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Bathtub Overflow!

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Bathtub Overflow! It's important to make sure that fittings, seals, pipes, etc. are inspected thoroughly to prevent issues such as water damage.

The bathtub overflow drain can be the cause of a leak, even though it is not the first place you'd usually suspect. A water stain in the ceiling below a bathroom is often the first sign of a problem with a tub overflow drain. If that is the case, make sure to contact a licensed and trained professional, such as SERVPRO of Flagler County to fix the issue. Our technicians source out the problem and fix the surrounding areas affected by water damage. It's not a fun experience dealing with any type of unexpected home repair, or disaster. However, SERVPRO of Flagler County helps alleviate your stress and turn your home back to a comfortable and functional space. While catching the problem early, it saves time and money. Give us a call today if you believe your home has any water damage issues (386)-447-2202.

Kitchen Fire

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Kitchen Fire An unfortunate kitchen fire that became out of control.

Did you know that the number one cause for home fires start in the kitchen? It's extremely important to keep this area clean, especially with cabinets and hood vents over the stove. Oil can splatter and become the quickest way for a flame to catch and take course. Always make sure to keep a fire extinguisher handy and in reach should the need arise. It is also extremely important to teach family members the proper uses and safety tips for kitchen safety itself. If a fire does damage your home, SERVPRO of Flagler County will be there for immediate assistance. Our technicians use cutting edge technology and training to properly wipe down soot and smoke damage, while our rebuild department restores your kitchen like new! Yes, that's right. SERVPRO of Flagler County is a licensed and insured General Contractor for any of your home building needs. Feel safe knowing SERVPRO of Flagler County has your back! (386)-447-2202

Commercial Cleanup

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleanup When the green team rolls in!

When it comes down to your cleaning and restoration needs, SERVPRO of Flagler County provides quality cleaning and immediate response time. You're top priority, and we stand behind your business getting back into operation as quickly as possible. Our trained franchise professionals can also provide an itemized, area-by-area loss of inventory to help with content inventory claims. When dealing with a fire, water loss, or storm related issue, it is extremely important to help recover and save documents and information pertaining to your business. We understand the fragile state when a commercial business suffers a loss, but that's what we're here for; to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs. Through it all, you expect the most reliable information with the very best service, providing you with the comfort of around the clock service. 24/7- 365- that's the SERVPRO way.

Hotel Storm Damage

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hotel Storm Damage One of the many hotel rooms heavily impacted by the ongoing storms in Volusia County.

Strong winds and heavy rainfall blew through Volusia County, right after Hurricane Irma had passed. Debree and destruction were everywhere you turned. Unfortunately, due to the weather, many tarps were blown off of roofs; creating yet another issue. This local hotel, was just one of many who suffered. Luckily, SERVPRO of Flagler County immediately responded to the call to extract the water and ensure proper rebuild so business was back up and running for this commercial property. With events coming up and holidays quickly approaching, it was extremely important that time was on our side to complete this job. With over one hundred rooms to rebuild and/or repair, our highly trained technicians worked around the clock. We're there for you 24/7- 365! SERVPRO of Flagler County is prepared to handle any size disaster and help make it "Like it never even happened." 

Identifying Mold in Flagler County

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Identifying Mold in Flagler County Mold in a Palm Coast home

Locating And Classifying Mold

By far the most important step toward combating mold damage for a homeowner is the successful identification of a colony. An observant homeowner may be able to locate and confirm mold growth earlier than uninformed peers, allowing remediation services to proceed in less time and with greater ease. The sooner SERVPRO of Flagler County is called in to clean up mold, the better. Follow these steps to gather critical information on your mold and locate its source before calling us for help.

Odor
The smell of mold damage in Flagler homes is often one of the most reliable and effective identifying factors in mold infestations of all sizes. Many types of mold emit a strong, foul or musty odor that grows more pungent as the colony grows. This is the best way to locate mold growth in out-of-sight places such as the space below floorboards, as the smell is strongest directly above the heaviest mold concentrations. If the smell is faint, this is a good sign: it likely means the mold has not had a chance to get out of hand. Note that this is not to say you should not call, as a weak mold case may quickly develop into a strong one without proper attention.

Water Damage
Noticed a leak? Found a patch of unusual wetness? Signs of water damage are also, in many cases, indicators of mold growth. Mold grows most commonly in places where it has ample water, and particularly when that water has had a chance to soak into materials such as wood and carpet. SERVPRO of Flagler County is certified to handle both mold and water at the same time, and all of our water damage restorations include preventative measures against mold growth.

Ways To Identify Dangerous Mold
Some types of mold are very dangerous and have a high chance to cause ill health effects in humans and animals nearby. This is colloquially known as black mold, which has a distinct dark green to black color. Also, this mold usually has a very pungent odor and can cause many side effects in humans. If you have found a patch of dark mold and have noticed any unusual health effects, vacate the area immediately and call us for further guidance.

SERVPRO of Flagler County is a locally owned and operated provider of mold remediation and prevention services with a full set of certifications. Call us 24/7 at 386-447-2202.

What to do until help arrives to your Palm Coast water damage

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to do until help arrives to your Palm Coast water damage Palm Coast water damage

If you have a water damage from a clean source such as water supply lines, sink overflows, tub overflows, or appliance malfunctions, here are some things to do before SERVPRO of Flagler County arrives.

  • Shut off the source of the water.

  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building if the access panel is safe from electrical shock.

  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting

  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items

  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying

  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting

  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.

  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors

  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors

These are great things to do.  The most important thing you can do to prevent further damage to your home or business is to call SERVPRO of Flagler County quickly at 386-447-2202.  We are available 24/7 to help with all of your restoration needs.

Tips to Prevent Mold in Flagler Beach

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Tips to Prevent Mold in Flagler Beach Mold in a Flagler Beach home

Mold is everywhere in our environment.  SERVPRO of Flagler County is here to help with all of your water/mold restoration needs.  The best way to prevent mold is to follow some of the steps below.

1. Identify problem areas in your home and correct them. Preventing mold from growing or spreading might be as simple as ripping up carpet in a damp area, installing mold-resistant products, or repairing damaged gutters.

2. Dry wet areas immediately. Mold can't grow without moisture, so tackle wet areas right away. 

3. Prevent moisture with proper ventilation. Make sure an activity as simple as cooking dinner, taking a shower, or doing a load of laundry doesn't invite mold by providing proper ventilation in your bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and any other high-moisture area. 

4. Equip your home with mold-resistant products. Building a new home or renovating an old one? Use mold-resistant products like mold-resistant drywall or mold-resistant Sheetrock, and mold inhibitors for paints. 

5. Monitor humidity indoors. The EPA recommends keeping indoor humidity between 30 and 60 percent. You can measure humidity with a moisture meter purchased from your local hardware store. 

6. Direct water away from your home. If the ground around your home isn't sufficiently sloped away from the foundation, water may collect there and seep into your crawlspace or basement.

7. Clean or repair roof gutters.  Have your roof gutters cleaned regularly and inspected for damage. Repair them as necessary, and keep an eye out for water stains after storms that may indicate a leak.

8. Improve air flow in your home. Without good air flow in your home, that excess moisture may appear on your walls, windows and floors. To increase circulation, open doors between rooms, move furniture away from walls, and open doors to closets that may be colder than the rooms they’re in. Let fresh air in to reduce moisture and keep mold at bay.

9. Keep mold off household plants. They're beautiful and help keep your indoor air clean — and mold loves them. The moist soil in indoor plants is a perfect breeding ground for mold, which may then spread to other areas of your house.

Call us right away at 386-447-2202 if you have any signs of mold, we have trained professionals to handle the infestation.  We are available 24/7 to help make your damage, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Flagler County Services

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of Flagler County Services Fire, water and mold restoration in Flagler County

SERVPRO of Flagler County provides a wide scope of services not always offered by other SERVPRO franchises, such as biohazard cleanup and removal, HVAC repair and service and general construction for rebuilding and remodeling structures.  Those are in addition to the fire, water and mold cleanup and restoration services you may already be familiar with.  Below is a list of some of our services offered.

  •  Fire, Smoke, and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup (Lic 18-64-00143)
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation (Lic MRSR2470)
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning (Lic CAC1817509)
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care.
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications.
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Upholstery and Drapes: Wet and Dry Cleaning Methods
  • Our franchise is licensed in with the State of Florida for General Contracting (Lic CGC1514660) , HVAC, Biohazard cleanup and Mold Remediation.

 If you are unsure if we can help with an issue you are having, give us a call.  We are always here to help at 386-447-2202.

Restoring Your Commercial Property

6/6/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Commercial Property Working to restore this Flagler Beach business.

Many of our customers at SERVPRO of Flagler County are pleasantly surprised to find that we are a licensed general contractor.  We work closely with home and business owners to remodel or restore their properties after a loss.  When its time to choose a contractor, these are some great questions to ask.

Are you licensed and insured?
The only acceptable answer to this question is yes. Any sign of hesitation or misdirection is a clear indication that you should look elsewhere for a contractor.

What type of experience do you have in this industry?
The construction industry has many facets, and expertise in one does not guarantee proficiency in others. The goal is to determine the skills the general contractor as well as how long they have been providing the services that interest you.

Who do you work with?
General contractors don’t work in a vacuum. Do they have established relationships with local subcontractors and suppliers? Are they familiar with the local regulations and building codes and the inspectors who enforce them? Hiring a contractor who has strong connections with the local professional network ensures that they have access to the resources necessary to complete your project smoothly.

How will communication be handled?
Communication is a vital factor in almost any relationship. If you have a question or concern, how do you contact your contractor? Can you expect regular progress reports? Who should you speak with if there’s a problem?

Click below for some great information from our friends at the Flagler Home Builder Association

Protect Yourself from Unlicensed Contractors

Are you searching for a general contractor for your next commercial or residential construction project? At SERVPRO of Flagler County, we understand that our success depends on the satisfaction of our customers, and we thrive on exceeding expectations. 

If you any additional questions, contact us today at 386-447-2202 to schedule a complimentary meeting with our rebuild team to discuss your general contractor needs.

Preparing for Flood Season

6/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preparing for Flood Season Flooding in Palm Coast

With hurricane season here again, now is the time to prepare for the possibility of flooding in your home or business.

With over 50 years experience SERVPRO of Flagler County has restored flood-damaged homes and businesses all over the country.  As part of the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, we are trained and equipped to handle the largest storms and the highest floods.

Check out this site for some great information on what to do to prepare and handle flood situations.

Cleaning Floods Safely

If a flood does strike your home or business, give SERVPRO of Flagler County a call at 386-447-2202.  Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task.  SERVPRO of Flagler County is prepared to handle any size disaster and help make it "Like it never even happened."