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All of Your Questions Answered
There are too often times when a homeowner notices something but just lets it go. If you see something that looks wrong or just concerns you, call and ask.
Here at SERVPRO there are no stupid questions. We will be open an honest with as to what we may think is the problem and what a possible solution is. If we can not may a determination or be much help over the phone without seeing it we will always offer to come out and take a look for you, free of charge.
We never charge our customers an estimate fee. We will come out, determine what we think needs to be done and give you an estimate. If need be we will even help walk you through the steps and processes if you need to file a claim.
SERVPRO works with insurance companies daily and are always happy to help in any situation we can.
Have a question?
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Your Local Restoration with the Manpower to Help
SERVPRO is one of the largest restoration companies in the restoration community. We have thousands of locations ready to help you no matter where you are in the United States.
SERVPRO is also your neighbor. Each location is locally owned and operated. We are in your community and always what to help our neighbors and local community in their time of need.
Because we are part of the local community, chamber, and business community we treat our customers exactly how we would want to be treated.
We take the time to keep your home clean and as livable as possible while we are working in your home. If your home is uninhabitable we will work with you and your insurance company to make sure you have a place to live while we get your life back to normal.
In your time of need whether it be water, fire, mold, or storm damage we are here to get your life back to normal. Call SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville
Keep Your Health in Mind
Add sanitizing measures to your daily cleaning routine
Cleaning and disinfecting has never been more important than right now during this time of concern. Whether it be at home or an essential business it is important to minimize the chance of germs being passed between one individual and another.
SERVPRO is here to help in anyway possible. We are taking measures within our office to minimize the foot traffic, keep a six foot distance between individuals and clean surfaces everyday.
Here at SERVPRO we have the capability to properly clean and sanitize to the CDC standards in both the home and business if a confirmed case were to come about. We also do preventative cleanings with the same standards to prevent any possibility if a customer, patron or previous homeowner could have had it.
To properly clean and disinfect at home follow these guideline provided by the CDC.
Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect all areas. Use soap and water to clean highly used areas such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, keyboards, sinks, etc.
Disinfect all ares with a diluted household bleach solution per manufacturer's instructions and leave solution on surface for at least 1 minute.
For soft surfaces use soap and water or cleaners appropriate for the surface. If possible launder appropriately.
Electronics such as tablets, phones, and remote controls put a wipeable cover on electronics or used alcohol-base wipes or sprays with atleast 70% alcohol.
During this scary and unknowing time it is important to practice social distancing, proper cleaning routines, and call SERVPRO to come and help deeply disinfect areas of concern.
Stay safe and healthy while we all work together through this time.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach / Titusville
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville is Here for you in this time of need
We are are here to help with all of your sanitizing needs.
Here at SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville we are considered an essential service. When a disaster strikes we are here for you 24/7. During COVID -19 we understand that water, fire, mold, and COVID - 19 crises arise at anytime without regard for what else may be going on.
We are here for you to help with water damages, fire catastrophes, and mold issues at anytime, so please feel free to call us. Here we have the ability to do COVID-19 cleanings when it is convenient for you at home or at your business. We understand hours of operation may be affected by this and we are will willing to work with your business and schedule to help in any way we can.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville
Here for you in this time of need
COVID-19 brings uncertainty to many things in all our daily lives. We here at SERVPRO want you to know we are here for you. Our doors will continue to be open for all your emergencies and cleaning needs.
We offer an extensive cleaning to wipe out any germs caused by the virus. We are prepared with the proper recommended gear and cleaning supplies. It does not matter the job size, big or small, we are here to help.
SERVPRO covers a wide array of services from carpet cleanings to biohazard clean-up and emergency water losses. Fell free to reach out to us if you have any questions on any services we provide. We are here during this time of need to help with anything we can.
Phone: (386) 447-2202
How can you be best prepared for COVID-19 in here home? We want you to be the most prepared you can in this time of uncertainty. Below we have put together some best practices according to the CDC’s guidelines.
Get together a plan for your home. Started out with talking to everyone that lives in your home and consider who is at the greatest risk. Get to know your neighbors and community. Make sure to create an emergency list of resources, include family, friends, resources such as SERVPRO and healthcare providers.
One of the most important steps is to practice and maintain good personal hygiene and cleaning habits for your home. Stay away from those who are sick. If you are sick, stay home, cough or sneeze into your elbow and always wash your hands thoroughly. Continually sanitize and clean your home, unfortunately this also includes laundry as well.
Take time to prepare if your child’s school or daycare close. Know your rights, whether that is working from home or bringing your children with you.
These are some of the most important tips to take in during this time. If you have any questions, concerns or cleaning and emergency needs, please feel free to reach out to us.
Phone: (386) 447-2202
Professional and Friendly Team Always Here to Help You
At SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville our team of professional technicians and supervisors love what they do. We come in ready to work and have a great attitude. When duty calls for it they are ready to suit up and get the job done right.
Here we are getting ready to go under a large hospital building in Daytona for an inspection. We were able to secure the job after inspection.
We needed to climb under the building, clean up the piping, lay plastic and a layer of lime.
Our team is always ready to do what it takes to get the job done right and you home or business back up and operational.
Call us at 24/7 at 386-447-2202
Or visit our website: http://www.SERVPROflaglercounty.com/
All About SERVPRO
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach- Titusville is locally owned and operated. All of our Team Members live and work in your area. We are your neighbor, your friend, and we are always here to help.
We have certified - trained technicians, state of the art equipment, and the resources to handle any loss any size 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
We care about the people we work with and it reflects in our workmanship. When a disaster strikes, whether it be a flood, a hurricane, or even mold damage we want to be there for you and your family to help restore your home or business to preloss condition.
When a disaster happens you only want your life to get back to normal as quickly as possible, SERVPRO is here to help that happen.
See us at: https://www.SERVPROnewsmyrnabeachtitusville.com/
Or call us at: (321) 264-0205
There are several myths in the industry that tile floor does not absorb water and can be dried out without any after effects. The truth is that both the slab and the tile may absorb water. If not properly dried out weeks or even months down the line a tenting affect may take place in the tile. This is where the tile dries out and expands or contracts and forms a tent. The slab will shrink back down to the original size, however the tile will not shrink but rather stay the same size which could be what causing the tenting effect. There are many other factors that can come into play such as what the tile is made of, what temperate the tile was fired at, the amount of time the tile was fired, and whether the tile was glazed or not. All of this comes into play and will be tale tell signs if the tile will tent or not.
Allergy-Proof Your Home
If you have hay fever or allergic asthma symptoms throughout the year, take a few steps to reduce allergens in your home. Here are some suggestions: Bed and Bedding: Encase pillows, mattresses and box springs in dust-mite-proof covers. Flooring: Remove carpeting and use hardwood or linoleum flooring and washable area rugs. Curtains/Blinds: Use washable curtains and replace horizontal blinds with washable roller-type shades. Windows: Close windows and rely on air conditioning during pollen season. Furnishings: Avoid upholstered furniture. Clutter: Remove items that collect dust. Store children’s toys, games, etc. in plastic bins. Pets: Keep animals out of the bedroom. Bath pets at least once a week. Keep pets outside. Air Filtration: Choose an air filter that has a small-particle or HEPA filter. Furniture: Use furniture made of leather, wood, metal or plastic.Plants: Spread aquarium gravel over the dirt to help contain mold. Fireplaces: Avoid using wood-burning fireplaces or stoves.Stove: Use a vented exhaust fan to remove cooking fumes and reduce moisture. Sink: Wash dishes daily.Refrigerator: Wipe up excessive moisture to avoid mold growth. Cabinets/Counters: Clean cabinets and counter-tops with detergent and water. Food Waste: Place garbage in a can with an insect-proof lid and empty trash daily. Ventilation: Use an exhaust fan to reduce moisture while taking baths/showers. Walls: Install tile or paint the walls with mold-resistant enamel paint. Shower/Tub: Towel-dry the tub and enclosure after use to prevent mold. Toilet/Sink: Scrub mold from plumbing fixtures. Repair leaks. Foundation, Windows, and Stairwells: Repair any sources of leaks or water damage. Air Quality: Use a dehumidifier to reduce dampness and clean it once a week. Storage: Store collectibles and clothes in plastic storage bins. Clothes Dryer: Vent moisture outside. Temperature/Humidity: Maintain the temperature between 68 F (20 C) and 72 F (22 C) and keep relative humidity no higher than 50 percent. Pests: Control cockroaches and mice with inexpensive traps from the hardware store. Mold: Close doors and windows during warm weather and use air conditioning and dehumidifiers. Weekly Cleaning Routine: Damp-mop wood or linoleum flooring and vacuum carpeting. Smoking: Don’t allow smoking anywhere inside your house. Source/Information: Mayo Clinic
What to do before leaving for Vacation
Everyone is always so excited to go on vacation that they often miss important items that need to be done around the house that can better prepare against issues while gone. It can be very helpful to have someone check-in on the house a few times while you are on vacation to check the mail and make sure your house does not flood but there may be more you can do. A house sitter may not always know where important valves are or who you would want to contact in case of an emergency if you do not already have that information set out for them.
The first big thing to do to protect your home before leaving is going to shutting off the main water supply to the home. This will protect against flooding or a sudden link in your home.
The next thing may not apply to everyones home but it is important to those it pertains to. The sump pump. You need to check it and make sure it is not close to full or there are not any other rainwater near it as it can wuickly become an issue.
In many places it will be one of the extremes, either very hot or very cold. In Florida it will normally be very hot. You will want to turn your thermostat up but do not turn the A/C off as that is what is going to protect your home against possible growth as best it can. If it is somewhere cold you will want to turn the heat down but not off as that will help protect against freezing pipe, not prevent though.
To keep flowers alive you will want to have your house sitter come bay and water them or use a mechanism that slowly released water throughout the time you are gone to continue to give them water.
Other things to include would be unplugging electronics to prevent against surges, fires, and lower your electric bill while away. You will also want to light rooms with timers to help prevent against burglars and they will think you are home.
These are just a few quick ways to protect your home while away.
Why you should clean your air ducts
The air ducts in your home carry air throughout your home to circulate and bring in cool and warm air depending on the time of year and which system is on. With these ducts carrying air throughout everyday it will pick up a number of different items and sometimes they will get stuck or blocked. Dust will also get built up in there as time goes on. Here are some of the top reasons you need to get your air ducts cleaning once a year. The first reason and one of the most common is pets. Pets with dander and that shed often get that hair into the ducts and get stuck in the air handler making it work harder and possibly cause a hazard the your home if let go to long. This leads to the next item, allergies and asthma, pet hair can lead to this but can also lead to worsening allergies and athsma due to the build up. If your ducts and vents are full of pet hair and pollen and dusk it can make your allergies significantly worse. Next on th list is cigarette or cigar smoke. You should not smoke in your home due to the fire hazard but if someone in the past has smoked in the home, cleaning the ducts can lessen the smell but may not completely get rid of it. Up next on the list is water contamination or damage to the home. If there is a water loss affecting the ducts or the HVAC system it should be cleaned to ensure and affected water has been removed and sanitize the area it affected. Finally for the last item on the list is any home remodeling. When remodeling paint fumes, and tile dusk, all sorts of things can get into those ducts and be blown around the home affecting allergies and get blown onto carpet and couches making the home dirty and dusky. The best thing to do is have the ducts cleaned once a year to ensure top function. Call us today to schedule!