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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Professional Water Restoration Company for a Slow Leak in Cocoa?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

water causing damage peeling paint The professionals at SERVPRO stand ready 24/7 to help locate, mitigate, and remediate residential water damage.

When Significant Losses Accumulate Over Time SERVPRO Locates and Remediates All Aspects of Water Damage for Cocoa Homeowners

Long gone are the days when the majority of pipes and fittings comprising household plumbing were visible and easily accessible. Conventional housing design and construction instead bury utilities, including supply lines and waste, drains, under cabinets, between walls, and under floors. A tiny crack or loose connection can drip and seep for days, weeks, or longer before you notice any harm.

What Are Signs of Hidden Water Damage?
Deep inside the walls of your Cocoa home, water damage might be brewing. Since it is non-visible, how are you supposed to notice and get the help needed to prevent permanent harm to the structure and contents? Here are some signals that water is escaping silently, exposing your property to the risk of structural deterioration and secondary damage like mold growth:

    •    Unexpectedly high water bills
    •    Unpleasant or musty smells in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry areas or adjacent rooms
    •    Blistering paint or peeling wallpaper
    •    Stains or bulges on walls or ceilings
    •    Puddles of water near cabinets or baseboards

If a Plumber Fixes the Leak Why Do I Need Professional Restoration?
Repairing and replacing malfunctioning plumbing is a crucial phase, but any water that lingers destroys building materials and encourages mold growth unless addressed. SERVPRO crews train in water extraction and structural drying during the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses. We also learn how to use sensitive moisture detection and measurement devices to trace water migration within the building cavities of your home. Gathering moisture data and then using that information for water removal and reduction of the moisture content of soaked building materials are vital tasks necessary to return your home to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Central Brevard stand ready 24/7 to help locate, mitigate, and remediate residential water damage. Why wait when you can schedule an assessment by calling (321) 638-4947 today?

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We Act Fast In Cocoa After A Water Loss

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

Our dehumidifying console drying the affected area We use state of the art equipment like this dehumidifying console to help dry the affected areas in your home after a water loss.

Water Removal Cocoa – Saving Kitchen Cabinets

Water leaks can occur at any time in the kitchen, inside walls, the laundry room, and bathrooms. Sometimes it is an overflowing sink or bathtub, while in many situations, it is a defective joint somewhere in the plumbing system. The water pressure forces the joint apart, and hundreds of gallons of water pour out. Kitchen cabinets and granite countertops can present unique challenges.

SERVPRO provides water removal services in Cocoa and surrounding areas, responding any time of the day or night, usually within 4 hours of receiving a call for assistance. Our objective is to remove all of the water and moisture, to prevent the growth of mold infestations.

Saving Kitchen Cabinets and Granite Countertops

The homeowner wants everything to be as good as new, while the insurance company wants to honor the insurance commitment while managing the overall costs. SERVPRO has lots of experience in these water damage situations and has perfected methodologies to meet both objectives.

Water can seep under cabinets, making it necessary to gain access to cavities under the cabinets to remove moisture. In some cases, we drill holes, inconspicuously, to remove water and blow dry air into the cavity to absorb the moisture. Excessive water and dampness may require more significant action.

In these situations, SERVPRO removes all of the doors to the cabinets, the countertop, and the cabinet structure. There are many countertops utilizing granite and other types of stone, which are expensive and not easy to remove. In these cases, the entire cabinet and countertop may be raised several inches to provide access to the floor area underneath.

Once everything has been dried, the cabinets and countertop are lowered and reattached to the floor. We can reinstall the original cabinets along with the countertop and the doors. This approach significantly reduces the cost to the insurance company and decreases the time needed to return the home to the client with everything dried and repaired, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Merritt Island, Kennedy Space Center, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Removal in Your Merritt Island Home

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking Pipe Don't let a leaking pipe wreak havoc in your Merritt Island home. Call the experts, We can help!

Quality Solutions for Water Damage Caused by Leaking Pipe In Merritt Island Home

Having a water leak in your home is never pleasant, but it is especially unpleasant if you were away while a pipe leaked into your kitchen. Walking into your home and seeing standing water is not what anyone wants to see. After you turn off the water main and ensure that no more water is coming out of the pipe, it is essential to quickly remove the excess water from your home to mitigate further damages such as mold infestations or buckled flooring.

Water removal in Merritt Island can be challenging, so you should have the water extracted promptly and effectively. As the homeowner, it is helpful to sop up as much water as possible to stop the moisture from permeating into the tile grout and causing further damage. Having professionals come in to finish the job helps to ensure no further damage to your home.

SERVPRO restoration specialists use portable extractor equipment to suck up excess water. Portable extractors typically have a long hose that fits into every corner of your kitchen. After several extractions pass, technicians continue the drying process by using axial and centrifugal air movers to enhance evaporation at the surface level to shorten drying time. 

As the water on the surface of your kitchen evaporates, the air right about the wet flooring is saturated and cooler. Air movers create high-velocity airflow, enhancing evaporation in conjunction with dehumidifiers that replace this cooler, moist layer with warmer, drier air. Air movers take the dry air from the dehumidifiers and move it throughout the impacted space. 

By using moisture meters or infrared cameras, technicians can determine that water penetrated through the vapor barriers in your kitchen wall, they may decide to use a structural cavity system. Some systems use vents attached to air movers while others require small drilled holes under cabinets or into walls to insert attached hoses to direct airflow into a wall cavity. Completely restoring wall cavities to preloss condition helps deter dangerous mold growth. 

Contact SERVPRO of Central Brevard 24/7 at (321) 638-4947. We make "It like it never even happened." 

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Call Our Experts 24/7 When You Are Facing Water Damage In Merritt Island

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

A dehumidifying console working on the carpet in this home SERVPRO suctioned up the water and followed that up with the placement of a dehumidifying console when water damage effected this home.

Facing Water Damage from a Leaky Kitchen Sink in Merritt Island

As a Merritt Island homeowner, you do what you can to protect your property from harm. However, water damage can come from within and stem from areas that may not be immediately visible. Water loss from a hidden leak under your kitchen sink can be addressed quickly and efficiently when you call a team of skilled professionals. 

Even if you feel as though you may be able to address water damage in Merritt Island on your own, our team at SERVPRO comes prepared with industry-leading equipment. We can locate the source of a persistent leak and make sure that it does not spread further to the flooring, counters, walls, and other areas of the kitchen. Ensuring that the lead is found and stopped helps to lessen the loss before the sink repair begins.

Leak Detection

SERVPRO technicians can perform immediate leak detection to help realize the scope of the water damage from your leaking kitchen fixture. We use moisture detection tools and thermal imagery equipment to help isolate the areas where pockets of moisture are found. With a significant leak, we can get started on the extraction process. If only a slight leak is present, we can bring in dehumidifiers to amplify the drying necessary to get everything back to normal.

Our team of trained professionals works to preserve the area to help limit the number of materials lost. Wood cabinets and flooring can be saved with the use of the right drying tools to draw out the moisture. This helps to minimize saturation before the materials begin to warp and bloat.

It can be frustrating to deal with a leaking sink in your kitchen, and immediate action should be taken to remedy the situation. If you require help with water damage in your home, you can feel confident in our team at SERVPRO of Central Brevard. Give us a phone call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (321) 638-4947.

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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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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 Uses State-of-The-Art Equipment to Restore Merritt Island Properties

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Our team is here for you if water damage strikes your Merritt Island property.

SERVPRO Assists with Water Cleanup in Merritt Island Home

When it comes to water damage, you might think drying the property should happen first. The fact is, our technicians spend time extracting moisture to hasten the drying process, which inhibits loss.  

Our SERVPRO location worked on water cleanup in a Merritt Island home, half the rooms in the household received water loss from a kitchen supply line break while the family was away overnight. They put in a call to our location a short time after arriving home. When our technicians arrived, after confirming the water was shut off, we split into two teams to remove room contents to another area of the home and extract water, while the other team scoped the house to identify all areas of water migration.  

We did multiple passes over water-saturated areas in the home to pull up as much moisture as possible. The reason that we do extra passes and spend time on the water cleanup step is that it lessens the amount of time needed for drying. The less time building materials and contents are exposed to water - the more of a chance for saving through our proprietary restoration techniques.

Correct setup of the drying equipment is crucial. When we dry a property, we are not using fans to blow air on wet areas in a home. There is a science behind how we position our air movers. We configure them in a way that they blow directly across surfaces, which starts a chain reaction that causes moisture to rise to the surface where it is captured and taken off-site by our dehumidifiers. This cycle rapidly lowers the moisture levels in rooms.

Before drying, we moved the furniture and tables from the affected rooms to an area of the home that did not receive water loss. The subflooring showed no elevated moisture issues, and because the family contacted our SERVPRO location so quickly, the water did not have a chance to wick into sheetrock. Once dry, we cleaned and disinfected the affected surfaces to leave the rooms fresh and clean.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 is ready any time you need us for water cleanup. We have the experience and equipment to make your water loss, "Like it never even happened."


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The Secret of Successful Water Damage Remediation in Merritt Island

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

When excess moisture affects your home, a mold infestation can also quickly start. Contact SERVPRO right away for water damage remediation.

Our Water Cleanup Team in Merritt Island Leaves Properties Protected

At SERVPRO, we want to leave our customers' properties on Merritt Island not only restored to preloss 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 Merritt Island 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.

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 in 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.

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SERVPRO Helps Flush Away Your Troubles After Water Water Damage Merritt Island

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

If not contained, overflowing toilets can spread damage beyond the bathroom.

Water Damage Restoration for Your Merritt Island Home

In a world without any issues, your toilet in your Merritt Island home would never leak. However, it is not a perfect world, and toilets do leak sometimes. When they do, it is not pretty, and it can cost you quite a bit in damages. In case of an emergency like this, you need to know what to do and how to react.  

Water damage to your Merritt Island home from an overflowing toilet can be a lot worse than you might think. Depending on how much water lets loose in your home and how long it sits, you can be looking at damage to your flooring and the ceiling underneath if it is an upstairs bathroom. You need the assistance of a professional remediation company right away, which is why SERVPRO is always standing by.  

Hopefully, you have at least been able to stop the flow of water before we arrive. Turning the water off at its source should be your first step. You can usually find the knob on the wall near the base of the toilet, under the tank.  

If your toilet isn’t overflowing due to a blockage, it might be that you need to adjust the float. Raise or lower it until reaching the right bowl fill level. If your toilet is clogged, do not flush it again, as this can create more water to overflow. After stopping the flow of water, you can try using a plunger to loosen the clog.  

Once removing standing water, SERVPRO staff use moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to check for damage done to flooring, subflooring, and the ceiling underneath. Finding all hidden moisture helps us to thoroughly dry and restore the damage done to your home by the overflow. We do not want to leave any behind, as that can continue to create additional damage, such as mold growth and weakening of your structure.  

SERVPRO of Central Brevard understands that a water damage emergency of any kind in your home in Sharpes, Rockledge, or Cocoa Beach needs immediate attention. Get in touch with us right away by dialing (321) 638-4947 so we can prevent further issues caused by the water now sitting in your home.

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Are You Struggling With Water Damage in Your Merritt Island Home? Let's Chat

2/10/2019 (Permalink)

Whether water damage happens due to an overflow or a pipe break, team SERVPRO is standing by ready to take your call for remediation services.

What to do for Water Removal in Merritt Island When Your Bathtub Overflows

Preparing for water removal services in your home during the rainy season is a sensible approach to protecting your home. This is especially true if you live in an area vulnerable to hurricanes or other natural threats. However, it is also smart to be ready should minor events cause a bathtub to overflow or a pipe to burst, leaving your carpet soaked and water dripping from your ceiling. When this happens, a call to an expert water removal team makes all the difference in preventing further damage.

When water has soaked the floors of your home, and you are in need of water removal services in Merritt Island, you need to act quickly. The longer water stands in your property, the risk of the situation worsening increases accordingly which is why taking swift action is in your best interest. At SERVPRO we recognize the importance of acting promptly, which is why our team of specialized technicians is on call around the clock and prepared to take action as soon as you place a call to our office.

Upon arrival, our primary goal is to stop the source of water so we can carefully evaluate the extent of the damage and formulate an action plan. Next, we proceed to extract water remains from your property. At SERVPRO we have at our disposal equipment suited for jobs of all sizes, from submersible water pumps to wet-dry vacuums, all of which have specific strengths in fulfilling a thorough water extraction job.

Our job is not complete until our continuous monitoring of your home's environment tells us that moisture and humidity levels are back to normal. Our SERVPRO technicians apply principles of psychrometry along with specialized drying techniques to remove excess moisture from each surface. While we may use air movers for your living room, we might choose to drill small holes in behind your baseboards to allow air to circulate within your walls. Depending on the scope of work, we may also place dehumidifiers to reach desired humidity levels.

Even when your water removal needs seem small, reach out to SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947. Our professional expertise will make your water removal journey as quick and thorough as it can be. Allow us to save you time and aggravation when you need us most.

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How Moisture Measurement And Assessment Play A Big Role In Dealing With Your Water Damaged Home In Rockledge

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Experience and training go quite a way toward preparing restoration specialists who respond to a water crisis at your Rockledge home.

The Importance Of Moisture Measurement And Assessment When Dealing With Water Damage In Rockledge

Experience and training go quite a way toward preparing restoration specialists who respond to a water crisis at your Rockledge home. Customers experience relief at the sights of our team of high-quality technicians arriving and getting to work. What the layperson might not see is how much our skilled restorers rely upon the right equipment for the job. We invest in cutting-edge devices to inform our crews about vital moisture levels for the best outcome.

A water damage scenario in Rockledge significantly raises the anxiety quotient for a homeowner. One of the strategies we use to assess the gravity of the problem is to use moisture sensors when first arriving at a job. Assigning numbers to an unexpected and frightening situation helps the homeowner understand the extent of the damage and gives us a guide to project the tasks needed and the time the work might take.

SERVPRO technicians complete comprehensive IICRC training in the use of moisture meters and scanners to plan and monitor the progress of water damage restoration. Sensors assist us in identifying and locating the areas and materials damaged by a water catastrophe. Simply viewing structures and possessions is not enough to determine the presence and severity of water damage. Hidden moisture and trapped water caches would be nearly impossible to find without these tools.

A broad range of moisture meters exist, and SERVPRO project managers decide which to use and how often to sample the levels during the project. Non-penetrating meters measure the amount of moisture between a pair of sensors without risk of damage to materials. They deliver quick results and are useful for comparing moisture readings between spaces in the water damaged area and undamaged areas in the home.

Penetrating meters, including hydro sensors, use an insert or prong to clarify how much moisture moved into and under the surface of affected building materials. SERVPRO technicians use these types of meters to determine water migration patterns and find hidden quantities of water.

After water removal, SERVPRO technicians might use thermo-hygrometers to assess the likelihood of efficient drying given the current environment surrounding the water damaged materials. Temperature and relative humidity are assessed and monitored as structural drying techniques proceed. The readings provide help with adaptation to air movement, heat application, and the effectiveness of the dehumidifiers available to manage the water vapor produced with air movers and increased temperatures.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard invests in industry leading equipment and in the training of our water damage restoration technicians to improve project outcomes. Call us at (321) 638-4947 to get a team of highly-qualified professionals on the job.

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Buckling Under Pressure: What Water Damage Does to Hardwood Floors in Your Rockledge Home

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Just a little water can damage hardwood floors and cause them to buckle.

Attending to Your Rockledge Property’s Hard Flooring during Water Damage Restoration 

Our properties have different types of flooring, and each reacts differently after facing water damage events. After stopping the source of the water, we perform specialty drying, and the method we use depends on the surface in your home or workplace. While water affects almost all types of flooring, wood flooring is the most susceptible, especially when the leak goes unnoticed, or it covers the entire floor. If you live in Rockledge, there is no need to panic since we can work to restore your property to its original condition.  

Water damage to your Rockledge property hardwood floors can cause them to cup, buckle, bulge, and make dark spots appear. When compared to softwoods, they hold up water better since they are a bit dense and there are chances of restoring them after the unfortunate event. We have to choose a drying method that can prevent them from permanently warping, cupping, and buckling. Usually, the amount of water on the structure and the time of exposure determine the level of damage. We can use refinishing processes to correct any existing warp or cup. Before performing any refinishing on a hardwood floor, we make sure its moisture content is below 12%.

Things are different when dealing with buildings with veneer hardwood flooring since the finish surface is so thin. Hence, water damage incidents may make the damage irreparable. Also, it the veneer flooring separates from the subfloor, then we may not restore such surface, and a replacement may be necessary.  It is also essential to dry the wood as soon as possible to stop possible mold damage.  

To speed up the drying process, our SERVPRO technicians use Dehumidifiers to reduce the relative humidity of the area to 30 - 45 %. We then enhance airflow by positioning air movers underneath and on top of the wood floor. If we determine that the floor finish is hindering evaporation, then removing it may be necessary. 

SERVPRO of Central Brevard can clean and dry your home using the state-of-the-art equipment to make it just "Like it never even happened." Our emergency services are a phone call away, call us at (321) 638-4947 to benefit!

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How Water Removal Services Can Help You Remediate Your Cocoa Beach Property

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

There are common challenges which arise when our SERVPRO technicians are performing water removal services.

Water Removal Services

When crawl spaces in your home are full of water, it can be so annoying, and there is a need to seek water removal services. The standing water may lead to mold growth, and soon or later the structural members may become weak and lead to unwanted losses. If you ever experience that in your Cocoa Beach home, you need professionals to control the water and dry the area.

There are common challenges which arise when our SERVPRO technicians are performing water removal services in Cocoa Beach. Most crawl spaces have low ceilings and accessing them may be difficult, which may force us to do some minor demolitions. If there is no access to electrical power in this area, we might be forced to provide an option since the sump pumps we use to drain the water use electricity when operating. We usually position the pumps at the lowest point of the structure.

If the humidity in the crawl space is already high, we may install dehumidifiers – which can be either desiccant dehumidifiers or refrigerant dehumidifiers - at the site to reduce the amount of moisture in the air. For instance, desiccant dehumidifiers have chemicals that absorb the moisture. Where necessary, we might install ventilation fans to enhance the drying process. To protect other uncontaminated areas of your home, our SERVPRO team can surround the area with a thick plastic layer during the restoration.

Water may make some organic substances to rot and give off odors. Since the odors are coming from some sources, it can be challenging to analyze the various sources and come up with specific methods to neutralize each smell. As a result, our SERVPRO technicians use multiple deodorization techniques to eliminate the odors. We use thermal foggers and Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers when dispensing the deodorants.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard can perform stress-free water, fire, storm, and mold damage remediation process in your property. Call us today at (321) 638-4947 to get reliable services from experienced technicians.

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A Solution For Any Source of Water Damage To Your Cocoa Beach Home

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

For Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration in the Cocoa Beach Area, SERVPRO Has No Peer!

Communicating and Explaining to Our Cocoa Beach Customers Water Removal and Restoration Are Crucial Elements of Our Services

Often when people think of water emergencies and unfortunate water loss incidents to occur in their Cocoa Beach home, they think of things such as plumbing failures and appliance malfunctions. While these are leading culprits in this manner of house damage, there are countless ways that you might find yourself in need of professional water restoration assistance.

No matter what the cause of the water damages to your Cocoa Beach home, you want to ensure that the mess gets cleaned up and that the job gets done correctly to prevent further damages down the road. Our experienced SERVPRO techs can help you to overcome any of the obstacles that stand between the current condition of your house and restoring it to its former appearance.
Our project manager and estimator take time with the initial inspection of your home to determine every affected place in your residence, as well as the work that is necessary to restore it back to the way it recently was. We keep an open dialogue with you to ensure that you understand the work required to restore your house, why that work is essential, and to address any concerns or questions that you might have.

For most water damage incidents, extraction is not always a necessity. This process gets reserved for instances where water pools or oversaturates carpeted areas. The bulk of the work that our SERVPRO technicians undergo falls under the drying heading. From the open spaces which dry typically with air movers and dehumidifiers, to the more constricted or challenging areas where specialized equipment is necessary, drying prevents further damages.

Finding the right way to handle the water damage in your home is a struggle that you are not alone to face. Many homeowners experience water loss incidents throughout the time they own their homes, and many of these in the area have chosen SERVPRO of Central Brevard to help them set things right again. You can trust our water damage restoration specialists to work hard to bring your home back to original conditions quickly, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime you need us at (321) 638-4947.

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Malfunctioning Dishwashers Can Damage Your Cocoa Beach Kitchen

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Cocoa Beach Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Removal After Appliance Mishaps

SERVPRO Quickly Removes Water to Mitigate Damage to Your Home

Dishwashers are convenient and are designed to ease daily chores. When appliances, like dishwashers, malfunction it is annoying. Excess water in the kitchen can be disastrous if the right steps are not taken as soon as possible. Expensive flooring, cabinets, and baseboards can be ruined if homeowners do not call trusted and reputable water damage professionals right away. Also, items stored in the lower cabinets can be lost such as food, copper pots and pans and valuable cookbooks without rapid water removal.

Our team works quickly to save stored items and to minimize the amount of water damage to your Cocoa Beach property. SERVPRO technicians are well-trained and have the know-how to do what is needed to dry and restore your beautiful kitchen. Top grade equipment is used to extract water from the kitchen floor as well as from under and behind the dishwashing unit. We carefully remove the dishwasher to inspect the area and to remove any remaining water. Plus, we check for damage. Also, specially formulated cleaning agents are used to thoroughly clean and sanitize the space behind and under the unit, and the surrounding affected area. Upon completion, we put the dishwasher neatly back in place.

SERVPRO suitably handles all types of water issues, big or small, in the home. The right measures are taken to put your property back in order. We can inspect the area to determine if there is structural damage or an electrical problem. You can trust our technicians for safe and effective water damage restoration. Our IICRC certified technicians use commercial grade dryers, and air movers to fully dry and dehumidify the kitchen and then verify with infrared and moisture readings. Drying is an important step taken to ensure all dampness has been extracted from the home. If pockets of water are left behind, bacteria and mold can grow.

Our SERVPRO of Central Brevard water damage services are available around the clock. You can reach us seven days a week. We work fast to restore your home, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call at (321)638-4947.

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Leaking Pipes can Allow Water Damage to Occur in Your Cocoa Residence

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Whether the leak is small or large, the introduction of extra water to your home can help create an environment where mold can grow. Call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Importance of Drying Out Your Property to Help Prevent Secondary Mold Damages

You might not always think about all of the dangers and disasters that could ultimately affect your Cocoa residence. While natural disasters are a persistent threat to those in this area, there are equally as many issues that could result inside of your home that can cause significant damage to the structural integrity of your house if they do not get handled quickly and efficiently. For water emergencies that threaten your home, professional restoration services are a wise choice to make.
 
There are numerous causes for water damage in your Cocoa home, among the most typical of these though, would be a persistent leak in the indoor plumbing. While this might not seem like that credible of a threat at first, over time, this steady leak can cause a broad area of your home to get damaged. While this occurrence itself can be traumatic and costly, it is only the tip of the iceberg for what could happen when water and damp areas get left to resolve themselves.
 
Our SERVPRO professionals work to ensure that any issue that you face in your home gets dealt with promptly. We understand that your time and money are valuable assets, and so we put our expertise and professionalism to work to give you a complete final product that restores your home back to the way that it was before you suffered the damage.
 
While repairing the damage to the plumbing that causes the steady leak is a critical component of the restoration process, it is only the beginning of the work that needs to get done. Our thermal imagery can detail the full reach of the water damage and present moisture so that the right tools and equipment get used to dry out the area successfully.
 
An assessment also gets done to determine if there are any indications of mold growth throughout the affected area. Even letting water damage continue for a short time provides the right conditions for mold spores to colonize, so this is a legitimate threat to your home that our SERVPRO professionals must ensure is not present.
 
While you might not think that a small leak in the plumbing of your home requires calling in professional restoration services, perhaps you can understand the gravity of the situation now. You can always trust in the experience and professionalism of SERVPRO of Central Brevard. Our certified restoration specialists can get reached anytime by calling (321) 638-4947.

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Cocoa Residents Can Stay Stress-Free After a Water Damage Incident

3/10/2018 (Permalink)

It is hard to know what to do after water damage strikes your home, but you can rely on the expertly trained professionals at SERVPRO to do the job.

Trust the Professionals at SERVPRO to Hanndle Your Water Damage Restoration Needs

Even after a water damage incident in your home, you need to feel at ease as a homeowner. All that is possible if you treat everything as an emergency and call professionals to help you out. While there are some steps you can carry out to mitigate the damage, remember you do not have all the necessary skills and tools to do the job. Whenever technicians arrive at your Cocoa home, they pre-inspect the area before the actual restoration work starts.

Most water damage encounters in Cocoa lead to dangers like weakened subfloors, falling ceilings, and electrical threats. That is why a pre-inspection is necessary so that such hazards are identified early enough for a safe restoration process. If the water is still running, our SERVPRO technicians also identify its source and stop it. Though restoration may sometimes sound simple, there is more to this process. For instance, our SERVPRO team can do necessary demolitions for safe remediation.

Our SERVPRO team may perform vacuuming, use pumps or water extractors to remove the water from your property. The type of equipment we settle on depends on the level of damage. It is vital to drain out the water as soon as possible to avoid bacteria and mold growth. After that, drying and dehumidification start - the two processes aim at removing any remaining moisture from your property. We normally use desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers during this stage.

Our SERVPRO technicians also clean and sanitize your items to lower the chances of mildew growth. Some of the materials we target during antimicrobial treatments include drapery, clothing, and carpets. To dispense the sanitizing agents, we use thermal and ULV foggers. If we notice that the air still has some moisture and particles, we may use air scrubbers to do the removal.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard is an industry leader in storm, fire, water and mold damage remediation. Call us at (321) 638-4947 and receive professional services you can trust.

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Major whole house water damage in Cocoa Florida

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

the living room under where one part of the ceiling caved in- you can see all the white marks on the tile- that is the remains of the ceiling

Over the weekend- there were major thunder storms in the central Florida area including here in Cocoa.  SERVPRO of Central Breavard responded to a home who had major water intrustion which came from the incomplete roof which was being replaced-

Only after the rain had stopped and the roofers had tarped were we able to being getting the home dried out.  All but one room was affected and plus the electricity had been turned off, so we had to bring in a generator in order for us to run the drying equipment.

We had to box many contents and move some to the dry room while other items were stored in pod.

Unfortunately due to the amount of damage the family will have to be relocated until the water mitigation process can be completed and rebuilding finished.

water damage comes from fire in Melbourne Florida

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

This photo show the dripping water on the kitchen cabinets, that came from the fire fighting efforts.

Some people may not realize that sometimes major water damages come to occur because of a fire and although secondary may be as severe or even more extensive damage.


Take for instance a fire damage in Melbourne, Florida that we are working hard to make "Like it never even happened." The fire did damage to the roof and the insulation, and the soot was all over the house.


However it was the water from the fire suppression, that also caused damage.  Now it goes with out saying that the fire needs to be extinguished and water is the best way. Unfortunately what is left behind may be just as bad or worse as a pipe bursting.  So the same steps must be used to clean up the water.  Extraction, air moving, dehumidification, as well as opening up wall cavities to dry the water you don't see.   


This is important so that secondary mold damage does not rear its ugly head in the future!!!

Determine the Category of Water

3/3/2017 (Permalink)

Determine the Category of Water-

It is important to know the class of water before we go out to a job- this helps us know what kinds of equipment to bring as well as be prepared for any safety issues that might come up.

Clean water  Category 1

  Broken pipe, ice maker, drain overflow

Does not contain waste or contaminants-

Usually everything that was effected can be restored with this category of water-

Gray water  Category 2

  Washing machine, dishwasher, roof leak

Has some soils and contaminants-

Generally most effected areas can be restored with this class as well except for maybe porous materials.

Black water  Category 3

  Raw sewage, floods

High degree of waste and contaminants--

With this category of water with very few exceptions, anything effected must be discarded.

3 Ways a clogged gutter can cause water damage to your home!

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

1. Foundation damage



The main role of a gutter system is to channel water off the roof and away from the home's foundation. A blockage can cause water to pour over the sides of the gutter and pool around the foundation. Over time, the water can cause cracks to form and damage the foundation,  potentially resulting in collapse. But even if the foundation doesn't fail, the water can still cause mold growth.


2. Wood damage



The fascia boards that hold the gutter system are often made of wood. When gutters clog and fill with water, the boards start to deteriorate and rot. If a home has wood siding, clogged gutters can also cause water to overflow out of the gutter system and down the sides of the home.


3. Ice dams



In colder climates, ice dams can form on the gutters or the lower edge of the roof, causing water to pool and eventually seep into the home. While ice dams can form on homes with clean gutters, clogged gutters prevent water from draining, which increases the chance for ice dams.




The Water Damage Restoration Process

7/8/2016 (Permalink)

Water damage in merritt island

Every water damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

When you call, our representative will guide you through several questions that will help the SERVPRO Franchise Professional respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

They carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals start this process as soon as possible to minimize further damage and to help prevent mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

After the bulk of the water has been removed, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. They use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. They also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 6 - Restoration

The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.

Why should I not take care of water damage myself?

3/18/2016 (Permalink)

Water damage left too long and it resulted in have to remove all the dry way down to the bare studs-- you can even see rust on the stud!!

Even a small amount of water can cause a lot of damage to a property and if corrective action isn’t taken right away, the homeowner may bear the cost of the clean-up.  This is because most homeowner insurance policies will state that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to try to limit further damage to their home after a water loss.  If they don’t do anything, the insurance company could deny the claim.

On top of this, the longer there is water in a home, the greater the possibility of the home experiencing secondary damage.  This is when materials that are wet sustain additional damage that then becomes more expensive to fix.  A good example is when wet drywall is not properly dried and then becomes moldy.  Another one is when you have a wet room that is not addressed and the high humidity levels cause damage to another room that wasn’t originally affected.

Secondary damage is always more expensive to mitigate than the original water damage but can be avoided is corrective action is taken right away!

At SERVPRO of Central Brevard, we have successfully mitigated water damages in hundreds of homes in our over 19 years of service to the Space Coast!!

Once you see our green trucks pull into your driveway or parking lot, you can rest assured you’re in capable hands. We have the latest modern, commercial-grade drying equipment available, including, extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers, hardwood floor drying systems, and each of our trained technicians are certified and water restoration.