Recent Water Damage Posts
Are You Looking at Buying a New House?
The market for housing is currently favoring sellers, but what do you need to know if you are a buyer? What are some things you should be on the look out for?
Most people have a home inspection done, however they do not cover all of the bases that should be in order to know your potential new home does not have any damage.
When walking through a potential home first check around the outside of the home. Most homes in Florida are a block build with stucco over. Make sure there are no holes or cracks in the stucco that could potentially leak when the sprinklers are on or when it rains. We all know how Florida loves to rain daily during the summer.
Next you should check inside. The main areas of focus should be around any exits such as doors, windows and sliding doors. Do the same here to make sure there are not any holes or cracks for potential leaks. You should also check for discoloration as this could mean there was a leak at one point in time.
Finally check the bathrooms. Look in the vanities to make sure there are no on going leaks from the pipes underneath that could leave the bottom of the vanity discolored or warped from previous or on going damage. Finally check the shower. The shower maybe the hardest place to check as often you cannot see the damage underneath that could be going on. Still be vigilant on the shower to make sure you don't see anything that is off, especially when you turn it on.
If you find anything that looks questionable, give us a call today to set up an appointment and we would be happy to come look at it for you!
Little Guys Too
Why should you chose SERVPRO rather than one of the other small remediation companies in the area?
We have gotten some feed back about from potential customers wanting to support local and support local companies. Trust us when we say no one understands that more than us.
Here at SERVPRO we do get to sport the big logo that is recognized nationwide with our company and the green and orange colors. Along with that when a disaster strikes we also get the support of the entire nationwide team as well. Other franchises will travel to make sure everyone in the area that was affected will be taken care of. This allows us to take care of each and every customer that has called in and needs help right away. This is a giant benefit to not only us but also our customers in a disaster time.
On the flip side of that each franchise including ours that is a part of this giant company as a whole is locally owned and operated, the best of both worlds. So when you call us at your local SERVPRO you get the best of both worlds. You get the support of a massive company, while also knowing your money is being kept local to support other community members and their family's.
Now that the heat of the summer is upon us here in Florida we are spending a lot of time indoors and making our A/C work very hard to keep our homes cool. If you have an older unit your A/C maybe experiencing some things that are unseen to you until they become unsightly.
A/C lines in the attic can sweat or create drips and overtime affect the rest of your home. The A/C sweating can eventually show up on your ceilings or walls as unsightly brown spots.
These brown spots may not be harmful to begin with but if moisture builds up may cause issues down the road with growth. If you start to see these issues occurring it is time to have the unit looked at as well as the affected areas looked at.
An HVAC company should like at the unit and we here at SERVPRO can come out and look at the affected area to tell you if you need to be worried or have any further work done.
In the heat of the summer don't neglect your home. Give us a call to set up your free appointment today!
Use Less Water
While in the thick of the storm season we are thinking about rain and cleaning out our gutters and swells but we also need to think about this inside of our home and preventing fires there as well. Help us during both these ironically rainy and dry times to save water on fire safety.
6.Maintain all cords
We have all see the mess of cords plugged in and tangled together and not well organized. This is a huge fire hazard that should be corrected and maintained immediately.
7. Properly Store flammable products
These products range from hair spray to chemicals we use for cleaning. Make sure to keep these is a cool dry place to prevent a fire. In Florida one of those places does not include to garage because of how hot it gets in there.
8. Be cautious with candles
Never walk away from a lit candle. If a spark or flame jumps it can quickly turn disastrous. You should also be trimming the wicks before every use.
9. Be careful with your fireplace
In Florida there are very few fireplaces but some home do still have them. Make sure to properly maintain them and have the stack cleaned regularly.
10. Keep fire extinguishers around
You should have several fire extinguishers in your home available quickly for anything that might happen at a moments notice. It is also important to make sure they are not expired.
Are you Ready for an emergency?
Water intrusions and losses come at the least expected time. You are never quite ready for them when they happen but that is why we are hear.
For a home water loss it is best for you as a homeowner to know where all of the shut offs are as well as who to call in case of emergency. You should also have your insurance companies information and your personal policy information ready.
This kind of information is not the most fun to put together but can expedite the process if it is at yours and our finger tips to get approvals and make everything "Like it never even happened."
If you are a business we make it even easier! We can come out before an issue comes about and map everything out for you with and Emergency Ready Program. This allows us to know who to contact, who your insurance company is, and where your main shut offs are to minimize the damages to your business and property.
Give us a call today with any questions and to set up a time to schedule your ERP for your business!
Most people don't think about how much the ocean salt air can damage a home on the beach and cause a water intrusion.
These damages can do a large amount of damage inside the home through the smallest hole in the siding or stucco.
If a water intrusion goes unnoticed it could turn into growth in your home and rapidly spread without any signs on the interior of your home. You should always be vigilant about your home and make sure to have anything suspicious looked at.
Luckily at SERVPRO we do free estimates and will be happy to schedule a time to come out and take a look. We have specialized equipment that can help us she behind walls things that otherwise are not visible to the naked eye.
If we find anything that should not be there we will be on it and help make it "Like it never even happened."
Give us a call today to schedule your free estimate today!
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
Yes, Water Can Do That
House plants can cause a lot of damage if they are not taken care of correctly. If you are watering plants inside the home and they are not drained in the sink or have something absorbent underneath them, they can easily damage the floor or drywall surrounding it.
Be careful when watering plants that you do not over water them. This is not only for the safety of the plant but also the safety of your home. In a home environment it is not as easy for plants to dry out like they do in the sun. Over watering a plant can result in leaf rot, or cause growth on the soil or plant itself. If the plant begins to grow mold that mold is then in your home and could affect other areas of the home. Growth on plants can also result from having too many of them too close together. This close habitat causes them not to be able to breath as well.
What all of this boils down to is that over watering can cause damage to the flooring and walls of your home. Make sure the keep up with your home and plants.
If you happen to have a mistake and your walls or floors are effect please give us a call! We give free estimates and can get you taken care of quickly.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville
What to do When Filing a Claim
When you have a water damage it is one of the most overwhelming things to deal with. We want to help it be a little less overwhelming. Here are a the steps you should take in order to expedite the process and do the right thing by your homeowners insurance company.
The first thing you should do is find your policy information. You insurance company should be sending your full updated policy information once a year after the renewal date. It is important to know the details of you policy, for example if you have flood coverage or a mold cap on your policy.
If you are reporting a claim it is best to do it as soon as you are aware of a problem. The longer you put off filing a claim the longer the entire process could potentially take.
Pictures say a 1,000 words. Picture evidence is likelier to get your claim moving much faster and get approval to get your home back to normal.
When filing your insurance claim make sure you give them all of the information you need to for them to full make a claim process. If they do not have all of the required information it is hard for them to approve of anything and move forward.
To avoid filing as few claims as possible over the time span of your homes life, make sure to keep up your homes maintenance. The highest reason for homeowner claims is unkempt homes.
If you time of need give us a call at SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville.
How's Your Backyard Look?
Summer is here and we are all ready to get outside and enjoy our backyard BBQ and swimming pools. It is nice and hot out during the day for the kids to play and warm enough to sit out with adults at the end of the night after the little ones are in bed.
When you look at your backyard are your neighbors higher yards higher, lower or the same height as yours?
If your neighbors yard is higher than yours you are in a bad runoff situation. Water will go the path of least resistance. You want there to be a grade away from the home so the water goes away. However if your neighbors yard is pushing water into yours the likelihood of there being an exterior water intrusion during a heavy rain is much higher for your home.
If your neighbors yard is lower than yours there is a reverse situation happening from the above scenario.
If your neighbors yard is even with yours, it means they did the grading correctly when your home was built. Ideally you should have only a slight difference or no difference between yards so that the water runoff goes into the ditches in the front yard. Those ditches eventually run into the city drainage system.
Next time you are sitting in the backyard take a look at the grade of your yard and the yards around yourself to see if you are at risk or sitting pretty.
If you happen to have a water intrusion please always call us at SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville!
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.
Winds of Change
Summer is the time for rain in Florida and we do get it quite often. It is important to check your home after a heavy rain. With all of the moisture it is a great time to get out and check your roof, exterior of your home, and even your gutters.
If you have anything wrong with your roof it is normally easiest to check after a heavy rain because there will be signs. Be care when checking as you will need to get on the roof to visually see the whole roof, the ground will not work to see everything.
The exterior of your home means checking any siding, paint, or stucco. Rain will hit anything hanging off or already coming off. If Stucco has holes in it or siding is coming off it should be fixed ASAP to avoid any further damage to both the exterior or interior of the home depending of the severity.
Lastly check your gutters to see if they are clogged or need to be cleaned. Clogged gutters can cause water to back-up and go onto the roof or pool over and affect your yard. Pooling and dripping water can also affect any windows near or around the gutters and cause more damage.
As summer continues keep your eye out on your home and make sure to promptly take care of any issues.
Restoration Services You Can Count On
If your home or business has recently experienced water damage, it is crucial to get professional help immediately. The longer water sits, the more extensive the damage can be. SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville has the resources and tools to remove any moisture in the home and be able to protect your property. Our highly trained technicians have the proper training and tools to get your property back to looking new. "Like it never even happened."
What you can do yourself
There are many ways you can experience a water loss, from burst pipes, to overflowing toilets. The best thing to do is call your local and trusted SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville to come out and do what we do best. In the mean time there are a few things you can do yourself to help the process.
- Look for any potential electrical hazards.
- Open up your windows and turn off ac or heater.
- Turn off your water line.
- Try to mop up as much as the water you can.
While we have the proper training and equipment to clean up these messes, these few steps can help expedite the process.
What our Services Include
- Water Restoration
- Water Removal and Extraction
- Flood Damage
- Burst or leaking pipes and amenities
We have the professional tools that will determine your moisture and humidity levels, asses the water category responsible for the damage, dehumidify, extract water, and move air thought your property to dry up the water. SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville is local restoration company that can help you with all of your restoration and mitigation needs and we ensure that your property will look "Like it never even happened."
Homeowner's Guide to Checking your Plumbing
A plumbing problem can happen out of no where and can cause massive damage. Here are some tips on how to periodically check your plumbing without being an expert.
- Checking your Faucets. Check all of the faucets in your bathrooms, including your sink, tub, and shower. If any of these faucets are leaking, replacing and bad washers or cartridges may take care of the problem. If you do not have good pressure running through the faucets sometimes that means you may have a leak in the pipes in your walls.
- Checking the Drains. Check all of the drains in your bathroom. The drains can easily get clogged by soap and hair. An easy fix is to disassemble the head of the drain and clean out hair and debris every six months.
- Toilet Checks. Take off the tank lid of your toilet and flush it to see what happens. If the water is continually running that means you are wasting water and an easy fix for that is to tighten up chain that is in the tank. Check to see if your toilet is leaking from the bottom and if so it may mean that its time to replace the wax ring at the base of your toilet.
- Check the Caulk around Tile and Tub. The Caulking stops water from getting into the walls of your bathroom. Make sure that the caulking is good will make sure that water is sitting in your walls, and that will help stop mold growth in your bathroom.
- Dishwasher. If you notice that your dishwasher is slow to fill up with water then that may mean there could be an issue with the valve that controls the water supply.
- Check the Garbage Disposal. If the connection between the disposal and the sink comes loose then water can begin to leak. It can go on for long periods of time when not noticed.
- Sink Drains. if your sink drains slowly hen you can get snake to remove any issues. Using drain cleaner is also a good option to periodically use to help break up any debris or buildup in the drain.
A water loss is not always expected but hopefully some of these tips can help you stay ahead of the game. If you do fall victim to a water loss then you can always call your local and trusted restoration company. SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach/Titusville specializes in Water, Fire, and Mold restoration and mitigation. Check out some of our other blogs and before and after pictures to see why our slogan is: "Like it never even happened."
Should I Turn My Water off When I'm Gone.
It's the summer and kids are out of school, we know what that means. SUMMER VACATION! Are you planning a summer vacation soon? If so, here are some tips on how to preserve your home by a few simple steps of just turning off your water.
How to Shut Off Your Water Valve
Most homes have a main shut off valve inside. The valve is always located near the water meter and it looks like a large round flat knob or long handle. It my be painted a different color like red to grab your attention. Make sure to grab handle and turn clockwise until it can't turn no more.
You may also want to shut off the individual water supplies to your appliances, sinks and toilets.
If you own a Condo you may be required by your bylaws or HOA agreements to shut off valves in your unit while gone for a certain amount of time.
Turning off your water supplies is a vital part of preventative maintenance for your home. Unfortunately accidents still happen and if you suffer a water loss you can always reach out to your local and trusted SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach/Titusville. We have expert technicians and staff to help you in your stressful time of need. Check out our other blogs for more tips and tricks to take care of your home this season.
How to check a house for water damage
When should you check your home for water damage? The first time you should check a home for damage is when you are buying it. You never want to get into a home after spending unthinkable amounts of money and find out that you have to replace several things or see that you have a leak someone. Ideally the inspector should point these things out, however, they do not always catch everything. The first step and place you want to check will be the walls. Make sure there is no staining, bubbles, or rust from possible water damage. These will be the signs. Moving down you want to check the floors for damage. You will be able to see discoloration, warping or bubbling, similar to the walls. The floors may have a been damaged previously or may still have water underneath them. Check the pipes. The easiest way to look is under sinks, in the garage, and around the wash room. These are the most common places for leaks to occur. Here in Florida it is rare that we have basements, however that would need to be checked as well. We do however have the majority of our storage space in our attics. It is important to go up there once during the day and once at night to see if there are any exposed areas that may have a roof leak or leak of any other type. Finally go outside and check to see if there are any holes, or cracks in the exterior. Cracks in the stucco are a common problem in Florida due to the humidity, wear and tear, and heat combination.
Water Damage and What to Expect
Most people have little knowledge as to what to expect when they suddenly experience water damage. We want to help you with that and give you a little knowledge and insight into the process to better help understand what is going on. The first step is to reach out to your local and professional SERVPRO to get the ball rolling. Once we receive the information we will immediately dispatch someone to come to your home, assess the damage, and start the mitigation process. The less time the water is sitting in your home, generally the sooner we are able to get it dried out. If there is any standing water we will immediately extract it and place the necessary equipment to dry your home out. The more water, typically the more equipment and time is needed. Once we have removed any material necessary and dried the home out the rebuild process can begin. Our rebuild team will then assess and make a plan to move forward to allow you to put your home in a preloss state.
Why it is Important to Contact SERVPRO Right Away
- Water contamination spread to unaffected areas
- Moisture sensitive surfaces swell and disfigure
- Furniture stains appear on carpeting and are usually permanent
- Paper goods and records are ruined
- Drapery fabrics that contain water may develop permanent watermarks.
- Pre-existing moisture related problems are activated, such as urine, etc.
- Drywall softens and warps
- Foam cushion (pad) can begin to disintegrate
- Bacterial odor problems begin to develop
- Wood furniture, in contact with water, can become permanently ruined due to discoloration and swelling
- Rust stains can appear on carpeting and other surfaces
- Mildew and biological growth takes place; odors begin to permeate the structure
- Wood Floors are warped and ruined
- Glue down and double stick installations become lose
- Woven carpets installations could shrink
- Delaminating of tufted carpet is possible
- Vinyl floor coverings can permanently discolor, and any adhesives can break down
- Allergies and asthma can be aggravated
- Structural integrity of interior wall members, sub floors, and ceilings installations can be permanently damaged
- Mildew can permanently stain/ damage natural materials
- Serious health hazards to occupants of buildings could have developed
NOTE: Naturally the above conditions depend upon the total amount of excessive water, the humidity at the time of the water loss, the contamination with in the water and its location within the structure
At SERVPRO, we are the Fire, Water, Mold, and Cleaning Experts- available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your emergency. Call us at 321-264-0205
Or visit our website: http://www.SERVPROnewsmyrnabeachtitusville.com/
This is the standard set of “dos and don’ts” to insured’s in water damage
- Use any type home vacuum since electric shock may result, as well as potential damage to the equipment itself.
- Place newspaper in the traffic areas, since newspaper ink transfers easily.
- Walk on wet carpet any more than necessary to keep from spreading damage.
- Do not activate the HVAC system if it has been directly contacted to water or might serve as a means of spreading contamination.
- Change the indoor temperature (raise or lower) unless instructed to do so by a qualified restoration technician.
In Sewage Losses, do not:
- Handle directly contaminated items.
- Consume foods or use personal hygiene items that were left out in contaminated areas.
- Turn on fans to circulate air or use any vacuum equipment
- Stay in the property if you have respiratory problems including allergies and asthma, if you are under 2 or over age 60, or if you have a weakened immune system due to illness, medications, or recent surgery.
- Ensure that a contractor has been called to eliminate the water source or make necessary repairs.
- If safe to do so, turn off circuit breakers supplying electricity to wet areas; unplug and remove any small electrical appliances/devices currently located on the wet carpet and areas.
- Remove small furniture items if possible, to prevent rust or stains & expedite restoration.
- Place protective tabs (foil) under legs of wooden furniture.
- Hang draperies and pin up furniture skirts to prevent contact with wet carpet (watermarks, browning, dye transfer or migration).
- Remove books, shoes, paper goods, fabrics, potted plants, or other items that may stain the carpet (check especially under beds and in closets for these items).
- Remove and secure breakables, moisture sensitive or high valued items.
- Make plans for restoration crew to remove large furniture items onto dry carpet, vinyl, ceramic, or wood flooring, or garage or storage areas.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after handling wet items.
If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today!
For expert help on Mold clean up you could contact the CDC or Call us at 24/7 at 321-264-0205
What to do when you have a water loss
You have just come home to find standing water in your home. It could be any number of things. One thing is for sure though, you need to find where the water is coming from. The first step is to find your water main shut off and turn it off. The next step is to find the leak. Sometimes you can hear a leak, sometimes you must look around. Start with the most logical things such as toilets, and sinks. If it is neither of these things you need to look as see if a supply line to a refrigerator, dishwasher, or washing machine would be to blame. Next call your local SERVPRO! We will come out in a timely manner. We will extract any standing and place equipment to immediately start the drying process and get you and your family back on your way.
SERVPRO Can Handle Your Water Damage Needs
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville is staffed with certified water removal specialist, as well as having hundreds of pieces of water removal equipment in its inventory. From dryers, water extraction units, to power generation our team is ready to help with your water removal. Our professional team will take care of your water removal promptly and get the thorough results you expect.
It is paramount that you, as a customer, understand the process to be able to stay one step ahead of the issue when water removal occurs. Water-damaged homes can be caused by a variety of situations that can be present from several different causes. Regardless of the severity of your water issue, SERVPRO New Smyrna Beach- Titusville’s fully certified water removal staff can perform a complete damage assessment to your home or office, and then recommend and follow industry standards to get your water removal restoration repaired properly. You can rest assured that your project will be handled with top quality workmanship and our customer service will exceed your expectations.
Call our office at 321-264-0205 to speak with one of our claim specialists to schedule an appointment with one of our Project Managers. From Estimation to Completion, our team is ready to take care of your water damage restoration needs.
Our Technicians Are Certified
At SERVPRO New Smyrna Beach- Titusville our staff are highly trained and certified in property damage restoration. SERVPRO has constant ongoing training from the Corporate office and from our local office. SERVPRO’s training program includes the following:
- IICRC Training
- Employee Certification Training
- Initial Franchise Training
- Continuing Education Classes
IICRC stands for Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. They set the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. SERVPRO professionals study these standards for Water Restoration, Mold Remediation, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, along with other cleaning and restoration courses. SERVPRO’s e-learnings are always available for any new technician, manager, or office staff.
Call our office at 321-264-0205 to speak with one of our specialists to schedule an appointment with one of our Estimators. From Estimation to Completion, our team is ready to take care of your commercial cleaning needs.
Our Restoration Experts Are Here For You
The top priority of a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO is water removal. Excess water is both dangerous and inconvenient for many reasons. Standing water can adversely affect the structural integrity of your property. Water absorption into porous materials like wood furniture, wood framing, flooring, and drywall not only weakens the house, but can create an ideal environment for mold spores to grow and thrive. To eliminate these unwanted consequences, water damage restoration experts use low-tech (mops) and high-tech (powerful water pumps and wet-vacs) methodologies to extract unwanted water.
Our SERVPRO technicians are ready whenever disaster strikes. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your home or business.
We Will Be There In An Hour
We understand the stress and worry that comes with unexpected damage and the disruption to your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened”. Our Fully certified water removal staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address water removal in your home, office, or place of business with state of the art water removal equipment. SERVPRO of Flagler – Palm Coast Florida is staffed with certified water removal specialist as well as having hundreds of pieces of water removal equipment in its inventory. From dryers, water extraction units, to power generation, our team is ready to help with your water removal. Our professional team will take care of your water removal promptly and get the thorough results you expect.
If water damage does happen to your property, please see our Until Help Arrives Guide. Check out all our helpful tips for what to do and not to do after flooding.
SERVPRO of Flagler County Professionals provide fire and water damage restoration services. We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your home or commercial structure caused by:
Call our office at 386-447-2202 to speak with one of our claim specialists to schedule an appointment with one of our Estimators. From Estimation to Completion, our team is ready to take care of your water damage restoration needs.
It's important to make sure that fittings, seals, pipes, etc. are inspected thoroughly to prevent issues such as water damage.
The bathtub overflow drain can be the cause of a leak, even though it is not the first place you'd usually suspect. A water stain in the ceiling below a bathroom is often the first sign of a problem with a tub overflow drain. If that is the case, make sure to contact a licensed and trained professional such as SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville to fix the issue. Our technicians source out the problem and fix the surrounding areas affected by water damage. It's not a fun experience dealing with any type of unexpected home repair, or disaster. However, SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville helps alleviate your stress and turn your home back to a comfortable and functional space. While catching the problem early, it saves time and money. Give us a call today if you believe your home has any water damage issues (386)-447-2202.
Where is all this water coming from?
Is this something you've experienced before? "Why is my dishwasher leaking, where is it coming from?" There are many questionable factors for why a dishwasher is leaking. One thing is for certain, it's best to address issues quickly, before other damages occur. The cause and extent of the leak will determine whether you need professional repairs. However, calling in a professional in the long run, will save you time and money. You never know where the water is coming from. Could be the machine, a pipe, a hose, etc? At that point, it's hard to determine how long the water has actually been damaging the surrounding areas. That's why it's important to call SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville for any of your water damage assessments. We will find where the water is coming from, and restore your house back into a functional home. We're here for you.. 24/7, 365!
Water Damage in Cocoa Beach Business
This medical facility had an unexpected sprinkler system failure overnight.
Has your sprinkler system been inspected lately? When it comes to your commercial sprinkler system, prevention is key for any type of disaster. Make sure your sprinkler system is functional before the dangerous weather hits and there is a possibility of a pipe breaking. Disasters occur unexpectedly, so it's important to have someone you know and trust, be there for you 24/7 during any kind of disaster. That's where SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville comes to the rescue! Not only were we able to mitigate the water quickly, but the business had a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile at hand to know where to shut off the water supply and exactly who to call. This saved time and money, which any business will tell you.. is the key to reopening! To find out how to get your Emergency Ready Profile today, call SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville at (386)-447-2202.
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
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.
Water Removal Challenges Solved For Your Cocoa Beach Home
Rapid Water Removal Can Salvage a Hardwood Floor in Cocoa Beach
Moisture Extraction Is a Key Element of Water Damage Restoration
Living in proximity to the Atlantic Ocean is a dream come true for those who choose Florida as a part-time or year round home. Unfortunately, the closeness of this vast sea puts homeowners at risk of severe water damage when seasonal storms rock the coast and islands in this popular resort and living area. SERVPRO has the equipment, the staff, and the expertise to handle even difficult water removal challenges presented by these conditions. As a leader in the disaster restoration industry, you can expect us to design a solution for your water damage woes that will return your home to pre-loss condition quickly and professionally.
In the aftermath of a major tropical storm or hurricane, the water removal issues presented by your Cocoa Beach home are not for the do-it-yourselfer. Several inches of rainwater standing in your lower level equates to thousands of gallons, clearly, something that must be removed with an industrial grade submersible pump, followed by efficient water extractors that suck moisture from floor coverings, walls, and furnishings. The window of opportunity for water removal of this magnitude is limited to just a day or two before contamination complicates matters. Speedy and competent technicians are the key to successful water removal, trained for the intensity and urgency presented by this level of disaster.
Once the obvious water is removed, many more essential tasks must be completed competently to restore the building structure without permanent damage. It is critical to reducing the ambient humidity to targeted levels by moving air around, behind and under the affected structures. SERVPRO technicians are proficient in removing hidden water from floors walls and ceilings, this step necessary to prevent warping and buckling of saturated materials. Even if it looks like all the water is removed from the foundation the home's drywall, wood and furnishings can still contain moisture which will feed microbial growth if left to dry slowly. Musty smelling, damp and stained, this result is not up to our standards and will create many more problems for the homeowner as mold growth, and disintegration of soaked building materials and contents are almost sure to follow an incomplete drying job.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville is ready to remove every bit of damaging water from your premises after a storm or other flooding incident. Immediately after the storm call us at (321) 264-0205 to devise and complete proper water removal from your home.
Water Removal Comes After the Flood
SERVPRO Says Check Drains to Prevent Water Back Up in Your Cocoa Home
SERVPRO Rapidly Removes Standing Water from Floods or Leaks
Flooding in your home can cause unexpected problems, and often, the damage is worse than what might have been thought possible. Your home can quickly become a watery mess. That drip that has bothered you for the last few weeks, or even months, can suddenly become a gusher, and often when you least expect it. Mother Nature can also play nasty tricks on people, and flood a neighborhood with a barrage of snow melt in the spring. Fortunately, Florida is typically spared from melting snow. Floods come in many other ways, but clean up efforts can be most effective only when there is no delay in starting the water removal process.
SERVPRO technicians will arrive as soon as possible to begin the Cocoa water removal and extraction processes. If you've called us early enough, the chances of us being able to save your carpeting and padding increase dramatically. There are no guarantees, though, and there are other factors, such as contamination levels, that can affect a floor covering's ability to be saved after a flood.
For significant amounts of water, we recommend that nobody enter the home or building. This is not only because of electrical shock hazards but also because of contaminants. There is also the risk of hazards being undetectable below murky water that could harm individuals walking through different areas. Floors can also become weakened quickly in some older homes, making it hazardous to walk through areas with no support beams directly underneath them.
When we arrive, we will use equipment ranging from truck-mounted pumps that extract standing water to industrial shop-vac equipment that will help remove smaller amounts of water that is located in smaller areas. Our goal is to get as much water removed as we can. This reduces the amount of drying time needed while decreasing the risk of secondary damage to your home or business.
While we are extracting the water, we will also take care to remove any electronics, paintings, photographs and any other items that can be adversely affected by high moisture in the air. This is one type of secondary damage that is commonly seen, but other types of secondary damage can include cracking plaster and warping of solid wood features in your home, including floors and stairways, door and window frames.
Our drying techniques follow the water removal process and are combined with dehumidifying equipment that helps to prevent secondary damage further. These help to avoid mold growth, as well, which can cause health effects. When you've had flooding and need water removal, SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville should be your first call at (321) 264-0205. We answer our phones 24/7 and will provide your situation with the care you deserve.
Water Damage Restoration is Close At Hand
Water Damaged Ceiling Panels
Certified Technicians Can Prevent Further Damage
Florida is known for its excess humidity and short bursts of heavy rain showers. Problems with air conditioning units can also be troublesome. These systems run nearly every day, all year long. What do these two issues have to do with damages? They both present the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth. Additional water damage events can be caused by a washing machine overflowing, a sewer back-up, a nearby lake or river bank can overflow causing a flooding situation, as well as the many storms that move throughout the state.
We at SERVPRO are happy to help homeowners and business owners with any water damage in Edgewater. Our trained and IICRC certified professionals are available for 24/7 emergency water damage repair. We not only remove standing water that is visible but with our powerful vacuums and pumps, we can find and remove water that is hard to access. Our professional technicians are equipped with innovative air movers and dehumidifiers that will help to dry your business or home.
We understand how water damage can be very devastating to property and how it negatively affects your life and work. We take the time to assess and inspect your damages. Our professionals can outline the best course of action. All standing water is considered contaminated water. We must identify the classification of water damage (clean, gray or black) to specify your restoration process.
Our goal is to keep you as whole as possible - for your belongings and structure. We would much rather mitigate any water damage to keep your damages as repairs rather than replacements. Much of our restoration process can involve minor repairs or major repairs. This can involve drywall work, carpet installation or the reconstruction of the areas in your home or business.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville is a locally owned and operated company. We are strategically located within the community, which means that when you call us, we can be deployed quickly to your site. When water damage occurs, you are never alone - call us at (321) 264-0205. We work with you from beginning to end with a result to make you restored to a pre-water damage condition.
Professional Water Removal
A Water Leak Can Ruin a Hardwood Floor--Call SERVPRO for Help
Call on SERVPRO to Restore Your Water Damaged Property
Perhaps, you are looking for a professional water removal company at the Kennedy Space Center. SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach Titusville is waiting for your call. We are a reliable and trusted water damage company with plenty of experience to get the job done quickly and efficiently. The fact is that customers contact us all the time about water damage issues. We always advise our customers to address the damage issue before it escalates and causes more damage to their property. The good news is that we are available around the clock, and we respond fast to our customers calls. We are dedicated professionals that are ready, willing, and able to clean up after any size disaster.
Discovering Sources Of Water Damage
We realize that the average customer that contacts us is completely frustrated. I had a customer complain the other day that their basement floor had severe water damage, right after a storm. I asked them to try and determine the location of the leak that was causing the water damage before we arrived at their property. I always request this to get extra background information on the water damage. Tracing the leak gives the customer a chance to play detective and investigate. The leak could be a major or minor problem, depending on the location. We find that the cause of water damage near the Kennedy Space Center is traced to pipes that are backed up and flooding the structure. Also, some properties might have foundation issues that lead to flooding and water damage after a storm. We advise the customer to take a flashlight and simply take a look at the pipes in the basement. Follow the pipelines searching for the leak. Dampness, stains, and corrosion are a sure sign that this is the source of the leak. Meanwhile, we will quickly arrive with our extraction equipment to remove all the water in your home.
We are a professional water removal franchise. Call SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach Titusville today. Our technicians will arrive at your location and check for water damaged areas. Our skilled technicians work quickly and efficiently to extract the water, remove dampness, and restore your property to its pre-loss condition.
Do I Need Water Damage Insurance in Titusville?
Surfers Love Big Waves, Homeowners Hate Them on Their Property
A Titusville Water Damaged Property Relies on SERVPRO for Service
There are so many different things that can lead to water damage in Titusville that it does not matter if you live in a particular type of climate or environment. It is just as easy in an unusually dry area for your home or business to fall victim to flooding. This is because water damage is often the product of burst pipework or appliance failures.
Many people still think themselves invulnerable; it will happen to my neighbor, not me. They neglect the need for water damage insurance (flood) but pay the ultimate price for their short-sightedness when an unexpected incident does occur. It is crucial that you guard your home with a robust water damage insurance policy for inside water intrusion events and flood insurance for rising water and tides. The cost is high in the Titusville, New Smyrna Beach, and Edgewater areas, so tough decisions have to be made. Condo living usually includes an inclusive homeowners and flood policy through the association.
This type of cover, even at a basic level, safeguards a home against flooding (not from the elements), faulty appliances, burst pipes, and storms and hurricanes. As the destruction wreaked by water can be extensive, the cost of repairs mounts up quickly, and most homeowners understand that insurance is the right way to prepare for this.
Current Value Vs Replacement Value Policies
When considering which insurance policy will offer you the best protection, it is important to realize the distinction between current value and replacement value coverage, and how this affects water damage coverage. While current value insurance is used to guarantee repayment for the value of possessions right NOW (at the time of flooding), replacement coverage ensures you can purchase an item of similar value, regardless of the age of the piece. Consider it as the difference between paying a lower insurance rate (for current value cover) and only being reimbursed for the exact value of a stereo or home theater system (including any time-based depreciation) and paying a higher rate to be compensated for the value of the item when originally purchased. From 2010 to 2014 the average flood claim was $39,000. Do the math and decide what is best for you.
Picking the Right Kind of Cover
If you reside in an area that is prone to flooding, you need to take out a suitable flood insurance policy. The National Flood Map may dictate that flood insurance is a requirement to obtain a mortgage. In most cases, the standard coverage protects homes from both natural disasters and infrastructure failures, but it is always better to check before buying. SERVPRO is a preferred provider to nearly every large insurance company, and we can help you with your claim and save you money.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville, part of a 1700 strong Franchise System, can respond to any size water damaging event in Titusville. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call us for any fire, mold, or water damage emergency and we will restore your home to its pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened." Always available, 24/7 at (386) 423-1111
What Water Damage Can Do to Your Edgewater Home
Find and Stop the Drip Quick
Call SERVPRO for Your Water Damage Restoration in Edgewater
In general, water damage in your Edgewater home does not occur as you are standing by watching it unfold before your very eyes. It is important that you be able to recognize the signs that lead up to the result-- water damage. Doing so will empower you to take the course of action necessary to resolve the issue. With that idea in mind, consider whether any of these three signs of water damage are present on your property:
Mold And Mildew
Typically, mold and mildew do not begin to flourish unless one critical element is present: moisture. In every home, there are plenty of food sources for mold to proliferate. Cellulose from wood studs, stairways, scissor trusses between floors, and the list goes on and on. In the event that you see or smell that well known musty odor of mold or mildew in your crawl space or basement, this is typically an indication that there is excess water somewhere on your property. It is time to find the source of the water. Addressing the water leakage immediately is important because mold can cause both structural property damage and health complications.
Another sign of water damage that you should be cognizant of is moist walls. If you find that your crawl space walls or wet concrete basement never seem to get dry and have a feeling of dampness, this is typically a sign that water from the outdoor soil has begun penetrating the concrete. In some cases, rainwater can move towards your foundation as opposed to away from it. There are several factors that can give rise to this problem, including a buried water supply line that has a slow leak or improper landscape grading.
Rust And Mineral Stains
In some cases, water that infiltrates a crawl space or wicks up the side of a supporting concrete block exterior wall may have dark streaks or stains. This staining results from the water's mineral content, usually iron. Also, note that metal fittings and rusted pipes in your home can be an indication of water leakage at a slow enough rate that it is not readily noticed. Unexposed high moisture content, especially in porous material like drywall, is the perfect medium for mold growth.
Getting Professional Help
Whenever you note any of the signs above of water damage in your Edgewater home, you should take immediate action. Failure to address the issue quickly and correctly can result in excessive structural damage that entails financial and emotional stress. We suggest you call a company like SERVPRO. We can offer:
• IICRC-certified technicians, clean, repair and restore personal items
• Fast response, water removal and repair of intrusion source
• Excellent customer service, documentation for the restoration
• Reasonable rates, we will work with your insurance company
• Positive online reviews
Call The Professionals Of SERVPRO Today
If you find yourself in need of a water damage restoration service for your Edgewater home, you should set your sights on the professionals of SERVPRO. We will reinstate your home to a safe and clean condition. Like it never even happened.
Locally Owned and Operated
We are proud to be an active member of this Edgewater community. SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Edgewater residents with any-sized flood and water emergencies. Call us and we will be right out. (386) 423-1111.
Water Damage Starts Working Immediately to Destroy Your New Smyrna Beach Home
It Can Be Shocking to Come Home to a Flooded Home
Your Home and New Smyrna Beach Water Damage
It can be shocking for anyone to come home and find a flood. Calling your insurance agent may be the first thing that comes to mind after seeing a massive amount of water in your home. New Smyrna Beach water damage has the potential to ruin your home and home furnishings. This is the vital reason why you should call SERVPRO. Let’s take a close look at a few things you should keep in mind if your home is flooded.
-Wood becomes malformed after it swell
-Metal rusts and tarnishes after being exposed to water
-Stagnant water produces microorganisms that cause rot
-Mold and mildew begins to surface throughout your home
-Odor becomes permanent and noxious
-Drywall gets soaked, warped, and becomes useless
New Smyrna Beach water damage is a real situation that you cannot afford to take lightly. Your insurance claim can increase if your do not take immediate action to have the water removed from your home. The possibility of you recouping full value will decline dramatically. Fungi will appear within a day or two. Fungi show up as black or green mold. Some forms of fungi will show up as creative-shaped mushrooms. Strong adhesives will lose their grip on your ceramic tile. Wallpaper will also begin to peel. You and your family are at risk of being exposed to water-borne and air-borne contaminants.
At SERVPRO, we have seen this situation happen to many homeowners time and time again. We have an exceptional reputation for mediating water damages to homes. We take immediate steps to help homeowners and business owners once they bring their situation to our attention.
For most people, this is their first time dealing with this serious issue. They are concerned and don’t know who to turn to. We are adamant when we say, "SERVPRO should be your first call.”
Sewage can easily develop once water begins to enter your home or business. Stagnant water is the main breeding source for organisms that cause damage and disease. Water-soaked materials provide the ideal environment for mold and fungi. If your first call is to SERVPRO, we can contain the growth of mold before it becomes a major problem. This will ensure your home’s comfort, value, and safety.
SERVPRO technicians are experienced mold removal, clean-up, and mold remedition experts. One call to SERVPRO is enough to start a professional clean-up job.
It would be a mistake for you to take your time in dealing with water flooding. Water damage can cause stubborn stains, odors, and structural damage. Water flooding can also cause black mold and system failure. Call SERVPRO immediately when you have New Smyrna Beach water damage.We will restore your home to pristine condition.
Locally Owned and Operated
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help New Smyrna Beach, Titusville, and St Johns residents and business owners with any-sized flood and water damage emergencies. Call us for help. (386) 423-1111