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The Difference Between a Hurricane Watch and Warning

7/18/2021 (Permalink)

Water saturated carpet with foot prints Water saturated carpets need to be thoroughly extracted and dried to avoid mold growth and musty smells.

Do you know the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning? 

What is a Hurricane Watch?
A hurricane watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 48 hours. 

What is a Hurricane Warning?
A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane conditions (winds of 74 miles per hour or greater, or dangerously high water and rough seas) are expected in 36 hours or less.

Stay tuned to local weather authorities and have a plan to stay safe in the event of a hurricane watch or warning.   

Websites such as nhc.noaa.gov are a great way to get reliable local and national information for hurricane preparedness. If your home or business has water damage from a hurricane or thunderstorm, give SERVPRO of Vero Beach a call 772-770-0501. We are ready and available to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

www.SERVPROverobeach.com

772-770-0501

SERVPRO of Vero Beach Specializes in Water Remediation and Restoration.

7/18/2021 (Permalink)

Water saturated carpet with foot prints Water saturated carpets need to be thoroughly extracted and dried to avoid mold growth and musty smells.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach specializes in water damage caused by a variety of sources. A home or business can flood at any time due to the following events:  

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break
  • Hot-water tank failure
  • Dishwasher leak
  • Air Conditioning system overflow
  • Refrigerator water supply line leak
  • Washing machine supply line leak
  • And many more

If the property is not remediated and dried out quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and eventually cause severe damage to your property’s structure. Our team of trained professionals will handle your water damaged property safely and correctly. Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach today at 772-770-0501, if you have questions about water damage or flooding in your home or business. We’re ready to help!

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

www.SERVPROverobeach.com

772-770-0501

Water Damage in Vero Beach, FL Gyms Can Create Problems

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Section of gym with weight racks. The workers of this gym noticed water was seeping up between the mat seams whenever pressure was applied.

Without professional mitigation, water damage can create costly repair and replacement costs for gym owners. If an Indian River County gym needs water remediation, our certified technicians are here to help. Our team has extensive experience in water losses of all sizes. We strive to preserve your facility so that employees and customers alike can enjoy them as before. Whether you have carpet, concrete, mats, wood, or other material flooring, SERVPRO of Vero Beach has the tools you need to extract water and restore your facilities. Our pros have access to portable extractors to remove water from affected surfaces, as well as tools like wet-dry vacuums, mops, squeegees, and rovers. To ensure that drying goals are met, our technicians carefully evaluate and monitor the moisture levels of affected surfaces with penetrating and non-penetrating moisture measurement solutions. This can include sensors, meters, and even infrared cameras if damage behind structures or under subflooring is a concern. SERVPRO of Vero Beach serves the community by being “Faster to Any Size Disaster”. Call 772-770-0501 for your commercial mitigation.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

www.SERVPROverobeach.com

772-770-0501

What is a Soot Tag?

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Soot tags hanging from trusses in attic. Here you can see the web like soot tags found in an attic after a fire.

As fire restoration specialists, SERVPRO of Vero Beach has restored many fire damaged properties over the years. The extent of the damage can sometimes be very obvious and other times it is not-especially in instances when the damage is in the attics or trapped between walls where it is unseen until we dig in with our inspection. 

One of the most common visible markers of fire damage are the black soot tags that seem to spring out of nowhere after a fire. Clients often assume soot tags are spider webs that have soot settled on them. However, these black “spider webs” are not actually related to spiders at all. Soot tags form when petroleum/synthetic based sources burn in areas of low circulation. During a fire, the heat produced moves into cooler areas since the air is seeking to create equilibrium. This causes the soot particles to follow the heat into the cooler areas with low circulation. Since soot is a product of combustion, the particles themselves are charged which makes it quite easy for them to create long chains of soot.

If your Vero Beach, FL home or business is affected by smoke or fire damage, give us a call at 772-770-0501. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

www.SERVPROverobeach.com

772-770-0501

Preventing Water Damage to Your Vero Beach, FL Property When on Vacation

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

Bedroom with large amounts of mold growing on the walls. Did you know it only takes 72-hours for mold to begin growing after a water loss? This is why it is important to take swift action after you discover

Many states and countries are beginning to reopen their doors to tourism for the first time in over a year, just in time for summer vacation! SERVPRO of Vero Beach would like to give you some helpful tips to reduce the likelihood of water damage to your home while you are away.

  • Check for Leaks- Check pipes under sinks, your water heater, or anything resembling rust, cracks, or other damage. It’s important to check the seals around your windows and the exterior of your home as well. If you find any leakage, be sure to fix it prior to your departure.
  • Inspect Appliances- Your dishwasher, washer/dryer, and refrigerator are all connected to your home by hoses. If these hoses are damaged in any way, they can cause major water damage to your home. Inspect your appliances and, if needed, replace hoses before leaving.
  • Clean Your Gutters- Removing leaves and other debris from your gutters is an easy way to prevent backups due to improper drainage.
  • Turn Off the Water- Turn off the water main and make sure the pipes are completely drained. Simply run the water and flush your toilet after you turn off the water.
  • Have Someone Check on Your Home- If possible, ask a friend, neighbor, or family member to keep an eye on your property and notify you immediately if something goes wrong.

We hope, by following these tips, you can enjoy your vacation with the peace of mind knowing you have reduced the chances of a water loss occurring while you are away. Always remember, SERVPRO of Vero Beach is here to help. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all you water remediation needs.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

www.SERVPROverobeach.com

772-770-0501

Why SERVPRO of Vero Beach? Just Ask Our Customers!

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

Three Men in PPE standing in front of a SERVPRO box truck Our team is highly trained for water, fire, and mold restoration jobs.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach takes pride in making our customers happy. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Here’s what some of our customers say about us:


“Surprise, surprise! For nearly 2 years in our 30-year-old house in lovely Vero Beach only to be shocked and alarmed to discover we were sharing our laundry with a hidden colony of mold and mildew behind our washer and drier. Immediately knew this is not a job for the handyman in me. Contacted SERVPRO because I had used the company two twice in other locations before and had complete confidence in them. Sure enough, my confidence in the Vero SERVPRO strengthen my resolve to continue using them in the future. Why. They promptly responded to our call for help, assessed the situation accurately, isolated the room from the rest of the house, removed the nasty drywall cleanly, brought in a highly competent plumber to reroute two supply lines, kept us involved in every phase of repair, left our house neat and tidy, and all for a fair price. I would certainly hire our Vero Beach SERVPRO they are simply the best.”-Dale B.


“I had just bought my house in Sept 2020. Three months later I had to have my whole house re-piped. I called SERVPRO after the re-piping was finished, to redo the drywall.. Robert, Chris, and Drew were the crew sent.. They worked hard, there were many holes of dry wall to be repaired. these guys were honest, professional, as well as polite and personable. I am impressed with their work and would recommend them to others. Thanks SERVPRO!”-Brenda B.

Our team cares about our customers and would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy 4th of July!

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

www.SERVPROverobeach.com

772-770-0501

How Storm Damage Differs From Other Types of Water Damage

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

Carpet in room with water stains Water leaked from the ceiling onto the carpet of this Vero Beach, FL home during a rain storm.

There is always a risk that your property may incur damage if the weather becomes severe. Storm damage is not the same as other water damage, for this reason, you may not be aware of how to properly deal with it.

  • Why is flood damage different from other types of water damage? The reason that flood water is different from others is largely due to how it accumulates. While most water damage, such as that from leaks or broken pipes, comes from above, the water in a flood rises from the ground. As it does, it becomes category 3 water.
  • What is “Category 3” water? When it comes to water contamination, there are three categories. Category 3 or black water, which includes water from a flood, has the highest levels of contamination. Because this water comes up from the ground, it mixes with dirt, debris and sewage. When this happens, it begins to carry waste, bacteria and harmful chemicals that can be hazardous to your health.
  • How should you handle damage from storm water? Because flood water is highly contaminated, it is not a good idea to try removing it on your own. Instead, you should hire a professional to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building. Any food or beverages that have been in contact with this water should be thrown away as they are no longer safe to consume. Protective gear should be worn at all times while handling category 3 water.

If your property has been affected by storm water, it is important to have it taken care of right away to prevent secondary damage. SERVPRO of Vero Beach can sanitize the area, perform necessary repairs and salvage many affected items. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

www.SERVPROverobeach.com

772-770-0501

Things You Should Throw Away After a Fire

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Bedroom with fire damage on structure and contents. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

fter a fire, our goal, at SERVPRO of Vero Beach, is to restore as much of your belongings as possible. While many things can be salvaged, there are some that absolutely should be disposed of after a fire. It is important to carefully consider what should be kept and what should be discarded. When certain materials are exposed to high temperatures, they release chemicals, including:

  • Plastics
  • Nonorganic fibers
  • Wiring

A good rule of thumb is: anything that you plan on putting onto or into your body should be disposed of. Items such as medicine, makeup and toiletries should always be replaced. This also means you should get rid of most foods, items in plastic containers, and anything containing harmful chemicals.  When dealing with fire damage, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Hiring a professional fire remediation company like SERVPRO of Vero Beach is always recommended when navigating these kinds of decisions.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

www.SERVPROverobeach.com

772-770-0501

SERVPRO of Vero Beach, “We are here to help!”

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Two women holding pie and a man standing in front of a SERVPRO Vehicle SERVPRO of Vero Beach is an active part of the Indian River County community we take pride in serving you any way we can!

When water, fire, or mold damages your home, the last thing you want to worry about is the  professionalism of the workers that will enter your house. SERVPRO of Vero Beach’s technicians are all trained professionals who treat your home like they would their own. We run extensive background checks on all employees and make careful selection when hiring. It is important that our technicians are understanding and compassionate about the stressful scenario our clients are going through. We always want to ensure that a homeowner feels at ease about the situation and not like we are invading their comfort zone. When walking into a water, fire, or mold damaged property, our techs take their time to go through the affected areas with you to make sure we salvage as much as possible. Our goal is always to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

www.SERVPROverobeach.com

772-770-0501

Water Damaged Commercial Properties Can Count on SERVPRO of Vero Beach

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

Movie theater walkway with water saturated carpets Don’t let water damage keep your business down for longer than necessary. Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach, we are here to help!

If you've never experienced water damage in your businesses knowing what to expect next can help alleviate stress and worry. When disaster strikes our highly trained professionals will arrive and assess your damage and begin the drying the process. Drying your property quickly will prevent secondary damage, which means getting your business doors open quickly. SERVPRO of Vero Beach uses state of the art equipment for every step of the process. The quicker the water is extracted the less likely mold can begin to grow. Along with structural restoration SERVPRO of Vero of Beach also offers content restoration services, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

If you experience commercial water damage in your Vero Beach Business contact us at 772-770-0501. We are an IICRC-certified restoration firm and can handle any size loss. We can get your business doors back open and make it "Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

www.SERVPROverobeach.com

772-770-0501