be able to identify moldy areas within your home. Once mold is officially discovered, contact a qualified mold remediation company, such as SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp., to remediate the mold and restore your home to the haven you work so hard to maintain.

If you have mold issues in your home, contact SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp. at (856)227-7800 to arrange for a mold inspection today!

Sewer system damage: Uncovering top factors that clog, crack, and collapse pipeline

9/11/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp. is an expert water damage restoration company serving the residents of Stratford. As a leading provider of sewage water damage restoration services in Stratford, they understand the importance of educating the community about the risks associated with sewage water damage and how to prevent it.

Sewage water damage is a serious issue that can cause significant damage to your property and put your health at risk. Several factors can cause sewage water damage, and it is crucial to be aware of them to protect your property and health.

Clogged sewer line

A clogged or damaged sewer line is one of the most common factors that causes sewage water damage. Sewer lines can become clogged for various reasons, including tree roots, grease buildup, and foreign objects. When this happens, sewage water can back up into your property, causing significant damage and creating a health hazard. It is important to have your sewer lines inspected regularly to prevent clogs and damage from occurring.

Damaged pipes

Broken or damaged pipes can also cause sewage water damage. Pipes can become damaged for various reasons, including age, corrosion, and freezing temperatures. When pipes become damaged, sewage water can leak into your property, causing significant damage and creating a health hazard. It is important to have your pipes inspected regularly to identify any potential issues and prevent sewage water damage from occurring.

Heavy rainfall

Another factor that can cause sewage water damage is heavy rainfall or flooding. When there is heavy rainfall or flooding, sewage systems can become overwhelmed, causing sewage water to back up into your property, which can result in significant damage and create a health hazard. If you live in an area prone to heavy rainfall or flooding, it is important to take preventive measures to protect your property, such as installing a sump pump and waterproofing your basement.

Improper waste disposal

Improper disposal of household items is another factor that can cause sewage water damage. Items such as paper towels, feminine hygiene products, and wipes should never be flushed down the toilet, as they can cause clogs and damage to your sewer lines. Disposing these items properly in the trash is vital to prevent sewage water damage.

Human error

Finally, human error can also cause sewage water damage. This factor can include flushing inappropriate items down the toilet, pouring grease down the drain, and neglecting to have your sewage system inspected and maintained regularly. It is essential to be aware of the risks associated with sewage water damage and take the necessary steps to prevent it from occurring.

SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp understands that sewage water damage can be overwhelming and stressful, so they offer comprehensive restoration services, including water extraction, drying, dehumidification, and odor removal. The team uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to restore your property to its preloss condition as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you have experienced sewage water damage, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp. today at (856)227-7800. Their team of experts is here to help you get your property and your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

Call SERVPRO 24/7 in Somerdale for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

9/8/2023 (Permalink)

flooded basement After water damage, you can trust that your Somerdale home is in good hands with our experienced technicians at SERVPRO.

When it comes to water spills, flooding, ceiling leaks, and other emergencies, Somerdale residents and business owners can trust the services SERVPRO offers. We are locally owned and operated, having pride in our work for clients in the area. It is essential to us that you get prompt, reliable water removal services and restoration to bring your property back to preloss condition. We do this with our entire spectrum of industrial-grade equipment, proven methods, and IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT).

Once you notice water damage in Somerdale, we recommend calling to speak to our customer care team. They gather the necessary information about your emergency so the crew can mobilize and get to your door with the Green Fleet and start inspection and cleanup as soon as possible. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – arriving on-site within just hours of your initial contact.

Did you know? Prompt water mitigation efforts help to lessen the impact of your water emergency. The faster we get in to keep water from migrating, the easier it is to eliminate moisture, thwart secondary damage, and get the results you deserve.

Our crew has the experience, training, and skill to handle any water-related emergency – big or small. Depending on the level of damage, we also work with area contractors highly regarded in their field. This allows us to ensure your reconstruction goes as smoothly as possible with results that make it look “Like it never even happened.”

24/7 Emergency Response for Added Peace of Mind

Unfortunately, emergencies never wait – which is why we have crews on standby to handle your water and fire restoration needs. We field all kinds of calls to help residential and commercial clients get back on track after water emergencies, such as:

  • Hidden pipe leaks
  • Appliance malfunction
  • Water heater leaks
  • Burst pipes
  • Storm and basement flooding
  • Sink, tub, and toilet overflow

What Happens Once Water Removal Technicians Arrive?

SERVPRO has perfected the assessment and planning process for all cleanup and restoration projects. Once on-site, the crew chief inspects the property to determine the project scope, the type of water present, and possible damage. We formulate a working plan for extraction, drying, and dehumidification to begin immediately.

Our Green Fleet of vehicles is always stocked with the latest water removal equipment, specialized drying tools, and a full selection of cleaning agents and deodorizers. We have plenty of equipment stored in our warehouse for large-scale emergencies and commercial projects. This allows us to scale each project as needed with all the necessary gear.

Handling Relative Humidity is Crucial with All Water Restorations

After standing water gets pulled up with gas-powered pumps, submersible pumps, or truck-mounted extractors, special attention gets paid to moisture levels throughout the impacted areas. Our drying dehumidification equipment works to pull moisture from the air so that we can keep damage from settling into your building materials and other contents.

  • Desiccant dehumidifiers and centrifugal air movers remove residual moisture in tight spaces and building materials.
  • Our crew constantly monitors progress using moisture detection tools like sensors, meters, and thermal imaging.
  • We may also increase airflow across walls, around furnishings, and over the flooring to speed up the evaporation process.

SERVPRO is customer-focused, taking the time to explain each step along the way throughout your water damage cleanup and restoration project. We are informative, but we also go the extra mile to work with your insurance agent to help facilitate your claim!

Contact us 24/7 SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp if you require assistance with water damage. You can reach us by dialing (856)227-7800 or requesting help online at your convenience.

SERVPRO Is Fast with Fire Damage Cleanup for Glendora Residents

9/8/2023 (Permalink)

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House fire cleanup is never anything any homeowner wants to face. However, fire emergencies can strike without warning, leaving your Glendora home with charred debris, unsalvageable contents, and smoke damage. The good news is that you never have to go through it alone when you have SERVPRO at the ready. We offer 24/7 response for all emergencies so that we can help you get back on track after a fire in your home or business. Let us help you give your property the detailed cleaning and reconstruction it needs!

Whether a small blaze or significant fire damage in Glendora, it calls for skilled restoration technicians. SERVPRO thrives when cleaning up fire damaged homes, making it all "Like it never even happened." Even if you feel as though items may be lost, there is a chance we can restore them using our proven methods and experience.

After a fire, there are several essential things to keep in mind, including:

  • Do not turn on ceiling fans or other fixtures where the wiring could have been compromised during the fire.
  • Do not try to clean appliances or electrical components that have been exposed to water, flames, or heat.
  • Do not wash walls or other painted surfaces or shampoo carpeting or upholstery.
  • Do not consume foods and beverages kept near water, flames, or heat – they must get discarded.

Most Fire Cleanup Jobs Involve Some Level of Water Restoration

Removing all standing water and dealing with moisture control is commonplace with fire-related events. First responders used water and possibly chemicals to douse the flames during the fire. Not taking care of any water or moisture leaves your interior susceptible to further damage, including issues with crucial structural components.

  • SERVPRO carefully inspects your interior, even tight spaces, to determine where moisture may be located with any fire incident.
  • We have water restoration technicians (WRT) on our crew that will pull up any standing water, including charred debris, with the help of powerful truck-mounted extractors and pumps.

We Bring the Necessary Tools to Each Project

When called for fire and smoke restoration projects, we have a wide selection of equipment and tools that help us reach our goals. Professional equipment makes all the difference in terms of results and time with any restoration. We bring powerful air scrubbers with HEPA filtration, thermal fogging equipment, hydroxyl generators, and other tools that help us achieve our goals as quickly as possible.

Whenever a significant fire takes place, there could be a lot of reconstruction involved to bring your building back to pre-fire condition. We have a local selection of skilled contractors that we trust to handle every aspect of the rebuild, including drywall replacement, new flooring, structural work, electrical, and more.

Contents Cleaning and Restoration You Can Count On

We know that your home is filled with personal belongings, furnishings you love, and cherished mementos. Because of this, we always take the time to carefully inspect and pre-test items before cleaning to ensure the best process gets selected. Our crew's fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) know how to handle soiling, whether protein-based smoke, wet smoke, dry smoke, and other harsh residues.

Rather than leaving your fire damage to chance with DIY methods alone, have the pros handle your project instead! Call us at SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp at (856)227-7800, and we can send out a crew as soon as possible.

SERVPRO Helps Sicklerville Homeowners Ease Mold Restoration

9/8/2023 (Permalink)

moldy crawlspace area Mold cannot hide from SERVPRO. We complete mold remediation at your Sicklerville home, "Like it never even happened."

Any house can develop mold colonies at any time. Many breakouts are easy to control by making a few changes, such as removing wet contents, regulating temperature, and airing the affected rooms. Sometimes, the action you take does not seem to change anything, and that is when you realize the mold has become a problem. Finding a definitive way to remediate the mold damage is essential to restoring preloss conditions to your Sicklerville home.

Even if it is the first time your Sicklerville home develops mold damage, you can establish whether the problem is severe by considering the signs it exhibits. Hence, you can take corrective action in good time rather than wasting effort on trial and error solutions. A seasoned restoration team like SERVPRO can help because we understand mold development processes clearly.

Indicators of a severe problem

  • Indoor air quality is compromised
  • Structural materials developing rot-like deterioration
  • Mold spreading within concealed areas

Mold emits a musty odor and releases particulate matter into the air when any abrasive force disturbs the colonies. If the contamination is significant, the released materials can compromise the indoor air quality. Limited contamination can also lead to the same outcome if it affects the HVAC air ducts. Either way, you need to take remedial action. Special skills are necessary when the problem affects the ventilation systems, while significant resources are essential if the colonies have spread over vast areas of the property. SERVPRO helps with both aspects since we have certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians who understand mold problems well. We also have sufficient equipment varieties, including special vacuum cleaners for extracting residues from air ducts.

Material Deterioration After a Mold Infestation

Mold develops in at least four stages, including sporulation and hyphal growth. Catching the infestation at your home in the early stages simplifies remediation since you can easily wipe it off surfaces with relative ease. However, if it progresses to the hyphal stage, it burrows deep into organic materials as it consumes nutrients. The resulting deterioration is similar to rot, leading to loss of structural integrity.

Solutions that counter severe contamination

  • Controlled demolition to remove materials
  • Standard and specialized cleaning
  • Humidity control and air purification

Porous and semi-porous materials bear the brunt when mold contaminates a property. Porous materials include things like carpets, pads, and drywall. Removal is the best solution to tackle contamination affecting such materials. Semi-porous materials may consist of frames and hardwood floorboards. Demolishing the affected areas helps remove and replace heavily deteriorated materials. You should do such demolition in a controlled manner to avoid unnecessary problems. Our SERVPRO crews set up containment barriers, establish negative air pressure and use precision cutting tools to facilitate such demolition. We strongly suggest against DIY demolition regarding mold damage removal.

Cleaning the masses of moldy colonies and residues in your house is essential to defeating a mold problem. Since mold thrives in wet conditions, cleaning that does not involve water is preferable. Options such as vacuuming, wire-brushing, and damp wiping surfaces with antimicrobial products are usually sufficient. Our SERVPRO technicians use soda or dry ice blasting for challenging areas such as unfinished surfaces to improve the outcomes. The two methods drive pellets at high air pressure against a surface. The force disintegrates the pellets (bicarbonate of soda), creating the necessary agitation force to remove the colonies. Dry ice pellets sublimate from a solid to a gaseous state. So, no cleanup of the medium or moisture is required.

SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Twp. responds to any case of mold damage making it “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (856)227-7800.

Thank You To Our Veterans!

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

Veteran Alfred Marinelli Veteran Owner

Here at SERVPRO, we are a Veteran-Owned business, and we celebrate our hero, Alfred Marinelli.

Veterans Day falls on November 11th, 2022, and this time can feel somber, know that we are holding space in our hearts for all Veterans, everywhere in the world.

Thank you for your service! We wish you peace, love, and blessings, always!

Why Should You Choose SERVPRO?

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

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Why Hire SERVPRO for Storm Damage Restoration?

SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township has the expertise and training to mitigate storm damage to your residential or commercial property. Our Storm Damage Restoration Technicians are highly trained in water removal, structural drying, mold remediation, odor control, and more. We also have equipment that can help us work much faster than traditional restoration crews so we can minimize disruption to you and your family.

SERVPRO Can Better Assess the Damage

When a storm rolls through, you may not know if your property sustained any damage. If debris is blocking roads or knocking out power in the area, it can be difficult to get someone over right away for an assessment.

With SERVPRO on the job however, we have equipment that allows us to pinpoint exactly where water and moisture are coming from so they can begin drying the structure faster. This helps minimize potential mold growth as well as structural issues which could become worse if left untreated too long.

Fast Emergency Response and 24/365 Services with Years of Success

SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township has been helping its clients with their restoration needs for many years now! We're locally owned and operated so our customers always come first. We also understand that when disaster strikes, you need someone to act fast and restore your home or business as quickly as possible. We're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so we can be there for whatever restoration needs arise!

We Have a Highly Trained Staff of Technicians

Our Storm Damage Restoration Technicians are highly trained in water removal, structural drying, mold remediation, odor control and more. We continue our education with regular seminars on the latest techniques and equipment involved in storm damage restoration work so we stay current on industry best practices.

Our company is fully insured which means you don't have to worry about us leaving any gaps in coverage if an unexpected event occurs during the course of our services - like fire from damaged electrical wiring or injuries sustained while working on the property. Our technicians are certified which ensures that our company is meeting diversity hiring goals and providing equal opportunities to all their employees.

SERVPRO Can Also Help You with Preventing All Types of Damages during Future Storms

We know what areas are most vulnerable during a storm and what part of your property can get hit by the most damage. That's why we can work with your insurance company to better prepare you for the next storm that comes through.

Our technicians will visit your property during a calm time before any bad weather hits and assess what needs to be done in order to ensure minimal damage if another large storm should come along. We'll make sure gutters are clear, rain plans are working properly, sump pumps are free of debris or blocked by soil so they can do their job as intended when it counts most!