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SERVPRO Uses State-of-The-Art Equipment to Restore Merritt Island Properties

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Uses State-of-The-Art Equipment to Restore Merritt Island Properties Our team is here for you if water damage strikes your Merritt Island property.

SERVPRO Assists with Water Cleanup in Merritt Island Home

When it comes to water damage, you might think drying the property should happen first. The fact is, our technicians spend time extracting moisture to hasten the drying process, which inhibits loss.  

Our SERVPRO location worked on water cleanup in a Merritt Island home, half the rooms in the household received water loss from a kitchen supply line break while the family was away overnight. They put in a call to our location a short time after arriving home. When our technicians arrived, after confirming the water was shut off, we split into two teams to remove room contents to another area of the home and extract water, while the other team scoped the house to identify all areas of water migration.  

We did multiple passes over water-saturated areas in the home to pull up as much moisture as possible. The reason that we do extra passes and spend time on the water cleanup step is that it lessens the amount of time needed for drying. The less time building materials and contents are exposed to water - the more of a chance for saving through our proprietary restoration techniques.

Correct setup of the drying equipment is crucial. When we dry a property, we are not using fans to blow air on wet areas in a home. There is a science behind how we position our air movers. We configure them in a way that they blow directly across surfaces, which starts a chain reaction that causes moisture to rise to the surface where it is captured and taken off-site by our dehumidifiers. This cycle rapidly lowers the moisture levels in rooms.

Before drying, we moved the furniture and tables from the affected rooms to an area of the home that did not receive water loss. The subflooring showed no elevated moisture issues, and because the family contacted our SERVPRO location so quickly, the water did not have a chance to wick into sheetrock. Once dry, we cleaned and disinfected the affected surfaces to leave the rooms fresh and clean.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 is ready any time you need us for water cleanup. We have the experience and equipment to make your water loss, "Like it never even happened."


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Cape Canaveral Fires, Bad Appliances, and SERVPRO for Restoration

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cape Canaveral Fires, Bad Appliances, and SERVPRO for Restoration Cape Canaveral Homeowners Welcome SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration for Your Cape Canaveral Home

The usual appliances you have in your Cape Canaveral home make your daily life easier. Every appliance which operates on electricity or gas, however, presents safety risks. You should, therefore, use the devices according to any manufacturer’s specifications. Also, knowing some fire safety tips can help prevent a fire and keep you and your family safe.

A fire from a malfunctioning appliance in your Cape Canaveral home needs immediate attention after the flames are extinguished. You are left behind with all kinds of damage, including smoke and soot, other than the actual fire damage. A professional restoration company, such as SERVPRO, can have your home restored quickly, and make you feel "Like it never even happened."

The first thing to do to help you stay safe is to keep all appliances at a safe distance from any wet areas. When water and electricity mix, it can be disastrous. Ensure that you take proper precautions and keep appliances from areas which are easily in the path of a spillage. You also need to keep any appliance that generates heat away from clothes, furniture, or curtains.

To some extent, SERVPRO staff may need the assistance of subcontractors to finish the fire damage restoration process. Subcontractors perform work which involves technical expertise or skills that may be out of our scope. Restoring a fire damaged structure can include cleaning and repairing electronics, repairing furniture, drying documents, fixing electrical and plumbing problems, and rebuilding your structure. Only when needed, we can suggest, or you can supply others to complete the work. Our initial goal is to mitigate the damage caused by the flare-up.

You should also be aware of any appliances or lamps which sputter, produce a spark or give you a shock when running. Unplug these immediately and have them repaired as soon as possible since the spark can not only start a fire with the appliance itself but also ignite other nearby items.

Keep an eye on the wires of your appliances regularly as well. Replace or repaired and damaged, frayed wires. Do not plug too many things into one electrical outlet, as this can cause the circuit to overload and spark a fire as well. When not in use, unplug all small electrical appliances like toasters, irons, hair dryers, and the like.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard is always ready to help you restore your home in Viera, Pineda, or Rockledge after a fire. Call us right away at (321) 638-4947 once the flames are out so we can waste no time in getting your home back to its preloss condition.

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Our Skilled Technicians Explain Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Your Cape Canaveral Property

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Skilled Technicians Explain Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Your Cape Canaveral Property SERVPRO of Central Brevard looks forward to the opportunity to transform your fire-damaged home to “Like it never even happened.”

What To Expect When The Experts Provide Fire Damage Remediation To Your Cape Canaveral Property

It is hard to prepare for the devastation of a home fire in Cape Canaveral. If the chaos and mess are not enough stress, homeowners also need to turn their sanctuary over to a remediation company when they are feeling most vulnerable.  Adding the strain of opening your home to crews of workers and an inventory of commercial-grade equipment makes finding a compassionate yet competent and reliable restoration company more crucial than ever.

Our team of fire damage recovery professionals in Cape Canaveral want to make it easy for residents to rely on our industry-leading training and experience. Expect a rapid response to your first call, our project manager arriving within hours to assess the scenario and craft a remediation plan. Because water damage is almost always a concern after firefighting efforts, the first tasks we tackle are usually water removal and structural drying.

Our vehicles stock the equipment and products needed for the full spectrum of our services SERVPRO crews provide, minimizing any delay as we begin your project. Water removal and drying commence immediately as other crew members match tools and products to the characteristics of the sooty residues deposited on surfaces of your home. Dry, ashy debris responds well to dry sponging and vacuuming. Thicker, sticky soot from electrical or smoldering fires needs cleansers with surfactants and wetting agents to loosen the residue, combined with agitation for the best results.

Protein-based soot is thin but hard to remove, requiring solvents and abrasive tools. SERVPRO employees train in the appropriate ways to remove all types of fire debris when they complete the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT). Count on our professionals to take the care needed to clean up after a fire without causing further damage.

Persistent odors can prolong the recovery from a fire, but SERVPRO deodorization specialists have a protocol that results in elimination of the smells. If removal of burned materials and thorough cleaning leave your home still smelly, we move on to equipment like thermal foggers, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators. These tools use chemical reactions to neutralize the odor-bearing particles.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard looks forward to the opportunity to transform your fire-damaged home to “Like it never even happened.” Call us day or night at (321) 638-4947 to schedule an evaluation.

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Our Specialists Can Restore Your Cocoa Pharmacy After A Flood

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Specialists Can Restore Your Cocoa Pharmacy After A Flood You also need to address any potential complication that can occur because of prolonged exposure to water such as mold growth.

How To Handle Commercial Flood Damage In Your Cocoa Pharmacy

A natural disaster like a storm can cause many pharmacies to suffer wind and water damage. Some buildings may have standing water for a long time because of flooding. Flood waters usually contain microorganisms like bacteria that may contaminate building structures, prescription medications, and equipment.

When commercial flood damage strikes your Cocoa pharmacy, you need quick water extraction, cleanup, dry out, repair, and restoration services to mitigate acute damage. You also need to address any potential complication that can occur because of prolonged exposure to water such as mold growth. To minimize business risk and downtime, you can hire SERVPRO franchise professionals to assist you with the cleanup efforts after flood waters enter your pharmacy.

It is critical for your pharmacy to be up and running quickly to maintain ongoing business operations. Hiring a company that as the expertise to perform the water damage clean up, dry out, repair and restoration project can get your pharmacy back into operation as fast as possible. Our technicians know that dealing with such an emergency is a trying time for your business. Our crew is ready to walk you through each step, from assessing the destruction to water removal, drying, cleaning, and repair.

Our SERVPRO technicians can remove any standing water using extractors like pumps and wet/dry vacuums. Our team can then use commercial grade dyers to dry out the building and affected items. By treating the flood damage with professional machinery, our technicians provide effective and fast restoration. This ultimately means that you can save more inventories and prevent structural damage.

We can also sanitize your pharmacy to remove harmful bacteria and chemicals. We also perform deodorization to eliminate the odors that may have remained after the water cleanup. Our technicians have expertise in using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment to eliminate the musty odors associated with water damage. After the water cleanup, drying, sanitizing and deodorization process, we can repair ruined flooring and walls, among other areas.

If there’s flood water in your pharmacy, SERVPRO of Central Brevard is ready to assist you to extract it and dry out your business premises. We can respond promptly and help you prevent considerable destruction. Contact us at (321) 638-4947 for restoration services in Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach.

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Flood Damage Can Leave Your Cape Canaveral Home Damp From Trapped Humidity

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Can Leave Your Cape Canaveral Home Damp From Trapped Humidity Call us to discuss your home's specific issues and to learn more about how we can help you deal with moisture from flood damage and other sources.

Storms And Flood Damage In Cape Canaveral Can Leave Your Home Damp From Trapped Humidity

Cool breezes during and after a rain shower can fill your home in Cape Canaveral with humidity. Closing windows when the air outside becomes either too warm or too chilly lets this newly introduced humidity stay inside. Mold and other microbes can begin growing in areas that contain excessive amounts of dampness, such as clothing and other highly absorbent substances.

Your property in Cape Canaveral doesn't need to sustain direct flood damage to experience many of the same effects. SERVPRO wants you to know that the same services can help protect your home from smaller incidents that can spread damage and decay within your property. A roof that leaks, a cracked foundation, and incorrectly sealed windows can let rainwater into a house and start destroying its interior.

In places where flood damage has already started taking its toll on materials, such as disintegrating walls, SERVPRO can remove the damaged area. Doing so keeps the moisture in those sections from affecting non-damaged elements and also helps reduce the amount of time our drying machines need to run to finish the job. Open spaces in walls also make it easier to dry out the interior portion of a wall, reducing the chances that microbial problems develop.

Throughout your house, trapped humidity can make the air uncomfortable to breathe. Because air that becomes too dry also poses problems for both many furnishings and materials in the typical house as well as for occupants, we monitor the drying process with moisture meters. These devices can test any of the materials in your home, helping us correctly dry out the humidity inside your home.

We pinpoint damper areas and differentiate those from places that do not contain excessive moisture, placing our drying equipment where it can perform the most efficiently. Air movers can whisk moisture out of walls and floors, pushing water vapor out of your home. Using containment methods, we can also dry specific sections of your home that always seem damper than other areas and then help you maintain a drier atmosphere by installing a low-maintenance dehumidifier.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard Wants to help you keep your home near the Kennedy Space Center or the Patrick Air Force Base within acceptable moisture levels. Areas can become excessively damp because of natural air movement patterns in your property. Call us at (321) 638-4947 to discuss your home's specific issues and to learn more about how we can help you deal with moisture from flood damage and other sources.

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The Secret of Successful Water Damage Remediation in Merritt Island

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Secret of Successful Water Damage Remediation in Merritt Island When excess moisture affects your home, a mold infestation can also quickly start. Contact SERVPRO right away for water damage remediation.

Our Water Cleanup Team in Merritt Island Leaves Properties Protected

At SERVPRO, we want to leave our customers' properties on Merritt Island not only restored to preloss condition but also protected from secondary damages that might otherwise develop. When water finds its way to areas of your home where it can harm structures and contents, we know to worry about other issues, also.

Houses can become saturated with moisture that activates dormant microbes, but our water cleanup services on Merritt Island keep this from becoming a problem. When a SERVPRO team works on your home, you can trust our IICRC training. We understand the different outcomes that lost water makes possible, and we guard against these.

Microbes exist in profuse numbers inside the cleanest of houses, with only the presence or absence of water making the difference between a residence infested with active mold or one without any signs of microbial growth. Cleaning out and eliminating items that hold water and keep your home damp helps eliminate the risk to your property. Air drying many items outdoors on sunny days can safely reduce the amount of moisture to within reasonable limits in addition to killing microbes present on the surface.

When conditions within your house become murky and seem filthy, SERVPRO's technicians can still restore things “Like it never even happened.” We have the latest in technological advancements among our equipment, but we continue to rely on manual labor and the bucket-and-shovel method in removing the worst messes from your home. No job is too small, nor too big for SERVPRO, and our training gives us the skills we need to restore houses suffering from the worst messes possible.

Water cleanup also stops the damage from spreading into areas that remain dry at our arrival, which means your restoration costs stay manageable. When lost water incidents occur, your entire home faces unnecessary risks of damage. We ensure that things get back to normal again, fast and efficiently, so you can move forward without experiencing any long-lasting effects related to the incident.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard helps those living in the Pineda, Rockledge, and Cocoa Beach areas, as well as many other locations nearby when they need water removal and other restorative services to protect their property. Call us at (321) 638-4947 for fast service, 365 days a year.

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When Your Cape Canaveral Diner Is Hit With Flooding, Our Crew Is Here To Help!

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Your Cape Canaveral Diner Is Hit With Flooding, Our Crew Is Here To Help! We are ready to mitigate any size water loss issue when you need us.

Commercial Flood Damage In Cape Canaveral Breakfast Diner

Florida is no stranger to wild weather any time of year, and flash floods can bring water into a home or business with little warning. As devastating as flooding is for a home, it is just as severe for a business as it can affect the revenue and also the livelihoods of the owner and employees.

When SERVPRO received a call to mitigate commercial flood damage in a Cape Canaveral diner, we arrived within hours of the initial call to begin cleanup. We know in a water loss situation the timer starts ticking on saturated items and they need to be dried as soon as possible for the best chance of restorability.

In the case of this breakfast diner, water entered through a damaged seal around the front entrance doorway and covered the front of the restaurant in sediment and water. Extraction is more than just soaking up standing water. Our technicians do several passes over the same area with extraction wands to pull up as much water and debris as possible. The more thoroughly it is removed, the faster the drying process goes.

The cement flooring has recently been refinished and had a good seal on it so very little beyond drying needed to be done. Tables and chairs were moved to a central location for the legs to dry while the flooring and hostess area in the front was dried using air movers and dehumidifiers.

We know restaurants are held to particular sanitary standards by the health department, SERVPRO technicians ensure their cleaning methods with our professional formulas are thorough and meet those standards, so there are no issues with the diner reopening for business. We offer general contracting as part of our building services and were able to recommend to the owner the type of repair needed on the entrance to inhibit water from entering the property as easily.

Commercial water damage can happen any time, and that is why SERVPRO of Central Brevard has emergency response teams available 24-hours a day by calling (321) 638-4947. We are ready to mitigate any size water loss issue when you need us.

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Where to Start With Cocoa Fire Odor Removal?

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Where to Start With Cocoa Fire Odor Removal? Whether fire damage affects a small or large part of your home, SERVPRO can help both remediate and remove odors. Call right away.

After the Blaze, Fire Odor Removal in Cocoa

Flames from a fire in your home are not the only damage done. Water to put out the fire, soot and smoke leave a residue throughout the burn area and you will most likely need fire odor removal to get rid of all traces of the fire even after the visible signs have been wiped away. The cleanup after the fact is a multi-level process that needs to be done thoroughly to avoid secondary damage such as mold.

When SERVPRO comes to your home, they will first ascertain the area is completely dry and no moisture remains. Once we determine the scope of the actual spread of the smoke and residue from the fire, our technicians choose the best method of odor removal in Cocoa that applies to your unique situation. After the technicians have cleaned up the visible soot and smoke residues left by the fire, the real process removing unpleasant odors left by not only the fire but wet home structures and furnishings can begin.

In some cases, odors can be eliminated by simply using professional-grade cleaners to completely remove residues and odors by hand. If the smoke penetrated deeply into walls, floors and furnishings, other methods can be employed such as deodorizing pellets or gel. For the strongest odors, we use thermal foggers that deliver a deodorizing, high-temperature fog that goes anywhere the smoke went and overtakes it, removing the unpleasant odors left in the home. This method is especially effective for treating porous items such as drywall carpet and also fabric covered home furnishings. No matter how strong the odors are in your home, our certified technicians have the knowledge and tools to return your home to its preloss condition.

Contact SERVPRO of Central Brevard for quick and efficient fire odor removal from your home. Our experienced technicians are on hand to assist you 24/7, just call (321) 638-4947 to get started immediately.

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The Best Choice for Water Damage in Your Cocoa Home

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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.  

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The Importance of Professional Mold Remediation For Your Merritt Island Residence

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Importance of Professional Mold Remediation For Your Merritt Island Residence Not This Kind of Spaceship Mold Affects Your Property in Merritt Island. For Fungal Matters, Call SERVPRO

Don't Take Chances with Mold Growth in Merritt Island Properties, Call SERVPRO for Help

There are all kinds of disasters that can happen to your Merritt Island home at a moment's notice. On the other side of this coin, however, some damages can occur slowly over time without drawing much attention. While you might not notice something like fungal growth in its earliest stages, you can begin to see the signs and smells of its presence as it expands and thrives. This problem is not one that you should leave to get worse, as it continues to feed on the organic materials and contents of your home where the colonies are forming, causing significant damage.

When you do find mold damage in your Merritt Island home, it can be overwhelming and leave you with a sense of uncertainty about how to resolve the issue. Finding the right professional restoration team can take a substantial burden off your shoulders and ensure that the job gets completed promptly and correctly. Too many times, homeowners rely on DIY methods that can be found on the internet that are ineffective to removing the entire growing organism, and leave them with a false sense of accomplishment. Before long the mold is back because it was never really removed in the first place. 
 
Our SERVPRO team of IICRC certified mold remediation specialists can assess the full scope of the damage to your home and get to work quickly by isolating the affected area. This process prevents the spread of active mold spores throughout your home while the colony removal and dehumidification efforts are underway. This critical step requires circulating air appliances (such as forced air heating and air conditioning) to get shut down until the restoration process gets completed. Most jobs are finished off with thorough spraying or fogging of an antimicrobial agent to the affected areas.
 
Locating the source of the moisture that fed the mold spores initially can be a tricky component to remediation, but it is an essential step in our process. Our experienced SERVPRO professionals want to ensure that the problem does not reoccur, and locating the source of the dampness and repairing, or having it parceled out to another vendor for fixing, can help to prevent future growth. 
 
You do not have to deal with mold damage by yourself. Trust the IICRC certified specialists at SERVPRO of Central Brevard. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by calling (321) 638-4947.

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