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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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Getting The Steps In The Right Order To Remedy Mold Damage In Bellaire Beach

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Getting The Steps In The Right Order To Remedy Mold Damage In Bellaire Beach Mold is an unfortunate but unavoidable risk when one lives in a coastal city, especially in a humid state like Florida.

Mold Remediation

Mold is an unfortunate but unavoidable risk when one lives in a coastal city, especially in a humid state like Florida. Salty air might be good for the constitution, but too much damp and humidity are unfortunately not good for your home. Mold loves a wet environment, give it such an environment plus some organic material such as drywall or fabric to feed on, and you have a mold damage situation in the making.

SERVPRO understands that when it comes to mold damage remediation in your Bellaire Beach home, getting the steps in the right order is of paramount importance. The remediation process is a skilled task, which is why we train all our technicians to IICRC standards. You can rely on SERVPRO to provide the professional help you need when you need it.

The first step in mold remediation is an assessment. Our teams do not just rely on their eyes and noses to ascertain the extent of the fungi. We use moisture meters, penetrating moisture probes, and thermal hygrometers to accurately measure the humidity in the air and the dampness of walls and carpets.

The next thing is establishing containment. We set up containment to make sure the spores cannot spread from the contaminated area into the rest of your home. We use plastic sheeting to create a barrier. After containment is complete, we can introduce negative air machines to vent the contaminated air outside your home. We also set up decontamination areas to protect the rest of your house and make sure we do not carry mold from one place to another.

Now we are confident that the spores cannot travel, we can turn our minds to cleaning the visible colonies. Cleaning begins with HEPA vacuuming to remove loose mold. Next, we use a range of techniques such as wire brushing and damp wiping to clean the fungus from semi porous materials.

SERVPRO knows that getting the right steps in the correct order is important at every stage of the remediation process. For example, when cleaning loose mold, it is vital to clean from top to bottom, because spores tend to settle downwards.

The final stage is to dry out the affected area. We dry any salvageable soft materials and use dehumidifiers to lower the humidity of the room and discourage further growth. For help taking the right steps to remediate mold, call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060 today.

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Top Reasons that Require Water Removal in Your Clearwater Home.

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Top Reasons that Require Water Removal in Your Clearwater Home. Water Removal in Clearwater Is a Forte of SERVPRO

Count on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration to Your Property

It may be called the "Sunshine State," but Florida sees its fair amount of water damage to property every year. In fact, Florida has seen an increase of water damage property claims of 46 percent since 2010, according to the 2015 Florida Review of Assignment of Benefits in Property Insurance Claims. Not only that, the severity of claims has increased by ten percent. These facts mean it is more important than ever to understand and prevent water damage from occurring on your property.

Common Causes of Water Damage
To prevent water damage and the need for Clearwater water removal services, you should know where and how water damage typically starts - and it is not from hurricanes. Here are the most common causes of water damage to watch out for in your home:
 
Burst or Leaking Pipes
"Out of sight, out of mind," right? Our pipes hide behind walls and we hardly ever think about them, even when we turn on the tap. If something goes wrong, however, it could spell disaster for your property. The most common causes of burst or leaking pipes are drastic changes in temperature, clogged lines, and wear and tear through age. At SERVPRO, we recommend having your pipes inspected from time-to-time and if a burst or leak does occur, call us immediately.
 
Appliance Malfunctions
When a washing machine or dishwasher malfunctions, it can cause a severe amount of water damage by flooding the walls and seeping under the floor boards. The best way to prevent this from happening is to keep up on the maintenance of appliances and replace old, worn appliances with new ones when necessary.
 
Air Conditioners
Staying cool in Florida is a must on hot, humid days. However, HVAC systems are at risk of causing water damage to your property. This is because, in Florida, the lines that are responsible for transporting and disposing of collected water can get clogged with algae. The result is a back up that can cause a leak or spill resulting in water damage. For this reason, it is important to maintain the efficiency of an HVAC system and call us at SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage.
 
Attics, Crawl Spaces, and Basements
Another common cause of water damage includes the spaces where water is more apt to accumulate. Basements, attics, and crawl spaces are all areas where water damage and mold growth can go unnoticed for quite some time.
 
If you have a problem with water, contact SERVPRO of Largo 24/7 at (727) 586-0060 for a speedy response.

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Belleair Beach Mold Damage and How to Avoid It

7/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Belleair Beach Mold Damage and How to Avoid It When It Is Time to Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation to Your Bellair Beach Condo

SERVPRO Uses an Arsenal of Products to Combat Mold Growth in Your Belleair Beach Condo

A mold infestation can be a disaster, just like a fire or flood. It does not grab the attention of homeowners like the other two, but if left unchecked, mold can cost just as much to restore your home regarding cleaning and replacement.

When it comes to stopping mold damage and cleaning it from a Belleair Beach home, SERVPRO maintains an extensive inventory of chemical agents to meet every requirement. These agents are antimicrobials for the most part. An antimicrobial is any chemical used to stop the development or limit the growth of microorganisms.

Disinfectants destroy almost 99 percent of the organisms they come into contact with on affected surfaces. Some of the common types we use are alcohols, chlorines, phenols, and formaldehyde.

Fungistats and Mildewstats slow the growth of fungi on organic materials. They do not harm the surfaces of these items and are the preferred chemical agent for paper, leather, and textiles.

Sanitizers reduce microbial levels to a range considered safe by public health agencies. These are effective to use in kitchens and bathrooms. Mold can grow back under the right conditions when using sanitizers, so regular use is needed.

Sporicides are effective in controlling fungal and bacterial spores. A potent disinfectant, they must be utilized sparingly and according to manufacturer directions.

Sterilants destroy all microorganisms they come into contact with, to include fungi and bacteria. These chemicals are potent and used only on surfaces that do not pit or suffer other damage when exposed to them. Sterilants are particularly useful for metal surfaces such as kitchen countertops, sinks, and faucets. Chlorine (bleach), at high concentrations, is a potent sterilant; but caution must be taken to avoid skin and eye contact.

Cleaning and restoring the effects of a mold infestation is not a quick or easy process. To ensure your home is livable once more, you need a professional company with decades of experience helping Pinellas County residents. SERVPRO of Largo has that experience, and the equipment and training to return your home to its pre-mold condition. Call us today at (727) 586-0060 for an inspection and estimate.

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Flood Damage Restoration For Your Indian Rocks Beach Home

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Restoration For Your Indian Rocks Beach Home Indian Rocks Beach Storm Damage Get Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Relieves Your Stress and Restores Your Property After a Flooding

Making quick, informed decisions after flood damage rears its ugly head on your property can make all of the difference in your recovery process. The longer you wait, the more likely secondary damages develop, often leading to mold growth and other hazards that make your homes restoration even worse.

If you find yourself facing flood damage issues in your Indian Rocks Beach home, consider making a call for help that could save you considerable losses. A full-service solution, combined with expertly trained flood damage restoration technicians waits for your call. Make a choice to take control and fight back; there is no reason for you to go it alone.
 
Consider your options, the longer you wait, the longer your repairs take, the more secondary damages develop on your property. Without the right equipment, knowledge, and ability, you can make things far worse. Why take the chance of injury, heartache, and regret. When faced with such adversity, you want to put your best foot forward.
 
SERVPRO technicians have years of experience providing flood damage restoration services to customers just like you. With access to the proper training, industry leading equipment, and resources, highly qualified teams address problems found on your property, remove excess water, water-damaged materials, and perform repairs to turn things around quickly.
 
SERVPRO works with your insurance company to deliver quality services that often meet or exceed any expectations you might have had before work began. We manage your entire restoration process, giving you the opportunity to relax and concentrate on what matters most, family. Keeping them calm, safe, and informed is more important than anything else.
 
SERVPRO understands how these situations can overwhelm you. We consider every solution before taking action, value your input, and concentrate on areas or belongings that you cherish the most. While every situation is different, it is entirely likely that you can easily receive the results you desire, we just need to be given the opportunity to answer your call.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Largo for additional information or to schedule your home’s restoration, today. We can help get you on the road to recovery immediately, providing you with the services you deserve. (727) 586-0060

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Electrical Fire Prevention in Your Largo Home

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Electrical Fire Prevention in Your Largo Home Electrical Fires Cause Damage and Create Dangers to Largo Residents, Call SERVPRO for Cleanup

SERVPRO Tips to Stop Smoke and Fire from Damaging Your Property

They can begin small, but electrical fires can spread fast, especially if it is inside a socket and able to travel through the wall before you realize there is a fire. Since the way in which these fires start is unique, they also require special measures when dealing with them. Prevention is, of course, the first step, however, in case you have one in your home, you should be prepared how to react. As with any fire, if it is growing too quickly or is unsafe, evacuate you and your family and pets right away.
 
You should shut down the power source from the electrical panel to help deter more fire damage to your Largo home. The simplest way to do this is to access the main. Be sure you know where your circuit box is and never obscure your path to it. Once the power is cut, spray the fire with a Class C chemical extinguisher. You can also use baking soda. Do not ever use water since it is a conductor and can electrocute you. Do not restore power until a licensed electrician checks your wiring.
 
SERVPRO, a licensed fire damage remediation company, can then come in to repair any damages and clean up soot and smoke left behind.
 
Basic steps can deter electrical shorts and sparks from leading to full blown blazes. Begin by not overloading circuits, maintaining electronics and appliances with care, and regularly inspecting your wiring. Exposed or frayed wires should be replaced to stop the risk of shorts. Plus, cut the power to your home so you can open and inspect outlets, looking for singles or frayed wiring which suggests an electrical problem.
 
Never leave any space heaters, stoves, or electric blankets on while you are not home, and keep a good eye on portable heating units, placing them three feet or more away from curtains and furniture. Also, put these devices on sturdy, hard surfaces to eliminate the risk of tipping over. Check your fire detectors twice a year and cut power from any appliance that begins to smell strange, smoke, or run erratically.
 
Our staff at SERVPRO are specially trained to handle damage after an electrical fire. We repair any damages, plus clean up soot and smoke, deodorize the affected area and dry up any water from firefighting efforts if necessary.
 
SERVPRO of Largo arrives at your home quickly after receiving your call for help. You can reach us anytime by dialing (727) 586-0060, so do not hesitate to call.

Signs of Water Damage in Your Older Belleair Bluffs Home

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Signs of Water Damage in Your Older Belleair Bluffs Home Signs of water damage or a musty smell are reasons to give SERVPRO a call to come out and assess the situation. Call today.

SERVPRO Remediates Obvious Water Damage and Finds Where it is Hidden As Well

It is no secret that old homes are plagued by problems. The main issue, whether the house is ancient or modern, is the threat of water damage. It does not take long for it to wreak havoc on a home. One broken pipe could be enough to result in damage which requires several hours of labor and thousands of dollars for repair.
 
Sometimes the water damage your Belleair Bluff home sustains is very evident and can be spotted easily by the untrained eye. However, it can be a subtle problem as well, creeping up on you and making significant destruction before you realize it is there. No matter the type of water damage, you want to have a professional water damage remediation company come in to help you dry your home out and make the repairs needed. SERVPRO is always ready to assist you with this.
 
Spotting the Damage
 
Some signs that you could have water damage are good to keep an eye out for, especially in your older home. Water stains are telltale signs on your wall or ceiling and are usually evident. If you see one suddenly appear, it is a good time to call up SERVPRO and get a technician to check your home to see where the water is coming from.
 
Buckling walls and floors are another very clear sign, and is often the mark of a severe problem. Wood or drywall absorbs water, making it swell. The result is buckling which you can feel or see when you are walking over the area. It can occur over time like with a small leak in your shower or can happen suddenly like when an appliance floods your home.
 
Areas which are crumbling, such as the wood around your windows, molding, or baseboards, is also a sign of water damage. Any crumbling may indicate the wood is disintegrating from water infiltration.
 
Trust your nose as well. The damage might be hidden from your sight, but many times you can detect it with your nose. If you smell a mildew or musty scent, there may be moisture damage behind your walls. SERVPRO can use special moisture meters to detect such moisture and fix the problem for you. A lot of old houses have a musty, old smell, but in rooms, with water damage, the smell is much stronger.
 
If you cannot see a leak anywhere, you can sometimes sense it, so listen closely. If you believe there is a hidden leak coming from your roof, you should try using your ears to listen. During a rainstorm, turn everything in the house off including the central air or heat. The goal here is to make the house as quiet as possible; then you can stand in different places where you suspect there is a leak and listen. Water dripping through your roof is a very different sound then water landing on your roof.
 
SERVPRO of Largo can find the source of the leak in your older home and fix it, dry your home and possessions out and repair any damage. All you have to do is give them a call at (727) 586-0060, and they send a technician out to you in a timely fashion, so your home is dry and safe in no time.

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Flood Damage in Belleair Beach Homes Caused by Overflows

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Belleair Beach Homes Caused by Overflows Regardless of the cause, SERVPRO technicians are trained to remediate your flood damage quickly in order to help prevent secondary damage.

SERVPRO Technicians can Quickly Remediate Damage Caused by Flooding in Your Home


When people hear about flooding, they often think of acts of nature, such as rivers that overflow their banks. This is not always the case, and flooding can happen because of sources inside the home.
 
Belleair Beach has beautiful homes that are just as vulnerable to flood damage as homes that are more ordinary. This type of disaster can affect any home but is easy enough to prevent from happening. While a lack of maintenance involving appliances is often to blame, forgetting that water is running in a tub or sink can also create flooding in a home.
 
Flooding caused by overflows typically involves clean water, but that same water is also often rather warm. Increased temperatures can increase the damage that results. Warm or hot water dissolves tea, coffee, and sugar more quickly than cold water can. Warm tub water or hot water from the sink can more easily dissolve the glue that holds the flooring down to the underlay.
 
Flooring is not the only thing that can bubble and come loose. Cabinetry in the area can also become damaged by flooding in kitchens and bathrooms. Laminates can become sticky, peel, or bubble and flake off. Composite structures can swell as they absorb water, and become warped as they dry unevenly.
 
Even for small overflows, the possibility of contamination is high when kitchen and bathroom cabinets hold cleaning supplies. Combinations of cleaners and other items can increase the amount of damage. SERVPRO's technicians know how to handle complicated messes, including those that start out small.
 
Flooding disasters come in all sizes, but you should not let smaller floods trick you into thinking the damage they can cause is too insignificant to concern you. Flood damage can also include electrical damage. While outlets are often placed in higher locations in these two rooms, water that flows out and down can affect wiring and outlets in other areas of your home.
 
SERVPRO of Largo has the experience needed to restore your home's affected areas, keeping flood damage from spreading. Give us a call at (727) 586-0060, the next time you have a sink or tub that overflows.