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When A Flood Causes Damage To Your Cocoa Home Call Our Experts

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

a hurricane near mexico in the atlantic ocean When storms occur, flooding can quickly result. Contact our certified SERVPRO team for effective flood damage remediation services.

Living Adjacent To The Atlantic Ocean Can Lead To Flood Damage Inside Your Cocoa 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.

Storm Flood Damage 

When your Cocoa 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. Blackwater 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.

The Secret of Successful Water Damage Remediation in Cocoa

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking in through a window When water and condensation enter your home, water damage and subsequent mold infestations can result. Contact our SERVPRO team immediately.

Our Water Cleanup Team in Cocoa Leaves Properties Protected

At SERVPRO, we want to leave our customer's properties on Cocoa not only restored to pre-damage 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 Cocoa 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.

Water Damage Restoration

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 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.

Need Fire Damage Restoration in Cocoa – Don’t Wait for First Responders to Leave – Call SERVPRO

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

two firemen in a house that is on fire After the firefighters deem your home safe to re-enter, contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services. We are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Restoration in Cocoa

The fire department must make sure that all occupants of a home in Cocoa are safe and the fire is completely extinguished before they can leave the site of a fire. First responders, like the fire department, have a huge responsibility to keep us safe. They respond to many emergencies, including fires in homes, small businesses, and commercial properties. We are very grateful for their response and the work they do.

SERVPRO can be onsite in less than four hours from your call for fire damage restoration in Cocoa; however, before we can enter the property, first responders must give the green light for our teams and inspectors to enter the building. They make sure the fire is out, and the building is structurally safe for our technicians and anyone else to enter the building.

Once SERVPRO receives the green light to enter, we immediately begin scoping the situation. For example, we can take mitigation action to control further secondary damage, remove debris and damaged structure, remove water, and subsequent drying of the damaged area cleaning and smoke odor removal. There is typically a great deal to do after a fire. Fast response and action can significantly reduce the total damage if water removal, drying, and cleaning begin as quickly as possible.

Among the services SERVPRO provides residents of Cocoa after a fire are the following:

  • Fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup
  • Water damage mitigation to prevent secondary damage
  • House fire cleanup
  • Debris removal

Call SERVPRO of Central Brevard for fire damage restoration services in Cocoa and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (321) 638-4947.

What do you do for Commercial Water Damage in a Merritt Island Office that Needs Rapid Cleanup?

9/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle with trailer on-site SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for any size water damage remediation service for your commercial building.

Contact the Experts at SERVPRO, You can Depend on their Experienced Technicians to handle the Catastrophe Properly

There is very little worse than opening the door to your business and finding a wet carpet. After immediately shutting off the water main to the building and contacting a plumber, the next call should be to get restoration services active so the office can reopen as fast as possible. 

One of the first actions SERVPRO techs do upon arrival to a business with commercial water damage in Merritt Island is to scope the property. This involves the use of their advanced moisture detection equipment to "see" if the water is present within the subfloor or has wicked into sheetrock behind baseboards. This care in looking over a property allows the techs to determine the actual scale of water damage.

Safety During Water Removal

When the SERVPRO techs work on extracting the standing water, areas where slip and fall accidents from a wet floor are possible get cordoned off and marked with yellow tape. To call attention to anyone in the area to move with care. 

Drying Phase of Water Damage Mitigation

SERVPRO techs spend extra time on the water removal as it lessens the overall drying time and assists in helping the office get back to normal sooner. The techs raise furnishings on blocks to dry them in place whenever possible. This step helps limit the disruption to the office that can happen when large amounts of furniture get moved out and moved back in. Raising desks, chairs, and tables on blocks helps to ensure any wood stains do not bleed onto the flooring and water does not affect the legs.

Cleaning and Odor Control After Merritt Island Water Damage

After drying, the techs clean the water damaged areas with professional-grade antimicrobials and other cleaning agents. This phase of the mitigation not only sanitizes but also assists in eliminating odors. If any residual odors remain after cleaning, the techs have equipment that can overtake musty smells and other devices that can remove scents at the molecular level. If the techs determine conditions that may support mold growth, the techs may apply an antimicrobial sealant to discourage spore development before repairs to the plumbing.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 has the experience and professional equipment to turn around any type of commercial water damage to make the damage, "Like it never even happened."

How Is Fire Damage in My Cocoa Home Likely to Affect my Daily Routines?

9/12/2021 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher in front of fire background SERVPRO IICRC certified techs have the experience and training for any size fire damage restoration service needed for your home.

SERVPRO can Help You Deal with Hazards, Soiling, and Other Problems that Fires Cause

Daily activities such as heating, cooking, or operating electrical gadgets pose a risk of starting fires at your Cocoa home. Various safety measures, such as the installation of sprinkler systems and placement of fire extinguishers within the home, help add a layer of protection. Still, you cannot rule out the chance of a fire happening. Such incidents have several implications, including monetary costs involved in restoring or replacing items. Most people rarely think of how a fire incident changes daily routines, thus causing unnecessary inconveniences. Since each incident presents unique challenges, you cannot have a perfect action plan before the fire happens. However, the actions you take after the incident matter.

Is it Safe to be in a House After a Fire? 

After an incident leads to fire damage in your Cocoa home, you are likely to feel inclined to venture into the house to see what was damaged or at least to salvage any valuables that survived the blaze. Such a visit can have severe implications and can end up worsening the damages to your property. Unplanned forays into houses ravaged by fire are not ideal because you might:

  • Expose yourself to harmful substances
  • Cause additional damages such as spreading residues
  • Risk injury from physical hazards

The reasons why fire damage sites pose such risks to you include:

  • The presence of residues from combustion processes
  • Weakened structural supports
  • Damaged electrical cables

Professional restorers are aware of the risks and therefore take precautions to safely enter the damaged house. Our SERVPRO technicians have various PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, including heavy-duty gloves and rubber boots, which guarantee their safety when they enter the site the first time to evaluate the damages. The information we gather from scoping the area is what helps us deal with an incident "Like it never even happened." 

The immediate response includes simple as well as advanced steps. For example, we remove all foodstuffs from freezers and other storage units. We also check the depth of charring on structural supports and other physical hazards, such as frayed wires. Suppose the fire only affects a specific section of the property, such as the kitchen. In that case, we can use engineering controls such as setting up containment barriers with plastic sheets to isolate the area, allowing you to access the rest of the house safely.

What Safeguards Does a House Need After a Fire Incident?

The pain of losing valuables in a fire can distract you to the point of forgetting that you still have a duty to safeguard what the fire did not consume. In most incidents, parts of the structure and contents remain intact, thus necessitating protection before an action plan is formulated to address the damage. Our SERVPRO technicians help protect the structure by installing tarps or boarding up openings on the roof and walls, respectively. We can also help move contents within the structure or move them out to an external storage facility.  

Boarding up helps protect the house by keeping out small animals, people, rain, and other weather elements. It can also help retain the visual appeal of your home in case that matters to you. Our technicians use different board up techniques:

  • Cover over
  • Insertion
  • Bolt with tension

The cover over technique places plywood boards over an opening by attaching them to surfaces around the opening. Although it is fast, it offers minimal security since the boards are easy to pull out with a pry bar or other flat tool. Insertion involves cutting the boards so that they fit into openings such as windows and doors that we need to seal, offering more security. For the bolt with tension technique, a plywood board overlaps the exterior wall, covering the opening. It is connected with bolts to two-by-four planks on the inner section of the wall. Apart from security, we also consider prevailing factors on site, including how long we expect the restoration process to take when choosing the board-up method.

Does It Take Time To Restore Fire Damage? 

Although you may want to regain access to your home without any delays, it is not always possible. Tasks such as cleanup and restoration of affected areas can take time. One reason why delays occur is that it is difficult to carry out different tasks simultaneously. For example, cleaning surfaces, drying, and refinishing them cannot happen concurrently. After scoping damaged sites, our SERVPRO technicians can give accurate estimates of how long the process is likely to take, allowing you to prepare accordingly.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard can help better navigate the woes of a fire-damaged property in Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral, or Cocoa Beach. Call us any time at (321) 638-4947. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

If You Have Water Damage, Cocoa Property Owners Call SERVPRO.

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

Rows of SERVPRO equipment When water damage hits home, SERVPRO should be the first call. Water damage restoration is a specialty of ours. Call now!

SERVPRO Near Cocoa Saves Homes from Water Damage

While Cocoa residents can take precautions like keeping gutters clean, planting rain gardens, and keeping sandbags around in case of water damage emergencies, these measures may not work for every problem. Without professional intervention, an upstairs bathtub overflow can quickly seep through floor tiles and damage subflooring and ceilings below.

Water damage cleanup for Cocoa homes is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from SERVPRO restoration technicians. Technicians are trained to perform water mitigation and structural restoration services, like drywall repair and floor tile cleaning, per restoration industry best practices.

SERVPRO Structural Drying Saves Floors and Ceilings Alike

After technicians extract moisture from surfaces, SERVPRO’s axial and centrifugal air movers can be positioned to address water damage in flooring and ceiling cavities. These air movement tools are typically placed at 45- to 90-degree angles to pull moist air out of these materials for dehumidifiers to collect.

Dehumidifier setup needs can be broken down into four main classes of water damage:

  • Class 1 water damage involves minimal moisture exposure for structural materials.
  • Class 2 scenarios include less than 24 inches of water wicked up walls and a moderate amount of porous materials exposed to moisture.
  • Class 3 water damage requires extensive cleanup, especially when water comes from overhead.
  • Class 4 is reserved for specialty drying. This can include materials like wood, ground soil, or concrete.

Homeowners can contact SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 for a team that proves that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Finding Mold Damage In Your Merritt Island Home

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

Mold in window Don't let mold take over. Call the experts at SERVPRO for assistance. We're faster to any size disaster.

Why SERVPRO for Mold Damage Restoration

The discovery of fungal or mold growth in your Merritt Island home can be a hard thing to combat. Even without knowing that mold could potentially cause health effects to those exposed, the colonies themselves can become widespread and unsightly. Most seek out a way to rid themselves of the growing organism as soon as possible, and this need requires the use of professional remediation services.

More people do not rush to fight off the mold damage in their Merritt Island home because they do not fully understand the process itself. With so many websites suggesting that mold removal is simple to achieve with conventional cleaning methods, homeowners naturally assume that their efforts have eradicated the growing colonies and simultaneously prevented the problem from recurring.

Containment to Prevent the Spread of Mold Damage

SERVPRO professionals get uniquely trained to handle all varieties of mold and fungal growth, along with the most efficient current remediation techniques and practices to expedite the process in your home. This process begins with our initial assessment of the area to be sectioned off. We get to work immediately in setting up a perimeter around the affected area using negative air chambers and negative air chambers and air scrubbers with HEPA filters to neutralize active spores and prevent their spread from the current work area.

While the remediation process is involved and requires much equipment to achieve successfully, these steps do not become complete until the source of the food supply for the mold spores has gotten eliminated as well. A thorough inspection of the entire affected area should lend some clues as to where the moisture and dampness are coming from and give our experienced SERVPRO technicians the ability to repair this damage and prevent future recurrences.

While there is inevitably someone in your life or something you have read on the internet to suggest that mold remediation is a simple project, sometimes it is best left to the professionals. Our SERVPRO of Central Brevard emergency response team can be reached anytime by calling (321) 638-4947.

Fire Damage Can Devastate Your Merritt Island Home

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighter spraying water hose SERVPRO professionals are available 24/7 to assist with fire damage in your Merritt Island home. Give us a call right away.

Rely on the Professionals at SERVPRO for Expert Fire Damage Restoration

Nothing can be quite as devastating to witness as a fire breaking out in your Merritt Island home. Even if the blaze does not ravish every inch of the structure, lingering effects can still make it challenging to live comfortably in your house following the incident. Fortunately, this is nothing that you have to correct all on your own. By employing professional restoration specialists, you can have your home back to preloss conditions much more quickly and begin the process of moving on from the traumatic event.

These lingering effects of fire damage to your Merritt Island residence can hit you in several different ways. Everyone responds to these conditions differently, and your family might get bothered more by specific symptoms than others. This fact makes it critical to keep an open line of communication with the SERVPRO technicians that arrive to begin the restoration process in your home following the fire. By talking about the effects and damage that bother you the most and challenge comfortable living for your family, our specialists can prioritize these areas to help you through the restoration process more efficiently.

Lingering odors are a typical complaint for homeowners following any sized fire, and deodorization is a crucial component of the restoration process for our SERVPRO professionals. Utilizing thermal foggers and other similar equipment, we can chemically alter the molecules in these noxious areas of your house and leave the site without any scent at all.

Smoke and Soot Damage

Another typical complaint for those who have recently experienced a fire in their home is the smoke and soot damage to specific regions of their residence. Our IICRC certified technicians utilize vacuums and cleaning equipment to prepare walls and ceilings for repainting. We also use a wet solution for set-in soot in conjunction with the conventional cleaning processes to penetrate the damage and remove it as much as possible. Air scrubbers with HEPA filters remove any lingering debris in the air and provide fewer sources for further marring damage to surfaces.


There is nothing easy about contending with fire damage to your home. However, with our experience and professionalism, SERVPRO of Central Brevard can help you restore your home to preloss conditions and move on with your life. Give us a call today at (321) 638-4947.  

Merritt Island is at Risk of Flooding Damage During Heavy Storms

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

Person standing in flood water Contact SERVPRO's team of experts for any level of flood damage in your home. We are always available to help.

Merritt Island Homeowners can Prepare for the Risk of Flood Damage by Identifying a Water Restoration Team.

Weather events surprise us year after year, and Merritt Island is not exempt from adverse weather events. Whenever storms and rain cause water levels to rise, the risk of flooding increases and the most important step one can take is to be ready with all the necessary resources for when disaster strikes. Knowing who the premier water restoration team is in the area can save precious time and money when it matters most.

In Merritt Island, flood damage can be left in the capable hands of our SERVPRO staff. The moment we reach your home, we begin by assessing the extent of the damage and developing a targeted plan focusing on salvaging as much as possible and mitigating your flood damage. For the benefit of our clients, we document the water restoration steps we take, which is useful in the insurance claim process. Similarly, we offer move-out services to remove unaffected items from the home and store them safely until the water damage repairs are complete and the house is ready for them.

Water cleanup involves much more than drying your floors and airing out your home. A complete water remediation process includes applying anti-microbial solutions, deodorizing your home, and using ozone generators and air scrubbers to purify the air in your home. Our SERVPRO staff is knowledgeable on the proper use of the equipment and EPA-approved cleaning solutions and applies this expertise in every step we take.

We hope you never encounter flood damage in your home but, if you do, SERVPRO of Central Brevard is ready to help. Call us at (321) 638-4947 and let us work hard until your home looks and feels “Like it never even happened.”

Full Fire Damage Restoration For Your Cocoa Home

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Before and after fire illustration Fire can leave your property with many issues. Trust our experts to bring your home back to its original state "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Remediates All Types of Fire and Soot Damage in Local Homes

Significant structural fires involving your Cocoa home can leave a lot of lingering damage. You might not even be aware of the full extent of the damage until you have competent inspections accomplished to determine everything that has gotten affected. The traumatic event is almost impossible to move forward from without restoring the immediate pressing damages, not to mention the lack of comfortable living from the lingering effects that fire presents to your house.  

Fortunately, your home can get restored from its recent fire damage in Cocoa. With the efforts of our experienced SERVPRO restoration technicians, we can bring a highly damaged home back to preloss conditions. Through communication and prioritization of the most pressing concerns, our experienced professionals can isolate the most substantial symptoms to help you feel comfortable in your home once again throughout the entire restoration process.  

Assessment of Fire Damage

When we arrive at your house to do initial inspections to determine the full range of the damage, we also put a strong priority on sealing up structurally compromising holes and broken windows/doors. The reason for doing this is to prevent elemental damage to make matters worse for both our restorers and for your family.  

While your family might be able to live in a home that has some smoke and soot damage for a short time while the restoration process is underway, many families cannot often stomach the smell that circumstances like these tend to leave in the affected areas. Using our state-of-the-art equipment like foggers with odorless chemical compounds, we can neutralize noxious odors that linger behind after a fire and make your home life vastly more comfortable simultaneously. 

With significant blazes that affect your home, restoration efforts might not always be a possibility. In these circumstances, our SERVPRO technicians can work to prepare the area for reconstruction. Often, this involves controlled demolition to specific areas to ensure that the scope of the construction does not exceed what is necessary. Our efforts in this regard ensure that a contractor can begin work on this right away.  

You might be looking at the fire damage to your home and are unsure where to begin. When you contact our experienced restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Central Brevard, we can help you to better understand the full scope of what you are facing. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by calling (321) 638-4947.