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Why is Commercial Cleaning in Restaurants Important?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning in Restaurants - Image of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned logo Why is Commercial Cleaning in Restaurants Important?

The weekend is here, and you’re ready to enjoy a meal out with your family and friends. Maybe you’ve wanted to go to a new restaurant you’ve seen recently open, or head back to your favorite eating spot. Whatever the case, one thing we can all agree upon is that arriving to a clean, presentable environment always makes our visits more pleasurable.

Having a clean, sanitary restaurant not only establishes a good reputation amongst people, but will also reduce the risks of food contamination, spread of illnesses, and even infestations. If you currently own a restaurant, hiring commercial cleaners will definitely be beneficial to your business, staff, and customers.

We at SERVPRO of Martin County are specialized in cleaning and restoring your business following all health codes, food safety regulations and environmental concerns. Not only do we have the training, but we also have the commercial equipment needed to get the job done. Call us today at (772) 334-8762, if you have any questions about the cleaning services we offer. Find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie.

How do you know if your air ducts need to be cleaned?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaned air ducts before and after How do you know if your air ducts need to be cleaned?

If you own an HVAC unit, then you know that having the air ducts cleaned is important for your indoor air quality. Some people think that because they have a filter in their system the air ducts do not need to be cleaned. However, it is important that the air ducts are cleaned every 2 to 5 years.

Maintaining the air ducts cleaned will not only help restore the peak of energy efficiency, but also reduce the potential for mold growth or odors in your home. If your system is given the proper maintenance, and filters are changed at least twice a year, this will increase the time you can go between professional cleanings. Living in an area where there is a high volume of pollution, or the area is surrounded by construction, can definitely clog up your HVAC unit because of particle build up.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, we help keep your HVAC unit clean to maximize the life of your equipment, saving you money in the future. We cover the following areas; Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie, Florida. Call us today at (772) 334-8762, if you have any questions about our services! We are more than happy to discuss any concerns you may have!

Commercial Cleaning Services for Apartment Buildings

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Cleaning Services for Apartment Buildings

Apartment buildings are very popular to live in all around the country. If you own this kind of property, you may know that maintaining an apartment building is time consuming and requires a lot of energy. Depending on the size of your property, you might want to consider hiring Commercial Cleaning Services that can take this responsibility off of your hands and your tenants.

First of all, the property must always maintain a clean appearance if you want to keep acquiring new tenants. So, having an  experienced, reliable team of cleaning professionals is extremely helpful. They have the necessary tools to get the job done quickly and effectively, and they also have the appropriate number of staff to perform the cleaning responsibilities. At SERVPRO, we work efficiently to clean and restore ceilings, floors, walls and more, minimizing interruptions to your tenants’ daily lives.

Call us today at (772) 334-8762, to help you with maintaining your apartment building and to provide you with our cleaning services that will benefit you and your tenants. We cover all of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound, and the Port St. Lucie areas. If you’re interested in getting a free quote, call us or visit our website at https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/ to learn more.

How to Prepare for Severe Weather

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Prepare for Severe Weather How to Prepare for Severe Weather

Being prepared, in whatever situation, has its many advantages. One of them being that you can manage problems quicker and more efficiently because you already have a well thought out plan to apply. Many people who prepare before a severe weather storm avoid stress and anxiety, and most importantly, avoid the danger completely.

Before a severe weather storm, it’s important that you are updated with the most recent forecast, or sign up to receive notifications on your cellphone. If you live by yourself or with other family members, it’s very useful to have an emergency kit ready with things such as: food,  flashlights, radios, and batteries. If the storm becomes worse, having a plan of where to meet up is also necessary. When this occurs, the aftermath of a severe weather storm may have affected your home in different ways.

We at SERVPRO of Martin County specialize in storm damage clean up and restoration, to help you deal with these kinds of situations by utilizing our extensive knowledge and vast experience in dealing with all types of residential and/or commercial emergencies.

Call us today at (772) 334-8762, if you have further questions about the services we offer. We cover all of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound, and the Port St. Lucie areas.

What is smoke damage and why is it harmful?

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Martin County has the experience to repair smoke damage and deodorize your home or business after a fire Smoke damage and why is it harmful

Smoke damage occurs when a fire has taken place and things have been coated by the smoke from the flames. With smoke damage, things aren’t completely destroyed as when fire has touched the objects, but it’s more about how objects have been covered by ashes leaving a strong odor behind. Many may think that smoke damage is harmless compared to fire damage, however, it can be just as dangerous and destructive because if not appropriately cleaned, smoke damage can be harmful to the lungs, especially if you or a family member suffers from asthma or heart disease.

How do you clean up smoke damage after a fire?

Cleaning up smoke damage depends on what kind of objects or materials have been affected. If it’s your clothes, then it is recommended you wash them in hot water with a good strong laundry detergent. If it’s your walls, some recommend mixing a solution of white vinegar with warm water to clean up the black residue. However, hiring experts in the matter becomes a huge advantage for you and your home and belongings.

With SERVPRO of Martin County, you can rest assured they will clean and restore any damage from smoke or fire that has occurred. Most importantly, we are available with a 24-Hour Emergency Service team of highly trained Fire Restoration Technicians. Covering Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie, let us take charge of cleaning up and restoring your home, which will make the process go so much faster and remain stress-free for you and your family as we can.

Commercial Cleaning Services for Small Office Buildings

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Services for Small Office Buildings Commercial Cleaning Services

Everyday thousands of people walk into their workplaces expecting to find the necessary cleanliness in their surroundings to comfortably complete their work without major interruptions. Like residential spaces, office buildings require proper disinfection and regular maintenance, because the circulation of people within office spaces can promote a breeding ground for viruses and germs. Whenever the removal of dirt, odors and moisture goes beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call SERVPRO of Martin County and let our team turn your office into a sanitized, spotless space.

SERVPRO of Martin County will get the job done right in a quick and timely manner.  The SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years of experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

Our dedicated cleaning will ensure that your office not only appears clean to the eyes of employees and visitors, but that all surfaces are disinfected accordingly. From lobbies and conference rooms to open office spaces and kitchens, SERVPRO of Martin County will transform spaces with the finest industry-standard cleaning methods.

If you are looking for commercial cleaning services for small office buildings in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie, call SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762. Since we understand the importance of a clean business environment for the well-being of employees and customers, we strive to provide the best service possible in as timely a manner as possible. 

Dealing with Residential Water Damage Problems

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Residential Water Damage Residential Water Damage Problems

Dealing with water damage can certainly be exhausting, especially when you are faced with a substantial level of devastation. From floods to broken pipes to leaky faucets, there is never a convenient time for water damage. That is why acting quickly while utilizing the right services and resources is crucial in the run to save money in restoration costs. If water damage strikes your home, call SERVPRO of Martin County to take care of the problem from the start of the restoration and mitigation to the end of the restoration process.

Here are a few tips for homeowners to perform when dealing with water damage while they wait for help to arrive:

  1. Stop the flow of water. If resulting from something different than a natural disaster, try to control the damage by shutting off the water line. This will prevent water from running  
  1. Turn off the power. If water is putting at risk electrical appliances located in the basement or the upper levels, evaluate the possibility of cutting off the electricity and gas from the main source (as long as it is safe for you). If your house is flooded and things are far from being under control, ask for help before entering the water. Make sure you understand the risks before performing any activity that involves electricity.
  1. Protect your appliances. If water is rising but hasn't reached appliances yet, raise them by piling up wide bricks that can stand their weight. This will help to keep appliances dry and safe.
  1. Assess the damage. Before the repair and cleanup process begins, assess the damage by inspecting and documenting all affected areas. Whenever possible, wipe up and remove the excess water in order to prevent standing water creating additional problems.
  1. Try to save your most valuable possessions. If the conditions allow it, remove your most valuable possessions from affected areas and find a provisional place to dry and store them. Rescue whatever is likely to get completely damage over time while being exposed to water. When dealing with furniture or items made from fabric, remove and prop up wet upholstery and cushions and place items on a dry surface. 

At SERVPRO we specialize in water and fire damage restoration. Our professional network of more than 1,400 individually owned and operated franchises responds to property damage emergencies in a short time, no matter the size of the emergency. Over the years we have proudly served our local communities of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie. We strive to provide the best possible service to our customers.

If your property has been affected by water damage, call SERVPRO of Martin County today at:  (772) 334-8762

Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services for your Company

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro team ready to help - image of green equipment placed down Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

When it comes to your business's cleaning and restoration, SERVPRO of Martin County has the equipment and the experience to deal with any disaster and make it “Like it never even happened.” Whether you are dealing with an emergency, or simply in need of professional cleaning services, SERVPRO of Martin County is ready to clean and restore your business immediately, minimizing the disruption for your clients. Over the years, we have proudly provided our cleaning and restoration services to the following:

  • Retail Facilities
  • Education Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call Today – (772) 334-8762

Commercial Building Restoration Services

As a locally operated business, SERVPRO of Martin County will respond quickly to your emergency no matter the size or devastation it has caused. Our expertise includes mold remediation and a wide range of restoration services, including electronics restoration and document drying. If additional equipment or personnel is needed to restore your business, our network of 1,700 franchises allow us access to a variety of resources in a short time. Learn more about our commercial restoration services we offer, such as:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whenever dirt and odor exceed the capacity of regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of Martin County. Our professional cleaning is designed to protect your property while increasing the life-span of items such as carpets and upholstery. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services:

What Happens if you Ignore Water Damage?

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Residential water damage What Happens if you Ignore Water Damage?

Around 70% of all property damage is the result of water damage. From flooding and broken pipes to natural disasters, there are a number of scenarios where water can compromise your property, leading to serious problems if left unaddressed. Within minutes’ water can cause extensive damage to building structures, interior furnishings and important personal belongings.  In a short time, water damage has the potential of even posing a hazard to human health.  Here are some of the most frequent problems that can result from untreated water damage:

Stains

Stains on ceilings, walls and drywall are the most common indicators of water damage taking place. The longer you wait to locate the source of water and fix the damage, the more moisture the building materials will retain. Since weakened and rotten building materials are more likely to increase costs of repair, it is important to act as soon as you detect stains or any traces of water spoiling the appearance of surfaces.

Mold

The chances of finding mold after stains will considerably increase the more you postpone taking care of water damage.  Mold can begin to grow after 48 hours and despite being difficult to spot at first glance, it can cause health effects. Severe mold infestations can weaken your home’s structure and ruin a wide range of building materials.    

Musty Smell

Sooner or later, untreated mold and mildew will emit an unpleasant odor that will become trapped inside the building, no matter how hard you try to cover it up. This odor will not only spread itself all around through the air, but will be absorbed by different porous materials such as wood and fabric. Only by addressing the source of the damage and repairing compromised surfaces, will you get rid of the smell.

Structural Issues

Wooden floors and the framework of your property can become compromised quickly, leading to expensive repairs if left unattended.  Metal pieces in reinforcements, plumbing or the sewer line will rust over time when there is water damage, making your property even more vulnerable to cracks and leaks.

Bugs

Another common problem is bugs such as cockroaches, beetles, fleas and mosquitoes, which proliferate in humid environments helping, additionally, the spread of bacteria. Humid and rotten materials will welcome all kinds of infestations, making your property ideal for all sorts of habitation, except human.

At SERVPRO, we are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to help you whenever water damage strikes your home. Our highly trained technicians will quickly dry and restore your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques. We monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

Trust SERVPRO® of Martin County with your water emergency! We proudly serve residents in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, and Port Saint Lucie.

Have a Water Damage Emergency?

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What is the water damage restoration process?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage - "Like it never even happened." Water damage restoration process

When water damage strikes your home, it is essential to act quickly in order to prevent extensive damage. Whether resulting from natural disasters, electrical misfunctions or burst pipes, water damage has the potential to cause structural building problems, among many other challenges, if left untreated.  Besides the importance of an immediate response, when dealing with water damage, it is crucial to understand that although every situation is different and requires specific solutions, the general process of restoration remains the same.

As a five-step process, water damage restoration always starts with an inspection and ends with your property completely restored.  At SERVPRO of Martin County, we are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to help you when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. The following steps describe how the usual process evolves after a water damage emergency has been communicated to us.

Step 1: Inspection and Assessment 

The first step after water damage is a complete and detailed inspection of the affected property to determine the scope of the damage and come up with a plan of action. SERVPRO technicians are  very knowledgeable and will act quickly to assess the situation and look for hazards and damages that need to be taken care of.  Through this very first inspection the water source of the damage will be identified. Then, after determining the contamination level of the water, the water will be rated in a specific category.

  • Category 1: White Water
  • Category 2: Gray Water
  • Category 3: Black Water

Step 2: Water Removal

The water removal step takes care of large portions of water or standing water in your property. By extracting the excess of water, we will help reduce the likelihood of mold growth as well as the drying time of your property. Equipped with advanced technology such as extraction units, portable flood pumps, and high-volume water vacuums, our technicians will get through the whole task while conducting an organized and efficient move-out, in case one is needed in order to protect your belongings. After the excess of water is removed from your property, the drying and dehumidifying process begins.

Step 3: Drying and Dehumidifying

Many building materials are porous. So, when water damage strikes, very frequently water is absorbed and retained in drywall and wood, leading to a series of problems such as mold infestations, bacterial growth, warping and debilitation of materials. By using specialized industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, SERVPRO technicians will monitor and remove the excess of moisture resulting from retained water in surfaces.

Step 4: Cleaning and Sanitizing

After your property is completely dry, our professionals will help you with the cleaning of furniture, upholstery and other belongings damaged by the accumulation of water. By using a combination of deodorization and disinfection treatments, SERVPRO professionals will clean all recoverable items while helping you to discard the ones beyond repair (if any). Depending on the scenario, our technicians may use antimicrobial and antibacterial treatments for a wide range of microscopical life. This includes mold remediation if necessary.

Step 5: Complete Restoration

The final step is restoration, which for severely damaged properties may involve reconstruction. The goal of this final step is to restore your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Replacement of drywall, carpets and other fixtures are often performed during this phase. At SERVPRO, our technicians are trained to simplify the restoration process in order to save time and keep cost low.

We are proud to serve our local communities in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie, and Hobe Sound.

Have Water or Flood Damage?  Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762