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Where Mold Damage Gets Costly in Redington Beach

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Where Mold Damage Gets Costly in Redington Beach Call SERVPRO if you discover mold damage in your home.

Dangers of Mold Damage

While all mold damage in your Redington Beach home should warrant immediate attention and remediation, some situations consistently rank as more costly and more troublesome than others. When mold hits these and similar locations around the home, it can lead to longer remediation times and greater expenses. To help prevent the spread to such areas, be sure to contact SERVPRO as soon as you find signs of mold damage in the house so we can arrive and begin mitigation treatments as quickly as possible.

Wall Interiors

Mold Damage in Redington Beach often occurs in the space behind walls and floors, due to the isolated nature of these locations and ease of growth if water is present. Leaks and drips can easily become expensive nightmares by enabling mold in these otherwise dry and inaccessible places. In most situations, residents are not able to notice the mold until it has already become a substantial problem, greatly increasing our workload.

HVAC Systems

When mold gets into your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, it typically spreads rapidly to other parts of the home. HVAC systems are designed to circulate air evenly and steadily, making it easy for mold colonies to spread spores and wreak havoc on your home. If you find mold on your air filters, be sure to contact SERVPRO immediately, as this may be a sign of a much larger problem.


Some types of mold can cause health effects, to both people and pets. If you believe that anyone in your household has been affected by mold, seek medical attention immediately. If health concerns are especially serious, we may implement a quarantine over part of the home, as no risk is worth a person's safety.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches has dealt with many mold damage cases over the years and is ready around the clock to respond to your calls. Contact us at (727) 391-6212 for our services or advice.

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Fast Water Removal Services Available for Residents of Redington Shores

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fast Water Removal Services Available for Residents of Redington Shores When your basement has water damage, calling SERVPRO is an educated decision that can save you time, money and your property. Call today!

Quick Water Removal Can Save Your Property From Secondary Damages

As the lowest part of your home, water tends to flow into your basement or crawl space first, regardless of the type of damage you might experience. You could have problems with your roof, plumbing issues, or something as simple as an improperly sealed window that leads to standing water under your Redington Shores home.

When the unexpected happens, you need access to someone with the personnel and resources necessary to perform water removal services for your Redington Shores area home immediately. The faster you get to the problem, the easier it is to limit damage to your floors, walls, furniture, and other personal property. It helps to get professional help as soon as possible and has a major impact on the amount of damage you receive.

SERVPRO technicians respond to water intrusions of all types and sizes. Many homes have foundation cracks that allow moisture to enter your basement or crawl space every time it rains while others have ground water seeping through from outside the structure. There are a variety of services available to help keep the affected space dry, improving your home’s indoor environment.

SERVPRO gives you access to IICRC-certified technicians, who have several years experience removing moisture from homes quickly and efficiently. Our available equipment includes water extractors of all shapes and sizes, along with air movers that help speed up the drying process. We also use infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers to ensure the removal of every drop of water invading your home.

At SERVPRO our technicians clean and sanitize the affected area with antimicrobial agents to prevent mold from developing and make every attempt to finish restoring your home to a safe, healthy condition as soon as possible. We work with your insurance company, making the entire process as stress-free as possible.  

Give SERVPRO of Seminole and Central Gulf Beaches an opportunity to take the weight off your shoulders. Our team of caring, professional water mitigation specialists are here to guide you through the process and get your home back to normal, fast. Call today. (727) 391-6212

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Flood Damage in North Redington Beach Must be Mitigated Before it has a Chance to Spread

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in North Redington Beach Must be Mitigated Before it has a Chance to Spread Call SERVPRO after a storm to begin removing the storm damage. Our remediation process is effectively customized for your particular situation.

Our Certified Technicians Extract the Floodwaters Quickly in Order to Gain Control of the Spread and Reduce Secondary Damage

Flooding inside your home is just one more problem after a heavy storm has traveled through the area. If your home is flooded enough, it can erase the storm that caused it from your mind. SERVPRO can undo the mess caused by invading water, and bring order back into your family's life.
Homes that suffer flood damage in North Redington Beach need mitigation immediately. Stagnant water can increase the amount of microbial growth in carpeting while expanding and warping your hardwood floors. Flooding inside a home quickly creates an ultra-humid environment that can create breathing difficulties and produce a long-lasting odor that is hard to eliminate. In addition to these situations, flooding from receding storm water can deposit silt, lawn chemicals, and other unwanted debris on your floors and furniture.
The technicians at SERVPRO understand that flood damage is more than the water left behind, but also the things that the water brought into your home. We remove these invading items, down to the pathogens and microbes that can later threaten your family's health and well-being. Technology has advanced to the stage where we can scan items inside your home to determine the amount of organic material, ensuring that microbial populations are reduced to normal sizes again.
Drying out your home after a flood entails the use of equipment that our workers have received training and certification in, including mats designed to heat floors, so the evaporation rate becomes faster. This type of equipment can save floorboards from curling and warping.
Dehumidifiers are also used to stop the amount of moisture in the air from evaporation. The need for air circulation increases inside your home, so we use large air blowers. Lifted up and out of furniture and flooring, this extra moisture is then eliminated by dehumidifiers.
An entire home can be adversely harmed by flood damage, even when direct contact never existed. SERVPRO works hard to stop damage from spreading while mitigating existing damage from your residence. We understand that your home is crucial to your family and that the safety and security it provides is irreplaceable. We work as quickly as possible, but always with attention to detail in mind.
Call us, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, at (727) 391-6212, whenever your home has experienced flood damage. We can remove the damage and help restore your home's integrity once again.

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How To Get A Motel Room Back Into Circulation After Mold Damage In Seminole

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Get A Motel Room Back Into Circulation After Mold Damage In Seminole Mold damage is bad news for any motel owner.

Mold Damage In A Motel Room

Mold damage is bad news for any motel owner. A room that has mold cannot be let out to guests, which means you cannot make a profit from it. Even worse, if a guest notices mold in a motel room, you are looking at a dissatisfied customer, poor reviews on Yelp or Trip Advisor, and potential damage to your motel’s reputation.

It is clear that quick action is necessary to restore any Seminole motel room and remediate mold damage. As well as the risk to your reputation, mold might damage your motel room and the furnishings inside it. The more damage mold does, the more costly and time consuming the cleanup operation. You also need to consider the cost of replacing damaged soft furnishings, drapes or carpets. That is why we recommend calling SERVPRO at once – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our IICRC-certified experts arrive ready to assess the fungus situation and ascertain the best course of action. We use moisture meters, penetrating moisture probes, and thermal hygrometers to give us an overview of how wet the room is, and how deeply the moisture has penetrated walls, floors, and carpets. You can rely on us to assess the area thoroughly and pay attention to every inch from around the windows to inside the closets.

Once the extent of the damage is evident, our technicians establish containment to prevent spores traveling to other parts of the motel. We tackle the mold with a range of tried and tested cleaning actions, including wire brushing, wiping with detergents, dusting, scrubbing, and HEPA vacuuming. HEPA vacuums use tight woven filters that trap 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns in size or bigger.

Mold remediation does not stop with cleaning the fungus. We also use venting fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers to dry out your motel room. We train our technicians in the fastest and most efficient way to dry under and around beds, closets, chairs and vanity tables. We monitor every stage of the drying process to make sure we reach the drying goal.

You can rely on SERVPRO technicians, to be honest about what can is salvageable and what is not. We safely dispose of anything that is not salvageable. We understand that you need to get your motel room back in circulation as soon as possible. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for help.

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Preventing A Dryer Fire In Your Redington Beach Home

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preventing A Dryer Fire In Your Redington Beach Home Not many people realize how dangerous clothes dryers can be.

Preventing A Dryer Fire

Not many people realize how dangerous clothes dryers can be. However, each year, there are thousands of fires caused by dryers, plus several hundred individuals who are subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from dryer vent setups which were not set up properly. Sometimes, a faulty appliance is to blame, but many times, fires can be prevented when dryers are vented properly.

Accumulation of lint and reduced airflow together give the perfect conditions for creating a fire and fire damage in your Redington Beach home. Most dryers include lint traps or filters made to capture the lint. However, these filters do not capture all the lint, and the assumption is that regularly emptying them is enough to protect the dryer. Half of all dryer fires can be accounted for by this since they start within lint traps. When you have been unfortunate enough to experience a dryer fire, SERVPRO is the one you want to contact for help. We are a highly professional and experienced fire damage remediation company, and we take care to get your home back in order.

Proper maintenance can help you avoid these fires. Cleaning and emptying the lint from the exhaust pipe and the rear of the dryer after each use is the first step. Once you clean the lint filter, you should check for rips or tears and replace a damaged lint trap right away. Do not ever put any synthetic substances like foams, plastics, rubber, or any cloth which has been used to clean any potentially combustible or flammable liquids in the dryer, even if you have thoroughly washed them.

The exhaust pipe on your dryer should be short as is allowable based on the dryer’s location in your home. Keep it as straight as possible and limit any bends to allow for an airflow that is unrestricted. It is recommended to use a spiral-wound, aluminum, or steel duct aluminum flex hose, and not white vinyl hose.

If your dryer is powered by gas instead of electric, get it inspected routinely by a professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact. Keep any combustible objects away from the dryer. Things like paper, boxes, chemicals or anything else which would be an accelerant needs to be kept away. Of course, do not ever run the dryer when you are not at home.

When SERVPRO is called to repair fire damage, we work quickly and efficiently. Smoke and soot, plus water left behind from firefighting efforts, are still creating problems for your home. We take care of everything to prevent additional damage.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is always professional and courteous when we come to your home. Contact us right away at (727) 391-6212 once your fire is out so we can clean and repair your home properly.

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Seminole Flood Damage and You

7/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Seminole Flood Damage and You Seminole Flood Water Is Handled and Removed Safely by SERVPRO

Trust and Call SERVPRO to Restore and Cleanup Your Storm Damaged Property in Seminole

It is important that the restoration company you hire keeps you involved with every step. Seeing your home under water is bad enough without dealing with a work crew that ignores your concerns and does not explain what is happening.

The first step SERVPRO takes to restore the effects of Seminole flood damage is to ask you the questions we need to stop and contain the source of the water. Our technicians then inspect your home (with you, if it is safe to do so) and develop a plan to clean and repair your home.

We need to know if the water is clean, gray, or black. Clean water means that pipe ruptured carried potable water and had not released any contamination into your home; this is the simplest flooding to remove. With gray water, there may be soap released into your home from a broken dishwasher, but this is not a health threat and get removed almost as easily as clean water.

Black Water has human or animal waste or a heavy amount of soil in it; sometimes both. This flooding comes from a blocked toilet, sewer line, or a failing septic tank. The intrusion of water from a rising creek or river carries many contaminants into your property. Our technicians must take extra precautions to avoid further contaminating your home. These pollutants may mean removing the water into a special truck or pumping it directly into the sewer. They have to wear protective boots and gloves at a minimum.

Our inspectors make a note of every item the water has affected. The checklist includes not just carpets and floorboards, but also electrical outlets and the floor vents of your HVAC system. In addition to a written or digital report, we also take pictures to record damage before we begin restoration. Once we complete the report, we sit down and go over everything with you. Our team leader answers each question and only begin work after you are satisfied and sign-off on the report.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches knows that you are the best source of data to create a restoration plan and wants you to understand every action we take until we are finished. If you need us, call (727) 391-6212 today.

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Heavy Smoke Damage Possible Despite Little Fire Damage in North Redington Beach

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Heavy Smoke Damage Possible Despite Little Fire Damage in North Redington Beach Kitchen fires can flare up quickly and be very damaging. Call SERVPRO right after a kitchen fire for quick remediation efforts that can reduce costs.

Regardless of the Type of Fire, SERVPRO Technicians are Certified in Remediating the Damage

A fire in your home has many individual quirks. No two homes are constructed the same way, providing a range of effects when fire strikes. Some fires barely feature any flames, but severe smoke damage greatly compromises every square inch of the home. SERVPRO is familiar with dozens of fire damage variants, but our goal is always to restore the house so completely you feel “Like it never even happened.”
Some flames burn fast, hot, and bright. Others smolder for hours, sometimes unnoticed. The fire damage caused by a damp, smoldering burn can be a difficult challenge in your North Redington Beach home. Our crews are ready for the tasks a slow burning fire requires to clear away all evidence.
A slow burn seems preferable, and you may notice less charring after the fire is extinguished. The problem with this type of fire becomes evident when you realize the smoldering fire created a thick, sticky smoke that coats everything in its path. This type of smoke damage is much harder to remove than the lighter dusting of ashes and dry soot from a hotter fire. Do not be fooled into believing this kind of fire is less damaging. In fact, you need the team at SERVPRO and our training and smoke removal techniques more when the main damage is smoky residues.
Smoke and soot is very corrosive and needs clearing as soon as possible after the fire department gives the okay. SERVPRO pledges to begin the cleanup of the thick, greasy debris within hours of your call. Every moment counts and the use of proper products and techniques our technicians mastered during extensive training makes all the difference. We especially take care to evaluate whether this tenacious buildup infiltrates your HVAC system, where it causes havoc until abated. A thorough cleaning of your ventilation and ductwork is the only answer, and our team is up to this challenge.
Engage the fire damage eliminators from SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches when a slow burn results in a major cleaning requirement. Our help is on the way fast with a call to (727) 391-6212.

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SERVPRO Takes The Right Precautions When Dealing With Mold Damage In Your Seminole Home

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Takes The Right Precautions When Dealing With Mold Damage In Your Seminole Home PPE Protects Mold Remediation Technicians from SERVPRO During Cleanups in Seminole

Rely on SERVPRO for Safe Mold Removal

After you discover mold damage in your home, it is time to call in the professionals. The fungi can damage everything from clothes and soft furnishing to drywall, and can also move throughout your home, thus spreading the contamination. Although it is not possible to completely prevent mold from coming back, there is a lot that can be done regarding remediation and take steps to discourage regrowth.

When it comes to dealing with mold damage to your Seminole home, it is important to contact remediation experts who have both the knowledge and the necessary equipment to deal with the outbreak effectively. One particular note of caution is to be sure the company you contact has good health and safety awareness and takes all the right precautions during cleanup.
SERVPRO’s technicians are all IICRC certified, and we make sure all our field staff is adequately trained in the proper precautions to take when dealing with mold, including making sure our teams have the correct personal protective equipment. We closely adhere to the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines for safety when containing a mold outbreak, including following their guidelines that each technician is equipped with:
•Chemical resistant gloves to ensure safe handling of any cleaning chemicals and to keep spores from getting onto the skin.
•Eye protection such as goggles to guard eyes against spills or splashes from detergents or other cleaning agents.
•A respirator, so our agents do not breathe in mold spores. The kind of respirator needed varies depending on the extent of the contamination. We provide our people with greater filter respirators for small spaces, half mask models with cartridges for larger spaces, and full face units for cases of extensive damage.
•Protective clothing such as full body suits to keep mold away from the skin and hair.
Wearing the correct kit means SERVPRO’s teams are better equipped to deal with mold and carry out cleaning, dusting, scrubbing and vacuuming actions to remediate the issue.
We also take care to protect your home by setting up containment in the affected area to prevent spores from spreading further, and by establishing specific working areas and routes in and out of your home to keep cross-contamination to a minimum.
Do not let fungal growth damage your home. Our teams are ready with all the right equipment to handle the problem safely, so call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for help.

Burst Pipe Need Not End The Party Fun in Seminole

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Burst Pipe Need Not End The Party Fun in Seminole Don't let your patrons find another place to spend their money. Keep your entertainment center open after flooding by calling SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Offers Many Types of Response Options After a Disaster at Your Entertainment Center

Residents and holiday visitors alike enjoy the snacks and games available at your entertainment center. A plumbing emergency threatens to stop the festivities, flooding the building and causing fear of a long-term shut-down. SERVPRO has the experience and equipment to make short work of this water emergency.
A burst pipe spells commercial flood damage disaster to your Seminole game arcade and restaurant. Rather than risk even a short shutdown, make an appointment to have your disaster response needs assessed. Developing a comprehensive plan to address issues arising from a flood or other destruction is straightforward. You work with an experienced project manager and fill out all critical information on a mobile app. When disaster strikes, the team follows the blueprint collaboratively written to ensure your business is protected and back online as soon as possible.
SERVPRO offers the Emergency Ready Program (ERP), both Profile and Plan, to streamline its response to any disaster. Maps of your physical layout and identification of key shut off valves and other utility information help workers stop the flow of water and keep responders safe. The many electrical connections in your space may mean the power is unavailable when the technicians first arrive. This full-service company has truck mounted pumps, extractors, and other drying equipment, so your current connection issues are irrelevant.
Crews pump and extract the water and then set up air movers and dehumidifiers, monitoring moisture levels throughout the areas and the time spent. You inform SERVPRO, during the development of the Emergency Ready Plan what your priorities are and they take care of each in order. This allows you to establish the spaces that you hope to get back into business soonest, so you close for only a minimal time. The team can barricade problem areas and continue work there so that other parts of your business are in operation.
Working with SERVPRO both before and after a flood is a smart business decision. Make your needs known to one of the most experienced and reliable restoration companies in the industry.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches meets all your flooding and water damage needs. Call us at (727) 391-6212 to schedule a no-obligation assessment and develop an individualized Emergency Ready Profile and Plan.

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Three Things Not to Do When You Find Mold in Your Seminole Home

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Three Things Not to Do When You Find Mold in Your Seminole Home Mold Remediation in a Seminole Home or Condo Requires Professional Help

And One Thing You Should Do for Mold Remediation:  Call SERVPRO

Discovering mold in your home can be a jarring experience, especially if growth and damage are widespread. Many homeowners panic at such a discovery, even for relatively small problems, and find themselves clueless on dealing with the problem. The most important consideration is to remain calm. Panicking or acting rashly can only worsen the damage and make a proper remediation more difficult. For almost all mold damage cases, no matter how severe or innocuous they appear at face value, the best path to take should involve calling a certified company like SERVPRO to handle the disaster safely, cleanly, and in agreement with the local law.
Don't Put Off the Problem
Above all else, don't put mold damage to your Seminole home at the back of your mind. What one of the riskiest traps homeowners fall into is the assumption that because the mold damage has already been there for a long time, it should not cause much more damage if dealt with later. However, mold tends to grow exponentially and take even firmer root as time goes on, and as little as a few days could drastically exacerbate your mold damage.
Don't Clean Things Yourself
Many residents, fearful of the expenses that may come with a professional remediation job, may try to remove mold on their own. However, this is not only ineffective but also potentially dangerous, as some types of mold may be hazardous to handle without proper safety equipment. It is also often less costly to contact SERVPRO before trying anything yourself: insurance companies may penalize you for attempting repairs yourself and often pay for part or all of our fees. Check your homeowner policy for mold remediation coverage.
Don't Move Out Permanently
No matter how bad the mold damage is, you should never make arrangements to permanently move out of your home unless the property has been formally condemned (a very rare scenario). Our specialty lies in restoring your home to full functionality and aesthetics no matter how bad damage may be. For the worst mold damage cases, you may have to move out temporarily, but selling the property is fiscally ill-advised and a major strain on your family. The above is the most extreme of circumstances and typically not needed. With our HEPA filtrated equipment and expertise, barriers can be set up to isolate contaminated portions of your home or condo while remediation is ongoing.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is available 24/7 to come to your aid should you find mold growing in your home. Give us a call at (727) 391-6212.