Recent Storm Damage Posts

When Storms Hit, SERVPRO is ready!

9/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees Specializes in Storm and Flood Damage Restoration. 

Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

We are locally owned and operated and able to respond quickly with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Haddon Heights or Voorhees, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 2,000 Franchises across the country and elite "Disaster Recovery Teams" that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us: 856-566-3388.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Preparing for Thunder & Lightning Storms

6/9/2022 (Permalink)

Preparing for severe weather is critical for your safety and keeping your property safe from damage.

30/30 Rule for Lightning

  • If there is less than 30 seconds between a flash of lightning and the sound of thunder, seek shelter.
  • Wait at least 30 minutes from the last sound of thunder before leaving shelter.

Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.

Know your Risk

Understand the type of hazardous weather that affects you and your family where you live:

Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.

Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and can create or cause:

For more tips on preparing for thunder and lightning storms follow these tips from Ready.Gov: Prepare for Thunder & Lightning.

If your property is damaged in a severe storm, call the experts at SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees, 856-566-3388. We're a preferred vendor for many insurance companies and can work with you and them to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.

Storm Damage in Runnemede?

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees. We're Here to Help® 24/7!

SERVPRO Removes Flood Damage from  Your Runnemede Home or Business.

Flood-damage in your property mean immense costs for property owners. Flood Insurance Claims have greatly risen in the last decade and unusual storm and weather activity is probably here to stay. Even with adequate flood insurance, dealing with property loss and structural damage can be incredibly stressful for property owners. 

If you need relief from flood damage in your Runnemede property, a team of certified SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provide you the equipment, techniques and experience you need to restore your property.

If you require contracting services after a storm occurrence, your local SERVPRO is licensed to handle the work (HIC #13VH01276600). After the storm damage is repaired, our construction crew can go in and get your property back to preloss condition while saving you time and money. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees is Faster to Any Size Disaster so you can get back to business or back to your family life. For disaster cleanup from certified technicians, you can always call (856) 566-3388.

The SERVPRO® You Trust With Storm Damage

5/7/2022 (Permalink)

When your Voorhees or Haddon Heights 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 Haddon Heights/Voorhees.

If you’ve been hit with a disaster, call us: 856-566-3388.

Storm Damage in Voorhees?

3/13/2022 (Permalink)

Storm Damage in Voorhees? Prepare Now for Spring Severe Weather and Storms.

According to the National Weather Service, March marks the start of the spring severe weather season: “…three months of danger that can imperil the unprepared.1”

Data published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reveals that severe weather events are becoming more frequent and more devastating. NOAA reports that the period from 1980-2021 saw an annual average of 7.4-billion-dollar weather and climate events (adjusted to today’s costs). When they looked at only the five most recent years (2017-2021), the annual average grew to 17.2 events. 2021 delivered 20 “billion-dollar” weather or climate disaster events.

It’s not unusual to see severe weather in the spring. Whenever you have warm, moist air colliding with cool, dry air, you have the conditions for creating a thunderstorm, along with the possibility of lightning strikes, floods, hail, high winds, rip currents, and even wildfires and tornadoes. The problem is, you can’t prevent these severe weather events and you can’t predict very far in advance when and where they will hit. The only sensible approach is to take steps in advance to protect your family and property, especially as these disasters become more common.

The Disaster Recovery Specialists at SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees urge area property owners to check out state and federal resources online for tips on planning and preparing for a severe weather emergency now, as the spring severe weather season arrives. One such resource is the National Center for Environmental Health of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which offers suggestions for creating an emergency kit and preparing family members for severe weather emergencies.

Each year, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals across the country respond to scenes of weather-related mayhem, helping families and business owners recover from flooding, fire, wind damage and more. While we are standing by to help whenever we are needed, we hope that our neighbors in the Voorhees area will heed the warning from the CDC to prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as if you know in advance they are coming, because in the spring, they very likely will.

SERVPRO specializes in disaster cleaning, restoration, and construction services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees, please call 856-566-3388 or email us.

What Causes Most Flood Damage in Haddon Heights?

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

When a storm causes flooding issues for your home, SERVPRO is the team to call. Storm damage restoration is a specialty of ours.

Flood Damage Often Results from Excess Moisture, Hazardous Wastes, and Microbes.

Haddon Heights annually suffers the effects of various coastal storms and, once every ten or so years, a major hurricane returns to terrorize homeowners of the area. These powerful weather systems often cause flooding that brings damage-causing excess moisture, hazardous wastes, and microbes into local homes.

SERVPRO understands the numerous ways standing stormwaters promote flood damage in your Haddon Heights home. While some of these ways are more obvious than others, all of them can lead to catastrophic harm to your residence over the long term. A few of the specific means by which flooding damages homes and their contents are:

  • Waterlogging household contents and building materials in structural elements so that they deteriorate significantly in a short period of time
  • Bringing hazardous wastes like toxic chemicals, which corrode or disintegrate materials around your home, and sewage that irreparably harms whatever its dangerous bacteria come into contact with 
  • Filling interior areas with sufficient moisture to foster the proliferation of harmful fungi like those causing wood-destroying dry rot and damaging, odorous mold growths
  • Weakening the foundation and ground around your residence by loosening and dissolving the earth that keeps everything in place

SERVPRO performs several high-quality tasks, like water removal services, biohazard remediation/sewage cleanup, and water damage repairs, to combat these serious issues. In doing so, we are usually able to effectively limit the negative effects of flooding and quickly return your house to its pre-flood condition.

As helpful neighbors, the skilled technicians of SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees would like to assist you in resolving whatever flood damage your home may have. So, call (856) 566-3388 whenever you need us.

Where can Homeowners Get Storm Flood Damage Restoration Services in Voorhees?

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Flood and storm damage restoration is no DIY project. SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish. We are here for the entire process.

SERVPRO Offers Prompt Storm Flood Damage Repair Services in Voorhees

Storms happen unexpectedly, and they can lead to the devastating destruction of homes. The National Weather Service reports that about 100,000 thunderstorms and 1,000 tornadoes occur every year. Storm flood damage can affect many homes and take an economic toll. Storms can cause damage to plumbing, drywall, flooring, and electrical systems.

To deal with the storm flood damage in your Voorhees residence, it is essential to hire an experienced company like SERVPRO. We can assist you in restoring your home as fast as possible, and with the care it deserves. Floodwater can be dirty and filled with dead animals, trash, and bacteria, among other undesirable materials. Cleaning the affected areas is essential because it prevents microbes from thriving and causing disease. The microbes that can contaminate indoor environments include:

  • Fungi – These are organisms that digest materials in their surroundings to obtain nutrients instead of making food or eating. Typically, fungi are multicellular.
  • Bacteria – They live in organic matter, water, and soil. Like fungi, they absorb the surrounding materials, but they are typically single-celled.
  • Viruses – These are the simplest microbes, and they lack most abilities of fungi and bacteria. They grow and multiply inside living entities.

Our SERVPRO team can perform a thorough cleanup of the affected areas to get rid of the microbes. We can extract water using portable pumps and then use germicides and disinfectants to eliminate the microbes. These products destroy about ninety-nine percent of the organisms they contact on the surfaces where we apply them. The common disinfectants that SERVPRO uses are alcohols, formaldehyde, phenols, chlorines, and quaternaries.

A storm might also cause roof and wind damage. We can repair wind destruction to siding, windows, and roofs. SERVPRO offers full restoration services that can restore your home to full functionality.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees offers efficient storm flood damage restoration services. Call us any time at (856) 566-3388. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Are the First Three Mitigation Steps After Flooding in Voorhees Homes?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage incidents from storms are no easy task to handle. SERVPRO techs are ready and trained for any size storm damage restoration job.

Knowing what to expect for emergency services provides confidence in the restoration of your Voorhees property. 

Water damage incidents can spread quickly through area homes and businesses, which is even more threatening when flooding occurs. Intruding water can overwhelm living spaces with moisture and potential contaminants, making it vital for our SERVPRO team to begin mitigation efforts as soon as possible to help.

Protecting Contents and Sensitive Materials 

Your personal belongings can often be among the items most heavily affected by flood damage in Voorhees homes. As our restoration team arrives, contents are evaluated for harm and relocated when possible to a safe portion of the house. When focused cleaning is necessary, these items can get moved to our nearby SERVPRO facility for attention.

Water Removal Services for Flood Damage 

Standing water is another obstacle that our team must overcome to clean and restore properties after flood damage. Emergency services we provide focus on efficient water removal solutions ranging from high-powered pumps to wet vacuums and submersible pumps. The combination of various extraction units helps to mitigate loss and quickly remove surface water.

Muck-Out Cleaning and Debris Removal

Yet another one of the vital initial services our SERVPRO team provides is muck-out cleaning. Bulk materials and debris can collect on the surface, and various solids can be carried in with intruding floodwater. Having a team prepared to clean up this mess can reduce the spread of contaminants and damage, all while managing persistent concerns like:

  • Mud
  • Silt
  • Organic matter
  • Insects
  • Debris

Knowing what to expect from mitigation and emergency services can show the advantages of getting these efforts started right away. Our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team can work fast to secure your property and its contents from irreparable harm after a loss incident. We are available 24/7 when you call (856) 566-3388.

Our IICRC Trained Professionals Restore Your Haddon Heights Home

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

When severe weather hits and flood damages your home. SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of your initial call.

Fast and Professional Help for Flood Damage in Haddon Heights

Severe weather patterns appear to be more common across the country, and Haddon Heights is no exception. When heavy precipitation falls, your home can be at risk of flooding. Damage to the siding, roof, and windows of your home from high winds, falling trees, and other airborne debris can be substantial, creating spaces where water can flow inside. The saturated ground around your home also contributes to moisture inflow.

When the lower levels of your Haddon Heights home suffer flood damage from severe weather, you need professional assistance to get your household back to normal. Our highly-skilled crews use effective water removal and structural drying equipment to return your home to the preloss condition quickly. We also offer our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) pack-out opportunity to protect and process the contents of your home threatened by the floodwaters.

IICRC Traind Water Removal Technicians

When SERVPRO arrives, take confidence in our up-to-date equipment and systems, our experience in similar scenarios, and the IICRC training our employees master in preparation to help you. Our initial assessment guides our planning, and all the tools needed to commence water removal are on our signature green service vehicles. If electricity is temporarily out because of the storm, our gas-fueled pumps and truck-mounted extractors avoid delays as we generate power for the machinery.

Floodwaters are usually contaminated, so SERVPRO takes steps to contain and dispose of this hazardous waste following local rules and regulations. We use advanced scanners and meters to locate and measure moisture to ensure that no hidden pockets of water remain. Using flood cuts or other methods to access cavities behind building materials allows us to release and capture water and get heat and air to damp spaces.

Our Applied Structural Drying certified technicians develop a drying plan using previously noted moisture readings as a baseline. SERVPRO uses air movers and heaters to move water trapped in porous structures into the air where our high-efficiency dehumidifiers condense or absorb it for containment and disposal.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees offers highly qualified teams of flood damage specialists to restore your property after storm damage. Call (856) 566-3388 immediately after you experience the damage for industry-leading results.

Can I Rely On SERVPRO To Restore My Haddon Heights Flood-Damaged Home?

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

Was your home recently flooded? We have the equipment and the technicians to effectively deal with the flood damage.

How Does SERVPRO Restore My Haddon Heights Property After A Flood Damage Incident?

Haddon Heights is a friendly community that happens to be a borough within New Jersey State. The community's land was first settled in 1699 when John Hinchman built a one-room brick house. The current address of the structure is 1019 N. Park. Then, a farmhouse was built near Hinchman by John Siddon in 1713. Before 1776, John Thorn Glover is credited to have made a mill race and fulling mill within the property.

What Makes Haddon Heights an Ideal Place to Live?

The town is well known for its preservation of the small-town lifestyle. Expect to be surrounded by neighboring bustling cities and awesome rural open spaces. Given that it is located around 10 miles from historic Philadelphia, residents can easily access the big city lifestyle. It is also situated within a driving distance of Washington, D.C., the Pocono Mountains, the Jersey Shore, and New York.

Just two miles away from the town is the PATCO Speedline station that ensures convenient transportation. It is a quick way to access Philadelphia's bustling heart, whether for a trip around the city or work.

Haddon Heights is a small walkable town with tree-lined streets that encourage strolling. Residents live within walking distance to sports fields, public library, schools, and the community center. You can access the gift shops, dry cleaners, jewelers, banks, and boutiques once you visit the ever-vibrant two-block main street.

Is the Township Convenient for My Kid's Schooling? 

Several schools have been established in the area. There are five public elementary schools, several preschool and daycare facilities, two private schools, and a junior/senior high school. Biking and walking to the schools has been more accessible and safer since implementing the Safe Routes - a program by the Cross -County Connection Transportation Management Association.

What Are Some of the Traditions That Connect the Haddon Heights Residents?

The welcoming community supports many activities and organizations which boost local businesses. Some of the traditions which bring neighbors together include:

  • Haddon Heights Fall Festival & Corvette Show
  • Bonfire, Soiree en Blanc, and Spaghetti
  • Borough Holiday and Memorial Day parades
  • Biannual Garden Tour

How Does SERVPRO Restore Flood Damaged Properties in Haddon Heights?

SERVPRO understands that the risk of flood damage in Haddon Heights increases as weather patterns change and the sea levels rise. Since such risks cannot be eliminated, communities need to work with professionals to lower the resulting loss when calamities strike. Floodwater may carry infectious waste to your property and cause possible health hazards to the occupants. Our team treats floodwaters as highly infectious materials and follows IICRC standards during the restoration process. Expect us to:

  • Pump flood water from your building
  • Inspect your property for secondary and primary damage
  • Set up dehumidifiers to dry your home
  • Apply antimicrobials to prevent mold damage
  • Determine restorable and non-restorable items

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees is Faster To Any Size Disaster and can perform comprehensive flood damage cleanup and restoration. Call (856) 566-3388 and allow us to make it "Like it never even happened."

What Can I Do About the Storm Flood Damage in My Basement?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size storm restoration service you need for you home. Call now!

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees Specializes in Storm-Based Flood Damage Restoration 

A significant rainstorm can mean trouble for any home that relies on a sump pump. When a house is built at the bottom of a hill, it is often outfitted with a sump pump to redirect snowmelt and rain. However, what happens when this device fails? 

The failure of a sump pump can lead you to find flood damage in your Haddon Heights basement. Upon seeing the damage, you may discover the following issues: 

  • Ankle-deep water in your basement
  • Soaked furniture and belongings
  • Wet drywall and flooring 

Neglecting to find help for these issues immediately can cause many problems for your home. Wooden flooring can bubble, split, crack, and become misshapen. Absorbing drywall can become a breeding ground for mold, and furniture can acquire a musty odor. So, how can SERVPRO help you with this predicament? 

No matter how the flood damage happened, don't wait. Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees by dialing (856) 485-6971. No problem is too big for us.

Calling Flood Damage Companies to Your Voorhees Home Beats Dealing with DIY Methods Alone

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Flood damage is no easy task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the help to get your business back up and running .

SERVPRO Offers Elite Manpower and Technology, Making Us the Team to Call When you need Flood Damage Companies to Facilitate Cleanup Efforts After a Significant Voorhees Storm

As a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community, you will find Voorhees in the Franklin Township portion of Somerset County in New Jersey. When the 2010 United States Census got taken, Voorhees had a population of 1,959 people. In terms of size, this town is just over 11 miles, all of which is comprised of land. 

History and Beginnings of Voorhees, New Jersey

This community got named after Governor Foster McGowan Voorhees. He granted a petition so that Voorhees could become separated as a township on March 3, 1899. The name itself can be broken down as such: "voor" is a Dutch prefix with the meaning "in front of." The "hees" portion is from a village called Hees by the area of Ruinen, Drenthe in Holland.

The first of the residents of Voorhees was Lenni-Lanape, which is from Lenape Nation. These were Algonquian people that migrated from the North Country into New Jersey via the Mississippi River. Although the exact date of the Lenape Nation is not clear, there is evidence showing that people did inhabit New Jersey up to 10,000 years ago. The Algonquian tribes referred to the Lenape Nation by many names, including "Men of Men," "Grandfather," and the "Original People." There were roughly 2,000 people from the Lenni-Lenape that lived in the Voorhees area, yet there were lots of neighboring tribes that liked to visit New Jersey for fishing, hunting, and growing on the rich soil.

These people were generally nomadic, often raising crops that included beans, pumpkin, and corn. They would hike to the Atlantic Ocean during the warmer months and stay there while collecting fish, clams, oysters, crabs, and shells. A popular route traveled during this venture was called the "Long-a-Coming Road," which is now known as Route 561 in Voorhees, aka Haddonfield-Berlin Road.

Voorhees, New Jersey in the 1600s

Throughout the early portion of the 1600s, people from Southeastern Delaware, known as the Nanticoke People, began to migrate north, united with the Lenni-Lenape people who were already residing in New Jersey. There was once a small Osage tribe that was living between Ashland and Kirkwood, but they were essentially part of the Midwestern Sioux people. In Voorhees, there is an area and train station that was named for them, as is the Somerdale Road Osage School.

There were also Swedes that settled throughout Delaware Valley in the 1600s. Many years were filled with fighting with Dutch over control within New Jersey. In 1655, the Dutch took control, and England conquered the territory in 1664. At this time, New Jersey got established as a British colony. The area now known as Voorhees was part of the County of Gloucester's Waterford Woodlynne in 1695. 

In 1844, the County of Camden was created, which housed Waterford Township and the community of Voorhees. During the 1800s, Voorhees was sparsely populated and mainly a farming community. Once roads got added, the neighborhood communities grew substantially. With the railroad's installation, more communities sprouted all around the three major stations: Kirkwood, Osage, and Ashland. 

Even though Voorhees was initially founded in 1899, it took about a century to establish its identity fully. Much of this had to do with whoever was delivering mail at the time. During the early days, every section of Voorhees had a post office that was located within the general store. Until the time that the first post office was opened in 1985, Kirkwood residents would still get their mail from a small post office located on White Horse Road. 

Enjoying Time Exploring Attractions and Top Spots in and Around the Voorhees Area

Not only is Voorhees a beautiful place to live, but there are also plenty of attractions nearby. Some of the top things to see or do in the region include:

Connolly Park – Located on Centennial Blvd, Connolly Park is a friendly community space that has a playground for the kids, as well as a separate fenced-in portion for both small and large dogs. There is also a beautiful gazebo where you can sit, relax, and enjoy your surroundings for a bit.

Voorhees Hot Yoga Center – If you are a yoga buff and you want to experience all that hot yoga has to offer, this studio is located on Town Center Blvd. The staff is friendly, and they have a broad range of classes that you can choose from to fit into your schedule.

Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf Club – Mini golf offers timeless fun for all ages, and this facility located on Route 73 is certainly no exception. Whether you want to go out as a family or wish to enjoy time with friends, this location is a favorite with locals and travelers alike.

Storm and Flood Damage Does Not Have to Ruin Your Voorhees Interior – Count on SERVPRO When You Need the Top Choice of Flood Damage Companies in the Area!

Even if you have a mop, bucket, or shop-vac at home, you may not be prepared for the flooding that could come with an unexpected storm surge. Rather than fighting with your household cleaning equipment and running the risk of missing hidden moisture pockets, our crew at SERVPRO is available to ensure your interior is left Certified: SERVPRO Clean! 

Our team is trained and IICRC-certified, letting you know why so many people trust us when searching for flood damage companies in Voorhees after a storm. Just a sampling of what sets us apart from the rest includes:

  • Moisture detection/measurement equipment
  • Water Extraction Tools
  • Drying Equipment
  • Deodorizing and odor removal methods
  • Anti-microbials, germicides, and sanitizing agents
  • Controlled demolition – General Contractor License #: HIC #13VH01276600

We also work closely with your insurance so that you have a stress-free claims process. All you have to do is get in touch with one of our team members, and we can go over the paperwork and details with you!

Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 when you need to find the best out of the local flood damage companies after a storm hits. We arrive fast and ensure your interior gets back to preloss condition.

Enjoy a Holiday Shopping Experience Near Voorhees

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

Be sure and say 'Hi' if you see us at Haddonfield's Candlelight Shopping event!

Voorhees Residents Can Enjoy Candlelight Shopping in Haddonfield

Shoppers looking for great holiday deals can hop over to Haddonfield’s downtown shopping district off Kings Highway Road every Friday from Black Friday on November 27 to December 18, 2020. Whether you want to support small business owners or enjoy shopping at a comfortable pace with a warm and friendly ambiance, Haddonfield has much to offer for customers from Voorhees and elsewhere. 

You can find the following in this bustling Haddonfield shopping district: 

  • In-store specials from businesses participating in the Candlelight Shopping event, which include discounts and many other promotions
  • Explore dining options such as Beast of the Street, Cross Culture, Ludovico’s, and Fuji
  • Shopping venues include Duffy’s Fine Chocolates, Haddonfield Record Exchange, and Sansone and Company, Inc., with plenty more options for clothing and jewelry boutiques, bookstores, and more 

Downtown Haddonfield is also home to a music school, a cooking school, an eye care center, a barbershop, and a Chinese tai chi facility. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees provides Voorhees property owners with stormwater removal that can begin within hours after calling (856) 566-3388.

Can Violent Weather Events Permanently Damage Properties?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage can become exhausting, let SERVPRO assist.

Storms that lead to Flooding Can Cause Billions of Dollars Worth of Property Damage Each Year. SERVPRO is a Flood Damage Restoration Service for Haddon Heights that Can Reduce the Expense of your Claim.

Do you need a professional for flood restoration?

Returning your Haddon Heights property to its preloss condition after a violent weather event requires lots of tools and expertise, and experience. Identifying all the damaged areas in a home can be challenging, mainly since water can migrate from an initial source to the house's hidden parts. SERVPRO professionals are trained to recognize the signs of moisture migration, calculate the amount of equipment required, and monitor their strategy outcomes to maximize drying efficiency. To work efficiently in a dangerous environment like a flooded property requires experience in operating the equipment needed to dry it efficiently. 

What types of equipment are needed for flood repair?

- Detection devices that may include sensors, probes, or thermal imaging cameras

- Extraction equipment like electric submersible pumps or water extractors

- Air moving equipment and dehumidification

- Safety Equipment

Do you need to dehumidify the home after flooding?

In comparison to pumps or extractors, dehumidification equipment is inefficient for flood damage in your Haddon Heights home. However, when restoring elements of structure or contents after most of your property is dry, they are indispensable. Hardwoods, for example, maybe exposed to flood waters for several hours or even overnight. During that time, they may absorb large amounts of moisture, leading to warping of the material- this process is especially noticeable with hardwood floorboards. Using a desiccant dehumidifier in this situation can be ideal since they are efficient at drying low evaporation materials like wood. SERVPRO technicians have the expertise to implement a maximum efficiency drying plan for your property.

If a violent weather event damages your property, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 485-6971.

SERVPRO Helps Haddon Heights Homeowners Address Flood Damage Conveniently

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees has the right resources to handle any flooding incident, “Like it never even happened.”

How does storm flooding differ from regular water damage in Haddon Heights?

If you have never deal with flooding from a storm, you may expect it to be the same as handling a common water leak since both involve significant amounts of water. However, a flooding situation presents more challenges. SERVPRO has IICRC certified Water Restoration Technicians in Haddon Heights that can help resolve such an incident conveniently.

What exceptional problems should I look out for after flooding?

When dealing with flood damage incidents in Haddon Heights, you should expect:
    •    Deep contamination
    •    Widespread water intrusion
    •    Profound soiling of items or materials

Most water spills in the house originate from water supply pipes or appliances. Since the water is clean or mixed with detergents, food remains, and other regular materials, you do not have to worry about contamination. Flooding, on the other hand, involves sewage backups or intrusion of groundwater into the house introducing a wide array of contaminants into the house including:
    •    Agricultural or industrial chemicals
    •    Bacteria and other disease pathogens
    •    Biohazards such as raw sewage
    •    Heavily soiled water

What is the best way to handle contamination?

Elaborate decontamination procedures are necessary to restore sanitary conditions in your house after flooding. Our SERVPRO technicians clean and disinfect non-porous materials. For porous ones such as carpets and drywall, removal is the only option since it is difficult to decontaminate them fully.

When cleaning contaminated surfaces, we start by pre-cleaning the area to remove soils since organic matter can neutralize the potency of disinfectants. We then apply the disinfectant over the affected areas to destroy the contaminants.  In most cases, products require at least 10 minutes of exposure at 68°F to be effective.  Rinsing and drying the property helps complete the process.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees has the right resources to handle any flooding incident, “Like it never even happened.” Call us any time at (856) 566-3388.

Can My Haddon Heights Home Look Like It Did Before It Flooded?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

After a flood or any other disaster here or in Runnemede, call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 today.

Yes, SERVPRO Can Make Your Haddon Heights Residence Look Like Home Again

Storms are more frequent this time of year, so the risk of flooding increases for every home in our community, bringing additional problems. Unlike a burst pipe or hose, flood water brings in dirt and a bit of everything else it flowed over before it enters your Haddon Heights home.

How Does SERVPRO Get Rid of the Water and Repair My Home?

Our first action to reduce and eliminate the effects of flood damage in Haddon Heights is to remove the water. SERVPRO technicians use a variety of commercial-grade pumps and other extraction devices to remove the standing water and any that might be trapped in wood flooring, carpets, and other surfaces. Quick removal stops the property from absorbing more water and allows evaporation to begin.

How Does SERVPRO deal with the Damage That Already Happened?

Our team members perform an inspection and immediately remove property that cannot be restored, such as carpets and paper goods soaked in the floodwater. While carpets can be thoroughly dried, we cannot guarantee they are clean enough to use again.

As they complete disposal, other technicians wipe down every restorable surface with cleaners designed to neutralize health risks and reduce the possibility of mold growing in your home later in the year. Cleaning also removes remaining traces of water, which allows paint and other veneers on furniture to dry evenly, returning surfaces to their regular appearance.

Is that All that is Needed to Restore my Home?

Not quite. SERVPRO also uses a collection of fans and heated air devices to carefully force moisture out of sofas and paneling like drywall to halt the damage. It is not a quick process, but it can save you thousands of dollars in replacement costs.

After a flood or any other disaster here or in Runnemede, call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 today. We are here to put your home and life back on track.

Can I Use Fans to Help Dry My Haddon Heights Home After A Flood?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

After a flood or any other disaster in your home, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 any time, day or night.

SERVPRO Technicians Use High-Velocity Air Movers in Haddon Heights

While you can use regular box fans and ceiling fans to circulate airflow following a flood in your Haddon Heights home, professional equipment generally provides better and faster outcomes. Another consideration is that there may be electrical issues after a flood, so turning on a fan near water or when you are unsure of the electrical integrity of your wiring may not be a good idea.

How Does Air Movement Help After a Flood?

Air Movers Enhance Evaporation at the Surface Level
After removing contaminated materials and category 3 (black) floodwater, the next step in flood damage restoration is to dry your house in Haddon Heights. Using air movers in conjunction with dehumidifiers fosters evaporation, which shortens drying time, which in turn reduces secondary damage such as warped flooring or mold growth.

What is the Difference Between an Air Mover and a Regular Fan?

    •    Air movers draw minimum amps despite using strong centrifugal force.
    •    They are usually equipped with a convenience outlet and circuit breaker for daisy-chaining multiple air movers across a room.
    •    They speed drying time due to their high velocity.
    •    They target surface level, replacing dense highly-saturated air with dryer air, making for quicker evaporation.

Air movers an essential piece for the restoration process after a flood. They provide a quicker dryer time, enabling restoration specialists to move on with their other work within the home in a timely fashion. They also target surface level, an area of particular concern in flood-damaged homes. Often, technicians can save flooring directly through drying the surface, making air movement critical at the floor level.

After a flood or any other disaster in your home, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 any time, day or night. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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Flood Damage Restoration In Haddon Heights

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

“Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage Restoration In Haddon Heights Can Involve Removing Different Types Of Moisture

During the late winter and early spring seasons in Haddon Heights, the combination of snow and variable temperatures can cause problems with your roof. An ice dam is a type of flood damage that can happen to houses that receive significant amounts of snowfall. What occurs is when part of your roof warms up the snow melts, but the edges of it do not; a dam can form and keep the moisture from running off.

An ice dam can cause moisture to back up and saturate your roofing materials. Once your roof starts leaking, flood damage inside your Haddon Heights residence can take place. Once your shingles get saturated, water can get beneath them and flow to your other building materials and structural components. As time goes on, the H2O can eventually find its way into the interior of your home.

Once your building materials and contents get wet, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can use extraction and drying procedures to help you return your home to its preloss state, “Like it never even happened.” When items inside your home get wet, moisture can be easy or difficult to remove, depending on how it is contained within the material. The form of the moisture inside a substance is described as either free, surface or bound water.

Surface Water
This is the moisture that lies on top of the surface of an item, and it is the type that is dealt with first. The majority of the surface moisture gets vacuumed up by our SERVPRO technicians during the extraction process, and then the rest of it quickly dries once the air circulation created by air movers hit it.

Free Water
The term "free" describes the moisture that is absorbed by a material and has not yet chemically bonded with the molecules of the substance. This kind of H2O starts evaporating when the airflow from the air movers is directed across the surface of the wet item.

Bound Water
Moisture is considered "bound" when it has chemically bonded with a material. The only way to remove bound H2O is to heat the wet material.

If you ever notice wet items in your house after an ice dam cause moisture to enter, call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 24 hours a day.

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Call Our Experts In Haddon Heights After A Flood

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

When a storm hit this home it caused a tree to hit the roof. We arrived right and quickly began restoration to prevent further damage.

Protect your Contents with our Haddon Heights Flood Damage Restoration Team

Flood Damage Haddon Heights

Flooding is a nightmare for a homeowner with both the body of water and its impact on your contents, becoming an overwhelming emergency. Our restoration services operate in this community and have done so for over fifteen years. We have spent that time investing in training and facilities for our dedicated restoration technicians who can now boast one of the most diverse rosters of expertise in the industry. Our affiliations and connections with local affiliations and training programs underline our position as a premium restoration provider here in Philidelphia.

The impact of flood damage in your Haddon Heights home can be felt long after the removal of standing water. Large quantities of water provide significant pressure to the infrastructure of your home, which allows water to migrate beneath the subfloor or saturate carpets and fittings. Wet rugs, carpets or textiles are a specialty of our team which features Carpet Cleaning Technicians (CCT,) Rug Cleaning Technicians (RCT) as well as Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT.)

One challenge we face when restoring carpets is the myriad of different materials and fibers found in a resident's homes. Thick carpets require different cleaning and equipment to thin carpets just as synthetic materials respond to different cleaning agents than natural fibers. Our roster of qualified SERVPRO technicians can perform assessment and pre-testing of all types of carpet to inform us of the most efficient, effective procedure to restore your home.

Flood damage may also feature contaminants, which can further complicate the restoration service. Here at SERVPRO, we offer Bonnet Cleaning, Hot Water Extraction, Deluxe Preconditioning, Rotary Jet Extraction as well as our Showcase Carpet cleaning. Depending on the resilience of the fabric we can use on or all of the above methods to ensure your home has the best chance of returning to a preloss condition. Dealing with a flood can be tiresome, but by taking advantage of our premium carpet restoration services, you can ensure your home recovers with minimum inconvenience.

Make sure you give your home the best chance of a full recovery, contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 202-3486 today.

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Haddon Heights Storm Woes? Woes Be Gone When SERVPRO Arrives

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Haddon Heights Flood Damage Restoration Completed by SERVPRO--No Worries!

Helping Restore Homes after Fall Weather Brings Flooding and Storms to Haddon Heights

With Fall weather coming upon us in the Haddon Heights area, storms and other adverse weather are sure to begin affecting our daily routines. Trips to the park for picnics and playtime outside dwindle, screens come off windows, so storm windows easily fit, and car tires get switched for those with deeper treads. The weather can affect entire neighborhoods or single homes.

When your home in Haddon Heights sustains damage from floods or stormy weather, it can make living in your home a hazardous feat. At times when your house contains water, you want someone just to make the problem go away.

Our skilled specialists do this type of mitigation and restoration regularly. Earning the Water Damage Restoration (WRT) from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepares our staff and crew leaders for the complex, and frequently dirty, work involved after a flood or other storm-related event.
When backed-up water from the street winds up in your living room,  a short call to SERVPRO starts the process of cleaning things up to make your house livable again. We work as rapidly as we can without cutting out essential aspects of the work. We know your family does not want to be moved out of your home.

Microbes come from various sources during a flood. Many of these can survive in slightly damp environments, meaning any amount of moisture, including small volumes, can permit their survival. It is their introduction into your living space that can lead to unwanted health effects bothering your family members. Some of these microbes can infest your home without a living host, as well.
We use antimicrobial agents to minimize such threats to the health of our workers before we begin. Once we finish manually clearing an area of its debris, as well as other materials that became damaged by the water, we rinse it. Then, we reapply antimicrobial agents. We often use a spray mechanism, so these applications go on evenly, thoroughly coating all surfaces. The second application makes things safe for your family upon your return home.

However, we need to ensure that your entire house becomes dry again, including any damp areas on upper levels. When water vapor condenses, it can create localized damage there. We implement air movers dehumidifiers to prevent this from causing you more problems. We monitor and constantly check during the service with moisture meters and infrared camera imagery to locate any remaining pockets of moisture.

Because your floors take most of the damage during a flood, we rely on our building services crew to handle flooring issues. They perform services such as this under General Contractor License # HIC #13VH01276600 and add highly skilled and experienced people to our restoration team.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees' phone number is (856) 566-3388, and we answer it 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Residents in Runnemede, Audubon, and Barrington can rely on us for the restoration and mitigation work after any damaging event.

How Flood Cuts Help Dry a Runnemede Flood Damaged Home

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to dry your home quickly.

Severe Flood Damage in Runnemede Needs Reconstruction Rather than Restoration 

When flood damage happens, the water and excess moisture need fast removal. Fast remediation prevents further damage such as buckled sheetrock, delamination of floor tile, and other costly issues.  

When SERVPRO mitigates flood damage in Runnemede homes, we quickly begin cleanup efforts to prevent additional moisture exposure. Otherwise, damage pushes some building materials and possessions past the point of restoration. In those cases, it is a smart move to choose a restoration services company that can also rebuild the property to restore it to its preloss condition.  

Our emergency response team answered a call from a property owner that came home after a week away on vacation to a disaster in his home. A flash flood breached the seal around the back door and water poured in the house. It wicked quickly into sheetrock and the carpet and padding. The odor inside was intense, and mold development started. 

Our technicians scoped the interior of the home with our moisture detection equipment and ascertained much of the affected sheetrock was a loss. The water caused buckling and warping and would need flood cuts to assist in drying the wall cavities. Much of the tile had lost adhesion, and the subflooring showed excessive moisture when examined. In cases like this, there is a small amount of restoration to be done, and more controlled demolition necessary to get the property ready for rebuilding. That means it needs to be dried, disinfected, and deodorized for a clean slate to rebuild.  

Our team went through the water loss areas and sorted item by item to find restoration potential. The homeowner was pleased his antique midcentury modern table was unscathed by moisture but needed a thorough cleaning to return to preloss condition. Because SERVPRO technicians are certified in both the restoration sciences and carry a general contractor license #HIC #13VH01276600, we know the fine line between where restoration ends, and rebuilding begins.  

Using one company for cleanup and rebuilding lessens the stress of filing insurance claims and dealing with reconstruction after a home disaster. Contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388 when you need help with flood damage, and we can make it "Like it never even happened."

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Haddon Heights Water Intrusion from Wind Storms Can Be Devastating--Call SERVPRO for Mitigation and Recovery

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Haddon Heights, Wind and Rain Storms, and SERVPRO to the Rescue--"Like it never even happened."

Wind Damage that Allows Flooding in Haddon Heights Homes

The Greater Haddon Heights area is no stranger to severe weather incidents, as we have already taken substantial damage through weather events like Super Storm Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Irene in 2011. Both of these catastrophic storms affected hundreds of homes and commercial properties and had our teams working tirelessly to remediate and restore flooded buildings. Similarly, strong storm systems can come with gale-force winds that can sheer off siding and shingles from roofs, break windows, and cause other structural damages that allow flooding.

Much like our response to these compromising situations during the hurricane recovery, our team knows how to address flood damage and structural concerns in your Haddon Heights residence. With substantial loss situations like flooding can often become, it is critical to begin mitigation work and recovery efforts as promptly as possible. Our SERVPRO professionals have a full-service approach to restoration, starting with a thorough assessment of the damages to determine what the property needs.

Once vulnerabilities exist that can allow direct rainfall and runoff into your home, it does not take long for these effects to spread throughout the house. Our General Contractor License #: HIC #13VH01276600 permits us to do short-term mitigation like tarping a roof or boarding up windows. We have capable extraction equipment that can remove standing water from specific areas of the property, including our portable sump pumps, gas-powered extractors, and other units. Once pooling water and excess have gotten removed from the affected areas of your property, we can start to address the need for rapid drying.

Air movers and dehumidifiers are common staples for our SERVPRO team to set up for drying out your flood-damaged home. The more efficiently that these approaches occur, the more likely that demolition is not necessary. We can double check our efforts and constantly monitor progress with several of our advanced moisture content readers.

While there are dozens of machines and tools that might get used to return your home to preloss condition after wind damage causes a flood, our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team can rise to the occasion. No matter when emergencies occur, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call anytime at (856) 566-3388.

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We Make Sure Your Home Recovers From Haddon Heights Flood Damage

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage can be very invasive and requires specialized equipment to dry the home. We respond quickly, call us right away

Improve Flood Damage Outcomes with a Pack-Out in Haddon Heights

Flood waters place both your Haddon Heights house and its contents into jeopardy in the absence of a rapid professional response. It is challenging to attend to water removal and drying of the building materials that make up the structures your home in the best of circumstances. When furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions are also soaked building water removal and structural drying are both impacted adversely. We recommend considering a pack-out of contents to help with this difficulty.

Residents of Haddon Heights fear flood damage might destroy the turn of the last and mid-century elegance of their homes. Hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, buffets, and cabinets can suffer significant harm. Packing up and moving out furniture, stored items, clothing, dishes, and more gives our technicians the freedom to focus on water removal and controlled but rapid drying of the structure and features that make area homes appealing.

SERVPRO workers quickly document, pack, and load up moveable articles, transported to our production facility. We track every item using our detailed Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS). Specially trained technicians evaluate the condition of all articles and precisely match products and strategies for cleaning, disinfecting, and drying. Innovative techniques include freeze-drying to recover paper, photos, and books, ultrasonic immersion cleaning tanks for intricately detailed decor, and contained and controlled small drying chambers for furniture.

Back at your home SERVPRO crews concentrate on water and moisture removal. Truck-mounted wanded extractors and gas-powered pumps pull water out of your dwelling, achieving goals even if electricity is temporarily disconnected. We reach trapped water using negative air pressure systems, mats sealed on floors, and hoses inserted into walls to suction the moisture out completely. Built-in cabinetry hides pooled water behind kickboards. We uninstall this trim to get at the water.

Controlled demolition allows access behind walls to release water and s improve airflow for structural drying. SERVPRO might make flood cuts, removing drywall near the floor, or drill holes into baseboards or cinder block mortar joints, to allow access to trapped water.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees offers options to make sure your home and its contents recover from flood damage. Call us at (856) 566-3388 to explore solutions.

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Storm Safety Tip for Residents in Voorhees, NJ

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Remember the 30 / 30 Rule for Lightning.

If there is less than 30 seconds between a flash of lightning and the sound of thunder, seek shelter.

Wait at least 30 minutes from the last sound of thunder before leaving shelter. 

If a storm leaves damage to your home or business in Voorhees, NJ  for immediate service, call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees @ 856-566-3388

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Voorhees.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

About SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees 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 staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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National Preparedness Month is September

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Are you Prepared

September is National Preparedness Month.  See for additional information.  Often the focus of "Preparedness" is natural disasters such as hurricanes and blizzards.  News outlets inform us of items we may need like batteries, flashlights and a 3 days of food and water and so on.

One of the things we don't often think about is the financial impact of these disasters.  You may need money to prepare your emergency kit.  What if you have to evacuate you may need money for transportation and housing.  Being prepared financially should also be a part of your "Storm Preparation."  See for more information.

So it is always a good idea to have a plan for the unexpected.  Fascinations breeds preparedness, and preparedness, survival. Peter Benchley

For help restoring your residential or commercial property after a storm of other disasster, call SERVPRO of Haddon heights/Voorhees 24/7/365 at 856-566-338. 

Storm Damage Cleanup Tips for Your Voorhees Home

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Unpredictable weather in Voorhees NJ

Living in New Jersey, we are subject to the extremes of all seasons. Nor’easters and hurricanes in the summer and ice storms and frozen pipes in the winter. when a terrible storm hits, it's the aftermath that is the worst. Debris, flood waters, power outages, broken tree limbs, shattered glass, piles of snow— these are all dangerous risks once the storm makes its way through a town or community.

Getting your home back into shape after big weather may require more than a broom and a mop. Follow along to see how you can save your house from more harm—and keep yourself and your family safe as you do it.

 Stop a Flood

With a heavy storm comes heavy rains, and inevitably flooding. If waters come into your home, be careful about getting it out. Turn off the power—but only if the water hasn't reached as high as any electrical outlets in the room where the main breaker lives. Otherwise, you could be wading into an electrified pond.

Dry Out Your House

Once the storm subsides, hiring a professional service is going to be your best bet for a thorough cleanup, because they will know how to eradicate water in places you didn't even realize it had seeped.

 Stave Off Mold

Even if you think you've gotten all your goods dried out and cleaned up, dirty and contaminated floodwaters may have already laid the groundwork for mold—not just on the walls, but inside them and in floors and furniture.

Clear Away Snow

In winter months and colder temperatures, the precipitation from a powerful storm may freeze into devastating snow. Every inch of rain put out by a storm can manifest as 10 inches of snow if the temperatures are low enough.

 Ditch the Ice Dams

One of the hazards to your home after a snow storm and cold weather are ice dams, a solid ice that builds along the eaves, pushing up roof shingles and causing leaks. If you start to see icicles forming along your gutters.

Clean Up Damaged Trees

With high winds and heavy rains or snows come downed trees, one of the most dangerous and damaging outcomes of a powerful storm.

First, figure out how bad the situation is.  If you find you'll need to remove a tree, call in a certified arborist to do any major removal; taking down trees is a scary job that can cause terrible injury if not done right. Smaller ornamental trees and foundation plantings may just need some cleanup to broken branches.

 Fix Broken Glass

High winds and flying debris might have shattered a pane or two. Follow TOH general contractor Tom Silva's advice for repairing broken glass, whether it's on a door, in a window, or only accessible from inside.  

 Clear Leaves

Those on the peripheries of a terrible storm may not have had downed trees or flooded basements, but they're likely to have found themselves with a house and yard covered in leaves and twigs. Now is the time to break out the leaf blower.

For help restoring your residential or commercial property after a water or fire loss, call SERVPRO of
Haddon heights/Voorhees 24/7/365 at 856-566-338.

We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Thunderstorm Facts

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Be prepared for thunderstorms this summer

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service, approximately 1,800 thunderstorms are occurring at any given time, resulting in about 16-million thunderstorms each year. Most thunderstorms last about 30 minutes and are typically about 15 miles (24 km) in­ diameter. The two biggest threats associated with most thunderstorms are lightning and flash floods. To understand why thunderstorms occur more often during the warm months requires some understanding of thunderstorm basics.

Thunderstorms thrive under certain conditions. The two most basic elements that cause a thunderstorm to develop are:

  • Moisture
  • Rapidly rising warm air

Because moisture and warmth are crucial to thunderstorms, it makes sense that they would occur more often in the spring and summer, particularly in humid areas such as the southeastern United States. The high humidity, in conjunction with warm temperat­ures, creates massive amounts of warm, moist air rising into the atmosphere, where it can easily form a thunderstorm.

If the rainfall from a thunderstorm has damaged your residential or commercial property call SERVPRO of Haddon heights/Voorhees 24/7/365 at 856-566-338.  

Spring Thunderstorms are on Their Way!

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Stormy weather ahead!

Winter is finally coming to an end, so you know what that means: spring thunderstorms are right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to get ready. Stormy weather conditions in the springtime are wildly unpredictable, but can emerge out of nowhere in a moments notice, so it's important to be prepared for when they do. When word breaks that a storm is incoming this season, make sure to take all of the necessary precautions to ensure that your home will be safest after it passes.

Lightning strikes can cause your home massive amounts of damage, even if lightning doesn't hit your home at all! Power surges to your home could result in personal injury if you are using an electrical device or appliance at the time of a lightning strike. Not to mention the chance that a power surge could send a home device up in flames, resulting in a dangerous and costly house fire! To prevent these type of scenarios, installing a panel or meter serge protector, purchasing and using outlet protectors, or even just unplugging devices and small appliances during a storm could save you an unwanted home devastation this spring.

Aside from lightning strikes, the high winds and heavy rains could also cause you problems with water and structural damages. Prevention, depending on the caliber of the storm, is sometimes impossible; however, some basic tips can give you some added protection for when mother nature makes her way to your town. Making sure all of your doors and windows, are completely sealed when closed is massively important. Even the smallest leaks can wreak havoc. Cleaning your gutters regularly and maintaining your roof regularly will also reduce your risk of large loss during a storm. All water damages are preventable and making sure your roof and gutter are both clean and structurally well is half the battle.

While it is nearly impossible to predict when tragedy will occur, it is SERVPRO of Voorhees/Haddon Heights job to provides 24-hour emergency service when it does. We are dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster and can respond immediately to your storm-related issues in your home or business.  Our team has the expertise to handle your storm damage needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Specialized Remediation Equipment

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with emergency damage and the disruption it causes your life. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Prepare you Home for winter this Fall

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

The winter season is quickly approaching and cold temperatures will soon be here. So if you haven't started thinking about winterizing your home yet, there is no time like the present to prevent frozen and busted pipes. Over 250,000 homes in the United States suffer a loss every winter by water pipes freezing and breaking. In the last decade alone, losses due to frozen pipe damage in the US have exceeded $4 billion in damages; nearly all of which is preventable. 

Preventing frozen pipes and subsequent water damage is as easy as taking a few simple precautionary measures to ensure that freezing temperatures outside aren't invading your household:

  1. Make sure all areas where pipes run through your home are well insulated (most insulation lasts a lifetime, but may sometimes need to be layered)
  2. Wrap and insulate any and all exposed pipes (pipe foam can be found at almost any hardware store) 
  3. Caulk any foundation cracks that may allow air to slip inside
  4. Replace your furnace filter
  5. Winterize your AC unit

Not only will these precautions help prevent your home from suffering damage due to a busted, frozen pipe, but every single one will save you money in energy costs too. However, should you find yourself in a jam due to unexpected pipe damages this upcoming winter season, SERVPRO has your back.

SERVPRO of Voorhees/Haddon Heights provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your storm-related issues in your home or business.  Our team has the expertise to handle your storm damage needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Specialized Remediation Equipment

SERVPRO of Voorhees/Haddon Heights understands the stress and worry that comes with emergency damage and the disruption it causes your life. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Hurricane Season 2017

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane Season is here!

With Tropical Storm Cindy making landfall this week, we at SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Vorhees wanted to remind everyone about the dangers of hurricanes in our area as well as some tips on how to limit the damage to as little as possible. This hurricane season forecast is being described as “busier than usual”, so make sure you, your home, and your loved ones are prepared.

The first step in hurricane preparedness is to know the evacuation routes in your area. That way you are able to evacuate quickly and safely in the event of a mandatory evacuation.

If you are unable to evacuate, make sure that you have plenty of water, batteries, flashlights, a first aid kit, and non-perishable food items handy. If power is lost during the storm, there’s no telling how long it could be out for. Be sure to wait out the storm in a secure room, away from windows.

After the storm has passed, report any downed power lines but DO NOT get close to them.

Be prepared and stay safe out there everybody!

Summer Thunderstorm Information

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

As summer begins and the weather begins to heat up, it brings with it an increase in thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are most common in spring and summer due to the warm weather and humid conditions. When the hot air from the surface of the planet clashes with the cooler air up above, and therefore causes a thunderstorm.

Along with thunderstorms come a high rainfall total and thus a higher risk of flooding. Those living near bodies of water such as creeks or rivers should take notice of the water level prior to a storm. If it is getting high, it might be time to enact some flood mitigation techniques, such as redirecting flood waters with floodwalls and floodgates.

In addition to the flooding risk, thunderstorms bring lightning which has been known to spark fires in outside vegetation. Be sure to stay out of open fields during a thunderstorm so as to avoid being struck by lightning.  

Finally, thunderstorms often bring high winds. Stay off the roads and try to identify any low hanging branches or trees that could potentially cause damage to your home if blown over. Prevention is the best form of protection.

SERVPRO® of Haddon Heights/Vorhees: 856-566-3388

6 Ways to Get Your Home Storm-Ready

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

Severe weather can put your family and your home in danger. Plus, recovering from storm damage can be expensive. Here are six ways to get your home storm-ready:

  • Roof and Siding.Inspect your roof annually, looking for missing, curled or damaged shingles. Report any updates to your insurance company, as manufacturing defects, as well as aged or poorly maintained roofs and siding may not be covered in a home insurance policy.
  • Front Door.Secure your front door with heavy-duty bolts, both at the top of the frame and at the floor.
  • Garage Door.Reinforce your garage door at its weakest point with wood, metal stiffeners or a retrofit kit.
  • Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed, and remove branches or trees that could fall on your home or others.
  • Secure or safely store patio furniture and outdoor tools. If a storm is looming, move your automobiles into the garage or under other cover.
  • Prepare for the likelihood of a power outage by installing a non-electric stove or heater, or emergency generator. Just be sure that adequate venting is in place and that these devices are operated according to manufacturer guidelines.


In the event your property suffers strom damage call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees at  856-566-3388.  We are available 24/7/365, just call.

Ever wondered how much a flood would cost in your home?

9/27/2016 (Permalink)

When we think flooding damage we often picture the images we see on the news showing devastation.   You might be surprised to see how much damage  just a little bit of water in your home will cause.  How much a flood would cost in your home?

Use this interactive cost of flooding tool to learn: 

Flood Cost Calculator

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.


Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.


For help restoring your property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees 24/7/365 at 856-566-3388 We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Severe Storms Roll through Southern NJ

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

A line of severe storms rolled through parts of Southern New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon.  If your home or business has suffered damage contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees. We provide 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.  We can respond immediately to your emergency water damage and have the expertise to handle your water damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
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    Hurricane Season 2016

    6/2/2016 (Permalink)

    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, will most likely be near-normal, but forecast uncertainty in the climate signals that influence the formation of Atlantic storms make predicting this season particularly difficult.

    NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). While a near-normal season is most likely with a 45 percent chance, there is also a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal season.

    What To Do Before, During And After A Thunderstorm

    5/27/2016 (Permalink)

    Severe weather brings increased chances of thunderstorms.


    ·       Remember the 30/30 Lightning Safety Rule: Look for lightning and go indoors if you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder; stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last thunder-clap

    ·       Consider investing in a personal lightning detector

    ·       Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall

    ·       Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage

    ·       Shut all windows and secure outside doors

    ·       Unplug electronic equipment


    ·       Avoid contact with electrical equipment or cords, including devices plugged in for recharging (consider unplugging valuable electronics in case of power surge)

    ·       Water conducts electricity, so avoid contact with plumbing

    ·       Stay away from windows and doors and stay off porches

    ·       Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls

    ·       Avoid natural lightning rods, such as tall isolated trees, and avoid isolated small structures in open areas

    ·       Avoid contact with metal, including farm equipment, motorcycles, golf carts and bicycles

    ·       If you are driving, safely exit or pull over and park; do not touch any surface that conducts electricity in or outside of the vehicle


    ·       Never drive through a flooded roadway

    ·       Avoid storm-damaged areas

    ·       Help people who may require special assistance

    ·       Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately

    ·       Watch your pets closely; keep them indoors if possible

    Flooding Fact

    8/7/2015 (Permalink)

    Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster, yet most homeowners' insurance doesn't cover flood damage?

    Violent Storms Rip Through South Jersey

    6/24/2015 (Permalink)

    A line of severe thunderstorms moved through the area last night leaving a wake of downed trees and many residents without power.

    Take time today to survey your property for damage.  Look for missing roof shingles, damaged siding, damaged gutters or downspouts. Check around the foundation for topsoil that may have been washed away.  These items if not corrected could lead to additional damage in the future.

    If you or someone you know has sustained property damage please contact our office for assistance.