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More Than Just Remediation
Here at SERVPRO of Somerset County & Westmont, we are more than just your fire & water restoration company to call to get the job done. We also offer the following services:
CLEANING-Ceiling and walls cleaning should be part of the maintenance of your home or business. Ceilings and walls are exposed to dirt, dust, pet dander, cooking oils, grease & other contaminants. Whether preparing for painting, or just keeping it looking professional, we can help!
DOCUMENT DRYING-When documents or photographs get wet extreme caution needs to be taken to ensure that the water doesn't damage or destroy the document. We offer five different types of drying techniques to help restore and minimize the damage done.
DRYWALL REPAIR-Repairs are often required after accidents, remodeling, water or fire restoration. Did you know that your local SERVPRO offers not only the mitigation of damages to your home, but we can also repair the affected space and return it to it's original state? We offer several specialists on hand to tend to your carpentry, electrical & repair needs.
After 11 years and helping with projects up and down the East coast, it's time to say good-bye to a chapter or our history. We've decided to sell our Tractor and Command Trailer, as well as three other trailers to an Extreme Team in Alabama.
These valuable resources were pivotal in our growth and we enjoyed donation their use to several organizations to utilizes for events throughout the years.
Don't worry, we only sold the truck and the trailers! We still have our large inventory of drying equipment, air scrubbers, small trailers & the capacity to move everything quickly! AND, we're still available 24/7!
CE Class Information
Several CE Classes are offered at our location throughout the year. Here are two of the courses provided with a brief description of "What You Will Learn":
ETHICS - The premise for this ethics course is that although we may have solid ethical foundations and usually make rational ethical decisions, ethical lapses are likely to come when we are stressed, angry, upset, worried or otherwise disengaged.
Each and every day we are faced with decisions that could cause harm to others or ourselves. Facing ethical decisions can be very difficult, especially when we make decisions that may seems correct at first, but we later find out were not so great. As part of this course we will become involved in group activities that will help reinforce what has been learned, as well as the ability to better deal with ethical decision-making in our own lives.
RESTORATIVE DRYING FOR WATER DAMAGE - This course has been designed to provide a better understanding of the restorative drying process that takes place after a water damage loss occurs.
Key elements of this class include: (1). How water damage impacts the insurance industry; (2). Understanding water damage; (3). Inspection Services & Emergency Servies; (4). Monitoring the drying process; (5). Psychrometrics (the science of drying); and (6). Water restoration services.
What is the IICRC?
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is recognized internationally as a knowledgeable industry voice and resource. It serves as an independent, nonprofit standard-setting and certification body, to set and promote high standards of ethics; and to advance communication and technical proficiency within the inspection, cleaning and restoration service industries.
The IICRC offers certifications in several categories of Cleaning, Inspection and Restoration. As well, there are Journeyman certifications available to those individuals advanced levels of recognition which are achieved by having several certifications in select categories and a minimum of three to five years of experience in the cleaning/restoration industry.
Here at SERVPRO of Somerset County & Westmont our technicians are IICRC certified and continue their education and certification throughout their employment. As new certifications become available through the IICRC, steps are taken to ensure that our technicians are certified in the latest techniques and services.
Getting Ready for Colder Temperatures
With winter approaching, there are several steps that can be taken to ensure your home is ready to withstand the cold temperatures. Most steps that are taken are inexpensive, and take little time, but can help avoid property damage. Following are a few tips to consider before winter arrives: (1). Seal off drafty windows and patio doors with clear plastic. (2). Insulate the hot water lines around your hot water heater and turn down the temperature to the "warm" setting. (3). Replace your furnace filter. (4). Use a programmable thermostat to reduce heating costs when no one is at home. (5). Keep all vents and baseboard heaters clean. (6). Install foam insulators behind the face plates of light switches and electrical outlets. (7). Remove any window unit air conditioners. (8). Close off rooms that aren't used and shut the vents.