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Dealing with Fire Damage in a Seminole Home

3/21/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee packing contents after fire damage You can depend on our SERVPRO teams to clean up and restore your Seminole property, and personal belongings after fire damage.

SERVPRO Helps Homeowners Save Time and Money on Claims Filing and Fire Cleanup

Even small fires can leave behind potentially expensive damages. HVAC systems, tile grout, appliances, and electronics often need soot cleanup to prevent potential corrosion caused by moisture exposure. Fire damage suppression can exacerbate this and make soot even more challenging for Seminole homeowners to clean and document safely for insurance claims. However, there is a firm available to help with all of these issues and more.

Seminole SERVPRO fire restoration professionals can perform documentation and cleanup before claims adjusters arrive. This service helps homeowners file their proof of loss claims and return their property to a safe and comfortable condition as quickly as possible. SERVPRO restoration strategies comply with Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards for fire cleanup.

How to Handle Fire Damage After it Occurs

Regardless of where the damage happens, homeowners are encouraged to secure the safety of occupants first and foremost. After the fire has been suppressed and occupants are guaranteed safe, homeowners can:

  • Call their insurer as soon as possible. The more quickly a claim is filed, the more quickly property owners can be compensated for damages caused by the flames. Insurance agents can also guide you through securing temporary lodgings as needed.
  • Another step that can aid a claim is getting a copy of the report from the local fire department.
  • If possible, take pictures of damages after the fire department has determined that the home is safe to enter. Collect necessary paperwork and valuables from the residence and medication packaging. Do not consume medication affected by the fire–instead, secure replacements for affected prescriptions.
  • Avoid food, cosmetics, toiletries, and other consumable items affected by a house fire. High temperatures and smoke damage often compromise these contents and render them unsafe for use.

SERVPRO can arrive on the scene and begin cleanup before claims adjusters arrive. Technicians coordinate with insurance companies to perform cleanup and restoration services per homeowners’ needs and coverage.

SERVPRO’s Fire Cleanup Process Includes Documentation and Warehouse Storage

When SERVPRO professionals begin work on a home fire, they inspect surfaces and take pictures of structures and contents. Photo and video documentation are also supplemented by SERVPRO’s electronic and paper inventory records, typically used during pack-outs.

During a pack-out, SERVPRO professionals can:

  • Pack restorable contents room by room
  • Take inventory of items as they are packed for ease of searching later
  • Move packed items to an approved SERVPRO warehouse
  • Perform restoration of belongings per IICRC protocols
  • Allow homeowners access to valuables, documents, and more that they urgently need with the help of the highly-organized inventory system.

SERVPRO pack-out services allow technicians at the property to focus on restoring the structure as thoroughly as possible. Steps to this end include careful debris removal, soot mitigation with everything from dry cleaning sponges to abrasion blasting, and rebuilding services like drywall installation and flooring repair.

Restoration services also include odor control and water removal for fire suppression that is implemented before soot cleanup begins. Simultaneous cleanup of structures onsite and contents off-site can quickly and thoroughly return a Seminole home to a clean and safe condition.

When homeowners need 24/7 service, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Property owners can call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches for their restoration needs at (727) 391-6212.

Easy Tips That Minimize Weather-Related Water Damage in Seminole

3/20/2023 (Permalink)

dark storm clouds; lightning When storm damage happens, call SERVPRO. We always have a trained and equipped team standing by.

Preventing Water Damage is the Economical Choice

Our weather in Seminole brings us occasional surprises, with most days showering us with sunshine and gentle breezes. On other days, we find our patios drenched and our beautiful trees and plants whipped by terribly strong winds. Nasty surprises like that can make any nightmares about water damage come true.

Residents can take measures that diminish the impact of water damage on their Ft. Lauderdale homes. Preventing an expensive and destructive problem is almost always more economical than taking care of the problem when an emergency occurs. It is much less time-sensitive and stressful, too.

Here are a few preventative steps homeowners can take to reduce restoration costs:

  • Invest in some machinery,
  • Maintain your house's exterior, and
  • Landscaping choices.

Sump pumps are mainstays, but if yours doesn't work or works slowly, it can only help a little. You need one that can handle a deluge as it washes into your lower levels from the outside. You should also have a dehumidifier to protect unaffected areas. In addition to these, having a generator available can keep your lights on and allow these machines to keep running if the power goes out.

The only things directly between the heavy rain and your home's interior are the roof and the exterior walls. Any openings within these structures can let rain inside. Gutters should also receive maintenance and periodic checks to ensure they are correctly aligned. They should never drip water against your home, and they should cause water to drain away from your home, as well.

Trimming unnecessary tree limbs keeps them from falling onto your home. Roots can also damage your foundation, leading to rain seeping inside. Another landscaping detail to check is that the soil around your residence has no depressions where rain can collect – rain should drain away from your home.

When you need help with damage from a storm or other water, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

Seek Mold Remediation Services Immediately to Protect Your Seminole Home

2/13/2023 (Permalink)

mold growth on corner wall Our area is prone to mold growth. Our IICRC trained team knows how to remediate the damage in your home.

Leaving Mold Unattended Can Be Disastrous

Mold in your Seminole home may take time to be evident. Once you find it or suspect its existence, you may wonder if it’s something you can deal with later or if it requires immediate attention. The complications from mold in your home can be significant, so the sooner you act to control its spread, the better it is. Mold spores travel easily through ventilation systems and the home’s environment and can settle everywhere. Dark, moist places are a favorite for mold molecules, so pay close attention when inspecting your home.

Thankfully, mold remediation in Seminole homes is possible with SERVPRO’s help. Our team of experts inspects every corner of your home and seeks to manage the source of excess humidity as a first step. Once the culprit is under control, the team proceeds to implement industry best practices for mold removal and apply anti-mycotic solutions to prevent future growth. In our process, we employ monitoring tools, such as hygrometers and infrared moisture sensors, to help us detect high-risk areas and treat them appropriately.

Our SERVPRO staff works carefully to clean the air in the home with the help of air filtering technology, including HEPA filters, air vacuums, and ozone generators. Simultaneously, our IICRC trained teams will address any mold on walls with technology such as soda blasting. However, being vigilant is the most effective way to prevent a large mold infestation. Signs such as the following can be your first warning that mold lives in your house:

  • An odd and musty smell in closets and basements
  • A/C condensation and water leaks affecting air ducts, under cabinets, and under floors
  • Changes in your walls, including unexplained shadows and discoloration

As soon as you spot a difference in your home that could be mold, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212. Our expertise and equipment will leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Quality Water Cleanup Services Can Save Your Seminole Business

1/16/2023 (Permalink)

water damaged hallway of commercial property Water has seemingly endless opportunities to enter properties. Our SERVPRO team is trained and prepared for every contingency.

SERVPRO Is Seminole’s Go-To Water Cleanup Service

During their operations, most Seminole businesses sometimes suffer the effects of a water-related event. These problems can arise from various situations and produce different kinds of damage. For example, a leaky roof could cause mold and structural damage over time. Water released by old or defective appliances might lead to troublesome basement flooding.

Fortunately, water cleanup firms like SERVPRO know where to look for and how to remediate water problems quickly. Our skilled technicians are experts in locating and fixing ceiling leaks, dripping or burst pipes, and malfunctioning appliances. Moreover, they routinely perform professional water removal services, water damage repairs, and complete basement flooding cleanup for local Seminole businesses. Once onsite, SERVPRO teams look for signs and potential causes of water damage like:

  • Moldy/discolored ceilings, missing roof tiles or otherwise damaged roofing, clogged gutters, and moist/water-impacted areas around windows and doors
  • Drywall and wall coverings that have developed fungal growths or show other indications of leaky pipes
  • Appliance issues such as - washing machines with loose fittings, ruptured connecting pipes, or worn-out hoses; refrigerators with damaged or ruptured supply lines; dishwashers with drain or supply line problems; and water heaters with loose fittings, burst pipes, or a corroded tank
  • Faulty fire extinguishing systems that improperly self-activated

Once all of these issues have been found and repaired, we clean up the resulting mess by:

  • Using powerful wet vacs and extractors to remove any standing water present swiftly
  • Disposing of any irreparably-damaged structural materials and contents
  • Treating all impacted interiors with commercial-grade disinfectants and antifungals to prevent destructive microbial growths from developing
  • Fogging your facilities with safe, cutting-edge deodorants to eliminate any lingering odors

These time-tested procedures showcase your SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches' water cleanup expertise and dedication to doing your job right. So, whenever you need assistance, don’t hesitate to call us at (727) 391-6212.

How Mold Damage Devours Seminole Home Surfaces

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee in PPE in a mold damaged bathroom Bathrooms in Seminole are vulnerable to mold damage because they are usually warm and wet – conditions favorable for mold growth.

Seminole SERVPRO Mold Mitigation Provided by Knowledgeable, Trained Technicians

While tackling mold removal can often seem feasible enough for Seminole property owners, DIY solutions can expose occupants to spores. Moreover, dislodging spored without the proper safeguards can unintentionally spread them throughout the property and create additional damages.

Seminole SERVPRO mold mitigation professionals render cleanup and repair services around the clock. These technicians are trained to safely handle microbes and prevent them from spreading throughout the property during remediation.

How Mold Damages Home Structures and Contents

Mold seeps into and eats away at structural materials by exuding digestive enzymes that gradually break down these materials.

  • Wood surfaces, including wall framing, can often be restored after mold exposure, but extensive microbe proliferation can cause staining.
  • Finished ceramic tile and masonry are restorable and often unaffected by microbes. Grout, however, is much more porous and more likely to need replacement after microbial exposure.
  • Drywall impacted by mold to the point that it is crumbling, bubbling, or sagging is more economical to replace than repair. However, controlled demolition of only unsalvageable areas minimizes replacement expenses.

SERVPRO technicians cannot guarantee total mold removal, but they can remediate microbe populations to pre-disaster levels that are safe and sanitary for residential spaces.

SERVPRO Mold Mitigation Processes Halt the Damage and Help Property Owners Save

SERVPRO’s responsiveness and training are crucial for ensuring that homes are restored to a pre-disaster state. Still, their commercial-grade tools and EPA-registered biocide solutions allow them to carry out necessary mitigation and restoration tasks. This team’s restoration loadout is designed to perform per Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards.

Some of the tools SERVPRO uses in a typical mold damage scenario may include:

  • Penetrating and non-penetrating moisture sensors and meters and thermal imaging cameras can peer behind walls, floors, and ceilings.
  • When used over open wall cavities, vents, and doorways, polyethylene sheeting and tape can prevent mold spores from migrating to other rooms or through ductwork.
  • SERVPRO personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential for mitigating mold without the accidental spread of spores. Equipment, including bodysuits, shoe coverings, respirators, and gloves, protects technicians during remediation and can be decontaminated in designated spaces for additional safety.
  • Moisture extraction tools, including portable and truck-mounted units, remediate moisture than can exacerbate microbial growth. This process uses a combination of vacuuming, heating, and pumping systems to address the excess water on various surfaces. While most may only need the vacuum component, salvageable porous contents like drapes and upholstery may require the other two systems.
  • Drying equipment, including air movers and dehumidification units, are carefully positioned to control relative humidity in the air and specific humidity on surfaces. Air movement pulls moisture off wet surfaces like flooring and drywall and pushes it toward the dehumidifier. The dehumidifier then passes this air over surfaces like refrigerant coils or silica gel to create condensation, isolated and collected for disposal.
  • HEPA-filter vacuums and air scrubbers help control mold spore travel by lowering air pressure and collecting loose spores that fall to the ground. This process ensures safer and more thorough mitigation of mold populations.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches renders 24/7 mitigation and restoration services that return homes to a “Like it never even happened.” state. Contact the team at (727) 391-6212 for emergency-response inspection and cleanup.

Helping Seminole Homeowners Tackle Smelly Fire Damage Effectively

12/19/2022 (Permalink)

fire damaged room; heavy smoke and soot damage on wall Smoke and soot can travel throughout the home. SERVPRO has the equipment and cleaners to restore your home.

Help for Fire Damage - Contents, Structure, & Soot

When a house burns, each person affected experiences several stressors on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. These can add up to a significantly high score. SERVPRO understands how a traumatic event like fire damage can bring long-lasting stressors into your life. We can provide the contact information of several organizations in Seminole that provide fire-related assistance to area residents. 

We implement other ways to help reduce the overall stress felt by our customers. Our experience and knowledge can put people at ease when we explain the processes involved. Assuring our customers that this event is not permanent helps lessen the hopelessness of many people.

SERVPRO helps families cope with the fire damage their Seminole home sustained by speeding up the recovery process. We do this by working as efficiently as possible while:

  • Cleaning contents and surfaces,
  • Rebuilding weakened structures, and
  • Eliminating odors

A large percentage of the stress felt after a fire comes from the immediate and unexpected loss of multiple items used by your family. For many of these things, we can use an ultrasonic cleaning unit. Quickly coming clean, we can return such items to you and reduce the immediate need to replace these items. Wiping down the surfaces that your family is most likely to touch or come into contact with when checking on your home during the restoration process means you won’t carry a reminder of the fire with you. 

Wherever fire damage affects the structural integrity of your home, we can rebuild it. New wood can make these places stable again. Doing this requires the elimination of water beforehand.

Researchers have found that scents often trigger our memories. How burnt things smell compared to how the same items smelled before is strikingly different. Removing charring on structures and bagging up destroyed debris is the first step in eliminating heavy, pervasive odors from a house with fire damage. Each step further reduces the strength of the scents. Others include dry ice blasting, thermal fogging, using an air scrubber, and masking agents.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can help your family recover fast. Call us at (727) 391-6212.

Crucial Steps for a Successful Water Restoration Process in Seminole

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

water leaking from copper pipe There are many opportunities for leaks and water damage in homes. Inspect your home often for signs of moisture.

Water Damage to Seminole Properties Can Be Overcome with SERVPRO’s Help

Seminole homes are vulnerable to the impact of water thanks to weather events, but they are also susceptible to water damage when plumbing fails or appliances break. When water seeps through your floors and deteriorates personal items and walls, it is time to call a certified water restoration team. Every minute you allow water to worsen the damage, you leave your home and family at risk of secondary damage and unpleasant consequences.

The professional water restoration team in Seminole that can put your mind at ease is a phone call away. SERVPRO is known for its professionalism and rapid response. Our success begins with our 24/7 hotline and the quick response of our fleet. When we arrive at your home, we carry an arsenal of the latest equipment and technology in the water remediation and restoration industry. We are ready to put it to good use for your benefit.       

Attempting to handle water intrusion on your own can be troublesome, and you risk leaving water hiding under floors and cabinets, which can cause secondary damage. Although helpful, removing water with a mop and installing dehumidifiers is not enough. Our SERVPRO staff has the expertise and equipment to tackle water extraction, drying, disinfection, and deodorization of your home. In the process, you may encounter some of the following equipment in use in your home:

  • Water pumps of varying power ranging from truck-mounted to handheld
  • Desiccants, extractors, and dehumidifiers to restore normal humidity levels
  • Air scrubbers and ultra-low volume foggers to purify the air around you

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is ready to help as soon as you need us. Call us at (727) 391-6212 and let our expertise and professionalism speak for themselves. Like you, our goal is to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

How Do I Clean up My Seminole Home After It Floods?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

Job-site SERVPRO storm damage restoration services are second to none. we are ready at a moment's notice. Call for the help that is needed for your home.

Bring in Water Restoration Experts from SERVPRO

Tropical storms get attention when it comes to water intrusions, but everyday spills can also cause damage in your home. It does not have to be a considerable amount of water, just a leak that went unnoticed for an extended time.

What can happen with water from a leaky pipe?

In your Seminole home, storm cleanup always includes basic tasks like water removal and drying property. If the water sat for too long, SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRTs) may have to replace the flooring, drywall panels, and floor trim. To prevent this, our teams work on the following tasks first:

  • Remove the water
  • Dry the structural and personal property
  • Reduce the humidity level to a normal and comfortable level

Quickly accomplishing these three tasks is the best way to lessen damage in your home and reduce the risk of additional damage.

How do you get rid of the water?

We start with pumps and extraction wands. The pumps are for higher water levels of an inch or more. Depending on how much water is present, WRTs can clear most homes of standing water in 2 or 3 days. For water just covering the floor or trapped between floorboards and in carpets, the wands are a better option. Technicians adjust the vacuum speed and heating element to ensure the best result without causing additional damage. Extraction usually takes 1 to 2 days.

How do you dry out my home?

SERVPRO uses a combination of equipment. First, WRTs set air movers to force moisture out of the affected property with a warm, dry air flow. The now airborne moisture is captured by dehumidifiers which can extract over 20 gallons per day. To augment both devices, technicians set up fans to push damp air out of your home completely.

For SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, these are only our first actions. For more information on what we can do for your home, call us today at (727) 391-6212. 

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

8/28/2022 (Permalink)

a room covered in mold that is growing on the cabinets and chair When mold is found on your property, quick action is needed to stop the spread. Call SERVPRO for effective mold damage remediation services.

SERVPRO 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.

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

8/28/2022 (Permalink)

two SERVPRO trucks parked outside of a business Broken pipes behind walls can set off a cascade of issues including commercial water damage. Our certified team is standing by ready to help.

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 damaging 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."

How Can Cleaning After Fire Restoration Help My Insurance Claim?

8/21/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering the tables, counters and walls Regardless of the room affected or the type of insurance you have, team SERVPRO can help after a fire. Contact our technicians today for services.

Seminole Residents Hoping For A Quick Fire Restoration Settlement

People living in Seminole know the importance of home insurance. If you do not have home insurance already, SERVPRO recommends purchasing a suitable policy as soon as possible. In the event of a disaster at home, insurance can help you with:

  • The cost of replacing lost items
  • Finding a place to stay until your home is safe to live in once more
  • Repairing your home, including the basement and attic
  • Repairing adjacent structures such as a garage, shed, or fence

Anyone who tries to make an insurance claim for fire restoration in Seminole will likely meet an insurance adjuster. The loss adjuster’s job is to examine your home and determine the cause of the fire, the extent of damage, whether your insurance covers the incident, and whether the number of losses you wish to claim is reasonable.

What has cleaning got to do with insurance claims?

From the insurance broker’s perspective, replacing lost items is the most expensive option. For example, it costs more to replace a sofa than to have a couch cleaned. Resurfacing is another costly option. It costs more to resurface a wooden floor than it does to refinish it or replace upholstery instead of cleaning it.

The SERVPRO policy is to clean and repair where possible and only resurface or replace an item as a last resort. Our strategy means lower costs for insurance companies, which is good news for homeowners looking for a smooth settlement.

What does cleaning mean after fire damage?

Fire leaves behind smoke and soot residues that look unsightly, smell unpleasant and can damage surfaces. Fire restoration cleaning aims to leave your home and belongings looking “Like it never even happened.”

Our technicians will:

  • Carefully inspect your home to discover the smoke residue
  • Identify the types of smoke residue present so they can choose the most effective cleaning method
  • Identify the type of surface under the residue – different materials require different cleaning processes
  • Capture and remove smoke residue from all affected surfaces, or dispose of surfaces that they cannot salvage
  • Dispose of all cleaning waste and debris to leave your home residue-free

What can SERVPRO clean?

We can clean many kinds of materials during fire restoration.

Our technicians can remove soot from walls, ceilings, and floors. We can often clean residues from furniture, upholstery, drapes, and rugs.

We clean wooden, plaster, metal surfaces, and upholstery. Let our technicians take a look if you are concerned about your home office, your elliptical machine, or your favorite armchair. We are always honest with you about what we can save and what we cannot.

What is the cleaning process?

The cleaning process differs depending on the extent of the fire damage. However, every visit begins with an assessment of the scope of the damage. Our teams will communicate with you at every stage to ensure you are happy with our cleaning plan.

We use powerful vacuums to capture dry smoke particles. Wet smoke particles bond more deeply to surfaces and need more rigorous cleaning, but vacuuming is a good option for dry particles.

Scrubbing with a brush or using dry ice or baking soda blasting is an excellent option for ground-in particles, especially on more robust surfaces such as crawl spaces or basement walls. Sometimes abrasive action is the only way to shift smoke residue.

We also use a range of wet cleaning solutions to soak out stubborn soot with immersion cleaning, or we can use targeted applications for spot cleaning on delicate surfaces. Our technicians choose the best product for the situation, then we rinse and dry the area or item. We use fans and dehumidifiers to hasten the drying process.

What about the smoky smell?

Getting rid of the smoky smell is essential to fire damage remediation. The smoke has a distinctive odor, which, if left untreated, can linger for a long time and become an unpleasant reminder of the incident.

Our team knows your home will not feel like your own until the smell has gone. That is why we deodorize your home before wrapping up the job. We use a range of odor capturing and odor repellent chemicals, alongside air scrubbers and foggers, to remove smells.

Can SERVPRO talk to my insurance broker?

Yes, our team will work with you and your broker. We will give a professional estimate of which of your belongings we can save (by cleaning and restoration), and which are a loss. Having SERVPRO liaise with your insurer can expedite the claims process and make it less stressful for you.

If you need a fire restoration company that is on your side, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

Qualified Water Removal Services Available for Your Redington Beach Business

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

bell at reception counter at hotel SERVPRO is here to answer the call when local hotels need water damage restoration services with the latest technology and techniques.

SERVPRO is Dedicated to Restoring Your Commercial Property "Like it Never Even Happened."

After a significant water issue, it is imperative to dry water damaged contents and structural components as quickly as possible. In the past, technological limitations slowed the water removal process in your Redington Beach hotel, often resulting in the removal and replacement of damaged carpeting, furniture, drywall, and even bedding in large-scale situations.

With advances in technology today, our quality restoration company has access to various water removal equipment that can help restore your Redington Beach property and its contents with minimal interruptions or losses. Expertly trained technicians can respond 24-hrs a day, 7-days a week, to any size problem you may encounter and get things under control much sooner than before.

SERVPRO IICRC trained technicians have access to LGR Dehumidifiers that help reduce your building's relative humidity to as low as 10%, remove excess moisture from the air, and speed up the removal and drying process. Damages caused by mold, swelling, and prolonged exposure lessen considerably while new methods such as wall cavity drying techniques allow water removal in hard-to-reach places.

SERVPRO uses various water extraction equipment to remove water related to storms or floods and any exposure caused by plumbing issues or fire prevention efforts. Our technicians give you access to advanced tools and techniques that make restoring your hotel to a quality preloss condition easier while significantly reducing any losses you may experience.

Regardless of your emergency restoration problem, SERVPRO has the solutions you need. We have professional training, expertise, and vast resources available to provide local business owners the attention and detail oriented services they deserve. 

We are proud to serve as active members of our local community, put value in our relationships with our customers and work hard to keep your business running smoothly. We are locally owned and operated, allowing us to respond "Faster To Any Size Disaster."

Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches for access to fully-certified IICRC technicians and the cleanup and restoration services necessary to get things back on track today. (727) 391-6212

After Fire Damage to Your Redington Shores House: Getting Rid of Water and Foul Odors

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Firefighters climbing ladder to roof to extinguish blaze If your home has fire damage, contact SERVPRO to come out and assess. We come up with an effective remediation plan to suit your needs.

Our IICRC Certified Technicians Remediate ALL Aspects of Fire Damage from the Burned Items to the Smells That Remain

Following a large fire in your Redington Shores residence, you might be overwhelmed with what remains. While the fire department successfully suppressed the flames, this has posed two problems you must remedy as quickly as possible. The first is the water removal needs from the hoses used to quell the fire, and the second is to remove the lingering odor that makes it challenging to be in your home. 

Our SERVPRO technicians are skilled in multiple areas of restoration techniques. A multi-faceted assessment can mean that the fire damage to your Redington Shores home also gets addressed from a water and odor damage standpoint. Comprehensiveness is all a part of your restoration package that gets mapped out when you first meet with our professionals as they arrive to begin their work. 

Water removal techniques and equipment depend on the amount of water in your home following the fire suppression. In many cases, the amount of water damage can be as detrimental as the fire itself was, depending on the time it took to put out the blaze. Pumps are used to remove pooled water, while specifically placed heating fans quickly evaporate the water seeped into fabrics, flooring, and walls. 

Even with the water removal completed, the smoke and charring smell of burned material continues to linger throughout the affected area. SERVPRO experts we employ have advanced fogging equipment that can dispense a dense deodorizing vapor into the air throughout the impacted places in your house. This fog interacts with the smell in the air on a molecular level, bonding with these odorous molecules and neutralizing them. The effect is to remove the present odor without replacing it with a new one. 

Fires are unpredictable and destructive, and the damages they leave behind often go well beyond the combusted materials. When this kind of disaster strikes, you can trust our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches to restore your home and mitigate your losses effectively. You can reach us anytime by giving us a call at (727) 391-6212.

SERVPRO is a Trusted Choice After Seminole Flood Damage

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

heavy rain and palm trees swaying in the wind Flooding is a situation all area homeowners should be prepared to face. SERVPRO is on call round-the-clock to restore your home.

Flood Damage Requires Focused Recovery

Flood disasters are traumatic and stressful, especially when you cannot stop the intruding water. Our experienced professionals are fast to disasters and knowledgeable in mitigation and restoration solutions to help after flooding. 

Fast Restoration Solutions

The most direct advantage of SERVPRO for flood damage to Seminole homes and businesses is our fast response. We pride ourselves on reaching your property fast, which is critical following severe storm systems introducing floodwater to the house. With our prompt arrival, we can help with:

  • Tree Removal - Trees falling into the house can be an entrance for runoff and flood damage. We can cut up the tree, remove it, and patch it around the opening to get restoration started.
  • Emergency Repairs - Repairs from demolition to replacing broken utilities are a common need after flooding.
  • Water Removal - Extraction is essential because it removes all standing water from the property that threatens building materials.

Trusted Insurance Vendor

For those with flood insurance for their properties, insurance providers are selective about the credentials, protection, and reputation of companies chosen to clean up after a flood. Our SERVPRO team is a trusted vendor for national and local providers. 

Full-Service Recovery

Considering how destructive and widespread the effects of flooding can move in a household, it is beneficial to have a team of professionals capable of managing the multiple phases of recovery. We have experienced flood and water restoration technicians. We also have a general contractor license to repair roofs, replace exterior wall systems, and complete other necessary repairs to help after a flood.

Flooding is a situation all area homeowners should be prepared to face. Our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches team is a trusted name to help with the early actions necessary to protect homes and businesses from permanent loss. Call us now at (727) 391-6212.

Why You Need Professional Help In Tackling Commercial Water Damage To Your Seminole Restaurant?

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

Fancy restaurant table set Unfortunately, your Seminole restaurant is not immune to flooding and the resulting water damage.

Commercial Water Damage To Your Restaurant

A flooded restaurant is an ominous sign for a business. Unfortunately, your Seminole restaurant is not immune to flooding and the resulting water damage. However, the good news is if you seek professional help, it is possible to minimize the structural damage and get your business back on track.

Here at SERVPRO, we have a team of expert technicians with years of experience managing and restoring commercial water damage in Seminole. We use state-of-the-art technologies to get your Seminole restaurant up and running in no time. Our technicians have certifications in Applied Structural Drying and Commercial Drying that prepare them to efficiently handle any size disaster.

Water damage to your restaurant can not only result in structural damage and loss of business, but it can also have long-term consequences if not appropriately restored. Secondary damage due to residual moisture is quite common in flooded restaurants. If the water is not promptly and completely removed, it can also create a conducive atmosphere for mold growth.

SERVPRO IICRC trained technicians use some of the best and highly efficient equipment to eliminate the residual moisture as entirely and efficiently as possible. We use a multi-step approach to minimize secondary damage and get your restaurant in working condition as quickly as possible.

Our technicians are also trained to handle contaminations due to busted sewer and water lines. A restaurant must get the contamination under control, and our decontamination protocols are designed to achieve just that. We understand the importance of cleanliness in the restaurant business, and our technicians work tirelessly to help you pass any inspection with ease. We also make an inventory of any contaminated food items and dispose of them following standard industrial protocol. We understand that your business is essential to you and our experts work with you to find a way to keep your business open while we take care of the problem.

Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 today to speak to one of our commercial water damage restoration experts. We can help you get your restaurant cooking and serving in no time!

Surprising Causes Of North Redington Beach Mold Damage

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

close up of mold growth on wall Florida is a warm and damp area, the perfect environment for molds of many strains to multiply.

Causes Of Mold Damage

If your North Redington Beach home floods or your roof leaks, you might not be surprised that some areas of your property showed signs of mold growth. We are all familiar with the sight of mold on a forgotten bit of food or on a wet pile of firewood. When you believe you have taken care to avoid the conditions that cause mold infestation and it shows up regardless, you need advice from mold remediation professionals.

Florida is a warm and damp area, the perfect environment for molds of many strains to multiply. Knowing this, you take all the steps necessary to ensure the interior of your home remains as mold-free as possible, including installing a new air conditioning system. Nevertheless, you notice a musty smell and find some feathery growth and dark staining in areas of your home. We can remediate the moldy locations, but to reduce the possibility of the mold returning, we need to work with you to discover what is feeding the North Redington Beach microbial infestation.

Mold spores are present outdoors and indoors in every place on the planet. When they remain dry, they are inert, not growing or producing more spores. Moisture is what activates the spores, causing them to swell and multiply into groups called colonies. SERVPRO uses the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol to contain and remove mold. Even if we treat the affected area with an antimicrobial like Concrobium, mold spores continue to await moisture to begin the cycle again. You know of no leaks or spills that explain where the water originates.

When IICRC trained SERVPRO technicians evaluate a mold outbreak in your home, we look for sources of moisture. One such source can be humidity levels of 60 percent or more. Would it surprise you to be informed that the problem might be that brand new central air conditioner? Air conditioners work in part because they pass moist, hot air over chilled coils. The water vapor in the air condenses, lessening the humidity within your home and making the air feel more comfortable. It takes time for this condensation to occur and the humidity level to drop to between 30 and 50 percent, the recommended window to avoid mold growth.

If you install an AC unit that is too large for your space, it cycles off before the condensation necessary to lower the humidity to the suggested level occurs. Essentially you have cool but moist air, which contains enough moisture to incubate a mold problem. SERVPRO technicians are familiar with this phenomenon through training and experience. We also carefully measure and monitor moisture levels, including air humidity, when we work on mold remediation. Our advice may be to have the AC system recalibrated or replaced with a model that maintains the humidity level needed.

The technicians at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches are well-qualified to eliminate your current mold problem and suggest strategies to keep it from recurring. Contact us at (727) 391-6212 to evaluate your mold risk.

Finding a Trustworthy Fire Damage Firm in Seminole is Essential

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

close-up of burning match Our SERVPRO team can remediate your fire damage needs. Call us today!

SERVPRO Is a Trustworthy Seminole Fire Damage Firm

When looking for a fire damage remediator in Seminole, finding one that is honest and trustworthy is just as key as finding a skilled one. You need a firm that effectively documents and justifies its actions, keeps track of your property, and communicates what has and needs to be done. Fortunately, there is a local company that does all of that.

Over the past several years, the Seminole fire damage cleanup and restoration service SERVPRO has earned a solid reputation as a trustworthy firm. This reputation has developed because of its technicians' procedures while completing house fire cleanup efforts, smoke remediation, and fire restoration work. These steps ensure that the job is done correctly, unnecessary work is not done, contents are not lost, and homeowners understand what is going on and why. When remediating fire damaged homes, SERVPRO professionals visually document the job site with video recorders and cameras to:

  • Justify the estimate – Workers support their estimates by recording how a fire-damaged home looks before anything is packed or moved and taking pictures of all items before any are discarded
  • Verify the condition of items and prove that none are missing – Contents are all videotaped so that clients/adjusters can see the quality of items present and understand that none have been lost
  • Document pre-existing damages – Pictures/videos of all items are taken to identify pre-existing issues like water rings, scratches, nicks, and gouges so that extra money isn't paid to repair these problems
  • Provide visual evidence to clients and adjusters – The pictures and videos of the job site and all contents are organized, burned to a CD, and given to clients and adjusters as evidence

This is why so many homeowners trust SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches to remediate their fire damage. Contact us anytime at (727) 391-6212 for assistance.

SERVPRO Has Expertise in Performing Water Damage Restoration in Seminole

5/30/2022 (Permalink)

a blue bucket collecting water from a leaking spot in the ceiling Whether excess water enters your home from above or below, team SERVPRO can help. Call our team right away for water removal and drying services.

How to Conduct Water Damage Restoration in Seminole

Water damage in your house puts you in a stressful situation. Avoid hiring restorers who charge you more than the market price for water damage restoration services since this might increase your anxiety levels.

At SERVPRO, we have state-of-the-art technology and equipment that helps us conduct water damage repair. Our experts have the skills required to be innovative when performing water damage restoration in Seminole houses. You can expect this from us:

  • A restoration process devoid of hiccups.
  • An immediate response to prevent further losses in your home.
  • A team of restoration technicians that is well-trained and licensed to handle water damage.

If you decide to combat water damage by yourself, the repairs you do might appear effective at first, but you are most likely to notice signs of moisture that remain trapped in some areas after some time. High humidity causes materials to dry slowly, while low humidity improves drying.

Our SERVPRO restoration professionals use advanced technologies in water removal and drying. We can pump out water if it is two or more inches deep using electric submersible pumps. Our technicians can check walls and floors below the damaged parts and crawl spaces for standing water and pump it out. We can also use moisture meters to determine how much water has penetrated floors, carpets, and walls.

Our SERVPRO crew can use centrifugal air movers to achieve rapid and successful drying and indirect fired furnaces to move heat and dry air into direct contact with the interior of the building and all wet materials to increase the rate of evaporation.

Depending on the damage levels, the drying process might take a couple of days, but our main goal is to use the shortest time possible to dry a property. During the drying process, our SERVPRO team monitors all the areas of your property that were affected to make sure we achieve the drying goals.

Not addressing water damage might cause your house to experience a detrimental decline in value. Don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for reliable restoration.

Flood Damage in Your Seminole Home

5/30/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with water covering the floor and things floating everywhere Regardless of the cause of the flooding in your home, team SERVPRO can help. Contact our certified technicians for effective water removal services.

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 flood water contamination can also require discarding content and structural materials.

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

Salavaging and restoring fire damage from your Seminole home

5/30/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged living room with soot and debris everywhere Dealing with fire damage in your home can be quite devastating. Partner with SERVPRO during this stressful time for effective remediation services.

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 IICRC-certified 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.

What To Do When Your Condo Suffers Water Damage in Redington Shores

4/23/2022 (Permalink)

a blue bucket on the floor of a living room catching water that is leaking from the ceiling When leaks plague your living space, it’s time to bring in the professionals. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation services.

Simple, Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration Post Water Intrusion

Water damage can strike anyone who is unlucky enough to encounter it, and those situations can swiftly spin out of control. Typically, while staying at a Redington Shores beachside condo, you would expect water to remain in the ocean. However, this is not always the case. When the unit above is continually leaking water through the ceiling that homeowner should be notified to stop the water flow and you also want to take action to protect your property. Such a situation easily brings feelings of frustration but, rest assured, a helping hand is never far in these cases.

SERVPRO is nearby and can promptly get to the scene. Our technicians are trained to handle the damaging water on the Redington Shore condo quickly and efficiently, so the loss is kept to the most minimal amount possible. From there, we will thoroughly inspect the property and sort through what is salvageable and what is not.

Once our SERVPRO technicians arrive, we can immediately begin working on your property and ridding it of the water damage caused by the leaking. We can dry out what is safe to keep and, in doing so, save whatever is not beyond repair. We do this through the use of equipment like air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers.

Once we have isolated what is not possible to spare, SERVPRO can tear out the overly damaged sections of your property, always doing just what is necessary. While we do not install new structures or materials, we can work in conjunction with another company who can do these installations. As soon as it is possible, we can return your residence to its preloss state.

SERVPRO can work quickly and efficiently to remedy all of the water damage on your property. Once finished, we can point you in the right direction to ensure that you take the appropriate precautions to make sure that further damage does not impact your home. We aim to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

When faced with water damage on your property, do not remain idle. 24/7, contact SERVPRO of Seminole and Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

Pinellas County's Water Removal Team Tackles Damage Inside Attics

4/23/2022 (Permalink)

a person standing on a ladder that is leading up to the attic Excess moisture in your attic can quickly turn into a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 to assess the water damage in your home.

SERVPRO Technicians are Ready to Remediate Water Damage in Any Part of Your Home

One area of a house located in Pinellas County that can be at risk of problems is your attic. In some construction plans, water pipes or appliances that use water are present inside the small space above the living section of your home. The condensation pan of your HVAC system can clog causing moisture to escape. Humidifiers in your attic can break, or water heaters can get ruptured. In many cases, materials in the attic get wet when your roof is damaged and leaks.

High-speed winds, ice, and hail can all destroy roofing materials and create problems in the top section of your building. When our local SERVPRO experts develop the initial water removal plan in Pinellas County, we start by inspecting your roof. We see how severely damaged shingles and other roofing materials got as a result of the incident. We determine what it takes for the source of the moisture to be repaired temporarily or permanently. Once the water stops entering from the issue, we begin extracting and drying out moisture.

In some cases, standing water can sit on top of insulation or ceiling materials. If this is the case, then our SERVPRO professional team extracts as much water out of the small region as possible. Extraction can be both relatively easy or difficult depending on how easy the affected section is to access. In most scenarios, our specialized IICRC certified equipment and techniques can get implemented to remove excessive moisture.

Sometimes, your ceiling's drywall will become saturated and sag or crumble and fall. If this happens, the ceiling gets removed before rapid drying can take place. Once the attic is exposed from the inside of the structure, any insulation gets removed, and drying equipment gets set up to dry out structural components.

Some types of insulation such as fiberglass can be dried out and saved. Other kinds of insulation lose their "R" value when they get saturated. If the affected section of insulation is large, our SERVPRO technicians can use a vacuum to suck up the loose particles. If the wet sector is minuscule, we can remove the material and put it in plastic bags.

The time it takes to completely dry out an attic can vary with each project. We return to the home every day once the equipment is set up to take moisture readings. Once the levels go back to what they were before they got wet, we remove our air moving and dehumidification systems. If water ever gets into your attic or any other tight spot in your residence, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 any day of the week.

Removing Odors During Fire Damage Restoration in Seminole Stores

4/23/2022 (Permalink)

a fire ablaze in a clothes store Dealing with the debris and smoke damage after a fire in your store can be challenging. Bring in our certified team 24/7 for effective cleanup.

Smoke and Fire Damage Is a Substantial Obstacle for Cleaning Seminole Shops

There are multiple layers of fire restoration for your business, and all of these must be addressed before customers can safely return. Some of the crucial mitigation steps that correlate to lingering damages like smoke odors include:

  • Air quality filtering
  • Water removal
  • Content cleaning
  • Controlled demolition

How Do Odors Get Generated?

The combustion process can create many effects that require fire damage restoration for Seminole shops and boutiques. The burning of materials can greatly influence the entire property. The more varied the affected combusted elements, such as plastics and aerosols, the more offensive and hazardous odor damage becomes.

Do Other Damages Amplify Odors?

It is important to note that other aspects of fire damage restoration and repair are connected to the severity and formidable nature of fire loss effects like malodors. Fire debris and ash throughout the building generated by the combustion process can exponentially worsen effects like odors, so this cleanup is vital.

Reducing Malodor Severity

One of the strategies to ensure that later deodorization processes are effective and efficient is to do whatever is necessary to reduce the strength and spread of malodors. The best method of weakening smoke damage is through counteractant products from our supply, like absorbent beads placed throughout the damaged portions of the shop.

Deodorizing Tools

Rounding out the removal of harsh malodors is the application of our effective deodorization equipment. Our tool stock has several neutralizing options, though often the most beneficial for commercial applications is a combination of fogging and hydroxyl machines.

It is often a considerable obstacle to comfortable working and shopping conditions when lingering fire damage odors overwhelm shops and stores. Our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches team of professionals has several strategies to reduce odor severity and ultimately remove it through direct actions. Give us a call today at (727) 391-6212.

When a Mischievous Pet Causes Fire Damage in Seminole

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

dog sitting in chair he tore up Pets can damage furniture as well as start a fire. If you are facing fire damage, contact SERVPRO for remediation as well as preventative tips.

SERVPRO Suggests Fire Prevention Tips When There are Pets in the House

If you are a pet owner in Seminole, you may want to have a pet fire safety plan in place to avoid future tragedy. Indeed, the National Fire Protection Association statistics indicate that pets cause about 1,000 house fires every year. On the other hand, home fires affect approximately 500,000 pets each year -- all the more reason to emphasize pet safety for your household. 

Having a reputable fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO at hand can be helpful in the aftermath of a fire disaster. We have an emergency fire damage response team in Seminole that can respond quickly to your situation. Our technicians are highly trained and certified by the IICRC, and we use industry-standard tools and techniques in every restoration job. 

An excellent way to prevent fire damage is minimizing the exposure of cords to your pets. In addition to being safety hazards (such as causing electrocution when a cat or dog chews on them), electrical cords can short out, spark, and cause a massive fire. Generally, it is advisable to stay away from any damaged cords. 

Rolling and then hiding your cords behind furniture or a more secure location can go a long way towards preventing fire damage caused by pets. If it is not possible to hide the cable, consider unplugging it and then wiping it with a cloth daubed with bitter apple spray. This type of cord cover is highly effective at keeping some pets away. 

At SERVPRO, we receive many cases of house fires started by pets due to burning candles. You can reduce the risk of fire damage by eliminating them or using flameless candles. However, keep in mind that flameless candles use batteries that your pet can chew on, causing a significant digestive upset. If you really need to set the proper mood lighting, be sure to place the candles in the safest locations possible. 

While pets are adorable, they are also mischievous and can accidentally cause house fires when left alone. If tragedy strikes, you can count on SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches to reverse any fire damage sustained. We have an extensive stock of resources that helps us restore your property to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (727) 391-6212. 

Flood Damage on Electrical Equipment and Insulation After a Flood in Redington Beach

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded Florida street Flood damage can be devastating to your home, rely on SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians to deal with the damage.

Rely on an Experienced and Certified Restoration Company for Your Flood Damage Needs

Water alone can be highly damaging to electrical equipment, but floodwater is even more devastating because it contains acids, metals, salts, debris, and many other items in suspension or solution. In the event of a flood, components require immediate flood damage cleanup and drying. The sooner you do this, the better; otherwise, you may incur further damage.

The best way to deal with any flood damage in Redington Beach is to contact a reputable restoration company. With numerous branches across the country and a wealth of experience, SERVPRO has the resources to restore your property to preloss conditions in no time.

Our IICRC-certified technicians are armed with advanced tools and equipment for water extraction, drying, and deodorization, thereby ensuring a smooth restoration process.

In addition to drying out the components, SERVPRO technicians can help dry out the room housing the equipment. Failure to do this can cause the dry parts to reabsorb unnecessary moisture due to high humidity conditions. It is essential to maintain low humidity levels in all electrical rooms.

Since flood water is conductive, it can negatively affect your insulation too. Porcelain and certain other types of insulation do not absorb moisture. In this case, our water damage restoration experts can perform simple cleaning to remove residue and get the components back in service. Some types of insulation (for instance, epoxy) contain a naturally glossy finish or may come with an anti-tracking film to block out moisture.

Often, SERVPRO technicians can determine the extent of flood damage on the insulation through a simple visual inspection. Using warm, dry circulating air has effectively removed insulation moisture in many situations. Cellulose insulation quickly absorbs moisture but can be dried out using the same method as other types of insulation. The difficulty is that the contaminants lingering behind can produce particle discharge activity, which ultimately decreases operating lifetime.

When a flood hits your home, it can cause irreversible damage to valuable items, including your electrical appliances. Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches to deal with the flood damage as soon as it happens. We are available 24/7 at (727) 391-6212.

Seminole Storms Require Fast, Efficient Cleanup

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

blue tarps on sections of roof High wind can damage your home as much as rain. SERVPRO provides emergency board up and tarping services.

SERVPRO Storm Cleanup Gets Your Seminole Property Back to Normal Fast

Regardless of the storm front that comes through the Seminole area, you can never guarantee your home will come out unscathed. When high winds are part of the equation, you could end up with broken roof tiles or a leaking roof from storms that leave you with damage that must get addressed soon. Rather than taking on the added stress of trying to repair the issues on your own, squash the idea of DIY and look to SERVPRO for skilled restoration and storm cleanup services.

Why SERVPRO for Storm Cleanup in Seminole?

No matter the disaster, our storm response team of emergency technicians arrives at your Seminole door within hours of your call. We are here for assistance whenever you need it, including:

  • Emergency services water damage repair
  • Board up and tarping for securing your property
  • Addressing your leaking roof from storms
  • Handling broken windows
  • Water removal services to extract floodwaters

Depending on the composition of your home, you could have areas difficult to reach, which limits our use of most conventional drying equipment. The good news is our technicians have access to a full range of tools in our Green Fleet of vehicles that allow us to get to even the most challenging spaces for storm damage cleanup, drying, and repair. We also bring portable generators out for any situation that requires them.

Controlled demolition for your storm damage may involve:

  • Repairs to your structure, roofing, and interior elements
  • Removal of wet drywall, ceiling insulation, and more

We must adjust as needed to reach our established drying goals. We work to reduce moisture content in your roof assemblies and rafters while restoring relative humidity (RH) throughout your interior.

Storm cleanup with the help of SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches gets you results fast. To have our team dispatched to your property, give us a call 24/7 at (727) 391-6212.

Burst Pipes and Flood Damage at Your North Redington Beach Business

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle in front of multistory building Always watch for signs of moisture and leaks in your business and call SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage.

SERVPRO Handles Flood Damage with Precision in North Redington Beach

Whether you experience burst pipes or a significant leak overnight, the last thing you need to worry about is water flooding your North Redington Beach commercial building or office. Water damage not only impacts flooring and drywall, but it can also send contaminants throughout your building’s structure – this is especially true if you have chemicals and other biohazards in your building that the water may have taken on. The structural materials may also become compromised depending on the level of floodwater. SERVPRO is there for commercial properties that require water removal services and restoration!

Why would pipes burst and cause flood damage in North Redington Beach? There could be several reasons regardless of the type of piping your facility has, including copper, PVC, iron, and other kinds. These are some of the reasons a pipe could burst and cause flood damage:

  • Corrosion –Many buildings will have metal piping, usually made with copper or galvanized iron. Even with the cleanest water, minerals can eat away at the galvanized coating and expose the iron. After this happens, the metal rusts and causes the inside of the pipe to become narrow. It can then become susceptible to pressure and fail.
  • Pipe Movement –The clips or brackets securing pipes can loosen over time. If you turn off the water and hear a banging or knocking sound, this is known as a “water hammer.” The lines will often move around due to the sudden stoppage, weakening joints and parts over time.
  • Water Pressure –Water pipes can only handle a certain pressure level. PSI that gets too high can cause the piping to burst along the side or at the weakest points.

When you notice a burst pipe at your facility or offices, shut off the water source and the electricity to that area to limit the danger. Then contact our crew at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches by calling (727) 391-6212, and we can get to work as soon as possible.

Never Wait to Initiate Water Removal After a Seminole Emergency

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech moving stacked SERVPRO restoration equipment After receiving your call, we can quickly mobilize and begin restoring the water damage.

SERVPRO Acts Fast to Handle Water Removal Services for Seminole Residents

Whenever you have a disaster in your Seminole property, such as fire damage or a water-related emergency, time is of the essence. It would help if you got the restoration process started to limit stress, save money, and minimize the damage. If you come home to find the water coming down from your ceiling or have an exterior hose bib sending water into your living space, you need SERVPRO on the scene to quickly get your residence back to normal.

With a water disaster scenario, the faster water removal in Seminole begins, the better. In the initial phase of restoration, knowing who you should call is imperative. It is recommended that you contact the following people to get things rolling:

  • Your local SERVPRO restoration team has a crew deployed to your door with extraction tools and drying equipment.
  • Your insurance provider will tell them about the loss so that your claims process can begin.

It is also essential that if the water is coming from a pipe or appliance, you can turn off the water as quickly as possible. This action helps limit the amount of damage and the amount of water needing extracting.

Make Sure Everyone Stays Out of Impacted Areas

While it might be tempting to go through the water to grab items, it is better to stay clear. Depending on the nature of your water damage, there could be falling building materials, electrical hazards, or bacterial growth. SERVPRO knows the best way to proceed as we mitigate your water damage, address hidden moisture, and ensure all areas get restored to the preloss emergency condition “Like it never even happened.” 

Once you know you have a sticky situation on your hands, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is there to tackle your water removal needs. Call us at (727) 391-6212 to get started!

Who Can Restore a Seminole Condo After a Kitchen Fire?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Collage of photos showing a grease fire beginning to engulfing stove and area around it Kitchen fires are among the most common in the US. SERVPRO's techs are trained for fast restoration.

SERVPRO Technicians Perform 24/7 Fire Damage Restoration for Seminole Homes

Kitchen fires are among the most common types of home fire-related disasters in the US today and among the most underreported in the country. However, even a small flare-up can leave behind hard-to-remove soot, odors, and residues in nooks and crannies in your Seminole property that can cause further damage and property loss over time.

If your Seminole condo requires fire damage restoration after a kitchen fire, SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to return your home to a pre-damage state that minimizes both structure and contents loss.

Which Cooking Activities Are Most Likely to Cause Fires?

  • Unattended cooking. One of the most common causes of cooking fires in Seminole is leaving cooking or baking items unattended. Have someone mind cooking food at all times to minimize the fire damage risk from cooking oils and fats, appliance failures, and nearby flammable materials igniting.
  • Pan-frying and deep-frying. Frying foods can be hazardous due to their ability to spray grease on counters and other nearby surfaces. This spread gives a potential fire more ways to quickly spread, especially if dousing with water is attempted over other mitigation methods.
  • Cooking on faulty stoves. An old or faulty electrical stove can eventually run the risk of a fire due to electrical arcing or other concerns as well as from cooking. Have a professional evaluate your stove to ensure that it is safe to use or update your Seminole home’s fixtures as soon as you are able.
  • Cooking on gas stoves. Because gas stoves utilize an open flame, it is vital to be particularly careful to prevent a kitchen fire. Utilize fire suppression methods like a Type B fire extinguisher or range hood dispersion system to keep a fire from spreading.

What Is Covered on a Typical Homeowners Insurance Policy in Terms of Fire Damage?

As long as the fire is not intentionally set, your policy will likely cover at least some repair costs. The typical types of coverage you are likely to find in your policy include:

  • Personal property coverage. Personal property coverage applies to the contents of your residence, which can include items like furniture, clothing, and appliances. Most homeowners’ insurance policies feature some amount of personal property protection so that contents can be replaced or repaired.
  • Dwelling coverage. This type of coverage applies to both the home itself and garages and other such structures that may be attached to the house. Dwelling coverage often covers the bulk of repairs to a home’s framework after a fire, as well as additional living costs incurred if your home is uninhabitable during restoration.
  • Detached structures coverage. This aspect of your policy aims to cover structures on your property, such as detached garages, sheds, and fences that are not attached to the home.

SERVPRO professionals coordinate with claims adjusters and insurance providers to minimize headaches for Seminole homeowners while streamlining the claims filing process.

Next time you review your policy, consider asking your agent about the following:

  • Does your personal property coverage limit offer adequate compensation for property loss in your home?
  • Is this coverage determined by the actual cash value of items in your home or replacement costs that take depreciation into account?
  • Does your policy also cover damage to landscaping on your property?

How Does SERVPRO Restore Fire-Damaged Dishware?

Ceramics, glass, and other dishes in your kitchen and dining room are highly vulnerable to damage from a fire. These damages can manifest in a variety of ways, including the following:

  • Staining from soot and residues
  • Cracks and warping from heat damage
  • Strong odors, particularly from kitchen grease fires

Dishes may be among the first contents to be cleaned in your kitchen to prevent any damage from oily soils from rendering these items unable to be returned to a pre-damage state. SERVPRO professionals treat dishes with a pre-soak in an alkaline detergent solution or industrial-grade cleaner before washing. Ultrasonic machines are also utilized for cleaning delicate contents like dishware.

On the other hand, fine china and crystal require even more delicate care, as the alkaline cleaners that are well-suited to everyday dishes can damage these more decorative pieces in your Seminole property’s china cabinet. Careful manual cleaning commences quickly to prevent acidic soot residues from etching into these items.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches provides homeowners with peace of mind and cost savings because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call (727) 391-6212 to have a team at your home within hours after your initial contact.

Can Businesses in Seminole Stay Open During Water Restoration?

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Fifty dollar bill burning on both ends Water damage can quickly impact your bottom line. SERVPRO can restore your business quickly!

SERVPRO Commercial Water Mitigation Specialists Work Around the Needs of your Seminole Business to Keep Loss of Revenue to a Minimum

Why Does Water Damage Occur in Businesses?

Business owners may need commercial restoration services in Seminole if an area, or areas, of their business, become wet. These issues can occur at any time of the year and from various sources. Generally, the busier seasons see more commercial water issues because higher usage is placed on internal plumbing systems. This usage can increase the overall pressure on a system leading to sewer backup, blockages, or damp spots. Areas of a business with water exposure require professional restoration to maintain health, safety, and good relationships with staff and customers. Our water technicians can communicate directly with a premises manager throughout service to find a solution that allows businesses to remain open during minor to moderate water restoration.

Are Our Businesses More Complicated to Dry than Residential Properties?

Business properties tend to have larger spaces with less natural ventilation, requiring special commercial water mitigation techniques to restore your Seminole business adequately. Drying a space relies on controlling humidity, temperature, and air movement within a closed room. Companies with higher ceilings and more square feet of an indoor area require industrial standard equipment. Sometimes, SERVPRO technicians can counteract larger business spaces by creating drying tents.

These tents are designed using polyethylene sheets sealed with sandbags. We can inflate the canvas to create a smaller drying area concentration by attaching a supply hose from an air-mover or portable furnace. Our technicians frequently use these drying tents when covering large, wet surface areas like fitted carpets in office buildings or stone and masonry flooring.

What Equipment is Needed for a Minor to Moderate Water Spill in Commercial Business?

  • Extraction equipment, either truck-mounted or portable
  • Air-moving equipment and temperature controls like mobile furnaces
  • Dehumidification using refrigerant or desiccant technology

To protect your business and your bottom line from water leaks, contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

Is North Redington Beach Kitchen Fire Damage Restoration Possible?

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

hand pulling frozen food out of full chest freezer Even small fires can impact your kitchen appliances. Call SERVPRO for fast restoration.

SERVPRO Technicians’ Skills Save Fire Damaged Appliances in North Redington Beach

Fire damage restoration seems out of reach when a blaze savages your North Redington Beach kitchen. Before you take on the disruption and expense of trashing affected appliances, talk with one of our experienced project managers to explore cleaning and remediation options. We have strategies that can make your kitchen’s soiled labor-saving suite of appliances look and function as they did before the fire.

How Does SERVPRO Clean Fire-Damaged Appliances?

Expect our crew to inspect each appliance individually and suggest ways to keep food cold or frozen during the restoration of refrigerators and freezers. The approach used by SERVPRO technicians for fire-damaged kitchen appliances in North Redington Beach varies with the materials needing cleaning. Appliance surfaces usually consist of:

  • Metal
  • Paint
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Composites 

Nonabsorbent surfaces like these often clean up well using water-based detergents. Wet cleaning followed by polishing delivers excellent results. Appliances should be checked out for safe functioning by electronic experts to avoid malfunction or even another fire because of damaged wiring.

What If Spray and Wipe Methods Are Inadequate?

SERVPRO managers and technicians complete comprehensive Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. The best practices mastered guide SERVPRO crews to adaptations that can improve results when fire damage residues do not respond because they are heavy, greasy, or protein-based:

  • Choosing cleaning solutions with increased alkalinity
  • Watching dwell times for these powerful products to prevent pitting and dimming of shiny trim
  • Thoroughly rinsing cleaning product residues to avoid corrosion
  • Using grit-enhanced cleaning pastes carefully, lubricating the surface with enough product to avoid scratching while buffing with soft, clean cloths or towels 

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches guides homeowners through stressful kitchen fire restoration skillfully and with compassion. Partner with us by calling (727) 391-6212.

What are the Steps for Successful Water Damage Restoration in North Redington Beach Homes?

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech setting up equipment in kitchen Water damage of any sort can be handled correctly with the right equipment. SERVPRO water damage specialists have the equipment and experience.

SERVPRO Technicians Bring Professional Experience and Techniques to North Redington Beach Properties

A water cleanup job by SERVPRO in a North Redington Beach property has the potential for a much better outcome. This result is partly due to the professional equipment and advanced methods the technicians use for every service.

A North Redington Beach residence undergoing water damage restoration services undergoes specific steps in order. SERVPRO technicians design a unique plan for each property based on:

  • The amount the water damage
  • Type of water inside the home
  • Location of the water and if special removal methods need to occur

Thorough Water Extraction Methods

The removal of the water is more than using wet/dry devices and hoping for the best. SERVPRO technicians rely on various types of professional extraction equipment depending on the depth of the water within the structure and how widespread the migration of the moisture is that requires removal. During this beginning phase of the restoration services, the technicians use moisture detection equipment to ensure all areas requiring attention get it. It is typical to do passes with the extraction wands until "dry" passes occur. This small act during the cleanup works to lessen the amount of time needed to dry the structure, which in turn slows any further water deterioration and the possibility of mold also being an issue. 

Professional Drying Equipment Makes the Difference 

Consumer-grade fans cannot compete with the advanced drying tools used by SERVPRO. Along with the high-velocity air movers, the techs have devices to push warm, dry air into flooring or small spaces. The vast amount of equipment the techs have access to allows them to rapidly bring down the interior air moisture levels and get the structure dried and ready for hand cleaning and any repairs needed to get the home back to normal.

North Redington Beach residents trust SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 when they need water damage restoration services.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Protect North Redington Beach Homes During Fire Damage Restoration?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

fire and smoke damaged kitchen Fire and smoke damage restoration for your home is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs have the knowledge and experience for every phase.

SERVPRO Technicians Work to Restore and Keep the North Redington Beach Property Save During Fire Damage Cleanup

Post-fire North Redington Beach property needs house fire cleanup services as rapidly as feasible. However, some concerns must be answered, such as:

  • Ensuring the first responders extinguished the fire completely
  • The number of temporary repairs needed to stop additional damages from happening
  • Whether or not the fire department has given the "all clear" to enter the property

Once the North Redington Beach home is deemed safe for fire damage restoration services to start, the technicians from SERVPRO begin the process. Safety for all and protection for the structure and contents are a priority during the job. Generally speaking, it is not a good idea for residents or pets to remain on-site during a house fire cleanup, even if only a portion of the house received the effects. Soot particles can cause health effects. To avoid this, SERVPRO techs wear head-to-toe protective gear. 

Protective Actions for Safety and Security

The technicians inspect the property to see where temporary repairs are needed. Additionally, if large amounts of water remain within the house, the techs will extract it and ensure the damage from the water gets addressed during the restoration service. Examples of proactive measures to protect the structure include tarping over roofing damaged by flames, boarding up broken windows, and putting up security tape around the residence. When the techs finish working at the end of the day, they board up windows and doors as needed and ensure they secure the property for the night to discourage unauthorized persons from entering the house.

North Redington Beach residents look to SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 when they need fire damage restoration services. The professional, certified technicians are available 24/7. 

What Happens During Flood Damage Restoration in Seminole Homes?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

flood zone sign When a storm floods your property, SERVPRO has the team you need. Flood damage restoration is a specialty of ours. Call now!

SERVPRO Techs Work to Bring Seminole Homes Back to Pre-Floodwater Conditions

Floodwater removal in Seminole properties is a multilayered process. Depending on where the water collects within the home, different actions are necessary for the best outcome.

Upon arrival, the SERVPRO technicians scope the Seminole property for the size of the flood damage affecting the residence. Common measures taken may look like they are causing greater damage but actually limiting it, such as opening walls that wicked floodwater to: 

  • Prevent odors
  • Inhibit mold growth
  • Limit the deterioration of wall studs 

The technicians frequently need to remove baseboard trim, depending on the construction materials and if warping has occurred, the trim may get dried and saved for reinstallation. In some cases, a small section of the ceiling gets opened to promote airflow within the nearest walls. Insulation that has been affected by floodwater needs removal and disposal. The application of antifungal cleaners limits mold growth until the drying phase of the restoration begins.

When flooring has damage from floodwater, getting the subfloor dried is critical. Carpet and wood floorboards get removed to ensure this happens rapidly. Carpet exposed to this type of water damage rarely has restoration potential, and sometimes the exposure to water can cause dyes to run or shrinkage to occur. The post-flood outcome for wood flooring depends on the length of time before the cleanup began and the construction materials used for the boards. In the case of tile, the techs use their moisture detection equipment, including probes, to determine if the seal on the grout has allowed seepage to occur. The tile may get left in place on a case-by-case basis if the seal remains intact.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 brings professional flood damage cleanup and restoration services to Seminole properties. The trained, certified technicians are available 24/7 for any size water removal and drying.

What Should I Decontaminate After Flood Damage?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

yellow 'safety first' sign against blue background Floodwater contains contaminants. We have the PPE to safely remediate the water and restore your home.

SERVPRO Can Help You Manage the Multifaceted Process of Removing Contamination When Flood Damage Affects Your North Redington Beach Property

Before you think of what to decontaminate, you should probably ask yourself why you need to decontaminate your property. SERVPRO has resourceful crews that can respond to flooding situations in North Redington Beach properties seven days a week.

What Indicates Contamination in a Flooded Property?

You may question whether all the areas where you notice flood damage in your North Redington Beach property are contaminated, thus necessitating sanitizing. The filthy floodwater pollutes all the places it reaches since it contains many contaminants, including chemicals such as herbicides and biological pathogens. However, contamination can spread to the rest of the house too. From experience, our SERVPRO crews understand that pollutants can migrate further around the property:

  • If microbial growth in wet areas is not halted
  • Through the movement of people and materials around the property
  • If contaminants are aerosolized when using air movers to dry the property

Therefore, decontamination should factor in all these issues to guarantee the restoration of sanitary conditions in the house.

Which Areas Should I Decontaminate?

  • Surfaces
  • Deep within materials
  • The air

The best approach when addressing contamination is to take a holistic approach that reaches all the areas where harmful materials might accumulate. Our SERVPRO technicians can assist you with this. For instance, we perform controlled demolition to remove all porous materials affected by the floodwaters. We also use cleaning products with the correct chemical agents, including Phenolics and Quaternary compounds, which neutralize contaminants effectively.

When contaminants might be aerosolized during the drying phase, we incorporate AFD, air filtration devices in the process. The devices have layered filtration systems with poly-pun primary filters and HEPA filters, ensuring the removal of 99.97% of particles and contaminants from the air.

Understanding how contamination affects your property helps ease the cleanup process. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

A Plumbing Problem Caused Leaks in My Seminole Property Leaving Me with Water Damage. Where Should I Begin?

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

Drainpipe under sink leaking Even small plumbing leaks can cause a lot of water damage. Call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

Call SERVPRO Technicians to Help You Perform Water Restoration in Your Seminole Home

Most modern properties are built upon a cement slab foundation since it is easy to construct, the cost is ultimately low, and it offers unparalleled durability. However, plumbing lines such as water input lines and sewer mains may be running through these slabs. With time, the embedded pipes may develop leaks and cracks that can cause devastating damage to your Seminole property.

Can I do Anything Before the Restorers Arrive?

Begin by stopping the water leak by turning off the water main to your property and attempting to remove the water using a wet/dry vacuum. Our SERVPRO crew can help you perform water restoration in your Seminole residence by drying the affected areas thoroughly, disinfecting them, and removing odors. Our techs are always available to respond to our customer's emergencies. Since we understand how devastating the situation can turn out, we take the shortest period possible to get to our customers' property.

What are Some of the Signs of a Slab Leak?

Slow leaks can go for an extended period without being detected. The changes can also be so incremental and go unnoticed. If you notice any of these signs, chances are you have a slab leak.

  • Cracks on your foundation
  • A foul smell on floors or walls
  • High water bills
  • Uneven growth in foundation plants or lawn
  • Damp or discolored floor coverings

If you have one or more items mentioned above, hire a reputable plumber immediately and a licensed restoration expert to prevent further damage to your property.

How do you Identify Areas with Highly Concentrated Moisture?

At SERVPRO, we have up-to-date equipment and tools that effectively conduct water cleanup and restoration. Our technicians can use infrared cameras during the inspection process to determine where moisture is highly concentrated. The results provided by the equipment help our team to determine the most suitable restoration strategies to use.

It is also essential to determine if the water is contaminated. We can use a luminometer to test surfaces and water for organic contamination. The equipment helps us determine the right disinfecting product to use on the affected area.

How do you Dry Floors?

To prevent mold growth, fast and efficient drying is required. We will use a portable electric heater to direct heat to a specific area. The machine uses heat exchangers to transfer heat from hot coils to air streams produced by air movers. For effective results when using this equipment, we focus our drying on the affected surface only. The machine can dry your floor in a brief period.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can provide you with effective water cleanup and restoration services. Call us today at (727) 391-6212. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

What are the Benefits of Using a Seminole Professional Fire Restoration Company?

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

smoke damage on wall and ceiling Smoke and soot damage are challenging to remove. SERVPRO's team is highly trained to remediate your any fire damage your home incurs.

SERVPRO has Trained and Certified Technicians to Take Care of All Phases of Seminole Fire Damage 

Seminole homeowners may be tempted to handle the post-fire cleanup in their properties using DIY methods. Unfortunately, this decision can cost money in secondary damages such as ruining surfaces and the spread of soot within the house. 

SERVPRO technicians have the experience and professional equipment to handle Seminole fire restoration services. When a homeowner hands off the job to the technicians, they will get frequent updates for each mitigation phase. The act of outsourcing can help alleviate the stress by:

  • SERVPRO will communicate with the insurance carrier to determine what actions are covered, so there are no surprise out-of-pocket charges
  • The technicians use professional equipment which has a direct bearing on the outcome of the cleanup
  • Avoid exposure to potential health hazards such as airborne soot or structural materials

Removing smoke damage in a home goes a long way towards reducing the pungent odor left behind by the house fire. When items such as upholstery, plastic, and wood burn, they do not burn cleanly and deposit residues. SERVPRO technicians work safely, wear protective gear, and often put up a containment barrier around the work area to limit the spread of airborne particulates. 

An example of cleaning versus replacement might be a homeowner's favorite table that gets covered with soot during a fire. Upon inspection, SERVPRO technicians do not find signs of heat or water damage, and using their wood-specific cleaning solutions, they can lift away the smoke damage and clean the table without causing harm to the surface.

Seminole residents trust SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for all types and sizes of fire restoration. Our trained and certified technicians are available 24/7 to make the damage "Like it never even happened." 

What Kind of Flood Damage Can I Expect in My Seminole Home After a Flood?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Flood waters outside of home When flooding damages your home, SERVPRO will be there. We will restore your home to its previous condition.

Flooding in the Seminole Area Often Seriously Damages Local Homes.

As you can imagine, the Florida peninsula is frequently the site of severe coastal storms that range from seasonal thunderstorms to full-blown hurricanes. Seminole residents, like those in other parts of the state, are not immune to the threat of these storms or the flood damage they often cause.

Flood damage in Seminole comes in many forms, and SERVPRO technicians have effectively dealt with them all. After major storms pass and floodwaters recede, impacted homeowners usually need water removal services, water damage repairs, and biohazard remediation, like sewage cleanup and antimicrobial fogging.

Upon Entering Recently Flooded Residences, Our Flood Restoration Experts Often Encounter:

  • Large pools of standing water on the ground floors of homes, in both open and concealed areas that need to be cleaned up with wet vacs or an extractor
  • Hazardous wastes left by receding floodwaters, which may cause health effects that must be professionally removed and discarded
  • Floodwater-saturated building materials and structural elements that must be dried out and treated with antimicrobials
  • Collapsed floors and warped walls that need to be reconstructed by trained professionals
  • Mold and mildew growths can be addressed by interior drying efforts and antifungal fogging
  • Odorous interior areas that need to be deodorized with high-tech foggers and commercial-grade deodorants

After obtaining the results of the initial inspection, our skilled technicians quickly proceed to address whichever of these flood-related issues your home may have. 

So, whenever you are unfortunate enough to suffer flood damage, keep your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches in mind. We are always here to assist you, day or night, 365 days a year, at (727) 391-6212.

How Can Water Restoration Companies Help My North Redington Beach Business?

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

Here to help If water damage strikes in your property, just call the experts at SERVPRO, we are Here to help!

A Quality North Redington Beach Remediator Can Help Your Business in Several Ways.

Dealing with water leaks is a relatively common part of operating a business in North Redington Beach. This is because, regardless of the type of enterprise you are involved in, you are likely to experience one or more leak-causing issues eventually. When such problems inevitably occur, you are going to need professional assistance. 

North Redington Beach water restoration companies like SERVPRO can save impacted local businesses time and money. SERVPRO’s services usually enable area retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial enterprises to either continue their operations or quickly resume them after suffering a damaging, water-related event. 

A Few of The Ways Our Water Damage Remediation Experts Do This Are:

  • Quickly arriving onsite and repairing burst pipes or those with leaks to prevent excessive amounts of water from flooding your business
  • Providing water removal services to rapidly eliminate pools of standing water that could cause hazards or stop your operations
  • Repairing storm-related roof damage and clearing away debris from clogged gutters to fix or prevent ceiling leaks
  • Drying efforts to limit mold growth that could cause unpleasant odors, impact aesthetics, or cause health effects in customers and employees
  • Deodorizing water-damaged sites to mask or eliminate persistent foul odors that may drive off those who enter your facilities
  • Performing quick water damage repairs on structural elements so that an impacted business can reopen sooner

Once our work has been completed, your business is usually back to its pre-water event condition. 

With that said, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches always strives to be among the best water restoration companies in Seminole. We, therefore, are always ready to clean up and repair your firm’s water damage. Contact us anytime at (727) 391-6212 for assistance.

Why Should I Consider SERVPRO When I Need Mold Remediation in Seminole?

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Mold is a serious issue that should be taken care of right away. Don't wait, call in the experts at SERVPRO!

There Are Several Reasons SERVPRO Is a Good Choice for Mold Remediation.

Effectively performing mold remediation work requires fast action, specialized knowledge, and cutting-edge equipment. These service necessities are why you need help from a resourceful Seminole company like SERVPRO to get the job done right. Choosing such a remediator is going to save you both time and money in the long run.

As far as mold remediation in Seminole goes, SERVPRO is one of the most effective firms. SERVPRO’s owners and technicians have several decades’ worth of combined cleanup and restoration experience. Over these years, our mold specialists have successfully performed everything from mold inspection, basement mold remediation, and bathroom mold removal to black mold damage repairs. All of this in-house expertise has enabled our company to:

  • Fine-tune its procedures and speed up response times so that we can arrive at your residence and complete the required work in less time than most other local firms
  • Gain a greater understanding of mold, what causes it to develop, where it is most likely to be found, and how to best address the damage it causes
  • Acquire, locally station, and learn how to maximize the effectiveness of all the most technologically advanced equipment in the mold remediation industry

These long-term service improvements have transformed us into one of the best mold damage cleanup and restoration companies in the Seminole area.

With all this in mind, it is clear why SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is a good choice for mold remediation work in the Seminole area. So, regardless of the severity of your mold-related damage, rest assured that our experts can likely fix your home’s issues. Call us whenever you need us at (727) 391-6212.

Fire Damage In Your Seminole Kitchen

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician You need a team you can trust after a fire strikes in your home. Call SERVPRO right away.

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 damage “Like it never even happened.”

Introducing the Simple Way to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Seminole

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians and equipment Our technicians are prepared with the training and state of the art equipment your property needs after a water incident.

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 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 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 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.

Skilled Fire Damage Restoration Yields Best Results in Seminole Homes

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over fire You can depend on our SERVPRO teams to cleanup and restore your property and personal belongings after a fire takes place.

Count on SERVPRO in Seminole When You Require Dependable Fire Damage Restoration Services

In many fire damaged homes, soot and smoke residue pose a challenge during the clean-up and restoration process. The stubborn residue is what leaves foul odors behind, which is why you should never even trust cleaning up of even the most minor blaze to DIY methods alone. In addition to nasty odor control, SERVPRO features technicians who will ensure all of the structural and building materials for your Seminole home are returned to pre-fire condition. Once we finish, your entire interior will be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Addressing Fire Damage Restoration in Seminole

What sets SERVPRO apart from the rest is that we feature proven methods and the best equipment in the industry. By taking the time to assess each restoration project meticulously, we can streamline our processes to execute house fire clean up in Seminole in a fast, efficient manner. After most fires, some areas that must get addressed include:

  • Handling soot and smoke particles that may have traveled through your HVAC system.
  • Clearing out the water left behind after first responders extinguish the blaze.
  • Tackling heavily charred debris that must get safely removed and properly disposed of according to local guidelines.
  • The repair or replace building materials, carpeting, fixtures, and other elements impacted by the fire.
  • Deodorizing by our odor control technicians (OCT) to make it “Like it never even happened.”

While many odors leave with residue clean up, some may penetrate flooring and structural framing. SERVPRO technicians have access to specialized deodorization agents to rid your property of foul smells that would otherwise leave a lingering reminder of the fire event.

Fire damage restoration is nothing you should leave to chance by trying to tackle it on your own. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches so that we can get you the results you need. Reach us 24/7 by dialing (727) 391-6212.

Why Controlled Demolition is Sometimes Necessary After Water Damage in Seminole

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

home with walls removed When water damages your home, you want the experts at SERVPRO. Call right away after a water incident to avoid additional damages.

Controlled Demolition and Cleanup After Seminole Water Damage

Most of the restoration companies that you can come into contact with after a water damage 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 water damage 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 and Restoration

Cleanup after demolition and new construction is a vital element to getting your property back to pre-damage 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 damage 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 water damage incident “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (727) 391-6212.

Fire can Damage Both the Contents and the Structure of Your Seminole Property

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Illustration You can count on our professionals with state of the art equipment to quickly restore your property so you can return safely after a fire incident.

Restoring Fire Damaged Contents in Your Seminole Home

Once disaster strikes your Seminole home, you need assurances that you can secure skilled technicians with the appropriate experience to overcome the effects throughout your property. Fires can have devastating effects on the structure of your home, not to mention the lingering and widespread damages that can occur inside of it. However, as a homeowner, often one of the biggest concerns you face is the contents of your home that now sit at risk of soot and smoke damages.

While fire damages can affect your Seminole property in multiple ways, the effects on the contents and your belongings within the house can be the hardest to ignore. Our SERVPRO franchise has a dedicated Contents Department with the specific job of removing damaged and at-risk items from your home to offer detailed and individual restoration efforts to each one.

One of the ways that we can help to assure that the contents of your home receive the best possible care and treatment throughout the restoration process is with our advanced technology and equipment available to our franchise.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

For smoke damaged items, we have cleaning agents and deodorization products designed to control and neutralize the harsh odor smoke can embed into the contents of your residence. For open areas and furniture/materials not removed from the house, we can utilize equipment like our air scrubbers to improve air quality inside and thermal foggers to address the noxious scent.

Mitigation is a critical component to fire restoration work, and our SERVPRO 24-hour response team reflects this understanding. Our highly-trained IICRC certified fire and smoke restoration technicians are available any time that disaster strikes, able to mobilize quickly and arrive shortly after you call to begin efforts to protect and preserve your home.

Our fire recovery team has ongoing training to be among the most educated and experienced professionals in the industry. Our efforts and advanced equipment ensure that fire restoration work happens fast, starting with our initial response to your emergency. Give our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches fire restoration technicians a call anytime you need us at (727) 391-6212.

Why Do Seminole Residents Need SERVPRO for Flood Damage Assistance?

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded room After your home suffers flood damage, you need a team of professionals to assist you with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

SERVPRO Acts Fast to All Flood Damage Calls, Ensuring Seminole Residents Get Rapid Results!

Many areas may need special attention when you have flood damage in Seminole. Floodwater cleanup must involve more than just water removal services, as there can be a lot of contaminants found throughout your property. Anywhere that the water touched must get carefully cleaned and deodorized. 

SERVPRO addresses specific needs with flood damage in Seminole that may involve areas like:

  • Carpeting/Carpet Padding: If you encountered clean water flooding from a burst pipe or a water spill, traditional drying methods might be enough. However, contaminated stormwater calls for the removal and replacement of all carpet and padding to eliminate harmful bacteria.
  • Structural Damages: Our IICRC-certified crew is well-trained in flood and water damage remediation. We know how to assess your structural elements to ensure your building is safe. If necessary, controlled demolition gets performed to replace questionable areas to leave your home safe and sound. 
  • Biohazards: Microorganisms with flood water or water mixing with chemicals can pose a problem. We use advanced equipment and EPA-registered antimicrobials to boost our cleaning efforts. 
  • Odor Control: The last thing you want is for lingering, foul odors to be a reminder of the flooding that took place. After water clean up and drying, we sanitize all surfaces and implement odor control techniques using cleaning agents, deodorizers, and counteractants.

Why is SERVPRO your best bet to ensure your interior is “Like it never even happened,” after flooding? We have trained water restoration technicians (WRT) on staff with access to the best products, equipment, and proven methods to ensure your project gets done right the first time. 

Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 if you have flooding that must get addressed fast. We are the top team in the area to handle flood damage and detailed restoration.

Country Clubs Face Major Losses when Mold Damage Happens in Seminole

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage on your property.

Quick Response to Mold Damage at Your Club is How We Get Your Facility Rapidly Remediated

Having a management role in a country club can be a great position, but it comes with lots of responsibility. Ensuring that the grounds are well-manicured, those indoor recreational areas are kept clean, and everything else is running as it should be can take lots of time and effort. 

Finding that your Seminole facility has mold damage can be a disaster. Not only might guests fear the worst, such as contamination of their belongings and subsequent contamination of their homes, but mold can be downright ugly even to see. We can help alleviate this fiasco in its entirety and do so quickly, easily, and relatively painlessly. 

Mold Damage Inspection

Because mold can travel throughout a building via air filtration systems, locating all areas where mold is more likely to be found is easily done with a hygrometer. This device can identify areas that have higher readings of moisture. Mold needs moisture to grow, so there is no need to look in dry areas. 

Some areas, such as locker rooms and showering facilities, are often much more prone to developing mold damage, while others, such as the pro shop, might be less likely to be stricken with mold growth. However, we always examine anywhere that might be harboring mold. There are many times when we find mold that is hiding in surprising locations! 

Running a large facility for clientele with diverse interests can be challenging, but we at SERVPRO know that the stability of the environment needs to be just that – stable. When a possible health risk is found, remediation is the only answer to continuing to remain operational. 

As we work, we know that it is crucial to your peace of mind that guests and club members are not disturbed. We have experience in remediation in large facilities, including hospitals, where it was necessary to work alongside patients and hospital staff while remaining out of the way. 

For any problems your facility has with mold damage, call us. We are SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, and we can make it “Like it never even happened.” Just call us 24/7 at (727) 391-6212.

Flood Damage in Seminole Can Take the Fun Out of Florida Living

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

water in home Storms can bring flooding and water damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Provides Solutions to Flooding in Seminole

Living near the beaches is considered a beautiful location, but it also comes with many surprises. Flooding is one of these surprises, but we can help your family regain your home. SERVPRO only uses the most recent industry developments and scientific discoveries in performing restorative work.

Seminole is divided by water, which provides revenue through tourism, fun, and beauty, but this water can also cause flood damage to affect Seminole homes adversely. There are other ways that water can flood, such as seasonal storms, hurricanes, and indoor plumbing accidents. Outside sources often bring debris and other contaminants with them, which significantly increases the problem's severity.

When flooding happens, the materials in your home react to the water. Some, such as wallpaper, carpeting, and furniture, are immediately affected. Other materials take longer to show signs of their contact with the water. Because flooding continues to create more and more damage the longer it remains in a home, we are always available regardless of the hour.

Items that Need Water Clean Up

Carpeting can become stained almost immediately by any furniture legs that rest directly on the carpet's surface. Wallpaper and linoleum can both lose their adhesive qualities and can eventually separate from glued surfaces. Drywall can deteriorate over time, slowly becoming worse and worse.

Water from any source can seep into areas that never came into contact with the initial intrusion. Flooded homes always have higher humidity levels than the air outside. Higher humidity in a home can create problems with deterioration and corrosion in a multitude of locations.

These situations stemming from flood damage mean it is imperative to begin cleaning up flood damage immediately. Every minute that goes by with water standing in your home creates additional problematic situations. SERVPRO has the pump trucks needed for any size flooding incident.

Water Removal Equipment

After we have reduced the amount of water to the degree suitable for handheld equipment, we can continually, step-by-step, work toward bringing the moisture levels in your home back within normal ranges. This includes the humidity levels in the air. We do not stop with just drying your home's walls and floors and the furnishings inside, but we also reduce the moisture in the air.

Flood Damage Restoration

After the moisture levels are under control, we then move onto other stages of restoration. Flood damage can include the smell of floodwaters, as well as sewage or other debris. We can restore a fresh and clean scent to your home, so it does not only look restored, but it smells restored, also. 

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, at (727) 391-6212, can be reached anytime, for any emergency. We can help restore your flood damaged home so that you and your family can get back to your everyday routines quickly.

Is Odor Removal Part of Fire Damage Services in Seminole?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen after fire We have the training, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a fire. Call us right away.

SERVPRO in Seminole Incorporates Odor Control into our Fire Damage Restoration Service

Every year there are over 358,000 fires in homes across the US. One of the toughest parts of following a fire is ridding your home of the unpleasant odors caused by soot, combustion, and smoke. The microscopic size of smoke particles allows them to permeate most parts of a home, including untreated or exposed woods, drywall, fabrics, and furniture. Generally, porous items of furniture suffer worse from smoke infiltration. Professional services can help with:

  • Smoke remediation
  • Smoke damage
  • Fire damaged homes

There are ways to tackle fire damage in your Seminole home using household appliances. Carpets can often absorb odor particles and be treated by placing baking soda directly onto the carpet surface then vacuuming the area. Using a steam cleaner can also help to dislodge smoke residues that bond to carpet fibers; however, managing the drying process can be complex; a wet carpet is at risk of attracting mold or other microorganisms. Professional services can:

  • Vacuum surfaces using high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) fittings filter out the odor or soot particles from a carpet. 
  • SERVPRO technicians can apply an emulsifying agent onto the carpet to absorb soot or odors if baking soda fails. 
  • Refitting ducts and shafts of a heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit can often tackle unwanted fire odors. 

To get rid of fire odors, contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches for fire damage restoration at (727) 391-6212.

Fast Water Removal Services Available for Residents of North Redington Beach

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

air scrubber in bathroom Water, Moisture, and Odor Removal in a Seminole condo after a water damaging event is best when done by SERVPRO

Quick Water Removal Can Save Your Property From Secondary Damages

Water tends to flow into the lowest part of your home, regardless of the type of damage you might experience. You could have problems with your roof, plumbing issues, or something as simple as an improperly sealed window that leads to standing water in your North Redington Beach home.

When the unexpected happens, you need access to someone with the personnel and resources necessary to perform water removal services for your North Redington Beach area home immediately. The faster you get to the problem, the easier it is to limit damage to your floors, walls, furniture, and other personal property. It helps to get professional help as soon as possible and significantly impacts the amount of damage you experience.

SERVPRO technicians respond to water intrusions of all types and sizes. There are various services available to help keep the affected space dry, improving your home’s indoor environment.

Water Damage Restoration Training

SERVPRO gives you access to IICRC-certified technicians, who have several years of experience removing moisture from homes quickly and efficiently. Our available equipment includes water extractors of all shapes and sizes, along with air movers that help speed up the drying process. We also use infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers to ensure the removal of every drop of water invading your home.

At SERVPRO, our technicians clean and sanitize the affected area with antimicrobial agents to prevent mold from developing and make every attempt to finish restoring your home to a safe, healthy condition as soon as possible. We work with your insurance company, making the entire process as stress-free as possible.

Allow SERVPRO of Seminole and Central Gulf Beaches to take the weight off your shoulders. Our team of caring, professional water mitigation specialists are here to guide you through the process and get your home back to normal fast. Call today. (727) 391-6212

Partner With SERVPRO to Manage Your Water Damage Disaster in Seminole

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

lgr dehumidifier SERVPRO utilizes advanced drying equipment like this LGR-low grain refrigerant dehumidifier to mitigate water damage in Seminole homes and condos

Contact SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

The carefree beach-centered life that attracted you to the Central Gulf, unfortunately, 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, contact SERVPRO if you're wondering, "where can I get restoration services near me?"

Many issues manifest when water damages your Seminole home. The main 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 that the staff working in your home has both 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 the value of all the properties we are privileged to service by using all the resources we have.

Water Damage Repairs

Choosing SERVPRO as your water damage restoration partner means our staff will make every possible effort to extract moisture from existing structures and fixtures right on site. Cost and time savings result, with your home disrupted for less time than if we did tear-outs and replacements. We accomplish restoration in place by using powerful air movers and dehumidifiers. The classes our technicians master cover methods to measure moisture levels and to determine a drying goal based on best industry practices. They 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 deodorizing.

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

What Are the Most Common Types of Fire Damage Experienced by Seminole Businesses?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

servpro van parked at jobsite Fire damaged commercial structures in Seminole benefit from SERVPRO's rapid response time--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Seminole Business Owners Often Suffer All Kinds of Fire Damage.

When you own a business in Seminole, fire risks are always present. These come in many forms and can be caused by any number of owner, employee, or customer mishaps. If these accidents cause fire damage, you need the assistance of trained remediation professionals.

SERVPRO is one of the first restorers business owners call when they suffer fire damage in Seminole. Our fire and smoke damage experts have successfully dealt with just about every type of fire damage restoration and smoke remediation issue local commercial establishments have experienced.

We have expertly handled:

  • Complete reconstructions of thoroughly destroyed rooms and spaces
  • Cleanups of various types of residues encountered during fire restoration efforts
  • Removals of airborne dust particles resulting from fire and smoke damage
  • Sanitizing of HVAC duct work to prevent the further spread of harmful smoke particles
  • Thorough deodorization of fire and smoke-impacted materials and spaces

We are mindful of the fact that time is of the essence when it comes to your business operations. So, we strive to perform all of our services quickly and effectively to return your business to its pre-fire condition whenever possible.

Dedicated to helping you overcome your fire-related troubles, your friendly neighbors at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches want you to know we are always here when you need us. Call us anytime at (727) 391-6212 for assistance.

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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.

Flooding in Your Seminole Home?

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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.

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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.

Enjoy Some Holiday Fun Near North Redington Beach.

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North Redington Beach Have you suffered flood damage? Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service near you.

Visit the “Holiday Lights & Rides in the Park” Event Just Outside North Redington Beach.

Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids near North Redington Beach over their long holiday break?  Well, the nearby city of Largo has just the activity for you.  The community is holding its annual “Holiday Lights & Rides in the Park” every night in Largo Central Park between Thanksgiving Day and January 3rd, from 5 to 11 PM.  Details about the activity include:

The park features a seven-story Ferris wheel, an elephant-themed ride, and seventy acres decorated with more than two million LED holiday lights.

  • Rides operate until 11 PM, but light displays are turned off at 10 PM.
  • Park admission is free.
  • Rides are $5 each or five for $20
  • Food and drinks are available from onsite vendors.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate this festive season, your friends at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches would like to wish you and your family happy holidays.  With that said, we also want you to know that we are always here to help.  If you ever suffer flood damage, call us at (727) 391-6212 for assistance.

There are Many Exciting, Fun Things to Do Around Seminole

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Green SERVPRO vehicles ready for action. Water damage mitigation should be handled by the professionals. Call SERVPRO for fast and experience help that is needed for this process.

Seminole Offers Residents Access to Fine Outdoor and Indoor Entertainments 

Seminole’s prime location near Florida’s Gulf Coast gives its residents access to numerous impressive entertainment options. While many of these, of course, involve the great outdoors, not all of them do. Close to the city are several exceedingly beautiful beaches that offer visitors a wide variety of experiences. Also nearby are quite a few parks and other natural areas where it is possible to bike, hike, kayak, fish, bird-watch, or commune with nature. In addition to all this, there are several cultural offerings, like museums and art galleries, for locals to enjoy. With that said, area shoppers can appreciate the sheer number of exciting shopping options to be found around Seminole.           

The Best Local Beaches and What Each Offers

The Gulf seashore, with its diverse beaches, is a mere five-mile drive from Seminole and is, therefore, within easy reach of those living in the community. Beachgoers of all types can also rest assured that they are likely to find a nearby beach that suits their tastes. Some of the more notable beaches that locals have developed an affinity for are:

Bellaire Beach: Northern waterfront area that is a popular place to kayak and windsurf

Indian Rocks Beach: Quieter beach with fewer tourists, but several excellent restaurants, that is great for relaxing, sunbathing, spending time with family, or boating

Indian Shores Beach: Site of the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary and an excellent place to visit if you are interested in bird-watching

Madeira Beach: Known for its superb fishing, a seafood festival, and a 1,100-foot boardwalk

Treasure Island Beach: A wide white sand beach that is busier than others, with a lot of attractions, hotels, and restaurants, where you can swim, snorkel, parasail, or do any number of other water-related activities

As you can see, the Seminole area has a beach for water sport enthusiasts, those seeking local weekend or holiday fun, families wanting to spend some quality time together, and people in search of a little peace and quiet.   

Picturesque Parks and Other Natural Settings Close to Seminole

Those wanting to partake in other outdoor activities away from the beach can also find what they are looking for within close reach. As an area somewhat removed from the urbanized settings of Tampa and St. Petersburg, Seminole boasts several parks and natural areas. They present residents with a wide array of natural habitats and have multi-use trails, boat launch points, fishing areas, playgrounds, and exercise stations, as well as cool shaded areas for them to use. A few nearby parks and gardens include:

  • Boca Ciega Millennium Park
  • John S. Taylor Park
  • Lake Seminole Park
  • Walsingham Park
  • War Veterans Memorial Park
  • The Florida Botanical Gardens

These natural venues give locals a place to refresh without them having to venture far from home and are available for use year-round.

Cultural Experiences Available Nearby

Not only do Seminole residents have easy access to a multitude of outdoor recreation options, but they are also in a region with countless cultural activities. These cultural opportunities, found across Pinellas County, range from arts center and museum visits to trips to parks with fully preserved pioneer homesteads. Specifically, our part of Florida is home to:

Morean Arts Center:  This nationally recognized center showcases modern and contemporary art, includes a children’s interactive center, and has a glass studio and workshop.

The Dali Museum: A museum with one of the largest collections of famed surrealist Salvador Dali’s artwork

The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg: Contains an extensive library and permanent exhibits memorializing the Holocaust with various artifacts.    

Mahaffey Theater: This theater, a part of the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, hosts everything from Broadway-style plays to more contemporary entertainment forms

Downtown Clearwater: A trendy area with numerous retail and dining options that holds a monthly Art Walk and often has live entertainment  

Pinewood Cultural Park: An area inside the Florida Botanical Gardens that encompasses more than twenty acres of preserved historic buildings and grounds from the region’s pioneering past

Each of these activities represents a good day’s worth or more of affordable entertainment and are all within an exceedingly short drive of downtown Seminole.

As you can see, our region is an ideal place to work and live. Residents and visitors can enjoy a host of relaxing natural settings, various exciting outdoor recreations, and numerous culturally enriching activities. However, with all these attractions come increased risks. These risks are largely due to the area’s notorious storm season, and the water damage weather-impacted roofs and drainage systems can potentially cause.      

As your neighbors, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches would like to remind you that we are always here and ready to help you with water damage mitigation. Call us anytime at (727) 391-6212 for assistance.

What Makes SERVPRO Better Than Other Local Water Damage Mitigation Services?

Unlike other water damage mitigation services in the Seminole area, SERVPRO has both the expertise and equipment to do most jobs effectively. Our skilled technicians receive extensive industry training and have access to all the cutting edge tools of the water damage mitigation and cleanup trade. Our firm benefits from all of the following:

Technicians educated and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in specific fields like applied structural drying, applied microbial remediation, water damage restoration, carpet cleaning, carpet repair & reinstallation, floor care, upholstery & fabric cleaning, and odor control.

High-tech remediation equipment like air movers, Injectidry systems, refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers, ultra-low volume and thermal foggers, and a wide array of EPA-approved antimicrobials and deodorants

Local facilities and warehouses that make it possible for us to be onsite within four hours of your call, any time of the day or night, 365 days a year   

Equipped with all of these human and equipment resources, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is in a better position to help you with water damage mitigation than other area services. With that said, contact us anytime at (727) 391-6212 for assistance.

Learn About Seminole’s Heritage at Heritage Village

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Heritage Village Take some time to learn about Seminole’s Heritage at Heritage Village while our team eliminates your homes fire damage.

Plan a Visit from Seminole to Largo to Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane

Heritage Village is a short distance away from Largo, but the history it portrays dates back to colonial times. A true reflection of life when the area was developed, this park is a jewel in Pinellas County. It offers an inexpensive and enriching activity to enjoy with the whole family in an outdoor setting. Typically open Wednesday through Saturday, visitors can enjoy special presentations as well as self-guided tours. Some activities you may enjoy include-

  • Spinning and weaving demonstrations
  • Two museum galleries
  • Restored homes spread out throughout the park’s 21 acres, restored and ready for visitation

The visit to Heritage Village typically takes between two and three hours to complete and is very family-friendly. For more information, always consult its website before visiting.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches also focuses on the restoration of homes, but from a different standpoint. Our strength lies in assisting homeowners needing fire damage restoration services, following industry best practices. Whenever you find your home in trouble, call us at (727) 391-6212 and let us work for you until it feels and looks “Like it never even happened.”

Let Marine Life in North Redington into Your Life

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sea turtle/ ocean life Enjoy the beauty of the ocean life in North Redington Beach, while SERVPRO works to bring back the beauty of your property after water damage strikes.

At the Beach, on a Kayak, or at the Aquarium, North Redington Residents can Embrace Sea Life Year-round.

One of the beauties about living in the North Redington Beach area is that the water is all around you. Whether you choose to explore it on a kayak or want to spend some quiet fishing time, you only need to walk outside and bask in the warm Florida sun. You can also visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for a more academic view of sea life, just a short drive away. If you are worried about enjoying the brand-new Ruth & J.O. Stone Dolphin Complex, where you can hear the story of Winter and other rescued dolphins, you shouldn’t be. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium has taken additional steps to protect its guests at this time, including-

  • Limiting space to allow for social distancing
  • Use of face masks of staff and guests
  • Temperature checks before admission
  • It is best to purchase tickets ahead of time given the reduced capacity guidelines

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is here to maintain your home or business's beauty, so it matches its beautiful surroundings. Call us at (727) 391-6212 when you need the best water restoration company and we will leave your place “Like it never even happened.”

Seminole Residents Enjoy Natural Beauty and City Life Around Them Despite Fire Damage to their Home

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Logo Our dedicated technicians at SERVPRO will restore every level of fire damage on your property "Like it never even happened."

The Rich History and Landscape of Seminole is the Perfect Backdrop to Homeowners.  SERVPRO Helps Restore Homes in the Area When an Accident Happens.

Seminole and its proximity to the beach provides an ideal backdrop to raise a family, buy a second home, or retire. Located in Pinellas County, historians share that its name comes from the Seminole tribe, who once inhabited the area. Documentation of the first white settlement dates to the 1840s. At its south, Saint Petersburg makes it an easily accessible location for those who visit or reside in Florida but want the benefit of a large airport and a robust healthcare system. Surrounded by natural beauties such as Pinellas Park, Madeira Beach, and Indian Rocks Beach, the town is more affordable than other Florida cities.

Following early settlers, Albert and Dell Meares play a pivotal role in the city’s development. Upon the arrival of their family of twelve in 1879, the family settled into what is now known as Seminole City Park. In their honor, the Park’s lake is named Meares Lake. Their home became central to the town’s growth as it served as its post office and trade spot for its community, known as John’s Pass at the time. The John’s Pass Post Office delivered mail to and from Clearwater.  

In the meantime, Stuart Meares, Albert’s brother, joined forces with him to purchase land in the area. The brothers’ land produced citrus, much like other leading families in the area, while Dell sold shells via mail and locally-grown plants. When Dell passed away, she became the first person to be buried in the Seminole cemetery. It wasn’t until 1970 that Seminole incorporated, and in 1974 it bought the Meares’s property for $200,000. Sadly, the original home was in poor condition and was demolished. Seminole City Park later opened in 2001 after undergoing substantial renovations.

In 1911, a bridge connecting Seminole and St. Petersburg was built across Long Bayou, and in 1914 the Tampa & Gulf Coast Railway kicks off its service to connect Seminole with neighboring towns in Pinellas county. It wasn’t until the 1940s that the area shifted from being mainly agricultural to developing residential areas and causing an economic shift in its activities. Nowadays, commercial development is healthy in this residential community, and it boasts many family-oriented amenities. Senior services are a significant portion of Seminole’s economy, as is the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College.

What to visit in Seminole?

Seminole’s central location puts many activities within reach of its residents and visitors. 

Whether you are outdoorsy or prefer the comfort of an inside venue, you are sure to find something to explore in the area. Some of the most notable attractions include-

  • The Florida Botanical Gardens- Typically open seven days a week, all are welcome to enjoy trails and a moment with Mother Nature while in the Gardens. Friendly dogs on a leash are invited to enjoy the space as well. No admission fee is necessary, but donations are highly encouraged.
  • St. Pete Pier District- A short drive to St. Petersburg will find you in a newly renovated Pier District along the waterfront. A combination of green space, restaurants, local artisans, public art, and fishing make a visit to the Pier a relaxing and entertaining one.
  • Boca Ciega Millenium Park- A visit to the Park’s observation tower gives you a view of the Boca Ciega Bay from a 35-foot height. Bird-lovers enjoy visiting this park because of the variety of birds visible, including wading birds and upland birds. If you bring your little ones with you, a picnic and a visit to the playground area may just be what you need to spend some quality time as a family, including your small dogs! The history of Boca Ciega Millenium Park continues to be uncovered, and the finding of fossil bones has challenged the academic community to continue its exploration of the land.

Education in Seminole

Many don’t realize that Pinellas County is part of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, a regional initiative led by the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, and the University of Florida. The Tech Corridor seeks to encourage partnerships to grow the high tech industry in the region. In Seminole, St. Petersburg College is part of the state college system, and its campus is one of eleven throughout the state. Although not residential, it offers many four-year degrees to students in the area. Several Pinellas County schools are also recognized as top in the state, making the county an excellent option for families with school-aged children.

Life in Seminole is a great intersection of small-town living with big-city services. As a resident, you have the option of venturing into local adventures or traveling a bit further to St. Petersburg and surrounding areas. Wherever you choose to go, life in sunny Florida won’t disappoint.

SERVPRO Restores Your Home in Seminole 

Although Seminole residential neighborhoods are relatively young by some standards, homes of all ages can suffer fire damage due to electrical malfunctions or human-caused accidents. Thankfully, SERVPRO is ready to help whenever a fire erupts in a home or commercial building and needs restoration. Our staff trains diligently with experts in our field and learns the industry best practices, which we later apply to our job sites. Aside from our fire damage restoration expertise, we also offer ancillary services such as move-outs and drywall replacement. Our goal is to mitigate your loss and minimize the disruption to your daily life.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is part of our community's fabric, and we strive to protect our neighbors whenever water or fire wreak havoc in their homes. 

Our services are accessible around the clock, and all you need to do is place a call at (727) 391-6212 to reach us. When you face damage of any size, do not hesitate to reach out to us and invite us to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Seminole Residents Can Protect their Body, Soul, and Mind this Fall

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

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The City of Seminole Provides Entertainment Opportunities for Everyone in Your Family

Even though Seminole's weather invites us to be outdoors for much of the year, sometimes we opt for indoor activities.  Luckily, our very own city has developed alternatives for its residents to enjoy from their homes, and they can attract people of all ages.

For our teens and young at heart, the Seminole Recreation Esports Online Series is an excellent opportunity to measure yourself against other video game players.  For a small fee, you can play your preferred video game competitively and reach new heights. If you question the benefits of Esports, consider this:

  • They give us the chance to foster strategic thinking and competitiveness in a moment when in-person sports events are limited
  • They help create a sense of (virtual) community and discover shared interests with others
  • Introduces players to another way to view video games, a growing industry in Florida

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is also here to give you peace of mind whether you need remediation in your home or other restoration services.  Call us at (727) 391-6212 and let us show you how we can leave your home "Like it never even happened."

How Can Seminole Property Owners Perform Fire Damage Restoration After a Fire?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration is a Complicated Task that Requires a Certified Restorer Like SERVPRO in Seminole.

Nothing can prepare a homeowner for the outcome of a fire. Most of the time, property owners are left stranded about where to begin the restoration process. However, if you contact SERVPRO technicians in Seminole immediately after the unfortunate incident, we can prevent further damage and get your property to its former glory in a short period.

What are some of the items that I can clean myself?
We do not advise property owners to carry out any cleanup task after fire damage in a Seminole property. Without the required skills and proper equipment and products, it is possible you could cause more damage in an attempt to clean your damaged home and its contents.

However, you can help sort items by setting aside valuable items that are of high priority before our team of restorers arrives. Fragile items require immediate restoration. Separating the contents by priority can help our technicians save time and minimize damage.

Can I inspect my property after a fire?
If the property is severely damaged, we strongly advise property owners to avoid getting into the affected area. Apart from the concerns of smoke inhalation, fire can weaken the property's stability. Due to lack of proper training, you may contribute the spread of smoke and soot residues in unaffected areas.

SERVPRO professionals have decades of experience and the right equipment to conduct a thorough inspection. We begin with testing the affected surfaces to determine:
    •    If the damages existed before the fire.
    •    The location of smoke residues
    •    If we can clean the residues

The inspection helps us determine the best cleaning action to use. The cleaning process involves breaking the bond between the soils and the surface they adhere to. We use different cleaning actions to loosen the residues depending on the surface. The actions include:
    •    Suspension and dispersion
    •    Mechanical action
    •    Lubrication
    •    Chemical action

How do you clean affected wooden floors?
If the damage on your wooden floor is intense, we may recommend replacement. However, if heavy smoke residues cover your wooden floor, we can use roto pads and brushes to agitate the surface. The roto's drive block can accommodate various types of pads. That helps us pick the most effective pad for the damage. With this equipment, we can agitate, buff, and polish your wooden floor. If the damage only caused yellowing on your wooden floor, we can use a white towel to apply a wood crème paste on the surface.

Fire damage should not distort your daily activities. Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for effective restoration. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Is Water Damage Cleanup a DIY Job?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Many Seminole Homeowners Want to Take the Future of Their Properties into Their Own Hands with Cleaning and Restoration After a Water Loss Incident, but This is Very Rarely Advisable 

Cleaning up after a water damage event can be a challenge for Seminole property owners, especially without a credible understanding of the situation's severity. It is often believed that surface water is the extent of any threat to the property, but this is not typically where the damage ends.   

There are many stages of water mitigation for Seminole homes, and unsurprisingly, many homeowners believe that they can resolve these situations on their own. A varied level of action is necessary to manage immediate damaging concerns, not to mention the full restoration, cleaning, and repair of your property after these disasters occur. There are several advantages to choosing SERVPRO for our comprehensive restoration solutions. Some of these benefits include: 

  • Fast Response 
  • Experienced Technicians 
  • Industry-Leading Inventory of Recovery Tools 
  • Extensive Roster of Professionals for Jobs of All Sizes
  • Experience Working with Area Insurance Providers  

Can SERVPRO Provide Repairs?  

Repairs are among the first steps needed in a home after a water loss incident. Many homeowners might not realize the extent of construction expertise required to address current conditions and prevent worsening circumstances. Our SERVPRO team has a full team of experienced and knowledgeable general contractors to offer a variety of efficient services, including:  

  • Plumbing – When your house's plumbing network plays a role in the water damage, repairs to this utility are necessary. Our experienced contractors can access the breach and reinstall new connectors, portions of pipe, or fittings.  
  • Structural Damage – Assessing the structure's damage is one of the first steps in managing loss incidents. When structural breaches leave the home vulnerable to additional losses, we can rely on board up and tarping to help.  
  • Controlled Demolition – With the initial actions of highly-trained general contractors, controlled demolition can often be instrumental in providing the appropriate access for drying and recovery. These efforts also reduce phenomena like moisture-wicking that can damage a greater area of sensitive materials.  

What Are the Potential Concerns with Standing Water?  

Standing water in Seminole is a situation that presents multiple threats to the property, your personal belongings, and the occupants of the house. As insurmountable as this can feel, the right tools can make a difference in the efficient removal of any pooling. Unaddressed, absorption and saturation become overwhelming concerns for all exposed porous materials like engineered wood flooring, carpeting, drywall, and other similar compositions. Some of the efficient removal tools to overcome these concerns include:  

  • Submersible Pumps – Electric and gas-powered submersible pumps are ideal for standing water several inches in depth or more. With continuous, quiet operation, electric pumps are the standard for clean water incidents. 
  • Wet Vacuums – The versatility of wet vacuums makes them an everyday staple for water removal in homes. These are highly portable and can get used with various attachments to make them even more useful. 
  • Carpet Wands – As one of the attachments usable with specific pumps or wet vacuums in our water removal inventory, carpet wands are ideal for removing water from the carpet layer when the padding is removed. 

How Can Moisture Pockets Get Identified?  

Understanding where water has moved into the house is vital to addressing any of these concerns to prevent worsening conditions. Prolonged exposure can create mold threats or allow for the destruction of building materials used in your house's construction. Finding moisture beyond the surface often falls to our advanced technologies and detection devices, ranging from moisture meters and hygrometers to probing meters and thermal imagery. These options can help identify when focused drying efforts are necessary to evaporate trapped water in wall cavities and other sensitive materials.  

Is Mold a Common Concern?  

Mold is a condition that could develop quickly without the appropriate cleaning and water removal. Because of inadequate drying practices common to homeowner DIY restoration approaches, dampness and moisture become catalysts to microbial colonies' development. Fungal organisms feed on organic matter like drywall and wood standard in residences, and deterioration and degradation of these structural elements is a considerable threat.  

Mitigation is one of the most critical efforts that professional restoration technicians like our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches team can offer customers. These initial actions taken at the onset of water damage in your home can do more to prevent widespread irreparable harm to structural elements and secondary effects like mold and microbial growth. Contact us anytime at (727) 391-6212.

How Do You Rid Mold from a Business?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Remediates Commercial Mold Damage for Seminole Businesses Using Professional Mitigation Techniques

What professionals do you need for mold remediation?

Scientists and industrial hygienists can direct remediation services at your Seminole business. However, the heavy lifting is carried out by an applied microbial remediation technician (AMRT). AMRT's can operate under the guidance of an indoor environmental specialist (IEQ) or follow S500 guidelines for mold remediation in commercial settings. The S500 is a framework that the nationally recognized Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) produces for restoration services across the country. SERVPRO technicians are capable of remediating your business safely and responsibly.

How do you manage mold in business premises?

  • Contact a mold remediator to make a notification of loss
  • Inform staff of the affected areas and avoid unnecessary foot traffic
  • Provide any relevant historical information (e.g., flood losses, water damage, etc.) to a mold remediator at the first opportunity

Is it possible to make mold problems worse?

By not enlisting a commercial mold remediator for your Seminole business, the problem is likely to worsen. Cross-contamination may also significantly aggravate an existing microbial growth issue. As a business owner, it is essential to communicate to staff about the dangers of spreading mold by entering or coming into contact with infested areas. You may also want to consider turning off air-conditioning to prevent spreading spores. SERVPRO technicians take extra care to avoid cross-contamination in your business premises. We use engineering controls and strict decontamination and containment criteria.

How do you contain mold growth?

  • Control entry and exit of the affected area to professional remediators only
  • Switch off fans, close windows, turn off air-conditioning or other air-moving devices
  • Attempt to seal the area through tenting or negative air-pressure

Commercial mold in business premises can affect your bottom line. Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

Should I Be Concerned About Coastal Flooding in Seminole?

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

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When a Home is Located on the Coast Flooding, Can Be a Worry – SERVPRO Provides Professional Mitigation if It Should Happen

Over the past 34 years, Seminole has experienced approximately 4” of sea-level rise. This means the residents are more likely to experience coastal flooding now than in the past. When sea levels rise, the starting point for storm surges and high tides increase. If flooding does occur, SERVPRO is ready to provide the needed flood mitigation to restore your home. 

What Increases the Risks of Flooding in My Area?

 In 1993 a flood of 4.1 feet occurred. There are many homes below the 5’ level used to determine flood damage risks in Seminole. Coastal waters rising can be caused by many different things. They include:

  • Rainfall
  • Tidal surge
  • Construction in the area
  • Changes in topography
  • Flood control measures

 If living in a high-risk flood zone area, one thing you want to do is make sure you have adequate insurance. The usual homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover flood insurance.

What Does SERVPRO Do if Flooding Occurs?

The first step our technicians do when we arrive is to ensure safety for you and the crew. This can include tarping roofs, shutting down electricity, and containing the floodwaters. The main focus then shifts to extracting the floodwater as it is highly contaminated. Our technicians are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and know precisely what to do in situations like this. We then move on to cleaning up the damage and involves:

  • Using the proper PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Spraying the water and all impacted areas with an EPA approved disinfectant.
  • Removing debris and silt
  • Water extraction with trash pumps if needed
  • Drawing the water from the floors
  • Assessing what gets salvaged
  • Content management
  • Cleaning surfaces and content
  • Drying with air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Continual disinfecting
  • Deodorizing methods

When floodwater surges through your home, it causes contamination. Bacteria, dirt, sewage, chemicals – these are all things contained within the water. This means certain items cannot get restored. Carpet, padding, and upholstered furniture often need discarding. SERVPRO helps you decide what stays and what goes, though the final decision rests with you and your insurance adjuster.

Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for expert flood damage service.

How do I Protect my Retail Store After Flood Damage?

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Protect your North Redington Beach Store by Calling a Professional Water Restoration Crew

As you develop your business plan for your North Redington Beach retail store, you may vaguely contemplate the possibility of a flood. Even when it sounds like a far-fetched occurrence, it only takes a torrential downpour to cause water levels to rise,or crack an opening in your roof or window. Regardless of the cause, floodwater is dangerous, and removing it from your store should be your top priority.

In North Redington Beach, flood damage restoration is our area of expertise. At SERVPRO, we focus on your business's needs and act swiftly to prevent prolonged exposure of your store to the elements. Your initial reaction upon viewing the damage may be to contact your insurance company and wait for their response. Still, any delay in extracting water from your home only exacerbates the damage. Call our 24/7 hotline and let us guide you through the process in coordination with your insurance requirements and mitigate your loss.

What are the steps for water removal and flood damage restoration?

Our SERVPRO team is ready to extract water, make minor repairs, and coordinate with other contractors as appropriate while maintaining a safe environment. We understand that remaining operational is vital to your business's continuity, and we do our best to make it happen. Our friendly technicians can count on industry-grade equipment to handle jobs of all sizes, and we sanitize with EPA-approved cleaning solutions. Our expert team knows the steps and sequence to optimize our cleaning efforts. Some aspects of water cleanup you can trust us to cover include-

  • Discarding items beyond repair and isolating those salvageable and cleaning them
  • Deodorizing your store, so there is no lingering smell reminder of the flood
  • Disinfecting with anti-microbial solutions to control the reproduction of bacteria

Whether your flood damage appears big or small, let our team of SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches be your partner in the cleanup process. Call us at (727) 391-6212 as soon as the emergency occurs and let us leave your store "Like it never even happened."

How Can I Pick from Among Different Seminole Water Restoration Companies?

8/15/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Works Hard to Build Our Reliable Disaster Recovery Firm, Offering Seminole Residents a Clear Choice When Considering High-Quality Water Restoration Companies

Dealing with a Seminole residential water loss is so much more than finding a restoration company that claims it can manage a significant incursion of water. You need confidence that the company you select can back up their promises. You only get one chance to get it right, and a short time frame within which to complete the water mitigation, remediation, and restoration needed to make it “Like it never even happened.”

How Much Time Can I Take to Choose a Restoration Partner?

Water damage restoration companies in Seminole must be judged first for the promptness of their response to a plea for help. Water damage takes hold of structural components and contents swiftly, causing materials to deteriorate quickly and permanently. You need to line up water damage recovery efforts fast and be sure the response is timely. Our local presence in this community means we can send fully equipped and trained crews to your location as soon as practical, usually within one to four hours.

What Type of Training Does a Premier Water Restoration Company Arrange for Its Workers?

The best practices training standard for water damage restoration companies is the coursework developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Suppose the firms you are considering do not invest in this training. In that case, you have no assurance that their work is in accordance with the latest research and well-established water Damage restoration principles. Courses offered by the IICRC teach up-to-date water extraction and drying theory and hands-on techniques.

How Common Is Trapped Water in Homes Suffering from Water Damage?

If you have never dealt with the aftermath of a supply pipe leak or a malfunctioning dish or clothes washer, the experience is an eye-opener. The standing water in the utility room, kitchen, or bathroom often dissipates rapidly, but do not be fooled into believing the crisis is over. Water spreads out and seeks lower ground. Seepage through cracks, percolation through crevices, and absorption into porous building materials follow the initial sheeting, puddling, and pooling of water. Hidden, but not gone, the water will continue to damage structural components and contents until detected, mapped, and removed. Inadequately prepared water restoration companies might gloss over the potential for trapped moisture. SERVPRO crews use their training and experience to employ the following to find and measure water and absorbed moisture:

  • Infrared Imaging Cameras

Trained operators review the images to interpret the temperature fluctuations behind surfaces, helping establish where caches of liquid water and heavily saturated materials are located.

Probes help determine where water is and must be applied repeatedly to trace the outlines of any incursion.

  • Moisture Meters

Some of these tools have penetrating probes testing the conductivity of the materials that can reach several layers of flooring or walls with woodwork. Others use sensors that occasionally record false positives because of metal supports or fasteners.

NOTE: One technician is assigned the job of sensing, measuring, and testing at our sites. Consistency in obtaining and reading the results is more likely when we follow that IICRC recommendation.

What If My Water Loss Ends Up Being Minor or More Significant Than Anticipated?

Our philosophy is that no water damage scenario suffered by our customers is beneath or above an artificial bar that triggers our response. Finding a water restoration company that is comfortable scaling work crews and equipment inventory up or down is vital. Even a few gallons of water trapped in a subfloor or over a ceiling can cause immense damage if unaddressed. Likewise, just because the water event is inside a residence does not mean that tens of thousands of gallons of water might not be waiting for the professionals, necessitating commercial-grade extractors and multiple sets of drying equipment. Flexibility in the restoration company’s response is the equal of high-quality training, state-of-the-art equipment, and experience.

Some Interventions Destroy Building Materials to Save a House -- What Plans Are in Place to Fix Controlled Demo?

Particularly when water hides in cavities, restoration companies might need to remove sections of walls (flood cuts) or cut or drill weep or release holes. To minimize the stress, time, and expense of completing restoration to turn-key condition, our construction division steps in to repair the demolition and replace or build back other structures deemed too damaged to salvage.

The robust slate of services SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches has available to homeowners covers all aspects and every eventuality of water damage recovery. Call us at (727) 391-6212 to set up an assessment of your unique circumstances and to establish that we are an excellent fit for you as a water restoration company.

How do I know if a Water Leak Requires a Restoration Technician?

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

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A Visit from a Water Restoration Technician to your Seminole Home Adds a Layer of Protection for you and your Family

There may be water in the kitchen and living room floors of your Seminole home, and it may look insignificant. Still, only a reputable water restoration company can help you make that assessment. Imagine that an appliance or kitchen sink malfunctions and leaks throughout the night or at work. Even if the water volume does not appear to be significant, you probably can't tell whether it is soaking your sub-floors or even beneath your cabinets. Rather than take a guess, call an expert for help.

If you live in Seminole and need water mitigation services, call SERVPRO for an assessment based on facts. When you contact our 24/7 hotline, our team travels to your home with state-of-the-art equipment suitable for detecting standing water and establishing just how severe it is. Using tools such as infra-red technology moisture meters, we guide our steps until your home is back to mint condition.

What does a water restoration team do that I couldn't do myself?

The need to extract water after a leak is visible, so the question is not what our SERVPRO crew does, but how we do it. We have equipment such as truck-mounted and submersible pumps at our fingertips, which allow us to extract large volumes of water from your home. Alternatively, we use handheld wand extractors for hard to reach places. Our industry tools give us the flexibility we need to perform a thorough job within a sensible timeframe. Aside from drying your home, we focus on the following complimentary steps as necessary:

  • Drywall replacement if water has invaded your walls making them weaker
  • Deodorizing if the leak has left a musty smell in your home
  • Disinfecting to avoid the growth of bacteria natural to high-humidity conditions

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is your ally for leaks of all sizes. Take the guessing out of restoring your home and rely on our expert advice by calling (727) 391-6212 and letting us leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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What Can a Good Fire Damage Restoration Company Do?

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Seminole Area Restoration Companies, Like SERVPRO, Are Often Able to Remediate Even the Most Severe Fire Damage.

House fires are relatively common occurrences in Seminole that take homeowners by complete surprise.  Without much warning, these destructive events often rapidly cause thousands of dollars in damage that is difficult to restore.  Such fires in the home can result from a myriad of causes, which include:

  • Food preparation mishaps
  • Malfunctioning heaters
  • Electrical shorts
  • Falling asleep while smoking
  • Wildfires

Whatever their cause, the effects of house blazes require professional assistance to remediate.  Knowing which service to call in their aftermath is essential to saving your home and prized possessions and recovering from them quickly.

What Are the Different Types of Fires and How Do They Affect Your Home?

SERVPRO, a local Seminole fire damage restoration company, has experience in dealing with the results of all types of house fires.  This hands-on knowledge is crucial, considering that each type causes different kinds of damage and these require differing restoration methods.  The primary forms of fires in the home are:

  • Fires that produce “dry smoke,” or smoke that deposits dry residues
  • “Wet smoke” blazes that result in the deposition of oily or greasy residues
  • Fires, often caused by cooking mishaps, that involve the burning of animal proteins
  • Fuel/oil fires that often leave behind crusty black soot

Dry smoke fires are usually the products of fast-burning, oxygen-rich, high-heat fires that burn natural materials and leave behind easily wiped up powdery residues. Wet smoke fires, on-the-other-hand, generally arise from slow-burning, low-oxygen, low-heat fires that burn synthetic substances and deposit hard-to-clean, smearable residues.  When protein burns, it coats everything in a sometimes hard-to-see smelly residue.  Soot from fuel/oil fires often covers surfaces with a crusty residue that can damage things if cleaned improperly.    

What Can SERVPRO Restore?

Inspecting your home following a fire can be a disheartening process.  Many times, it may seem that little-to-none of the damage you incurred can be restored.  Fortunately, this is often not the case.  SERVPRO technicians have extensive training and experience in restoring even the most severely impacted materials.  They have successfully remediated:

  • Structural elements, including floors, walls, ceilings, and rafters
  • Upholstered furnishings and items made of various fabrics
  • Different kinds of carpeting
  • HVAC systems
  • Expensive or irreplaceable items like Persian rugs, artwork, business records, or electronics
  • Outside curators and electronic experts when needed

Using specialized tools and techniques, we can often save your fire-damaged home and return it to its pre-fire condition. Moreover, our experts can usually restore all of your most precious and irreplaceable items.

How Does SERVPRO Restore My Fire-Damaged Property?

As previously noted, SERVPRO employs high-tech restoration industry equipment and methods to restore your property. This effectively addresses harmful fire-related airborne particles and destructive odor-causing residues. Many times, after our technicians have completed their work, your home looks and smells as if it never even suffered a fire.  When remediating fire damage, our experienced workers:

  • Quickly ventilate your residence with high-velocity box fans
  • Remove odor-generating airborne particles with state-of-the-art air scrubbers
  • Neutralize unpleasant smells with ozone gas generators and natural oil-aerosolizing Vaportek devices
  • Clean residues from HVAC ducts with specialized cleaning systems
  • Counteract smells in carpeting and upholstered items with injection devices
  • Deodorize difficult-to-reach areas with advanced deodorant-misting foggers

Through all of these actions, SERVPRO helps make your home’s interior air pleasant to breathe again and keeps your furnishings usable.  They also usually safeguard surfaces and furnishing from further damage resulting from acidic residues.

Fires usually catch homeowners off guard, but there are ways of effectively dealing with their effects.  Although it may initially seem as if your fire damage is insurmountable, there are often services that can restore whatever has been impacted.  We understand the unique challenges presented by different types of fires and those related to the kinds of materials burned.  We have successfully dealt with wet smoke-producing fires, those emitting dry smoke, protein-consuming fires, and others burning fuel oil.  Our technicians have also repaired a wide range of fabrics, upholstery, and specialty possessions.  Specialized training and tools, as well as extensive industry experience, have made this all possible.

If you ever experience the effects of a home blaze, remember that all is likely not lost.  There are fire damage restoration services that can return your residence to its pre-fire condition.  The key to effective remediation is being pro-active, properly researching the local restoration companies, and finding one with the right training, tools, and experience to do your particular job right, and then, having your home repaired as soon as possible.

With all that said, do not let a house fire get you down.  Whenever you need assistance remediating residential fire damage, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

How Can I Quickly Clear This Water Spill Out of My Home?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Have SERVPRO Quickly and Expertly Restore Your Seminole Home

Many of us are now getting outside again, but that is no reason to ignore the home that served you so well the last few months. Leaks still happen, especially after more daily strain is put on the plumbing, week after week. 

Is The Leak Under My Sink Really That Damaging?

It can be, which is why water cleanup in Seminole homes is so important. Bringing in SERVPRO can prevent multiple problems and prevents thousands of replacement costs. For example, that leak can, over time, send dozens and even hundreds of gallons of water through the linoleum where the seam meets the wall. It can also start mold growth.

Our technicians use sponges and absorbent cloths to draw out the water and an anti-bacterial cleaner to eliminate the mold. If the linoleum has not bubbled up too high, they can use a space heater to force it back in place. 

My Leak was Upstairs, What Happens to My Walls?

If we arrive quickly enough, our technicians can save your drywall panels. They remove a section of floor trim, drill a hole near the floor, and use an air mover with a short hose to force warm air inside the wall space to dry it.  

Is There Anything I Can Do?

Yes, and the first thing is to stay safe. If the electrical system has been compromised, remain outside unless you can turn off the power. Better yet, let SERVPRO do it for you. If it is safe inside, you’ll have time for these two tasks before we arrive: 

  • Wipe off any water beaded on your furniture. It removes an obvious threat that helps with evaporation and prevents finishes from running or forming bubbles.
  • Remove all paintings from inside your home to a dry, safe location.

For more information or to schedule a service visit, contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches. Call us 24/7 at (727) 391-6212 to get started. 

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What Can I Expect from Professional Fire Restoration Technicians in Seminole?

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room On Fire No matter how severe fire losses might initially appear, our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches team can help.

Professional Fire Restoration Technicians In Seminole

With so many damaging effects in your Seminole residence after a fire, our SERVPRO team can help to clean and restore your home to its original condition.

If you are unsure what to expect when hiring out professional restoration teams for your Seminole home, you are not alone. Without experienced a disaster that warranted reaching out to accredited professionals like ours, many homeowners and property owners might be unfamiliar with the process. Knowing what to expect limits surprises and gives you peace of mind during the recovery effort.

Successful fire damage restoration in Seminole homes happens in set stages, where we approach the most pressing concerns first. By prioritizing our recovery efforts with what conditions are likely to get worse and what matters most to the customer, we can help to get you back in the house as soon as possible after a structure fire. Regardless of the specific tasks that must occur to complete these more substantial portions of the restoration process, we can break the fire recovery effort into three distinct stages:

    •    Emergency Services
    •    Mitigation
    •    Restoration and Cleaning

What Emergency Services Can Help After a Fire Loss?

One of the advantages of having a team of contractors on our roster is that we can offer residences and commercial properties structural repairs and reconstruction when necessary. Emergency services are actions that often precede job scoping and mitigation. What tasks occur during this stage are exclusively to reduce immediate losses and prevent conditions from becoming exponentially worse, awaiting mitigation efforts to begin after we communicate the situation with your insurance provider. Some of these pre-mitigation tasks include:

    •    Board Up - Structural breaches can be a penetration point for weather events or animals. We can keep your home safe by boarding up missing windows, doors, and other openings made by firefighters to extinguish.
    •    Tarping - Roofs can become damaged by a spreading fire incident, leaving your attic vulnerable to water penetration and other damages. We can tarp the roof to prevent water penetration.
    •    Content Management - Items in your home left in the direct path of migrating soot, smoke, odors, and other damages might demand immediate attention. By relocating these items, we can avoid irreparable damage.
    •    Debris Removal - This is a beneficial step after a fire because it eliminates ash, debris, and remnants on the floors.

What Does Mitigation Entail?

At its base, mitigation is a series of actions that our restoration company takes that are meant to reduce costs and loss. While there are dozens of elements that are now part of the mitigation stage of recovering your home after a fire, a few specific techniques can noticeably reduce overall restoration times and make the process as cost-efficient as possible. Some of these include:

    •    Surface Cleaning - Soot and smoke residues can be among the most hazardous and challenging obstacles restorers face after a structure fire. Through potent cleaners and focused techniques, we can often preserve affected materials in place of tear-out and reconstruction.
    •    Controlled Demolition - When the damage to your property has already occurred to a severe extent, controlled demolition can help our technicians to manage this present threat.
    •    Air Quality Improvement - Soot particles, odor, debris, and ash can all continually circulate within a fire-damaged home. With air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators, we can trap many of these hazardous particulates with onboard HEPA filtration.

What Cleaning is Necessary to Restore the House?

Just because mitigation completes does not mean that the restoration and cleaning of the property have finished yet. Many damaged areas of the house did not rate as a pressing emergency and can now get resolved through the final cleaning process. Some of these options include:

    •    Carpet Cleaning - Carpets can quickly become damaged by fire debris and other residues. However, hot water extraction and pre-treatment deluxe cleaning approaches can restore the flooring's feel and vibrancy.
    •    Deodorization - Removing odors from porous materials and the open areas where the fire damages migrated can be one of the final recovery steps. Our thermal foggers and ozone machines can make a difference quickly.
    •    Air Duct Cleaning - With a team of duct cleaning professionals, we can remove soot, ash, and other particulates trapped in the HVAC system.

Knowing what to expect from fire restoration can help you to have peace of mind throughout the recovery stages. No matter how severe fire losses might initially appear, our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches team can help. Give us a call anytime at (727) 391-6212.

Who Can Help Me Deal with Fire damage in My Daycare Center Quickly?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to Handle the Commercial Fire Damage in Your Seminole Daycare Center

Many children under five years of age spend their daytime hours in childcare centers. Unfortunately, fires occur in these facilities, mostly due to cooking accidents. If your daycare facility in Seminole catches fire, you need help from a restoration firm.

What steps should I take after the fire loss?

After an incident of commercial fire damage at your Seminole childcare center, make sure the children are safe and sound. After that, it is time to assess the damage to the facility. You can document the damage by taking images or videos, which are useful when filing an insurance claim. It is also advisable able to walk around the childcare center and evaluate the structure for possible hazards like instability in walls. Also, inform parents about the fire and if they should pick up their children. (We, at SERVPRO suggest you allow us to do the above first steps in the cleanup and restoration services.)

Children do not respond to stress the same way adults do after a disaster. So, your staff must be familiar with the everyday stress response of minors and the signs of effective coping. You can contact a mental health professional who can help families and children who have problems coping in the aftermath of the disaster.

What can I do to ensure quick recovery and restoration?

A daycare center should strive to return to normal as quickly as possible after a fire. SERVPRO’s high-quality restoration services can allow you to continue providing children with a comfortable and healthy atmosphere. Some of the things we can do to restore your childcare center include:

  • Removing burned materials to pave the way for their replacement.
  • Extracting the water that the fire sprinkler system sprayed or the one that firefighters used.
  • Removing moisture from undamaged items and building materials using air moving and dehumidification equipment.
  • Cleaning away the smoke residues that might have settled on toys, walls, furniture, and other items. We wet clean washable surfaces and dry clean porous surfaces.
  • Odor removal using equipment like thermal foggers or products such as odor counteracting beads, deodorant granules or pellets, and sealers.

I am worried about the water on the hardwood floor. How can you extract it effectively?

Water from fire-fighting efforts can cause hardwood floors to buckle or warp. We can extract the water thoroughly by using a hardwood floor drying mat and portable extractors. Typically, we use a hardwood floor drying mat along with hardwood drying systems. We place one or several mats connected together on the hardwood floor and directly attached to the portable extractors.

If a fire has stricken your daycare facility, call the proven experts at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212. We can dispatch our team immediately to assist you to restore the facility to its preloss condition.

What Do I Do When My Items are Burnt and Soaked After a Fire?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Restores Your Seminole Home After a Fire and Takes Care of Wet Belongings 

If the fire department used water to extinguish the fire in your home or a sprinkler system activated, you might face not only fire damage but also water damage. It can be challenging to know what to do first when looking at a substantial loss from both fire and water. As Florida residents, we understand the importance of removing excess moisture quickly to prevent further damage, such as mold growth. Our restorations specialists assess the damage and go about the task of prioritizing tasks to bring your home back to preloss status. 

Do I Need to Throw Away All Belongings if They Are Soaked?

No, SERVPRO Restoration Specialists Strive to Clean and Restore Your Items Over Replacing Them 

We understand the importance of keeping costs down when repairing your Seminole fire-damaged home. Our technicians look to restore, clean, and renovate rather than ripping out, disposing, and replacing. If items require extensive cleaning, the technicians may choose to bring them to a secure offsite cleaning and storage facility. 

How Do Technicians Mitigate Water Damage? 

  • They remove anything sprayed with a sprinkler system or by fire-fighters such as carpet, books, and artwork on the walls.
  • They use moisture sensors and meters first to detect the amount of water and then how much water is present in the flooring and walls.
  • Extract water from and clean the carpet, freeing it from stains and smoke residue.
  • In addition to deodorizing from smoke odors, technicians make sure to deodorize wet materials.
  • In conjunction with air purification equipment, technicians use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the home. 

The damage brought to your home by fire seldom has a straight-forward solution. Our restoration experts understand that each situation is different and create a unique plan to address your needs. They are adept restoring a home after both fire and water damage and can employ these skills to tackle both at once. 

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

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How Long Should I Wait Before Calling in Professionals for a Water Issue in my Seminole Home?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of water flooding on living room parquet floor in a house If your home has an unexpected water emergency, contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

Water and Plumbing Issues Typically Degrade Over Time. By Calling a Professional Water Restorer to your Seminole Home, you can Help to Limit Further Losses.

Is it dangerous to continue living in a house with water issues?

While some water issues might seem benign, they can cause significant water damage to your Seminole home. Sewer backups can expose your home to various bacteria and viruses. Equally, a clean water leak can become a source of contamination over days as microbial organisms breed and reproduce in the presence of moisture. Leaving a known water issue over a more extended period can even result in structural damages that then require a lengthy and expensive restoration procedure. Most home insurance requires that the homeowner take necessary steps to mitigate and prevent property damages through maintenance. By enlisting the help of SERVPRO, you can ensure that your property gets back to a sanitary state quickly and efficiently.

What steps can I take to mitigate losses in my home after discovering a water issue?

    •    Isolating the source of water is essential to limiting losses. These may include removing appliance connections to the water supply or avoid using the plumbing system in your home.
    •    Limiting the spread of moisture from the source by shutting doors or placing fabric blockers in place to prevent water migration
    •    If water comes from a single source try to catch it using containers or by placing plastic tarpaulins on the floor
    •    Ventilating the affected area as much as possible to encourage airflow and evaporation as well as lowering the relative humidity
    •    If there is widespread water migration, for example, flooding, carefully remove any items out of the path of water- if you have doubts about doing this safely, wait for a restorer
    •    Avoid using the affected areas of your home as doing so can increase the spread of water and lead to cross-contamination

How can I prevent heavy furniture from exposure to water?

Larger furnishings like couches and armchairs can be tough to remove from a flooded area. However, it is vital to the longevity of the furniture that these are not consistently exposed or partially submerged in water. As part of our mitigation services, our technicians can help to limit exposure to moisture by blocking heavy items. Blocking furniture involves placing large flood blocks beneath the legs of the furniture and propping them up above the standing water level. These methods can be exceptionally effective at controlling the amount of water exposure in your Seminole property, as well as the resulting damages to your contents.

How should I keep my possessions out of harm's way in a water emergency?

Removing items from the vicinity of flooding waters or leaks can be a tricky task. There is the potential for slip and trip hazards in a property with a water emergency, especially when there are high standing water levels. There is also a risk of spreading water around when moving wet items to dry areas. If there is contamination in the water, taking wet items upstairs can drip grey or black water onto staircase carpets and across the upper levels of your home. SERVPRO technicians, us waterproof polyethylene sheets to protect dry areas of the home when moving items. During on-site storage, we can place wet items onto sheets where they can dry separately without causing further harm.

What kind of damages can to my possessions from exposure to moisture?

    •    A weakening of furnishing frames which can cup, warp or buckle with consistent water exposure
    •    Inner rotting of large furniture items or mold growth
    •    Degradation of wet fabrics if not allowed to air out properly
    •    Watermarking which creates inconsistent dye color in some areas of the fabric but not others.
    •    Dye bleeding which can reduce the color of the fabric as well as spreading to other areas like carpets

How long does the drying procedure typically take?

For minor to moderate water spills, the drying procedure can take between two and five days. However, water migration, as well as the architecture of your home, can influence the amount of time it takes to dry. Properties with larger rooms and higher ceilings can take longer. Dry outs involve placing water restoration equipment like air-movers, venting fans or dehumidifiers in the affected area, and exchanging humid indoor air with dry outdoor air. This process can seem slow, but controlling the relative humidity in your home is essential to drying while preventing microbial growth.

How can I dry out a large room more efficiently?

Drying depends on psychrometric factors. In a larger space, it can be challenging to control factors like humidity and temperature, which results in standard pieces of equipment taking longer to perform. To maintain drying efficiency, SERVPRO technicians can create smaller drying zones or tents to focus on equipment. Using a polyethylene sheet and weighing the perimeter down with sandbags can create a smaller drying zone. By attaching equipment hoses to air-movers, dehumidifiers, or fans, we can create a drying tent. Drying tents can be useful for efficiently drying floors or areas where the water damage is most prominent.

If your home has an unexpected water emergency, contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Seminole, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches today at (727) 391-6212 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Is My Flooded Seminole Home Safe to Stay In?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

man standing in pooling water Look at this flood damage in Seminole. SERVPRO can come to the rescue. To keep your feet dry.

Flooding Can Be Hazardous and Harmful Depending on the Situation, But Our SERVPRO Professionals Can Work to Get You Back Home Quickly. 

There is a considerable volume of misinformation online about what constitutes an emergency or disaster for your home. Flooding is one of the circumstances that could always present potentially harmful conditions, especially with standing water existing in multiple areas of the property. Determining if the house in Seminole is safe to stay in after flooding often comes down more to a compiling of information from our SERVPRO team and your insurance adjuster.

What Makes Natural Flooding Such a Concern? 

Flood damage to Seminole homes can be an amplified and hazardous situation when natural flooding has occurred. There are many potential threats and harmful substances and debris that can get carried into the property with natural flooding and flash flooding circumstances, including:

  • Viral and Bacterial Pathogens – Pathogenic threats exist when bacteria get introduced to the otherwise clean and sanitary environment of your home. Depending on the source of viral or bacterial threats, these microbes can exist for days or even weeks if not correctly cleaned and disinfected. 
  • Volatile Organic Compounds – When microorganisms like spores seat into organic materials and form colonies, they emit volatile organic compounds that can cause health effects to humans and pets exposed.
  • Decaying Solids – With flash flooding, it is not uncommon for rushing water to grab animals or carcasses and deposit them in or around your house. Decaying solids like this can be a concentrated point for bacteria.
  • Microbial Growth – Unmanaged water on your floors or throughout the property can develop into mold threats in as little as 48 hours. Mold can spread quickly and require our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) to resolve.

Our professionals have extensive training and experience in the cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of your flooded home after a disaster. Our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches team can get you back home quickly. Call us at (727) 391-6212.

How Do I Deal with Flooding in My Home?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

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Have SERVPRO Flood Damage Specialists Dry and Restore Your Seminole Home

The latest rainstorm was a great excuse to huddle inside your Seminole home and watch a movie. Unfortunately, you didn’t notice, before going to bed, that the accumulated rainwater forced floodwater all night through a crack in the foundation that settled in the guest bedroom, hall bathroom, and farther inside until you finally saw it soaking into your bedroom carpet the next morning.

How are we going to get rid of the floodwater and reduce the damage?

To eliminate flood damage in your Seminole home, our Water Restoration Technicians (WRTs) have to remove the contaminated floodwater quickly. Every cubic inch contains not just the soil that flooded in with the water, but also any shampoos, food particles, and other contaminants inside the carpets, other floorings, drywall, and personal property. They do this with specific tasks:

Spraying down the surface of the water with an anti-bacterial agent to eliminate the threat of mold growing in the home
Using commercial grade pumps and extractors to draw the floodwater out of the home and into the nearest sewer
Tearing out carpets, flooring, walls, and ceiling panels too soaked with water for restoration. This also includes rain-soaked insulation.

Can SERVPRO rebuild all of the damage caused by the floodwater?

In many cases, the answer is yes. Our restoration teams are well-trained and experienced when it comes to minor and major construction. They can perform most tasks to include installing new drywall and flooring and even repairing the foundation.

Can SERVPRO help with my insurance claim?

Yes, our office has years of experience with every major insurance carrier licensed in the state of Florida. SERVPRO can help you when it comes to filing a claim and working with your agent every step of the way until we return your home to you in a dry, clean condition.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches WRTs and restoration teams are proud to serve our local community. If you have had recent flooding or want to learn more about what we can do to restore your home to its pre-flood condition, call us at (727) 391-6212 today.

Can I Get Rid of the Excess Water in My Home on My Own?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water puddles on wood flooring. Water clean up in Seminole? SERVPRO has your back, call at (727) 391-6212. We will be ready to help.

Calling the Experts for Water Cleanup Ensures your Seminole Home is Back to Normal Faster.

Many homeowners decide to handle water damage by themselves as a way to try to save some money. However, in many cases, this leads to problems from hidden moisture where damage multiples, and then mold growth sets in. Calling in the help of the trained professionals at SERVPRO ensures your home is free of excess moisture and microbial dangers.

How Does SERVPRO Assist with Water Cleanup Services?

Our team arrives on the job site, ready to start with a full assessment. This assessment allows us to create a clear picture of the water damage to your Seminole home so that we can formulate a plan of action and get your interior back to normal. You can count on us for:

  • Skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) that have certification through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC). We have water damage expertise, and We Are Faster To Any Size Disaster!
  • Our team here is available to operate on your schedule. Offering 24/7 emergency services allows us to be there when you need us.
  • We always have the latest technology and equipment at our disposal to ensure you get the prompt water removal and cleanup you deserve. 

What Equipment Does Your Team Have That I Don’t?

In order to perform successful water cleanup, it takes more than removing visible fluids. Your home has small cavities where water can migrate, which calls for moisture sensor technology that most homeowners do not have. In addition to these tools, our Green Fleet also comes equipped with:

  • Truck-mounted and submersible pumps that help our teams remove hundreds and even thousands of gallons of water from the worksite.
  • Light wands that allow us to pull up water and excess moisture from carpets and carpet padding.
  • Anti-microbial cleaning agents and disinfectants that help to inhibit microorganism and bacterial growth that can bring about foul odors and dangerous mold and mildew.

How Can You Tell if All the Water is Cleaned Up?

Not only do we have the training to follow the path of water migration, but we also have a wide variety of tools that allow us to detect areas where moisture might be hiding. Some of the tools that we use to help us locate and monitor hidden moisture pockets include:

  • Moisture sensors allow us to determine levels of moisture left in soft or porous materials like carpets and carpet padding.
  • Moisture meters include non-penetrating and penetrating methods to tell us the moisture content left behind in various materials.
  • Borescopes and inspection cameras help us to get readings inside wall cavities without the need for complete removal.
  • Thermo-hygrometers are devices that help to measure temperature and relative humidity levels in the air.

Why Don’t DIY Cleanup Methods Work?

When you try cleaning up water on your own, the chances are high that some moisture still remains. If you have tile floors, water can seep between the cracks, get under the tiles, and cause them to lift. If you have carpets with padding and any moisture lingers, it can cause immense damage to the subfloor below. Such hidden moisture also brings about harmful microbial growth and excessive damage from mold that calls for further restoration to your home.

We Address Embedded Moisture

At SERVPRO, our skilled technicians will not only find the hidden moisture, but we ensure that nothing is left behind that can cause harmful microbe growth and foul odors. We can remove your baseboards and any damaged flooring to pull up anything that may be left in the subfloor and floor joists. If water wicked up into your drywall, our technicians perform flood cuts for controlled demolition. By merely cutting about six inches above the waterline, we can dry the area behind the wall and then replace the drywall so that the repair is seamless.  

What About Saturated Belongings in My Home?

As we work through your home to salvage whatever possible, our team puts a plan into place to facilitate drying and restoration of various belongings. Furnishings may have cushions that we can tent and set up industrial fans that allow air to circulate all around them. For damage to upholstery, brushing with soft, and sturdy bristles will allow us to restore the pile of the fabric while removing any mold or topical soiling. Other items in your home may be packed out and brought to an area where they can be thoroughly dried and treated with gentle cleaning agents or disinfectants. 

Should you have carpeting in your home that is unable to salvage, we ensure that all of the carpet and padding below is completely removed so that the subfloor can be addressed and dried thoroughly. Our crew also follows the path of water migration to ensure no lingering moisture is hidden behind baseboards and walls. 

Give us a call at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches when you need help with professional water cleanup. You can reach us at (727) 391-6212, and we will send a team out as soon as possible to start the assessment and water damage restoration planning.

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Looking for Assistance with Preventative Cleaning near Seminole?

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

hands spraying a liquid on a black office phone Remind employees to clean things on their desks. SERVPRO does the rest.

SERVPRO of Seminole and Central Gulf Beaches Can Help.

Our area has been a hub of social activity and business.  It’s only reasonable that we all worry about the possibility of coronavirus spreading throughout our communities. It can cause concern for anyone, but especially those working in necessary service-jobs and at a business that remains open.

So, how can our SERVPRO operation help to provide preventative cleaning for your Seminole property?

  • Advanced cleaning techniques that deliver wet mists and wet fog applications to hard to reach surfaces. We also offer advanced HEPA air cleaning technology. Of course, we clean often used touchpoints and surfaces as suggested by the CDC and state and county agencies.
  • SERVPRO mitigation/restoration personnel are highly trained in biohazard cleaning. These individuals have completed certification programs and they understand CDC, EPA and OSHA protocols concerning bacteria, viruses, and microbial cleaning. They do this work on a consistent basis.
  • Our team members live and work in this part of southwest Florida and we all have a desire to help our community as we defend our families, friends, business acquaintances, and neighbors against the spread of the coronavirus infection.
  • Service is available 24/7 with the flexibility to meet your needs. One time and multi-service plans are available.
  • Consulting is available. We can customize a cleaning and disinfecting plan for your Seminole area commercial property or public space.

If you have any concerns about the safety of your business, home or workplace, please contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at 727-391-6212. We are open and ready to help.

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation changes.

We Are The Experts You Can Trust In Seminole After A Flood

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

Our water extraction and drying equipment inside a home We have the necessary equipment to restore your home after a flood. Call us right away, we are available 24/7.

What Do I Do When My Seminole Home Floods? 

Call SERVPRO to Remove the Flood Damage From Your Seminole Home

Flood damage is an unfortunate eventuality for anyone who lives in Florida. Hurricanes and other seasonal storms are a regular occurrence, and they can cause damage to your home through their intense winds and rains. 

When flood damage hits your Seminole home, how can SERVPRO help you? 

  • Arrival: Floods impact us all. We may need to remove trees from the roads or wait for the flooding to cease but, here at SERVPRO, we are determined to arrive at your home as quickly as possible. 
  • Removal: Our technicians use advanced equipment to combat flood damage. Using devices such as wet/dry vacuums, extractors, and sump pumps, we can get the water out of your home swiftly. 
  • Drying: To help ensure that no moisture lingers behind, SERVPRO can use flood drying mats, heaters, and dehumidifiers. 
  • Sanitization: Our flood damage remediation technicians can use antimicrobial agents to help reduce the likelihood of mold damage from forming. 

Get in touch with SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches by dialing (727) 391-6212 today. Our technicians are ready to help you. 

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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.


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.

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

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded driveway and street. Heavy rain. Flooding is always a threat in Florida. Should your home experience water damage, call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

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)

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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.


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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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)

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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 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.

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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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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)

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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)

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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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We Act Fast To Limit More Damage To Your Redington Shores Home

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Hydroxyl generator in a box Fire damage can leave unwanted odors from the smoke generated. Hydroxyl generators such as the one shown help restore the air.

Various Cleaning Approaches that Help During Fire Damage Restoration in Redington Shores

You are likely to face several challenges after a fire incident in your Redington Shores property. Apart from consuming different materials, the fire also leaves deposits on surfaces and contents, which require a thorough cleaning to restore the property to its preloss state. Working with SERVPRO during the restoration of fire damage can help you get results faster because we are well versed with different cleaning techniques.

Fire damage in your Redington Shores home is unlikely to be uniform, whether you consider how it consumes materials or soils others. Such a disjointed outcome can be traced back to the conditions prevalent during the fire, which vary at different stages of the blaze and different sections of the house. For example, incomplete combustion leads to thicker smoke production, leaving some areas caked in residues and staining others.

Some combustion processes can produce liquid residues. Firefighting efforts, especially when the flames are doused with water, also dissolve residues. Penetration of soils into fabrics and other materials is a likely outcome in such situations. A cleaning method that absorbs liquid soils is the best way to clean the affected area. Absorption can happen through capillary, osmotic, or chemical action. Our SERVPRO technicians use different mediums when cleaning through absorption, including stain-absorbing powder. We also rely on penetration to reach dissolved soils deposited below the surface better. We use synthetic detergents, which aid penetration by lowering the surface tension of the cleaning solution after fire damage.

Although it might not seem so, cleaning is a chemical process. Just as the cleaning solutions affect soils and change them chemically, the soils also affect cleaning solutions. One effect residues can have, is changing the pH levels of cleaning solutions, which can reduce effectiveness. Our SERVPRO technicians counter this by using buffered cleaning products. The buffer is a chemical that maintains stable pH even as the agent mixes with different soils, thus ensuring uniform or faster cleaning.

Cleaning up after fire incidents in Seminole, North Redington Beach and Madeira Beach can present many challenges. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Understands the Need for Fast Flood Damage Remediation for Your North Redington Beach Business

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Building with SERVPRO Trucks Outside A leaky roof cause commercial water damage that we were able to remediate quickly. We are ready and available to restore your business.

Commercial Flood Damage North Redington Beach

When storms come rolling in off the Gulf, North Redington Beach residents prepare for the worst. Still, flooding does breach the best efforts sometimes, forcing them into temporary housing like hotels and motels. What happens, though, when flooding takes out those options as well?

North Redington Beach commercial flood damage, especially in a local hotel or motel, needs a rapid response. Business owners require a professional, experienced team to remediate the effects and return their facilities to a clean, dry condition. As a full-service agency, SERVPRO restoration teams can perform every task needed to help each business reopen for residents and tourists. 

Since flood water contains multiple types of contaminants, restoration technicians start by spraying standing water and nearby surfaces with an anti-bacterial cleaner to eliminate the health threat and reduce the risk of mold growth. Next, they bring in commercial-grade pumps and other water extraction devices to remove the standing water so the natural evaporation process can begin for every affected item. 

That is not enough, however, for building material like drywall panels. When they absorb enough water, the panels can begin to crack and even crumble while still attached to the wall frame behind them. SERVPRO technicians stop this using a combination of air movers and fans.

Team members first set up the air movers to direct warm, dry air across the surface of the drywall panels and other affected items. The action augments the evaporation process, forcing moisture out and into the surrounding air. As that happens, other technicians set up the fans at exit points to draw the moisture-heavy air out of the interior and direct it outside. 

As the structure dries, more team members clean every surface now uncovered. Technicians have a large inventory of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents to choose from, depending on the amount of soil and other contaminants present in the building material and furniture. Cleaning can be accomplished on-site, avoiding the cost and loss of time needed for moving, and possibly storing property. 

At SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, we serve our community by helping our fellow businesses reopen quickly after flood damage. If your business here, Madeira Beach, or Indian Shores is or has been underwater, call us immediately at (727) 391-6212 to begin restoration. We are here for you every step of the way back. 

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Our Technicians Have The Right Tools To Handle Your Redington Beach Home

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

large industrial-grade dehumidifiers and air movers removing moisture from hardwood floors Pictured are large industrial-grade dehumidifiers and air movers that are plucking the remaining airborne moisture from the interior of this home.

Water Removal Redington Beach – Leaking Water Pipe Inundates Home

Imagine, coming home one afternoon to find your main floor carpets soaking wet. All of the items on the floor are wet, including a colored area rug, some pillows, books, and newspapers. Your home computer in your den may be damaged from the water — also the high-speed modem. Your WiFi is still working, so the modem is still ok.

The owner called SERVPRO about water removal in his Redington Beach home. He turned off the main water intake valve for the home to stop the water, continuing to leak into his home. Next, you shut off the main breaker at the fuse panel in the garage to avoid any possibility of electrocution. There is water everywhere, and it is difficult to know where to begin.

The SERVPRO technicians immediately assessed the situation and took charge of removing all of the water from your home. Using a high capacity truck-mounted vacuum, the technicians quickly remove all of the surface water from the floors. Next, the furniture is lifted and placed on blocks under each leg. All of the area rugs are vacuumed to remove as much water as possible and brought outside to dry. Our team also remove books and newspapers for disposal.

Fortunately, the water had not entered the den. Your computer and high-speed modem are fine and should work properly once the power is turned on. We found the location of the water leak in the kitchen behind the fridge. The water line that provides water to the fridge for cold water and making ice has cracked spraying water onto the floor.

The fast response by our SERVPRO team, turning off the main water valve and the cleanup reduced this potential water damage disaster significantly. It could have been much worse. The homeowner made arrangements to have a plumber repair the waterline. A combination of several dehumidifiers, large air movers and the homes air conditioning removed the remaining moisture. All surfaces were wiped and cleaned as well.

Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for 24/7 service. Quick thinking by the homeowner and fast response by our team made the difference. We serve Madeira Beach, Indian Shores, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Hiring SERVPRO Mitigates Stress Along With Fire Damage to Your Seminole Home

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Soda Blasting Gently Removes Charring from Burnt Structures in Seminole.

How Advanced Equipment Helps Resolve Fire Damage at Your Seminole Home

The best way to overcome the financial, and emotional loss you feel after fire incidents, is to restore the home to its preloss state fast.  Hiring a restoration team can help deliver results quicker.  We offer professional fire damage mitigation service in Seminole and rely on advanced equipment to deliver quality results and expedite the process.

What you see in the aftermath of fire damage in your Seminole home might not be as bad as it looks.  For example, the damage on surfaces might not be very severe, but when fully covered in soot, it might be hard to tell. Cleanup can readily resolve the issue, but residue impingement might complicate the process.  Our SERVPRO technicians use chemical sponges which have a unique cell structure that absorbs soot and other dirt from surfaces. The sponges do not require wetting to work, so they do not leave smudges.
Stains from Soot and Means of Cleaning Them
The heat and flames from a fire can lead to charring of surfaces. Standard restoration procedures would call for resurfacing or replacement of the affected materials. Such processes are expensive and might take longer, especially if demolition is necessary to access the material.  Our SERVPRO technicians can use advanced equipment to address the problem. We can use soda blasting machines to restore charred surfaces faster.  The process utilizes sodium bicarbonate and pressurized air which strip away charred materials and smoke residues. The sodium bicarbonate also has deodorizing properties, so it also removes any odors from the affected materials.

The right equipment simplifies the cleaning process
Soot and other smoke residues quickly settle on walls, ceilings, and other flat surfaces in your home. Cleaning all these areas can be a tiring process because of the repetitive work of scrubbing the expansive surfaces.  By using pressure washers and vacuum cleaners, our SERVPRO technicians can clean soot residues faster.  A strong vacuum with HEPA filters helps remove any loose soot particles without redistributing them into the air.

Whatever damage occurs after a fire ravages your property, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212. We have the equipment to tackle the damage “Like it never even happened.”

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Who is Better Equipped To Remediate Disasters in Your Seminole Home?  

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

If disaster strikes in your Seminole home be prepared. Call the remediation professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

How SERVPRO Helps Seminole Homeowners Recover from Property Damage

When home disasters happen, it is good to know help is just a phone call away for the restoration services needed in your Seminole property. Professional level cleanup is essential to avoid costly issues such as foul odors from fire damage or even the development of mold from excessive moisture left behind during cleanup of damage from water and storm damage.

Why SERVPRO? We know when a member of our local community has damage from fire or water in their homes, they need help right then, not the next business day. Our typical call out time is one hour, and that fast response time makes the difference in the restorability factor of both the structure and contents. 

When fire damage hits a Seminole home, the result is destructive, and even small scale fires tend to result in some form of loss to contents or property. Our team members have the training and hold certifications as Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians. They know the best practices as taught through The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a standard-setting non-profit that works on advancing the restoration and cleaning industries.

Cleaning up a home from fire and smoke damage requires several stages. The first action we take is containment to stop the spread of soot. Then, SERVPRO techs remove charred fire debris that has no restoration potential. We clean smoke damage from the fire loss affected areas and perform any necessary odor control. We look for items that are restorable through our proprietary cleaning methods and attempt to save the property owners the cost of replacement whenever possible. 

We work closely with both homeowners and adjusters to ensure our work is always within service limits for insurance. We know any type of home disaster feels overwhelming and fire damage particularly so. Our technicians create a unique report that details every step of fire loss mitigation and includes before and after photographs to assist with the expediting of insurance claims. 

When a Seminole homeowner with water damage contacts us, our emergency response team arrives quickly. Because the less exposure the home has to water, the better the chances are for restoring more possessions. 

Scoping the moisture within the property and swiftly extracting the water is crucial. We have diverse kinds of detection equipment for different areas of the home. While a probe may be fine for one type of scoping, thermal imaging lets the technicians "see" behind walls and within the flooring to determine if excess moisture has migrated inside and requires removal.  

We have access to state-of-the-art water removal equipment for any size water cleanup. Some of our most commonly used are:

Submersible pumps that we use when water is over two inches deep

Gas-powered pump equipment for situations when there is no electricity at the damage site 

Truck-mounted units pump thousands of gallons of water in fast removal of large quantities needs to occur fast

Portable extraction equipment allows technicians to move quickly through a loss site and use attachments for specialty water removal tasks such as upholstery and carpet

Rover units are ride-on equipment that demands little floor space and is convenient for other techs to work around while it removes water

SERVPRO technicians train in the science of psychrometry or the manipulation of relative humidity and ambient temperature. After extraction, drying also uses tenants of this discipline. For example, the high velocity from our air movers causes embedded moisture to rise where elimination occurs through our dehumidification setup. 

Once dry, our team members concentrate on hand-cleaning and disinfection of the water loss surface areas to ensure they are clean and fresh for the homeowners. If a pack-out was necessary during water damage mitigation, it is at this time our technicians move-in the items and put them back in their exact places.

Storm damage in Seminole properties comes from intense storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and flash floods. When any of these situations occur, our team answers the call for restoration services usually within an hour. It is crucial to begin water extraction efforts as fast as possible to limit further damage to the home. 

Even as quickly as we arrive on-site, often the standing water is not present as it has migrated into other areas of the home. We immediately scope the house with our moisture detection equipment and begin water removal so we can move on to the drying phase quickly.

We attempt to limit disruption of the home during mitigation of water damage from storms. However, when groundwater affects carpeting, it is not restorable and requires removal as does buckled sheetrock as restoration is not possible. SERVPRO technicians examine possessions in the water loss affected area item by item to determine the restorability factor through our proprietary cleaning methods. 

Flood damage leaves behind pungent water odors that applications of ordinary household fresheners do not diminish. Foul odors are the result in some cases of bacteria, and our professional-grade antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners take care of that issue. When scents in the home require more robust applications, we often look to air scrubbers for airborne particles and ultra-low-volume foggers that deliver a wet fog to eradicate odors.

The need for mold remediation in Seminole properties happens due to different scenarios. When water from extinguishing a fire or water damage is not adequately cleaned up, the excessive moisture sets up a perfect breeding ground for mold growth. Other factors such as poor ventilation in an attic or drainage issues in a crawlspace contribute to raised ambient humidity, and mold spores have the potential to germinate. Once established, mold colonies spread quickly and infest the property. 

Containment is a critical element in the cleanup of mold damage. This action stops spores from becoming airborne and spreading during remediation efforts. We dry the colony and lower the humidity in the mold-affected areas to the point it can no longer support the existence of the mold colonies. Once dry, we carefully remove the mold debris using gentle abatement techniques. SERVPRO technicians then disinfect and treat the areas with an antimicrobial sealer to prevent the germination of spores in the future. 

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches stands ready to assist property owners with restoration services. Our certified technicians handle fire, water, storm, or mold damage with the latest equipment and techniques. We are available 24-hours at (727) 391-6212 to make the loss in your home or commercial property "Like it never even happened."

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Fun Facts About Flood Damage For Your Seminole Business

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let flood damage to your Seminole home overwhelm you. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Rental Managers Need Reliable Flood Damage Resources in Seminole

Many people have seasonal residences in Seminole or decide to downsize to condos or townhomes in part to pass the responsibility for home maintenance to a professional entity. Property managers seek reliable partners to assist when severe weather causes flooding. Your cleaning and maintenance staff provides high-quality services for day to day tasks, but when a disaster strikes our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained team delivers the specialized response you need for your residents.

Seasonal storms expose multi-family residences to flood damage in Seminole from wind, rain, and storm surge. Tropical weather systems in the Gulf can tear off roofs, destroy siding, and break windows and doors, allowing copious quantities of rain to invade the living and common areas of the properties you manage. Our crews arrive with commercial-grade water removal and structural drying equipment instantly available on our service vehicles. Once we secure your complex with tarps and boards, technicians begin water evacuation immediately.

Flood water is by definition contaminated, and SERVPRO is familiar with and follows local rules concerning containment and disposal of the hazardous fluid. Our crew members wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow a containment protocol during the cleanup to guard against infection from any pathogens and to prevent the spread of dangerous materials outside the affected areas.

We scan for water migration behind walls, using controlled demolition techniques like weep holes and flood cuts to release the fluid. SERVPRO uses increased access to enhance structural drying efforts. Throughout the drying phase, we monitor the moisture levels of flood-damaged structural components so that we can make informed decisions on the positioning of the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers used to pull moisture out of wet building materials and eventually discard it. Because of the contaminants in the floodwater, we use EPS-registered products to clean and disinfect surfaces.

After water removal and drying SERVPRO arranges for build-back and repair of the damaged exterior from the storm and the controlled demolition done to access trapped water and remove badly deteriorated building materials. Our ability to manage tasks from initial post-storm securing to rehabbing eliminates your need to line up multiple contractors to resolve flood damage in the buildings you manage.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can manage even a substantial flooding loss after tropical storm damage. Call (727) 391-6212 for help from assessment to rebuilding.

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Professionals Talk About Restoring Your Fire Damaged North Redington Beach Home

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Not everything that fire touches is ruined. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches to restore your home.

Remediating Fire Damage To North Redington Beach Homes

Storm season is just beginning, but many Redington Beach residents are still rightly concerned about the risk of fire to their homes. A house fire can go through the structure in minutes depending on what burns, how quickly it burns, and how much heat it generates.  

At SERVPRO, remediating Redington Beach fire damage is a task that needs a quick and professional response. Every team member that arrives at an affected home is trained and certified as a Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (FSRT). Team leaders ensure they have the skills and equipment to restore homes from the effects of heat, flame, and smoke.  

Property that is scorched or burnt in a fire requires demolition and disposal. FSRTs carefully examine furniture items and other personal property to make sure it can be carried out safely or break it down into smaller pieces for easy disposal. They apply the same procedure to structural property like drywall panels and ceiling tiles. Team members carefully pull them off wall and ceiling framing and break them down for disposal. FSRTs bag or wrap everything when needed to prevent spreading ash and smoke residues.  

Next, SERVPRO technicians remediate residues and odors. Disposal of personal and structural property eliminates the source of both, but items not physically damaged require thorough cleaning. To start, FSRTs wipe down everything remaining in the home with a cleaner that contains a deodorizing agent. This initial action eliminates many layers of residues and clears out the odors they exude.  

For thicker residue layers, teams also have the option to use vacuums with specially designed filters to capture all residue particulates. If the smoke residues were able to penetrate thicker items like wall framing, FSRTs use sanders to remove enough layers of wood to clean them or a fogger to generate a cloud of cleaning and deodorizing chemicals that neutralizing the particulates.  

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is proud to serve our community, as well as Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, and Redington Shores, among others. If there is any damage to your home from a fire, call our offices today at (727) 391-6212 for a professional inspection and restoration.

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A Leak Can Put Your North Redington Beach Home in Need of Water Removal Services

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will take the job over for you.

Don’t let water damage be your 2nd job.

A washing machine is not a device that you need to babysit once it begins to do its job. For this reason, you may not catch a leak immediately as it happens. Instead, you can end up finding the spilled water when you return to your laundry room an hour later. No matter what, it is imperative in this situation that you act and not panic. The faster that the water is cleaned up, the better your home can fair.

Call for local North Redington Beach water removal services instead of trying to clean up the soapy standing water by yourself. While it may seem like a job you can handle, you may not be able to see all of the water in the room. Leaving any of the mess could lead to the formation of water damage. Furthermore, as time goes on, it can even lead to mold damage, as mold spores become active when exposed to excess moisture. For the best results, reach out for professional services as quickly as you can.

The moment that SERVPRO receives your call, and begins to talk through the situation with you, we begin to assemble a team of our Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)-certified technicians. At SERVPRO, our goal is to get help to your home as soon as possible.

Once we arrive, SERVPRO can immediately bring a wet/dry vacuum and a wand extractor to your laundry room. Our immediate goal is to begin the water removal process. As a couple of our IICRC-technicians begin to remove the standing water, another can use the extraction wand to pull moisture from your floor-length drapes, as well as the rug on the floor.

Once SERVPRO has successfully removed the standing water, we can advance to technological devices, such as an infrared camera, to look for any pockets of water that we missed. Additionally, moisture meters can be used by our technicians to check the overall moisture levels in the room. Once satisfied that the moisture levels have returned to the appropriate level, our job is done. We can leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

When your home suffers a sudden leak, always try to get help fast. Speak with SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches by dialing (727) 391-6212. Night or day, we're here to take your call.

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Storm Restoration for North Redington Beach Is a SERVPRO Cornerstone of Assistance

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

North Redington Beachers Enjoy Their Water at the Gulf, Not in Their Homes--They Call SERVPRO for Restoration and Removal

Tree Damage to North Redington Beach Homes Can Allow Flooding

Harsh weather systems can have a destructive effect on the entirety of your North Redington Beach property, including well-rooted trees throughout the grounds. With powerful enough winds and hurricane-strength conditions, these fixtures of your yard can lose limbs, split into pieces, or entirely fall over into your house. No matter how a tree affects your home, it can leave an opening ideal for rain runoff and direct rainfall to penetrate. Not only do you have to worry about the structural concerns of this situation, but you also have to worry about the water damage that can come along with it.

Whenever North Redington Beach flood damage occurs in this manner, you can count on our SERVPRO professionals to respond quickly to your home with effective mitigation equipment to help. We can reduce the presence of standing water with advanced extraction and drying techniques. In addition to the work that we can do inside of your home to contend with the spreading water effects, we can also bring the personnel to help with the structural concerns that you face as well.

The unique environment with excess humidity coming in from the Gulf of Mexico can also pose a problem during the restoration service. Our WRT team can use plastic sheets to form barriers to decrease the volume of space where our LGR low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers are drawing water vapor for condensing. We monitor the progress until we achieve our drying goals of the contents, building materials, and a normal RH relative humidity range.

We know how traumatic and stressful severe storm systems can be, especially when they are powerful enough to directly or indirectly damage the exterior of your home. Our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches professionals have the training and the expertise to make flood consequences “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (727) 391-6212.

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Why it is Important to be Prepared for Flooding in North Redington Beach

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane season has begun. Are you prepared for flooding? SERVPRO has you covered with the equipment to dry your home fast!

Are you Prepared for Flood Damage in North Redington Beach?

June in Florida means that every homeowner stocks up on water, batteries and other hurricane supplies in preparation for the season ahead. Stores and residents alike review their checklists to make sure everything is in place for storms and strong winds, but homeowners usually don't think beyond the storm. When torrential downpours threaten the area, flood damage may be a part of your life, even if a hurricane does not make landfall near you. Knowing the best professional service to restore your home can save you time and money when the time comes.  

If you worry about flood damage to your home in North Redington Beach make sure to speak to SERVPRO as soon as hurricane season begins. Our certified technicians can help you devise a plan to prepare for flooding. Understanding the different concerns associated with floodwaters allows you to put safeguards in place to protect your family. As prevalent as a do-it-yourself approach may be, it is best to leave this restoration to the professionals.  

When a disaster is widespread within a community, damage can escalate quickly. Quick escalation is especially true for flooding because the longer your home is immersed in water, the weaker its structure becomes. Similarly, any bacteria brought in by floodwaters multiplies and spreads quickly throughout your home. When our SERVPRO crew arrives, we quickly identify materials that we can not salvage and dispose of them. Carpeting, upholstery and other porous surfaces are typically the first ones to go. From there, we focus on using industrial grade equipment to remove any standing water to prepare your home for disinfection. As simple as it sounds, each step involved requires the use of proper equipment such as truck-mounted pumps and extraction wands, as well as hygrometers, moisture sensors, and dehumidifiers. At SERVPRO, we know that flood restoration is not a one-size-fits-all process.  

Make SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches part of your hurricane preparedness plan. Call us at (727) 391-6212 and let us join your team.

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Water Damage Remediation Can Cause Major Headaches Without the Right Help in Your Redington Beach Home

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can creep up in many different places. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Guidelines for Handling Water Damage in Your Redington Beach Home After a Washing Machine Leak

Internal washing machine leaks can cause water damage in homes. Washing machines do not have to have to be poorly built, old or poorly installed to have an internal leakage. Overloading a washing machine regularly can loosen valves, gaskets, and bushings or cause cracks that could lead to leaks.

Washing machine internal leaks are considered to cause category 2 water damage because exposure to water that has passed through machine parts and contains detergent, could cause health problems. To handle water damage in your Redington Beach after a washing machine leaks, you can contact a water damage restoration technician (WRT) from SERVPRO. Before the professional arrives at your home, you should shut off the water supply lines to the washing machine and move items like furniture away from the standing water if possible.

Removing water from your home quickly is essential because it helps prevent additional destruction like mold growth. Mold can grow in open spaces like walls, corners and ceilings, and hidden places like the joins between two walls. You can reduce your losses when you work with restoration professionals from SERVPRO. When we arrive at a home, we evaluate the damage and then take steps to dry the structure and contents effectively. We can extract water from the water-logged areas using equipment like portable vacuum cleaners. Our technicians then start the drying process by setting up air movers and dehumidifiers in the affected areas. Air moving equipment pushes air around the area while the dehumidification equipment eliminates moisture from the air.

Our technicians also inspect all the contents exposed to water or high humidity for cleaning needs. We check clothing, closets, and storage areas for items requiring cleaning or deodorizing. We can leave your home looking nice, if not better than it was before the water damage. Once we are done with the cleanup, drying, and restoration work, we do a walk-through and request our customers to sign a certificate of satisfaction. You only need to hire one company to complete the restoration work.

If your washing machine has spewed water in your home, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for help. We offer quick and effective restoration services that make a water loss incident seem “Like it never even happened.”

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Stop Suffering Through Flood Damage Remediation in Your Seminole Home

5/18/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage can severely impact your neighborhood rapidly. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance .

Black Water Remediation Procedure for Seminole Property Owners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

You can always count on the training and dedication of our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches fire loss specialists.

Protecting Stock In Your Redington Beach Shop After A Fire

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

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

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

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

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

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North Redington Beach, Tropical Flooding, Time to Call SERVPRO

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says to All North Redington Beach Property Owners--Get Flood Insurance

Flood Damage Restoration for Your North Redington Beach Property

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

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How to Remove Smoke Damage From Your Redington Shores Home

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Burns on wall and ceiling Smoke and soot are hard remove and often require professional remediation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Learn The Four Steps Required For Seminole Fire Odor Removal

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

We have the equipment and training to remove fire odor in your home after the fire is put out. We are available 24/7 so don't hesitate to call today.

SERVPRO - Fire Odor Removal And Cleaning For Seminole Homeowners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke Odors and Residues in Your Seminole Office? SERVPRO Can Help

Cleaning Smoke Residue in Your Seminole Office

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

When your home has been affected by excess water, it is time to contact the certified water removal professionals at SERVPRO. Call right away.

How the Right Tools Make Extraction Simple for Your Seminole Home

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

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

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

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

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

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Mold Damage Remediation Services in Seminole

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Water Damage and an Overflowing Sink in Your Madeira Beach Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage happens fast and always at the least convenient times. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response when your clogged sink overflows.

Our Technicians Are Trained to Use Efficacious Techniques

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

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Preventing A Dryer Fire In Your Redington Beach Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Not many people realize how dangerous clothes dryers can be.

Preventing A Dryer Fire

Not many people realize how dangerous clothes dryers can be. However, each year, there are thousands of fires caused by dryers, plus several hundred individuals who are subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from dryer vent setups which were not set up properly. Sometimes, a faulty appliance is to blame, but many times, fires can be prevented when dryers are vented properly.

Accumulation of lint and reduced airflow together give the perfect conditions for creating a fire and fire damage in your Redington Beach home. Most dryers include lint traps or filters made to capture the lint. However, these filters do not capture all the lint, and the assumption is that regularly emptying them is enough to protect the dryer. Half of all dryer fires can be accounted for by this since they start within lint traps. When you have been unfortunate enough to experience a dryer fire, SERVPRO is the one you want to contact for help. We are a highly professional and experienced fire damage remediation company, and we take care to get your home back in order.

Proper maintenance can help you avoid these fires. Cleaning and emptying the lint from the exhaust pipe and the rear of the dryer after each use is the first step. Once you clean the lint filter, you should check for rips or tears and replace a damaged lint trap right away. Do not ever put any synthetic substances like foams, plastics, rubber, or any cloth which has been used to clean any potentially combustible or flammable liquids in the dryer, even if you have thoroughly washed them.

The exhaust pipe on your dryer should be short as is allowable based on the dryer’s location in your home. Keep it as straight as possible and limit any bends to allow for an airflow that is unrestricted. It is recommended to use a spiral-wound, aluminum, or steel duct aluminum flex hose, and not white vinyl hose.

If your dryer is powered by gas instead of electric, get it inspected routinely by a professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact. Keep any combustible objects away from the dryer. Things like paper, boxes, chemicals or anything else which would be an accelerant needs to be kept away. Of course, do not ever run the dryer when you are not at home.

When SERVPRO is called to repair fire damage, we work quickly and efficiently. Smoke and soot, plus water left behind from firefighting efforts, are still creating problems for your home. We take care of everything to prevent additional damage.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is always professional and courteous when we come to your home. Contact us right away at (727) 391-6212 once your fire is out so we can clean and repair your home properly.

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Did the Recent Storms Cause Flood Damage to Redington Beach Condos?

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Florida's weather can cause units to flood. SERVPRO is ready to restore your units.

Restoring Your North Redington Beach Condo Units After Floods

Severe weather is something that coastal Floridians along North Redington Beach have become accustomed to experiencing, but with each tropical storm and hurricane, the threat of widespread flooding is a devastating force for residential and commercial properties alike. As the owner of several condo units throughout the area, you are responsible for the upkeep and care of these properties you rent to tenants, and that includes a fast response when emergencies threaten the structural integrity of the building or the safety of those leasing.

As tempting as it might be to handle the recovery of your property on your own, North Redington Beach flood damage is not something that the average property owner can restore on their own. In many cases, there are severe concerns present with the invading water that can put tenants and those working cleanup at risk without the appropriate personal protective equipment. Our SERVPRO team has biohazard training and can safely work debris removal and extraction of your units.ntial to have the same level of care and consideration for each of the affected units. Our professionals arrive with production vehicles loaded with extraction and drying equipment to quickly mitigate damage in properties and protect the contents of each condo individually. We have a large facility where these removed items can get thoroughly dried, cleaned, disinfected, and stored until it is safe to return them to the restored property.

To avoid displacing your tenants for long, you need mitigation and restoration work that happens quickly after the emergency. Our SERVPRO team offers a 24-hour response to disasters and can help to prepare each unit for the reconstruction needs that they need to get restored entirely. With this preparation, reconstruction can begin quickly to help your tenants get back to what they call home.

Flooding can be a devastating force, especially when you have multiple properties that require attention. Give our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches rapid response team a call at (727) 391-6212 to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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After A Fallen Tree Branch Has Damaged Your Redington Beach Roof, Call The Professionals At SERVPRO Immediately!

3/3/2019 (Permalink)

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Tree Damage Makes Redington Beach Homes Susceptible To Flooding

Severe weather coming in from the gulf can cause considerable damage to your Redington Beach home and others throughout your neighborhood simultaneously. For this reason, much of the construction throughout the area has become reinforced to withstand the force of these storm systems passing through. There's little that you can do to prevent situations like tree branches falling into your home, or an entire tree for that matter.

As much as storms can allow flood damage to occur in your Redington Beach home, its powerful winds can provide avenues of water penetration from falling trees. There is little that can occur to avoid these situations, but mitigation can help reduce the loss inside of your property when flooding happens. Our SERVPRO technicians in our rapid response team are available 24/7 to react to emergencies as they happen, effectively working to save our customers money and time.

Structural damages that result from fallen trees can be substantial, affecting multiple levels of your home and providing access both for runoff and direct rainfall to get inside. Emergency board up services and tarping can help to stop the flow of water into your home so that our responding technicians can get started on vital extraction and drying work. Depending on the severity of the exposure and saturation, flood debris removal could also be necessary.

When it comes to the areas of your home that required removal from the flood damages, or the repair from the fallen tree, our licensed contracting division can help provide seamless service after mitigation. From tree removal to roofing repair and construction, we can handle all aspects of returning your property to its preloss condition. Once reconstruction completes, our experienced SERVPRO team can get to work on restoring the remaining effects.

Storm damages can ravish your home quickly, leaving it susceptible to flooding and other effects. Let our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches work quickly to restore this damage and reconstruct vulnerable areas of your property. Give us a call anytime at (727) 391-6212.

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Seminole Fire and Smoke Loss? Here at SERVPRO, We Can Help

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Keep the Fire in Its "Place" in Your Seminole Condo

Why Call a Professional to Restore Your Seminole Condo After Fire Damage

The tiniest of sparks can leave behind a significant amount of damage. Whether the fire starts in your condo or billows in from a neighboring property, returning your home to how it was can be a daunting task. Aside from it being overwhelming, it is best left to professionals who have trained and are knowledgeable of the intricacies of restoring a condo after it has suffered fire damage. Their expertise makes the remediation process smoother, shorter and more efficient.
If there is fire damage to your condo in Seminole, SERVPRO can become your greatest ally. Because we recognize that emergencies happen around the clock, our services are also available on that schedule. As soon as you reach out to us, we take the initial steps towards restoring your home. Our top priority upon arrival is ensuring that the structure is safe for us to enter. We don our personal protective equipment to avoid unnecessary exposure to dangerous materials, and we proceed to evaluate the extent of the damage. Very often, we need to address the result of the fire itself as well as any standing water left behind when the flames were extinguished.
Our IIRC certified technicians are trained to employ material-specific techniques and solutions to remove soot, and smoke remains from the surfaces of your home. Utilizing a one-size-fits-all approach, common in many homeowners, can result in added damage to your cabinets and walls due to the incompatibility of cleaners. Our disinfectants and sanitizers are used deliberately with each surface’s composition in mind.
For our SERVPRO team, the job is not complete until we deodorize your home. Fire damage can leave a lingering odor that permeates curtains, upholstery and the very walls of your condo. To eliminate it we rely on several methods including deodorizing pellets; charcoal activated HVAC filters and ozone generators. Each approach attack remaining smells is different ways, and together they leave your apartment without a trace of smoke.
Do not let fire damage overwhelm you. Reach out to SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 to remove every last hint of smoke from your home. With our help, your condo will look “Like it never even happened.”

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Has a Plumbing Leak Caused Water Damage to Your Redington Shores Home?

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Breaks in plumbing lines can cause significant water damage throughout your home.

Water Removal and Cleanup for Broken Pipes in Redington Shores

Most Redington Shores homeowners do not know the condition of their plumbing system, primarily because almost all of it is hidden neatly in the wall cavities throughout the house. While this is a design that can be aesthetically pleasing, it also prevents you from seeing potential problems with the plumbing before it becomes a widespread disaster. Broken pipes can occur from scaling and erosion, common symptoms for older ductile iron, galvanized steel, and copper service lines throughout your home.

Once a pipe breaks in your home, before you can make the appropriate phone call for water removal services in Redington Shores, the supply continues to feed this opening until you can reach the shutoff valve for your service line. Once the flow of water has gotten stopped, it is vital to reach out to our rapid response team as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO professionals have the equipment and expertise to preserve much of the affected materials in an incident like this, but only if we get notified of the situation quickly.

Often the effect of a water loss incident like this is widespread, affecting multiple floors of your home and adjacent areas to the incident when it occurs in specific locations. The professionals that arrive at your home shortly after you call can identify the full scale of this water damage and the best approaches to eliminate the moisture and dampness.

With uncontaminated water damage such as this, many of the affected materials such as flooring, structural elements like studs and beams, and ceiling materials can get preserved with the right immediate drying actions through our air movers and dehumidifiers. Saturated materials like drywall often have to get replaced, at least in part, as the sheetrock can quickly erode and degrade when exposed to high volumes of water.

Our professionals can restore your property following a significant loss incident like a broken pipe in your home. Give our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches rapid response team a call today at (727) 391-6212.

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Flood Damage Restoration in North Reddington Beach Done Right

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding is a fact of life after a storm when living in Florida. Call our certified SERVPRO team for an assessment and water removal.

Why SERVPRO Uses Air Movers and Desiccant Machines in Flood Damaged Homes in North Redington Beach

Flooding events, mudslides, hurricanes, and other terrible weather events can strike in North Redington Beach at any time. There are many things you can do to prepare and minimize the impact, but once the weather clears, residents still have to face the destruction and begin to clean up and rebuild.
When we perform flood damage mitigation in North Redington Beach, many customers ask why we SERVPRO specialists use both air movers and desiccant machines. Some people wonder if these two machines might work against each other instead of increasing the other's productivity.
We can assure you that these two machines, as well as all of our other devices and tools, work together in a way that makes the entire mitigation process faster, more efficient, and also increasingly thorough. Other pieces of equipment guard our technicians from injuries, and others protect your home from cross-contamination.
With flood damage, more than your home's structure and the contents inside get soaked. The air also ends up saturated with water vapor. Our air movers and desiccant machines both work to get your home dried out entirely. We place our air movers facing the direction that gives us the most efficient 'push' to get air either to pass through a desiccant machine, air scrubber, or to the outdoors.
Our desiccant machines need to continually pull water vapor from the air, strip it dry, and send dry air out. This can continue for a while because saturated materials slowly give off only the moisture that the exterior of the material contains. Water held in the deeper portions slowly moves toward drier areas, which are the ones most recently dried by the whisking away of moisture on the surface. Desiccant machines remain running until no remaining humidity exists.
We test the amount of moisture in your walls, floors, and the air. We also examine different items in your furnishings. We can show you the progress made, as we keep records of each tested item's moisture content, from start to finish. SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is always ready with our equipment and skilled IICRC-certified technicians when your home sustains flood damage. Call us at (727) 391-6212.

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We Are The Team To Call To Eliminate Mold From Your Redington Beach Condo

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

If you can see, or only suspect there is active mold in your residence, call us today at (727) 391-6212 to schedule a visit.

Eliminating Mold Damage In Redington Beach Condos

Every residence in Redington Beach has mold spores. In the majority of them, the spores are inert, posing no threat to the structures or the health of anyone inside them. When mold comes into contact with enough moisture, the spores can expand and begin growing into an extensive colony.

Mold damage in Redington Beach condos can cost an owner thousands of dollars replacement and rebuilding unless she can quickly bring in a professional cleaning service. SERVPRO restoration specialists know that stopping a mold threat includes removing the source of moisture, removing active mold growth, and lowering the humidity level in the home to reduce the risk of future growth.

One of our inspectors examines the growth and follows it throughout the home. He also uses a moisture meter to trace the air content back to its strongest point. In most cases, the actual source of moisture is a small pool or plumbing leak. Our specialists can dry or repair most of these themselves, but for major issues, the inspector recommends bringing in a licensed plumber or general contractor.

Next, SERVPRO team members clean and remove the mold spores. Unless the mold grew undetected for a long time, they could wipe clean most surfaces with a mild, anti-fungal agent and sponges or cleaning cloths. For thick layers, specialists use a stronger cleaner to break them up and a vacuum with a HEPA filter to capture every spore off the affected surfaces.

Since cleaning actions disturb spores on surfaces and in the air, our teams allow time for spores to settle and then repeat the process. They continue with this method until the team leader tests the mold content level in the air at normal, safe levels.

Since even a minute amount of moisture can cause mold to grow again, our specialists use dehumidifiers to draw it out of the air and property inside the home. For damp surfaces, they use air movers to force warm, dry air across them and exhaust fans to pull the cooler, damp air outside.

At SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, we take every action possible to return every condo to its pre-mold condition. If you can see, or only suspect there is active mold in your residence, call us today at (727) 391-6212 to schedule a visit.

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How Storm Water Can Cause Structural Damage Your Redington Beach Property

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy downpours bring water and sometimes that water enters your property. Call SERVPRO to remove the water and restore your home.

Flood Removal Technicians In Redington Talk About Possible Structural Issues

The Redington area is known to be a place that can get its fair share of severe rainstorms. When heavy rains pour down, it can create a situation where you need flood removal completed by a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. When water starts to build up in your neighborhood, it can get deep and eventually find its way into your home. Water can up from the ground and negatively affect your flooring materials as well as moisture coming in from worn lower door seals. Any time something inside your dwelling gets wet, professional flood removal becomes a necessity.  

As time goes on, problems with the building materials and contents inside your house can get much worse if not treated promptly. Our SERVPRO crew provides fast 24/7 service to help you with flood removal in Redington. Our technicians are located within proximity so that they can arrive at your residence quickly. As soon as we arrive, we begin assessing the situation before we get work authorization from you. Once we realize what is involved with the project, we start mitigating issues that came about after the rainstorm.  

To comprise the initial scope of the project, our SERVPRO technicians use advanced technology to determine the severity water damage. We use moisture sensors and meters to gauge which of your contents and building materials received damage and the extent of the damage. We then determine which items are salvageable with extraction and drying and which saturated items need discarding.  

In some severe situations, our highly trained team comes to the realization that specific structural components must be removed and replaced. When this occurs, we remove certain items so that we can dry out materials that we can save. After ruined items get discarded and the structure gets dried out, we then rebuild your structural materials or refer the reconstruction to a certified subcontractor. If you ever notice that any of your building materials got wet after a thunderstorm, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 right after the problem occurs.

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Rid Your Home Of Mold In Your North Redington Beach Home With SERVPRO

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Call the experts at SERVPRO to safely remove mold from your home.

What Makes Mold Hazardous in Your North Redington Beach Home?

When you think about the disasters that can impact your North Redington Beach property, many homeowners might not instantly bring fungal growth to mind. With high humidity levels throughout the better part of the year, many homeowners have likely already encountered mold growth at times throughout the life of their property. Overcoming these situations quickly can benefit both the home and those living inside of it, but this begins with an understanding of the potential risks associated with allowing mold to grow unabated. 

Many North Redington Beach homeowners might consider potential mold damage as a direct effect of living in a region with higher humidity levels, and as such, no great cause for concern. However, mold growth in your home could cause direct problems to both the integrity of your home’s construction and those exposed to an active colony throughout the property. Our SERVPRO rapid response team can work quickly to isolate these affected areas to limit exposure to the occupants of your home, but that begins with notification that mold growth exists. 

What makes mold growth dangerous to living things in your home is the potential mycotoxins the organism can release as it feeds on organic materials it uses to spread. These can adversely affect humans and pets, especially those more susceptible to respiratory infections or already combatting a chronic respiratory condition. 

Additionally, spreading colonies feed on organic material that they can find in the framework of your property and materials like drywall. As the organism spreads, it continues to feed on these materials and weakens its composition to the point of becoming irreparably damaged and unsalvageable.  Our SERVPRO professionals can work to remove colonies in these critical structural elements to preserve them instead of removing and replacing them unnecessarily. 

Do not be the homeowner that underestimates the potential effect of mold growth on their property. Let our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches remediation technicians help you remove the organism and restore the damage that it has caused to your property in the process. Give our experienced professionals a call whenever you discover mold growth in your home at (727) 391-6212.

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Let Our Experts Help Return Your Water Damaged Indian Shores Home To Pre-Damage Condition

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

The water released by a broken dishwasher or a water heater with a faulty cut-off switch can flood an entire home overnight.

Restoring Water Damaged Homes In Indian Shores

Even with their location on the Florida west coast, Indian Shores homeowners deal more with the effects of failed appliances. The water released by a broken dishwasher or a water heater with a faulty cut-off switch can flood an entire home overnight.

This type of water damage to Indian Shores homes can include personal and structural property loss. SERVPRO restoration teams use specialized equipment and training in every home to prevent that and restore everything possible.

Since every minute underwater can cause the property to split and crumble, technicians bring in commercial pumps for ankle deep and higher standing water, then switch to extraction wands for lower levels. The wands are also excellent for drawing water out of carpets, and wood flooring and our personnel can adjust both the speed and heat used to begin the drying process as well carefully.

At the same time, other SERVPRO team members remove furniture to a dry part of the house or outside and place it on pallets or blocks to help water drain and avoid wood cracking or splitting. If needed, technicians set up fans to carefully force air across surfaces, reducing the time needed for drying. For cushions and pillows that absorbed a large amount of water, they stack them like a tent, keeping the zippers on top, so water drains away from them, avoiding rust.

After removing the water, specialists examine the drywall panels and floor trim for damage. Drywall quickly absorbs moisture, even through latex paint. Floor trim is more resistant than drywall, but if either absorbs enough water, they are cheaper to replace than restore.

If they are restorable, our technicians remove the floor trim and stand the pieces upright in a corner or outside. As long as the drywall has not started crumbling, technicians drill small holes into each panel behind where the floor trim was attached and use air movers to force warm air across the exposed surfaces and into the wall spaces behind the panels to dry them.

These are the first steps that SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches takes to dry and restore water damaged homes to their original condition. If you need us, call (727) 391-6212 today to get started. We are here for you.

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North Redington Beach Storm Help from SERVPRO

12/1/2018 (Permalink)

Hang Out at Your Favorite North Redington Beach Laundromat After a Storm Thanks to SERVPRO

Severe Seasonal Storms Can Cause Flood Damage to Your North Redington Beach Laundromat  

Hurricanes are no stranger to Florida but, unfortunately, they are known to cause extensive flood damage. What is fortunate is that not all storms cause catastrophic damage and tear buildings down completely. Sometimes a change in winds can slow them dramatically and turn them into a much lesser threat. However, even when classified as a less severe storm, they can still cause significant enough damage to warrant calling for professional help.

When the storm hit during the night, the rushing waters and debris broke the glass doors of your North Redington Beach laundromat and caused flood damage. By the end of the night, the rains subsided, but your business had gained six inches of water inside of it that didn't use to be there. It is essential for you to get help as soon as you possibly can, as leaving the water for an extended period can cause further complications to your property. It only takes seventy-two hours for microbial growth to begin once the structure of your property has been exposed to an excess of moisture.
At SERVPRO, we understand how essential it is for you to get the doors open of your laundromat once more. When you call us, we can immediately send a team out to your establishment with advanced trade technology, which can let them combat the flood damage inside. Upon arriving, SERVPRO can immediately begin to focus on removing the flood waters from inside, knowing that floods can carry contaminants in their waters that are dangerous to your health.
Our SERVPRO technicians can use an antimicrobial agent to help limit contaminants from spreading and to create a safe work environment. From there, we can use trunk-mounted wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove the significant volume of water from your business rapidly. Once it is gone, we can clean the inside of your laundromat, and remove any debris from inside, and make flood cuts to the walls, removing any areas that have been damaged and contaminated.
As a business owner, we understand that you may be worried about your industrial grade washers and dryers.  We can help you create an insurance claim to secure the coverage you deserve.
Never wait to get help when your business experiences flood damage. Use the number (727) 391-6212 to reach out and contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches. Day or night, our technicians are available to assist your business so you may reopen your doors swiftly.

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Your Best Guide to Pinellas County Water Damage Remediation

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water removal needs to be timely in order to prevent lingering odors. Call SERVPRO right away should you experience a water damage event.

How Water Damage can Leave Your Pinellas County Home with Unwanted Odors

Water reacts with different chemicals in diverse ways, and if your Pinellas County residence has problematic plumbing, these chemical changes can become highly noticeable. Water can cause problems in several different ways, and unpleasant odors can affect the entire house.
Homeowners can see many ways water damage in Pinellas County appears in their home's structure, but odors spread out all through the house, seemingly stronger in some areas than in other locations. SERVPRO can get control of these olfactory nuisances and make your home smell normal again.
Mitigating water damage easily reduces the unpleasant odors often associated with the presence of water, but odor control can significantly help the situation. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) holds certification from the IICRC and comes prepared to provide you with effective odor control measures.
Placing odor-controlling liquids directly into your carpet's pad with an injection system provides evenly dispersed and long-lasting fragrance for low-level odors. This method poses no risk of discoloring your carpet with stains, and we can reapply it as often as needed. It is also highly safe for children and pets.
Gel packs placed in inaccessible locations within areas of your home that seem to experience the worst or most concentrated odors typically provide substantial relief. These last an extremely long time as they slowly give off their scents.
To neutralize the odors that water damage creates, we can also perform thermal fogging. This method binds odor-causing substances in your home with the chemical agents in the fogging machine. Once bonded to the particles creating the odors, no more particles can find their way back into your home's air.
Another method we often rely on is the production of either ozone or hydroxyl gas. Ozone is well-known, but in damper situations, we prefer to use the hydroxyl gas, instead of the ozone. Ozone production should not take place in occupied homes, where plants must remain, or where damp carpets or furniture exist. Hydroxyl gas production does not have any of these restrictions, making it safer to use. Hydroxyl gas is just as effective as ozone gas but without the risks.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can freshen up your home just as professionally as we mitigate those with water damage. Contact us at (727) 391-6212, so we can make your Indian Shores, Madeira Beach, or Redington Beach property smell just like you want.
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But I Didn't Want an Indoor Pool! When a Storm Floods Your Redington Beach Home

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Looks like this is going to be a homeowner's headache Call SERVPRO to restore your home to its prel-oss condition.

No Matter the Cause, SERVPRO Is The Solution To Flood Damage In Redington Beach

Many natural events result in residential flooding in North Redington Beach, including hurricanes and their storm surge and heavy rains at other times of the year. Large quantities of water also can invade homes after municipal water supply breaks, plumbing and drain line fail, and appliance malfunctions. Regardless of the source of your flooding woes, we can help. 

One thing is sure when flood damage imperils your North Redington Beach abode, you need fast, professional responses to the many issues the excess water presents. Our trained and certified work crews are experts in flood damage mitigation, attending to every aspect from water removal and contamination disposal to drying strategies for a broad range of structural components and contents. 

SERVPRO crews arrive ready to take on the most difficult and most complex residential scenarios. Our service vehicles contain all the equipment needed to remove water and dry out building materials, including high-efficiency pumps and water extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. Electricity is often unavailable because of safety or storm-related reasons, but we operate even in these difficult conditions using onboard generators to get the job done. 

Contamination of flood waters is common, and SERVPRO crews know how to evaluate the category of water we face in your home, adapting our approach to keep you and your family safe. After the majority of water exits via pumps and extractors, we use sophisticated moisture measuring devices and scanners to find any hidden or overlooked caches of water. It is essential to rid your dwelling of all moisture to avoid continuing deterioration of building materials or secondary damage such as mold growth. 

If personal possessions stored in the flooded areas experience damage, SERVPRO often packs out those items to a dry area on your premises, or to our production facility. We help sort and assess the articles, documenting thoroughly for you and your insurance carrier. Our production technicians possess knowledge of drying techniques and strategies that bring back to function and preloss appearance a vast number of household and personal artifacts you feared ruined and ready for the landfill. 

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches delivers on the promise to make a flooding disaster “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (727) 391-6212 to schedule an assessment of your flooding disaster.    

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Holy Smokes!!! Smelly Odors Following a House Fire in Pinellas County--Call SERVPRO Fast

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Pinellas County Cooks and Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Odor Removal After a Mishap

Restoring the Air Quality of a Pinellas County Home After a Fire

Returning to your Pinellas County home after a disaster or damaging incident can leave a homeowner unclear as to what needs to happen to recover their house to its original condition and overcome the effects it suffered. In situations like a fire occurring in your home, these results can often be so varied and widespread that homeowners remain unclear about the best approach for restoration.

With the fire damages that could impact your Pinellas County residence, professional restoration like our dedicated team of experienced technicians can help you to understand the full effects of what has occurred and the steps necessary to return it to the way it was. Our SERVPRO specialists have the training and expertise to help you overcome every aspect of fire damage that could occur in your home, including lingering smoke stains and odors.

Smoke affects areas stretching far beyond the densest concentration of damage in your house, and it most often occurs as a sharp odor. This effect can spread through open areas, into clothing and fabrics, into carpeting and flooring, into construction materials, and more. For its widespread nature, our SERVPRO technicians have multiple pieces of equipment to help neutralize this effect and remove the odor permanently. On our Green Fleet, we have hydroxyl generators, ozone machines, thermal foggers, ULV ultra-light volume foggers, and formulated cleansers and deodorizers to defeat the odors and improve the indoor air quality.

Additionally, the environment inside might not be safe for you or your family after a fire has occurred. Indoor air quality IAQ can remain a concern until the appropriate actions get taken to remedy any possible debris, soot, and potential contaminants circulating throughout the affected areas of your residence. Equipment like our air scrubbers can pull particulates from the atmosphere in your home to help improve the air quality for both the restorers we have working on your home and for your family once our work completes. We check your HVAC system and clean it if necessary.

Fires in your home can feel overwhelming to restore, especially when you do not know the full extent of the damages that they can do. Our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches emergency response team can arrive quickly to help you assess the damage and take the initial steps required to begin restoration work. Give our trusted technicians a call anytime at (727) 391-6212.

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SERVPRO Are The Professionals To Call When Water Damage Strikes Your Business

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Our team has the tools and experience to mitigate water damage "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Damage Services In Redington Beach Can Restore Your Business

The main water line to the sink in the bathroom of your party supply shop broke overnight, and now water stands on the floor in the bathroom and storage area. Luckily, there are only a few inches of excess water. Contacting professionals can get you back in full operation fast. A quick response is essential to eliminating extensive damage to the floor and the contents kept inside the storeroom.

Our trained SERVPRO commercial water damage team in Redington Beach can handle these kinds of situations. We know that you rely on a steady flow of customers to make a profit. Fortunately, it appears that your store can remain open while our team works in the back areas of the shop. However, our technicians may ask you to shut-down business operations at any time during the restoration period.

Our SERVPRO technicians can employ vacuums, pumps or portable extractors to remove the water fast. When drying the affected areas, there are several pieces of equipment such as air movers, dehumidifiers and axial fans our team can use to eliminate moisture quickly. These industrial machines dry the atmosphere fast and help increase moisture evaporation inside the structure, which also speeds up drying. It is our goal to get businesses back in operation as soon as possible and to achieve that goal with minimal disruption to daily routines.

If we deem it necessary to pack-out some of the contents in the storeroom, you can expect our skilled crew to categorize every item carefully they remove. Plus, we can tag and use a bar-code system to keep an accurate track of all contents we take from the store. Having accurate records of the merchandise we pack-out can also help with your insurance claim. You can depend on us to safely store your contents in a secure location on or off-site until we complete the restoration.

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When possible, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches commercial water damage restoration services can return your business to its preloss condition. Call us 24/7 at (727) 391-6212. We are always here to help.

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Proven Tips to Prevent Mold After Water Damage in Redington Shores Homes

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

A continuous water leak can cause not only water damage but a mold infestation as well. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

Four Signs of Water Damage Redington Shores Residents Should Look For

As a Redington Shores homeowner, it is not easy finding water damage in your home. In fact, underlying problems causing damage to your home go undetected for a long time. To protect your family and home, here are four signs of water damage.

Do you smell mold odor in your home? One sign of water damage in your Redington Shores home is mold odor. Mold spores spread through the air and reproduce under suitable conditions. They include the presence of moisture, food and the right temperature.

Can you also see patches of mold on your ceiling or walls? If you can, then you have an underlying mold growth problem. Small mold patches are a clear sign of the presence of moisture. Faulty plumbing or a faulty appliance like a dishwasher may be the problem. The presence of small patches of mold also means the sign of a much larger mold colony hidden away from view.

Puddle of water
If your pipe or faulty appliance is leaking, you might find a puddle of water. Cleaning the puddle is the first thing that comes to mind. Afterward, call a plumber. Doing so helps to make sure that any pipe leak or faulty appliance is found and repaired to prevent further leaking.

Paint discoloration
Are there signs of paint discoloration in your home? Well, this is a clear sign of moisture in your walls. Dew forms in unheated areas of your home. As a result, mildew grows resulting in paint discoloration.

The sound of dripping water
If you hear sounds of dripping water, then your home may be a victim of water damage. The sound of dripping water in your home is as a result of a faulty plumbing system or faulty appliance. It is wise to have the problem checked by a professional plumber.

At SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, we can locate signs of water damage dry and restore your home. If you detect signs of water damage in your home, call our 24/7 emergency line at (727) 391-6212.

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Smoky Fires in Pinellas County Bathrooms Can Curl Your Hair--Call SERVPRO, the Professional Straightener

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Pinellas County Faulty Electrical Incidents Often Lead to Fire and Smoke Damage.

A Faulty Hair Straightener Can Cause a Fire inside Your Pinellas County Home

Everyone needs to get ready before work, but when your morning routine causes fire damage inside of your bathroom and burns through your hair care products, your morning can become quite overwhelming. Leaving the hair straightener to heat up while you get dressed seems like a reasonable thing, and in most regards it is harmless. In fact, many people do this.
However, faulty wiring inside your device, or a faulty outlet, can create fire damage inside your Pinellas County home. The fire can burn through and melt the plastic pieces on your hair straightener, fusing them onto your sink. Additionally, the fire can spread to your hair care products, turning them into a bubbling and burnt mess. The fire is easy enough to put out but, by that time, your sink has already been covered in char and soot stains.
Your bathroom now has a foul odor from the fire. Additionally, the sink is stained black in places from the burned material. In this situation, calling for professional remediation services as soon as possible is the best thing you can do for your home.
When you call SERVPRO, our technicians make it a priority to travel to your residence swiftly. After our initial investigation, our IICRC-certified techs can use chemical, lubricative, or abrasive cleaning methods on your sink to help lift the char stains. Sometimes, SERVPRO can decide to try abrasive methods first, to remove any dry and flaky soot materials. If solvents are added to dry bits of soot, the soot can absorb it and become harder to clean. Afterward, SERVPRO can apply chemical solutions to help lift and wipe away the stains from your sink.
The first and last steps that SERVPRO techs can do for your home is to use a ULV fogger to address the malodor left behind by the fire.  The device dispenses a solution as a fog that is engineered to tackle the very particles that cause the undesirable odor and neutralize them. We also, upon arriving, sealed the bathroom and vent to prevent the circulation of smoky odors to unaffected regions of the home. In some instances, we can set up a hydroxyl generator to further grapple with the bad odors.
If a faulty cosmetic device causes fire damage inside of your home, do not let yourself hesitate. Use your phone to dial SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches  (727) 391-6212. No matter the day or the time, we're are always open to assist you.

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Commercial Flood Damage And Your Redington Beach Nail Salon

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Your nail salon can suffer long-lasting and highly detrimental effects in circumstances involving commercial flood damage.

Commercial Flood Damage

Small businesses in Redington Beach can sustain costly damage from severe weather events, and in many cases, small business owners find it much more challenging to recover afterward than larger businesses. If small businesses want to recover after these disasters, they must prepare for such possibilities beforehand. A lack of preparedness can mean failure for smaller businesses and sole proprietorships.

Your nail salon in Redington Beach can suffer long-lasting and highly detrimental effects in circumstances involving commercial flood damage. The harm brought on by a devastating situation like flooding can cause an unprepared business to close forever, costing you all your hard work, leaving your employees jobless, and disappointing your clients. National Preparedness Month is this September, and we at SERVPRO want to help all businesses in our community, including yours, learn how to become more likely to withstand disasters.

The Ready.gov site holds several tips for businesses that can make remaining in business easier to achieve after a disaster. SERVPRO also has a free service to help you prepare for flooding and the damage it can cause, as well as other disasters like fire. If you need assistance, we can help you in completing the READY Plan Profile. Preparing for disasters does not mean they can never happen, but being prepared means you add time to your side, lessening the damaging effects sustained.

The technicians at SERVPRO train intensively to earn certifications from the IICRC. When we arrive at your nail salon, we come prepared to mitigate the damage and clean up the effects of flood damage. We work as quickly as possible to keep damage from spreading. This happens easily because of evaporation and condensation.

Extracting the moisture from your entire salon includes office spaces, bathrooms, and storage areas. Cavities and dead spaces can also hold copious amounts of hidden water. We use moisture readers to locate these areas, as well as continually monitor the air's water vapor load.

Your preparation for such debilitating disasters increases our effectiveness significantly. SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is always ready to mitigate flood damage after it occurs in Madeira Beach and Indian Shores. Call us at (727) 391-6212 when you need our services.

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Fire Damage Restoration in Pinellas County Homes

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Recovering after a fire can be tough. Call SERVPRO to help mitigate the situation and restore your home.

Team SERVPRO Offers Many Restorative Services After a Fire

Pinellas County homeowners usually keep an eye out for storm season, but this time of year is also the end of the worst time for fires breaking out. Many residents also slowly forget about the need to keep dryer vents clear of lint and dirt or failing to watch out for kitchen fires.

Remediating Pinellas County fire damage can be simple like cleaning smoke residues from the kitchen ceiling or demolishing and removing structural and personal property. SERVPRO technicians have the experience, training, and tools needed to restore any home in our area.
Removing residues is a key point to restore a home. Cleaning them away or removing damaged items eliminates a primary source of odors from the home while preparing the interior for further work. Residues are either dry or wet, depending on what burned, the temperature, and how quickly it burned as well. A hot, fast fire burns most property cleanly and evenly, leaving behind a dry, powdery residue that our technicians can wipe off most surfaces with a cloth or sponge. If it is very thick, they may require a mild cleaning solution to break it up for easier removal.
When a fire burns slowly at a lower temperature, items do not burn evenly, leaving behind thicker, wet residues. These require stronger cleaning agents to remove them. If the wet residues are on brick or rock surfaces like a fireplace or an outside deck, SERVPRO technicians use a wire brush to dig them out for removal and then clean the surfaces.
Although we are not a general contractor, our technicians can demolish and remove building materials like drywall panels and wood framing. Each one is trained to handle burned, or smoke damaged property to avoid spreading contaminated material to unaffected parts of the home.
With the damage removed, team members can swiftly install new wall framing and then quickly hang new, clean drywall. Our personnel can paint the new panels to match the original color or apply a different one according to the homeowner’s wishes.
The goal for SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is to restore every home after a fire. If you need our services, call us today at (727) 391-6212 with any questions or to set up a visit and get started on returning your home and life to normal.

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Redington Beach Water Damage from Appliance Failure Requires Restoration

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

When appliances fail, water damage can be one of the results. Contact SERVPRO to dry out your property after an incident.

Team SERVPRO Fully Understands That Some Water Damage Can Remain Hidden From Sight

Appliances have undoubtedly made life more comfortable for the residents of Redington Beach, but that does not mean that they do not come with their own share of potential risks and threats. Most homeowners opt to avoid routine maintenance and preventative care for their appliances when they cannot foresee a problem. This fact ultimately leads to the wear and eventual failure of the appliance. In some instances, this could cause much damage to face.

Many homeowners might determine that some water damage in their Redington Beach home is no significant cause for alarm. Most people believe that mopping up the damage and drying what they can see is a sufficient approach to correcting the problem, but water damage rarely if ever stays where it can readily get cleaned up and dried. Most find that they require specialized equipment to reach the farthest extent of the water damage to their home, and this is made available through hiring out professional restoration services like our SERVPRO team.

One of the reasons that you should consider professional restoration in the first place is the thorough approach to the cleanup and drying of water damage throughout your home. While it might be simple to spot the bulk of the pooling water and moisture throughout the affected area, it is the moisture and dampness that you cannot see that can cause the most extensive damages to the structure and stability of your home.

Another reason that you want to choose our SERVPRO team is the industry-leading equipment that we utilize on the restoration jobs that we do. Our technicians can identify the presence of moisture and dampness through walls to prevent unnecessary demolition, but also can minimize invasiveness by using tools like our injectidry system to clear up moisture and dampness found in wall cavities.

Too many times, homeowners attempt to take care of seemingly small water damage incidents on their own, only to find that the job did not get done adequately enough to prevent the lingering effects. To avoid structural weakening or even secondary concerns like mold growth, it is recommended to trust the experience and rapid response of our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches technicians. You can reach us anytime by calling (727) 391-6212.

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Seek Help To Overcome Frustrations Of Flood Damage In Seminole

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Dealing with flooding, whether caused by a major weather event such as a hurricane or a failed drainage system, can be frustrating.

Flood Damage In Your Home

Dealing with flooding, whether caused by a major weather event such as a hurricane or a failed drainage system, can be frustrating. The fact that even a few inches of water can cause considerable damage to the structure as well as contents in a house only worsens the situation. Seeking help from a professional could make it easier for you to cope with the loss because we can tackle different aspects of the problem at the same time.

Depending on the level of flood damage in your Seminole property, we can start by moving out the contents in the affected areas. Pack-outs might not always be necessary, but they help clear the way for other mitigation efforts like cleanup and drying. In addition to moving valuable items, our team from SERVPRO can separate what needs salvaging and what is contaminated enough to be thrown out, immediately when we start the process. Since speed is essential in the recovery of flood-damaged properties, these simple steps help make a difference in the outcome.

One of the keys to proper mitigation in cases of flood damage is how effective the water removal process is. Our SERVPRO technicians come equipped with extraction wands and pumps for clearing standing water in open spaces. We also have special extraction tools like the injectidry system, which can remove water from wall cavities. Fast extraction of water helps protect the property from structural damages and limits chances of microbial growth. If such problems are left to develop, they can be hard to eliminate.

Contamination is another great cause for concern during a flooding incident, especially if there is sewage residue in the water. When our SERVPRO technicians clean up your damaged property, we use various cleaning agents that help deal with the contamination. We have a wide variety of disinfectants, sanitizers, sterilants and antimicrobial agents to choose from, so it is possible to deal with different forms of contamination.

When you call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, our team works with you to find a positive solution. You can reach us at (727) 391-6212 any time of the day.

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Mold Damage In Your Pinellas County Kitchen And Bathroom Areas

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Two common locations you might encounter mold growth in your home under these conditions are the bathroom and kitchen areas.

Mold Damage In Your Kitchen And Bathroom Areas

As a homeowner, you strive to do all that you can to preserve not only your Pinellas County property but to keep the occupants of this house safe as well. While many threats can present themselves throughout the time you live in any home, none can spread as quickly or as alarmingly as fungus. It is often believed that these kinds of occurrences only happen in dank basements and crawlspaces, but this is not always the case.

While crawlspaces are often a source for mold damages in Pinellas County homes, SERVPRO professionals have found it just as likely to see these colonies in rooms that are moisture-ridden and poorly ventilated. Two common locations you might encounter mold growth in your home under these conditions are the bathroom and kitchen areas. These often contend with a lot of persistent moisture, especially when there is inadequate or non-existent ventilation available.

Federal building code regulations for commercial and residential structures suggest that ventilation is not a requirement when an accessible window is installed in the room. While windows can remove some of this stagnant and damp air, it often lacks the force to physically pull this threat to the exterior of your home like an actual vacuum system might. The result can be the seating and colonization of present mold spores on organic surfaces like drywall and wood.

Remediation of this threat is something that any homeowner should take very seriously. Not only can mold colonies lead to potential health effects for those exposed, but such a high traffic area like the bathroom and kitchen can also lead to more constant exposure and worsening health risks. SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians can help to isolate this area and work efficiently to resolve this issue.

You might not always consider the possibility of mold growth in your home, but you should have a plan in place to contend with this threat should it arise. Our experienced SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches remediation technicians is standing by 24/7 to help at (727) 391-6212.

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We Can Handle Flood Damage Situations in North Redington Beach

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding can happen without much of a warning. Contact SERVPRO should your home suffer flood damage after an incident.

Team SERVPRO Arrives With the Expertise and Equipment to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

Floods can occur rapidly and at almost any time in North Redington Beach, which can make many homeowners feel uneasy about the security of their home. Residents in the area can feel comfortable knowing that we are close by and are here to help. Before our techs can begin work at your home, you must sign the “Service Authorization Form.” Doing so allows us to take action right away. We do not know what your insurance covers. It is important to stress that homeowners are financially responsible for the services we provide. If we do not verify insurance coverage when we arrive at your residence, you may have to pay an additional deposit.
Our SERVPRO techs can then proceed to assess the flood damage in your North Redington Beach home. They first identify the source of moisture by using meters and probes and other equipment. Our crew must stop the source of water flowing into your home before they begin the restoration period. The team checks and identifies the type and classification of water damage to make sure they properly restore your property. The level of contamination determines the restoration processes we employ. Flood waters are always black water when it enters your home from the outside. Chemicals, pesticides, road debris, animal carcasses, stream overflow flotsam, and many more things contaminate the water, which is why calling a professional is essential for your safety. Our team can inspect your residence and test the affected areas to determine the level of damage and how far the moisture has migrated into your home. Also, the crew can check for safety issues.
The techs also check for and identify signs of visible mold growth such as moldy smells. If extensive mold is present, the team may have to consult with your insurance adjuster before going forward with the job. The team may also move furniture and items in the home and block them to help keep rust or furniture stains from forming on your wet carpeting. We may also utilize deodorizers or use antimicrobial treatments to remove mold odors. The team also checks the floors and walls as well as the carpeting, padding, and subfloors for the level of moisture. Before we dispose of any materials in the home such as carpeting, we check with you and work with your adjuster.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is here to assist whenever you have flood damage in your home. Contact us at (727) 391-6212 at any time.
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The Best Way To Deal With Mold Damage In Your Redington Beach Bathroom

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Our bathrooms are vulnerable to mold damage because they are usually warm and wet – conditions favorable for mold growth.

The Best Way To Deal With Bathroom Mold Damage

Our bathrooms are vulnerable to mold damage because they are usually warm and wet – conditions favorable for mold growth. Apart from the damage it causes, mold can lead to health effects, and there is a need to remove the mold as soon as you can and prevent exposure to your loved ones. Tearing all the tiles covered with the mold growth is not the best option, there are safety precautions that professionals observe when dealing with such situations in Redington Beach.

Sometimes it is not possible to trace mold damage in your Redington Beach bathroom since it can grow in hidden places. Our SERVPRO technicians have the experience and know the popular areas to locate the mold. We can check under the sink, tub, toilet, and other areas. If it is growing on porous materials such as shower curtains, rugs, and similar items, it can be challenging to do the cleaning adequately. In such cases, we discard and advise you to replace the items. The same applies when the mold is growing on carpets, drywall, and wallpapers.

Our SERVPRO technicians use sturdy plastic bags to enclose the materials we remove from your bathroom. Since there is a possibility of the mold spreading to clean areas within the structure, we begin by containing the area. For instance, we can use duct tape and heavy plastic sheeting to cover the HVAC system's air vents so that the mold spores do not enter. Establishing a negative pressure and surrounding the area with some plastic sheeting are part for the containment measures.

After removing the mold from your bathroom, allow our SERVPRO team to inspect the entire structure for mold. The spores are so light and can spread quickly from one part of the structure to another. So do not be surprised if we discover some mold growth in a different room.

At SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, we have the right expertise to handle Any Size Disaster whether it is storm, mold, fire, or water damage related. Call us at (727) 391-6212 and learn more about the 24-hour emergency services that we offer.

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Learn How To Address Flood Damage In Redington Beach And Restore Your Property

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Flood damage is usually weather related and when it happens you need professional help to restore and repair your property.

Learn How To Address Flood Damage

Flood damage is usually weather related, like a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico, and when it happens you need professional help to restore and repair your property. There is need to remove the standing water from your property and use specialized techniques to fasten the drying process. We are covering some of the restoration services that Redington Beach residents should expect when such incidents occur.

When we are responding to flood damage in Redington Beach, our SERVPRO technicians begin by assessing the degree of damage. That is the time we check out for stains, cracks, leaks and any related damages in your basement, roofs, windows, and walls. We also assess your belongings such as carpets, appliances, and furniture. This stage helps us to determine salvageable and unsalvageable contents and come up with the most appropriate methods to use when restoring your property.

Next, our SERVPRO technicians extract water from your property by using truck-mounted vacuum systems and powerful pumps. Remember, if you do not address standing water, then you should expect further damage and bacterial growth. To measure the level of moisture saturation, we use hygrometers and moisture detectors. In a situation where there is hidden water behind the ceilings and walls, we use infrared cameras to do the detection.

After physically removing the water, it is necessary to perform drying and dehumidification processes since some level of wetness still exists in the structure. Without the two methods, then you are likely to see walls, furniture and floors swelling and warping. We put in place air movers and dehumidifiers and regularly monitor the drying process using moisture meters. At this stage, the primary goal of our SERVPRO technicians is to return your property to its preloss condition.

To eliminate unpleasant odors from your property, we perform odor removal and deodorization. We do this with the help of industrial grade air scrubbers as well as thermal foggers. Where necessary, we dispose of refuse from the site while adhering to both the state and local regulations.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is a trusted industry leader in fire, water, storm, and mold damage restoration. Call us at (727) 391-6212 and learn more about our proven 24-hour emergency services.

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Remediating Commercial Water Damage In Madeira Beach Businesses

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Madeira Beach commercial water damage can also take much time depending on the type of business affected.

Remediating Commercial Water Damage

Despite the destruction of last year’s storms, Madeira Beach business owners know that more damage every year is caused by faulty sprinklers, rusted pipes, and failed appliances like freezers or dishwashers. Clean up after something like this is not as involved after a hurricane, but the costs can still be high for each incident.

Madeira Beach commercial water damage can also take much time depending on the type of business affected. For example, the owner of a café with an attached gift shop has to worry about the loss of expensive kitchen equipment, food loss, and be concerned about damaged inventory like t-shirts and other souvenir items like postcards. This wide range of damage needs a professional restoration company to reduce losses and quickly reopen doors to customers. SERVPRO is that company.

Our first task is to remove the water and stop any more from entering the business. Our technicians can turn off the water and even repair minor issues like replacing a hose on a dishwasher or a short section of pipe. For major problems like a faulty sprinkler, the homeowner always needs to call in a licensed plumber.

After stopping the water, our restoration team works two problems together. As technicians begin removing water, other SERVPRO team members remove property from the affected area and set it on pallets or blocks. They move the property to allow water to drain and prevent those items from absorbing more. With them out of the way, technicians use pumps and water extraction wands to draw down any standing water.

These actions reduce the amount of water that absorbs into or otherwise affects property stationed or stored on the floor. In kitchen areas, this gets water out from under stoves and other appliances so our team members can set-up fans to increase air circulation and air movers to force warm, dry air underneath them and speed up drying. It also helps to prevent the linoleum from loosening from the floor and forming air bubbles under the surface.

If the inventory our teams move is clothing, they can bring in racks to hang items and use fans to circulate air around and dry them before colors can run or they develop an odor from exposure to too much water.

The goal at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is to help every business reopen as quickly as possible, and so customers and employees can operate in a dry, safe environment. If you have water damage in your facility, call us today at (727) 391-6212 to get started on the restoration.

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SERVPRO Helps with Flood Damage to Flooring in Redington Beach

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

This wood floor was affected by flood damage. Our team created a plan to remove the water while maintaining the beauty of the floors.

Different floorings require different approaches when cleaning flood damage

While different disasters have different consequences for homeowners in the affected area, flood damage in Redington Beach almost always causes some amount of damage to flooring materials in local homes. With torrents of water flowing over materials and construction never designed or intended to weather such conditions, types of flooring ranging from carpeting to wood to tile can all incur substantial damages. Reversing these effects most often requires the help of a professional restoration company like SERVPRO that can handle both restorations and replacements of the sensitive materials that make up most homes.

Tile Floors
Flood damage impacts different types of tiled floors in Redington Beach in different ways. Small tiles typically require more grout per square foot than larger varieties, necessitating a change-up of cleaning strategies to handle the incident without taking too much time. Larger tiles, on the other hand, may be more prone to breaking, cracking, shattering, and retaining scratches than small tiles when objects and debris run over them. We analyze the materials, size, and patterns of any tiled surfaces in your home to create effective and optimal restoration plans for them.

Carpet floors often require significant replacement and restoration efforts even after light flooding. The soft fabric and padding that make up most of the floor space can warp, stretch, shrink, and become discolored when inundated with water. While we attempt to salvage any materials we can, many cases of flooding require us to install entirely new materials and perhaps even base features such as tack strips.

Wood Floors
Wood, like tiling, can often incur different types and amounts of damage depending on thickness, pattern, type of wood, finishes, and many more factors. To get in a deep clean without harming the wood or its finish, specialized cleaning products and equipment like those used by SERVPRO are the only practical course of action. We must also take care to control warping, bending, and breakage in the floor, which can occur without careful monitoring of environmental conditions and appropriate countermeasures.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches has taken care of local homeowners in the aftermaths of disaster for years and is well-acquainted with what it takes to get things back to normal. Call us at (727) 391-6212.

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Appropriate Cleaning Procedures To Address Fire Damage Incidents in Pinellas County

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Matches Up Against Fire & Smoke Restoration in Pinellas County Properties

Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Restoration for Pinellas County Properties Needed?--Call SERVPRO

Those who have experienced fire damage on their properties know the devastating effects that such incidents bring along. Whether the fire was brought about by cooking accidents, malfunctioning heating equipment, and electrical accidents or as a result of smoking, it is essential to act quickly to keep your loved ones safe and protect your property. We advise you to work with professionals who have the right skills and equipment to address the different fire-damaging events in Pinellas County.

It is easy to assume that by extinguishing the fire no further fire damage occurs to your Pinellas County property. There are lasting effects that the smoke residues can bring to your property, and we are going to cover some of them. Soot has acidic properties, and once it settles on surfaces, it can bring about stains and porous surfaces like wallboard and plaster may start to experience discoloration. Our SERVPRO technicians can clean the smoke residues and salvage your items.
When at the site, our SERVPRO technicians can wash and disinfect the interior walls and all hard surfaces of your home using soap and other cleaning detergents. If there are some smoke residues on the walls, deck screens, and walks, we can use pressure washing and scrubbing. We can also spray-treat your upholstery with deodorizing products as well as change filters for your air-conditioning and ventilating units.
Even after our SERVPRO technicians have completed cleaning your property, the smoke odor may still be a concern. The size of the fire, items consumed by the fire, length of exposure, and the size of the room usually influence the severity of the smells. While in some cases it is possible to trace and remove the odor causing elements, in some instances, it is not possible. Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers and Thermal Foggers are the most common deodorization equipment we use to dispense the solvent-based agents into target locations to neutralize the odors.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is an industry leader in fire, storm, mold, and water damage restoration. Call us at (727) 391-6212 at any time of the day and get proven services from our highly trained restoration technicians.

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Fire Damage Technicians in Seminole Discuss Deodorizing Light Smoke Odors

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Eliminates Smoke Odors After House Fires in Seminole

Odor Removal Is a Factor in Fire & Smoke Damage Control

If a small fire burns inside your kitchen in Seminole, but you get it put out quickly, particles that do not fully combust remain in the form of smoke. Even the smallest blazes produce smoke that can travel through your home and cause problems. Soot residues and soils get left on surfaces after the fire gets extinguished.
Any time a fire takes place malodor particles get trapped inside porous materials and create burnt odors. Whenever dealing with fire damage near Seminole, deodorization is a vital step. Unpleasant aromas can get removed from the building through a variety of techniques.
The procedures implemented change based on how severe the odor problem is. When dealing with light smoke damage, the smoke only affects a small area. Damage is given the light classification when no structural components are affected. In light smoke scenarios, soot residues in the area are light or not visible. The smoke problems are not severe when smoke odors are less noticeable further from the source and do not exist in rooms far away from the fire's source.
The first step to any deodorization process is to remove the source of the smoke smells if possible. This means that any charred items or debris present get removed. Our SERVPRO technicians always wait for you and your insurance adjuster's approval before removing any materials from your house.
Next, we ventilate the affected area to disperse the malodorous particles. After that, we clean any surfaces that contain soot residue. We start with surfaces and materials near the source then work in other areas of the building.
We then ventilate the affected region again so that we can determine what is creating the pungent odors. In some cases, we control vapor odors by applying odor counteractant beads or pellets to the floor. During other situations, we use an ultra-low volume fogger to disperse deodorants into the house. We dispense for fog closer to the fire source and less in areas further away.
Even minor blazes that occur inside your home can cause smoke damage that lingers long after the fire gets extinguished. For help eliminating burnt aromas, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 seven days a week.

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The Humidity in Florida Can Easily Cause Mold Damage in Your Pinellas County Home

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Controlling Humidity in Pinellas County Condos Helps Prevent Mold Damage

SERVPRO Recommends a Controlled RH  to Help Prevent Mold Infestations

No one likes to find mold damage in their home, and no one likes the humidity that can cause it. The geographic position of Florida brings plenty of wet and hot weather, due to its location adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. For homes that are not protected from high levels of humidity, Florida can be a difficult place to live without problems. However, situations like this are precisely why professional remediation companies exist; to help you when you find damage inside of your home that goes beyond your own ability to handle.
You may wonder how the mold damage inside of your Pinellas County home came to be. The fact that surprises many people is that mold spores are omnipresent. It is impossible to be completely rid of mold spores in your residence. However, dormant mold spores do not become a problem until certain factors allow them to multiply and grow. Humidity brings water in contact with the food source-- walls, floors, furniture, and food inside of your home. If your home is not correctly built to handle high humidity levels, mold damage is almost a guarantee. You can help prevent fungal growth by maintaining an RH relative humidity within your residence of between 50-70%. Homes constructed with HVAC systems simply need the temperature to keep below 80 degrees. This cooling system "conditions" the ambient air and decreases the level of water vapor.
It is not wise to ignore mold damage in your home as it can cause health effects. If you are continually catching a musty scent, it is enough of a sign that there is mold activity in your home to justify calling for help. Here at SERVPRO, we strive to get our employees to you swiftly, no matter the time so that we can get your home back to its pre-mold state as soon as possible.
SERVPRO can section off the area infected with mold to prevent the colonies from spreading. We can use advanced tools like air scrubbers with HEPA filters to rid the air of the mold spores while we agitate the colonies and clean them. If SERVPRO determines that the moisture levels are too high in the structure of your home, we can dry them out with other trade tools like dehumidifiers and air movers to help prevent mold in the future.
Do not hesitate when you find signs of mold growing in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches by dialing (727) 391-6212. No matter the time, we can rush to your home.

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Why Professional Flood Restoration is The Best Choice For Your Redington Beach Shop

4/29/2018 (Permalink)

Your shop has to be dry and smell great to get business. Contact SERVPRO immediately should your commercial building sustain water damage.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly With Equipment to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

As a shop owner in Redington Beach, your building gets likely moderately prepared for the possibility of severe weather systems that roll in from the coast. While the structure could get reinforced for this possibility, these precautions do not account for gale force winds, flying debris, hail, and torrential downpours. When the exterior of your shop becomes compromised by any of the occurrences mentioned above, you run the risk of flooding inside of your shop.

While you might not be a complete stranger to the possibility of commercial flood damage to your Redington Beach shop, it does not make it any less challenging when you get faced with the effects. Fortunately, with SERVPRO, you do not have to face these damages by yourself.

One of the primary concerns with damage like this is the hazard it presents to the structural integrity of the building itself. The longer that pooling water seeps into walls, floors, and other surfaces, the more damage it ultimately causes. When our SERVPRO team arrives at your business, we set out immediately to assess the damage that you face and to begin work on reducing the threat of these damages getting worse.

Extraction plays a critical role in the restoration process, which typically gets accomplished by combining the efforts of a pump truck from our fleet along with wet-vacs fitted with extraction wands. Drying via industrial strength air movers and dehumidification equipment follows this process, and allows our technicians to see if structural weaknesses and unsalvageable damage exists to construction materials.

While we work to limit the need for replacement and reconstruction, it is not always a guarantee. With flooding, flooring materials are often irreparably damaged (at least in part) and require removal and subsequent replacement from a commercial contractor before the restoration can complete.

When you are facing flood damages within your shop, you do not have to try and take care of the pooling water on your own. Call in the professionals we have at SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 at (727) 391-6212.

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Former Water Damage Could Cause Mold Growth In Your Redington Shores Residence

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Redington Beach Condo Dwellers Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Remediation

Mold Removal and Successful Remediation Often Requires Professional Assistance--Rely on SERVPRO

Water damages are nothing that is all that surprising to see in Redington Shores homes, both from natural occurrences and those of homeowner error. Regardless of the reason, most homeowners often believe that water can easily get cleaned up without the hiring of professional restoration services, and set out to complete the task on their own. The trouble with this approach is, you might not always be seeing the entire issue that your home is facing, which could result in more significant damages in the long run.
Failure to remove all of the dampness and moisture from areas in your Redington Shores home could result in instances like mold damages and fungal growth. Considering the commonly warm temperatures already present for the better part of the year, mold spores in the air only require organic material (like the construction materials of your home) and moisture to grow and thrive.
This alarming reality can be a little challenging even to be aware of until the problem has become a widespread issue. Most homeowners get drawn to the problem from the musty scent coming from the affected area where water damage had once occurred. After the mold growth is discovered in your home, it is time to bring in the IICRC certified mold remediation specialists of our SERVPRO team.
When our team arrives at your home, we work to assess where these colonies are growing and section off this area from the people in your home while the remediation process is ongoing. This process also requires your air circulation appliances, like an air conditioner or heater to be shut off to prevent active or dormant spores from finding a home elsewhere in your house through the ductwork.
Sectioning off the area is a critical step in the remediation process and one that can showcase our determination to provide every customer with a thorough restoration. Our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches mold remediation specialists are available 24/7 whenever you discover the presence of fungus in your home. Give us a call when you need us at (727) 391-6212.

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What to Expect During Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Your Redington Shores Store

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

If your business experiences water damage, you can trust on SERVPRO to thoroughly extract the water, dry out your space, and eliminate any odors.

Trust SERVPRO for Expert Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Water damage to your store can be disastrous. Not only does the restoration process cost you money, but you lose business during the restoration process itself. That said, the restoration process is not easy after a water damage incident. The time required for the restoration can depend on the extent and severity of the damage. It is of great value for a store owner to understand the process itself to better prepare for the things to come in such a scenario.

The first and perhaps the most important thing to do after water damage to your Redington Shores store is to call in the professionals. The earlier they can come to your establishment, the quicker they can get their job done. Here is a broad overview of events that you can expect to unfold during the restoration process.

Extraction of Water

The first thing to do is to extract any liquid water from the premises. SERVPRO professionals can use equipment called extractors to get this job done. The professionals can use different capacity extractors based on the volume of water to be extracted. For smaller volumes, a hand-held extractor might work, while for larger volumes, truck-mounted extractors may be needed.

Eliminating the Residual Moisture

Once the water has been removed from your establishment, the technicians start eliminating the remaining moisture left behind. It is crucial to eliminate this moisture as soon as possible as it can cause many secondary problems including mold, if not addressed.

Our IICRC certified technicians use several types of equipment to eliminate the remaining moisture from the premises. Some of the equipment includes dehumidifiers and air movers. While dehumidifiers eliminate the moisture by trapping it from the air and converting it into liquid water, the air movers improve the speed of drying.

A strategic combination of both these equipment speeds up the drying process and reduces the time for the restoration.

Eliminating Odor

Odor can be a massive problem for many businesses. Customers do not want to shop in a place that smells weird. As a result, the third and final step in the restoration process is odor elimination. Technicians use multiple methods and equipment to eliminate the odor left behind by the water damage.

The time required to complete all these steps depend on the extent and nature of the damage.

Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 today to learn more and for a free consultation.

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Don't Let Off-Season Flood Damage in Redington Beach Catch You Off Guard

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

If heavy rains enter your home, call on our SERVPRO team to remediate the damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is Here to Help Anytime Your Home Experiences Flood Damage

While hurricane season may be over and long to come, homes in Florida communities like Redington Beach may still get flood damage from passing storms. Hurricanes can cause billions of dollars in damage to a wide area, creating massive economic and humanitarian disasters as thousands lose their homes, but many smaller storms in the offseason claim unlucky residents, too. Stay prepared for hurricane-like conditions even in the offseason, have a plan in case of disaster, and keep SERVPRO in your contacts to make sure unexpected floods have as little effect as possible on your family.

Maintaining an adequate insurance policy is arguably the most important consideration to avoid hardship from flood damage in Redington Beach in the hurricane offseason. Many homeowner's insurance policies lack flood insurance, even in a state like Florida, so you should make sure that your current policy covers this type of disaster in full. Furthermore, make sure the coverage is as extensive as possible: some floods can claim your entire home in one event, and you want to be able to get every cent it is worth when you call up the insurer.

Beyond financial matters, you should also prepare to protect your family's physical safety in the event of a major storm. Hurricane season evacuation routes remain open should you need them, but a more practical solution may be to find safe places in your home to escape floodwaters. A second story is ideal, but elevated positions on the first floor such as countertops also usually provide enough protection for floods not resulting from hurricanes. Make sure that whatever area you use as a refuge is bolted down, as a table or piece of furniture may be picked up and tossed about by incoming floodwaters.

Finally, if something does happen, be sure to contact SERVPRO as soon as possible so that we can get to the scene with minimal delay. Our efficacy in the field depends on the speed of our responses. For the best treatment possible, it is imperative for you to call us before the water has a chance to set in and cause further damage.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is ready year-round to respond to flood damage calls in the local area. If disaster strikes your home, call us right away at (727) 391-6212.

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Fire Damage on Your Pinellas County Property? Here Is What You Can Do!

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Your home can sustain water damage during efforts to put the flames out, leaving you with with two types of damage to deal with.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Fire damage is one of the most invasive and extensive kinds of damages your home can sustain. When the firefighters arrive at your home, they will most likely inflict water damage as well fighting the fire. Dealing with two types of damage to your property can seem impossible. Fortunately, there is qualified help nearby to deal with both.

We are a leader in the field of cleaning and restoration services. Our trained technicians can swiftly get to the scene of the fire damage on your Pinellas County property and immediately begin the mitigation process. We are qualified to handle not only fire damage, and all of the side effects that come with it, but also water damage too. So when the loss comes from more than one source, trust us to get a team on the job and return your home to its preloss state.

No matter if we are combating smoke damage, odors, or removing water, SERVPRO can perform restoration services for all three. When our technicians get to the scene, a thorough inspection of your home and belongings can take place. Should there be any minor damage to the entry points of your home, we can tarp and board them to prevent further damage from outside sources or exposure.

SERVPRO can help you create an extensive catalog of your belongings on our CCIS, Contents Claim Inventory Service form, and help identify what is salvageable and non-salvageable. The final decision regarding what to discard is made by you and your insurance adjuster, if applicable. SERVPRO can help you get the ball rolling on replacing anything you lost in the fire while we clean and restore your home and saveable belongings.

When a fire breaks out onto your property, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212. We can get to your property within hours of your call so we can get your property back to its preloss state.

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Certified Mold Damage Remediation for Residents in Redington Shores

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

If your home has had water damage, it is likely mold formed with it.

Call on SERVPRO for Mold Damage Remediation

If you have recently suffered water damage in your Redington Shores home, you should always consider mold growth might not be that far behind. Water quickly makes its way into hidden areas of your walls, ceiling, attic, or basement causing mold growth, corrosion, and rot in unprotected building materials found throughout your home. 

Luckily, there is a company that offers professional mold damage remediation services throughout the Redington Shores area. Giving you access to the qualified personnel, equipment, and resources you need to recover quickly. With a single phone call, you can have an expert team on your property, providing the answers you need to protect the living environment in your home.

You may already understand that mold plays a significant role in our planet's ecosystem, recycling many organic materials back into our environment that helps the cycle of life continue. With that said, it is impossible to remove mold from your home entirely; even if we wanted to, it would have a drastic effect on our surroundings. SERVPRO gives you access to advanced remediation methods that help you control the amount of mold entering your home and provides your family with the quality of life you deserve.

SERVPRO’s IICRC certified mold remediation specialists help you avoid exposure and stop mold growth found in your home in its tracks. We have a variety of equipment such as infrared moisture detectors, and hygrometers that help locate hidden problems while our technicians put their experience and expertise to work providing solutions that also prevent future growth. 

SERVPRO can locate mold growing in your home, contain it within as small of an area as possible and allow our technicians an opportunity to deploy air-movers, negative airflow machines, and advanced cleaning methods that disinfect the entire area. We use EPA-registered disinfectants, both wet and dry cleaning methods, and dispose of all affected materials following local, state, and federal guidelines. 

Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches anytime, 24/7, for full-service mold remediation solutions throughout Madeira Beach or Indian Shores, today. (727) 391-6212

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Avoid Significant Water Damage by Preparing Your Redington Shores Home, Today

2/24/2018 (Permalink)

You can help to prevent water damage to your home by keeping your gutters clear of debris.

Have the Professionals at SERVPRO Inspect Your Home for Water Damage Threats

Water can enter your Redington Shores home in a variety of ways, leading to extensive damage that has a significant impact on the quality of your indoor living environment. However, there are preventative measures that you can take to protect your home’s interior, and it involves keeping a better eye on your home’s exterior.

First and foremost, we highly recommend that you never put yourselves in harm’s way and avoid risks whenever possible. Remember, there are professionally trained technicians available to inspect your Redington Shores property and look for water damage for you, you do not need to take chances yourselves, leave the hard tasks for someone who is trained to deal with them. 

Highly trained and experienced SERVPRO technicians can check your entire home for existing water damage. We look for things such as improperly installed vents, flues, and chimneys on your roof, or missing or broken shingles, flashing, or tiles. Our technicians also check around air conditioners, evaporators, exhaust pipes, and plumbing for signs of water damage that may cause problems in your home.

Your gutters may need cleaning to remove debris and allow water to flow, unimpeded, as intended. You can have metal screens installed that prevent debris from landscaping that can cause clogs in your gutters, downspouts, and drainage designed to keep water away from your home’s foundation. 

SERVPRO technicians can check your doors and windows for signs of water damage that include, discoloration or peeling of painted surfaces, swollen frames, or cracks and separations that allow water to enter your home. Proper installation and maintenance of weatherproofing solutions can drastically reduce any losses you might experience due to weather. 

SERVPRO can check for cracked or broken siding, and help you identify masonry problems in brick or stone. It is also vital to have openings on the outside of your home caused by wiring, phone, or cable lines, sealed, or to repair any damaged or untreated wood surfaces surrounding these openings. 

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can help you locate existing problems, and give you the help you need should disaster strike. We are ready to provide the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to get things under control, 24-hrs a day, including holidays, call today. (727) 391-6212

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Bathtub Overflow and Water Damage in Your Redington Beach Home

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Leaving water running in a tub after a distraction is a common occurrence especially for parents. Contact SERVPRO immediately for a plan.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Specialized Equipment to Remediate Water Damage After an Event

If you have ever experienced a bathtub in an upstairs bathroom in your Redington Beach home overflow, you have probably also experienced water damage to the ceiling below. Whether you forgot and left the tub running, your children splashed a significant amount of water out of the tub, or your overflow drain was not working correctly, this type of damage can add up very quickly.
Cleaning up the water that overflowed is not enough to prevent further water damage in Redington Beach. The water seeps down into your subflooring and the ceiling underneath it, creating much more significant problems in your home. With this much of a problem, you need professional help from SERVPRO, as we are a trained and experienced water damage restoration company.
When we arrive, we remove any carpeting or padding so we can adequately dry your home. It is not enough to get rid of all the moisture during water removal. Moisture can hide under flooring, behind walls, or even in your vents and air conditioning/heating system. Dehumidifiers, plus high-velocity air movers are therefore used to remove any remaining moisture in the air. Plus, we use specialized instruments to discover any water which is hidden.
It is also vital that your home is structurally sound. SERVPRO techs work with professional contractors to restore damaged parts of your structure such as the flooring, subflooring, and ceiling where the water has seeped into. These parts of the structure may have been weakened, especially if the water was allowed to sit for an extended period before you called us for help.
Besides the restoration of your property and the larger pieces of furniture, we also work on the carpeting as fast as possible to avoid any growth of bacteria or mildew. To ensure this does not happen, we disinfect the carpet. Timely and proper cleaning also prevents the need for odor control.
The quicker SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can get to your home in Indian Shores, Seminole, or Redington Shores to clean up water damage, the less damage you incur. Just get a hold of us as soon as you notice an issue by calling (727) 391-6212.

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Flood Damage In North Redington Beach

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storms and Flooding in Your Redington Beach Home or Condo? Simple, Just Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

SERVPRO Provides Water Extraction and Drying Post Storm-Related Events

When a storm hits an area, flooding may occur. Some properties in North Redington Beach are more susceptible to suffering flood damage than others from tidal surges during tropical storms.

It is possible that one house suffers water damage in a storm and another is not affected. If your house is one of the damaged properties in North Redington Beach to suffer flood damage, SERVPRO can help. There are some ways a storm can damage your property, and we can mitigate most of the possible problem.
For example, say you live at the bottom of a small hill, and a rainstorm comes in dumping a significant amount of rain into your neighborhood. The only house that may have flooding issues on your block is yours that sits at the bottom of the hill. When driveways are flat, or slope downhill water can flow from the streets to the driveway and into your garage. Of course, when your property abuts the Gulf of Mexico there are other potential sources of flooding.
If you ever happen to go into your garage and see an inch or two of standing water, the experts at SERVPRO can help. When our water removal team arrives at your home or condo, we can start by removing all of the contents that are sitting in the water. Our team can assess the contents and see if anything is damaged or if drying all of the items is all that is needed. Next, our team uses their extraction equipment to vacuum up all of the standing water.
Our team then checks the moisture levels in the drywall inside the garage and the air. If there is a high level of moisture present in the drywall, then our team sets up dehumidifiers and air movers to quickly dry out the garage's structure. Our team then comes back and check the levels until they are back to normal levels. After moisture levels are low enough, we remove all of our drying equipment. We also offer documentation of the moisture content and humidity levels that you can provide to your insurance carrier.
Calling in the experts to solve a water damage problem can save you thousands in the long run. If water enters your home after a storm, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for help 24/7.

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Fire Damage Cleanup from a Dryer Fire in Your Medeira Beach Home

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Having lint professionally cleaned out on top of just cleaning it out of the lint filter helps prevent a fire. Call SERVPRO if you have fire damage.

Fire Damage Remediation Always Includes Dealing With Smoke and Soot

It is always imperative to keep your clothes dryer clean in your Madeira Beach home. The most prominent reason for dryer fires is from them not being cleaned regularly. Before and after each time you do laundry, it is essential you clean the lint filter. You should also pay attention to the back of the dryer, as lint can build up here as well. Use a nylon brush twice a year or more if the lint filter gets clogged.
Proper installation and the right electrical plugs go a long way in protecting your home from a dryer fire and fire damage in Madeira Beach as well. If your home does suffer from a fire because of your clothes dryer, professional help is needed to get your home cleaned up and restored back to its original state. SERVPRO staff is always standing by to help whenever you need. We have the training and tools needed to repair your home properly after a fire.
During a fire, smoke and soot particles settle on and adhere to surfaces. To fully restore your home, we must remove these residues. Two factors of smoke behavior deal with the temperature of the surrounding surfaces and the temperature of the smoke.
SERVPRO staff understands that convection means the heat that is distributed through the movement of air. Since it is not as dense as cold air, hot air rises. As the fire burns, the colder air is pulled in the lower levels and then heated. The air rises, forcing any air from the ceiling downwards. As the fire is burning, the pattern continues, which results in a constant movement and circulation of air in a room or building, making convention currents.
Hot smoke usually moves toward colder surfaces, which is a principle known as hot goes to cold, resulting from convection currents. Hot smoke migrates toward colder surfaces of outside windows and walls, closed closets, drawers, and rooms that are unheated. As the smoke moves around, it residues is deposited the heaviest around surfaces which are colder. The difference in temperature around windows makes more massive deposits of smoke and tar residue on the backs of draperies than on the front.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches understands how smoke and residues act, which means we also know where to find the densest concentrations and how to clean them. When your home in Indian Shores, Redington Shores, or Seminole is affected by a fire, you can trust us to properly clean it when you call us at (727) 391-6212.

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Preparing to Return Home after Hurricane Irma Damage in Seminole

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Seminole Region of Coastal Florida Gets Assistance from SERVPRO After Returning from the Evacuation from Irma

Storm Damage Restoration by SERVPRO Hastens Your Return Home

The number one goal after any significant catastrophe is restoring daily routines and the buildings needed for the infrastructure on which everyone depends. Without actively rebuilding in Seminole, continued degradation of neighborhoods and business districts stands guaranteed. However, cleaning up also carries risks.

Property owners in Seminole need to complete the restoration process as quickly as possible after hurricane damage. Until structures are free of debris in their interiors, restoration work, drying, cleaning, and other necessary tasks remain impossible. SERVPRO helps many families and businesses, as well as local governments, recover after disasters.
Cleaning up through finalization of the restoration, our technicians handle all tasks professionally and with skill backed by extensive experience. Certified by the IICRC in the needed fields of Water Damage Restoration (WRT), Odor Control (OCT), and Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning (UFT), in addition to several others, we perform the majority of the work. SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams of which we are a member, bring in specialized equipment to perform the extra work hurricane damage often requires.
One of the reasons we work as quickly as we do is to prevent additional damage from becoming a reality. Harm to a home can spread to other areas because of the increase in humidity and air currents that carry pathogens and other microscopic particles. Mold is one problem, of course, but bacteria and viruses, as well as protozoans, can make even extremely healthy individuals very sick.
Another reason behind the speed with which we work is to decrease the amount of time that risks remain prevalent. Twisted metal soon rusts, posing a risk of tetanus, glass that was battered by high winds becomes more fragile and easily broken, and exposed electrical wiring becomes live again once the power comes back on in an area. Cleaning around these can seriously injure anyone and handling such materials is manageable with training and experience.
Helping area residents return to their everyday routines after disasters strike their homes, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is ready to help with hurricane damage recovery. Call us at (727) 391-6212 to reach our 24-hour services, every day of the year.

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Contacts For Your North Redington Beach Hotel’s Water Damage Plan

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Keeps Hotels and Guests Happy with Rapid Water Removal in North Redington Beach

The SERVPRO ERP Plan Helps Prevent and Mitigate Damage

Water damage is a nightmare for any hotelier. Each establishment has lots of soft furnishings such as drapes and bed linen, along with carpets, upholstered furniture, and mattresses. As a result, even a small leak or spill can quickly cause damage to expensive items, resulting in a massive cleaning bill. There is also the stress of dealing with guests and potential harm to their personal effects, and some rooms might have to be closed off until cleaning is complete. We recommend all local hotel owners to draw up a water damage plan to prepare for an incident before it occurs.

The easiest way for North Redington Beach business owners to put together a water damage plan is by using SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile program. ERP is a free app that you download and use as a guide to assessing your premises and planning for what to do in an emergency. You can also link ERP to your nearest SERVPRO representative, so it is easy to get help in a hurry.
One aspect of drawing up your Emergency Ready Profile is filling out all the phone numbers staff might need when a leak occurs. We suggest filling in numbers for:
•The building owner
•The person who has the authority to authorize any repairs
•The hotel’s risk manager
•Any other emergency contacts within the company
•The next person in the chain of command.
•Structural and contents insurance brokers
•Internet and phone providers
•Flooring, HVAC, and elevator companies
•An electrician and a plumber
Including each of these people on your list ensures that your staff can handle every aspect of the situation quickly and easily.
We also suggest adding your local SERVPRO number – We're Faster To Any Size Disaster to your North Redington Beach hotel and are equipped to help with water removal and water damage mitigation. The sooner we arrive at your establishment, the sooner we can remove water and start the drying process.
For help with water damage in Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Indian Shores and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 today.

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Working With Homeowners In Madeira Beach To Provide Water Damage Restoration Services They Can Trust

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

With all of the different hurricanes hitting our coastal cities, many people in Madeira Beach have water damage on their mind.

Water Damage Restoration Services You Can Trust

Living near the coast in Madeira Beach presents residents with a breathtaking view and captivating lifestyle. Unfortunately, it also comes along with a variety of issues unique to the area. Flooding, for instance, causes all of the regular damages, as well as those that often accompany salt water.

With all of the different hurricanes hitting our coastal cities, many people in Madeira Beach have water damage on their mind. These weather systems often pick up water, debris, and other materials from miles out, creating potentially dangerous, more expensive, and more difficult repairs due to salt exposure.

Saltwater is a highly reactive substance because it carries an electrical charge. This charge allows salt to penetrate a variety of materials quickly, causing corrosion to structural components, wiring, and building materials. SERVPRO technicians clean these items using additional fresh water to rinse salt water from the area and then use the proper drying equipment on everything accordingly.

In most cases, the electricity for the building is shut down. Allowing SERVPRO technicians the opportunity to apply fresh water to exposed wiring, painstakingly testing the integrity of the electrical system after removing salt and drying the entire area. Many electrical components can corrode and rust, preventing proper usage. If left untreated long enough, the wiring in your walls, electrical box, as well as any appliances or electrical devices left in the home all require replacement.

You may think that your concrete, foundation, pilings, sidewalks, and structural walls are safe. However, salt water can penetrate concrete, eat into metal reinforcements, and slowly break down these materials over time. Structural problems can occur long after the event, SERVPRO checks brick, mortar, and plaster structural components that help prevent instability years later.

As always, any untreated areas also have the potential of developing mold, where our professional technicians take the time to address these areas accordingly and always attempt to return your home to a quality condition that you and your family can enjoy.

Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches to schedule an appointment, or get the help you need to combat flood, and water damage in your home, today. We serve the entire Central Gulf Beaches area, call now (727) 391-6212.

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Where Mold Damage Gets Costly in Redington Beach

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO if you discover mold damage in your home.

Dangers of Mold Damage

While all mold damage in your Redington Beach home should warrant immediate attention and remediation, some situations consistently rank as more costly and more troublesome than others. When mold hits these and similar locations around the home, it can lead to longer remediation times and greater expenses. To help prevent the spread to such areas, be sure to contact SERVPRO as soon as you find signs of mold damage in the house so we can arrive and begin mitigation treatments as quickly as possible.

Wall Interiors

Mold Damage in Redington Beach often occurs in the space behind walls and floors, due to the isolated nature of these locations and ease of growth if water is present. Leaks and drips can easily become expensive nightmares by enabling mold in these otherwise dry and inaccessible places. In most situations, residents are not able to notice the mold until it has already become a substantial problem, greatly increasing our workload.

HVAC Systems

When mold gets into your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, it typically spreads rapidly to other parts of the home. HVAC systems are designed to circulate air evenly and steadily, making it easy for mold colonies to spread spores and wreak havoc on your home. If you find mold on your air filters, be sure to contact SERVPRO immediately, as this may be a sign of a much larger problem.


Some types of mold can cause health effects, to both people and pets. If you believe that anyone in your household has been affected by mold, seek medical attention immediately. If health concerns are especially serious, we may implement a quarantine over part of the home, as no risk is worth a person's safety.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches has dealt with many mold damage cases over the years and is ready around the clock to respond to your calls. Contact us at (727) 391-6212 for our services or advice.

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Flood Damage in North Redington Beach Must be Mitigated Before it has a Chance to Spread

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO after a storm to begin removing the storm damage. Our remediation process is effectively customized for your particular situation.

Our Certified Technicians Extract the Floodwaters Quickly in Order to Gain Control of the Spread and Reduce Secondary Damage

Flooding inside your home is just one more problem after a heavy storm has traveled through the area. If your home is flooded enough, it can erase the storm that caused it from your mind. SERVPRO can undo the mess caused by invading water, and bring order back into your family's life.
Homes that suffer flood damage in North Redington Beach need mitigation immediately. Stagnant water can increase the amount of microbial growth in carpeting while expanding and warping your hardwood floors. Flooding inside a home quickly creates an ultra-humid environment that can create breathing difficulties and produce a long-lasting odor that is hard to eliminate. In addition to these situations, flooding from receding storm water can deposit silt, lawn chemicals, and other unwanted debris on your floors and furniture.
The technicians at SERVPRO understand that flood damage is more than the water left behind, but also the things that the water brought into your home. We remove these invading items, down to the pathogens and microbes that can later threaten your family's health and well-being. Technology has advanced to the stage where we can scan items inside your home to determine the amount of organic material, ensuring that microbial populations are reduced to normal sizes again.
Drying out your home after a flood entails the use of equipment that our workers have received training and certification in, including mats designed to heat floors, so the evaporation rate becomes faster. This type of equipment can save floorboards from curling and warping.
Dehumidifiers are also used to stop the amount of moisture in the air from evaporation. The need for air circulation increases inside your home, so we use large air blowers. Lifted up and out of furniture and flooring, this extra moisture is then eliminated by dehumidifiers.
An entire home can be adversely harmed by flood damage, even when direct contact never existed. SERVPRO works hard to stop damage from spreading while mitigating existing damage from your residence. We understand that your home is crucial to your family and that the safety and security it provides is irreplaceable. We work as quickly as possible, but always with attention to detail in mind.
Call us, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches, at (727) 391-6212, whenever your home has experienced flood damage. We can remove the damage and help restore your home's integrity once again.

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How To Get A Motel Room Back Into Circulation After Mold Damage In Seminole

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Mold damage is bad news for any motel owner.

Mold Damage In A Motel Room

Mold damage is bad news for any motel owner. A room that has mold cannot be let out to guests, which means you cannot make a profit from it. Even worse, if a guest notices mold in a motel room, you are looking at a dissatisfied customer, poor reviews on Yelp or Trip Advisor, and potential damage to your motel’s reputation.

It is clear that quick action is necessary to restore any Seminole motel room and remediate mold damage. As well as the risk to your reputation, mold might damage your motel room and the furnishings inside it. The more damage mold does, the more costly and time consuming the cleanup operation. You also need to consider the cost of replacing damaged soft furnishings, drapes or carpets. That is why we recommend calling SERVPRO at once – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our IICRC-certified experts arrive ready to assess the fungus situation and ascertain the best course of action. We use moisture meters, penetrating moisture probes, and thermal hygrometers to give us an overview of how wet the room is, and how deeply the moisture has penetrated walls, floors, and carpets. You can rely on us to assess the area thoroughly and pay attention to every inch from around the windows to inside the closets.

Once the extent of the damage is evident, our technicians establish containment to prevent spores traveling to other parts of the motel. We tackle the mold with a range of tried and tested cleaning actions, including wire brushing, wiping with detergents, dusting, scrubbing, and HEPA vacuuming. HEPA vacuums use tight woven filters that trap 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns in size or bigger.

Mold remediation does not stop with cleaning the fungus. We also use venting fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers to dry out your motel room. We train our technicians in the fastest and most efficient way to dry under and around beds, closets, chairs and vanity tables. We monitor every stage of the drying process to make sure we reach the drying goal.

You can rely on SERVPRO technicians, to be honest about what can is salvageable and what is not. We safely dispose of anything that is not salvageable. We understand that you need to get your motel room back in circulation as soon as possible. Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for help.

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Seminole Flood Damage and You

7/2/2017 (Permalink)

Seminole Flood Water Is Handled and Removed Safely by SERVPRO

Trust and Call SERVPRO to Restore and Cleanup Your Storm Damaged Property in Seminole

It is important that the restoration company you hire keeps you involved with every step. Seeing your home under water is bad enough without dealing with a work crew that ignores your concerns and does not explain what is happening.

The first step SERVPRO takes to restore the effects of Seminole flood damage is to ask you the questions we need to stop and contain the source of the water. Our technicians then inspect your home (with you, if it is safe to do so) and develop a plan to clean and repair your home.

We need to know if the water is clean, gray, or black. Clean water means that pipe ruptured carried potable water and had not released any contamination into your home; this is the simplest flooding to remove. With gray water, there may be soap released into your home from a broken dishwasher, but this is not a health threat and get removed almost as easily as clean water.

Black Water has human or animal waste or a heavy amount of soil in it; sometimes both. This flooding comes from a blocked toilet, sewer line, or a failing septic tank. The intrusion of water from a rising creek or river carries many contaminants into your property. Our technicians must take extra precautions to avoid further contaminating your home. These pollutants may mean removing the water into a special truck or pumping it directly into the sewer. They have to wear protective boots and gloves at a minimum.

Our inspectors make a note of every item the water has affected. The checklist includes not just carpets and floorboards, but also electrical outlets and the floor vents of your HVAC system. In addition to a written or digital report, we also take pictures to record damage before we begin restoration. Once we complete the report, we sit down and go over everything with you. Our team leader answers each question and only begin work after you are satisfied and sign-off on the report.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches knows that you are the best source of data to create a restoration plan and wants you to understand every action we take until we are finished. If you need us, call (727) 391-6212 today.

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Heavy Smoke Damage Possible Despite Little Fire Damage in North Redington Beach

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Kitchen fires can flare up quickly and be very damaging. Call SERVPRO right after a kitchen fire for quick remediation efforts that can reduce costs.

Regardless of the Type of Fire, SERVPRO Technicians are Certified in Remediating the Damage

A fire in your home has many individual quirks. No two homes are constructed the same way, providing a range of effects when fire strikes. Some fires barely feature any flames, but severe smoke damage greatly compromises every square inch of the home. SERVPRO is familiar with dozens of fire damage variants, but our goal is always to restore the house so completely you feel “Like it never even happened.”
Some flames burn fast, hot, and bright. Others smolder for hours, sometimes unnoticed. The fire damage caused by a damp, smoldering burn can be a difficult challenge in your North Redington Beach home. Our crews are ready for the tasks a slow burning fire requires to clear away all evidence.
A slow burn seems preferable, and you may notice less charring after the fire is extinguished. The problem with this type of fire becomes evident when you realize the smoldering fire created a thick, sticky smoke that coats everything in its path. This type of smoke damage is much harder to remove than the lighter dusting of ashes and dry soot from a hotter fire. Do not be fooled into believing this kind of fire is less damaging. In fact, you need the team at SERVPRO and our training and smoke removal techniques more when the main damage is smoky residues.
Smoke and soot is very corrosive and needs clearing as soon as possible after the fire department gives the okay. SERVPRO pledges to begin the cleanup of the thick, greasy debris within hours of your call. Every moment counts and the use of proper products and techniques our technicians mastered during extensive training makes all the difference. We especially take care to evaluate whether this tenacious buildup infiltrates your HVAC system, where it causes havoc until abated. A thorough cleaning of your ventilation and ductwork is the only answer, and our team is up to this challenge.
Engage the fire damage eliminators from SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches when a slow burn results in a major cleaning requirement. Our help is on the way fast with a call to (727) 391-6212.

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SERVPRO Takes The Right Precautions When Dealing With Mold Damage In Your Seminole Home

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

PPE Protects Mold Remediation Technicians from SERVPRO During Cleanups in Seminole

Rely on SERVPRO for Safe Mold Removal

After you discover mold damage in your home, it is time to call in the professionals. The fungi can damage everything from clothes and soft furnishing to drywall, and can also move throughout your home, thus spreading the contamination. Although it is not possible to completely prevent mold from coming back, there is a lot that can be done regarding remediation and take steps to discourage regrowth.

When it comes to dealing with mold damage to your Seminole home, it is important to contact remediation experts who have both the knowledge and the necessary equipment to deal with the outbreak effectively. One particular note of caution is to be sure the company you contact has good health and safety awareness and takes all the right precautions during cleanup.
SERVPRO’s technicians are all IICRC certified, and we make sure all our field staff is adequately trained in the proper precautions to take when dealing with mold, including making sure our teams have the correct personal protective equipment. We closely adhere to the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines for safety when containing a mold outbreak, including following their guidelines that each technician is equipped with:
•Chemical resistant gloves to ensure safe handling of any cleaning chemicals and to keep spores from getting onto the skin.
•Eye protection such as goggles to guard eyes against spills or splashes from detergents or other cleaning agents.
•A respirator, so our agents do not breathe in mold spores. The kind of respirator needed varies depending on the extent of the contamination. We provide our people with greater filter respirators for small spaces, half mask models with cartridges for larger spaces, and full face units for cases of extensive damage.
•Protective clothing such as full body suits to keep mold away from the skin and hair.
Wearing the correct kit means SERVPRO’s teams are better equipped to deal with mold and carry out cleaning, dusting, scrubbing and vacuuming actions to remediate the issue.
We also take care to protect your home by setting up containment in the affected area to prevent spores from spreading further, and by establishing specific working areas and routes in and out of your home to keep cross-contamination to a minimum.
Do not let fungal growth damage your home. Our teams are ready with all the right equipment to handle the problem safely, so call SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for help.

Burst Pipe Need Not End The Party Fun in Seminole

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Don't let your patrons find another place to spend their money. Keep your entertainment center open after flooding by calling SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Offers Many Types of Response Options After a Disaster at Your Entertainment Center

Residents and holiday visitors alike enjoy the snacks and games available at your entertainment center. A plumbing emergency threatens to stop the festivities, flooding the building and causing fear of a long-term shut-down. SERVPRO has the experience and equipment to make short work of this water emergency.
A burst pipe spells commercial flood damage disaster to your Seminole game arcade and restaurant. Rather than risk even a short shutdown, make an appointment to have your disaster response needs assessed. Developing a comprehensive plan to address issues arising from a flood or other destruction is straightforward. You work with an experienced project manager and fill out all critical information on a mobile app. When disaster strikes, the team follows the blueprint collaboratively written to ensure your business is protected and back online as soon as possible.
SERVPRO offers the Emergency Ready Program (ERP), both Profile and Plan, to streamline its response to any disaster. Maps of your physical layout and identification of key shut off valves and other utility information help workers stop the flow of water and keep responders safe. The many electrical connections in your space may mean the power is unavailable when the technicians first arrive. This full-service company has truck mounted pumps, extractors, and other drying equipment, so your current connection issues are irrelevant.
Crews pump and extract the water and then set up air movers and dehumidifiers, monitoring moisture levels throughout the areas and the time spent. You inform SERVPRO, during the development of the Emergency Ready Plan what your priorities are and they take care of each in order. This allows you to establish the spaces that you hope to get back into business soonest, so you close for only a minimal time. The team can barricade problem areas and continue work there so that other parts of your business are in operation.
Working with SERVPRO both before and after a flood is a smart business decision. Make your needs known to one of the most experienced and reliable restoration companies in the industry.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches meets all your flooding and water damage needs. Call us at (727) 391-6212 to schedule a no-obligation assessment and develop an individualized Emergency Ready Profile and Plan.

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Three Things Not to Do When You Find Mold in Your Seminole Home

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation in a Seminole Home or Condo Requires Professional Help

And One Thing You Should Do for Mold Remediation:  Call SERVPRO

Discovering mold in your home can be a jarring experience, especially if growth and damage are widespread. Many homeowners panic at such a discovery, even for relatively small problems, and find themselves clueless on dealing with the problem. The most important consideration is to remain calm. Panicking or acting rashly can only worsen the damage and make a proper remediation more difficult. For almost all mold damage cases, no matter how severe or innocuous they appear at face value, the best path to take should involve calling a certified company like SERVPRO to handle the disaster safely, cleanly, and in agreement with the local law.
Don't Put Off the Problem
Above all else, don't put mold damage to your Seminole home at the back of your mind. What one of the riskiest traps homeowners fall into is the assumption that because the mold damage has already been there for a long time, it should not cause much more damage if dealt with later. However, mold tends to grow exponentially and take even firmer root as time goes on, and as little as a few days could drastically exacerbate your mold damage.
Don't Clean Things Yourself
Many residents, fearful of the expenses that may come with a professional remediation job, may try to remove mold on their own. However, this is not only ineffective but also potentially dangerous, as some types of mold may be hazardous to handle without proper safety equipment. It is also often less costly to contact SERVPRO before trying anything yourself: insurance companies may penalize you for attempting repairs yourself and often pay for part or all of our fees. Check your homeowner policy for mold remediation coverage.
Don't Move Out Permanently
No matter how bad the mold damage is, you should never make arrangements to permanently move out of your home unless the property has been formally condemned (a very rare scenario). Our specialty lies in restoring your home to full functionality and aesthetics no matter how bad damage may be. For the worst mold damage cases, you may have to move out temporarily, but selling the property is fiscally ill-advised and a major strain on your family. The above is the most extreme of circumstances and typically not needed. With our HEPA filtrated equipment and expertise, barriers can be set up to isolate contaminated portions of your home or condo while remediation is ongoing.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is available 24/7 to come to your aid should you find mold growing in your home. Give us a call at (727) 391-6212.

Limiting Factors for Seminole Mold Growth

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Cleanup in Seminole is Handled by SERVPRO

Reduction in Moisture and Chemical Applications Remediate Mold Infestations in Seminole

Mold can survive under a range of conditions, but will usually only begin its growth in areas of wetness or high humidity while temperatures remain mild. Most molds prefer the same temperatures as humans, and as such have a propensity for growth in our homes. SERVPRO recommended keeping your home dry and sealed as a primary preventative measure against mold growth, but mold-resistant paints and finishes can also help to discourage growth or spread of existing problems. Here's a quick summary of some of the most potent limiting factors for the growth of mold.

By far the easiest factor to control and the most efficient way to restrict mold growth in Seminole, keeping humidity low and dampness away from your home is the first step in any effective defense against mold growth. Almost all mold infestations start from an unusual source of moisture in the home, and correspondingly, shutting off this source stops most growth in its tracks. Keeping your home protected against water damage and ensuring that any damages get cleaned up immediately is critical in stopping mold growth in the future.
Some types of mold respond negatively to extremely high or low temperatures. In some cases, a SERVPRO technician may want to open up part of your home to outside air, usually in the context of a drying process or to introduce especially cold or hot outside air. Under extreme mold situations and weather conditions, it is challenging to control mold growth with temperature unless the home's residents have temporarily left the premises.
Chemical Controls
Certain chemicals can be used to stop or prevent mold growth. These are usually applied during remediations after any moisture has been dried up, or applied through paints and finishes throughout the home. We always make sure to use premium, environmentally-friendly, and safe chemicals when dealing with mold. SERVPRO only deploys EPA approved antifungal and antimicrobial products during mold remediation.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is a local provider of mold remediation and prevention services. In the event of possible mold growth safeguard your home against it, call us at (727) 391-6212.

Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is Ready to Help!

8/1/2016 (Permalink)

Satellite image of Hurricane Ivan, which hit Gulf Port Florida on September 16th 2004. Ivan was a category 3 hurricane with wind speeds of 129 mph.

 When Storms or Floods hit Seminole & the central beaches, SERVPRO is ready! Storm Damage

 Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Seminole & central beaches.

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Seminole,Indian Rocks Beach,Indian Shores, or Redington Beach, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (727) 391-6212

24 Hour Water Damage Service Seminole, Fl

6/28/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 727-391-6212

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.


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