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Commercial Concerns: Water and Storm Damage

7/18/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded Gym Our crew responded to a gym that had a big water loss. We were able to get up the water and place drying equipment so that the gym could reopen ASAP.

As the not-so-gentle summer showers continue, there has been a rise in water intrusions in homes and businesses. Water damage can occur at any hour and we're here to help. As a business owner, you may be caught up in the daily hustle and bustle, but are you prepared if an emergency occurs?

Water damage can ruin your day and halt production, but left untreated it can become a bigger problem. We offer Emergency Ready Plans so business owners can feel reassured that they have someone in their corner. Owning a business can be stressful and it's important to take what steps you can to protect your assets. Our team is available 24/7 to help restore your business back to working order. 

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We Offer Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Vero Beach, FL

5/27/2022 (Permalink)

photo of local Vero beach business after a fire loss A local Vero Beach business after an unexpected fire loss.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach offers commercial fire damage restoration services to ensure your business returns to its preloss condition. No job is too big or small. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team of highly trained technicians is led by a crew chief that will assess the damage and create a custom plan of action. Any salvageable content will be packed up to be restored off-site, if it is a smaller loss we can sometimes restore contents on-site. All non-salvageable are disposed of properly by our team. Our team is trained in an array of cleaning services from carpet and upholstery to HVAC cleaning and soot removal. We also offer odor removal and deodorization using air scrubbers, ozone machines, and foggers. When our team is finished it will be “Like it never even happened.”

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Minimum Requirements for Your Vero Beach, FL Business Fire Prevention Plan

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

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There are an average of 100,000 commercial-related fires annually in the United States.

With such a high rate of fire incidences the United States Department of Labor has created

a list of guidelines that business owners are required to adhere to when creating a fire

prevention plan. These guidelines are to ensure maximum safety of their employees and are

enforceable by OSHA. Below are the “minimum elements” required to be included in your

business’s fire prevention plan:

  • A list of all major fire hazards, proper handling and storage procedures for hazardous materials, potential ignition sources and their control, and the type of fire protection equipment necessary to control each major hazard
  • Procedures to control accumulations of flammable and combustible waste materials
  • Procedures for regular maintenance of safeguards installed on heat-producing equipment to prevent the accidental ignition of combustible materials
  • The name or job title of employees responsible for maintaining equipment to prevent or control sources of ignition or fires
  • The name or job title of employees responsible for the control of fuel source hazards
  • An employer must inform employees upon initial assignment to a job of the fire hazards to which they are exposed. An employer must also review with each employee those parts of the fire prevention plan necessary for self-protection

SERVPRO offers a unique service to commercial property owners called an “Emergency Ready Plan” (ERP). This service is completely free and provides you with a concise profile that contains all the critical information needed during a water or fire emergency. For more information on how to create your custom ERP, call our office at 772-770-0501. We are here to help!

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Post-Construction Clean-up in Your New Treasure Coast Commercial Property

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

two women show casing a servpro box truck Call our office today, at 772-770-0501 to schedule your post-construction clean-up. We are here to help!

SERVPRO of Vero Beach offers a wide variety of cleanup services after the work has been completed on a construction site, this is known as “post-construction clean-up”. This is done just before all the finishing touches go into the freshly built property. We are equipped to handle any size site cleanup, big or small. Below is a brief overview of some of the common services:

  • Post Construction Cleaning: SERVPRO of Vero Beach can provide debris removal services to prepare the building for interior design so you don't start with a dirty foundation.
  • Dehumidification and Drying: During construction, the property can trap moisture. Excessive moisture could result in mold growth. SERVPRO of Vero Beach provides the assistance you need to eliminate moisture and prevent mold.
  • Final Cleaning: SERVPRO of Vero Beach provides cleaning services to give the building that extra shine! These include:

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FAQ's About Emergency Ready Profile's for Your Business

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

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What is a SERVPRO ERP?

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan application works to prevent situations from escalating. The app, designed for commercial use, is marketed towards property and business owners. SERVPRO's ERP works on the premise that advanced preparation for any kind of emergency is the key to a timely mitigation thus minimizing the impact a water, storm, or fire damage can have on your business.

What is included in with SERVPRO’s ERP?

Our ERP includes the following:

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile that contains the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Vero Beach as your local disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Is it necessary for small businesses to have a plan?

The short answer is “no” HOWEVER, pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed towards your peace of mind. Preparing for the future, will save on disaster costs and prevent greater damage in the future.

 Can SERVPRO help with commercial damage after an event?

SERVPRO of Vero Beach has a team of highly trained professionals to help with any remediation needs you may have! We offer remediation for water, fire, mold, storm damage, and more! 

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Why You Should Purchase a Generator for Your Vero Beach, FL Business

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

a stock image of a commercial generator Commercial generators come in all sizes to provide sufficient power to buildings of all sizes.

Most of the time, you won't have to worry about the power going off in your Vero Beach, FL business. However, if you ever do lose electricity, you should have a backup source to keep the lights on and things running smoothly in the office. A generator is the ideal solution.

Common Causes of Power Outages

  • Flooding
  • Fires
  • Storm surges
  • Earthquakes
  • Malfunctions with the city's grid system

How Generators Work
When the power goes out, your generator should automatically kick on and provide the electricity you need to run your business. The machine runs on either diesel fuel, solar power or natural gas.

Most quality generators should last for between 3,000 and 5,000 hours. This will depend on how often you use the device and how well you take care of it. Proper storage and maintenance are critical to extending its usefulness.

If you don't have a generator in your building now is a good time to get one. This device could keep your company running when there is a power outage in your workplace. 

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Why You Should Carry Insurance for Your Commercial Property

1/30/2022 (Permalink)

water damage on floor of commercial building SERVPRO of Vero Beach is available 24/7 for all your commercial remediation and restoration needs!

Having insurance can benefit your business in several ways, particularly if you have experienced water, fire, or mold damage in your building. The following are a few reasons why you should consider getting a policy.

  1. Damage Can Be Extensive

Whether it is from broken pipes, a leaky roof or a storm-damage from water can be extensive. It can cause quite a bit of secondary damage as well, such as mold growth and warped or rotting materials. Along with the structure of your building, it can affect the belongings inside. Having repairs done by a cleanup and restoration service and replacing equipment can cost a lot of money. If you do not have insurance, you will most likely need to pay for this on your own.

  1. You Might Lose Profits

If your building is damaged, you will need to have work done. Depending on the amount of water cleanup and repairs required, you could be unable to do business as usual for an extended period. This can have a negative effect on your company’s profits. In some cases, business insurance can help with this. They may be able to provide finances based on this loss.

  1. It Can Protect You Against Liability Claims

If water damage or some other type of accident causes someone to get hurt on your property, they may decide to make a claim against you. Not only can this be a frustrating experience, but it can also cost you money. If you have insurance, this can help reduce your costs if you are found liable.

While you may think that business insurance is just another unnecessary expense, it can be incredibly useful to your company. You cannot predict everything that will happen, and insurance can keep you from losing a lot of money in the event of water damage or other emergencies.

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Got Mold in Your Vero Beach, FL Commercial Property?

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

Mold and mushroom colony on ceiling Here you can see where mushrooms began to grow out of a mold colony on a ceiling.

Mold has a distinctive odor. You may notice a mold smell or mildew smell before you see any visible growth. These smells are caused by the volatile organic compounds released during fungus growth. Here are three steps that owners of commercial properties should take immediately after smelling mold. 

1. Identify Potential Sources of Moisture

Mold cannot grow without moisture. If you notice a moldy odor, consider potential moisture sources. This may lead you straight to the location of mold growth. Mold may begin to grow after water damage resulting from a leak or flood. Fungus thrives in undisturbed areas prone to developing condensation or that have high humidity levels. A mold testing expert can use a thermal camera to identify the origin of moisture that is causing mold.

2. Look for Visible Mold

By the time you pick up on a mold smell, you may be able to see colonies. Do not disturb fungus growth, as this may spread spores and lead to certain health effects. Rely on the expertise of an industrial hygienist and mold mitigation professionals to find hidden mold. These specialists can perform controlled and precise testing to check for mold behind walls or in other hidden locations.

3. Hire Mold Testing and Mitigation Experts

If you notice a fungus smell, but see no signs of mold, contact a service that provides mold testing and mitigation. Experts can determine the causes and types of mold in a commercial structure, eliminate the growth, and lower moisture levels to prevent the problem from recurring.

Check for moisture and visible mold as soon as you notice a mold smell in your Vero Beach, FL commercial property. If you do not find any signs of mold, contact a mold testing and mitigation service to look for hidden growth or moisture sources and ensure that the issue is resolved.

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What to Do if Your Sprinkler System Accidentally Discharges

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Automatic fire sprinkler system during discharge This is a good visual for how much water can be released in a small area from an automatic fire sprinkler system.

Automatic fire sprinkler systems are considered one of the most effective tools for protecting property and lives from a fire. While this type of sprinkler system brings a lot of reassurance it is important to understand that fire sprinkler heads respond individually to a number of things including: heat, corrosion, mechanical damage, and sabotage/vandalism.  Accidental discharges can become somewhat of a burden. In the case of an accidental discharge follow these tips below:

Shut Off Water Immediately

Shut off the water supply to the fire sprinkler system as soon as you can.  The faster you can turn the water off the less potential for major water damage you have.  Be aware that it will take a couple moments to stop, the water has to clear the lines first.

Mitigate Future Damage

You will want to clear as much as possible from the affected area so mitigate further damage.  Move furniture, valuables, and equipment to a safe dry area to limit exposure and further damage.

Call Your Insurance Company

You will want to call your insurance agent as soon as you can to find out what steps to take next and the claims process.  Also, so they can send someone to assess the situation and damage.  Their assessment will determine who is responsible for the damage.

Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach

Call a restoration company that specializes in water damage like SERVPRO of Vero Beach to help mitigate and restore the area. SERVPRO is a much better choice than DIY because we are trained in disaster cleanup and ready to help when you need us.

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Make SERVPRO of Vero Beach Part of Your Hurricane Readiness Plan

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Warehouse with flooding from storm damage SERVPRO of Vero Beach is equipped and ready to handle commercial storm damages of any size!

What does hurricane season mean to your commercial business? For Florida, hurricane season can be unpredictable, with damage ranging from high winds to flash flooding. This is why having a hurricane-readiness plan in place is a must.

Make SERVPRO of Vero Beach part of your hurricane-ready plan. Our phones are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to take your call. Our team of highly trained technicians can evaluate and begin the remediation process immediately to start mitigating your business’s storm damage. The faster water damage and flooding are attended to, the less structural damage is caused and the faster you can get your business back up and running.

At SERVPRO of Vero Beach, we understand the importance of business being able to continue without dramatic hitches to efficiency or productivity. Unfortunately, hurricane damage can derail a business’s best efforts when water and wind affect the very building you rely upon to house your employees and/or produce your product or service.

Should your business be affected by the damaging hurricane storms to come, call SERVPRO of Vero Beach at (772) 770-0501 to speak to a highly knowledgeable representative, or visit our website for more information.

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Do You Have Stained Ceiling Tiles in Your Vero Beach, FL Commercial Property?

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Stained ceiling tiles in commercial property Got stained tiles? Schedule your custom assessment by calling our office at 772-770-0501. We are here to help!

Ceiling tiles can give you an indication of issues with the roof or equipment. So, look up!  If your tiles are warped, cracked, discolored, have damp or mold spots, contact SERVPRO of Vero Beach. We will send out a team of expertly trained technicians to identify the cause of your stained tiles and a customized mitigation plan to remediate and damage. 

Moldy tiles and large holes in tiles cannot be repaired by simple cleaning. Our restoration team is here to help. We will visit your site first to investigate any potential water damage.  After finding the source of the problem, we will mitigate and repair the issue quickly and professionally. We will replace any affected times and reduce mold and water.  Our goal is always to restore your Vero Beach, FL commercial property to “Like it never even happened.”

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Air Duct Cleaning in Your Vero Beach, FL Commercial Property

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Before and after of commercial air duct cleaning Regular cleaning of your commercial HVAC unit could help prolong its life expectancy.

Commercial air duct cleaning requires specialized tools, techniques, and training to get the job done right.  Our technicians are trained to handle air duct cleaning of any size in all kinds of facilities, including manufacturing facilities preparing for inspections by the FDA

SERVPRO of Vero Beach makes the process simple and convenient for our clients.

Call us right now and let us know what you’d like to get done.  We’ll typically ask you:

  • How many HVAC units do you have?
  • How many duct openings are there?
  • How high are your ceilings?
  • What size filters do you have?

Answering these questions helps us show up at your property prepared for your service.  While we’re there, we’ll ask you to walk us through your property and answer any more follow-up questions we might have. We make ourselves available to clean commercial air ducts when it’s most convenient for our clients, including:

  • Regular business hours
  • After-Hours
  • Overnight
  • Weekends
  • Holidays

If your commercial property requires special considerations, just let us know.  We are available 24/7 for are your Commercial Remediation and Cleaning needs.

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Biohazardous Cleaning in Your Vero Beach, FL Commercial Property

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

Man cleaning the floors of a salon	Call us any time day or night. We are here to help!

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. Failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

Our team at SERVPRO® Vero Beach is trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, we help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe places of business.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach can help with mitigating the following issues:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation  

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Commercial Cleaning Services, A Step Above the Rest!

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

Man holding sticker to be placed on store front that will indicate the store has been “Certified: Servpro Cleaned” Proudly display this sticker on the door of your business so customers know your establishment has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, sanitation services has become a demand for commercial properties and businesses. We recommend regular deep cleaning of carpets and floors as well as air ducts to remove bacteria, allergens and other potentially harmful substances that accumulate over time.

We are also licensed to provide a new service “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned”. This service is a comprehensive cleaning program that goes far beyond traditional janitorial services. Designed from protocols and practices suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it incorporates Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered professional cleaning and disinfecting products to remove viral pathogens like the Coronavirus.

With over 10 years of commercial cleaning and restoration experience, SERVPRO of Vero Beach is ready to assist with your cleaning needs. For more information on our services please call us anytime at 772-770-0501. We are here to help!

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Storm Safety for Your Vero Beach, FL Business

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Drying equipment laid out in warehouse We are prepared for any size disaster with a warehouse full of drying equipment.

There are measures you can take to prepare your business well before a storm hits. Routine inspections of your building and grounds can help you find and address any potential issues that may lead to leaks and damage during a storm. Keep your property up to code and well-maintained to limit the impacts of severe weather. You should keep landscaping in good order and regularly trim trees that pose a risk to your structures. You can buy surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system to protect your electronic devices. An intense rain storm can lead to a power outage, so have an emergency preparedness kit on-site. During inclement weather, it is important to use the safety practices you have developed to keep yourself and your employees safe. You should choose a safe place in your building for team members to gather during a thunderstorm. Pick a place that is away from skylights, windows, and glass doors as these items can be damaged or broken during high winds. As electricity can travel through plumbing and phone lines, advise your employees to avoid running water and using landline phones during bad storms.

Recovering from a major storm can be overwhelming. You should contact SERVPRO of Vero Beach if your business has been impacted by a severe rain storm and high winds.

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SERVPRO of Vero Beach Provides Commercial Mold Remediation Services

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

Mold remediation technician setting up negative air in a bedroom. Here you can see our technician setting up a room with containment and negative air for mold remediation at this bed and breakfast.

If you notice a musty odor in your Vero Beach, FL commercial building, it is very important to address the problem quickly since there is a good chance it could be from mold. It is well known that mold can cause health effects, and you do not want to have to shut down your business entirely to address a mold contamination issue. Mold can get started because of minor water leaks in plumbing, the windows, or the roof.

Our mold remediation specialist will assess the situation and recommend the best approach to minimize the impact on day-to-day operations. Our license under FL state Law - Mold Remediation Contractor License #: MRSR970.

We follow strict protocols including, installing plastic barriers and negative air pressure helps to contain mold spores. We seal off the HVAC system to prevent cross contamination of the system. Depending on the magnitude of the mold infestation, we may also establish clean rooms and decontamination rooms to facilitate leaving and entering the work area. We remove contaminated porous materials, and we can remove mold and clean non-porous materials.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach completes the work as quickly as possible while minimizing the impact on the remainder of the building and your day-to-day operations. Our services include:

  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold Removal
  • Mold Remediation and Repair

Call our office at 772-770-0501 for more information on mold damage.

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Statistics Restaurant Owners Should Know

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

Restaurant kitchen with partially cleaned floors. Our technicians were called out to clean the floors in this restaurant. Regular cleanings and equipment maintenance can significantly reduce fire risk

The average annual cost of fire damage in food and beverage establishments is around $246 million per year. Direct property damage per fire was 75% lower when a wet pipe sprinkler system was present, compared to fires with no automatic extinguishing equipment present. While Fires are less common during the overnight hours (from Midnight to 6 a.m.) they can cause more property damage since the fire can go unnoticed for significantly longer. The following are the statistics on the cause of fires in eating establishments:

  • Cooking equipment 57%
  • Heating equipment 10%
  • Electrical/Lighting equipment 7%
  • Smoking material 7%
  • Intentional 5%

As one of the leading fire and water restoration specialists in Indian River County, SERVPRO of Vero Beach has the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

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3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

three men standing in front of servpro box truck in ppe We are equipped with all the necessary PPE to handle your Biohazard job needs.

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch points, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. 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 cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach today at 772-643-7378 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

Water Damage in Vero Beach, FL Gyms Can Create Problems

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Section of gym with weight racks. The workers of this gym noticed water was seeping up between the mat seams whenever pressure was applied.

Without professional mitigation, water damage can create costly repair and replacement costs for gym owners. If an Indian River County gym needs water remediation, our certified technicians are here to help. Our team has extensive experience in water losses of all sizes. We strive to preserve your facility so that employees and customers alike can enjoy them as before. Whether you have carpet, concrete, mats, wood, or other material flooring, SERVPRO of Vero Beach has the tools you need to extract water and restore your facilities. Our pros have access to portable extractors to remove water from affected surfaces, as well as tools like wet-dry vacuums, mops, squeegees, and rovers. To ensure that drying goals are met, our technicians carefully evaluate and monitor the moisture levels of affected surfaces with penetrating and non-penetrating moisture measurement solutions. This can include sensors, meters, and even infrared cameras if damage behind structures or under subflooring is a concern. SERVPRO of Vero Beach serves the community by being “Faster to Any Size Disaster”. Call 772-770-0501 for your commercial mitigation.

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Water Damaged Commercial Properties Can Count on SERVPRO of Vero Beach

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

Movie theater walkway with water saturated carpets Don’t let water damage keep your business down for longer than necessary. Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach, we are here to help!

If you've never experienced water damage in your businesses knowing what to expect next can help alleviate stress and worry. When disaster strikes our highly trained professionals will arrive and assess your damage and begin the drying the process. Drying your property quickly will prevent secondary damage, which means getting your business doors open quickly. SERVPRO of Vero Beach uses state of the art equipment for every step of the process. The quicker the water is extracted the less likely mold can begin to grow. Along with structural restoration SERVPRO of Vero of Beach also offers content restoration services, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

If you experience commercial water damage in your Vero Beach Business contact us at 772-770-0501. We are an IICRC-certified restoration firm and can handle any size loss. We can get your business doors back open and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Preparing Your Vero Beach, FL Business for Holiday

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Image of surf on beach with “out of office” carved into the sand. SERVPRO of Vero Beach offers free “Emergency Ready Plans” for all Indian River County businesses. An ERP could help save vital time in the event of a

As snowbirds return home, many Vero Beach businesses will be closing for part or all of the summer months. Making sure your commercial property is safe from potential water damage is vital. Without anyone there to immediately act on an issue that requires water pipe repair, a flooding problem can spiral out of control. Following these three tips can make coming back from a leisurely break to a flooded workplace less likely.

  • Check the Water Supply Lines: Everything that uses water should be inspected. Items such as toilets, refrigerators, sinks, fountains, dishwashers, ice makers, and washing machines all have water lines and should be evaluated. With a flashlight, check the attached cords for cracks or breaks. If you see any problems, turn that specific shutoff valve off and arrange for water pipe repair when you are back.
  • Turn Off the Main Valve Before Leaving: If you have access, it is important to turn off the main valve to the water supply. In an older commercial property, there is a gate valve that must be rotated until the gate it controls is fully down. In newer properties, there is a ball valve with a lever that needs to be turned 90 degrees to the “off position” when it is not turned the same way as the pipe. Shutting down the main valve will stop looming problems regardless. When your business opens again, you can resume being vigilant of any leaks after turning it back on.
  • Inspect the Outside of the Property: The building’s downspout should be free of any debris to stop rainwater or snow melt from causing water damage. A simple check keeps the mechanism working towards keeping your business not flooded.

Water damage is scary, but it can be mitigated. If prevention isn’t adequate or water pipe repair is necessary upon return, reach out to trained professionals at SERVPRO of Vero Beach. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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Keep Your Vero Beach, FL Business Operational During a Power Outage

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

An example of a back up generator to be utilized for commercial purposes Installing a back-up generator can pay itself off in one storm season. Now is a great time to consider your options, as hurricane season is around the

Every hurricane season your Indian River County business is prone to shut downs that last anywhere from hours to weeks. A power outage will affect computers, security systems, refrigeration capability, and lights. That’s why SERVPRO of Vero Beach recommends always having a backup plan to be prepared for the worst. Some things to consider when creating a plan are:

  • Business interruption insurance can reduce the impact on your company's bottom line.
  • Buy a portable generator and make sure you get one that is strong enough to power up critical systems such as computers or refrigeration. 
  • Install an uninterrupted power supply source for all computers; this allows the computer to run on battery power and at least allow time for saving critical files.
  • Some things to consider include making sure your insurance protection is current and will cover losses.
  • Employees can be a big asset if they are trained in what steps to take during a power outage. Knowledgeable employees will also increase the safety of customers.

There are many details to consider when creating a storm preparedness plan. Contacting SERVPRO of Vero Beach for a personalized ERP allows you to get to work on recovery in a matter of hours. It's not something you should make up under pressure. Call our office today at 772-770-0501 to schedule an appointment for your free ERP.

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Asbestos Abatement in Indian River County

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

worker in full PPE removing asbestos containing flooring. For all your asbestos removal needs call us at 772-770-0501!

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can cause multiple different diseases in the lungs and the lining around internal organs if it is disturbed. It must be handled with extreme care. Therefore, all projects must be done very precisely. SERVPRO of Vero Beach is the top-rated company for asbestos abatement in Indian River County. SERVPRO is also the preferred vendor of the United States Government. Asbestos is common in government property because asbestos was not banned until 1977. Asbestos can be found in:

  • Thermal system insulation
  • Climate insulation
  • Plaster wall & ceiling systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Floor & ceiling tiles
  • Roofing shingles & felt
  • Base flashing
  • Cement wallboard & sidings
  • Lay-in panels
  • Vinyl sheet flooring
  • Flooring backing
  • Vinyl wall coverings

 In order to remove or securely bind asbestos fibers during restoration or renovation, a Certified Asbestos Abatement Company is needed to perform the project. All state certified Asbestos Supervisors and Workers are required to wear safety gear. A decontamination chamber is also set up for all workers to move through in order to ensure asbestos fibers do not leave the regulated area. Air samples are taken before and after. When the project is complete, air quality samples are taken to ensure cleanliness. The waste needs to be properly disposed of, with many steps that need to be followed with accuracy. All asbestos containing waste must be taken to a certified landfill and buried. Contact SERVPRO of Vero Beach at 772-770-0501, for more info regarding asbestos abatement.

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Keeping Your Vero Beach, FL Business Running After Water, Fire, or Mold Damage.

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Green Servpro box truck parked in front of an airport control tower. Our technicians are specially trained in order to provide the highest, most efficient quality of restoration in Indian River County.

According to FEMA, almost forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster. This in part is why a quick response by a highly experienced team of professionals is critical to ensuring you get back to business. SERVPRO of Vero Beach is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to restore your commercial property. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained technicians to handle any commercial water, fire, or mold damage. Visit any of the following links to learn more about our commercial restoration and cleaning services:

SERVPRO of Vero Beach will gladly send an estimator out to meet with you and provide an estimate. Just give our office a call at 772-770-0501, to schedule your appointment. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”  

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A New Standard of Clean in Indian River County

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Man in full PPE holding up the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield. When you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was

SERVPRO of Vero Beach has developed a strong reputation for quality remediation and restoration of commercial properties in Indian River County. We also provide a wide variety of non-emergency services, including cleaning and disinfecting. When our team at SERVPRO of Vero Beach cleans your commercial property, we adhere to an innovative standard of cleaning referred to as: “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.” We are happy to provide maintenance cleaning services for commercial clients, which include restaurants, automobile dealerships, healthcare providers and more. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned has helped tens of thousands of businesses nationwide keep their doors open safely in the face of this pandemic. We also have extensive experience in cleaning biohazardous environments, vandalism, graffiti, and crime/trauma scenes. Call us at 772-770-0501, to schedule an appointment. Our team of experts will develop a unique cleaning plan to meet the needs of your business. Cleanings can be scheduled as frequently as necessary.

We are always available for emergencies, 24/7.

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The Effects of Water Damage During Construction on Vero Beach, FL Commercial Properties

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Hallway of commercial property flooded from pipe leak. This is an image of a water loss we were called out to after a pipe was damaged during construction in this commercial property. The water migrated qu

A construction project on your Indian River County commercial property can be both a stressful and exciting time. This is why it is important to be vigilant in ensuring that everyone is taking the necessary precautions to avoid a water loss. When gallons of water are introduced unexpectedly, the project could be impacted in a variety of ways. Your company could face the following disruptions:

  • Time delays
  • Added costs
  • More complications
  • Insurance matters
  • Scheduling issues with contractors

The best option is to prevent a water pipe repair in the first place. Some ways to do this are by checking for changes in the weather patterns and inspecting the site for compromised water sources daily. However, if you are faced with a flooded construction zone, it is critical to take fast action. Calling in a professional water remediation company is vital to getting your project back on track. A team of highly-trained technicians will arrive on site and perform a quick inspection and assessment of the property. Then they will take steps to mitigate the water damage and remove any standing water from the construction zone. They will work to help you get your project back on schedule.

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Disinfecting Your Indian River County Property for COVID-19

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

Two men wearing full PPE for cleaning. Don’t forget SERVPRO has been certified when it comes to cleaning, so we are very happy to serve your cleaning needs.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 the CDC has made recommendations that “high-touch” items and areas be cleaned regularly. Some of these include:

-Kitchen/Food Areas               -Bathrooms                 -Sales Counters                      

-Schools/Classrooms              -Offices                       -Hand Rails

-Carpets & Rugs                      -Elevators                    -Escalators

-Fitness Equipment                 -Playground Equipment

The technicians at SERVPRO of Vero Beach have been extensively trained to provide bioremediation services for your business or home. We are fully equipped with proper PPE and hospital grade disinfectants. As well as, our clean up practices adhere to the guidelines set by the CDC and local authorities. We have had many jobs over the years that involve cleaning biological contaminants. We will go above and beyond the scope of work that a regular janitorial service can perform on a daily basis. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding having your property disinfected and sanitized please give us a call at 772-770-0501.

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Is Your Vero Beach, FL Business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Woman in PPE standing in front of a green SERVPRO van Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

It’s safe to say 2020 has been a trying year for businesses. However, this holiday season has brought some much-needed life back in to in to many local businesses. As we enter into the new year SERVPRO of Vero Beach would like to help you provide your staff and clients with a safe environment. That is why we now offer a new standard of clean called, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Being a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned business means you have chosen to go beyond the normal scope of cleaning a janitorial service would typically provide, by having a proactive viral cleaning done by SERVPRO of Vero Beach. This cleaning is much more involved and scrutinizing. We use hospital-grade disinfectants that adhere to the guidelines recommended by the CDC. All products are also EPA approved. Once we have completed the deep cleaning and disinfecting process a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned decal will be posted on your door. This will let everyone know your business was sanitized and disinfected to provide the safest environment possible. If you would like more information about the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program call our office at 772-770-0501. We are here to help!

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A Comprehensive Fire Loss Plan for Your Vero Beach Business

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

Yellow tape in front of fire damaged building that says “Fire Line Do Not Cross”. SERVPRO of Vero Beach provides services to prevent further damage to your commercial property.

It pays to have a comprehensive plan in place in case a commercial fire damage strikes your Vero Beach, FL business. A complete fire damage plan includes the following elements:

  • A quick response from fire remediation specialists
  • Action to secure the building from looters
  • Equipment in place to deal with water removal
  • A dry-cleaning strategy for uniforms and other fabrics
  • The storage of contents
  • The restoration of the building

After a fire sweeps through your commercial building, there is likely to be some structural damage. You can also expect some degree of smoke and soot damage. This will need to be addressed using specialized equipment before the building will be functional again. For fabric articles, such as clothing and draperies, dry-cleaning is the most effective approach. Dry cleaning removes smoke odors and cleans away soot. For non-porous items, ultrasonic measures typically provide the best cleaning.

Another immediate concern will be to remove the excess moisture from the building. This can result from built in sprinkler systems and the efforts of fire-fighting crews. This is a critical task to prevent mold from growing in the building. Water removal will also help with retaining the viability of electrical equipment such as computer software and hardware.

Relying on a well thought out plan is the quickest way to recover after a commercial fire. Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach at 772-770-0501 to get your plan started today! 

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning in Your Vero Beach, FL Commercial Property

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

Man in SERVPRO uniform cleaning carpet. Servpro logo is in the top left hand corner. Call us at 772-770-0501, for your free commercial carpet cleaning estimate!

Carpets are well known to trap dust, dirt, gases, hair, and other soils. Most carpet manufacturers will suggest a maintenance protocol to expand the life of your carpet—to include:

  • Frequent and regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal before the stain has set
  • Raking the carpet with a pilator to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet
  • Regular carpet cleanings, usually once or twice a year depending on traffic levels.

Most of these maintenance protocols can be done on your own, however it is best to use a professional company for your carpet cleanings to get maximum benefit and reduce the risk of damage. SERVPRO of Vero Beach’s carpet cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. We offer a wide range of cleaning options depending of the quality and type of carpet. To get more information on our services, give our office a call at 772-770-0501.

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What is the IICRC and Why Is It Important?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

IICRC logo with text on the bottom that says “IICRC CERTIFIED” in black and white. SERVPRO of Vero Beach is proudly an IICRC certified firm!

You can find the acronym “IICRC” throughout SERVPRO of Vero Beach’s website and blog. IICRC stands for The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. The IICRC creates the main standards for the restoration industry and provide training to ensure the highest quality of service. In order for a firm to become IICRC certified they must:

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

You can rest assured your property is in the best hands with SERVPRO of Vero Beach because we are an IICRC certified firm, as well as each technician is individually trained and certified by the IICRC. This puts us a step above the rest!

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

Two workers dressed in PPE wearing respirators while cleaning a table surface. When you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can have confidence, because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.

Recent events have really changed the public perspective of what it means to “clean”. As a result, SERVPRO has developed the “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” program. This program goes far beyond janitorial cleanings, it is a service that offers a proactive viral pathogen cleaning. The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program is grounded in our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

If you are you interested in our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned services, give our office a call to schedule an appointment to see how we can help you!

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Commercial Kitchen Cleaning, Why Does it Matter?

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Kitchen with the SERVPRO logo and an orange banner that says “Free Quote” Call our office at 772-770-0501 to schedule a free quote for your next commercial cleaning.

Commercial kitchens tend to be much larger in size than a residential kitchen. They also require a significantly higher level of cleaning and disinfecting. Commercial kitchens must comply with several legal regulations as they are responsible for preparing food for the general public rather than a private family. Maintaining a clean commercial kitchen is necessary for a variety of reasons, including to keep up to date on health code and food standards and to ensure your customers are getting the best possible dining and food experience. As a professional commercial cleaning company, we have the proper products, equipment and experience to do the job effectively and efficiently. SERVPRO of Vero Beach is committed to providing the highest quality services possible tailored to your budget and timeline. To learn more about how SERPVPRO of Vero Beach can help with your commercial cleaning needs call our office at 772-770-0501. We are here to help!

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Top Causes of Commercial Fires

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

Fire men putting out a commercial fire at night. Commercial fire sprinklers can be a good investment to protect all types of businesses from fire.

Fire damage to your commercial business can be catastrophic. Regardless the nature of your business, it can mean downtime and loss of goods or property. According to the USFA commercial fires tend to start for the same reasons:

  • Electrical and Heating Malfunctions– Worn electrical cords and faulty wiring are also a major cause of commercial fires.
  • Arson- Intentional fire-setting in abandoned buildings, especially in the current economic climate, provide an easy target for fire setters. Don't let these hazards kill or injure firefighters.
  • Smoking- Even in a smoke-free building, you can't watch what your employees do all the time. It only takes one cigarette to start a fire. Many historic hotel fires, and the Sofa Super Store fire, were started by someone smoking cigarettes.
  • Improper Storage- Most fires in storage properties are not in warehouses but are in garages, barns, silos, and small outbuildings. Many fires are started when flammable materials are stored too close to a heat source.

If you discover that your business has been the site of a fire, stay calm but act quickly. Once the fire has been put out, it is important that you seek help from a fire damage restoration company. Professional technicians, who are qualified to tend to fire-damaged commercial properties, will restore your business to a healthy environment for all who enter.

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Creating an Emergency Ready Profile for Your Business

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

iPad and iPhone with SERVPRO’s App on the Screen SERVPRO's ERP has Indian River County commercial properties ready for water damage occurrences.

Business owners often plan for many contingencies, but tend to overlook the impacts of a water loss. A fast remediation is key to ensuring your business experiences minimal effects after an unexpected loss. SERVPRO of Vero Beach offers our commercial customers a unique safeguard-- a unique mobile app that will help you create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). This process starts with scheduling a meeting with our Marketing Rep. During this meeting they will gather information to create customized recommendations for adaptations you can put in place to reduce the effects an unexpected water damage on your day-to-day operations. If you are interested in developing a collaborative solution for an unexpected water loss at your business, give our office a call at 772-770-0501.

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Have You Suffered a Water Loss in Your Commercial Property?

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

Stock photo of a man sitting on a pool float, working on his laptop, inside a flooded office. Always be diligent to call as soon as you suspect water damage, even a small water loss can be costly in unseen ways.

To restore your business to its original state, our technicians are trained to strict IICRC standards. Each office has an extensive inventory of equipment to ensure every possible source of damage is cleaned. We keep a team of professionals on call 24-hours a day to ensure we can get to work within hours or even minutes after you call us.

Once on-site, we handle every aspect of the damage. This includes:

  • Stopping the source of water, if you or the property manager have not already done so
  • Inspecting and determining arestoration plan
  • Begin mitigation by removing standing water
  • Removing and storing unaffected property
  • Setting up equipment to begin the drying process
  • Returning property to the building once all actions have been completed.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach understands just how extensive water damage can be. If a business does not deal with it quickly enough, the cost can run into thousands of dollars. For a small business, this can mean shutting the doors permanently. If you have or even just suspect you have a problem, call us today at (772) 770-0501. We're here to help!

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Purify Your Air

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

air purifier on a table with a plant and citrus Keep it fresh and clean

Do you deal with ongoing allergies and sickness in your home? First, we recommend for you to schedule a duct cleaning. SERVPRO of Vero Beach conducts air duct cleanings, as we have written about before here. But once we take care of that for you, we also recommend investing in an air purifier. These continue the process of eliminating dust, pollen, mold, and more airborne contaminants that are not great for the well-being of your health.

Air purifiers are machines that do exactly what it sounds like- they purify the air! From one opening, it draws in air from surrounding areas, and then through multiple filters it traps contaminants and impurities and recirculates the pure air back into the room.

Here are 3 different types of filter options within air purifiers: 

 1. Carbon Filters eliminate odors and reduce the amount of gaseous particles which are found in cleaning products, paint, and wood preservatives

 2. Ozone Producing cleaners increase oxygen molecules in the air which then eliminates harmful bacteria in the air.

 3. Electrostatic technology is even better because it actually attracts particles in the air by static electricity and traps them in the machine.

 These three types additional filter options will cause the filters to be used more, and therefore need replacement sooner than regular filters.

CALL US AT (772) 770-0501

Flooded Commercial Building

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Wet hallway in office building Water Damage In Vero Beach

Many of our remediation jobs are often located in homes or private buildings, but some emergency calls that we receive are for commercial offices or buildings. 

For this particular job, a commercial building experienced a water loss. Their kitchen was started to flood and the water continued to run into other areas of the building- through the hallways, the waiting room and offices.

The technicians left for the property within 5 minuted of receiving the call. They were on it quick!

The baseboards in the wet areas were inspected and had to be removed. The SERVPRO crew set up the equipment all within the guidelines. They monitored it every day until all the walls and floor were completely dry. Then they picked up all the equipment once it was finished. The business owner was extremely happy with the work.

Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach today! (772)770-0501

Where is SERVPRO?

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

front of SERVPRO building on a sunny day, surrounded by SERVPRO truck and palm trees Our New Location

Have you ever wondered where SERVPRO of Vero Beach is located? (Besides "Vero Beach")

Well, we recently moved! But our new location actually is not too far at all from where we used to be. We are right off of the well- traveled US Highway 1. We now have large office for the employees where we hold our morning meetings first thing every weekday. And attached to that, is the owner's office.

We have so much storage space which comfortably fits all of our equipment because of the long warehouse set-up. Recently added, is a brand new kitchenette. All of the interior decoration was put together by Ursula, one of the owners.

If you want to come give us a visit, you won't miss the bright green building with an orange awning, surrounded by all the SERVPRO trucks and vehicles. Our address is

4360 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, Florida 32967. 

Sebastian Commercial Building Suffers Water Damage

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Three hair salon chairs and sinks in a salon You'll be back in business in no time!

We recently received an emergency call from a hair salon located in a nearby town. They had left work the night before and everything was completely normal and put together, but things were a little different when they arrived in the morning.

When they called, they informed us that a pipe had been disconnected from the washing machine and caused water to get on the floor and walls.

One of our crews left swiftly and were on the road within four minutes of the call. They quickly inspected that the baseboards first needed to be removed. They put a fan in and began the drying process but then they tested the humidity in the building and checked that another dehumidifier had to be placed in. They extracted all the existing water and then removed all wet drywall and insulation. They monitored all the equipment for a few days and removed it when it was complete.

It seems like a long process but our guys make it quick and excellent. We want your business to be ready to go is the shortest time possible. 

CALL (772) 770-0501

Tips + Tricks | Keep Your Office Fresh

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Closeup view of a desktop with a computer, keyboard, small plant, reading glasses, and notepad and pen, stapler and phone Fresh + Clean

Your office is a place where you spend many hours of the day, so you should do your best to always keep it fresh and clean. While routine cleaning is the key to keep it fresh, there are other tips you can also follow. Keeping your area organized can lead to a more productive day and feeling better and less stressed once the day is complete.

  1. Add Fresh Plants

Having real plants in a room keeps the air fresh and is soothing for your eyes. Studies show that plants have a positive impact on employees, improving their productivity and happiness.

  1. Create a Calming and Natural Atmosphere

Open the windows often for better ventilation and allow natural light to come in. Hang nature- inspired art on the wall and put sheer curtains up to always let light in.

  1. Deodorize

Eliminate lingering musty smells with baking soda as it neutralizes , and also light a scented candle or use an essential oil diffuser to produce better smells. 

  1. Thorough Cleaning

Start with a clean slate and completely clear your work area. Dust and wipe your desk down, you can even spray fabric refresher on your cubicle walls for a fresh scent. Make sure to vacuum under and around your desk and chair. Once you’ve completed all the cleaning, tackle the clutter you removed and begin to eliminate that. Ask yourself if each item is necessary and serves a good purpose. Put everything back in an organized manner, clutter free. Keep important supplies close and a trash can nearby, making sure to get rid of unwanted papers right away.

We're Here To Help | Commercial Building Damage

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

A chiropractic office in Vero Beach suffered some water damage due to a broken pipe in the facility. Our SERVPRO crew was on the way within 20 minutes, geared up and ready to go! Once they got there they quickly inspected that the baseboards had to be removed to assess possible damage.

 They quickly set up the right equipment to begin the drying process and they continued to go back to monitor the space daily in order to make sure the materials were drying and to reposition the equipment.

 There were two offices that had water damage but the customer wanted to have access to at least one office the whole time. In order to do that we placed all the equipment in one, and once the first room was done, we switched the equipment to room two.

We always let YOU, the customer, have the final say. Your decisions are important to us and we respect your property to the highest standards! We love getting feedback to know how we can get better and better at each property we set foot on.

Thank you for choosing SERVPRO Vero Beach! We love our customers and do everything possible to make them happy.

Call (772) 770- 0501 today!

Commercial | Water Damage

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Your employees will be back in action in no time when you use SERVPRO of Vero Beach

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. They closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

After a water emergency strikes in a commercial building, you have your concerns along with the added stress and responsibility to get everything up and running again. SERVPRO offers the resources on a local and national level to rehabilitate even a complex commercial water damage scenario. 

Although a burst pipe or a roof leak may start in a confined area of your office building, apartment complex or warehouse space, the resultant flood and seepage of water can spread far from the original breach. Even if the water overflow can be traced to reasons beyond your control, you as manager are charged with the task of protecting your building and fixtures and ensuring that all everything operates and business carries on as usual. 

SERVPRO understands how important it is to limit the downtime of your business operations. We make every effort to clean and dry the structure quickly, staging the restoration process with an eye to reestablishing business operations even before the entire remediation is accomplished. Preventing secondary damage from contaminated water is a major goal, made more attainable if we are involved as soon as possible in the process.  

If your commercial property has suffered water damage, call SERVPRO of Vero Beach immediately. We can be reached at (772) 770-0501.

- 24/7, our technicians are eager to get you back up and running again.

Vero Beach Commercial Flooding | Causes

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Most business owners are not aware that there are many potential factors that could cause water damage in their property. Often times people think of a major storm that takes down power lines, floods offices and shuts down businesses for days on end. This is likely, but there are multiple, typical factors that should be brought to attention in order to prevent an accident from happening. These include:

Sprinkler Systems

     Sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection are great for reducing fire damage. But if they are old or malfunctioning, they can cause property flooding and damage furniture and inventory.

Sewer Lines

     Don’t let your sewer lines get backed up! The lines can easily become damaged and the contaminated black water could potentially cause health effects and ruin products.


     If an appliance is damaged and fails, it could easily pour water all over your building. If this happens at night, this would create a big disaster the next day. This is typically seen in restaurants or commercial kitchens.

Pipes and Plumbing

     If a pipe bursts, serious water damage would occur throughout the plumbing system.

If you find your business building in the midst of an emergency disaster, SERVPRO of Vero Beach will get you up and running “Like it never even happened.” Call today at (772) 770-0501.

Slab leak

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Slab leak caused flooded office and stalls.

When this business called about a slab leak, they would not have had such a big emergency, but the water started entering the attached office.  This business has stalls where horses were kept.  These stalls had to be cleaned out as well.  Yucky smells for the production team but worth it getting to work around these magnificent, beautiful animals.  The slab leak was fixed by a local company and we were able to get the office and stalls dried out within a day.  It is a good day when a business does not have to close down for the day.  We were able to work around their day and schedules.  If I didn't know any better, I would say the animals were pretty pleased too.

Boat Business with a Leak

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Drying out a business.

As seen in this picture, it wasn't actually a boat this time that needed our services, it was their office.  After a water heater leak, the owners told us they were so glad it occurred during working hours.  This allowed them to be able to shut off the valves and minimize damage.  The water was extracted and air movers were strategically placed.  Business was not interrupted for long and they raved about that.  This company was definitely fortunate.  There are so many instances where we see the disasters occur when no one is there, making bigger messes and bigger headaches. Not that this one wasn't, but they were definitely grateful it was during working hours for sure.  Call us today with any questions.  SERVPRO of Vero Beach.

Water Line Break

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Flooded Office.

The water line flooded the back storage area of this engineering firm. The standing water was already damaging shelving and stored inventory and records when we arrived. By quickly extracting the water and moving items out of harm's way we mitigated the water damage. After cleaning up the area, we strategically placed some air movers and a silicone absorbing dehumidifier capturing the remaining airborne moisture. SERVPRO of Vero Beach technicians realize that secondary water damage can be secretive as it damages electronic equipment, concrete floors which need a slow drying process, and inventory that affects the production and profitability our commercial clients. Our We're Faster To Any Size Disaster slogan offers professionalism at its highest level to our residential and commercial customers.  Don't hesitate, call us today.

Microscopic Danger : Asbestos!

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

This commercial building tested positive for asbestos.

At this property there was trace amounts of asbestos found in the ceiling. Years ago using asbestos in popcorn ceilings was a very common practice so the technicians had to be extra cautious. Before removing the asbestos contaminated popcorn ceiling the entire interior had to be completely contained so that no asbestos got onto any other surfaces.

Asbestos is a very dangerous mineral that should always be avoided. Its microscopic fibers cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted and it usually does not cause any immediate symptoms at all. Actually, symptoms may not be seen for 10-40 years after exposure to asbestos. However there are some symptoms that should be looked out for. 

If you suspect you may have asbestos in your home or business give SERVPRO a call and we will come out and check for you!

Tips For Your Business While You Are Away.

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Cause of loss in a local business.

If your business is going on holiday or extended break, making sure your commercial property in Vero Beach is safe from potential water damage hazards is vital. Without anyone there to immediately act on an issue that requires water pipe repair, a flooding problem can spiral out of control. Following these three tips can make coming back from a leisurely break to a flooded workplace unlikely.

1. Check the Water Supply Lines

Everything that uses water should be inspected. Businesses have many things that use the water lines and should be evaluated:

• Refrigerators
• Toilets
• Sinks
• Dishwashers
• Ice makers
• Washing machines

With a flashlight, check the attached cords for cracks or breaks. If you see any problems, turn that specific shutoff valve off and arrange for water pipe repair when you are back.

2. Turn Off the Main Valve Before Leaving

If you have access, it is important to turn off the main valve to the water supply. In an older commercial property, there is a gate valve that must be rotated until the gate it controls is fully down. In newer properties, there is a ball valve with a lever that needs to be turned 90 degrees to the “off position” when it is not turned the same way as the pipe.

Shutting down the main valve will stop looming problems regardless. When your business opens again, you can resume being vigilant of any leaks after turning it back on.

3. Inspect the Outside of the Property

The building’s downspout should be free of any debris to stop rainwater or snow melt from causing water damage. A simple check keeps the mechanism working towards keeping your business not flooded.

Water damage is scary, but it can be mitigated. If prevention isn’t adequate or water pipe repair is necessary upon return, reach out to trained professionals at SERVPRO.

 Being mindful of ways to stop the water from flowing goes a long way to stop any problem from happening while away. 

Commercial Services

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

One of our local Vero Beach businesses that suffered water damage.

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Vero Beach has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

A few businesses that we handle are as follows:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO of Vero Beach will gladly estimate any job for you.  Take a look at some of our before and after pictures too.  They will surely show you we take pride in our work and treat each customer as family.

CALL US TODAY! (772)770-0501

Deeper clean for your business in Vero Beach

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Air filter needing a change.

Businesses all around the Vero Beach area should be thinking deeper about cleanings.  Most companies have nightly cleaning service or even day porters, but with the increase of infectious diseases, everyone should be thinking DEEPER CLEAN. 

Some interesting facts to back up this notion:

Fact: C. Diff has killed more people than Ebola and can live outside the body for 70-90 days.

Fact: Tuberculosis is one of the fastest growing communicable diseases in the world.

Fact: This flu season 48 states had high levels of flu activity

Locals are concerned about staying healthy and thinking about all the places that germs might be lurking.  Where do you go on a daily basis? The grocery store, work, restaurants, the gym, movie theater, schools or the mall might be a part of your travels.  These busy populated places can be breading grounds for infectious diseases. 

If you work or own a business in the area you can call SERVPRO of Vero Beach for a deep clean/sanitization estimate.  Our services can get to that deeper level than surface clean.


Keeping your business open

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Make sure your business stays open following any emergency.

According to FEMA, almost forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.   By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage affect your business.

Would staff know where to direct first responders?

Do your employees know your chain of command?

Do your managers know where water shut off valves are?

Thankfully, SERVPRO of Vero Beach can help with getting your plan underway.  Not only do we offer a FREE customized Emergency Ready Profile, we have Pre- Disaster Agreements that set us up to be on call for your fire, water, and mold damages.   

Creating a plan now is what will make the difference in what your sign will say. Call (772)770-0501 to schedule your FREE planning appointment.

Clubhouse Leak

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

A pipe in the ceiling ruptured, flooding out clubhouse.

Water is not a benign substance when it fills up spaces. Many building materials begin a devastating deterioration cycle after a soaking. Wood swells, absorbing the water and becoming distorted in shape. Metal rusts and pressed wood and paper products, commonly used as walls, ceilings, and trim, literally dissolve. As the structure of the building materials changes, they weaken and become unable to performs the jobs expected of them. Supporting walls bend, walls crumble, and flooring sags, warps, and buckles.
SERVPRO technicians are highly trained in the skill sets needed to remove all traces of excess water to restore the strength and integrity of waterlogged building materials. We start with a straightforward process -- pumping and extracting the standing water out of all the spaces in your business. Our pumps work even underwater, and high-efficiency extractors pull water out of carpeting, corners, and hidden recesses.
Expect our work crews to monitor moisture levels and use advanced scanning technology to locate water hiding behind walls and in the cells of cinder block foundations. All water must evacuate, or your home is at risk of secondary damage.  Once the standing and trapped water is removed, we move on to drying residual moisture out of the structure and contents of the business. Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers positioned throughout the flooded area continue to reduce moisture levels until the targets determined by our technicians are met.

SERVPRO VERO BEACH was called out to an emergency water call at a clubhouse in a commercial building. The picture shows the cause of the loss.  Within two hours, the place was drying and the surrounding buildings did not even know an emergency had occurred. 

Understanding Water Types

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water from outside entered the restaurant leaving contaminates along the way.

When your home or business suffers a water damage, understanding what type of water you are dealing with is critical to ensuring proper cleanup.

There are three types of water. Clean water is water from a broken pipe, or other water source; rainwater is also considered clean.  The term gray water is used to classify slightly contaminated water.  Clean water becomes gray water when it is left untreated allowing bacteria and other contaminants to begin growing, making the water hazardous.  Black water is highly contaminated and filled with fungi, bacteria, chemicals and more.  Black water is typically caused by sewage damage, flooding or any type of natural disaster.  Black water should always be handled by trained professionals.

Consider taking the following precautions to help minimize damage or prevent further damage while waiting for help to arrive.

Damage from Clean Water

  • Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified professional to do so.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building if access to the power distribution panel is safe from potential electrical shock. Do not enter rooms with standing water, as electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • 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 to allow more even drying.
  • Move any paintings, are objects, computers, documents and other valuable items that may be sensitive to moisture to a safe place.
  • Do not leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors as they may cause staining.
  • Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water as there is potential for electrical shock or causing damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet; do not enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Damage from Contaminated Water

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage. Wash your hands thoroughly if you come in contact with contaminated items.
  • Do not walk through contaminated areas, as you could spread damage to unaffected areas.
  • Do not turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Do not use household fans to dry the structure, air flow could spread contaminants.
  • Discard any food and/or products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.SERVPRO’s network of more than 1,700 Franchises is ready to help in the event a fire, water, or mold loss occurs
  • Call on a restoration system serving insurance companies and their insureds, as well as thousands of commercial property owners in North America. Don’t leave your property to chance.

Toilet Overflow At A Local Office Building

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage in an office caused by an overflowing toilet.

A toilet overflow caused a local office to flood in Vero Beach, Florida.  By the time the flooding was noticed, the water was throughout the entire floor plan.  There were many different rooms that were affected.  This picture shows the water being sucked up by the drywall and the flooring peeling away from the wall. The office furniture and kitchen appliances had trapped water underneath them as well.  SERVPRO of Vero Beach pulled out appliances and furniture of all the affected areas to make sure everything was dried underneath and within two days the office was dried.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach was called out and responded to this commercial building within 40 minutes and were able to get the office up and running again "Like it never even happened."

Broken Pipe in Vero Beach

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

The broken pipe that caused the damage.

A commercial business called SERVPRO of Vero Beach out to the business they were actually working on themselves because one of their employees stepped on a clients pipe in the attic trying to repair an A/C Unit.  While trying to fix one problem they accidentally caused a bigger problem.  However, the water was shut off quickly and SERVPRO of Vero Beach arrived within 30 minutes and were able to start the clean up right away.  The pipe was repaired and the water from the pipe break was extracted and removed.  I am happy to report both problems were sorted out the same day with fabulous results. SERVPRO of Vero Beach was glad to be of assistance of helping another business out for we all know accidents happen.  This picture reveals the culprit.  

Water Damage Businesses Can Count On SERVPRO

8/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage to Commercial Building

There is a very famous quote from Ben Franklin that states "Time is Money." That is very true when your Vero Beach Commercial building experience a water loss that would require you to close your doors. For every hour your business is closed that is money that you're not making. Getting your doors back open is quickly and critical to your bottom line. That's why choose a company you can trust with your Vero Beach business! SERVPRO has over 50 years experience in water restoration and mitigation. We can not only restore your business quickly and effectively we can help you get your doors back open faster and get your business back to preloss condition which can save you time and money.

If you've never experienced water damage in your businesses knowing what will happen will help understand what will take place. When disaster strikes our highly trained professionals will arrive and assess your damage. From a broken pipe to flood damage our skilled team will walk your property, scope the loss and develop a customized plan of action for your business.  Once an action plan has been developed our skilled technicians will begin the drying the process.  Once the loss happens water will begin seeping into your floors, walls and ceilings.  Drying your property quickly will prevent secondary damage which means getting your business doors open quickly. The science of structure drying is much more complicated than dropping a couple of fans in the room.  SERVPRO uses state of the art equipment such as dehumidifiers, air movers, portable and truck mounted water extractors, vacuums, and more. The quicker the water is extracted the less likely mold can begin to grow.

While the structure is drying SERVPRO will begin the contents restoration process and other services such as:

  • document drying
  • mold remediation
  • deodorization
  • sanitation
  • odor removal
  • smoke removal
  • vent cleaning
  • air duct cleaning

If you experience commercial water damage in your Vero Beach Business contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Vero Beach. We are an IICRC-certified restoration firm and can handle any size loss. We can get your business doors back open and make it "Like it never even happened." Foe more info call (772) 770-0501.

Water Intrusion At The Vero Beach Airport Tower

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vero Beach hard at work at the Vero Beach Airport Tower

This Vero Beach Airport tower suffered some water damage and what could have been a disaster was dealt with swiftly thanks to SERVPRO's quick response.

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. They closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

After a water emergency strikes in a commercial building, you have your concerns along with the added stress and responsibility to get everything up and running again. SERVPRO offers the resources locally and on a national level to rehabilitate even a complex commercial water damage scenario. We exceed your needs both to repair your property and also to restore the trust the companies and individuals have invested in your professional commercial management.

Although burst pipes or a roof leak may start in a confined area of your office building, apartment complex or warehouse space, the resultant flood and seepage of water can spread far from the original breach. Even if the water overflow can be traced to reasons beyond your control, you as manager are charged with the task of protecting your building and fixtures and ensuring that all everything operates and business carries on as usual. 

SERVPRO understands how important it is to limit the downtime of your business operations. We make every effort to clean and dry the structure quickly, staging the restoration process with an eye to reestablishing business operations even before the entire remediation is accomplished. Preventing secondary damage from contaminated water is a major goal, made more attainable if we are involved as soon as possible in the process.  

If your commercial property has suffered water damage, call SERVPRO of Vero Beach immediately. We can be reached at (772) 770-0501 - 24 hours a day every single day of the year, our technicians eager to get you back up and running again.