Recent Storm Damage Posts

Clearing Flood Damage from Fort Pierce South Attics

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO leave us a review Storm and flood damage restoration is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for fast and immediate service.

The Attic Can Be Overwhelmed by Flood Damage

When you discover flood water penetrating your attic space, it is vital to contact professionals to help. Our SERVPRO team understands the obstacles of attic restoration to accomplish:

  • Extraction
  • Drying
  • Mold Prevention
  • Repairs
  • Reconstruction

Examining the Roof for Damage

After flood damage to Fort Pierce South homes, we must carefully examine the roof for vulnerabilities. Storms can cripple supports, remove shingles, and tear underlayment materials. Temporary patching can be installed to get the cleanup and drying processes started.

Assessing Hazards

Wet spaces in the attic can present unique obstacles in the form of safety hazards. Florida homes often have conduit and electrical components converging in the attic space to manage distribution to individual rooms better. Wet attics can create electrical hazards for responding technicians, so a portion of power to your home might require de-energizing while work gets underway.

Confined Space Management

An obstacle to attic restoration after flooding is accessing this smaller space with the needed equipment for recovery. While we have varying-sized air movers and drying tools of this nature, the sizable dehumidification units often become a challenge. In this case, desiccants can be used with lay-flat hoses to pull wet air from the attic and exhaust dry air back into the space for efficient drying.

Handling Wet Insulation

Insulation is one of the more challenging aspects and materials to manage when cleaning up flood-damaged attic space. Not only must these materials be removed, but depending on the type, they might require an additional drying step if it is fiberglass insulation. After drying, we can complete work in the attic by reinstalling dried insulation or new insulating products around the trusses and roofing materials.

Severe storm systems can threaten even reinforced and well-constructed roofs. When water can penetrate the attic space, considerable damage is possible. This situation can worsen further if experienced restoration professionals like our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team cannot take swift action. Call us today to help at (772) 362-7060. 

Air Movers Help Restore Flood Damage in Fort Pierce Homes

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

storm clouds and lightning When water enters your home, call SERVPRO. We are equipped to dry your home.

Versatile Air Movers Help after Flood Damage 

Drying is one of the fundamental processes for every water damage or flooding event that our SERVPRO team restores. Necessary elements of this essential process are the air movers, which circulate dry air through an environment to increase evaporation rates. We keep these machines stocked in our Green Fleet of service vehicles for fast deployment when needed. Types of these units include:

  • Centrifugal
  • Low-Profile
  • Axial

Continual High-Velocity Airflow

Flood damage in Fort Pierce homes can leave many building materials exposed to water saturation and absorption. This migrating moisture can be an overwhelming presence without contamination threats, requiring powerful drying approaches. Air movers continually move air around wet materials, allowing for an even and steady drying.

Addressing a Boundary Layer

One of the advantages of tools like centrifugal air movers is their ability to overcome cooling boundary layers that form just above the surface of moist elements. During the evaporation process, cooler vapor barriers form above the damaged materials that can slow the production of natural drying processes. Centrifugal units provide a focused blast of warm air to reach this substrate and continue steady drying progress.

Increasing Vapor Pressure

Air movers can help increase the temperature of a workspace and move warm, dry air throughout the containment zone. As temperatures of the liquids affected increase, so does the molecular kinetic energy. This provides faster and more efficient vaporization of trapped surface water and increased vapor pressure.

High-velocity air movers provide a stable foundation of consistent and widespread evaporative drying throughout a damaged household. With multiple units to choose from and hundreds of machines at our disposal, we can position them to have the most significant effect on a moist environment. Give our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team a call now at (772) 362-7060.

Why Seek Professional Help after Flood Damage in Fort Pierce Homes

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration of a Family on the Roof of a House Call SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE at (772) 362-7060 for fast and efficient service.

Handling Flood Repairs in Fort Pierce

When rain fills the river basin quickly with too much water, it can cause an overflow. If you do not have a proper slope for water runoff around your Fort Pierce home, flood damage is likely. Contrary to the belief that a house ravaged by floods must be demolished and rebuilt, sometimes, all is required is professional restoration services to save your home.

Flood damage cleanup in Fort Pierce homes can be a lengthy and challenging process if you do not have the skills and the right tools to carry out complete repairs. Equipped with extraction and drying equipment, SERVPRO technicians can get to your home in good time and remove the remaining floodwater off your property preventing further damage to your structure and contents.  

Other Steps That Are Taken to Restore Your Home Fully

  • Assessing the home
  • Removing the damaged materials
  • Decontamination
  • Drying all wet areas

These steps help in different ways towards achieving the desired goals. For example, assessing your home helps reveal structural damage and hazards. Removing damaged materials creates convenience when making replacements and also aids in decontamination.

Identifying Potential Hazards Within a Home After Flood Damage

Floodwaters around your home could still have some force as it recedes. The surge or the excess moisture could weaken the house's structural integrity. For example, when particle board floors are exposed to floodwaters, they may not support the weight of people and machinery. The water also deposits mud and other sediments. The weight of the sediments buildup can pile pressure, adding to the damage. SERVPRO technicians determine potential structural hazards before we proceed with the restoration.

Other Hazards in The House

  • Biological hazards
  • Chemical hazards
  • Electrical hazards

SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE provides a comprehensive cleanup managing flood damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (772) 362-7060.

Flood Damage Reconstruction in Port Saint Lucie – Call SERVPRO

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded road outside of home Storm flooding can quickly cause water damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Water Restoration Services in Port Saint Lucie

Extensive rain storms, tornadoes, and Hurricanes can all contribute to flooding damage to our homes and commercial buildings in Port Saint Lucie. Many people are devastated when floodwaters wash through their homes. Potentially ruining all of their possessions and jeopardizing even the structure of their homes. Floodwaters carry chemicals, biological material, viruses, and bacteria along with silt and debris onto our property and into our homes. In addition, the high moisture levels migrate to areas that were not directly impacted by the flooding, contributing to further damage and even the growth of mold.

SERVPRO provides flood damage restoration and mitigation services for Port Saint Lucie homeowners and businesses. One of the most important activities after floodwaters inundate your home is to assess any safety concerns that may exist. Our technicians evaluate everything from structural damage to electrical dangers and health-related challenges from viruses and bacteria. We provide board-up services to cover broken windows and doors and tarps to cover roofs that are compromised.

Before getting to work to remove all of the water and debris, we review our flood damage recovery plan with our clients and their insurance adjusters. Many non-porous items can be cleaned, sanitized, and saved in safe staging areas. Porous items are evaluated, cleaned, and sanitized when possible or placed in disposal containers for removal. We apply controlled demolition techniques to mitigate further damage to undamaged areas and begin drying all areas of your home to reduce the amount of secondary damage from moisture and mold.

SERVPRO provides emergency services for water damage from storms, including:

Repairs to a leaking roof from storms and more

  • Water removal services
  • Flood restoration

Call SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE in Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (772) 362-7060.

Why Professional Storm Mitigation in Fort Pierce is Essential

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

looking up at the tops of 4 palm trees during heavy rain Storms can damage the outside and inside of your home. Call SERVPRO for complete storm damage restoration.

Expert Storm Mitigation in Fort Pierce from a Company Like SERVPRO Offers the Best Outcome

Natural disasters like storms can strike unexpectedly and damage anything in their path. Storm damage can vary in severity, including roof damage, broken windows, mold, and flooding. Most storm damage occurs to the outside of the house, but it might also severely affect the property's inside. Regardless of how much destruction has taken place, you should begin the restoration process quickly to prevent secondary destruction.

SERVPRO can assist you in performing storm mitigation in your Fort Pierce residence. Storms usually create a tremendous amount of debris that should be removed and discarded safely. Our storm mitigation services include removing debris. Our well-equipped team can provide you with various debris removal services such as:

  • Clearing downed branches from your residence.
  • Installing roof tarps to offer weather protection
  • Removing hazardous waste

Our SERVPRO team can remove damaged materials like insulation, drywall, carpeting, padding, and trimming. We dispose of the waste correctly to prevent environmental degradation. Our mitigation service also includes removing standing water. Stagnant water is different from water running off quickly since it has the time to react with brick, concrete, wood, and other surfaces. Our water restoration technicians (WRT) can remove the water using extraction equipment like electric submersible pumps and self-priming trash pumps.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also clean everything that floodwaters have affected. We apply antimicrobial agents that kill the microorganisms they contact. Antimicrobial agents include various chemicals registered as:

  • Germicides
  • Disinfectants
  • Virucides
  • Mildewcides
  • Sanitizers

We dry out the materials that floodwater had soaked. We can use air movers to increase the evaporation rate. Our SERVPRO technicians can use desiccant dehumidifiers to dry affected materials. These dehumidifiers use chemicals, which are known as desiccants. The chemicals readily absorb moisture from the air that dehumidifiers process.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE at (772) 362-7060 for help when you need storm mitigation services. We can make the storm damage seem, “Like it never even happened.”

What Factors Change Flood Restoration Approaches for Fort Pierce Properties?

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded road When storm damage wreaks havoc on your property, call in the experts at SERVPRO at (772) 362-7060.

Specific Variables Determine the Most Efficient Extraction and Restoration of Flooded Fort Pierce Homes.  

While Fort Pierce and the rest of St. Lucie County are fortunate to avoid much of the worst weather conditions that impact the state. When storm and flood damage do impact the community, our SERVPRO team is trusted to help mitigate loss and clean up the disastrous effects.

The Location of the Damage 

The location of flood damage in Fort Pierce homes makes a considerable difference in how the effects get treated and the pace of the overall restoration steps. Getting mitigation started is vital, and the tools for extraction and drying change based on the location and severity of flooding. Some of the common areas affected include:

  • Attic
  • Crawlspace
  • Main living area
  • Garage

Safety and Health Concerns

Standing water undoubtedly can cause several possible threats to the homeowners and the occupancy of the house. When pooling impacts rooms, building materials can deteriorate under this saturation and exposure. Additionally, we must deduce any compromising conditions with visual inspections of building elements to avoid shock or structural collapse.

Depth of Standing Water

The depth of any standing water in the house is another consideration for determining efficient extraction and drying. While shallow damage can often be remedied with tools like wet vacuums, carpet wands, and squeegee wands, deeper threats typically require efficient submersible pump solutions and stationary machines like our trash pumps for removing water with solids.

Understanding some of the variables that dictate the most promising approaches to flood cleanup and storm damage restoration allows for more efficient results. Our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team is a trusted name in post-storm recovery and flood removal. We are available 24/7 for Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, and other communities throughout St. Lucie County. Call us today at (772) 362-7060.

What Can Be Done To Save Fort Piece North Properties When Flood Damage Breaches The Roof?

9/25/2021 (Permalink)

a storm damaged house with a yellow sign in front of it Flooding, whether from your damaged roof or coming in from the ground, can quickly overtake your home. Call SERVPRO for effective water removal.

SERVPRO Can Help Reattach the Underlayment before Starting Other Water Damage Repairs

Flooding from storms can take different forms. Apart from the usual breach by rising groundwater, a torn roof can also let rainwater into the property leading to unprecedented loss. Taking appropriate actions in good time is essential to containing flood damage.

Flood damage in Fort Pierce properties can be more severe when it originates from the roof since it likely reaches more property sections, including ceilings, wall cavities, and floors. It is also likely to affect most of the contents in the affected rooms. SERVPRO can provide quick relief and find long-term solutions to restore the property to its preloss state.

Complete flood restoration of your Fort Pierce North property may involve:

  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Water removal services
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Water damage remediation

A roof breach is severe if it also affects the underlayment. An underlayment provides an extra layer of protection beyond that of shingles. Storms usually overcome the protection offered by a roof if the shingles are brittle from aging or if wind-driven rain infiltrates below their surfaces. However, if the underlayment remains intact, water should not reach the interior of the house. 

When our SERVPRO team arrives at the loss site, we evaluate the situation and establish the best course of action. We can reattach the rubberized underlayment to offer temporary protection against further water intrusion as the roof awaits full repair. 

Other helpful actions to limit damage include

  • Installing a roof tarp
  • Pack outs to relocate vulnerable contents from affected areas
  • Covering the contents inside the house with protective tarps

SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE responds uniquely to flood damage incidents. Call us at (772) 362-7060. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Can Be Done About a Flooded Crawlspace in Fort Pierce North Homes?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

inside of crawlspace Inspect your crawlspace often for signs of moisture.

SERVPRO can Work to Mitigate Flooding and Damages with Swift Action in Fort Pierce North Residences

Crawlspaces can be a challenging area of your home to reach and recover after natural flooding concerns. Many of the houses in the area not constructed on concrete slabs feature this accessible area for a hub of utilities. When flooding occurs, immediate action is required to avoid damage to the main structure.

How Can Standing Water Get Removed? 

The accessibility of standing water after flood damage to Fort Pierce North homes is one of the main obstacles for responding technicians. Confined space and tighter areas require a combination of multiple extractors in our fleet and inventory, including:

  • Truck extractors
  • Wet vacuums
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Trash pumps

Is Encapsulation Worth the Money? 

One of the most valuable considerations for homeowners after flooding in a crawlspace is possible encapsulation. With a general contractor license, we can furnish permanent solutions to prevent further water penetration into this crawl space beneath the property and redirecting water that otherwise would have damaged the structure. If flooding is a persistent concern for your home, this can save money against much more significant structural damage and mold growth concerns later. 

With how destructive flooding can be, many have trusted the fast response of our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team to help. We are available 24/7 at (772) 362-7060.

Protecting Your Fort Pierce Home from Flood Damage

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

palm trays swaying in heavy rain storm Storms are a constant in Florida. Should your home become flooded, SERVPRO is ready remove the water.

Flood Damage Cleanup with SERVPRO Brings Your Fort Pierce Home Back to Normal, Faster!

Thunderstorms and flash floods spell disaster for any property owner within the Fort Pierce North area. However, you can hopefully put the power of preparation to work for you to lessen the loss. Should you get hit with basement flooding or a leaking roof from storms, you can trust that SERVPRO will have a crew at your door to get to work within hours.

To help lessen the blow of flood damage in Fort Pierce after a storm, SERVPRO wants you to know some preventative steps you can take:

  • Storms often bring high winds that cause damage from falling limbs or projectiles. Be sure that your landscaping is maintained, keep the trees trimmed, and secure lawn furnishings before a significant weather event.
  • Putting a flood plan in place lessens the need for crawlspace flooding cleanup and water removal services. Part of your flood plan should include keeping our number handy at SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE.

Once a storm hits and you have water accumulating in your crawlspace, or your sump pump fails, a call to our team puts the Green Fleet at your door within hours. We utilize powerful pumps and extraction tools to pull up hundreds to thousands of gallons of water, including storm debris. Our industrial-grade equipment for drying and dehumidification helps restore relative humidity to normal levels within your home. We wrap up each storm damage and water cleanup job with cleaning, sanitization, and deodorization to remove all chances for musty, foul odors or mold growth.

Call (772) 362-7060 to have SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE get started on your flood damage restoration and storm cleanup needs.

Need Help with Flood Damage Restoration in Fort Pierce – Call SERVPRO

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

flooded roads, sign by boat docks When you need help with floodwater extraction, mitigation of water damage, and a helping hand for our Fort Pierce Homee--contact SERVPRO

Can SERVPRO Help with Water Clean-Up from Flood Damage in Fort Pierce?

Flooding after a storm can bring a great deal of water, dirt, debris, and even biohazards into Fort Pierce homes. The biohazards are picked up from various sources as the water rages through neighborhoods. The Black Water waste, chemicals, and biohazards settle in building structures and on contents after water levels subside.

SERVPRO has storm and flood damage experience in Fort Pierce. We can react to your emergency call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and be on-site in less than 4 hours. Our fast response, water clean up, water damage restoration, and repairs ensure we minimize further damage from standing water, high moisture levels, and mold growth.

Our emergency response team assesses the flood damage and arranges for immediate action to protect your home. These steps depending on the situation, may include:

  • Board up of doors and windows
  • Installation of tarps to cover punctures in your roof
  • Remove as much water as possible
  • Begin water clean up and removal
  • Cleaning, disinfection, and drying
  • Complete repairs from water damage

SERVPRO aims to return your home to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE for flood damage services in Fort Pierce and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (772) 362-7060.