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Stop Suffering Through Flood Damage Remediation in Your Seminole Home

5/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Stop Suffering Through Flood Damage Remediation in Your Seminole Home Flood damage can severely impact your neighborhood rapidly. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance .

Black Water Remediation Procedure for Seminole Property Owners

Water that enters your home as a result of flooding has likely traveled a long way to get there. During the journey, it is more than likely to have picked up various debris some of which could be harmful to your health. This debris could include herbicides, pesticides, animal carcasses, trash or raw sewage. When flood water enters the home, it can cause damage to your structure resulting in further debris to be removed.

We provide a comprehensive service for both removal and restoration of flood damage in Seminole. As part of our service, SERVPRO can send a technician to your site immediately to begin mitigating against further damages. This mitigation could include performing emergency board ups in window frames or doorways as well as restoring power to the site. We can also make the area safe for contractors or other third parties to enter.

During the first phase of mitigation, your technician can make an appraisal of the type of water we are dealing with. In the case of black water, water that contains harmful pathogens, we may need to take a strict approach to the remediation process. This approach is necessary because contaminated water can pose a risk to your wellbeing as well as permanently damaging structural contents.

In a black water remediation procedure, a SERVPRO technician can enter the property wearing the correct PPE equipment. The first step is to remove contents into a designated clean zone or to perform a pack out service- where possessions are sent to an external cleaning facility. After contents are safely away from the site, we can then begin the process of removing excess water and cleaning the structure.

Structural cleaning often requires the demolition of drywall as well as the removal and replacement of subfloor mats as well as insulation where necessary. Often, fittings can be restored using high-pressure water hoses alongside chemical cleaning methods. We can treat affected areas with Biocides to prevent any harmful bacteria from growing causing secondary damages.

Professional restoration is a must for black water contamination, contact SERVPRO of Seminole at (727) 391-6212.

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Your Redington Beach Shop Can Be Restored To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Redington Beach Shop Can Be Restored To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire You can always count on the training and dedication of our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches fire loss specialists.

Protecting Stock In Your Redington Beach Shop After A Fire

As with any of the shops throughout Redington Beach, the greatest investments that you make beyond the time working is in the building and the inventory that you have. When disaster strikes like a fire, this stock can quickly become compromised along with the structural integrity and the safety of the building that houses your shop. To contend with these widespread effects, you must rely on the expertise and fast response of professionals like ours.

Our SERVPRO team has extensive training and continued education to become knowledgeable assets in combating the effects of fire damage in Redington Beach businesses. We know how vital it is to not only protect your investments but to get your doors back open quickly as well. Our technicians we dispatch to your building can identify the full scope of the damage fast so that the appropriate mitigation techniques can begin immediately.

The contents department of our team can note the items and inventory within your shop most at risk for continued or worsening damage. While some of these items generally unaffected by the fire can get restored and stored safely on site, several of these items must get removed to our nearby facility for focused attention and restorative practices. This entire division of our SERVPRO team can help to return individual belongings to their original conditions with extensive cleaning, deodorization, and other approaches.

In situations where the fire got extinguished quickly, much of the stock within the shop only needs deodorization and minimal cleaning where soot and smoke residue lightly spread around. We have multiple tools for deodorization including UV and thermal foggers as well as ozone machines.

Finding the right approach to restoring your property after a fire is not something that many business owners have the skills or specialized equipment to do on their own. You can always count on the training and dedication of our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches fire loss specialists. Give our team a call anytime at (727) 391-6212.

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North Redington Beach, Tropical Flooding, Time to Call SERVPRO

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage North Redington Beach, Tropical Flooding, Time to Call SERVPRO SERVPRO Says to All North Redington Beach Property Owners--Get Flood Insurance

Flood Damage Restoration for Your North Redington Beach Property

Flooding in your North Redington Beach home from heavy storms can be very daunting and stressful. It is a good idea to know ahead of time what to do after a flood occurs so you can remain much calmer. Within the first 24 hours, there are some things you should do to ensure the safety of you and your family.
Flood damage to your North Redington Beach home requires the help of a professional remediation company to clean up the mess. You don’t want to hesitate in calling a company, such as SERVPRO, as the water in your home continues to do additional damage as it sits. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and have the training and tools needed to get your home back to the way it was, "Like it never even happened."
Before any water is removed or repairs are done, try and fully document the damage for your insurance company by taking photos. Digital is the best since they can be easily copied and electronically stored. You want to call your insurer as soon as you can after the flood, so make sure you have the company name and local agent’s number in your emergency kit that you take with you. SERVPRO staff can also help you with your insurance company to take some of the stress off of you by interfacing and assisting with the claims forms.
Our first step when we get to your home is to extract any standing water that is still there. We have various extraction tools we can use for this job. Extractors are mainly used to clean upholstery and carpets, plus remove water from your floors. Most of them have three major parts – a pump, heater, and a vacuum system. When we are cleaning your carpets, we use all three components. For water mitigation, just the vacuum component is needed because the extractor is used only to remove water. Typically, if the carpets have been saturated with groundwater flooding, they must be tossed. The risk of contamination, even after applying the antimicrobial agent, is too high.
Extractors can be truck-mounted or portable. The portable models can be taken into the home and allow us to access areas which are restricted. Truck mounted extractors are more powerful and have their own power source and use long hoses with special wands for water and debris removal.
After a flood, you should also find out if the region you live has been named as a disaster area by the government. Property owners in these areas have access to more resources, which include public services to remediate and protect the area. You may also have access to financial assistance. Above all else, if the flooding was bad enough you had to leave your home, do not reenter until it is fully restored and safe again.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches knows that flooding in your home in Madeira Beach, Seminole, or Indian Shores can be a scary experience. We want to help you get your home back in order, so please do not hesitate to call us at (727) 391-6212 as soon as the storm subsides.

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How to Remove Smoke Damage From Your Redington Shores Home

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Remove Smoke Damage From Your Redington Shores Home Smoke and soot are hard remove and often require professional remediation.

Crucial Steps in Restoring your Redington Shores Home to its Pre-loss Condition Fire Damage

The impact of a house fire is both physical, damaging structure and possessions, as well as psychological. Getting your home back to its previous condition is likely to be at the forefront of your mind. To do that it is necessary to remove any physical items that were damaged by fire, restore personal possessions before finally, tackling unpleasant odors that can be a reminder of the event. We provide a comprehensive solution to help get you back to your everyday life after a property fire.

Our procedure for remediating fire damage in Redington Shores is comprehensive and can help make it "Like it never even happened." One of the fundamental parts of restoring properties after a fire is tackling heavy set odors. Even with containing a fire to a single room, smoke can travel around the property leaving behind thick, odorous deposits.

We tackle odor at the source. By removing charred materials and disposing of them correctly, we can ensure that an odor does not return after deodorization is carried out. Afterward, we can clean any surfaces that may have odor-causing residues. Using chemical cleaning agents, SERVPRO can sanitize surfaces before the main stage of deodorization begins.

The best method of distributing deodorants is to recreate the conditions that caused an odor in the first place. We can use thermal foggers to neutralize odors caused by smoke. Thermal foggers heat deodorant chemicals and distribute them in a vapor similar to smoke. These can be particularly effective for remediating air ducts or ventilation where hidden smoke deposits may be residing.

Odor particles themselves are tiny. Sometimes they can even be microscopic. SERVPRO provides our technicians with HEPA filter air scrubbers. This equipment can remove odor particles as small as 0.3 microns from the surrounding air by using a layered filtration system.

Controlling odors and removing debris is essential to getting your home back to its preloss condition, contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

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Learn The Four Steps Required For Seminole Fire Odor Removal

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Learn The Four Steps Required For Seminole Fire Odor Removal We have the equipment and training to remove fire odor in your home after the fire is put out. We are available 24/7 so don't hesitate to call today.

SERVPRO - Fire Odor Removal And Cleaning For Seminole Homeowners

Seminole fires can leave behind massive amounts of damage to area homes. Physical damage can be very costly, but some of the hardest damage to clean and eliminate after even a simple kitchen fire is the odors left behind along with the smoke residues.

Thorough Seminole fire odor removal requires four steps. SERVPRO technicians start with Remove. They can quickly eliminate many odors by removing the damaged property from the home. This include cooking utensils, cabinets, curtains, and all other material burned by the fire. Where needed, they carefully breakdown the larger items to bag for easier removal and to prevent spreading smoke residues to unaffected parts of the home.

Next, they Clean all remaining surfaces covered in odor-causing residues. Even a small amount of residue on a countertop or spread across the ceiling can generate very noticeable odors. Our response teams carefully clean everything from vent hoods to the linoleum floor if necessary. Each office has an extensive inventory of cleaning agents to remove every type of residue from burned material to include food, wood, plastic, and building material like drywall.

For tougher odors, SERVPRO technicians next Recreate the original situation that allowed odors to penetrate surfaces. Here, they heat a deodorizing agent with a fogger machine to generate a cloud of chemical agent which penetrates as deeply as the odor. The action can eliminate or cover the odor depending on which agent they use.

Finally, technicians Seal exposed surfaces. It is not always necessary, but it can be very useful when there was a severe fire that burned a large part of the home and generated many smoke residues. Examples include painting walls with a special primer coat before the final color and sealing all ducts in the HVAC system.

At SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, our goal is to help every homeowner return to their residence as quickly as we can create a safe environment for them. If your home has suffered any fire damage at all, call us today at (727) 391-6212 to determine the risks and what we can do for you.

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Seminole Business Owners Know SERVPRO Is the Fire and Smoke Cleanup Pro!

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Seminole Business Owners Know SERVPRO Is the Fire and Smoke Cleanup Pro! Smoke Odors and Residues in Your Seminole Office? SERVPRO Can Help

Cleaning Smoke Residue in Your Seminole Office

Fires can present numerous effects to overcome, especially with larger spaces like your Seminole office building. With the large open areas, effects like soot and smoke damage can spread quickly and affect many surfaces and contents throughout the building. Since there is often little time to react in emergencies like this, many of the remaining furniture, cubicles, and devices fall victim to the airborne smoke residue. While our professionals have the expertise and equipment to restore these damaged contents effectively, the approach varies on the type of fire that occurred in the office.

Primarily, there are two types of smoke which can affect the fire damage in your Seminole business. Our SERVPRO professionals have effective strategies to handle wet and dry smoke scenarios, but it begins with an assessment of the damage to determine what equipment and tactic are necessary. From the time that our team arrives, we work quickly to establish the boundaries of the damage and set up containment barriers to keep airborne particulates and harsh odors from continuing to spread throughout unaffected portions of the building.

Dry smoke comes from fires that burn incredibly hot. While this can often spread farther and affect the building more dramatically regarding structural damage, the cleanup of smoke residue is much more efficient and simpler. Dry smoke leaves a residue like a fine powder over surfaces and affected contents, most of which can get wiped up and cleaned with wet or dry sponging. Small portable vacuums offer excellent ash and residue removal from hard surfaces, even fabrics.

The other type of residue that could damage your property after fire comes from wet smoke. This coating is much thicker, and it can leave a sticky film over all of the affected contents and areas. Our SERVPRO professionals must approach the cleanup of this effect much like we do soot damage, and work to remove as much of the buildup on the affected materials without touching the surface. High-powered vacuums are an effective means of doing this. Once the bulk of the film has gotten removed, industrial strength cleaners and wet sponging can clean off the remainder without staining restorable surfaces.

Depending on the type of smoke residue present in your office space, different cleaning approaches are necessary to overcome the effect. Our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches rapid response team can make a fire in your office “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (727) 391-6212.

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Revealed: Team SERVPRO Arrives With Advanced Tools and Experienced Personnel to Effectively Remove Water From Your Seminole Home

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Revealed: Team SERVPRO Arrives With Advanced Tools and Experienced Personnel to Effectively Remove Water From Your Seminole Home When your home has been affected by excess water, it is time to contact the certified water removal professionals at SERVPRO. Call right away.

How the Right Tools Make Extraction Simple for Your Seminole Home

Substantial water loss incidents that affect your Seminole home and require extraction and restoration are not situations that a homeowner can handle on their own. Even without the widespread effects that can happen out of the line of sight, many direct and apparent effects prove challenging to clean up and dry without the advanced technology and tools available to our professionals. With the right equipment, extraction and drying of your damaged home can be cost-effective and efficient.

While there are many steps to recovering your Seminole home after the initial water removal has taken place, this is a vital component to effectively restoring your property. Our SERVPRO professionals arrive with numerous high-powered tools ideal for all aspects of water removal and extraction from high volumes of standing water to areas of your property that could prove challenging to access with conventional extraction equipment.

From the time that our team arrives at your damaged property, we immediately assess the full spread of the damage and what tools are necessary to remove the standing water from the affected areas. We can work to quickly bring out these machines like our portable sump pumps, weight extractors, and wet-vacs with extraction wands to have complete control of the removal and access challenging areas with ease. For more severe pooling, we can utilize the extractor truck that arrives with our SERVPRO Green Fleet to remove water even more effectively from the damaged areas.

Once the excess has gotten removed, we can move on to the important drying phase, setting up our air movers, LGR dehumidifiers, and our drying mats for saturated flooring. With a fast response to the emergency, our professionals can limit any need for tear out and reconstruction.

Our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches water restoration technicians rely heavily on our industry-leading equipment to offer effective and efficient water removal and drying for damaged properties. If you want to make water damage “Like it never even happened.” in your home, give our professionals a call today at (727) 391-6212.

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Mold Damage Remediation Services in Seminole

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Mold Damage Remediation Services in Seminole At SERVPRO, we say no to mold and we say yes to mold remediation.

Do you know about SERVPRO's Residential Mold Remediation Services in Seminole?

Mold plays a major role in nature by breaking down organic matter, which in turn replenishes essential nutrients in the soil. When it occurs in the house, however, it should always be removed. Mold colonies quickly develop in the form of microscopic spores, which then spread across the building through your HVAC system. 

If you suspect the presence of mold in your Seminole home, you need to call a professional mold remediation company as soon as possible. At SERVPRO, we have advanced tools and products for mold damage restoration, as well as competent technicians that can easily handle your emergency in Seminole. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, and our goal is to return your property to preloss conditions swiftly and efficiently. 

Mold colonies in your home can create health and environmental issues. Mold growth commonly occurs in the ductwork of your HVAC system, as the evaporator coil of an air conditioner is usually wet and dirty. Poorly-installed insulation and plumbing leaks are also common causes of mold growth inside exterior walls and underneath floors. 

Before mold damage takes effect, mold colonies release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and mold spores into the air. These spores can lead to various health effects. SERVPRO technicians begin every mold remediation process with an assessment of the extent of the mold damage. We then isolate the contaminated areas by covering furniture, openings, and doorways with plastic sheeting. 

To identify the source of the mold damage, SERVPRO technicians use advanced moisture meters to locate any excess moisture/condensation in or behind the walls. We also have a wide range of air management and odor control systems that not only get rid of the bad smell but also remove the source by eliminating the bacteria causing the problem.

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If mold growth has taken over your home, you need to act fast to prevent extensive mold damage. As a locally-based mold damage remediation company, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can arrive quickly to restore your property. We are available 24/7, every day of the year. Call us today at (727) 391-6212.

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Water Damage and an Overflowing Sink in Your Madeira Beach Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Damage and an Overflowing Sink in Your Madeira Beach Home Water damage happens fast and always at the least convenient times. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response when your clogged sink overflows.

Our Technicians Are Trained to Use Efficacious Techniques

A quickly overflowing sink can create more than just a wet mess in your Madeira Beach home. If it gets out of hand, it can result in flooding indoors and severe water damage to your property. It can also create health hazards since sink water is unsanitary and can be a catalyst for fungal and bacterial growth. The best defense is to prevent it from happening in the first place. 
Keep in mind that most sink overflows happen due to the drain being clogged. If you can keep the drains clear in your home, you can prevent this problem and Madeira Beach water damage. If, however, you still experience a sink overflow, contact our staff at SERVPRO right away so we can help you to fix the problem and clean up the damage. 
To dry a structure, we must remove the moisture from the air. An open drying method trades the moist air inside your home for air from outside that is drier. We open windows and use fans or air movers to exchange air to ventilate the area which is affected. 
For the most efficient conditions for drying, air outside should have a higher temperature and low relative humidity. We take measurements to figure out the specific humidity for both outside and inside air. 
A drying system which is closed encloses the area off from the air outside and from anywhere that is not affected by the water damage. We use equipment for dehumidification to dehumidify the air inside. In order for this method to work, we have to control the environment indoors using dehumidifiers and air movers. It is easier for smaller areas, so we create a chamber for drying by closing windows and doors or hanging a plastic sheet around the area. Air conditioning can be used as well to help dehumidify, and by setting up a  chamber for drying, we can dry what needs to be dried more thoroughly and quickly. 
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches are the ones to call at (727) 391-6212 during a water damage emergency. We have the tools and knowledge to properly dry your home out again for anyone living in the locations of Madeira Beach, Redington Shores, or Seminole. 

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Preventing A Dryer Fire In Your Redington Beach Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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