Recent Storm Damage Posts

SERVPRO of Martin County’s Emergency Ready Plan

5/27/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Martin County Van SERVPRO of Martin County’s Emergency Ready Plan

A natural disaster resulting in damage is one of the most common reasons why businesses fail. Most businesses that experience disasters but remain operational, even within a short time of being closed, are also those enterprises that anticipated the need for emergency prevention and recovery measures.

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 providing peace of mind.

That’s when SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) can help give you, your employees and customers peace of mind. You can trust that whatever might happen to disrupt daily business will only be temporary. With our Emergency Ready Plan, your business will be able to minimize interruption because you’ll know what to do and what to expect if any-sized disaster strikes. This is important to timely mitigation and can help minimize the extent 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 experiencing a disaster, but you can plan for a disaster if it happens. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO® Martin County Emergency READY Plan 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 the 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® of Martin County is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

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 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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.  

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.

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?
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(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

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. 

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

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."

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

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 

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

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.

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/

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.” 

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