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SERVPRO Helps with Flood Damage to Flooring in Redington Beach

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Helps with Flood Damage to Flooring in Redington Beach This wood floor was affected by flood damage. Our team created a plan to remove the water while maintaining the beauty of the floors.

Different floorings require different approaches when cleaning flood damage

While different disasters have different consequences for homeowners in the affected area, flood damage in Redington Beach almost always causes some amount of damage to flooring materials in local homes. With torrents of water flowing over materials and construction never designed or intended to weather such conditions, types of flooring ranging from carpeting to wood to tile can all incur substantial damages. Reversing these effects most often requires the help of a professional restoration company like SERVPRO that can handle both restorations and replacements of the sensitive materials that make up most homes.

Tile Floors
Flood damage impacts different types of tiled floors in Redington Beach in different ways. Small tiles typically require more grout per square foot than larger varieties, necessitating a change-up of cleaning strategies to handle the incident without taking too much time. Larger tiles, on the other hand, may be more prone to breaking, cracking, shattering, and retaining scratches than small tiles when objects and debris run over them. We analyze the materials, size, and patterns of any tiled surfaces in your home to create effective and optimal restoration plans for them.

Carpeting
Carpet floors often require significant replacement and restoration efforts even after light flooding. The soft fabric and padding that make up most of the floor space can warp, stretch, shrink, and become discolored when inundated with water. While we attempt to salvage any materials we can, many cases of flooding require us to install entirely new materials and perhaps even base features such as tack strips.

Wood Floors
Wood, like tiling, can often incur different types and amounts of damage depending on thickness, pattern, type of wood, finishes, and many more factors. To get in a deep clean without harming the wood or its finish, specialized cleaning products and equipment like those used by SERVPRO are the only practical course of action. We must also take care to control warping, bending, and breakage in the floor, which can occur without careful monitoring of environmental conditions and appropriate countermeasures.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches has taken care of local homeowners in the aftermaths of disaster for years and is well-acquainted with what it takes to get things back to normal. Call us at (727) 391-6212.

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Appropriate Cleaning Procedures To Address Fire Damage Incidents in Pinellas County

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Appropriate Cleaning Procedures To Address Fire Damage Incidents in Pinellas County SERVPRO Matches Up Against Fire & Smoke Restoration in Pinellas County Properties

Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Restoration for Pinellas County Properties Needed?--Call SERVPRO

Those who have experienced fire damage on their properties know the devastating effects that such incidents bring along. Whether the fire was brought about by cooking accidents, malfunctioning heating equipment, and electrical accidents or as a result of smoking, it is essential to act quickly to keep your loved ones safe and protect your property. We advise you to work with professionals who have the right skills and equipment to address the different fire-damaging events in Pinellas County.

It is easy to assume that by extinguishing the fire no further fire damage occurs to your Pinellas County property. There are lasting effects that the smoke residues can bring to your property, and we are going to cover some of them. Soot has acidic properties, and once it settles on surfaces, it can bring about stains and porous surfaces like wallboard and plaster may start to experience discoloration. Our SERVPRO technicians can clean the smoke residues and salvage your items.
 
When at the site, our SERVPRO technicians can wash and disinfect the interior walls and all hard surfaces of your home using soap and other cleaning detergents. If there are some smoke residues on the walls, deck screens, and walks, we can use pressure washing and scrubbing. We can also spray-treat your upholstery with deodorizing products as well as change filters for your air-conditioning and ventilating units.
 
Even after our SERVPRO technicians have completed cleaning your property, the smoke odor may still be a concern. The size of the fire, items consumed by the fire, length of exposure, and the size of the room usually influence the severity of the smells. While in some cases it is possible to trace and remove the odor causing elements, in some instances, it is not possible. Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers and Thermal Foggers are the most common deodorization equipment we use to dispense the solvent-based agents into target locations to neutralize the odors.
 
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is an industry leader in fire, storm, mold, and water damage restoration. Call us at (727) 391-6212 at any time of the day and get proven services from our highly trained restoration technicians.

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Fire Damage Technicians in Seminole Discuss Deodorizing Light Smoke Odors

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Technicians in Seminole Discuss Deodorizing Light Smoke Odors SERVPRO Eliminates Smoke Odors After House Fires in Seminole

Odor Removal Is a Factor in Fire & Smoke Damage Control

If a small fire burns inside your kitchen in Seminole, but you get it put out quickly, particles that do not fully combust remain in the form of smoke. Even the smallest blazes produce smoke that can travel through your home and cause problems. Soot residues and soils get left on surfaces after the fire gets extinguished.
 
Any time a fire takes place malodor particles get trapped inside porous materials and create burnt odors. Whenever dealing with fire damage near Seminole, deodorization is a vital step. Unpleasant aromas can get removed from the building through a variety of techniques.
 
The procedures implemented change based on how severe the odor problem is. When dealing with light smoke damage, the smoke only affects a small area. Damage is given the light classification when no structural components are affected. In light smoke scenarios, soot residues in the area are light or not visible. The smoke problems are not severe when smoke odors are less noticeable further from the source and do not exist in rooms far away from the fire's source.
 
The first step to any deodorization process is to remove the source of the smoke smells if possible. This means that any charred items or debris present get removed. Our SERVPRO technicians always wait for you and your insurance adjuster's approval before removing any materials from your house.
 
Next, we ventilate the affected area to disperse the malodorous particles. After that, we clean any surfaces that contain soot residue. We start with surfaces and materials near the source then work in other areas of the building.
 
We then ventilate the affected region again so that we can determine what is creating the pungent odors. In some cases, we control vapor odors by applying odor counteractant beads or pellets to the floor. During other situations, we use an ultra-low volume fogger to disperse deodorants into the house. We dispense for fog closer to the fire source and less in areas further away.
 
Even minor blazes that occur inside your home can cause smoke damage that lingers long after the fire gets extinguished. For help eliminating burnt aromas, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 seven days a week.

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The Humidity in Florida Can Easily Cause Mold Damage in Your Pinellas County Home

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Humidity in Florida Can Easily Cause Mold Damage in Your Pinellas County Home SERVPRO Says Controlling Humidity in Pinellas County Condos Helps Prevent Mold Damage

SERVPRO Recommends a Controlled RH  to Help Prevent Mold Infestations

No one likes to find mold damage in their home, and no one likes the humidity that can cause it. The geographic position of Florida brings plenty of wet and hot weather, due to its location adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. For homes that are not protected from high levels of humidity, Florida can be a difficult place to live without problems. However, situations like this are precisely why professional remediation companies exist; to help you when you find damage inside of your home that goes beyond your own ability to handle.
 
You may wonder how the mold damage inside of your Pinellas County home came to be. The fact that surprises many people is that mold spores are omnipresent. It is impossible to be completely rid of mold spores in your residence. However, dormant mold spores do not become a problem until certain factors allow them to multiply and grow. Humidity brings water in contact with the food source-- walls, floors, furniture, and food inside of your home. If your home is not correctly built to handle high humidity levels, mold damage is almost a guarantee. You can help prevent fungal growth by maintaining an RH relative humidity within your residence of between 50-70%. Homes constructed with HVAC systems simply need the temperature to keep below 80 degrees. This cooling system "conditions" the ambient air and decreases the level of water vapor.
 
It is not wise to ignore mold damage in your home as it can cause health effects. If you are continually catching a musty scent, it is enough of a sign that there is mold activity in your home to justify calling for help. Here at SERVPRO, we strive to get our employees to you swiftly, no matter the time so that we can get your home back to its pre-mold state as soon as possible.
 
SERVPRO can section off the area infected with mold to prevent the colonies from spreading. We can use advanced tools like air scrubbers with HEPA filters to rid the air of the mold spores while we agitate the colonies and clean them. If SERVPRO determines that the moisture levels are too high in the structure of your home, we can dry them out with other trade tools like dehumidifiers and air movers to help prevent mold in the future.
 
Do not hesitate when you find signs of mold growing in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches by dialing (727) 391-6212. No matter the time, we can rush to your home.

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Why Professional Flood Restoration is The Best Choice For Your Redington Beach Shop

4/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Professional Flood Restoration is The Best Choice For Your Redington Beach Shop Your shop has to be dry and smell great to get business. Contact SERVPRO immediately should your commercial building sustain water damage.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly With Equipment to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

As a shop owner in Redington Beach, your building gets likely moderately prepared for the possibility of severe weather systems that roll in from the coast. While the structure could get reinforced for this possibility, these precautions do not account for gale force winds, flying debris, hail, and torrential downpours. When the exterior of your shop becomes compromised by any of the occurrences mentioned above, you run the risk of flooding inside of your shop.

While you might not be a complete stranger to the possibility of commercial flood damage to your Redington Beach shop, it does not make it any less challenging when you get faced with the effects. Fortunately, with SERVPRO, you do not have to face these damages by yourself.

One of the primary concerns with damage like this is the hazard it presents to the structural integrity of the building itself. The longer that pooling water seeps into walls, floors, and other surfaces, the more damage it ultimately causes. When our SERVPRO team arrives at your business, we set out immediately to assess the damage that you face and to begin work on reducing the threat of these damages getting worse.

Extraction plays a critical role in the restoration process, which typically gets accomplished by combining the efforts of a pump truck from our fleet along with wet-vacs fitted with extraction wands. Drying via industrial strength air movers and dehumidification equipment follows this process, and allows our technicians to see if structural weaknesses and unsalvageable damage exists to construction materials.

While we work to limit the need for replacement and reconstruction, it is not always a guarantee. With flooding, flooring materials are often irreparably damaged (at least in part) and require removal and subsequent replacement from a commercial contractor before the restoration can complete.

When you are facing flood damages within your shop, you do not have to try and take care of the pooling water on your own. Call in the professionals we have at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 at (727) 391-6212.

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Former Water Damage Could Cause Mold Growth In Your Redington Shores Residence

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Former Water Damage Could Cause Mold Growth In Your Redington Shores Residence Redington Beach Condo Dwellers Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Remediation

Mold Removal and Successful Remediation Often Requires Professional Assistance--Rely on SERVPRO

Water damages are nothing that is all that surprising to see in Redington Shores homes, both from natural occurrences and those of homeowner error. Regardless of the reason, most homeowners often believe that water can easily get cleaned up without the hiring of professional restoration services, and set out to complete the task on their own. The trouble with this approach is, you might not always be seeing the entire issue that your home is facing, which could result in more significant damages in the long run.
 
Failure to remove all of the dampness and moisture from areas in your Redington Shores home could result in instances like mold damages and fungal growth. Considering the commonly warm temperatures already present for the better part of the year, mold spores in the air only require organic material (like the construction materials of your home) and moisture to grow and thrive.
 
This alarming reality can be a little challenging even to be aware of until the problem has become a widespread issue. Most homeowners get drawn to the problem from the musty scent coming from the affected area where water damage had once occurred. After the mold growth is discovered in your home, it is time to bring in the IICRC certified mold remediation specialists of our SERVPRO team.
 
When our team arrives at your home, we work to assess where these colonies are growing and section off this area from the people in your home while the remediation process is ongoing. This process also requires your air circulation appliances, like an air conditioner or heater to be shut off to prevent active or dormant spores from finding a home elsewhere in your house through the ductwork.
 
Sectioning off the area is a critical step in the remediation process and one that can showcase our determination to provide every customer with a thorough restoration. Our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches mold remediation specialists are available 24/7 whenever you discover the presence of fungus in your home. Give us a call when you need us at (727) 391-6212.

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What to Expect During Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Your Redington Shores Store

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Expect During Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Your Redington Shores Store If your business experiences water damage, you can trust on SERVPRO to thoroughly extract the water, dry out your space, and eliminate any odors.

Trust SERVPRO for Expert Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Water damage to your store can be disastrous. Not only does the restoration process cost you money, but you lose business during the restoration process itself. That said, the restoration process is not easy after a water damage incident. The time required for the restoration can depend on the extent and severity of the damage. It is of great value for a store owner to understand the process itself to better prepare for the things to come in such a scenario.

The first and perhaps the most important thing to do after water damage to your Redington Shores store is to call in the professionals. The earlier they can come to your establishment, the quicker they can get their job done. Here is a broad overview of events that you can expect to unfold during the restoration process.

Extraction of Water

The first thing to do is to extract any liquid water from the premises. SERVPRO professionals can use equipment called extractors to get this job done. The professionals can use different capacity extractors based on the volume of water to be extracted. For smaller volumes, a hand-held extractor might work, while for larger volumes, truck-mounted extractors may be needed.

Eliminating the Residual Moisture

Once the water has been removed from your establishment, the technicians start eliminating the remaining moisture left behind. It is crucial to eliminate this moisture as soon as possible as it can cause many secondary problems including mold, if not addressed.

Our IICRC certified technicians use several types of equipment to eliminate the remaining moisture from the premises. Some of the equipment includes dehumidifiers and air movers. While dehumidifiers eliminate the moisture by trapping it from the air and converting it into liquid water, the air movers improve the speed of drying.

A strategic combination of both these equipment speeds up the drying process and reduces the time for the restoration.

Eliminating Odor

Odor can be a massive problem for many businesses. Customers do not want to shop in a place that smells weird. As a result, the third and final step in the restoration process is odor elimination. Technicians use multiple methods and equipment to eliminate the odor left behind by the water damage.

The time required to complete all these steps depend on the extent and nature of the damage.

Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 today to learn more and for a free consultation.

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Don't Let Off-Season Flood Damage in Redington Beach Catch You Off Guard

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Let Off-Season Flood Damage in Redington Beach Catch You Off Guard If heavy rains enter your home, call on our SERVPRO team to remediate the damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is Here to Help Anytime Your Home Experiences Flood Damage

While hurricane season may be over and long to come, homes in Florida communities like Redington Beach may still get flood damage from passing storms. Hurricanes can cause billions of dollars in damage to a wide area, creating massive economic and humanitarian disasters as thousands lose their homes, but many smaller storms in the offseason claim unlucky residents, too. Stay prepared for hurricane-like conditions even in the offseason, have a plan in case of disaster, and keep SERVPRO in your contacts to make sure unexpected floods have as little effect as possible on your family.

Maintaining an adequate insurance policy is arguably the most important consideration to avoid hardship from flood damage in Redington Beach in the hurricane offseason. Many homeowner's insurance policies lack flood insurance, even in a state like Florida, so you should make sure that your current policy covers this type of disaster in full. Furthermore, make sure the coverage is as extensive as possible: some floods can claim your entire home in one event, and you want to be able to get every cent it is worth when you call up the insurer.

Beyond financial matters, you should also prepare to protect your family's physical safety in the event of a major storm. Hurricane season evacuation routes remain open should you need them, but a more practical solution may be to find safe places in your home to escape floodwaters. A second story is ideal, but elevated positions on the first floor such as countertops also usually provide enough protection for floods not resulting from hurricanes. Make sure that whatever area you use as a refuge is bolted down, as a table or piece of furniture may be picked up and tossed about by incoming floodwaters.

Finally, if something does happen, be sure to contact SERVPRO as soon as possible so that we can get to the scene with minimal delay. Our efficacy in the field depends on the speed of our responses. For the best treatment possible, it is imperative for you to call us before the water has a chance to set in and cause further damage.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is ready year-round to respond to flood damage calls in the local area. If disaster strikes your home, call us right away at (727) 391-6212.

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Fire Damage on Your Pinellas County Property? Here Is What You Can Do!

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage on Your Pinellas County Property? Here Is What You Can Do! Your home can sustain water damage during efforts to put the flames out, leaving you with with two types of damage to deal with.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Fire damage is one of the most invasive and extensive kinds of damages your home can sustain. When the firefighters arrive at your home, they will most likely inflict water damage as well fighting the fire. Dealing with two types of damage to your property can seem impossible. Fortunately, there is qualified help nearby to deal with both.

We are a leader in the field of cleaning and restoration services. Our trained technicians can swiftly get to the scene of the fire damage on your Pinellas County property and immediately begin the mitigation process. We are qualified to handle not only fire damage, and all of the side effects that come with it, but also water damage too. So when the loss comes from more than one source, trust us to get a team on the job and return your home to its preloss state.

No matter if we are combating smoke damage, odors, or removing water, SERVPRO can perform restoration services for all three. When our technicians get to the scene, a thorough inspection of your home and belongings can take place. Should there be any minor damage to the entry points of your home, we can tarp and board them to prevent further damage from outside sources or exposure.

SERVPRO can help you create an extensive catalog of your belongings on our CCIS, Contents Claim Inventory Service form, and help identify what is salvageable and non-salvageable. The final decision regarding what to discard is made by you and your insurance adjuster, if applicable. SERVPRO can help you get the ball rolling on replacing anything you lost in the fire while we clean and restore your home and saveable belongings.

When a fire breaks out onto your property, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212. We can get to your property within hours of your call so we can get your property back to its preloss state.

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What To Do When Your Condo Suffers Water Damage in Redington Shores.

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do When Your Condo Suffers Water Damage in Redington Shores. Enjoy the Sandy Shores of Redington Beach without Water Inside Your Condo

Simple, Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration Post Water Intrusion

Water damage can strike anyone who is unlucky enough to encounter it, and those situations can swiftly spin out of control. Typically, while staying at a Redington Shores beachside condo, you would expect water to remain in the ocean. However, this is not always the case. When the unit above is continually leaking water through the ceiling that homeowner should be notified to stop the water flow and you also want to take action to protect your property. Such a situation easily brings feelings of frustration but, rest assured, a helping hand is never far in these cases.

SERVPRO is nearby and can promptly get to the scene. Our technicians are trained to handle the damaging water on the Redington Shore condo quickly and efficiently, so the loss is kept to the most minimal amount possible. From there, we will thoroughly inspect the property and sort through what is salvageable and what is not.
 
Once our SERVPRO technicians arrive, we can immediately begin working on your property and ridding it of the water damage caused by the leaking. We can dry out what is safe to keep and, in doing so, save whatever is not beyond repair. We do this through the use of equipment like air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers.

Once we have isolated what is not possible to spare, SERVPRO can tear out the overly damaged sections of your property, always doing just what is necessary. While we do not install new structures or materials, we can work in conjunction with another company who can do these installations. As soon as it is possible, we can return your residence to its preloss state.
 
SERVPRO can work quickly and efficiently to remedy all of the water damage on your property. Once finished, we can point you in the right direction to ensure that you take the appropriate precautions to make sure that further damage does not impact your home. We aim to make you feel "Like it never even happened."
 
When faced with water damage on your property, do not remain idle. 24/7, contact SERVPRO of Seminole and Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

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