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Don't Drown With The Effects Of Water Damage, Rely On SERVPRO To Be Your Lifesaver

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Don't Drown With The Effects Of Water Damage, Rely On SERVPRO To Be Your Lifesaver When you experience water damage SERVPRO can act quick and start the restoring process.

Acting in your Interests after Water Damage in your Rockledge Home is an Investment not a Slogan

A flash flood or plumbing issue can be an exhausting experience for a homeowner, but not an uncommon one. Often, the expense associated with removal pales in significance to the personal damages caused to furniture, precious items or those with sentimental value. Finding a service provider you can rely on to act professionally and honestly should be your number one priority.

As an experienced, local provider we act with your best interests in mind when restoring water damage in Rockledge homes. To "always do what is right by the customer" is not just a slogan to us, it guides us in everything we do. SERVPRO has built a strong local reputation here by offering our community a 24-hour call line and honest, expert advice throughout the process.

Water causes damage in two ways. The first is by saturating your possessions and with it any dust, dirt or grime that it picks up en route. Saturated fabrics, in particular, become weak and can lose their shape or shrink when in contact with water, mainly if the drying process uses excessive temperatures. The second is longer term damage which is the build-up of mold or mildew — microscopic spores that thrive in moist, humid environments like a heated living room.

SERVPRO sets itself apart by being both local service and one that has access to national resources. Items that have been impacted by water damage can be sent to an external cleaning facility. One that houses advanced equipment, like Esporta washing machines and, for valuable items, ultrasonic cleaning technology. We invest in this equipment at great expense because we want to work with a "restore over replace mentality" for our customers.

Our commitment to excellent customer service in every job we do. We can act on your behalf in liaison with your insurance adjuster. IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians are also happy to share their knowledge about preventative measures you can take to avoid repeat circumstance, or limit secondary damage.

As a leading provider of restoration, you can feel confident that we act in your interests. Contact SERVPRO of Central Brevard today at (321) 638-4947.

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How Moisture Measurement And Assessment Play A Big Role In Dealing With Your Water Damaged Home In Rockledge

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Moisture Measurement And Assessment Play A Big Role In Dealing With Your Water Damaged Home In Rockledge Experience and training go quite a way toward preparing restoration specialists who respond to a water crisis at your Rockledge home.

The Importance Of Moisture Measurement And Assessment When Dealing With Water Damage In Rockledge

Experience and training go quite a way toward preparing restoration specialists who respond to a water crisis at your Rockledge home. Customers experience relief at the sights of our team of high-quality technicians arriving and getting to work. What the layperson might not see is how much our skilled restorers rely upon the right equipment for the job. We invest in cutting-edge devices to inform our crews about vital moisture levels for the best outcome.

A water damage scenario in Rockledge significantly raises the anxiety quotient for a homeowner. One of the strategies we use to assess the gravity of the problem is to use moisture sensors when first arriving at a job. Assigning numbers to an unexpected and frightening situation helps the homeowner understand the extent of the damage and gives us a guide to project the tasks needed and the time the work might take.

SERVPRO technicians complete comprehensive IICRC training in the use of moisture meters and scanners to plan and monitor the progress of water damage restoration. Sensors assist us in identifying and locating the areas and materials damaged by a water catastrophe. Simply viewing structures and possessions is not enough to determine the presence and severity of water damage. Hidden moisture and trapped water caches would be nearly impossible to find without these tools.

A broad range of moisture meters exist, and SERVPRO project managers decide which to use and how often to sample the levels during the project. Non-penetrating meters measure the amount of moisture between a pair of sensors without risk of damage to materials. They deliver quick results and are useful for comparing moisture readings between spaces in the water damaged area and undamaged areas in the home.

Penetrating meters, including hydro sensors, use an insert or prong to clarify how much moisture moved into and under the surface of affected building materials. SERVPRO technicians use these types of meters to determine water migration patterns and find hidden quantities of water.

After water removal, SERVPRO technicians might use thermo-hygrometers to assess the likelihood of efficient drying given the current environment surrounding the water damaged materials. Temperature and relative humidity are assessed and monitored as structural drying techniques proceed. The readings provide help with adaptation to air movement, heat application, and the effectiveness of the dehumidifiers available to manage the water vapor produced with air movers and increased temperatures.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard invests in industry leading equipment and in the training of our water damage restoration technicians to improve project outcomes. Call us at (321) 638-4947 to get a team of highly-qualified professionals on the job.

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Rocket Science for Restoring Flood Damage to Your Cape Canaveral Home

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Rocket Science for Restoring Flood Damage to Your Cape Canaveral Home Call SERVPRO when water invades your home. Our van is packed with trained technicians and equipment to restore you home to its preloss condition.

Heavy Rainfall Can Allow Flooding in Your Cape Canaveral Home

Cape Canaveral residents are not unfamiliar with the strength and speed of storms coming in from the Atlantic Ocean. With so much potential damage that even smaller systems can produce, residents are in a constant state of awareness about natural disasters such as flooding. When torrential rainfall continues over several days, however, it can prove challenging to avoid rising floodwaters entirely.

Flood damages that affect your Cape Canaveral home can spread quickly throughout the lower levels. Responding quickly to the situation can help you to protect some structural elements recently exposed to the floodwaters as well as at-risk contents of your home that can still get protected from removal and individual cleaning efforts.

A reason that our franchise offers 24-hour emergency response for our customers is to provide the most comprehensive care available for you and your property. Whenever disaster strikes, you are only ever a phone call away from the response of our experienced and highly-trained IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians with advanced technology and equipment to help you protect what matters most.

Choosing the right professional restoration company might boil down to experience for many homeowners. Our technicians undergo extensive training to obtain their IICRC certifications in water restoration and must continue their training to obtain secondary certifications and skills for niches like mitigation, odor removal, and mold remediation. These educational opportunities happen both in-house and through e-learning avenues that challenge each technician to be better.

Our equipment is another reason we are a wise choice to help you overcome the flood damages in your home. Our extraction equipment like truck-mounted pumps in the SERVPRO fleet can pull 300psi for water extraction, making the removal of excess water throughout your home fast. 

With the right equipment and education, our SERVPRO of Central Brevard water restoration technicians are a solid choice to help you mitigate your losses during and immediately following a disaster like a flood. Our emergency response team is available 24/7, so give us a call anytime that disaster strikes at (321) 638-4947.

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The Biggest Problem After a Fire in Rockledge can Oftentimes be Water Damage

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Biggest Problem After a Fire in Rockledge can Oftentimes be Water Damage After a fire affects your home, the cleanup and remediation can be extensive. Contact SERVPRO for assistance right away.

Saving a Structure from Effects of Fire Damage in Rockledge

After fire affects a structure, several steps are necessary to restore it to its preloss condition. Structure means anything permanently fixed to the building. Therefore, fixtures such as cabinets, HVAC systems, floors, and attached floor coverings are part of the structure. We offer professional restoration services that can help deal with the damage "Like it never even happened."
 
Water plays a part in any restoration effort of fire damage in Rockledge. From the efforts to quell the blaze to the cleaning process, water is involved one way or another. Most of this water ends up soaking into the structure, so walls, floors, ceilings and any other part of the structure made from porous materials so proper drying is necessary. Taking this step helps prevent moisture problems like rotting, warping and microbial growth. Our SERVPRO technicians help extract any standing water from the building immediately restoration starts. We also dry the structure thoroughly after finishing the cleanup process.
 
Depending on how intense the fire is, it might affect the supportive parts of the structure. Assessing the level of damage on frames helps determine the next step. In most cases though, the damage is restricted to charring or heat searing fixtures such as cabinets, doors among others. In such cases, we have to remove the affected materials and replace them with new ones or refinish the affected surfaces.
 
Do you know that it is possible to ruin the structure in the effort to mitigate the effects of a fire? Depending on the method used when cleaning smoke deposits from surfaces, it is possible to create more problems. For example, aggressive wet cleaning on textured ceilings might dissolve the finish. When our SERVPRO technicians clean your structure, we use different approaches including specialized techniques such as peroxide active cleaning. Doing this helps remove deposits without harming the finishing of the affected surfaces.
 
Saving a building from long-term effects of a fire is possible. Contact SERVPRO of Central Brevard to assist. You can reach us at (321) 638-4947 any time.
 
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Buckling Under Pressure: What Water Damage Does to Hardwood Floors in Your Rockledge Home

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Buckling Under Pressure: What Water Damage Does to Hardwood Floors in Your Rockledge Home Just a little water can damage hardwood floors and cause them to buckle.

Attending to Your Rockledge Property’s Hard Flooring during Water Damage Restoration 

Our properties have different types of flooring, and each reacts differently after facing water damage events. After stopping the source of the water, we perform specialty drying, and the method we use depends on the surface in your home or workplace. While water affects almost all types of flooring, wood flooring is the most susceptible, especially when the leak goes unnoticed, or it covers the entire floor. If you live in Rockledge, there is no need to panic since we can work to restore your property to its original condition.  

Water damage to your Rockledge property hardwood floors can cause them to cup, buckle, bulge, and make dark spots appear. When compared to softwoods, they hold up water better since they are a bit dense and there are chances of restoring them after the unfortunate event. We have to choose a drying method that can prevent them from permanently warping, cupping, and buckling. Usually, the amount of water on the structure and the time of exposure determine the level of damage. We can use refinishing processes to correct any existing warp or cup. Before performing any refinishing on a hardwood floor, we make sure its moisture content is below 12%.

Things are different when dealing with buildings with veneer hardwood flooring since the finish surface is so thin. Hence, water damage incidents may make the damage irreparable. Also, it the veneer flooring separates from the subfloor, then we may not restore such surface, and a replacement may be necessary.  It is also essential to dry the wood as soon as possible to stop possible mold damage.  

To speed up the drying process, our SERVPRO technicians use Dehumidifiers to reduce the relative humidity of the area to 30 - 45 %. We then enhance airflow by positioning air movers underneath and on top of the wood floor. If we determine that the floor finish is hindering evaporation, then removing it may be necessary. 

SERVPRO of Central Brevard can clean and dry your home using the state-of-the-art equipment to make it just "Like it never even happened." Our emergency services are a phone call away, call us at (321) 638-4947 to benefit!

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Storms in Merritt Island Pack a Punch, but They Are No Match for SERVPRO

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storms in Merritt Island Pack a Punch, but They Are No Match for SERVPRO Flood water from a recent storm caused indoor flooding. SERVPRO was able to remove the water and dry the affected areas to mitigate damage.

SERVPRO Flood Damage Merritt Island

Flooding is, unfortunately, part of life for Merritt Island residents. The weather that hits our community also provides perfect conditions for outdoor sports, and having Cape Canaveral in our backyard is a plus for many residents.  

Preserving Merritt Island homes after flood damage requires homeowners to remove standing water and take other steps quickly. At SERVPRO, our restoration teams train to restore every local home to its pre-flood condition so residents can return to their homes and begin rebuilding their lives.  

When the water in a home is from outside flooding, it contains contaminants like soil, animal feces and urine, fertilizer, and other particles dangerous to property and health. To reduce the risk to homeowners and our personnel, technicians wear protective clothing and then spray standing water and affected property with a powerful anti-bacterial agent.  

Next, team members use pumps to draw out the water. They pump the contaminated water into the nearest sewer. If an opening is not available, they pump it into a tank truck for recycling at a water treatment facility. To remove water from carpets and off floors, SERVPRO specialists perform the same action using extraction wands.  

Since we cannot guarantee carpets are clean or safe after a flood, technicians remove them. Next, they spray the floors underneath them with another anti-bacterial cleaner. Once the cleaner dries, they draw off the rest of the water with air movers, dehumidifiers, and fans.  

For furniture and other personal property, technicians lift it off floors and onto blocks or remove it to another location. They clean upholstered furniture and fabrics with another anti-bacterial cleaner and wipe down wood and metal surfaces using sponges, cloths, and the same cleaner. Once completed, they use fans and air movers to increase circulation and dry them without further damage.  

At SERVPRO of Central Brevard, our goal is to restore every home to a clean, safe condition as quickly as we can do so. Every potential customer is also one of our neighbors, and we treat every residence with the care and respect it deserves. Call us at (321) 638-4947 today.

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SERVPRO Offers Ways to Effectively Remediate Mold Damage in Your Rockledge Home

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Offers Ways to Effectively Remediate Mold Damage in Your Rockledge Home Regardless of the color of the mold in the corner of your home, contact team SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

Mold Damage Remediation Options That Residents of Rockledge Should Consider

How well is your family prepared to deal with mold damage? We all know that disasters do not plan, but we can make emergency plans today to protect us from possible health effects and reduce unnecessary damage when such incidents come knocking. The recent devastating wildfires and hurricanes reminded our country of the benefits of preparing to face disasters, and it is easy to understand why this September is a National Preparedness Month. We hope all residents of Rockledge can find useful information in this article to up their preparedness skills.
 
After addressing the safety concerns of the building, our SERVPRO technicians perform a site-assessment to come up with an effective and safe work plan during mold damage remediation in Rockledge. During this step, we determine the degree of the mold and moisture problem. We watch out of discolored surfaces, fuzzy growth on furnishing and items, and musty odor. Mold tends to grow in hidden areas, so, we check behind the wallpaper, insulation, wallboard, as well as carpet backing and padding.
 
Exposure to the mold spores can cause health effects, and it is essential to use the appropriate personal protective equipment. To protect our feet, we use work boots that are waterproof. Safety glasses with a full-face shield, waterproof gloves, disposable earplugs, and disposable coveralls are some of the PPE that we use. Where necessary, we decontaminated some of the contaminated PPE at the end of the remediation process.
 
We can also assess the contaminated items and determine what is salvageable and what is not. We discard porous contents such as papers, rugs, carpeting and padding, upholstery and textiles that have significant mold contamination. Removal and disposal of contaminated porous building components such as insulation, ceilings, plaster walls, floor sills, and non-structural wood studs may be necessary.
 
After cleaning surfaces and restorable items, we apply disinfectants to lower chances of mold problem reoccurring. We have also to dry the structure to address the existing mold growth conditions. We can set up space heaters and perform dehumidification to speed up the drying process.

At SERVPRO of Central Brevard, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can handle your restoration or cleaning needs. Contact our team at (321) 638-4947 to benefit from our trusted restoration services.

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SERVPRO Can Beautify Your Salon in Cocoa Beach Following an Unwanted Spritzing

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Can Beautify Your Salon in Cocoa Beach Following an Unwanted Spritzing Coco Beach Retail Shops and Salons Get a Make-Over from SERVPRO After a Water Loss

Commercial Water Damage Experts In Cocoa Beach Talk About Beauty Salon Problems

Moisture can move into the interior of your Cocoa Beach beauty salon from several different causes. Most salons have several sources of water running throughout them that create various possible beginnings for commercial water damage. The hoses running from sinks can sometimes leak causing water to spray all over the salon. The sinks used for hair washing can also leak possibly causing a flood inside your salon. Any time excessive moisture finds its way into your place of business, it is possible that mitigation is needed.
 
Moisture can ruin the structural components of your building as well as your expensive contents and fixtures. Mold growth can occur after 48 hours if the commercial water damage in your Cocoa Beach salon does not get mitigated promptly. As soon as water spillage is problematic in your salon, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO immediately. We start by securing the building and making sure that it is safe for you to continue serving your customers.
 
After the building is secure for all occupants, we devise a mitigation plan. During the initial project scope, our SERVPRO technicians figure out the best way to complete work procedures without negatively affecting your revenue stream. If it is difficult to work around your employees and customers, we can conduct work while the salon is closed. In most cases, we block off one affected section of your business at a time so that you can keep serving your customers.
 
The first clean up procedure we conduct is the extraction phase. During this stage, we use advanced removal equipment to pull moisture out of any carpet and upholstery. Next, we set up drying equipment to complete rapid structural drying.
 
To speed up the natural evaporation process, we set up both air movers and dehumidifiers. Air movers create air circulation so that wet air evaporating from surfaces gets pushed away so that more water can evaporate from damp materials. Dehumidifiers then pull moisture out of the air and dispense it in liquid form to a holding tank. The dehumidification systems then exhaust out hot, dry air to be used in the air circulation.
 
Any time you notice a flood in your beauty salon, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 24/7.

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Staying Prepared For Hurricanes And Flood Damage In Merritt Island

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Staying Prepared For Hurricanes And Flood Damage In Merritt Island SERVPRO of Central Brevard is ready throughout every hurricane season to mitigate and repair damages from large storms in the area.

Staying Prepared For Hurricanes And Flood Damage

Preparing for a natural disaster can often take significant time, investment, and planning to get right, but could make the difference between life and death if things take a turn for the worse. September is National Preparedness Month, and with the amount of flood damage Merritt Island has seen over the years, we at SERVPRO feel it is vital to help the community prepare for the worst and recover back to its best.

Your top priority when facing flood damage or another disaster in Merritt Island should be to ensure the safety in your household. In many ways, this can be one of the easiest parts of your preparation efforts. Make sure you have multiple evacuation routes and plans ready so that you can adapt to unexpected conditions and events. Also, be sure to maintain a small cache of essential items such as first aid supplies, glow sticks, high-power flashlights, clean drinking water, and anything else you can think of that your household would need if worst came to worst. Keep these items stored together in a portable, water-resistant container (a plastic storage bin should do just fine) so that you can grab them and go with only a moment's notice.

In addition to protecting your personal safety, you should also be financially prepared for a disaster. Few hurricanes and floods come without cost, but if you are careful, you could face tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs even if you have homeowners' insurance. Many insurance policies exclude flood insurance, which is typically offered in separate packages. While this cost may be difficult to accept beforehand, it is well worth the investment to avoid a lump sum charge of many thousands of dollars after getting unlucky during one hurricane season. Call your insurance provider if you're unsure of whether or not you have flood insurance, and take steps to protect your property against future threats.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard is ready throughout every hurricane season to mitigate and repair damages from large storms in the area. If you have any questions about how to protect your home, call us at (321) 638-4947.

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How You can Control Mold Damage in Your Rockledge Residence

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How You can Control Mold Damage in Your Rockledge Residence If mold affects corners and other areas of your home, contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Tips to Homeowners Battling the Spread of Mold in Their Home

Part of maintaining a home in Rockledge involves preventing damaging events from occurring wherever possible. Controlling the growth of mold and mildew can protect your home from their destructive nature while also protecting your family from potential health effects caused by mold and its spores. We have a few measures that you can use to increase your control over microbial populations by decreasing their ability to thrive inside your residence.
 
Homeowners can use these tips to help protect their property from mold damage in Rockledge and its devastating effects to both structures and contents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines four primary methods of controlling the growth of mold and mildew in homes. These include managing the humidity levels inside the house, making timely and prompt repairs of leaks (windows, pipes, and roofs), ensuring proper ventilation of areas known to produce steam and water vapor (bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry areas, and proper mitigation of flooding.
 
SERVPRO professionals can help homeowners determine the need for dehumidification through testing of moisture levels in the home. If these levels seem higher than usual, we can inspect for the cause. We can repair some sources, but others require the use of a dehumidifier. We can install one that requires little maintenance from the homeowner.
 
Water dripping your sink or tub can raise your water bill, plus sound terrible. Water dripping on the carpet often remains silent, and sometimes undetected. We have the technology to locate leaks like this, as well as those in your roof or around windows and doors.
 
Installing an exhaust fan over the stove and the bathroom is quite common, but your laundry area also needs ventilation. The ductwork leading off your dryer to the outside should have complete seals at both ends to prevent the escape of moist air. This also applies to the ducts coming off bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans.
 
Many homes that experience flooding also find themselves a victim of mold damage. The number of microbes carried in during a flood means proper mitigation becomes a crucial step in controlling the situation, so mold damage never occurs. SERVPRO technicians can also help with this task, should the event ever happen.
 
SERVPRO of Central Brevard wants to help residents in Cocoa Beach and Pineda protect their homes from mold damage. Prevention is almost always less expensive and time-consuming than remediation, and we are here to help with both. Contact us for assistance in protecting or remediating your home by calling our 24-hour service line, (321) 638-4947, any day of the year.

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