Recent Storm Damage Posts

What Happens to Your Belongings After A Storm Loss?

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Two men standing in front of a box truck. Greg and Michael are ready to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Storms don’t always affect just the outside structures of your property. Sometimes, storms can make their way into your home and wreak havoc on your belongings. SERVPRO of Vero Beach specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms. Our “restore” vs. “replace” standard helps preserve precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. After mitigation begins in your home we assess the damage to your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their preloss condition. Once the salvageable contents have been identified, we begin the process by packing out items to transport to our facilities for restoration services. Some methods we use to clean and restore your contents are:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
  • Electronic Cleanup-Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
  • Document / Photograph Drying-Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:
    • Air Drying
    • Dehumidification
    • Freezer Drying
    • Vacuum Freeze Drying
    • Vacuum Thermal Drying

SERVPRO of Vero Beach understands that your home is more than a random structure. It is the holding place for memories and keepsakes that transform a house into a home. If you have any questions on how we can help, call us at 772-770-0501.

What To Do After The Storm Has Passed

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Man inputting information on iPad while another man sets up drying equipment. Our technicians work together to come up with an comprehensive remediation plan for your property.

A storm can strike at any time, sometimes leaving behind unexpected damage. It can be very confusing for homeowners to know what to do afterwards. Here are some tips to help guide you during the remediation process:

  • Your safety is always the number one priority. Only enter your property if it is safe to do so. If there are downed power lines, gas leaks, or the structure of your home is unstable DO NOT ENTER. If everything checks out, still wear appropriate shoes to avoid any sort of injuries from broken glass, exposed nails, etc.
  • Assuming you can safely enter the property, take pictures and create a list of what has been damaged. You might need it for insurance purposes later. Contact your insurance agent and tell them what happened. Remember that most insurance policies limit the time to file a claim.
  • Call us at SERVPRO of Vero Beach to inspect the damage and provide an estimate to get your home to its pre-damaged condition.

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Signs of Hail Damage to Your Indian River Property

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

Mold damage circled on roof. Concrete or clay tiles perform better in hailstorms than asphalt or wood shingles.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that hailstones can reach up to 120 mph before they hit the ground. That’s why it’s important to know how to identify hail damage to your property, so you can take steps toward remediation. Below are some key signs to look for when inspecting your property for hail damage:

  • Sunlight easily comes through the attic
  • There is water damage in the attic or other areas of the property
  • Roofing tiles or granules of shingles appear towards the base of gutter downspouts
  • Surface-level dents or other damage on the roof, windows, or siding

If you find your property was damaged by hail, it is important that you take action to repair it as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Vero Beach is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give our office a call at 772-770-0501, we are here to help!

 SERVPRO of Vero Beach


Why Choose SERVPRO of Vero Beach When You Have Storm Damage?

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

commercial building with storm clouds and lightning in the background. We are available 24/7 to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Storm damage to your home or commercial space can be an exacerbating experience. Which restoration company you choose to hire can make or break your recovery process. Knowing you are in competent hands is invaluable, which is why we’d like to earn your trust. Below are some things that set SERVPRO of Vero Beach above the rest:

We are active in the community and in our industry. We have been actively helping Indian River County recover from disasters of all sizes for almost a decade. Many of the companies that show up after a large storm are not active in the area and not well-regarded in the restoration community, but with us, you never have to be worried about that.

We have the resources to handle any size disaster. You can count on us to help no matter the extent of your damage. SERVPRO of Vero Beach has a national network of SERVPRO locations, we can call for backup resources. When needed, we can scale to provide everyone service no matter the size of the storm. Also, our team is fully trained and certified on the most current and effective remediation standards.

We will respond to you quickly at any hour. It can be devastating to discover you have damage to your property. This is why we always guarantee a quick response. As soon as you call our emergency line, we will begin assembling a team to dispatch as quickly as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When you have damage from a storm to your home or commercial building, you can always depend on us to handle it. 

 SERVPRO of Vero Beach


Tornado Safety in Vero Beach, FL

11/1/2020 (Permalink)

Tornado in the distance in a field. Tornadoes have touched down in every continent except Antarctica.

According to the National Weather Service Florida, has the second highest average tornado count per year compared to the rest of the country. Florida’s tornadoes tend to be less destructive than the tornadoes produced in the infamous “Tornado Alley”. However, it is still important to have a safety plan in place in case you find yourself in the path of a tornado. Typically, a tornado warning is given when a funnel is indicated by radar or sighted. You should take shelter IMMEDIATELY. Some things to keep in mind when finding shelter shelters are:

  • Avoid windows- flying glass can injure or worse, kill. Also, do not waste time opening windows. It is a myth that the home will “explode” if you don’t open the windows.
  • Shelter low- find a spot in the lowest floor possible, basements are not common in Florida, but ideal for tornadoes. Try to find a small room in the center of the structure with no windows. Perhaps a closet or bathroom.
  • Add protection- shelter under something like a mattress or blanket to protect yourself from debris.
  • Do not stay in a mobile home, they cannot withstand tornado force winds, even with secure tie-downs. It’s safer to lie flat in a ditch or ravine and put your arms over your head. This applies if you are in a vehicle as well.

By following these suggested safety tips, you can increase your chances for survival. If you experience any property damage, we’re here to help.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach


Hurricane Damage by Category

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

Diagram of a home with tips to prepare for a hurricane. Here are some tips for hurricane preparations.

In Florida the most common and reoccurring natural disaster is a hurricane. However, no two hurricanes are alike. Its strength will determine the level of destruction it leaves behind. A hurricane’s strength is classified by categories. Below are the five categories and what you can expect:

  • Category 1: Wind speeds range between 74-95mph. Damage tend to be minor with the potential for small trees to be uprooted from the ground and branches snapping off of trees.  Power outages are also very common in this category.
  • Category 2: Wind speeds range between 96-110 mph. It can cause moderate damage to your property. Includes damage from a Cat 1 hurricane as well as roof, gutter, and siding issues on homes.
  • Category 3: Wind speeds range from 111-129 mph. Categories 3-5 are classified as “major threats”. Includes damage from Cats 1&2 as well as potential loss of the roof deck (the base of your roof not just the shingles), flooding and electric/water outages after the storm.
  • Category 4: Wind speed range from 130-156 mph. Includes the damages from Cats 1-3 as well as complete detachments of roof and sidings, uprooting of large trees and knocked down power lines.
  • Category 5: Wind speeds are 157+ mph. Extremely dangerous and generally requires compete evacuations. Includes damages from Cats 1-4 as well as a potential of complete home destruction. Flooding, power outages, road blocks, and damaged homes often leave communities uninhabitable for months.

It is critical during any hurricane that you always follow the instructions of your local authorities and make all preparations necessary to preserve life and property.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach


Protecting Yourself from Lightning During a Vero Beach Storm

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

Night time image of a lightning storm above a residential area Fun Fact: Lightning is hotter than the surface of the sun and can reach temperatures of up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Did you know Florida is the lightning capital of the US? Interestingly, lightning is the third leading cause of storm-related deaths in the United States. It creates nearly one billion dollars in damage per year. The following guide and tips can help you and your loved ones stay safe and secure should you be caught in a lightning storm.

  • How Should I Protect Myself?

There is no safe place outside during a lightning storm. If thunderstorms are expected, you should stop any outdoor activities quickly and seek shelter indoors or in a hardtop vehicle. If you absolutely cannot get to safety, try to stay away from open fields, hilltops, tall trees or other tall objects. Find the lowest place possible and squat in a baseball catcher’s position your heels touching, ears covered, and head between your knees. Minimize contact with the ground and do NOT lie flat. Avoid water and anything metal, such as golf clubs or bicycles.

  • What if I am Driving?

Stay in the vehicle until the storm subsides. Avoid touching metal or other surfaces that can conduct electricity.

  • What if I am Indoors?

Once the storm begins, do not touch any electrical equipment with cords, including corded phones--it is okay to use cellular or cordless phones during the storm. Stay away from windows and doors and do not go on porches.

  • What if My House is Hit by Lightning?

If you think your home has been struck by lightning call 911 immediately and evacuate if you see fire or smoke. You may want to ask your local fire department to check for hot spots in your walls. If you use gas for heating and cooking, contact your gas company or a licensed contractor to conduct a leak test before re-entering your home. Gas system components have been known to sustain punctures as a result of direct or nearby lightning strikes.

If you have experienced damage to your home from smoke or fire caused by lightning strike, give our office a call at 772-770-0501. We are here to help!

SERVPRO of Vero Beach


Flood Preparedness-Part 2

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded street with a white home in the background and small patch of green grass on the right hand side Knowledge is power! The more you prepare beforehand the more confident you will feel making decisions if you ever encounter a flood.

In our last post we touched on some of the ways you can prepare yourself and home for a flood. Now let’s talk about what to do if you’re ever caught in a flood.

  • Tune into NOAA Weather Radio, EAS, or a local alerting system for emergency instructions.
  • If you are told to evacuate do so immediately. First responders will usually aid in directing evacuating traffic. If so, do not drive around barricades, follow the route they have set up.
  • Do not attempt to drive through, walk, or swim through flood waters. It’s force can be stronger than it appears. As the popular saying goes “Turn around, don’t drown!”.
  • Stay off bridges as the rushing water under it could wash the bridge away without warning.
  • If you find yourself in your vehicle and trapped in rapidly moving water stay inside. If water is rising inside then you should seek refuge on the roof.
  • If you are in a building go to the highest level. However, never climb into a closed attic you could become trapped by rising water. If absolutely necessary seek refuge on the roof. You should signal for help once there.

Being caught in the chaos of a natural disaster can be scary. It is important to remain as calm as possible so you can make rational lifesaving decisions.  

SERVPRO of Vero Beach


Flood Preparedness-Part 1

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

Clip board with disaster supply checklist and flashlights, batteries, and canned foods in the background It is important to make sure you are prepared for anything. A checklist will help keep you organized and ensure that you have everything you need.

Spring is just around the corner and just as the saying “April showers bring May flowers.”  insinuates, rain is on its way! This month we will begin a series to discuss all things flood. We will cover from how to prepare to what steps to take after a flood has occurred.

Flooding is common during the spring months because of melting snow and increased rain showers. Here are a few things you can do to prepare this month for the coming spring showers.

  • Visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center to find out if you live in a flood zone.
  • Come up with and practice an evacuation plan including: flash flood response, evacuations routes, and shelter plans.
  • Talk with your insurance adjuster about obtaining or renewing a flood insurance policy.
  • Keep important documents and items (such as an extra supply of RX medication, charging devices, extra batteries, etc.) in a water proof container.
  • Check to make sure your drains and gutters are clean and free of debris.

Check back next week to find out what you can do to ensure you are safe DURING a flood.

Do's and Don'ts Guideline After a Storm

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

On February 5 we celebrated National Weatherperson’s Day. National Weatherperson’s day celebrates all individuals in the fields of meteorology, broadcast meteorology, forecasting, volunteer storm spotters/observers, and any others that work in the weather field.

At SERVPRO of Vero Beach, we have a special appreciation for our local Weatherpersons. We monitor the weather closely throughout the year to stay in the know about any potential storms in the horizon. While most storms are minor and cause no harm there are some that, despite proper preparation, can cause unexpected damage to your property. Should this ever happen to you, these are some of the do’s and don’ts after calling our office while you wait for a storm team to arrive:

  • 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.
  • 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.

At SERVPRO of Vero Beach we understand that damages resulting from a storm can be very stressful. By following the steps listed above you are helping expedite the remediation process thus reducing the risk of further damage to your property.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach

(772) 770-0501

Wood Flooring | This or That

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

brown wood flooring 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!

Vero Beach | Centennial Year

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

coastline of Vero Beach 100 Years!

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!

Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach (772) 770-0501

Foreseeable Storms

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

map of Humberto storm tracking to come near east coast of USA. Hurricane Season

There are 4 potential tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean that could potentially bring impacts to the United States.  

Potential Tropical Cyclone #9:

This system is located in the northern Caribbean which is the area affected by Hurricane Dorian recently. Dorian helped to lower the sea surface temperature due to upwelling which will inhibit rapid strengthening of Potential Tropical Cyclone #9.  


An area of low pressure located in the eastern Gulf of Mexico is organized and could impact the Texas Gulf Coast this weekend. I don’t expect this system to cause major impacts but there could be some tropical storm force winds along the gulf and high wave action.


Still located in the central Atlantic, this system will continue to track west and could potentially impact the United States in about 10 days or so. It is possible #2 could recurve back into the central Atlantic before reaching the United States. 


Trailing behind #2, this system will likely develop as well and will need to be monitored. Too far out to predict where this system will go. 

Be Ready | Hurricane Preparation

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

A hurricane is a powerful natural disaster, don't allow it to devastate your home due to lack of preparation!

The two keys to weather safety is to PREPARE for the risks and to ACT on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials.

Before a Hurricane:

  • To begin, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Know your surroundings
  • Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone.
  • Learn hurricane evacuation routes of Vero Beach and how to find higher ground.
  • Make plans to secure your property
  • Cover all of your home's windows
  • Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure.
  • Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Reinforce your garage
  • Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
  • Determine how and where to secure your boat.
  • Install a generator for emergencies.
  • If in a high-rise building, when high winds are present, be prepared to take shelter on a lower floor because wind conditions increase with height, and in a small interior room without windows.
  • Consider building a safe room. 

Preparing for Disaster: Earthquakes

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Be prepared for an earthquake!

Earthquakes can happen anywhere at any time. Many people don’t know this, but most of the U.S. is at a moderate to high risk for earthquakes. That is why it is important to prepare.


-Properly mount all wall decor to avoid extra injury.

-Make sure all heavy items are away from beds and couches to lessen the chance of injury.

-Secure all light fixtures.

-Have an emergency kit ready and easily accessible.

-Do practice drills with your family, so everyone knows safe areas and how to drop, cover, and hold.


-Try to stay calm.

-Stay away from anything that can shatter, such as windows or glass.

-Drop, cover, and hold onto something sturdy.

-If you are indoors, stay inside until the shaking stops, then exit with stairs, not elevators.

-If you are outdoors, find a spot with nothing above you, drop to the ground, and stay until the shaking stops.

-If you are in a car, keep your seatbelt on, and pull over to an open area, avoiding bridges, power lines, and street lights if possible. Stay until the shaking stops, then drive with caution.


-Aftershocks can occur anytime after an earthquake, so be cautious. If there is an aftershock, drop, cover, and hold on just as if it were another earthquake.

-Clean up any flammable liquids or spilled medications as soon as possible.

-Be careful when opening closet doors or drawers, because some things may have shifted.

-Stay updated and informed through the news or radio.

Preparing for Disaster: Flooding

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Be prepared for flooding!

Flooding can be a very frequent natural disaster. In the event of a flood, you'll want to make sure you are prepared.


Make sure to…

-Be ready to evacuate at any time, and have an emergency kit ready to go with you and your family.

-Stay out of floodwaters! Any flowing water that is above your ankles is not a safe route.

-Head towards higher ground in the event of a flash flood warning.

-Stay alert, especially at night time.

Stay informed!

-Not all homeowners insurance covers damages from flooding.

-Stay tuned to the news, or listen to the radio for any updates on flood warnings in your area.


If a flood has already happened in your area, here are some tips.

-Stay away from any dangerous areas with floodwater.

-Keep a look out for dangerous animals like snakes that could come into your home with the floodwater.

-Officials will report when it is safe to enter your home.

-Contact the fire department if you hear a hissing noise or smell gas.

-Make sure to wear protective gear when cleaning up to avoid injury.

-Be safe when entering your home, and watch out for collapsed or damaged areas.

-If any food or water has come into contact with floodwater, it is best to throw it away.

Call SERVPRO after a flood for any of your water restoration needs for your home or business.

Storm's First Glance

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm rolling in.

During all the much needed rain here in sunny Florida, there is a possibility of flooding. 

Thunderstorms can have devastating effects with high winds, heavy rains and even trees down. When disaster happens know who to call!

Having the SERVPRO of Vero Beach number 772-770-0501 ready will give your home or business a leg up when there is a storm. Mitigating the damage quickly will save time and money on your storm loss.

If the restoration and mitigation efforts begin within the first five hours of the appearance of water in the home or water in the business, the chances of a successful restoration and mitigation of the damage is nearly certain. However, if the water cleanup efforts are delayed past the first 24 hours, it becomes increasingly likely that the property will sustain permanent damage.

DO NOT hesitate to call SERVPRO of Vero Beach!

Knocked Out Power

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold growing on a wall after storm.

After a storm rolled through our area, it knocked out power for days.  Upon restoration of power, this home had blown a fuse so their air never did come back on.  Following weeks of being unoccupied with shutter still up and high humidity, the mold began growing.  We have a particular way to clean mold and unlike many companies, we guarantee our work.  We will provide a pre-test and a post-test.  We will continue to follow up with our clients as well to make sure they are still satisfied in the following weeks.  Mold can be a scary thing to customers, but it is not scary to us.  If you suspect you have mold, do not mess with it.  Instead, call the

Hauling off Debris

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Debris in one of our dumpsters.

When storms roll through our area, we may have different levels of debris.  Same thing in the mitigation world.  Sometimes we are able to salvage furniture, drywall, etc...  Other times we have to discard most of it if not all of it.  We definitely do our best in trying to salvage as much as possible.  We understand there are certain items that may have sentimental value and will give our honest opinion in what can be saved.  Mold especially when growing rampant, is not merciful.  It loves to grow on what it can.  After a storm it is best to clean up quickly and not give mold a chance to grow.  Drying out immediately is ideal especially in this environment where it can get humid and muggy quick.

Wind, Rain, and Flood

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded room from storm.

There are times in Florida when storms form unexpectedly.  This is never a good thing if a home owner has a weak roof, leaking windows, or live in low-lying areas.  Water will follow gravity and winds are unpredictable.  When it rains hard for three hours following days of constant rain, the already flooded water simply keep rising.  Home owners around our city are devastated when the rising waters begin to penetrate the house.  Can you imagine how helpless they feel watching it enter their house and not able to stop it?  Many have experienced just this, but were smart to pick the phone up and call SERVPRO of Vero Beach.  We can't stop the rain, but we can make your house feel "Like it never even happened."

Heavy Rains Seep In

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Recent rains cracked foundation.

This homeowner found water seeping in from a recent storm right away because the damage occurred on the first floor right at the bottom of a highly used stairwell. 

Water issues in a location that is a high traffic area allows owners to be more aware of a water loss sooner than in areas of the house where they don’t often go.

Right away the owner pulled up the carpet and pad to dry both of them with all the fans she had in her home.  By doing so she was actually able to dry out the carpet, but the pad still needed to be replaced.

By contacting SERVPRO we were able to give her a FREE evaluation of the damage which helped her from having any secondary damages and prevented mold growth as well.

Call Us Today (772)770-0501.

Dual Situations

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

When storms occur, SERVPRO of Vero Beach does it all.

You recently experienced flooding due to torrential rainstorms in the area. If that was not bad enough, pressure from the additional weight caused a gas line to burst, and fires to break out on the second floor, leaving behind, even more, damages.

When these kinds of dual loss situations affect your damaged home,  restoration services become necessary. We are available 24-7, 365 days a year, including holidays and, have access to everything needed to restore your home to a quality pre-damage condition, "Like it never even happened." 
SERVPRO technicians have several years of experience dealing with situations just like yours. We are there, on your property, within an hour of your initial call and begin work immediately upon securing a signed agreement.  We start by securing the structure, ensuring that there aren't any immediate hazards by shutting off the electricity and gas supply to the structure. 
Once it is safe to enter, our onsite manager performs an initial assessment, identifying each affected area that needs attention and plans each step of your restoration process. We tailor our services to fit your unique situation, providing you with expertly trained personnel to tackle each type of repair separately. 

Approaching Storm in Vero Beach

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Approaching storm in Vero Beach last week.

If your home has been damaged by severe floods or storms, call us right away at (772)770-0501. Disaster can strike when we least expect it, but SERVPRO of Vero Beach be there to help you weather the storm.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Vero Beach, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (772)770-0501

Restoring your business after a storm

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Approaching Storm.

Flooding and storm damage events in Vero Beach commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that 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.

About SERVPRO of Vero Beach

SERVPRO of Vero Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a storm damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Hurricane season has arrived

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane Irma as it approached Florida a year ago.

If hurricanes, flash floods or other environmental acts are suspected, you may get a bit of a warning before high waters hit. When flooding is suspected for Vero Beach, you want to do whatever you can to get your commercial building ready for the potential damage. You don't always get a warning prior to a flood, so it's a good idea to use this time wisely. Consider using these steps to best prepare for a storm with high waters.

Rearrange Your Equipment and Furniture

If there's a potential for storm damage involving high waters in your area, you want to do what you can to move your important furniture and equipment up high. You can rearrange in a variety of ways, including the following:

* Move as much as possible to upper floors of the building.
* Create stacks of furniture with water-resistant items at the bottom on lower levels of the building.
* Use watertight totes to protect files and equipment.

Moving around office furniture could help you save as much as possible. As you get ready to rearrange your space, think about the items will you be able to easily dry out and clean after a flood. Keep those at the bottom and move other, less water-resistant furniture and equipment first.

Get Sandbags

You can also try to make your building impermeable to flooding. Stacking sandbags near the doors and windows can help keep water from entering your commercial space. You can even build up a wall of sandbags around the perimeter of your building to help keep water away from the foundation.

Flooding can leave your building unrecognizable. That's why commercial building owners want to do what they can to stop water from damaging their building. If you were unable to prepare for flood damage, you can still call in a flood cleanup team to help you fix the problems caused by the high waters.

Call us at (772)770-0501.

Call the Experts from SERVPRO for Rapid Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

After a heavy rain storm, water crept into a home.

Our SERVPRO technicians first communicate with the customer first following a storm. Prompt treatment of any affected areas helps prevent more extensive problems from manifesting. Any part of a home that experiences water damage becomes an ideal breeding ground for mold and other pathogens. If a homeowner ignores the areas of water damage in the home, the microbial spores frequently spread throughout the structure and render it uninhabitable. We prepare year round for storms and are ready when they hit. Surprisingly a simple rainstorm can cause severe damage if the circumstance is right.

At SERVPROof Vero Beach, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is mold, storm, fire, or flood-related. Call us at (772)770-0501 at any time of the day, and we can make it appear "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Has What It Takes to Restore Your Commercial Property From Storm Damage 

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

The Calm After The Storm. This Condo Was Gutted Due To A Storm That Passed Through Last Year.

What you want is access to a quality restoration company to assist with recovering from storm damage in your Vero Beach business. We have strategically located restoration teams with several years of experience helping businesses just like yours recover from storm damage throughout the area and all of the resources needed to assist you and your neighbors when an emergency situation strikes. 

SERVPRO of Vero Beach has an entire division of dedicated, expertly trained teams composed of quality water, fire, mold, storm, and major event technicians, designed to assist you with cutting costs and saving time associated with the restoration of your business after a disaster. All of these teams are lead by an operations manager that assists with seamless communication and timely mitigation involving the recovery of your business. 

The services that  SERVPRO of Vero Beach provides to every business owner involves the mitigation of the wind, rain, and flood damage that causes substantial damage in a matter of minutes, requiring an immediate response and quick, efficient implementation to prevent excessive loss of revenue and productivity. We respond to your call immediately and provide you with the help you need to get your situation under control. 

It does not matter how small or large your property is; SERVPRO of Vero Beach has the services, equipment, and personnel available to address the event affecting your business. We provide you with access to expertly trained storm and water damage restoration specialists, as well as cleaning and building preparation services to manage your restoration project from start to finish. 

Even a normal tropical storm can cause severe damage to your property when you are ill-prepared. Give us a call to help fortify your property against the wind, flood, storm, and tornado damage that this type of phenomenon generates. We can help protect your business and get things under control when everything is said and done.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Contact SERVPRO of Vero Beach for the professional restoration and cleaning services your company requires. (772)770-0501

Torrential Rains

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Heavy rains during a relentless rain storm.

Sometimes it doesn't take a Hurricane to cause significant damage to your home.  Sometimes it can be afternoon rain storm.  Unprecedented rains earlier this year prove that no place is immune to the power of flood damage after a severe storm.

Homeowners must prepare for the damage flooding does as weather patterns continue to change and storms intensify. Our crews are trained in advanced water restoration techniques, and our equipment is second to none.

After unusually heavy rains the ground around your home saturates, and flood damage occurs in your home. Although the rainwater itself is fairly clean, storm sewers in the area are unable to handle the runoff, and you risk sewage backup as part of the flooding. Anytime large amounts of water, clean or contaminated, invade your home we respond quickly with powerful tools and the know-how of a company that values up to date training in industry best practices for all our workers.

The water that seeps into your lower level may carry landscaping chemicals into your home. Adding to the toxic mix is human and animal waste from the sewer back up. The substances in the flood waters can be infectious and offer a rich growth medium for unwanted microbial activity. SERVPRO’s truck-mounted pumps and extractors collect the contaminated water for disposal according to local regulations. Our staff takes baseline moisture measurements after extraction to locate hidden pockets of water and to help set drying goals.

Next time a storm rolls in call us at SERVPRO VERO BEACH.  We will help you out quickly.  (772)770-0501

Post Hurricane

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

A satellite image of Hurricane Irma.

After Hurricane

  • Let friends and family know you’re safe - Register yourself as safe on the Safe and Well website
  • If evacuated, return only when authorities say it is safe to do so.
  • Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions.
  • Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding.

Caring For Yourself & Loved Ones

  • Pay attention to how you and your loved ones are experiencing and handling stress. Promote emotional recovery by following these tips.
  • Do not use water that could be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, make ice or make baby formula.
  • Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control.
  • Help all people—infants, elderly people, those without transportation, large families who may need additional help in an emergency situation, people with disabilities, and the people who care for them.

Returning Home Safely

  • Stay out of any building that has water around it.
  • Keep away from loose or dangling power lines. Report them immediately to the power company.
  • Follow these tips for inspecting your home after a hurricane.
  • Take pictures of home damage, both of the buildings and its contents, for insurance purposes.

Cleaning Your Home

  • Wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots, and be cautious when cleaning up.
  • Learn more about how to clean up after a hurricane, including the supplies you’ll need, how to deal with contaminated food and water, and how to repair water damage.
  • Don’t just repair your home, build in hurricane-resistant features to help protect against future storms:
    • Secure double entry doors at the top and bottom.
    • Strengthen garage doors to improve wind resistance, particularly double-wide garage doors.
    • Select trees that are not as subject to uprooting to replace any damaged ones. A gardening or landscaping professional can give you excellent advice.
    • If your home has been significantly damaged and will require rebuilding parts or all of it, consider building a safe room.

Ask a Professional to

  • Ensure roof sheathing is properly installed.
  • Ensure end gables are securely fastened to the rest of the roof.
  • Fasten the roof to the walls with hurricane straps.
  • Elevate your home if it’s near the coast and subject to flooding from storm surge.

Do not ever hesitate after a storm.  Call us at SERVPRO VERO BEACH


Now Is The Time To Prepare

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Nasa view of Hurricane Irma

What a summer already!  Storms, Sinkholes, Earthquakes, and Tornadoes have ravaged parts of our country.  If you have been fortunate not to have encountered any of these, I am sure you at least know of someone who has.  To be prepared, now is the time to check your insurance and verify you are covered for all type of storms in your area.  Flooding and earthquakes are usually not covered by most insurance policies so make sure to consider your risk when choosing the appropriate policy for your family.  Also, remember that flood insurance takes days to become effective, so don't wait until a named storm heads your way to try and scramble to add flood to your policy because the storm will most likely arrive before your flood insurance takes effect.  It is always a good idea to check your policy often and have a good understanding of your level of protection.  If you have questions about the right type coverage you should have, you can can find insurance help on this link where non-profit United Policyholders has listed useful information.

Prepare Your Vero Beach Area Home Or Business For Hurricane Season

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Getting ready for storm season can help reduce the damage to your property afterwards. Contact SERVPRO of Vero Beach to discuss what should be done.

SERVPRO Provides Helpful Suggestions to Weather the Storm as Well as Technicians to Take Care of the Damages Afterwards

Protecting your home properly during hurricane season takes lots of effort. Every year both businesses and homes suffer catastrophic losses. Think about what you have invested and then picture everything you have fought long and hard for, gone. 

When taking on the task of preparing for hurricane season in the Vero Beach area, take the time to address certain areas that can help mitigate storm damages and improve your properties chance of recovery. Without knowing the in's and out's of every situation that may occur, a specialist in the field can come in quite handy.
Contacting SERVPRO helps with the development of your Emergency READY Plan. A tool at your disposal that helps you prepare your property, its contents, and any personal belongings for disaster. We can help you identify potential hazards and get you well on your way to defending your property, even when things are at their worst.
If you operate a business, you should consider renting a nearby office space, storefront, or even work out of the house as a temporary answer that helps protect valuable tasks and keeps operations running. Take equipment, resources, and computer files with you, ensuring that your business weathers the storm, even if your building does not.
SERVPRO technicians can assist with performing a safety inventory. We test smoke detectors, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers found on your property, make sure everything works as intended and is in working order for when you need them. It never hurts to have an alternative power source, when possible electricity failure looms overhead, portable generators can truly save the day. Just make sure that you store fuel used to operate the generator safely.
Even though you contact SERVPRO and begin to prepare your building for everything that might head your way, you should contact your insurance company. Double check or even triple check that your insurance coverage meets your needs. Hurricanes can lead to floods and earthquakes are always a possibility, never make the mistake of assuming your safe, you may be left wanting.

Give SERVPRO of Vero Beach a call for assistance with preparing your home for hurricane season. We can help you 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including holidays. Make the decision to survive, today. 

For more information, call us at (772) 770-0501.

SERVPRO Franchises Will Paint Vero Beach Green in the Event of Major Storm

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO Corporate has their very own in-house meteorologist?  Mother Nature can cause tremendous damage. Due to the nature of SERVPRO business, storm alerts are vital. Having a resident meteorologist means faster responses and that we are a step ahead.

Property owners need to be aware of what exactly happens in times of a storm.

Take it from our experience - even lower-category hurricanes could devastate the area, and professional help might not be available.

Truth be told, every local firm like ours will be at capacity within minutes of the arrival of a major storm. There will be enough work to go around for weeks. This is exactly what happened in 2014, during a devastating cold freeze in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. Homes up there flooded due to pipe breakages -- property owners called local providers for up to a week, with no response for service because all providers were at capacity.

Problem is, your property needs help now. That's where SERVPRO'S national "Storm Team" resources come into play. SERVPRO has 1,700 franchises across the country -- many of them will send trained technicians and equipment to the area to service the excess demand. There is no other restoration company that can provide this depth of service. All you need to do is call us at SERVPRO of Vero Beach (772)770-0501, and your job will be put on a queue. If we are at capacity, your loss will be handled by one of the storm team crews who arrived here from Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama or Tennessee.

When Storms or Floods hit Indian River County, SERVPRO is ready!

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Indian River County

SERVPRO of Vero Beach specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Vero Beach we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us At SERVPRO of Vero Beach 772 770-0501

When Storms or Floods hit Indian River County, SERVPRO is ready!

5/27/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Indian River County.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Indian River County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (772)770-0501