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Water Damage Cleanup & Repair Services

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

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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

Water Damage Emergency Tips

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

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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

Water Damage Clean-up process

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

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Almost 70% of property damage involves water – through flooding, broken pipes, sewer backups or after a fire. Water can cause extensive damage and pose a serious threat to building structures, interior furnishings, important documents and prized belongings.

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

Water Damage Do´s and Don’ts

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

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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

Water Damage Restoration Services

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

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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.

Commercial Water Restoration

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

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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.

Dealing with Water Damage

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

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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

The Science of Drying

10/29/2015 (Permalink)

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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

5 Actions to Reduce Water Damage after a Flood

3/26/2015 (Permalink)

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1. Disconnect Electronics

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

2. Address Standing Water

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

3. Save Salvageable Materials

Remove water-damaged materials immediately.

4. Dry Out Soaked Areas

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

5. Act Quickly

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

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

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

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

About SERVPRO

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

Water Damage Stuart

11/18/2013 (Permalink)

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Almost 70% of property damage involves water – through flooding, broken pipes, sewer backups or after a fire. Water can cause extensive damage and pose a serious threat to building structures, interior furnishings, important documents and prized belongings. Another danger is that mold can begin growing within 24–48 hours. Mold growth and related bacteria and allergens can result in serious long-term, health issues.

Steps to Take as Soon as You Detect Water Damage

1. Remain calm so your thinking stays clear.

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

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