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Commercial Water Removal in Belleair Bluffs

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal in Belleair Bluffs If contaminated water enters your daycare facility, SERVPRO properly sanitizes all the affected areas.

SERVPRO Acts Fast to Keep Your Belleair Bluffs Daycare Safe after Water Damage

A little water spills into every Belleair Bluffs business at some point. In most cases, it is a simple matter to find the leak and begin removing the water while business goes on around our technicians.

For a few businesses in Belleair Bluffs, commercial water removal is slightly different. When the leak sends water across the floor of a daycare operation, then SERVPRO restoration crews have to get everything dry and safe before this business can reopen its doors. That makes getting it done quickly and correctly more important than ever. No parent is going to leave their child where large pumps and other noisy equipment is running.

In a facility like a daycare center, finding the leak is usually simple. The most common problems are rusted out connections in water lines or a failure in the out-going water line. For a failed connection, our task is fairly simple. Our IICRC-certified technicians turn off the water and then replace the failed connection. Occasionally, technicians have to replace a section of the pipe as well.

If the failure is an out-going water line, the task is more involved. We still replace the pipe, connections, and possibly the toilet, as with other failures, but there is the additional threat of contaminated water. Before we begin the repair and removal, we spray the standing water and affected surfaces like storage cabinets, large toys, and chairs with an anti-fungal cleaning agent to prevent contaminating clean areas of the center as we complete the task.

Once we finish spraying, SERVPRO crews bring in pumps and powered extraction wands. The pumps remove most of the water, and the wands finish the task over the surfaces, to include carpeting. If there is a pad underneath the carpet, however, we recommend removing it. Carpet pads deteriorate quickly, are very difficult to dry, and are usually so cheap that is more cost effective for us to remove and replace them.

SERVPRO of Largo has served our community and other parts of Florida for over twenty years. If your business has flooded or simply has water on a storage room floor, call us today at (727) 586-0060. We are here to help.

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Restoring Mold Damage in Belleair Bluffs

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Restoring Mold Damage in Belleair Bluffs Our SERVPRO technicians have a multi-step process to return your home to a pre-mold state "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process

Fire and water damage is easy to spot and remove from homes in Belleair Bluffs. Since mold is a quiet disaster, it is much harder to find and just as difficult to clean and remove.

Mold damage in Belleair Bluffs starts with tiny mold spores. Normally, these spores are harmless to people and property in their homes. When they come into contact with a source of water, they begin to expand and grow, sending extensions called hyphae to search for a food source. When a colony of mold grows large enough, it can damage property and cause health effects. Fortunately, SERVPRO has a plan.

To remove and clean mold from homes, we have developed a series of tasks that stop growth, protect property and clear out spores quickly. Our first step is to reduce exposure to the mold. Our technicians isolate contaminated areas to prevent accidentally exposing uncontaminated parts of the home to active mold spores.

We document everything. The restoration team leader starts with our initial inspection and then records the location and size of each instance of mold. We also record the results of the air content testing we make to see how many spores are floating in the air along with moisture levels. We also record air content levels in unaffected rooms to understand what the normal levels are for each home.

After testing and isolation, we move to control the contamination at its source. To do this, we set up negative air machines which force spores, dust, and other particulates out of the air. Next, we use commercial vacuums with HEPA filters to remove spores from every surface. That includes not just floors and personal property, but drywall and ceiling tiles as well.

Now we remove the mold from the contaminated area. In addition to the vacuums, SERVPRO restoration teams also wipe down every surface with a dry cloth or sponge. If the mold layer is very thick, we use water or a cleaning agent to break it up and remove it with a damp cloth or sponge. If the hyphae have grown into building material like drywall, we remove and replace it.

Our last task is to lower moisture levels to normal. It reduces the chance of new mold growth and makes the home more comfortable for residents. We use dehumidifiers to draw water from the air and nearby property.

Returning your Florida home to its pre-mold state is not an easy or quick process. SERVPRO of Largo is here to walk you through each step and even help you with your homeowner insurance company. For more information on what our teams can do for you, call today at (727) 586-0060.

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Water Damage from Indian Rocks Beach Home Aquariums

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from Indian Rocks Beach Home Aquariums It is important to regularly maintain your home aquarium to prevent leaks and water damage to your home.

SERVPRO Offers Quick Response Restoration Services for Any Size Disaster

Aquariums are a great way to see exotic fish indigenous to Indian Rocks Beach in your home every day. The fact that they are full of water though should leave you with an understanding that an underlying structural weakness could result in this aquarium losing its contents onto your floor. While you might be devastated to lose your pet fish in such a startling fashion, you might also be alarmed at the damage that this volume of water can do to your flooring.

While you might not always correlate an aquarium with impending water damage for your Indian Rocks Beach house, it is indeed something that you should keep in the back of your mind. Simple preventative maintenance and inspections can prevent catastrophes like an entire tank breaking apart and losing its contents onto the floor. If a water emergency like this occurs (as such accidents do), here is what you can come to expect from our SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians.

First, our SERVPRO team enters your home to see the affected area and begins to assess any damages. The assessment is the foundation for the entire restoration plan, understanding how far spread and involved these issues appear to be. Water removal is where the restoration process begins, as this poses the most immediate threat for continued damages. Getting rid of this water is typically accomplished by using small portable pumps and wet vacuums, though more massive pumps might get used if the aquarium was large enough.

Drying the floor is going to be the step that follows, and the process happens through the use of heating fans. Similar to hair dryers, these fans generate a direct output of heated air onto a specific area of the floor. Moving these fans from one point to another as each spot becomes completely dry eliminates all of the lingering moisture in a short period.

Damage to your flooring is then fully assessed, which might require removal and demolition to make way for new material. Demolition or reconstruction depends significantly on the extent of the water damage and your input into what has to happen for the restoration to be complete.

While aquariums are a great addition to your home, they are not unbreakable or unable to fail and fall apart over time. If you are amid an emergency which requires water damage restoration efforts like these, do not hesitate to call our SERVPRO of Largo emergency response crew today. We can be reached 24/7 at (727) 586-0060.

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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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