Preparing for Storm Season in New Smyrna Beach
Located on the beautiful eastern coast of Florida, New Smyrna Beach is known for its beaches, fishing, and surfing. However, it is also located in an area that is prone to hurricanes and other storms. As a result, it is crucial for residents and visitors to be prepared for the possibility of a storm. Especially during hurricane season which runs from June 1st to November 30th this year.
Here are some tips for preparing for storm season in New Smyrna Beach:
- Create an emergency plan. This plan should include a list of important contact information, such as the names and phone numbers of your family members, friends, and neighbors. It should also include a plan for how you will evacuate if necessary.
- Assemble an emergency kit. This kit should include food, water, first aid supplies, and other essential items that you will need in the event of a storm.
- Secure your home. This may include boarding up windows, securing loose items in your yard, and trimming trees.
- Stay informed. Monitor the weather forecast and listen to local news broadcasts for updates on storm conditions.
By following these tips, you can help to ensure your safety and the safety of your property in the event of a storm.
Here are some additional tips for preparing for storm season in New Smyrna Beach:
- Have a plan for your pets. If you are forced to evacuate, make sure you have a plan for your pets. Many shelters do not allow pets, so you may need to find a pet-friendly hotel or boarding facility.
- Consider purchasing flood insurance. Flood insurance is not required, but it can be a lifesaver if your home is damaged by flooding.
- Get to know your neighbors. In the event of a storm, it is important to be able to rely on your neighbors for help. Get to know your neighbors and make a plan for how you will communicate with each other during a storm.
By following these tips, you can help to make sure you are prepared for the next storm that comes your way.
Additionally here are more resources that can help you prepare for this year's storm season In New Smyrna Beach.
Should you suffer from storm damage or water damage this hurricane season, our SERVPRO storm disaster recovery team makes it so we can help all of those in need that had water damage and other storm damage losses. Call SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville today for emergency services or a free estimate at (321) 264-0205! Our calls are never outsourced so you will always speak to someone on our team! We are here to help and can return your property back to "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO Gives back to New Smyrna Beach Community on Saturday
On Saturday, April 29, volunteers participated in the city of New Smyrna Beach’s Community Outreach Giveaway.
On Saturday, April 29, SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville participated in the city of New Smyrna Beach’s Community Outreach Giveaway at Pettis Park for those who are still displaced from last year’s catastrophic hurricanes Ian and Nicole.
The event which began at noon and lasted until around 4 p.m., was in the city’s historic west side. Sponsored by the City of New Smyrna Beach, as well as numerous local religious affiliates and commercial businesses, the event gave away free food, clothing, and door prizes, as well as providing plenty of activities for all ages.
Volunteers from SERVPRO of New-Smyrna Beach-Titusville contributed to the event by raffling off four major door prizes, one specifically for the overall event, and the other three as part of their hurricane preparedness/continuing education initiative. These prizes included a solar-powered radio with an additional phone charger, and two emergency preparation backpacks (one for an adult, the other for a child) filled to the brim with items necessary for the health and safety of individuals during catastrophic storms.
These items were also carefully selected in conjunction with the city to provide continuing education for community members in anticipation of the upcoming hurricane season. Other continuing education materials provided to the public included SERVPRO’s Home Emergency Kits, which contain individually filled booklets stored together in a waterproof, plastic zipped folder to be stored in an easily accessible spot in case of emergencies. Volunteers also gave away plenty of other SERVPRO pens, notebooks, and other swag to community members who visited their tent.
The overall participation in the event was part of SERVPRO’s continuing education efforts. By playing a role in the community by providing the tools necessary to get through catastrophic events, SERVPRO is there every step of the way, helping people take back control of their lives.
Is Your New Smyrna Beach-Titusville Business Hurricane Ready?
In less than a few months, Floridians will kick off the official hurricane season, which, according to the National Weather Service, starts June 1 ends on November 30.
According to a report released by AccuWeather, those in the Sunshine State who are still recovering from punishing hurricanes, such as Ian and Nicole, say the state will once again be at a higher risk than other parts of the country. And, as many of us have seen, hurricanes are not particular about what type of properties it effects. Many commercial property owners and building managers fall victim to catastrophic damage.
As a building owner or manager in a coastal state, especially small businesses, losing your storefront and merchandise can cost more than just money. It can cost your very own livelihood. Sometimes, this damage is unavoidable. But oftentimes, it is a matter of careful planning and preparedness before the storms that can be a matter of your overall business’s survival. Here are a few key steps to take to remain vigilant about hurricane preparedness.
This might seem cut and dry, but it is crucial for those who operate along the coastline to know their risk. And this doesn’t exclude those who are further inland. Ask your local emergency management office about the history of hurricanes in and around your facility. Contact your local SERVPRO franchise to schedule a full-walk through, including an emergency readiness plan created by our field experts, specifically tailored to your commercial business. Consider investing in flood insurance if you have not already. This will greatly speed your recovery if a hurricane does cause flooding. To learn more about flood insurance, contact your insurance company, or visit floodsmart.gov.
Prepare your site by having a local roofer or facilities crew member remain diligent about keeping your roof free and clear of debris. This also includes trimming any overhanging tree branches, as well as removing any loose objects. Get a pre-storm inspection from your local SERVPRO professional. Our full-service mitigation services also include maintenance performance such as sealing, clearing out drains, and more. Verify electrical wires are adequately anchored to the roof, and check that hatches and doors on HVAC units, electrical boxes, and other fixtures are closed and locked.
Along with your local SERVPRO franchise, make sure to have a good list of preferred vendors that operate inside and outside your business. These third parties, which are also listed in every specific ERP created by your SERVPRO professional, are vital, especially during state-wide emergencies.
Do you have the contact information for your power company handy? What about your internet provider? This includes, along with the phone number, a direct link to the company website, which often will post regular updates to outages. Having your insurance agent or broker’s contact is critical. Make sure to touch base to ensure you are fully ready and covered by storm protection. Have the local number for your emergency responders and local law enforcement. Be aware of your location within the municipality to ensure you get the most accurate and quickest response.
Property damage not only leaves you exposed to the elements, but also makes your business vulnerable to other forms of serious loss.
Make sure to back up all of your data. Ask yourself: is my data backed up off-site? How often? How are my proprietary company secrets protected? Check with your insurance provider about your coverage prior to any storm. Do you have a phone chain for contacting employees regarding closings? Have you correctly identified essential workers? Does everyone know where to go in an emergency, whether to evacuate or shelter in place?
Consider implementing a contingency operations plan for after the hurricane strikes. Practice your plan with employees and stakeholders every few months. This will also help you to anticipate any changing variables and challenges.
Along with a hurricane preparedness kit, commercial businesses should also set aside a reserve ready in case the storm makes landfall. This should not only be enough to cover not just the initial cost of supplies, but also any extra materials needed for the days after the storm. And, just setting aside extra disaster response supplies that are more inclined to run out, such as batteries and non-perishables, give you a leg-up when it comes to competing businesses that might not have done the same.
Even if your property is only predicted to succumb to the high wind elements of a tropical storm doesn’t mean that you should skimp on stashing extra supplies. Always have a storage supply of material to protect the exterior of your building. This includes any materials recommended for boarding up the doors and windows of your business. Whether you are on a floodplain or not, make sure you have enough sandbags to keep the heavy rain outside of your property. Stash a few tarps and long, strong nails in case the strong wind tears a hole through your roof. Even a tiny leak, especially in a catastrophic storm, can have a devastating impact.
Better yet? Call your New Smyrna Beach/Titusville SERVPRO franchise today to schedule a walk-through from one of our own field experts who can identify even the smallest of issues that could have a major structural impact when mixed with the elements of a catastrophic storm.
Our storm disaster recovery team make it so we can help all of those in need that had water damage and other storm damage losses. Call SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville today for a free estimate at (321) 264-0205! Our calls are never outsourced so you will always speak to someone on our team! We are here to help and can return your property back to like it never even happened.
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Our team at SERVPRO has seen it all from people losing their home for weeks or months due to fires and floods. We are here to make it like it never happened! With every job being different we handle every job with great care and focus. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach cares about your property and belongings within because we know it is your lifestyle, your business and your home. Our means a lot to us and we intend to care for all of our customers as if it was our home or business.
Our Staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville.
We strive to be active in our New Smyrna Beach- Titusville Community. Residents can depend on SERVPRO to arrive on the scene professionals with the top of line training and certifications. As we’ve grown, our mission has never changed. We serve the people, businesses, and organizations of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville that help makes our community prosper.
If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today at (386)-409-9080! We can provide rapid emergency response 24 hours a day 365 days a year! We will be sure to commit to making it “Like it never even happened.”
Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.
As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, you can depend on SERVPRO, whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or your upholstery cleaned. We have the training, experience, and equipment to make your house feel like home again.
- 24-hour emergency service
- Highly trained restoration technicians
- Faster to Any Sized Disaster
- A trusted leader in the restoration industry with more than 2,000 franchises
- Advanced restoration and cleaning equipment
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As the #1 choice in the cleanup and restoration industry, we can help you every step of the way. From immediately after the disaster to returning your property to its preloss condition, we want to make the process as smooth as possible.
When your commercial property is suddenly hit with damage due to a storm, flood, fire or other disaster, it can leave you, your employees and customers in shock. It’s important to know that you have professional large-loss specialists to handle the restoration process as quickly as possible so that you can get back to business. SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team is an elite team of technicians. We’re strategically located and prequalified to respond Faster to any size disaster.
Available 24/7Storms and other disasters can strike at any time of the day or night, so we are ready to help as soon as we’re needed.
Personal AttentionEach large loss project is managed by a project manager from your local SERVPRO location. They’re backed by the SERVPRO headquarters operations team to help you have the smoothest restoration experience possible.
Commercial Large Loss DivisionOur Disaster Recovery Teams are composed of elite technicians who have the training and resources to handle large-loss events for industries that have included hospitals, universities and government facilities.
Easier Insurance Claims ProcessSERVPRO will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience.
Preparing Before an Emergency Strikes
Since you never know when an emergency will come, preparing ahead of time can save you a lot of stress if it does happen. You can sign up for SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile for your business or commercial property. You’ll work with your local SERVPRO professional to come up with a plan of action in the event of an emergency or large-loss event. You can also ask about our other related services including the Priority Response Service, pre-staged power services, tarping, sandbagging and more.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville we offer a wide variety of commercial services and are available to service you at any time needed!
Call us today at (386) 409-9080
How to protect your home or property from fire damage in NSB & Titusville?
There are many things in your home that pose the risk of starting a fire, even accidentally. Here are some simple, proactive things you can do lower your risk of being victim to a house fire:
Install and maintain smoke alarms in kitchen, laundry room, garage, and in each bedroom.
Test smoke alarms every month and replace batteries twice a year-when you change your clocks in the Fall and Spring.
Replace smoke alarms after 10 years of service.
Install a fire extinguisher and learn how to use it.
Don't leave burning candles unattended and be sure to extinguish cigarettes fully.
Stay away from pools, lakes, or other large bodies of water.
Ensure electrical wiring and extension cords don't run under rugs, over nails, or in high traffic areas, and that they are replaced if frayed or cracked.
- Keep matches and lighters away from children.
- Store paint thinners and gasoline in regulation containers away from heat sources.
- Use outlet surge protectors for electronic equipment.
- Portable electric heaters should have safety-certification label from a testing organization, such as UL (Underwriting Laboratories), and should be turned off when you are asleep or not at home.
- Keep all objects at least 3 feet away from space heater.
- Have fireplace and chimney cleaned and inspected annually. Add a secure screen to your fireplace.
- Keep stairways clear.
- Ensure all windows can be opened easily.
- If you have double-cylinder deadbolts on your doors, keep the keys where all family members can quickly reach them in the event of fire.
- Clean dryer vent regularly and lint filter after each use.
- Clean range hoods and vents regularly.
- Install individual shut-off valves for gas appliances.
- Consider installing a central station fire alarm. We offer significant discounts for homes protected by alarm systems and/or automatic fire sprinklers.
- Prepare and regularly update a Home Inventory List, photographing or videotaping the contents of every room, including the garage, for your records. Keep these records off the premises or in a safety deposit box.
These are all great tips from SERVPRO of NSB & Titusville as our goal is to keep damages to a minimum and repair/restore as needed!
Fire Damage Restoration
Restoring your home or business after fire damage to its pre-fire condition is our main goal. As a leading fire damage restoration company, we specialize in fire damage cleanup and fire damage restoration, smoke damage cleanup, and removal of smoke odors. Our team will deep-clean and remove soot from walls, carpets, and upholstery.
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SERVPRO® of NE Florida Named Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the Florida Gators
SERVPRO is proud to announce its continued partnership with Florida Gators athletics through the 2023-24 athletic season. The new agreement, which includes the teamwork of multiple SERVPRO franchises across the state, is with Florida Gators Sports Properties, LEARFIELD's dedicated team representing the University Athletic Association (UAA).
A leader in the fire, water and bioremediation industry for more than 50 years, SERVPRO becomes the “Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the Florida Gators.” In addition to use of official Gators’ marks, the SERVPRO brand will be represented at numerous official university athletic platforms, including radio game broadcasts, social media content and in-venue signage.
“SERVPRO and Florida Gators both continuously strive to be the best—whether that is on the court, the field of play or in the community,” said Bryce Clark, owner of SERVPRO of Jacksonville South. “SERVPRO’s teammates across Florida are dedicated to serving our customers and look forward to cheering on the Gators.”
“We’re pleased to call SERVPRO a member of our corporate partner family,” said Scott Stricklin, Athletics Director at the University of Florida. “We appreciate their ongoing support of the Gators and our athletics programming, and we welcome them back in this exclusive sponsorship category.”
In complete collaboration with UF, LEARFIELD’s Florida Gators Sports Properties team extends the affinity of the Gators’ brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate sports fan base.
Signs Your Florida East Coast Home Might Have Mold, and 4 Ways to Rule out Leaks as the Culprit
A SERVPRO professional peels back a wall to expose hidden mold growth.
We all know it—the incessant sound of the “drip drip drip” of a leaking pipe. But did you know that this noise could be an indicator of something much more sinister, on top of already being an annoyance to your ears?
That’s because leaking pipes, whether they are big or small, can cause a myriad of problems for the average homeowner. In fact, one of the most common problems that property owners can sustain is water damage. And, broken and leaky pipes rank second in both frequency and severity, according to the yearly total of claims resulting in water damage.
And repeated moisture in your residence, especially in more humid states such as Florida, could be a primary culprit for an infestation of mold. Luckily, there are a few steps to take to quickly identify this issue and preventative measures to maintain a mold-free home.
1.) Location, location, location
As stated before, leaking pipes are the top indicator of a future mold infestation. However, there are a few other locations that provide the perfect dark, damp atmosphere for mold. This includes places that have repeated and undetected leaks, primarily from other cases of water damage. Be sure to also check behind walls, your ceiling, and even flooring for moisture build-up. These instances could also lead to overall product deterioration, and oftentimes, mold and mildew—which make for an almost perfect pairing.
2.) Timing is key.
Mold can grow on almost any surface in your home that remains wet or in an area with excess moisture within 48 to 72 hours. Often, this happens even after repairs are made. This is why it is imperative to call a SERVPRO expert even if the leak seems innocently small or has created little damage.
3.) Make emergency repairs.
While this seems like a no-brainer, the truth is when a leak is not repaired properly, water can and will continue to pool. This water is now creating the perfect hang-out for mold and mildew. And, if it is in an area without proper airflow (i.e., a basement, attic, etc.) the mold damage can be extensively worse. This is because mold is notorious for being good at hiding, and can end up in areas that may not be detected for months.
Consider turning your water off. This will make repairing the water pipe leak much easier. Make sure to regularly check the area for at least a few weeks. If the water does show up again, call one of our SERVPRO professionals sooner than later. They will not only be able to quickly identify the underlying cause but take the proper steps to remediate the damage from start-to-finish.
4.) What’s that smell?
Another good indicator that there might be mold still lingering in your household is the smell. Have you noticed a damp smell or musty odor in your home? This is often another sign of water damage and is usually the strongest around the area where the water damage occurred.
If you think that your New Smyrna Beach or Titusville home has a leak or signs of water damage, your local SERVPRO professional is here to help. Our highly trained technicians can mitigate and dry out the excess moisture quickly before the structural integrity of your home becomes at risk for secondary damages and mold growth. Acting quickly and avoiding any delays when dealing with water damage and excess moisture not only save your home's structural integrity but lessens the amount of time needed to get your home back to normal, but the timely response can also aid in keeping overall costs down. Call us at 321-291-2023 to schedule a FREE estimate, or for emergency services 24/7/365!
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Do you have water damage?
What is water damage? What is the process of fixing a water damage in your home? Do you need emergency Services? Well, SERVPRO of Flagler offers free estimates and provides emergency services and has for many years! Water damage describes various possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, mold growth, bacteria growth, rusting of steel, swelling of composite woods, de- laminating of materials such as plywood, short-circuiting of electrical devices, etc. The process of a water damage upon arrival of our team is to do moisture readings and remove excess water from the area whether it be a few puddles or a good amount of standing water. After that our team will assess the situation and begin the dry out and restoration steps and then also replace or reconstruct due to damages. We relay information and communicate with you and insurances as needed until and then even after to check up to make sure the disaster was like it never happened!
Customer Water damage testimonial:
"This company did a fantastic job for a family with four children under 10 years old and the unfortunate situation of an upstairs plumbing leak. They came in the middle of night and saw the job through for four days until all moisture was remediated. Such professional caring is refreshing."
Do you have Fire Damage?
What is Fire damage? What is the process of fixing a Fire damage in your home? Fire damage is the physical damage done to a property as a result of burning. This damage could be caused directly by the flames or indirectly by the smoke and other corrosive substances emitted by the fire. This damage is one of the types of insurance coverage available in property insurance. Our team has specialized equipment to deodorize the smoke and soot smell from your walls, carpets, and upholstery. We will ensure your home returns to “like it never even happened”. We are also a licensed General Contractor to repair the damaged walls, ceilings, and floors to pre-fire condition. We can also board up windows or doors that may have been broken when the fire was active. Our team can use tarps to help with damaged roofs to help reduce further water damage. This is all part of the process however it can differ from job to job and while each one can be its own level of devastating, we handle every fire job with care and are here to make it 'Like it never happened".
Customer Fire damage testimonial:
"We are very pleased with the results of our experience with SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville. Technicians were courteous, accommodating, and skilled, doing their best to help us meet our deadlines for this rental unit. Office staff were courteous, as well, very efficient and helpful in dealing with our insurance carrier. We highly recommend SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville.
These are just a couple of examples, but these are not just a coincidence, they are a standard that we hold ourselves too! SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville is available 24/7 for all your calls at this number! 321-264-0205
New Smyrna &Titusville are bound to be wet with storms, water ways and accidents!
How do these cities get wet?
Water damage comes in various forms and ways. Sometimes water damage can create more problems! Water damage in New Smyrna & Titusville can come from various scenarios regarding at home or business appliances or systems malfunctioning. This can come from for example a dishwasher, washing machines, tub or sink overflow, ac unit and broken/burst pipes. These are not the only way these large cities get wet! The storms play a big factor in this as they can flood many homes and businesses at one time. We don't see as many storms but when they come through, they typically tend to be the most damaging water damage that we see. SERVPRO of New Smyrna beach & Titusville operates on a 24/7 schedule to keep your damages to a minimum, so call us when your first notice the damaged area/areas. Our team has several years of experience and hands on training to get any water damage caused by a storm looking like new!
Who to call?
Whenever a Storm or Emergency situation arises in the South Volusia or Northern Brevard counties you can count on SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville to be there 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help our residents and businesses with their water damaged properties. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. SERVPRO has the resources to provide service to any size job from a one room water damage to a whole commercial buildings flooding. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment and techniques to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our local technicians are certified by IICRC in water fire mold remediation - mitigation and will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.
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