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Water Damage Emergency Tips

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Emergency Tips Water Damage Emergency Tips

When Water Damage occurs either on your home or business, there are few tips or steps you can follow in order to be safe and wait when the proper help arrives:

• Ask yourself if it’s safe to stay at home or the affected area.


• Electrical exposures might slip or fall, check out for those that represent a risk to you or others nearby.


• Make sure to move consciously around the affected area.


• Some material can be slippery and heavy, stay away from them.
What To Do when flooding take place:
• Get rid of excess water by mopping and blotting.


• Certain furniture need first action such as: wood furniture followed by Lamps, and tabletop items. Those are more sensitive to get damage by excess of water.

 
• Move out we upholstery and cushions.


• Put aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.


• We recommend turning on air conditioning for maximum drying.


• Take away colored rugs from wet carpeting.


• Put away art objects and put them into a safe and a dry place.


• Pick up loose items from floors.


What NOT To Do After Flooding


• Don't leave wet materials in place. Hang furs and leather goods.


• Do not leave books, magazines or other tinted items on wet carpet or floors.


• Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.


• Don't use television or other domestic appliances.


• Don't turn on ceiling equipment if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (772) 334-8762

WHY SERVPRO? 24 Hour Emergency Service

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO WHY SERVPRO? 24 Hour Emergency Service WHY SERVPRO? 24 Hour Emergency Service

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

  • We are 24 Hour Emergency Service: Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.
  • We are faster to Any Size Emergency: Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Martin County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

  • We have a Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment: Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.
  • We count with Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments: The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property. Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture. Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.

After the fire trucks are gone, your home and belongings likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. We also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet. 

SERVPRO of Martin County is dedicated to restoring your property to “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Do you want to find out more reason to choose us? Visit us: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/emergency-restoration or contact us at:  (772) 334-8762

Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. At SERVPRO of Martin County, we have Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment, Specialized in fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “usual” fire damage emergency:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. Feelings of confusion and stress are common, and you need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first. Ask yourself if it’s safe to stay in the house, if not call SERVPRO of Martin County ASAP: (772) 334 8762

What to Do After a Fire Damage?

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Do After a Fire Damage? What to Do After a Fire Damage?

Fire Damage Restoration is a very sensitive job that is best left to professionals. After an accident happens it’s very important to have a Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration plan to be able to overcome any issues.

When smoked and fire arises the most complicated and matters is the by-products of such scenes that are usually classified as bio -hazardous materials, and they require special handling that ordinary people are usually not knowledgeable in.

But what to do and not to do after a Fire?

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. Feelings of confusion and stress are common, and you need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution. At SERVPRO of Martin County we clean and restore your property using specialized equipment and cleaning techniques. Our “restore first” mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call SERVPRO of Martin County Today – (772) 334-8762

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration Commercial Water Damage Restoration

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call. Here our training certifications when Commercial Water Damage occurs:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

 SERVPRO of Martin County can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities of: Stuart, Palm city, Jupiter Island, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, and Port Salerno.

SERVPRO has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Martin County offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (772) 334-8762

Fire Damage Restoration Services

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration Services Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. Here the step by step to follow in case of any Fire Damage Restoration emergency: 

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Martin County have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO of Martin County specializes in Fire Damage Restoration Services. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (772) 334-8762

Water Damage Clean-up process

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Clean-up process Water Damage Clean-up process

Almost 70% of property damage involves water – through flooding, broken pipes, sewer backups or after a fire. Water can cause extensive damage and pose a serious threat to building structures, interior furnishings, important documents and prized belongings.

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. Have a look at the steps below to learn more about that process.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.

SERVPRO of Martin County uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

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

Why SERVPRO?

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO? Why SERVPRO?

Did you know…

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometric, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.

Why more people choose us?

The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

Here the set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometric:

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property.

  • Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
  • Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.

We are close by and ready to respond immediately when you need cleaning or restoration services. We’re also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which allows us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can even call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams for additional resources.

We are proud to serve our local communities of: Stuart, Palm City, Jupiter Island, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island and Port Salerno.

Visit us here: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/advanced-technology in find out why more people choose us! Have Questions? Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762

Water Damage Do´s and Don’ts

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Do´s and Don’ts Water Damage Do´s and Don’ts

Did you know…?

Almost 70% of property damage involves water – through flooding, broken pipes, sewer backups or after a fire. Water can cause extensive damage and pose a serious threat to building structures, interior furnishings, important documents and prized belongings.

Another danger is that mold can begin growing within 24–48 hours. Mold growth and related bacteria and allergens can result in serious long-term, health issues.

What you can do until help arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of your community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.

What to Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost. This equipment allows us to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water quickly and efficiently. We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products to cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

You know SERVPRO of Martin County as a leader in Water Damage, but our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened." 

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

Is your business ready to deal with heavy storms?

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Is your business ready to deal with heavy storms? Is your business ready to deal with heavy storms?

Did you know …

According to the latest industry research, as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events.

Floods and storms don’t wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

Do you have a Disaster Recovery plan ready for your business? 

A good way of minimize interruption is by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and storm damage can affect your business.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a heavy storm, tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

At SERVPRO of Martin County, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO, for us any disaster is too big.  Call us today! (772) 3348762