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Can Businesses in Seminole Stay Open During Water Restoration?

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Fifty dollar bill burning on both ends Water damage can quickly impact your bottom line. SERVPRO can restore your business quickly!

SERVPRO Commercial Water Mitigation Specialists Work Around the Needs of your Seminole Business to Keep Loss of Revenue to a Minimum

Why Does Water Damage Occur in Businesses?

Business owners may need commercial restoration services in Seminole if an area, or areas, of their business, become wet. These issues can occur at any time of the year and from various sources. Generally, the busier seasons see more commercial water issues because higher usage is placed on internal plumbing systems. This usage can increase the overall pressure on a system leading to sewer backup, blockages, or damp spots. Areas of a business with water exposure require professional restoration to maintain health, safety, and good relationships with staff and customers. Our water technicians can communicate directly with a premises manager throughout service to find a solution that allows businesses to remain open during minor to moderate water restoration.

Are Our Businesses More Complicated to Dry than Residential Properties?

Business properties tend to have larger spaces with less natural ventilation, requiring special commercial water mitigation techniques to restore your Seminole business adequately. Drying a space relies on controlling humidity, temperature, and air movement within a closed room. Companies with higher ceilings and more square feet of an indoor area require industrial standard equipment. Sometimes, SERVPRO technicians can counteract larger business spaces by creating drying tents.

These tents are designed using polyethylene sheets sealed with sandbags. We can inflate the canvas to create a smaller drying area concentration by attaching a supply hose from an air-mover or portable furnace. Our technicians frequently use these drying tents when covering large, wet surface areas like fitted carpets in office buildings or stone and masonry flooring.

What Equipment is Needed for a Minor to Moderate Water Spill in Commercial Business?

  • Extraction equipment, either truck-mounted or portable
  • Air-moving equipment and temperature controls like mobile furnaces
  • Dehumidification using refrigerant or desiccant technology

To protect your business and your bottom line from water leaks, contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

Is North Redington Beach Kitchen Fire Damage Restoration Possible?

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

hand pulling frozen food out of full chest freezer Even small fires can impact your kitchen appliances. Call SERVPRO for fast restoration.

SERVPRO Technicians’ Skills Save Fire Damaged Appliances in North Redington Beach

Fire damage restoration seems out of reach when a blaze savages your North Redington Beach kitchen. Before you take on the disruption and expense of trashing affected appliances, talk with one of our experienced project managers to explore cleaning and remediation options. We have strategies that can make your kitchen’s soiled labor-saving suite of appliances look and function as they did before the fire.

How Does SERVPRO Clean Fire-Damaged Appliances?

Expect our crew to inspect each appliance individually and suggest ways to keep food cold or frozen during the restoration of refrigerators and freezers. The approach used by SERVPRO technicians for fire-damaged kitchen appliances in North Redington Beach varies with the materials needing cleaning. Appliance surfaces usually consist of:

  • Metal
  • Paint
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Composites 

Nonabsorbent surfaces like these often clean up well using water-based detergents. Wet cleaning followed by polishing delivers excellent results. Appliances should be checked out for safe functioning by electronic experts to avoid malfunction or even another fire because of damaged wiring.

What If Spray and Wipe Methods Are Inadequate?

SERVPRO managers and technicians complete comprehensive Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. The best practices mastered guide SERVPRO crews to adaptations that can improve results when fire damage residues do not respond because they are heavy, greasy, or protein-based:

  • Choosing cleaning solutions with increased alkalinity
  • Watching dwell times for these powerful products to prevent pitting and dimming of shiny trim
  • Thoroughly rinsing cleaning product residues to avoid corrosion
  • Using grit-enhanced cleaning pastes carefully, lubricating the surface with enough product to avoid scratching while buffing with soft, clean cloths or towels 

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches guides homeowners through stressful kitchen fire restoration skillfully and with compassion. Partner with us by calling (727) 391-6212.

What are the Steps for Successful Water Damage Restoration in North Redington Beach Homes?

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech setting up equipment in kitchen Water damage of any sort can be handled correctly with the right equipment. SERVPRO water damage specialists have the equipment and experience.

SERVPRO Technicians Bring Professional Experience and Techniques to North Redington Beach Properties

A water cleanup job by SERVPRO in a North Redington Beach property has the potential for a much better outcome. This result is partly due to the professional equipment and advanced methods the technicians use for every service.

A North Redington Beach residence undergoing water damage restoration services undergoes specific steps in order. SERVPRO technicians design a unique plan for each property based on:

  • The amount the water damage
  • Type of water inside the home
  • Location of the water and if special removal methods need to occur

Thorough Water Extraction Methods

The removal of the water is more than using wet/dry devices and hoping for the best. SERVPRO technicians rely on various types of professional extraction equipment depending on the depth of the water within the structure and how widespread the migration of the moisture is that requires removal. During this beginning phase of the restoration services, the technicians use moisture detection equipment to ensure all areas requiring attention get it. It is typical to do passes with the extraction wands until "dry" passes occur. This small act during the cleanup works to lessen the amount of time needed to dry the structure, which in turn slows any further water deterioration and the possibility of mold also being an issue. 

Professional Drying Equipment Makes the Difference 

Consumer-grade fans cannot compete with the advanced drying tools used by SERVPRO. Along with the high-velocity air movers, the techs have devices to push warm, dry air into flooring or small spaces. The vast amount of equipment the techs have access to allows them to rapidly bring down the interior air moisture levels and get the structure dried and ready for hand cleaning and any repairs needed to get the home back to normal.

North Redington Beach residents trust SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 when they need water damage restoration services.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Protect North Redington Beach Homes During Fire Damage Restoration?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

fire and smoke damaged kitchen Fire and smoke damage restoration for your home is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs have the knowledge and experience for every phase.

SERVPRO Technicians Work to Restore and Keep the North Redington Beach Property Save During Fire Damage Cleanup

Post-fire North Redington Beach property needs house fire cleanup services as rapidly as feasible. However, some concerns must be answered, such as:

  • Ensuring the first responders extinguished the fire completely
  • The number of temporary repairs needed to stop additional damages from happening
  • Whether or not the fire department has given the "all clear" to enter the property

Once the North Redington Beach home is deemed safe for fire damage restoration services to start, the technicians from SERVPRO begin the process. Safety for all and protection for the structure and contents are a priority during the job. Generally speaking, it is not a good idea for residents or pets to remain on-site during a house fire cleanup, even if only a portion of the house received the effects. Soot particles can cause health effects. To avoid this, SERVPRO techs wear head-to-toe protective gear. 

Protective Actions for Safety and Security

The technicians inspect the property to see where temporary repairs are needed. Additionally, if large amounts of water remain within the house, the techs will extract it and ensure the damage from the water gets addressed during the restoration service. Examples of proactive measures to protect the structure include tarping over roofing damaged by flames, boarding up broken windows, and putting up security tape around the residence. When the techs finish working at the end of the day, they board up windows and doors as needed and ensure they secure the property for the night to discourage unauthorized persons from entering the house.

North Redington Beach residents look to SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 when they need fire damage restoration services. The professional, certified technicians are available 24/7. 

What Happens During Flood Damage Restoration in Seminole Homes?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

flood zone sign When a storm floods your property, SERVPRO has the team you need. Flood damage restoration is a specialty of ours. Call now!

SERVPRO Techs Work to Bring Seminole Homes Back to Pre-Floodwater Conditions

Floodwater removal in Seminole properties is a multilayered process. Depending on where the water collects within the home, different actions are necessary for the best outcome.

Upon arrival, the SERVPRO technicians scope the Seminole property for the size of the flood damage affecting the residence. Common measures taken may look like they are causing greater damage but actually limiting it, such as opening walls that wicked floodwater to: 

  • Prevent odors
  • Inhibit mold growth
  • Limit the deterioration of wall studs 

The technicians frequently need to remove baseboard trim, depending on the construction materials and if warping has occurred, the trim may get dried and saved for reinstallation. In some cases, a small section of the ceiling gets opened to promote airflow within the nearest walls. Insulation that has been affected by floodwater needs removal and disposal. The application of antifungal cleaners limits mold growth until the drying phase of the restoration begins.

When flooring has damage from floodwater, getting the subfloor dried is critical. Carpet and wood floorboards get removed to ensure this happens rapidly. Carpet exposed to this type of water damage rarely has restoration potential, and sometimes the exposure to water can cause dyes to run or shrinkage to occur. The post-flood outcome for wood flooring depends on the length of time before the cleanup began and the construction materials used for the boards. In the case of tile, the techs use their moisture detection equipment, including probes, to determine if the seal on the grout has allowed seepage to occur. The tile may get left in place on a case-by-case basis if the seal remains intact.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 brings professional flood damage cleanup and restoration services to Seminole properties. The trained, certified technicians are available 24/7 for any size water removal and drying.

What Should I Decontaminate After Flood Damage?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

yellow 'safety first' sign against blue background Floodwater contains contaminants. We have the PPE to safely remediate the water and restore your home.

SERVPRO Can Help You Manage the Multifaceted Process of Removing Contamination When Flood Damage Affects Your North Redington Beach Property

Before you think of what to decontaminate, you should probably ask yourself why you need to decontaminate your property. SERVPRO has resourceful crews that can respond to flooding situations in North Redington Beach properties seven days a week.

What Indicates Contamination in a Flooded Property?

You may question whether all the areas where you notice flood damage in your North Redington Beach property are contaminated, thus necessitating sanitizing. The filthy floodwater pollutes all the places it reaches since it contains many contaminants, including chemicals such as herbicides and biological pathogens. However, contamination can spread to the rest of the house too. From experience, our SERVPRO crews understand that pollutants can migrate further around the property:

  • If microbial growth in wet areas is not halted
  • Through the movement of people and materials around the property
  • If contaminants are aerosolized when using air movers to dry the property

Therefore, decontamination should factor in all these issues to guarantee the restoration of sanitary conditions in the house.

Which Areas Should I Decontaminate?

  • Surfaces
  • Deep within materials
  • The air

The best approach when addressing contamination is to take a holistic approach that reaches all the areas where harmful materials might accumulate. Our SERVPRO technicians can assist you with this. For instance, we perform controlled demolition to remove all porous materials affected by the floodwaters. We also use cleaning products with the correct chemical agents, including Phenolics and Quaternary compounds, which neutralize contaminants effectively.

When contaminants might be aerosolized during the drying phase, we incorporate AFD, air filtration devices in the process. The devices have layered filtration systems with poly-pun primary filters and HEPA filters, ensuring the removal of 99.97% of particles and contaminants from the air.

Understanding how contamination affects your property helps ease the cleanup process. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

A Plumbing Problem Caused Leaks in My Seminole Property Leaving Me with Water Damage. Where Should I Begin?

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

Drainpipe under sink leaking Even small plumbing leaks can cause a lot of water damage. Call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

Call SERVPRO Technicians to Help You Perform Water Restoration in Your Seminole Home

Most modern properties are built upon a cement slab foundation since it is easy to construct, the cost is ultimately low, and it offers unparalleled durability. However, plumbing lines such as water input lines and sewer mains may be running through these slabs. With time, the embedded pipes may develop leaks and cracks that can cause devastating damage to your Seminole property.

Can I do Anything Before the Restorers Arrive?

Begin by stopping the water leak by turning off the water main to your property and attempting to remove the water using a wet/dry vacuum. Our SERVPRO crew can help you perform water restoration in your Seminole residence by drying the affected areas thoroughly, disinfecting them, and removing odors. Our techs are always available to respond to our customer's emergencies. Since we understand how devastating the situation can turn out, we take the shortest period possible to get to our customers' property.

What are Some of the Signs of a Slab Leak?

Slow leaks can go for an extended period without being detected. The changes can also be so incremental and go unnoticed. If you notice any of these signs, chances are you have a slab leak.

  • Cracks on your foundation
  • A foul smell on floors or walls
  • High water bills
  • Uneven growth in foundation plants or lawn
  • Damp or discolored floor coverings

If you have one or more items mentioned above, hire a reputable plumber immediately and a licensed restoration expert to prevent further damage to your property.

How do you Identify Areas with Highly Concentrated Moisture?

At SERVPRO, we have up-to-date equipment and tools that effectively conduct water cleanup and restoration. Our technicians can use infrared cameras during the inspection process to determine where moisture is highly concentrated. The results provided by the equipment help our team to determine the most suitable restoration strategies to use.

It is also essential to determine if the water is contaminated. We can use a luminometer to test surfaces and water for organic contamination. The equipment helps us determine the right disinfecting product to use on the affected area.

How do you Dry Floors?

To prevent mold growth, fast and efficient drying is required. We will use a portable electric heater to direct heat to a specific area. The machine uses heat exchangers to transfer heat from hot coils to air streams produced by air movers. For effective results when using this equipment, we focus our drying on the affected surface only. The machine can dry your floor in a brief period.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can provide you with effective water cleanup and restoration services. Call us today at (727) 391-6212. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

What are the Benefits of Using a Seminole Professional Fire Restoration Company?

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

smoke damage on wall and ceiling Smoke and soot damage are challenging to remove. SERVPRO's team is highly trained to remediate your any fire damage your home incurs.

SERVPRO has Trained and Certified Technicians to Take Care of All Phases of Seminole Fire Damage 

Seminole homeowners may be tempted to handle the post-fire cleanup in their properties using DIY methods. Unfortunately, this decision can cost money in secondary damages such as ruining surfaces and the spread of soot within the house. 

SERVPRO technicians have the experience and professional equipment to handle Seminole fire restoration services. When a homeowner hands off the job to the technicians, they will get frequent updates for each mitigation phase. The act of outsourcing can help alleviate the stress by:

  • SERVPRO will communicate with the insurance carrier to determine what actions are covered, so there are no surprise out-of-pocket charges
  • The technicians use professional equipment which has a direct bearing on the outcome of the cleanup
  • Avoid exposure to potential health hazards such as airborne soot or structural materials

Removing smoke damage in a home goes a long way towards reducing the pungent odor left behind by the house fire. When items such as upholstery, plastic, and wood burn, they do not burn cleanly and deposit residues. SERVPRO technicians work safely, wear protective gear, and often put up a containment barrier around the work area to limit the spread of airborne particulates. 

An example of cleaning versus replacement might be a homeowner's favorite table that gets covered with soot during a fire. Upon inspection, SERVPRO technicians do not find signs of heat or water damage, and using their wood-specific cleaning solutions, they can lift away the smoke damage and clean the table without causing harm to the surface.

Seminole residents trust SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for all types and sizes of fire restoration. Our trained and certified technicians are available 24/7 to make the damage "Like it never even happened." 

What Kind of Flood Damage Can I Expect in My Seminole Home After a Flood?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Flood waters outside of home When flooding damages your home, SERVPRO will be there. We will restore your home to its previous condition.

Flooding in the Seminole Area Often Seriously Damages Local Homes.

As you can imagine, the Florida peninsula is frequently the site of severe coastal storms that range from seasonal thunderstorms to full-blown hurricanes. Seminole residents, like those in other parts of the state, are not immune to the threat of these storms or the flood damage they often cause.

Flood damage in Seminole comes in many forms, and SERVPRO technicians have effectively dealt with them all. After major storms pass and floodwaters recede, impacted homeowners usually need water removal services, water damage repairs, and biohazard remediation, like sewage cleanup and antimicrobial fogging.

Upon Entering Recently Flooded Residences, Our Flood Restoration Experts Often Encounter:

  • Large pools of standing water on the ground floors of homes, in both open and concealed areas that need to be cleaned up with wet vacs or an extractor
  • Hazardous wastes left by receding floodwaters, which may cause health effects that must be professionally removed and discarded
  • Floodwater-saturated building materials and structural elements that must be dried out and treated with antimicrobials
  • Collapsed floors and warped walls that need to be reconstructed by trained professionals
  • Mold and mildew growths can be addressed by interior drying efforts and antifungal fogging
  • Odorous interior areas that need to be deodorized with high-tech foggers and commercial-grade deodorants

After obtaining the results of the initial inspection, our skilled technicians quickly proceed to address whichever of these flood-related issues your home may have. 

So, whenever you are unfortunate enough to suffer flood damage, keep your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches in mind. We are always here to assist you, day or night, 365 days a year, at (727) 391-6212.

How Can Water Restoration Companies Help My North Redington Beach Business?

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

Here to help If water damage strikes in your property, just call the experts at SERVPRO, we are Here to help!

A Quality North Redington Beach Remediator Can Help Your Business in Several Ways.

Dealing with water leaks is a relatively common part of operating a business in North Redington Beach. This is because, regardless of the type of enterprise you are involved in, you are likely to experience one or more leak-causing issues eventually. When such problems inevitably occur, you are going to need professional assistance. 

North Redington Beach water restoration companies like SERVPRO can save impacted local businesses time and money. SERVPRO’s services usually enable area retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial enterprises to either continue their operations or quickly resume them after suffering a damaging, water-related event. 

A Few of The Ways Our Water Damage Remediation Experts Do This Are:

  • Quickly arriving onsite and repairing burst pipes or those with leaks to prevent excessive amounts of water from flooding your business
  • Providing water removal services to rapidly eliminate pools of standing water that could cause hazards or stop your operations
  • Repairing storm-related roof damage and clearing away debris from clogged gutters to fix or prevent ceiling leaks
  • Drying efforts to limit mold growth that could cause unpleasant odors, impact aesthetics, or cause health effects in customers and employees
  • Deodorizing water-damaged sites to mask or eliminate persistent foul odors that may drive off those who enter your facilities
  • Performing quick water damage repairs on structural elements so that an impacted business can reopen sooner

Once our work has been completed, your business is usually back to its pre-water event condition. 

With that said, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches always strives to be among the best water restoration companies in Seminole. We, therefore, are always ready to clean up and repair your firm’s water damage. Contact us anytime at (727) 391-6212 for assistance.