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How to deal with Business Interruption Following a Disaster

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial building restored by Servpro Team How to deal with Business Interruption Following a Disaster

Small businesses need to carefully manage their risks and internal processes by integrating disaster risk management into their business operations and decision-making processes. When disaster strikes, business interruption insurance is vital. Business interruption insurance can cover losses of income and ongoing costs resulting from disruptions such as:

  1. Profits the business would have earned, based on financial records, had the disaster not occurred
  2. Operating expenses, such as electricity that may occur even if the core business activities are suspended
  3. Costs incurred from using out of a temporary location while the original premises are being repaired.

Business interruption insurance is designed to repay a business against losses arising from its inability to continue the everyday operations and functions of the business. Coverage is activated by the total or partial suspension of business operations due to the loss, loss of use, or damage to all or part of the buildings, plant, machinery, equipment, or other business property due to a covered cause of loss. The causes of damage can include fire, natural disasters, collapse, vandalism, malicious mischief, riot, riot attending a strike, and civil commotion.

However, any business needs to carry out a risk assessment of the business unit's threat landscape, the financial impact, and the recovery time to ensure that the insurance is according to your needs.

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in minutes. There's never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

An unexpected period of lost productivity and revenue can be devastating. Fire and water damage can interrupt your business operations instantly without the notice. SERVPRO of Martin County has the training, equipment, and resources to quickly get your commercial property back to business.

  • 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

Your commercial property's appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services after a disaster, SERVPRO of Martin County has the training and expertise to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Cleaning Services for Businesses

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial building after Servpro cleaning service Commercial Cleaning Services for Businesses

Your commercial property's appearance is essential in giving your potential customers a great first impression. No matter the size of your space, your employees and customers will feel better about being there if their surroundings are clean. You also want a clean, safe environment for your employees to work in. However, cleaning and sanitizing a business requires more work than asking employees to pick up after themselves.

As an investment that is probably more affordable than you imagine, commercial cleaning services for businesses provide much more than a cleaner facility. You will experience benefits such as:

  • Office cleaning services are cost-effective: Keeping all the tools and supplies needed to keep your business clean means more overhead, administrative time, insurance, payroll costs, and space needed for supplies and equipment.
  • Help reduce liability risks: Preventing accidents caused by a dirty or unsafe environment will help your business keep a good safety record and provide a professional, healthy atmosphere for your employees and customers, which enables employees to perform at their best. At the same time, because of the clean and sanitary environment, your employees may miss work less often because of illness.
  • Less time spent on facility cleaning: When you invest in commercial cleaning services, you don't have to worry about spending time scheduling, supervising, and following up with the cleaning team.
  • A clean facility is good for your image: As a business owner, it is essential to leave a fantastic first impression, and having a fresh, clean space lets everyone know you care about your facility, employees, and customers enough to have your space professionally cleaned.

SERVPRO professionals are specially trained to deep clean your business in such a way that a general janitorial service can't provide. Our commercial cleaning services are performed on all surfaces, including office drapes and blinds, fabric, and hardwood.

SERVPRO of Martin County has the training and expertise to help make it "Like it never even happened." Our commercial cleaning team can handle:

  • 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 offers professional cleaning and preventative maintenance for your carpet and upholstery, which keeps your property looking its best. Our cleaning system offers several specialized cleaning options to match your needs.

We offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazardous contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazards and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Whether your business needs a deep cleaning or a persistent odor removed, you can trust SERVPRO of Martin County.

What happens when water seeps into the walls of your house?

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

House flooded by water damage What happens when water seeps into the walls of your house?

Water can cause a number of issues in your home, especially when it is able to get into the walls of your home or business, so it’s best to make sure this doesn’t happen.  However, what if a big storm damages your roof or what if you have a water leak behind the walls and your walls suffer from major water damage?  Water damage isn’t always so obvious. It’s safe to assume there’s more wall water damage than you can see on the outside.

Wall water damage can come from outside sources, such as a storm, or from inside sources, such as a burst water pipe. If left unaddressed, any water damage can cause structural issues to your drywall and lead to mold. When water gets into the walls, you will be able to notice a few different signs, such as:

  1. There is a musty odor in a specific spot of the room.
  2. You start to notice there is mold growing on the baseboards and on the walls.
  3. There is some staining on the wall or the wallpaper.
  4. There is paint or wallpaper that tends to peel or bubble.
  5. The walls start to get warped.
  6. The floors and ceilings start to buckle.

Having water intrusion in the walls is going to slowly start to damage all the materials within the wall.

With the help of water damage professionals, wall water damage doesn’t have to become a larger issue. Addressing water emergencies can save you time and money and provide your family with a safe place to call home.

If you are a business or homeowner, any kind of water damage in your walls needs to be remedied quickly. A call to SERVPRO will help you get water damage repaired and the walls of your business or home completely restored.

Whatever size the water damage is to your business or home, however extensive it might be, SERVPRO has the experience and equipment to deal with it.

Commercial Services to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro team ready to help Commercial Services to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster

When your commercial property suffers damage, time is critical.  Every minute your facility is shut down can equate to significant amounts of lost revenue and damage to the long term success of the business.

SERVPRO of Martin County is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean and/or restore your business. We understand that your property’s appearance 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 County has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”  We clean and restore:

  • 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

We understand commercial facilities need to be cleaned and restored, with as little interruption to their services as possible. Our highly trained team of technicians can provide a SERVPRO level of cleaning and restoration with the least amount of disruption. If your commercial property has suffered from water damage, fire damage, mold growth, or any other such disaster, be sure to contact SERVPRO of Martin County to help restore your property and maintain your best possible image.

What happens during the fire damage restoration process?

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro team fire restauration What happens during the fire damage restoration process?

Damage caused by a fire can be vast – that goes without saying. However, there are many levels to fire damage that most of us aren’t even aware of. There is structural damage, an overwhelming smoke and soot odor, damage to belongings, and water damage from extinguishing the fire.

Assess structural damage
Once the structural damage has been assessed, any obvious breaches or ingress points need to be sealed. This refers to holes in the ceiling, broken windows, and missing doors. 

Look for further damage
It’s not only the obvious damage (from smoke and fire) that the professionals are on the lookout for, but sometimes the water used to put out the fire can cause structural and mold damage, too.

Removal of debris
The removal of debris needs to happen quickly in order to reduce the intensity of the smoke odor. In larger fires, you will need to pack up and remove personal belongings to prevent them from being damaged further and recontamination.

 Removal of water
Any standing water needs to be cleared up and, as water will soak into absorbent surfaces (walls, floorboards, and even seep down to the next level in a multi-story building), air movers will need to be used to accelerate the drying process.

Deep cleaning
Unfortunately, not everything can be saved. Many professional products can polish surfaces and remove smells, but this may be a very time-consuming process – and often replacement may be a better option.

As you can see, fire damage restoration is more than just cleaning and repairing places that fire has touched. You have to take into account how fire transforms the foundation of the home as well as the contents within. Making these tough decisions while under the stress from what just happened isn’t easy.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, restoring your home or business after fire damage to its pre-fire condition is our main goal. As a leading fire damage restoration company, we specialize in fire and water damage restoration, removal of smoke odors, and deep-cleaning soot from walls, carpets and upholstery.

Storm & Flood Damage Restoration

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO’s highly-trained professionals are close by and customer-focused Storm & Flood Damage Restoration

Without warning, nature can take a violent turn: floods, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards. Any of these can have a devastating effect on the business you have worked hard to build. SERVPRO of Martin County is Faster to any size disaster. Response time is critical, not only to mitigate your damages but to get your business back up and running quickly. SERVPRO professionals can handle anything from minor commercial storm damage to a large-loss event.

SERVPRO’s highly-trained professionals are close by and customer-focused. We want you to be back in your restored home as quickly as possible. Whether you have minor storm damage or something larger to deal with, we have the experience and the equipment needed to clean up and restore your home and help get life back to normal following storm damage.

Our Disaster Recovery Teams can respond quickly because we have a network of storm teams strategically positioned across the country ready to respond 24/7, 365 days a year. We’re equipped with the training and experience to handle whatever storm damage that nature may unexpectedly bring your way.

Why SERVPRO? Residential Cleaning Services

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro team ready Why SERVPRO? Residential Cleaning Services

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents, and homes get dirty. SERVPRO offers cleaning services ranging from air duct cleaning to removing biohazard contaminants. Their residential cleaning services will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home, but will also create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for your family. Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Overview of residential cleaning
  • Air ducts & HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and upholstery
  • Ceiling, floors and walls
  • Drapes and blinds
  • Odor removal
  • Sewage and toilet overflow
  • Trauma and crime scene
  • Vandalism

SERVPRO of Martin County has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. The residential cleaning services performed by SERVPRO professionals will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

The certified technicians at SERVPRO® are available to help homeowners tackle specialty cleaning projects around the house

Why SERVPRO? Odor Removal and Deodorization Services

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro team ready Odor Removal and Deodorization Services

When you find that your home has been invaded by a serious, persistent odor like smoke, pet, or sewage stench, it can be a challenging situation. Our skilled professionals are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors, whether they come from an inside or outside source. We won’t simply mask odors but will use professional odor removal techniques to deal with the cause of the problem.

Odors can be an extremely uncomfortable situation to address, and even harder to identify. 

Odors can be caused by a variety of different issues: 

  • Smoke from a house fire or furnace
  • Moisture and condensation that can lead to mold
  • Flooding (that can happen in low area places surrounding Richmond, Berea, and Irvine)
  • Roof, wall and other structural damage
  • Animal intrusion

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Martin County is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

Why SERVPRO? Water Extraction Equipment

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro team ready for any emergency Why SERVPRO? Water Extraction Equipment

A storm, flood or plumbing problem can leave your home with extensive water damage. Water has the potential to be extremely damaging to a property, starting from the initial introduction of the water to its tendency to promote mold growth if not taken care of properly.

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

When you call, our specialist will guide you through several questions that will help us appropriately respond to your unique water emergency. Beyond understanding your situation, we will want to set up a time for your local SERVPRO professional to inspect the property and create a restoration plan for you. Fast response is critical, so we’ll want to schedule this as soon as possible.

After our professionals arrive at your home, they will thoroughly assess the water damage and help you understand its severity, hazards that may be present, and determine what can be restored. If necessary, we will also assist with stopping the source of the water damage. All of this is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in the successful restoration of your property.

Whatever size the water damage is to your business, we have the experience and equipment to deal with it. Our professionals will work closely with you and the other occupants of your building during the restoration process to have as little disruption as possible to your daily business activities.

Why SERVPRO? Different from Other Restoration Companies

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro advance equipment Why SERVPRO? Different from Other Restoration Companies

At SERVPRO of Martin County, we are committed to repairing your property “Like it never even happened.” We take great pride in providing stellar customer service as a locally owned and operated business. We serve the greater Martin County community with residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services because every disaster is different, so we have different processes catered to the damage type and size.  

How is SERVPRO different from other disaster restoration companies?

  • We guarantee high-quality, pre-disaster conditions to the best of our abilities. We’re not going to just do a patch job after a disaster comes your way. 
  • We have expertise in a wide variety of areas, including commercial cleaning, mold remediation, water damage, fire damage, deodorization, air duct cleaning, and more.
  • No job is too large or too small. Commercial and residential properties are all fair game, and we will do our best to restore them to preloss conditions.
  • We champion preparedness. Although we only gain your business when disasters actually happen, we champion preparedness so you won’t need to hire us in the first place. We don’t want you to have to contact us, but when you do, we’re ready to respond 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Our trained technicians know property damage restoration! From SERVPRO’s corporate training facilities to industry certification, we don’t send out just anyone to fix that leaking pipe or remove smoke and soot from your property. Since industry trends are always subject to change, we prioritize providing ongoing training so that the restoration journey remains up to date.  

We are faster than the average restoration company to any size disaster, big or small. In most restoration and cleaning scenarios, immediate action is necessary to mitigate the present damages and any future damages. No matter the size or scope, we can handle it! 

Why SERVPRO? Leader in the restoration industry

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro equipment Leader in the restoration industry

SERVPRO is the premier fire and water cleanup and restoration company in the United States. With over 1600 independently owned and operated locations nationwide, we are a recognized leader in the restoration industry.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, you can depend on SERVPRO of Martin County, whether you need emergency damage restoration or your upholstery cleaned. We have the training, experience, and equipment to make your house feel like home again.

Fire, water and mold restoration are the cornerstones of our business. SERVPRO of Martin County is dedicated to responding to your emergency fast. Our focus on training ensures we have the expertise and skills needed to promptly restore your property right the first time. Our restoration services include the following:

  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm and major events

“Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry, and its professionals are “faster to any size disaster.” SERVPRO professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are ready to restore or clean your property so you don’t have to.

Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened." Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, each technician is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Why SERVPRO? Odor Removal and Deodorization Services

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County Van Odor Removal and Deodorization Services

When you find that your home has been invaded by a serious, persistent odor like smoke, pet, or sewage stench, it can be a challenging situation. Our skilled professionals are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors, whether they come from an inside or outside source. We won’t simply mask odors but will use professional odor removal techniques to deal with the cause of the problem.

Odors can be an extremely uncomfortable situation to address, and even harder to identify. 

Odors can be caused by a variety of different issues: 

  • Smoke from a house fire or furnace
  • Moisture and condensation that can lead to mold
  • Flooding (that can happen in low area places surrounding Richmond, Berea, and Irvine)
  • Roof, wall and other structural damage
  • Animal intrusion

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Martin County is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

Why SERVPRO? Water Extraction Equipment

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage caused by dishwasher Why SERVPRO? Water Extraction Equipment

A storm, flood or plumbing problem can leave your home with extensive water damage. Water has the potential to be extremely damaging to a property, starting from the initial introduction of the water to its tendency to promote mold growth if not taken care of properly.

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

When you call, our specialist will guide you through several questions that will help us appropriately respond to your unique water emergency. Beyond understanding your situation, we will want to set up a time for your local SERVPRO professional to inspect the property and create a restoration plan for you. Fast response is critical, so we’ll want to schedule this as soon as possible.

After our professionals arrive at your home, they will thoroughly assess the water damage and help you understand its severity, hazards that may be present, and determine what can be restored. If necessary, we will also assist with stopping the source of the water damage. All of this is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in the successful restoration of your property.

Whatever size the water damage is to your business, we have the experience and equipment to deal with it. Our professionals will work closely with you and the other occupants of your building during the restoration process to have as little disruption as possible to your daily business activities.

Why SERVPRO? Different From Other Restoration Companies

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County Team Why SERVPRO? Different From Other Restoration Companies

At SERVPRO of Martin County, we are committed to repairing your property “like it never happened.” We take great pride in providing stellar customer service as a locally owned and operated business. We serve the greater Martin County community with residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services because every disaster is different, so we have different processes catered to the damage type and size.  

How is SERVPRO different from other disaster restoration companies?

  • We guarantee high-quality, pre-disaster conditions to the best of our abilities. We’re not going to just do a patch job after a disaster comes your way. 
  • We have expertise in a wide variety of areas, including commercial cleaning, mold remediation, water damage, fire damage, deodorization, air duct cleaning, and more.
  • No job is too large or too small. Commercial and residential properties are all fair game, and we will do our best to restore them to preloss conditions.
  • We champion preparedness. Although we only gain your business when disasters actually happen, we champion preparedness so you won’t need to hire us in the first place. We don’t want you to have to contact us, but when you do, we’re ready to respond 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Our trained technicians know property damage restoration! From SERVPRO’s corporate training facilities to industry certification, we don’t send out just anyone to fix that leaking pipe or remove smoke and soot from your property. Since industry trends are always subject to change, we prioritize providing ongoing training so that the restoration journey remains up to date.  

We are faster than the average restoration company to any size disaster, big or small. In most restoration and cleaning scenarios, immediate action is necessary to mitigate the present damages and any future damages. No matter the size or scope, we can handle it! 

Does water damage get worse over time?

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

Dish washer with damage water damage

Leaving water damage untreated long term can be a costly mistake for your home or business. A small leak resulting in what may appear as minor damage can quickly lead to a large-scale mold issue. The end result of even the smallest water damage incident can cost thousands in repairs and place your family or employees as great health risks. Here are just nine of the things you can expect when water damage goes untreated.

As soon as water dampens an item, mold and mildew growth begin in as little as 24 to 48 hours. These substances may not become noticeable until a week or two after they begin growing. By this time, they become well-settled in and difficult to remove.

Mold and mildew can grow on and damage many items in your home including:

  • Drywall
  • Carpet
  • Wallpaper
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Couches
  • Wooden tables, chairs, and other furniture

When your Stuart home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and water cleanup process is completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the drying process. This validates that your property has been dried properly and thoroughly.

Have Water or Flood Damage?

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Why SERVPRO? Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

Street flooded Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

SERVPRO of Martin County has earned the reputation as #1 in the cleanup and restoration industry and specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, mold, or water damage event. Our employees are a reflection of our company, and we make it our priority to recruit quality people who are strong in characters with an ambition to provide excellent service and performance.

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

How is SERVPRO different from other disaster restoration companies?

  • We guarantee high-quality, pre-disaster conditions to the best of our abilities.
  • We have expertise in a wide variety of areas, including commercial cleaning, mold remediation, water damage, fire damage, deodorization, air duct cleaning, and more.
  • No job is too large or too small. Commercial and residential properties are all fair game, and we will do our best to restore them to preloss conditions.
  • We champion preparedness. Although we only gain your business when disasters actually happen, we champion preparedness so you won’t need to hire us in the first place. We don’t want you to have to contact us, but when you do, we’re ready to respond 24/7, 365 days a year. 

How Long Does It Take to Dry Out Water Damage?

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

Before and After of water damage removal How Long Does It Take to Dry Out Water Damage?

It depends on several factors, but in general, you can expect areas in your home exposed to water or moisture to dry in about five days. Sometimes it takes as little as two days to dry an area and other times it could take several weeks. Areas that are not that saturated with dryer air tend to be on the shorter end, while humid areas that have been fully saturated will stay wet longer.

Water damage only gets worse as time passes, and water damage also creates the ideal conditions for mold growth. Excess water and moisture needs to be extracted, and affected materials need to be dried out immediately, so it is imperative that it gets addressed right away. Professional water damage experts are able to speed the process and reduce the long-term damage with industrial tools.

Water damage can be caused by various sources, including natural flooding and pipe leaks. In the event of a leak, it is likely that your property will have water damaged drywall. This needs to be dried promptly to prevent the drywall from experiencing severe structural harm and encouraging mold growth.

It’s also important to realize that the drying out phase is only the first step in dealing with water damage. There are several other steps in the cleanup process. To prevent water exposure from creating long-term damage in your home, turn to SERVPRO of Martin County for professional cleanup.

Why is it important to prepare for a storm?

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

Tree on the street cause of a storm Why is it important to prepare for a storm?

Hurricanes can shatter lives as well as damage property. Being prepared can help you, your family or your business minimize the impact of the storm. The best time to start is before the threat is imminent. Here's what you need to know.

Plan your evacuation route well ahead of time
If you live on the coast or in a mobile home, you may have to evacuate in the event of a major storm.

While you'll no doubt get instructions from the local government, it's wise to create your evacuation plan well before a disaster strikes. This way, you can know ahead of time about the nearest shelters, take your pets into account in your plan, make sure to take important papers and make a trial run.

Gather emergency supplies

During and after a storm, you may need supplies to keep your family safe and healthy. Remember that a hurricane could cut off your power and water supply. You also may not be able to drive because of damage to your car. Roads may be flooded or blocked.

Review your insurance policies
Check your insurance can help you to understand your coverage and whether it’s adequate to repair or rebuild your home, if necessary, and to replace your belongings.

Get your car ready

Make sure your car is ready before the storm hits.

  • Fill your car’s gas tank.
  • Move cars and trucks into your garage or undercover.
  • Always keep an emergency kit in your car.

Get your home ready

  • Clear your yard. Make sure there’s nothing that could blow around during the storm and damage your home.
  • Cover up windows and doors. Use storm shutters or nail pieces of plywood to the outside window frames to protect your windows. This can help keep you safe from pieces of shattered glass.
  • Be ready to turn off your power. If you see flooding, downed power lines, or you have to leave your home, switch your power off.
  • Fill clean water containers with drinking water. You’ll want to do this in case you lose your water supply during the storm. You can also fill up your sinks and bathtubs with water for washing.
  • Check your carbon monoxide (CO) detector’s battery to prevent CO poisoning

Resources:

https://www.iii.org/article/preparing-hurricane https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/before.html

Do You Have a Fire and Smoke Restoration Plan?

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro logo with fire Fire and Smoke Restoration

Few events parallel the destruction caused by fire, smoke and soot. When it does however, many services, processes and techniques need to occur to restore a property back to preloss condition. Fire and smoke damage can be devastating, and requires more service and expertise than an ordinary contractor or house cleaner can provide.

The Main Steps of Restoring Your Property After Fire And Smoke Damage

Assessment. The first step in the process, assuming you have already called for emergency service, is the assessment. Upon arrival, the team will assess and inspect the entire premises. They need to know the true extent of the damage. In doing so, they can make a clear plan on how best to move forward.

Removal of Fire, Water, and Smoke Damaged Materials. Make sure all wet materials are removed. The last thing you want to have to deal with is mold damage after the fire.

Your Belongings. Your washing machine will not get the soot and smoke damage off your clothes. Every single item in your closet and drawers needs to be laundered. All your furniture will need to be cleaned. Even your electronics will have soot and ash caked inside. Fires do a lot of damage. Professional Restoration Crews will do all the packing and take a careful inventory of every item… They will not return the items until the restoration to the home is completed.

Restoration. Lastly, the team will repair, replace, and restore any damaged components around the house. They will work quickly and efficiently to restore furniture, cabinets, carpet, and wallpaper, and will even paint where necessary.

If you have suffered through a recent house fire, please do not hesitate to call your local SERVPRO. We proudly offer 24-hour fire damage restoration services to the community.

How to stay safe after a hurricane hits

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Street damage by hurricane How to stay safe after a hurricane hits

If a hurricane hits in your local area, then it is normal to want to find out how severe damages might have occurred on your property as soon as possible. However, it is important to avoid returning immediately home because it is important that professionals secure the area first by doing things such as, cutting electrical cables and cutting off the gas supply due to possible fires.

If for some significant reason you have to return quickly back home, always use a flashlight in dark areas of your house and putting on special strong shoes to enter the place to isolate any debris or electrical element that may harm you. Following these simple steps will keep you safe after a hurricane.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help restore your home after a hurricane hits. Call us today at (772) 334-8762 or visit our website at https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com if you want to learn more about us. Find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie.

Disinfecting Services for Local Businesses

11/26/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro team disinfecting office Disinfecting Services for Local Businesses

Local Businesses can benefit tremendously by having a weekly or monthly disinfecting services done on their property. No only will they maintain a clean and healthy environment for them and their employees but can possibly attract more clients to their business by giving an overall good impression.

Disinfecting Services will make sure they eliminate potential viruses, bacteria and dust adequately, that can be found in places such as table tops, doorknobs, light switches and many more areas. At SERVPRO, we have our team of professionals that are trained to go beyond regular janitorial duties to clean and disinfect your property according to the protocols set forth by the CDC guidelines.

Call us today at (772) 334-8762, if you are interested in giving your business the cleaning and disinfecting it needs. Find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound and Port St. Lucie

Helpful Tips to Clean Your Home After a Fire

11/26/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County team painting Tips to Clean Your Home After a Fire

After a fire, cleaning up your home may be a challenge if major damage occurred. However, there are a few things you can begin by doing to initiate the cleaning process. Let us share some of these tips with you.

Never forget to wear protective gear before entering the property to reduce chances of injury’s. Wearing items such as face masks, eye protection, proper footwear and even a hard hat will protect you. Make sure you open all windows and doors once inside to air out the lingering smoke that may be left behind along with dangerous chemicals. You can start throwing away clothes and items that are no longer in their best condition. During this cleaning process you’ll be able to see how much damage occurred in both the exterior and interior part of your home and this help you determine if contacting professionals is necessary.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, you can count on us to help you clean your home after a fire. Call us today at (772) 334-8762, or visit our website at https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration if you want to learn about the cleaning and restoration services we offer. Find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie.

What to do after a water damage emergency.

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in kitchen What to do after a water damage emergency

Water damage can be very stressful and dangerous if your property and your own life are at risk. Not only can safety hazards be developed after water damage but also structural problems such as mold can be developed in as little as 24 hours. Many people have found it very beneficial to make a plan of action before and after water damage to insure safety and reduce damages in their property.

One thing for sure is important is hiring a professional cleaning company, preferably one that that has storm response experience. They will assess the damage right away and make the proper repairs. This will not only benefit you tremendously but also your property from further water damage.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, you can expect an immediate response from us in helping you restore your home or business from any water damage. Call us today at 772-334-8762, or visit our website at https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/water-damage-restoration to learn about all the services we have to offer you and your property. You can find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie.

Things to Do After a Water Damage Emergency

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen water damage Things to Do After a Water Damage

Water damage can be very stressful and dangerous if your property and your own life are at risk. Many people have found it very useful to have a plan of action before and after water damage. Here are some things you should keep in mind that will benefit you and your property.

It's very important to lower circuit breakers if there is water damage to avoid any possible electrocution. You should also throw away any and all food that may have gotten wet because it may already be contaminated and harmful to eat. If your property has had severe water damage, then during the day, you may want to enter the property with protective boots to collect important documentation and immediately call experts in water damage repair and restoration.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, you can expect an immediate response from us in helping you restore your home or business from any water damage. Call us today at 772-334-8762, or visit our website at https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/water-damage-restoration to learn about all the services we have to offer you and your property. You can find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie.

Storm Damage Restoration for Local Businesses

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Ready to help after a storm Storm Damage Restoration

After a storm, businesses can easily be affected by the damage a storm may have caused through wind, rain or floods. This may cause stress to business owners, especially if large-scale restoration is needed. That is why it’s important to hire professionals who have the necessary skills to restore the property as soon as possible. Not only will they have the necessary skills and experience, but will know how to approach and prioritize the damage correctly.

For businesses, it’s important to get in touch with professionals right away, so revenue will not be lost if a large restoration is needed. Once you hire professionals, they will carefully examine your property and guide you through the process that will take place to completely restore your property to its original state. This will be extremely helpful for business owners, giving them a sense of relief having experts handle the situation.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, you can expect an immediate response from our professionals to help restore your business after a storm. Call us today at 772-334-8762, or visit our website at https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/commercial-storm-cleanup to learn about all the services we have to offer you and your business. You can find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie.

Helpful Tips to Clean Your Home After a Fire

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County painting roof Tips to Clean Your Home After a Fire

After a fire, the thought of having to clean up your home, especially if the damage is severe, can be overwhelming. However, there are a couple of simple things you can do to start cleaning up your home. Let us share some of these tips with you.

If you don’t already have these items, it’s important to wear safety gear such as safety goggles, face masks, work gloves and closed toe shoes when entering the property. Make sure you pay close attention to details of both the exterior part of your home and the interior, so that when you contact professionals, they will be well aware of the areas that need attention. If there is ash that you want to clean up, it’s best to start from the rooftop and dispose of it into the garbage. The best option, however, is to call the professionals, especially if there is a lot of damage.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, you can count on us to help you clean your home after a fire. Call us today at (772) 334-8762, or visit our website at https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration if you want to learn about the cleaning and restoration services we offer. Find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie.

Storm Damage Restoration for Local Businesses

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

Damage Restoration for Local Businesses Storm Damage Restoration for Local Businesses

After a storm, businesses can easily be affected by the damage a storm may have caused through wind, rain or floods. We understand that this may cause stress to business owners, especially if large scale restoration is needed. That is why it’s important to hire professionals who have the necessary skills to restore the property, and who know how to approach and prioritize the damage correctly.

It’s also important to mention that for businesses, it’s important to get in touch with professionals right away to restore the property so revenue will not be lost. Once you hire professionals, they will carefully examine your property and guide you through the process that will take place to completely restore your property to its original state.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, you can expect an immediate response from our professionals to help restore your business after a storm. Call us today at 772-334-8762, or visit our website at https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/commercial-storm-cleanup to learn about all the services we have to offer you and your business. You can find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie.

What to Do During and After a Storm

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

What to Do During and After a Storm What to Do During and After a Storm

When a storm damages your home or property, it’s important to understand that every damage requires a specific solution. However, the process to address this issue, such as cleanup and restoration, remains the same.

Heavy rains, tornadoes, severe weather, or just a waterflood at home can be very stressful to measure, and even more stressful to overcome. But it’s a serious issue that needs an emergency plan of action at home or office.

According to the National Weather Service, there are some aspects to do during and after a storm.

During a storm, if you are in a warning area:

  • Keep closely monitor radio, TV, and NOAA Weather.
  • Complete preparation activities, such as putting up storm shutters, storing loose objects, etc.
  • Leave immediately if told to do so.
  • If you are evacuating, leave early, if possible, in daylight.
  • Inform family members and neighbors outside of the warned area of your evacuation plans.
  • Put food and water out for a pet if you cannot take it with you.

 During a storm, if you are in staying at home:

  • Only stay in a home if you have NOT been ordered to leave.
  • Stay inside a well-constructed building. In structures, such as a home, examine the building and plan in advance what you will do if winds become strong. Strong winds can produce deadly missiles and structural failure.
  • Turn refrigerator to maximum cold and open only when necessary.
  • Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities.
  • Turn off propane tanks.
  • Unplug small appliances.
  • Fill the bathtub and large containers with water for sanitary purposes.

 If winds become strong during the storm:

  • Even if the windows and doors are covered, stay away from them.
  • Plan to evacuate if you live in a mobile home.
  • Take refuge in a small room, closet or hallway.
  • If you live in a two-story house, go to an interior first-floor room, such as a bathroom or closet.
  • If you are in a multiple-story building and away from the water, go to the first or second floors and take refuge in the halls or other interior rooms away from windows.

 After the storm:

  • Wait until an area is declared safe before entering.
  • Keep listening to radio, TV, and NOAA Weather.
  • Don’t drive into flooded areas and avoid weakened bridges.
  • Check gas, water, and electrical lines and appliances for damage.
  • Avoid areas with electrical damage, standing water may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
  • Use a flashlight to inspect for damage.

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Phone: (772) 334-8762

Why is it important to hire commercial carpet cleaners for your business?

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County employee carpet upholstery cleaning commercial carpet cleaners for your business

Hiring commercial carpet cleaners for your business comes with many benefits, including saving you money.  Commercial carpet cleaners are able to maintain your carpets looking new and extend the life of them. They are also able to properly clean your carpets with the necessary equipment only professional carpet cleaners have.

Dirt and dust accumulates with time in carpets and can easily damage the fibers in them if not cleaned properly. This will result in your carpet loosing its original appearance, causing you to possibly have to invest in a new carpet quicker than if you had maintained the original one. You always want the overall appearance of your business to be presentable, neat and clean, no matter the age of the carpeting and upholstery.

Another benefit of hiring commercial carpet cleaners is that by having your carpets professionally cleaned, you are promoting a healthy environment by eliminating bacteria and dirt, which will reduce any allergic reactions and or breathing problems your customers or employees may have.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, you can count on our professional commercial carpet cleaning service to disinfect and clean your carpets, no matter the material! We will match our cleaning options to your particular carpeting for a deep clean or a less aggressive approach! Call us today at 772-334-8762 or visit our website at https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/carpet-upholstery-cleaning if you want to learn about all the cleaning services we can offer your business. Find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie.

What is the SERVPRO of Martin County Cleaned Program?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program seal What is the SERVPRO of Martin County Cleaned Program?

We at SERVPRO of Martin County understand the struggle that has been over the past year to normalize our lives and businesses due to the worldwide pandemic. That is why we have created a program that is bringing you a higher standard of cleaning to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are very happy to continue helping businesses to provide a safe and clean environment to their customers and employees.

We are aware that everyone’s business varies from person to person, which is why we are very interested in learning about your unique space and needs before providing you with our cleaned program. Once we learn more about your unique space, we then will give your business a deep clean using only EPA(Environmental Protection Agency) approved and hospital grade cleaning agents… We also are proud to inform you that at SERVPRO of Martin County, we always adhere to the CDC standards when cleaning.

Once we finish, we will post a shield on your window that will say “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” insuring your customers and community that your business has been cleaned by professionals, giving them a sense of comfort and security when walking in. Call us today at (772) 334-8762 if you have any further questions or visit our website at https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/  to learn more about all the cleaning services we offer!

Cleaning and Disinfecting Services for your Facility

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro employee disinfecting facility Cleaning and Disinfecting Services for your Facility

There are so many important reasons why you should have a clean and disinfected environment at your facility. Not only does it attract more clients to your business, but it also keeps you and your customers safe and healthy. To keep the surroundings sanitary, some owners decide to hire specialized professionals to handle their cleaning and disinfecting.

When hiring professionals to clean and disinfect your facility, they will cover areas that are not always noticeable to the eye but that are also vitally important to be kept clean and sanitary. At SERVPRO of Martin County, we clean and disinfect according to the protocols set forth by the CDC guidelines. We cover places such as educational, healthcare, hospital, and food service facilities. We clean and disinfect areas such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, toilets and so much more.

Call us today at (772) 334-8762, if you have any questions about any of the cleaning and disinfecting services we offer. Find us in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound, and Port St. Lucie.

Why is Commercial Cleaning in Restaurants Important?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Commercial Cleaning Services for Apartment Buildings

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Cleaning Services for Apartment Buildings

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

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

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

How to Prepare for Severe Weather

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Prepare for Severe Weather How to Prepare for Severe Weather

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

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

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

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

What is smoke damage and why is it harmful?

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

How do you clean up smoke damage after a fire?

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

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

Commercial Cleaning Services for Small Office Buildings

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Services for Small Office Buildings Commercial Cleaning Services

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

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

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

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

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

Dealing with Residential Water Damage Problems

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Residential Water Damage Residential Water Damage Problems

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

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

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

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

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

Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services for your Company

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Commercial Building Restoration Services

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

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

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

What Happens if you Ignore Water Damage?

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Residential water damage What Happens if you Ignore Water Damage?

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

Stains

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

Mold

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

Musty Smell

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

Structural Issues

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

Bugs

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

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

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

Have a Water Damage Emergency?

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What is the water damage restoration process?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Step 1: Inspection and Assessment 

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

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

Step 2: Water Removal

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

Step 3: Drying and Dehumidifying

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

Step 4: Cleaning and Sanitizing

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

Step 5: Complete Restoration

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

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

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

Avoid Fire Damage Emergencies this Valentine's Day

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro fire damage restauration Avoid Fire Damage Emergencies

While fire emergencies can result from multiple causes, there is never a convenient time or occasion to deal with fire damage. Although, according to data, fire departments across the country respond to home fire emergencies every 86 seconds on average, there are different preventive measures people can take to avoid such emergencies in different scenarios or on special occasions, including Valentine’s Day.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, we want to make sure that the only flame burning bright in your life is the flame of love. To make safety a priority on this special occasion, here are four safety tips to help you avoid fire damage on Valentine’s Day:

  • Candle management: when using candles to decorate a room or a dinner table, there are a number of things to consider whenever evaluating risk. From the type of candles, candleholders and the stability of surfaces, to the presence of kids or pets moving around the house, it is important to evaluate whether using open-flame candles is safe enough in your current living conditions. If using candles, keep them at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn (drapes, blankets, loose paper, decorative items) and avoid leaving them unattended, while extinguishing them before leaving the room. For safer options, consider battery-operated candles that can give a similar look compared to the real ones.
  • Consider decorations: although mylar helium balloons can be a beautiful way to decorate your Valentine’s dinner, you need to secure them by making sure they can’t fly away. The outer material of these balloons conducts electricity, which can make them explode when in contact with power lines. The effects could be as small as sparks or as big as knocking down a power line, creating an outage.
  • Cook safely: according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), 50% of house fires start in the kitchen. Fire resulting from unattended cooking is the most frequent cause of residential fires. For Valentine’s Day, practice safe cooking tips from beginning to end, including cleaning appliances thoroughly before using them, not leaving food unattended or leaving the kitchen when frying or broiling. Be sure your oven and stove are far enough away from curtains and other flammable materials.
  • Check out your heaters and smoke detectors: when doing preparations for Valentine’s Day, it is important to inspect the proper functioning of devices that can either cause a fire or detect fire on any level. If using portable heaters, give them enough space by ensuring they are at least 3 feet away from window curtains, furniture, sheets or any decorative items susceptible to heat. Also, make sure you check out your smoke detectors before cooking to ensure that they are in good condition.  Fix any installation issues and change the batteries if needed.

If an emergency takes place and restoration services are needed, SERVPRO´s fire and water damage cleanup team is professionally trained and equipped to restore all spaces to an even better condition they were in before the fire. If you are a home resident of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound or Port St. Lucie, SERVPRO of Martin County has mitigation and cleaning services and a team of professionals available and ready to assist you whenever needed.  Call us today at (772) 334-8762.

Does water damage get worse over time?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

water damage?, we can help Water Damage, your problem our solution

When a water damage emergency strikes your home or business, a prompt response will certainly make a difference between a type of damage that is controllable and damage that results in a total loss and devastation. Within minutes, water has the potential of contaminating and gnawing moisture-sensitive surfaces, increasing claim costs. If untreated, the problem will only keep escalating rapidly until becoming a health hazard to the building’s occupants. From the appearance of mold, to rusty pipes leading to gastrointestinal problems, or rotten wood welcoming all kinds of infestations, water damage can find many ways to become hazardous to humans and entire building structures.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, we are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your home and business when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. After assessing your water damage problem, our technicians will closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is thoroughly and properly dried. We will quickly dry your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques while documenting the drying process to make sure your property is dry and the job is done right.

If you are located in the areas of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Hobe Sound or Port St. Lucie, and your property has been affected by water damage, call SERVPRO of Martin County at (772) 334-8762, for a free assessment, and benefit from hiring an experienced, professional water damage restoration service.

How do you get rid of the smell after fire damage?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County - Fire Damage Restoration Get rid of the smell after fire damage

During a fire, the smoke extends throughout the building and gets absorbed in porous materials and objects such as wood, furniture, textiles, carpeting, drywall and air ducts. Although acting quickly after a fire can make a difference when it comes to the overall indoor air quality of the building, if the structure of the building remained intact, it is very likely that the smoke became trapped inside.

Though cleaning up after a fire and seeing the state of your possessions can be devastating when the awareness of what has been lost is realized, having adequate guidance on what to do can be crucial to preventing the current damage from escalating. If your property has been unfortunately affected by fire damage, here are five cleaning steps to perform to get rid of the persistent smell resulting from either burned materials or objects exposed to the fire.

  • Ventilate the property: opening windows and doors while cleaning out the house will let out the smoke smell while allowing fresh air to come in. When airing out rooms, try to use fans in doorways in the direction towards windows to push out the smoke odor.
  • Wash surfaces: from furniture, counter-tops, shelves, wood surfaces, tile floors, and baseboards, wash all surfaces with a solution of water (1 gallon), a cup of white vinegar and a teaspoon of dish soap or shampoo. Using a spray bottle, spray all solid surfaces and scrub them thoroughly. Then wipe them with clean cloths and repeat the process if a strong smell keeps coming from the cleaned surfaces.
  • Remove and clean curtains and soft fabrics: by using regular washing detergent and a cup of white vinegar in your washing machine in a cycle of warm water, you can clean soft fabrics such as sheets, drapes and clothing. White vinegar is a heavy-duty cleaner ideal when trying to get rid of smells or difficult spots, so a long cleaning laundry cycle should be enough to clean and deodorize your fabrics.
  • Clean and vacuum existing carpets: for carpeting and upholstery that has absorbed smoke particles, a 3-hour treatment of baking soda can help to neutralize the odor. Before deciding to clean it completely, sprinkle baking soda on your affected carpets and use a broom on the area to help spread it. Let it sit for a few hours and then vacuum it until all existing baking soda is removed. If the odor persists, consider hiring professional cleaning services.
  • Call for help: while these steps are essential to avoiding smoke odor becoming a worse air condition problem that poses hazardous to occupants of the building, getting professional help from SERVPRO of Martin County will certainly make a difference in the process of cleaning and repairing your property. At SERVPRO we have all the industrial cleaning equipment ready to give all the surfaces and contents of your home a thorough cleaning. Let our team make your loss "Like it never even happened.” When fire or smoke damage affects your home or business, call SERVPRO of Martin County at (772) 334-8762, or visit our Blog online for more information: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/blog 

Why SERVPRO: Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County team restoring roof SERVPRO: Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

If fire or water damage sidelines your business, it is crucial to get a professional restoration company on site that can help you handle the disaster as quickly as possible, to prevent further damage. As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO our Martin County provides emergency fire and water restoration services as well as professional cleaning. Our highly trained and certified technicians are available 24/7 to handle any type of disaster resulted from either natural disaster or human activity, no matter the size of it. Let our team make your loss "Like it never even happened." The advantages of acquiring restoration services with us include:

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

If you are in the areas of and Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound or Port Saint Lucie, and your business was unfortunately affected by a catastrophe and is requiring mitigation or cleaning services, call us today (772) 334-8762 for free assessment. 

Commercial Restoration Services

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County is here to help Commercial Restoration Services

Water and fire damage can interrupt your business operations without notice. Whether resulted from a natural disaster or human activity, there's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up or trying to manage the disaster is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When an emergency that requires immediate response occurs, SERVPRO of Martin County has the training, equipment and resources to get your commercial property back to business quickly. Our services include:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team

SERVPRO´s Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists, highly trained and strategically positioned throughout the United States, are ready to handle any disaster no matter its size. All large losses are supervised locally by a commercial operation manager to help ensure on time mitigation. Available 24/7 our team is prepared for the unpredictable.

If you are looking for commercial restoration services and are located in the areas of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound or Port Saint Lucie, call us (772) 334-8762.

SERVPRO Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County team cleaning a carpet with machine SERVPRO Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Martin County specializes in commercial cleaning, mitigation and restoration. Our highly trained team, ready to clean and restore almost anything at any time, offers a number of different carpet cleaning methods to match any type of upholstery or carpet:

  • 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.

From preventive maintenance and dry cleaning to premiere cleaning for toughest cases, SERVPRO of Martin County will take care of your business with our exclusive cleaning products designed to sanitize your carpet to get it looking restored and rejuvenated.

If you are looking for carpet cleaning services in the areas of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, Port Saint Lucie, call SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762 for assessment and appointments.

Reasons to Hire a Janitorial Cleaning Company

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Ushering in a new standard of clean Have Questions? Call Today (772) 334-8762

While everyone appreciates fresh-smelling air when entering buildings or having access to clean restrooms at work, proper janitorial cleaning is not always accessible for businesses that require regular maintenance or immediate cleaning of their spaces after human use or occupation. As a company specialized in commercial cleaning and mitigation services, SERVPRO of Martin County is ready 24/7 to respond to any scenario needing cleaning or restoration, no matter the size of it.

With over 50 years of expertise, SERVPRO of Martin County serves various types of buildings that go from restaurants and educational centers to offices and medical facilities. Because we understand the importance of a clean business environment for the well-being of employees and customers, we strive to provide the best service as possible as fast as we can.

If you are looking for janitorial services in the areas of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, Port Saint Lucie and are planning to improve the cleanliness of your facility, call SERVPRO of Martin County today (772) 334-8762, and we will help you to customize the cleaning-solution that meets your real needs.

Why SERVPRO: Customer satisfaction is our priority

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Customer Satisfaction Customer satisfaction is our priority

At SERVPRO of Martin County, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. As a locally owned and operated company, we strive to provide our customers with the best experience possible and respond as fast as we can. Here is what some of our customers have said recently.

Adam Browning

“Didn't know what to do until I called SERVPRO of Martin County! They absolutely helped me with the water damage in my kitchen. Thanks again!”

J Parker

I am very thankful I called SERVPRO when my hot water heater leaked. The technicians were very knowledgeable and took great care of my house. The office was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend them!

Tifanny Parker

I've had to have several mold incursions cleaned, and SERVPRO of Martin County is the only one I can count on!!! Thanks guys!!!!

Charlie Reyes

SERVPRO’s overall service was outstanding. They came within a few hours to our house to start taking care of our water flood issue. Water damage remediation was done with high quality work effort to our complete satisfaction. Very professional and friendly work crew.

If you are looking for restoration or cleaning services and are located in the areas of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, Port Saint Lucie, call us today (772) 334-8762 for free consultation and appointment scheduling. 

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Building We can handle the big stuff!

From natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes or fires to troubling scenarios resulted from leaks or human activity, there are a number of situations that can lead to business interruption.

While the costs resulted from these disruptions often make impossible for businesses to ever recover financially, the fact that a better planning has proved to reduce the number of days out of business for owners is a good reason for wanting to update your risk management plan.

SERVPRO of Martin County has the expertise to help you assess risk and planning for a disaster before it strikes. By developing an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business and establish SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, our company will help you to minimize the damages resulted from a variety of scenarios. Benefits of an ERP include:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility which means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. This saves time, so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
  • A priority facility plans with details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

 If you are located in the areas of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, Port Saint Lucie and are interested in improving your own risk mitigation plan call us today (772) 334-8762 to get started!

Why SERVPRO: Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

As communities prepare the best way possible can to reopen businesses after a year of recession, SERVPRO of Martin County continues to inspire safety with our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, dedicated in bringing a higher standard of clean to businesses of Florida.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning ideal to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning and. As a viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces that are part of our communities, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned has helped tens of thousands of businesses nationwide keep their doors open safely in the face of this pandemic. With over 50 years of expertise, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

How does it work? Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is grounded in our unique 3 Cs:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, which is why we’ll start by learning about the unique needs of each space.
  • Clean: Based on the specific needs of the business, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to CDC standards.
  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

If you are located in the areas of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, Port Saint Lucie and are looking for cleaning services that meet the high standards demanded by uncertain times call us (772) 334-8762 to schedule your appointment.

Why is it important to prepare for a storm?

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning Storm Why is it important to prepare for a storm?

No one would ever want to believe that they will be affected by a storm or some form of emergency, but the fact is that storms are inevitable, especially in areas of the country where tropical storms and hurricanes are more likely to occur.

The East Coast is particularly vulnerable, and there is no shortage of reports of flooding and massive storms that have paralyzed communities when residents were not prepared for storms of this magnitude. As the hurricane season begins, with its swirling weather reports, it can cause flooding, rain and storm damage.

Tropical storms and hurricanes bring heavy rains and winds that can cause damage and destroy power supplies, but the associated flooding can do more damage than people think. While it’s hard to 100% prevent it, taking certain steps to minimize it as much as possible will allow you to ensure your wellbeing, protect your loved ones and save money in repairs.

Hurricanes can cause severe flooding and people need to evacuate or leave the area before the storm hits. Preparing a storm or hurricane-evacuation plan helps protect the property you have left behind and can help keep your family and pets safe.

Anything you do to make sure you are prepared for a storm can help keep you and your family safe. It is not only important to protect one's life, but also those of your loved ones and pets, and to ensure the safety of your property and valuable possessions.

The most important step is to know what you and your family will do in the event of a hurricane. Identify the things you need to secure or put away, such as food, water, clothing and other essentials, when strong winds and severe storms are forecast.

Experts say a storm kit is essential because you have to survive in your own predicament. Fill your emergency kit with supplies you need if you are cut off from power for several days during a severe storm. Some supplies you should include are food, water, medical supplies, clothing and other essentials.

If you have pets, add information about current vaccinations and photos to your hurricane plan in case they get lost in the storm.

If you need to evacuate, make sure your home inventory is in a safe place, along with important documents you need to take with you. Anyone staying home after a hurricane should bring an emergency plan in case of evacuation.

When you are evacuated, you should have a plan of where you can stay and know which route (s) you need to take. If you seek refuge or evacuate outside your home, your family members may be separated, especially if you evacuate or stay in a foreign house, so make sure everyone knows where those planned refuges are and how to contact each other.

Now that you are prepared, you know what to do when the threat of a hurricane is imminent, but what to do if it's not? Do not wait until hurricane watches have been issued, as it may already be too late to take certain precautions. Tell people that hurricanes are coming, so they can prepare.

Whether you are a homeowner in the midst of a storm, a hurricane, an evacuation plan, or just a normal homeowner, careful storm and hurricane preparedness helps you weather the crisis caused by storms, and can go a long way to keeping you and your loved one's safe!

Not only should you be prepared for before and during the storm, but also for what comes after. You need to be updated on what the authorities say to know when it’s safe to return home, as well as have the phone of a damage restoration company handy, so they can fix the damage and restore your property as soon as possible.

If you live in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, or Port Saint Lucie, SERVPRO of Martin County can help you repair the damage in your home or business after a storm!

SERVPRO of Martin County takes pride in helping the community of Martin and Saint Lucie County restore their properties to pre-damage condition after a storm, flood, or fire. We also provide professional cleaning for residential and commercial customers.

Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage, since it reduces secondary destruction and restoration costs. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Stuart business owners and residents.

Have you been affected recently by a storm or hurricane? Call us right now! Are you safe and free of storms? Save our number just in case!

Phone: (772) 334-8762

What are the emergency procedures for a hurricane?

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage in a street Emergency procedures for a hurricane

All along the East Coast, and especially in Florida, hurricanes are one of the most dreaded disasters. If you live in coastal places, like Martin and Saint Lucie Counties, you’ll need to be prepared and to know the emergency procedures, so a hurricane doesn’t become more complicated than it already is.

The first thing you need to do when there is a possibility of a hurricane is to keep an eye on the National Weather Service’s alerts.

  • Counseling: The NWS issue counseling if they expect a storm to cause significant inconvenience that can be dangerous to you.
  • Watch: It is issued by the NWS if tropical storms or hurricanes are possible within 48 hours.
  • Hurricane watch: This means hurricanes and/or tropical storms are likely to be possible in a given area within the next 24 hours.
  • Warning: A hurricane or tropical storm will usually arrive in your region within 24 hours.
  • Tropical storm warning: It is issued by the NWS if a storm hits the coast or if a hurricane doesn’t hit the coast but is still close enough for damage.
  • Hurricane warning: The NWS issues this warning if it expects a hurricane to hit the tropical Atlantic or Caribbean coast within 24 hours of the expected landfall. Precautions should be taken immediately.

If a hurricane threatens your community or local authorities to say it's time to evacuate, don't hesitate. Wait until the Hurricane Guard is issued, although it may be too late for certain precautions.

If the mayor issues an evacuation order due to a coastal storm or hurricane, those who have no other way to safely evacuate can apply for transportation assistance. Contact your local emergency management agency if you are dependent on public transport.

Get out early: If you are in a zone that is to be evacuated, leave as soon as possible. Stay in the evacuation zones, but do not leave them too early due to the risk of damage to property.

In an emergency, you should complete your evacuation as quickly and safely as possible. Make sure you have a plan for evacuating your home and for emergency medical services, as it can take days after a hurricane or flood to get into the city and for emergency services to open the streets and make it safe.

The best way to handle a hurricane emergency is to be prepared beforehand. In the rush of the moment, it’s very easy to forget basic things, from packing all necessary medicines to ensuring the safety of pets. When you have a hurricane preparedness plan, you will know what needs to be done and have less chance of forgetting something fundamental.

Once the hurricane is over, leave the evacuation zones only when the municipality or a competent authority gives clearance. Be very careful when entering your property, as flood waters, mold and other hazards can make it dangerous. Wait for the local authorities to clear up as much as possible and give the green light before you enter your home or business.

After that, you will need to hire an expert restoration company like SERVPRO of Martin County to make sure your property is restored to pre-hurricane damage state.

SERVPRO of Martin County offers our community advanced water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment to overcome hurricane and storm damage. Our experience and scientific methods of water removal and water cleanup allow us to properly dry and restore your home or office.

If your property has been hit by a hurricane in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound or Port Saint Lucie, SERVPRO of Martin County can restore it "Like it never even happened." Contact us today or save our number to your preparedness plan.

Phone: (772) 334-8762

How to Prepare Your Business for a Tropical Storm or Hurricane

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Palm tree resisting hard winds Keep your eye on the storm

Every year the state of Florida circulates updates about the upcoming hurricane season, hoping this communication efforts will be sufficient to prepare all residents and business owners for the anticipated and potential harsh weather. While early preparation and an adequate maintenance of properties have proven to be more efficient and cheaper than repairing after disaster, the fact that around 50% of business do not recover from weather related disasters such as “Flooding” and “water damage”, is enough reason to be alarmed and take actions to help business better identity all potential risks and make insurance arrangements ahead of time.

When working on your natural disaster’s plan for your home or business it’s important to investigate your area’s risk of flooding’s and storm surges. When you are aware of your surroundings it will make a huge difference in your planning, especially before taking decisions related to insurance companies and preparing your home and business for the hurricane season. Since your business’s disaster plan might vary based on weather conditions from your area or brought by each season, it is important that you remain proactive while taking the first steps in evaluating the current state of the property.

After assessing your area’s conditions and potential risk to your home or business, the next step should include preparation of a plan to secure your property. Starting with the basics, such as, trimming vegetation or cutting it down, fixing elements that are either too close to your business or at risk of falling. Be aware of your surroundings and ask yourself if there is any object that could become a projectile and how well-equipped are your windows to endure a potential collision from flying objects. 

Following a first assessment and maintenance, you may want to take inventory of important things including all supplies, equipment and technology located inside your business that are essential for the functioning of it. Inspect infrastructure and building conditions to evaluate whether these areas need to be repaired or fortified.

At your work place encourage your employees to prepare and be ready for a possible weather related disaster. Make a list of all emergency contacts available to you, including hospitals and emergency services, and businesses that will be able to assist you with disaster relief such as “water damage restoration, repairs, mold mediation, and 24 hours emergency service such as SERVPRO Martin County. Design a communication plan with your employees to ensure they are able to get back to business ASAP. During Hurricane season, sign up for your community’s warning system in case a need to evacuate is announced. Make sure your employees are aware of the whole disaster plan. Remind them that if a major disaster takes place it is important to take action as soon as possible to stop spreading unwanted problems.

To ensure all business preparedness for hurricane season SERVPRO System has available a network of strategically positioned storm teams ready to give help whether before or when a disaster strikes near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. If you are looking for business’s maintenance services in the areas of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, Port Saint Lucie, or are interested in updating a building with Storm Season Proof Standards, SERVPRO of Martin County has the experience and advanced equipment to handle a variety of situations, including repairment and emergencies resulted from hurricanes.  Call us – (772) 334-8762

How Long Does It Take to Dry Out Water Damage?

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Office with SERVPRO Drying tools Water Damage? Give Us a Call

Water damage can have a serious impact on your belongings and property and can lead to short- and long-term problems in your home. It’s important to call in water damage professionals to deal with water damage immediately and prevent the problem from worsening. The first step is drying out the wet or damp areas that were exposed to water.

The time to dry out water damage depends on several factors, but in general, you can expect areas in your home exposed to water or moisture to dry in about five days. Sometimes it takes as little as two days to dry an area and other times it could take several weeks. Areas that are not that saturated with dryer air tend to be on the shorter end, while humid areas that have been fully saturated will stay wet longer. Professional water damage experts are able to speed the process and reduce the long-term damage with industrial tools.

It’s also important to realize that the drying out phase is only the first step in dealing with water damage. There are several other steps in the cleanup process. To prevent water exposure from creating long-term damage in your home, turn to SERVPRO of Martin County, we proudly serve in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound and Port Saint Lucie.

We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your home when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. We quickly dry your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques, documenting the drying process to make sure your property is dry and the job is done right.

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

What Should You Never Do During a Hurricane?

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Hurricane map tracking What Should You Never Do During a Hurricane?

Hurricanes are one of the most dangerous natural disasters. The combination of intense storms and fast winds can have devastating consequences on public spaces, private property, and animal and human life.

In the Florida Treasure Coast, we’re accustomed to hurricanes, since our position in the Atlantic Ocean is in the pathway of many of these tropical storms. But familiarity makes us overconfident, and although we should be extra-careful, we can become sloppy with the pass of the years.

Some of the things you should never do during a hurricane include:

  • Not evacuating when an evacuation order is given, even if it’s only voluntary.
  • Having an outdated emergency-preparedness kit.
  • Opening windows and doors or staying too close to them.
  • Leaving your pets behind if you have to evacuate.
  • Using candles or any gas-based lights if there’s a power outage during or after the hurricane.
  • Having a “hurricane party”, especially if it involves drinking alcohol.
  • Driving through moving water, as even 6 inches of water could make your car float.

Remember that during a hurricane, storm, or any type of natural disaster, human and pet safety is the most important thing. Property can be repaired, objects can be replaced, but life cannot. Thus, actions that ensure your safety and that of your loved ones should be priority.

When the hurricane is over, the first thing you should do is make sure that you, your friends, loved ones, and pets are safe and sound. Once you have done this, it’s time to evaluate the damage to your property.

Hurricanes can cause plenty of damage: from flooding and mold due to the water, to the destruction of constructions from the strong winds. In order to minimize damage, the first action you should take is to remediate the problems and restore your property.

However, doing this on your own can be highly dangerous. From noxious water to electrical short circuits, there are many situations that could happen and that inexperienced hands can’t address correctly. That’s why you need to contact an expert storm damage restoration company, like SERVPRO of Martin County.

SERVPRO of Martin County are the experts in water, fire, mold, and storm damage restoration. We are available to assist you with your emergency with our highly trained restoration technicians and equipment covering 24 hours of emergency services.

When a hurricane hits, our professionals, specialized in cleanup and restoration techniques and equipment, will overcome storm and flood damage the correct and the fastest way. No matter the day or time of the year, we offer our community advanced water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment to overcome this issue anytime!

If you have suffered from hurricane or storm damage in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, or Port Saint Lucie, call the professionals from SERVPRO of Martin County at (772) 334-8762… we’ll be there Faster to Any Size Disaster!

What is included in commercial cleaning?

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Badge  Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Badge

Business owners may have the option of cleaning their buildings themselves or hiring a commercial cleaning business to clean the building for them and many find that there are numerous benefits offered by hiring a commercial cleaning service for this work. They also understand that there are certain things to look for in a commercial building cleaning company.

A professional commercial cleaning company will want to visit your premises first to discuss your requirements and to see what they have to clean.  They will then draw up a bespoke contract for your business.  When contracting a cleaner you need to think about everything you want them to do.  Some businesses may request a weekly window clean and floor clean and do everything else themselves, and others will want a detailed cleaning schedule to be followed that includes tasks such as:

  • Clean windows (inside and outside)
  • Clean all floors
  • Remove rubbish from desk bins
  • Dust all desks and reception surfaces
  • Clean toilets and replenish towels and toilet Rolls
  • Clean fridge and microwave
  • Clean carpets

Free yourself from the duty of cleaning by hiring a commercial cleaning business for all of your commercial cleaning needs.

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Martin County has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.” We proudly serve in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, Port Saint Lucie and Martin County.

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

How to Stay Safe After a Hurricane Season

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Beach and a storm coming Let our storm team help you

How to Stay Safe After a Hurricane Season

The past hurricane seasons have affected business and homes owned by residents of many cities within the “Florida Treasure Coast”. From flooding’s and electrical malfunctions to debilitation of the property’s structure, the impact of harsh weather conditions has proven to be devastating in the long term, to all infrastructures that are still missing required updates for hurricane protection.

Each year damages left by these storms end up costing billions of dollars depending on the intensity of winds and rain. These costs, however, could be substantially reduced by a type of ownership planning that allows each member of the local community to work with a checklist that corresponds to their real needs.

If your property was particularly affected from this year’s hurricane season, acknowledging current damages and potential hazard conditions in properties, is the first step not only for better planning but to stop the havoc from spreading more.

What to do after a hurricane/storm is over?

  • Before entering the property, inspect the outside to determine not only the state of damage but the if it is safe or not to enter to the building. Carefully examine the roof, surfaces and walls in search of cracks, leaks or suspicious organic matter.
  • When entering the building, look for smoke or odors. Get out of the building if you suspect the development of a fire or a gas leak.
  • Whenever possible, turn off utilities if there is evidence of structural damage.

After documenting and reporting damages, having access to efficient services of cleaning and repairment is key to start your upgrading safety plan. Updating a building with Storm Season Proof Standards can require a variety of services that depend on the state of your property. SERVPRO of Martin County has the experience and advanced equipment to handle a variety of situations, including repairment and water emergencies. Provided with specialized training and proper disinfection equipment ready to be used when necessary, our Disaster Recovery Team will work within our national network to respond to any type of emergency. 

Regardless of your property type or size, SERVPRO of Martin County will act quickly to manage the cleaning and restoration project through to its completion, according to your interests and your property needs. If you are looking for services in the cities of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound or Port Saint Lucie and are interested in updating your property with Storm Season Proof Standards, contact us today – (772) 334-8762  for a consultation and assessment and let us know details about the current state of your property.  

Water Damage Prevention Tips for Business

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Image of SERVPRO recovery team trucks SERVPRO of Martin County Recovery Team

Water damage is one of the biggest threats to all businesses. Whether caused by broke water pipes, clogged gutters or leaking appliances, unchecked damages often escalate in various ways leading to the debilitation of the property’s structure.

Although installing leak detectors and equipment to keep humidity low have proven to be effective when it comes to preventing water damages, having regular inspections can help you to minimize property’s repair costs in the long run. If you are suspecting a sudden change in the water pressure has occurred, or if you are just planning to perform an annual maintenance checkup, knowing where to start might speed up assessment process and any possible repairs needed.

Six great tips for effective damage assessment and inspection planning for water damage prevention

  • First, inspect the main shut-off valve that supplies water to your home and make sure you can move it in both directions, either to open it or close it.
  • Check hoses from appliances or any other machine in your property that requires water for functioning. Repair or replace all damaged hoses and make sure to inspect them in all directions. See if is possible to drain your water heater to help prevent sediment buildup. If it’s not possible, you should definitely consider hiring professional services to inspect your heaters and your air-conditioning system. Such as SERVPRO of Martin County.
  • After assessing the state of valves, hoses and appliances, begin inspecting roof and walls in search of cracks, dark spots or damaged units, such as shingles. Look for indicators of humidity such as masses of moss or lichen. Use binoculars to get details from surfaces and ceilings if you don't have the necessary equipment to venture into heights.
  • In case of a leak, consider the level of the damage to evaluate the need or not of shutting down the water source and electricity. Make sure to document all damages when contacting any emergency service.
  • Continue your inspection to gutters and downspouts. If clogged, seek professional assistance or clean with the necessary equipment to stop the damage from getting worse. Notice that an obstructed gutter can affect your sidings and foundation. Before finishing, make sure to check your windows and replace caulk if damaged.
  • Last, but not least, look for any drips coming from pipes and examine them carefully. If needed, do some toilet test for signs of leaking. Remember to document your own inspection in case you find an intermittent leak.

 Although every water damage situation is a little different from each other and may require a unique solution, the general process it’s pretty much the same across the board. After completing your own assessment, and in the case of a leak or flood damage, it´s important not only to proceed with water extraction but to get rid of moisture from all surfaces affected. SERVPRO of Martin County has the expertise and equipment not only to restore your property but to ensure a complete maintenance that will save you higher repairment costs in the future.

SERVPRO’s experience and scientific approach to water removal and water damage repair enable us to properly dry and restore your property. If located in the cities of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound or Port Saint Lucie and have water or flood damage, call SERVPRO of Martin County today (772) 334-8762 and learn more about our Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment.

Do You Have a Fire and Smoke Restoration Plan?

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage restoration in living room Do You Have a Fire and Smoke Restoration Plan?

Get expert restoration from a name you trust. When a tragedy like a fire occurs, you can rely on SERVPRO of Martin County to get your life normal. Remember, the first hours after a fire are vital and this is the importance of have a Fire and Smoke Restoration plan.

  1. Inspect: The fire damage restoration process begins with an inspection of your property to determine the extent of the damage.
  2. Pre cleaning: Perform an initial pre-clean of smoke-affected property to halt the damage for a cost-effective and successful restoration project.
  3. Smoke odor reduction: SERVPRO of Martin County uses several tools and techniques to reduce smoke odor including negative air containment, deodorization, ozone, sealing, and thermal fogging.
  4. Cleaning: Cleaning is a SERVPRO of Martin County specialty so you can rest assured that all affected areas of your home or business will be thoroughly cleaned and restored. Once the process is complete our expert staff will return and replace your personal items.

We have a specialized fire and smoke restoration team serving in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, Port Saint Lucie, which is professionally trained and equipped to restore all spaces to an even better condition they were before the fire. Our purpose is to make you feel stress-free about all the restoration because you are on really good hands and everything will go back to normality as soon as possible!

If you have any question about the process, timing or costs, please do not hesitate to contact us at (772) 334-8762 or visit us at 1235 NE Savannah Road, Suite 102 Jensen Beach, FL 34957.

Water Damage Restoration Services & Cleanup for Your Home and Business

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Office flooded by water damage Water Damage Restoration Services & Cleanup for Your Home and Business

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is required. At SERVPRO of Martin County, we are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your home and business when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. Technicians respond immediately and use state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to remove the water quickly and efficiently.

Our technicians closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is thoroughly and properly dried. We quickly dry your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques, documenting the drying process to make sure your property is dry and the job is done right.

Our staff is highly trained in water damage restoration services & cleanup. 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

We are proud to serve our local communities: Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Saint Lucie County, Hobe Sound, Port Saint Lucie.

Get help with our 24-hour service.

Call us now (772) 334 - 8762

What To Do If You Had Fire Damage

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Fire out of control What To Do If You Had Fire Damage

Having a fire is one of the worst things that can happen to a family. A small fire can be harmful enough; a big fire can be deadly to everyone in the household and devastating to your property.

If you had a fire in your home or office, the first thing to do is to call 911. Let the firefighters handle the damage and don’t try to enter the property until the authorities declare it’s safe to do so. If there are any hurt people, you can provide first aid while the ambulance arrives.

The priority is to ensure the well being of the people in the household, both physically and emotionally. Make sure that anyone who was hurt receives adequate medical treatment. Pay attention to how you and your loved ones are coping with the situation and try to promote emotional recovery.

If you have pets, you need to look after them as well. If your pet or pets are hurt, look for veterinarian attention. Comfort them if they are stressed and keep them somewhere safe until the authorities declare it is safe to re-enter the house.

These are some actions you can take after a fire in your home:

  • Contact your local disaster relief, as they can help you find food, clothes, medicine, and other things you may need.
  • If you have insurance, contact them. Ask them for instructions on what to do and find out their coverage. If you don’t have insurance, contact community groups and ask for assistance.
  • Check with the fire department when it’s safe to enter the home.
  • Contact your landlord or mortgage and report the fire.
  • Contact a cleanup and restoration company as soon as possible to repair most of the damage.
  • Try to find valuable documents and records. Replace those that were damaged.
  • If you leave your home, notify the police that the site will be vacant.
  • Save all the receipts for all the expenses related to the fire, as you could need them with your insurance company and to prove any losses on your income tax.
  • Check with an accountant or with the IRS about special benefits for people recovering from fire damage.

If you would like more resources on fire recovery, check out this hub compiled by the American Red Cross.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, we hope you and your family are able to get through the painful experience of a home fire both physically and emotionally. We would also love to help you out with our fire damage restoration services.

SERVPRO of Martin County is faster to any size disaster and is available to assist you with your emergency with its highly trained restoration technicians and equipment, covering 24 hours of emergency services.

Each fire emergency is different, so the process we would need to follow differs according to the extent of the damage and the materials involved. Our technicians will assess the situation and come up with a specific plan for your restoration process. The “typical” fire damage restoration follows this course:

  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

See our fire damage restoration process for more details.

If you had a fire, call (772) 334-8762 today, and we’ll help you restore the damage like it didn’t even happen. If you don’t, save our number for later emergencies!

What To Do After a Water Damage Emergency

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Living room flooded by water damage What To Do After a Water Damage Emergency

Water damage to your home or property demands immediate action. The longer you wait to bring in professional restoration contractors, the greater the potential to increase the amount of damage because damage from anything that leaks water can expand very quickly and suddenly.

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

  • 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!

While a professional arrives, you have to:

  • Remove as much water as possible.
  • Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently attached.
  • Lift draperies from the floor, loop through a coat hanger and hang them on a drapery rod.
  • Wipe furniture, prop up wet cushions to dry and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Open drawers, closets and cabinets.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.

We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your Stuart home when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. We quickly dry your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques, documenting the drying process to make sure your property is dry and the job is done right.

24-hour service – (772) 334-8762

Helpful Tips to Clean Your Home After a Fire

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

House in fire Tips to Clean Your Home After a Fire

Seeing your home and possessions consumed by fire can be one of the most severe losses that a homeowner can experience. After such a devastating loss, reassurance comes from having clear guidance and support in salvaging as much as possible from fire and smoke damage. Cleaning up fire damage in your home can be both physically and emotionally exhausting. During this confusing time, it’s important to know what to do and who to contact.

After authorities have given the go-ahead to enter your home, it’s up to you take the necessary steps to clean up. If you don’t think you have the time or ability to completely repair your home, it’s important to hire professionals as SERVPRO of Martin County to complete the cleanup. Ensuring your family, a safe home is invaluable.

·        If the temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to reduce smoke odor. Remove any items that will attract mold growth, such as curtains, clothing, and other wet fabrics. Wash all items with a strong detergent. If it cannot be washed, it should be thrown away.

  • Clean laminate surfaces as well as chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
  • You shouldn’t eat or drink anything that has been near the flames, soot, or smoke. Anything that is in a cardboard box or that has been opened must be thrown out. Food in cans or freezer foods with ice crystals are salvageable.
  • If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
  • After valuables, trash, and salvageable items have been removed, it’s important to dry out flooring to prevent future damage, including mold growth. Create adequate ventilation by opening windows, doors, and turning on ceiling fans and vents. Your goal for your flooring should be determining if water has seeped underneath the floorboards and carpet mats. If so, the flooring may need to be replaced. Our professional of SERVPRO of Martin County are trained in fire/water cleanup and will be able to tell you if your flooring needs to be replaced.

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

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

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team for Local Businesses

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team for Local Businesses

We know you don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your local business or if is worse, a disaster. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Martin County for prompt service. You can rely on our disaster recovery team for local businesses to make your workspace look its very best.

There's never a convenient time for fire, water or any disaster 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.

Our disaster recovery team for local businesses is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operation manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

Our SERVPRO of Martin County Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood.  Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Call (772) 334-8762

Storm Damage Restoration for Local Businesses

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Damage ? Storm Damage

Storms, whether they are hurricanes, thunderstorms, or serious rainstorms, can cause devastating damage. Small businesses are especially affected by them, as they don’t have the resources that big businesses possess.

That’s why every year, Florida local business owners worry at the coming of hurricane season. But even if they know hurricanes can have a big impact on their business, sometimes they don’t imagine the extent of the damage they can cause.

How much damage can a hurricane do?

Hurricanes are composed by two elements: water and wind. Both can wreak extensive damage on a property.

The water from a hurricane, just like the water from any storm, can cause flooding. Flooding leads to carpet, furniture, and upholstery damage, debilitation of the property’s structures, and electrical hazards. It can also pose a risk for your health if there is black water present or if mold develops.

For its part, wind can blow large objects into your local business, be it trees, street posts, or heavy items on the outside. These objects can damage your roof and walls, or sometimes even crash into the interior of the property. Additionally, it can break windows if they are not reinforced correctly.

Beach-side businesses and properties are the ones most at risk. Not only do they suffer the same risks from water and wind, but as they are near the sea, big waves can impact them and cause further damage.

Who cleans up after a storm?

Even if your local business provides handy work to its customers, the damage caused by a storm is too vast to be handled alone. You need to look for a professional damage restoration company with all the required training and equipment to handle your emergency.

As you know, local businesses present different needs from those of residential properties. Therefore, you should look for a company with years of experience in storm damage restoration for local businesses, such as SERVPRO of Martin County.

SERVPRO of Martin County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle commercial storm or water damage emergencies large and small. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Every hurricane or storm damage is different, so the process our technicians follow will vary according to the needs of the property. When you call us, our professionals will ask you several questions to assess the damage. Afterwards, our team will go to your small business and make an inspection, and then present an action plan to restore your property to pre-storm condition.

SERVPRO of Martin County has the experience, certifications, and technology necessary to handle flooding, structural damage, mold, and other effects of storms and hurricanes. Learn more about our commercial storm damage restoration services.

Suffered from storm damage in your local business in Martin or Saint Lucie County? Call us, we’ll get faster to any size disaster! Is your business in perfect condition? Write down our number; you’ll never know when you’ll need it!

Phone: (772) 334-8762

Learn more about our new Certified: SERVPRO of Martin County Cleaned Program

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO of Martin County Cleaned Program Logo Certified: SERVPRO of Martin County Cleaned Program

You know SERVPRO of Martin County as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened," providing 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.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, we’re dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as we find our way to a new normal. And we’re doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces in the communities we all call home.

With over 50 years of expertise, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

So when you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.

Are you a Consumer who wants to learn more about the program? Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762

When should you get your carpet cleaned?

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County cleaning a carpet When should you get your carpet cleaned?

Carpets are a beautiful addition to your home: they decorate the floors with your own personal stamp, from bright to neutral colors, from rustic to fancy, from solid to uniquely patterned.

However, they also require proper care to look their best. If you don’t vacuum and wash it often enough, your carpet will become full of dust, dander, and even germs. And if it’s neglected for too long, it can be hard or even impossible to restore it to its original color and texture.

The problem is that carpets, unlike other materials, don’t show well how dirty they are. The surface may not look dirty, but the base has already started to accumulate pollutants. By the time the surface appears dirty enough to warrant cleaning, the dirt and grime are so deep-seated that the carpet will still look dull and dingy even after cleanup.

Therefore, a visual inspection is not a good measure for when your carpet needs to be cleaned. The rule of thumb for cleaning a carpet is:

  • Spot cleaning: as soon as they’re noticed.
  • Vacuuming: once per week.
  • Deep cleaning: once per year.

However, keep in mind that not all households are the same, and some may need to have more regular cleaning. Families with children, pets, or smokers would do better vacuuming twice a week and deep cleaning every six months. Cases of extreme traffic and dirt require vacuuming four times a week and deep cleaning every three months.

The best way to know how often you should clean your carpet is by asking a carpet cleaning professional, like SERVPRO of Martin County. An expert will consider not only the traffic your carpet receives, but also the material and even the warranty of the carpet.

A carpet cleaning professional will not only clean your carpets thoroughly, following quality standards, but they will also know the best method for cleaning your carpet, like hot water extraction or dry cleaning.

If you live in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Palm City, or any other city of the Martin County area, you can call the SERVPRO of Martin County experts for professional carpet cleaning.

The SERVPRO of Martin County carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home or business.

Get your carpet professionally cleaned and watch it gleam again!

Phone: (772) 334-8762

Disinfecting services for local businesses

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Martin County staff disinfecting office Disinfecting services for local businesses

SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. Whether you need help with emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on SERVPRO of Martin County. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best.

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 SERVPRO of Martin County for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

This service will have our trained cleaners disinfecting local businesses with hospital-grade disinfectants. All of our cleaners are currently using products that breakdown and remove bacteria and viruses, as research shows that one of the most effective products in breaking down bacteria and viruses is soap! Soap’s ability to break down virus’s outer fatty layer makes it harder for viruses to survive on surfaces as well as makes it easier to wash away. Our cleaners will continue to use soap-based products as they normally would as well the hospital-grade disinfectant for an extra level of protection.

Our disinfecting service can be an additional service on top of your home or business’ regular clean or you can have this as a stand-alone service.

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

Fire Damage Restoration for your business and home

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Business before and after fire damage Fire Damage Restoration for your business and home

Has your house or business ever been on fire?

We hope it was not your scenario, but, if it has happened, you already know how hard restorations can turn. One of the most common struggles that keeps on consuming large sums of property, money and lives is fire. However, return to normal activities is possible with a company specialized in fire restoration training to restore your business or home to pre-fire condition.

There are various things a person has to make sure that are done after being affected by a fire, so that the situation can be adjusted back to normal. Here the following steps SERVPRO of Martin County practice for a regular fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

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

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We cautiously 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. 

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.

We also have a specialized fire and water damage cleanup team, which is professionally trained and equipped to restore all spaces to an even better condition they were before fire. Our purpose is to make you feel stress-free about all the restoration because you are on really good hands and everything will go back to normality as soon as possible!

If you have any question about the process, timing or costs, please do not hesitate to contact us at: (772) 334-8762 or visit us online for more info:

https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/fire-repair-process

What to do during and after a storm

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Home flooded after a storm What to do during and after a storm

Heavy rains, tornadoes, severe weather or just a water flood at home can be very stressful to measure, and even more stressful to overcome. But it’s a serious issue that needs an emergency plan of action at home or office.

Do you have a plan of action or do you know what to do during and after a storm?  

Here the To-dos During a storm:

  • Ask yourself, is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Keep a number of a company ready for storm damage control
  • Stay away from electrical and "slip and fall" hazards, those are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy, do not carry them, and be aware of them.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

Here the To-dos After a storm:

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly.

Why to choose SERVPRO?

Because we are cover with Water Damage Restoration Technician with the experience to Applied Structural Drying Techniques. We will overcome storm and flood damage the fastest and the correct way. No matter the day or time of the year, we offer our community advanced wafer inspection, extraction, and drying equipment to overcome this issue anytime!

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 and More!

SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency during or after a storm keep our number handy! SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762 here to help 24/7 Emergency Services.

Why SERVPRO 24 HR emergency services for your home and business

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Keep Calm and Call SERVPRO Why SERVPRO 24 HR emergency services for your home and business

Why SERVPRO for your 24 HR emergency?

Because we are here to Help and Ready to respond to such a pandemic as COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to respond to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now spread internationally. While the virus is termed coronavirus, the sickness that results after infection has been termed COVID-19.

According to the CDC, symptom may appear two days to two weeks after exposure, fever, cough and shortness of breath are particular symptoms to consult your medical provider if you develop any severe or concerning indications.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Why SERVPRO 24 HR emergency services for your home and business?

SERVPRO of Martin County professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. For other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces visit: https://www.SERVPRO.com/coronavirus

Need Specialized Cleaning Services for your home or business?

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

SERVPRO of Martin County 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.

Looking for Cleanup and Biohazard Experts? Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762 / Here to Help and Ready to Respond.

Cleaning & Disinfection Services to avoid Coronavirus

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Door knob with bacteria Cleaning & Disinfection Services to avoid Coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus crisis its very familiar to hear that the repetition of ‘washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds’ is a great way to remove any drops of the virus on your hands, but when you are living in close residences with other housemates or family members, it’s not just your hands that need to be clean.

Following the above mention, it is important that everyone acts as if they are an asymptomatic carrier of the virus who can infect anyone. This embraces taking precautions such as using clean mugs, and a proper disinfected set of cutlery or anything that comes into contact with your saliva and respiratory excretions, and storing them independent of each other.

Using constantly sanitize specially when in contact areas such as door handles, sinks, shower handles, etc. and keep windows open to the best of your ability to improve air circulation and quality is a must.

Regarding residential living units, avoid touching with your hands elevator buttons, railings of staircases or escalators, handle keys or any tissues should be properly disposed of in the bin once it has been used. All the above actions in addition to avoid social contact definitely are measures we can take into consideration.

However and the good news for our communities is that SERVPRO of Martin County provide Cleaning & Disinfection Services to avoid Coronavirus. Here our Common Biohazard Scenarios:

Blood borne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO of Martin County Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Illegal Drug Manufacturing Labs / Meth Labs

SERVPRO of Martin County realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as "meth" are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Do you need Cleaning & Disinfection Services to avoid Coronavirus?

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

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.

Do not panic we are the solution for Cleaning & Disinfection Services to avoid Coronavirus in your community.

Call Us Today (772) 334-8762 – SERVPRO of Martin County

SERVPRO of Martin County Professional are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Commercial services for Manufacturing Industries

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Building after restoration services Commercial services for Manufacturing Industries

If you have a Commercial Property, aMust-Do! It’s having an association with a reliable company that offers commercial restoration services, so drops and damages don’t take you by surprise; nor put you and your business under an extremely stressful and costly situation.

Issues such as hurricane, blizzard, fire, flood or tornado among others can happens suddenly, but being prepared for then it’s a must as we mentioned above.

Did you know…? SERVPRO of Martin County Disaster Recovery Team has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby and available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, prepared for the unpredictable.

Even thought if your need a deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, moving biohazards materials or removing mold or an odor problem you can rely on SERVPRO of Martin County to get the job done right the first time.

When request Commercial Services for Manufacturing Industries we can cover you from a regular mop and a vacuum to a professional cleaning services where experts make use of the latest equipment to increase the proficiency of the cleaning job.

We have the advanced training and equipment needed to clean or restore your home. We also have the resources to respond faster to any size disaster. It could be overwhelming to decide on the right professional to clean up your workspace but you can rest assure that SERVPRO of Martin County counts with the best commercial cleaning services.

Knowing a good commercial restorationcompany 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 the 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.

SERVPRO of Martin County is a leader in Fire/Water Cleanup and Restoration; and we can restore your property in no time. "Like it never even happened."

If you would like to schedule Commercial Services for Manufacturing Industries, please call today! (772)334-8762

Tips for Water Damage Repair

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

Office flooded by water damage Tips for Water Damage Repair

Are you really prepared for Water damage such as flooring?

Water damage such as walls scratching, flooring, leaky ceiling, wet carpets, stains, dark painted wood and bumps among other, are some of the signs you are in need of a water damage repair ASAP.

The above mentioned are few of the facts about Water Damage consequences. But the question here will be, how to address this issues?

SERVPRO of Martin County is the answer! We have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water damage repair enable us to properly dry and restore your property.

Here some Tips for water damage repair you can follow until we arrive to your place:

  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • 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.
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place. Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click here : https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/water-damage-restoration to learn more about Tips for water damage repair.

SERVPRO of Martin County can properly restore your home after a water damage. Our advanced equipment help us to remove the water, even hidden moisture, quickly and efficiently.

Have Water or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Martin County today: (772) 334-8762

What to do before, during and after storm?

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

Let our storm team help you What to do before, during and after storm?

When a Storm damages your home or property, it’s important to understand that every damage requires a specific solution. However, the process to address this issue, such as cleanup and restoration, remains the same. First of all, keep our number handy! SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762.

Before a storm:

  1. Know your evacuation routes
  2. Create a home safety kit and medications
  3. Set up a safety room
  4. Be aware of your location
  5. Take out cash and fill up your gas tank

During a storm:

  1. Stay alert
  2. Keep your family in the loop
  3. Head to a safe part of your home
  4. Keep your refrigerator cold

After a storm:

  1. Keep listening to your local radio station for information, updates and advice
  2. Check your house or property for damage
  3. Be aware of road hazards such as floodwater, debris and damaged roads or bridges.
  4. Stay clear of creeks, drains, causeways, gutters, streams, fallen trees, power lines and any damaged buildings
  5. Check to see if your neighbors need help
  6. Do not go sightseeing as this may hinder recovery efforts or put yourself and others at risk.

 As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Martin County is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event. When a major storm or flood event occurs.

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

Safety tips to avoid fire damage on Valentine’s Day

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Room with fire damage Safety tips to avoid fire damage on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, couples all around the United States are getting ready for a romantic candlelit dinner with their loved one.

We want to make sure that the only flame burning bright that day is the flame of your love. That’s why we present you with 5 safety tips to avoid fire damage on Valentine’s Day.

  1. Candles are very romantic, but they can become the source of a fire if proper precautions are not taken. Keep them at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn (drapes, loose paper, decorative items), place them on sturdy candle holders, and never leave them burning while you’re away from the room.
  2. If you want the relaxing smell of a candle to help you set the mood, you can use wickless candles, which warm up the wax without flame. However, check your electrical connection and supervise the candle for at least 30 seconds after turning on the candle to make sure that it works properly, as they have been known to cause explosions.
  3. Mylar helium balloons are a beautiful way to decorate your Valentine’s dinner, but you need to make sure they can’t fly away. The outer material of these balloons conducts electricity, which makes them explode when in contact with power lines. The effects could be as light as sparks or as big as knocking down a power line, creating an outage.
  4. Preparing a romantic dinner is a beautiful gesture for your significant other, but love should not make you forget the necessary precautions while cooking, like leaving unsupervised food on the stove or oven. Never try to cook the food without defrosting it first: ice will expand and create steam, which can lead to a fire or burns.
  5. Before you start setting up the decorations, check that the fire alarm system is working properly. Doing this will ensure that you can remediate any fire before it’s too late.

We hope these safety tips are enough to avoid fire damage on Valentine’s Day. If you or a friend should be unlucky enough to get a fire during their celebration, don’t worry! Just call SERVPRO® of Martin County, we’ll be faster to any size disaster!

We work really hard to give the best support and service, making this process as easier as possible for you and your family. When you find yourself in this situation, you should call us as soon as possible in order to damage restoration be easier and cheaper.

First of all we have to make a balance of the damage caused by fire, smoke and water (from firefighting efforts). We’ll start by asking you questions about the fire and the extent of the damage on the phone, and then we’ll send SERVPRO technicians to do an assessment.

We have a specialized fire and water damage cleanup team, which is professionally trained and equipped to restore all spaces to an even better condition they were before fire. Our purpose is to make you feel stress-free about all the restoration because you are on really good hands and everything will go back to normality as soon as possible!

If you have any question about the process, timing or costs, please do not hesitate to contact us! So get in the mood for love and rest assured that we will make it "Like it never even happened."

Phone: (772) 334-8762

The Science of Water Damage

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Floor flooded in process of drying The Science of Water Damage

Do you know the basics of preventing water damage?

They are certain procedures you can follow during the year in order to understand the Science of water damage. When your home or commercial property shows 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.

Sometime is hard to keep a check list regarding the Science of water damage, however there are certain procedures you can follow during the year in order to understand and prevent a serious water damage. Among them: keep your gutters cleaned and inspected and make sure your downspouts are working and pointing the right way. You’ll also want to be sure that there is proper sloping around your foundation.

As water damage specialists we understand the Science of water damage, so when you contact us, we get promptly to your property to dry out and back your property to pre-water-damage condition. Using advanced water removal and drying equipment and scientific drying principles to get your property dried quickly, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.

When we applied the Science of water damage we follow 6 steps regularly, however every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. Each scenario requires a unique solution. Here our steps.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

SERVPRO of Martin County uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the water damage, the moisture and other deposit of water 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.

Visit us online for more about our Science of water damage, Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment here: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/water-damage-restoration

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

How do you dry out water damage?

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

House living room flooded by water damage How do you dry out water damage?

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!

Once a building has been exposed to a large volume of water, either floodwater or rainwater, steps must be taken to dry the building out, assess damage, and plan for repairs and restoration.

Before starting to dry out, make certain to address health and safety concerns. Safety must come first; do not endanger yourself, your family, or other occupants. Assume all power lines are live. Do not trust the fact that power may be off all over the neighborhood; turn off the power to your house. Check for the odor of leaking LP or natural gas and turn off these services. Be aware that floodwaters may be contaminated with sewage or animal waste and present a health hazard. During clean up, protect eyes, mouth, and hands. If you are uncomfortable when entering your house and have any question regarding personal safety, do not go inside, but have a professional make an assessment.

For the actual process of drying, it’s important to be thorough, as there are many things beyond what you may see at first that can potentially retain water. A good case example of this is the attic. Insulation can easily get soaked and lose its effectiveness. Wet boxes or storage can lead to potential cracks in the ceiling below.

As a start, you want to open the windows in your home in order to promote natural air flow, but professionals will bring along added equipment to help in this process. In addition, the same dehumidifiers used to keep mold from growing after the initial cleanup will serve a similar purpose during the dry out stage. Wallpaper may be a bit of a surprise here, but the reason for this is that it creates a “seal” that holds moisture in the wall. Other extreme but necessary methods may include drilling holes into the drywall in order to help them dry out faster.

We are water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. Using advanced water removal and drying equipment and scientific drying principles to get your property dried quickly,

For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO of Martin County can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. Call for details: (772) 334 8762

How do you dry out water damaged walls?

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Walls with water damage How do you dry out water damaged walls?

Water damage can happen at unexpected times for unexpected reasons: a hurricane or storm, a leak you only just found out, an appliance that broke down while you were away.

In most cases, at least one of your walls will get soaked and you’ll need to dry it out. But how do you dry a wall that has been water damaged?

There are two ways in which you can do this: the DIY way and the professional way. To dry the wall yourself, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Turn off or remove the water source immediately.
  2. Remove the elements that may cause a moisture buildup: wallpaper, portraits, and other hangings
  3. Remove molding, and baseboards.
  4. If your wall or ceiling has insulation, remove it and dry it. Depending on how wet it is, you may have to discard it altogether.
  5. Open windows and doors to get plenty of natural ventilation.
  6. Help the process by blowing fans over the wet area – just be careful when you plug it in!
  7. Reinstall baseboards, moldings, insulation, wallpaper or whatever element you had to remove to dry the wall.

Keep in mind that this process should be done immediately, as drying takes its time and waiting can cause further problems, like mold. Also keep in mind that although walls may look dry, they can be wet inside. Only a professional can detect this and restore it before the damage grows.

When should you call a restoration company?

  • You don’t have time to immediately dry the wall.
  • The damage is too extensive and you can’t handle it yourself.
  • There is mold or you suspect there may be.
  • You think the water damage has led to structural damage.
  • The area develops a strange odor.
  • You’re not confident in your DIY abilities or don’t want to be bothered with reinstalling wall elements after drying.

If you decide to hire a restoration company, the first thing you should do is call as soon as possible. The more time you let pass, the more damage there will be and the costlier it will be to fix. SERVPRO® of Martin County has an emergency line 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so you can call in the middle of the night or any time you want.

Once SERVPRO of Martin County arrives to your home or office, we will:

  1. Inspect and assess the water damage. Equipment like moisture meters and infrared cameras will be used to determine the extent of the damage and to detect hidden damage that the untrained eye can’t see.
  2. If the water source hasn’t been turned off, technicians will turn it off. If it’s a pool of water caused by flooding, we will remove it using powerful pumps and vacuums.
  3. Dry and dehumidify the wall with specialized equipment. 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.
  4. Clean, deodorize, and sanitize all restorable items. If there is mold, it will be removed at this stage.
  5. Restore the property to its pre-water damage condition. This may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new insulation, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

If you want your walls to receive this thorough treatment, call SERVPRO of Martin County! We’re faster to any size disaster.

Phone: (772) 334-8762

What is the average cost of fire damage restoration?

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

House with fire damage What is the average cost of fire damage restoration?

Oh, no! The worst thing that you could imagine happened: fire in your home or office. Something as simple as leaving the stove on too hot for too long can cause a fire. And once the flames are gone, you’re left with burned and damaged appliances, personal items and even structures.

Repairing or renewing all of this is a long, arduous labor and, of course, it costs money. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to give a typical cost for fire damage restoration, because the prices vary greatly according to the extent of the damage.

According to Home Advisor, the average cost nationwide for fire damage restoration is of $13,761, but prices can be as low as $3,157 or as high as $29,118. In Florida, the average cost would be $3,156.

Some of the factors that influence the final cost of fire damage restoration are:

  • Extent of the damage.
  • Amount of burned items, appliances and structures that need to be replaced.
  • Damage done by heat.
  • Damage done by smoke and soot.
  • Odor removal.
  • Potential repair for chemical damage (from extinguishers).
  • Potential water damage restoration (from burst pipes or firefighting efforts).

The only way to know for sure how much restoration for your property will cost is to call a restoration company like SERVPRO® of Martin County. Our professionals will ask you several questions to gauge the extent and severity of the damage and to know which types of equipment we need to repair it.

After the initial emergency contact, SERVPRO technicians will arrive to your home or office and take the necessary steps to restore the damage. Although the specifics vary according to the variables described before, fire damage restoration typically includes:

  1. Inspection and fire damage assessment
  2. Immediate board-up and roof tarp service (if needed)
  3. Water removal and drying (if water damage is present)
  4. Removal of smoke and soot from all surfaces
  5. Cleaning and repair
  6. Restoration

If your property has just suffered from fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Martin County, and we will help you to leave your home or office "Like it never even happened." If you’re just researching for disaster preparedness, save our number for later on!

Phone: (772) 334-8762

Why SERVPRO: Highly Trained Water Restoration Specialists

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County truck with phone number 7723348762 Why SERVPRO: Highly Trained Water Restoration Specialists

Did you know…?

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.

Why SERVPRO? Because we count with Highly Trained Water Restoration Specialists!

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 Highly Trained Water Restoration Specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. Using advanced water removal and drying equipment and scientific drying principles to get your property dried quickly, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.

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.

Why SERVPRO? Our Highly Trained Water Restoration Specialists! Has big knowledge and expertise 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

Have water or flood damage? Do not worry! Contact SERVPRO of Martin County, our Highly Trained Water Restoration Specialists get your property dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. Using advanced water removal and drying equipment only!  Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762

Cleaning Up After a Fire

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Fire oiut of control Cleaning Up After a Fire

SERVPRO of Martin County understands the anxiety that comes with a fire 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 it creates differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure.

When we arrive to the restoration space first of all we run Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment to identify the area, follow by Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service, afterwards we remove smoke and soot from all surfaces, and finally we run Cleaning and Sanitizing process followed by Restoration. 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: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Step 7: Restoration

What happens when you contact us for Cleaning up after a fire?

To avoid the stress of having to deal with all the restoration work by yourself, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Martin County. The process of Cleaning up after a fire 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. 

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 Cleaning up after a fire training needed to restore your home or commercial property.

Have Questions about Cleaning up after a fire? Call us Today – (772) 334-8762

How to choose the best commercial cleaning company

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Martin County truck How to choose the best commercial cleaning company

SERVPRO of Martin County professionals have the advanced training and equipment needed to clean or restore your home. We also have the resources to respond faster to any size disaster. It could be overwhelming to decide on the right professional to clean up your workspace. Here we have provided a whittled list of few things to consider while looking for the best commercial cleaning company.

Type of Equipment
A regular mop and a vacuum can make your residential cleaning easier and quick. But, when it comes to a professional cleaning service, the experts should make use of the latest equipment to increase the proficiency of the cleaning job. Also, enquire whether the equipment they are using is of commercial grade, and they offer green cleaning.

Experience and training
Experience is critical, but it's far better when backed by specific and ongoing training. Ask for information about the training staff cleaners receive, who trains them, and how often their training is refreshed and updated. 

Availability. 
Ask your cleaner about blackout times in their schedule. Do they have any? What is their policy on emergency requests or issues that arise outside of regular business hours? Get real-life examples of how they've come through for specific clients. 

Flexibility
The best cleaning company is always committed to satisfy the needs of its clients so its services are always flexible and can be customized to meet specific requirements. A respectable commercial cleaning company should also be able to provide weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or “as-needed” services.

Past reviews
Inquire about current clients and experience to gain a sense of well-established the cleaning company is. Having an idea of whom they work for and how long will help you decide if you can trust them.

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

Why SERVPRO? Residential Services

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? Residential Services Why SERVPRO? Residential Services

Because our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. In need of Residential Services? At SERVPRO every loss is supervised by a residential operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

What residential services does SERVPRO provide?

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents, and homes get dirty. We offer cleaning services ranging from air duct cleaning to removing biohazard contaminants. Our residential cleaning services will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home but will also create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for your family.

Among our residential services, we include Overview of Residential Cleaning, Air Ducts and HVAC, Biohazard material cleaning, Carpet, and Upholstery cleaning, Ceiling, walls, and hard floors, Drapes and blinds, Odor removal and deodorization, Sewage and toilet overflow, Trauma and crime scene, vandalism, and graffiti.

Daily issues might affect your resident, but SERVPRO of Martin County is here to address those situations. Fire, Water, and Mold Restoration are the cornerstones of our business. We are dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. Our focus on training ensures we have the expertise and skills needed to promptly restore your property right the first time.

Why SERVPRO? For Residential Services, because our professionals can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low if this is the issue.

SERVPRO of Martin County can provide a full range of residential services that will bring your property back to full functionality. Looking for Electronics Restoration services, Hardwood Floor Repair or roofing services? Do not look further! Call us now 772) 334 8762 or visit us online for more info: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/building-services  

Why SERVPRO? Locally Owned and Operated

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? Locally Owned and Operated Why SERVPRO? Locally Owned and Operated

Because as a Locally Owned and Operated Industry we can assist you with: Small Office Buildings, Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings, Apartment Buildings, Restaurants, Hotel/Motels, High-Rise Residential, among others. You can rest assure your emergency will be minimized soon.

How we address when an emergency arises in your community?

With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be in your community in a fast way, no matter the size of the emergency. SERVPRO of Martin County is Faster to Any Size Disaster, and are available to assist you with your emergency with its Highly Trained Restoration Technicians and equipment covering 24 hours of emergency services.

SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Stuart community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

Why SERVPRO? Because we are a locally owned and operated industry and also:

  • A trusted leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Ready to provide 24 Hour emergency service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • We count with highly trained restoration technicians
  • We offer advanced restoration and cleaning equipment

For major storms and disasters, we can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country. We are proud to serve our local communities of Stuart, Palm City, Jupiter Island, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Port Salerno, Sailfish Point, Sewalls Point, and Ocean Breeze

Why SERVPRO of Martin County? Because we are locally owned and operated industry and more! Call us today (772) 334-8762

Benefits of a Professional Commercial Cleaning Service

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Office cleaning professionals Benefits of a Professional Commercial Cleaning Services

Why hire SERVPRO professionals for your Commercial Cleaning Service?

Because we are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying.

What are the benefits of a Professional Commercial Cleaning Service with us?

When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of Martin County. When you hire SERVPRO of Martin County professionals you count with the following benefits:

  • Dependability: you can rely and depend on us to get the job done right and get it done quickly.
  • Top-of-the-line equipment: Our highly trained technicians use top-of-the-line equipment to make your business shine again.
  • Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.
  • We 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: Air ducts and HVAC, biohazard and sewage, trauma and crime scene, carpet and upholstery, drapes and blinds, ceiling, walls and hard floors, odor removal and deodorization, vandalism

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 SERVPRO of Martin County for prompt service.

Our Professional Commercial Cleaning Services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your building and will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for your employees and your surroundings.

You know SERVPRO of Martin County as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional commercial residential cleaning services can also make a dirty space "Like it never even happened."

Need Professional Commercial Cleaning Services? Call us Today: (772) 334- 8762

How to prevent mold after water damage

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

Walls and floor with mold after water damage How to prevent mold after water damage

Having water damage at your home and office can be a headache. You have to worry about wet furniture and appliances, weakened structures and the possibility of a short circuit when there are electrical objects involved. But in top of all that, there is a hidden threat that can develop without you noticing: mold.

Mold is actually present everywhere in the house, even in the air, as spores. When in this state, it is harmless. However, mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants. A few strains even produce 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.

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. If the water problem is not treated, however, the mold cannot be eradicated. If you try to remove the mold without solving the water problem first, the mold will return.

As the time window in which mold can develop and spread is so short, immediate action is required. The first thing you should do is call a team of professionals in water damage restoration and mold remediation, such SERVPRO® of Martin County.

While you wait for help, there are also some things you should and shouldn’t do that can help prevent the development and spread of mold:

  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Discard any porous material that can trap mold, such as wood items, upholstered furniture or objects that were completely submerged.
  • Clean and disinfect glass, plastic and metal objects.
  • Run a dehumidifier inside the areas with suspected or visible mold growth.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Martin County for mold remediation services.

Also, to take care of your health, remember to stay out of the affected areas. If for some reason you have to go close to an area with mold, wear protective equipment to safeguard your eyes, nose, mouth, and skin. Do not touch or perform any action that can disturb the mold in any way.

If you take these precautionary actions, when SERVPRO of Martin County arrives they will be able to handle the water damage for you, removing the conditions that enable mold growth. That way, you won’t have to worry about mold or your health anymore.

Contact SERVPRO of Martin County for more information on how to prevent mold after water damage!

Phone: (772) 334-8762

Helpful tips to get you through a hurricane

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane damage, trees in the street Helpful tips to get you through a hurricane

Even though hurricanes are part of Florida weather, the true is that when heavy rains, tornadoes, severe weather or just a water flood arise, it can be very stressful for measuring, and more to overcome. But it’s a serious issue that needs an emergency plan of action at home or office.

SERVPRO of Martin County have designed a hurricane preparedness plan that will help to keep you and your loved one's safe as well as reduce the damage to your property. Here some Helpful tips to get you through a hurricane:

  • First of all ask yourself if it’s safe to stay in the house or property?
  • Be aware of Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards, these are one of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Try out to remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items, as well as wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Gather loose items from floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

At SERVPRO of Martin County we count with the experience, expertise, and equipment to restore your property properly. Our water removal and cleanup process also provides validation and documentation that your property is dry.

Damaged by water caused by hurricane, flooding or other water leaks is a common issue, but being preventive is the key to overcome those situations. You can also follow our tips outlined in the Water Damage Tips- Until Help Arrives Guide:https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/water-damage-tips to protect yourself and your property.

We are an immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call SERVPRO of Martin County today: (772) 334-8762

Why SERVPRO? Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

Servpro of Martin County shield Why SERVPRO? Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians

Because we are Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians! Ready to assist you and your family in property damage restoration. From beginning to end, rest assured that our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.  Our Highly Trained Technicians are the most reliable in the area and its training program includes the following:

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

How SERVPRO of Martin County address Water Restoration Damages?

Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians are the main approach to address water restoration issues. Even though every water damage situation is slightly different, and requires a unique solution, there is a process for the “typical” water damage emergency that SERVPRO of Martin County follows, click here to check out the steps in more details: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/water-damage-restoration

Why SERVPRO? As Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians:

We are faster to any size disaster and when water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. Day or night, Stuart residents and business owners can expect us to respond immediately to your water emergency.

We are highly trained water damage specialist, ready to assist any water damage restoration, the basis of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training, and our process emphasizes regular monitoring and documentation of the drying process from beginning to end.

We use advance drying equipment and techniques:

With our advanced equipment we can properly remove the water, even hidden moisture, quickly and efficiently. We then dry the structure with powerful dehumidifiers. Finally, our technicians will clean the affected area with professional grade cleaning and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

SERVPRO of Martin County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Stuart community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

Why SERVPRO of Martin County? Because we are Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians! And more! Call us today (772) 334-8762

What to Do Before the Tropical Storm or Hurricane

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Beach with a storm coming Let our storm team help you - SERVPRO of Martin County

Do you know what to do before a Tropical Storm or Hurricane?

First of all keep our number handy! SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762. Secondly, rest assured that when we are in place, our professionals, specialized in cleanup and restoration techniques and equipment, will overcome storm and flood damage the fastest and the properly way. No matter the day or time of the year, we offer our community Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment to overcome this issue anytime!

Before a Tropical Storm or Hurricane occurs, follow these recommendations, we will be on your way the fastest way possible:

  1. Ask yourself if it’s safe to stay in the house.
  2. Be aware of Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards those are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  3. Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  4. Remember that wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Our experience and scientific methods of water removal and water cleanup allow us to properly dry and restore your home or property. The SERVPRO of Martin County 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.

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. What to do before a Tropical Storm or Hurricane? Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Martin County at (772) 334-8762, we have the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. 

Water and Storm Damage Tips

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in living room by flood Living room flooded

Water and storm damage can happen to anyone, anytime, but they’re especially common in Florida due to the humid weather and the many hurricanes that pass close to the state.

Water and storm damage can really take a toll on your property. Water will leak through many objects, rendering some of them useless while others require extensive work to restore. Electric appliances may short-circuit and food that wasn’t stored will be spoiled.

Within 1 or 2 days, mold will start developing in various parts of the home, causing an additional hazard for your health. Additionally, the water may be mixed with toxic chemicals or bacteria, or even sewage waste, so it can cause illnesses after it has dried.

Therefore, it’s recommended that you let a professional water damage restoration company handle the emergency. A licensed and insured company with the proper equipment can make sure that dangerous chemicals are removed, water is completely and safely dried, and mold growth is prevented.

However, while you call and wait for the restoration experts to arrive, there are some steps you can follow to minimize the damage.

First and foremost, you should act to ensure the safety of yourself and your family. Electrical and slip-and-fall accidents are some of the most common safety concerns. Therefore, only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

The first thing that you do should be to call a company such as SERVPRO® of Martin County to repair and restore the damage. Call us at (772) 334-8762 and give us detailed descriptions so we can assess your problem and send the adequate team to your property.

You need to ask yourself if it’s safe to stay in the house. Watch out for signs like flooded electrical appliances, black water (water contaminated by sewage waste) and weak, cracked ceiling. If the answer is “no”, then you should evacuate the property and let emergency services handle completely the situation.

However, if it’s safe enough for you to remain in your home, you can follow these water and storm damage tips until help arrives.

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.

What NOT to do after flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Once help arrives, our technicians will measure the damage, extract and remove leftover water, dry and dehumidify, clean and restore damaged structures. If there’s mold or harmful substances, they will handle their removal and sanitation.

Trust SERVPRO® of Martin County with your water emergency! We specialize in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training, and our process emphasizes regular monitoring and documentation of the drying process from beginning to end.

You can contact us 24/7 at (772) 334-8762. Save our number for an emergency! You never know when you’ll need it.

How to Prepare for Hurricane season in Florida

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Rainy day during a hurricane season Rainy day during a hurricane season

Did you know…?

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and the vast majority of storms form from mid-August to late October. The peak is Sept. 10. During the busy season for hurricanes, spots of stormy weather regularly roll with the potential for becoming tropical storms or hurricanes.

Hurricanes hit hard in Florida. Especially in the East Coast, based on the crucial experiences of damages it can cost, SERVPRO of Martin County have designed a hurricane preparedness plan that will help to keep you and your loved one's safe as well as reduce the damage to your property.

How to Prepare for Hurricane season in Florida is a must and specially knowing the severe weather during the hurricane season. Here some recommendations about what to do before and after the flooding:  

Before Flooding:

  • As your primary focus should be safety first, ask yourself if it is not dangerous to stay in the house.
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns, check them if they are in the right place.
  • Wet materials can be very heavy. Be aware about them
  • Only proceed with activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.

After Flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of spots 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.

SERVPRO of Martin County are storm and water damage experts who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-storm condition. Using advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.

Heavy rains, tornadoes, severe weather or just a water flood at home can be very stressful for measuring, and more to overcome. But it’s a serious issue that needs an emergency plan of action at home or office.

How to Prepare for Hurricane season in Florida when storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration is needed? First of all keep our number handy! SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762

10 safety TIPS for cleanup and recovery after the storm

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Property flooded with water Restoring your property is our priority

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the appropriate technicians as well as the right equipment to accurately restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property. Here 10 safety TIPS SERVPRO of Martin County use for cleanup and recovery after the storm.

Tip No 1. Keep an Emergency Contact handy:

By having SERVPRO of Martin County number ready, our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the scenario, and that way bring the proper equipment and resources.

Tip No 2. Inspection and Water Damage Assessment is the key:

We determine the scope of your water damage at this phase. We examine and test to determine the amount of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and comprehensive restoration.

Tip No 3. Move Out / Pack Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Martin County can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.

Tip No 4. Water Removal the assets   

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

Tip No 5. 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

Tip No 6. Restoring items

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

Tip No 7. Sanitizing Treatments

Depending on the scenario, we may use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to clean your property. Sanitizing and Disinfectant Treatment also applied when needed it.

Tip No 8. Cleaning upholstery

We will clean your furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other restorable belongings damaged by the water. Most flooding and water damage also require professional odor removal and deodorization since wet materials have a very distinct odor.

Tip No 9. Minor repairs

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may involve major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Tip No 10. Building Services and Reconstruction

SERVPRO of Martin County can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keep costs low.

Please follow our tips outlined in the Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide to protect yourself and your property. Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762

Best Commercial Cleaning Services

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial carpet getting drying with servpro tools Commercial Cleaning Services

Commercial Cleaning Services has become one of the most popular and wanted services. With our quick respond to emergencies as well as experience, you don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office.  When this is the issue grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Martin County for quick respond service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

Commercial cleaning services involve a unique combination of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients.

SERVPRO offer the Best Commercial Cleaning Services ranging from:

  • 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

Why to choose SERVPRO of Martin County as the Best Commercial Cleaning Services?

Because if the damage occurs in your commercial building, home or store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency.

SERVPRO of Martin County responds quickly to your Commercial Cleaning emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Martin County to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond quickly and make your workspace look its very best. “Like it never even happened.”

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

Cleaning Services in Ocean Breeze, FL

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Martin County team cleaning a house SERVPRO of Martin County team cleaning a house

Cleaning Services in Ocean Breeze, FL is now possible!

SERVPRO of Martin County professionals provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service, with our residential cleaning services enjoy the comfort of a constant maintenance cleaning of your home, and create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

What to expect when you request Residential Cleaning Services in Ocean Breeze FL?

The moment you contact SERVPRO of Martin County for your cleaning residential issues you can expect:

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning: A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home. The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t.

Air Duct Cleaning: Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe. If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, we include this service in your Cleaning Services in Ocean Breeze FL,

Sewage and Bio hazard Clean Up: Our professional are ready to assist in the clean-up of sewage and other bio hazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. SERVPRO of Martin County is trained to safely remove bio hazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Odor Removal: According to what type of odor and the related problems and source of the odors, we will dictate what techniques odor removal and deodorization professionals will employ. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential Cleaning Services in Ocean Breeze, FL will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a comfortable living environment for you and your loved ones.

Need Cleaning Services in Ocean Breeze, FL Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762

Fire and Smoke Restoration plan

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

Bonfire out of control Fire and Smoke Restoration

You don’t need to wait for holidays to have a Fire and Smoke Restoration plan ahead. Even though accidents involved Fire and Smoke are more likely to be during the holiday season, it’s very important to be aware off, and manage a Fire and Smoke Restoration plan to be able to overcome any issues.

 Did you know…. There are products of such scenes usually classified as bio - hazardous materials, and they require special handling that ordinary people are generally not knowledgeable in? When having questions such as, having a Fire and Smoke Restoration plan ahead will help you to understand many issues related to a fire scenes and most importantly how to react and address Fire and Smoke restoration issues.

 At SERVPRO of Martin County we focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring the affected areas of your property is significantly 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 of Martin County. The process of restoration 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. 

When we arrive to the restoration space first of all we run Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment to identify the area, follow by Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service, second we apply Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present), afterwards we remove smoke and soot from all surfaces, and finally we run Cleaning and Sanitizing process followed by Restoration.

When you contact SERVPRO of Martin County you can rest assured, knowing that we will take the best possible care of the situation, following all safety and sanitation guidelines. You know SERVPRO of Martin County 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 SERVPRO of Martin County today – (772) 334-8762

Florida hurricane preparedness tips

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Florida hurricane preparedness tips

Hurricanes hit hard in Florida. Especially in the East Coast, hurricane damage can be severe. Having a hurricane preparedness plan will help to keep you and your loved one's safe and reduce the damage to your property.

First, keep in mind that hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean goes from June 1 to November 30. While hurricanes are most active in September, they could still happen at any time of the season. They also can affect areas more than 100 miles inland, so even if you’re in an inland city you still need to be prepared.

Hurricane preparedness is composed of different stages. In each of them, there are different steps that should be taken.

Basic preparedness: even before there is a hurricane alert, there are some things you should know and do.

  • Assess your area’s risk of hurricanes, storm surges, flooding and winds.
  • Keep a list of emergency contacts, such as your city/county/state’s government, emergency services and local hospitals.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system.
  • Become familiar with evacuation zones and routes.
  • Get to know the closest shelter location, such as a FEMA safe room or an ICC 500 storm shelter.
  • Review insurance policies.
  • If you have pets, make a plan for them, too.

When a hurricane is 36 or more hours away from arriving:

  • Prepare an emergency kit with food and water enough for at least three days, a flashlight, medication, batteries, cash and first aid supplies. If you have pets, keep an emergency kit for them as well.
  • Review your evacuation route and shelters with your family in order for everyone to be ready.
  • Create a communications plan with your family; preferably use text messages or social media as phone lines may be down or too busy.
  • Keep your car in good condition and with the gas tank full, and store it with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.

When a hurricane is 18 to 36 hours away from arriving:

  • Bookmark your city’s or county’s website for quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.
  • Address outdoor objects that could become projectiles in the wind: bring inside loose, lightweight objects and anchor heavy objects that would be unsafe to bring inside.
  • Trim or remove trees that are close enough to fall on your property.
  • Cover all your home’s windows. If you haven’t installed hurricane shutters, cover them with 5/8” exterior grade or marine plywood.

When a hurricane is 6 to 18 hours away from arriving:

  • Turn on your TV or radio to a news station and/or check your city’s or county’s website every 30 minutes for updates and emergency instructions.
  • Charge your cellphone so it will have a full battery when the hurricane arrives.

When a hurricane is 6 or fewer hours away from arriving:

  • If you’re in an area recommended for evacuation, go to your local shelter. If you’re not, plan to stay at home or wherever you are at the moment. In any case, let your family and friends know where you will be.
  • If you are at risk for flash flooding, watch for warning signs such as heavy rain.
  • Close storm shutters and stay away from windows.
  • Turn your fridge to the lowest temperature and open only when strictly necessary. This is in order to keep your food cold in case the power goes out.

During the hurricane:

  • If you’re told to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • If you’re not able to go to a FEMA safe house or ICC 500 storm shelter, take refuge in a small and windowless room or hallway in the lowest floor of the building that is not subject to flooding.
  • If you’re trapped in a flooding building, go to the highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic.
  • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.
  • Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn around and go away.

After the hurricane has passed, you still need to be careful. Keep on surveilling communication channels, such as TV, radio and the city’s website, for information and special instructions. Also, be careful during cleanup, do not touch electrical equipment and avoid wading in flood water.

To ensure better results in restoring your property back to normal, contact an emergency cleanup service such as SERVPRO of Martin County. We will assess the damage and repair it to leave everything "Like it never even happened."

Fire Emergency Procedures and tips

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Emergency Procedures and tips

Fire emergency is always overwhelming, nobody except firefighters or specialist in fire emergencies are really prepared to address inflame fire spreading quickly over certain area or inhale smoking residues for a long period of time.

When fire or smoke damage affect your home or business SERVPRO of Martin County have a general procedure before, during and after the fire emergency happens. Even though every situation is different the general process to address Fire emergency remain the same.

From our experience, here we recommend easy steps to follow before, during and after Fire emergency occurs.

What to do when a fire emergency happens and waiting for help to arrive?

We acknowledge your worries and anxiety of the moment, however we would like you to take few min to ask yourself if it’s safe to stay in the property, check out the area up and down and make sure you are in a safe point. Try out to be aware of electronic devices, as they might drop, putting in risk your safety.

How to procedure during a fire emergency?

Remember that some material and textures can conduct heat more easily, so stay away from them. Avoid also movement in the home or property to prevent smoke particles from being drive into carpets, curtains, upholstery and some others inflame fabrics.

It’s important that you and your family remains in a safe area as we recommend before and try out to keep your hands clean all the time, so it won’t conduct or make the worst materials such as walls, upholstery, and woodwork.

What to do after a fire emergency?

Added to the above mentioned we recommend: If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open, place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas. Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves and change HVAC filter

Finally, don’t effort to clean any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting SERVPRO!

Our staff is highly trained in fire damage emergency. When fire or smoke damage affect your home or business, follow us here: Fire Emergency Procedures and tips: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/fire-damage-tips or contact SERVPRO specialist for all you fire emergency questions. Smoke or Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762

Trained storm damage specialist

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Trained storm damage specialist

Whenever a storm damage your home or business it is important that you understand every disaster is different and requires a different solution, however the process to addresses this issue such as the cleaning and restoration remains the same.

The storm may come with heavy rains, tornadoes, severe weather and all of them can cause water floods and it requires immediate attention with a specific plan of action at your home or office.

Always keep handy our number 772- 334-8762 so you can contact our specialists, they are highly trained professionals in clean up and restoration process, equipment and techniques to overcome the storm damage fast and properly. For instance, we offer advance water inspection extraction and drying equipment operated by our trained specialists in storm and water damage.

A storm can happen at any moment, day or time of the year, this is why you can count with the immediate response from our highly qualified technicians, they are available the 24 hours, seven days a week.

We are leaders in the storm and water damage restoration industry, our specialists have advance training and expertise with a great hands-on experience they will use all of this experience and knowledge to dry and restore your house or office to pre-storm condition. They are highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certification. This assure our staff is equipped with the necessary knowledge to properly restore your property after a storm  damage it. Our training programs includes:

  • IICRC training
  • Employee certification training
  • Initial franchise training
  • E-learning
  • Continuing Education Classes

These programs cover all topics and knowledge necessary to addresses your restoration emergency including storm and major events.

Call us to action the 24 hours, the seven days a week: 772-334-8762

Water Damage Cleanup & Repair Services

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cleanup & Repair Services

How much do you know about Water Damage?

Did you know …?

Water damage is #1 catastrophic event in the United States, but 95% of water damage can be prevented. Also mold can grow within 20-24 hours of exposure of water. There is more than 20,000 Water restoration companies (In Florida we have more than 1000), and 37% of homeowners claims losses from water damage.

Those are few of the data about Water Damage consequences. But the question here will be, are you really prepared for Water damage such as flooring, walls scratching, leaky ceiling, wet carpets etc. If you answer is yes, well done! If not, do not panic! As experts leaders in Water Damage Cleanup & Repair‎ Services we are the solution.

Why SERVPRO of Martin County? 

In addition to cleaning your property’s structure, we will clean your furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other restorable belongings damaged by the water. Most flooding and water damage also require professional odor removal and deodorization since wet materials have a very distinct odor.

After a water damage, event requires specialized equipment and products. Our technicians will clean the affected area with professional grade of cleaning and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

How we run Contents Restoration for water damages?

First of all we follow our path which is “restore” versus “replace” being loyal to that mindset, we can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We applied: Dry cleaning, wet cleaning, spray and wipe, foam cleaning, abrasive cleaning, and Immersion Cleaning.

We then dry the structure with powerful dehumidifiers. Finally, our technicians will clean the affected area with professional grade of cleaning and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

Learn more about Contents Restoration at: Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing, https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/water-damage-cleanup

SERVPRO of Martin County can properly restore your home after a water damage. Our advanced equipment help us to remove the water, even hidden moisture, quickly and efficiently.

Have Water or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Martin County today: (772) 334-8762

Fire Emergency? What to do until help arrives?

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Emergency? What to do until help arrives?

What to do until help arrives!

Did you know …?

Every Fire Damage Emergency might be different but regularly the process to overcome the issue stay the same. At SERVPRO of Martin County we hope that your family and your business do not experience those difficult situations, however when this type of emergency arise, we have you covered with our Fire Damage Restoration Process. 

No matter how worried you are about your house or business, to be in the safe place it is very important to ask yourself if it is not dangerous to stay in the property. If you do, be alert of electronic devices, they might drop putting your safety in risk. As you might know some supplies are better conductors of heat and can start the fire again, so pay special attention to those materials.

Second, try to avoid the movement in the place to prevent the smoke particles from being drive into upholstery and carpets as well touch the less possible and keep your hands clean so you do not transfer the oil and dirt from your hands, making it worst materials such as upholstery, walls, and woodwork. To protect the carpet from more damage we recommend putting some old linens or clean towels on carpet traffic areas.

Avoid consuming any food that have been in the place during the fire and keep the power off do not try to operate any electrical device at the place. And make sure that the electricity is completed off to avoid short circuits. We also recommend emptying your freezer and refrigerator, and keep doors open, do not consume any food that have been in the place during the fire, do not try to operate any electrical device at the place.

We also recommended when Fire Emergency and wondering what to do until help arrives! To wait for SERVPRO of Martin County so we do the cleaning, do not effort to clean walls, carpets or painted surfaces. Do not try to clean any electrical appliances that have been close to fire, water or heat.

SERVPRO of Martin County will be at the place as soon as possible. We attend emergencies of restoration the 24/7 no matter how big they are. In case of fire emergency the damages will be not just for fire, there will be water and smoke damage too.

Have Questions About Fire Emergency? And what to do until help arrives!  Call SERVPRO of Martin County Today – (772) 334-8762 or visit our Blog online for more information: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/blog

Why SERVPRO? Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

You can be sure that SERVPRO of Martin County is going to provide your home an excellent restoration service. We work hard every day to give you the best support possible to make it easier to go through the situation of having a fire at your home or business.

At SERVPRO we count with highly trained personal to assist you in every step of the restoration process.

After the fire, we need to do a balance of the damage caused by these, the smoke and the water used to the firefighting efforts. It is important to know what to do at the first specialized cleaning process, which must be fast to do the restoration faster and cheaper.

Our staff is highly trained in all this matters thanks to our training and certification programs. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO´s Corporate facility to regular IICRC industry certifications.

Our training program includes:

IICRC Training and Certification

The institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for cleaning and restoration industries.

Our professionals study IICRC standards and best practices at several courses.

Employee Certification Training

This is a voluntary self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. It´s modules includes

  • Crew training
  • Fire restoration
  • water restoration
  • carpet upholstery cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

It is a hand-on course at the SERVPRO´s corporate training facility, is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. Is destined to new owners and covers several restoration topics.

  • Fire restoration
  • Water restoration
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Mold mitigation

E- Learnings

At SERVPRO of Martin County, our staff haves access to web-based training. This is a voluntary program designed to be an ongoing self-paced coaching for the franchise employees. It keeps them up to speed on industry standards and professional quality.

Continuing Education Classes

In order to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation, SERVPRO of Martin County offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and franchise staff. Courses include:

  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Understanding mold in the restoration industry
  • Restorative drying for loss control
  • Mitigation awareness response seminar

Call SERVPRO of Martin County to action on the restoration of your house or business with our highly trained staff:

772-334-8762.

Why SERVPRO? Advance technology and techniques

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? Advance technology and techniques

In case that you have a fire emergency at your home or business, SERVPRO of Martin County will be there to assist you through the restoration process, not only with highly trained professionals but also with the best equipment needed to quickly restore your property to pre-fire status.

During the last few decades the technology and techniques in the restoration industry have had an important advance, these advances allow SERVPRO of Martin County professionals to restore properties quickly reliable and effectively.

We count with equipment for moisture detection and measure. The scientific drying principals rely upon this equipment to detect measure and monitor the moisture labels on your property. Resent advances such as infrared cameras help us to detect water through the walls, floors and ceiling; and sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers and other moisture meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.

The water needs to be extract so we have powerful extraction equipment that speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of water from your home or business. These are submersible pumps powered by gas for continues pumping of high-levels water. These portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

After extract the bulk of the water our industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors and furniture. The high speed air mover causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace and the humidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

The water, smoke and fire damages causes odors. We use machines to remove airborne contaminants and guaranty the air quality during the restoration process such as air scrubbers and thermal foggers with deodorization agents, to finalize the process SERVPRO of Martin County will use approved cleaning agents to clean and remove odors and contaminants, to disinfect and stop the grow of bacteria, fungi, mildew and other harmful microorganisms. Call to action. SERVPRO of Martin county: 772-334-8762.

Fire and Smoke Restoration

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Fire and Smoke Restoration

Fire damage and smoke are particularly big issues that can happens to your business or commercial property. Fire emergencies can have multiple causes and the effort and job that its demand such as significant amount of water from firefighting efforts and fire suppression system are some of the big efforts it’s needed to address such situations.

What happen when a Fire and Smoke Restoration is needed it?

To overcome Fire and Smoke, and try out to restore the business or property back to pre-fire condition, it’s important to have the experts number ready, so your business will be prepare for bigger losses and you will minimize the lost revenue and productivity.

How SERVPRO of Martin County runs Fire and Smoke Restoration?

Whether your fire emergency occurs in an office building, store, motel or restaurant, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Commercial Restoration brings unique challenges, however SERVPRO can run any Fire and Smoke Restoration the best way!

SERVPRO of Martin County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Why? because we count with Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians, Odor Control Technicians, Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians, Water Damage Restoration Technicians. They runs its services the best way and procedure in every project meticulously and professionally.

Commercial Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Martin County Today – (772) 334-8762

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Stormy and wind weather are predictable in Florida. As heavy storm and rain can happen anytime it’s important to have a company in charge of Commercial Storm Damage Restoration services ready to reduce the effects and the consequences it might cause.

How SERVPRO of Martin County deal with Commercial Storm Damage Restoration? 

SERVPRO will respond immediately to any storm or flood damage event affecting your commercial property, as we count with the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies.

We are leaders in managing and restoring projects through to its completion. And being part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country allow us to respond to any scale of events and disasters.

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.

Why to hire SERVPRO of Martin County to address Commercial Storm Damage Restoration? 

Because our first response are outstanding. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. At SERVPRO, the difference is our capacity to send trained production specialists and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

Among the clients we have assisted with Commercial Storm Damage Restoration:  Universities, Property Managers, Municipalities, The Hospitality Industry, the Pentagon, etc. Check out our locally owned company with National Resources, to see the local communities we serve: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/commercial-storm-cleanup


When your Commercial property is in risk, do not hesitate to contact us! Do not let storm, tornadoes, hurricanes, or flood damage to stop the productivity and well function of your Commercial property. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Martin County today!  (772) 334-8762

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team

Did you know…?

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

What are the possible scenarios to call SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team?

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is ready to assist you dealing with a hurricane, blizzard, flood or tornado. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby and available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, prepared for the unpredictable.

Whether your need a deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, moving biohazards materials or removing mold or an odor problem you can rely on SERVPRO of Martin County to get the job done right the first time.

Why SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team when the unpredictable happens?

Because we will respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. Along with the ability to mobilize local command centers to the affected place or area. Among some of the recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams we include: 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita, 2007 California wildfires, 2010 Nashville floods, 2012 Sandy, 2014 Polar Vortex. Learn more about Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response here: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/disaster-recovery

For SERVPRO of Martin County No job is too large! Our specialist team are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Should a storm or major event strike, call us today!  (772) 334-8762

Commercial Cleaning Services

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

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 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? 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)

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)

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 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 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 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?

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 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)

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

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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 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)

Office cleaning done right and computers organized Commercial Cleaning Done Right

When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call us for quick service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

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. When you insurance your business with Commercial Cleaning Services the results are more productive employees.

Among some of the Commercial cleaning services SERVPRO of Martin County offer:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism and more!

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. SERVPRO of Martin County provides deep cleaning for all areas of the office, and our highly trained staff can remove odor problems, stains, deep clean the floors, windows, among others.

Our Technicians will act quickly to provide Commercial Cleaning Services to all your commercial spaces. In addition, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, and metals, among other outdoors areas.

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

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Martin County Today – (772) 334-8762 you can also visit our recent Blog for more detailed information: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/blog

Maintaining your HVAC unit to keep Indoor air quality

9/15/2018 (Permalink)

Servpro worker putting cover over ac vent SERVPRO of Martin County employee working on HVAC unit maintenance

Have you run a ductwork inspection at home or in your business recently?

Ventilation systems are often the biggest cause in poor indoor air quality. Maintaining your HVAC unit to keep indoor air quality is more important than most people think.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating dust, pollen, debris and more contaminants.

Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable, but can affect the quality of your day-to-day life.

In these circumstances, we suggest you to contact us! We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns and you can have peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system.

SERVPRO of Martin County Professionals can routinely inspect your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC), keeping it clean as well as extending the life of the equipment. This can result in saving you money as well as help you to reduce your risk of indoor health issues.

The benefits of maintaining your HVAC unit to keep indoor air quality include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May helps to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps to reduce the potential for mold growth.
  • Prevent health conditions related to inhaling bad quality air.

Even though duct cleaning is not always necessary, you may need it if you and your family are experiencing irritation in your eyes, nose, and throat, and perceiving a strange indoor constantly at home.

Maintaining your HVAC unit to keep indoor air quality is possible thanks to SERVPRO of Martin County! Make it a priority to inspect the duct work of your home, business or schools. By doing this you can ensure you are taking proper and responsible steps to provide a healthy space.

SERVPRO of Martin County offer several services that can help you reduce triggers of asthma and allergies and health risks related to indoor air quality, among others.

For more information on maintaining your HVAC unit to keep indoor air quality, call SERVPRO of Martin County today at (772) 334- 8762.

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

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Poor indoor air quality SERVPRO of Martin County technician working on ventilation system

How do you improve indoor air quality in HVAC?

Ventilation is usually just regarded as the V in the HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning) acronym. However, it is extremely important in the equation of indoor air quality, which means how good the air you breathe in indoor spaces is for your lungs.

Proper ventilation can control humidity and reduce airborne contaminants. This, in turn, improves indoor air quality. That’s why having a clean air conditioning unit and air ducts is highly recommended.

On the contrary, a faulty ventilation can induce the increase of airborne contaminants, resulting in bad odors, allergic reactions and mold growth. HVAC units combined with dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

If you are feeling discomfort when breathing, perceiving bad odors or having a runny nose, it may be a sign that your ventilation system is malfunctioning and you’re having indoor air quality issues.

Addressing problems and upgrading your ventilation system and ductwork are the best ways to improve your indoor air quality. Some of the things you can do are:

  • Clean your HVAC and ductwork
  • Regular maintenance
  • Regular duct sealing
  • Clean your air conditioner’s filter frequently
  • Inspect for mold

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® 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.

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.

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:

  • Helping restore peak energy efficiency.
  • Helping eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helping 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.

Phone: (772) 334-8762

Mold Facts and its Remediation process

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

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 out of control in a kitchen Basics about Fire and Smoke Clean Up process

Each fire damage situation is different, and each one requires a personalized solution. 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.

What does a fire restoration company do?

SERVPRO of Martin County, specializes in fire and water damage restoration. Company such us, have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

The phases listed below shows the Basics about Fire and Smoke Clean-up process for a typical 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

When your property is being affected by Fire and smoke, these damage can be specifically upsetting and destructive for your family to process. You may feel stressed, and vulnerable, but you have a caring expert to guide you through this crisis.

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.

Looking for Basics about Fire and Smoke Clean-up process? Do not look further! SERVPRO of Martin County work really hard to give the best support and service, making this process as easier as possible for you and your family!

Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life with our Basics about Fire and Smoke Clean-up process and make it "Like it never even happened." To Learn more about our fire damage restoration process visit us: https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration

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

Common Biohazard Scenarios

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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 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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Pumpkins and a message saying happy thanksgiving For a Thanksgiving Day and Holiday Season Free from Fire Damage

Holidays are just around the corner! And Thanksgiving especially are times for celebration, reflection, and spending time with those you love. However, accidents can happen and there is when you have to ensure your loved ones’ protection by implementing a fire safety plan during the holidays.

Keep these recommendations to avoid major disasters and by this way keep the safety of all your family in case of a House Fire Damage.

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:

  • Oil 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, and 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 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. 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.

For a Thanksgiving Day and Holiday Season Free from Fire Damage just contact SERVPRO of Martin County. We are 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 of Martin County 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.

Establish a fire evacuation plan! Practice your fire escape plan with all your family members for a Thanksgiving Day and Holiday Season Free from Fire Damage!

Happy Holidays!

SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762

How to clean your Home after a fire?

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

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)

Image of SERVPRO Team Ready to Help "Like it never even 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.

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.

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.

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 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)

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)

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)

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 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 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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Choosing the Proper Fire Extinguisher for Your Needs

Did you know…?

A fire extinguishers is one of the most commonly supplies used for fire protection. These represents a first line of defense to extinguish a fire, stopping higher cost damages. However these devices are often ignored and not being replaced properly.

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.

Information provided by U.S. Fire Administration*

Do you know how to recognize the Classes of Extinguishers?

Evert fire scenario is different, and so do the extinguishers, learn about the different classes of extinguishers and where to use it accordingly with the type of fire to extinguish:

Class A: For use with fires relating to ordinary combustible like plastics and others materials such as cloth, wood, rubber and paper.

Class B: Used on fires concerning flammable liquids, such as oil, grease, gasoline, among others.

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.

Keeping in mind the different types of extinguishers, make it easy to use it. However at the moment of using it, try to remember the acronym PASS, as it will give you the key to overcome the issue such as: 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.

Devices can be a key component towards keeping you safe during a fire emergency situation. When Fire Emergency arise call SERVPRO of Martin County. We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists with the training and experience ready to assist you with the restoration process.

We have the knowledge and the specialized equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition. Have Questions about Fire extinguishers, Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762

Red Cross elects Martin County resident to Board of Directors

2/18/2016 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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

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.” 

First 24 Hours After a Fire

2/24/2015 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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

    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)

    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)

    Kitchen fire damage, fire out of control Fire and Smoke Restoration

    You don’t need to wait for holidays to have a Fire and Smoke Restoration plan ahead. Even though accidents involved Fire and Smoke are more likely to be during the holiday season, it’s very important to be aware off, and manage a Fire and Smoke Restoration plan to be able to overcome any issues.

    Did you know…. there are products of such scenes usually classified as bio - hazardous materials, and they require special handling that ordinary people are generally not knowledgeable in? When having questions such as, having a Fire and Smoke Restoration plan ahead will help you to understand many issues related to a fire scenes and most importantly how to react and address Fire and Smoke restoration issues.

    At SERVPRO we focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring the affected areas of your property is significantly 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 of Martin County. The process of restoration 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. 

    When we arrive to the restoration space first of all we run Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment to identify the area, follow by Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service, second we apply Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present), afterwards we remove smoke and soot from all surfaces, and finally we run Cleaning and Sanitizing process followed by Restoration.

    When you contact SERVPRO of Martin County you can rest assured, knowing that we will take the best possible care of the situation, following all safety and sanitation guidelines. 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 SERVPRO of Martin County 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 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 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 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)

    Water damage Stuart

    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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