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Improperly Stored Items In Your Merritt Island Garage Can Spell Big Fire Damage Problems

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Improperly Stored Items In Your Merritt Island Garage Can Spell Big Fire Damage Problems Fire damage in your garage is a situation that can be turned around with a single phone call to (321) 638-4947 and talk to an expert 24-hours a day.

Improperly Stored Items In Attached Garage Leads To Fire Damage Cleanup In Merritt Island

Fire is opportunistic. In the case of your garage, something as innocent as failing to store common combustible solvents, fertilizers and cleaning products can lead to a blaze. Other common items that need special attention when storing are oil, gas, and paints. Many of these products have VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that discharge vapors and can ignite when stored improperly resulting in fire damage.

This Merritt Island attached garage fire, fortunately, was localized and contained without spreading to the rest of the home. SERVPRO technicians put up barriers to contain the residual smoke odor from spreading to the rest of the home during the cleaning process. Because solvents and cleaners burn quickly and at high temperatures and are often in plastic bottles, they leave a wet, smeary residue that needs to be cleaned with wet cleaning techniques to completely lift all traces of the smoke and soot left by the fire on walls, ceilings, floors, and salvageable items.

Our structural cleaning services remove all traces of the fire, including the removal of items melted or otherwise too damaged to be restored. We also have the challenge of removing the odors left behind, and in this part of Florida, humidity is part of the package. The higher the humidity, the stronger the odor can seem as the moisture dissolves and carries the vapor. SERVPRO technicians know that using the same methods that delivered the smoke can also be used to neutralize it. Our fogging machines work by penetrating the same paths taken by the smoke but delivers scientifically formulated cleaners in its place. This method quickly deodorized the odor and made the garage look “Like it never even happened.”

Fire damage in your garage is a situation that can be turned around with a single phone call to (321) 638-4947 and talk to an expert 24-hours a day. SERVPRO of Central Brevard is local, and our technicians understand that special challenges of dealing with the unique climate conditions of this area of Florida.

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Are You Struggling With Water Damage in Your Merritt Island Home? Let's Chat

2/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Are You Struggling With Water Damage in Your Merritt Island Home? Let's Chat Whether water damage happens due to an overflow or a pipe break, team SERVPRO is standing by ready to take your call for remediation services.

What to do for Water Removal in Merritt Island When Your Bathtub Overflows

Preparing for water removal services in your home during the rainy season is a sensible approach to protecting your home. This is especially true if you live in an area vulnerable to hurricanes or other natural threats. However, it is also smart to be ready should minor events cause a bathtub to overflow or a pipe to burst, leaving your carpet soaked and water dripping from your ceiling. When this happens, a call to an expert water removal team makes all the difference in preventing further damage.

When water has soaked the floors of your home, and you are in need of water removal services in Merritt Island, you need to act quickly. The longer water stands in your property, the risk of the situation worsening increases accordingly which is why taking swift action is in your best interest. At SERVPRO we recognize the importance of acting promptly, which is why our team of specialized technicians is on call around the clock and prepared to take action as soon as you place a call to our office.

Upon arrival, our primary goal is to stop the source of water so we can carefully evaluate the extent of the damage and formulate an action plan. Next, we proceed to extract water remains from your property. At SERVPRO we have at our disposal equipment suited for jobs of all sizes, from submersible water pumps to wet-dry vacuums, all of which have specific strengths in fulfilling a thorough water extraction job.

Our job is not complete until our continuous monitoring of your home's environment tells us that moisture and humidity levels are back to normal. Our SERVPRO technicians apply principles of psychrometry along with specialized drying techniques to remove excess moisture from each surface. While we may use air movers for your living room, we might choose to drill small holes in behind your baseboards to allow air to circulate within your walls. Depending on the scope of work, we may also place dehumidifiers to reach desired humidity levels.

Even when your water removal needs seem small, reach out to SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947. Our professional expertise will make your water removal journey as quick and thorough as it can be. Allow us to save you time and aggravation when you need us most.

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Why SERVPRO Waits for a Safety Assessment Before Mitigating Fire Damage on Merritt Island

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO Waits for a Safety Assessment Before Mitigating Fire Damage on Merritt Island We are here to help make fire & water damage "Like it never even happened."

Steps to Mitigating Fire Damage in Your Merritt Island Home 

During the time firefighters are putting out a fire in a Merritt Island home, a huge amount of water gets sprayed into the residence. This water can come in through the roof or walls where ventilation holes were made by firefighters to let the smoke out or through the open doors and windows. Either way, the bulk of this water ends up on the floors. The presence of this water is why SERVPRO waits until a safety assessment by the fire department's inspector.

This report provides us with pertinent information on a customer's Merritt Island property that is crucial for mitigating fire damage. Without it, we would possibly carry out work in areas that require reinforcements while they remained in a dangerously weakened state. The fire department's report gives us information about where we need to place extra support beams. Some of our machines weigh quite a bit and several of these can strain floors.

Other weaknesses can involve floorboards that, because of their age combined with the water and steam, become extremely weak and create possible hazards with any amount of weight. The carpeting might seem intact, but underneath, the support no longer exists. Once dry, many of these weakened boards regain their strength, either entirely or near enough to make them salvageable.

A large part of our SERVPRO team's work is geared toward making your home safe again so your family can occupy it without any concern for their safety. This is a crucial point in making sure your family can move forward and forget the tragedy of the fire. Water plays such a significant role in how your home fares after a disaster, so as we mitigate fire damage, we also mitigate the effects created by the water.

Your walls can also become affected by the water, even if the fire barely harmed them. The interior portion of your wall holds a wooden framework. The boards making up this frame can swell and warp when steam comes into contact with them. Twisting like this can create breaks in now-damp drywall and plaster. However, just like damp floorboards, restoring normal moisture content levels by drying the area out with our desiccant machines can bring these frames back into normal specifications. While affected walls might still need some repairs, the majority of the wall does not.

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SERVPRO of Central Brevard can help you after fire damage harms your home. We work in Sharpes, as well as Rockledge and Cape Canaveral, helping homeowners and their families recover after disasters like this. Call us at (321) 638-4947, and we can help you get started in restoring your home's safety and make it livable again. 

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Where There Is Humidity There Will Be Mold In Your Cape Canaveral Property

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Where There Is Humidity There Will Be Mold In Your Cape Canaveral Property To protect your home and its occupants, give our SERVPRO of Central Brevard rapid response team a call at (321) 638-4947.

High Humidity Can Allow Mold Growth In Cape Canaveral Homes

Homeowners throughout Cape Canaveral are not unaware of the heightened humidity throughout the region through the better part of every year. With warmer temperatures year-round right against the Atlantic, the area becomes wrought with humid conditions that can encourage many of the residents here to rely on their conditioned air for comfort. This humidity, however, does not just go away in cooler temperatures. The conditioning appliance often converts much of this to condensation, but that does not always find its way safely from your property.

Leaks and moist areas can often go unnoticed without a reason to draw attention to the problem, which is where situations like mold damage in your Cape Canaveral home come into play. Spores naturally exist in almost every environment that we encounter from the inside of your home, your vehicles, your office, and out in the world around the property. With damp conditions in specific areas of the property, spores can land on these damp materials and stick. They seat into the material and begin to feed on its organic matter to grow and spread.

Our SERVPRO professionals have seen all manner of mold growth throughout area properties from small and localized colonies to widespread situations. We have the resources and equipment to remove this threat from your home while also offering you effective solutions to keep this situation from occurring again.

From the time that we arrive at your home, we set up containment for the spread of the organism to prevent any new areas from getting affected. Our SERVPRO remediation technicians also set up drying equipment to begin pulling the moisture and dampness from this region of the property, while we assess the structural integrity of certain damp or mold-damaged materials to mark out for controlled demolition.

There are many steps to recovering your property after mold growth has occurred, but home remedies and DIY approaches are not effective for removing the organism entirely. To protect your home and its occupants, give our SERVPRO of Central Brevard rapid response team a call at (321) 638-4947.

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High-Risk Areas Of Your Merritt Island Home Where Mold Can Grow And Spread

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation High-Risk Areas Of Your Merritt Island Home Where Mold Can Grow And Spread SERVPRO of Central Brevard takes care of mold before it gets a chance to grow and spread beyond its current extent.

High-Risk Places Where Mold Damage Can Happen To Merritt Island Homes

Mold damage can impact a Merritt Island home in multiple places at once, but there are a few places that we identify as high-risk parts of the home that can develop mold growth faster and more easily than others. To identify where the problem may have originated from we make sure to scan the area for moisture and other signs of growth. However, it still helps us if we know beforehand how extensive the problem is, so try and identify if these high-risk spots show signs of damage.

Carpeting
Many cases of mold damage to Merritt Island homes start with or are limited to the carpet in one or more rooms. Because it is both highly porous and an ideal food source for most species of mold, carpeting easily develop extensive fungal growth very quickly after a water damage incident. We prioritize drying and caring for carpeting in most situations because it can be difficult to contain growth once it starts to spread.

Furniture
Many types of furniture are filled with stuffing, padding, and other organic materials that, much like carpeting, both absorb water and represent an ideal food source for fungal spores. Our advanced moisture detection tools, such as thermohygrometers and infrared sensors, can identify moisture deep inside your furniture and alert us to potential risks of growth inside.

Hollow Spaces Behind Walls
Many homes are constructed with slim, hollow spaces behind their walls, which typically lack any finish or coating that would typically impede mold growth. When these areas get wet, their lack of ventilation can keep moisture trapped long enough for mold to begin to grow and feed off of the structural components of your home. These infestations are harder to detect, but SERVPRO inspectors can find them quickly enough once you identify a problem, even if the only signs of damage are in another room.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard takes care of mold before it gets a chance to grow and spread beyond its current extent. Call us at (321) 638-4947 to find out more about how we can help.

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Shut Down Mold In Your Merritt Island Home

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Shut Down Mold In Your Merritt Island Home Mold like this needs to be removed immediately. Call the SERVPRO professionals today.

What to Expect from Mold Remediators in Your Merritt Island Home

From the time that you discover an organism growing in your Merritt Island home, you want to reach out to a team of professionals that can help you prevent further damage and restore your property. Mold growth can threaten the structural integrity of your home and can potentially release volatile organic compounds (VOC) which can cause health effects for living beings within the home. Our professionals can respond quickly to the emergency, but what happens when they get to your house? 

When our professionals arrive at your Merritt Island home, mold damage is the first thing we assess to see if it is present.  These situations are often worse than the homeowner believes, as mold can spread quickly throughout affected areas of the property. Containing this mold is the next step in our process, and our SERVPRO response team arrives prepared with our specialized equipment designed to prevent the spread of active mold spores to new areas of the property. These tools like negative air chambers and physical barriers can trap mold spores and keep them from finding new surfaces to settle. 

Air quality is often a concern that comes along with mold remediation, as many types of mold release VOCs and can cause respiratory concerns for both the SERVPRO technicians on site and the occupants of the house before we began the process. Our equipment here like hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers can improve air quality. 

Our technicians must remove damaged materials, including affected contents from the home to clean or discard them. We work to preserve the affected materials inside still housing mold colonies by use of soda blasting and sanding along with the use of our antimicrobial solutions. 

While all of these steps do not happen instantaneously, it can help a homeowner to understand what to expect when they hire mold remediation technicians to bring their home back to its original condition. Give our SERVPRO of Central Brevard professionals a call anytime you find mold in your home at (321) 638-4947.
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A Few Tips to Help Navigate Through Merritt Island Flood Damage Restoration

12/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Few Tips to Help Navigate Through Merritt Island Flood Damage Restoration When flooding affects your home, contact SERVPRO right away. We make haste to start the water removal and remediation process.

Flood Removal Services for Soaked Residences on Merritt Island

Flooding can happen at almost any time to homes on Merritt Island, especially in lower areas. Recent construction and changes in landscaping on your property or neighboring properties can cause floodwater to pour into your home.
 
Residents can rely on SERVPRO for experienced technicians for flood removal services in Merritt Island. Our technicians receive intensive education and training and earn various IICRC certificates in how to handle flooding situations. From your floors and up, we understand what needs attention, and in which order, to make your home “Like it never even happened.”
 
Flood removal services start with extraction teams removing the water and picking up any debris. We understand that your home may still not have electrical power when we arrive, so we bring generators to power our equipment and machinery. Removing the water with our pump truck and smaller units both require power. Other, smaller units, like our moisture meters and infrared imaging cameras, run on batteries, which we keep charged at all times.
 
Silt can cause a great deal of havoc in cleaning things up, so we use specially equipped vacuums. These have HEPA filters that keep any pathogens from escaping into the air. Although damp, this does not weight these microorganisms from becoming airborne. Like mold and its spores, microorganisms from a flood can cause health effects. Because we also want to protect ourselves, we wear personal protective equipment (PPE) while we work on flood removal efforts in your property.
 
Thorough flood removal work helps protect your property from the effects of such microorganisms, including mold and mildew. Many homes experience a surge in the growth of these microbes, but flood removal and consistent drying methods help keep such hazards to a minimum.
 
Although we remove the majority of flood debris during our initial time on the job, cutting away saturated materials can create additional debris. We work in teams and continually bag the waste up and remove it from your home, keeping the area free of any unnecessary hazards.
 
SERVPRO of Central Brevard can help your family recover your home and get everything back to normal. Our flood removal equipment is always ready to help make sure we remain Faster To Any Size Disaster in Cocoa Beach, Viera, and Sharpes, so call us at (321) 638-4947 when your residence sustains flooding.

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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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