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Sebastian Commercial Building Suffers Water Damage

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Three hair salon chairs and sinks in a salon with SERVPRO equipment You'll be back in business in no time!

We recently received an emergency call from a hair salon located in a nearby town. They had left work the night before and everything was completely normal and put together, but things were a little different when they arrived in the morning.

When they called, they informed us that a pipe had been disconnected from the washing machine and caused water to get on the floor and walls.

One of our crews left swiftly and were on the road within four minutes of the call. They quickly inspected that the baseboards first needed to be removed. They put a fan in and began the drying process but then they tested the humidity in the building and checked that another dehumidifier had to be placed in. They extracted all the existing water and then removed all wet drywall and insulation. They monitored all the equipment for a few days and removed it when it was complete.

It seems like a long process but our guys make it quick and excellent. We want your business to be ready to go is the shortest time possible. 

CALL (772) 770-0501

Do You Light Candles Often?

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Candles are very calming and there are so many reasons people use them. They look pretty twinkling in the dim room, enhancing the ambiance, while giving off a fragrant smell that can be extremely alluring. However, there is a con and it's that they can also be the cause of a house fire.

The National Fire Protection Association states, 3 out of every 5 fires that were started by a candle were caused because they were placed near a flammable item, such as furniture, bedding, or decorations.  

Here are some tips to prevent candle- originated house fires:

  • Blow out candles before leaving a room or going to bed
  • Keep candles one foot away from flammable items
  • Use a sturdy candle holder
  • Light candles carefully, keeping your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame
  • You should not light a candle if oxygen is used in the home

Although candles can add to the decor in a room, they can also add danger. Just remember candles are an open flame which means they can easily ignite. Create an environment that is safe for you!  SERVPRO of Vero Beach is here for you- call (772) 770-0501

Restaurant Fires in Vero Beach

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Exterior of restaurant, Citrus. Outdoor steps leading up to patio, and royal palm trees out front Vero Beach Restaurant

Within the past year and a half we have witnessed two fires in local restaurants. 

The most recent was caused by an oven that was accidentally left on in the kitchen by the employees. There had been remnants of grease that was left on the stove top from daily cooking and the oven got hot enough through the night to start a grease fire. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the fire and there was no structural damage to the building. 

The other restaurant, unfortunately underwent serious damage and demolition and was closed for a year. The kitchen fire was caused by a pot left on a burner. Believe it or not but the fire is not what caused all the damage, it was the water and smoke. They had to tear out all the wiring, plumbing, ceiling, walls and flooring and completely reconstruct the building. 

Always make sure your commercial kitchens are shut down and turned off properly every night by your employees.

If you ever have a problem, whether it's a fire, smoke, soot or water give us a call anytime at  772-770-0501. SERVPRO of Vero Beach loves all the local restaurants and shops. We are glad that both locations are now up and running again!

Tips + Tricks | Keep Your Office Fresh

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Closeup view of a desktop with a computer, keyboard, small plant, reading glasses, and notepad and pen, stapler and phone Fresh + Clean

Your office is a place where you spend many hours of the day, so you should do your best to always keep it fresh and clean. While routine cleaning is the key to keep it fresh, there are other tips you can also follow. Keeping your area organized can lead to a more productive day and feeling better and less stressed once the day is complete.

  1. Add Fresh Plants

Having real plants in a room keeps the air fresh and is soothing for your eyes. Studies show that plants have a positive impact on employees, improving their productivity and happiness.

  1. Create a Calming and Natural Atmosphere

Open the windows often for better ventilation and allow natural light to come in. Hang nature- inspired art on the wall and put sheer curtains up to always let light in.

  1. Deodorize

Eliminate lingering musty smells with baking soda as it neutralizes , and also light a scented candle or use an essential oil diffuser to produce better smells. 

  1. Thorough Cleaning

Start with a clean slate and completely clear your work area. Dust and wipe your desk down, you can even spray fabric refresher on your cubicle walls for a fresh scent. Make sure to vacuum under and around your desk and chair. Once you’ve completed all the cleaning, tackle the clutter you removed and begin to eliminate that. Ask yourself if each item is necessary and serves a good purpose. Put everything back in an organized manner, clutter free. Keep important supplies close and a trash can nearby, making sure to get rid of unwanted papers right away.

The Trickle Effect

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Have you ever walked on your roof before?

I know I have- multiple times. This guy did too, and it didn't turn out too well for him. His foot went through the roof and it left a hole there. Over time, as it rained (which happens often here in Florida), lots of water leaked in. This caused serious damage to the interior of the home, as you can see in the picture. So what happens when you have a roof leak trickling into your home for a long time?

Most likely, your place will begin to smell musty, and eventually mold will start growing everywhere. Mold is very hard to get rid of, especially when there is a lot of it. When our crew arrived they knew that demolition needed to take place and they started right away. They removed all the drywall and bagged it up wearing all the proper equipment. Check out the before and after here.

We know it is not easy to show up to your property showing signs of damage. That is why we are here to help in the most efficient way possible.

Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach today! 772- 770- 0501

Duct Cleaning

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Return vent on ceiling in house opened up after duct cleaning Clean vents

Does there seem to be dust reappearing throughout your home? Is your family catching allergies? Can you smell bad odors and desire to have a fresh smelling home?

It is most likely time for a duct cleaning!

WHY?

 Ducts circulate the air flow from your heating and cooling equipment throughout your home to ensure it is properly conditioned at all times. The process involves removing the dust and contaminants that exist within the ductwork in every space throughout your home. Our air duct cleaning involves powerful vacuums that pull dust and debris from deep within, preventing it from moving and circulating throughout your home.

These are the steps we take when we perform a duct cleaning:

  1. Locate return vent for AC system
  2. Make cardboard with hole for vent tube
  3. Go to each vent in house, remove, and clean them with water and soap
  4. Vacuum out vents with backpack vacuum, wipe out as far as possible with concrobium
  5. Replace all vents
  6. Hook up duct machine and tube to AC return vent
  7. Shut AC system off completely
  8. Start with one vent and remove vent tape, let machine run 3-5 minutes, replace vent tape and move to next vent. Continue throughout house until all vents have been done.
  9. Shut off machine when done with all vents, remove all tape, clean up after and leave.

Our team will be in and out in no time! Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach today. (772) 770- 0501

Hurricane Dorian | State of Emergency

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Satellite map view of the state of Florida and Hurricane Dorian approaching Prepare, do not panic!

Prepare for the worst, pray for the best! 

Florida's southeast coast is in panic mode as we watch hurricane Dorian slowly approach. We want to remind you- don't panic, just prepare!

Being a resident in Florida, it is expected to experience such natural disasters. We truly do not know how hard the hurricane will hit or where exactly, but we know to expect the effects. Take time within the next day or two, to make a checklist of supplies needed and jobs completed.  

In just a few days, we will undergo strong winds, big storm surges, and heavy rainfall. The hurricane models predict 1-2 feet of rain in our area. Meteorologist Eric Holthaus states, "Combined with storm surge and exceptionally high new moon tides, this would be a coastal flooding catastrophe."

SERVPRO of Vero Beach is here for the community and will be up and running immediately after the storm passes. If you want to be on our preferred client list, for a small fee you will be our first priority. Just call 772-770-0501 to get yourself on the list! Spots are filling up quick.

We're Here To Help | Commercial Building Damage

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

A chiropractic office in Vero Beach suffered some water damage due to a broken pipe in the facility. Our SERVPRO crew was on the way within 20 minutes, geared up and ready to go! Once they got there they quickly inspected that the baseboards had to be removed to assess possible damage.

 They quickly set up the right equipment to begin the drying process and they continued to go back to monitor the space daily in order to make sure the materials were drying and to reposition the equipment.

 There were two offices that had water damage but the customer wanted to have access to at least one office the whole time. In order to do that we placed all the equipment in one, and once the first room was done, we switched the equipment to room two.

We always let YOU, the customer, have the final say. Your decisions are important to us and we respect your property to the highest standards! We love getting feedback to know how we can get better and better at each property we set foot on.

Thank you for choosing SERVPRO Vero Beach! We love our customers and do everything possible to make them happy.

Call (772) 770- 0501 today!

Good As New | Vero Beach Water Damage

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Clean kitchen in home with white cabinets. SERVPRO equipment dehumidifier and air mover are finishing up the work Vero Beach Kitchen is sparkling clean!

Check out one of our most recent water jobs in Vero Beach. This customer reported to us that during a rainstorm, water began running down a bedroom wall in their home. Within 4 minutes of the call, our crew was on the way with all the necessary equipment to inspect and start mitigation.

They quickly set up dehumidifiers and air movers in the bedroom and then noticed that the water had migrated and even made its way into crown molding and in the kitchen.

The client gave permission to remove the crown molding and part of the ceiling and wall in the kitchen and we found a plethora of mold in those areas. The crew was on a mission to wipe down and seal the walls and set up fans to begin the drying process. In no time the home looked good as new completely free of any mold and water.

Do NOT hesitate to call SERVPRO of Vero Beach! We don't want water to migrate throughout your home to further damage more walls. We are open 24/7. (772) 770- 0501

Indian River Rain | Roof Leaks

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Protect your roof from severe water damage

During the summer in Vero Beach, we often experience afternoon rainstorms daily. Due to the consistent downpour, our roofs are more susceptible to leakage which can potentially cause structure damage and mold problems. Many issues that can come from a roof leak can be avoided by inspecting your roof and attic routinely. Search for damp or wet spots and make sure the structure is secure and free of holes. 

There are many causes for roof leaks but here are the top three ways water can infiltrate your home:

  1. Leaking or dripping water pipes
  2. Condensation within your home
  3. Clogged gutters

If you ever notice an issue and are needing professional repairs call SERVPRO of Vero Beach, we are here to help.

SERVPRO has the specific water damage training and experience to help you and your home. 
When you call, we ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency which helps us determine what equipment and resources are needed.

Call 772- 770- 0501