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When Fire Strikes: SERVPRO of South Brevard to the Rescue!

4/26/2024 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes in the form of a fire, the aftermath can be overwhelming. From the physical damage to the emotional toll, it's a challenging time for any homeowner. That's where SERVPRO® of South Brevard comes in – your trusted partner in restoring your home and peace of mind.

Our team understands the urgency and sensitivity of fire damage situations. That's why we're available 24/7 to respond swiftly to your call. As soon as you reach out to us, we mobilize our experienced technicians equipped with the latest tools and techniques to assess the damage and formulate a comprehensive restoration plan.

From addressing smoke and soot damage to removing odors and restoring structural integrity, SERVPRO of South Brevard handles every aspect of the restoration process with precision and care. We work tirelessly to ensure that your home is brought back to its pre-fire condition as quickly and efficiently as possible, minimizing disruption to your life.

But our support doesn't end there. We understand that navigating insurance claims can be complex, especially during such challenging times. That's why we work closely with you and your insurance provider, providing documentation and guidance every step of the way to streamline the process and alleviate additional stress.

At SERVPRO of South Brevard, we're more than just a restoration company – we're your partners in recovery. When fire strikes, trust us to be by your side, restoring your home and helping you get back on your feet. Contact us today to learn more about our fire damage restoration services and how we can help you through this difficult time.

The Nose Knows: Why Strange Odors Might Be Mold

4/18/2024 (Permalink)

Strange odors at home? Don't ignore them – they could signal mold. Here's why it matters:

1. Florida's Mold-Friendly Climate: High humidity in Florida creates ideal conditions for mold growth.

2. Health Risks: Mold exposure can lead to allergies and respiratory issues.

3. Property Damage: Mold can damage your home and belongings if left unchecked.

What to Do:

- Investigate any unusual smells or signs of water damage.
- Consult professionals like SERVPRO® for a thorough inspection.
- Address moisture issues promptly.
- Trust experts for safe mold remediation.

Stay vigilant and keep your home mold-free for a healthier living environment. Contact SERVPRO today for expert assistance.

Safeguarding Your Home from Spring Weather Hazards in Florida with SERVPRO Team Robertson

3/14/2024 (Permalink)

Spring in Florida brings both beauty and challenges. While warmer temperatures and blooming flowers are welcomed, homeowners must also prepare for potential weather-related dangers. From thunderstorms and heavy rains to the looming threat of hurricanes, being prepared is crucial. Fortunately, SERVPRO is equipped to help homeowners navigate these hazards and keep their homes safe.

Spring Weather Risks:
Florida's spring months often bring thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rains, and flooding. These elements can lead to significant damage, including water damage, fire damage from lightning strikes, and structural issues. Additionally, warm temperatures and high humidity create ideal conditions for mold growth, posing health risks to residents.

SERVPRO Solutions:
SERVPRO offers 24/7 emergency services to address weather-related disasters promptly. Our team is trained to handle water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, and structural repairs. Additionally, our Emergency Ready Program (ERP) helps homeowners create customized emergency preparedness plans to minimize damage and expedite restoration.

With SERVPRO's expertise and proactive solutions, homeowners can safeguard their homes from spring weather hazards in Florida. By being prepared and having a trusted partner like SERVPRO, homeowners can minimize damage and protect their property and loved ones. Contact SERVPRO today to learn more about how we can help you prepare for and recover from spring weather challenges.

Protecting Your Home from Fire Risks in Florida with SERVPRO Team Robertson

3/14/2024 (Permalink)

Living in Florida offers many benefits, but it also comes with unique challenges, including the risk of fire. From electrical malfunctions to lightning strikes and kitchen accidents, fires can happen unexpectedly and cause significant damage to homes. Fortunately, SERVPRO is here to help homeowners recover from fire damage and restore their properties to their pre-fire condition.

Fire Risks in Florida:
Florida's warm climate and frequent thunderstorms create conditions that can increase the risk of fires. Lightning strikes during storms can ignite wildfires, while electrical storms can lead to power surges and electrical fires in homes. Additionally, cooking accidents, faulty wiring, and outdoor grilling mishaps are common causes of house fires in Florida.

SERVPRO's Fire Damage Restoration Services:
When fire strikes, SERVPRO is ready to respond quickly to minimize damage and begin the restoration process. Our team of trained professionals specializes in fire damage restoration and has the expertise and equipment to handle any size disaster. From smoke and soot removal to structural repairs and odor elimination, we'll work tirelessly to make your fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Making Fire Damage Disappear:
At SERVPRO Team Robertson, our goal is to restore your home and belongings to their pre-fire condition as quickly and efficiently as possible. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to clean and restore damaged areas, including specialized cleaning solutions to remove smoke residue and advanced deodorization methods to eliminate lingering odors.

Fire damage can be devastating, but with SERVPRO's help, homeowners in Florida can rest assured that their properties are in good hands. Our team is dedicated to making fire damage "Like it never even happened," so you can focus on getting back to normal life as quickly as possible. If you've experienced a fire in your home, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO for prompt and professional fire damage restoration services.

Four Benefits of Hiring a Professional

4/17/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician inspecting a property for mold. You can trust our professionals will have the knowledge to assess your restoration needs.

Residential and commercial water damage can be one of the most costly and challenging problems faced by those who own a property. From leaky toilets to general plumbing problems, there are a number of causes for flooding that often occurs. Although it may seem easy to clean and repair yourself, there are a few benefits to hiring a professional service to handle the task.

Prevent Mold Spores From Spreading

A water damage professional is skilled and trained to properly clean areas where water has leaked in between walls, under floorboards, and in places that are hard to reach. This can help salvage areas that would need to be replaced if proper cleaning didn't take place immediately. In locations where mold has developed, the professional can properly clean it with the right tools and prevent the spores from spreading.

Avoid Further Damage

For those who are inexperienced with cleaning or restoring areas where the water damage has occurred, it can be easy to make the problem worse and allow it to escalate if it's not remedied immediately. Our professionals are available 24/7, and will be able to visit the property promptly after mold damage has occurred to prevent further problems from developing.

Identify Hidden Signs of Moisture

A water damage professional will be able to use sophisticated moisture tools to identify hidden signs of moisture that are often undetectable to homeowners. They can also take specific steps to prevent water damage from occurring again in the future.

Quality Restoration Services

Water damage professionals will be able to restore and replace insulation or flooring for a final product that looks incredible with the highest quality of materials used.

Flooding and Why Time is important.

3/20/2023 (Permalink)

Cleanup Crews at a location in South Brevard Or Professionals are ready when you need us the most.

3 Ways a Disaster Remediation Team Can Improve the Mitigation Procedure

When your clients have a flood, fire or storm damage their commercial property they often turn to you as a knowledgeable source of information on a reliable restoration company. You know that the always open, 24-hour availability of a service team is important in managing the restoration process and saving many of your client’s business items. Here are three ways a disaster remediation team can improve the mitigation procedure with a quick response.

  1. Timing Is Essential

When the initial call is made, the disaster team must move quickly because decisions about the scene, water removal, and area restoration often require quick and comprehensive decisions. You want the restoration service to respond to your call as soon as possible so that your clients don’t try to handle the job on their own and make matters worse. When you call a restoration company that offers an immediate on-site response with certified technicians, you know you can receive up-to-date status reports soon after their arrival.

  1. Quick Mitigation is Important

A fast response is important, but so is quickly mitigating the standing water at the disaster scene. Experienced restoration and remediation service personnel understand that there is a 24-hour window before mold and mildew often begin growing in the wet environment. Quick mitigation at the scene can help prevent the growth of mold.

  1. Restoration is Vital

Once the water has been removed, restoration can begin. Repairing the area can be much less costly than removing and rebuilding, so it is vital to dry the area out quickly and begin the final site assessment to look for any further damage. You know your client depends on you, just as you depend on the quick response of the restoration team.

Employing a knowledgeable team with a 24-hour window of availability can allow you to expect a quick response to any disaster scene. Choose the team that is Faster to Any Size Disaster, like SERVPRO of South Brevard.

Why Professionals Should Exclusively Handle Smoke and Fire Damage

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

Crews removing debris from a building after fire. Fire Clean-Up can be a complicated process, let the Professionals handle this for you.

If you have suffered fire damage you may think you can read a few manuals and be able to clean the mess up yourself. But if you attempt that, you may be costing yourself valuable possessions and thousands of dollars in additional restoration fees. Fire clean up is a complicated process that should only be handled by professionals.

Just because the firefighters are gone doesn’t mean that everything is safe. The building is not back to normal until professionals have restored it. The process sounds simple but the job requires a lot of experience and manpower to adequately restore a burnt building. A homeowner should never attempt this. 

While the fire may be the immediate danger, the remnants of the fire will continue to affect the house. If ash and smoke is left untreated, it can cause extended corrosion, etching and discoloration, and powerful lingering odors. Professionals that have the right training and experience can stop this from happening before it becomes a major problem if they’re called in a timely manner.

Many companies claim to have the ability to restore buildings that have suffered fire damage but only those that have the right training and certification, like SERVPRO of South Brevard, should be considered. The agency that oversees these qualified companies is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). To earn their certification, registrants must complete extensive coursework preparing them for on-site restoration.

If professionals are called in immediately, they can clean up and restore the building to its original state but if not, they may not be able to salvage all the damage. The first thing that ash does is to discolor most surfaces. Within minutes, anything that’s made of plastic or was located near the fire will begin discoloration. Fiberglass and finishes that are on appliances will begin to yellow within hours of the fire being extinguished. Also within the first few hours, metals may begin to tarnish. After the first few days, the ash will cause the permanent discoloration of walls, clothing, and upholstery. All wood or vinyl furnishings throughout the building will need to be either refinished or replaced and metal will start corroding within the first few days.

The state of the building’s appliances and furnishings will be significantly impacted during the first few days if professionals are not immediately called in to clean up and restore the building but that’s not the only trouble that can be avoided. The cost of restoration will be significantly less if you call them as soon as possible. This is because you may need to replace metals, the carpets will be permanently discolored, and glass will be severely etched and need to be replaced. It’s possible that odors that have been caused by the fire may still be present and may be intense enough that it may distract people in the building. And because ash is acidic, the longer it takes for the professionals to arrive on the scene the more permanent damage will be caused.

When the professionals first arrive on the scene, the first thing that they’ll do is to identify all affected materials and the source of any odors. The only way that they can clean the smoke and fire damage so that the building is restored to its original state is to be extremely thorough in their investigation. Ash residue can very easily be disturbed and spread throughout the building forcing everything it comes in contact with to need restoration. The professionals that arrive on the scene will be able to identify what can and what can’t be salvaged.

Over time, ash builds up into layers and it can eventually form into a lacquer-like consistency. So when the professionals arrive, they will remove the build-up of ash residue that’s coating the building.

The professional restorers will also locate the source of any odors caused by the fire and treat it with specialized detergents that are formulated specifically to neutralize these kinds of odors. Once the professionals are done treating the odors, they may seal the building off to prevent any further odor from spreading through the air.

After a fire it may be tempting to attempt to clean the building, especially if there doesn’t appear to be that much damage. However, that decision can have negative lasting effects. If you have fire damage and need cleanup and restoration, call SERVPRO of South Brevard, to ensure a safe and quality restoration.

SERVPRO of South Brevard Fire Services

3/6/2023 (Permalink)

Burned out kitchen in a private home. Fire damage requires action sooner than later!

Mitigation requires quick action. The faster SERVPRO of South Brevard, professionals arrive on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results - including lower claim costs. SERVPRO of South Brevard professionals can be on-site quickly to help ensure a fire damage is handled properly by utilizing the following services:

Structural Cleaning

After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. We will pretest to determine the extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found within the structure.

Contents Cleaning

All of the restorable contents in the affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. Additionally, all of the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more. Finally, SERVPRO professionals can provide an inventory list of all "to be claimed" items for agents and their policyholders.


SERVPRO professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO professionals do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; we seek out the sources of the odor and remove them.

If your home or business is in need of fire or smoke related services, call SERVPRO of South Brevard, at (321) 777-5131.

Hacks for Surviving a Hurricane

8/8/2022 (Permalink)

Living on Florida’s Space Coast, hurricanes have become a familiar part of life, and over the years I have picked up some hurricane hacks that have saved me time and money. Here are several of the tricks I have picked up during my experience through hurricanes.

Waterproof Safe

A dishwasher can act as a waterproof safe. Just take the dishes out to store important documents or non-waterproof valuables. 

Freezer Fail Detector

It can be hard to know if your power went out while you were on vacation. If it did, your food might not be safe. Fill a jar halfway with water then freeze and then place it on its side. Put the jar upright before you leave and take note if the water has melted and refrozen at the bottom of the jar to find out.

DIY Cooler

Use your washing machine as a cooler. Fill it up halfway with ice, and then fill it up with items that need refrigeration.

Hurricane Lamps

Strap a headlamp onto a water jug to make a light. You can make several of these, and set them throughout your home.

Stock Up on Crayons

If you have kids, you probably have a ton of crayons lying around — which means you also have a bunch of mini-candles at your disposal if disaster strikes. File this under "good to know" and leave crayons and a paper plate in various drawers around the house.

Covert AAA Batteries to AA batteries in a Pinch

Many more devices take AA batteries than AAA batteries. So in the event of a prolonged power outage, you'll probably find yourself running out of the right size batteries. Fear not, because if you have some AAA batteries, you can easily turn them into AA batteries with just a little foil. I wouldn't recommend doing this out of pure laziness in a nonemergency situation due to the fire hazard potential, but in a pinch it can work.

DIY Air Conditioner

Keep cool without air conditioning. It’s a good idea in the summer to fill up empty two-liters with water and keep them in your freezer. If the power goes out, you can place one frozen two-liter in front of a battery operated fan and sit directly in front of it for a DIY air conditioner.

4 Steps To Clean Fire-Damaged Contents

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

burned pots on a stove. The professionals at SERVPRO in Melbourne, FL can take care of soot and smoke damage

4 Steps to Determine Whether an Item is A Candidate for Cleaning 

Fire and smoke can damage the contents of a commercial building. It may be possible to clean and restore items depending on the materials and degree of damage. Restoration experts can recommend dry-cleaning, foam, ultrasonic waves or other specialized treatments. Here are four steps to determine whether an item is a candidate for cleaning.

1. Assess Damage

The first step to cleaning contents is to determine whether items can benefit from restoration or should be disposed of and replaced. Contents that have sustained smoke damage or staining due to soot are better suited for cleaning than burnt or charred items.

2. Consider Durability

In addition to damage, the durability of materials is also an important consideration. If an item is inherently delicate, it may not stand up to even the most gentle restoration treatments. This is particularly the case when damage is extensive.

3. Factor In Porosity

Porosity plays an important part in determining the best content cleaning treatment for any item. Porous items such as clothing or textiles may benefit most from dry-cleaning or foam treatments. Delicate, non-porous items made of ceramic or glass can be good candidates for immersion in cleaning solution and the use of ultrasonic waves. Delicate, porous materials may be sprayed and wiped to limit exposure to moisture.

4. Consult Experts

It is best to have damaged items cleaned by restoration professionals. Look for a service that provides a full range of content cleaning options as well as content storage. Once items are clean, they should be kept off-site until restoration is complete.

These steps can lead to better outcomes for the contents of a commercial building. This process can also help building owners determine whether it will be more cost-effective to dispose of and replace certain items. Rely on a fire damage mitigation company that provides services such as restoration-grade dry-cleaning in Melbourne, FL.