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Odor Removal After Fire Damage in Indian Rocks Beach

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Odor Removal After Fire Damage in Indian Rocks Beach The damage left behind from a fire can be overwhelming, trust SERVPRO to remediate the damage "Like it never even happened."

The Importance of Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services

When there is a fire in your home, it does not take much to be overwhelmed with the damage. The odor alone can make it unbearable just to be in your house, even if you are still able to reside there safely. While odor removal after fire damage might just be one facet of the services our experienced team offers, it is one that is commonly overlooked, misunderstood and undervalued.

The process naturally begins with cleaning up the mess. Professional cleaning means wiping down and removing any of the soot and smoke damage to surfaces and structures throughout the affected area. This procedure begins with using tools like handheld auto scrubbers to directly and thoroughly scrub away the debris and soot left behind after the blaze. Now that you can begin to see what your house looks like underneath the film of fire damage in your Indian Rocks Beach home, it is time to remove the lingering odor.

Odor removal is accomplished in different ways depending on the severity of the smell. At SERVPRO, we use thermal foggers to remove the harsh smell of smoke after a fire. These machines offer a solution of deodorizing chemicals that eliminate the odor present in your home by completely neutralizing it on contact. Deodorizing is a fast process and one that can keep fabrics and upholstery nearby from fully absorbing the odor and requiring more direct cleaning efforts.

While fire damages to your home might seem insurmountable at first, taking steps like removing the smoke and burning smell in the air can help you to appreciate the step-by-step process of fire damage restorations. Our experienced SERVPRO team of professionals has a trained eye and nose for completely bringing your home back to the state it was before the fire ever happened.

Acting quickly can help to not only make the odor removal process much more straightforward, but it can also help to lower claims and potential out-of-pocket expenses. If you are dealing with fire damages now, or if you ever have to, trust our team at SERVPRO of Largo. Call us anytime you need us at (727) 586-0060.

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Mold Growth in The Basement Can Cause Mold Damage in Belleair Homes

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Growth in The Basement Can Cause Mold Damage in Belleair Homes Basements have high humidity levels making it easier for mold to develop and grow.

SERVPRO Offers Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services

For anyone who has had to deal with a flooded basement - a relatively frequent occurrence in the Belleair area - the process of water removal is just the beginning. The resultant damage can cause health effects in the form of mold growth. Even a single inch of water can provide enough humidity for mold spores to grow on surfaces. Carpeting, drywall, and virtually anything indoors is susceptible to mold growth.

If you find signs of mold damage on your building materials, SERVPRO can offer mold remediation services. Our mold damage restoration experts provide 24/7 services to Belleair residents and its environs, and we are available at your request. We follow IICRC guidelines in every restoration project to ensure that the cleanup process matches appropriate industry standards.

Quick action is crucial when faced with a flooded basement. The idea is to dry out damp areas in 24 to 48 hours before the mold takes effect. The longer the mold is exposed to warm, humid conditions, the more property it can take over and the more mold spores it can release into the air.

During a mold damage assessment in the basement, SERVPRO professionals begin by looking for any signs of moisture. Areas with signs of water damage are suitable for mold growth. Mold can thrive on any building material or object made from organic substances. Ares that are prone to mold damage in the basement include cardboard boxes, furniture, wallpaper, insulation, carpet, wooden building frames, and drywall.

If the mold damage is not visible, SERVPRO technicians can carry out mold testing. This involves sampling both air and surfaces for mold spores. Mold testing can be done on furniture, storage boxes, insulation, floors, ceilings, wooden building frames, pipes, ducts & vents, wall cavities, and walls.

High humidity levels in the basement provide the ideal growing environment for mold. It is important to ensure that humidity levels are within acceptable levels to limit mold damage. Our technicians use a hygrometer to measure the level of humidity in this space. A humidity reading of at least 45 percent is enough to support mold growth. A high-quality dehumidifier can go a long way towards keeping humidity levels at bay.

If you are dealing with mold damage in your basement, you can leave the dirty work to SERVPRO of Largo. Our tools and techniques are designed to adapt to every restoration job, leaving the site as clean as new. Call us today at (727) 586-0060.  

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Generator Fire Adds To Hurricane Irma Damage In Largo

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Generator Fire Adds To Hurricane Irma Damage In Largo Largo Area Properties and SERVPRO Help After Hurricane Irma

Tropical Storm Assistance? Call SERVPRO

One of the ways homeowners prepare for the effects of hurricane activity in Largo is to consider a portable or stationary standby generator. This option can be a property saver or the source of a substantially accelerated disaster if a power surge, malfunction, or misuse of the generator causes fire damage in addition to the harm already inflicted by the hurricane. We are ready to assist with hurricane devastation, straightforward or complicated.

The flooding and other hurricane damage start a broad array of deterioration events in your Largo home. Loss of electricity impedes the ability of your HVAC system to guard against humidity-based hurricane damage in Largo. Knowing this you fire up a generator after lights flicker and die, but to your horror, a blaze ignites, and your home sustains double the damage. Our commitment to offering customers both water and fire damage remediation means we increase our efforts to address both events.
 
Water and fire damage often go hand in hand. A typical home fire is controlled and extinguished by thousands of gallons of water. This time the post-hurricane water arrives first, and shorts out your generator because of the lack of a transfer switch and a worn extension cord. Stored fuel for a portable model also may dislodge, cracking the container because of rising levels of water. Either way, the result is a fire, and SERVPRO adds fire restoration to the hurricane recovery plan.
 
We remove the water and assess for water damage first, taking care to check for instability within the house before sending SERVPRO workers and equipment inside your home. Although fire damage grabs the attention, standing water and its unattended damage have the potential to cause long-term, continuous harm to your home. They also interfere with ongoing cleaning efforts. Using our truck mounted pumps and extractors, the standing water is evacuated, and air movers and dehumidifiers take over to reduce moisture in structures and the air. Throughout the process, our trained technicians monitor the progress made to achieve our drying targets.
 
The SERVPRO team then begins fire cleanup, using industry approved techniques and products. Although we complete the water damage abatement first, the acidic nature of smoke and soot damage impels a speedy second round of fire damage remediation. The overall hurricane damage plan is complex, but we persevere, bringing years of experience in complicated restoration projects to your situation.
 
Rely on the ability of SERVPRO of Largo to respond quickly and successfully to your hurricane damage. Call our dispatchers at (727) 586-0060 for an inspection and assessment of all your restoration needs.

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Drying Methods for Commercial Flood Damage from Storms in Your Largo Clothing Boutique

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Drying Methods for Commercial Flood Damage from Storms in Your Largo Clothing Boutique If you experience flood damage in your clothing boutique, call SERVPRO to dry out your space and get your doors open sooner.

Reopen the Doors to Your Clothing Boutique after Flood Damage by Calling SERVPRO

Flooding is a risk to any business, so your Largo company is no exception. It is a fact that one in four businesses shuts down from a natural disaster and never gets to reopen, and over eighty percent of all natural disasters which are presidentially declared involve flooding. If flooding has damaged your clothing boutique, you need professional help right away.

Commercial flood damage to your Largo business can be devastating. It not only ruins merchandise but can damage the structure of your building as well. SERVPRO is a professional remediation company, and all our employees are trained and certified to handle flooding from storms in a timely fashion so your business can be up and running again as soon as possible.

Getting your business back in order does not just involve extracting all the standing water. It also involves our technicians drying and sanitizing the building, plus salvaging anything that we can. Airflow is one of the most important tools which we use. Drying your structure efficiently requires us to know the right techniques for using airflow during the drying process.

We consider a standard pool table to understand the correct way to use airflow. When a billiard ball is banked, it has a reaction to the angle at which it hits the bumper. Airflow works in the same way. If the air mover blows right at a wall, air bounces back, plus it also forces moisture into the wall, which is not good! When the air mover is directed at a forty-five-degree angle, the wall bounces the air back, carrying away the moisture, it is then replaced by drier air.

We put the air movers in a clockwise pattern with the inlet facing the wall and the snout against the wall. We ensure that all the walls affected are in the stream of air. For SERVPRO techs to accomplish this, we might have to put additional air movers in windows, offsets, and closets. Every time we monitor the equipment, we reposition air movers to the left or right in a circular pattern, so your building is evenly dried.

SERVPRO of Largo is thorough, but fast in drying out your clothing boutique and getting your doors open to the public again. If you own a business in the areas of Belleair Bluffs, Largo, or Indian Rocks Beach, you can reach us anytime you are in need at (727) 586-0060.

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Quality Water Damage Restoration Services In Belleair Beach

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Quality Water Damage Restoration Services In Belleair Beach When major storm systems pop-up, there is always the fear of ending up under water.

Quality Water Damage Restoration Services

When major storm systems pop-up, there is always the fear of ending up under water. In the Belleair Beach area, it takes a company that understands how to deal with saltwater, along with all of the regular services they offer, to mitigate damages on our property.

With the help of a trained professional, you can combat water damage in your Belleair Beach home and save a majority of your contents that might otherwise require replacement. All you need to do is make a single phone call to receive quick, efficient services that you can trust after an emergency occurs on your property.

At SERVPRO we offer full-service solutions to address water damage in your home. We have access to water extractors of every size, which makes removing excess water a breeze. Our technicians also use infrared moisture detectors to ensure hidden pockets of moisture are taken care of, and we use a fast, efficient drying process to get things under control fast.

SERVPRO technicians understand how saltwater affects electronics, wiring, and other household surfaces. We use fresh water to rinse the entire area, removing chemicals and residues that cause additional damage. Our team focuses on each item individually, ensuring quality results during every aspect of your restoration.

SERVPRO also performs all of the repairs, replacement, or reconstruction necessary to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition. Our technicians specialize in water damage restorations, helping you return to your home as quickly as possible. We work with your insurance company, keeping you informed throughout the restoration process and limit your losses and costs wherever possible. Our goal is to produce proven, quality results that exceed your expectations at every turn. We make damages disappear. Like it never even happened.

Contact SERVPRO of Largo for quality solutions to water damage on your property and begin your restoration, today. Our restoration technicians are standing by ready to assist with whatever situation you may face, offering emergency service 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year (727) 586-0060.

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Drying Your Basement Flooring After Flood Damage From Heavy Rains In Belleair Bluffs

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Drying Your Basement Flooring After Flood Damage From Heavy Rains In Belleair Bluffs The first thing which needs to be done is to get rid of as much of the standing water as possible.

Drying Your Basement Flooring After A Flood

If you live in a flood zone in Belleair Bluffs, or you are experiencing heavy rains, you might worry about water leaking into your basement through window wells. The only thing you can do immediately after such an event is to mitigate the damage as quickly as possible. The first thing which needs to be done is to get rid of as much of the standing water as possible. However, you have to wait until the storm stops and the waters stop rising.

You need to contact a professional water remediation specialist at SERVPRO to help you with the flood damage in your Belleair Bluffs home. When we first arrive at your home, we assess the damage and write up a scope of the work which needs to be done. We go through all the steps with you before we begin any remediation.

One major thing to consider in a situation such as this is the effects of the water and moisture on your flooring. Painted concrete can blister or flake, which requires repainting. If the paint has lead, we use a qualified subcontractor to remove the original paint.

Concrete floors are porous, meaning water can wick up leaving a chalk-like calcium on the surface. We can usually brush these off. Any surface film or dirt on concrete can support the growth of mold. Our technicians at SERVPRO can clean the concrete after the water is up by HEPA vacuuming and apply an EPA-registered disinfectant if we need to.

Usually, asphalt tile keeps a good bond with concrete after water damage. Chalky or white areas appear sometimes, but they should respond well to our cleaning methods. The whitening is many times caused by a separate of sealer wax or finishes from the floor.

Vinyl tile on concrete isn't as durable as the asphalt tile. It usually comes loose if much water is involved. The motion of the water coming up through concrete could force vinyl tiles to separate from the floor. Since it comes up easily from concrete, replacing them is easier than replacing asphalt tiles. Vinyl tile is many times less expensive to replace than to dry.

You can trust SERVPRO of Largo to take care of your basement flooring after it floods, along with the rest of the cellar. We always check the subflooring as well to ensure your basement in the areas of Indian Rocks Beach, Belleair Bluffs, and Largo is restored properly when you call us at (727) 586-0060.

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Stored Items Can Easily Ignite and Leave You with Fire Damage in Your Largo Residence

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Stored Items Can Easily Ignite and Leave You with Fire Damage in Your Largo Residence SERVPRO works hard to restore your home after a fire, "Like it never even happened."

Fast and Efficient Fire Damage Restoration Services

Preparing for a hurricane often creates a rush to place everything in safer locations throughout your Largo home. Fire is not something that many see as a risk during such a time, and few consider the possibility of such an event.

Because Largo residents store a medley of items together, fire damage can easily happen, and then spread quickly, as well. If your home is unattended when a fire ignites within your stored belongings, the damage can become extensive. Even wet contents can burn if exposed to high enough heat. The steam produced can then cause other types of damage within your home, and affect other, undisturbed belongings elsewhere.

If you are present and able to catch a fire in its initial stages, damage levels often remain low. Hidden problems can still exist, however, and experienced professionals can help locate these areas. This is why no job is too small for us to mitigate. Every job is important, because without restoration, the damage, including minor smoke and fire damage, only worsens.

Our technicians hold certifications from the IICRC in Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT), preparing them for any fire-related disaster that homeowners might find inside their residence. Vast buildings or tiny apartments can pose safety hazards, both large and small, but our employees easily handle all of these.

Discussing the individual situation with you means no further surprises can create additional stress for you and your family. We examine and assess the damage to your home and then explain in detail the processes needed to restore your home fully. Our goal, to make your home “Like it never even happened” is made easier when we have your assistance. Partnering with you from the start of the restoration process also alleviates your concerns regarding timing and the financial costs involved.

SERVPRO of Largo's skilled and experienced professionals know you want your home restored as quickly as possible and can work with you during the entire process. Call our local number, (727) 586-0060, to contact us. Fire damage may seem insurmountable, but we assure you, we can mitigate and restore, so your family can return home again.

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Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Belleair Beach

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Belleair Beach If your business experiences water damage, call SERVPRO to restore your property.

Quick and Efficient Water Restoration Services

Water and flood damage in Belleair Beach can have a significant impact on your business. It can destroy valuable items and documents, and undo work that took many years to complete. Worse still, you may have to relocate while the building is undergoing repairs. In the end, you may lose a lot of time and even important clients along the way.

When a water disaster happens, you can count on SERVPRO for quick and efficient commercial water damage restoration services in Belleair Beach. We have a thorough emergency response team that can return your premises to preloss conditions in no time, "Like it never even happened."

The first step our IICRC-trained technicians take is using special equipment to inspect the severity of the commercial water damage. Once this is done, they begin extracting any standing water. The exact process depends on whether the water is inside the property or on the property (or both, in some cases).

To counter water damage under the property, we use an extractor to vacuum up the water so that the contents are no longer soaking wet. If the culprit was a broken pipe, we fix it and then eliminate contaminated soil, spray antimicrobial products, and add new, fresh soil.

To deal with water damage inside the property, we first remove the furniture from the area or place it on blocks. If the carpeting and padding were contaminated with dirty water, we usually throw them away. Clean water can be dried off of the carpet using special procedures. If the wall also sustained water damage, we make small holes to allow air movement for a quicker drying process.

When plumbing leaks happen in a multi-story building like a hotel or office building, switching off the water supply at the main valve is important to prevent further water damage.  We identify where the problem is and then check whether the water valve is located nearby. Turning off the water supply at the mains can also prevent additional damage from mold and mildew. Keep track of your monthly water bills and maintain safety protocols at your business to minimize commercial water damage.

If you detect the presence of water damage in your premises, SERVPRO of Largo can help restore your property. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and our technicians have access to advanced tools and products to ease the restoration process. For queries and emergency services, we are on call 24/7 at (727) 586-0060.

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Types of Home Fires and Fire Damage in Largo to Be Aware Of

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Types of Home Fires and Fire Damage in Largo to Be Aware Of Many fires start in the kitchen. Be vigilant and if a fire does happen, get to safety and after the fire fighters leave, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle Fire Damage Methodically After a Fire on Your Property

Although home fires can begin anytime and anywhere in Largo, there are a few different types of fires which you should be aware of. Knowing them can help you to lower or even eliminate the risk of a fire starting in your home.
 
The most common kind of fire and fire damage in your Largo home is a grease fire in your kitchen. Grease fires are hazardous since they can get out of hand fast and spread from the stove through the whole kitchen and other rooms of the house. Many grease fires happen when a frying pan is left unattended on the stove. They also occur if a pan is overheated and the grease catches fire. These types of fires can seriously injure you and cause extensive damage to your property.
 
Other kitchen fires can include appliance and oven fires. Fires also begin in your kitchen when electricity contacts water.
 
After a kitchen fire, you need the assistance of a professional fire damage remediation company. SERVPRO has plenty of trained and experienced technicians who can help you clean up after a fire and do so in a timely fashion.
 
If your home is older, it may not have the right wiring to handle the number of electrical appliances many people are using today. Old wiring can be frayed or worn, which causes sparks and shorts that can ignite.
 
Older breaker boxes are built to shut off electrical current when the circuit is overloaded to prevent fire, but many times these connections are broken or worn and do not activate the switch.
 
Lighting can also cause electrical fires, which can be started by improper wiring or use of light bulbs which are higher in wattage than what the appliance recommended.
 
Coil space heaters are very hazardous since the coils ignite anything nearby which is combustible. Keep any space heater at least three feet away from anything that can catch fire including bedding, curtains, furniture, and clothing.
 
Our SERVPRO staff can assist you with cleanup and repair after any fire. We also clean up water damage from firefighting efforts and help you speak with an insurance agent. We understand that any fire, large or small, is a stressful event, so we strive to make the process of restoration as simple for you as possible.
 
SERVPRO of Largo can come to your home any time that you need us to help you get your home back to normal. Residents of Belleair Bluffs, Largo, and Belleair Beach can reach us whenever needed by dialing (727) 586-0060.

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Commercial Flood Damage Puts Office Functions on Hold in Belleair Bluffs

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage Puts Office Functions on Hold in Belleair Bluffs Flooding in your office building can halt current projects and leave the space susceptible to a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO for remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle Damage BOTH in Homes and in Commercial Properties

Career advice centers provide information on everything, from education to building skills via non-paid work to dressing for increased success. Office workers put a considerable amount of effort into their resumes and their career development, resulting in the drive for office managers and business owners to provide clean environments for employees and customers to work.
 
Offices must be healthy, also, but commercial flood damage in Belleair Bluffs can reduce the safety of any building where it occurs. Standing water from broken water lines at one of the top floors can quickly create an increased humidity in the air throughout your office building as moisture works toward finding a natural state of equilibrium. Documents, electronic equipment, HVAC systems, and everything else in your office faces an increasingly higher risk of damage the longer water remains. SERVPRO has the equipment to remove the water that is flooding your office and the technicians to do it correctly the first time.
 
Just as no job is too large or too small for us to complete, SERVPRO employees can get your office dry at any level of your building. Broken water pipes can spew water out at several gallons per minute, and when this happens at higher levels of a building, lower floors can be affected soon after. Water spreads horizontally, as well, inside structural blockades such as ceilings, only to descend in outer areas, expanding the scope of flooding as water is pulled down by gravity.
 
The technicians at SERVPRO use hygrometers, moisture meters, and infrared scanners to detect all of the water, no matter where it has 'disappeared' to inside your building's interior structure. Standing water is easily seen and extracted with pump trucks or easily carried, using smaller units that extract water wherever they are needed, but hidden water requires increased technology before being found. Our IICRC certifications show we have the training to restore your entire building to a dry state, “Like it never even happened.”
 
What we do is important for the future of your building and your employees' health. Increased humidity in a building, which can occur easily if flood damage is not correctly mitigated, can affect both adversely. Microbial growth can begin in as little as two days after water first comes into contact with materials, and rust can affect metal items in a similar amount of time. Both can create problems for your staff and your building's safety. Increased humidity can also damage electronic door locks and other security measures.
 
SERVPRO of Largo wants to help you and your employees by restoring your place of business to how it should be, safe, healthy, and dry. Contact us at (727) 586-0060, regardless of the day or time so we can begin helping you accomplish the restorations needed.

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