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Seminole Condo Dwellers Appreciate the Fast Storm Damage Mitigation from SERVPRO

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Skillful Management of Commercial Flood Damage in Seminole Condos Helps Hasten Recovery

The different dynamics at play when flooding occurs on Florida"s West Coast require the right approaches to manage. Although soiling is typical in the condo units reached by the floodwaters, such soiling can readily spread to other sections of the property through foot traffic and equipment movement. These incidents of commercial flood damage are better managed when a professional restoration team like SERVPRO is involved.

Regaining control after commercial flood damage affects a Seminole condo depends on the steps taken immediately, and how fast the entire restoration process is carried out. Stopping people from spreading soiling or contamination all over the complex is a matter of priority. Our SERVPRO technicians can use engineering controls such as sealing doorways with 6-mil polyethylene sheeting to stop movement in and out of affected areas. We also move-out contents in some areas creating better space for working. Partial move-outs relocate contents from the affected sections of the structure to those unaffected by the flooding.

The presence of standing water in the condo creates many problems, including preventing the completion of other steps such as cleaning. Fast water extraction clears the way and helps limit moisture migration through materials, which can lead to mold development. Our SERVPRO technicians use extractors or pumps to remove the water fast. In case the water contains solids, we use self-priming trash pumps for convenient removal.

Solid wastes accumulate in properties affected by flooding incidents. Typical wastes might include mud, silt, and debris from building materials and contents damaged by the floodwater. For example, drywall deteriorates when exposed to water and crumbles, especially under pressure. Our SERVPRO technicians perform controlled demolition around the building removing all materials that deteriorate from exposure to water or contamination. We then shovel out the solid wastes from the floors for safe disposal.

To regain control after disruption by flooding, you need a skilled hand. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

We Are Ready To Restore Your North Redington Beach Home After A Flood

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

A hole in the roof of a home allowing rainwater in We had the state of the art equipment to handle restoring this home after flood damage tore the roof of this home allowing rain water to accumulate.

What Homeowners can do to Decrease the Effects of Flood Damage in North Redington Beach 

After a flood happens in North Redington Beach, SERVPRO helps many property owners restore damaged properties. Homes contain personal belongings, that while often less costly than expensive equipment found in factories and other businesses, often hold sentimental value. This non-financial value can make such items irreplaceable. 

Once the flooding recedes in your residence in North Redington Beach, stopping flood damage from worsening, as well as protecting your sentimental items, should take place. You should ensure the security of your most valuable items, including medicines, personal documents, and other items that you need to save. 

Your neighbors most likely are experiencing the same situation as your family. The curb along your street might contain dumpsters and stacks of ruined furniture, toys, and other items. The activity can seem unending, as people work on salvaging as much as possible. You can use this time to help reduce the damage your home experiences. Here are some tips that can help you put your efforts as productive as possible.

Opening up the doors and windows can help trapped humidity escape. While the amount of water vapor that leaves your house's interior is not much, every bit helps. Air in the upper levels of your home can also become saturated with water vapor. The windows to the outside should be left open as long as the air outside is drier than the air inside. 

However, you don't want to stop there. Pulling the drawers out of dressers and cabinets helps get them free of trapped moisture, too. Wardrobes and closets should be opened. Use something to prop them open if they tend to close on their own.

If your house still has electricity and is safe to use, directing fans so the air currents bounce off walls, it can reduce the amount of moisture condensing on them. If you lack fans, placing one in a window can help pull moisture out of the home. When you need to get more enclosed spaces dry, like bathrooms, placing clay kitty litter in bowls can help remove additional moisture. 

These measures cannot get your home ready to move your family home again. Flood damage also includes massive deposits of soils and debris, and these contain pathogenic microbes. SERVPRO is always available to help continue the rest of the work, including sanitizing your home. We use high-powered machines and efficient methods that not only dry the structure of your house, but also prevent microbes from growing. Our building services team helps with a significant portion of the mitigation process, as well as helping rebuild our customers' homes when necessary to make everything “Like it never even happened.”

When your home in or near Madeira Beach or Indian Shores sustains flood damage, call us, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212. We are always here to take your call and start restoring your property.

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SERVPRO has the Air Cleaning Equipment For Your North Redington Beach Fire Damaged Home

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

smoke surrounding fire alarm Smoke and soot debris cause air quality issues. We have the best air filtration equipment in the business.

Air Cleaning Equipment after North Redington Beach Fires 

Air quality threats are considerable obstacles for North Redington Beach homeowners after a fire loss incident. Soot and smoke particles can circulate quickly, spreading from the ignition point throughout the entire structure. Addressing these concerns is vital for a safe and effective recovery of your home for the occupants of the household and our SERVPRO professionals. 

Regulating air quality hinges almost exclusively on the ability of our technicians to perform filtration on the air in the environment after North Redington Beach fire damage. Choosing the right tool for the job is not always clear and concise, however. Many units can offer effective results – but not without some negatives. Choosing the right machine can also help in additional ways beyond cleaning up the breathing air inside, like reducing microbial threats or reducing the severity of smoke odors. 

Hydroxyl Generators

This generator is one of the dual-action machines that can both help in deodorization of your property after a fire loss incident but serves one of its most significant purposes through the filtration of air inside the damaged area. With onboard HEPA filtration systems, air can get pulled into the machine, and microbes, particles, and debris get trapped by the filter.

Air Scrubbers

Air scrubbers are less inclined to be among the machines most sought out for deodorization. However, they can help to reduce both the debris and particulates in the environment, as well as reduce threats like microorganisms that could colonize in moist conditions common after extinguishment. These machines work similarly to the hydroxyl machines, pulling in contaminated air and trapping airborne debris, exhausting cleaner air to improve the health of your property for our SERVPRO team restoring the damage. 

Numerous options exist for restoring and recovering damaged homes and businesses after fire losses. With our ability to clear out many airborne contaminants, even air duct systems of your home, our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches team can help. Give us a call today if you want to make a fire loss “Like it never even happened.” (727) 391-6212. 

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The Real Truth Behind Successful Water Damage Remediation Success in Seminole

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

flooded floor from water leakage Regardless of the extent of the water damage in your home, team SERVPRO is here to dry out your property.

Dehumidifiers We Use to Dry Out Seminole Homes

Moisture removal is a vital service necessary after even smaller water loss incidents that affect Seminole homes. Choosing among the numerous options available to our professionals involves initial readings collected during the scoping of the project by our crew chief and project manager. With sophisticated moisture detection tools and meters, we can identify how widespread the concerns are and the ideal equipment to dry out these materials.

While we might have varying sizes of each, water damage to Seminole homes can get addressed using three primary types of dehumidifiers: refrigerants, low grain refrigerants, and desiccants. Choosing among these options relates exclusively to the given circumstances, including the position of the damage, the temperature of the affected area, the severity of the moisture saturation, and the expected humidity content level when the job completes.

Refrigerant Dehumidifiers 

These are among the most common selections by our SERVPRO team, as they are the most versatile for the average water loss situation and conditions. Much like air conditioners, these units work on drawing in air and bringing it across evaporator coils to chill it to twenty or thirty degrees under the dew point temperature. Condensation on these coils gets collected in the unit, and drier air gets discharged from the machine.

Low-Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers 

One of the primary differences between the average refrigerant units and those deemed low grain is a pre-cooling component that allows the low grain refrigerant (LGR) unit to work effectively to a lower humidity ratio. Ultimately, when used in the right conditions, LGR devices can aid in more efficient drying.

Desiccants

Desiccants are unique to dehumidification, as they pull moist air in and pass it over a water-attracting substance that can separate the water molecules from the air and exhaust a heated blast of drier air. These are an ideal way to thoroughly reduce present moisture, and is the only unit that can work when the damaged area’s temperature is 60 degrees or less.

Choosing the right dehumidification equipment is vital to efficient drying and recovery. Let our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches help however you need with our advanced tools and equipment. Give us a call today at (727) 391-6212.

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Complications Due to Water Damage Migration Are Why SERVPRO Offers Innovative Solutions

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

Wood flooring with with water damage. Water damage in your Seminole home can cause large complications. Let SERVPRO fix the issues.

Let SERVPRO handle your Seminole water damage.

When your Seminole home experiences a plumbing leak, sink overflow, or appliance malfunction, the floors in your home can suffer. Responders must understand the principles of water migration or significant water damage can go unaddressed. Reliable assessment of all aspects of a water loss is why our team can deliver successful results. We ready our technicians with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training in the industry’s best practices and invest in state of the art equipment.

Water Damaged Hardwood Floors Need Special Strategies 

Protect your hardwood floors from permanent water damage in your Seminole home. Our crews are familiar with the challenges posed by water migration, why we spend time using thermal imaging and various types of moisture probes to detect where water percolated after spreading across the floor. Failing to follow the flow exposes your home to progressive deterioration and secondary damage, such as mold growth.

Soaked Subfloors Require Attention

Water is always on the move after a leak, dripping through joints and seeping through crevices in hardwood floors. You might believe the problems disappear with the draining of puddles, but the water is still there, soaked into subfloor and joists. The moisture wicks up into planks or strips of hardwood, causing them to swell on the edges (cupping) or in the center (crowning) of each separate piece of wood. Proven techniques learned during IICRC courses and implemented on our previous jobs are why SERVPRO is confident of our recommended mitigation and remediation plans.

Water Removal and Drying Innovations that Span the Layers

Hardwood floor configurations need remediation strategies that pull moisture from all layers. Negative and positive pressure systems work well to suction fluids and then force warmed into all affected building materials and cavities. The effectiveness of these approaches is why SERVPRO invests in floor mat and baseboard hose-linked Injectidry systems that first use powerful negative air pressure (suction) to remove water. Once all fluids evacuate the layers, we switch to heated air movers and dehumidifiers that speed evaporation and then collect the water vapor for disposal.

Continuing education and inventories of up to date water removal and drying equipment are why SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can fulfill our promise to make water loss “Like it never even happened.” Have confidence in our preparation and call (727) 391-6212 for a water damage consultation.

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Why Controlled Demolition is Sometimes Necessary After Water Damage in Seminole

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

flood cuts along water damaged wall.  drywall debris on floor We made flood cuts to remove the water damaged drywall and dry the structure, and then rebuilt the damaged area.

Controlled Demolition and Cleanup After Seminole Water Damage

Most of the restoration companies that you can come into contact with after a water loss incident can only help your Seminole property in specific ways. Many get limited to the experience of their technicians, molding their services to a limited window of potential actions to address saturation and dampness throughout your property. Our team, on the other hand, has years of experience in restoring water damage scenarios and can help you to manage many effects after a loss incident quickly.  

A comprehensive solution for your household is our SERVPRO team, as we can address most restoration needs that you have following water damage in Seminole properties. Choosing experienced technicians and a fast response can ensure that work begins on your home promptly, which can help us save our customers time and money on the restoration project.  

Controlled Demolition  

We provide controlled demolition, which is one of the underappreciated tasks that our full-service team of professionals can accomplish upon arrival to the water damaged residence. Because elements like drywall can absorb substantial volumes of water, oversaturation can lead to bloating and deterioration of this construction material. Flood cuts provide a means of removing the worst of these damaged walls with our intricate demolition techniques. We establish a dryline, ensuring that we only remove the unsalvageable portions of sheetrock.  

Cleaning 

Cleanup after demolition and new construction is a vital element to getting your property back to preloss condition. We have multiple levels of cleaning technicians, each accredited in various areas, prepared to help with mitigation, restoration, and final touches to a completed project whenever necessary. We have technicians endorsed through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in:  

  • CCT – Carpet Cleaning
  • OCT – Odor Control
  • UFT – Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • RCT – Rug Cleaning  

The better prepared our professionals are for every aspect of recovery and restoration after a water loss incident, the sooner that you can get back to life as usual. Let our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches help you to make any loss incident “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (727) 391-6212. 

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SERVPRO Assists in Water Damage Remediation for Seminole Businesses

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

empty community center gymnasium Water damage can affect many utilized rooms in your community center. Team SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 365 days a year to take your call.

Addressing Commercial Water Damage in a Seminole Community Center

While water damage is a common occurrence in Florida, one may expect it more often from tropical storms or hurricanes than from a loose seal on a water connector or a damaged pipe joint. Facilities that interface directly with tenants and guests, such as a community center in a condominium complex, must be vigilant to maintain a clean and safe environment for all to enjoy. Without effective professional cleaning that is to code, visitors can risk of exposure to mold and microbes.

If your Seminole facilities need commercial water damage cleanup from sudden plumbing failures, SERVPRO professionals can be at your facility within hours to address issues. The focus is always on restoring your structure to a preloss condition so you can get back to business as usual without worrying about bacterial growth, structural damage, and other complications from water-related disasters.

When SERVPRO comes to your community center, you can expect rapid results from highly-trained technicians. Tables, chairs, and other furniture can be quickly moved to address water damage. While a leaky floor pipe may thoroughly soak the carpet, flooring can be dried in place with a Rover. This device can be thought of as an industrial-grade Segway with a large hose attached to the back to suck up moisture. Not only are Rovers excellent for carpet cleaning, but pad and carpet can be salvaged in small disasters with the help of this piece of equipment.

When it comes to water damage, thorough disinfection is a must, especially for flooring used by dozens of people per day. SERVPRO focuses on using environmentally friendly cleaners that are EPA-registered and OSHA-approved, such as pH-neutral Green Clean for carpets and upholstery. This cleaner is free of dyes, fragrances, and phosphates, and is biodegradable and VOC compliant. If spot cleaning on carpet or furniture is required, Green Clean is one of many tools available to SERVPRO. Cleaning materials like these allow technicians to maintain high standards of cleanliness that are safe for commercial use while minimizing the risk of allergic reactions for visitors.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is Faster to Any Size Disaster because speed, efficiency, and thorough education save structures and keep communities safe. If your business requires disaster mitigation at a moment's notice, call (727) 391-6212 today.

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SERVPRO, Seminole Area Homes, and Water Damage!

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

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Five Signs Your Roof and Home in Seminole May Suffer Water Damage

 Are you dealing with water damage on your roof, attic, or interior? Invest in water removal services as quickly as possible. Here are five signs that your roof needs repair.

  1. Your Shingles Are Cracking And Falling Apart

Your shingles hold the roof together. If they are blistered and falling apart, a new surface may be in order. The worse shape your shingles are in, the more likely your Seminole home gets water damaged from outside sources. We suggest getting it repaired or replaced to prevent future water losses.

  1. There Are Water Spots On Your Ceiling

Have you ever looked up and noticed blotches and spots on your ceiling? They may appear discolored, like coffee stains, indicating there may be leakage entering through the roof. If a slow drip, it may take a while to identify the source of the water intrusion. SERVPRO technicians can discover the source with the use of moisture sensors and eye-inspections.

  1. There Are Damp Spots On Your Walls

Water leaking from the walls may be a sign of water coming from another part of the home, but it is important not to rule out the roof. Often in more modern homes, PVC pipes or Plex lines may spring a tiny leak which eventually saturates the drywall material. We can seek out hidden moisture with an infrared thermal imaging camera. SERVPRO has advanced detection instruments to discovery dampness inside of wall cavities.

  1. Your Wood Is Spongy

Spongy or soft-wood means water damage. Wood is a porous substance, making it susceptible to absorbing moisture and decaying over time. Water removal services are essential in these situations, as acting fast is the best solution to saving your wooden deck or structural components. SERVPRO strives to restore and not replaced water-damaged building elements and content whenever possible.

  1. Your Gutters Are Dirty

Dirty gutters filled with debris, can dam water and result in seepage via the eaves into the attic.  When cleaning your gutters, pay special attention to what is inside of them. If you see granules (cinders) of what looks like tar or rubber, it is likely coming from the shingles. Roofs can wear down over time due to exposure to the elements, increasing your risk of getting water damage in the home.

Do not wait until your roof is in full disrepair. Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for full water removal and restoration services.

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Call Us When You Need Water Damage Restoration Services In Seminole

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

Carpet peeled up at the corner because our techs were restoring moisture We use the latest technology in water extraction and drying equipment. We will clean up your carpeting, so it seems “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Handles Water Removal in Your Seminole Kitchen

Did you know that water damage unrelated to weather, including plumbing and appliance failures, account for 19% of homeowners' insurance claims? While it may not seem as severe as storm-related flooding in most cases, any water damage that is not adequately mitigated can affect the safety of your home.

Whether your dishwasher's gasket cracks and allows water through or your kitchen sink has faulty plumbing that creates the need for water removal and your Seminole kitchen, certified technicians at SERVPRO are here to help. These professionals know that disasters do not wait to happen on a 9-to-5 schedule, so their services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Even if your water damage occurs on Halloween, we can have a professional out to help you within hours of your call. 

Cleaning Up Water at Home

  • Shut off water and electricity. Shut off the main water supply, if needed. Unplug appliances and shut off power at your circuit breaker to prevent incidents that can occur while operating electronics near water.
  • Mop up any loose water. Use a wet vac or mop to clean flooring. 
  • Keep an eye on your stove. If you have a gas stove, water can compromise parts that supply gas. Contact your local gas provider for shutoff instructions.
  • Set up fans. This can aid in drying surface moisture more quickly. 

How SERVPRO Can Help 

When SERVPRO comes to your home, technicians can get right to work on assessing moisture levels and devising a cleanup strategy. Non-penetrating moisture sensors may be used to evaluate tile floors, while infrared imaging can help professionals evaluate water damage behind structures. Commercial extractor wands can be used to collect water from hard-to-reach spots. 

If the damage has reached carpeting in your home, SERVPRO can pull up the carpet to dry it from underneath with commercial air movers and dehumidifiers. Padding may require disposal, as continual exposure to water can cause delamination even in new carpets.

After disaster strikes in your home, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can leave your home looking, "Like it never even happened." Call (727) 391-6212 today for an emergency response to your disaster cleanup needs.

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Disaster Recovery Team Helping to Rebuild After Seminole Hurricane Damage

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Lawn with SERVPRO equipment set on the ground and two male employees conversing We have the equipment and training to assist with all your flood damage needs.

How SERVPRO can help you recover after Flood Damage

Our franchise is part of a large-loss Disaster Recovery Team that works not only to address losses after hurricanes and natural disasters to Seminole but to the entire state of Florida and other areas around the country. Our preparedness for these emergencies helps us to provide real-time recovery options, including temporary construction repairs, extraction, and rapid drying approaches. Flooding is often unavoidable after a hurricane, and the fast and confident response of our professionals can lessen the out-of-pocket expenses for our customers. 

Whether from hurricanes or storm, flood damage affecting Seminole properties can happen in multiple ways. Some properties experience flooding from structural damages and breaches in the exterior of their property. While lower-lying residents might get the full brunt of natural flooding when creeks and streams rise even a day or two after the storm officially passes through the region. Trusting our SERVPRO team to help can benefit your property in several ways. 

Deep Roster of Professionals

Our team alone has professionals accredited in nearly every facet of the restoration industry, giving us an advantage over our competitors regarding the fast and efficient recovery of your home. Our large-loss conglomerate features technicians from many SERVPRO branches, ensuring that we always have the personnel to meet the needs of your home. 

Limitless Inventory of Recovery Equipment 

While we have hundreds of air movers and dehumidifiers at our disposal for our team alone, when you combine the inventories of multiple teams in our area, we have more than enough extraction, drying, and cleaning machines for the path of destruction the hurricane left behind.  

Ability to Address Damages Simultaneously 

Because of the wide berth of damage that hurricanes can take passing through the state, hundreds of homes and businesses can become affected at the same time. Between the large assortment of IICRC-Certified technicians and industry-leading equipment, we can spread our efforts between numerous structures simultaneously. 

Hurricanes can present a disastrous situation for homes and businesses in the area, but our Disaster Recovery Team can help. We have a fast and confident response wherever we are needed. Give our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches team a call anytime that disasters strike at (727) 391-6212.

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