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Mold Damage In Your Pinellas County Kitchen And Bathroom Areas

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage In Your Pinellas County Kitchen And Bathroom Areas Two common locations you might encounter mold growth in your home under these conditions are the bathroom and kitchen areas.

Mold Damage In Your Kitchen And Bathroom Areas

As a homeowner, you strive to do all that you can to preserve not only your Pinellas County property but to keep the occupants of this house safe as well. While many threats can present themselves throughout the time you live in any home, none can spread as quickly or as alarmingly as fungus. It is often believed that these kinds of occurrences only happen in dank basements and crawlspaces, but this is not always the case.

While crawlspaces are often a source for mold damages in Pinellas County homes, SERVPRO professionals have found it just as likely to see these colonies in rooms that are moisture-ridden and poorly ventilated. Two common locations you might encounter mold growth in your home under these conditions are the bathroom and kitchen areas. These often contend with a lot of persistent moisture, especially when there is inadequate or non-existent ventilation available.

Federal building code regulations for commercial and residential structures suggest that ventilation is not a requirement when an accessible window is installed in the room. While windows can remove some of this stagnant and damp air, it often lacks the force to physically pull this threat to the exterior of your home like an actual vacuum system might. The result can be the seating and colonization of present mold spores on organic surfaces like drywall and wood.

Remediation of this threat is something that any homeowner should take very seriously. Not only can mold colonies lead to potential health effects for those exposed, but such a high traffic area like the bathroom and kitchen can also lead to more constant exposure and worsening health risks. SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians can help to isolate this area and work efficiently to resolve this issue.

You might not always consider the possibility of mold growth in your home, but you should have a plan in place to contend with this threat should it arise. Our experienced SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches remediation technicians is standing by 24/7 to help at (727) 391-6212.

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We Can Handle Flood Damage Situations in North Redington Beach

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Can Handle Flood Damage Situations in North Redington Beach Flooding can happen without much of a warning. Contact SERVPRO should your home suffer flood damage after an incident.

Team SERVPRO Arrives With the Expertise and Equipment to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

Floods can occur rapidly and at almost any time in North Redington Beach, which can make many homeowners feel uneasy about the security of their home. Residents in the area can feel comfortable knowing that we are close by and are here to help. Before our techs can begin work at your home, you must sign the “Service Authorization Form.” Doing so allows us to take action right away. We do not know what your insurance covers. It is important to stress that homeowners are financially responsible for the services we provide. If we do not verify insurance coverage when we arrive at your residence, you may have to pay an additional deposit.
 
Our SERVPRO techs can then proceed to assess the flood damage in your North Redington Beach home. They first identify the source of moisture by using meters and probes and other equipment. Our crew must stop the source of water flowing into your home before they begin the restoration period. The team checks and identifies the type and classification of water damage to make sure they properly restore your property. The level of contamination determines the restoration processes we employ. Flood waters are always black water when it enters your home from the outside. Chemicals, pesticides, road debris, animal carcasses, stream overflow flotsam, and many more things contaminate the water, which is why calling a professional is essential for your safety. Our team can inspect your residence and test the affected areas to determine the level of damage and how far the moisture has migrated into your home. Also, the crew can check for safety issues.
 
The techs also check for and identify signs of visible mold growth such as moldy smells. If extensive mold is present, the team may have to consult with your insurance adjuster before going forward with the job. The team may also move furniture and items in the home and block them to help keep rust or furniture stains from forming on your wet carpeting. We may also utilize deodorizers or use antimicrobial treatments to remove mold odors. The team also checks the floors and walls as well as the carpeting, padding, and subfloors for the level of moisture. Before we dispose of any materials in the home such as carpeting, we check with you and work with your adjuster.
 
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is here to assist whenever you have flood damage in your home. Contact us at (727) 391-6212 at any time.
 
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The Best Way To Deal With Mold Damage In Your Redington Beach Bathroom

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Best Way To Deal With Mold Damage In Your Redington Beach Bathroom Our bathrooms are vulnerable to mold damage because they are usually warm and wet – conditions favorable for mold growth.

The Best Way To Deal With Bathroom Mold Damage

Our bathrooms are vulnerable to mold damage because they are usually warm and wet – conditions favorable for mold growth. Apart from the damage it causes, mold can lead to health effects, and there is a need to remove the mold as soon as you can and prevent exposure to your loved ones. Tearing all the tiles covered with the mold growth is not the best option, there are safety precautions that professionals observe when dealing with such situations in Redington Beach.

Sometimes it is not possible to trace mold damage in your Redington Beach bathroom since it can grow in hidden places. Our SERVPRO technicians have the experience and know the popular areas to locate the mold. We can check under the sink, tub, toilet, and other areas. If it is growing on porous materials such as shower curtains, rugs, and similar items, it can be challenging to do the cleaning adequately. In such cases, we discard and advise you to replace the items. The same applies when the mold is growing on carpets, drywall, and wallpapers.

Our SERVPRO technicians use sturdy plastic bags to enclose the materials we remove from your bathroom. Since there is a possibility of the mold spreading to clean areas within the structure, we begin by containing the area. For instance, we can use duct tape and heavy plastic sheeting to cover the HVAC system's air vents so that the mold spores do not enter. Establishing a negative pressure and surrounding the area with some plastic sheeting are part for the containment measures.

After removing the mold from your bathroom, allow our SERVPRO team to inspect the entire structure for mold. The spores are so light and can spread quickly from one part of the structure to another. So do not be surprised if we discover some mold growth in a different room.

At SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, we have the right expertise to handle Any Size Disaster whether it is storm, mold, fire, or water damage related. Call us at (727) 391-6212 and learn more about the 24-hour emergency services that we offer.

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Pinellas County's Water Removal Team Tackles Damage Inside Attics

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pinellas County's Water Removal Team Tackles Damage Inside Attics Water damage in your attic can quickly turn into mold without your knowledge. Should you see water damage or mold, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians are Ready to Remediate Water Damage in Any Part of Your Home

One area of a house located in Pinellas County that can be at risk of problems is your attic. In some construction plans, water pipes or appliances that use water are present inside the small space above the living section of your home. The condensation pan of your HVAC system can clog causing moisture to escape. Humidifiers in your attic can break, or water heaters can get ruptured. In many cases, materials in the attic get wet when your roof is damaged and leaks.
 
High-speed winds, ice, and hail can all destroy roofing materials and create problems in the top section of your building. When our local SERVPRO experts develop the initial water removal plan in Pinellas County, we start by inspecting your roof. We see how severely damaged shingles and other roofing materials got as a result of the incident. We determine what it takes for the source of the moisture to be repaired temporarily or permanently. Once the water stops entering from the issue, we begin extracting and drying out moisture.
 
In some cases, standing water can sit on top of insulation or ceiling materials. If this is the case, then our SERVPRO professional team extracts as much water out of the small region as possible. Extraction can be both relatively easy or difficult depending on how easy the affected section is to access. In most scenarios, our specialized IICRC certified equipment and techniques can get implemented to remove excessive moisture.
 
Sometimes, your ceiling's drywall will become saturated and sag or crumble and fall. If this happens, the ceiling gets removed before rapid drying can take place. Once the attic is exposed from the inside of the structure, any insulation gets removed, and drying equipment gets set up to dry out structural components.
 
Some types of insulation such as fiberglass can be dried out and saved. Other kinds of insulation lose their "R" value when they get saturated. If the affected section of insulation is large, our SERVPRO technicians can use a vacuum to suck up the loose particles. If the wet sector is minuscule, we can remove the material and put it in plastic bags.
 
The time it takes to completely dry out an attic can vary with each project. We return to the home every day once the equipment is set up to take moisture readings. Once the levels go back to what they were before they got wet, we remove our air moving and dehumidification systems. If water ever gets into your attic or any other tight spot in your residence, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 any day of the week.
 
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Learn How To Address Flood Damage In Redington Beach And Restore Your Property

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Learn How To Address Flood Damage In Redington Beach And Restore Your Property Flood damage is usually weather related and when it happens you need professional help to restore and repair your property.

Learn How To Address Flood Damage

Flood damage is usually weather related, like a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico, and when it happens you need professional help to restore and repair your property. There is need to remove the standing water from your property and use specialized techniques to fasten the drying process. We are covering some of the restoration services that Redington Beach residents should expect when such incidents occur.

When we are responding to flood damage in Redington Beach, our SERVPRO technicians begin by assessing the degree of damage. That is the time we check out for stains, cracks, leaks and any related damages in your basement, roofs, windows, and walls. We also assess your belongings such as carpets, appliances, and furniture. This stage helps us to determine salvageable and unsalvageable contents and come up with the most appropriate methods to use when restoring your property.

Next, our SERVPRO technicians extract water from your property by using truck-mounted vacuum systems and powerful pumps. Remember, if you do not address standing water, then you should expect further damage and bacterial growth. To measure the level of moisture saturation, we use hygrometers and moisture detectors. In a situation where there is hidden water behind the ceilings and walls, we use infrared cameras to do the detection.

After physically removing the water, it is necessary to perform drying and dehumidification processes since some level of wetness still exists in the structure. Without the two methods, then you are likely to see walls, furniture and floors swelling and warping. We put in place air movers and dehumidifiers and regularly monitor the drying process using moisture meters. At this stage, the primary goal of our SERVPRO technicians is to return your property to its preloss condition.

To eliminate unpleasant odors from your property, we perform odor removal and deodorization. We do this with the help of industrial grade air scrubbers as well as thermal foggers. Where necessary, we dispose of refuse from the site while adhering to both the state and local regulations.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is a trusted industry leader in fire, water, storm, and mold damage restoration. Call us at (727) 391-6212 and learn more about our proven 24-hour emergency services.

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Remediating Commercial Water Damage In Madeira Beach Businesses

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Remediating Commercial Water Damage In Madeira Beach Businesses Madeira Beach commercial water damage can also take much time depending on the type of business affected.

Remediating Commercial Water Damage

Despite the destruction of last year’s storms, Madeira Beach business owners know that more damage every year is caused by faulty sprinklers, rusted pipes, and failed appliances like freezers or dishwashers. Clean up after something like this is not as involved after a hurricane, but the costs can still be high for each incident.

Madeira Beach commercial water damage can also take much time depending on the type of business affected. For example, the owner of a café with an attached gift shop has to worry about the loss of expensive kitchen equipment, food loss, and be concerned about damaged inventory like t-shirts and other souvenir items like postcards. This wide range of damage needs a professional restoration company to reduce losses and quickly reopen doors to customers. SERVPRO is that company.

Our first task is to remove the water and stop any more from entering the business. Our technicians can turn off the water and even repair minor issues like replacing a hose on a dishwasher or a short section of pipe. For major problems like a faulty sprinkler, the homeowner always needs to call in a licensed plumber.

After stopping the water, our restoration team works two problems together. As technicians begin removing water, other SERVPRO team members remove property from the affected area and set it on pallets or blocks. They move the property to allow water to drain and prevent those items from absorbing more. With them out of the way, technicians use pumps and water extraction wands to draw down any standing water.

These actions reduce the amount of water that absorbs into or otherwise affects property stationed or stored on the floor. In kitchen areas, this gets water out from under stoves and other appliances so our team members can set-up fans to increase air circulation and air movers to force warm, dry air underneath them and speed up drying. It also helps to prevent the linoleum from loosening from the floor and forming air bubbles under the surface.

If the inventory our teams move is clothing, they can bring in racks to hang items and use fans to circulate air around and dry them before colors can run or they develop an odor from exposure to too much water.

The goal at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is to help every business reopen as quickly as possible, and so customers and employees can operate in a dry, safe environment. If you have water damage in your facility, call us today at (727) 391-6212 to get started on the restoration.

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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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