Wood Flooring | This or That
Take your Pick!
With many new trends and styles, we often see people updating and remodeling their homes. Along with this comes new flooring too. Depending on where you live, how often you get storms, your living situation along with financial budgets can help guide you in the decision making process. There are currently two kinds of wood flooring that people are buying, hardwood and laminate wood.
Laminate wood is made up of composite wood pressed together and is topped off with the image of hardwood. It’s cost for the product and installation both are fairly inexpensive compared to hardwood. It is very durable and can take on the dog’s nails, the kid’s toys that you asked them to keep outside and other daily wear and tear. And another great thing is that it can endure moisture and minor water problems.
On the other hand, hardwood floors are natural and very beautiful. Because it comes from real trees, it is more expensive along with the installation cost too. Therefore, this would add value to your home. Unfortunately, it is not known for great durability. After a while, scratches appear and if there is an accumulation of water in one area, those pieces would have to be replaced.
Now that you have more information, you know what to expect when you go look at wood flooring for your home!
Purify Your Air
Keep it fresh and clean
Do you deal with ongoing allergies and sickness in your home? First, we recommend for you to schedule a duct cleaning. SERVPRO of Vero Beach conducts air duct cleanings, as we have written about before here. But once we take care of that for you, we also recommend investing in an air purifier. These continue the process of eliminating dust, pollen, mold, and more airborne contaminants that are not great for the well-being of your health.
Air purifiers are machines that do exactly what it sounds like- they purify the air! From one opening, it draws in air from surrounding areas, and then through multiple filters it traps contaminants and impurities and recirculates the pure air back into the room.
Here are 3 different types of filter options within air purifiers:
1. Carbon Filters eliminate odors and reduce the amount of gaseous particles which are found in cleaning products, paint, and wood preservatives
2. Ozone Producing cleaners increase oxygen molecules in the air which then eliminates harmful bacteria in the air.
3. Electrostatic technology is even better because it actually attracts particles in the air by static electricity and traps them in the machine.
These three types additional filter options will cause the filters to be used more, and therefore need replacement sooner than regular filters.
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Potable water is much more of a preference for people when it comes to staying hydrated. On the other hand, tap water, also known as unfiltered water is not a fan favorite considering that some cities contain trace amounts of pollutants and the taste is not quite refreshing as purified water. Although restaurants often serve tap water, you can control what you consume at your own home. If your fridge doesn’t have a handy filter and spout, you will want to look into purchasing a filter. Here are different options you can choose from:
Water pitcher- You fill these up with sink water and it slowly filters through all the impurities. You can store the pitcher in the fridge to keep cold.
Under- sink water filter- just as it sounds like, it gets installed underneath your sink and a separate spout comes out of the counter for your drinking water. Extremely easy for refills!
Countertop container- These large stainless steel filters are great for holding large amounts of water and can be filled continually.
Do your research before you buy and figure out which kind of filter is best for your home and family.
Vero Beach | Centennial Year
This year, we celebrate the city of Vero Beach turning 100 years! SERVPRO of Vero Beach is very excited to be in this city and to support other local businesses and the community here. We will be at the Centennial parade in downtown Vero on Saturday, October 26th.
SERVPRO of Vero Beach has been established here for almost 10 years. We are voted #1 restoration company in the area and put much effort and excellence into each job site that we arrive at and we are available for emergency work 24/7.
Our owners and employees are involved in many events and organizations in the city. Whether you walk in the office or the team enters your house, you are sure to see smiling faces that are ready to help you in your time of need!
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Water: Good and Bad
Water is something that everyone needs on a daily basis. Water is see- through, it’s tasteless, odorless, and a nearly colorless substance. It actually makes up most of the earth, filling streams, lakes, and oceans. A human can’t go without drinking water for more than three days because it is vital for all forms of life.
Water replenishes, sustains and revives.
But, water can be harmful to us humans too. Firstly, natural disasters such as storms, tsunamis and hurricanes have the potential to cause great destruction to large land masses, effecting people and their homes and possessions.
Second, water can be destructive inside the home too. Sometimes a water pipe bursts, a sink or washing machine overflows, or a roof may have a leak. All these things, we don’t often think about, but they can cause flooding and damage to our property. If you ever find yourself in a situation similar to this, call us today.
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Ladder Safety | Common Mistakes
When working on your home and projects, you often have to use a ladder to hang things, take stuff down or even go on a roof. We want you to always remain safe and use caution when doing things like these. It is recorded that 164,000 people receive emergency room treatment from ladder-related injuries and there are 300 deaths every year. We’ve compiled a short list of tips to be aware of when using a ladder-
Every ladder is different in the type, material and weight capacity
You’ll never want to stand on your tippy toes or bend over to reach your work area. Select a ladder that reaches perfect height in order to maintain safety.
Make sure the surface isn’t slick or uneven- never secure on a bed of rocks or mulch, plastic sheets or wet grounds.
On every ladder, there’s a step that is labeled as the highest level and if you advance above it, the ladder will become unstable and most likely fall.
Your safety matters! Use these tips to ensure that you are properly using a ladder and always read the instructions.
At a fire job we we recently attended to, the owners were blessed that their entire home wasn't burned down, but that it only effected a portion of the exterior of the home and one bedroom. The room has a horrible smell to it and in this picture that you see that some of the ceiling has been ripped out.
The owner reports to have called a different business that started the remediation job, but never came back to finish it. The had began to rip out the drywall and ceiling, but not in a clean manner.
We quickly inspected the issues and mistakes and began the remediation. We had to seal up the effected bedroom in order to put an ozone machine in and clear up the air and material.
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Flooded Commercial Building
Water Damage In Vero Beach
Many of our remediation jobs are often located in homes or private buildings, but some emergency calls that we receive are for commercial offices or buildings.
For this particular job, a commercial building experienced a water loss. Their kitchen was started to flood and the water continued to run into other areas of the building- through the hallways, the waiting room and offices.
The technicians left for the property within 5 minuted of receiving the call. They were on it quick!
The baseboards in the wet areas were inspected and had to be removed. The SERVPRO crew set up the equipment all within the guidelines. They monitored it every day until all the walls and floor were completely dry. Then they picked up all the equipment once it was finished. The business owner was extremely happy with the work.
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Brand New Generator | Probable Cause of Loss
Most people can't imagine arriving to their home to see that a fire started and caused destruction to their property. But once a fire hits our home, or a neighbor or close friend or relative, we realize that a lot of instances are really beyond our control.
For example, the most recent fire job that we attended to in Sebastian had a cause of loss that was most likely a generator. In fact, it was a brand new generator that was bought for the hurricane that recently passed by.
It caught on fire, therefore catching fire to surrounding areas, including the patio, overhang, and exterior wall that was attached to the bedroom.
The people were devastated but called SERVPRO of Vero Beach right away at (772)770-0501. We will keep you tuned in for when the job is complete!
We Take Care of Our Customer's Valuables
Furniture Covered in Tarp
We recently got an emergency call from a home in Grand Harbor along the Indian River. No one had been living in the home for some time, so when there was a leak in a pipe within the foundation, no one was there to stop it. Once it was discovered, there was water all over the floors.
The crew sloshed in their boots, examining the damage that had taken place. The furniture was wet and the rugs were drenched in water, the bedroom carpet was completely ruined.
Drywall had to be cut out and cabinets had to be removed. But before remediation begins in any home, our crew carefully places all the furniture that is still in good condition to the center of the room. They then place a tarp, sealing it tight with tape, over all the furniture. This protects it and a keeps it in good condition.
Here at SERVPRO of Vero Beach, your property and furnishings are of upmost important to us.
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