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Having a Safe 4th of July

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

We hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day! Whether you are enjoying a pool party with a BBQ or lighting off some fireworks with friends, there are always risks involved with having a 4th of July party. This blog well help you be safer and more cautious this Holiday.

Grill Safety

If BBQ is the plan for the day then a little caution will go a long way.

  • When grilling, make sure you are well away from your home and deck railings, and make sure you aren't under any trees or low hanging branches.
  • Open your gas grill before lighting.
  • Make sure to occasionally remove any buildup of grease or fat so that it will not ignite.
  • Avoid any loose articles of clothing that could potentially catch on fire while grilling.

Firework Safety

Who doesn't want to light off some fireworks this holiday? I know I do, but making sure that you are safe can potentially prevent accidents from happening.

  • Always have adult supervision around the fireworks activities.
  • Make sure to never be directly over or in front of the firework as you ignite it.
  • If a firework doesn't go off, do not try to go and relight it or pick it up.
  • Make sure that you don't light fireworks off near or around the house so you don't light anything on fire.
  • Always, Always, Always, keep a bucket of water or a garden hose near by and ready in case of a fire or mishap.

We here at SERVPRO of Flagler County wish you all a fun and safe 4th of July holiday and of course if any accidents happen you can call you local and trusted restoration company for any of your restoration needs!

Professional and Friendly Team Always Here to Help You

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Our team of professional technicians and supervisors love what they do. We come in ready to work and have a great attitude. When duty calls for it they are ready to suit up and get the job done right.

Here we are getting ready to go under a large hospital building in Daytona for an inspection. We were able to secure the job after inspection. 

We needed to climb under the building, clean up the piping, lay plastic and a layer of lime. 

Our team is always ready to do what it takes to get the job done right and you home or business back up and operational. 

All About SERVPRO

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is locally owned and operated. All of our employees live and work in your area. We are your neighbor, your friend, and we are always here to help. 

We care about the people we work with and it reflects in our workmanship. When a disaster strikes, whether it be a flood, a hurricane, or even mold damage we want to be there for you and your family to help restore your home or business to preloss condition. 

When a disaster happens you only want your life to get back to normal as quickly as possible, SERVPRO is here to help that happen. 

Summer Vacation

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Should I Turn My Water off When I'm Gone.

It is always important to turn off your valves and water supplies to you house and amenities. A home owner in Flagler Beach left for a week vacation and her toilet line burst and had two inches of water through out her whole unit. They were only gone for a few days when someone noticed the water loss. Turning off your valves and water lines is essential for preventative maintenance. SERVPRO of Flagler County is your local and trusted restoration company that can help you in you time of need.

Choosing a Water Remediation & Restoration Company

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Choosing a Water Remediation &  Restoration Company

Broken water supply lines, sewage and septic system failures, and floods can cause serious Water Damage to your home, office of industrial building. As a homeowner or a manager of a commercial building, it's important to consider hiring the services of professional water damage remediation services to insure proper cleaning and drying and to prevent secondary damage like mold growth. Time is crucial when it comes to responding to flood damage , here are a few tips to choose the best professionals for the job.

Training and accreditation

Look for IICRC accreditation which requires training and experience. A credible water cleanup contractor should have trained Technicians to perform any mitigation service.

specializations in other fields such as plumbing and wiring so as to disconnect and connect broken pipes to restore the water damage satisfactorily. The contractor should have accreditation documents from relevant bodies like the Better Business Bureau.

Location

Location can be an issue, remember the timeline is important, some insurance companies have relationships with remediation companies, but they may not be able to get there for hours or even days. Mold and fungus can start developing on the site after just two days. If the home or commercial building gets a mold manifestation, it may require that the building owner hires a mold removal company on top of the water damage restoration expenses.

Insured and bonded

It is always advisable to hire insured and bonded water in home or water in business removal companies. The water mitigation company should be bonded and licensed and comply with all policies regarding professional operation of a mitigation company.

Tools and equipment

The tools and equipment used by the water cleanup companies in removing the water in home or water in business are designed to be more effective than equipment sold for home use. Most businesses or homes can't afford to buy the expensive drying equipment necessary.


--If you have any water or mold issues please call SERVPRO of Flagler County at 386-447-2202 or visit  https://www.SERVPROflaglercounty.com/ for more information on water damage.

Choosing a Fire Remediation & Restoration Company

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Choosing a Fire Remediation &  Restoration Company

Even a small fire can cause serious fire -smoke damage to your home, office of industrial building. As a homeowner or a manager of a commercial building, it's important to consider hiring the services of professional fire and smoke damage remediation contractor to ensure proper cleaning and odor removal. Here are a few tips to choose the best professionals for the job.

Training and accreditation

Look for IICRC accreditation which requires training and experience. A credible Fire Damage  cleanup contractor should have trained Technicians to perform any mitigation service.

Location

Location can be an issue, remember the timeline is important, some insurance companies have relationships with remediation companies, but they may not be able to get there for hours or even days. If the home or commercial building does not have the soot cleanup quickly secondary damage can occur.

Insured and bonded

It is always advisable to hire insured and bonded water in home or water in business removal companies. The water mitigation company should be bonded and licensed and comply with all policies regarding professional operation of a mitigation company.

Tools and equipment

The tools and equipment used by cleanup companies in removing the soot, smoke and odor in your  home or business are designed to be more effective than equipment sold for home use. Most businesses or homes can't afford to buy the expensive equipment and products necessary.


--If you have any Fire Smoke Soot or Odor issues please call SERVPRO of Flagler County at 386-447-2202 or visit  https://www.SERVPROflaglercounty.com/ for more information.

What to do in case of a flash flood

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

In the midst of storm season there is always a possibility of flash flooding. This can happen from a hurricane or large amounts of rain, among the possibilities. We would like to tell you some of the do's and don'ts of this situation.

Lets start with the do's of a flash flood.

DO shut off the water as soon as possible to avoid any further flooding

DON'T use a vacuum cleaner to remove standing water

DO Turn the main electricity supply off as soon as possible

DON'T leave furniture on wet carpet - DO please small saucers underneath furniture legs to lift it off the wet surface

DO take photographic evidence of the damage caused to your premises

DON'T attempt any repair work or redecorating until everything has fully dried out

DO use buckets and towels to remove and mop up any standing water

DON'T use ordinary cleaning products to clean up flood water

DO open windows and doors to let the air circulate the room and dry it out

ALWAYS call SERVPRO to help clean up and repair all damage

SERVPRO is a Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Training and Equipment Offer Fire Damage Restoration at its Finest

Fire damage takes a tremendous toll on a homeowner’s sense of security and peace of mind at the same time that it causes destruction within the dwelling. Cleaning ceilings and walls, repairing structural damage, and eliminating water damage are big tasks, expected to be completed by a fire restoration company. However, often the attention to smaller details a company like SERVPRO of Flagler County brings to the job is what offers you the feeling that you are safe and sheltered within the walls of your home again. As we inspect your home post-fire, we can design a plan that manages all aspects of fire damage recovery, including the little things that make a house a home. Our goal is to recreate the cozy and comfortable refuge you and your family deserve and need to put the fire behind you.

Favorite furnishings, knick-knacks, and decor also need expert restoration services when fire damages your Palm Coast home. Our technicians receive thorough IICRC and Corporate training in techniques to clean treasured possessions after a fire. Proper cleaning depends on an assessment of the nature of the fire residue, which can be greasy, sticky, or dusty. Different cleaning products and tools are used according to the type of soiling and the material of which the item is made. Careful detail work combined with proper cleansers and tools result in outcomes that restore your prized possessions to preloss condition, whenever possible. Ask us about the ESPORTA cleaning machine.
 
We also pay careful attention to fixtures, wall coverings, window treatments, and trim as we move through your fire damaged house. Our on-site and remote cleaning options are states of the art. SERVPRO is an industry leader for a good reason, requiring our highly qualified and certified staff to pursue continuous educational opportunities to stay on top of best practices for fire damage restoration. Our vision is clear, and our only goal realized when you walk back into a home that looks, smells, and feels “Like it never even happened.” 
 
SERVPRO of Flagler County is not satisfied until you are comfortably settled back into your home, all fire damage restored to preloss condition. Our franchise awaits your call at (386) 447-2202, day or night, every day of the year. 
 
 
 

Tented Tile

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

There are several myths in the industry that tile floor does not absorb water and can be dried out without any after effects. The truth is that both the slab and the tile may absorb water. If not properly dried out weeks or even months down the line a tenting affect may take place in the tile. This is where the tile dries out and expands or contracts and forms a tent. The slab will shrink back down to the original size, however the tile will not shrink but rather stay the same size which could be what causing the tenting effect. There are many other factors that can come into play such as what the tile is made of, what temperate the tile was fired at, the amount of time the tile was fired, and whether the tile was glazed or not. All of this comes into play and will be tale tell signs if the tile will tent or not.

Allergy-Proof Your Home

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

If you have hay fever or allergic asthma symptoms throughout the year, take a few steps to reduce allergens in your home.  Here are some suggestions: Bed and Bedding:  Encase pillows, mattresses and box springs in dust-mite-proof covers.Flooring:  Remove carpeting and use hardwood or linoleum flooring and washable area rugs.Curtains/Blinds:  Use washable curtains and replace horizontal blinds with washable roller-type shades.Windows:  Close windows and rely on air conditioning during pollen season.Furnishings:  Avoid upholstered furniture.Clutter:  Remove items that collect dust.  Store children’s toys, games, etc. in plastic bins.Pets:  Keep animals out of the bedroom.  Bath pets at least once a week.  Keep pets outside.Air Filtration:  Choose an air filter that has a small-particle or HEPA filter.Furniture:  Use furniture made of leather, wood, metal or plastic.Plants:  Spread aquarium gravel over the dirt to help contain mold.Fireplaces:  Avoid using wood-burning fireplaces or stoves.Stove:  Use a vented exhaust fan to remove cooking fumes and reduce moisture.Sink:  Wash dishes daily.Refrigerator:  Wipe up excessive moisture to avoid mold growth.Cabinets/Counters:  Clean cabinets and counter-tops with detergent and water.Food Waste:  Place garbage in a can with an insect-proof lid and empty trash daily.Ventilation:  Use an exhaust fan to reduce moisture while taking baths/showers.Walls:  Install tile or paint the walls with mold-resistant enamel paint.Shower/Tub:  Towel-dry the tub and enclosure after use to prevent mold.Toilet/Sink:  Scrub mold from plumbing fixtures.  Repair leaks.Foundation, Windows, and Stairwells:  Repair any sources of leaks or water damage.Air Quality:  Use a dehumidifier to reduce dampness and clean it once a week.Storage:  Store collectibles and clothes in plastic storage bins.Clothes Dryer:  Vent moisture outside.Temperature/Humidity:  Maintain the temperature between 68 F (20 C) and 72 F (22 C) and keep relative humidity no higher than 50 percent.Pests:  Control cockroaches and mice with inexpensive traps from the hardware store.Mold:  Close doors and windows during warm weather and use air conditioning and dehumidifiers.Weekly Cleaning Routine:  Damp-mop wood or linoleum flooring and vacuum carpeting.Smoking:  Don’t allow smoking anywhere inside your house.Source/Information:  Mayo Clinic