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Introducing the Simple Way to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Seminole

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged receiving area When your lobby or any part of your business has water damage, team SERVPRO will respond quickly to your emergency call. Call us today.

Commercial Water Damage Seminole – Community Connections

When disaster strikes, knowing whom to call for assistance can make a massive difference to your business. A fast response is critical to ensure that your downtime is kept to a minimum. Water damage can occur at any time affecting your business operations, even causing operations to shut down for an extended period.

SERVPRO provides water damage services in Seminole and surrounding areas. We are involved within the community, supporting local events and maintaining strong ties with local insurance adjusters, the Better Business Bureau, and the Condominium Association Institute. Connections within the community and a reputation for providing professional services efficiently combined with a fast response make our team the number one company to call in an emergency.

Coordination Water Mitigation and Reconstruction

After the water has inundated your commercial property, the initial reaction may be to attempt to manage the situation utilizing employees and avoiding outside assistance. Many commercial owners quickly realize that the professionals are needed with the appropriate equipment to remove the water and moisture before dealing with the damage that has occurred.

SERVPRO can provide skilled technical services as well as the necessary equipment to remove standing water, remove moisture, and dry your commercial space. We deploy in less than four hours and are available 24 hours a day / seven days a week. We are also well connected within the community. We can coordinate with insurance adjusters as well as your subcontractors to begin reconstruction or repairs that may be needed, once your building has been dried.

Our connections within the community and our fast response can help to reduce the total water damage, your downtime, and improve customer service. SERVPRO also offers an Emergency READY Program to assist customers. The creation of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is free and provides many significant advantages to our commercial customers. Call us for more information about this great program.

Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve North Redington Beach, Indian Shores, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Flood Damage in Your Seminole Home

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

Flood Damage Cleanup In Your Seminole Home

A fact of life when you live in Florida is that you have to deal with the potential of flooding quite often, especially during the heavy rains of the summer. Even though you may understand that floods are possible and also may prepare your home, going through the destruction a flood brings is often very traumatic.

Having flood damage in your Seminole home does not just mean that you are dealing with water removal. You have to consider odors and cleaning after the dirty floodwaters.  After SERVPRO technicians remove standing water and unwanted debris, they go about the task of cleaning and deodorizing. They do this as quickly as possible to mitigate secondary damage, such as dangerous mold infestations.

An essential part of the cleaning process is to remove moisture from materials by drying them through the use of extraction devices such as portable wands, high-velocity air movers, and dehumidifiers. They work in conjunction together to replace damp cold air with dry, warm air by pulling the wet air into the dehumidifier and exhausts warm, dry air.

In cases that require deodorization, air scrubbers, or air filtration devices (AFDs) are essential to help improve the air quality in the affected areas. The AFDs help control air contaminants as well as smells. AFDs are most effective when the filtration system works appropriately, usually by layering the filters in three layers. The primary filter near the intake port of the machine serves to grab the large pieces of debris. The secondary layer is a pleated filter that rates a higher capture amount than the primary filter. Here you may find specialty filters for deodorization such as SERVPRO’s Odor-Cleanz filter. The final layer is the HEPA filter that takes 99.97 percent of particles and contaminants out of the air.

After the floodwaters recede, sludge and dirt often remain behind. Upholstery, fabric, and carpet have to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to ensure that dangerous microbes do not grow. Technicians can remove these items from the home to clean them safely in an offsite facility. Extreme floodwater contamination can also require discarding content and structural materials.

For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

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SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches Can Help During This Time Of Need

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with the word CARES on a green background SERVPRO Cares during this time of need

While our Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches communities continue to react to the most recent news updates about the global pandemic of Coronavirus, this is a reminder that our local team members are ready to help. We are specialist in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. Our highly trained SERVPRO professionals offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your commercial property or public space back in business and open to the public.

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your business or home, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants. The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as tabletops, counters, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, light switches, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables.

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The decontamination of a business or home can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is important when choosing a local cleanup company to resolve these special circumstances. You can count on the team from SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches during this time of need.

Fire Damage In Your Seminole Kitchen

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 cleans up and offers full restoration services to homes with fire damage.

Why Food is Not Safe After Fire Damage in Seminole Kitchens

When fire damage occurs in a kitchen, the monetary loss to the homeowner often includes the replacement of foodstuffs. That exotic never-opened olive oil that got brought back from a dream vacation in Italy or the case of pickles bought on sale turn out to be a loss? Probably. The common question homeowners ask is, "Why toss sealed food?"

When SERVPRO techs clean up fire damage in Seminole homes, particularly kitchens, they have extensive training in fire loss. They know soot particles exist smaller than the human eye can see, and food sealed in containers gets contaminated. Also, anything in a can or jar exposed to the heat of the fire or firefighting chemicals could appear okay but contain dangerous bacteria.

Food items that are a loss due to fire commonly include:
    •    Fresh produce and meats
    •    Foodstuffs previously opened (this applies to staple items and spices)
    •    Foods stored in cardboard, paper, plastic or foil
    •    Items with waxed, cork or peel-off seals

Safety First
SERVPRO techs make safety the highest priority during fire loss cleanup. After a kitchen fire, even a closed refrigerator or freezer that did not receive outward damage beyond needing smoke damage cleaned from the exterior often needs the contents disposed of due to probably soot contamination. The reason for this is because the seals on the fridge and freezer may not be airtight.

Removal of Soot and Smoke Damage
The techs take several steps to ensure the air quality is healthy during and after fire loss cleanup. Air scrubbers run continuously to capture airborne soot particulate and containment over doorways and vents keep the potential for cross-contamination to other areas of the home is low.

Ductwork Inspection
During a fire, hot air expands and pushes into any opening, including the ductwork in the home. Soot typically gets found within the ductwork of the home. SERVPRO techs can inspect and clean the ducts as needed to ensure the house is free from soot and smoke odors.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 cleans up and offers full restoration services to homes with fire damage. With their advanced methods and equipment, the techs make the fire loss, “Like it never even happened.”

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Water Damage Goes Away When SERVPRO Arrives at a Seminole Commercial Building

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO VANS AT A JOB SITE Water Problems Leave When SERVPRO Arrives in Seminole

Seminole Office Building Needs Expedited Commercial Water Removal

Security systems are advancing to detection more than intrusions. Many can determine if there are issues such as smoke, fire, or water damage happening and alert the business owner. This alone saves both property and contents because it limits the exposure time.

A Seminole office building needed commercial water removal due to a pipe joint burst within the walls, leaving a large amount of water in the main area and damaged both the walls and flooring.  With the property owner's permission, SERVPRO arranged for a plumber to repair the broken pipes in tandem with the water restoration services.

More Prolonged Exposure Equals More Damage
Because the pipe break happened overnight, copious amounts of water ran within the office and saturated the main hallway. SERVPRO techs used their moisture detection equipment and found seepage behind the baseboards and the sheetrock for a few inches.

The techs removed the baseboards and cut away the damaged sheetrock to open up the wall cavities for drying. The glue-down carpet delaminated from water exposure and needed removal, exposing the slab substrate underneath.

Attention to Extraction
When undertaking water removal, the techs use various types of equipment to ensure the maximum amount of water gets removed. The techs commonly do several passes over the same area and, in this manner, lessen the amount of time needed for drying the property.

Rapid Drying Avoids Secondary Issues
Drying goals are an essential element in the restoration process. The techs take air measurements in other areas of the property to determine a baseline. Lowering the ambient humidity under 46% ensures that mold and musty odors are not an issue after the water loss cleanup completes. The techs use multiple air movers running at once to deliver the maximum amount of airflow to the floor and walls. Because the air blows at high velocity, it causes embedded moisture not previously extracted to rise and get captured by the dehumidification equipment. This cycle continues until the area verifies as dry.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 is available 24/7 for commercial water removal and restoration to restore your property to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

Salavaging and restoring fire damage from your Seminole home

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

House Fire Our teams are always available to help you in your time of need. Call us at (727) 391-6212.

Fire Damage Restoration in Your Seminole Home Should Be Left to Professionals

The impact of a fire on your property can become a chore after the fact. Restoration duties can be a struggle with many homeowners lacking the expertise to decide which items are salvageable and which are not. Our dedicated team of qualified restorers is here to help you take your home from a blackened mess back to its preloss condition. With qualifications from the Institute of inspection, cleaning, and restoration certifications (IICRC), you can trust us to carry out necessary and complex tasks on your behalf. With the right treatment, many of your most valuable possessions can return to excellent condition. 

The immediate aftermath of fire damage in your Seminole home can be the most stressful. You are sifting through debris to find the cause of the fire as well as being faced with a room full of charred materials and furniture. By contacting SERVPRO, you can ensure that salvageable possessions are given the utmost care and attention. Using a range of advanced restoration equipment and cleaning techniques, we are confident of restoring both the structure and possessions of your home to a preloss condition. 

Charring on the structure of your home is usually indicative of a severe fire that burns at high temperatures. Smoke residues may profoundly affect the walls on both the interior and exterior of the property. SERVPRO technicians can fit truck-mounts with specialist wands to distribute both cleaning solutions as well as vacuuming away loose soots. Removing surface level soots, our technicians can understand the extent of harm on any particular area and clean the surface ready for pre-testing. You may decide to perform light-vacuuming yourself to speed up the restoration process. 

Exterior walls are an eyesore when there is evidence of heavy soot-damage. Using powerful hand-held pressure washers, SERVPRO technicians can remove the visible signs of harm. Interior walls may need sanding using soda or sand-blasting techniques. Where the damage is limited to decor rather than structure, our chemical solutions can dissolve and remove many types of stubborn soiling. 

While property damages can be stressful, they are not necessarily permanent. Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.


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SERVPRO’S Commitment to Education Make Them the Best Choice for Flood Damage Remediation in Seminole

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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Technicians Mitigate Flood Damage in a Seminole Home 

Flood is the most common natural disaster in the United States today. From 2003 to 2012 alone, the average total flood insurance claims exceeded $4 billion per year. Not only has this type of disaster proven incredibly costly for Florida homeowners, but it can lead to further risks. Without professional mitigation, flood damage can lead to structural damage as well as mold proliferation. 

If your Seminole home has suffered flood damage, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are always available to assist you. This team has extensive experience in eliminating damages from home flooding as well as restoring residences to a preloss condition. The emphasis is consistently put on safety for homeowners while preserving possessions whenever it is safe and feasible to do so. 

SERVPRO's Dedication to Education 

SERVPRO offers a wide variety of learning applications for franchise staff, technicians, and franchise owners alike to benefit from via web-based training. These classes are ongoing and self-paced to encourage continuous education that benefits employees as well as clients. Classes consist of video presentations and support materials, as well as knowledge tests that reinforce the lessons of each module. These self-paced courses ensure that technicians and staff stay ahead of the Curve regarding industry standards to maintain a high quality of cleanliness and professionalism for homeowners in need. 

SERVPRO also offers credit and non-credit courses for professionals in other fields, including real estate and insurance. These include courses on fire and water damage restoration, understanding mold in the context of the restoration industry, restorative drying methods for loss control, and a non-credit mitigation awareness response seminar. We design these courses to help professionals outside of disaster cleanup understand these processes. 

How SERVPRO Saves the Day 

When flooding has affected your home, technicians bring the equipment necessary to remove water, disinfect structures, remove soils, and dry your salvageable furnishings and structural materials. After drying, if odors persist, this team can use ultra low-volume fogging to spread a solvent- or water-based mist to bind with odor-causing particles and eliminate them.  

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is a team you can count on to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. For fast cleanup service from an experienced team, call (727) 391-6212 today.  

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Why SERVPRO is the First Choice for Water Damage Restoration in Seminole

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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You Can Call SERVPRO to Help with Water Damage Cleanup in Seminole 

The two most common areas within a home that suffer from water damage are the bathroom and kitchen. Water can infiltrate your home from a range of sources, from flash flooding to a leaking pipe, but it is how you address the water loss that counts. No matter what the cause might be for your water damage, the expert technicians at SERVPRO are here to help. 

Some of the calls that we receive for water damage in Seminole happen after the homeowner tries to tackle the issue using DIY methods. However, strong odors and mildew left behind by water loss can be tough to handle without the right techniques or equipment. We want to let you know why hiring SERVPRO is the best course of action when you have a water disaster in your home. 

Water Migration Tracking 

There is often little water visible to the naked eye if time passes from the initial water loss to the time that SERVPRO arrives. Our technicians use moisture detection equipment to locate water left under the flooring or subfloor, behind baseboards, walls, and more. 

Industrial-Grade Drying Equipment 

We employ specialized drying equipment as part of the cleanup process. For subfloor drying, we remove your floorboards or tile and then use drying mats, high-power air movers, professional-grade dehumidifiers to circulate the air and reduce moisture levels. For small spaces like wall cavities, InjectiDry helps to force air in for total drying without the need for demolition of the wall space. 

Proven Mold Prevention 

Elevated moisture provides the ideal climate for mold to thrive. Our SERVPRO technicians work to proactively treat surfaces with a thorough cleaning and disinfecting methods, eliminating the possibility of mold and mildew spreading.

You can always trust that our trained team at SERVPRO works efficiently to get to the heart of your water damage problems. Regardless of the size or scope of the project, we can be there to make it, “Like it never even happened.” Give SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches a call at (727) 391-6212 to reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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Hidden Seminole Water Damage in Wall Voids Is Uncovered and Treated by SERVPRO

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

green hydroxyl generator with the blue light working Water in the Walls in Seminole? Yes, It Is Possible to Have Foul Odors--SERVPRO Offers Advanced Equipment to Help

Why SERVPRO Inspects Your Walls’ Interior Cavities when Called for Water Damage Services in Seminole

After a pipe breaks in an upstairs bathroom in your Seminole house, water steadily gushes out, soaking everything. The amount of force pushing this water out of the pipe depends on the diameter of the pipe and can be strong enough to force water inside the walls. Even when upper-level walls avoid getting soaked, a large amount can still end up inside the walls downstairs. Gravity is not your friend.

Electrical components throughout the walls in your home in Seminole can sustain water damage, which is one reason why SERVPRO checks inside walls and other enclosed spaces. We use infrared technology for this, as well as other diagnostic equipment. Our teams are trained in the latest techniques, from mitigation and restoration, scoping issues, prevention, and rebuilding. Locating hot spots that might otherwise remain undetected – at least until more serious, visible problems become obvious – mitigate the water damage and can help prevent mold infestations.

While our building crew can rewire sections or your entire home if needed, keeping this to a minimum can play a significant role in controlling your overall costs. Mitigating as early as possible also helps considerably. When we can dry out an enclosed space, we eliminate the humidity that can corrode electrical components and render them dangerous. Preventing a fire from corroded, faulty wiring and outlets protects your family from serious risk.

The inside of the walls also gives microbes a perfect environment. Such spaces contain abundant cellulose for microbes like mold to consume, an absence of air currents, a shield from solar rays, and trapped water as a source conducive for proliferation. Using an Injecti-dry system, we force air into such places, forcing the area to dry. We can also spray in an antimicrobial agent to protect the wooden frame, as well.

Water damage is also known to strike a condo with pungent, musty odors. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can place long-lasting gel packs in walls to combat odors coming from specific areas. For larger areas or mystery odors, our OCT uses Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fogging to get rid of odors, wherever their sources exist. Hydroxyl generators and ozone machines are advanced machines for controlling and eliminating unwanted scents.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches helps homeowners near North Redington Beach, Indian Shores, and Madeira Beach with water damage by mitigating the many ways it can affect and damage a house or condo. Call our 24-hour service line at (727) 391-6212 for a rapid response.

Bathtub Causes Water Damage in a Seminole Garage

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Bathroom SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle all types of water damage.

Why SERVPRO For Water Damage In Seminole

Something as simple as running a bath can go so wrong and cause water damage. The problem comes when the person running the bath gets distracted and forgets the water is running. 

A bathtub caused water damage in a Seminole home when it overflowed and soaked not only the floor in a second-floor bathroom, and the water ran down into the garage below. The water caused extensive staining on the ceiling and walls.

Why SERVPRO?

The technicians undergo rigorous training that involves learning the best practices for handling not only water loss events but also fire, biohazard, mold and secondary issues such as foul odor removal. They learn to attempt to restore items and save property owners the cost of replacement whenever possible. 

Controlled Demolition Necessary

After extracting the water, the techs found moisture breached the subfloor in the bathroom, and the sheetrock on the ceiling and wall in the garage below required removed. The techs cleanly cut it away, so it opened up the wall cavity and floor joists for drying as well as preps the area for repairs to restore the area to its preloss condition.

Drying Above and Below

When working on multiple floors, it is vital to dry both so other problems do not set up in the home. The techs use specialized drying applications such as drying mats on the subfloor above to force air into the floor joists. Downstairs in the garage, the air movers blast warm, dry air into the opened wall cavities to ensure the beams and interior attains drying goals. 

Prepping for Reconstruction

The bathroom floor needed new tile installed, and techs cleaned and readied the room for installation. Downstairs in the garage, they cleaned and treated the support beams with antimicrobial cleaners to inhibit any odors or mold growth. The techs provided the homeowner with a detailed report for actions taken, including photos and also recommendations for the necessary repairs to restore the property to its pre-water loss condition.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 can handle any size water damage and make it "Like it never even happened."

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