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Why choose SERVPRO of West Brevard

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

clean area after mold remediation The clean area after the mold was removed.

When we heard construction crews are coming into your property to work we have the fear of dust going everywhere, debris left behind, unprofessional teams, and jobs not completed in a timely manner. And that is why SERVPRO of West Brevard is different. Here are some of the reasons why we are different: 

  • Our teams are professional and on time 
  • We cover all the areas we are working in to keep dust off and prevent damage to your items.
  • Our teams are on call 24/7 to respond to any disasters. 
  • We are certified and carry licenses to ensure your environment is done correctly. 
  • The project managers ensure you a peace of mind and update you as we progress.
  • We work with your insurance and offer a transparent estimate

SERVPRO of West Breavrd is commited to you and making it feel " Like it never even happened." 

#whySERVPROofwestbrevard #topgoogleratingforwaterdamagecleanup #SERVPROofWestBrevard 

Heating your home

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

heater dial set to heater Heater on ac in home

If you have a fire in your home, SERVPRO is there to help. But we also want to help you prevent fires in your home.

Did you know that heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)? Cold temperatures during these winter months have led to people frequently using their heaters. Half of these heating equipment fires predictably take place in the winter months of December, January, and February when heating equipment is used the most.

Abiding by the following safety measures will keep yourself and your family safe from any potential dangers of using heaters in your home.

Stay Three Feet Away

One way to stay safe when heating your home is to keep flammable items at least three feet away from heating equipment. That includes a furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.

Enforce a Three-Foot Rule for Children

The curiosity of children can cause a problem if they focus their attention on one of these heating options. Wanting to explore the equipment, the child could accidentally catch on fire or start a fire in the house. Therefore it’s a good idea to have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around all open fires and space heaters.

Don’t Use Your Oven As a Heater

Never attempt to use your oven to heat your home. The inefficacy of an oven as it pertains to heating could cause it to go out or not burn well which could potentially lead to carbon monoxide poisoning endangering the lives of your whole family.

Use Only Qualified Professionals When Installing Heating Equipment

Make sure a qualified professional install your heating equipment. An inexperienced person installing your space heater, water heater, or central heating equipment could lead to serious mistakes that could potentially cause a fire. Hiring qualified professionals will ensure that the person installing your equipment adheres to local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.

Get Your Annual Chimney Inspection

It’s important to have your heating equipment or chimney cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. In early 2000, the NFPA set a new standard that ensures that inspections include a thorough inspection and cleaning. Based on the purpose of the inspection (annual inspection, system change or real estate transaction, potential hazard) the inspector will inspect on one of three levels. The thoroughness of the inspection will increase at each level of the inspection.

Never Leave Portable Heaters On When Leaving a Room

Always turn off and unplug portable heaters when leaving a room or going to bed. Portable heaters can short out while you’re away and start a fire before you return.

Make Sure to Use Correct Fuel

Use the right kind of fuel when using fuel-burning space heaters. The manufacturer will specify which fuel that specific space heater will need. Using the wrong kind of fuel could cause the fuel to burn hotter than the equipment was designed for and could cause a fire in your home.

Use a Fireplace Screen

It’s important to make sure that your fireplace has a screen in front of it. Without a screen, sparks could fly into the room and start a fire. Also, if you plan to dispose of ashes in a metal container, ashes should be cooled prior to entering a metal container. The container should also be kept a safe distance away from your home.

Test Smoke Alarms Monthly

If a fire starts in your home in Viera, FL, a smoke alarm can save your life. Smoke spreads quickly and a properly working smoke alarm will give you enough time to get out. So make sure you test your smoke alarms each month. Also, make sure to replace your smoke detectors once every ten years.

Use Ventilation

When burning anything larger than a candle, make sure to provide good ventilation. You can do this by opening windows, doors, or fireplace fumes. Good ventilation will substantially reduce the amount of smoke that can be harmful to those in the home. 

On cold days heating is a must. But without the use of certain precautions, it can be a very dangerous decision. By following the safety measures highlighted by the NFPA, you can ensure that you will be warm and safe during the cold winter months.

#heatersafety #spaceheater #righttempforhome #heatertips #SERVPROofwestbrevard

Certifications and Professionals Teams

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned logo for SERVPRO Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

If you’re in need of disaster repair SERVPRO of West Brevard team is here to help. Each and every one of our professionals are highly trained in property restoration to better serve our community. From initial and ongoing corporate training to regular e-training and continuing education classes, you can trust that your SERVPRO Professionals have the knowledge and experience to handle your disaster, no matter the size. 

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the governing body that sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. All members of the SERVPRO team study IICRC standards and best practices to know how to restore damaged properties correctly. The certifications include: 

Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT): This course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques and how to perform the proper procedures in the field to keep all workers and occupants safe.

Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD): Through this training, technicians learn how to dry water-damaged structures safely and efficiently.

Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT): This course covers pre-inspection, fabric identification, cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques.

Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT): Through this training, technicians learn about smoke and fire damage, job planning, equipment, odor concepts, and practical cleaning procedures in fire and smoke settings.

Odor Control Technician (OCT): This course covers odor control, odor causes, and deodorization techniques.

Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT): Throughout this training, technicians go over fiber identifications and upholstery cleaning methods.

Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT): During this course, trainees learn about the concepts of water damage, its effects in different settings, and procedures to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination.

At SERVPRO, we understand that having the knowledge and training to handle an array of damages and disasters is crucial to meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers when the restoration is required. Our extensive SERVPRO training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training: This voluntary, self-paced program allows our professionals to learn more about crew training, fire restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation.
  • Initial Franchise Training: This 15-day hands-on course at our training facility allows new franchise owners to master topics such as fire restoration and mold mitigation.
  • e-Learnings: Through this web-based training, team members can stay up-to-date on industry standards and professional quality.
  • Continuing Education Classes: These programs are designed for insurance agents, adjusters, real estate professionals, and franchise staff to learn more about emergency mitigation.

As your Melbourne disaster repair professionals, you can trust that we have the equipment and personnel to handle your cleanup and restoration needs. Often people will try to tackle their flood, mold, or fire issues without realizing that they will most likely do more harm than good without the appropriate technology and safety procedures. When you work with SERVPRO, you can trust that our services will restore your damaged property, while also keeping you, your family, and your belongings safe. Regardless of the cause or source, our team can handle any sized disaster.

Since 1967, SERVPRO has been changing the restoration and mitigation industry. To better serve our customers, SERVPRO created the National Training Center in 1992 to teach restoration and mitigation skills to franchise owners and insurance industry employees. Through professional training, our team is uniquely positioned and qualified to help when disaster strikes. Not only is our team trained in the most extensive performance guidelines in the industry, but we're also the ones who created them.

As a homeowner, having a certified team completing your damage restoration ensures that your home is safe and sound for you and your family. From your carpet to your ceiling and everywhere in between, our team has the expertise and tools so that you don’t have to worry about safety when playing with the kids on your living room carpet or preparing dinner on your kitchen counters. Whether it’s mold or fire that affects your home, our team will restore each and every piece to its pre-damage glory.

To learn more about our services, training, certifications, or processes, contact your Melbourne disaster restoration professionals today!

#certifiedwestbrevardmoldremoval #professionalrestoration #certifiedinsuranceapprovedwaterremoval #SERVPROofwestbrevard

Bioremediation Services by SERVPRO

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Image of biohazard bags SERVPRO of West Brevard professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business

We are Here to Help

Get Your Business Back to Normal

SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. All of our cleanup practices are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we’re here to help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home.

SERVPRO can respond quickly and effectively to help minimize business interruption to your company.

SERVPRO can respond quickly and effectively to help minimize business interruption to your company. SERVPRO of West Brevard professionals is uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.

SERVPRO professionals are trained to perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for the cleanup process, and disposal of waste.

#covid #biohazard #SERVPROofwestbrevard

What a Disaster Recovery Team Can Do

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage on the ceiling. One tile is missing, showing pink insulation. Storm damages building

What a Disaster Recovery Team Can Do

When a large storm hits, your clients may be in need of a local disaster recovery team in their Viera, FL, area. A professional restoration service, such as SERVPRO, may be able to help. A recovery team has the ability to do a few things that may be just what your clients need. They include the ability to

  1. Respond to Larger Than Normal Damages

Sometimes storm damage may be larger than predicted. When this happens, you may want a team of restoration professionals who can respond to your client's needs quickly. Fortunately, SERVPRO is a locally owned and operated franchise capable of working together with other SERVPRO teams to get the job done. However, as they are a franchise, they can call on corporate for additional resources as needed.

  1. Provide a Quick Response Time

When it comes to disaster recovery, you may want to know that you can get a quick storm response team to your clients. The faster damage can be protected and then repaired, the less likely additional damage may occur. The ability to get a team to the site in a timely manner may save time and money in the long run. SERVPRO has local offices around the country allowing them to have professionals available at most locations.

  1. Provide the Tools Necessary for Large Repair Jobs

In the event of a large disaster, it may be determined at large equipment is required to perform the job efficiently. A restoration team such as SERVPRO has access to the tools of the trade. This means that even in the case of a severe storm or major flooding, they can still begin restoration quickly.

A professional restoration service may be able to with any disaster recovery needs your clients may have. They usually have the ability to mobilize several teams for larger than normal damages. This may also include a faster response time. A professional team also has the resources, including tools and equipment, necessary to deal with large jobs.

#ceilingdamage #fastresponsewaterremoval #ceilingissuesrepairs

Restoring Documents After Water Damage

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

flooded floor kitchen Flooded floor

When a client's property suffers storm damage, it may be on more than just a building. A document restoration service like that offered by a local SERVPRO in Viera, FL, can help your client get back on track. Documentation can include everything from account statements to invoicing, and the ability to salvage these can help save valuable time and money.

Services Offered

A professional restoration service can offer a number of ways to recover your client's documentation. These may include

  • Freeze drying
  • Cleaning
  • Gamma irradiation sterilization
  • Digitizing
  • Deodorizing

Depending on damage type, these processes can be utilized to restore a variety of damaged documents, including X-rays and photographs.

Technology Used

The process of document restoration involves the use of modern technology. Gamma irradiation is used to sterilize the documents without causing further harm. The documentation can then be freeze-dried which is a process approved by the National Archives. Your client can trust that their paperwork will not only be in safe hands but can be restored. Taking advantage of additional services, such as digitization, may offer further benefit.

Additional Services

In addition to document drying, SERVPRO offers several other services your clients may be interested in. They can also offer digitization services. This is the process of converting documentation into an electronic form so it can be stored on a server safely out of harm's way.

With a document restoration service, your clients may be able to salvage documentation that was damaged along with their other property. A restoration team can use the latest technology to help get these important pieces of paperwork in order. They may also be able to digitize the documentation allowing for it to be backed up on to the server, to help prevent any further loss. If you have any questions about what the service can do for your clients, a restoration professional may be able to help.

#waterdamagefastresponse #cleanupwestbrevard #SERVPROofwestbrevard

Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Hand adjusting the thermostat If you have a fire in your home, SERVPRO is there to help. But we also want to help you prevent fires in your home.

If you have a fire in your home, SERVPRO is there to help. But we also want to help you prevent fires in your home.

Did you know that heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)? Cold temperatures during these winter months have led to people frequently using their heaters. Half of these heating equipment fires predictably take place in the winter months of December, January, and February when heating equipment is used the most.

Abiding by the following safety measures will keep yourself and your family safe from any potential dangers of using heaters in your home.

Stay Three Feet Away

One way to stay safe when heating your home is to keep flammable items at least three feet away from heating equipment. That includes a furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.

Enforce a Three-Foot Rule for Children

The curiosity of children can cause a problem if they focus their attention on one of these heating options. Wanting to explore the equipment, the child could accidentally catch on fire or start a fire in the house. Therefore it’s a good idea to have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around all open fires and space heaters.

Don’t Use Your Oven As a Heater

Never attempt to use your oven to heat your home. The inefficacy of an oven as it pertains to heating could cause it to go out or not burn well which could potentially lead to carbon monoxide poisoning endangering the lives of your whole family.

Use Only Qualified Professionals When Installing Heating Equipment

Make sure a qualified professional install your heating equipment. An inexperienced person installing your space heater, water heater, or central heating equipment could lead to serious mistakes that could potentially cause a fire. Hiring qualified professionals will ensure that the person installing your equipment adheres to local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.

Get Your Annual Chimney Inspection

It’s important to have your heating equipment or chimney cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. In early 2000, the NFPA set a new standard that ensures that inspections include a thorough inspection and cleaning. Based on the purpose of the inspection (annual inspection, system change or real estate transaction, potential hazard) the inspector will inspect on one of three levels. The thoroughness of the inspection will increase at each level of the inspection.

Never Leave Portable Heaters On When Leaving a Room

Always turn off and unplug portable heaters when leaving a room or going to bed. Portable heaters can short out while you’re away and start a fire before you return.

Make Sure to Use Correct Fuel

Use the right kind of fuel when using fuel-burning space heaters. The manufacturer will specify which fuel that specific space heater will need. Using the wrong kind of fuel could cause the fuel to burn hotter than the equipment was designed for and could cause a fire in your home.

Use a Fireplace Screen

It’s important to make sure that your fireplace has a screen in front of it. Without a screen, sparks could fly into the room and start a fire. Also, if you plan to dispose of ashes in a metal container, ashes should be cooled prior to entering a metal container. The container should also be kept a safe distance away from your home.

Test Smoke Alarms Monthly

If a fire starts in your home in Viera, FL, a smoke alarm can save your life. Smoke spreads quickly and a properly working smoke alarm will give you enough time to get out. So make sure you test your smoke alarms each month. Also, make sure to replace your smoke detectors once every ten years.

Use Ventilation

When burning anything larger than a candle, make sure to provide good ventilation. You can do this by opening windows, doors, or fireplace fumes. Good ventilation will substantially reduce the amount of smoke that can be harmful to those in the home. 

On cold days heating is a must. But without the use of certain precautions, it can be a very dangerous decision. By following the safety measures highlighted by the NFPA, you can ensure that you will be warm and safe during the cold winter months.

#heatersafety #spaceheater #righttempforhome #heatertips #SERVPROofwestbrevard

The Need for a Water Damage Specialist in Melbourne

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

White bathroom with a couple inches of water from flooding No One Needs This Much Water in a Bathroom

Water Damage Specialists Have Industry Experience 

Water damage specialists in Melbourne typically possess a plethora of certifications as well as years of experience within their industry. This acquired knowledge and experience enable the SERVPRO expert to address and resolve any and all water damage issues at hand. Moreover, the water damage specialist's extensive study and "hands-on experiences" in the field will empower her or him to recognize quickly your unique challenges and implement the solutions necessary to resolve them. 

Water Damage Specialists Work In Teams 

Water damage specialists have several contractors that work for or with them. When these individuals arrive at your residential property, they will move throughout your home and tackle several important issues simultaneously. Some of the challenges the contractors will typically address are removing damaged furniture, drying out your living space, inhibiting the growth of mildew and mold, and repairing your home's structure. 

Water Damage Specialists Use Specific Tools

In addition to working with teams, water damage specialists utilize specific tools that most residential property owners don't possess. Some of these tools include ozone machines, air-moving machines, and industrial-strength dehumidifiers. The water damage specialist can also utilize powerful chemical cleansers to optimize the sanitation of your property. After your home has been damaged by water, the most important task of the water damage expert is ensuring that spores, mildew, mold, and other debris do not develop and proliferate.  Industrial grade equipment expedites quick remediation.

Conclusion

If your home has recently undergone water damage, it's important to know that a water damage specialist can offer you detailed, results-driven repair services that restore the order and sanitation of your property. When you initiate a search for the ideal service provider, the search stops with SERVPRO. Our professionals are passionate and precise in offering customized water damage services, and they're ready to start working on your behalf immediately. Call us now to attain the high quality, effective water damage services you need and deserve.

Locally Owned and Operated

We work and live in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of West Brevard is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Melbourne community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be. 

Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately upon arrival.  Please call us at (321) 953-8600.

#westbrevardwaterremoval #waterdamagetips #howtocleanupwaterdamage #SERVPROofwestbrevard #3219538600

SERVPRO of West Brevard Has DRYING Down to a Science in Viera, Florida

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Picture of water damage with a caption reading "drying down to a science" SERVPRO Crews are servicing the Viera and Rockledge residents 24 hours, 7 days a week. Start drying out before mold starts growing.

What is the Science of Drying?

The Science of Drying is a process that was created to establish guidelines, regulate techniques, and provide validation and Documentation on the drying process. This was developed out of the need to further validate the drying process and use more precise documentation on defining when a structure is dry.

Why is it important?

When it comes to water damage, there’s nothing more important than making sure the job is done right the first time. Doing so relies on a cleanup company that is on the frontline of training, technology, and technique. SERVPRO of West Brevard is an Industry Leader in all three.

SERVPRO’s DryBookTM Documentation

The DryBookTM is a proprietary tool that:

  • Manages industry drying requirements
  • Provides real-time documentations on the drying process
  • Validates the serves are executed to standard
  • Reports to all Stakeholders involved
  • Allows real-time updates through DryBookTM Mobile integration

About Our Drying Services

SERVPRO of West Brevard specializes in water extraction and water restoration services. Our technicians are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly dry out your home or business quickly and safely. We service the residents of Melbourne, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, East Viera, and Palm Shores. Don’t hesitate to contact our office staff if you think an area in your home may have water damage. Schedule a Moisture Test at 321-953-8600

#dryingoutdocuments #SERVPROofwestbrevard #whySERVPRO #westbrevard 

Don't Forget About the Crawlspace After a Flood

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water draining from the ceiling from a small hole. Water draining from the ceiling after a flood.

As a homeowner, you do not want to deal with a messy and damaging flood. Unfortunately, high waters can damage or destroy Satellite Beach, FL, homes. If your house has recently been through a home flood, saving personal items, furniture, and valuables are likely high on your priority list. In addition to those things, don’t forget about the areas beneath your home.

Drain Standing Water Quickly

If your home has flood damage, you may find yourself feeling frustrated. While stress is common in emergency situations, you should not let it distract you from draining any standing water as soon as possible. The longer water remains inside your home, the more storm damage you can expect to have.

Here are ways to effectively remove standing water:

  • Inspect the crawlspace for signs of water damage
  • Utilize fans and ventilation techniques
  • Check your sump pump to ensure it is working properly
  • Add additional pumps to rapidly remove water
  • Ask for professional assistance to seal wet areas

Apply the 48-Hour Rule

If you know about mold and mildew, you know they can grow quickly after a home flood. These can easily destroy the comfort, appearance, and also the value of your residence. To reduce mold growth, plan to remove excess moisture within 48 hours. It is important to note that moisture has a way of working its way into hidden places in your crawlspace. Even though space may seem dry, parts of it may remain wet. Don’t leave the condition of your home to chance. You should work with a qualified restoration company, such as SERVPRO of West Brevard. Our mold removal specialists can assess your home’s risk and work to contain unwanted mold growth.

Following a home flood, your living area may be your primary concern. You cannot, however, afford to forget about the crawlspace beneath your house. With some effort and the right restoration team, you improve your odds of returning your Satellite Beach, FL home to its pre-flood condition.

#ceilingmold #blackmold #wetceiling #westbrevard #how to remove black mold

Easy Mold Prevention Tips for Your Company

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Dark growth on wood Upon the discovery of mold, give SERVPRO of West Brevard a call!

Running a company in Melbourne, FL might have you too busy to be concerned about black mold and other fuzzy growth patterns. However, unless you have a proactive plan in place to address potential growth, you will find yourself spending precious time and resources to correct a problem that could have easily been prevented. Look at the difference something as simple as carpet cleaning can make.

Mold Growth Possibilities

If your facility suffers from a leaky roof or unsealed windows, the long term results of disrepair will be water damage. With the right combination of untreated damage and a good supply of oxygen, mold spores will take up residence in your air ducts, on your walls and ceilings, and in your carpet. A thorough maintenance and cleaning plan for your facility will be the best way to address these concerns. Your cleaning routine should include:
• Vacuuming all high traffic areas at least twice a week.
• Daily removing all trash.
• Daily sweeping, mopping, and sanitizing all restroom and kitchen facilities.
• Sweeping all hard floor surfaces at least twice a week.
• Checking HVAC filters at least once a month.
Special Attention Situations

Mold problems are created when the conditions for spore growth are encouraged. If the flooring has gotten wet, a thorough carpet cleaning is necessary to remove all the water and disinfect the entire material. By placing rubber mats around entryways, you can encourage your patrons and employees to wipe their feet and avoid soaking carpeted areas with water and mud. Scheduling regular ductwork maintenance and HVAC inspections may also reduce the potential for needing mold remediation services.
Professional-rated carpet cleaning equipment can be rented from local retailers in Melbourne, FL and this is one way to add this item to your maintenance routine. Create a master list of maintenance items so that everyone in the facility can do their part to help eliminate prime conditions for mold growth.

Moisture and Mold Prevention Tips

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Be proactive and prevent mold from growing in your Melbourne house by following these simple practice daily/weekly.

After the remediation and reconstruction is completed, facility managers and homeowners must commit to a mold-free environment by taking the necessary steps to prevent a recurrence mold contamination. Integrate the following practices into your Melbourne building management plan or Florida home maintenance practices.

  • Moisture control is the key to mold control. When water leaks or spills occurs indoors – Act Quickly. If building materials, wet or damp, are dried within 24 to 48 hours after the leak or spill occurred, in most cases mold will not grow.
  • Maintain all painted surfaces on exterior wood surfaces
  • Clean and repair roof gutters regularly. Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation, so the water does not enter or collect around the foundation.
  • Keep Air-conditioning drip pans clean and the drain lines unobstructed and flossing property.
  • Keep indoor humidity low. If possible, keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (Ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity. Relative humidity can be measured with a moisture or humidity meter, a small, inexpensive instrument available at many hardware stores
  • Do not carpet bathroom and utility rooms. Remove and replace flooded carpets.
  • Strive for positive building pressure to reduce infiltration of humid, hot air.
  • Avoid impermeable vinyl or other impermeable coverings on the interior building surfaces.
  • Install vapor barriers based on climate.
  • Vent appliances that’s produce moisture, such as clothes dryer, stoves, and kerosene heaters to the outside where possible.
  • Use air conditioners and/or de-humidifiers.
  • Run the bathroom fan or open the window when showering. Use exhaust fans or open window whenever cooking, running the dishwasher and dishwashing, etc.

SERVPRO Training and Restoration Certifications

8/4/2018 (Permalink)

certified logo Restoration Certifications in Melbourne Florida.

If you’re in need of disaster repair in Melbourne, your SERVPRO of West Brevard team is here to help. Each and every one of our professionals is highly trained in property restoration to better serve our community. From initial and ongoing corporate training to regular e-training and continuing education classes, you can trust that your SERVPRO Professionals have the knowledge and experience to handle your disaster, no matter the size. 

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the governing body that sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. All members of the SERVPRO team study IICRC standards and best practices to know how to restore damaged properties correctly. The certifications include: 

Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT): This course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques and how to perform the proper procedures in the field to keep all workers and occupants safe.

Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD): Through this training, technicians learn how to dry water-damaged structures safely and efficiently.

Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT): This course covers pre-inspection, fabric identification, cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques.

Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT): Through this training, technicians learn about smoke and fire damage, job planning, equipment, odor concepts, and practical cleaning procedures in fire and smoke settings.

Odor Control Technician (OCT): This course covers odor control, odor causes, and deodorization techniques.

Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT): Throughout this training, technicians go over fiber identifications and upholstery cleaning methods.

Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT): During this course, trainees learn about the concepts of water damage, its effects in different settings, and procedures to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination.

At SERVPRO, we understand that having the knowledge and training to handle an array of damages and disasters is crucial to meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers when the restoration is required. Our extensive SERVPRO training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training: This voluntary, self-paced program allows our professionals to learn more about crew training, fire restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation.
  • Initial Franchise Training: This 15-day hands-on course at our training facility allows new franchise owners to master topics such as fire restoration and mold mitigation.
  • e-Learnings: Through this web-based training, team members can stay up-to-date on industry standards and professional quality.
  • Continuing Education Classes: These programs are designed for insurance agents, adjusters, real estate professionals, and franchise staff to learn more about emergency mitigation.

As your Melbourne disaster repair professionals, you can trust that we have the equipment and personnel to handle your cleanup and restoration needs. Often people will try to tackle their flood, mold, or fire issues without realizing that they will most likely do more harm than good without the appropriate technology and safety procedures. When you work with SERVPRO, you can trust that our services will restore your damaged property, while also keeping you, your family, and your belongings safe. Regardless of the cause or source, our team can handle any sized disaster.

Since 1967, SERVPRO has been changing the restoration and mitigation industry. To better serve our customers, SERVPRO created the National Training Center in 1992 to teach restoration and mitigation skills to franchise owners and insurance industry employees. Through professional training, our team is uniquely positioned and qualified to help when disaster strikes. Not only is our team trained in the most extensive performance guidelines in the industry, but we're also the ones who created them.

As a homeowner, having a certified team completing your damage restoration ensures that your home is safe and sound for you and your family. From your carpet to your ceiling and everywhere in between, our team has the expertise and tools so that you don’t have to worry about safety when playing with the kids on your living room carpet or preparing dinner on your kitchen counters. Whether it’s mold or fire that affects your home, our team will restore each and every piece to its pre-damage glory.

To learn more about our services, training, certifications, or processes, contact your Melbourne disaster restoration professionals today!

#certifiedwestbrevardmoldremoval #professionalrestoration #certifiedinsuranceapprovedwaterremoval #SERVPROofwestbrevard

Financing To Fit your Needs

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Brevard is excited to announce that we are now offering financial solutions for our customers through our new corporate partner, GreenSky Financing.

Why use GreenSky Financing?

GreekSky loan program is focused on simple and out-ranks its competitors in the financing business. They offer low monthly payments, no prepayment penalties, multiple ways to make payment, and quick approvals (same day in most cases), which allows us to let our customers rest assured that their property is being taken care of, as well as the payment. Financing terms are available for a variety of services- from deductibles, non-coverage on insurance claims, or even just a home remodel.  

Why did SERVPRO partner with GreenSky?

We at SERVPRO of West Brevard realize that damages to your property, either residential or commercial, never come at a GOOD time.  Sometimes we are prepared, but most of the time we aren’t…. so while SERVPRO of West Brevard helps make your property damage “Like it never even happened,” we can take some of the pressure of financing the job off as well. 

How Does GreenSky Program Works?

Step #1: Customer Applies

Customers can apply online through the program website, by phone, or on the mobile application.

Step #2: Customer Gets Approved

Credit decisions can be delivered in SECONDS!!! The approved customers receive a GreenSky account number and loan agreement from the lender.

Step #3: You Get Funded

Use the customer’s GreenSky account number to process the payment just like a credit card.