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Why Try and Tackle Water Damage Remediation Alone For Your Merritt Island Business

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Try and Tackle Water Damage Remediation Alone For Your Merritt Island Business Water damage can cause a whole other bunch of issues if not dealt with properly. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Covering Commercial Water Damage in Merritt for Small and Large Businesses

Your business is a place for staff and customers to enjoy, which is why an emergency flood situation can hurt both your reputation and your quarterly revenues. Companies in the public service industry are naturally at most risk of a revenue drop following a temporary closure. We offer business owners a solution to leaks, floods, and other water incidents that allows you to get back on track quickly, with a minimum loss of revenue. 

Our commercial water damage clients in Merritt include small-businesses, as well as state-funded operations like school buildings. SERVPRO has a highly trained workforce that is focused on keeping claims low by restoring rather than replacing where possible. If you suffer a burst pipe, the first thing you can do while awaiting a call-out is to remove any furniture or fittings from the affected area to prevent further damage. Be careful to avoid slippery floors or areas where you may lose your footing- our technicians can handle any items that may be risky to remove yourself. 

On arrival, your SERVPRO technician can shut off the source of the water leak before bringing in industrial equipment like truck-mounted extraction units to remove the vast body of water. This process relieves pressure on a structure as well as preventing water logging issues or severe damages to furnishings. While the standing water level is reduced, an experienced crew chief may begin cleaning stains which sometimes respond better to a restoration before the drying process begins. 

An odor issue may become apparent during a water spill. These odors can either be the result of contaminated water supply- like a backed-up sewer- or the loosening of pre-existing odor and soiling in the property. Malodors can become more apparent when the property is wet, so SERVPRO ensures that the property is dry before outlining a deodorizing strategy. Where there is a temporary closure, or the property is otherwise vacated, we can set up and run an Ozone generator to find and eliminate odor particles across a wide surface area creating an indoor environment that is indistinguishable from the preloss condition. 

Our team of crew chiefs and technicians are experienced handlers of commercial cleanup operations. Contact SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 today.

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Guaranteed No Stress Storm Damage Remediation in Your Merritt Island Home

8/4/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Guaranteed No Stress Storm Damage Remediation in Your Merritt Island Home Storm damage can accumulate quickly. Call the remediation specialists at SERVPRO today for help.

Is Water Knocking at Your Merritt Island Door?

When we think of flooding, we think of torrential rain and the wind tearing down trees and branches. Our minds automatically go back to images shown in the nightly news where full neighborhoods are underwater and people are scrambling to get to safety. However, when you live in a coastal community, all it takes is a slight rise in water levels and a few clogged drains for water to reach your patio or front door. Suddenly, being a victim of flood damage is not as far-fetched as you once thought. 

When you live in Merritt Island, flood damage can happen quickly, and it does not have to be devastating. A regular summer storm can leave you in need of professional services for the removal of water and restoration of your home. SERVPRO is here to help as soon as you call our 24/7 hotline, where our staff is ready to jump into action. Our certified technicians are knowledgeable of the latest techniques and methods to restore your home with minimal disruption to your daily life. 

As you wait for our team to arrive, you can take a few steps to prevent the spread of flood damage through your home. Floodwaters bring debris and unwanted bacteria with them, which is why acting quickly is your first line of defense. Isolating the problem area from other parts of your home is essential to controlling the damage as much as possible. Our SERVPRO technicians are experts at restoring and salvaging your personal belongings, but some items should not remain in your home. For example, porous materials such as upholstery and carpets need to be removed for the sake of your health. Our team helps you in the removal process, but you can get a jump-start before our arrival. Try to handle items with protective personal equipment such as gloves and separate them from undamaged objects. 

The SERVPRO crew arrives with a variety of equipment built to tackle your water extraction job. If the water level is high, we may use truck-mounted pumps and complement its work with handheld extractors or submersible pumps. Regardless of the size of your flood damage, we can help you contain and restore it, so it is a thing of the past. 

SERVPRO of Central Brevard is your best ally when flood damage happens. Call us at (321) 638-4947 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” 

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How an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) Can Give You Peace of Mind When Preparing For Potential Fire Damage to Your Merritt Island Business

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) Can Give You Peace of Mind When Preparing For Potential Fire Damage to Your Merritt Island Business Call SERVPRO to develop your Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) so that we can be prepared to quickly restore your business.

Prepare for the Fire Damage Restoration You Hope Your Merritt Island Business Will Never Need 

Formulating a disaster preparedness plan can be anxiety-provoking for Merritt Island businesses. Considering the effects a fire event might visit on your growing venture is terrifying, but failing to understand how devastating a fire could be is poor business practice. You have contingencies and redundancies built into your overall business plan for power outages, staff turnover, supplier failures, and software glitches. Step up to create a fire disaster plan as well. 

Fire damage can ravage your Merritt Island commercial building. The advanced training and extensive experience we possess uniquely qualifies our team to work with commercial customers to prepare for a fire disaster. We can help eliminate or limit the damage fire residues, and firefighting water can do and remove both efficiently in your business if the worst occurs. 

Invite SERVPRO to visit your business. We offer an innovative Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) developed collaboratively between your management team and our experienced project leads. A thorough assessment of both your business layout and day to day operations helps us pinpoint vulnerabilities and strengths to help frame an integrated preparedness plan for potential fire damage

The goal is for you and SERVPRO to create a digital blueprint outlining an individualized recovery agenda after a fire or other disaster. We familiarize ourselves with the physical layout of your space, taking pictures, and locating essential items such as utility shutoffs and machinery. Knowing all of this in advance helps our emergency response crew hit the floor running when you call. 

You can further personalize the ERP through the use of the SERVPRO mobile app. Clarify your priorities, share information about vendors and contractors who designed your space or systems, and supplied or installed equipment. Designate us as your preferred restoration contractor and nominate trusted employees or other to act on your behalf if you are unavailable during an emergency. Feel the stress lift from shoulders as you realize we now share the burden of fire damage response and recovery. 

SERVPRO of Central Brevard is eager to work proactively with businesses in our community, avoiding and preparing for fire damage. Call us at (321) 638-4947 to set up and ERP consultation. 

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When A Flood Causes Damage To Your Merritt Island Home Call Our Experts

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When A Flood Causes Damage To Your Merritt Island Home Call Our Experts Get in touch with SERVPRO of Central Brevard by calling (321) 638-4947.

Living Adjacent To The Atlantic Ocean Can Lead To Flood Damage Inside Your Merritt Island Home

Intense storms can brew on the waves of the Atlantic ocean and cause flood damage to homes along the shore. Heavy rains and winds can lead to rushing waters in the streets and debris riding in the currents. Tree branches, rocks, stop signs, and other large objects can shatter a window and allow thousands of gallons of water into your home. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened in the case of your small home.

When your Merritt Island home suffers flood damage, it is essential for you to get help as swiftly as possible. The quicker the standing water is cleaned up, the less likely it is for the formation of mold damage to happen. Fortunately, there is help close at hand that can rush to your home.

While you wait for SERVPRO to arrive, you might wonder what you can do for your home to mitigate damage in the meantime. However, it is unwise to try and do any water removal on your own, as you do not know the state of the water that entered your home. Black water contains harmful substances such as bio-waste, chemicals, and even fuel. When it comes to flood water, it is always wise to stay away and let the professionals determine what needs to be done.

As SERVPRO arrives at your home, we can immediately begin to set up water removal equipment. With the sheer amount of water in your home, we can use a combination of portable submersible pumps, and truck-mounted wet/dry vacuums and extractors. Once the water is removed, SERVPRO can determine where any flood cuts need to be made to the drywall and if any floors need to be removed. Afterward, our water restoration techs can focus on using drying equipment to return the structure of your home to an appropriate level of dryness.

Once your home has been dried, a rebuild can happen. The rebuild can be done by a contractor that we can help you find. Afterward, your home can be returned to its pre-flooded state.

When a storm causes flood damage inside of your home, get help immediately. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Central Brevard by calling (321) 638-4947. We're always open and ready to help.

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Drying Moisture from Water-Damaged Merritt Island Bakeries

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Drying Moisture from Water-Damaged Merritt Island Bakeries Let us take the full challenge on for you.

SERVPRO can take on your most challenging commercial losses.

Many business owners do not realize it, but moisture and dampness can be as destructive to your Merritt Island property as more considerable water loss incidents. While substantial loss scenarios, including several inches of standing water, can require intricate mitigation and recovery solutions, addressing moisture and dampness can be equally challenging to even experienced restoration professionals like ours. With the traffic you can expect at your bakery every day, getting this situation resolved quickly is critical to your profits. 

With multiple threats that you might expect with water damage in Merritt Island bakeries, you need a team of professional restoration specialists that can address each of these concerns individually to restore your affected building fully. Often conventional cleaning and drying efforts are less effective, and therefore, allow damaged areas to get overlooked and missed. The sophisticated readers and moisture content detection tools our SERVPRO team utilizes on every water loss emergency can help to get an accurate understanding of the spread of these effects. 

Many moisture and dampness concerns originate within the kitchen area of your bakery, as these areas can often become excessively hot. Poor ventilation of this baking area can also make this situation worse, allowing smaller moisture and dampness concerns to escalate to a destructive and damaging point.  

A situation like a mold or microbial growth from persistent moisture in your bakery can damage your reputation with your customers and make it difficult to get your doors back open after restoration and remediation without substantial and thorough testing. Our SERVPRO team can help you to not only keep your doors open for those looking for fresh baked goods but to get rapid drying solutions started wherever they are necessary for the building right away. 

No matter how moisture and dampness came to exist in the kitchen area of your bakery, our SERVPRO of Central Brevard team can help you to manage this situation effectively. We have the experience and advanced equipment to make water damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (321) 638-4947.

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How to Mitigate Fire Damage Your Merritt Island Hotel

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How to Mitigate Fire Damage Your Merritt Island Hotel Don't let fire damage cause your hotel profits to go up in smoke. Call SERVPRO today!

Mitigating Loss for Your Merritt Island Hotel After a Fire

Hotels are not uncommon on Merritt Island, and you constantly vie to be the one that travelers and tourists choose among the competition. Disasters like fire loss incidents can quickly be destructive forces for your property without the appropriate mitigation tactics getting started right away. Our professionals have extensive training and education in fire loss recovery and arrive with a broad inventory of mitigation tools and equipment to contain this damaging situation before it can affect more guests and areas of the hotel. 

Mitigation can mean multiple steps and processes for fire damage in Merritt Island accommodations. The objective with any loss situation for hotels in the area is to prevent the situation from continually spreading through rooms and communal areas by getting professionals like our SERVPRO team at the scene and establishing effective containment protocols. With fire loss effects, it can quickly get out of control without established physical barriers to reduce the spread of soot, smoke, and odor symptoms. 

Another vital component to mitigating fire loss in the hotel is establishing structural damages and working with controlled demolition techniques to remove these overly damaged elements. By removing these damaged components in a quarantined area, we can contain debris and dust generated by the demolition and even reduce the presence of particulates when reconstructing these same areas. 

The guest experience is something that every hotel owner must consider, especially in times when work gets done to performed to overcome a disaster or emergency. Our SERVPRO team understand how important it is to minimize our impact on both the guests and your business, and can establish designated areas for our recovery efforts to ensure that your facility can continue to function as must as possible despite the recent trauma. 

Whenever disaster strikes, you have to worry about how quickly its effects can spread throughout your hotel. Our SERVPRO of Central Brevard rapid response team has effective mitigation and containment solutions to get to begin making fire loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (321) 638-4947.

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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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