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Tips for Water Damage Repair

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

Office flooded by water damage Tips for Water Damage Repair

Are you really prepared for Water damage such as flooring?

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

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

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

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

  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place. Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
  • Gather loose items from floors.

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

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

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

The Science of Water Damage

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Floor flooded in process of drying The Science of Water Damage

Do you know the basics of preventing water damage?

They are certain procedures you can follow during the year in order to understand the Science of water damage. When your home or commercial property shows water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.

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

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

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

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

SERVPRO of Martin County uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the water damage, the moisture and other deposit of water to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

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

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

How do you dry out water damage?

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do you dry out water damaged walls?

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

When should you call a restoration company?

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

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

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

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

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

Phone: (772) 334-8762

How to prevent mold after water damage

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phone: (772) 334-8762

Water and Storm Damage Tips

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in living room by flood Living room flooded

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What to do after flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT to do after flooding

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

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

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

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

Water Damage Cleanup & Repair Services

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cleanup & Repair Services

How much do you know about Water Damage?

Did you know …?

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

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

Why SERVPRO of Martin County? 

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

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

How we run Contents Restoration for water damages?

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

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

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

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

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

Water Damage Emergency Tips

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency Tips

When Water Damage occurs either on your home or business, there are few tips or steps you can follow in order to be safe and wait when the proper help arrives:

• Ask yourself if it’s safe to stay at home or the affected area.


• Electrical exposures might slip or fall, check out for those that represent a risk to you or others nearby.


• Make sure to move consciously around the affected area.


• Some material can be slippery and heavy, stay away from them.
What To Do when flooding take place:
• Get rid of excess water by mopping and blotting.


• Certain furniture need first action such as: wood furniture followed by Lamps, and tabletop items. Those are more sensitive to get damage by excess of water.

 
• Move out we upholstery and cushions.


• Put aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.


• We recommend turning on air conditioning for maximum drying.


• Take away colored rugs from wet carpeting.


• Put away art objects and put them into a safe and a dry place.


• Pick up loose items from floors.


What NOT To Do After Flooding


• Don't leave wet materials in place. Hang furs and leather goods.


• Do not leave books, magazines or other tinted items on wet carpet or floors.


• Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.


• Don't use television or other domestic appliances.


• Don't turn on ceiling equipment if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (772) 334-8762

Water Damage Clean-up process

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Clean-up process

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

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. Have a look at the steps below to learn more about that process.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

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

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

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

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.

SERVPRO of Martin County uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

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

Water Damage Do´s and Don’ts

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do´s and Don’ts

Did you know…?

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

Another danger is that mold can begin growing within 24–48 hours. Mold growth and related bacteria and allergens can result in serious long-term, health issues.

What you can do until help arrives

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

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

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

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of your community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.

What to Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost. This equipment allows us to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water quickly and efficiently. We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products to cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

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

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

Water Damage Restoration Services

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your home. We quickly dry your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques.

SERVPRO of Martin County uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

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

Commercial Water Restoration

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Restoration

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

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

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Dealing with Water Damage

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Dealing with Water Damage

Water damage can be one of our worst nightmares, but SERVPRO of Martin County can help!

Water damage can happen to anyone; but when water damage occurs it can be not only a headache, but a safety hazard. Not properly dealing with water damage can cause issues such as mold. Mold can easily take root in areas with moisture problems. However, here are 5 quick Steps to help guide you in knowing how to stop, repair, and prevent water damage properly:

1. Stop The Water Source And Turn Off Electricity:

a. If the water damage has been caused by a source such as a burst pipe, immediately shut off the main water line that is causing the damage. Shutting down the water supply should be your first action.

b. If you cannot tell from where the water is coming or if the water has been created by an uncontrolable source, such as a storm or flood, contact your trusted experts, SERVPRO, immediately.

2. Shut off power. If your home is flooded, immediately turn off the electricity and gas from the main source. This is not as essential for small leaks, but for large floods turn them off to be safe.

a. Do not handle electrical appliances if you are not properly insulated.


b. If you have to stand in water to turn off the main electricity, consult with an electrician.

3. Gage the Damage. Before you begin your cleanup effort, first determine what is usable and unusable. Take photos to help document the damage for the insurance company.

4. Protect your most valuable possessions. Collect and store your most important items from the flooded area.

5. Seek Help! Call SERVPRO for an estimate.

It is best to deal with water immediately after the damage occurs. Any kind of water damage, big or small, can be a serious pain and can cause significant health and safety issues. It is necessary to prevent the allergic reactions, odors, and damage that the spores cause.

SERVPRO of Martin County is a professional cleaning company that specializes in dealing with Mold Removal and Water Damage. Protect your health; call us if you are facing a mold problem. You know SERVPRO of Martin County as a leader in Water Damage.

Have A Water Damage Emergency?
Call (772) 334-8762

The Science of Drying

10/29/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial drying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Actions to Reduce Water Damage after a Flood

3/26/2015 (Permalink)

5 Actions to Reduce Water Damage after a Flood

1. Disconnect Electronics

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

2. Address Standing Water

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

3. Save Salvageable Materials

Remove water-damaged materials immediately.

4. Dry Out Soaked Areas

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

5. Act Quickly

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

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

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

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

About SERVPRO

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

Water Damage Stuart

11/18/2013 (Permalink)

Water damage Stuart

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

Steps to Take as Soon as You Detect Water Damage

1. Remain calm so your thinking stays clear.

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

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