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Our COVID-19 Statement

7/1/2020 (Permalink)


We understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting communities and families here and around the world. We know these are challenging times for us all and for our businesses.

At SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties, our top priorities are the safety of our team members, minimizing the spread of the virus, and mitigating effects on our business and our continued ability to serve your cleaning, restoration and sanitizing needs.

Our locations in Ocean View and Millville remain open for business serving all communities in the counties of Cape May and Cumberland. We have implemented safety protocols that protect the health of our employees and reduce the risk of virus introduction or spread.

Please continue to reach out with any questions you may have: 609-624-0202.

We remain open to serve you 24/7 all year long. We offer complimentary consultations without obligation to commit to a service. We are Here to Help. Please call 609-624-0202 or email us to speak to a Franchise Professional today.

We will continue to monitor this situation, and do everything possible to serve our customers with the level of performance you entrust in us.

Thank you, and be safe!

From your friends at:

SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties

Independently Owned and Operated.

How to Keep Your Pets Cool

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

Keep Your Pets Cool!

Keep Your Pets Cool During the Dog Days of Summer!

Pets, just like humans, are susceptible to heat illness. Here are a few tips to keep them safe:

  • Watch the humidity
  • Limit exercise on hot days
  • Provide ample shade and water
  • Don’t rely on a fan
  • Watch out for hot pavement
  • Last but not least, NEVER leave your pets unattended inside a vehicle!

Learn more about keeping pets safe in extreme heat at

Check out safety information about avoiding the dangers of extreme heat from the New Jersey Department of Health.

The Franchise Professionals at SERVPRO of Cape May County care about you and your pets in extreme weather. We will care for them as much as you would in an emergency. If you need help with an emergency, please call 609-624-0202. Be safe!

Continuing Education Seminars - Save The Dates!

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Continuing Education Seminars at No Cost to Insurance Professionals!


SERVPRO of Cape May County will be offering Continuing Education seminars to insurance professionals in 2019. Seminars qualify for credits in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and are free to Insurance Professionals (complimentary dinner included). All dates are subject to change with notice. 

2019 Schedule (Venues to be Announced Soon):

July 9: Cumberland County 
July 23: Cape May County

  • NJ #88894833 - Ethics -3 credits
  • PA #120265 - Ethics -3 credits

October 1: Cumberland County
October 15: Cape May County

  • NJ #00505645
    Property Fire Damage Restoration-4 credits
  • PA #122728
    Understanding the Restoration Industry: Property Fire Damage Restoration-4credits

For all classes:
5 pm to 5:30 pm - Registration & Dinner
5:30 pm - Class starts

Guest Speaker Services

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Guest Speaker Services for Seminars & Meetings!

We would be happy to host a delicious breakfast or lunch at your office and connect with your colleagues. We offer a wide range of residential and commercial services that may help your clients and educate you with industry-specific tips to prepare for emergencies. Our presentations are delivered by a franchise professional trained as a presenter. Our services include: Post construction, HVAC, carpet, drape, and upholstery cleaning, water extraction, fire damage cleanup, pet odor removal, bio-hazard clean up, commercial services, and much more!

For more info, contact Harold Lapp, 609-624-0202 or Email.

Recent Guest Speaker Appearances: Berkshire Hathaway-OC & SIC, Sea Isle Realty, Long & Foster-CM, ReMax Beach Home Realty-SIC, Jersey Cape Realty-CM, and Berger Realty-OC.

Continuing Education Seminars - Save The Dates!

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Save the 2019 Dates!

Continuing Education Seminars at No Cost for Insurance Professionals!


SERVPRO of Cape May County will be offering Continuing Education seminars to insurance professionals in 2019. Seminars qualify for credits in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and are free to Insurance Professionals (complimentary dinner included). All dates are subject to change with notice. 

2019 Schedule (Venues to be Announced Soon):

April 16: Cape May County 
April 23: Cumberland County
NJ Course #0011444
Restorative Drying for Loss Control-3 credit hours
PA Course #125670
Restorative Drying for Water Damage-2 credit hours

July 9: Cumberland County 
July 23: Cape May County
NJ Course #88894833 Ethics-3 credit hours
PA Course #120265 Ethics-3 credit hours

October 1: Cumberland County
October 15: Cape May County
NJ Course #00505645
Property Fire Damage Restoration-4 credit hours
PA Course #122728
Understanding the Restoration Industry:Property Fire Damage Restoration

For all classes:

5 pm to 5:30 pm - Registration and Dinner
5:30 pm - Class starts

For more information, please contact Minerva at 609-624-0202 or email!

Holiday Safety in Cape May County: Christmas Trees

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Make Holiday Safety in Cape May County a Priority this Season!

About Christmas Trees

  • Between 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 16 injuries, and $16.2 million in direct property damage annually. 
  • On average, one of every 34 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home fires.
  • Some type of electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in one-third (35%) of home Christmas tree fires.   
  • Twenty-three percent of Christmas tree fires were intentional. 
  • Two of every five (38%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room, family room, or den.

Source: NFPA's "Home Structure Fires Involving Christmas Trees" report.

Red Cross Recognizes SERVPRO® in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Efforts

6/15/2016 (Permalink)

The American Red Cross recognizes SERVPRO® for participation in its Disaster Responder Program1

As a Disaster Responder Program member, SERVPRO® pledges a donation to the Red Cross in advance of disasters, allowing the organization to respond quickly and effectively to nearly 66,000 disasters annually, most of which are home fires. SERVPRO®Is entering their third year of partnership with the Red Cross; their donations to the organization to date exceed one million dollars.

According to statistics cited by the Red Cross, seven people die in a home fire each day in the U.S. Aiming to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent by the end of 2019, the Red Cross launched a Home Fire Campaign in October of 2014. The support of SERVPRO of Cape May County and other SERVPRO® Disaster Responder Program members allows the Red Cross to pursue their home fire prevention goals while they continue to provide critical services to disaster victims.

One of the reasons home fires account for the majority of the disasters the Red Cross responds to annually is that the risk for home fires exists all year long. Statistics compiled by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)2 show the majority of home fires are related to unattended cooking accidents – and cooking is something most people do every day.

Although SERVPRO of Cape May County is helping business and home owners recover from fire, flood and other disasters, the company and other franchises actively support disaster preparedness education, including fire prevention efforts. When disaster does strike, our relationships with major insurance companies combined with industry-leading job-management technology help smooth the path to rebuilding and restoration for home and business owners affected by the unexpected.

SERVPRO®’s commitment to the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program means that, when disaster strikes, homeowners can count on the Red Cross to address their immediate needs and supply essential services. Once the immediate emergency is under control, homeowners can count on the expertise of restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Cape May County to help them restore their property and move forward with their lives.

For fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, please visit our WEBSITE. For more information on SERVPRO of Cape May County, please call 609-624-0202 or EMAIL us. 

Information in this article was obtained from:

1 American Red Cross



SERVPRO of Cape May County has been locally owned and operated since 2003. We perform cleanup, restoration, and reconstruction services due to fire, mold, water, and biohazard damage for residential and commercial properties. We are a national leader in remediation services ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar losses. We have established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners. Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® franchise holds the #4 ranking in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2016 Franchise 500 list and has been in the top 10 for seven consecutive years.

National Safety Month: What's in a First Aid Kit?

6/1/2016 (Permalink)

According to OSHA, a first aid program should be reviewed periodically.

Training supplies, equipment and policies should all be modified as necessary to ensure safety and health is maintained on the job, despite any changes in safety hazards, worker schedules or worksite locations.

Common first aid kits should contain the following items: 

  • Gauze pads (at least 4 by 4 inches) 
  • Two large gauze pads (at least 8 by 10 inches) 
  • A box of adhesive bandages (different sizes) 
  • One gauze roller bandage 
  • Two triangular bandages 
  • Wound cleaning agent 
  • Scissors 
  • At least one blanket 
  • Tweezers 
  • Adhesive tape 
  • Latex gloves 
  • Resuscitation equipment (such as resuscitation bag, or airway or pocket mask) 
  • Two elastic wraps 
  • A splint 
  • Directions for requesting emergency assistance 

Other items to consider:  Examination gloves, instant cold pack, burn cream, sting relief pads, alcohol pads, antiseptic towelettes, first aid guide, cotton tip applicators, filtration mask and eye wash.

Information obtained by Safety and Health Magazine.

One Donor Could Save Three Lives!

2/17/2016 (Permalink)

Community Blood Drive - Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Ocean View Fire Dept. in Ocean View, NJ.

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Donate Blood. Save lives. 

We have joined with the American Red Cross to SAVE LIVES and while doing so also supporting the Ocean View Fire Department.

Mark your calendars to attend the SERVPRO of Cape May County American Red Cross Blood Drive on April 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ocean View Fire Dept.,  2545 Route 9, Ocean View, NJ.

This is a community event with a bounce house (for kids who come with their parents), raffle, refreshments, hoagie sale, bake sale and lots more fun for the community!

Click HERE to make your appointment (click red arrow, select appointment time, then sign-in or create a Red Cross account to complete your reservation.

If you have any questions, please contact our Blood Drive Coordinator, Pandora Mason via EMAIL or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

SNJ Today Millville Christmas Parade Winners!

12/10/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties Christmas Candlyland float

The SNJ Today Millville Christmas Parade announced the winners of the parade’s first float competition. We are happy to announce that SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties took 3rd place!

The winners received a one-of-a-kind glass trophy created by the artists of Wheaton Arts in Millville and advertising credits with SNJ Today. The awards were presented to the winners by the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce at its holiday luncheon on December 9th at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Special thanks to Ken Camp for the countless hours constructing the foundation and working his magic with all of those strings of lights! Also, to Holly Leith and Angela Stephens for working night and day on the Christmas Candyland design and display. Last, but not least, kudos to Louise Richardson, Chamber Board Member, for her time leading the parade event committee on their first-ever float contest. Thanks to all of the employees who helped with this team effort!

Employee Spotlight: Minerva Alvarado - Helping to Feed the Hungry

12/10/2015 (Permalink)

Minerva Alvarado, SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties accepting a turkey donation from Vineland resident, Lori Ferrarie. Photo by: Jodi Streahle

Minerva Alvarado, Sales & Marketing Assistant for SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties and a Salvation Army Vineland Corps. ("SAVC") volunteer, served as a community liaison helping to promote the 7th Annual Turkey Drive for Project Thanksgiving NJ.

Minerva also helped plan a promotional event held at the Cumberland Mall in Vineland, where shoppers could stop to take their photo with the SAVC Turkey Photo Board.

Last year, the turkey drive donations provided meals to over 1,000 families. Volunteering with Minerva on the day of the event was Sales & Marketing Representative, Monique Laperriere. 

Minerva continues to volunteer with SAVC and is currently assisting in the development of their online Red Kettle Program.

Thank YOU Cape May County Veterans!

11/2/2015 (Permalink)

It would probably take a lifetime of THANK YOUs to show past and present veterans our appreciation for their service.

SERVPRO® of Cape May County can say thank you by offering a 10% discount to veterans on all residential cleaning services* scheduled in the month of November.

SERVPRO of Cape May County is a local business committed to helping veterans in our communities. 

HVAC Duct Cleaning
Cleaning services can help restore your system to peak energy efficiency, eliminate odors, and improve air quality in your home.

Carpet Cleaning and Deodorizing
Our state-of-the-art equipment removes entrapped soils from deep within your carpet’s pile and backings.

*Residential cleaning services include dryer vent cleaning, HVAC duct cleaning, and carpet cleaning and deodorization. Discount is for veterans only (please show military I.D. at time of service).

SERVPRO® of Cape May County hosts community based beach clean-up

8/10/2015 (Permalink)

Pictured are Cory Hanahan (SERVPRO of Cape May County) and Jimmy Nickerson (volunteer)

With Beach season quickly approaching the South Jersey area, SERVPRO® of Cape May County hosted their very first community based Spring Beach Clean-up. Early on Saturday, April 25th, Owner Patrick Jones along with Sales & Marketing Representatives Cory Hanahan & Christopher Siley, were greeted by 25 volunteers.

Once volunteers arrived and equipment was handed out, the 2-mile journey began.  One group of volunteers stayed up by the side of the road to clean up the entrances to the beach, and another took to the beach and dunes.  To make the event even more enjoyable, a scavenger hunt list was generated with a point system depending on what trash was found.  Whichever team tallied the highest points won.  The kids were pumped about the challenge, but the adults were the true kids for the day.  The winning team collected nearly 10 bags worth of trash and was awarded a prize bag filled with SERVPRO® swag.

After 3 hours and two miles of cleaning, everyone made it to Douglass Park and celebrated with a complimentary lunch.  Not only did everyone have a fun day in the sun, but we were able to clean up a trucks worth of garbage off the beach.  Throughout the entire day, we had local residents coming up to the volunteers and thanking them for all the work they had done.  That in and of itself was payment enough to drive everyone to work harder and look forward to the next clean-up.  SERVPRO® of Cape May County hopes to host their next clean-up soon; will we see you there?

Recipe for Cooking Safety from SERVPRO® of Cape May County

11/5/2014 (Permalink)

Each November, families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving by preparing a delicious feast, but if you don't practice safe cooking habits, your happy holiday could become hazardous very quickly.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the main cause for home fires and injuries, with Thanksgiving being the peak day for cooking-related fires.  Review the following safety tips to help ensure you enjoy a safe holiday.

  • Do not wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking
  • Never leave cooking food unattended-stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, or broiling food.  If someone must leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, they should turn off the stove
  • Check food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking.  Use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on
  • Keep the kids away from the cooking area.  Enforce a "kid-free zone" and make them stay at leats three feet away from the stove
  • Keep anything flammable-pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains-away from the stove, oven, or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat
  • Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen.  Contact the local fire department to take training on the proper use of extinguishers
  • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off
  • Install a smoke alarm near the kitchen, on each level of the home, near sleeping areas, and inside and outside bedrooms.  Use the test button to check it each month.  Replace batteries at least once a year

    Call SERVPRO® of Cape May County for all your non-emergency cleaning needs, including carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  We can be reached at 609-624-0202.