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Partner with SERVPRO To Manage Your Water Damage Disaster in Seminole

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

standing water on hardwood floors; cupping beginning on floor planks Water damage happens. SERVPRO has the know-how to restore damage. Call us today!

Damaging Water Intrusion in Seminole Gets Restoration from SERVPRO

Unfortunately, the carefree beach-centered life that attracted you to the Central Gulf has another, much less pleasant and violent side. Tropical depressions build, and rain and winds intensify, and before you know it, your home is in the path of dangerous consequences. After the stormwater damage lingers as a reminder and SERVPRO is the answer to your wondering -- “where can I get restoration services near me?”

Many issues are present when water damages your Seminole home. The overriding concern you have is that cleaning up after a water disaster is beyond the ability of the typical homeowner. The skills and the equipment necessary to put your home back in order are available 24/7 from our industry-leading restoration company. Our technicians train continuously, achieving and maintaining IICRC certification. When you hire us to complete the work needed, be assured the staff working in your home has the knowledge and experience to assess your water damage situation and devise an effective plan to return your property to preloss condition. We are part of the community and committed to maintaining the beauty and value of all the properties we are privileged to service by using all our resources.

Choosing SERVPRO as your water damage restoration partner means our staff makes every possible effort to extract moisture from existing structures and fixtures right on site. With your home disrupted for less time than if we did tear-outs and replacements, cost and time savings result. We accomplish restoration by using powerful air movers and dehumidifiers after using powerful pumps and water extractors. The classes our technicians master cover methods to measure moisture levels and to determine a drying goal based on best industry practices. Wetted elements are not considered dry until they have been returned to their previous levels of moisture content. We also know how to assess for collateral water damage, inspecting for possible mold growth, odor, warping, and rot. The comprehensive plan our project manager develops for your home covers the restoration process from pumping the water out to drying the structure and contents, to replacing furniture, to touching up paint, and to sanitizing and deodorizing.

The first call you make to SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches starts a process that ends when your property is restored correctly. Speak to one of our office staff at (727) 391-6212 to set up the appointment that causes you to feel “Like it never even happened.”

Smoke Odors Begone With Our Proven Techniques in Seminole

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damaged kitchen; charred cabinets; smoke damage Do you know how to clean and restore kitchen fires? SERVPRO does!

Smoke Odor Removal

No matter how quickly you extinguish an accidental fire in your home, odors linger. Clean walls, ceilings, and other surfaces are not enough. To banish the memory of a house fire, all remnants of smoky smells must also exit. SERVPRO has the methodology to erase the most unpleasant aromas.

You felt lucky that the grease fire in your kitchen swiftly came under control. Whether you had the presence of mind to smother it with a pot lid, a large container of baking soda, or a fire extinguisher, the flames created what seemed to be only minor fire damage in your Seminole home. Precise cleaning of the flat surfaces and touch-up painting took away all visible signs of the fire. However, the acrid, smoky smell remained.

Even if you were able to clean up the sticky soot of a grease fire without our help, you need SERVPRO’s training and experience to clear up the persistent smells that remain throughout your home. Smoke odors drift on air currents, moving to areas of your house far from the fire location. Smoke trapped within your HVAC system is particularly troublesome. Many homeowners try to get rid of the smell with air fresheners. All that results is a temporary cover-up, or, even worse, a far more unpleasant mixture of greasy smoke and artificial fragrances.

We assess how the odors dispersed around your home. Sometimes overflow from the burned pot remains in hidden areas of your stove, like under the burners or down the sides of a slide-in unit. Perhaps residue ended up beneath the stove. Scrubbing off the spillage removes the source and the smell. Other times the burnt smell is due to tiny, airborne particles that combusted. We have success with that type of odor by a thermal fogging that recreates the combustion and attaches to offending bits to pull them out of the air or render them odorless through a chemical reaction.

Sealing damaged areas removes smells that are locked onto surfaces. The ductwork that harbors smells responds to sealing and repainting smoke-infiltrated walls keeps the odors contained. SERVPRO technicians train extensively in deodorization techniques and receive certification to use the products and techniques properly.

When a seemingly simple fire damage scenario results in stubborn smoky smells, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches has the skilled staff to obliterate the odor. Call us at (727) 391-6212 to eradicate this reminder of fire.

How Should You Clean Your Seminole Home After A Flood Damage Experience?

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs walking by SERVPRO restoration equipment stacked outside Storm season is coming and SERVPRO is ready! We are trained and equipped to handle all of your storm damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Has the Expertise to Clean and Restore Your Flood Damaged Property in Seminole

At SERVPRO, we take safety seriously when responding to flood damage incidents in Seminole. Usually, floodwater is full of contaminants like bacteria which might originate from the sewage that floodwater carries along. It is why our team always arrives dressed in the proper Personal Protective Equipment such as the N95 masks, rubber boots, and gloves.

Which Restoration Steps Does SERVPRO Follow During Flood Cleanup in Seminole?

Documentation is very crucial when our SERVPRO technicians are restoring your flood-damaged property in Seminole. When we arrive at the site, we take videos and pictures, which we can reference after the restoration to see how the house looked. Also, such documentation can be can shared with the insurance company and be helpful in the claims. We do the following when cleaning your home: 

  • We trash wet carpets and recommend a replacement
  • We cut wet insulation using a razor knife and trash it
  • We remove and discard damp sheetrock
  • After removing all the soaked items, we clean the rooms using antimicrobial detergents
  • We ventilate the rooms and set up dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is a reputable firm and industry leader in the restoration industry. You can call (727) 391-6212 at your time of need and have your property restored by highly trained experts.

Protecting Your Property During Hurricane Season

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

palm trees blowing in a storm with rain droplets SERVPRO’s Hurricane Preparedness Guide for Seminole homes and businesses.

SERVPRO Has Water Restoration Services Available for Seminole Area Residents

For several months out of the year, Seminole residents must have a disaster supply checklist and emergency contacts ready. Hurricane season means keeping safe but also protecting your property. SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is available 24/7 for emergency storm recovery to help lessen damage and costs to get you back on your feet again. 

Before the storm is here in Seminole, you can work on securing your property. When everything settles, you can protect your property by:

  • Making all necessary and reasonable repairs limit further damages
  • Keep details on expenses, including receipts, for all costs and temporary repairs to present to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement
  • List any damages that incurred, including photos, videos, and brand details 
  • Ensure damaged property gets separated and stored in a secure location
  • Call SERVPRO for loss assessment, pack-out/move-out services, rapid water extraction, drying, and controlled demolition as needed 

Click here to view our complete '2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Don’t leave your property to chance with DIY clean-up after a hurricane or storm surge. Let SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches take care of your flood water removal and restoration needs. Call us 24/7 for emergency response at (727) 391-6212.

A Mold Inspection in North Redington Beach Alerts Businessowners to Trouble Ahead

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling Mold will spread like wildfire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in mold remediation services.

SERVPRO Provides Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal to the Business Community in North Redington Beach

Business and commercial ventures based in North Redington Beach need to be good stewards of their space. Keeping inventory and maintaining your location safe and clean is as important as visiting the doctor for a wellness visit. Vigilance over issues such as mold and leaky faucets also plays a role in anticipating problems before they escalate. To support the business community, SERVPRO conducts mold inspections to commercial clients as well as residential.

As a premier mold removal company in North Redington Beach, SERVPRO hires the best mold specialists to develop a restoration plan that meets your needs with minimal disruption to your business operations. Among the essential steps to mold removal, we include the following-

  • Containing the mold contamination by staging clean areas, controlling dissemination through the HVAC system, and installing plastic sheeting as a physical barrier.
  • Removing the mold by applying industry-grade solutions and techniques and removing any non-salvageable items.
  • Drying the space is essential to discouraging an environment where mold can grow and spread. Industrial equipment helps us speed up the drying process.

Finding mold in your business does not have to be devastating to your bottom line. Even though mold can cause health effects, rapid and expert attention can diminish its impact. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 and let us work for you. 

Protect your Seminole Home after a Burst Pipe Leaks

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians at work. Water damage restoration for your home should be handled by a reputable company. SERVPRO is second to none in water restoration.

Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration in Seminole Homes

When a pipe bursts in a Seminole home, the damage can be contained by calling a team of professionals experienced in water damage restoration. When the issue is sewage cleanup, most homeowners act swiftly, but when the leak involves white water, they may delay taking action. Our SERVPRO team is available around the clock to move quickly whenever a water emergency occurs. As water seeps into your furniture and flooring, the consequences become grave, and issues like mold can ensue.

Water restoration of a Seminole home involves extraction, drying, and disinfecting as needed. Not surprisingly, some items may be unsalvageable due to water saturation, and our SERVPRO staff can help you make that determination. When we meet our clients, many worry about their floors and wonder if a complete replacement is necessary. Our team can take corrective action to salvage it depending on the material and exposure. A few factors that may influence saving your carpet, for example, include-

  • Exposure to water greater than 72 hours
  • Mold growth 
  • Water is considered gray or black, where bacteria may be present
  • Composition of carpet pad and its permeability

The staff at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is certified in water restoration, making us a natural partner for homeowners looking for water damage remediation. Call now (727) 391-6212 and let us leave your home. “Like it never even happened.”

When Smoke Damage Permeates a Seminole Home, Professional Services are the Answer

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

kitchen fire SERVPRO has an acclaimed fire restoration service for all homeowners. Call now for the help you need for your property.

SERVPRO Provides the Latest in Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup Services for the Seminole Community

If you live in Florida, Seminole is a well-known word. Whether it refers to your favorite football team, the town where you live, or your county, the word itself points to the rich Florida history. Seminole was incorporated in 1970, and the greater Seminole area now houses about 100,000 inhabitants in about 20 square miles. Its location gives its residents and visitors easy access to natural attractions and historical sites accompanied by pleasant weather most days of the year.

For example, Pinewood Cultural Park is a great starting point for those visiting Seminole for the first time. Historic buildings, as well as the Florida Botanical Gardens, are nestled within walking trails inviting exploration. If you are an angler, you will find plenty of opportunities around Seminole to try your luck. Visitors looking to stay indoors also have plenty of options for entertainment. The town’s proximity to Tampa and St. Petersburg gives everyone access to world-class art venues and museums as well as the benefits of larger communities. 

As is natural, homes in Seminole are vulnerable to the elements and accidents. Torrential storms can cause flooding on any given day, but also, human mistakes can cause fires within Seminole households. An electrical malfunction, a kitchen fire, or a mischievous individual can create a situation where fire and smoke erupt, whether it escalates to catastrophic proportions or not. Regardless of the culprit and the extent of the fire damage, calling upon a reputable service like SERVPRO is the best step a homeowner can take. Only our trained and certified staff can give a true assessment of the fire and smoke damage left behind and establish a working plan for fire damage restoration.

Living in a Fire Damaged Home

At SERVPRO, we focus on mitigating your loss as we address fire and smoke damage in your home. To the best of our abilities, we structure our work plan to lessen the disruption to your daily life, including using our move-out services, which help us protect your belongings offsite while we clean the home. Temporarily removing some or all the contents of your home may also speed up the clean-up and drying process. In the course of our work, you may see us apply some of the following-

  • Surface cleaners- generally used on painted surfaces such as walls, appliances, and some furniture. 
  • Heavy-duty cleaners- essential to tackling greasy residue but detrimental to polished surfaces. You may see us use it on range hoods and grease traps.
  • Liquid cleaners- mildly abrasive used to help us polish and deodorize some surfaces such as metal and porcelain.
  • Oxidizing cleaners- ideal for organic stains and to eliminate odor particles.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is available by calling (727) 391.6212 around the clock. Whether your damage seems overwhelming or is fairly contained, let our expert technicians apply industry best practices to protect your home.

What if You Need Seminole Commercial Flood Damage Restoration?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

moisture meter with probes on wall SERVPRO technicians utilize advanced moisture measuring devices to discover and eliminate water causing damages from Seminole businesses.

SERVPRO offers rapid water removal services after flood damage occurs in your Seminole business

Any number of events could occur in your Seminole production facility that brings about flood damage. Whether you have burst pipes or there is a need for careful cleaning up after a sewer backup, SERVPRO is readily available and can get to work 24 hours a day.

We know that commercial flood damage in Seminole could bring your operations to a grinding halt. Not only do we arrive quickly to handle water removal services, but we can also tackle ceiling repairs from water damages if a treacherous storm event caused your flooding. Once we pull up all of the standing water, our crew begins drying and monitoring the process to ensure we achieve our goals

Some of the monitoring devices that we utilize during water damage remediation services include:

  • Thermo-hygrometers for identifying and evaluating humidity and temperature
  • Non-penetrating moisture meters for taking content readings for moisture in various materials that are unable to get probed
  • Penetrating moisture meters to evaluate moisture content in materials that can easily get probed

We stop at nothing to ensure no moisture gets left behind, leading to musty odors or the onset of stubborn mold and mildew. When you call us at (727) 391-6212, our crew at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can be there in as little as a couple of hours to get to work!

Fire Damaged Seminole Homes Call for Prompt Action

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

billowing smoke from a house fire Rely on SERVPRO to restore your fire damaged home in Seminole and to improve the indoor air quality.

House fire cleanup with SERVPRO gives Seminole residents peace of mind

Some people forget that many things can lead to a house fire. Even the most minor blaze can leave behind tough odors that call for professional fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup to bring the home back to pre-fire condition. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to get Seminole customers the fast response and proven methods necessary to ensure everything gets restored “Like it never even happened.”

When you hire SERVPRO for water & fire damage restorations in Seminole, you have an IICRC-certified team on the job. Some of the most common causes of house fires that we see include:

  • Cooking/kitchen fires
  • Electrical fires
  • Unattended candles or cigarettes, and more

We utilize a broad range of cleaning agents to facilitate smoke remediation throughout the fire restoration job. Some of the more common products we grab to use from the vehicles in our Green Fleet include:

  • General surface cleaners
  • Heavy-duty cleaners
  • Liquid crème and wood crème cleansers
  • Stronger acid-based cleaners
  • Oxidizing cleaners

To ensure that we get the best, most effective results, our skilled fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) will do spot testing on surfaces.

Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 when you need assistance with fire damage and smoke cleanup. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Reliable Restoration for Water Damage in Seminole Homes?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

green ozone machine The SERVPRO ozone machine is a piece of advanced equipment for neutralzing foul odors after water or fire damaging events in a Seminole home.

SERVPRO Can Handle Water Damage in Your Seminole Residence “Like it never even happened.”

A St. Petersburg suburb in the state of Florida, Seminole is home to a population of 18,657 according to the census held in 2010. The city residents live in 8,007 households, according to the United States Census Bureau.

The enclaves of Pinellas County surround the city in all directions. Seminole’s close neighbors include Largo to the north, Ridgecrest to the northwest, to the east lies Pinellas Park, and to the south is St. Petersburg. The city’s major arteries include Alternate U.S. Highway 19 and State Road 694.

The city’s population is widespread, with 11.8 percent below the age of 18, those between 18 and 24 years total 3.8 percent, 19.5 percent are between the ages of 25 and 44 years, while 64.9 percent of the population are between 45 and 64 years.

The best things to do in Seminole

For those visiting the city for the first time, there are many places to see including:

  • Pinewood Cultural Park: The facility includes over 20 acres of historic grounds and buildings, providing tourists an intriguing insight into the lives of those who lived there when the area was dangerous, undeveloped, and rugged. The Florida Botanical Garden that has both cultivated and uncultivated areas, are also within the facility.
  • Walsingham Park: With over 350 acres, the park has a lake that provides visitors a wide range of recreation options capable of filling their entire day. The park also has miles of trails that lead to various natural habitats such as playgrounds, fitness stations, and seating areas.
  • Rapp Brewing Company: On Endeavor Way, the company is among the few microbreweries in the region. The company brews over 40 different beer types for visitors tempting even the most finicky taste buds.
  • Seminole Lanes: For tourists and residents who prefer indoor games in the city, there is no better place than Seminole Lanes. The facility has a robust air conditioning system and multi-colored bowling shoes of all sizes. The recreational facility is open until midnight every day of the week and extends on weekends.
  • The Dali Museum: Home to the largest collection of artist’s works globally, the museum features hundreds of individual works.

How SERVPRO technicians help property owners to combat odors after water damage?

Moisture can cause odors on your property. However, once SERVPRO water damage specialists clean and dry the affected area effectively, the odor may subsidize. The awful smell can persist even after thorough cleaning depending on:

  • The intensity and materials water damaged
  • Source of water
  • Number of days restoration was delayed

Our technicians can use an ozone machine to eliminate the foul smells. The equipment produces oxygen molecules with three oxygen atoms. The molecules act against odor-causing molecules to eliminate unwanted smells in your property. We remove plants, animals, and the residents of the property during this process. The equipment ensures no odor molecules continue to linger.

Water seeping into various surfaces in your property can cause huge losses and health hazards. Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches to stop further damage and restore your property to its preloss condition at (727) 391-6212.