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Storms in Merritt Island Pack a Punch, but They Are No Match for SERVPRO

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storms in Merritt Island Pack a Punch, but They Are No Match for SERVPRO Flood water from a recent storm caused indoor flooding. SERVPRO was able to remove the water and dry the affected areas to mitigate damage.

SERVPRO Flood Damage Merritt Island

Flooding is, unfortunately, part of life for Merritt Island residents. The weather that hits our community also provides perfect conditions for outdoor sports, and having Cape Canaveral in our backyard is a plus for many residents.  

Preserving Merritt Island homes after flood damage requires homeowners to remove standing water and take other steps quickly. At SERVPRO, our restoration teams train to restore every local home to its pre-flood condition so residents can return to their homes and begin rebuilding their lives.  

When the water in a home is from outside flooding, it contains contaminants like soil, animal feces and urine, fertilizer, and other particles dangerous to property and health. To reduce the risk to homeowners and our personnel, technicians wear protective clothing and then spray standing water and affected property with a powerful anti-bacterial agent.  

Next, team members use pumps to draw out the water. They pump the contaminated water into the nearest sewer. If an opening is not available, they pump it into a tank truck for recycling at a water treatment facility. To remove water from carpets and off floors, SERVPRO specialists perform the same action using extraction wands.  

Since we cannot guarantee carpets are clean or safe after a flood, technicians remove them. Next, they spray the floors underneath them with another anti-bacterial cleaner. Once the cleaner dries, they draw off the rest of the water with air movers, dehumidifiers, and fans.  

For furniture and other personal property, technicians lift it off floors and onto blocks or remove it to another location. They clean upholstered furniture and fabrics with another anti-bacterial cleaner and wipe down wood and metal surfaces using sponges, cloths, and the same cleaner. Once completed, they use fans and air movers to increase circulation and dry them without further damage.  

At SERVPRO of Central Brevard, our goal is to restore every home to a clean, safe condition as quickly as we can do so. Every potential customer is also one of our neighbors, and we treat every residence with the care and respect it deserves. Call us at (321) 638-4947 today.

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SERVPRO Offers Ways to Effectively Remediate Mold Damage in Your Rockledge Home

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Offers Ways to Effectively Remediate Mold Damage in Your Rockledge Home Regardless of the color of the mold in the corner of your home, contact team SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

Mold Damage Remediation Options That Residents of Rockledge Should Consider

How well is your family prepared to deal with mold damage? We all know that disasters do not plan, but we can make emergency plans today to protect us from possible health effects and reduce unnecessary damage when such incidents come knocking. The recent devastating wildfires and hurricanes reminded our country of the benefits of preparing to face disasters, and it is easy to understand why this September is a National Preparedness Month. We hope all residents of Rockledge can find useful information in this article to up their preparedness skills.
 
After addressing the safety concerns of the building, our SERVPRO technicians perform a site-assessment to come up with an effective and safe work plan during mold damage remediation in Rockledge. During this step, we determine the degree of the mold and moisture problem. We watch out of discolored surfaces, fuzzy growth on furnishing and items, and musty odor. Mold tends to grow in hidden areas, so, we check behind the wallpaper, insulation, wallboard, as well as carpet backing and padding.
 
Exposure to the mold spores can cause health effects, and it is essential to use the appropriate personal protective equipment. To protect our feet, we use work boots that are waterproof. Safety glasses with a full-face shield, waterproof gloves, disposable earplugs, and disposable coveralls are some of the PPE that we use. Where necessary, we decontaminated some of the contaminated PPE at the end of the remediation process.
 
We can also assess the contaminated items and determine what is salvageable and what is not. We discard porous contents such as papers, rugs, carpeting and padding, upholstery and textiles that have significant mold contamination. Removal and disposal of contaminated porous building components such as insulation, ceilings, plaster walls, floor sills, and non-structural wood studs may be necessary.
 
After cleaning surfaces and restorable items, we apply disinfectants to lower chances of mold problem reoccurring. We have also to dry the structure to address the existing mold growth conditions. We can set up space heaters and perform dehumidification to speed up the drying process.

At SERVPRO of Central Brevard, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can handle your restoration or cleaning needs. Contact our team at (321) 638-4947 to benefit from our trusted restoration services.

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SERVPRO Can Beautify Your Salon in Cocoa Beach Following an Unwanted Spritzing

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Can Beautify Your Salon in Cocoa Beach Following an Unwanted Spritzing Coco Beach Retail Shops and Salons Get a Make-Over from SERVPRO After a Water Loss

Commercial Water Damage Experts In Cocoa Beach Talk About Beauty Salon Problems

Moisture can move into the interior of your Cocoa Beach beauty salon from several different causes. Most salons have several sources of water running throughout them that create various possible beginnings for commercial water damage. The hoses running from sinks can sometimes leak causing water to spray all over the salon. The sinks used for hair washing can also leak possibly causing a flood inside your salon. Any time excessive moisture finds its way into your place of business, it is possible that mitigation is needed.
 
Moisture can ruin the structural components of your building as well as your expensive contents and fixtures. Mold growth can occur after 48 hours if the commercial water damage in your Cocoa Beach salon does not get mitigated promptly. As soon as water spillage is problematic in your salon, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO immediately. We start by securing the building and making sure that it is safe for you to continue serving your customers.
 
After the building is secure for all occupants, we devise a mitigation plan. During the initial project scope, our SERVPRO technicians figure out the best way to complete work procedures without negatively affecting your revenue stream. If it is difficult to work around your employees and customers, we can conduct work while the salon is closed. In most cases, we block off one affected section of your business at a time so that you can keep serving your customers.
 
The first clean up procedure we conduct is the extraction phase. During this stage, we use advanced removal equipment to pull moisture out of any carpet and upholstery. Next, we set up drying equipment to complete rapid structural drying.
 
To speed up the natural evaporation process, we set up both air movers and dehumidifiers. Air movers create air circulation so that wet air evaporating from surfaces gets pushed away so that more water can evaporate from damp materials. Dehumidifiers then pull moisture out of the air and dispense it in liquid form to a holding tank. The dehumidification systems then exhaust out hot, dry air to be used in the air circulation.
 
Any time you notice a flood in your beauty salon, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 24/7.

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Staying Prepared For Hurricanes And Flood Damage In Merritt Island

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Staying Prepared For Hurricanes And Flood Damage In Merritt Island SERVPRO of Central Brevard is ready throughout every hurricane season to mitigate and repair damages from large storms in the area.

Staying Prepared For Hurricanes And Flood Damage

Preparing for a natural disaster can often take significant time, investment, and planning to get right, but could make the difference between life and death if things take a turn for the worse. September is National Preparedness Month, and with the amount of flood damage Merritt Island has seen over the years, we at SERVPRO feel it is vital to help the community prepare for the worst and recover back to its best.

Your top priority when facing flood damage or another disaster in Merritt Island should be to ensure the safety in your household. In many ways, this can be one of the easiest parts of your preparation efforts. Make sure you have multiple evacuation routes and plans ready so that you can adapt to unexpected conditions and events. Also, be sure to maintain a small cache of essential items such as first aid supplies, glow sticks, high-power flashlights, clean drinking water, and anything else you can think of that your household would need if worst came to worst. Keep these items stored together in a portable, water-resistant container (a plastic storage bin should do just fine) so that you can grab them and go with only a moment's notice.

In addition to protecting your personal safety, you should also be financially prepared for a disaster. Few hurricanes and floods come without cost, but if you are careful, you could face tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs even if you have homeowners' insurance. Many insurance policies exclude flood insurance, which is typically offered in separate packages. While this cost may be difficult to accept beforehand, it is well worth the investment to avoid a lump sum charge of many thousands of dollars after getting unlucky during one hurricane season. Call your insurance provider if you're unsure of whether or not you have flood insurance, and take steps to protect your property against future threats.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard is ready throughout every hurricane season to mitigate and repair damages from large storms in the area. If you have any questions about how to protect your home, call us at (321) 638-4947.

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How You can Control Mold Damage in Your Rockledge Residence

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How You can Control Mold Damage in Your Rockledge Residence If mold affects corners and other areas of your home, contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Tips to Homeowners Battling the Spread of Mold in Their Home

Part of maintaining a home in Rockledge involves preventing damaging events from occurring wherever possible. Controlling the growth of mold and mildew can protect your home from their destructive nature while also protecting your family from potential health effects caused by mold and its spores. We have a few measures that you can use to increase your control over microbial populations by decreasing their ability to thrive inside your residence.
 
Homeowners can use these tips to help protect their property from mold damage in Rockledge and its devastating effects to both structures and contents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines four primary methods of controlling the growth of mold and mildew in homes. These include managing the humidity levels inside the house, making timely and prompt repairs of leaks (windows, pipes, and roofs), ensuring proper ventilation of areas known to produce steam and water vapor (bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry areas, and proper mitigation of flooding.
 
SERVPRO professionals can help homeowners determine the need for dehumidification through testing of moisture levels in the home. If these levels seem higher than usual, we can inspect for the cause. We can repair some sources, but others require the use of a dehumidifier. We can install one that requires little maintenance from the homeowner.
 
Water dripping your sink or tub can raise your water bill, plus sound terrible. Water dripping on the carpet often remains silent, and sometimes undetected. We have the technology to locate leaks like this, as well as those in your roof or around windows and doors.
 
Installing an exhaust fan over the stove and the bathroom is quite common, but your laundry area also needs ventilation. The ductwork leading off your dryer to the outside should have complete seals at both ends to prevent the escape of moist air. This also applies to the ducts coming off bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans.
 
Many homes that experience flooding also find themselves a victim of mold damage. The number of microbes carried in during a flood means proper mitigation becomes a crucial step in controlling the situation, so mold damage never occurs. SERVPRO technicians can also help with this task, should the event ever happen.
 
SERVPRO of Central Brevard wants to help residents in Cocoa Beach and Pineda protect their homes from mold damage. Prevention is almost always less expensive and time-consuming than remediation, and we are here to help with both. Contact us for assistance in protecting or remediating your home by calling our 24-hour service line, (321) 638-4947, any day of the year.

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Stormy Weather Coincides with Flood Damage on Merritt Island

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Stormy Weather Coincides with Flood Damage on Merritt Island Stormwater and Contaminated Sewage Need SERVPRO for Safe Removal and Cleanup in Merritt Island--Call SERVPRO

Contaminated Stormwater Requires Professional Removal and Cleanup--Call SERVPRO

Storms that affect Merritt Island can cause area homes to sustain severe damages. Flooding in our area does not need to come from rising water levels in local bodies of water. Instead, this disaster can happen when storms hit our area after coming in from the Atlantic and before hitting the mainland.
 
Because Merritt Island homeowners can also find themselves dealing with flood damage when downed utility poles or trees land on their roof during a rainstorm, SERVPRO offers 24-hour emergency services to area residents. Our crews are made up of dedicated individuals who earn certifications from the IICRC, ensuring our customers receive effective mitigation services, regardless of the amount of damage their property experiences.
 
Because flood damage is capable of causing both property damage and potential illnesses in people, we are highly engaged in our work and the processes it involves. Even water from overhead could contain surprising amounts of undesirable elements if unknown rodent infestations or other vermin existed in enclosed spaces in the roof. Safety gear includes rubber gloves and boots, face masks and respirators, and full body suits that keep pathogens away from our skin. Eradicating the pathogens and other harmful aspects of flooding inside your house requires skill and expertise, in addition to caution, but doing so helps ensure your family does not come into contact with any of these problems after we complete the job.
 
Part of our work in accomplishing this goal involves getting your home dried out, which protects it from water damage, microbial infestations, and continual malodorous scents. We start extracting the water as soon as possible, first with large pump trucks and then with smaller units that remove water from alongside mopboards and within other harder-to-reach places.
 
Removing carpet from rooms and hallways eliminates a great deal of water as well as the parasites and pathogens left there. Airing out your home while using a desiccant machine ensures that any moisture gets trapped in the machine, condensed and contained or drained, and reduces the amount of new materials needed to restore your home. Deodorizing methods can include long-lasting gel packs placed in inaccessible areas and thermal fogging with odor-neutralizing agents.
 
SERVPRO of Central Brevard restores homes on the mainland, including Viera and Rockledge, ensuring that the families in our communities have a safe and dry home that protects their health instead of threatens it with possible contamination from flood damage. After stormy weather leaves your home drenched and unlivable, call us at (321) 638-4947 so we can make things “Like it never even happened.” again.

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Be Proactive In Anticipation Of Flood Damage To Your Cocoa Beach Business: Draft A SERVPRO ERP

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Be Proactive In Anticipation Of Flood Damage To Your Cocoa Beach Business: Draft A SERVPRO ERP The humid, seaside climate and locale of Cocoa Beach hotels with restaurants exposes many of them to flood damage risk.

Be Proactive In Anticipation Of A Flood

Cocoa Beach is a very popular destination for visitors seeking beachside fun or following up an interest in the Kennedy Space Center. When your customers save and plan for a vacation in the area, last minute changes because of flooding is disappointing for your clientele and extremely bad for business. Connect with us on an innovative way to prepare for a disaster with the least disruption for visitors and the business community.

The humid, seaside climate and locale of Cocoa Beach hotels with restaurants exposes many of them to flood damage risk. Storms can dump torrential rain and blow fierce winds that combine for inches or even feet of water in your hospitality business. Trees shear off and break windows or damage roofs to allow more water intrusion, and the storm surge can send water streaming into your kitchens, dining areas, lobbies, and guest rooms. Although the hope is always for the storm to miss your area, there will come a time when your business needs immediate flood remediation. Our trained crews can help.

Our response is more efficient and effective when you or your managers take the time to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile with SERVPRO. An experienced project manager meets with you on your site to evaluate your property’s layout and potential vulnerabilities if a crisis occurs. We built an information database about your business’s physical layout and how you operate so we can respond swiftly and surely. Expect some suggestions that minimize any damage you might experience based on our inspection and familiarity with how flooding losses evolve.

You use our mobile app to enhance the information shared during the SERVPRO visit. We encourage you to provide us with the names on contact information on vendors and equipment manufacturers so we can work with them to ensure proper operation of your systems after we remove the water and dry out your site. Locating utility shut-offs and listing employees or other who can act on your behalf if you are absent during a flood allows the needed flood restoration work to proceed without delay.

Businesses in our service are wise to partner with SERVPRO of Central Brevard to create concise but thorough Emergency Ready Plans to deal with water and other disasters. Call (321) 638-4947 now to schedule an appointment to get the plan in motion.

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Mold Damage Can Affect Personal Belongings and Furnishings in Your Merritt Island Home

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Can Affect Personal Belongings and Furnishings in Your Merritt Island Home SERVPRO Restores and Cleans Mold Damaged Possessions in Merritt Island Homes Whenever Possible, Sometimes a Little Demolition Is Required

SERVPRO Utilizes Many Techniques Including Pack-Outs for Mold Remediation

When your home on Merritt Island suffers a disaster, your family's personal belongings and the furnishings that make your house a home can suffer, also. SERVPRO technicians know how to restore homes as well as how to carry out the necessary steps to restore many types of items.
 
While your Merritt Island home's interior might require extensive replacement materials to remediate mold damage fully, SERVPRO's employees are trained to restore all possible items as opposed to replacing them. As a company, we choose to operate this way, so our customers' costs remain as low as possible. Disasters take a severe enough toll on the families affected without any additional financial burdens.
 
Restoring through cleaning creates other benefits, as well. Replacements often require precise but difficult matching of materials or the continuously glaring mismatch of replacement materials. While this rarely occurs, replacing more materials would increase the number of times when slightly mismatched items might happen. Cleaning items also can happen at a much faster rate than matching materials and installing them. Removing materials and disposing of them takes time, also, which can keep us occupied at the job site longer than if we merely cleaned the items in question.
 
Some belongings, such as carpeting and clothing, require special treatment to restore them fully. We have special tools and methods that make this possible to achieve. Some of our work continues at your house while we can more easily handle other types of your belongings at our facility. When we box up your things to transport them, we ensure that the use of inventory sheets for each box and barcodes when needed are implemented. .
 
Because mold particles can spread so easily inside your home, we also take precautionary steps that clean the air and ensure that water vapor levels are within normal ranges. We use meter readers that detect moisture in both air and materials. Air scrubbers remove dust and microbes from your residence, while dehumidifiers and desiccant machines dry out excess moisture. An antimicrobial spray can often be part of the service.
 
SERVPRO of Central Brevard knows how to perform cost-effective and efficient mold damage remediation services. We serve the areas around Viera and Sharpes, helping families live in healthy homes again. Contact us by calling our 24-hour services line at (321) 638-4947 any day of the year.

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Understanding The Estimation For Mold Remediation In Your Merritt Island Hotel

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Understanding The Estimation For Mold Remediation In Your Merritt Island Hotel With the help of our SERVPRO equipment, we can clean and restore any mold damage that poses a threat to your hotel.

Your Your Merritt Island Hotel Will Be Taken Care of By SERVPRO if Mold is Discovered

When you discover mold growing in an area of your Merritt Island hotel, your first instinct should be to seek out professional remediation services. With the potential health effects that come with exposure to active colonies, guests in your hotel could be at risk for these effects without even realizing it. Therefore, it should be a priority to handle this situation as efficiently and as promptly as possible.

Not only do you have the mold damages to worry about in your Merritt Island hotel, but as a business owner, you have the incurred costs of remediation to concern yourself with as well. Understanding a little more about the way that our SERVPRO team determines the cost of a restoration and remediation project can help you better appreciate the estimate you receive for the work that needs to happen.

The first thing that you need to understand about the way that costs get determined for the work is that it all gets based on an initial inspection performed by a SERVPRO estimator. It is their job to determine all of the steps that are necessary to restore the damage and get everything back to the way it should be.

This inspection details the full scope of the damage that has occurred, and what must happen to remove the colony and fungal growth entirely. This assessment further details the necessary equipment and personnel required to accomplish the task.

Much of the estimated costs are relative to the general "costs of doing business." We have money spent in picking up and delivering specific equipment to job sites. We have administrative costs related to project planning, photographs and progress reports. These incurred costs are all included in that same initial ballpark estimation you receive.

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Mold is something that poses a risk to your staff and the guests in your hotel. While no business owner wants to have to reduce their available rooms or services, the right professional remediation can assure that this does not have to happen for very long. Give our SERVPRO of Central Brevard technicians a call today at (321) 638-4947.

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Mitigation vs Restoration in Your Merritt Island Hotel

7/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mitigation vs Restoration in Your Merritt Island Hotel When your cozy hotel suffers from a fire damage emergency, contacting SERVPRO is your best bet for both mitigation and restoration.

SERVPRO Technicians are Standing by Ready to Respond to Your Commercial Damage Call

Perhaps one of the leading causes of irreparable damages to Merritt Island businesses after a fire is the failure to contact a restoration company quickly enough. As is the case with all kinds of disasters, a faster response can ensure that professionals are actively mitigating the situation rather than reacting to damage that has already occurred.

While admittedly the commercial fire damages that a Merritt Island hotel experienced during a fire are going to significantly slow once extinguishment occurs, it does not entirely stop, either. Even firefighting efforts intended to put out the flames inside of the building can leave damages of their own, and to prevent these situations from continually worsening, you need to act quickly.

You might not get surprised to learn that our SERVPRO offices receive calls regularly asking for quotes over a phone amid or just after an emergency or disaster has occurred. Many business owners become so determined to find the lowest quote or estimate that they fail to see the damages they allow by waiting for the information they want to hear.

Fire damages are no different in their ability to continually worsen, making even smaller scale fires unmanageable for those renting a room at your facility. That is where mitigation comes in. This service is one that our SERVPRO team provides by showing up quickly and working to prevent the situation from getting any worse.

Restoration, on the other hand, is a service that we provide that takes the damaged areas of your business and brings them back to preloss conditions through reconstruction, cleaning, and other practices. While any commercial or residential property ultimately requires both to some degree, the faster you can choose the right restoration team for your disaster, the less time and money have to go into both sides of this process.

Choosing the right restoration company to help you amid a crisis can be an impossible task sometimes. The best course of action is to plan ahead when possible. You can always rely on our SERVPRO of Central Brevard fire restoration specialists to be standing by and ready to help mitigate the damage and restore the effects. Give us a call 24/7 at (321) 638-4947.

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