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General steps after Fire, Water and Smoke damages

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

When FLOODING occurs at home or work:

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

When an EARTHQUAKE happens at home or work:

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

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

When a FIRE EMERGENCY arises at home or work:

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

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

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

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

Help at your fingertips

5/20/2016 (Permalink)

General Help at your fingertips SERVPRO® Ready Plan mobile app

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red Cross elects Martin County resident to Board of Directors

2/18/2016 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

Source: TCPALM.COM

Red Cross elects Martin County resident to Board of Directors

Flood Insurance Program in Florida

1/27/2015 (Permalink)

General Flood Insurance Program in Florida Flood Insurance Program

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

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

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

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

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.

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."