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

9/6/2020 (Permalink)

bucket catching leaking water from the ceiling The pipes in your home can cause severe water damage if not looked after properly. Contact SERVPRO for mitigation and remediation services.

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

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

Can I do anything before the restorers arrive?

Begin by stopping the water leak, such as by turning off the water main to your property and attempting to remove the water using a wet/dry vacuum. Our SERVPRO crew can help you perform water restoration in your Seminole residence by drying the affected areas thoroughly, disinfecting them, and removing odors. Our team is available 24 hours a day to respond to our customer's emergencies. Since we understand how devastating the situation can turn out, we take the shortest period possible to get to our customers' property.

What are some of the signs of a slab leak?

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

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

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

How do you identify areas with highly concentrated moisture?

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

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

How do you dry floors?

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

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

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

8/15/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Infrared Imaging Cameras

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

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

  • Moisture Meters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

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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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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.

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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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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SERVPRO, Seminole Area Homes, and Water Damage!

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

  1. Your Shingles Are Cracking And Falling Apart

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

  1. There Are Water Spots On Your Ceiling

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

  1. There Are Damp Spots On Your Walls

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

  1. Your Wood Is Spongy

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

  1. Your Gutters Are Dirty

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

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

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Call Us When You Need Water Damage Restoration Services In Seminole

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Handles Water Removal in Your Seminole Kitchen

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

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

Cleaning Up Water at Home

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

How SERVPRO Can Help 

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Avoid Significant Water Damage by Preparing Your Redington Shores Home, Today

2/24/2018 (Permalink)

You can help to prevent water damage to your home by keeping your gutters clear of debris.

Have the Professionals at SERVPRO Inspect Your Home for Water Damage Threats

Water can enter your Redington Shores home in a variety of ways, leading to extensive damage that has a significant impact on the quality of your indoor living environment. However, there are preventative measures that you can take to protect your home’s interior, and it involves keeping a better eye on your home’s exterior.

First and foremost, we highly recommend that you never put yourselves in harm’s way and avoid risks whenever possible. Remember, there are professionally trained technicians available to inspect your Redington Shores property and look for water damage for you, you do not need to take chances yourselves, leave the hard tasks for someone who is trained to deal with them. 

Highly trained and experienced SERVPRO technicians can check your entire home for existing water damage. We look for things such as improperly installed vents, flues, and chimneys on your roof, or missing or broken shingles, flashing, or tiles. Our technicians also check around air conditioners, evaporators, exhaust pipes, and plumbing for signs of water damage that may cause problems in your home.

Your gutters may need cleaning to remove debris and allow water to flow, unimpeded, as intended. You can have metal screens installed that prevent debris from landscaping that can cause clogs in your gutters, downspouts, and drainage designed to keep water away from your home’s foundation. 

SERVPRO technicians can check your doors and windows for signs of water damage that include, discoloration or peeling of painted surfaces, swollen frames, or cracks and separations that allow water to enter your home. Proper installation and maintenance of weatherproofing solutions can drastically reduce any losses you might experience due to weather. 

SERVPRO can check for cracked or broken siding, and help you identify masonry problems in brick or stone. It is also vital to have openings on the outside of your home caused by wiring, phone, or cable lines, sealed, or to repair any damaged or untreated wood surfaces surrounding these openings. 

SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can help you locate existing problems, and give you the help you need should disaster strike. We are ready to provide the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to get things under control, 24-hrs a day, including holidays, call today. (727) 391-6212

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Bathtub Overflow and Water Damage in Your Redington Beach Home

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Leaving water running in a tub after a distraction is a common occurrence especially for parents. Contact SERVPRO immediately for a plan.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Specialized Equipment to Remediate Water Damage After an Event

If you have ever experienced a bathtub in an upstairs bathroom in your Redington Beach home overflow, you have probably also experienced water damage to the ceiling below. Whether you forgot and left the tub running, your children splashed a significant amount of water out of the tub, or your overflow drain was not working correctly, this type of damage can add up very quickly.
 
Cleaning up the water that overflowed is not enough to prevent further water damage in Redington Beach. The water seeps down into your subflooring and the ceiling underneath it, creating much more significant problems in your home. With this much of a problem, you need professional help from SERVPRO, as we are a trained and experienced water damage restoration company.
 
When we arrive, we remove any carpeting or padding so we can adequately dry your home. It is not enough to get rid of all the moisture during water removal. Moisture can hide under flooring, behind walls, or even in your vents and air conditioning/heating system. Dehumidifiers, plus high-velocity air movers are therefore used to remove any remaining moisture in the air. Plus, we use specialized instruments to discover any water which is hidden.
 
It is also vital that your home is structurally sound. SERVPRO techs work with professional contractors to restore damaged parts of your structure such as the flooring, subflooring, and ceiling where the water has seeped into. These parts of the structure may have been weakened, especially if the water was allowed to sit for an extended period before you called us for help.
 
Besides the restoration of your property and the larger pieces of furniture, we also work on the carpeting as fast as possible to avoid any growth of bacteria or mildew. To ensure this does not happen, we disinfect the carpet. Timely and proper cleaning also prevents the need for odor control.
 
The quicker SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches can get to your home in Indian Shores, Seminole, or Redington Shores to clean up water damage, the less damage you incur. Just get a hold of us as soon as you notice an issue by calling (727) 391-6212.

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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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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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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."

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.”
    

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.