SERVPRO® of NE Florida Named Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the Florida Gators
SERVPRO is proud to announce its continued partnership with Florida Gators athletics through the 2023-24 athletic season. The new agreement, which includes the teamwork of multiple SERVPRO franchises across the state, is with Florida Gators Sports Properties, LEARFIELD's dedicated team representing the University Athletic Association (UAA).
A leader in the fire, water and bioremediation industry for more than 50 years, SERVPRO becomes the “Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the Florida Gators.” In addition to use of official Gators’ marks, the SERVPRO brand will be represented at numerous official university athletic platforms, including radio game broadcasts, social media content and in-venue signage.
“SERVPRO and Florida Gators both continuously strive to be the best—whether that is on the court, the field of play or in the community,” said Bryce Clark, owner of SERVPRO of Jacksonville South. “SERVPRO’s teammates across Florida are dedicated to serving our customers and look forward to cheering on the Gators.”
“We’re pleased to call SERVPRO a member of our corporate partner family,” said Scott Stricklin, Athletics Director at the University of Florida. “We appreciate their ongoing support of the Gators and our athletics programming, and we welcome them back in this exclusive sponsorship category.”
In complete collaboration with UF, LEARFIELD’s Florida Gators Sports Properties team extends the affinity of the Gators’ brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate sports fan base.
Signs Your Florida East Coast Home Might Have Mold, and 4 Ways to Rule out Leaks as the Culprit
A SERVPRO professional peels back a wall to expose hidden mold growth.
We all know it—the incessant sound of the “drip drip drip” of a leaking pipe. But did you know that this noise could be an indicator of something much more sinister, on top of already being an annoyance to your ears?
That’s because leaking pipes, whether they are big or small, can cause a myriad of problems for the average homeowner. In fact, one of the most common problems that property owners can sustain is water damage. And, broken and leaky pipes rank second in both frequency and severity, according to the yearly total of claims resulting in water damage.
And repeated moisture in your residence, especially in more humid states such as Florida, could be a primary culprit for an infestation of mold. Luckily, there are a few steps to take to quickly identify this issue and preventative measures to maintain a mold-free home.
1.) Location, location, location
As stated before, leaking pipes are the top indicator of a future mold infestation. However, there are a few other locations that provide the perfect dark, damp atmosphere for mold. This includes places that have repeated and undetected leaks, primarily from other cases of water damage. Be sure to also check behind walls, your ceiling, and even flooring for moisture build-up. These instances could also lead to overall product deterioration, and oftentimes, mold and mildew—which make for an almost perfect pairing.
2.) Timing is key.
Mold can grow on almost any surface in your home that remains wet or in an area with excess moisture within 48 to 72 hours. Often, this happens even after repairs are made. This is why it is imperative to call a SERVPRO expert even if the leak seems innocently small or has created little damage.
3.) Make emergency repairs.
While this seems like a no-brainer, the truth is when a leak is not repaired properly, water can and will continue to pool. This water is now creating the perfect hang-out for mold and mildew. And, if it is in an area without proper airflow (i.e., a basement, attic, etc.) the mold damage can be extensively worse. This is because mold is notorious for being good at hiding, and can end up in areas that may not be detected for months.
Consider turning your water off. This will make repairing the water pipe leak much easier. Make sure to regularly check the area for at least a few weeks. If the water does show up again, call one of our SERVPRO professionals sooner than later. They will not only be able to quickly identify the underlying cause but take the proper steps to remediate the damage from start-to-finish.
4.) What’s that smell?
Another good indicator that there might be mold still lingering in your household is the smell. Have you noticed a damp smell or musty odor in your home? This is often another sign of water damage and is usually the strongest around the area where the water damage occurred.
If you think that your New Smyrna Beach or Titusville home has a leak or signs of water damage, your local SERVPRO professional is here to help. Our highly trained technicians can mitigate and dry out the excess moisture quickly before the structural integrity of your home becomes at risk for secondary damages and mold growth. Acting quickly and avoiding any delays when dealing with water damage and excess moisture not only save your home's structural integrity but lessens the amount of time needed to get your home back to normal, but the timely response can also aid in keeping overall costs down. Call us at 321-291-2023 to schedule a FREE estimate, or for emergency services 24/7/365!
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Do you have water damage?
What is water damage? What is the process of fixing a water damage in your home? Do you need emergency Services? Well, SERVPRO of Flagler offers free estimates and provides emergency services and has for many years! Water damage describes various possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, mold growth, bacteria growth, rusting of steel, swelling of composite woods, de- laminating of materials such as plywood, short-circuiting of electrical devices, etc. The process of a water damage upon arrival of our team is to do moisture readings and remove excess water from the area whether it be a few puddles or a good amount of standing water. After that our team will assess the situation and begin the dry out and restoration steps and then also replace or reconstruct due to damages. We relay information and communicate with you and insurances as needed until and then even after to check up to make sure the disaster was like it never happened!
Customer Water damage testimonial:
"This company did a fantastic job for a family with four children under 10 years old and the unfortunate situation of an upstairs plumbing leak. They came in the middle of night and saw the job through for four days until all moisture was remediated. Such professional caring is refreshing."
Do you have Fire Damage?
What is Fire damage? What is the process of fixing a Fire damage in your home? Fire damage is the physical damage done to a property as a result of burning. This damage could be caused directly by the flames or indirectly by the smoke and other corrosive substances emitted by the fire. This damage is one of the types of insurance coverage available in property insurance. Our team has specialized equipment to deodorize the smoke and soot smell from your walls, carpets, and upholstery. We will ensure your home returns to “like it never even happened”. We are also a licensed General Contractor to repair the damaged walls, ceilings, and floors to pre-fire condition. We can also board up windows or doors that may have been broken when the fire was active. Our team can use tarps to help with damaged roofs to help reduce further water damage. This is all part of the process however it can differ from job to job and while each one can be its own level of devastating, we handle every fire job with care and are here to make it 'Like it never happened".
Customer Fire damage testimonial:
"We are very pleased with the results of our experience with SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville. Technicians were courteous, accommodating, and skilled, doing their best to help us meet our deadlines for this rental unit. Office staff were courteous, as well, very efficient and helpful in dealing with our insurance carrier. We highly recommend SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville.
These are just a couple of examples, but these are not just a coincidence, they are a standard that we hold ourselves too! SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville is available 24/7 for all your calls at this number! 321-264-0205
New Smyrna &Titusville are bound to be wet with storms, water ways and accidents!
How do these cities get wet?
Water damage comes in various forms and ways. Sometimes water damage can create more problems! Water damage in New Smyrna & Titusville can come from various scenarios regarding at home or business appliances or systems malfunctioning. This can come from for example a dishwasher, washing machines, tub or sink overflow, ac unit and broken/burst pipes. These are not the only way these large cities get wet! The storms play a big factor in this as they can flood many homes and businesses at one time. We don't see as many storms but when they come through, they typically tend to be the most damaging water damage that we see. SERVPRO of New Smyrna beach & Titusville operates on a 24/7 schedule to keep your damages to a minimum, so call us when your first notice the damaged area/areas. Our team has several years of experience and hands on training to get any water damage caused by a storm looking like new!
Who to call?
Whenever a Storm or Emergency situation arises in the South Volusia or Northern Brevard counties you can count on SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville to be there 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help our residents and businesses with their water damaged properties. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. SERVPRO has the resources to provide service to any size job from a one room water damage to a whole commercial buildings flooding. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment and techniques to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our local technicians are certified by IICRC in water fire mold remediation - mitigation and will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville
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Where does water damage come from?
Water damage come in various ways.
Water damage occurs when excess water begins to pool in areas where it shouldn’t. Many different factors can create this excess water and thereby contribute to water damage. When you are aware of the potential causes, you can take precautionary measures to help insure against a leak or flood. You will also be able to spot a problem as soon as it arises and nip it in the bud before it has a chance to cause any additional damage. The more quickly you notice the problem, the faster SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach & Titusville can have it back to normal!
Causes of water damage include:
- Bursting or leaking pipes
- Issues with the plumbing system
- Buildup in areas prone to collecting water, such as crawl spaces, attics and basements.
- Faulty or malfunctioning household appliances
- HVACs (Heating, ventilating and air conditioning units) issues.
- Natural disasters and other weather-related water problems
BURSTING OR LEAKING PIPES
Pipes that burst or leak are common culprits of water damage. Drains and toilets that get backed up and blocked can cause undue pressure in the pipe, which then causes it to burst or leak. Garbage disposals that aren’t working properly are another common reason for pipes to burst, as are roots that grow in the yard into the sewer lines. Old or rusty pipes are also more prone to leaking.
While some plumbing issues occur within the walls and are impossible to detect, many happen because of hoses and pipe joints not being fully attached. Periodic once-overs under your sink can help mitigate any plumbing problems.
CRAWL SPACE, BASEMENT AND ATTIC CONCERNS
Certain sections of your home are more prone to water damage, such as crawl spaces, basements and attics. Crawl spaces are the areas builders add underneath homes to allow workers to put piping and electrical wires.
A dark, damp crawl space allows mold to flourish, which can then cause structural damage. Moisture dripping through the concrete foundation of your home can cause basement leaks. Air leakage into the section between the attic and the home can cause moisture on the underside of the roof, which can lead to mold and rotting. Check your home periodically and look for light fixtures that are look as well as the overall quality of any noticeable piping.
MALFUNCTIONING HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
As household appliances get older, their pipes begin to rust and crack, and their hoses can weaken. Washing machines, refrigerators, water heaters and dishwashers are all susceptible to deterioration, so keep watch on older machines. The two main appliances that cause water damage in homes most frequently are washing machines and hot water tanks.
HVACs, (heating, ventilating and air conditioning units), are also common cause of water damage. Air conditioners in particular require regular servicing, and when not maintained properly they can cause moisture buildup. When the moisture cools, it can interact with mold spores in the air conditioning ducts and encourage mold to grow inside.
WEATHER-RELATED ISSUES AND NATURAL DISASTERS
While you have no control over natural water-related disasters, you can take all the preventative measures possible ahead of time to minimize their effect on your home. Flash floods, sudden storms and hurricanes can all trigger water buildup.
These are all problems that SERVPRO is experienced and familiar with. Whether it happens in the middle of the day or the middle of the night SERVPRO is ready to respond at any given time as we operate on a 24/7 basis. Our team is your team! Call us today for free estimate or for any questions and concerns at (321) 264-0205.
Safe kitchen practices keep NSB & Titusville homes fire free!
Cooking was the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in 2015-2019 and the second leading cause of home fire deaths. Cooking caused 49 percent of reported home fires, 20 percent of reported home fire deaths, and 42 percent of home fire injuries. In 2019, Thanksgiving was the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.
What you should know about home cooking safety
- Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
- Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
- If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
- Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.
If you have a cooking fire
- Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
- Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
- If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
- Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
- For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
Cooking fire facts
- Two-thirds of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
- Clothing is the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but clothing ignitions caused 8% of the home cooking fire deaths.
- Ranges or cooktops account for three-fifths of home cooking fire incidents.
- Unattended equipment is a factor in one-third of reported home cooking fires and over half of the associated deaths.
- Frying dominates the cooking fire problem.
Everyone is aware of how dangerous these fires can be, but the main concern is safety so in the worst scenario, just get out! SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach and Titusville is here to fix any fire damage you may have, and our professional team will do our best to restore your personal items as well as rid the soot and the odor!
Call us now for a free estimate or to get started right after the fire department puts the fire out! (321) 264-0205
How does mold start at your NSB & Titusville properties?
If you live in a humid area, like on the coast or near a lake or pond, mold is a common issue as its only natural for it to develop with high moisture content in the air. Mold will normally grow in dark closets, under the kitchen sink, and on walls and ceilings.
Accumulation of Condensation
During the wintertime, homes will often have condensation built up on a number of surfaces with the temperature fluctuations. These will often include concrete surfaces, metal piping, brick walls and floor tiles.
If you notice this issue in your home, make sure to allow for proper air flow throughout each room by turning on your HVAC system, opening all doors and even run a few fans throughout the home. If not, these condensation pockets will allow mold to grow and spread throughout the home, consuming the building structure until its removed properly.
Old and/or damaged roofing is never a good mix with heavy rain and storms. As moisture will often seep in through small holes and cracks, mold can easily prosper in these areas. Even a slow leak can lead to an accumulation of moisture within your attic or ceiling, which can eventually lead to mold growth on the ceiling boards and on walls.
Be sure to inspect your attic or ceiling tiles of mold or even musty smells as they are often common signs of mold issues.
Just as moisture is the prime ingredient needed for mold growth, poor ventilation will easily allow for the buildup of moisture within the home, allowing mold spores to gather and feed on the building materials.
Stagnant air is also a great environment for mold to thrive, so make sure to get rid of it as quickly as possible. The steam produced from cooking, bathing and appliances also creates humidity, leaving condensation on the walls, floors, ceilings, and other surfaces.
If you remove the moisture from your home, you will reduce the chances of mold.
Mother Nature certainly never shows any mercy during floods. Floods first destroy your building materials and belongings with water, then a growing fungus eats away at the remains of what’s left.
It’s likely for your home to take days and possibly weeks to dry out after a flood, so mold is very common after suffering mold damage. What makes this situation dangerous is that the mold will irritate a lot of allergies and some cases of mold may be toxic.
Even after your home is completely dried out, it is recommended to bring in a mold testing and mold remediation expert to clear out any remaining mold growth.
Wet and Damp Clothing
If you’ve just ran a load of clothes in the washing machine, take them out to dry right away instead of leaving them in the machine. If the clothes are left to sit for the full day, they can begin to smell like mildew.
Also don’t forget to pick up any damp or wet clothing lying around the house as they create a great living environment for mold to thrive. Always remember to hang up your clothes.
If your home sits on a landscape that slopes away from your home, you may be in trouble for a mold problem. Garden moisture and rainwater can slowly pool and trickle down the foundation of your home, which can also lead to mold issues.
Professional care is often needed in mold Situations. SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach & Titusville is here to rid mold and have your property up to health standards that way you and your friends and family have only the best quality air! We know mold can grow and grow fast so call us now at (321) 264-0205!
Why fire packs such a punch to your property!
How can a fire affect your NSB or Titusville property?
First off, a fire can burn your property to a crisp and leave you with nothing but ash, as bad as it sounds it's the truth. In most cases the fire department makes it out before that happens to leave you with minimal damages. When your South Volusia - North Brevard home or business suffers fire or smoke damage, it can be especially devastating. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, your property may have substantial water damage from firefighting efforts. That is when we come into the picture to make things like it never happened! We have worked with many fire damages before and know how to rid the toxic smell, debris and soot. Our technicians are trained to handle every job with care and in detail. For example, a fire that took place within a customer's home library, the team cleaned and wiped down every book, wall, ceiling and floor. Not to mention after a fire that smell and soot can build up in your airducts causing a great headache for you as it can be dangerous to breath in. Our team has you covered there too as we provide the cleanings where we use only the best equipment. We also offer full-service reconstruction division available who can oversee every aspect of recovery from the damage assessment through the final walkthrough to ensure your satisfaction.
If you have a fire, we are only one call away!
How is your local restoration company involved in the community?
Community to us is our friends and family and that matters to us!
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville
Being a local business it's not hard to be involved in the community as being involved in the community is part of what we do! Often times we will host events that anyone in the community is welcome to join and we are always looking for ways to better the community with our restoration abilities.
SERVPRO operates on a 24/7 schedule to benefit the community and serve them at all times in the case of any emergency! The team often times looks out for the community, if they notice some mold or damage that could cause further damage, our professionals will notify you and provide you with free estimates to have your place back "like it never happened."
We are proud to serve our community and wouldn't have it any other way. We all know that our community suffers at times of major storms or heavy rainfall proceeding to flooding. We offer these free estimates that way our community doesn't have to pay to know whether they have a problem on their hand or not!
Does your building and/or company have damages that need to be restored or routinely cleaned?
When you see our bright green vans on site, just know we are here to make your commercial properties like it never happened!
Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
- Small Office Buildings
- Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
- Apartment Buildings
- Small Retail Stores
- Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
- High-Rise Residential
- Manufacturing & Industrial
Have Questions? Call Today – (321) 264-0205
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville responds quickly to your New Smyrna Beach fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 2100 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:
It's our job to communicate, provide only the best restorations, cleanings and reconstructions! We work hand in hand with many other SERVPRO's, so no job is too big! Our team has the experience working with many commercial water and fire losses as well as huge mold jobs!