Tropical Storm Eta
Are you prepared for Storm Eta? With this tropical storm upon us it is time to be prepared. We are nearing the end of storm season, however there are still a few concerning weather patterns hovering out in the ocean. Here are a few things to expect and be prepared for as this storm closes in on our areas.
- Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away. Be extra careful when walking outside. Storm damage such as downed power lines and fallen debris could injure you.
- 6 hours before arrival. Close storm shutters if possible and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows could injure you. Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer.
- 6 to 12 hours before arrival. Turn on your TV/radio, or check your local government’s website frequently. You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions. Charge your phone. You’ll have a full battery if you lose power.
- 12 to 36 hours before arrival. Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away. These may become a safety hazard. Bookmark your local government’s website. This gives you quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.
- 36 to 48 hours before arrival. Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
In the future as a storm is coming make sure that you are stocked up on all the necessities such as baby diapers, medicine, enough food and water for you, your family, and your pets. Also make sure that anything valuable is not plugged in at the time the storm hits, or if it is, make sure it is plugged into a surge protector.
If you or any neighbors are affected by the storm please reach out to us for remediation. We would be happy to come out and take a look for you!
In Florida colder weather can vary from 60 degrees down to 30 degrees at the coldest times of the year depending where you are at. With these cold days comes all of the creatures and dying plants as well.
We all want to open the windows and air out our buildings and home but it does need to be done with caution. An open window means letting in moisture, animals and other things that may or may not be in the air.
The best way to get your home and office feeling refreshed and easier to breath in, is cleaning in. We can come in and clean all of the floors from tile to carpet and do a full duct cleaning to get any of the lingering dirt and dust hiding in there. We can even do your dryer vents to prevent a fire hazard down the road.
On top of all of that, it is a more welcoming environment for your customers and clients going into this holiday season with a clean environment. We can top off your clean environment with a COVID cleaning as well for a sanitary environment.
Enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season!
As we learn and grow in our community it is important to support each other and keep each other's businesses running.
One of the biggest ways to help support us and our local businesses is to rate and review us. You can find us on all the major platforms. We would love to hear from you and even more would love your support.
During this time of COVID many businesses are struggling and need your support. Following, rating and subscribing helps us with our rating on how we are seen, how we are awarded some jobs and how we are seen by the community. We are looking forward to the time when we can all come together in person as a community.
Until we meet again please reach out to us on social media or if you have a need for any kind of work let us know! We are still open and fully operational, as well as giving our free estimates as always.
"Like it never even happened."
Tail Gating Season
This year tail gating is going to look a little different but I am sure there will be a good amount of cook outs and football watching still happening.
When grilling out in any environment it is important to make sure you are using the proper protocols and maintaining a safe environment.
Here are some of the DO's:
Do keep the grill or smoker a safe distance from the home.
Do maintain a clean grill to ensure there is no build-up of grease or embers.
Do check the fuel source to make sure there are no leaks or still burning coals.
Now for some of the DON'T s:
Don't allow small children near the grilling or smoking area.
Don't turn the gas on while the lid is shut.
Don't leave the grill unattended. This could easily lead to a fire or harm to another individual.
Don't grill or smoke indoors.
Don't BBQ too much food at once. Excess grease can cause a fire very quickly.
Enjoy watching your team however you can this season and be safe!
Make Sure You Are Prepared!
SERVPRO offers a unique plan for commercial businesses which ensures that we will be the fastest and most able to take care of your business when something goes wrong. We would love the opportunity to come out and explain how it works in person, more in depth. For now, here is a brief snapshot to get you going.
For our Emergency Ready Profiles we come out and walk the entire grounds with you, this could be small building or a 20 acre campus. We will look for things like shut off valves, the fastest and more discrete way into the building approved by you, and where our employees should park during the time of service.
After we have been onsite with you, we will come back to our offices and put together your profile. We do both a hard copy to be kept onsite, if for some reason we were to loose power. We will also do an online version that is accessible to you at anytime and easily make edits to when needed.
Our program is open to any and all commercial businesses and will come greatly in hand in a time of need. This program speeds up the entire process and get you back to work sooner.
Please call us to set up an appointment today!
"Like it never even happened."
When a major storm hits and you or your business are affected you want a team that will be there quickly and make sure you are their number one priority. SERVPRO has a team big enough, no matter the size of the event to take care of your commercial business and your personal properties as well.
Once we know the extent of the damage of a storm we send all available franchises to that are to help clean up and help all of those who need it. With SERVPRO we are faster to any site with the equipment and team members needed to do the work required.
Here are some the storms SERVPRO has come and helped with in recent years:
- 2017 California wildfires
- 2017 Hurricane Irma
- 2017 Hurricane Harvey
- 2016 Hurricane Matthew
- 2015 Carolina floods
- 2014 Polar Vortex
- 2012 Sandy
- 2010 Nashville floods
- 2008 Ike
- 2007 Chicago floods
- 2007 Ohio floods
- 2007 California wildfires
- 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita
SERVPRO is here to make it "Like it never even happened." We are here to help!
When is the last time you cleaned........?
When is the last time you cleaned out your dryer vent? We all clean out the lint trap in the dryer but when is the last time you cleaned out the entire tube that goes out the side of the house or up to the attic?
When you do not regularly clean this out, it can become a major fire hazard for your home. Built up lint and dust can quickly become a large fire affecting your home or business. Lint and dust are highly flammable.
Lint and dust are so flammable it can be used as a starter to get your fire pit going without doing much damage to the environment.
We do dryer vent and duct cleanings year round to make sure your home is kept safe and clean. Give us a call today to schedule your dryer vent and/or duct cleaning for a little more peace of mind.
SERVPRO - "Like it never even happened."
Being the business we are we tend to have repeat questions. There is a lot to know about our industry, however if you have never dealt with a loss you may not have a clue about what to do. We would like to post some of out most frequently ask questions and their answers here to give you a little in-site.
What should I do until you arrive?
- You should find the source of the leak if possible, and turn it off. You should also pick up any rugs or things on the floor that could get damaged.
How quickly will you guys be here?
- We are always prompt to a loss to try and contain the damage. Our SERVPRO rule is 1-4-8. We contact the customer within 1 hour, onsite within 4 hours, and drying measures and plan in place by 8 hours. We try to go above those measures and be onsite within 1 hour if possible.
How much is the fee to have you come out and look at an issue for an estimate?
- We do not charge estimate fees. We believe that we are you should not be charged for us to come out and look to give you a quote.
Do you do mold testing?
- We do not do mold testing in house but we do have a few that we recommend. If you are look for an air quality assessor please still give us a call. We are happy to recommend companies we have worked with and trust. After they come out and test, we would be honored to come out and do the restoration work.
Stay tuned for more FAQs.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville
As your home gets older you are probably noticing things are starting to get out of date. If you bought a home that was styled a little more retro, it may have been out of date to begin with. While some people really like the throw back look of the '70's or '80's it could actually be causing you harm and have potential issues.
I may have lost a few of you at this point with my previous statement. Some of the potential issues I am referring to are dust, dirt, and mildew. Over time carpets, couches, and curtains can build up these nasty substances. Curtains can be cleaned, however carpets are much harder. Over time this build-up happens all the way down to the padding and below. Ideally they recommend replacing your carpet every 10 years, some may push it to 20 years if taken care of correctly.
Some of the potential issues I mentioned earlier could lead to a fire starting more easily. Carpets and drapes that are outdated are highly flammable. These goods are highly flammable not only because of the material they were made with back them but also because of the buildup. The more dust, dirt, and buildup of materials can cause a fire to go from very small to engulfing the entire home very quickly.
Make sure to change out these goods in the recommended time frame otherwise your home could fall victim to these problems.
Did you know SERVPRO also does remodels?
Give us a call at (321)264-0205
We are here to help!
Everyone talks about spring cleaning but not summer cleaning. In Florida it is important to keep up maintenance all year round with the humidity. In Florida Humidity often causes growth on the outside of the building or build-up in the vents if the A/C is set to high.
Now is the time to have your A/C checked out for a tune-up. After you A/C tuneup has been done it is a great idea to have the air ducts cleaned as well. Air duct cleaning ensure that the ducts are working properly, no build up of dust or debris and that the air quality in the building is as clean as it can be from the system after it has been serviced.
We can do any size system for a duct cleaning, we just need to know where the units are located. Now is the time to get set-up and cleaned for the summer months. Keep in mind we also do carpet, tile, and concrete floor cleanings! We are here to help whenever you need us!
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville