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What Is The Difference Between Renovation and Restoration?

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is one of the top leading restoration companies in the U.S. We have restored homes and businesses after water damage, storm damage, fire damage, and even mold remediation. But, what is the difference between renovation and restoration? Simple.

Renovation is hiring contractors to come to your home or business and update whatever you feel needs updating. It essentially makes the building look new and more modern (if that’s your goal). Some people still live in the same house they did in the 70s, and we all know the 70s design isn’t exactly what we want to see these days. So, that person would reach out and have a company renovate their home to look new and trend more with the times.

Restoration involves returning a building to its former state. So, if your home or business fell victim to storm damage, flooding, or a fire - a team like SERVPRO would come in and restore it back to how it was before - “like it never even happened.”

Residential Services
SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel provides many residential services. These include restoration services like water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, and storm damage cleanup.

We also provide residential cleaning services that include air ducts & HVAC cleaning, biohazard, carpet & upholstery, ceiling/walls/hard floors, drapes & blinds, odor removal & deodorization, sewage & toilet overflow, trauma & crime scene, and finally vandalism & graffiti. Yes - we do ALL of this.

Commercial Services
In addition to residential services, we also offer commercial services. We’ll help small office buildings, large/high-rise office buildings, apartment buildings, restaurants, hotels/motels, small retail stores, large retail/big-box stores, high-rise residential, manufacturing & industrial, and government/military.

Also, we’ll cover commercial water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, and storm damage cleanup - all with our disaster recovery team.

Every commercial property experiences wear and tear, including dirt and grime that accumulates from ordinary use. You can count on us to make your workspace look its very best with our cleaning services. Professional cleaning helps to protect your carpet and upholstery and increase its life-span.

We’ve helped hundreds of businesses to reopen rapidly and look their best after a disaster takes place. We have also worked to provide in-depth cleaning solutions that improved the appearance of body shops, schools, car dealerships, doctor offices, office buildings, and many others. We’ll clean carpets, remove stains, eliminate odors, and address any other issues you might have with the look or functionality of your building.

We hoped this helped and if you need a restoration or cleaning done to your home or business, please reach out.

About SERVPRO Team Harvey
SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan, SERVPRO of West Somerset County, and SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City.

We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

As the temperatures drop in winter along the east coast, water becomes a threat to homes and businesses. Water expands as it freezes, placing tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. If you have leaking pipes or an inefficient heater, you can end up with a frozen mess—and serious repair costs.

Ways to Keep Pipes from Freezing

Before the onset of cold weather, protect and prevent frozen pipes with these tips:

  • Insulate any exposed pipes in your home, paying special attention to unheated ones that may be in your crawl space, basement, garage, and under kitchen or bathroom cabinets.
  • Maintain the same temperature during daytime and the day and at night. If you raise the temperature when the sun sets, you risk frozen, bursting, and leaking pipes.
  • Close indoor values that supply water outdoors and open the outside value to properly drain excess water that may be in the pipes.
  • Consider the benefits of efficient heater By combining proper equipment maintenance and upgrades with insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings, you can help prevent frozen pipes.
  • In dangerously low temperatures, let your faucet trickle. While you may be concerned about wasting water, running water is more likely to keep pipes from freezing.
  • Remove, drain, and store outdoor hoses, and outside valves open so that any water.
  • Going on vacation? Leave the heat on and set to a temperature no lower than 55° F. This is another one of the benefits of efficient heater systems that allow for smart controls.

Want to prevent frozen pipes with the help of a professional? Contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel today.

When Was Your Last Basement Inspection?

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Whether you have a finished basement, or one that you rarely go down to, you need to know how to keep your basement dry and safe. There are many threats that are easy to miss, including mold, pipe damage, and fire hazards in the home – and the basement can be the prime culprit.

How to Avoid Mold, Water Damage and Fire Hazards in the Home Basement

A professional basement inspection on a yearly or biannual basis can help you prevent a wide variety of dangers and damage. Here are a few things to keep an eye on in your basement.

Be sure gutters are in their proper positions and downspouts are properly connected and turned away from your foundation. Water should be diverted at least 5 feet away from your foundation, so it doesn’t pool against your home.

Moisture and Mold
You may not be a mold specialist, but you can to watch carefully for any signs of dampness or mold in your basement. The sooner you catch these problems, the sooner you can catch and fix their causes, before they become much larger major expenses.

Basement Pipes
Consider adding insulation to ductwork and basement pipes and be sure to prevent burst and frozen pipes.

Duct Cleaning
If you have air conditioning or heating ducts running through your basement, seal any leaks with duct tape. Also, be sure to have professional air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning, which can become fire hazards in the home.

Look for signs of animals or pests, which may include droppings along the top of your basement walls where the framing of your home sits.

If you need a mold specialist or a professional to perform a basement inspection, the experts at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel are ready and willing to serve your needs. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

IICRC Certified Firm

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

  • Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Monmouth County Home

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel

SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.