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Mold Remediation-Air Duct Cleaning

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation-Air Duct Cleaning Mold Remediation in Air Duct Cleaning

Inspecting your HVAC system and duct work can lead to unhealthy discoveries. However, SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville can save you money and provide a peace of mind to your health. In the picture above, our SERVPRO professionals addressed the air quality concerns with the homeowner on mold growth throughout their ducts. Luckily, we were able to restore the HVAC system and duct work to pre-damage conditions; as you can see in the before and after photos. Keeping the HVAC system and duct work clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak conditions. This will also help to eliminate the odors and contaminants throughout your home. Help protect your health and your property from ventilation and air quality issues by giving SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville a call today!

Protecting from Edgewater Floods

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protecting from Edgewater Floods Protect your Edgewater home or business before the worst happens.

There are several times throughout the year when there is potential for flooding. Examples would be spring storms at high tide with heavy rain fall for a long period of time, summer hurricanes with storm surge, and the winter storms with quick heavy rain that can cause flash flooding. Please read below on how to be prepared and how to stay safe during a flood emergency.

What you can do before the flood

  • Know your flood risk.
  • Make a flood emergency plan.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
  • Consider buying flood insurance.
  • Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground, the highest level of a building, or to evacuate.
  • Stay tuned to your phone alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.

Basic Flood Safety Tips:

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
  • Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning. Please visit Ready.gov for more information on how to stay prepared for all types of emergencies!

Our region is an area that has flooded in the past, and has the potential to flood again the future. It is extremely important to know how to stay safe during a flood emergency, and also how to prepare in advance of a flood.

Please visit Ready.gov for more information on how to stay prepared for all types of emergencies!  To protect your business before the worst happens, call us at 386-447-2202, or visit us online at SERVPRONSB-Titusville.com

Mold Remediation in Cocoa Beach, FL

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in Cocoa Beach, FL Stachybotrys in master bedroom

Intrusion of water into your home or place of business, can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage (like the picture above), plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control. When damages are not addressed right away, the result can present an increased risk of harmful mold growth. Since this homeowner lived out of state, she wasn't expecting this uninvited surprise in her Florida home. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water damaged environment are not promptly addressed, mold spores will grow and multiply. She was able to contact SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville immediately to start remediation. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat. It's important to call the professionals!

Fire Damage in New Smyrna Beach

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in New Smyrna Beach Kitchen Grease Fire Volusia County

At times like this, families are distraught and overwhelmed that something like this could happen to them. It's our job to ease the situation as best as possible and be there for them. We're more than just a cleanup crew, we treat you like family. Restoring properties, restoring lives. It's what we do. Here is a recent picture of a kitchen fire that spread through the whole house. Luckily, SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville was able to respond quickly, and begin restoration and rebuild for this family home. The scope of the project will be to completely clean and deodorize the home, repaint the entire area, new kitchen cabinets, flooring and appliances. 


The insurance adjuster and company was helpful and accommodating throughout the loss making the impact to the family easier to manage through.


 

The Aftermath of Storm Damage

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Aftermath of Storm Damage A master bedroom in a New Smyrna beach-side home that had significant water damage. Picture was taken during the rebuild stage.

Just when you think the worst is over with.. The storm has passed, your home seems to still be in one piece, nothing seems out of the ordinary. Until one day, you notice an unpleasant smell, and discoloration along your walls. "That couldn't be water damage?" "The storm was months ago!"


Don't take the chance of waiting to see if something happens down the road. Make sure after any disaster you have your home inspected, or scoped by a licensed and trained professional. This water damage didn't show itself until months after Hurricane Matthew. We're here to help, no matter the damage, no matter the time. SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville will fix any disaster and help rebuild your home "Like it Never Even Happened." We can help with a free site evaluation, estimate and we offer full rebuild service from out State Licensed Contracting Department.

Water Damage Restoration Services Provided In Cocoa

2/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration Services Provided In Cocoa Leaking Faucets Cause Water Damage in Cocoa

Various Sources of Water Cause Damage

Performing your weekly household cleaning duties, you notice extra moisture underneath your kitchen sink. This discovery leads you to remove the variety of items that you store there to take a closer look. What you find is something that makes you wonder if you need to contact a professional.
 
Finding water damage in your Cocoa area home is nothing to take lightly. Sometimes catching small leaks soon enough saves you from paying for additional damages, or prevents other situations from forming that may cost significantly more.
 
A quality restoration company like SERVPRO can fully inspect the area visibly affected by water damage, determine the extent of which water has spread and provide you with the services you need to restore your kitchen to a quality pre-damage condition.
 
SERVPRO technicians take the time to inspect the connections and fixtures near the damaged area. There may be a small leak in your faucet, spray nozzle, feedlines, water valves, or plumbing junctures themselves, or a faulty garbage disposal unit may be at fault. While many homes also send feedlines directly to other appliances, such as dishwashers and ice makers from this area as well.
 
If all of these items are working correctly, there may be an issue with your plumbing lines within your wall or below your subfloor that are causing the issue. Regardless, we must locate the source of the problem before any other services start. There certainly is no use in performing repairs if the root of the problem still exists.
 
Once the existing problem is located and eliminated from the situation, SERVPRO technicians begin the drying process to remove any lingering moisture that exists, removes and disposes of any damaged materials and prepares to perform any cleaning or deodorization methods necessary.
 
SERVPRO can give you access to technicians with experience in performing any of the repairs required to correct the situation, which makes the damage appear as though it never existed, "Like it never even happened."
 
To discover additional ways that we can assist you with water damage that develops in your home, contact of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville today. (321) 264-0205

Persevering Past Fire Damage In Your Edgewater Garden Center

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Persevering Past Fire Damage In Your Edgewater Garden Center Garden Center Fire Is Not from Hot Chili Peppers

Prevent Damage by Fire with SERVPRO's Help in Edgewater

Fire damage excludes no type of business, including the thriving landscaping, gardening, and honey industry on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Indoor and outdoor nursery and shopping areas need assessment and assistance from the professionals at SERVPRO after fire moves through your commercial campus. Ensure safety of staff and customers while restoring your garden center quickly.
 
A garden center has many characteristics ready to erupt into significant fire damage in Edgewater. Greenhouses use gas or electric heaters to keep plants warm, risking a spark's igniting mulch or wooden beds or supports. Wiring for grow lights, or automatic sprinkler systems, eventually show wear from sun, heat, wind, and humidity, creating the possibility of a blaze. Dead, dried out plant matter, compost piles, and wood frame buildings all provide quick kindling should a fire start. Indoor office and sales areas are usually close by, threatened by an outdoor wildfire that jumps to a building. Nurseries in this area are frequently part of a growing honey producing industry, with hives and beekeeping equipment as well as bulk or bottled honey for sale on your work site.
 
Take the time to protect your investment in the gardening and honey business by developing a Ready Protection Plan. Ask “which SERVPRO is near me?” Then make the call to have a no-obligation assessment of your garden and landscaping operations. Work with an experienced and fire damage industry standards trained project manager from our headquarters to plot out the very best course of action when your honey production and garden center suffers from a fire. Only you know how to order priorities in the event of a disaster. Use our intuitive mobile app to give us up to date information about your business layout, utility shut-offs, and key personnel who have your permission to act on your behalf if disaster comes when you are not available.
 
SERVPRO has the knowledgeable staff and the proper equipment and products to restore fire damage to an interior office and sales space. We have the know-how to recover important documents if your filing system sustains fire and water damage during the blaze and the firefighting efforts. HVAC systems compromised by soot and smoke need the cleaning and sealing we offer. Structural damage inside and out is our specialty. Our fire damage experts avoid as much tear out and replacement as possible, opting for restoration. Our approach gets you back in the growing business faster.
 
Contact SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville when a fire damages your greenhouses and retail space. A proactive call to (321) 264-0205 before a fire even happens to your business is the power of our mobile device enhanced Ready Profile Advantage in the palm of your hand.

Attention To Details Restores Fire Damage And Your Peace Of Mind In Your Edgewater Residence

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Attention To Details Restores Fire Damage And Your Peace Of Mind In Your Edgewater Residence Trust SERVPRO to Restore Your Fire Damaged Home in Edgewater

The SERVPRO Training and Equipment Offer Fire Damage Restoration at its Finest

Fire damage takes a tremendous toll on a homeowner’s sense of security and peace of mind at the same time that it causes destruction within the dwelling. Cleaning ceilings and walls, repairing structural damage, and eliminating water damage are big tasks, expected to be completed by a fire restoration company. However, often the attention to smaller details a company like SERVPRO brings to the job is what offers you the feeling that you are safe and sheltered within the walls of your home again. As we inspect your home post-fire, we can design a plan that manages all aspects of fire damage recovery, including the little things that make a house a home. Our goal is to recreate the cozy and comfortable refuge you and your family deserve and need to put the fire behind you.

Favorite furnishings, knick-knacks, and decor also need expert restoration services when fire damages your Edgewater home. Our technicians receive thorough IICRC and Corporate training in techniques to clean treasured possessions after a fire. Proper cleaning depends on an assessment of the nature of the fire residue, which can be greasy, sticky, or dusty. Different cleaning products and tools are used according to the type of soiling and the material of which the item is made. Careful detail work combined with proper cleansers and tools result in outcomes that restore your prized possessions to pre-loss condition, whenever possible. Ask us about the ESPORTA cleaning machine.
 
We also pay careful attention to fixtures, wall coverings, window treatments, and trim as we move through your fire damaged house. Our on-site and remote cleaning options are states of the art. SERVPRO is an industry leader for a good reason, requiring our highly qualified and certified staff to pursue continuous educational opportunities to stay on top of best practices for fire damage restoration. Our vision is clear, and our only goal realized  when you walk back into a home that looks, smells, and feels “Like it never even happened.”
 
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville is not satisfied until you are comfortably settled back into your home, all fire damage restored to pre-loss condition. Our franchise awaits your call at (321) 264-0205, day or night, every day of the year.
 
 
 
 

Commercial Water Removal in New Smyrna Beach is the Quickest Way to Repair Office Ceiling Tiles

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal in New Smyrna Beach is the Quickest Way to Repair Office Ceiling Tiles SERVPRO Keeps New Smyrna Beach Ceilings Dry and Offices Open

SERVPRO Works Fast to Keep Your Business Up and Running

Many businesses in this region of Florida have experienced flooding. In fact, it was only last October that Hurricane Matthew blew through town and filled hundreds of buildings with water. So, dealing with excess moisture is nothing new for the area.

Nevertheless, the restoration of water damaged businesses involves much hard work. Flooding can be particularly devastating for offices because the loss of paper records can cause havoc with customers, vendors, and suppliers. This issue is why commercial water removal in New Smyrna Beach needs to be arranged as soon as a problem has been identified.

Often, further damage is caused when water trapped in the roof (after a storm) leaks through ceiling tiles. Fortunately, the experts at SERVPRO can dry out damaged ceiling materials in a matter of days, if they are salvageable.

The Decision to Restore
At SERVPRO, we treat all damaged items with courtesy and respect, whether they are in an office or a retail store. However, every building contains a wide range of materials, and some are easier to dry and clean than others. In the interest of fairness and good business sense, our technicians always offer their opinion on whether or not an item is worth restoring. It is then up to you, and your insurance company to decide how to proceed.

This is relevant to ceiling tiles because they are easy to dry, but water intrusion can end up leaving unsightly brown stains. Some business owners choose to replace the roof of an affected room in its entirety after space has been thoroughly dried out. On the other hand, as ceiling tiles are fitted segmentally, we can also remove the stained pieces and dry and clean the rest. The size of the affected area, the quality of the tiles and the suspension hardware, all have a voice in the scope of the water damage.

The Drying Process
Once the technicians have had a good look at the damage, they will be able to formulate a plan for drying and restoring the ceiling. The first thing that they will do is remove the tiles because they can dry faster in a temperature controlled area. Also, if there is moisture present in the roof of the tiles, it needs to be eliminated first.

Fortunately, office spaces are usually are an open floor plan and relatively easy to get around. Lifting and positioning dehumidifiers inside the ceiling cavity should be fairly straightforward. The process can be complicated somewhat if there is much ductwork to dry, but we can work around it or clean HVAC systems with deodorizers and fans if necessary. Typically, with significant water intrusion above the ceiling, the entire infrastructure requires an evaluation to determine the degree of restoration.

Restoring water damaged ceiling tiles is just one of the tasks which SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach/Titusville deals with on a regular basis. We are a highly experienced water damage repair company, and we are based in your area. Call us 24/7 at (321) 264-0205 for immediate help.

Water Removal for a Cocoa Property

1/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal for a Cocoa Property Drying Flooring is Part of Water Damage Restoration in New Smyrna Beach

Steps to Take to Reduce Water Damage to Your Home

Hurricane season is over, but a heavy rain can still wreak havoc on your home. If it's not the rain, a broken pipe or clogged drains can be just as dangerous to your property. Regardless of the source, flooding can quickly ruin parts of your home if you don't get rid of it. SERVPRO has decades of water removal experience to help you stop the clock on continuing damage and return your home (and you) back to its original state. It's why we maintain a 24-hour response team to meet any need in every crisis.

Time is critical to saving your Cocoa property from extended water damage. After you call us, there are a few things you can do before we arrive to both minimize the damage and enable us to get started faster. First, block the source of the water if you can and turn off the electricity. Do this only if it is safe; do not step into any water if the power is still on.

If you have any breakable or high-value items that you're concerned about, remove them outside of your home to a safe place. This also applies to smaller furniture items such as kitchen chairs. The larger the area our response team has to maneuver once we arrive means the quicker we can remove large furniture items out of your home, get our equipment in place and start pumping out the water.

Once our team gets in, they'll immediately begin pumping out the standing water. Our commercial grade pumps can remove water from even a large home in a matter of hours. Now, our technicians will deploy specialized water extractors. These devices are designed to draw water from carpets and wood floors without damaging the fibers or the floorboards. If there is padding underneath the carpet, it may be necessary for the response team to pull up the carpet to either dry or replace it depending on how soaked it might be.

Next, we'll test to see how high the moisture level is in your home. If it is too high, and typically it is, technicians will set up dehumidifiers to draw water from the air and lower levels to normal. Once that is accomplished, we'll move your large furniture items back into your home.

With highly trained personnel, an extensive inventory of the best equipment in the business and decades of experience, SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville is here to help you. Call us today at (321) 264-0205 to get started.