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Full Fire Damage Restoration For Your Cocoa Home

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Full Fire Damage Restoration For Your Cocoa Home Fire damage in any part of your home can be devastating. Contact SERVPRO right away for an assessment and remediation services.

SERVPRO Remediates ALL Types of Fire and Soot Damage in Local Homes

Significant structural fires involving your Cocoa home can leave a lot of lingering damage. You might not even be aware of the full extent of the damage until you have competent inspections accomplished to determine everything that has gotten affected. The traumatic event is almost impossible to move forward from without restoring the immediate pressing damages, not to mention the lack of comfortable living from the lingering effects that fire presents to your house.  
 
Fortunately, your home can get restored from its recent fire damage in Cocoa. With the efforts of our experienced SERVPRO restoration technicians, we can bring a highly damaged home back to preloss conditions. Through communication and prioritization of the most pressing concerns, our experienced professionals can isolate the most substantial symptoms to help you feel comfortable in your home once again throughout the entire restoration process.  
 
When we arrive at your house to do initial inspections to determine the full range of the damage, we also put a strong priority on sealing up structurally compromising holes and broken windows/doors. The reason for doing this is to prevent elemental damage to make matters worse for both our restorers and for your family.  
 
While your family might be able to live in a home that has some smoke and soot damage for a short time while the restoration process is underway, many families cannot often stomach the smell that circumstances like these tend to leave in the affected areas. Using our state-of-the-art equipment like foggers with odorless chemical compounds, we can neutralize noxious odors that linger behind after a fire and make your home life vastly more comfortable simultaneously.
 
With significant blazes that affect your home, restoration efforts might not always be a possibility. In these circumstances, our SERVPRO technicians can work to prepare the area for reconstruction. Often, this involves controlled demolition to specific areas to ensure that the scope of the construction does not exceed what is actually necessary. Our efforts in this regard ensure that a contractor can begin work on this right away.  
 
You might be looking at the fire damage to your home and are unsure where to begin. When you contact our experienced restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Central Brevard, we can help you to understand better the full scope of what you are facing. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by calling (321) 638-4947.  

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The Best Choice for Water Damage in Your Cocoa Home

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Best Choice for Water Damage in Your Cocoa Home Contacting SERVPRO when facing water damage after a storm is a great decision towards drying out your home and preventing mold from setting in.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Properly Equipped to Dry Out Your Property

Your Cocoa home assuredly requires preventative maintenance to prevent disasters from happening. While you might be able to prepare for circumstances like severe weather adequately, what you cannot always account for is the degradation and failure of appliances in your home. While these machines are essential to a convenient and comfortable life, they can also be the source of significant water emergencies when they decide to break down or wear out.  
 
Happening upon water damage to your Cocoa home might seem overwhelming at first, but any disaster can get rectified in the right professional hands. Our experienced SERVPRO team has the tools and expertise to handle any level of water emergency you might endure in your home, and we work quickly to ensure that your home can get restored completely.  
 
From the moment that our team arrives at your home, we quickly work to determine not only the full extent of the present damage but also the source of the water to ensure that it has gotten successfully shut down. By having the water shut down, our crew can then focus exclusively on restoring the damage and preventing further lingering effects to the structural integrity of your home.  
 
Depending on the severity of the water damage, extraction efforts are sometimes necessary. While this does not always require a pump truck from our vehicle fleet, it does often involve a combination of portable pumps and wet vacuums. Once the pooled water heavily saturated areas have gotten extracted, our SERVPRO professionals can set their sights on drying the affected area thoroughly.  
 
This process also typically requires a combination of our equipment, utilizing both air movers and dehumidification equipment. While air movers focus on the lasting moisture present in surfaces and structural components of your home, dehumidification more often focuses on the moisture present in the air. The last thing that you want is to have water damage turning into mold growth from lingering moisture contacting naturally-occurring mold spores in the environment.  
 
Water damage can be stressful, but if you know whom to call, it can help to make the process easier to endure. If you want the team that works to restore your home quickly, and has the expertise and drive, you want SERVPRO of Central Brevard. You can reach our emergency response team professionals 24/7 by calling (321) 638-4947.  

For more information regarding Cocoa, click here.

Irma 4 months later

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

So here we are towards the end of January 2018 and the effects of hurricane Irma are still being felt.

In most ways life has gotten back to normal however we still see the signs.

Many place still have tarps on their roofs, peoples belongings piled up on the curb for trash pick up.  Some hotels are still full up with those who still can't live in their homes, and those who lost electricity for an extended period of time are fighting the after effects of water and high humidity.  Our office is still working on and receiving mold calls every day.

One of SERVPRO's storm teams is still settled on Cape Canaveral, their job almost finished.  I'm sure they will be glad to get to finally go home.

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but as with life, this is marathon not a sprint! 

What is Mold?

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold and organic growth represent a wide variety of the sort. Fungi, mold and organic growth are in our environment naturally. There are over 100,000 kinds of fungi on earth which range from extremely helpful to damaging. Some useful fungi produce yeast, used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products including alcoholic beverages. Fungi can even be lifesaving; penicillin is a product of mold (Penicillin chrysogenum).

Intrusion of water into a home or building can create mold/ organic growth. Water intrusions can come from many different sources including storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks, and poor humidity control. If the intrusions are not handled right away, increased risk of harmful mold growth can present itself. Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish.

That reason, alone, is a huge reason mold, fungi, or organic growth needs to be remediated immediately before disastrous damage occurs.

Valued Resource

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

One of the most important things we do here at SERVPRO of Central Brevard is got to know the local property managers, real estate agents, condo board members and maintenance staff.  The reason we want to do this is because not only are we a vendor we are more importantly a valued resource for them.

Often times through out the year people have questions they need answered so they can make educated decisions that will affect condos they live in or properties they manage.  We have set ourselves apart by being there at board meetings, condo association meetings, being on panels and doing what ever we can to ensure our local partners are getting not only top quality service but the answers they need. SERVPRO of Central Brevard  --we are here to help!!

Effects of Irma over a month later

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Effects of Irma over a month later This is a photo of the drive way and car port

Hurricane Irma swept through Florida on September 11th 2017.  Now here we are on October 31st and the effects of this large storm are still being felt.

Our office of SERVPRO of Central Brevard was called to do an evaluation of a home that had been flooded twice since the hurricane. We have been in many, many homes since then and what I did not expect, because of  how long it has been since Irma shocked me. Here I was in the middle of Rockledge,

with no rivers or lakes within several miles and as I drove up to the home the road was still flooded almost up to 2 and half feet.  As a matter of fact the water(please see the photo) was still all the way up to the car port of this home.  Needless to say this job will require a storm cut of 2 feet in most of the homes drywall(in some cases higher)- not to mention demo of cabinets and bathrooms--

About the Worst we ever saw

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation About the Worst we ever saw Cocoa Beach condo unit with tons of mold

Please see the picture--

SERVPRO of Central Brevard was called to inspect 5 units at a Cocoa Beach Condo. They had roof damage and before any work could be done there was a lot of rain which kept the units very wet.

Upon entering the top unit, the odor was about as much as one could take and we had to use our PPE in order to inspect the unit. My production manager said it is about the worst he has ever seen when it comes to mold coverage. It was every where. Basically in order to complete this job we will have to gut the unit done to the studs. Wall, Ceiling and floors.  Even more special upon further inspection we noticed that the floor tiles were 9 x 9 inch square and are quite possibly asbestos- which will require special safety methods to clean up.

Irma the Terrible!!

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Irma the Terrible!! Merritt Island road full of water and debris

Since hurricane Irma swept through the state of Florida on Sept 11th 2017- SERVPRO of Central Brevard has been responding to call after call for help. The call volume has been off the charts.  Several challenges had to be overcome such as roadways that we not usable due to either flooding or  large amounts of debris scattered about.  Downed power lines caused several cities in our area to be without power for almost a week.

But we banded together with those in our communities and with the help of SERVPRO storm teams that arrived from other states-The people were getting their homes and businesses dry and their lives back in order. Although there was tremendous amounts of damage we were blessed with not having anything extremely catastrophic in our area, It is going to take some time but with plenty of determination and hard work our community start to look "Like it never even happened."

Not the kind of wet bar we want

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Central Brevard received a weekend call from  a local Brevard county Knights of Columbus for a large leak. And it was large almost 90 % of the building had water in it.  Thankfully there were large areas that did not have contents to move and there was lots of hard flooring and not much carpet-

The problem started from a water line leak behind the bar.  They had shut the water off from the building before our arrival and called in a plumber to repair the damaged water line.

Please see the photo below showing one of our IICRC trained techs extracting water from one of the main areas in this building.  It did take several hours but after about 3 days we had the entire building dried out!!!

Don't leave your water damage to chance and create a mold problem

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Central Brevard we have seen many times what happens when someone leave their water damage to chance. They have some type of leak they use a wet dry vac to suck up water and towel it off.  And no more water problem right??

generally wrong!!! Water like to go places that we do not see, like in your walls and under your cabinets and tile.  If this water is not dried properly the result is usually a mold problem.

Please look at the photo below- This came from a home how had several water intrusions over a couple of years- This pic is from the laundry room and after the  machines and wall cabinets were removed the mold damage is clear.  There are numerous areas in this home just like this- and until a small amount of mold became visible no one ever noticed. However the owners did say that their allergies have been worse over the last several months.....