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SERVPRO Wants to Protect the Property of Our Cocoa Neighbors with Some Useful Tips

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Black and White Cartoon of a Broken Washer and Dryer SERVPRO Says Prevent Water and Fire Damage to Your Cocoa Home with Inspections and Maintenance of Your Large Appliances

Washer and Dryer Maintenance in Cocoa Help Prevent Fire and Water Damage

One of the biggest threats to homeowners when it comes to fire and water damage in Brevard County is a washing machine or dryer breakdown. When a washing machine water supply line breaks, it can release hundreds of gallons of water within an hour.

In many Cocoa area homes, a dryer can become a real fire hazard if lint builds up, not only in the vent duct but the machine itself. SERVPRO recommends to our neighbors to clean the clothes dryer filter after every cycle to allow for free hot air circulation. Typically, the flex line directing the moist hot air to the vent pipe over time becomes clogged with lint. This fibrous material is highly combustible. Our technicians provide a comprehensive service to inspect all the elements to maintain an efficient and safe drying cycle. We can vacuum and use brushes and metal whisks to clean the ductwork of any debris. An inspection to ascertain the exterior port is free of lint, and no nesting materials obstruct the opening are crucial to maintaining free airflow.

In citing some statistics, 2,900 dryer fires are reported each year, causing an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and costing $35 million fire damage restoration claims in the U.S. One third of all clothes dryer fires are a result of failure to properly clean the dryer. Visit this FEMA landing page for more information to keep your family and your property secure from a preventable fire damaging event.

To reduce the chance of water damage to your Cocoa home from internal pressurized water leaks, consider replacing your washing-machine hoses with stainless steel braided hoses every 5-7 years. Also, inspect the fittings and valves for any signs of drips. The flexible drain hose is often overlooked as a source of potential leakage that can pour gallons of category 2 gray water onto the floor and behind the appliances.

SERVPRO can respond rapidly to any water or fire mishap that occurs at your property. Limit the need for our emergency visit and instead contact us to keep your appliances in working order by maintaining the pathways of both water and heated air. Why not have peak efficiency and go green by decreasing energy and landfill usage? Don't become a statistic! Call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at  (321) 638-4947 to schedule an inspection.

We Can Help With Water Damage Your Merritt Island Residence

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water On Floor At Home Contact us at (321) 638-4947. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How To Deal With Water Damage in Your Merritt Island Residence

Dealing with a water intrusion problem in your home is inconveniencing. Whether the leak is caused by a burst water main or appliance leak, quick action can prevent secondary damage and keep restoration expenses at a minimum. It is vital to hire SERVPRO franchise professionals to help with the restoration process.

In the aftermath of water damage in your Merritt Island home, you can do several things to ensure efficient water cleanup. If the culprit is a burst pipe, you need to shut off the main water supply valve immediately to make sure no more water enters the house. If the leak is coming from an appliance, you can remove it from its power source, so it stops running. You should also dry off the affected area immediately so that the water does not cause severe damage to your flooring.

If the water leak has affected your carpeted floor, our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRTs) can dry it in place while saving the pad. We can use a carpet wand or weighted water extraction device to remove the water. A weighted extractor removes water from carpets and padding effectively because the weight of the rider is combined with the weight of the extractor to pull the water out and force it to the surface. The water is trapped and pulled into the vacuum intake directly.

We can set up air movers around the perimeter of the room to circulate moisture out of wet materials and then use dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air. Utilizing this technique to dry wet carpets can save you the expense of replacing the carpet and pad and relaying and restretching the carpet.

Using air movers and dehumidifiers properly also eliminate the need to remove baseboards to dry the wall cavities and walls effectively. Therefore, you can save money by not having to reinstall and paint the baseboards. Our SERVPRO team can complete the water removal and drying process efficiently. At the end of the project, our professionals can use thermal imaging cameras to confirm that the affected surfaces and materials are dry.

After a water loss incident in your Cocoa, Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach residence, SERVPRO of Central Brevard can help you clean up and dry the affected areas. Contact us at (321) 638-4947. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Persistent Pungent Odors After a Fire in Cape Canaveral? Call SERVPRO

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Trailer ramp down, SERVPRO truck loaded equipment Fire Damage in Cape Canaveral Homes Get Cleaned Up and Restored Fast with the SERVPRO of Central Brevard Green Fleet

The Fire Is Gone from Your Cape Canaveral Home, but the Smell Is Still Here

When disaster strikes in Cape Canaveral, you work hard to recover and return to your daily routine. Some disasters, such as hurricanes and storms, could take a long time to overcome. Smaller events, such as a kitchen fire are easier to control and leave behind. However, fire damage can emit a foul odor. Every time you come home, you the smell forces you to relive the vision of flames threatening your home and your belongings. When you want to put all aspects of the fire behind you, it is best to reach out to a professional team.

Thankfully, if fire damage is the issue in your Cape Canaveral home, SERVPRO is readily available to assist. Our technicians hold certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), so you can rest assured by their competency. With our guidance and expertise, we can chase the smell of fire out the door, leaving your home in pristine condition. All you need to do is call our 24/7 hotline and allow us to do the rest.

Overall, smells dissipate and leave your home eventually. Our SERVPRO team works hard to accelerate the evaporation process by applying a variety of techniques and products suited to your specific needs. In some cases, we may place odor beads to overpower the offending smell, eventually disguising it. In other instances, we may use odor pellets to absorb the smell from the air. Although both methods are effective, your specific circumstances guide our technicians in making a choice.

Not surprisingly, odor beads and deodorizing pellets are not the only options for our team. At SERVPRO we have at our disposal industry-grade products and solvents to tackle the hardest jobs. Knowing which option to use and its application sets us apart as a professional team. Improper use of solvents on your belongings can cause damage to their surfaces. Proper ventilation and personal protective equipment is an essential part of our job.

We also have mechanical means using our advanced equipment like air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to eliminate foul odors. Then there is the one problem that SERVPRO cannot rectify--phantosmia--reliving the fire and holding on to the odors in your mind.

Fire damage is scary, but it does not need to be forever. SERVPRO of Central Brevard is here to eliminate all traces, including any lingering smells. Call us at (321) 638-4947 and let us work with you to leave your home, “Like it never even happened."

Our Professionals Discuss How To Save Money On Water Damage After A Hurricane In Merritt Island

9/14/2019 (Permalink)

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Save Money On Water Damages In Merritt Island After Hurricane Dorian With These Tips

Hurricane Dorian is already causing some of the worst hurricane water damage to Florida that has happened in years. While the situation might seem catastrophic in your neighborhood, SERVPRO stays prepared to help the community in times of need and maintains enhanced readiness to respond to multiple emergencies at once. However, before we arrive to start removing water and restoring the damage in your home, there are steps that you can do to dry the place out by yourself.

Mop Up Moisture
Mopping up is one of the most effective ways to control water damage in your Merritt Island home after Hurricane Dorian. By removing the water from the area before damage can set in, you might save thousands of dollars and weeks of repair time by avoiding some of the most expensive types of long-term damage. Mops work faster than other products, but anything absorbent can be used to pick up water and take it out of your home. Don't be afraid to use towels, rags, and even old clothing articles in your efforts to remove water. The amount you save from stopping the spread of damage outweighs whatever these items might cost to replace.

Separate Everything
When you leave stuff out to dry, one of the best ways to accelerate the process and fight mold growth is to separate cushions, sheets, and components of everything you can. By placing items separately from one another, you increase the surface area on your belongings that is exposed to the air, allowing more moisture to evaporate in the same amount of time. These actions can accelerate the drying process and save SERVPRO technicians time as they prepare to dry out your home with industrial tools.

Pick Up Your Stuff
One of the most expensive mistakes many homeowners make after a hurricane is leaving their belongings scattered on the floor. While it might seem intimidating to pick up and organize everything scattered around the home, this can help to protect your belongings from further water damage. Items laying on the carpet should be prioritized even furniture should be removed from or elevated away from wet carpets since they retain so much moisture.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard works overtime after natural disasters to provide local homes and businesses with flood and water damage relief when they need it most. Call us 24/7 at (321) 638-4947 for our emergency services.

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SERVPRO of Central Brevard and Property Restoration Services

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

The Green Fleet of Vehicles Including Box Trucks, Vans, Pickups, and Semi-Trailers Here is a Segment of the SERVPRO of Central Brevard Green Fleet Always Ready to Roll for Restoration Services

Cocoa Homeowners, Cleanup and Restoration, and SERVPRO Ready to Help

As an award-winning restoration company, we have developed a highly functional system for providing Cocoa residents and business owners the fast response and quality outcome they need when disasters strike. As we have been a staple of the community for decades, we have built a strong foundation that our reputation stands on. We understand how valuable your time and money are, so we have efficient mitigation and restoration practices that have certified professionals on your doorstep within an hour of your initial call – regardless of when this emergency occurs.

Storm Damage and Recovery
With our positioning in the state, we understood the importance of having effective storm damage response for Cocoa homes and commercial properties immediately. With the devastation that robust systems can leave in their wake, customers need a confident and efficient response that wastes no time. With our entire team living here in Brevard County, we know that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster when storms threaten your home.
 
Part of our success in this area of the restoration industry is our focus and investments in having the best possible equipment for the task at hand. Storms can present multiple damaging effects, the greatest of which is often flooding in Cocoa residences. Because this water damage can get out of hand so quickly, we have built up an inventory of more than 200 air movers, more than 50 dehumidification units, 7 production trucks, and 4 trailers ready to mobilize at the first sign of trouble.
 
One of the advantages to our expertise and hands-on experience with storm relief and flood recovery in Cocoa homes is our ability to help with disasters that affect the entire state of Florida. Our storm team keeps travel bags at their homes and the office so that our professionals stay prepared to roll out at a moment’s notice to help someone in need. With this fast turnaround from the initial call, we can have our large loss equipment anywhere in the state within eight hours.
 
Water Damage
Water restoration is one of the most common call-outs that our professionals respond to, and as such, our SERVPRO team has discovered the importance of preparedness. We know how fast these situations can get out of control, with spreading water saturating exposed materials and contents of the property. To protect your Cocoa property from water damage, you can count on our immediate response because every member of our team has a water restoration certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Educating all of the team members ensures that no customer ever waits for effective mitigation and recovery options we can offer.
 
With hundreds of air movers and specialized equipment ideal for drying out damaged Cocoa properties, we can often make a dramatic difference for your property in just a couple of days. In most cases, even those with excessive water damage, we can have incidents dried within 72 hours. Fortunately, this is also near the threshold to accommodate the growth and spread of mold.
 
We can appreciate how stressful this situation is for you, and that is why our water damage response to Cocoa homes is fast and confident. We give you an honest assessment and help you to understand what your property needs to return to preloss condition, not adding in extra services to pad our pockets. We value integrity in this industry more than any other trait, and that focus drives every action that we take as a team.
 
Mold Remediation and Recovery
Mold remediation is one of the areas where our professionals require the most training and ongoing education. We can not only ensure that most technicians on this team have accreditations from the IICRC as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), but many also have secondary endorsements for Water Restoration (WRT), Odor Control (OCT), and Applied Structural Drying (ASD.) The better educated we can make those handling mold damage in Cocoa homes, the faster the jobs complete, and the less they ultimately cost our customers.
 
We understand that you do not want to trust your home to just anyone, and that is why we dispatch some of our most talented and experienced restoration specialists to your Cocoa address. Our SERVPRO remediation division has decades of experience, ensuring that we can handle all levels of mold growth and colonization with effective practices, the latest products, and experience to handle these aspects safely.
 
As we can assure our customers that we can arrive at their damaged home within an hour of their initial call, we need to stay prepared for mold damage in Cocoa properties at all times. We devote one of our production trailers specifically to remediation, stocking it with our drying equipment, air filtering tools, deodorization devices, and other supplies necessary to effective recovery.
 
Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services
Fire damage content management is a considerable aspect of fire recovery efforts for Cocoa homes and businesses. We have a large warehouse facility to store removed items from damaged properties after they get the focused cleaning, deodorization, and revitalization they require. As this is such a vital component to saving you money and protecting what matters most to you, our SERVPRO team arrives with packing supplies, moving blankets, bubble wrap, and other products to transport removed items safely.
 
Effects from fire damage in Cocoa properties can continually worsen without prompt mitigation and cleaning efforts. We strive to provide our customers with a fast and knowledgeable response in these situations, leaving no property waiting longer than necessary for these vital processes to begin. We have a broad inventory of recovery tools including deodorizers, air filtering tools, soot removal products, and fabric cleaning machines that can help to make these loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”
 
Fire loss incidents can occur with little warning, and in some situations, can spread to devastating levels before they can get extinguished. Cocoa residents and business owners can trust in our SERVPRO team who has offered the same award-winning restoration services to single-family homes that we have offered to six-figure commercial recovery projects.
 
We know that there are many names that you can find when searching for restoration in the area, but few have been around as long or done as much for the area as our SERVPRO of Central Brevard team has. We work hard to exceed your expectations every day. Give us a call at (321) 638-4947.

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Our Technicians Can Save Your Flood Damaged Cape Canaveral Home

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

A room damaged by a flood You can give us a call anytime disaster strikes for our fast and confident response to protect your investment.

Protecting Saturated Structural Supports In Cape Canaveral Homes

Structural damages can be devastating to Cape Canaveral homes contending with flooding. Apart from potential contamination and the saturation of the contents within the property, structural compromise can lead to injuries and the failure of installed construction materials. Protecting your property from this degradation and deterioration involves a swift response from qualified professionals like our SERVPRO team. We can handle all aspects of flood damage with efficiency because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Though flood damage in Cape Canaveral homes can occur in various ways, our focus must begin with the effect to the structure itself once our content management team has removed at-risk items from the area. While much of the damage to structural elements is unknown until our professionals can remove any standing water and begin drying out saturated materials, we have sophisticated discovery devices that can help to identify the presence of water damage to supports like wall studs, framing, joists, and other elements throughout your home.

As you might expect, the degradation of these supports can lead to the structural collapse of the installed materials nearby, so addressing these threats is a priority of our SERVPRO team dispatched to your property. With our fast response and rapid drying efforts, we can often preserve installed structural elements and joists from requiring removal and reinstallation. Depending on the type of flooding, we might also need to expose these damaged materials to apply our industrial-grade line of disinfection products. These prevent bacterial growth and reduce the possibilities of mold growth as well.

Flood cuts made in surface materials like drywall and paneling give our technicians access to the framing and studs beyond it. We have low profile air movers and multiple dehumidification units to dry out the saturation without the need for full panel removal of the sheetrock. Our combination of rapid drying tools can help to make even wall cavity moisture “Like it never even happened.”

We know that flooding can be a stressful time for your home, and our SERVPRO of Central Brevard team can help however you need. You can give us a call anytime disaster strikes for our fast and confident response to protect your investment. Call us today at (321) 638-4947.

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

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

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 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)

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)

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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