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How Fast is Professional Water Removal?

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

pipe burst When a pipe burst in your place of business, SERVPRO is the team of professionals to call. Let their techs handle the water restoration service needed

SERVPRO arrives quickly to bring your Newark business back to life using proven water cleanup methods

There is a lot to love about Newark, Delaware, including friendly neighbors, lovely landscapes, and rich history. This city is located in New Castle County, where you will find a population of over 31,000 and the proud home of the University of Delaware.

Immerse Yourself in Some Newark History

In 1694, Newark got founded by Welsh and Scots-Irish settlers. Later on, the town was officially established in 1758 when it received a charter from Great Britain's George II. Throughout history, Newark is known for the schools playing a significant role in the region's crafting. For example, Newark Academy was founded in 1743 as a grammar school where some of the first graduates were three of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence. These signers included James Smith, Thomas, McKean, and George Read. Both McKean and Read then went on to have educational institutions named after them: Thomas McKean High School and George Read Middle School.

Newark, Delaware, is Loaded with Great Things to Do and See

Are you looking to get in a little bit of shopping when you are in Newark? Maybe you are a bit of a nature buff, and you want to explore local parks? No matter what is on your schedule, there is enough for everyone to see and experience visiting the area. Because of all of the excellent attractions, shopping centers, restaurants, and event locations, many people are starting to migrate to the region to call it home.

Some great attractions to put on your must-do list include:

  • Newark Reservoir – Whether you are looking for a nice place to walk the dog, head out for a run, or take in some fresh air, this natural wonder located on Old Paper Mill Road is a real find. You will have a 1.2-mile paved path throughout the reservoir and a lot of opportunities for wildlife sightings.
  • White Clay Creek State Park – Situated on New London Road, this state park features beautiful trails immersed within a lush natural setting. There is also a tri-state trail on-site where you can hike through portions of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
  • Aunt Margaret's Antique Mall – Located on East Main Street, this is a fun shopping experience where you will find a broad selection of antiques, gifts, and vintage jewelry.

Rapid Water Cleanup Calls for Professional-Grade Equipment, Call SERVPRO to Your Newark Business

Once your Newark retail space has a pipe burst and it sends standing water throughout the interior, you need rapid cleanup. Skilled SERVPRO technicians arrive with powerful extraction equipment to get the job done. Water cleanup in unison with drying techniques and deodorization ensures your business is left Certified: SERVPRO (IICRC) Clean!

When we arrive at your commercial location for water cleanup in Newark, some of the tools that we may use include:

  • Pumps – Great for removal or water higher than two inches deep
  • Extractors – Perfect for handling the cleanup of upholstery and carpeting

No job is too big or too small, and we can handle your commercial water cleanup needs in a flash. Call SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933, and we send out a crew as soon as possible to get to work.

Families in Brookside can Bring Fun into their Homes.

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

children drawing and making art from leaves SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations that the children will make from home!

The Delaware Children’s Museum Provides At-Home Activity Kits for Families in Brookside

Families in Brookside and its surrounding cities all benefit from the educational programming at the Delaware Children’s Museum. Throughout 2020 and kicking off 2021, the Museum staff embraces its place as educators of young children and strives to make it easy for parents and caregivers to bring some of its magic home. Until in-person activities return in full, you can take advantage of the DCM Curbside Kits and bring them home for a fun family activity. Here’s more information on the kits-

  • You can order them via the website.
  • There are eight options to choose from, and prices are affordable.
  • Contactless curbside check-in takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Proceeds from the program help further the mission of the Museum- “Developing Creative Minds through Playful Learning.”

What better way to spend productive time as a family while supporting a local institution? And if your science experiment goes awry, you can always count on SERVPRO for fire cleanup and removal services. Our commercial and residential partners all count on us when accidents happen. We are quick to arrive at your place and start working towards full restoration.

SERVPRO of Newark is your ally in an emergency. Call us at (302) 733-7933 and let us leave your home or commercial property, “Like it never even happened.”

Santa Comes to Newark!

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

Glasgow Park barn image See Santa and enjoy a holiday light display as SERVPRO helps prepare your business property for the year to come with a commercial mold inspection.

Newark Residents Get in the Holiday Spirit at Glasgow Park

This year has been challenging for many in Newark, but the upcoming holidays are a reason to celebrate. To make it festive while maintaining social distance and keep safety in mind, Glasgow Park is inviting one and all to hop in their cars and drive through its holiday display. What should you expect from this adventure?

  • Santa! Spot him from the comfort of your own car
  • A display of lights and decorations you can view while maintaining social distance
  • Free admission

Rockwood Park will also join in the fun and will offer the display December 4-6, while Glasgow Park will be open December 11 & 12. Let the joy of the holidays bring you to cheer and prepare you to welcome 2021!

As you also prepare your business for 2021, remember to add a commercial mold inspection to your to-do list. Being pre-emptive can avoid more significant problems in the future, and SERVPRO is here to help you. 

Call SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933 before disaster strikes, and let us come to you. We are committed to restoring your business, so it runs in 2021, “Like it never even happened.”

New Thanksgiving Event in Newark

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicle This Thanksgiving, give thanks and give back to the community and give SERVPRO a call if you need assistance with commercial water damage cleanup.

Help Newark Celebrate What We Can Still Be Thankful For

On Thanksgiving morning, the Parks and Recreation Department (PRD) will be hosting its first Thankful for you Drive-Thru. It replaces their Thanksgiving Breakfast, which has been canceled due to the pandemic. 

Participants arriving at the George Wilson Center on November 26th will be directed to stations in the parking lot for coffee, donuts, fruit, and a Thanksgiving greeting from familiar faces. While the format has changed, the goal has not. Newark is here to help everyone through the holidays and, hopefully, the end of some very rough times.

Opportunities to Give Back Too 

If you have the means this year, PRD volunteers are also thrilled to receive donations for the following charities and services:

  • Coats for the Sunday Breakfast Mission
  • Delaware Food Bank (canned goods only)
  • Toys for Tots (unwrapped, please) 

The Drive-Thru event runs from 8-10 am; just be certain to sign-up by the 20th, by 5 pm.

SERVPRO of Newark is thankful to be a part of our proud community. If you require commercial water damage cleanup in your Newark business, call us at (302) 733-7933 today to schedule a service visit. 

How Do I Clean Up the Water in My Salon?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Female in a black shirt, gloves and mask hanging an open sign Keep your salon open with the help of SERVPRO to cleanup your water damage.

SERVPRO of Newark Can Provide Your Salon With Water Cleanup Services!

Finding water damage in your Newark salon first thing in the morning can be a gut-wrenching experience for any business owner. Sometimes our appliances can fail; water supply lines grow old, parts rust, and a small issue can become a much larger one overnight. 

The best thing you can do to clean up your Newark salon's water damage is calling for help immediately. If you call as soon as you find the water, our SERVPRO techs can be at your location within a couple of hours. From there, we can begin to remove the water and set up drying equipment if needed. Our goal is to get your location when you need us, so we can ensure your business does not remain closed for too long. 

Can SERVPRO Truly Come to Me Whenever I need? 

Our technicians are dedicated to giving you service when you need it. To provide the right service for your business, we are: 

  • Open 24/7
  • Willing to work around your schedule 
  • Willing to work discreetly 

We want to help you avoid losing clientele to competitors. No matter what time or what day, we're open, and we want to make this nightmare feel, "Like it never even happened." 

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remove the Water From My Salon? 

Our technicians are trained to use advanced industry-grade technological devices. To remove the standing water from your salon, we can:

  • Use extractors and wet/dry vacuums
  • Set up infrared cameras, to ensure we do not miss hidden pockets of water
  • Set up any necessary drying equipment

Furthermore, we understand that you may be worried about your equipment. We can help you check for damages and take inventory of any damaged products. We are here to make this process easier for you. 

If your property needs water cleanup services, never wait. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Newark by dialing (302) 733-7933. We're proud to serve you! 

How Can I Prevent Water Leaks from Becoming a Long-term Issue for my Tenants?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

"For rent" Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include water damage. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Performs Commercial Water Damage Restoration for Landlords All Year Round.

Who is Liable for Water Issues on Business Premises?

In most cases, the leaseholder for your Newark properties is responsible for ensuring that water issues do not cause long-term or permanent harm to the building. Problems like these can sour relations with your tenants while causing your property to fall into disrepair. Unfortunately, water leaks get worse, and what may be a minor issue that could transform into a significant rebuild without professional intervention. Our technicians are qualified water restorers that have experience working with landlords in the community. 

Do tenants need to leave the property during water restoration?

The inconvenience of property repair can sometimes outweigh the need for water damage restoration in your Newark property. SERVPRO works around the needs of landlords and tenants to deliver a satisfactory result for both. We prioritize recovery in areas of the home that require regular usages like bathrooms and kitchens. By restoring these areas first before moving onto other areas, we can ensure that there is little inconvenience to either you or your tenants. In minor to moderate water problems, we can usually work in an occupied building or flat. 

How do I communicate with commercial restorers?

- Contact our twenty four hour operator to arrange a callout

- A crew chief can is available for direct communication throughout service

- We record and share our paperwork with you and your insurer

Is carpet cleaning included with restoration?

Sometimes persistent water issues can cause carpets to become soggy or otherwise unsanitary. Our technicians have a range of carpet cleaning techniques for minor to severe damages. In most commercial properties, we can combine hot water extraction with rotary buffing and conditioner to return your carpets to their preloss condition. If there is damage to laminate or fiber, we can remove, replace, and reinstall the carpet during service. 

If your tenants are complaining of a persistent water issue, contact SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933 today.

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What Should I Do After a Water Leak in My Newark Clothing Boutique?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

women's dresses on hangers in a boutique If your clothing boutique needs assistance any time day or night, contact SERVPRO of Newark.

Should I Worry About the Clothing in My Newark Boutique Sustaining Damage?

We understand the importance of keeping your business running, even when you've had an emergency. It is also critical to your business to protect your merchandise from damage.

SERVPRO Takes Care of Excess Damage-Causing Moisture
In Newark, commercial water removal poses different challenges than water damage in a home. Your focus is on the contents of your storefront, whereas your landlord is concerned with any structural damage. The water leak causes excess moisture in the air, increasing the relative humidity in the store, which can impact the clothing if left too long.

What Does SERVPRO do to Mitigate Damage to My Merchandise?
    •    Ventilate the store, using the HVAC system or with outside air depending on the temperature outside.
    •    We run Dehumidifiers to pull excess moisture out of the air.
    •    Remove all or some of the items to a secure offsite storage location to keep them dry and to clean if needed.

How Do I know My Merchandise is Safe Offsite?
Technicians take a detailed inventory of all items on their Contents Inventory Worksheets.
We Identify rush items, so things of great importance can get back to you as quickly as possible. Even if deemed salvageable, SERVPRO technicians communicate before disposing of any item.

Ideally, our restoration specialists do not have to remove merchandise, and when they do, they aim to keep it a partial move-out to keep your business functional. However, when a move-out is required, it is beneficial for insurance purposes to have an inventory with detailed descriptions of the condition of the item.

If you need assistance any time day or night, contact SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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Commercial Water Removal for a Newark Lecture Hall

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

A hallway covered in white materials with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. Don’t hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO when it comes to your Newark commercial water damage.

Your Newark commercial water damage can damage so much so quick, let us help.

University campuses often feature gorgeous, historic buildings that fuse more traditional design sentiments with the geometry and fluidity of modern architectural design. These buildings can look wildly different from the outside, but they often suffer similar problems internally. For example, both types of buildings can endure high levels of water damage that, without careful mitigation, can allow mold and odors to proliferate in hallways, lecture halls, and lab rooms. 

If Newark facilities need commercial water removal that is fast-acting and effective, IICRC-certified SERVPRO professionals are available to restore your building so that students and faculty can safely congregate there once more. SERVPRO's cutting-edge moisture measurement and extraction tools make use of the discipline of psychrometry--that is, the study of how air temperature and humidity affect structures. With careful analysis, calculation, and observation, structures can return to a preloss condition. 

Inspecting Your Facilities

Taking care of leaks requires a combination of thorough inspection and implementation and maintenance of alert systems. Water leak sensors, whether they are active systems that shut off water supply lines or passive systems that alert occupants to water exposure, are highly effective in curbing structural damage and property loss. Staff tasked with property inspection should keep an eye out for the earliest signs of water damage on sprawling university campuses, including: 

  • Spongy floors that feel unstable
  • Bulging, bubbling, or soft walls
  • Recurring white, chalky efflorescence on brick and concrete
  • Water stains on tiles and discoloration or damage to the surrounding grout

SERVPRO's Commercial Rebuilding Services

Your local SERVPRO is licensed to offer commercial contracting services to renovate structures after cleanup (#1992104829). Renovation services include tasks such as reinstalling and seaming dried carpet and pad, removing odors with thermal foggers, and cleaning and returning desks and chairs in their proper place. If the leak started under flooring and damaged the subflooring below, SERVPRO contractors can repair and replace the damaged portions of the subfloor. 

SERVPRO of Newark serves big and small businesses alike with a cleanup crew that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. When disaster strikes in your facilities, you can call (302) 733-7933 to start the cleanup process within hours of your initial contact.

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When Newark Hotels Experience a Water Loss Event

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician standing in front of SERVPRO drying equipment in SERVPRO storage facility Our technicians are always on call and ready to handle your water loss emergency.

Newark Hotel Managers Rely on SERVPRO for Commercial Water Removal Services

Hotels managers may sometimes find that rooms or hallways in the building become flooded. There are several factors that can lead to property flooding; however, the crucial aspect of proper business management is how you respond to these situations. Bodies of water can cause primary and secondary damages to the structure of a building. They can also present immediate dangers relating to slip and trip hazards or power cutting. As a hotel manager, it may be necessary to remove guests from rooms in the immediate vicinity, shut off power in the affected area, and contact your insurance adjuster.

Communicating with your customers and staff in an emergency is vital, which is why we offer commercial water removal services for businesses in Newark. Our team of qualified technicians is led by an experienced crew chief who can handle the restoration of structure and contents, allowing you to focus on your customers and staff. SERVPRO can deploy emergency generators as well as lighting equipment to offer a self-sufficient restoration that does not rely on the building manager. We can communicate with you about appropriate staging areas for equipment as well as regular updates on outcomes and equipment.

Transporting gallons of water from one area to another relies upon equipment with the appropriate power as well as intake and outtake hoses. SERVPRO crew chiefs may need to ask you where an appropriate outlet for water removal equipment is, whether an exterior sewer or a drainage system within your hotel. Alternatively, we can bring with us large, truck-mounted storage tanks to hold excess water before disposing of it at our warehouse or a designated wastewater facility.

Removing water is most effective using extraction equipment. There are many different types we use, which depend on the building materials and decor within your hotel. Thick carpets may benefit from weighted extraction tools. Upper levels with restrictive access, on the other hand, may better suit light and portable extraction wands. We train SERVPRO technicians to recognize the best types of equipment to suit the job at hand. By thinking on our feet, we can ensure your business gets back to a preloss condition sooner, rather than later.

If your hotel becomes flooded, you can contact SERVPRO of Newark at (302) 733-7933 for commercial restorers.

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We Can Help with Restoration Services After Commercial Water Damage in Newark

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

Open sign Call SERVPRO today. Let our team handle the mess so you can get back to work.

Our Team knows how Important it is for you to get Back to Business

Any flooding or water damage that takes place within a commercial space calls for timely response and specialized techniques. There can be numerous issues and setbacks in front of you, whether it is a small incident or a more extensive water cleanup event. No matter what, SERVPRO has the workforce, modern equipment, and experience necessary to get the job done both quickly and efficiently.

When you suffer from commercial water damage in Newark, calling the pros ensures you have a quick assessment so that action is taken immediately. We work to isolate whatever damage is present so that your commercial space can get back to normal as soon as possible. In some situations, we can work in a manner that allows you to conduct routine operations within a temporary space while restoration takes place.

We Are Up for the Challenge

At SERVPRO, we have trained technicians ready to work in any commercial space. We know how important it is to limit the amount of revenue lost while productivity slows during the cleanup process. This is why we are the team to call whenever you have an emergency leak or flooding incident in your place of business.

We specialize in water damage and cleanup, so we can provide you with the restoration services you need on a small or large scale. Our team is not only fully trained in water damage restoration, but we are also completely certified IICRC. We arrive at your commercial property with all of the professional-grade equipment and industrial strength cleaning products to get your space back to normal. We work swiftly to remove any standing water with pumps and vacuums, then air movers and drying mats are brought in to circulate the air. 

Thermal imaging equipment helps us ensure no moisture is left behind before we pull out damaged materials like drywall and flooring for replacement. Our team then goes through to thoroughly clean and disinfect each space impacted by water damage to eliminate the chances of mold growth.

When it comes to commercial water damage and restoration, you can count on SERVPRO of Newark. Give us a call today at (302) 733-7933, and we will send a team out as soon as possible to get started with an assessment.

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From Rooftops to Interiors, SERVPRO Restores Flood Damaged Newark Commercial Properties

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial event center with multi-colored carpet and plastic sheeting to make a wall barrier fro drying Newark Businesses Love the Cleanup and Restoration Services Received from SERVPRO--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fast Cleanup After Commercial Storm & Flood Damage Strikes in Newark

Silicone roof coatings are becoming more and more prized by businesses with flat roofing because it is both water-resistant and eco-friendly. However, storms can take their toll and cause this coating to lose its effectiveness, which can allow water into your building and cause further structural damage.

If your Newark office suffers storm and flood damage, a team of SERVPRO technicians can mitigate disaster and preserve your facilities. Technicians and franchise owners alike receive extensive, continuous education on both water and fire-related disasters to aid business owners and use that knowledge to preserve structures.

Signs of Damaged Silicone Roof Coating

While silicone roofing is highly valuable for offices looking to save on utility costs while implementing eco-friendly infrastructure, silicone roofing is still susceptible to damage. Keep an eye out for these signs that your silicone roofing may need repairs or replacement:

  • Roof ponding that has not drained in over 48 hours
  • Coating material pulling away from roof edges
  • Tears, cracks, or other signs of erosion

It can be tempting to fix these issues with "quick fixes," but silicone roof systems need to be repaired with compatible silicone to retain their properties. Without proper repairs, these roof coatings can trap heat or allow water and other damages into your structure.

SERVPRO Can Save the Day

SERVPRO can salvage both electronic components and documents with specialized techniques unique to these items. Professionals can disinfect computers, printers, scanners with OSHA-approved cleaners, and ensure that components are dry before operation. This service to electronics is for exterior restoration only. If inspections and more are required for the internal workings of these pieces, we can refer you to a specialist. This is beyond our scope of service. For documents damaged by rainwater and not contaminated by groundwater floods, papers can be freeze-dried and carefully thawed off-site or dried directly on-site depending on the extent of the damage. This process is called lyophilization.

Carpet and pad, laminate wood, or vinyl flooring may need to be removed in the event of ground flooding, as these flooring systems become heavily damaged quickly. If your facility needs contracting services, your local SERVPRO team has a commercial contracting license (#1992104829).

SERVPRO of Newark is Faster To Any Size Disaster so that you can get back to business quickly and safely. When disaster strikes your commercial facilities, call (302) 733-7933 for cleanup that can begin within hours.

Don't Let Flood Damage Newark School Computer Labs. Call SERVPRO!

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Man with water removal equipment in flooded school hallway When flooding happens, SERVPRO to the rescue! We dried this water in no time so that the school was minimally disrupted.

Protect Electronics from Flooding in Newark School Computer Labs 

Computers play a significant role in the education and advancements of students in your Newark school. In every grade level, the infusion of technology has helped to make lessons more successful in a digital age. With so much of the work relying on electronics and the related software, situations like flooding become an even greater potential disaster. With the correct response to the emergency, our team can work to protect these electronics from moisture or direct exposure to flooding. 

Flood damage in Newark schools can already be a destructive and dangerous situation, and that is before you get into the costly nature of ruining electronic devices. Computers, tablets, and other tools help your students to excel in new learning practices, but the introduction of even elevated humidity levels can wreak havoc on motherboards and other components vital to the operation of these devices. Careful considerations must get taken immediately to protect these items from these levels of damage, and our SERVPRO professionals have a few approaches to accomplish this. 

If the computers and other devices are at immediate risks for damage and exposure to flooding in the school, one of the best practices we can implement is our pack-out procedure. We have a team of qualified content management professionals that can oversee the safe removal and relocation of computers to either an unaffected area of the school or to our nearby SERVPRO facility. Because of our nearby warehouse in Wilmington, we can get your items safely in our care and stored in our climate-controlled facility. 

We can also protect these belongings by reducing the migration of flood effects to where these electronics are. Through containment strategies, we can limit how widespread standing water threats become. Containment also makes for a faster and more successful venture when our mitigation team begins extraction. 

We know that quickly getting the doors to your school open again is a top priority. Our SERVPRO of Newark team also works to protect the contents of your facility as well. With our fast response and our expertise in content management, we can help to keep your computer lab safe by moving devices away from the danger. Contact us whenever disaster strikes at (302) 733-7933. 

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Leather Cleaning in Offices

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Noticeable difference of this leather sofa cleaning part way through.

Leather cleaning for the home or office

Real leather furniture can look nice, but it won’t stay new-looking forever.

The first thing to do when your leather furniture is starting to look “not so fresh” is look for the manufacturers care label that is attached to your furniture, usually under the cushions on even possibly underneath the piece of furniture.

Most times, proper cleaning instructions are listed on this are what is recommended.  If you cannot find any instructions, or if what is listed on the label doesn’t work, there are a few things you can try.

The least harsh cleaning method that works great is mild dish soap and water. 

The 2nd method to try, if the soap and water method doesn’t work too well is to try some vinegar on a white cloth.

The 3rd, and sure-fire method and strongest is to mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and water and mix in a spray bottle and spray on, let sit for a minute when wipe off with clean towels.

There are many other options that you can find on the internet, but if you don’t want to try any of this at home, just call SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington at 302-762-8080 and let us do the hard work for you with our own special cleaning agents specifically for leather furniture for your home or office.

Look at this photo as we began the cleaning of this business's leather sofa:

Commercial Water Damage Causes

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial drying equipment in a hallway

Often times business owners may think and visualize water damage in the work place occurring after a massive storm that floods through offices; shutting down their business for days, even weeks. While that is sometimes true, there are many other causes of water damages.

Here are some typical causes of water damage in the workplace: Plumbing and/or a broken pipe is extremely common. Sometimes a pipe can give way for no specific reason. Due to weather changes, the pipe may expand and contract causing it to burst or pop. Specifically, sprinkler systems in unconditioned air space. Sewer lines in bathrooms can get backed up for numerous reasons. Should you encounter a sewage back up, know the potential dangers of category 3/black water that can cause health issues. SERVPRO of Newark is available 24/7/365 to help you in a time of need.

Commercial Warehouse Security

6/1/2019 (Permalink)

A view of some security panels

Commercial Warehouse Security                  

For any commercial business, small or large, if you warehouse any inventory, you should always make sure this area is secure for many reasons.

Here are many common-sense reasons to keep security up-to-date:

  • Make sure your area is protected by construction materials that can be difficult for bad people to break in and also to keep out the weather elements
  • Monitored alarm with recording of all entries and exits as well as coverage by 24/7 video
  • Great lighting inside and outside perimeter will aid in protection
  • Fencing around the outside of your warehouse is optimal
  • Critical protection systems like smoke detectors and fire suppression's are an extra layer of security. This will also help if there is an emergency the proper authorities can be contacted.  In the unfortunate event of a water or fire emergency, the damage may be reduced. 
  • All these things may give you discounted insurance premiums

Please remember that SERVPRO of Newark 302 733 7933 is always here to help!

No Camping Here

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Tent Method

Water damages are always different and can be challanging. Each can pose a variety of different materials to mitigate. Drying a wood gymnasium floor can tricky. SERVPRO of Newark is always up to the challenge and can apply a wide range of drying techniques. In this case, some localized drying was performed using a “tent” method.  Rather than attempt to remove moisture from a large area with a high ceiling, SERVPRO of Newark created a smaller area to dry. This allows for much quicker and more efficient moisture migration from the wood into the atmosphere, which is collected via the low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers. Saving the materials are a priority, and in this case the entire surface was salvaged without the need to replace the costly wood floors.

Water Damages Just Happen

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Ceiling Collapse

Water damage emergencies do not wait when it is a convenient time for you. They just happen. SERVPRO of Newark happens to be here for you to help in a time of need. We provide services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week – including holidays, and three hundred sixty-five days a year service. Water can quickly spread throughout your property, saturating everything in its path. Water will absorb in the flooring and wick up through the drywall. Personal contents can be affected or even ruined. Metal surfaces can begin to tarnish and dyes from furniture or draperies can “bleed” and stain. Of course, a musty odor will start to appear as well. These are just some of the effects of what water can do within the first seventy-two hours of having a water damage in your home or business. SERVPRO of Newark is here to help.

Storage Closet

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storage Closet

Commercial water damages vary in size and can be rather routine or quite grueling. When commercial facilities call after hours they need you and they need you right then. Since we are 24/7/365 we are able to get crews to commercial properties to help mitigate the loss. We normally can get a crew on site within the hour and if additional help is needed we can make that happen. We understand the need to minimize disruption to commercial clients and employees. Sometimes commercial restoration presents unique challenges but we can most of the time make it happen. In this photo we show the last part of where the water infiltrated. It is in the most farthest corner of the building where some old filing is kept.

Schools to Re-Open

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Perhaps chewing gum?

SERVPRO of Newark is able to help schools get re-opened and prepared for the new school season.  Schools usually close during the summer months and has limited activity and personnel in the school.  As always, schools like the classrooms, libraries, hallways, offices, duct work, etc., back up in tip top shape for the students to return to a clean environment.  Some of the schools upon re-opening prior to the school year find some minor issues and need these issues rectified quickly. Sometimes the schools give little time and strict constraints in order to obtain their desired results.  It can be quite a challenge to accommodate all the time but SERVPRO of Newark can help most of the time. There are a handful of schools that automatically schedule SERVPRO of Newark every year anticipating some minor issues.  Normally, these schools are able to re-open on time and leave the administration and the staff very pleased with us! SERVPRO of Newark likes helping and leaving the space we are working in better than it was before. SERVPRO of Newark feels a strong sense of responsibility to not only the school, but the workers and students who are going to be returning to the school. We are always happy to help!

Facebook Page

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Like our SERVPRO of Newark Facebook Page.

Like and follow our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROnewark. Posting helpful hints and ideas are posted sporadically. We post a lot of fun pictures of our crews and spur of the moment activities.  We are more than happy to share some of our daily work.  We wish we could share everything so a true picture depicted on what we really do but we cannot share everything. You can, however; learn a bit more of what we do.  We see all kinds of things one could not imagine. From animals to odd situations. Nothing really surprises our team anymore. We have encountered so many things we can handle most anything that is thrown our way. We also promote community activities and have giveaways.  We have given away numerous baskets and gift cards out for special occasions.  Our facebook page also gives you a glimpse of us and our team working hard and sometimes having fun.  We work very hard as we are open 24/7/365 for emergencies.  When we have some crews with downtime we take advantage of that by playing together too. The facebook page gives you a peek inside our normal days at SERVPRO of Newark. 

Timely File Completion

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Files that are closed faster usually have lower claim costs. When a file is open for a lengthy period of time, the opportunity for more problems and expenses can rise. SERVPRO completes and closes job files so that out customers can regain control of their lives as quickly as possible.

With our quick service, customers can depend on a reduced number of pending files with their insurance agents. Our technicians work effectively and cohesively with customers' insurance providers in the filing of claims. 

We close our files quickly by mitigating and restoring the property in a timely manner. Not only does this get the restoration process started, but this also prevents extensive or secondary damage. SERVPRO is reputable for our execution in job filing and fast restoration process.

Vandalism Cleanup - Do's and Don'ts

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire & Water Damage may be what you think of when you hear the name SERVPRO, but bio-hazard, vandalism, and crime scene cleanups are also services of ours. Our bio-hazard services cover a variety of cleanings. Blood-borne Pathogens, Methamphetamine Labs, Crime Scene Residues, Arson and Vandalism, and Sewage Backups. 

Vandalism is sometimes handled by property owners before SERVPRO is called out to the scene. Here are some Do's and Don'ts for handling vandalism damages. 

Do:

  • Hose or wash residues from the building exterior as soon as possible
  • Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpet and upholstery
  • Save containers revealing the ingredients of products used in the vandalism
  • Record all damage and photograph when possible

Dont:

  • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains
  • Operate damaged appliances
  • Discard broken or damaged pieces from porcelain, furniture or other contents that may be used for repair

School Year & SERVPRO

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO working in one of our schools before the school year.

SERVPRO was able to help three schools get ready for the school year after a major storm all at once.  Schools were closed for the summer time and they wanted them back up in tip top shape so that everyone would be starting the school year in clean healthy conditions.  Some of the schools had little time and strict constraints in order to obtain the desired results!  It was quite a time crunch but our SERVPRO technicians came to the rescue and the challenge was met! These three schools opened on time and with a staff that was extremely pleased with our team. We felt a strong sense of responsibility to not only the school, but the students and administration who would be spending the school year in those buildings. 

What do You Think of When You See a Green Truck?

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

We work all over the Newark area and many people know us for our bright green trucks that stick out like a sore thumb! Fire and Water restoration and Mold Mitigation is what most people think of when they see those bright green trucks drive by, but that is not all we do here at SERVPRO! We offer plenty of services to our customers that go beyond restoration. 

  • We clean up crime scenes, bio hazard, and vandalism
  • We offer odor identification and deodorization
  • Upholstery, textiles, and drape cleanings
  • Content claim inventory services are also something we provide

Our large variety of services work for commercial properties as well as residential properties. So remember the next time you see one of our bright green trucks, Fire, Water, and Mold aren't all we do!

Kitchen Cleanings!

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's services are utilized in plenty of commercial buildings like apartment complexes, hotels, schools, churches, and retail buildings. But that is not where our services end. We often clean restaurant kitchens and ventilation systems as well!

A high volume kitchen that has grease build up and accumulated years of dirt is hazardous for both employees and customers. Especially commercial kitchens with many fryers, or smaller kitchens where employees are working in close quarters. We professionally clean many commercial kitchens in order to lower and prevent:

  • Higher Risk of Fire
  • Unpleasant Odors
  • Increased Vermin
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Plumbing Issues
  • Employee Injury
  • Customer Injury 
  • Lower Food Quality

Even with proper ventilation systems, grease builds up over time and should be addressed. Call SERVPRO of Newark today to have your commercial kitchen assessed!

SERVPRO Attends a Health Fair

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Health Fair Booth

Recently SERVPRO of Newark attended and hosted a booth at a local health fair. Jackie, one of our wonderful sales representatives was asked to host a booth by the retirement community that the Health Fair was held at. She was flattered to hear that one of our commercial clients wanted SERVPRO to be represented at the event. 

She happily attended and talked to many of the residents at the retirement community about our services and the health benefits of having clean air, carpets, and furniture for the elderly. Not only did she speak with residents of the retirement home, but many members of the Newark community. We were happy to share the importance of a healthy/clean environment as well as support one of our valued commercial clients.

Emergency Ready Plan & Your Commercial Properties

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Utility Room

Preparing in advance for the unexpected is something SERVPRO stands by and encourages property owners all across the Hockessin and Elsmere area. We encourage property owners to prepare for the unexpected by starting their Emergency Preparedness Plan and keeping it up to date as your business and properties grow and change over time.  

SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile covers all time-critical information your properties will need available to all your employees. Our Emergency Ready Profile covers:

  • Location of Shut-Off Valves
  • Fire Suppression System Controls
  • Emergency Contact Numbers
  • Service Contact Numbers
  • Building History
  • Building Layout
  • Local Police Department, Fire Department, and Hospital

SERVPRO offers Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) for free as a tool for commercial properties to help minimize damage and recover quickly from emergencies

Fire Extinguisher Practices

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Extinguisher Location

Whether working from home or in a large commercial office building, the knowledge of how to correctly and safely use a fire extinguisher and when to use it is something everyone should have. How to operate a fire extinguisher should be displayed somewhere in the office for all employees to see. Here are a list of tips and information on when it is time to use a fire extinguisher:

  • The extinguisher should be clean and without any damage
  • An escape plan has been established and the fire is not blocking the way out of the building
  • All others in the building have been alerted
  • The local fire department has been called
  • Everyone is safe from the smoke and toxins the fire is creating
  • The fire is contained to a single object

Being Prepared

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Emergency Information in hand

September is a month in which National Preparedness takes place.  It is a time to plan and focus on unpredictable events that may take place in either your home or workplace.  This is an important time when everyone should do this.  As a family, perhaps you can sit down and go over a meeting place where to meet if an unfortunate event were to occur.  A walk through of the home or commercial facility can be done and locate where the gas or water shut off valves are.  Take the time to go over how to properly use a fire extinguisher in the event of a small fire and how make sure they are not expired. 

Taking steps by arming yourself or business is important information as it may help during a stressful time.