Recent Water Damage Posts

Is Dehumidification Always Necessary for Fort Pierce North Residents Needing Water Restoration?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with water everywhere Water damage remediation requires BOTH the trained personnel and the right equipment to tackle the job. Luckily SERVPRO has both. Call right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Mobilize Equipment Quickly to Speed Up Water Restoration in your Fort Pierce North Home

The presence of water in a home can cause both immediate and long-term damages to the property. Introducing water to a dry, indoor environment can encourage decay and affect the structural integrity of your building. The longer water is present in an indoor environment, the more far-reaching the consequences. SERVPRO can help residents manage:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Water damage remediation

Vital equipment for conducting water restoration in your Fort Pierce home is the low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifier. These machines operate at standard room temperatures and can help to dry out enclosed spaces like stairwells, hallways, and crawl spaces.  This equipment can maintain performance levels in temperatures ranging from 33 degrees Fahrenheit up to 100 degrees, making them versatile enough for anywhere in your home. 

  • Modern LGRs are self-maintaining, meaning that fans and cycles automatically adapt to the conditions. Real-time data is transmitted to technicians to aid the monitoring process. 
  • Pumps to remove condensates are typically twenty-five feet long, which allows us to use LGRs in almost any part of the home. 
  • Professional quality LGRs include filter systems that ensure the unit continues to perform in dusty or dirty parts of the property like attics, garages, and crawl spaces. 

For expert restoration and advice, contact SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE for water restoration services at (772) 362-7060.

What Materials Are Most Directly Damaged by Water in Port St. Lucie Homes?

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO teams have the tools and experience you need to handle water damages on your property.

Some Materials Require Removal and Replacement in Port St. Lucie After Water Damage. 

Several installed materials can become directly and heavily damaged after situations like burst pipes or ceiling leaks, including:

  • Trim – For water damage in Port St. Lucie, the trim and baseboards can be among the first materials directly impacted. SERVPRO professionals can quickly uninstall this exposed material from drywall using a putty knife and other approaches.
  • Flooring – Carpeting can often be heavily damaged by spreading moisture and water damage effects. This top layer gets detached from a tack strip to remove padding without further damage to the carpet.
  • Walls – Drywall can absorb moisture fast but does not always require controlled demolition. Centrifugal air movers can promote evaporation whenpossible.

Does SERVPRO Conduct Controlled Demolition?

A contractor license permits our team to offer controlled demolition when materials become destroyed by standing/spreading water. We can also provide necessary reconstruction services after water restoration.

Water damage can be destructive in area homes. Our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team can help when you call (772) 362-7060.

Water Damage Restoration Price for Fort Pierce, Florida

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is one of the most common and most expensive kinds of homeowners insurance boasts. According to the Insurance Information Institute, about one in 50 property owners will file water damage claims each year, accounting for almost 24% of all homeowner's insurance claims. The average cost of a water damage insurance claim is about $10,900. Floods can happen in Fort Pierce— just one inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 in damage.

Most homeowner’s insurance does not cover damage caused by flooding. Flood insurance is a separate policy that can cover buildings, the contents in a building, or both, so it is important to protect your most important financial assets — your home, your business, your possessions.

Floodsmart.gov has estimates based on national FEMA flood loss tables of cash value loss. SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE will work with your property insurance company and offer free and fair pricing estimates.

For accurate costs about water damage repairs in the Fort Pierce, Florida area please call SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE (772) 362-7060

Out of pocket costs to repair water damaged property

Here are some common problems that are typically not covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy:

Water ruins property due to floods, hurricanes or high tides like in Florida. Flood damage and storm surge damage are excluded from standard home insurance policies. If you want coverage for floods, you will need to buy a separate flood insurance policy.

Water damage from swimming pools or fountains.

Water damage due to lack of maintenance or negligence, such as not repairing a plumbing problem.

Water damage from “earth movement” like a sink hole, earthquake or landslide. For example, if your pipe burst because of an earthquake, the water damage most likely will not be covered. If you want coverage for earthquake destruction, you will need to buy a separate earthquake insurance policy.

Water damage that backs up through a sewer or drain. (Unless you have purchased special coverage for this problem.)

Water damage from seepage or leaks through a foundation.

Source https://www.forbes.com/advisor/homeowners-insurance/water-damage/

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

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup in Fort Pierce

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

man reading paper at table, raining inside from leak When it is raining inside your Fort Pierce home, call SERVPRO for water damage mitigation and repair

Does SERVPRO provide Water Damage Reconstruction Services in Fort Pierce?

Fort Pierce is also named the Sunrise City along with its sister city, San Francisco, the Sunset City. The population of Fort Pierce is approximately 45,000 people. The town draws its name from Benjamin Kendrick Pierce, brother of President Franklin Pierce. The city was named after a military post established in 1838, commanded by Benjamin Kendrick Pierce.

Fort Pierce lies on the east coast of Florida. Several hurricanes have inundated the Fort Pierce City Marina over the years. The Army Core of Engineers has initiated multiple projects to protect the marina further. Artificial reefs, islands, mangrove fringes, and dunes were created to provide additional protection.

There are many attractions, activities, and things to do in Fort Pierce and the surrounding area. A few are listed:

  • Navy Seal Museum
  • Jetty Park
  • Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
  • Blind Creek Beach
  • Al’s Family Farms
  • Summer Crush Vineyard
  • Pepper Park Beach
  • St Lucie County Aquarium – Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit
  • Downtown Fort Pierce
  • Manatee Observation & Education Center
  • Lucie County Regional History Center
  • Fort Pierce Farmers Market

Navy Seal Museum

The Navy Seal Museum is located on North Highway in Fort Pierce. The Navy Seal Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm; however, please check ahead of your visit for current health guidelines. There are many exhibits, and you may need several days to see everything. Exhibits include:

  • Sikorsky UH-60 Black hawk
  • Unique weaponry
  • Desert Storm Vehicles
  • Patrol Boats
  • Seal Delivery Vehicles
  • Space Program exhibits
  • Bin Laden compound model
  • And many more

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park covers 340 acres located north of the Fort Pierce Inlet. Beaches and dunes are suitable for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, surfing, picnics, and hiking. Many people also enjoy looking at the local birdlife, scuba diving, and snorkeling. There is a primitive campground, paved bike path as well as a nature trail. There are shower stations, restroom facilities, and playgrounds also available. The Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is open all year long from 8 am to sunset.

Fort Pierce Farmers Market

The Fort Pierce Farmers Market is located downtown in Fort Pierce. Approximately 70 vendors are offering regional produce, various foods, including seafood and honey products. The market is located along the waterfront near the marina.

Many visitors will also make use of the free downtown trolley, which loops every 15 minutes. The market is open Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm.

Water Damage Restoration and Reconstruction Service in Fort Pierce

When water leaks are detected early, and water clean-up is completed immediately, the amount of damage to contents and structure is usually limited. Slow leaks and leaks inside walls often go undetected for some time and usually cause much more damage to the structure and the wall materials. Water may have penetrated porous materials, caused swelling, and may even facilitate the growth of mold.

Fortunately, SERVPRO provides water damage restoration and reconstruction services to homeowners and businesses in the Fort Pierce area. We assess the water damage, remove the damaged structure beyond repair and replace the wall or structure as required. Our team:

  • Identifies the source of the leak
  • Arranges for repairs
  • Dries the area after removing permanently damaged materials
  • Coordinates reconstruction and repair of structures as needed

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