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How Is Professional Water Restoration for Fort Pierce Homes Better?

1/7/2023 (Permalink)

LGR dehumidifier in a kitchen SERVPRO teams have the tools and experience you need to handle water damages on your Fort Pierce property.

Professional water damage recovery in Fort Pierce is many moving parts working simultaneously to reach a positive result.

Industry estimates suggest that more than 14,000 people experience water damage emergencies every day. Considering this high volume of unfavorable circumstances, it is no surprise that water damage restoration and cleanup are among the most heavily requested recovery services our SERVPRO team provides. For this reason, we continue to train and prepare our technicians for around-the-clock care and water mitigation. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, no matter when that emergency occurs.

Emergency Services and Damage Assessment

Before water damage restoration and mitigation services in Fort Pierce can get underway, we must first resolve pressing concerns that could make the property unsafe. We provide rapid repairs of damaged plumbing, remove bulk materials that could collapse, and begin needed house inspections. This assessment can answer many questions about the services required of our SERVPRO team as we seek to resolve water damage emergencies. Our crew chief can examine the water-damaged residence for:

  • Structural compromise
  • Ruined/damaged contents
  • Affected areas
  • Mold growth

Mitigation and Water Removal Services

The earliest recovery actions started in a damaged home can directly impact the efficiency of later cleaning and water damage restoration services. Water extraction is among the most needed emergency efforts, as pooling water against building materials can deteriorate wood and carpeting. Multiple extraction units are available for whatever water restoration needs exist, including wet vacuums, submersible pumps, high-pressure units, and truck-mount extractors.

Identifying the Spread of Moisture Damage

Our skilled professionals look to learn about the movement of moisture as soon as possible. Water damage cleanup needs can be more easily targeted and determined using our moisture detection tools and devices. Some of these units include:

  • Thermal imagery
  • Hygrometers
  • Probing moisture detectors

Thorough Drying Equipment and Efforts

Every water damage event requires some drying practice. This process is continually monitored and carefully considered to provide the most efficient path to the restored property. The equipment needed for this effort encompasses the most significant portion of our inventory, as we have hundreds of axial and centrifugal, high-velocity air movers available for water restoration needs of all sizes. Monitoring shows where more units might be needed, the number of dehumidifiers necessary to manage moisture content, and when drying milestones are reached.

Final Steps for Water Damage Restoration

The work is not yet finished even after the drying process is completed. Additional efforts can help prevent future water damages and eliminate the possibility of mold development on sensitive materials. With a contractor license, we can perform needed structural repairs and replace compromised plumbing after the drying is finished. Because many materials stayed exposed to moisture and humidity concerns during the recovery process, we also implement mold prevention steps with the application of inhibitors on surfaces capable of supporting colonies in the damaged area.

It is clear to see how advantageous professional water mitigation and water damage repairs can be for affected homes and businesses in St. Lucie County. Our experienced WRT-Certified technicians can help with effective cleanup, and restoration needs to make damages "Like it never even happened." Call our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team standing by now at (772) 362-7060.

Who Offers Full Fire Damage Service for Fort Pierce Properties?

1/7/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked in a lot Contact SERVPRO after a fire in your Fort Pierce home for safe cleanup and fire damage restoration.

SERVPRO provides fast and efficient mitigation and restoration services for fire damaged Fort Pierce properties.

There are many moving parts to post-fire damage restoration and recovery. While much of the initial efforts are filtered through the expectations and guidelines of your insurance company, it can be helpful to consider a fire mitigation and restoration team that is also capable of managing needed repairs and build-back services like SERVPRO.

Emergency Response Actions

Steps are necessary to secure your home from more significant harm before mitigation or fire damage restoration in Fort Pierce commences. With a contractor license and construction experience, we can help with temporary board-up and tarping solutions for structural openings after a fire. This pre-restoration period is often also the time to address other threatening damages like pooling water from extinguishment that could result in mold development.

Who Determines What a Property Needs?

After fire damage events, your home or business needs are often determined by an insurance adjuster and the findings of thorough damage inspections by IICRC Certified professionals like SERVPRO production managers. Our estimations, damage documentation, and efforts to secure your damage claim approval as a preferred insurance vendor get work started quickly in your home.

Debris Cleanup and Content Protection

When we are approved to enter a home after extinguishment, our SERVPRO professionals focus on two vital mitigation services. The first is shoveling or vacuuming up fire and smoke damage debris from the floors and surfaces. Another is the relocation of exposed contents and personal belongings. Our off-site SERVPRO facility nearby can help with cleaning using advanced tools like:

  • Ozone chamber
  • Ultrasonic submersion tank
  • ESPORTA Wash system

Soot Removal and Demolition

When partial combustion of fuels occurs, the production of soot particles can be a challenging obstacle in fire damage restoration for the property. The longer that fire smolders and burns, the more these particles are generated and dispersed into the environment. Wet smoke damage concerns create thick and potent residues that require more than dry chemical sponges to remove. We have cleaning detergents and solvents to emulsify and trap soils for rinsing or wiping away.

Removing Harsh Malodors During Smoke Remediation

Smoke malodors might not be one of the most pressing concerns compared to the damage that soot and smoke residues can do. However, the presence of these formidable smells still creates unsavory conditions homeowners are asked to endure. For this reason, our SERVPRO professionals have several counteractant products, cleaning approaches, and similar solutions to reduce the severity and concentration of malodors until official deodorization occurs with ozone or hydroxyl machines.

Rebuilding After Fire Damage Restoration

Reconstruction is more common after structure fires than many homeowners might believe. Even if you are not going through an insurance company after a situation like a kitchen flare-up, experienced professionals like ours might still encourage the replacement of affected cabinets or wall materials if necessary. With a contractor license and extensive experience, we can help finalize fire damage restoration with repairs and build-back services.

With a growing roster of experienced professionals along with a contractor license for residential and commercial insurance work, our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team is equipped to help after fire damage incidents. We are a one-stop-shop for restoration and repairs, saving customers time and money on recovering their properties. Call today at (772) 362-7060.

What Mold Damages Do Fort Pierce Homes Experience?

1/7/2023 (Permalink)

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Understanding mold damage threats makes Fort Pierce homeowners prepared for these developments.

Mold damage can impact homes in many ways, from damaging hosting building materials to destroying affected contents. As leading mold remediation specialists for Fort Pierce, our training and knowledge in the most efficient removal techniques can help your property return to preloss condition fast after mold gets discovered. 

Environmental Factors Attributing to Mold Development

Moist conditions in the house can facilitate mold colonies, microbial growth, and mildew. Multiple contributing factors can leave properties capable of meeting the environmental conditions that promote mold damage in Fort Pierce. Flooding and storm damage are threats to all of St. Lucie County and can allow for mold growth if floodwater is not quickly resolved.

Can Mold Go Away on Its Own?

Many homeowners believe that ignoring the problem can ultimately resolve it. Unfortunately, mold damage will typically not go away on its own, As the source of moisture and dampness in the house is not yet repaired. Professional mold remediation provides long-term solutions for mold damage threats.

Removing Mold from the Structure and Contents

The action of removing mold colonies from your household is not a universal one. Our specialists carefully consider thorough mold inspections to determine what materials are affected, the extent of mold damage, and how to best overcome these conditions. We have surface treatments with antimicrobial products for light damage and more aggressive sponge pressure cleaning, media blasting, sanding, and other challenging mold damage strategies.

Post-Mold Damage Restoration Needs

After mold gets removed from the property, there are still additional steps that must get completed. We can help with:

  • Surface Treatment: Mold damage can be removed through antimicrobial products, abrasive cleaning, and controlled demolition. Spraying biocides and sporicidal products can make nearby surfaces uninhabitable.
  • Malodor Removal: Even with much of the mold damage removed from the property, our professionals must still contend with threatening odors circulating in the problem areas. Musty smells can be reduced and eliminated with thermal foggers and hydroxyl machines. The application of deodorizing gels is often useful.
  • Content Move-Back: It is important to return removed contents to their original locations in the house. There are many instances where offsite recovery and cleaning were necessary, so our SERVPRO team manages a final inspection of these items and then transports them back to the house.

Black Mold Damage Repairs

While the focus of remediation is mold removal, we must also consider the needed actions to replace and repair structural damage that results from mold colonization. With a general contractor license, we can complete most of the build-back services required for your home after harmful mold exposure. Because controlled demolition is one of the final measures in resolving destructive mold damage, our IICRC technicians will need to replace these removed materials to return the structure to preloss condition.

Understanding the variances of mold damage and the effects it could have on your home or business shows the need for professional remediators when the time comes. We have experienced technicians with AMRT-certifications through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) ready to help with mold removal and clean up. Give our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team a call today at (772) 362-7060.

Commercial Water Removal Methods in Fort Pierce North

1/6/2023 (Permalink)

open sign on store door SERVPRO's fast water removal from your Fort Pierce restaurant keeps the doors open. "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Can Provide Commercial Water Removal Services in Fort Pierce North

Most restaurants have several sinks for cleanliness and food preparation; thus, water supply lines run to them. The more pipes running through a building, the higher the risk of a pipe bursting. Pipes can break in several different ways, which can cause moisture to flood your structure. Or appliances can malfunction, or drains can back up and cause standing water to build up on your restaurant's floors.

Whenever our SERVPRO technicians work on commercial water removal projects in Fort Pierce North, we thoroughly inspect before work begins to determine what equipment we need. For example, if there are more than a couple of inches of standing H2O on your floors, we can use a submersible pump. The pump sits in the water and pumps it into one of your sewage drains.

If your carpets get wet, we can sometimes save them through extraction and drying procedures. We can use a handheld wand to remove moisture for thin, glue-down carpets. For thick carpets, we can use a weighted extraction tool that uses the operator's weight to compress the fibers and allow more moisture to get extracted. If your restaurant's hard floors, like tile or linoleum, get wet, we can use a mop and squeegee to remove the liquid H2O.

Once the liquid water gets removed, we can start the applied structural drying (ASD) process. Depending on the extent of the damage, we can calculate the correct amount of air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers push air around counterclockwise to help speed up the natural evaporation process and remove moisture soaked into your building materials. The dehumidifiers then pull water out of the air the keep the relative humidity numbers low.

Other ways we can help your business after a water leak:

  • Content pack-ins and pack-outs
  • Set up desiccant dehumidifiers to dry out the concrete
  • Disinfect possibly contaminated materials
  • Restorative carpet cleaning
  • Deep final cleaning

Any time a disaster strikes your place of business, call SERVPRO of Fort PierceNE, at (772) 362-7060.

Fort Pierce North Expert Water Damage Cleanup

12/13/2022 (Permalink)

Catching water in living room with a bowl. Water damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. We are ready at a moment's notice, 24/7 365 days a year.

24/7 Water Damage Help in Fort Pierce North with SERVPRO

One thing worse than failing to act when you have water damage is hiring the wrong company to assist with the cleanup and restoration. Many companies around the Fort Pierce North area offer water damage assistance, but none have the same skilled team and dedication as SERVPRO. Whether you have a burst pipe filling your home with water or an overflowing toilet with contaminated water seeping under floorboards, we have the right technicians to make it “Like it never even happened.”

DIY water damage cleanup in Fort Pierce North is also a route best left alone. With proper training, homeowners can avoid hidden moisture pockets that lead to secondary damage or mold growth. Additionally, taking the path of hiring professionals will save you time and money overall. SERVPRO moves seamlessly from water removal services to repair and reconstruction so that you can get your property back to normal.

Some actions you will see us performing for either residential or commercial projects include:

  • Safe removal and disposal of all unsalvageable materials and contents
  • Assessment of all structural elements to ensure their integrity
  • Containment installations (i.e., barriers or poly sheeting)

Wrapping up your water damage project

Once our water cleanup is complete and advanced drying techniques help us to restore the relative humidity (RH) within the building, our IICRC-certified team thoroughly cleans and sanitizes all surfaces. Such a step readies your business or home for repair and reconstruction work. New carpeting, drywall, or flooring gets installed, the cabinets get repaired, and the baseboards are replaced. Everything gets tied together using trusted local contractors and vendors, so you have an interior that is back to pre-water loss condition. Additionally, you get the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal of approval. 

Nothing compares to the dedication our team at SERVPRO of Fort Pierce, NE, has to ensure you get the water damage assistance you deserve. Request help online or call 24/7 at (772) 362-7060 to dispatch a crew to your door. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Flood Damage Restoration in Fort Pierce North Homes with SERVPRO

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

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Advantages of Rapid Fort Pierce North Flood Mitigation

A flooded home can result from internal issues, including plumbing failures, or external events, such as extreme weather. One must take specific steps to save the property, secure the family, and recoup as many belongings as possible. Floodwaters may include sewage or other hazardous material. Therefore, extreme precautions should be exercised when handling them.

The level of flood damage in Fort Pierce North properties increases the longer the water level stays abnormally high. The longer standing water stays inside the house, the more structural stability may be compromised since structural wood and paneling, as drywall, becomes increasingly compromised. Wood remains wet long after the floodwaters recede unless special efforts are made to dry it. The SERVPRO emergency team responds to water intrusion events and is equipped to mitigate such damages.

Other impacts from floodwaters

  • Damage to concrete pad foundations, outdoor patios, and walkways
  • Undermined footings for post-and-beam foundations and deck posts
  • Damages fences and outbuildings

Power lines are inherently susceptible to damage from extreme weather due to falling trees leading to power loss. The tree may also fall directly on your house, leaving an opening on the roof hence more water intrusion. After such incidents, our SERVPRO crews take rapid measures by installing tarps over any open spaces to prevent further moisture intrusion.

Flood damage cleanup

Professional flood damage cleanup crews handle the impacts on carpeting, walls, upholstery, floors, cupboards, or even soggy documents. However, carpets and other porous materials should be replaced when contaminated with floodwaters as it is categorized as black water, which is unsanitary. High-value area rugs can be saved through a multi-stage process starting with immersing in a biocide, re-cleaning, and thorough drying. An Indoor Environmental Professional has to test to confirm that porous materials have reached sanitary conditions after cleaning. You should also sanitize hard surfaces.

Chemical agents necessary for sanitizing

  • Antimicrobial products
  • Disinfectants
  • Sanitizers

SERVPRO of Fort Pierce, NE, is a phone call away when you need flood damage restoration. Reach us at (772) 362-7060 for a solution that makes it “Like it never even happened.” 

Hire Remediation Professionals for Mold Damage in Ft. Pierce

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

On the way to a job-site Mold remediation for your home is no DIY project. Let the professionals of SERVPRO handle all the work. We are here to help.

Moisture Management Plus Mold Remediation -- Why SERVPRO Is the Ft. Pierce Choice

Trying to solve Ft. Pierce mold growth issues without addressing water damage is a recipe for disaster. Spores driving the spread of fungal colonies must find and absorb moisture to germinate and multiply. Sources of water in your home can include:

  • Leaking roof from storms
  • Bust pipes 
  • Sewage backup
  • Spills
  • Excessive humidity levels

Why Does SERVPRO Focus First on Eliminating Water Damage?

Mold damage in Ft. Pierce is less likely to overwhelm homeowners when trained technicians locate water incursions and trace for migration as part of initial assessment activities. Proficiency in water removal and applied structural drying is why SERVPRO helps avoid a never-ending cycle of mold removal followed by fungal resurgence because of lingering moisture. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), author of the seminal guide to effective mold remediation followed by reputable contractors, stresses that moisture management is the key to effective microbial control strategies.

What Is the EPA Mold Remediation Protocol?

The methodical, research-based methodology developed by the EPA is the backbone of our mold remediation, which is why SERVPRO crews feel confident during microbial infestation projects. The broad outline of the process follows:

  • Technicians don personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent drift or tracking of moldy debris into unaffected areas.
  • Crews locate mold colonies, testing when necessary.
  • Workers contain the workspace by wrapping areas with 1.6 mil polyethylene and sealing through the action of negative pressure air scrubbing equipment.
  • Team members mechanically remove mold organisms with scrapers, brushes, and other agitation techniques -- considering controlled media blasting with soda or dry ice for porous surfaces.
  • Technicians complete cleanup with spray and wipe or HEPA-filtered vacuuming, bagging debris and residues for lawful disposal.
  • Managers direct the treatment of newly mold-free surfaces with EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit future mold growth.

Availability of comprehensive water and mold damage emergency services is why SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE earns high rankings for successful outcomes. Call (772) 362-7060 to arrange the necessary interventions for sustainable mold remediation.

Avoid Secondary Fire Damage in Fort Pierce Homes by Calling SERVPRO

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

House Made of Matches Contact SERVPRO to effectively tackle the fire damage in your property. Call now!

Certified Fire Restoration Technicians Serve the Fort Pierce Community in an Emergency

Amidst the traumatic aftermath of a fire incident in a Fort Pierce house, homeowners have no time to dwell on their emotions. Instead, they must act quickly to remove the debris the blaze left behind and jump-start the fire restoration process. Establishing priorities and strategically operating can be hard at times. Still, when you have the support of a certified team of experts, the job becomes more manageable.

In Fort Pierce, fire damage is no match for SERVPRO and our crew. Our team is certified in fire and smoke restoration and has a proven track record of success. As we assess your needs and learn the specifics of the fire (what caused it, how it traveled, and what it touched), we develop a Fort Pierce, fire damageargeted plan to return your home to its pre-fire condition. Much of the damage is visible, but our staff spends time anticipating potential secondary damage, so it doesn’t become a reality. Some of the causes behind future fire damage may include:

  • The home’s exposure to the elements thanks to structural damage. To avoid it, our SERVPRO staff helps cover and secure any openings or spots vulnerable to weather.
  • Excessive soot causes discoloration and corrosion to your furniture and fixtures.
  • The aftermath of extinguishing solutions and the moisture they can leave behind. Excessive humidity alters the home’s environment and can become a precursor to mold growth.

At SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE, we strive to guide the fire remediation process by applying science to each of our actions. When you call us at (772) 362-7060, you gain access to our field experience and certified industry knowledge. Like you, we want your home to feel “Like it never even happened.”

Water Restoration Technicians in Fort Pierce Take Care of Water Damage Cleanup

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

Carpet Soaked With Water Having an issue with water damage in your Fort Pierce home. Call SERVPRO for the help you need.

Homeowners in Fort Pierce Count on SERVPRO Experts to Mitigate Water Damage 

A water incident in your Fort Pierce single-family home or condo can be devastating. When you first set foot on a soaked carpet or kitchen floor, you immediately realize that expert help is necessary to return things to normal. Trying to estimate the damage and cost in time and money can be overwhelming, especially if you do not have all the facts. When you reach out to a reputable team of experts, you get a clear picture of what needs to happen for your home to be in top shape.

For water damage cleanup in Fort Pierce under the supervision of certified water restoration technicians, call SERVPRO and let us take care of it all. We answer your call around the clock and dispatch our crew to begin its assessment and work on the most vulnerable areas of your home. Carpets, for example, are especially susceptible to water damage thanks to their porous nature. 

Depending on the type of residue carried in the water, we may need to discard carpets and upholstery to avoid a proliferation of mold and bacteria. In other instances, we can use our specialized equipment to help extract water and dry carpet fibers. Some tools we rely on for a thorough and successful job include-

  • Weighted extractors
  • Wet vacuums
  • Wand extractors
  • Drying mats

Homeowners who act quickly after the water incident stand a better chance of preserving their carpet and flooring. Once delamination begins (carpet layers separate), it can be more cost-effective to replace it all. Our SERVPRO staff keeps your safety and priorities in mind. It will help you make correct decisions, given your circumstances.

SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE is at your service when you call us at (772) 362-7060. We will have your home “Like it never even happened.”

Professional Attention is Essential for Effective Mold Remediation in Fort Pierce

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

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Understanding How Mold Spread and How to Fight its Growth is Essential to Protecting Fort Pierce Homes with Mold Damage

Mold grows in all homes, including those in Fort Pierce. Its spread does not reflect your housekeeping or the care you give your home. Nor is it unsurmountable when it happens. Although you can help control some growth factors, such as ensuring no leaks or standing water in your home, mold occurs naturally and is part of our environment. When it grows uncontrollably and shows up as discoloration on your walls or a musty smell, it is time to call the professionals and let them handle the issue.

Your call for mold remediation in Fort Pierce should be to SERVPRO’s 24/7 hotline. Our action steps for mold remediation are based on EPA-recommended and industry best practices. Mold is impossible to eliminate, so it aims to inhibit its growth and clean surfaces already affected by it. In the process, pre-testing treatments and making an educated decision about which items are salvageable is critical. Only technicians with the experience and knowledge to understand how mold grows and travels can give you the best advice. At SERVPRO, we rely on some of the following to conduct a successful mold restoration process:

  • Containing the affected areas by isolating them with polyethylene barriers and the use of negative pressure
  • Using blasters, specialized brushes, and scrapers to remove the growth and deter bacteria from multiplying
  • Discarding moldy items in compliance with local regulations
  • Cleaning surfaces with antimicrobials and using HEPA vacuums to clean the air

Finding mold remediation services in your area is easy once you call SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE at (772) 362-7060. We have certified and trained staff ready to act quickly and help you leave your home “Like it never even happened.”