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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.

Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration - North Redington Beach

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer Contact SERVPRO right away for assistance with storm flood damage in your Redington Beach property.

Snowbirds Require Flood Damage Repairs in North Redington Beach

Storms and flood waters can damage your home at any time of the year. With so many snowbirds owning property in the area, there is a good chance that the owner is absent or tenants are vacationing at your home. Flood damage, restoration, and repairs are even more challenging when you are in another state or country.

SERVPRO provides flood damage restoration in North Redington Beach. We are members of several community organizations and have over 35 years of experience in the restoration industry.

Our team often helps out of state clients who need help with flood damage after a storm. We have strong relationships with local insurance adjusters and can provide detailed reports and information about the damage, the cleanup, and the restoration to support insurance claims.

Our clients appreciate the fast response, the care, and services we provide for their homes during cleanup and restoration:

  • Response in less than four hours
  • Board up services
  • Assessment, water removal
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Restoration

We keep you informed through every step in the process and protect your home from further damage!

Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches for flood damage services in North Redington Beach and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (727) 391-6212.

Seasonal Rental Unit Fire Damage Restoration in Seminole

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home The situation can feel quite overwhelming when your property is affected by fire damage. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

How Quickly Can Fire Damage Restoration be Completed in Seminole?

Thousands of homes are rented to snowbirds every winter. Unfortunately, fires in rental units may occur, creating accommodation problems for the tenant and the landlord. Quite often, the tenant will have to find other temporary accommodations, and the landlord needs to have their unit restored as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO responds to fire damage restoration emergencies in Seminole in less than four hours. We immediately marshal the equipment and technicians to clean up the fire damage, remove damaged contents, clean and sanitize all of your contents and structure. Our team understands the urgency to have your tenants return from their temporary lodgings.

Depending on the fire's size and the amount of damage, we can provide the services needed and work closely with landlords to identify all of the contents, including your tenants. We can provide:

  • Content restoration, including dry, wet, foam, abrasive, and immersion cleaning
  • Move-out to speed the restoration process, protect contents from further damage
  • Coordination of electronic component restoration
  • Document drying by air, dehumidification, freezing, vacuum freezing, and thermal drying
  • Content claims service including inventory and value, reports
  • Move-in Service

Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches for fire damage restoration services in Seminole and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (727) 391-6212.

SERVPRO Responds to Flooding in Seminole Commercial Properties

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Storms can bring floodwater and storm damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

Can You Pull in Resources From Other Teams for Massive Flood Damage in Seminole?

Initially settled in 1840 and named after the Seminole tribe inhabiting the area. Seminole was only incorporated in 1970. Situated between Largo in the North and St Petersburg in the south along the gulf, the city has approximately 20,000 residents.

Residents and tourists have a multitude of attractions to enjoy. A shortlist of some of the most popular attractions include:

  • Lake Seminole Park
  • Boca Ciega Millennium Park
  • Pinewood Cultural Park
  • Walsingham Park
  • Rapp Brewing Company
  • Rita's Ice Cream
  • Trail Sport Bicycles
  • Seminole Lanes Bowling
  • Head First fishing Adventures
  • Seminole Lake Country Club

Lake Seminole Park

The park is a designated wildlife park with many animals, birds, and reptiles. Visitors may see raccoons, waterfowl, alligators, eagles, vultures, turtles, snakes, and many more in the park. While you can go boating in the park, it is not a good idea to swim due to alligators' in the area. There is a 2-mile hiking trail through the park suitable for inline skating, hiking, and cycling. There are also picnic shelters, restrooms, playgrounds, and it is ideal for wheelchair access. Enjoy this park or one of the other parks in the area.

Rapp Brewing Company

The craft brewing tasting room is a popular location to visit, where you can enjoy one of their many creations, discuss the tastes of beers, and meet friends. There are food trucks on site which rotate, so there is always something different to try.

Rita's Ice Cream

Rita's ice cream shop is a great place to stop after hiking for ice cream. They have many different flavors to choose from, including chocolate peanut butter, root beer, mango, and many more. They also have sugar free, and custard flavored vanilla, and chocolate.

Trail Sport Bicycles

Whether you want to rent a bike for a day trip or are looking for a new bike to exercise with, Trail Sport Bicycles has high quality and well-maintained bicycles for every person. Trail Sport Bicycles have been around since 1994 and have over 6000 feet of store space. There are over 500 bicycles and accessories to choose from, representing all of the top brands.

There are other activities and places to visit nearby, including:

  • Sunken Gardens
  • The Florida Holocaust Museum
  • Sandy Key Park
  • St Petersburg Saturday Farmers Market
  • Various activities in St Petersburg and Clearwater

SERVPRO Draws on Resources from Nearby Franchises for Flood Damage

One of our franchise's significant advantages is that our team has the resources to respond to emergency events in less than 4 hours. We have teams of people and equipment ready to go at a moment's notice. However, when a large flooding event occurs, our partners nearby are ready to help.

Our SERVPRO Seminole franchise can draw from over 1700 Franchises from across the country to assist in extensive flood damage restoration and repair projects. Major flood damage event preparation includes:

  • Elite large loss experts strategically positioned
  • Commercial operations manager to supervise timely mitigation
  • Strategic placement and oversight of temporary workers
  • We cover all commercial and residential large loss incidents

Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches for flood damage services in Seminole and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (727) 391-6212.

Do Homeowners Need to Call a Professional for a Minor Water Intrusion?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team at work. Water damage can be very harmful to you and the family. SERVPRO technicians are trained and ready for any size water damage restoration needed.

Hidden water can cause secondary damage to your Seminole home if not properly mitigated.

In this situation, a washer hose came loose, causing water to pour out rapidly. The water was shut off quickly, and the damage seemed minimal. 

Hidden Damage

While the homeowners could clean up much of the water, they could not remove what they cannot see. Professional water restoration in Seminole is advised at this point.Moisture can seep under floorboards, carpet, and behind cabinets. When water moves beyond the initially impacted area, it can cause further damage. Moisture moves in several ways:

  • Air movement
  • Liquid flow
  • Capillary suction
  • Vapor diffusion

Stopping the Moisture Movement

It is critical to stop the water flow. SERVPRO technicians can trace the action taking place and provide the needed water mitigation. The crew uses several water restoration methods to restore your home, including:

  • Water extraction
  • Handling wet material correctly
  • Drying the home
  • Restoration

It is never smart to wait when there is a water intrusion. Secondary damage, such as mold, can take place rapidly. When homeowners work with a professional team like SERVPRO, they know the job gets done right. 

Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for all your water restoration needs.

What Can Homeowners Do About Mold in Their North Redington Beach Home?

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold damaged furniture and walls Mold is no laughing matter. Call the trained IICRC technicians from SERVPRO for the mold remediation services needed.

SERVPRPO provides professional mold damage mitigation

Coastal towns are especially susceptible to high humidity, which is a leading cause of mold. Mold should never be ignored as it can spread rapidly and have a negative impact on both property and people.

If you have mold damage in your North Redington Beach home, SERVPRO is here to help. Our workers are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and know how to mitigate the damage. Our crews adhere to EPA standards. We provide the highest level of sanitizing and cleanliness possible. We follow the following EPA guidelines.

  • Moldy materials get cleaned, then dried.
  • Items with mold that cannot get cleaned are properly discarded.
  • Non-moldy items get dried within 48 hours.

When dealing with mold, our experts follow five steps:

  1. Provide for health & safety
  2. Document everything
  3. Control the containment
  4. Remove contamination
  5. Fix the moisture problem

When selecting a company to remove the mold from your home, you want a company with the necessary training and experience. That is never a worry when choosing SERVPRO. 

Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for professional mold damage remediation.

Flooding in Your Seminole Home?

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fleet ready for action 24/7 365 days a year. SERVPRO specializes in storm damage restoration services. Their IICRC trained and experience technicians are up for the job.

SERVPRO can mitigate flood damage to Seminole homes

Seminole, FL is named after the Seminole Indians who originally inhabited the area. Between the 1840s and 1860s, white settlers arrived and began to settle the location.

A Local Home Becomes a Community Hub

 In 1879 a homestead was built by Albert and Dell Meares. Along with their ten children, they developed a sense of community with their neighbors. Their home doubled as the local post office, and folks would come in to pick up their mail. They enjoyed visiting and trading news while waiting for the mail cart to come from Clearwater. Today this is Seminole City Park, and the lake in the middle of the park is named after the Meares.

A Formal Post Office & a Church

In 1886 a Post Office building was established at Bay Pines Triangle. Five years later, Marvin’s Church was founded. It was the first church in the Seminole area. In 1921 a hurricane destroyed the building, but the members rebuilt the church in 1924. Later it became the Seminole United Methodist Church.

The City Expands

By 1894 a thriving community had formed. This year brought the first school to town. The Seminole Cemetery and Seminole Civic Association were established that year as well. The Lone Pilgrim Baptist Cemetery was added in 1896.

Travel Becomes Easier in Seminole

In 1911 Seminole is connected to St. Petersburg via the first bridge to be built. It spans across Long Bayou. In 1914 the Tampa & Golf Coast Railway started service to other areas of Pinellas County. 

Important Seminole Events

Seminole continued to expand and grow through the years. Business came to the area, and families moved to the region. Here are some of Seminole’s highlights:

  •   Seminole Elementary School opened in 1915. It is still in operation today.
  •   Citrus groves are started in the ‘20s and ‘30s.
  •   The economy shifts from agriculture to residential in the ‘40s and ‘50s.
  •   Earthen Dam was constructed in 1949. 
  •   Seminole Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1957.
  •   In 1970, the City of Seminole became incorporated as a municipality.

Today it is a beautiful town with a new Seminole City Center. Local businesses have opened, bringing new commerce to the location. Also, in 2017 Waterfront Park opened with Phase I. Residents can now enjoy picnics, kayaking or boating, and a stunning playground climbing globe. 

Sports Player Home

Several famous sports personalities call Seminole their home, including:

  •   Bobby Wilson – Major League Baseball
  •   Casey Kotchman – Major League Baseball
  •   Brett Phillips - – Major League Baseball
  •   Brittany Lincicome – Professional Golfer
  •   Randy Savage – Pro Wrestler

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Services to Seminole

Hurricanes can bring floodwaters surging into homes. When this happens, you want a professional restoration company to mitigate the damage. Floodwater is highly contaminated and should only get handled by experts with the proper PPE and devices. 

Contaminants can include:

  •   Bacteria & viruses
  •   Debris
  •   Medical waste
  •   Chemical waste
  •   Dead animals & insects

We understand the dangers involved and take all necessary precautions. We extract the water, disinfect all impacted areas, and dry out the building. Our goal is to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” 

For professional flood damage services in Seminole, contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

Shop for Unique Local Items in the Seminole Area.

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Treasure Island Community Center Park If your business suffered fire damage. Need the professional help of SERVPRO for the fire restoration services.

Visit the Treasure Island Friday Morning Market Near Seminole.

The Seminole area community of Treasure Island is celebrating the 13th season of its popular open-air market.  The market, which is held in the Treasure Island Community Center Park every Friday from December through April, next takes place on January 15th, from 9 AM to 2 PM. Attendees have the opportunity to purchase some of the following kinds of unique items from more than fifty different vendors: 

  • Arts & crafts
  • Fair trade items
  • Flea market type offerings
  • Flowers & plants
  • Foodstuffs
  • Fresh produce

Shoppers also enjoy free parking and free admission to the event.  If you are interested in becoming a market vendor, please contact the Treasure Island and Madeira Chamber of Commerce.

Your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches are proud to announce this community market.  At the same time, we would like to remind you of the ever-present risks of a commercial fire.  If your business ever suffers fire damage, call us at (727) 391-6212 for help.