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Fire in your South East Volusia Home? SERVPRO is Here to Help!

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Some common questions we hear from residents in New Smyrna Beach that just had a house fire is what do we do next? How can we restore our home from the fire damage? Will our house always smell like smoke? Lastly, how does the soot travel so fast? These are all very valid questions about fire damage restoration and SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville is here to help!

The first step a Volusia County home or business owner should take after having a fire is to call a professional restoration company. The fire could have caused structural damage within the property and it is important to have it assessed for safety reasons. Another aspect a lot of people do not realize is that you probably have water damage as well. This could be from the New Smyrna Fire department or your own efforts trying to put the fire out. This is why speed is key to reduce the secondary damage that can begin. 

SERVPROs fire damage restoration process is to first assess the structural damage, soot debri, and smoke damage. We offer board up and tarps for broken windows or damaged roofs, to again, save your home from secondary damages (rain or even vandalism). We then actually start the fire restoration process, we move in air scrubbers to help deodorize and clean the air, wipe down structures and contents within your home to help with soot and sanitization, and lastly rebuild if needed. 

Your Edgewater home will not always have the smoke and soot damages. We have top of the line equipment like mentioned before, our air scrubbers will help with the smoke damage. We also have air movers and dehumidifiers that will help with possible water damage that has occurred. Also SERVPRO will wipe down everything within your home, the soot on the walls, we offer upholstery cleaning, wiping down even the smallest of things such as books or keepsakes. Soot can travel so fast because it enters your air duct system. We provide a full cleaning service of your HVAC to keep this from happening. This will improve the smell of the home while also removing soot, dust, pollen and debris. We will make your home "Like it never even happened!" 

Call us today at (321) 264-0205 to have one of our production managers provide a free estimate for your home or business. We have an on call team 24/7/365! New Smyrna Beach will always talk to someone from within our office, we never outsource our calls. SERVPRO wants you to have a safe summer! 

In Times of Distress, SERVPRO is Here to Help with Biohazard Cleanup

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro technicians in full proper protective gear to clean a biohazard situation in Edgewater Our team has the proper training and equipment to handle your biohazard situation quickly and with the utmost respect and compassion.

Most Edgewater property owners don't think twice about knowing who to call for a biohazard situation until a situation occurs when you need that service. If it does possibly cross their minds, the word “biohazard” typically is thought to be something like bodily fluids or perhaps toxins that need to be cleaned up. However, biohazard cleanup addresses an array of cleanup situations best left to professionals.

What is Considered Biohazard?

Biohazard situations require the decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, and hoarding- not only can these situations be dangerous but they can also be emotional. At SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville, we offer a variety of biohazard cleaning services like:

  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanups
  • Accident cleanups
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup 

No One Expects to Have a Need for Biohazard Cleanup 

Situations like criminal activity occurring on your property is something that no one is readily prepared for and the aftermath of criminal activity may require professional cleanup. 
Whether you are facing bodily fluid cleanup or hazardous materials, it's best to call professionals who are well-versed in these specialty cleanups and can help you navigate this catastrophe. 

What Happens During a Biohazard Event?

If a severe injury or death event occurs in your home or place of business, the pathogens present when blood and other fluids saturate your floors/carpeting, walls, furnishing, and other surfaces must be removed following applicable safety and health codes. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and local health inspection agencies mandate all needed procedures. In trauma, medical or crime situations, we remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death according to those guidelines. 

No Matter the Traumatic Event, SERVPRO is Here to Help!

No one anticipates a violent crime, death, or other biohazardous situation to occur in their home, but it’s important to know who to call when you need assistance with cleanup. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year—our highly trained technicians are standing by to help in any emergency. We have qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. Understanding the additional stress caused by biohazardous situations, we will always treat your Edgewater property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances. If you need assistance with biohazard cleanup on your property or just have questions on what the next steps are, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville at 321-264-0205

Call today to ensure your New Smyrna Beach Home or Business an Emergency Readiness Profile!

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville offers Emergency Readiness Profiles (ERP) free of charge to all businesses and homeowners. Within the Emergency Readiness Profile, it gives SERVPRO the information to better help you when floods, fires, and storm damage strikes! These events can never be planned and this is why it is important to have one completed as soon as possible for your home or business. 

With Volusia County being in the middle of the rainy and hurricane season it would be of great benefit to have an Emergency Readiness Profile on hand. This exists to help you, the property owner, to save your home from secondary damages. Within the ERP we record information such as where the water shut off is, the power shut off, the security system, and the power shut off is. All of the locations where if water damage occurs we know how to stop the flood, or if fire damage occurs where SERVPRO should be extra cautious. It also gives us insight into how many pieces of mitigation equipment may be needed and how many IICRC Certified technicians should help with the affected area.

SERVPRO also takes notes of special instructions such as where to park our vehicles, how to enter the building, and if our professionals should only use certain staircases or elevators. If your business has special instructions for the residents who live inside, for example an assisted living, the safety protocols our team should follow. SERVPROs ERP also includes information for who the main contact is, who can sign off for the mitigation work to begin, who your insurance company is, and SERVPROs contact information when the storm disaster strikes. SERVPRO also has the ReadyPlan app on your phone so this information can be easily shared among employees. 

All of these contact, location, and special instructions helps SERVPRO help your property. With storm damage, fire damage, water damage, and mold remediation, speed is critical for the mitigation process. The ERP gives our team of IICRC Certified technicians the tools in order to save your property when disaster strikes. SERVPRO will also make sure to call your business before the hurricane hits to let you know that we have the team and resources to help in any disaster. Call SERVPRO  today to set up an appointment to have an Emergency Readiness Profile made for your business at (321) 264- 0205! 

Work with SERVPRO start to finish!

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

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All of our cleanings, restorations and reconstructions are all handled in good time with care. SERVPRO operates on an on call 24/7 basis available for any emergency big or small night or day. With our manpower the team can usually reach you between a 60–90-minute response. 

Steps in chronological order on how we handle jobs broadly:

  1. Technician and production manager or job file coordinator will keep in touch with you and schedule the visit for the service.
  2. Upon technician arrival will be the safety debrief and job setup in the appropriate area. As well as the before job photos.
  3. Depending on the damage and the job our team will move items from the damaged area to prevent items from further damage and restore the items if they have been damaged.
  4. Next the SERVPRO team will use the top-of-the-line IICRC certified equipment to perform the service to above satisfaction standards. 
  5. Our team will then remove all equipment and replace the items back to the place they were found after walking through with you and taking photos of specifics.
  6. SERVPRO will check on the finished job after 24 hours if needed and touch base with you.

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County operates to provide top customer service and communication as well as the best restoration, cleaning and reconstruction services available. 

From start to finish we communicate the job with you and our team daily and sometimes insurance if necessary. We work efficient and effectively to get you place back to normal and in some cases better than normal.

Signs That You May Have Hidden Water Damage in Your Volusia County Home

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

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Identifying signs of water damage in your Volusia County home sooner rather than later can make a difference in the level of damage and the cost to repair and restore your home to preloss condition. 
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville technicians are ready 24/7/365 to respond to floods, burst pipes, and other water damage-related mishaps, saving time and money by getting to the loss site faster. By having a quick response time to identify and treat problems earlier, we can help prevent situations such as mold growth and secondary damage to the structural components of your home. Here are several signs that could indicate that you have water damage in your home: 

Unusual or Musty Odors

A typical complication of untreated water damage can be an unusual, offputting odor after excess water/moisture is present for an extended period of time. Oxidizing metals, freshly soaked wood, other saturated materials, and long-term mold growth can all create a unique odor throughout your home. SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville technicians can treat the damages causing the unpleasant smell, and then use multiple deodorization methods to rid your home of unwanted smells.

Discolored Materials

Many water damage affected materials may show through discoloration. Pigments used in fabric, paint, flooring, and ceilings can change colors when they come into contact with water. The shape, spread, and specific coloring can vary depending on the amount of water and what material it has already come in contact with. One of the most destructive side effects of water damage can be color bleeding from one fabric to another. 

Dripping or Unusual Water Sounds

Unusual sounds behind walls and below floors could indicate a possible water leak or plumbing issue in your New Smyrna Beach home. Sounds like a steady drip, a whooshing sound, or even a hum could mean something is amiss that you can't directly see. If you hear anything unusual, give us a call. 

SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville is here to help homeowners who experience water damage due to floods, leaks, and other disastrous circumstances and assist in getting their home back together "Like it never even happened." If you experience water damage or believe you might have had past water damage and are now seeing the signs, call us at 321-264-0205 for an emergency 24/7/365 response, or to schedule your free estimate! 

How SERVPRO Handles Your New Smyrna Beach Water Damage!

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

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Residential water damage requires professional assistance to limit damage to your Edgewater home's structural integrity, and contents such as furniture and personal items, as well as help, prevent mold growth and odor issues. Water damage in a home could be the result of many issues such as a roof leak after heavy rainfall, a broken or burst pipe, or even a malfunctioning appliance. In some cases, the amount of excess water in your home can cause problems with flooring and other structural components of your home. At SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville, we have professionally trained technicians ready to respond to your emergency 24/7 to remove excess water and address the damage. The following steps will take place when you call in the water remediation experts at SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville.

Water Damage Assessment 

When our SERVPRO technicians arrive on-site, we will immediately get to work assessing the extent of the water damages. We will determine if the damage has just affected the immediate area and belongings, or if the damage is more widespread into floors, walls, and contents. Once we have established how far the water has traveled and what has been affected, we will have put together a scope of work of your water damage to ensure proper and complete restoration. 

Water Removal and Extraction 

Time is of the essence to keep water damage at a minimum so removing the excess water will begin almost immediately. Extracting the water will remove the majority of the water that is visible. We do that by using powerful pumps that will vacuum substantial amounts of water from your Mims property quickly. Extracting the water as soon as possible helps in preventing secondary damages such as structural issues and mold growth. Once we have removed the excess water, we will move on to the next step which is drying the wetted areas. 

Drying Affected Areas 

The drying process then begins to dry the affected area thoroughly. We use room measurements, temperature, and humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your property quickly and effectively. Once drying equipment is set, SERVPRO technicians will perform daily monitoring to check the drying process and equipment, make any needed changes, and updated the homeowner daily on the drying progress.

Cleaning Affected Items 

After drying equipment has been set, we will shift our focus to cleaning any affected items like rugs, walls, and furniture. 

Addressing Any Remaining Damages 

When the water damage is substantial, it may require other restoration efforts to return your home back to pre-water damage. Additional needs could require reconstruction services like replacing drywall and baseboards, or carpeting and flooring throughout various areas and rooms. Our reconstruction team will review all damages and provide homeowners and insurance with recommendations prior to any work beginning. 

If you find yourself experiencing water damage in your New Smyrna Beach, FL home, let the trained professionals at SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville make it “Like it never even happened.” Our emergency crews are ready to respond 24/7/365, call us at (321) 264- 0205!

The 5 Steps to the Fire Restoration Process for your Ponce Inlet Home!

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

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Whether it started in a nearby brush or right on your stovetop, a fire can wreak havoc on your Ponce Inlet home. That is why it’s crucial to contact SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville fire restoration crew as soon as the damage is done. If you’re wondering how we repair properties, the guide below lists the steps of the restoration process.

5 Steps to the Fire Restoration Process

1. Inspection

SERVPROs fire restoration crew will start by putting on safety gear so they can enter the site without inhaling smoke particles. Then, they’ll conduct a thorough inspection of the building, making a note of any fire, smoke, or water damage they encounter along the way. SERVPRO will also look for broken windows, knocked down doors, or damaged roofs that may need boarding up or tarping. 

2. Containment

To prevent the smoke particles from drifting throughout the property and causing further damage, such as discoloration, SERVPROs fire restoration crew will block off the most damaged areas. This is also important because soot travels and can be seen on walls, floors, contents, and more. If the fire consumed the roof, they will cover the area with a tarp to protect the property from the elements.

3. Water Damage Restoration

If water was used by the property owners or the Ponce Inlet Fire Department to stop the fire from spreading, there may be water damage to address as well. The crew might have to rip out soggy carpets and remove wet wallpaper or insulation to prevent future mold growth. If mold has already begun to grow, they will execute remediation tactics to prevent it from spreading.

4. Fire Damage Restoration

This labor-intensive stage begins with soot removal on the walls and ceilings of the property. The crew has to be careful when removing the smoke damage so that the particles don’t become airborne and circulate throughout the indoor air supply. To remove particles already floating around, they may use an air scrubber. The crew will also work on restoring charred upholstery, window treatments, and mattresses.

5. Home Repair

Finally, the crew will wrap up the fire restoration process by addressing structural and aesthetic damage to the home. This might include reconstructing walls, frames, or support beams, replacing drywall or flooring, and repainting walls.

Home Fires can be devastating both financially and emotionally, especially due to the fact that smoke and water damage from putting out the fire, often amplifies the destruction to both the structure and the contents. At SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville, we are highly trained professionals that will help you recover from devastating fire & water damage if you do suffer a structure fire, but we believe that prevention is better than a cure. However, SERVPRO knows that accidents happen. That is why our team is ready to respond to your emergency 24/7/365!

SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville specializes in water and fire damage clean-up and restoration services for both residential and commercial customers. For more information or to schedule a free estimate, call our office at (321) 264- 0205!

How to Prepare your New Smyrna Beach Home for Storm Season

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

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Major storms can take place year-round and cause water damage, roof damage, and other storm damage, especially in areas prone to hurricanes. Therefore, it is essential to keep an eye on our Edgewater local weather forecast and ensure your home is protected. Preparing in advance can minimize the risk of water damage and other costly problems. Here are a few steps you should take. 

How to Prepare Your Home for Storm Season

  1. Clear Out the Gutters

Gutters and downspouts channel rainwater away from your Sharpes home's roof and foundation. If they are clogged with debris, the water will back up and be diverted indoors. This issue can result in significant water damage, especially if the moisture is undetected. Check your gutters regularly and make sure they're kept clear of leaves and twigs that can inhibit water from flowing freely. 

  1. Keep Trees Healthy

Trees enhance your curb appeal and provide privacy, but they also require proper maintenance. Schedule a New Smyrna Beach professional tree trimming service once a year to eliminate weakened or dead branches that could easily snap off in a storm. Otherwise, the limbs can come crashing down and damage your roof, siding, and windows. In the case that you can not remove these branches in time, SERVPRO does offer board-up and tarp-up services. 

  1. Secure Outdoor Gear

High winds can pick up items and send them flying through the air, which can cause serious damage to your home's exterior. If the weather report predicts a storm, make sure any loose objects are securely tied down or brought inside. For example, look for patio furniture, potted plants, and garden tools. 

  1. Reinforce Doors & Windows

If doors and windows aren't properly sealed, they can provide openings that can allow moisture and debris into your home. Prevent water damage by replacing caulking and weather-stripping whenever they become worn. You can also invest in storm shutters to keep windows from blowing off and avoid breaking glass. 

If you need to schedule water damage services, SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville is here to make it "Like it never even happened." We are locally owned and operated and use the latest drying equipment and techniques to help customers throughout Titusville, FL. Our team will work as quickly as possible to make your living space safe and comfortable after a storm. Call (321) 264-0205 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website to learn more. 

SERVPRO has Top of the Line Equipment for All your Restoration Needs!

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

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Advanced Technology and Techniques

The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville Professionals to restore a property back to pre loss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor. After a flood or a leak occurs in your Edgewater home, it is essential that you act quickly to reduce the chance of secondary water damage. SERVPRO understands having the right equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. 

Water Extraction Equipment

The most effective method of removing moisture from a structure is extraction. This is why it is critical to respond quickly to water damage and to provide emergency mitigation services. We have truck mounted and portable extraction units that pump out hundreds of gallons of water from your Sharpes home or business. 

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture. Our crews will come to monitor the affected area daily, documenting moisture levels to ensure a quick dry time.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. These smells can come from wet carpet, soot along walls after a house fire, and standing sewage after a pipe burst. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process. SERVPRO does not mask a smell, we use Ultra Low Volume foggers and Thermal Foggers to neutralize odor causing particles. 

Call SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville today for all of your water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation and reconstruction needs! 

Florida's Rainy Season is Upon Us!

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville has the manpower and equipment to handle any size disaster. Florida is entering its rainy season where afternoon showers become almost a daily occurrence. This season may bring leaks, flooding, and other water damage to your Edgewater home or business. Call the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your home “Like it never even happened.” 

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first. For your own well-being, is it safe to stay in the house? Water damage can cause a structural comprise in your home, our team is certified to safely locate these points. Here are some tips on what to do after flooding before our SERVPRO crew arrives. 

Remove excess water by mopping up the water on the floor and by blotting. It is essential to wipe excess water from wood furniture after the removal of lamps and tabletop items. To help keep the integrity of your furniture, you can place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. During this summer humidity, it is also recommended to turn your air conditioning on for maximum drying. Your prized possessions such as art objects should be moved to a safe, dry place. 

Some of our tips not to do after a flood is to leave wet fabrics in place and make sure to hang furs and leather goods. In order to help reduce the risk of colors spreading onto unwanted places, do not leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors. For electrical tips, do not use your television or other household appliances. If your ceiling looks wet or even like it is sagging, do not turn your ceiling fixtures on. 

Call us today for a free estimate at (321) 291-2023! SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville has all of your water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, and reconstruction services!