Minerva Alvarado Wins Award for Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Work.
We are proud to announce that our Business & Marketing Development Coordinator, Minerva Alvarado has been awarded the "Best of the Bunch" award by the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the President's Party at The Grove at Centerton on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
Minerva's volunteer work for the chamber dates back a few years when she was asked to help the Partnerships & Recognition Committee, chaired by Jason Scythes, First National Bank of Absecon.
"Minerva's volunteer work and dedication to helping us promote our chamber marketing campaigns is of great help. She knows our business members and also supports them by shopping local. We have seen a great increase from the community in our campaigns, and we owe that in large part to Minerva and her skills with social media marketing and create great promotion videos. Thank you, Minerva," said Jason Scythes who along with Executive Director, Dawn Hunter, presented the award to Minerva.
SERVPRO Sponsors Leadership Training for Firefighters & EMS
Minerva Alvarado, Marketing Development Coordinator for SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties is proud to announce that as a heartfelt THANK YOU for their dedicated service, SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties – Team Fabiani cordially invites all Cumberland County Firefighters and EMS Personnel to a day of free Leadership Training on Monday, June 20, 2022 at the Vineland Public Schools Administration Building, 61 W. Landis Avenue, Vineland.
The instructor, Deputy Chief (ret.) Frank Viscuso is an international speaker, and author of six books, including bestsellers “Step Up and Lead” and “Step Up Your Teamwork.” Chief Viscuso’s seminars move people to action and will provide attendees with the knowledge of what skills they will need to lead, inspire, and motivate their teams. Learn more about his training here:
Two classes are being offered "Step Up and Lead" (.25 NJDFS Credits) and "The 4 Stages of Team Development" - the training is free to Cumberland County Firefighters & EMS, but you must register to attend. Certificates of Completion will be provided to everyone. You may register for one or both classes here: Leadership Training REGISTRATION.
Anyone with questions may contact SERVPRO Marketing Coordinator, Minerva Alvarado at: marketing@SERVPRO11562.com.
Six Tips for Accident & Disaster Preparedness
Six Tips for Summer Accident and Disaster Preparedness
The days are growing longer and warmer on the Atlantic coast. That means tourism season – and hurricane season – are almost upon us. Summer 2022 is predicted to be record breaking both in terms of travel and significant weather events. Whether you are concerned about slips and falls or a Category 5 storm, below are six tips to help mitigate potential harm to your business, your employees, and your customers when disaster strikes:
Assess your risks. First, identify the potential risks and hazards specific to your business. Think about your location, layout, operations, and clientele. For example, is your building in a flood zone? Do you stock food subject to spoilage? Is your establishment kid-friendly? Considering your business’s particular attributes will go a long way in helping you prepare for any accidents that may occur.
Make a plan. Next, create written policies and procedures tailored to the risks and hazards identified. Stress caused by emergency situations can affect decision making and judgment. Having a written plan can dramatically reduce chaos and confusion, saving property, equipment, and lives. Periodically review the policies with your employees, and revise them if necessary.
Train your employees. Employees must be familiar with and trained regularly on the policies and procedures in place. Depending on the type of risk involved, it may be beneficial to run simulations or drills. Every employee should know their roles and responsibilities in a time of crisis.
Document, document, document. Proper recordkeeping is essential to risk management. Maintain records of employee training. Record incidents when they occur so you can appropriately evaluate your policies and decide if they need updating. Consider taking photographs and/or videos of your establishment so you are prepared if you need to file an insurance claim.
Safeguard information. It is vital to ensure sensitive business records and customer information stay protected. With cybersecurity threats on the rise, make sure your technology is up to date. Use different passwords for different accounts. Instruct your employees not to open suspicious emails or attachments. Separate your public Wi-Fi network from the business Wi-Fi. Enlist the help of an IT professional if needed. As your SERVPRO Franchise Professional about our Emergency Ready Profile program (“ERP”). A free assessment of your property designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. It provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It's the best way to be "Ready for whatever happens."
Check your insurance. Confirm you have proper insurance coverage. Commercial property insurance can cover damage to your building and its contents due to a fire or storm. Flood insurance can cover losses caused by flooding. Liability insurance can protect you if an allegation is made against you by an injured patron. Are your employees covered by workers’ compensation insurance if they are injured on the job? Cyber insurance can also help protect you in the event of a cyberattack.
The above is by no means a complete list of everything that you can do to prepare for an accident or disaster; however, considering these steps can give you a start for deciding what your business needs and help prevent further loss or injury in the event of a disaster.
For more information, please call our office: 609-624-0202 and speak to a Franchise Professional today.
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- Bridgeton, NJ
- Lower Twp - Villas, NJ
- Ocean City, NJ
- Ocean View, NJ
- The Wildwoods, NJ
- Cape May Court House, NJ
- Marmora, NJ
- Cape May, NJ
- Rio Grande, NJ
- Woodbine, NJ
- Sea Isle City, NJ
- Port Norris, NJ
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The Company You Trust With Storm Damage
When your Ocean City home or business has been damaged by a storm, preventing further destruction from the elements with tarp placement and protective measures can be crucial.
We provide 24 hour emergency services including tarp placement, temporary fencing, temporary power and more to Atlantic City, Hamilton Twp. and Hammonton.
We are locally owned and operated, and our experienced Franchise Professionals are quick to respond and Here to Help® 365 days a year. We're the company you can trust to get the job done right the first time.
The restoration company you can trust: SERVPRO® of Cape May & Cumberland Counties. If you’ve been hit with a disaster, call: 609-624-0202.
Smoke Damage After A Fire
Smoke Damage In Your Building After a Fire? Here's What To Do:
If you experience a fire in your commercial building, it’s not only the flames that you need
to be concerned about. In some cases, smoke can cause even more damage.
The following are a few reasons that smoke cleaning should be performed as soon as possible after a fire.
1. Smoke Travels Further Than Flames
Even if the fire was small or contained to a specific area, there may be smoke damage beyond this point. Smoke travels through the air and carries soot and other contaminants as it does. Because of this, it is important to have smoke cleaning done throughout the building, whether the flames spread far or not.
2. It Can Cause Long-Term Damage
While fire damage is often obvious, smoke damage can be less so. Smoke and soot particles can find their way into small crevices where they can begin to cause problems for your belongings. This is especially true for electronics, as the acidic elements in the smoke can cause the metal and hardware to corrode. If you believe that your computers, televisions or equipment have been affected, do not turn them on until they have been examined to prevent making the damage worse.
3. Odor Can Be Difficult to Remove
It may be fairly easy to remove the visible signs of smoke and fire damage, but the smell can linger for long afterward. Smoke particles can become trapped in the walls, carpeting and porous items, so you should include these in the cleanup process as well. Smoke odor can be stubborn, but a fire restoration company will have professional equipment that should be able to remove it from the air and your belongings.
After a fire, it can be easy to focus on the damage that you can see, but you should be sure to pay attention to that which is less visible as well. Performing smoke cleaning is an important part of the restoration process and should be done thoroughly to return your building to its previous condition.
For questions about cleaning smoke and soot after a fire, call the Franchise Professionals at SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties at: 609-624-0202.
We serve Ocean City, Cape May, Wildwood and surrounding communities in Cape May County. We also serve Bridgeton, Vineland, Millville and surrounding communities in Cumberland County.
The Long Term Risks of Standing Water
The Long Term Risks of Standing Water.
Standing Water can be dangerous for as long as it's left alone. If you have standing water in your dwelling, be sure to call your local restoration expert, SERVPRO® of Cape May & Cumberland Counties!
Clearing standing water requires multiple tools and practices happening as quickly as possible. As challenging as this situation can be, it can be even more damaging and destructive to the materials exposed. Water removal is always one of the focal points of water loss mitigation, and that is why our SERVPRO® professionals arrive with an array of powerful machines capable of reducing standing water promptly and efficiently.
Choosing the right approach to treat water damage depends on multiple factors. Finding the ideal device for specific standing water concerns can make the process more efficient and help our customers to save both time and money throughout the restoration. Appreciating the urgency in the situation is vital to reducing total property loss, so it is critical to know the risks of allowing standing water to continue longer than necessary.
Perhaps one of the most direct paths that standing water can take to cost a homeowner money in a restoration sense is destroying exposed materials. With direct interaction with walls, flooring, and even ceiling material, porous surfaces can absorb moisture and allow the liquid to alter the molecular design to warp and distort the affected material. An excellent example of this is wood plank flooring absorbing water and the planks swelling at the seams.
Water rarely stops moving and is always looking for a new path to get to another location. After a water loss incident, this behavior of water could mean more and more damage to your property until the situation gets brought to the attention of our capable SERVPRO® restoration professionals.
Microbial Threats (Mold).
Mold is always a concern when elevated moisture levels exist in an environment possibly causing further damage.
Several potential problems could arise from waiting to address standing water in your home or business.
Give SERVPRO® of Cape May & Cumberland Counties a call to help avoid these concerns as much as possible. We’re Here to Help® and available 24/7 at 609-624-0202 or 609-965-0885.
SERVPRO® of Cape May & Cumberland Counties serves Cape May, Ocean City, The Wildwoods and surrounding areas of Cape May County. We also serve Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton and surrounding areas in Cumberland County.
Water Damage Prevention Tips
5 Water Damage Prevention Tips for New Homeowners in Cape May & Cumberland Counties.
After investing in your most valuable asset, the last thing you want to face is the hefty expense of water damage repairs. However, this is a reality all homeowners should prepare for — especially since floods are the most frequent and costly types of natural disasters in the United States.
SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties reminds consumers that there are several ways to protect against damage caused by storms, floods, and plumbing emergencies. To help you keep your property in good condition, this residential restoration service offers a few important tips to follow:
- Invest in Roof Inspections
Small roofing problems can develop rapidly — and result in serious leaks the next time a heavy storm comes along. Visually inspect your roof at least once every year, especially after bad weather occurs. You should also hire a professional roofer to thoroughly inspect the structure about once every three years. If you spot any issues — such as missing shingles — have them repaired immediately.
- Test Your Sump Pump Annually
When you have a flooded basement, your home’s sump pump can help clear water out to prevent damage. However, these devices only have an average life span of 10 years and can often experience issues after long periods of inactivity. To avoid flooding damage, test the sump pump once a year and promptly repair any problems.
- Keep Your Gutters Functional
If your gutters don’t provide proper drainage, excess water can spill over and damage the walls and foundation of your home. Regularly clean your gutters to promote the flow of water away from your home. And if you spot sagging or broken gutters, have them replaced as soon as possible.
- Watch Your Water Bill
Since the majority of your home’s plumbing system remains hidden behind the walls, it can be tough to spot leaks that may cause water damage. However, unusual upticks in water bills can be a sign of a potential leak. If you notice increasing water usage, call a plumber for a professional inspection.
- Check Your Insurance
While proactive inspection and repairs can help new homeowners avoid water damage, some incidents can’t always be avoided. In these cases, strong homeowners and flood insurance policies can help cover the cost of water restoration and mold remediation.
When water damage occurs, it’s important to restore the area as quickly as possible to prevent structural deterioration and mold growth. You’ll find fast and reliable care from the Franchise Professionals at SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties. To learn more about our emergency restoration services contact us at 609-624-0202.
We serve Cape May, Ocean City, Wildwood and surrounding communities in Cape May County. We also serve Bridgeton, Millville, Vineland and surrounding communities in Cumberland County.
Resolving Commercial Water Damage Odors
Flooding May Leave Offensive Odors. SERVPRO® of Cape May & Cumberland Counties has the training and equipment to remove those odors.
Resolving Commercial Water Damage
When we talk about water issues in your commercial property, we’re talking about the impact of moisture on furnishings as well as microbial damage. All moisture carries microbes which can produce unpleasant odors.
In older commercial properties, structural contents like blinds or carpets can carry pre-existing issues like grime buildup or mold. Exposure to moisture can loosen embedded grime producing further unpleasant odors.
We work closely with facility managers of commercial properties to restore property damages quickly and efficiently. This is cost-effective and saves you money!
Our Franchise Professionals are highly trained specialists with certificates in a range of remediation areas. These certificates include Water Repair Technicians (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Odor Control Technicians (OCT).
Depending on the scale of your requirements, we can send a unit with the correct qualifications to restore your property to a safe working environment for both staff and customers.
The ability to mobilize equipment is a crucial aspect of restoring a commercial business. At SERVPRO® we rely mainly on truck-mounted extraction units for drying a property. These machines are capable of removing excess quantities of water from both soft and hard flooring by combining vacuum power with a heating element. They are up to a thousand times more efficient than merely placing dehumidifiers and rapid air movers.
Getting your business "Back to Business” is our specialty. We're Here to Help and READY for whatever happens.
Contact SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties when you need help. Call 609-624-0202.
We serve Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton and surrounding communities in Cumberland County. We also serve the Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, The Wildwoods, and surrounding communities in Cape May County.
Restoring Commercial Property After Water Damage
Restoring Commercial Property After Water Damage.
Flooding and water damage events in Cape May County and Cumberland County commercial properties can be complex and come with numerous issues that require a quick, knowledgeable, and flexible response.
Whether you're dealing with a small water cleanup scenario or a large loss event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area to prevent further damage. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Our Franchise Professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call.
We serve Cape May, Ocean City, Wildwood, and surrounding communities in Cape May County. We’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO® of Cape May County
SERVPRO of Cape May County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our Franchise Professionals in the office and in the field are equipped with the knowledge to act fast to restore your property.
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