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What is the Best Way to Handle Fire Damage?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO’s Fire Restoration Services Bring Your Cocoa Property Back to Pre-Loss Condition Quickly and Efficiently

There is much emotional damage involved when you have a house fire beyond any charred belongings and building materials. You may have had keepsakes, photographs, and other unique items in the fire that leave you feeling lost and frustrated. SERVPRO features a team of highly-trained fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) who take the cleanup burden off your shoulders. When you want results quickly, you can rest assured that we are Faster to Any Size Disaster. Our crew arrives within four hours or less of your call so that we can begin work right away.

Regardless of the age or condition of your home, no structure is indestructible. When it comes to fire restoration in Cocoa, you need a team that understands fire, smoke, and water damage to ensure you have the best results. SERVPRO works to minimize damage to your personal property, the structure, and all building materials. 

When Will the Home Be Safe to Enter?

There can be many hidden dangers within a Cocoa home right after a fire incident. It is essential that you know not to enter your home until the first responders deem that the building is safe. Depending on the extent of the damage, entering too soon could be hazardous. In addition to charred building materials and overhead hazards, there is also the potential for electrical shock or slip and fall dangers. It is also best that you never turn on any utilities unless the fire department gives the green light.

When Does the Insurance Company Get Notified?

Within most homeowner’s insurance policies, it states that the company must be contacted as soon as possible with a loss report. After a fire in your home, you must contact your insurance provider as soon as possible to notify them of the incident. Our team at SERVPRO will assist you with ensuring you have all of the necessary documentation regarding damage. Working to help customers streamline their insurance claim process to take some burden off of their shoulders is essential to our team at SERVPRO.

What Type of Damage Gets Addressed with Fire Restoration?

Flames are just a particular component of a fire incident in your Cocoa home. Heat and smoke also destroy your interior, but it is important to note that there could be hidden damage. You may also have water damage from the first responders on the scene, extinguishing the flames. Additionally, smoke particles travel throughout the air and your HVAC system if it was on at the time of the blaze. Even the smallest fire can bring on smoke-related issues that must get addressed before corrosion sets in. In some cases, smoke solidifies into soot, which brings foul odors throughout your structure. 

Smoke and soot residue removal followed by deodorization is two vital elements of our fire restoration processes here at SERVPRO. We handle this by:

  • Removing any severely charred materials
  • Cleaning all soot and smoke residues on surfaces, contents, and building materials
  • Should malodors remain after the initial two steps; we then have further methods for odor removal

Our IICRC-certified technicians have been trained to distinguish between varying levels of smoke odors, including minor, moderate, or heavy. With moderate smoke within a home, there is often residue present on surfaces, both horizontal and vertical in nature. When this occurs, there may also be structural damage confined to a single zone or room of the home.

What if the Odors are Stubborn?

When fire restoration includes heavy smoke and odors, our SERVPRO technicians utilize a range of innovative techniques. Some of the methods that we use may include the use of:

  • Deodorant pellets or granules
  • Vapor diffusers or diffusers
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Ozone generators
  • Thermal fogging
  • Specialized sealants, and more

What About Materials Damaged Beyond Repair?

As part of our fire restoration services, SERVPRO works to mitigate damage and rebuild any of the impacted areas. While it is our goal to restore rather than replace, there are some instances when materials must be removed entirely and replaced with all-new materials. You can count on us to handle the removal of drywall, baseboards, fixtures, and any other components damaged beyond repair. Everything is replaced and then finished off to ensure that your interior is just “Like it never even happened,” so it looks just as it did before the fire. 

Of course, all surfaces throughout your home get thoroughly cleaned, deodorized, and sanitized with the help of EPA-registered cleaning agents and products. We ensure that your interior is safe and inviting for your family to resume life as you knew it before the fire took place.

Never feel as though you have to go through the aftermath of a house fire all alone. Call in the help of SERVPRO of Central Brevard for prompt-reliable fire restoration services at (321) 638-4947.

My Washer Hose in Cape Canaveral Malfunctioned – Can I Wait To Call Someone?

9/20/2020 (Permalink)

wood floor with water covering it Water damage situations in your home need to be handled properly. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation services.

The Flooding in Your Cape Canaveral Residence May Seem Minor but Hidden Water Can Cause Secondary Damage the Longer You Wait

When a washer hose comes loose, or a hole in the hose develops, gallons of water can come pouring out very quickly. If you are lucky enough to catch it quickly and shut off the water, the damage may seem minimal. But there can be hidden damage in your Cape Canaveral home you know nothing about or secondary damage that can turn up days later.

My Washer Was On the Second Floor – Where Did the Water Go?

In this situation, the washing machine was located on the second floor of the townhouse. The leak seemed to cause damage to the hallway and the ceiling below. When this happens, water restoration in your Cape Canaveral home should be handled by professionals who know how to locate hidden moisture. 

If the water is still flowing, it can be seen seeping into the floorboards, heading under the washer and into the seams along the walls. Moisture moves in these ways:

  • Air movement
  • Liquid flow
  • Capillary suction
  • Vapor diffusion

Water can cause further damage as it moves beyond the initially impacted area. 

Professional Water Mitigation 

Stopping the moisture movement is not always easy. SERVPRO technicians understand the action taking place and know how to provide proper water mitigation.  They also know the secondary damage that can happen when moisture is not removed rapidly. The crew employs various water restoration methods, including:

  • Water extraction – pumps, rovers, and wands can be used.
  • Handling wet material – removing it, making flood cuts, and more.
  • Drying – industrial air movers and dehumidifiers get the job done.
  • Restoration – cleaning, repairing and restoring structural elements and content.

It is never wise to wait when dealing with water intrusion. The secondary damage that can occur, such as mold, can lead to worse problems. When you work with an experienced team like SERVPRO, the process goes as smoothly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638 - 4947 for quality water restoration service.

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Does Mold Damage Disappear Naturally from Cocoa Homes?

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on wall If your home is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

With a persistently humid climate in southern Florida, Cocoa structures battle continuous mold growth threats. 

There are always structures in the right position to get impacted by potential mold and microbial threats from the thousands of homes in Cocoa to the historic Cocoa Village. As challenging and alarming as these situations can be, many have taken immediate steps to secure the experienced remediation services of our SERVPRO of Central Brevard team. Our central location can ensure that the right restoration practices get implemented immediately to protect your home. 

Mold damage to Cocoa homes might appear similar, but many underlying factors make each remediation project for our professionals unique. When faced with active colonization in a property, the appropriate approaches ensure that we can do the most to protect the structure and its contents from the spreading organism. The Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) of our SERVPRO team focus on three primary areas when recovering your mold-damaged home:

  • Removal of Colonies – The foundation of remediation services is the removal of mold organisms and fungus where it is found. We can often protect underlying substrates hosting mold through practices like abrasive cleaning and potent detergents and chemical agents.
  • Repairs to the Structure – The presence of mold can be more and more destructive to hosting materials until remediation completes. Our contractors can help with controlled demolition and repairs where necessary. 
  • Deodorization – Musty odors are a staple of active colonization, so with the use of deodorization practices and environmental cleaning, we can reduce and ultimately remove these effects. 

Is Mold Gone for Good in My Cocoa Home? 

With the constant humid climate, the potential for mold almost always exists in southern Florida. Installing permanent fixtures for better ventilation and dehumidification can help to reduce these possibilities immensely. 

As a coastal community, mold is hard for all of the area structures to avoid every year. Our SERVPRO of Central Brevard team can help anytime at (321) 638-4947.

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What Timelines Should We Prepare For After Flood Damage Affects Our Cape Canaveral Home?

8/29/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded We can also help take steps that help speed up the process.

SERVPRO Helps Homeowners Affected by Storms Understand the Implications of Various Damages Thus Reducing Frustrations

Timelines can be a thorny issue in the aftermath of a flooding incident at your Cape Canaveral home. While you may want your home clean and fully restored as fast as possible, various obstacles can develop interfering with your intended goals. One way to manage the situation is having the knowledge of the expected timelines for completing different restoration tasks.

What typical aspects of flood damage restoration in Cape Canaveral consume significant time?
    •    Full evaluation of the damage
    •    Preparing the loss site for restoration
    •    Performing the restoration processes
    •    Finalizing the restoration

Since most aspects of Cape Canaveral flood damage such as wet materials and soiled areas are readily identifiable, your recovery plans might not factor in the time necessary for a full evaluation of the property, yet it is a crucial process that helps reveal the full extent of the damage. For instance, noticing pools of water on the floors does not reveal how far the moisture migrates into the floor cavity or the percentage of materials affected by contamination beyond restorable levels.

Although it may seem to be a waste of time doing evaluations rather than embarking on immediate restoration, taking such a step eliminates the possibility of surprises cropping up later on in the process. Evaluation can also help reveal opportunities that you might otherwise miss. Our SERVPRO technicians can help speed up the evaluation by using various specialized equipment for simplicity. For instance:
    •    Thermal cameras reveal wetness in floor or wall cavities without demolition
    •    We use penetrative and non-penetrative moisture meters to get the actual level of saturation
    •    Luminometers help reveal contaminated surfaces

What sort of preparation does a flood-damaged property require?
You may expect that after evaluating the damage, renovation processes start immediately. However, doing so without taking some time to prepare the loss site might not be the best approach because it can delay some processes during the renovation or create fertile ground for accidents. Preparing the loss site involves a variety of tasks, including marking hazardous areas such as slick surfaces, moving obstacles out of the way, and setting up protective barriers, which can take some time.

When our SERVPRO technicians prepare your storm-damaged property for renovation, we set up a staging area within the house to hold the equipment we need for cleaning and other tasks. We consider various aspects that increase the convenience levels, including setting up the staging area close to a bathroom or another location where we can readily access water. We also bring utility equipment such as portable generators and heaters to supply power and heat at the loss site in case there is no power at the property.

How long does restoration of flood damage take?
Mitigating the effects of storm damage in properties can take varying periods depending on the total areas affected or the types of contents held in such areas. The time that is taken before responding to the loss incident also plays a role in the restoration timelines since materials keep deteriorating the longer they are exposed to moisture, soils, or other factors such as extreme temperatures since the disconnection of power from properties is common after most flooding incidents.

In case of building materials on the floors, walls, or other sections rot or deteriorate significantly in other ways, removal is necessary. Tearing down and replacing such materials takes longer compared to simple restoration through cleaning or drying, considering there is dust, shattered wood, and broken drywall to deal with. Our SERVPRO technicians can help expedite demolition and restoration of affected areas since we use a variety of equipment based on the suitability to handle a specific task conveniently. For instance, our tool-kits have simple and advanced tools for simplifying the job, including:
    •    Perforation rollers
    •    Pry bars and crowbars
    •    Rubber hammers
    •    Molding lifters

Does every restoration project require finishing?
Finishing helps guarantee that your property looks clean, feels clean, and smells clean. Whenever there is a flooding incident at your property, steps such as deodorization, repainting or refinishing surfaces in other ways help remove traces of the incident, “Like it never even happened.” Although it might be possible to occupy the house without or before some of the finishing processes, setting aside some time to complete them is worthy.

Time is a critical factor in the restoration of flood-damaged properties. SERVPRO of Central Brevard can help you understand the expected timelines for completing individual tasks or the entire project. We can also help take steps that help speed up the process. Call us at any time at (321) 638-4947.

Storm Awareness and Preparation in Brevard County

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

As Floridians, we are accustomed to dealing with all kinds of storm events.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and storm surge, our regular afternoon thunderstorms, and even hail. Whether it comes out of the sky or from the ocean it makes its presence known in our lives multiple times every year. So here at SERVPRO of Central Brevard, we keep a close eye on the weather and are prepared to jump into action whenever the need arises. 

Each of these types of storms can cause their own unique kinds of damage. For instance, hurricanes can have wind damage, flooding, and even catastrophic structural damage. Afternoon thunderstorms can also cause wind damage and flooding, but numerous lightning strikes frequently cause structural damage and fires.  There are numerous combinations and we must all be vigilant and make sure we are prepared.

Now more than ever, during the current health crisis, early preparation is key. Necessary supplies can quickly disappear from stores during normal circumstances, when you put COVID-19 on top of that, not only are you going to deal with quickly emptying shelves but also long lines at checkout.  When survival instincts kick in even those at high risk, who should not be going out to seek supplies, will often do so anyway.  You cannot count on delivery services during these times simply because they will be overwhelmed, and supplies are likely to be short.

When preparing for a storm or hurricane event there are a number of necessary supplies we all need to have on hand to deal with the possible consequences of severe storm damage. In case of a power outage you will need flashlights, a battery-operated radio for weather updates and safety notifications, backup phone charger, and lots of batteries. Nonperishable food is essential as well as a supply of clean water to drink in case of city water contamination.  A fully stocked First Aid Kit is always a good idea to deal with minor or major injuries until emergency services can reach you.  Keep important documents such as ID and legal papers sealed in a waterproof bag so they will be safe and accessible if they are needed.  If you have pets you will need to have supplies stocked for them as well. Fill up the gas tank for all of your vehicles and make sure you have gas for a generator if you have one, fill your bathtubs with water to use for flushing toilets and cleaning, turn off your sprinklers, board up windows, secure outdoor items, and trim tree limbs.  It is also a good idea to take cash out of the bank in case of power outages cause stores to be unable to process cards.

These are just a few of the recommended items to make sure you have on hand in the event of a weather emergency.  Please see the attached Hurricane Supply Kit flyer for a more complete list of the supplies and actions we recommend.

Please be mindful and take each type of storm seriously. You never know when extreme weather will take you by surprise.

If you need help with your preparations, please do not hesitate to call us.  We offer a no-cost Emergency Ready Profile we can provide for your property to help you get back to normal as quickly as possible. And remember, if your property suffers damage in a catastrophic event we are always here to help.

When Does Water-Damaged Flooring Need Replaced in My Cocoa Home?

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

Wood floor and carpeting Flooding can quickly damage the flooring in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

The saturation and deterioration of flooring materials can happen quickly in a water disaster, often leading to a need for removal and replacement. 

After water damage affects your Cocoa home, certain materials are more impacted than others. Flooring is normally one of the most heavily damaged areas of a property, precisely because this is where water pools and begins to saturate into these exposed elements. Carpeting and wood plank flooring are the most susceptible and sensitive to this absorption and subsequent damage. Identifying how severely impacted these materials have become can show our restorers what actions must get taken to return the property to preloss condition. 

Regarding water damage repair for Cocoa homes and condos, we have in-house contractors and experienced technicians to respond to both sides of the restoration and recovery necessary after disasters. When flooring becomes compromised by saturation and overexposure, our contractors can remove the portions of this surface layer that require discarding to dry the subflooring underneath more efficiently. After thorough drying of the property, these same contractors can reinstall removed flooring material to make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Is It Possible to Preserve Damaged Surface Materials? 

There is a possibility of protecting and preserving damaged flooring materials before the need for controlled demolition arises. There is a finite window where restoration is possible with extraction tools and drying equipment. This is especially true for carpeted floors that have not yet absorbed enough standing water on the surface to impact the subflooring under the padding. Extraction and drying tools to help in this effort include: 

  • Carpet Wands 
  • Weighted Extraction Devices 
  • Floor Drying Mats 

Water damage can have immediate effects on your home’s flooring materials from the onset of the disaster. Our SERVPRO of Central Brevard technicians and contractors can work together to return your property to its original condition. Give us a call today at (321) 638-4947.

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What Should I Do If My Personal Possessions Get Cover in Soot Residues After a Fire in Merritt Island?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Burned furniture and charred walls in black soot If you ever notice that your furniture or other personal items got coated by soot residues after a fire, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard!

For Fire Damage Repair and Soot Removal Inside Your Residence in Merritt Island Call SERVPRO

During most structural blazes, partially combusted particles in the form of smoke get dispersed inside your building in Merritt Island. Smoke can flow throughout your entire home and solidify, causing soot residues to get stuck on the surfaces of your contents and building materials.

How can you remove soot residues from my furniture and other personal items?

During fire damage repair in Merritt Island, our SERVPRO technicians can often save many of your building materials and contents that got affected by soot residues. We have many cleaning methods at our disposal, and we can choose the best technique for your specific type of soils and surfaces affected. For example, since wooden furniture items like your kitchen chairs are non-porous, we can use water-based detergents to remove most residues. However, other things such as your upholstered chairs or couches cannot be cleaned using wet methods because water can soak the soot in deeper, so we clean these items using dry methods. Some of your smaller contents can best get cleaned by using immersion cleaning methods.

What is immersion cleaning, and what items does it get used to clean?

    •    Immersion cleaning consists of items getting fully immersed in a cleaning solution to remove the soot residues.
    •    This method can be used to clean any item that is small enough to disperse and can withstand being soaked entirely in a water-based solution.
    •    When cleaning soot residues from Venetian blinds, immersion cleaning methods can be useful.
    •    During this process, small soiled contents can get placed in a product like Ultra Content Cleaner that is mixed with water. We then used a brush or a towel to scrub the residues off of the items. Next, we rinse off each piece with water before letting it dry and returning it to your home.

If you ever notice that your furniture or other personal items got coated by soot residues after a fire, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 any day of the week.

How Do Professionals Repair Water Damage to Floors in Cocoa?

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Pair Water Damage Repair Strategies with the Different Flooring Materials Found in Cocoa Residences.

It is the nature of fluids to flow to the lowest level open to them, so the floors in your Cocoa home require thorough inspection and special attention after a water loss. There is no overt “competition” among the various structural components in your home in terms of the most significant water damage. Still, floors are crucial to every function and the structural integrity of your dwelling. Our managers and technicians are trained through coursework and hands-on experience developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our understanding of the different strategies and their applications needed to repair various types of flooring is robust.

What Can I Expect the Prognosis to Be for Wet Laminate Flooring?

Successful water damage repair for your Cocoa laminated floors is not possible in many cases. This engineered-type flooring might resemble a more durable material like hardwood or stone, but it is a multi-layer product made of:

  • A foundation layer of melamine backer.
  • An intermediate layer of medium or high-density fiberboard (MDF or HDF) -- softwood fibers mixed with wax and resin, formed into strips or panels using heat and pressure.
  • Visual layer -- a high-resolution image of wood or other material the flooring replicates.
  • Topcoat -- resin and cellulose, sometimes textured the match the grain or pattern of the visual.

Occasional spills quickly removed are not a problem with this type of flooring. When the materials become soaked, however, the layers peel apart, and this delamination ruins the floor. Removal and replacement are the norm.

What Approaches Are Used to Repair Water Damage to Hard Flooring?

SERVPRO inspects the many spaces in your home, looking at each floor’s material to determine what interventions are most appropriate to mitigate and repair any harm done by water. Concrete floors, with and without overlying tiles, present different challenges than ceramic tiles installed over a wood-product subfloor. 

What Are the Concerns with Concrete Floors?

Concrete floors are porous but generally hold up well when water removal and structural drying completes. Complications are common but usually minor, but include:

  • Paint on concrete can dislodge and need repainting -- lead paint issues need ruling out or management by a certified contractor.
  • White, chalky residues can rise to the surface as calcium is in the concrete mix -- cleaning resolves.

What Changes if Asphalt or Vinyl Tiles Cover the Concrete?

Resilient tiles applied over concrete provide some cushioning (resilience) and decorative effect but can make water damage repair more involved. (See above for laminate flooring installed over concrete.)

  • Asphalt tiles weather the damage well in most cases, but can exude a whitening from glues or the underlying floor, similar to an unadorned concrete floor -- cleanup is usually straightforward.
  • Vinyl tiles loosen more easily, especially if the water moved over the surface or stood long enough to begin dissolving adhesives -- removal and replacement is the most common repair.

How Are Ceramic Floors Affected and What Is the Fix if Damaged?

It might come as a shock that ceramic floors are not always impervious to water damage. After all, they are installed in spaces designed to withstand regular water incursions, such as bathrooms, spas, and kitchens. Unfortunately, sometimes water does intrude due to:

  • Cracks in the grout.
  • Dried out or improperly applied caulking.
  • Cracks in a tile due to blunt force damage.

When water percolates through a crack or crevice, it saturates the subfloor, causing swelling and distortion. Tiles can dislodge, odors can develop, and mold can take hold. Close inspection should reveal the areas of the incursion. Water removal and structural drying repairs the situation, although we might need to:

  • Remove some tiles to provide access for water extraction and air movement.
  • Dry from below, if possible.
  • Drill holes to permit suction and aid in circulating warm, dry air before replacing tiles and regrouting and sealing.

Can Hardwood Floors Be Repaired Successfully After Water Damage?

Hardwood floors are more durable than commonly thought, especially if professionals remove the water involved fast. They also must retain appropriate moisture content, around 10 percent nationwide, although there are slight regional variants. Any more moisture, especially water that moved into the subfloor, present for an extended period, can distort the planks or strips:

  • Cupping -- when water held in the subfloor wicks up and the edges of each plank or strip swell and push up.
  • Crowning -- when the swelling concentrates in the center of the board, often a result of overdrying.
  • Buckling -- when the damage is severe enough to cause the joints in a board line to break apart, and the hardwood pulls up the fasteners.

Professionals can reverse slight warping if swift and efficient water removal followed by drying occurs. Special floor mats connected to truck-mounted extractors are useful in pulling water from several layers. Air movers and dehumidifiers hasten to dry to appropriate levels. 

Count on the professionals at SERVPRO of Central Brevard to save your floors after all degrees and severity of water damage. Contact us at (321) 638-4947 to schedule an assessment and planning session.

How Can Flooding Affect My Furniture?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Technicians Restore Cocoa Homes After Flood Damage

Flooding in a Cocoa home is a challenging and multi-faceted disaster to clean up after. Water can permeate all types of surfaces while carrying chemicals, pests, and even sewage that can cause much more damage to the home than the average water damage incident.

If your Cocoa residence requires flood damage mitigation, SERVPRO technicians can use cutting-edge technologies in tandem with EPA-registered antimicrobials to return your home to a preloss state.

What Does Flood Damage Do to My Furniture?

  • Finishes and stains. Finishes and stains can erode quickly with prolonged exposure to floodwaters. In as little as several hours to two days, finishes can be permeated, and furniture stains can spread to nearby porous surfaces, including carpeting.
  • Frames and wood fixtures. Wood is a semi-porous surface, and while finishes can offer some protection, these sealants can eventually erode from prolonged moisture exposure and chemical runoff.
  • Fabrics and fillings. Water damage can quickly and easily penetrate porous furniture and soak through the upholstery. In a flood situation, restoration is a challenging issue due to the presence of contaminants in floodwater.

SERVPRO Saves Your Home From Flooding

SERVPRO technicians can take care of loose water with a variety of commercial-grade extraction modalities as well as remove debris quickly and safely. These strategies can include:

  • Removing flood-damaged drywall by cutting out portions starting several inches above the highest point of moisture contact.
  • Manually eliminating sewage, pests, and chemical runoff with the help of EPA-registered biocide sprays.
  • Floodwater extraction with the help of submersible, gas-powered sump pumps, truck-mounted extraction units, and portable, back-mounted extractors.

If an item is beyond salvaging, SERVPRO technicians get the permission of homeowners and adjusters before removing it from the property.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard serves homeowners with mitigation and restoration that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (321) 638-4947 to begin the cleanup process.

Can I Run My HVAC System After a Flood in My Cocoa Auto Parts Shop?

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

boots on flooded floor For 24/7 assistance after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947.

It Is Important to Dry and Clean the HVAC System in Your Cocoa Business

Unfortunately, living and working close to sea level in Florida means you have to deal with the prospect of flooding inevitable. With hurricane season and intense summer storms, flooding can happen in Cocoa. Owning the building for the business comes with some drawbacks in the case of flooding. You not only have to make sure that your storefront appears normal while also being structurally sound. It is crucial to understand that after a flood, appliances may not function properly. Keeping this in mind, you should exercise caution when turning on the HVAC system.

Do I Need to Replace the HVAC System?

SERVPRO Performs Restoration on Your HVAC System
Flood damage in your Cocoa store does not necessarily mean a complete loss. The goal is restoration over replacement. Our technicians use moisture detection equipment to determine the presence and amount of water. It is essential to properly dry impacted appliances to avoid secondary damage like mold growth. We understand that your HVAC system needs to be operational as quickly as possible for your business to open; due to the hot, humid conditions in Florida.

How are HVAC Systems Restored?

    •    Extract excess water with a portable wand extractor.
    •    Thoroughly dry the system using targeted airflow with air movers.
    •    Clean sheet metal ducting.
    •    Ducting coated with more porous materials like fiberboard may require replacement if contaminated with gray or black floodwater.
    •    Inspect and remove any contaminated insulation.
    •    Before and after the cleaning process, test air quality to ensure safe, breathable air circulating through the HVAC system.

For 24/7 assistance after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.