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Maintaining your HVAC unit to keep Indoor air quality

9/15/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Maintaining your HVAC unit to keep Indoor air quality Maintaining your HVAC unit to keep Indoor air quality

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, half of the national schools report poor indoor air quality and ventilation. Ventilation systems are often the biggest cause in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home, business or schools.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following: Dust, pollen, odors, dirt and debris and other contaminants. SERVPRO Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping them clean as well as extending the life of the equipment.

When ventilation systems are traded correctly, this can help you save money as well as give you cleaner air to breathe. In addition to:

  • Control moisture within 24 - 48 hours
  • Remedy sources of mold, like leaks
  • Clean HVAC systems
  • Inspect and change air filters
  • Clean duct system regularly and after remodeling or additions.

You can ensure you are taking proper and responsible steps to provide a healthy learning space. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals offer several services that can help you reduce Indoor Air Quality-related health risks and triggers for asthma and allergies.

When you contact us regarding your HVAC unit, we will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (772) 334- 8762 

Lack in your ventilation system is often the biggest offender in poor indoor air quality

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Lack in your ventilation system is often the biggest offender in poor indoor air quality Poor indoor air quality

Have you been experiencing bad odors at home or business, or as simple as being uncomfy to breathe?

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units combined with dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

When was the last time you inspected the ductwork in your home or business? If you are experiencing the above mentioned, it may be time for some checkup at your HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

Fire or suspect mold growth, as well as bad odors in most circumstances, might be the causes of an inappropriate work of your HVAC system and ductwork. SERVPRO® use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

SERVPRO® can inspect your ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. Keeping your HVAC system and ductwork clean not only provides cleaner, fresher air, but can also extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition. 

When we address this issues, we will make recommendations about the best way to treat any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, Contact SERVPRO® of Martin County to schedule an appointment today. (772) 334-8762

Mold Facts and its Remediation process

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Facts and its Remediation process Mold Facts and its Remediation process

Did you know… Contrary to popular belief, not all mold is dangerous; some mold is even quite useful.

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. More than 100,000 different types of fungi have been identified. You can find fungi in our everyday lives in bread and baked products; the unique flavor of blue cheese is the result of mold. Though some types of mold can be useful, many other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold and mold exposure may present health concerns for some people.

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

• Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors, and outdoors.

• Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

• Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.

• Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.

• Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

• Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

SERVPRO® can handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for an extended period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. Once the environment is dry, it is important the structure is properly cleaned.

Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:

1. Emergency Contact - (772) 334-8762
2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
3. Mold Containment
4. Air Filtration
5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
7. Restoration

When determining if you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO®. A technician trained in mold remediation will examine the structure and determine the steps needed to contain and clean the affected areas. Signs of Mold? Call us Today – (772) 334-8762

Basics about Fire and Smoke Clean Up process

7/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Basics about Fire and Smoke Clean Up process Basics about Fire and Smoke Clean Up process

Each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution personalized for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the smoke and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure.

In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your home may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts. This type of damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your family to process. You may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We’ll treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with care.

The steps listed below illustrate our process for the typical fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact
  • Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
  • Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  • Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Step 7: Restoration

SERVPRO specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO is a company with more than 40 years of leadership in Fire and Smoke Clean Up and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? - Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762 

SERVPRO of Martin County understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life with our Fire and Smoke Clean Up process and "Like it never even happened.¨

Common Biohazard Scenarios

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Common Biohazard Scenarios Common Biohazard Scenarios

Did you know…? According to the U.S. Fire Administration, around 150 people die every year from accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Regularly it’s the result of faulty, improperly used or vented consumer products like furnaces, ranges, water heaters, room heaters, and engine-powered equipment, such as portable generators

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

SERVPRO is equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, to help you to transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices. Among some of the most Common Biohazard Scenarios:

  • Sewage Backups: Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. 
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death.
  • Methamphetamine Labs: Chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.
  • Carbon Monoxide: often called "the silent killer," is a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell. It can be created when fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, methane, or wood do not burn properly.

Need Biohazard Cleanup? Call SERVPRO Today – (772) 334-8762 - and follow these recommendations after any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety: Is it safe to stay in the house? Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. Be aware of flood water it can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants. Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

How to overcome fire and smoke interruptions

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to overcome fire and smoke interruptions How to overcome fire and smoke interruptions

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, however the general process to overcome fire or smoke damages remains the same. When various materials burn, our provider applied the state of the art technique to address the issues.

Here is the basics steps SERVPRO apply after a fire, smoke, or soot damage occurred:

1. Emergency Contact: The restoration process begins with your call. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us reply immediately with the proper equipment and resources.

2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment: We carefully inspect and test connecting 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

SERVPRO understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or smoke damage and the interruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the disturbance to your life with our Fire and Smoke Clean Up and quickly respond to it “Like it never even happened."

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

Dealing with Water Damage

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dealing with Water Damage Dealing with Water Damage

Water damage can be one of our worst nightmares, but SERVPRO of Martin County can help!

Water damage can happen to anyone; but when water damage occurs it can be not only a headache, but a safety hazard. Not properly dealing with water damage can cause issues such as mold. Mold can easily take root in areas with moisture problems. However, here are 5 quick Steps to help guide you in knowing how to stop, repair, and prevent water damage properly:

1. Stop The Water Source And Turn Off Electricity:

a. If the water damage has been caused by a source such as a burst pipe, immediately shut off the main water line that is causing the damage. Shutting down the water supply should be your first action.

b. If you cannot tell from where the water is coming or if the water has been created by an uncontrolable source, such as a storm or flood, contact your trusted experts, SERVPRO, immediately.

2. Shut off power. If your home is flooded, immediately turn off the electricity and gas from the main source. This is not as essential for small leaks, but for large floods turn them off to be safe.

a. Do not handle electrical appliances if you are not properly insulated.


b. If you have to stand in water to turn off the main electricity, consult with an electrician.

3. Gage the Damage. Before you begin your cleanup effort, first determine what is usable and unusable. Take photos to help document the damage for the insurance company.

4. Protect your most valuable possessions. Collect and store your most important items from the flooded area.

5. Seek Help! Call SERVPRO for an estimate.

It is best to deal with water immediately after the damage occurs. Any kind of water damage, big or small, can be a serious pain and can cause significant health and safety issues. It is necessary to prevent the allergic reactions, odors, and damage that the spores cause.

SERVPRO of Martin County is a professional cleaning company that specializes in dealing with Mold Removal and Water Damage. Protect your health; call us if you are facing a mold problem. You know SERVPRO of Martin County as a leader in Water Damage.

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

Basics about Commercial Mold Remediation

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Basics about Commercial Mold Remediation Basics about Commercial Mold Remediation

Have not being able to deal with water damages or storm damages at your commercial place?

If water problem is not treated properly, the mold cannot be eradicated. A Mold Remediation plan is necessary to prevent the allergic reactions, odors, and damage that the spores cause. Mold can spread quickly through any commercial business if left untreated, but SERVPRO can respond fast, due to their professional experienced workforce, prepared for Mold Remediation and Water Damage arises.


How we respond to Commercial Mold Remediation?

Firstly we contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. Depending of the level of the mold damage, SERVPRO training treatment and certifications will follow as needed:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

In humid climates such as Florida, mold can easily take root in areas that have moisture problems. In building with Water Damage, mold will most likely be present unless the area has been promptly dried and ventilated.

Mold Remediation in Florida is best handled by professional cleaning companies that have experience in Mold Remediation and Water Damage, as they often go hand in hand. SERVPRO is certified company specializing in Mold Remediation and Water Damage. Protect your business, call us if you are facing mold problems.

We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to its previous condition. SERVPRO is leader in Commercial Mold Remediation, but our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Martin County is available 24/7 hours a day to restore your property and get you back to business. Call Today (772) 334-8762

General steps after Fire, Water and Smoke damages

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

General General steps after Fire, Water and Smoke damages General steps after Fire, Water and Smoke damages

Fire and smoke damage is a serious issue. In many instances your property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration; it’s the foundation of our business. We have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us restore your home to pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO® of Martin understands the anxiety that comes with a fire or water damage and the interruption it causes to your life, home, or business. Our goal is to help minimize the disturbance to your life with our fire damage restoration, and make it "Like it never even happened."

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration.

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact
  • Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
  • Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  • Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Step 7: Restoration

After the fire trucks leave, your home or business likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Martin have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home or commercial property. Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call us Today – (772) 334-8762

Commercial Cleaning Services Coverage

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning Services Coverage Commercial Cleaning Services Coverage

At SERVPRO, we certainly believe that every business could use Commercial Cleaning Services. Regular janitors or cleaning staff are perfectly capable of doing the day to day maintenance of the work area, but due to the high volume of traffic the workspace gets on a daily basis, stain accumulates nonetheless. When this happens, Commercial Cleaning Services are the best methods to keep up the work environment “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Martin is always ready to respond straightway and work quickly to clean or restore your business. We understand that your property’s look is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity.

When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of Martin has the training and expertise to put you back on track. Among the Commercial Cleaning Services SERVPRO provide:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants, Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO of Martin County offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business.

 Whether your need is removing an odor problem or a deep commercial cleaning service, you can rely on SERVPRO. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

Learn more about our commercial cleaning services: Call us today - (772) 334-8762