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Commercial Cleaning Services

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning Services Commercial Cleaning Services

Why it’s important to keep your working area clean and organized?

From ensuring the health of your employees to leaving first impressions when hosting a meeting or having clients to visit your space, this is one of the most important facts, why you should run Commercial Cleaning Services regularly.

At SERVPRO, we definitely consider that every business should run Commercial Cleaning Services frequently. When Commercial Cleaning Services is required you can rest assured, no other janitorial company can equal the quality of our work or our level of customer service. We adjust our services to every customer’s needs or requests and we work hard to fulfill our customers’ requests with the most professionalism and adequacy.

Why SERVPRO for Commercial Cleaning Services?

Our quick and accurate response to each customer’s needs and the quality of our professionals are what separate us from our competition. From regular janitorial services to fire damage or mold remediation services, we count with the experience to take care of every commercial cleaning need, free of disturbance for you.

How we run Commercial Cleaning Services in Stuart?

While it is possible to clean offices with existing staff, the chances are that not everyone would do the job properly. We rather plan when the most appropriate time is for you to do our job meticulous and consistent as every other project we get involved. This is an excellent reason why it’s best to hire professional office and commercial cleaning services in Stuart by SERVPRO of Martin County.

SERVPRO provides deep cleaning for all areas of the office, and our highly trained staff can remove odor problems, clean floors and windows meticulously, remove stains, etc. We value our many long-term relationships with area business owners and managers. That’s why we have built a long list of customer’s satisfaction.

As you might know, a pleasant and a clean work environment makes more happy and productive employees, and hiring SERVPRO of Martin County for Commercial Cleaning Services in Stuart is the best way to ensure this!

SERVPRO has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial Cleaning Services or any kind of janitorial emergencies. Have Questions? Call SERVPRO Today – (772) 334-8762 

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 

Water Damage Restoration Services

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration Services Water Damage

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. We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your home. We quickly dry your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques.

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.

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Martin County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to serve our local communities in Stuart, Jupiter Island, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Palm City, Indiantown, Hobe Sound and Port Salerno. We want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Why to choose SERVPRO?

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why to choose SERVPRO? Why to choose SERVPRO?

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 this interruption and quickly make it "like it never even happened."

Our compromise is to be faster to any size disaster. Flooding, fire damage, mold and storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Martin County 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.

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. Our training program includes IICRC Training, Employee Certification Training, Initial Franchise Training, e-Learnings and Continuing Education classes, so you can be assured that the best professionals are working on your damage.

The expertise and knowledge of our specialists is complemented by the use of the latest technologies. The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Martin County Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

We understand profoundly leaks, floods, mold, fire and other types of damage your property may suffer. Thus, we can solve your emergency and leave your home or office in perfect conditions. That’s why SERVPRO of Martin County is the best option for you.

Reasons why to choose SERVPRO

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Reasons why to choose SERVPRO Reasons why to choose SERVPRO

At SERVPRO of Martin County, we are dedicated to restoring your property to “Like it never even happened.” As a locally owned and operated company, providing the best possible customer service is our business. Why more people choose us among other related companies?

We are Highly Trained Restoration Specialists, 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. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

E-Learnings

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO 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. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

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

Do you need more reason why SERVPRO? Find our more in our website: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/restoration-training-certifications

Commercial Water Restoration

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Water Restoration Commercial Water Restoration

When your commercial business experiences a flood, there are multiple steps that you need to undertake. You’ll first want to make sure the cause of the water leaking into your property is resolved, and then you’ll want to call us at SERVPRO of Martin County for professional commercial water damage cleanup.

We understand that keeping your commercial business running efficiently is contingent upon your ability to clean up and continue operations, even if you’ve had a flooding event. With our commercial water damage cleanup services, we’ll help you do just that. Not only are we equipped to clear out any standing water that may remain after the initial emergency is resolved, but we’ll also complete a full inspection and work to clean and dehumidify any areas affected by the flooding.

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 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Helping to reduce the risk of Storm, Tornado and Hurricane Damages

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Helping to reduce the risk of Storm, Tornado and Hurricane Damages Helping to reduce the risk of Storm, Tornado and Hurricane Damages

Florida is located in one of the most exposed areas to hurricanes, tornadoes or huge storms. That’s why we stay alert and heed all of the warning signs that can suggest more damage to our home when faced with a big storm. The cost of rebuilding after a storm, -even with the help of insurance-, can be huge.

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Uprooted trees, broken branches, and stray debris are common post-storm eyesores. Get ready and prepare your house to help reduce the cost of damages from potential upcoming storms.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Choose SERVPRO, we are:

  • Faster to Any Size Emergency: When a storm hits your home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.
  • We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists: As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. 
  • We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters: We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO is close by and ready to respond to your flood or storm damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

If you think ahead about how to reduce the costs of damage from a storm, you can save money, time, and also protect your family members. But if you have just experienced a storm, and have some damage of your property, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO.

Remember that a fast response is crucial with respect to flooding and storm damages, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Choose SERVPRO Call us today: (772) 334-8762

Why SERVPRO?

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why SERVPRO? Why choose Us?

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.

Why choose Us?

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. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings

Did you know that SERVPRO offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff, and these programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation.

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.

Why Take the Risk?

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.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

At SERVPRO, we are dedicated to restoring your property to “Like it never even happened.” As a locally owned and operated company, providing the best possible customer service is our business…Thank you again for choosing SERVPRO.

Addressing scenarios such as Fire & Smoke Damage, Water Damage, or Mold infestation? Call SERVPRO Today (772) 334 8762 

Have Storm or Flood Damage?

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Have Storm or Flood Damage? Storm Damage

Did you know that the stormy weather across the United States continues through the summer months and remains until November 30th?

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. As water and storm damage specialists, we have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete.

How we procedure?

We responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a 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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today!  We're faster to Any Size Disaster (772) 334-8762

Do you need a mold removal at home?

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do you need a mold removal at home? Mold Removal at Home

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. 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. If the water problem is not treated however, the mold cannot be eradicated. Water Damage is necessary to prevent the allergic reactions, odors, and damage that the spores cause.

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.

When Mold Removal and Water Damage arise, contact us! SERVPRO is certified company specializing in Mold Removal and Water Damage. Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

Mold has the potential to cause health effects and can spread through your property in as little as 48 hours. SERVPRO understands mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. Protect your health; call us if you are facing a mold problem.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Water Damage, but our expertise can also make it “Like it never even happened." Have Mold Related Questions? Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762 

Commercial Cleaning Services for more Productive employees

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning Services for more Productive employees Commercial Cleaning Done Right

At SERVPRO, we firmly 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, grime accumulates nonetheless. When this happens, SERVPRO is there for you!

How we run our Commercial Cleaning Services?

SERVPRO 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. Our cleaning services include the following:

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call us!

SERVPRO provides deep cleaning for all areas of the office, and our highly trained staff can remove odor problems, stains, deep clean the floors, windows, etc. A pleasant and clean work environment makes for happier and more productive employees, and hiring Commercial Cleaning Services are the best way to ensure this.

Why Take the Risk? Call a SERVPRO to have the best Commercial Cleaning Services. Working to help make it "Like it never even happened."

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

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

Signs of mold?

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Signs of mold? Signs of mold?

Some restoration companies advertise “Mold Removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a misconception because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.  Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even catch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

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. If the water problem is not treated however, the mold cannot be eradicated. Mold Remediation is necessary to prevent the allergic reactions, odors, and damage that the spores cause.

If you are not sure about home or business mold problem, but you feel there might be some mold issues, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. 

How we work?

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

 Mold Remediation 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 of Martin is certified company specializing in Mold Remediation and Water Damage always prepare to protect your health and assist you when facing any mold difficulties.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today (772) 334-8762 - SERVPRO of Martin and will restore it "Like it never even happened."

Do you have a plan in case an emergency or disaster occurs?

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

General Do you have a plan in case an emergency or disaster occurs? Do you have a plan in case an emergency or disaster occurs?

Did you know March, April and May are some of the most risky and hazardous months of the year due to severe weather?

In case of an emergency, do you know the exit route or plan of evacuation at home and in your work place in case of an emergency or disaster? Here are some recommendations to help you be prepared at home or work when flooding, earthquake, fire or severe weather arises.

When FLOODING occurs at home or work:

  • Know the exit route or safe place to go, and make sure you have previously identified the safe location your family members or colleagues should seek.
  • When leaving work or home, never drive or walk through flooded streets. Always look for safer, drier places to travel through.
  • Check your flood insurance policy to ensure you have appropriate coverage at home. At work, ask your employer for your safety plan and insurance coverage in case of emergency.
  • Flood waters and standing waters pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries.

When an EARTHQUAKE happens at home or work:

  • At home, practice drop, cover, and hold on. Make sure you identify those places that will allow you to be safe until the earthquake is over.
  • At the office, practice the preparedness plan utilizing a drill or exercise.

    Keep your Emergency First Aid Kit handy.
  • Anchor loose items to a secure wall in your home.
  • We recommend texting, no calls.

When a FIRE EMERGENCY arises at home or work:

  • Identify ways to exit the building or the work area.
  • Look for two ways out of every room in your house.
  • In both cases, practice evacuation plans and other emergency procedures on a regular basis.
  • Choose a meeting point outside of your home or office to gather and make sure your relatives or colleagues are safe.
  • Install smoke alarms or make sure the existing ones are working properly; run tests monthly.
  • At home, have a fire emergency escape plan and practice it at least twice per year.
  • Check smoke alarms regularly and replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
  • In case of using generators, they should be used outside the home.
  • Review your insurance policy and update your coverage if necessary.

Being prepared to address sudden, unexpected situations or disasters can be the key to success and being able to continue with your regular daily activities with very little disruption. To also be prepared to overcome emergencies, we recommend you have personal documents and information as well as out of town emergency contact information readily available, so you are able to coordinate information with family and friends.

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan mobile app places a convenient preparedness tool right at your fingertips. Disasters are unpredictable and frequently strike without warning. That is why the SERVPRO Ready Plan mobile app is so valuable. In the confusion and panic that often surround a disaster, a property owner or manager can reach out for expert help right from the scene by just using their cell phones.

For more information about the SERVPRO® Ready Plan mobile app, and how it can help you be more prepared, contact SERVPRO® of Martin County, 24/7 Emergency Service, at (772) 334-8762.

Spring Cleaning Ideas for Your Workplace

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Spring Cleaning Ideas for Your Workplace Spring Cleaning Ideas for Your Workplace

Spring has become synonymous with cleaning. In North America, it has become the go-to season for millions to deep clean homes, get rid of unnecessary clutter, and organize everything.

Have you heard the expression… a clean place makes a happy space?  Well its true!  Have you been in certain spaces that are dirty, messy or smelly, and  you just can’t wait to get away from it? You don’t need to have a superpower to  understand that  when you are in these dirty, cluttered, disorganized kinds of places you start feeling stressed and uncomfortable to the point you can’t concentrate and begin feeling irritable.

With clear rules and strategies, a workplace spring cleaning can also declutter your mind and improve productivity.  If you are unhappy and stressed out after getting to work because of the dust, clutter, and disorganization, then it is a good idea to spring clean the area where you work, and possibly even the whole office. Don't be selfish about it – try and get your colleagues on board too, so that together you can improve the working environment for everyone's benefit.

Before you do a complete spring cleaning at work, here are some recommendations that might be very helpful:  

Clean out your office drawers

I’m sure most people have a junk drawer at home—a one-stop spot for all your miscellaneous items. Often, our drawers at the office can turn into these types of storage spaces. Having a desk that appears to be clean and decluttered isn’t helpful if everything you need is thrown into drawers and cabinets. Use the same method you use to clean the filing cabinet; keep only the essentials!

 Organize your filing cabinet

Like a closet is to a room, so is your filing cabinet to your office. If your filing cabinet isn’t organized, your office won’t be organized. Take all of your papers and files out, decide what needs to stay, throw away or recycle what isn’t relevant, then organize what you are keeping.

Take home nonessentials

From a gym bag or unused books to that extra winter coat, most people tend to have nonessentials in their workspaces.  Having extra stuff in and around your workspace can be detrimental to your focus and productivity. Your desk doesn’t need to be completely void of your personality, but it may be helpful to decide what you use during your workday and what can be deemed nonessential.

Dust and air spray your electronics

If you work in an office, chances are you spend most of your time in front of a computer, and unfortunately, the elements of your digital workspace tend to attract the most unwanted particles. Monitors tend to be an attractive home for dust bunnies, and keyboards can also be an unwarranted receptacle for dirt and dust. At the end of each week, take the time to wipe down your computer and spray your keyboard. This is a good habit to form because it also helps keep your workspace germ and allergen free.

SERVPRO can help get your facility in tip top shape.  In addition to air duct and HVAC cleaning, the SERVPRO team is trained to use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils hiding deep within your carpet, as well as focused stain removal and stain resistance applications. Other services include: upholstery and drapery cleaning, hard floor cleaning and care, and odor deodorization.

A clean environment is a healthy environment!  Improve your living and work spaces this spring. If you need a little help, don’t worry, SERVPRO has the experience and tools to make your home or business sparkle in no time!

Have Questions? Call us Today: SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762

How to Clean and Maintain Carpets and Upholstery after the Holiday Celebrations

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning How to Clean and Maintain Carpets and Upholstery after the Holiday Celebrations Carpets and Upholstery Cleaning

Hosting holiday get-togethers is one of the best parts of the season. But with big reunions, big dinners, and a lot of fun often come big messes. So, what are the most affected areas in your home after Christmas celebrations?

One of the major problems faced by most homeowners is how to clean the carpets and upholstery after a party. The general rule for carpet cleaning is… the sooner the better! …so, this means that if you act fast, the less you will need to clean.

Here are a few DIY ways in which you can clean the carpet and bring it back to its original condition.

Drinks: Some of the most common spills on your carpet or upholstery are soft drinks and wine. If this happens, blot the area with a tissue or a dry cloth to absorb the moisture. Once you’ve completely blotted the area,  you can gently clean the area with warm water and dishwasher liquid.

Food spills: For minor spills, you can use baby wipes to wipe and clean the area.  For solid stains like ketchup or chocolate, dip a cloth in white vinegar and apply it onto the stained spot. Repeat this several times until the stain disappears.

Candlewax and gum: Removing candlewax and gum from carpet or upholstery without damaging the material is a tricky affair. For this, freeze the candle wax or gum using ice. Once frozen, carefully pull it out from the carpet using an unsharpened object like a spoon. If there is any water residue, blot the carpet with a towel.  Vacuum the carpet thoroughly.

Bad odor: To eliminate bad odors from your carpet, sprinkle baking soda abundantly onto the carpet.  Let it stay for a period of time, preferably overnight. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove the powder.

Oil: To remove an oil spill on the carpet, place a paper towel over the spill and iron the paper towel on a warm setting. The oil will be absorbed into the paper towel. Vacuum the area thoroughly and wash with a dishwashing detergent.

The above tips will help you handle spills and accidents that occur on your carpet. However, if you are not able to clean it as thoroughly as you would like,  help is always at hand.

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavily soiled issues with your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type of carpet, and color of carpeting.

A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and professionals trained to the highest standards, you’ll want to give SERVPRO a call.

Call us today! Protect your investment by allowing us to clean and maintain your carpets and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers many cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?  Call Today – (772) 334-8762

We also offer a wide range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

For a Thanksgiving Day and Holiday Season Free from Fire Damage

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage For a Thanksgiving Day and Holiday Season Free from Fire Damage For a Thanksgiving Day and Holiday Season Free from Fire Damage

Thanksgiving Day and the Holiday Season are times for celebration, reflection, and spending time with those you love. Unfortunately, accidents can happen. Ensure your loved ones’ protection by implementing a fire safety plan at the holidays, and keep in mind the following recommendations to avoid major disasters.

In Case of a House Fire


Many fires that can lead to fire damage inside a home are triggered by candles that drip hot wax or candle residue onto flammable coverings. Other sources of indoor fires can be caused by candles that are near other combustible materials such as:

  • Oils or potpourri
  • Decorative tissue paper
  • Wooden toys or holiday decorations
  • If you buy an artificial tree, make sure that it is fire resistant – not all trees are.
  • Natural trees require regular watering, your tree should never feel dry to the touch, this then becomes a major fire hazard.
  • If you have LED lights, a dry tree can go up in flames quickly. Make sure to keep your tree adequately watered. Do not take the risk.

Smoke Detectors During a House Fire

Smoke detectors save lives by providing an early warning of a smoke or fire incident, but can do nothing to extinguish a growing fire. They also do little to protect those physically unable to escape on their own, such as the elderly or small children.

Increasingly, battery operated smoke detectors fail to function because the batteries are dead or have been removed. Although the percent of homes in America that were “protected” with smoke detectors increased from zero to more than 70%, the number of fire deaths in homes did not significantly decrease. A home needs more than just a set of functioning smoke detectors.

Keep an Eye on Children

Families need an escape plan, fire extinguishers, and in certain circumstances, even a sprinkler system to stay safe from and aware of any fire situations.

If you're hosting a holiday party, then your children and your guests’ children may tag along as well. Kids love to imitate adults, and they're quite curious; as a result, alcohol poisoning in children is common during the holiday season.

Adults are likely to leave half-empty drink glasses lying around, and kids are there for the taking. Be sure to either warn guests to leave their kids at home with a babysitter because it’s an adult-only party, or strongly enforce after-drinking cleanup.

Provide guests a special place to store their bags and luggage too, which regularly contain pills and other medications. Children are adventurers and love to rummage through what’s new at home. Keep in mind the safety of yourself and of those around you. That is something that certainly everyone will be grateful for.

Fire Safety Plan at Home

Here’s a final list of Safety and Prevention Tips to keep handy:

  • Check and maintain your smoke detectors:Replace batteries at least once a year around Daylight Savings Time.
  • Establish a fire evacuation plan: Practice your fire escape plan with all your family members.
  • In the event of house fire:don’t waste a second, leave your house and call the fire department.
  • In the event of an apartment fire:never use an elevator and always feel your door before exiting; if it is hot do not open it.
  • Be careful with electricity:Keep an eye out for devices that are dangerous or in poor condition like flickering lamps, bare wires, open circuit breakers, etc.
  • Give space heaters space: Leave at least one meter (three feet) between combustible materials and space heaters.

When Using Lights and Decorations

The Electrical Safety Foundation International recommends connecting no more than three strings of incandescent lights together. If you're using LEDs, most UL labeled lights will tell you on the package how many strings of lights you can safely string together.

Use a GFCI Outlet 

Only plug your lights into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. These outlets will shut the circuit down if there is too much current flowing through, preventing fires. If your outlet is a GFCI, it will have a reset and test button in the center. If you don't have one, you can purchase a portable GFCI outlet from your home improvement store like this Waterproof In-line GFCI or this Portable GFCI.

Elevate Outdoor Lighting

Keep your light strands off the ground, too. If you want to make a cool runway effect down your walkway, use light stakes. You just stick them in the ground and the lights clip to the top of the stake. Make sure to keep them dry, don't let your cords sit on the ground, be aware that the junction where your light cord and your extension cord meet needs to stay out of damp soil, puddles, water, etc.

You can buy an inexpensive cord protector like the Twist and Seal Heavy Duty Cord Protector or the Extension Cord Safety Seal-- to keep your cords dry, or plan your light display so that connections are in the air instead of on the ground.

Try to use an extension cord that is rated for outdoor use. Indoor-use extension cords aren't meant to be used in the cold or wet.  Check to make sure your lights are labeled also as waterproof and follow the American National Standards Institute.

Prevent Tripping Hazards

Use anchoring pins or ground staples to secure extension cords to the ground on either side of a walkway to prevent tripping hazards. Simply thread the cord through the middle and push the ends of the pin or staple into the dirt. If you have some wire hangers, a pair of pliers and wire cutters laying around, you can make your own staples in a pinch. Just cut 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) of wire and bend it into a U-shape.

While holiday decorating is all about adding fun, sparkle and warmth to a very special season, it’s important to remember that many of our favorite decorations carry the risk of fire or electrical injury if not used carefully. Don’t let a preventable accident take the enjoyment out of your holidays


Contacting SERVPRO is the first step you should take when addressing disaster strikes. We will help you to minimize your particular issue whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood.  SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response, and we will help you safely and efficiently get your residential or commercial property back in working order.

SERVPRO of St. Lucie County 772-934-6957 - SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762


Our best wishes to you and your loved ones during the holidays!

How to clean your Home after a fire?

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to clean your Home after a fire? Cleaning Your Home After a Fire

When the firefighters leave, you might want to start cleaning your home immediately.  Unfortunately, you will notice that an extraordinary amount of ash and smoke are left behind that can begin to cause corrosion, discoloration, unpleasant odors, among other damages.

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 and vulnerable, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis.

If a professional isn’t hired to immediately clean up the smoke and fire damage, the costs for restoration will hit the roof after a few weeks. Metals may need to be replaced, carpet will permanently discolor, and glass may be severely engraved, needing replacement. Keep in mind that due to the acidic nature of the ash, the longer it takes to hire experts, the more destruction it will cause.

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.

“Do it yourself” techniques very rarely work to resolve issues of ash and smoke residue left behind after a fire. Inexperienced attempts at trying to complete such tasks could lead to further contamination and damage of your home and personal possessions. The best option is to reach out to a reliable fire restoration service with the licenses and certifications to complete such services in your area.

SERVPRO of Martin County 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. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life with our Fire and Smoke Clean Up and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762

Are You a Street Art Victim? Tips on How to Remove Graffiti:

7/4/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Are You a Street Art Victim? Tips on How to Remove Graffiti: Like It Never Happened

Graffiti can be seen in almost every city in the world.  Unless your property has been the victim of Banksy (famous England-based graffiti artist), you would consider graffiti an act of vandalism that you might want cleaned off or removed.

Most modern signs clean quickly with the use of soap and water or solvents. Nevertheless, paint applied to a rough surface normally causes permanent damage. The character of the surface will change because, in some cases, due to the interaction between the paint and the porous surface, it is nearly impossible to totally clean off these street art pieces.

Here are some DIY tips for removing graffiti from various types of surfaces:

Metal:

  • Try using common paint thinner (ex: mineral spirits, lacquer thinner, acetone), or try graffiti removal products from the market.
  • Try to remove it by rubbing with steel or bronze wool, or light sandpaper.
  • Try power-washing it with a 3000psi pressure washer.

Wood:

  • If the wood is not weathered and is sealed with paint, stain or sealer, try to remove the graffiti by wiping it with mineral spirits.
  • Try power-washing with a 3000psi pressure washer, however, observe carefully to make sure the pressure is not driving the paint deeper into the wood grain.
  • A stronger approach is to sand the wood and repaint.

Glass:

  • Try using a razor blade to carefully scrape it off. This method is 99% effective.
  • Try using ultra-fine bronze wool with water to gently rub the paint off.
  • Finally, you can also try using paint thinners on glass.

Plastic:

  • Do not use paint thinners as they can soften the plastic, causing clouding or permanent tackiness.
  • Try a light rubbing with ultra-fine steel or bronze wool to remove the paint.

Masonry:

  • Try to power-wash the graffiti with a 3000psi-pressure washer. Be careful in selecting the type of tip you use in the pressure wand.
  • Try sand-blasting.  As with pressure washing, be careful not to allow the sandblasting tip to remain in one spot too long as it can permanently etch the surface.

Other alternatives

1.     Painting over the graffiti.

When painting over graffiti, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind.

  • It is recommended that you paint straight from the top to the bottom of the wall, or that you repaint the entire wall. Matching the paint color of the building- is very complicated, because mismatched colors do not improve the way the building looks, this only serves as continuing evidence of graffiti.
  • If you are using white paint, use enough coats so that the "shadow" of the graffiti will no longer be visible.
  • If the graffiti is a persistent problem, you may want to consider painting your building with a protective coating that makes graffiti removal easier.

1.     Environmentally Friendly Removal

  • Try citrus based graffiti removal agents that contain ingredients such as "natural orange extract". These products are biodegradable, they are essentially the same as graffiti removal agents and they are available at local retailers. Always keep in mind, citrus based products are usually safe to apply to almost any natural or painted surface, however, some plastics may become clouded or discolored.

Graffiti removal is not always a simple “spray it on, clean it off” issue. When approaching problem graffiti, you become very aware of how much more difficult it is to remove it than it is to apply it, especially in the case of rough surfaces. For routinely painted surfaces like fences and some walls, it would be wise to try matching the paint, since painted surfaces turn out best when repainted. But then again for a brick surface, especially red brick, we recommend a professional cleanup.

Remember, a rapid response is the key!

SERVPRO of Martin County will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from residential and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning

First Response When Commercial Properties are Under Struggle

5/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial First Response When Commercial Properties are Under Struggle commercial restoration by SERVPRO

If you have a Commercial Property, a Must Do! it’s having a relationship with a reliable company that offers commercial restoration services, so loses and damage don’t take you by surprise; nor put you and your business under a highly stressful and costly situation.

You may ask yourself, what type of “damage” can affect commercial buildings? 

  • Water damage: water damage can be caused by burst pipes, floods, rain, or a number of other things. In any case, this can then result in contaminated water affecting surfaces and furniture, in mold growing and in items being eroded. Electricity and water damage are particularly volatile when combined.
  • Storm and wind damage: Damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain which can remove roof tiles, break windows and more.
  • Mold: is highly unhygienic as well as being unappealing to look at. Mold spreads quickly around properties as air-borne spores and remediation is very important to prevent it from getting out of hand.
  • Fire damage: can come from a cigarette that isn’t properly put out, from a gas stove or from lightning. In any case, this can then cause severe destruction to your property which requires cleaning and restoration services.

Knowing a good commercial restoration company is a good way to ensure you will be able to start repairing and restoring your property as soon as possible and to get back to work as soon as possible. Try to find ways to make your business more resilient. Consider worst case scenarios and come up with ways to continue generating revenue.

In case of any water damage, mold propagation, unexpected fire, a broken window that can leave your commercial business vulnerable to theft and vandalism, you should be prepared and have handy the contact information for your  commercial restoration service provider so you can contact them promptly and they will  be able to address any difficulties that may arise.

You can also follow these important guidelines and tips that will help you with first responds issues: 

  1. Until an inspector deems the property safe to enter. Keep away from downed power lines; report them to the utility company. Do not turn on the gas or electric until the utility company determines it is safe to use. Evacuate the building if you smell fumes or gas and notify the utility company.
  2. Report the damage to your insurance company immediately; most companies have a toll-free call center if you can’t reach your agent. Have your policy ready for contractors so they understand your coverage.
  3. If you rent or lease the building, notify your landlord.
  4. Do not discard anything until a full inventory is performed, or keep a list of anything you do discard. Keep receipts for any expenses you incur in protecting the property. Receipts are essential for proving to the insurance company what money you have spent related to the loss, as well as for claiming the loss on your income taxes. 
  5. Remove as much smoke or moisture from the building by running fans and dehumidifiers. Whenever possible, keep the indoor temperature below 70 degrees to prevent microbial growth.
  6. Remove wet carpet from floors to prevent buckling and mold growth. Allow them to dry thoroughly. Place scraps of hardwood under objects on the floor to prevent mold growth and staining. Foil or plastic can also be placed under furniture legs to prevent staining.
  7. Extract as much water as possible from the premises with a wet/dry vac.
  8. Board up building openings to discourage trespassers. Hiring a professional board up company ensures intruders are less likely to gain access to the building. Besides stealing items from the building, someone entering the building could get hurt, and you may be legally responsible for their injuries.
  9. Do not operate wet appliances until a professional has examined them and deemed them safe for use. Contact your local police departments to let them know the site will be unoccupied.
  10. If a contractor removes mold from your building, make sure they inspect the home and verify all mold is removed. Places to check for mold include all areas near the mold growth, behind wallpaper, under carpeting and other areas where water can seep including subfloors and wall cavities.

When a business needs commercial restoration, you should look for a company that provides 24-hour emergency services. These companies will be able to come out at any time of day in order to offer immediate relief. One of the best and most reliable commercial restoration services companies in the Treasure Coast is SERVPRO.

SERVPRO is a leader in Fire/Water Cleanup and Restoration; our staff is equipped with the tools and skills to restore your property in no time. "Like it never even happened."

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today! (772)334-8762

SERVPRO of Martin and Saint Lucie County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage.

Spring Cleaning Easy Guide

3/16/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Spring Cleaning Easy Guide SERVPRO is here to help

Spring season is here !!! so are you ready to give your home a deep cleaning blast from roof to floor?  Here is a great, easy and quick guide to start your home cleaning this spring.

First, we recommend you concentrate on the tasks that will require deep cleaning such as furnishings, appliances, and floors. Once you’ve covered these major tasks, you’ll have the rest your home spring-cleaned in no time.

Even though spring season everywhere in the states feels different, regularly it is a season in which we want to enjoy the outdoors more and neat up our porches and patios, install new landscaping, paint doors, wipe the dust off of your outside furniture, and clean those dreaded outside windows.

To make your Florida home sparkle and shine with these tips for getting organizedand cleaning your home with ease, we recommend beginning one section or room of your home at a time so you don’t get shocked along the way.

Kitchen area and appliances ready for family gatherings! 

  • First, we recommend throwing away unwanted items. Discard expired food items in your pantry and refrigerator, and donate tableware and small appliances that you no longer use.
  • Now with more space and most of the stuff reorganized, wipe down the inside of your refrigeratorand wash out produce bins and shelving in the sink, using warm water and detergent.
  • Remove water spots on stainless steel sinkswith rubbing alcohol. On a porcelain sink, cover the bottom of the sink with paper towels and soak the paper towels with bleach. Don’t forget to clean the dishwasher by running an empty load.
  • To get rid of odors in the garbage disposal, cut up a lemon and drop some salt and ice cubes down there; the lemon deodorizes, and the salt and ice get rid of residue.
  • Wipe downshelves, cupboards and drawers. This is also a great opportunity to do some reorganizing if needed.
  • Clean the stovetop and oven, and wipe down the microwave. You can also use the microwave or dishwasher to disinfect that dirty spongewhen you’re done scrubbing.
  • Finally, take out the trashand get a good scrub going in the trash can, where germs and odors can linger.

Bathrooms and shelves, prepare for new breeze!

  • Start getting rid of items you no longer use, safely discardexpired medicines, throw old makeup, and organize the surviving itemsin drawer trays.
  • Throw that moldy shower curtain and liner in the washalong with some towels and hang them up to dry; the towels will help scrub the liner and curtain clean.
  • Clean tileswith a cup of baking soda and water (mixed well). Apply the solution with a mop
  • Clean glass shower doorswith white vinegar if needed. Wipe down mirrors with alcohol and for the metal frames, furniture oil will get rid of those annoying water spots.
  • Unclogyour sink, tub and shower drains using a snake tool to remove hair and gunk, and don’t forget to scrub down the toilet and tub.

Bedroom ready…new mood assures!

  • Organize and clean your closet. Be sure todo your laundry first so you can get a better idea of what you’re working with when you organize it. Most everything can be washed cold, but it’s a good idea to use the hottest water for sheets, towels, and unmentionables.
  • Start flipping your mattress and wash all the linens. Rotate pillows and covers, thenmake your bedto instantly create a sense of cleanliness and order. You can even vacuum the tops and sides of your mattress before rotating it.
  • Dedicate one day to going room to room, pulling andsorting out of season clothing. Decide what to donate.

Finishing touches, Welcome Spring!

  • Brushinterior painted walls and baseboards with a solution of warm water and dish detergent. Coverpaint marks, scratches in interior walls.
  • Vacuumrugs, curtains, and window coverings. When vacuuming and cleaning floors, start in a far corner and work your way to the other side so you don’t get trapped in the middle.
  • Steam cleanyour carpets and shake out area rugs.
  • In the office, file important documents, recycle old magazines and shred old bank, mortgage, statements, and some paper that you no longer need.
  • Test and change the batteriesin your smoke detectors!

after all the cleaning is done you’ll be ready to relax and enjoy your fresh and clean home!  Organize these tasks among your daily activities, and put this useful checklist on your refrigeration to remember what to do.  Don’t forget to grab some lemonade to sip while relaxing on your porch while enjoying spring weather!

SERVPRO has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for you and your family. Mold is very harmful and it is important to contact a professional to perform a proper mold inspection and remediation.

As You know SERVPRO is a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, our staff is equipped with the tools and skills to restore your property. If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today! SERVPRO of Martin and Saint Lucie County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage. 

A POST-CHRISTMAS HOME REMODELING APPROACHES

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Building Services A POST-CHRISTMAS HOME REMODELING APPROACHES POST-CHRISTMAS HOME REMODELING

Now that Christmas season is over, have you consider remodeling your home? There are certain kind of projects that you always want to do during the year but as time goes by you postpone it due to kids’ activities, work, and some other personal happenings. Well don’t wait more, this is the right time for home remodeling.

Even thought if your project is large or small, did you know that this is an ideal time of the year to develop a post-holidays plan? Now that the rush and scramble is over, use this time to research the style and design that you would like to see in your home, as well as find the right remodeling company for you.

In addition, if you dare venture out into the world of retail, take advantage of the sales and discounts to stock up on the materials you might need. Whether your project will include flooring, fixtures, carpet cleaning, blinds, walls paint, or something else entirely, there is no harm in having it set aside.

Another good reason for remodeling home or thinking about an addition at home seems to be during winter months as is tend to be less busy for builders, because everyone is waiting for better weather to come, and the tax refunds to start their home projects or develop it.

Remodeling April through June are for example are the busiest time for most builders, so it’s probably when you’ll pay the most money for their time and for materials. It’s the simple law of supply and demand.

Remodeling July through September for example, tackling indoor work like kitchen or bathroom remodeling is recommended during the summer months. The last thing you want to do in the sweltering heat is an attic bedroom! To most people’s surprise, however, roofing projects are often done in the summer, because the roofing material needs certain higher temperatures to seal. Builders will be cautious about the safety of their workers, and they will tell you if it’s too hot for the job.

For professional painting, design, and construction companies the builder will need time to plan, order materials and schedule his team. Allow several weeks for planning your remodel — no matter what time of year.

Once you have considered restauration at home think ahead in a company that provide cleaning services and rebuilding like SERVPRO, we have many services that you can consider too.

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. SERVPRO have the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today! SERVPRO of Martin and Saint Lucie County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage. 

FIRE HAZARDS TO CONSIDER ON THANKSGIVING

11/22/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage FIRE HAZARDS TO CONSIDER ON THANKSGIVING THANKSGIVING - FIRE HAZARDS

Holidays are here and none celebrates cooking more than Thanksgiving. Of all fires reported in the U.S. every year, 31% happen in residential homes. That’s due to a number of factors: open flames, negligence, cooking, and more. A key for preventing fire is understands common causes.

Here are some of the common causes of fire at home, please keep them in mind and prevent serious accidents during the holidays:

1. COOKING
House fires happen most during dinner hours, most likely between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. That’s because people are cooking. If you’re preparing dinner, here’s what you should remember:

• For grease fires, only use a fire extinguisher (class B) or baking soda. Do not use water! It will spread the oil/grease and make your fire worse.
• Never leave your food unattended. Fires only need 30 seconds to go from a small flame to an out-of-control blaze, so even going to the bathroom could endanger your home.
• Turn off the stove and all appliances once you’re done cooking.
• Don’t wear baggy clothing. It could catch fire accidentally.
• Keep the grill at least 10 feet from vegetation and the house. Don’t ever leave a grill unattended. Fat dripping from oil or meat could cause a flare up that can quickly grow out of control. Also, remember to keep grills away from brush, your home, and overhanging branches.

2. HEATING EQUIPMENT
Almost 13% of all residential fires are caused by heating equipment. You can avoid heating equipment from catching fire by inspecting and cleaning wood-stoves and chimneys, using a fireplace screen, and having your hot water heater and furnace serviced regularly.

Space heaters can also cause fires if left too close to walls, drapes, and bedding. If you have a space heater, give it some room.

3. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
Electrical appliances cause over 6% of house fires. Look for worn wires, surge marks in wire, and damaged cords. If you see any exposed wires, unplug the electronic appliance and replace it immediately. Also, keep all cords away from furniture and rugs. Running cords under rugs is dangerous. We recommend never plug appliances into an extension cord or two-slot outlet and while on vacation you should unplug everything just in case.

Beauty tools like hair straighteners and curling irons get hot. If you forget to unplug them, they could start a fire. Always unplug your beauty products and leave them on a hard surface like a marble countertop and away from flammable objects.

You can decrease the chances of something malfunctioning and catching on fire by making sure it’s approved by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The UL has high safety standards, so you’ll know the appliance is well made.

4. CARELESSNESS
For house fires, negligence causes 5.8% of flashes. Carelessness includes leaving candles burning, not putting out cigarettes, putting heating equipment near combustible items, and more. Fire is dangerous. Never treat anything hot or on fire with anything but the utmost care.

5. SMOKING
About 2% of fires are caused by cigarettes. One way you can prevent fires from cigarettes is to stop smoking them! Another is to do so outdoors and put your spent cigarette butts into water. Wildfires and those caused by lightning are unavoidable.

6. OTHER POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARDS TO CONSIDER
Most Christmas Trees fires start because of faulty lights or proximity to a heat source. Christmas tree fires are normally pretty serious too. On average, one out of 31 Christmas tree fires kills someone. Prevent this from happening by putting new lights on your Christmas tree, inspecting older lights, and keeping them away from heat sources.


Between 2007 and 2011, nearly 50,000 fires were started by people playing with fire. Of those, 43% were started by children under six years old and 38% of outdoor fires were caused by children aged 10. Keep matches away from kids, teach them about fire safety, and never leave them unattended with flammable objects.

Don’t’ forget to clean your vents and filters! They can get gunked up with lint, hair, dust, and other flammable residue that can catch fire.

If you are experiencing any fire or smoke damage at your work place or at home during the holidays do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO, our technicians will treat your family with empathy and your home with great care. (772) 334-8762

SERVPRO wish you a “Happy Thanksgiving as its a time to be grateful and to think about all the special people who have touched our lives”

Fire Emergency? What to do until help arrives

10/6/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Emergency? What to do until help arrives Fire Emergency. What to do?

A fire can leave behind soot, smoke damage and a host of other problems. Ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough professional cleaning. If your home or business suffers a fire, it is important to take the appropriate steps to prevent further damage until your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals arrive. The following tips may help reduce damage and increase chances of a successful restoration.

DO

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffi c areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer/refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome kitchen/bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of
    lubricant.
  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes
    and fi xtures.
  • Change HVAC fi lters; leave system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

DON’T

  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without fi rst contacting your SERVPRO® Franchise Professional.
  • Don’t attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without fi rst consulting your SERVPRO® Franchise Professional.
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fi re, heat or water without fi rst consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Do not consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fi re, heat or water, as they may be contaminated.
  • If ceiling is wet, do not turn on ceiling fans. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Don’t send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

Call the Cleanup Team that's faster to any disaster

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call the Cleanup Team that's faster to any disaster Fire Emergency

October is Fire Prevention Month— a perfect time to examine emergency preparedness plans for your home and business, including your fire escape plan. Do you have a fire escape plan? Have you changed your smoke alarm batteries within the last year?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) designates a week each October to focus on fire prevention awareness.
The 2016 theme is “Don’t Wait—Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” designed to educate the public on the basic but essential elements of smoke
alarm safety. The NFPA recommends installing smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and
on every level of your home, including the basement. Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires
reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?* Smoke alarms save lives. In fact, having a working
smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!

Stay safe and prepare now to ensure you are ready for any disaster by having a family emergency plan and by having SERVPRO of Martin County handy 772-334-8762

Visit us also on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to be up to date with any relevant information regarding Fire Safesty Tips.

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The Leader Eliminating Indoor Mold

9/23/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Leader Eliminating Indoor Mold Mold at Home - Mold Remediation

Is this just hype, or does mold really has a health threat? Every day is more common to hear stories of families dealing with mold growth and homes infested with fungi so toxic that they have been linked to brain damage as well as respiratory disease. It’s not a coincidence that you'll find several sites hawking do-it-yourself "mold test kits" and some other topic where mold is the main focus. Mold definitely is affecting more people every day and in a way you might not think about it.

Although mold and its spores are literally everywhere, active mold growth requires moisture. Whether on visible surfaces or hiding behind drywall, in attics, or under carpets, indoor mold grows in the presence of excessive dampness or water.

Mold comes in thousands of different strains, but only a few, including the notorious Stachybotrys chartarum, aka black mold, produces toxins.

Researchers acknowledge that these toxins are potent enough to cause serious problems in healthy people and there is plenty of evidence that all molds can potentially cause rashes, headaches, dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions (like hay fever), and asthma attacks.

Don't Let Mold move in! Members of the fungi kingdom like mushrooms they and their tiny spores need water and something living to eat. They thrive outdoors, hitchhiking into your home in dust and dirt on your clothes and shoes, on air currents, and in water that enters through cracks in walls and foundations. Once inside, they proliferate anywhere moisture exists. Notice a musty odor?

Mold spores surf the breeze more when it is hot and humid outside. Days when the temperature is high, close your windows and keep spores out, turn on and run an air conditioner (which dehumidifies). Open your windows to keep indoor humidity down and prevent spores already inside from multiplying. No matter what the weather is, avoiding mold problems is to keep dry your surroundings.

Tips to avoid molding at home

  • Use good ventilation: Turn on an exhaust fan or open a nearby window while showering, bathing, running the dishwasher, or cooking, because all these activities produce water vapor. Make sure clothes dryers and all gas appliances are vented to the outside.
  • Monitor moisture: Use a hygrometer (about $20 at hardware and home stores) to check the indoor humidity level. If it exceeds 55 percent—most likely in summer—lower, it by running an air conditioner or dehumidifier. In cold weather, indoor humidity should stay around 30 percent.
  • Address leaks and dry waterlogged areas: When pipes burst, the roof springs a leak, or cracks in the foundation ushers water in, fix the problem ASAP. If you find a leak, dry the area pronto. "Within 24 hours, most molds are growing," says Berlin Nelson, PhD, an expert on plant pathology at North Dakota State University. Get professional help if you can't quickly manage solo, you may also contact SERVPRO at 772-334-8762 or check us out on the web, http://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/
  • Recognizing mold: Though molds are often a dark color (black or brown), they may be green, yellow, or even an incongruously delicate pink. They usually spread out in a circular pattern. Don't worry about finding out what type you're dealing with. Just get it cleaned up. If you have asthma or are allergic to mold, get someone else to do the cleanup.


How to deal with mold growth

Should mold cover more than a square foot, see professional help. The same goes for if you can smell but can't see mold—that means it's probably behind a wall or wallpaper. Don't play Bob Vila: Knocking a hole in the wall or peeling back the wallpaper can release so many spores that you can become seriously ill whether you're allergic or not.

When mold die it sheds substances that can accumulate in house dust and continue to cause sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and asthma attacks. After cleaning up mold, go over all surfaces with a vacuum that won't disperse it into the air, such as a central VAC or one equipped with a HEPA filter.

As we mention mold growth could be a headache if you don’t take quick actions to address it, we suggest do not let too much time pass before to get a professional that will give you useful feedback and make a deeper cleaner.

We also recommended to contact the experts in the area, SERVPRO of Martin County. Check us out on the web http://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/ and learn more about the mold treatment or contact us at: 772-334-8762 in Martin County.

Make the Grade in School Indoor Air Quality

8/16/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Make the Grade in School Indoor Air Quality Air Ducts Cleaning Machinery

Kids and Clean Air

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, half of the national schools report poor indoor air quality and ventilation.*

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

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

*1995 EPA GAO Report

What to do until help arrives

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What to do until help arrives What to do until help arrives

A fire can leave behind soot, smoke damage and a host of other problems. Ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough professional cleaning. If your home or business suffers a fire, it is important to take the appropriate steps to prevent further damage until SERVPRO of Martin County arrives. The following tips may help reduce damage and increase chances of a successful restoration. 

Do:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot particles on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer/refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome kitchen/bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, the protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.
  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Change HVAC filters; leave the system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

Don't:

  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO® of Martin County.
  • Don’t attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO® of Martin County.
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Do not consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water, as they may be contaminated.
  • If the ceiling is wet, do not turn on ceiling fans. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Don’t send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

Mitigating fire damage

6/24/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Mitigating fire damage Mitigating fire damage

A home or business fire can be a very stressful event for the property owner. Damage to personal belongings and the contents of the building is just one concern. Timely mitigation is the key to controlling damage, while reducing downtime and recovery costs. 

SERVPRO® of Martin County understands how disruptive fires can be for business owners, their tenants and even their customers. That is why SERVPRO® of Martin County offers 24-hour emergency response. 

SERVPRO’s Service Response Guidelines can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. Under normal circumstances, a SERVPRO® of Martin County will be on-site of a fire damage within four hours to begin emergency mitigation services.

The rapid response and the training of SERVPRO® of Martin County will help limit damage and get your facility back in operation quickly and help make it, "Like it never even happened."

Help at your fingertips

5/20/2016 (Permalink)

General Help at your fingertips SERVPRO® Ready Plan mobile app

For a property owner, a disaster scenario involving fire or water damage can seem unthinkable and then suddenly become a reality. In the aftermath of a disaster, quick response time can help minimize property damage as well as inventory or contents loss.

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan mobile application provides home and business owners with a quick and convenient way to call in SERVPRO® of Martin County when disaster strikes.

The Ready Plan app is a free emergency preparedness tool offered by SERVPRO®, and can be downloaded on your Android™, iPhone® or Blackberry®.

The application allows both residential and commercial property owners and managers to create an Emergency READY Profile® containing critical facility information that can help speed up response time after fire or water damage occurs. In addition to property details, the application tracks prior loss history, utility shut off locations, and key contacts; stores photos of the damage; and integrates local weather forecasts and more, including the address and contact information for the user’s SERVPRO® of Martin County.

Through the application, the user can quickly call SERVPRO® of Martin County or submit an electronic “First Notice of Loss” to the SERVPRO® National Call Center setting the wheels of recovery in motion. Rapid response from a disaster cleanup and restoration specialist can help the property owner evaluate options, start the insurance process and take the right steps from the beginning to bring their property back to normal, “Like it never even happened.”

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan mobile app places a convenient preparedness tool right at your fingertips. Disasters are unpredictable and frequently strike without warning. That is why SERVPRO’s Ready Plan mobile app is so valuable. In the confusion and panic that often surround a disaster, a property owner or manager can reach out for expert help right from the scene, using their cell phones.

For more information on the SERVPRO® Ready Plan mobile app and how it can help you be more prepared, contact SERVPRO® of Martin County, 24/7 Emergency Service (772) 334-8762

Spruce Up your Space

4/14/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Spruce Up your Space SERVPRO - Spruce Up your Space

Birds are chirping and the temperatures have warmed up—spring is fi nally here! Spring cleaning is a tradition allowing us to freshen our environment and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. While many people deep clean their homes, this is also a great time to clean and organize your business.

SERVPRO® of Martin County can help get your facility in tip top shape. In addition to air duct and HVAC cleaning, SERVPRO® team is trained to use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils hiding deep within your carpet, as well as focused stain removal and stain resistance applications.Other services include: upholstery and drapery cleaning, hard fl oor cleaning and care, and odor deodorization.

A clean environment is a healthy environment!Improve your living and work spaces this spring.If you need a little help, don’t worry, SERVPRO® of Martin County have the tools to make your home or business sparkle in no time!

Spring Cleaning Your Workspace!

1. Divide Your Workspace Into Zones: Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions. You may require a workspace for your computer, a library area for your research, a storage area for supplies and a filing area for your archives. This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space.

2. Keep Only What You Need At Arm’s Length: Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go. Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. Supplies, paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you’ve established for them.

3. Sort Your Catch-All Drawer: Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands. Go through the drawer every six weeks and clear out anything that is out of place or isn’t being used.

4. Eliminate Digital Clutter: Digital clutter can be just as stressful as physical clutter. Organize digital files and your e-mail inbox just as you would paper fi les–with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders. Also, keep the icons on your desktop to a bare minimum, and trade in sticky notes on your monitor for calendar reminders.

5. Create A Daily Paper System: Consider creating hanging files or baskets labeled “To Read,” “To Do,” and “To File.” Establish set days for each, so that you don’t get behind or feel the overwhelming need to do everything at once.

6. Disinfect Regularly: Prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, food stains and fi ngerprints. Wipe down your desk, phone, keyboard and monitor once a week with disinfecting wipes.

Tips provided by Forbes, The Dangers of a Messy Desk.

Choosing the Proper Fire Extinguisher for Your Needs

3/31/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Choosing the Proper Fire Extinguisher for Your Needs Choosing the Proper Fire Extinguisher for Your Needs

A fire extinguisher can be a life-saving tool when used correctly. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recommends individuals are properly trained in order to use and maintain an extinguisher. USFA says an extinguisher should only be used if:

  • You have alerted other occupants and someone has called the fire department;
  • The fire is small and contained to a single object, such as a wastebasket;
  • You are safe from the toxic smoke produced by the fire;
  • You have a means of escape identified and the fire is not between you and the escape route; and
  • Your instincts tell you that it is safe to use an extinguisher.

Classes of Extinguishers

Learn about the different classes of extinguishers and the type of fire each are designed to extinguish:

Class A: For use with fires involving ordinary combustible materials such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics.

Class B: Used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, and oil.

Class C: Suitable for use on fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment that is electrically energized or plugged in.

Class D: For use on flammable metals and are often specific for the type of metal in question. These are typically found only in factories working with these metals.

Class K: For use on fires involving vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances. These extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens but are becoming more popular in the residential market.

How to use a fire extinguisher?

Learn how to use it if the need arises memorizing the acronym PASS. it stands for:

Pull the safety pin

Aim the extinguisher at the source of the flame

Squeeze the handle or the trigger

Sweep the extinguisher until the fire goes out

We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

There is no substitute for training and experience. Like fire and water damage specialists, our business is built on fire and water restoration expertise. We have the knowledge and the specialized equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

Information provided by U.S. Fire Administration.

Call SERVPRO of Martin County for more information (772) 334-8762

Red Cross elects Martin County resident to Board of Directors

2/18/2016 (Permalink)

General Red Cross elects Martin County resident to Board of Directors Red Cross elects Marcos Vallejos to Board of Directors

The American Red Cross Palm Beach and Martin County elected Marcos Vallejos, owner of SERVPRO® in Martin and St. Lucie counties, to its Board of Directors. Vallejos was elected to a three-year term.

"I am so pleased to welcome Marcos to the Red Cross Board of Directors," said Chairman Marc Gaylord. "He is a community and business leader in Martin County and given SERVPRO®'s work with the American Red Cross throughout the country, we know he will bring a strong presence to our Board locally."

Vallejos is a native of Santiago, Chile and has owned the local SERVPRO® franchise for more than 14 years. He has joined the Community Outreach Committee of the Board and will help maximize the Red Cross presence and mobilize support to deliver the Red Cross mission.

In addition to Chairman Gaylord and Vallejos, other current board members include the following: Ed Bonder, Jim Bronstien, Ted Hartley, Susan Melians, Neil Merin, Susan Miller, Jeanne Pidot, Reverend Robert Rease, Ken Ringe, Zach Shipley and Lambert van der Walde.

Source: TCPALM.COM

Red Cross elects Martin County resident to Board of Directors

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in Indiantown

2/3/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in Indiantown Home Fire Preparedness Campaign - SERVPRO of Saint Lucie and Martin county

SERVPRO of Saint Lucie and Martin county was a proud volunteer for the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in Indiantown with the American Red cross on January 9th 2016.  

Indianwood Community Red Cross volunteers teamed up with community partners to install 108 smoke alarms free of charge to residents. The initiative aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by as much as 25% over the next several years.

SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team, Ready for whatever happens.®

12/29/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team, Ready for whatever happens.® SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team

When a storm or disaster strikes, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team® is poised and “Ready for whatever happens.” With a network of nearly 1,700 Franchises, the SERVPRO® System strives to be faster to any size disaster. Strategically located throughout the United States, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team®, is trained and equipped to handle the largest storms and highest flood waters. Providing experience, additional manpower, equipment and other resources, the Disaster Recovery Team® assists your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals. SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team® has responded to hundreds of disaster events. In the aftermath of a disaster, there is only one objective, to help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

2015 Siberian Express: Record sub- zero temperatures caused major problems for a large portion of the country stretching from Florida to Maine. The Midwest also experienced record breaking low temperatures resulting in frozen pipes and ice dams causing major problems for residents. The Storm Team dispatched a total of 257 crews from 108 Franchises to assist local SERVPRO® Franchises completing nearly 2000 jobs.

2014 Mid-Atlantic Flooding: Rainfall rates up to 2” per hour caused major flash flooding stretching from Northeast Ohio all the way up to Portland, Maine. Eastern Michigan and Baltimore, Maryland were also impacted creating over 1,381 jobs for the Storm team to produce. A total of 82 SERVPRO® Franchises and 173 crews mitigated over $4.3 million in damages while assisting the local Franchises.

2014 Polar Vortex: Record low temperatures caused by a break in the North Pole’s polar vortex resulted in an unprecedented freezing event, spanning from east of the Rocky Mountains to as far south as Central Florida, effecting all or part of 39 states and 70% of the SERVPRO® Franchise System.

2013 Colorado Floods: Heavy rainfall, with amounts up to 17 inches in some areas, resulted in widespread flooding in Fort Collins, Boulder and surrounding Colorado mountain communities. The Disaster Recovery Team® responded with 109 crews from 48 Franchises to assist the local SERVPRO® Franchises in the emergency response.

2013 Alberta, Canada Floods: Heavy rainfall triggered flooding affecting more than 120,000 residents, and ultimately, the costliest disaster in Canadian history with damages estimated at C$5 billion, with C$1.7 billion in insurance damages.

2012 Hurricane Sandy: Affecting more than 20 states, Sandy left widespread damage and flooding from Florida stretching the entire eastern seaboard to Maine. The Disaster Recovery Team® placed nearly 1000 crews in affected areas, representing over 300 SERVPRO® Franchises from across the country. Teams traveled from as far as Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington.

Controlling Mold in your environment

11/25/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Controlling Mold in your environment Controlling Mold in your environment

Mold– It is a four letter word that makes most people cringe. But 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.

The intrusion of water into your home or business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long standing leaks and poor humidity control. When these water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can be an increased risk of harmful mold growth. Mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water damaged environment are not controlled, mold spores can grow and multiply. Organic materials found inside a building, like wood, drywall, paper and insulation, provide a food source for mold, allowing growth to flourish. This can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.

SERVPRO® of Martin County 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.

When determining if you have a mold problem, be alert for: the presence of visible mold, strong musty odors, evidence of past moisture problems and excessive humidity. If you fear you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO® of Martin County. A technician trained in mold remediation will examine the structure and determine the steps needed to contain and clean the affected areas. 

The Science of Drying

10/29/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Science of Drying Commercial drying

Did you know,  there  is actually  a science behind the process of drying?

The knowledge  of  psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, SERVPRO® of Martin County are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances  of any secondary damages. If your business suffers a water damage, SERVPRO® of Martin County will:

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does “speed up Mother Nature” mean? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material–but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out.

For this reason, SERVPRO® of Martin County have been trained to use top-of- the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. We also use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

The bottom line? SERVPRO® of Martin County have the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why Take the Risk? Call SERVPRO® of Martin County (772) 334-8762

ARE YOUR DUCTS IN ORDER?

9/24/2015 (Permalink)

Cleaning ARE YOUR DUCTS IN ORDER? Air duct cleaning

Did you know, your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality? Inspecting the ductwork in your facility or home should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of SERVPRO® of Martin County’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO® of Martin County will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

In some circumstances, such as after fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, SERVPRO® of Martin County can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

If you have a fuel burning furnace, stove or fireplace, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends they be inspected for proper functioning, and be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning.

The SERVPRO® Duct Cleaning System is proven and cost efficient. Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Martin County uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

The process begins by using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct’s shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.

  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

For more information or to schedule a duct cleaning appointment, contact SERVPRO® of Martin County today. 

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

8/26/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW. Commercial Services

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. 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.

By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption 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 fire damage can affect your business.

Are You Ready?

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® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.

SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

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

WEATHERING Summer Storms

7/28/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage WEATHERING Summer Storms Summer Storms

The spring season is known for the potential to see stormy weather across the United States, but that threat still exists through the summer months. In fact, the potential for severe weather actually increases in some areas. June 1st signals the beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic and runs through November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th also ending November 30th. While it may be difficult to prepare for the unpredictable, you can take necessary steps to protect your home and business now to ensure you are ready if disaster strikes.

Hurricanes

Hurricanes are one of nature’s most fierce and unpredictable forces. According to the National Weather Service, an average of eleven tropical storms develop over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico each year. Many remain over the ocean and never impact the U.S. coastline. Six of these storms become hurricanes each year. Hurricanes can produce additional hazards including storm surge, high winds, tornadoes and flooding. It is important to be prepared for all of these threats.

  •  Know if you are located in an evacuation area. Know your vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Have a written plan based on this knowledge; inventory your personal and business property. 
  • Check your emergency supplies, replace batteries and stock necessary supplies. 
  • During the season, monitor the tropics. Program your NOAA weather radio. 
  • If a storm threatens, heed advice from local authorities. Evacuate if ordered.

Tornadoes

Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes can affect any region of the United States, though some areas are more likely than others. “Peak” season runs May through July, but tornadoes can occur any time of the year, if conditions are favorable. Around 1,000 tornadoes hit the United States each year. Damage is usually caused by strong tornadic winds that can reach 300 mph. It is important to be prepared if a tornado watch or warning is issued for your area, and to know the difference.

  • Tornado Watch: Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plan and check supplies. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps save lives. 
  • Tornado Warning: A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Go immediately to a storm cellar, basement or interior room such as a closet, hallway or bathroom. 

For more preparedness tips, contact SERVPRO® Martin County (772) 334-8762 or visit http://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/

Stay Safe on Independence Day

6/25/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Stay Safe on Independence Day Stay Safe on Independence Day

Did you know, more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year in the United States? Nearly half of those fires are caused by fireworks.

Fireworks are an essential part of celebrating the Fourth, but they also pose a serious safety threat if used improperly. You may find these recent statistics* surprising:

- Fireworks caused an estimated 18,000 reported fires.

- $38 million in property damage.

- U.S. emergency rooms treated an estimated 8,800 people      for fireworks related injuries.

Celebrate safely by practicing the next tips:

Firework Safety Tips

Tips provided by The National Council on Fireworks Safety



- Only use fireworks outdoors.

- Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.

- Never give fireworks to young children.

- Always have water handy or easily accessible.

- Only use fireworks as intended.

- Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then  soak it in a bucket of water.

- Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance    from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses.

- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter."

If a fire, water or mold damage strikes, no matter the size, call SERVPRO® of Martin County. Backed by a System of Franchises more than 1,600 strong, we’ll help make your property disaster “Like it never even happened.” 

The Behavior of Smoke

5/27/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Behavior of Smoke The Behavior of Smoke

SERVPRO® Martin County know smoke can penetrate various cavities within the structure, causing hidden damage and odor. Their knowledge of building systems helps them investigate how far smoke damage may have spread. Here are some facts you may not know about smoke:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

The Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, a SERVPRO® Martin County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

- Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

-Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

-Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

-Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace Puff Backs

While “puff backs” can create havoc for homeowners, SERVPRO® Martin County can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly.

-Other Types – Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue

Special loss situations require special care. SERVPRO® Martin County are trained to handle even the toughest losses.

Call the CLEANUP TEAM that’s faster to any size disaster

4/28/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Call the CLEANUP TEAM that’s faster to any size disaster Storm Damage

FASTER TO ANY SIZED DISASTER.

For SERVPRO®, this is not just an empty tagline. It is a commitment from SERVPRO® of Martin County to be there when you need them most.

Whether you are a small business owner who has to close your doors after a minor fire damage, or a property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, the SERVPRO® System has the resources to respond quickly and efficiently. The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins. The sooner restoration begins, the sooner you or your customers can resume life and business as usual.

SERVPRO® of Martin County is just the tip of the iceberg. Should a major disaster occur, such as a flood or wildfire, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team® is always poised and ready to go where they are needed. Learn more about this elite team inside this issue of the Restoration Newsline.

If a fire, water or mold damage strikes, no matter the size, call SERVPRO® of Martin County. Backed by a System of Franchises more than 1,600 strong, we’ll help make your property disaster “Like it never even happened.” 

5 Actions to Reduce Water Damage after a Flood

3/26/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage 5 Actions to Reduce Water Damage after a Flood 5 Actions to Reduce Water Damage after a Flood

1. Disconnect Electronics

As soon as it is safe to do so, disconnect all electronics/electrical equipment and move it to a dry location.

2. Address Standing Water

Remove as much standing water as possible from inside the building.

3. Save Salvageable Materials

Remove water-damaged materials immediately.

4. Dry Out Soaked Areas

Ventilate with fans or use dehumidifiers to dry out the house.

5. Act Quickly

Acting quickly can increase the chance of salvaging usable materials, reduce the amount of rust and mold that might develop, and limit the likelihood of structural problems.

SERVPRO of Martin County Professionals have the equipment and experience necessary to handle the most challenging water damage and removal situations and are available around-the-clock.

SERVPRO of Martin County Professionals concentrate on safely drying, deodorizing and disinfecting the areas flooded or damaged by water. 

Contact SERVPRO® of Martin County Regarding Your Water Damage Emergency - (772) 334-8762

About SERVPRO

Founded in 1967, SERVPRO® Industries, Inc. franchise system is a national leader and provider of fire, water, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO®'s professional services network of more than 1,400 individually owned and operated franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters affecting entire communities to those suffered by individual businesses and homes. Providing coverage in 48 states, SERVPRO® has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

First 24 Hours After a Fire

2/24/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage First 24 Hours After a Fire First 24 Hours After a Fire

The first 24 hours after fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO’s 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines* can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.

Under normal circumstances, within one hour from notice of a loss, a SERVPRO® of Martin County will contact you to arrange for service. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® of Martin County will be on-site to begin mitigation services. Finally, within eight business hours, a verbal job briefing will be communicated to the appropriate person. 

SERVPRO® of Martin County provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property and belongings are restored to preloss condition when possible.

SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why Take the Risk? Call SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762 

Flood Insurance Program in Florida

1/27/2015 (Permalink)

General Flood Insurance Program in Florida Flood Insurance Program

After a crime, death, or accident, the legal matters and emotional toll leaves little room for the people involved to think of clean up. To complicate matters even more, the products of such scenes are usually classified as biohazardous materials, and they require special handling that ordinary people are usually not knowledgeable in.

To avoid the stress of having to deal with this, SERVPRO of Martin County offers you the Flood Insurance Program, you can rest at ease, knowing that we will take the best possible care of the situation, following all safety and sanitation guidelines. At SERVPRO of Martin County we will take care of it for you with professionalism while upholding the highest standards of quality.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Flood Insurance Program in Florida, and our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO® of Martin County - Florida.-- 879 NE Dixie Hwy, Ste 5 Jensen Beach, FL 34957 -- Phone (772) 334 8762

Tips for Preventing Holiday Fires

12/23/2014 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tips for Preventing Holiday Fires Tips for Preventing Holiday Fires

Statistics highlight the need for preparation and caution in holiday decorating and entertaining

The approaching holiday season brings traditions, parties, shopping, entertaining – and potential danger, according to the restoration specialists at SERVPRO.

The latest statistics available from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show the holidays are a high-risk time for home fires. Christmas trees are responsible for 240 home fires each year, and other holiday decorations are the cause of another 1,170 fires1. Thanksgiving Day sees almost a threefold increase in cooking-related fires; cooking fires are almost twice as likely to happen on Christmas Day as on non-holidays2.

“No one wants to think about the possibility of losing their home, and even more tragically, lives because of a fire during the holidays,” said Rick Isaacson, Executive Vice President of SERVPRO Industries, Inc. “But statistics show, it’s important to be aware of the increased risk seasonal decorating, entertaining and cooking can cause during the holidays.”

Isaacson reminds homeowners that prevention and common sense can help keep homes and families safe during the holidays and throughout the year.  Here are some sobering facts about holiday fires and tips to help keep your home, friends and family safe throughout the holiday season.

Christmas Tree Fire Facts

  • 33% of tree fires are caused by electrical problems; 13% involve decorative lights.Check wiring on lights for breaks and wear. Replace worn strings and don’t exceed manufacturer guidelines for connecting multiple strands of lights. Don’t leave tree lights plugged in when you are away from home or when you go to bed.
  • 42% occur on the 12 days from December 23 through January 3. Keep live trees well watered to reduce the chance of a fire.

Holiday Decoration Fire Facts

  • 45% of all holiday fires involve candles; that number rises to 56% in December. Use flameless candles. If you do use traditional candles, burn them in sturdy candleholders, well away from drapes and other flammable materials, and never leave them unattended or allow them to burn down to less than one inch in length.
  • 48% of all decoration fires start because the decoration is too close to a heat source.Keep all decorations away from heat sources like radiators, portable heaters, fireplaces, etc.

Cooking Fire Facts

  • Cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day exceed the daily average by 272%. Supervise items on the stovetop. 58% of kitchen fires involve ranges; homes with electric cooktops have a higher risk of fire than homes with gas cooktops.
  • Cooking fires on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve exceed the daily average by 96% and 89% respectively. Keep flammable items – potholders, packaging, wrapping, wooden utensils, loose clothing – away from the stovetop. And, don’t let lack of sleep or alcohol consumption affect your ability to concentrate on preparing the meal.

“It only takes a moment’s distraction or carelessness to turn a holiday celebration into a catastrophe,” said Isaacson. “We hope these tips will be a reminder to families everywhere to make fire prevention a priority in their holiday preparations, so they can spend the season enjoying family and friends, not dealing with the aftermath of a fire.”

For more fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, please visit www.SERVPROmartincounty.com


About SERVPRO

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Martin County is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,600 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

Recipe for Cooking Safety in Thanksgiving

11/26/2014 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Recipe for Cooking Safety in Thanksgiving Recipe for Cooking Safety in Thanksgiving

Do you know Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment?

Each November, families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving by preparing a delicious feast, but if you don’t practice safe cooking habits, your happy holiday could become hazardous very quickly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the main cause for home fires and injuries, with Thanksgiving being the peak day for cooking related fires. Review the following safety tips to help ensure you enjoy a safe holiday.

  • Do not wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking.
  • Never leave cooking food unattended–stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. If someone must leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, they should turn off the stove.
  • Check food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking. Use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on.
  • Keep the kids away from the cooking area. Enforce a “kid-free zone” and make them stay at least three feet away from the stove.
  • Keep anything flammable–potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains—away from the stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
  • Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease build-up.
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen. Contact the local fire department to take training on the proper use of extinguishers.
  • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off.
  • Why Take the Risk? Call a SERVPRO® of Martin County. Working to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

    Getting Your Ducts In Order

    10/28/2014 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Getting Your Ducts In Order Getting Your Ducts In Order

    Did you know, your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality?

    When was the last time you inspected the ductwork in your home or business? If you cannot remember, it may be time for some much needed attention. 

    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. SERVPRO® of Martin County 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. 

    If you have experienced a fire or suspect mold growth, in most circumstances, SERVPRO® of Martin County can restore your HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition. SERVPRO® of Martin County use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

    Breathe easier this spring. An inspection of your HVAC system and ductwork can save you money, provide peace of mind and prolong the life of your equipment. Contact your local SERVPRO® of Martin County to schedule an appointment today.

    Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

    9/23/2014 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips Carbon Monoxide detector

    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. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, around 150 people die every year from accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Often times, it is 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. However, there are precautions you can take to help protect yourself, your family and your employees from deadly CO fumes.

    Reduce the chance of CO exposure in your workplace by performing regular maintenance on equipment and appliances that can produce CO. Consider switching from gasoline-powered equipment to equipment powered by electricity or batteries. Prohibit the use of gasoline-powered engines or tools in poorly ventilated areas. 

    To protect your home, install carbon monoxide detectors on every level of the home, including outside of all bedrooms. Consider having all fuel-burning heating equipment and chimneys serviced annually by a professional as SERVPRO of Martin County. Use portable generators only in well-ventilated areas away from doors, windows, vents, and any other openings to prevent fumes from entering the home. 

    For additional carbon monoxide safety information, visit usfa.fema.gov or osha.gov.

    Contact SERVPRO of Martin County to get help protecting your home (772) 334-8762, Available 24/7 

    SERVPRO Martin County Emergency Ready Profile

    8/20/2014 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage SERVPRO Martin County Emergency Ready Profile SERVPRO Martin County Emergency Ready Profile

    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.

    By developing a SERVPRO® Martin County Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption 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 fire damage can affect your business.

    Are You Ready?

    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® Martin County Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO® Martin County Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® Martin County is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

    Why Take the Risk? Call SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 3348762 

    Trauma Scene Decontamination in Florida

    7/16/2014 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Trauma Scene Decontamination in Florida Trauma Scene Decontamination Florida

    Trauma Scene Decontamination Florida is a very sensitive job that is best left to professionals. After a crime, death, or accident, the legal matters and emotional toll leaves little room for the people involved to think of clean up. To complicate matters even more, the products of such scenes are usually classified as bio hazardous materials, and they require special handling that ordinary people are usually not knowledgeable in.

    To avoid the stress of having to deal with Trauma Scene Decontamination Florida yourself, call the professionals at Servpro of Martin County. You can rest at ease, knowing that we will take the best possible care of the situation, following all safety and sanitation guidelines. Few people can handle Trauma Scene Decontamination Florida but at Servpro we will take care of it for you with professionalism while upholding the highest standards of quality.

    From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO of Martin County can clean and restore your property after a crime scene investigation.

    You know SERVPRO as a leader in Trauma Scene Decontamination Florida, but our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

    SERVPRO® of Martin County - Florida.-- 879 NE Dixie Hwy, Ste 5 Jensen Beach, FL 34957 -- Phone (772) 334 8762

    Home Emergency Tips for Fire & Smoke Damage

    6/10/2014 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Home Emergency Tips for Fire & Smoke Damage  Fire Damage

    What to do after fire: 

    • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being imbedded into upholstery and carpets.
    • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
    • Blow or brush vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes and carpets.
    • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
    • lf electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open.
    • Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances with light coating of Vaseline or oil.
    • Wash house plants on both sides of leaves.
    • Change HVAC filter.
    • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

    What not to do after fire:

    • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your SERVPRO Professional.
    • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting your SERVPRO Professional.
    • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances, TV sets, radios, etc. that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
    • Use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water. (They may be contaminated.)
    • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged.
    • Send garments to ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

    Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise in Fort Pierce

    5/28/2014 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise in Fort Pierce Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise

    Chinese drywall is a big headache for homeowners. Its presence has been detected in 42 states. It corrodes electrical wiring in a home, causing short circuiting, and malfunction of electrical appliances. Chinese drywall also gives out a sweetish, rotting odor that can be felt throughout the home. Lastly but most importantly, this drywall contains potentially toxic chemicals and elements, most notably strontium, and hydrogen sulphide which cause short term respiratory irritations and whose long term effects are largely unknown. 

    Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise Fort Pierce is absolutely necessary for homes and businesses which contain Chinese drywall. Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise Fort Pierce should only be done by highly trained experts so the job can be done thoroughly and safely. SERVPRO is a trusted provider of Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise Fort Pierce with over forty years of experience in the removal of hazardous elements and deep cleaning of affected structures. Call us today if you suspect your home could be affected by tainted drywall.

    You know SERVPRO as a leader in Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise Fort Pierce, but our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

    SERVPRO® of Martin County - Florida.-- 879 NE Dixie Hwy, Ste 5 Jensen Beach, FL 34957 -- Phone (772) 334 8762

    Do you have a Fire and Smoke Restoration plan?

    4/10/2014 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Do you have a Fire and Smoke Restoration plan? Fire and Smoke Restoration

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

    When the situation 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.

    That’s why at SERVPRO we focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring the affected areas of your property is substantially less costly than demolishing and replacing those areas. This “restore first” mentality also allows us to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition quicker and with less disruption.

    To avoid the stress of having to deal with all the restoration work by yourself, call the professionals at SERVPRO. Here our steps to follow when you suffer from fire and smoke damage:

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

    When you contact SERVPRO You can rest at ease, knowing that we will take the best possible care of the situation, following all safety and sanitation guidelines. At SERVPRO we will take care of it for you with professionalism while upholding the highest standards of quality.

    You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Smoke Restoration, but our expertise can also make any scenario "Like it never even happened."

    Have Questions About Fire and Smoke Restoration? Call us today – (772) 334-8762

    Chinese Drywall Remediation Services in Stuart

    3/21/2014 (Permalink)

    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 Chinese Drywall Remediation Services in Stuart and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

    SERVPRO® of Martin County specializes in Chinese Drywall Remediation Services in Stuart and other cities of Martin County. We are also experts in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO® of Martin County can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

    We are quietly taking to the streets, every hour of every day, proving that whenever there is a house full of water or an office full of smoke, there is a van full of clean with the best Chinese Drywall Remediation Services in Stuart.

    Why Take the Risk? Call a SERVPRO® Martin County to have the best Chinese Drywall Remediation Services in Stuart. Working to help make it "Like it never even happened."

    You know SERVPRO as a leader in Chinese Drywall Remediation Services in Stuart, but our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

    Disaster Recovery Plan South Florida

    2/13/2014 (Permalink)

    Disaster can strike at any moment. The news stories of natural disasters around the world that devastate the lives of millions of people are commonplace, yet few people actually consider that it could happen to them. Even less are the people who are prepared, who have a plan for such situations. SERVPRO is a member of the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and we support its campaign urging every home and workplace to have a Disaster Recovery Plan in place. The difference between having a Disaster Recovery Plan South Florida and not having one can be the difference between life and death, or the difference between loosing it all and salvaging a home.

    SERVPRO seeks to help individuals and organizations to design a practical Disaster Recovery Plan South Florida, backed by over 40 years of expertise in disaster cleanup. We are the number resource for a Disaster Recovery Plan South Florida.

    Trauma Cleaning Martin County

    2/10/2014 (Permalink)

    Trauma Scene Descontamination is a very sensitive job that is best left to professionals. After a crime, death, or accident, the legal matters and emotional toll leaves little room for the people involved to think of clean up. To complicate matters even more, the by products of such scenes are usually classified as bio hazardous materials, and they require special handling that ordinary people are usually not knowledgeable in. To avoid the stress of having to deal with Trauma Cleaning Martin County yourself, call the professionals at SERVPRO. You can rest at ease, knowing that we will take the best possible care of the situation, following all safety and sanitation guidelines. Few people can handle Trauma Cleaning Martin County but at SERVPRO, we will take care of it for you with professionalism while upholding the highest standards of quality.

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

    Roof Coating and Waterproofing Palm City

    2/10/2014 (Permalink)

    The roof is a key feature in every building. Since the roof is the highest point on the structure it’s also the first line of building’s defense against the elements. The roof should protect the construction from the common elements, be durable, and provide drainage and insulation. These characteristics must be kept in mind when developing the roof, to ensure a long lifespan with minimal upkeep. Roof Coating and Waterproofing Palm City will ensure that your roof will withstand the Florida rain, and protect the building’s inhabitants for a long time. Avoid leaks; trust Servpro for Roof Coating and Waterproofing Palm City. We can waterproof all types of roofs, both flat and pitched. To ensure quality and guaranteed results, use Servpro for Roof Coating and Waterproofing.

    You know SERVPRO as a leader in Roof Coating and Waterproofing Palm City, but our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

    Fire and Smoke Clean Up in Martin County

    2/10/2014 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire and Smoke Clean Up in Martin County Fire and Smoke Clean Up in Martin County

    SERVPRO® of Martin and Saint Lucie 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 Martin County and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

    SERVPRO® of Martin and Saint Lucie County specializes in Fire and Smoke Clean Up Martin County and other cities of Martin County and Saint Lucie County. We are also experts in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO® of Martin County can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

    Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

    Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored to the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

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

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

    Commercial Cleaning Services in Stuart

    2/10/2014 (Permalink)

    Commercial Commercial Cleaning Services in Stuart Commercial Cleaning Services in Stuart

    At SERVPRO, we firmly believe that every business could use Commercial Cleaning Services. No other janitorial company can match the quality of our work or our level of customer service. We tailor our services to every customer’s needs or requests. We fulfill our customers’ requests with the utmost professionalism and urgency.  Cleanliness can be a huge factor when it comes to a professional workspace. Right from ensuring the health of your employees to leaving first impressions on visiting clients, having a clean office is integral. While it is possible to clean offices with existing staff, the chances are that not everyone would do the job wholeheartedly. Besides, this would mean wasting time doing something trivial, while actual productivity is lost. This is an excellent reason why it’s best to hire professional office and commercial cleaning services in Stuart by SERVPRO of Martin County.

    Our quick and sincere response to each customer’s needs and the quality of our staff are what separate us from our competition. From a monthly carpet cleaning, to regular janitorial services, we are able to take care of every commercial cleaning need, free of hassle for you. We value our many long-term relationships with area business owners and managers. It may sound corny, but we really do love what we do.

    SERVPRO provides deep cleaning for all areas of the office, and our highly trained staff can remove odor problems, stains, deep clean the floors, windows, etc. A pleasant and clean work environment makes for happier and more productive employees, and hiring Commercial Cleaning Services in Stuart are the best way to ensure this.

    Mold Remediation Martin County

    1/28/2014 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold Remediation Martin County Mold Remediation Florida

    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. If the water problem is not treated however, the mold cannot be eradicated. Mold Remediation Martin County is necessary to prevent the allergic reactions, odors, and damage that the spores cause.

    Mold Remediation 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 Martin County and Water Damage. Protect your health, call us if you are facing a mold problem.

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

    Water Damage Stuart

    11/18/2013 (Permalink)

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    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.

    Steps to Take as Soon as You Detect Water Damage

    1. Remain calm so your thinking stays clear.

    1. Close the water main or shut off any water source so flooding stops.
    2. If you can’t stop the leak yourself, call a plumber.
    3. Shut down the electrical breaker in damaged areas before unplugging or removing any electrical devices from the wet carpet or submerged areas.
    4. Call SERVPRO of Martin County at (772) 334-8762. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.
    5. Put aluminum foil under legs or feet of any furniture in contact with wet carpet or water to prevent permanent staining.
    6. Lift any curtains or draperies away from wet carpet or water.
    7. Lift and tack up any upholstered furniture skirts.
    8. Remove books, papers, fabrics, shoes, potted plants or other items that are able to stain wet carpet.
    9. Call your insurance company. All policies require that homeowners or businesses report their loss "as soon as reasonably possible."

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

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