Recent Storm Damage Posts

Some Flood Damage May Remain Hidden After Ft. Pierce Storms

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Your Ft. Pierce Property to Assist with Flood Damage Clean Up

Water damage and flooding should never get ignored. However, you may have some hidden damage lurking after recent storms in the Ft. Pierce area that brought heavy rains. There could be a slow leaking roof from storms or water infiltration seeping in at the ground level. No matter the problem, this hidden damage can spell trouble – not only from a cost standpoint but also from the potential for possibly harmful mold and mildew growth. SERVPRO is here to help with skilled flood restoration services and water detection to bring your home back to pre-storm condition.

Many people know when they have flood damage in Ft. Pierce. However, there are some other ways to detect hidden issues that must get addressed by IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT), including:

  • Wet spots forming on ceilings where there could be roof damage
  • Pooling in your basement
  • Moisture behind drywall or trim
  • Softening of drywall or paneling
  • Damp, musty odors

Water damage after a storm is not always visible to the naked eye. SERVPRO arrives and utilizes moisture detection equipment to ensure no pockets get left behind. This ensures everything gets dried and cleaned or entirely replaced to keep the damage from getting worse. Our crew sets up dehumidification equipment, HEPA filtration air scrubber units, and industrial fans to improve airflow and remove moisture from the air. Our team addresses any structural issues from your home taking on water and leaves your property clean and sanitized with the help of EPA-registered products. 

No two water restoration and flooding clean up jobs are alike. Rather than leaving hidden moisture to chance, call in our crew at SERVPRO of Port St. Lucie NE to ensure recent storms didn’t leave anything behind. You can reach us by calling (772) 266-2350.

Flood Damage to Your Home in St. Lucie West? Call in the SERVPRO Experts

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps to Minimize Long-Term Damage to St. Lucie Homes After Flooding

Flood damage to your home in St. Lucie West can result in waterlogging on your property. The longer this water stays in contact with the structure and contents, the more damage it can cause. Hence, removing this water is the priority of SERVPRO technicians when they arrive for water damage restoration. 

Once SERVPRO techs remove the standing water after flood damage to your St. Lucie home, the next step is to get the structure and contents dry as quickly as possible. Even when the standing water is removed, the surfaces that were once in contact with water can still hold a lot of water. How quickly this water can be removed by SERVPRO techs during water damage remediation depends on how and where the water is bound to the surface. 

Forms of Moisture That SERVPRO Techs Encounter During Water Cleanup from St. Lucie West Homes 

SERVPRO technicians identify three forms of moisture during water damage repairs in St. Lucie West-

  • Surface water: It is the standing water that SERVPRO techs encounter after a flooding incident on your property. Pumps and extractors can remove this type of water easily.    
  • Free water: As the surface water stays in contact with the surfaces, some of it might find its way into the material through pores and cavities in the form of free water. It is slower to evaporate than surface water; SERVPRO techs can remove it by manipulating humidity and temperature.  
  • Bound water: It is the water that is chemically bound within the structure of the material. It is slowest to evaporate and needs heating the material to remove.  

Call SERVPRO of Port St. Lucie NE at (772) 266-2350 for round-the-clock service. 

Flood Damage at Your St. Lucie West Home Needs Professional Restoration

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Save You Time and Money After Flood Damage to Your St. Lucie West Home

Flood damage can wreak havoc at your St. Lucie West home. It pays to hire local restorers like SERVPRO who have experience in dealing with such events. Our IICRC certified technicians are just a call away; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Restoration after flood damage to your St. Lucie West home begins by SERVPRO technicians eliminating any standing water on the property using equipment such as extractors and pumps. Once the standing water is removed, the next important step in water damage restoration is to dry the structure and contents as fast as possible. SERVPRO techs use several methods to achieve this. Establishing a drying system is usually the first step in restoring the moisture content to a preloss state.

Different Drying Systems That SERVPRO Uses During Water Cleanup From Your St. Lucie West Home

An effective drying system must dehumidify the air in the affected area of your St. Lucie West home. As the structure and contents dry, the moisture is picked up by the air, and it becomes saturated with water vapor, consequently slowing the drying process. SERVPRO technicians usually use two systems to dehumidify this moist air-

  • An open system- Works by exchanging moist indoor air with dry outdoor air to speed up the drying process during water damage repairs. It is effective only under certain weather conditions.
  • A closed system- Closes off the affected area from outside air, and dehumidifiers and air movers are used to remove the moisture from the air.

Our team caps the service with an application of a antimicrobial agent since flood water is considered Black Water, possibly contaminated with sewage, vegetation, muck, creek overflows, and pathogens.

Call SERVPRO of Port St. Lucie NE at (772) 266-2350 for further information regarding our water damage repair services.

Can SERVPRO Provide Storm Damage Repairs in St. Lucie West?

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding from structural breaches must get resolved quickly in St. Lucie West properties.

Storm damages can be crippling to homes in our coastal community. With severe weather battering properties, vulnerabilities can form that allow for water penetration and subsequent flooding concerns.

How Can Our Professionals Remove Flood and Storm Damage from St. Lucie West Homes?

After storm damage in St. Lucie West homes, beginning water removal services is vital to preventing the spread and worsening conditions relative to standing water. With natural flooding and penetrating water, pooling surface liquids can absorb quickly into porous materials and reach less accessible areas for drying and evaporation efforts to come. Extraction often relies on several tools capable of removing water and debris simultaneously, such as:

  • Self-priming trash pump
  • Truck-mount extractor
  • Wet vacuum

As much as storm damage can destroy areas of your home or business, our SERVPRO of Port St. Lucie NE can respond fast to help as your property needs. We have water removal services, water clean up, and water damage repairs that can all benefit flood restoration. We are available 24/7 at (772) 266-2350.