COVID-19 & SERVPRO
SERVPRO is here to help during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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SERVPRO in New Smyrna Beach (NSB) - Titusville remains open and available to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. SERVPRO offers bioremediation and biohazard cleaning services as a way to combat areas in your home or business that may be affected by COVID-19.
SERVPRO is the number one choice in cleanup and restoration, and we want you to be able to take advantage of any necessary services as it relates to COVID-19. Please be in touch with our team to get more information.
Here for you in this time of need
COVID-19 brings uncertainty to many things in all our daily lives. We here at SERVPRO want you to know we are here for you. Our doors will continue to be open for all your emergencies and cleaning needs.
We offer an extensive cleaning to wipe out any germs caused by the virus. We are prepared with the proper recommended gear and cleaning supplies. It does not matter the job size, big or small, we are here to help.
SERVPRO covers a wide array of services from carpet cleanings to biohazard clean-up and emergency water losses. Fell free to reach out to us if you have any questions on any services we provide. We are here during this time of need to help with anything we can.
Phone: (386) 447-2202
How can you be best prepared for COVID-19 in here home? We want you to be the most prepared you can in this time of uncertainty. Below we have put together some best practices according to the CDC’s guidelines.
Get together a plan for your home. Started out with talking to everyone that lives in your home and consider who is at the greatest risk. Get to know your neighbors and community. Make sure to create an emergency list of resources, include family, friends, resources such as SERVPRO and healthcare providers.
One of the most important steps is to practice and maintain good personal hygiene and cleaning habits for your home. Stay away from those who are sick. If you are sick, stay home, cough or sneeze into your elbow and always wash your hands thoroughly. Continually sanitize and clean your home, unfortunately this also includes laundry as well.
Take time to prepare if your child’s school or daycare close. Know your rights, whether that is working from home or bringing your children with you.
These are some of the most important tips to take in during this time. If you have any questions, concerns or cleaning and emergency needs, please feel free to reach out to us.
Phone: (386) 447-2202
Time to Clean-up
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Fire catastrophes can take everything away from a family or a business. When a fire takes control of a home or business it leaves no electronic or photo untouched. Fires cause mayhem and overturn everything going on, whether it be smoke and soot damage, or the entire structure is compromised.
Now is the time to clean out those dryer vents, A/C units, tile, and carpeted floors. Keeping all these items clean will allow for the home to continue to run the way it should be. If the dryer vent goes uncleaned for an extended period it will back up and could cause a home fire.
Call us at the number listed below to get on the schedule now. We are even running a special!
Phone: (386) 447-2202
The Chicken or The Egg
The old age question is what comes first, the chicken or the egg? In the restoration world the age old question we get asked is " Who should come first, he restoration company or the insurance company?"
Many homeowners thing they should wait for the insurance adjuster to come out before and restoration or mitigation work starts. Waiting on the adjuster could be days or even weeks of waiting. The longer the problem goes without being mitigated, the more could be damages.
The sooner the restoration is started, the sooner you, the homeowner, is back on the path to restoring your home.
If a water loss goes untreated for several days or weeks it could cause growth within the home.
Boiling it all down, the restoration company should be the first one onsite to begin the process, and they will know what they next steps with the insurance company are.
This time of the year brings about all different kinds of weather. Lately there has been crazy winds, hot to cold days, and even tornado warnings.
With all of the different kinds of weather it is a good time time to check your home for any damage and get it repaired before the major weather season.
During the more mild time of the year with spurts of weather will show most any issue that could be a bigger problem during the hurricane season.
Things to check during this time:
- Roof leaks or damage
- Foundation cracks or leaks
- Window leaks or cracks
- Stucco damage
- Plumbing issues
There are several other things that could pop as well, however these are the most common with spurts of weather that need to be watched.
Fire in Bank
A Local bank had an incident with a television catching fire. This particular bank did not have a fire suppression system, which lead to further damage. The television caused smoke and soot throughout the bank affecting the majority of the goods and furniture in it.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville was quick to respond to the event. We were able to save and pack out some of the other electronics to an onsite storage area.
After all the contents were removed we began the demo on the interior of the building. The majority of the building had to be taken down to the foundation in order to properly remove all smoke and soot. The final step was for us to clean and wipe down all studs and clean all floors to get the building back in tip-top shape.
Time to Check those Batteries
The holidays have come and gone. With the Holidays most families have a stash of batteries for all of those toys bought noninclusive of batteries. Now it is time to check all of your smoke detectors and make sure the smoke detectors are working properly and replace those batteries. Low batteries in a smoke detector can cause the alarm to go off unnecessarily or worse not work when there is an actual fire or heavy smoke. While you are checking those smoke detectors you should also check your carbon monoxide detectors as well.
While the ladder is out your family may also have you change a few blown light bulbs and dust any hard areas to reach.
See us at: SERVPRO New Smyrna Beach-Titusville
Or call us at: (321) 264-0205
Storm Provisions Check-up
The Holidays have now past, all the decorations are put away and now the house looks a little empty. This is now the perfect time to look over everything that should be stocked on your provisions check list.
In February we may not be thinking about gallons of water or in the generator needs to be run if it wasn't winterized.
This is now the perfect time to stock up on those nonperishable items. Non perishables can be purchased at anytime and rotated through a stock pile to make sure you always have them on hand.
Having nonperishable items on hand, along with water and a working generator will ensure that you only need to stock up on gas for the generator if a natural disaster happens. You can also stock up on gas and run it through other things such and your lawn equipment if it takes the same type of gas.
It is important to double and even triple check your supplies and lists before they are needed so that you are not left without.
Some of the most common questions we get are about mold. They range from "Is this mold?" to "I have mold, can I get rid of it myself?"
In Florida there is dampness everywhere. Mold or growth is fueled by damp conditions. Some of them love the dark and some of the love the light. There are too many types of mold to list in one post.
Most kinds of most will not cause harm, however when combined with optimal conditions the mold can produce toxins. Some of molds favorite places to hide include cabinets, basements and crawl spaces. The most common places mold are found is the breeding ground of moisture in bathrooms and kitchens.
Who can be affected by mold?
Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. Age and general health are two of the biggest factors that can show if you are affected by Mold. Those that are further along in their years or a very young may have a compromised immune system.
Still interested? Stay tuned for part 2!