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Can Businesses in Seminole Stay Open During Water Restoration?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking from a ceiling tile in a building Water damage can occur from storms or even plumbing issues in your building. If water damage occurs, contact SERVPRO for remediation of the damage.

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 year and from a variety of sources. Generally, the busier seasons see more commercial water issues because there is higher usage 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 that have water exposure require professional restoration to maintain health and safety as well as 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.

Our businesses harder 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 space. 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. By attaching a supply hose from an air-mover or portable furnace, we can inflate the canvas to create a smaller drying area concentration. 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 Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212


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

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

"Contact us" We know the steps to get your Seminole home back from water damage.

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)

toys at daycare for adding and learning math Fire damage restoration adds up when SERVPRO arrives at your Seminole business for cleanup and restoration

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)

fire damaged foyer Not all of your belongings are lost after a fire. Call SERVPRO to help restore your personal possessions.

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)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

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)

buckling hardwood floor SERVPRO has the capabilities to mitigate the storm damage in your Seminole home

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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Introducing the Simple Way to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Seminole

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

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

Commercial Water Damage Seminole – Community Connections

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

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

Coordination Water Mitigation and Reconstruction

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

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

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

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

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Flood Damage in Your Seminole Home

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

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

Flood Damage Cleanup In Your Seminole Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Fire Damage In Your Seminole Kitchen

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

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

Why Food is Not Safe After Fire Damage in Seminole Kitchens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

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

Seminole Office Building Needs Expedited Commercial Water Removal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salavaging and restoring fire damage from your Seminole home

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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)

SERVPRO sign in landscaped garden SERVPRO is always ready to handle your water damage emergencies. Call us today!

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

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

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

Water Migration Tracking 

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

Industrial-Grade Drying Equipment 

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

Proven Mold Prevention 

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

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

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

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bathtub Causes Water Damage in a Seminole Garage

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

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

Why SERVPRO For Water Damage In Seminole

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

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

Why SERVPRO?

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

Controlled Demolition Necessary

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

Drying Above and Below

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

Prepping for Reconstruction

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

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

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Seminole Condo Dwellers Appreciate the Fast Storm Damage Mitigation from SERVPRO

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

patio chair on balcony overlooking ocean Relax on Your Seminole Condo Balcony and Let SERVPRO Deal with the Storm Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

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

Air Cleaning Equipment after North Redington Beach Fires 

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

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

Hydroxyl Generators

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

Air Scrubbers

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

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

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The Real Truth Behind Successful Water Damage Remediation Success in Seminole

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

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

Dehumidifiers We Use to Dry Out Seminole Homes

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

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

Refrigerant Dehumidifiers 

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

Low-Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers 

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

Desiccants

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

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

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

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

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

Let SERVPRO handle your Seminole water damage.

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

Water Damaged Hardwood Floors Need Special Strategies 

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

Soaked Subfloors Require Attention

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

Water Removal and Drying Innovations that Span the Layers

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

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

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Why Controlled Demolition is Sometimes Necessary After Water Damage in Seminole

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

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

Controlled Demolition and Cleanup After Seminole Water Damage

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

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

Controlled Demolition  

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

Cleaning 

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

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

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

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SERVPRO Assists in Water Damage Remediation for Seminole Businesses

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

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

Addressing Commercial Water Damage in a Seminole Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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SERVPRO, Seminole Area Homes, and Water Damage!

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

Drawing of a Roof Repair SERVPRO Says Maintain Your Seminole Home's Structure and Appliances to Help Prevent Water Damage

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

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

  1. Your Shingles Are Cracking And Falling Apart

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

  1. There Are Water Spots On Your Ceiling

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

  1. There Are Damp Spots On Your Walls

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

  1. Your Wood Is Spongy

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

  1. Your Gutters Are Dirty

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

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

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Call Us When You Need Water Damage Restoration Services In Seminole

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Handles Water Removal in Your Seminole Kitchen

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

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

Cleaning Up Water at Home

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

How SERVPRO Can Help 

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

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

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

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Disaster Recovery Team Helping to Rebuild After Seminole Hurricane Damage

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

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

How SERVPRO can help you recover after Flood Damage

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

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

Deep Roster of Professionals

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

Limitless Inventory of Recovery Equipment 

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

Ability to Address Damages Simultaneously 

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

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

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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)

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)

At SERVPRO, we say no to mold and we say yes to mold remediation.

Do you know about SERVPRO's Residential Mold Remediation Services in Seminole?

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)

Give us a call anytime at (727) 391-6212.

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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Revealed: Fire can Damage BOTH the Contents and the Structure of Your Seminole Property

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

When fire attacks your home, the situation can seem bleak and overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to mitigate the damage after the firefighters leave.

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 to 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.

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 that you need us at (727) 391-6212.

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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.

Mold
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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Pinellas County's Water Removal Team Tackles Damage Inside Attics

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in your attic can quickly turn into mold without your knowledge. Should you see water damage or mold, contact SERVPRO.

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.
 
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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.

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

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Enjoy the Sandy Shores of Redington Beach without Water Inside Your Condo

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.

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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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Qualified Water Removal Services Available for Your Redington Beach Business

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

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, limitations in technology made the water removal process in your Redington Beach hotel slow, 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 a variety of 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 that you may encounter and get things under control much sooner than before.

SERVPRO technicians have access to LGR Dehumidifiers that help reduce your buildings relative humidity to as low as 10%, removing excess moisture from the air, speeding up the entire removal and drying process. Damages caused by mold, swelling, and prolonged exposure lessens considerably while new methods such as wall cavity drying techniques allow for water removal in hard to reach places.

SERVPRO uses a variety of water extraction equipment to remove water related to storms or floods, as well as 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 the problem, you are facing, 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, giving us the ability to respond, “Faster To Any Size Disaster.”

Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches for access to fully-certified IICRC technicians, along with the cleanup and restoration services necessary to get things back on track, 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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Surprising Causes Of North Redington Beach Mold Damage

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

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 leaked, 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 mold free, 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 areas, but to reduce the possibility of the mold returning we need to work with you to discover what is feeding the 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 SERVPRO evaluates 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 a 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 for an evaluation of your mold risk.

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

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

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 who have years of experience managing and restoring commercial water damage. 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 handle any size disaster with ease.

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 moisture is not promptly and completely removed, it can create a conducive atmosphere for mold growth as well.

SERVPRO technicians use some of the best and highly efficient equipment to get rid of 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 in handling contaminations due to busted sewer lines and water lines. It is especially crucial for a restaurant to 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 as well. 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!

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

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

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 considerable fire in your Redington Shores residence, you might find yourself overwhelmed with what remains. While the fire department was successful in suppressing the flames, this has posed two problems that you have to 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 difficult to be in your home.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians are skilled in multiple areas of restoration techniques. Multi-faceted assessment can mean that the fire damage to your Redington Shores home also gets addressed from 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 that remains 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 spot specific heating fans quickly evaporate the water that has 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 materials that combusted. 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.

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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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When a Mischievous Pet Causes Fire Damage in Seminole

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

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, statistics from the National Fire Protection Association 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.
 
In the aftermath of a fire disaster, having a reputable fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO at hand can be useful. 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 cords that are damaged in any way.
 
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 cord, consider unplugging the cord 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 as a result of burning candles. You can reduce the risk of fire damage by either getting rid of them entirely or using flameless candles. However, keep in mind that flameless candles use batteries that your pet can get at and 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.

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

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

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 extremely 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 type of flood damage in Redington Beach is contacting 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 components to reabsorb unnecessary moisture due to high humidity conditions. In fact, 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 water. In this case, our water damage restoration experts can perform simple cleaning to get rid of 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 been effective at removing insulation moisture in many situations. Cellulose insulation absorbs moisture easily but can be dried out using the same method as other types of insulation. The quandary is that the contaminants that linger behind can produce PD activity, which ultimately decreases operating lifetime.

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

Residents

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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Fast Water Removal Services Available for Residents of Redington Shores

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

When your basement has water damage, calling SERVPRO is an educated decision that can save you time, money and your property. Call today!

Quick Water Removal Can Save Your Property From Secondary Damages

As the lowest part of your home, water tends to flow into your basement or crawl space first, 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 under your Redington Shores home.

When the unexpected happens, you need access to someone with the personnel and resources necessary to perform water removal services for your Redington Shores 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 has a major impact on the amount of damage you receive.

SERVPRO technicians respond to water intrusions of all types and sizes. Many homes have foundation cracks that allow moisture to enter your basement or crawl space every time it rains while others have ground water seeping through from outside the structure. There are a variety of services available to help keep the affected space dry, improving your home’s indoor environment.

SERVPRO gives you access to IICRC-certified technicians, who have several years 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.  

Give SERVPRO of Seminole and Central Gulf Beaches an opportunity 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

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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.

Country Clubs Face Major Profit Losses when Commercial Mold Damage Happens in Seminole

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold found at your club or facility needs to be dealt with correctly right away. Call SERVPRO quickly for our technicians to investigate.

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 wonderful position, but it comes with lots of responsibility. Making sure 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 commercial 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. Patrons who have breathing difficulties might be very upset to find that a mold situation exists. Answering their questions can become time-consuming. We can help alleviate this fiasco in its entirety and do so quickly, easily, and relatively painlessly.
 
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 will locate areas that have higher readings of moisture. Mold needs moisture to grow, so there is no need to look in areas that are dry.
 
Some areas, such as locker rooms and showering facilities, are often much more prone toward 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 risk to health 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, all while remaining out of the way.
 
For any problems your facility has with commercial mold damage, just 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

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Water and Flooding Can Ruin Your Seminole Vacation Home--Call SERVPRO


SERVPRO Provides Solutions to Flooding in Seminole


Living near the beaches of Florida is considered by many to be a sign of success, 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 most of the time provides revenue through tourism, fun, and beauty, but this water can also cause flood damage to affect area 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, and this significantly increases the severity of the problem.

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.

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.

After we have reduced the amount of water to the degree that is 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.

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 the 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 normal routines quickly.

Smoke Odors Begone With Our Proven Techniques In Seminole

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

No matter how quickly you extinguish an accidental fire in your home, odors linger.

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 this most unpleasant of 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. A 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 the manner in which the odors dispersed around your home. Sometimes overflow from the burned pot still 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 remove smells that locked onto surfaces. 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.

Partner With SERVPRO To Manage Your Water Damage Disaster In Seminole Florida

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Many issues manifest when water damages your home.

Water Damage Disaster


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 storm water damage lingers as a reminder and SERVPRO is the answer to your wondering “where can I get restoration services near me?”

Many issues manifest when water damages your Seminole Florida 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 both the knowledge and the experience to assess your water damage situation and to 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.

Choosing SERVPRO as your water damage restoration partner means every possible effort will be made by our staff 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."

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.

Moisture
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.
 
Temperature
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.

Partner With SERVPRO To Manage Your Water Damage Disaster in Seminole

3/16/2017 (Permalink)

Seminole Home with Too Much Water Makes the Call to SERVPRO

Damaging Water Intrusion in Seminole Gets Restoration from SERVPRO

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 storm water 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 Florida 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 both the knowledge and the experience to assess your water damage situation and to 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.
 
Choosing SERVPRO as your water damage restoration partner means every possible effort is made by our staff 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 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 properly restored. 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.”
    

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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