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Fire Damage Can Leave Your Rockledge Home In Urgent Need Of Remediation

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Can Leave Your Rockledge Home In Urgent Need Of Remediation Fire damage is perhaps one of the most challenging forms of damage to remediate inside of your home.

Fire Damage In Your Home

Fire damage is perhaps one of the most challenging forms of damage to remediate inside of your Rockledge home. Many people misunderstand just how excessive and intense the damage that is left behind can be. After all, a fire is not just a blaze that goes up and then leaves ash behind. A fire can leave smoke-residue, soot, and ash in its wake. Smoke damage is a category all on its own and is directly caused by a fire. Firefighters who put out the fire are likely to cause water damage in the process. The cleanup and remediation process after a blaze is anything but easy.

When a fire breaks out inside of your Rockledge home, it is always wise to call SERVPRO as soon as possible. Soot adhered to your belongings can actually change the color of those items and, if given excessive time, it is almost guaranteed to do so. In reality, it is best for your home if you call SERVPRO as soon as the fire has been put out. The sooner that our professional techs can get there, the more likely they are to be able to remediate the fire damage successfully.

Our IICRC-certified technicians have the advanced equipment that will get the job done. When you hire us, you do not need to worry about trying to require tools like thermal foggers or ozone machines on your own. Even without our tools, one of the most valuable aspects of hiring us is our experience and knowledge. When multiple materials are burned in a fire, they can all cause various types of residue. Varying types of soot require diverse cleaning techniques, and our professionals understand how to spot the numerous types of soot and what application is needed to remediate them.
 
If a fire breaks out in your Rockledge home, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Central Brevard to handle the damage. We can come quickly and are entirely prepared to address the multitude of obstacles that may fall in their way. You can rest assured knowing that we understand how to remediate your home correctly and can help return it to its preloss state. Contact us today at (321) 638-4947.

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Fire Damage Experts In Cape Canaveral Talk About Different Cleaning Products and Methods

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts In Cape Canaveral Talk About Different Cleaning Products and Methods Cape Canaveral House Fires Can Leave a Lot of Smoke and Soot Behind--Call SERVPRO for Rocket-Fast Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO Technicians Provide a Large Arsenal of Equipment and Cleaning Agents to Mitigate Fire Damage

Any fire that burns on your Cape Canaveral property can cause several different kinds of damage to buildings. Even fires that are small and do not burn building materials can cause smoke damage to exist throughout the house. Smoke first rises with the heat of the blaze; then it is attracted to cooler surfaces. When smoke hits cold surfaces it leaves behind soils and soot residues.
 
Since fires burn various types of materials, the chemical composition of the soot also varies. During fire damage mitigation in Cape Canaveral, the removal of soot residues is a significant part of the entire project. Residues can ruin the finished on contents inside your home as well as produce burnt aromas. Some types of soot are easily wiped off whereas others can be nearly impossible to remove.
 
To find the most efficient method, our SERVPRO technicians try until they find the one that works best for each scenario. In some cases, multiple methods are needed to remove different types of soot found in the same building. Other times various techniques must be used to clean the same type of soot off of different kinds of materials. Typically, vacuuming coated surfaces is initially a beneficial first step.
 
If the surface is non-porous, our SERVPRO restoration team can use wet chemicals to clean off soot damage. Using wet chemicals on porous substances can cause the soils to soak into the item and create more problems. Porous surfaces are best cleaned with dry cleaning methods such as compressed air or dry sponges.
 
When wet cleaning items, most surfaces that are paintable and washable can be cleaned with a general surface cleaner. These cleaners have a low enough alkalinity to where they will not ruin the interior paint. Heavy duty cleaners get used to remove heavy grease and thick soils. These chemicals usually have high alkalinity and contain ammonia. The high alkaline detergents cannot be used on some surfaces because they will eat away the finish and ruin the item.
 
Once the best cleaning method and chemicals for the job are discovered we clean everything inside your home that got affected by smoke with detail. Often items can get hand scrubbed individually until there is no soot present. If you ever need help with smoke-related problems, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 24/7.

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Eliminating Commercial Water Damage In Cocoa Beach

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Eliminating Commercial Water Damage In Cocoa Beach For Pierless Professional Water Removal from Your Business in Cocoa Beach--Call SERVPRO

Rely on SERVPRO to Protect Your Cocoa Beach Business with Fast Water Removal

As Cocoa Beach business owners know, a commercial disaster can mean double the loss; sometimes, even more, of a home disaster. Even something as simple as a broken in-take pipe can result in not just physical damage, but the loss of income to the business. If doors remain closed, then invoices do not get paid, and paychecks do not get issued.
 
SERVPRO understands that commercial water damage to Cocoa Beach businesses is usually from clean water. That means there is no sewage or other contaminants in any standing water or water trapped in carpets, furniture, or walls. The goals of our technicians are to remove the water, dry the structural and other property, and reopen the doors to customers as quickly as possible.
 
In an office setting like an insurance agency, the first task is to get the water out. Our technicians start in most offices with extraction wands. These devices can remove standing water from floors and draw it out from soaked carpets. They draw out the water to prevent two specific problems: delamination and lifting of the carpet from the floor.
 
Delamination is when the top and bottom layers of the carpet separate from each other. It occurs when the glue absorbs too much water, and the top layer begins to pull away. The same process happens when the glue holding the bottom layer of the carpet to the floor softens, and bubbles of air and water begin to form. That forces the carpet away from the floor, which enlarges the bubbles further.
 
To stop both, SERVPRO technicians utilize the heating element in the extraction wands to carefully dry the carpet layers as they remove the water. Team members start with the lowest setting to prevent softening the glue further and avoid damaging the carpet surface. "Floating," the process of lifting the carpet from the tack strip and injecting warm air can at times help salvage the carpet and padding.
 
To speed up the process, they also set-up dehumidifiers to draw water from the air and surrounding property like furniture and building material like drywall and floor trim. As they lower the humidity, other specialists install exhaust fans at key positions to draw out the damp, interior air and force it outside.
 
Every business is different, but SERVPRO of Central Brevard has the experience and training to restore each one to a safe, dry condition. If you need us, call (321) 638-4947 today. We are here to help.

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Flood Damage Experts In Rockledge Discuss Tropical Storm Related Problems

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Experts In Rockledge Discuss Tropical Storm Related Problems After removing flooring affected by flood damage, our technicans can set-up fans such as this to dry the area.

SERVPRO can address various types of flood damage

The entire state of Florida including Rockledge is prone to get hit by tropical storms and hurricanes. If a tropical storm comes into your neighborhood, it is possible that flooding occurs. When the area outside of your home gets filled with water, it is likely that moisture and debris come into your house.

Whenever moisture enters a structure, multiple problems can take place. Water that comes into a home as a result of flood damage in Rockledge can saturate contents and building materials ruining their structural integrity. Excessive moisture can also cause microbes to develop into a mold, which can cause health effects with some people.

Water that comes in from the exterior is often contaminated, and restoration must be done differently than if the moisture source is clean. First, our SERVPRO technicians test the water's contamination level and see if it is grey or black water. Most rainwater coming into a building is category two or grey water unless the water is muddy then it is considered black water or category three.

If water and debris from the tropical storm get into your home, our SERVPRO technicians disinfect the affected area to inhibit harmful bacterial growth. The debris brought in from the storm gets removed in sealed plastic bags so that microbes do not spread elsewhere. Since the water is not clean any non-porous materials that got saturated are discarded including the carpet and pad.

Extraction and drying can sometimes save some materials that did not get very wet. If there is some standing water inside the house, it gets removed using a sump pump and released into a sewage drain. Once all ruined materials get disposed of, structural drying takes place to dry out the remaining moisture in building materials.

Depending on the situation, the exposed subfloor and wall studs can get sprayed with disinfectants and anti-microbial chemicals. If bacteria or mold severely contaminate the structural components, they can be sprayed with a specialized sealant paint. Any time you need assistance with rainwater removal, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 24 hours a day.

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A Solution For Any Source of Water Damage To Your Cocoa Beach Home

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Solution For Any Source of Water Damage To Your Cocoa Beach Home For Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration in the Cocoa Beach Area, SERVPRO Has No Peer!

Communicating and Explaining to Our Cocoa Beach Customers Water Removal and Restoration Are Crucial Elements of Our Services

Often when people think of water emergencies and unfortunate water loss incidents to occur in their Cocoa Beach home, they think of things such as plumbing failures and appliance malfunctions. While these are leading culprits in this manner of house damage, there are countless ways that you might find yourself in need of professional water restoration assistance.

No matter what the cause of the water damages to your Cocoa Beach home, you want to ensure that the mess gets cleaned up and that the job gets done correctly to prevent further damages down the road. Our experienced SERVPRO techs can help you to overcome any of the obstacles that stand between the current condition of your house and restoring it to its former appearance.
Our project manager and estimator take time with the initial inspection of your home to determine every affected place in your residence, as well as the work that is necessary to restore it back to the way it recently was. We keep an open dialogue with you to ensure that you understand the work required to restore your house, why that work is essential, and to address any concerns or questions that you might have.

For most water damage incidents, extraction is not always a necessity. This process gets reserved for instances where water pools or oversaturates carpeted areas. The bulk of the work that our SERVPRO technicians undergo falls under the drying heading. From the open spaces which dry typically with air movers and dehumidifiers, to the more constricted or challenging areas where specialized equipment is necessary, drying prevents further damages.

Finding the right way to handle the water damage in your home is a struggle that you are not alone to face. Many homeowners experience water loss incidents throughout the time they own their homes, and many of these in the area have chosen SERVPRO of Central Brevard to help them set things right again. You can trust our water damage restoration specialists to work hard to bring your home back to original conditions quickly, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime you need us at (321) 638-4947.

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Commercial Water Removal For Cocoa Beach Eateries

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal For Cocoa Beach Eateries Air movers and dehumidifiers like these can help remove water from your business.

How SERVPRO can help you remove water from your business

Cocoa Beach, like many other cities and towns in Florida, relies on local and tourist patronage. Keeping the doors open for every viable hour is important to not only pay the business’ power bill but to provide paychecks for employees and keep the local economy moving.

None of this is possible when there is water in a Cocoa Beach restaurant’s foyer, dining area, bathrooms or kitchen. Commercial water removal needs accomplishing immediately to serve customers and hopefully prevent secondary damage. SERVPRO keeps a trained restoration team on-call to meet every need.

If our team receives pictures and video of the flooding, they can bring in the right equipment to get started in minutes after arriving on site. The first task is to remove any standing water. As one of our inspectors looks for the source of water and turns it off, others set up a commercial grade pump and begin the removal process. Technicians direct the water into the nearest sewer drain.

After removing the bulk of the water, team members bring in extraction wands. These smaller devices draw water off wood and concrete floors and pull it out of carpets. The wands have a built-in heating element, so SERVPRO technicians can carefully begin drying out carpets and wood floors at the same time.

Depending on the size of the restaurant, our team has two options. Members can use portable wands that have a battery pack or plug into the wall for smaller cafes, or, for large, buffet style restaurants, utilize wands that pump the water directly to a holding tank mounted on a truck outside the structure.

Once they finish with the wands, technicians install fans and air movers to draw out the damp air inside and replace it with warm air to speed up the drying process. As the fans and air movers work, team members use long-handled squeegees to push any remaining spots or pools of water out of corners, and out from under appliances and furniture.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Central Brevard is to support our fellow business owners and help them reopen to customers as soon as we can safely do so. If you need our services, call us today at (321) 638-4947 to schedule a visit.

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Merritt Island's Fire Damage Experts Describe Cleaning Appliances

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Merritt Island's Fire Damage Experts Describe Cleaning Appliances If a fire burns at your Merritt Island residence, structural components and building materials can suffer extensive damage.

Fire Damage Experts Describe Cleaning Appliances

If a fire burns at your Merritt Island residence, structural components and building materials can suffer extensive damage. Depending on the size of the blaze, parts of the structure might have to be removed and rebuilt. Aside from the heat and flames engulfing and charring parts of the house, smoke created by partially combusted particles can cause problems in areas far from the source.

Smoke put out by burning materials travels all over your home creating pungent aromas and leaving behind soot residues. During some fire damage restorations in Merritt Island, soils coat several indoor surfaces including contents. To prevent damage to items and to aid in deodorization all soot residue gets removed from affected contents and materials.

Different things inside the house require various methods and chemicals to clean soot damage. How difficult soots come off surfaces changes based on what burned in the fire and the type of surfaces affected. Non-porous surfaces are typically the simplest to clean because wet chemicals can be used to wipe off the soot.

When smoke spreads throughout your house, appliances often get coated with soils. Appliances usually contain surfaces made from metal, paint, plastic, and glass. These surfaces can be cleaned using a water-based detergent solution. If the soot is challenging to remove with the cleaning agent, then our SERVPRO technicians use another chemical to increase the alkalinity of the detergent.

Many appliances have highly polished finishes that can get damaged by cleaning agents. Chrome or aluminum can pit if industrial detergents are left on the surface. After using soaps to remove soot residues, applying a rinse chemical can prevent damage caused by the cleaning process.

In some cases, heat from a fire can cause finishes on appliances to turn yellow. When yellowing occurs, wood creme paste gets applied to the affected surface with a towel. We then allow the creme to set on the surface for two to three minutes. After it sets, we use steel wool to gently scrub the yellowish staining off. Once we agitate the surface with the paste, it gets polished with a clean towel.

Using the correct methods to remove soils can reduce the overall cost of the restoration project. For help from the professionals with any mitigation project, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 seven days a week.

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Malfunctioning Dishwashers Can Damage Your Cocoa Beach Kitchen

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Malfunctioning Dishwashers Can Damage Your Cocoa Beach Kitchen Cocoa Beach Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Removal After Appliance Mishaps

SERVPRO Quickly Removes Water to Mitigate Damage to Your Home

Dishwashers are convenient and are designed to ease daily chores. When appliances, like dishwashers, malfunction it is annoying. Excess water in the kitchen can be disastrous if the right steps are not taken as soon as possible. Expensive flooring, cabinets, and baseboards can be ruined if homeowners do not call trusted and reputable water damage professionals right away. Also, items stored in the lower cabinets can be lost such as food, copper pots and pans and valuable cookbooks without rapid water removal.

Our team works quickly to save stored items and to minimize the amount of water damage to your Cocoa Beach property. SERVPRO technicians are well-trained and have the know-how to do what is needed to dry and restore your beautiful kitchen. Top grade equipment is used to extract water from the kitchen floor as well as from under and behind the dishwashing unit. We carefully remove the dishwasher to inspect the area and to remove any remaining water. Plus, we check for damage. Also, specially formulated cleaning agents are used to thoroughly clean and sanitize the space behind and under the unit, and the surrounding affected area. Upon completion, we put the dishwasher neatly back in place.

SERVPRO suitably handles all types of water issues, big or small, in the home. The right measures are taken to put your property back in order. We can inspect the area to determine if there is structural damage or an electrical problem. You can trust our technicians for safe and effective water damage restoration. Our IICRC certified technicians use commercial grade dryers, and air movers to fully dry and dehumidify the kitchen and then verify with infrared and moisture readings. Drying is an important step taken to ensure all dampness has been extracted from the home. If pockets of water are left behind, bacteria and mold can grow.

Our SERVPRO of Central Brevard water damage services are available around the clock. You can reach us seven days a week. We work fast to restore your home, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call at (321)638-4947.

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Cleaning Fire Damaged Window Areas In Your Cocoa Beach Home

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Fire Damaged Window Areas In Your Cocoa Beach Home Living in a home after a fire occurs in Cocoa Beach can leave everything smelling quite awful.

Cleaning Fire Damaged Window Areas

Living in a home after a fire occurs in Cocoa Beach can leave everything smelling quite awful. This odor comes from the layers of soot, ash, and other smoke by-products made by the fire. Even though it may feel oily when you accidentally touch it, it contains many corrosive components. Removing it from your home's surfaces helps remove the smell and protect your home's contents, and your family, too.

Cocoa Beach residents often notice that the fire damage in their home includes thicker deposits of soot near windows. Because the fire pushes the smoke outward, it often gets sucked outside through cracks near windows. As it leaves your home, more massive particles become attached to the walls, window glass, drapes, and anything else near the window. Part of this phenomena often involves a change in temperature near windows.

Our IICRC-certified technicians understand that these areas require specialized care to fully restore your home after even the smallest of fires. We use a pH-neutral glass cleaner that leaves windows streak-free and eliminates soot build-up quickly. Other cleaners remove soot from all types of window frames. Removing the soot from these areas often includes detail work that refreshes your windows making them look "Like it never even happened."

Draperies and their rods also need highly responsive care to protect them from the disintegrating effects of corrosive soot. We vacuum draperies to remove the drier portions and then carefully clean them, so they become clean and odor-free once again. Rods also require some care after a fire, to keep them functional. Wood can become dull instead of bright and shiny when soot remains too long. Window blinds can also become saturated with soot, and we tackle this occurrence with specialized equipment and procedures that remove the soot from them quickly. Moving parts receive silicone spray treatments to keep them working well, without sticking, so you can continue to use your windows as usual.

We at SERVPRO of Central Brevard know that your home's windows help shape your home's personality and look, both from the inside and to passers-by who drive past your residence. Even when the majority of fire damage remains hidden on the exterior, windows can often show more than you might like. Call us to begin the process of restoring your windows and their dressings, making your home light, airy, and beautiful once more. Our 24-hour line is (321) 638-4947, where we can be reached every day of the year.

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Cocoa Beach's Flood Damage Professionals Explain Structural Drying

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cocoa Beach's Flood Damage Professionals Explain Structural Drying Thunderstorms can bring an enormous amount of water into your home. Should you face flooding, contact SERVPRO for immediate drying out services.

SERVPRO Technicians Have Drying Out Your Home After Flooding Down to a Science

Central Florida does not see as many hurricanes as other areas in Florida, but it is still possible that a storm hits near Cocoa. Thunderstorms bring about many conditions that are possibly dangerous to your house. Flooding and broken windows due to high-speed winds many times are the sources of water damage inside your home.
 
The interiors of most buildings are not made to withhold excessive moisture. SERVPRO's flood damage technicians near Cocoa know that moisture needs to be 100% removed from your home within 48 hours. If moisture still exists more than two days after the storm, mold likely develops.
 
Since the presence of a fungus can cause negative health effects with certain people, our SERVPRO restoration crew takes all measures necessary to return moisture levels to what they were before the storm attacked your property. After the source of the moisture gets fixed so that water is no longer flowing inside the structure, we start extracting everything in the home that got wet. We use specialized tools that are designed to extract water from different types of materials such as carpet or upholstery.
 
After our extraction equipment is unable to pull out more water, we begin the drying process. During drying, we test materials inside the affected area and materials that did not get affected. We then attempt to speed up the evaporation process so that the moisture levels in the wet contents are the same as the levels found in materials in unaffected regions.
 
To accomplish prompt structural drying we set up a combination of air moving and dehumidification equipment. We align the air movers in a circular pattern so that they push air in a counterclockwise direction so that the dry air hits wet walls at a 45-degree angle. The dehumidifiers then pull out moisture from the air and exhaust warm, dry air to get used by the air movers.
 
Every drying situation requires different variations of air mover and dehumidifier setups. If you ever need to dry out your house after a storm hits, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 24/7.
 
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