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Why SERVPRO of Vero Beach? The Trusted Choice for Restoration Services

4/17/2024 (Permalink)

team with equipment ready to help SERVPRO of Vero Beach is always here to help!

In times of crisis, when disaster strikes and homes are left damaged and families are left vulnerable, having a reliable partner to turn to can make all the difference. That's where SERVPRO shines. As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO has earned a reputation for excellence, reliability, and unparalleled service. But what sets SERVPRO apart, and why should you choose them for your restoration needs? Let's delve into the reasons why SERVPRO is the trusted choice for restoration services.

 1. Experience and Expertise

With over 50 years of experience in the restoration industry, SERVPRO has honed its expertise to perfection. Their technicians undergo rigorous training and certification programs to ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to handle any restoration challenge that comes their way. Whether it's water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, or storm damage, SERVPRO of Vero Beach has seen it all and knows how to address it effectively and efficiently.

2. Swift Response Time

When disaster strikes, every minute counts. That's why SERVPRO of Vero Beach prioritizes rapid response times, ensuring that their team is on-site promptly to assess the situation and begin the restoration process. Their 24/7 emergency service means that help is just a phone call away, day or night, weekends, and holidays included. This swift response not only minimizes further damage but also gives homeowners peace of mind knowing that help is on the way when they need it most.

3. State-of-the-Art Equipment and Techniques

SERVPRO of Vero Beach invests heavily in state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge techniques to deliver superior results. From advanced moisture detection tools to powerful extraction equipment, they utilize the latest technology to restore properties quickly and effectively. Their arsenal of equipment, combined with their proven methodologies, allows them to tackle even the most challenging restoration projects with precision and efficiency.

4. Comprehensive Services

Whether it's a small residential property or a large commercial facility, SERVPRO of Vero Beach offers a comprehensive range of restoration services to meet every need. From water extraction and drying to smoke and soot removal, mold remediation, and beyond, they provide end-to-end solutions to restore properties to their preloss condition. Their seamless integration of services streamlines the restoration process, minimizing downtime and disruption for homeowners and businesses alike.

5. Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

At the heart of SERVPRO of Vero Beach's mission is a commitment to customer satisfaction. They understand that experiencing a disaster can be a traumatic and overwhelming ordeal for homeowners and businesses. That's why they go above and beyond to provide compassionate support, clear communication, and personalized attention every step of the way. From assisting with insurance claims to offering guidance and reassurance, SERVPRO's team is dedicated to making the restoration process as smooth and stress-free as possible for their clients.

Trust SERVPRO of Vero Beach for Your Restoration Needs

When disaster strikes, you need a restoration company you can trust to restore your property and your peace of mind. With their experience, expertise, swift response time, state-of-the-art equipment, comprehensive services, and commitment to customer satisfaction, SERVPRO of Vero Beach stands out as the trusted choice for restoration services. Whether you're facing water damage, fire damage, mold infestation, or any other restoration challenge, you can count on SERVPRO of Vero Beach to be there for you, delivering results that exceed your expectations.

Innovation and Improvement

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Convention 2022 Owners Jimi and Ursula are at the SERVPRO Convention and are learning about the newest products to help with your restoration needs.


Here at SERVPRO of Vero Beach, we're always innovating and growing to better suit our customers' needs. Each job has a unique problem and for that, we need a unique solution. Our team is continuously training and learning new techniques to restore your home or business to its preloss state.  


As time goes on, technology advances and becomes more efficient. SERVPRO is constantly evolving and so are our equipment and products. We work hard to use the top of the line tools to help you mitigate any disaster that may strike.

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Choose SERVPRO of Vero Beach

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

puppy sitting in front of door Gibbs, the office mascot and the owners' pup

Independently Owned and Operated

Each SERVPRO is independently owned and operated, but what’s the significance of that? It means that we have the knowledge and support of one of the largest restoration companies in the world while being personalized to our beautiful city. We are a part of the community, and we understand what it means to live in Indian River County. Owners Jimi and Ursula are parents and grandparents and love being involved with their church and community. Our team is like family and our open communication helps us run efficiently and effectively to fix all your restoration needs.

But Still, Why Call Us?

We’re a veteran-owned, small-town living, highly trained restoration company happy to help no matter the hour. Call today; choose local.

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Why SERVPRO: A Stress Free Insurance Claim Experience

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Man sitting at computer working on an insurance claim for water loss. Jimi is seen here working on a water loss claim to submit to a client's adjuster.

Water, fire, and mold disasters usually happen unexpectedly. They can be quite a stressful event for property owners to experience. This is where our expertise comes into play. Not only can we handle the restoration with ease, but we also help streamline the insurance claim process. Here are some ways we can help with your claim:

Documentation: Documentation begins from the moment our technicians arrive on-site and continues until the restoration process is complete. They document things such as moisture readings, condition of structure and contents, photographing damage, equipment placement/usage, and so much more.

Direct Communication with Adjuster: Our staff will gather your insurance information to contact them directly. We work directly with your adjuster to help reduce stress and miscommunications. Don’t fret though, you will be notified of any changes that may occur throughout the entire process.

With years of experience under our belt, we have been fortunate enough to build a solid reputation and relationship with many insurances, such as State Farm and Farmers Insurance. Although the choice is always yours, we are often recommended to customers by insurance companies since they understand we will provide exceptional service to their clients.

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Spring Cleaning in Your Sebastian, FL Workplace

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

Floors of salon being buffed Greg is seen here in the process of restoring the floors of this salon back to a sparkling finish!

With spring in full force and summer just around the corner, now is as good a time as any to get some spring cleaning done in your Sebastian, FL workplace. Here is a simple checklist to get you started:

  • Filing-It is good practice to file away last year’s documents and create new folders for the current year. Now is also a good time to go through the office and collect any unfiled documents to sort and put away.
  • Organize supplies- We recommend organizing your office supplies into one area. This makes it easy for your employees to find things and will also help with inventory control.
  • Inventory-Take an inventory of all supplies and equipment. In some cases, you may want to consider implementing an accountability system so nothing goes to waste or missing.
  • Create a cleaning schedule-Create a cleaning schedule and post it in a visible area for reference. Regular cleanings of your workspace will help you maintain the results of your spring cleaning.

For deeper or special types of cleanings, our team is here to help! We offer a full spectrum of commercial cleaning services. Call our office at 772-770-0501 to speak with a member of our team about how we can help!

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Small Choices Can Make a Big Difference in Our Community

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vero Beach employee posed next to art on a window sill Laura displayed her creations from "Take, Make, and Give".

We at SERVPRO of Vero Beach appreciate our community and love to give back as often as we can. We understand with the recent inflation in the cost of living many people find it hard to find extra wiggle room in their budget to give back to their community. However, there are still ways you can help! Below are some creative cheap, even free, ways to continue giving back.

  • Share a cause on social media- Social media is a huge platform and a great way to spread the word on a cause you believe in. Even if you can’t afford to donate, you never know if the next person can. A simple “share” can make a big difference!
  • Donate your time-Time is priceless and we all have it. Even if it’s just an hour or two you can make a huge impact in the community in a short period.
  • Volunteer any unique skills-There is always someone in need of a service or item, if you have a unique skill consider donating your services to help.
  • Donate unwanted items-There are charities and organizations in our community that need all kinds of items. Before you toss unwanted items to the curb, consider if they can be donated! 
  • Donate blood-There are OneBlood donation centers that are always looking for blood donors. If you are a medically viable donor you can consider helping by donating! 

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We are a One-Stop-Shop!

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Dog wearing SERVPRO of Vero Beach shirt Keep calm and call SERVPRO of Vero Beach! We are available 24/7 for all your fire, water, and mold restoration needs!

SERVPRO of Vero Beach is Indian River County’s “one-stop-shop” for all your restoration and cleaning needs!

If you have any questions regarding any of the restoration or cleaning services we offer call our office at 772-770-0501 or visit our website at Let us help you make it “Like it never even happened!”

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Biohazardous Clean-up in Indian River County

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

wood floor with biohazardous waste prior to clean up We were able to salvage these wood floors from blood stains and make it "Like it never even happened!"

SERVPRO of Vero Beach is not just a water, fire, and mold remediation & cleaning company. Our services extend beyond the scope of remediation and general cleaning as well. Many don’t realize we are also trained and certified to handle various biohazardous waste conditions. Some of the hazardous waste services we offer include:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

We encourage you to keep in mind that pathogenic substances can be harmful and should always be handled by professionals. SERVPRO of Vero Beach services local communities in Indian River County. If you have any inquiries regarding Biohazardous clean-up services call our office at 772-770-0501. We are here to help!!

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New Feature Being Added to SERVPRO of Vero Beach's Website

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

Graphic of hand holding smart phone with SERVPRO chat feature displayed on screen We can't wait to chat with you soon!

At SERVPRO of Vero Beach we are always looking for ways to make the remediation and restoration experience easier for our customers. We take pride in offering the best in our industry, including staying abreast with new technology. 

We are happy to announce that we will be adding a new chat feature to our website for clients to have quick and easy way to interact with us. This means our customers will now be able to call OR message us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for all their water, fire, and mold needs. This chat feature will allow customers to provide information regarding the type and cause of loss as well as contact information that will easily be forwarded to our crew so that we can get the job mitigated quickly.

We appreciate all of our customers and value your feedback. Suggestions for ways we can continue to best serve you are always welcome!

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Different Types of Mold

1/30/2022 (Permalink)

Mold found growing behind kitchen cabinet Mold colonies can often be difficult to find. SERVPRO of Vero Beach is experienced in finding the source of loss no matter how well hidden.

Mold growth can occur under several different circumstances, depending on the type of fungi in question. Before you begin your mold remediation process, you should identify which species is the culprit. Below is a description of the 5 main types of mold:

  1. Stachybotrys
    More commonly referred to as the infamous black mold, Stachybotrys is perhaps the most common type of residential mold. Much like the name implies, it has a dark green or black color and may feel slimy to the touch. It's very common in places that come into frequent contact with water, or in areas that have recently suffered some form of water damage.
  2. Alternaria
    This species of mold is often confused for black mold, as it thrives under the same damp or high humidity conditions, has a very similar appearance and is just about as common as its cousin. Instead of feeling slimy, alternaria has an almost velvety texture due to the wispy dark green or brown hairs that sprout on its surface.
  3. Chaetomium
    Once again, this type of mold growth is quite common in water-damaged structures. When it first appears, it boasts a white or gray color before slowly fading to dark brown or black over time. You're more likely to smell this species before you see it, due to its musty odor.
  4. Aureobasidium
    You should check for this type of fungus behind your wallpaper or on painted wooden surfaces. This mold appears pink or brown in color when it's young and slowly fades to black over time, much like chaetomium.
  5. Cladosporium
    This versatile species of mold can thrive in both warm and cold environments. You're most likely to find it growing in your carpeting, upholstery, and other types of fabrics. It boasts a soft, suede-like texture and green coloring.

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What Does It Mean When We Say Our Team Is "Highly Trained"?

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Throughout our page you will often see us refer to our team as “highly qualified” or “highly trained”. That is because we take every effort to ensure our staff is thoroughly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

IICRC Training: The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training: The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration

Initial Franchise Training: A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

e-Learnings: All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

Continuing Education Classes: SERVPRO offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It!

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vero Beach Staff photo We at SERVPRO of Vero Beach consider our community family. Our team takes pride in the work we do, we treat your property as we would our own.

At SERVPRO of Vero Beach, we strive to be consistent, efficient, and professional. Don’t take our word for it though, here is what some of our customers have to say:

“I called and a team was out very quickly. The guys were so nice and polite and did a great job of drying out! Thank you for your help!”

“I had just bought my house in Sept 2020. Three months later I had to have my whole house re-piped. I called SERVPRO after the re-piping was finished, to redo the drywall. Robert, Chris, and Drew were the crew sent. They worked hard, there were many holes of dry wall to be repaired. these guys were honest, professional, as well as polite and personable. I am impressed with their work and would recommend them to others. Thanks SERVPRO!”

“Came on same day as called for water damage through roof leak. Cleared out all wet insulation and attached high power air fan through ceiling. All completely dry when finished. Referred us to a good contractor for insulation replacement and ceiling repair. Prompt and competent service from SERVPRO.”

For more customer reviews head over to the “Customer Review” tab on our website.

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Why SERVPRO Should Be Added to Your I.C.E. List

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Group of employees standing outside of Servpro office for group photo. Head over to “Our Employees” to get to know our team a little bit better!

Many forms of damage can severely impact the safety, value, and look of your home. One example is property fires, which, according to the US Fire Administration, caused a $14.8 billion loss for damages in 2019. Such disasters can occur at any time without notice, which can leave you in a vulnerable position. Here are some reasons you should add SERVPRO of Vero Beach to your emergency contact list:

We’re Experts in the Damage Restoration Field: For over a decade we’ve helped countless individuals with the restoration of their properties. Residents of Indian River County have been seeking our help to restore their properties after damages caused by water, mold, fire, and more.

SERVPRO is Versatile: Yes, we provide fire, water, mold, and storm damage restoration services. However, we also offer quality cleaning services as well including air ducts, vandalism, and biohazard. We’ve seen it all, so believe us when we say we know a thing or two about cleaning the right way.

In case of an emergency, you can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 772-770-0501. Disasters can happen at any time so be prepared and be ready to call us.

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The Four Components of Water Damage Assessment

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician taking moisture readings on a jobsite. Our technicians utilize various techniques and equipment to take accurate moisture readings.

Upon arrival to a water loss, our technicians perform an initial assessment to determine the damage done to the property. This reduces the cost of your insurance claim by preventing the unnecessary replacement of repairable damage. You should expect the assessment to consist of these four steps:

  1. Inspection of Damage-The associate assesses how much damage the water has

caused, inspecting the affected areas to determine whether restoration or replacement will be needed. Additionally, the professional will check for any dangers in the area, such as lead, asbestos and unsafe electrical outlets.

  1. Addressing Ongoing Leaks-If there is still water leaking on the property, it is

necessary to identify the source and stop its flow. The associate should check for any sources of contamination of the water as well.

  1. Testing the Water-Pretesting involves classifying the water contamination into one of three categories:
    • White Water – Water with no substantial contaminants
    • Gray Water – Water containing microorganisms, as found in septic water
    • Black Water – Water containing dangerous bacteria or fungi
  2. Preparing the Area for Water Removal- Before moving forward in the restoration process, the area needs to be cleared of any furniture or carpets in the way and subject to water damage. 

Once the inspection has been completed, your property is ready for restoration. SERVPRO of Vero Beach is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all your water damage restoration needs.

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Three Reasons to Choose SERVPRO of Vero Beach to Handle a Catastrophic Loss

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Several Franchise Locations
SERVPRO has over 1,700 franchise locations. This means that the closest professionals can arrive on site in four hours or less, which may be faster than other regional mitigation and restoration services. In the event of widespread damage from fires, flooding or storm damage, additional experts and equipment may report from nearby locations to assist in the cleanup and repairs.

National Corporate Support
The support of one of the nation's leading mitigation and restoration companies allows the local franchises to be better trained and equipped than most independent companies. Insurance jobs are only offered to locations that satisfy all the requirements of a 21-point Participation Agreement. This oversight and company-wide services such as the Claims Information Center elevate the standard of service and make SERVPRO the perfect choice in the event of catastrophic loss.

Industry-Leading Standards
This national corporation is also a certified training school for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration. Each franchise must employ at least one technician who specializes in a particular area such as storm or fire damage to maintain certification. The IICRC requires technicians to obtain continuing education credits to ensure that professionals keep up with current best practices in the mitigation and restoration field. This means that the work performed by these employees will be up to the highest standards in the industry.

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How we train our Team Members at SERVPRO of Vero Beach

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

women sitting in restaurant booth : Our office staff enjoying lunch after finishing this quarter’s continuing education training.

Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training- The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.
  • Employee Certification Training- The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:
    • Crew Training
    • Fire Restoration
    • Water Restoration
    • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Initial Franchise Training- A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:
    • Fire Restoration
    • Water Restoration
    • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
    • Mold Mitigation
  • e-Learnings- All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

At SERVPRO of Vero Beach, we take pride in sending highly trained technicians to service our Indian River County clients!

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Why SERVPRO of Vero Beach? Just Ask Our Customers!

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

Three Men in PPE standing in front of a SERVPRO box truck Our team is highly trained for water, fire, and mold restoration jobs.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach takes pride in making our customers happy. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Here’s what some of our customers say about us:

“Surprise, surprise! For nearly 2 years in our 30-year-old house in lovely Vero Beach only to be shocked and alarmed to discover we were sharing our laundry with a hidden colony of mold and mildew behind our washer and drier. Immediately knew this is not a job for the handyman in me. Contacted SERVPRO because I had used the company two twice in other locations before and had complete confidence in them. Sure enough, my confidence in the Vero SERVPRO strengthen my resolve to continue using them in the future. Why. They promptly responded to our call for help, assessed the situation accurately, isolated the room from the rest of the house, removed the nasty drywall cleanly, brought in a highly competent plumber to reroute two supply lines, kept us involved in every phase of repair, left our house neat and tidy, and all for a fair price. I would certainly hire our Vero Beach SERVPRO they are simply the best.”-Dale B.

“I had just bought my house in Sept 2020. Three months later I had to have my whole house re-piped. I called SERVPRO after the re-piping was finished, to redo the drywall.. Robert, Chris, and Drew were the crew sent.. They worked hard, there were many holes of dry wall to be repaired. these guys were honest, professional, as well as polite and personable. I am impressed with their work and would recommend them to others. Thanks SERVPRO!”-Brenda B.

Our team cares about our customers and would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy 4th of July!

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SERVPRO of Vero Beach, “We are here to help!”

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Two women holding pie and a man standing in front of a SERVPRO Vehicle SERVPRO of Vero Beach is an active part of the Indian River County community we take pride in serving you any way we can!

When water, fire, or mold damages your home, the last thing you want to worry about is the  professionalism of the workers that will enter your house. SERVPRO of Vero Beach’s technicians are all trained professionals who treat your home like they would their own. We run extensive background checks on all employees and make careful selection when hiring. It is important that our technicians are understanding and compassionate about the stressful scenario our clients are going through. We always want to ensure that a homeowner feels at ease about the situation and not like we are invading their comfort zone. When walking into a water, fire, or mold damaged property, our techs take their time to go through the affected areas with you to make sure we salvage as much as possible. Our goal is always to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Why You Should Choose SERVPRO of Vero Beach for Your Mold Remediation Needs

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro airscrubber with plastic tubing connected, set up for negative air filtration. Negative air pressure keeps the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

A busy lifestyle distracts you from subtle signs that mold may be taking hold in one or more areas of your home. You may first notice a darkening of the wood under a cabinet or a musty smell in the bathroom. Small leaks add up to a growing problem. Eventually contacting a mold remediation company is your next step. SERVPRO of Vero Beach is Indian River County’s leading mold remediation company. What sets us apart from the rest? Our technicians:

  • Spend hours learning about the lifecycle of molds and the challenges that maybe present when remediating outbreaks.
  • Always suit up in personal protective gear.
  • Contain the affected areas with plastic sheeting and create negative pressure using an air scrubber to prevent cross contamination.

There are over 100,000 different types of mold. This means that each mold remediation requires a tailor-made protocol to ensure the mold is completely eradicated. If you suspect mold may be growing in your property call SERVPRO of Vero Beach at (772)770-0501. We are here to help!

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A Step Above the Rest for Indian River County

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Hand holding up thermal imaging camera to detect a leak in the kitchen ceiling We have many tools for our technicians to utilize when they arrive at to the site of a loss. Which tool we use is dependent on the nature of the loss.

We, at SERVPRO of Vero Beach, do not skip corners or steps. To ensure we leave your property “Like it never even happened,” we must find the root cause of the loss in your property. Sometimes, the cause of loss is not always visible to the naked eye. That is why we provide our technicians with the most up to date technologies. Some of the tools we utilize include thermal imaging cameras, scopes, water meters, and more. Using such tools makes the mitigation process more efficient by allowing our technicians to find the cause of loss with the most minimal amount of damage.  We find our clients are grateful for such attention to detail. Property owners always prefer less invasive techniques. If you have any questions or have experienced water, fire or mold damage in your home give us a call at 772-770-0501. Our team is here to help!

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Does Your Vero Beach, FL Business Have an Emergency Ready Profile?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Info graphic for Emergency Ready Plan ERP’s are now available in both the App Store and Google Play!

“Emergency READY Profile” (ERP) is a free service SERVPRO of Vero Beach offers to all local businesses. An ERP will help ensure your business is prepared in the event of a water, fire, mold, or other emergency damage. Pre-planning can help minimize business interruptions. Some advantages to having an ERP include:

  • A no cost assessment of your business, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise “Profile Document” composed of critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • Minimizes the amount of time your facility is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.”  

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood.  The best time to plan for such events is not when the events happens, but well before it happens. Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach today to establish your Emergency READY Profile!

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5 Reasons to Choose SERVPRO of Vero Beach

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Man and woman sitting at a table in front of a restaurant Jimi and Ursula invite you to get to know us better by exploring our website.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach specializes in water, fire, and mold remediation and restoration for both commercial and residential properties. These are the top 5 reasons SERVPRO of Vero Beach is the leading choice for water and fire damage restoration in Indian River County:

#1: 24-Hour Emergency Service-Disaster can strike at any time. Every hour a structure is left exposed after a loss the more severe the damage can become. That’s why SERVPRO of Vero Beach is available 24/7, including holidays. We respond to calls quickly to minimize damage and, in turn, the costs of cleanup and restoration. 

#2: Certification and Experience-The technicians at SERVPRO of Vero Beach are all IICRC certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets high-quality standards for restoration companies. Our team is  constantly learning new techniques through e-Classes and certification training. 

#3: Advanced Technology-The remediation and restoration of water, fire and mold are complex processes requiring advanced technology. SERVPRO of Vero Beach only uses the best technology and equipment, including water removal machines, moisture reading tools, and deodorization materials. We have access to equipment housed in over 1,700 franchises and even have designated disaster recovery teams.

#4: Locally Owned and Operated-For locally owned companies, clients aren’t “just” clients—they’re neighbors, friends, and family. SERVPRO is a nationwide franchise, with each franchise being locally owned. SERVPRO of Vero Beach is a veteran owned company. Head over to the “Our Employees” section on our page to get more information on owners, Jimi and Ursula Tunstall.

5: Familiar with Insurance Requirements-Water, fire and mold damage remediation and restoration can be stressful. However, dealing with insurance providers afterward can be worse. SERVPRO of Vero Beach doesn’t just help Indian River County home and business owners mitigate and restore their spaces. We also help with handling the insurance claims process with well-documented damage reports and billing forms. 

For all your water, fire and mold restoration needs call us at, 772-770-0501. We are here to help!

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Why Should You Have Your Vero Beach Home Professionally Cleaned for Selling?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

Man using a rotary cleaner to buff floors. Survey suggests that every 7 out of 10 people say that they have no time available to clean their properties. Let us help alleviate some stress!

With interest rates for home mortgages hitting record lows in the last few months, this a great time for homeowners to sell their homes. One thing a seller should keep in mind when selling is to give their property a thorough cleaning. Along other advice, seasoned realtors will encourage their clients to keep their home in immaculate condition to increase market value and reduce “list to sale” conversion times. 

Realtors commonly hear the response, “But I’m very tidy, I clean my home all the time.”. While that may be true, a professional deep cleaning can go way further than most people would imagine. 

For example, a prospective buyer loves the look of a home, but is allergic to pet dander and dust in the air ducts making it necessary to do a deep cleaning.  Fortunately, SERVPRO of Vero Beach offers comprehensive cleaning solutions to make your sale quick and clean. Give our office a buzz at 772-770-0501 to discuss how we can help get your home sold faster!

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SERVPRO of Vero Beach is Here to Help!

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Man and Woman Posing out of car window to showcasing SERVPRO of Vero Beach’s store front We are available 24/7, 365 for all your remediation and restoration needs!

We here at SERVPRO of Vero Beach want to assure you we are here to help! We are open and will remain open to take care of your needs. 

We cater to restoration and cleanup services including:
- Fire, smoke and soot
- Water removal and dehumidification
- Mold mitigation and remediation
- Catastrophic storm response 
- Move outs and contents restoration
- Electronics and equipment
- Document drying
- Contents claim inventory service
- Reconstruction
- Carpet, upholstery, drapes, and blinds
- Ceilings, walls and hard floors
- Air ducts and HVAC
- Deodorisation
- Biohazard and crime scene
- Vandalism

If you are in need of any of our services, give our office a call today at 772-770-0501, to schedule an appointment. As always we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency services. 

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Remediation and Restoration Services for Vero Beach Properties

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Man and woman smiling at the camera in front of restaurant. Owners, Jimi and Ursula Tunstall, invite you to explore our website to find out why SERVPRO is the right choice for your remediation and restoration n

SERVPRO of Vero Beach is the top tier company for remediation and restoration services in Indian River County. Our team utilizes innovative solutions to mitigate the primary emergencies that impact our region-fire, mold, water, and storm losses.

  • Fire- Even small combustion scenarios can get out of hand, spreading soot and smoke throughout the property. We have a fast response to these emergencies that showcases both our cutting-edge equipment and our expertise and training. Our IICRC certified technicians work to establish containment protocols as soon as we arrive on site. SERVPRO of Vero Beach has a full inventory of recovery, mitigation, and restoration tools that help with cleaning, deodorization, purification. 
  • Mold- SERVPRO of Vero Beach utilizes a “restoring before replacing” mentality that also extends into the remediation work we provide. This commitment ensures that we do whatever we can to protect original materials and structural elements before allowing them to get demolished and later replaced. As an IICRC certified-firm, we have the personnel to address not only the mold damage, but also any water restoration, premium cleaning, or further abatement that might be necessary as well. 
  • Water- Water losses are one of our most common callouts. We do not want to provide our customers with restoration technicians. We want to give them knowledgeable and friendly recovery experts. Much of the experience and confidence that our field technicians have comes from our water loss training. This showcases multiple ways Indian River properties can suffer water loss, along with the best practices and most effective recovery tools for every type of emergency. 
  • Storm- There is no mistaking the vulnerability to storm damage that Indian River County properties have. Florida is one the most disaster-prone states with threats like hurricanes and tropical storms. These storms can destroy homes in a brief period of exposure. In this scenario, responding quickly is not about preventing the disaster, but instead protecting your investments as best as possible and preserving your memories by removing irreplaceable possessions and keepsakes amid the crisis. SERVPRO of Vero Beach has provided disaster relief many major hurricanes, making us an ideal choice for any disasters that may come next.

You can depend on the fast response and expertise of SERVPRO of Vero Beach to help you through every emergency.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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SERVPRO of Vero Beach Offers a Wide Variety of Services

12/27/2020 (Permalink)

Seven people sitting around a table eating food during a staff lunch. Get to know our staff by clicking on “Our Employees” in the “About Us” tab.

Despite our name, SERVPRO of Vero Beach’s territory encompasses all of Indian River County. We offer an array of services to handle any problems with your property that might arise. Some of the major services we offer are:

  • Water Damage Remediation: A fast response is crucial to prevent further damage, so we pride ourselves on our ability to respond rapidly to water disasters. We use specialized equipment to extract the water and dry out the property.
  • Fire Damage: We know how stressful and traumatizing dealing with the aftermath of a fire is. We can remove soot from surfaces and get rid of the lingering smell of smoke. We also utilize the latest techniques in fire damage restoration to bring life back to salvageable contents.
  • Mold Remediation: Mold is a tricky thing to get rid of, so you should leave treating the microbial growth to the professionals. Our technicians have been specially trained to get rid of mold and keep it from returning.
  • Biohazard Cleanup: Our technicians have the proper protective equipment and training to handle anything from crime scenes to kitchen accidents. Biohazardous materials also need to be disposed of according to EPA and OSHA standards. Stay on the safe side and let us clean the mess for you.
  • Storm Clean-up: Hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, rain, and other large disasters cause millions of dollars in damage per year. SERVPRO of Vero Beach part of a network that is able to expand our resources to rebuild after a large event.

If you have questions about the above services or would like to know what other service we offer, give our office a call at 772-770-0501. We are here to help!

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Home Heating Safety in your Indian River County Home

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

graphic showing a space heater in a living room, with safety tips Space heaters account for 80% of home heating fire deaths annual. Here are a few extra safety tips when using a space heater.

In Florida even our coolest winters are mild in relative comparison to the rest of the country. However, as temperatures begin to drop this month many will be giving their A/C’s a break and switching to heaters. Heaters are one of the leading causes of fires during the winter months. The NFPA recommends the following safety precautions when using heating equipment: 

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment such as a portable space heater, fireplace, wood-burning stove or furnace. The three-foot safety zone includes furniture, drapes, electronics—anything that can burn. 
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Never plug a space heater into a power strip or “multi-plug.” They should be plugged directly into an outlet.
  • Do not overload extension cords or outlets and do not place an electrical cord under a rug. Dispose of older, fraying extension cords. 
  • Always use only the type of fuel specified by the manufacturer for fuel burning space heaters.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Do not burn Christmas tree branches, treated wood, or wrapping paper in a home fireplace. 
  • Test smoke alarms monthly.

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Residential Cleaning in Indian River County

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van parked in front of a residential home. Fun Fact: Did you know 70% of dust is comprised of dead skin cells? Yikes!

With interest rates at an almost historic low, the housing market is booming. Homes are going under contract with in hours of hitting the market. As a result, we have received an influx of calls from owners to schedule professional cleanings for their new homes. We offer a full spectrum of services to ensure your home is as clean as it can get before moving in. Some of most popular services are:

  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning: The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.
  • Air Duct Cleaning: We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.
  • Odor Removal: Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.
  • Sewage and Biohazard Clean-Up: SERVPRO experts are ready to assist in the clean-up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. Find out more about our franchise professionals.

If you have any question on the services we offer, feel free to give our office a call at 772-770-0501. We are here to help!

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How to Clean Faux Christmas Trees

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Hands holding a wash cloth while wiping a Christmas tree branch down. According to the American Christmas Tree Association roughly 80% of the trees set up annually are artificial.

The Holiday Season is now in full swing! Christmas is just around the corner and one of our favorite parts of the holiday is setting up the Christmas tree. Many artificial trees can look and smell dusty after spending 11 months stored away.  Below are our cleaning recommendations to give your tree new life.

  • Dust- If your tree can tolerate it, remove larger loose particles of dust using a vacuum cleaner with attachment. If not, use a static cling cloth (like the Swiffer Duster) to gently glide across the branches.
  • Wet Wipe- After you have removed the excess dust fill a bucket with warm water and a small amount of dish soap. Use a soft cloth or sponge to carefully wipe each branch down.
  • Deodorization- After you have given your tree a good wipe down you can add deodorizing sticks specifically designed to hide in your Christmas Tree. They come in a wide variety of scents but our favorite is “Oh, Christmas Tree”.

Sometimes, home cleaning just doesn't cut it. For more extensive cleaning services on your tree or around your home SERVPRO of Vero Beach is here to help!

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How is SERVPRO of Vero Beach Different?

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

7 people lined up holding pumpkin pies in front We partnered with The Buggy Bunch to bring pies to the Children at the Hibiscus Children’s Center for Thanksgiving!

What sets SERVPRO of Vero Beach apart from other companies?  

Simply put…we love our community!

It is important for you to know that we not only care about providing the highest quality of remediation and restoration, but we also care about you-our community! The owner’s and team members of SERVPRO of Vero Beach believe that you get back what you put out. We partake in giving back by working with local organizations to help build up our community as frequently as possible. Stressful times may seem to last an eternity, but the number one goal for us at SERVPRO of Vero Beach is to make things seem "Like it never even happened." During this holiday season we implore you to find creative ways to be a part of building up our wonderful community!

In the words of Coretta Scott King, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”

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Safety Tips for Deep Frying Turkeys

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Woman dipping a turkey into a deep fryer Fun Fact: Deep fried turkeys have existed since the 1930’s however they gained more popularity a in 1996 after Martha Stuart featured a fried turkey.

As mentioned in the previous post, Thanksgiving is the peak day for fires. We went over some basic safety to avoid kitchen fires. However, a growing trend during Thanksgiving is to deep fry turkeys--it produces a unique experience to this holiday’s traditional bird. This method does pose a higher risk for fires though. Below are some key safety tips to implement when deep frying your turkey:

  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area. Use your turkey fryer only outdoors on a sturdy, level surface well away from things that can burn. Make sure to have a “3-foot kid- and pet-free zone” around your turkey fryer to protect against burn injuries.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill over when the turkey is placed inside. Determine the correct amount of oil needed by first placing the turkey in the pot with water.
  • A partially frozen turkey will cause hot oil to splatter. Make sure your turkey is completely thawed before you fry it.
  • Turkey fryers can easily overheat and start a fire. Check the temperature often with a cooking thermometer so the oil won’t overheat.
  • The pot, lid and handles of a turkey fryer can get dangerously hot and cause burn injuries. Use long cooking gloves that protect hands and arms when you handle these items.

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The Difference Between “Mitigation” and “Restoration”

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Alarm clock with “24:07” on the left and the SERVPRO logo on the right. We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days week!

If you have contacted SERVPRO of Vero Beach it is highly likely your property has been affected by water, fire, or mold. During the remediation process you will hear the words “mitigation” and “restoration” thrown around a lot. Without fully understanding what each word means it is easy to assume they are essentially the same. However, they serve to describe two very different stages in the process. Here’s a quick breakdown of what they mean.

“Mitigation” is the first portion of the process when it comes to water, fire, or mold damage—to include stabilizing the situation before any more damage can occur. Some examples of mitigation include taking assessment of the damage, packing salvageable contents, extracting water, cleaning soot, following mold protocols, and setting up applicable equipment. Depending on the scope of the mitigation, restoration will come into play after the mitigation has been completed.

“Restoration” means that SERVPRO of Vero Beach will bring your property back to the state it was in before the damage occurred. Some examples include replacing the materials removed during mitigation such as flooring, cabinetry, and drywall. Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Why SERVPRO of Vero Beach?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Man and woman posed together holding a SERVPRO award placard. Head over and get to know our team, under the about tab.

SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry and we are fortunate to be a part of a 1,700-franchise network. SERVPRO of Vero Beach's professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Rain or shine, we are always equipped and ready to restore or clean your property! SERVPRO of Vero Beach provides:

  • 24/7 emergency service
  • Faster response to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Specialists
  • State of the art, professional grade equipement
  • Proprietary professional grade cleaning products

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office at 772-770-0501. We are here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

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Giving Back

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

Woman's hands tying bow on a present Blessed to be a Blessing

Here at SERVPRO of Vero Beach we teamed up with The Buggy Bunch once again and had the privilege of sponsoring a family for Christmas as a Christmas Angel. The Buggy Bunch hand-picked families that they closely work with on a monthly basis and chose ones that were well deserving. We received a Christmas wish list from our family and we bought them toys, clothes hygiene products and more essentials. We wrapped each gift up in beautiful wrapping paper and delivered them to the Buggy Bunch office before Christmas. The mother thanked us and the Buggy Bunch for everything believing that her kids will now have a good Christmas. She said that she has a hope and a future to look forward to. Just hearing that makes it all worth it! We are blessed to be a blessing.

Clean as a Whistle | Power Washing

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

man wearing suit pressure washing an exterior wall of a building Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is one of those things that is needed more often than we think but we don’t realize it until an area is partially washed and it is compared with an unwashed area. Then the grime, dirt and mess glaringly stare back at you.

You can pay for someone to pressure wash your home or you can purchase a pressure washer and do it yourself. While there are pros and cons to each, if you choose to DIY, make sure you keep your safety in mind. It can be a dangerous task to pressure wash if the spray is aimed in the wrong direction. The force can cause a potential laceration, bruise or puncture.

Why pressure wash?

Pressure washing regularly is beneficial because it prevents future damage, protects your family’s health from mold and mildew and holds your property value.

We highly recommend staying up-to- date on pressure washing, especially since its such an easy thing to do.

Thankful Hands

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Apple pie with a slice cut out Thanksgiving Pie

Why SERVPRO? Because we love giving back to our community! We love being a helping hand for those who need it. This week we had the opportunity to partner up with the local Buggy Bunch and Pies for a Purpose. The Buggy Bunch's mission is to build relationships with the moms and families and to help equip them with programs and services. Pies For a Purpose raises money to support family programming and donates hundreds of pies to charitable organizations.

Through the organization Pies For a Purpose we bought 30 pies and met up with the Buggy Bunch ladies to deliver them to the Hibiscus Children's Center. At the center they maintain a safe shelter for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected in our city.

We enjoyed contributing for Thanksgiving and look forward to partnering with more organizations in the near future.

Stay by the Fire as Florida Temperatures Drop

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

fire pit in open valley with chairs surrounding Warm Fires on Chilly Nights

Vero Beach and surrounding areas have finally dropped in temperature, from hot and muggy summer days we've entered into cooler and crisp mornings. This is a rare occasion so you will most definitely see all Floridians bundled up in sweaters and boots. Now is the great time to have social events outside by the fire, where you won't be pestered by mosquitoes and bugs alike.

Fire pits are so much fun to gather around and sing songs, make s’mores and keep warm but along with fun always comes safety!

Light a fire only in open spaces- keep clear from nearby buildings and foliage.

Always keep a close eye on all children, make sure they keep a safe distance from the flames.

Don’t pour gas on a fire. There are so many unfortunate stories that stem from doing this.

Be safe and have fun & enjoy this cooler weather!

Storm Approaches : Sold Out Generators

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

Red and black generator Generator Needed

Why SERVPRO? We care about our community, our customers, and fulfilling their needs. We desire to give our community tips and safety procedures, even from our website!

Today, we are going to discuss the importance of having a generator. Before a storm strikes, which happens often in Florida, you want to always be prepared well beforehand. One way is to invest in a generator. Once you lose power, you realize how many things you use on a moment to moment basis, and then all of a sudden you can’t use any of it…that is, unless you have a generator.

Why use a generator?

First of all, a generator is portable power, so it can make your appliances, lights and electricity run. It provides power to your fridge and freezer, which is very important because food can spoil within hours if it is no longer being cooled. Generators can also be important if you work from home, as many people do nowadays. Smaller generators are also very handy for power tools and even camping if there are no available nearby outlets.

We hope you look into purchasing a generator from your local hardware store.

Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach at (772) 770- 0501.

Ladder Safety | Common Mistakes

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

Silver metal ladder propped against a white wall Ladder Safety

When working on your home and projects, you often have to use a ladder to hang things, take stuff down or even go on a roof. We want you to always remain safe and use caution when doing things like these. It is recorded that 164,000 people receive emergency room treatment from ladder-related injuries and there are 300 deaths every year. We’ve compiled a short list of tips to be aware of when using a ladder-

  • Choose the right ladder

Every ladder is different in the type, material and weight capacity

  • Factor in the height

You’ll never want to stand on your tippy toes or bend over to reach your work area. Select a ladder that reaches perfect height in order to maintain safety.

  • Secure on a good surface

Make sure the surface isn’t slick or uneven- never secure on a bed of rocks or mulch, plastic sheets or wet grounds.

  • Never stand on top cap

On every ladder, there’s a step that is labeled as the highest level and if you advance above it, the ladder will become unstable and most likely fall.

Your safety matters! Use these tips to ensure that you are properly using a ladder and always read the instructions.

We Take Care of Our Customer's Valuables

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Pile of customer's furniture placed in center of room, covered in a white tarp Furniture Covered in Tarp

We recently got an emergency call from a home in Grand Harbor along the Indian River. No one had been living in the home for some time, so when there was a leak in a pipe within the foundation, no one was there to stop it. Once it was discovered, there was water all over the floors.

The crew sloshed in their boots, examining the damage that had taken place. The furniture was wet and the rugs were drenched in water, the bedroom carpet was completely ruined.

Drywall had to be cut out and cabinets had to be removed. But before remediation begins in any home, our crew carefully places all the furniture that is still in good condition to the center of the room. They then place a tarp, sealing it tight with tape, over all the furniture. This protects it and a keeps it in good condition. 

Here at SERVPRO of Vero Beach, your property and furnishings are of upmost important to us.

Call us today! (772) 770-0501

Duct Cleaning

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Return vent on ceiling in house opened up after duct cleaning Clean vents

Does there seem to be dust reappearing throughout your home? Is your family catching allergies? Can you smell bad odors and desire to have a fresh smelling home?

It is most likely time for a duct cleaning!


 Ducts circulate the air flow from your heating and cooling equipment throughout your home to ensure it is properly conditioned at all times. The process involves removing the dust and contaminants that exist within the ductwork in every space throughout your home. Our air duct cleaning involves powerful vacuums that pull dust and debris from deep within, preventing it from moving and circulating throughout your home.

These are the steps we take when we perform a duct cleaning:

  1. Locate return vent for AC system
  2. Make cardboard with hole for vent tube
  3. Go to each vent in house, remove, and clean them with water and soap
  4. Vacuum out vents with backpack vacuum, wipe out as far as possible with concrobium
  5. Replace all vents
  6. Hook up duct machine and tube to AC return vent
  7. Shut AC system off completely
  8. Start with one vent and remove vent tape, let machine run 3-5 minutes, replace vent tape and move to next vent. Continue throughout house until all vents have been done.
  9. Shut off machine when done with all vents, remove all tape, clean up after and leave.

Our team will be in and out in no time! Call SERVPRO of Vero Beach today. (772) 770- 0501

Crawl Spaces

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Crawl space of a local home.

Looking at this picture, you might be wondering what you're looking at.  It actually is the crawl space underneath a house that was overgrown with mold.  The homeowners were out of town when their dishwasher decided to leak and a week later a neighbors saw water coming out of their front door.  In just that week alone, the mold growth was massive.  In situations like this, it is not enough to only clean and dry out the home itself.  With that much water, we had to go underneath and pull out all of the insulation too that was absolutely soaked.  If we had not done this, the mold would have continued to keep coming back.  The production team is thorough and tough and never back down from a challenge.

Sloshy Mold

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Bottles of booze found with mold growth in them.

I am the marketer for SERVPRO of Vero Beach and sometimes I will go out in the field with the production team and help out.  One particular home we did I was shocked with what I found.  I could understand mold growing in opened bottles of booze, but when I discovered mold growth in sealed bottles, it just shows you how damaging mold growth truly is.  Did you know that one million mold spores could fit on the tip of a pencil?  That really puts in perspective how imperative it is for you to call the professionals if you find mold in your home.  Call SERVPRO today.  We can answer all your questions and put your mind at ease.  We are ready to be of assistance 24/7.

Fried Mold Anyone?

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold growing in a frying pan.

SERVPRO of Vero Beach loves fighting mold.  Pesky little mold spores do not stand a chance against us.  We know how to eradicate and restore.  We also know how to prevent and educate.  We are a brand tried and true and are here to serve our community household by household.  This picture is of a house we arrived at where there was not an inch of it that was not sabotaged with mold.  Jobs like these show the intensity mold will grow.  Every single cabinet, every single room, and every single drawer we opened had mold growing in it.  Do not fret, just call us and we will come make it "Like it never even happened."  We know where to look and how to eradicate.

Mold Will Grow Anywhere!

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold found on, in, and around a refrigerator.

As seen in the picture, mold will even sneak into compressed spaces like the tight fit of refrigerators.  I was amazed the first time I opened a cupboard and saw how the mold had deposited a colony in between plates.  Did you know that  a million mold spores could fit on the tip of a pencil?  We strongly recommend not disturbing a colony when you come across one for this very reason.  With one swipe, you have now caused however many million spores to enter the air and are free to deposit in the next space they land in.  And trust me, there is not a space they won't land on.  They even can get into sealed areas.  Call the professionals instead, you won't regret it!  

Garage Barrage

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water heater malfunctioned in this local home.

When the water heater in this Vero Beach home malfunctioned, not only did it flood the garage, but it had also seeped inside the home.  When a home has many boxes of content, it makes it a little more time consuming to go through each one, but is a must so the items in the boxes can dry properly.  Throughout the years at SERVPRO, I have discovered going through all my storage boxes before an emergency can occur is the best option because then I can go through them at my leisure.  It is often sad to see a client already in distress because a pipe burst at 3 A.M., have to go through boxes of content and sort them out at that hour.

Due Diligence Always

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Hidden root behind the drywall.

At SERVPRO, we do not skip corners or steps.  We make sure to find the root cause and our goal is to always make it "Like it never even happened."  Sometimes, a root cause is not always visible to the naked eye, so we at SERVPRO of Vero Beach use the most efficient, up to date technology to find the source.  This allows us to find the cause of loss with the most minimal amount of damage.  Since the source was behind drywall, we were able to locate the exact spot before having to cut into the wall.  Most clients are grateful for this. Many homeowners would prefer not having to see multiple holes in their walls especially if it all could be avoided to begin with.