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Overcoming Mold Damage in Your Largo Home

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Overcoming Mold Damage in Your Largo Home Discovering mold in your home can be a difficult situation to deal with. Contact SERVPRO for an investigation and remediation services.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Will Effectively Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

The discovery of mold in your Largo home can seem alarming to many of the homeowners that have experienced it over the years. The humid conditions often present in the region present a rather persistent possibility of mold growth if the environment does not get properly maintained and doctored to prevent it.

For many homeowners, the sight of mold damage in their Largo home forces them to attribute these concerns to uncleanliness. The truth is, it does not matter how clean your home is, growth like this occurs from moisture in the atmosphere and warmth combining with the spores microscopically present in the air that we breathe. Overcoming this colonization that you can see, and often smell, is something best left to remediation specialists.

Our SERVPRO professionals have the training and expertise to help you through every facet of mold remediation in your home. This process begins with a thorough inspection of the affected areas and surrounding regions to see the full extent of the damages that your home faces and what our team must do to remediate these damages and restore your home successfully.

Isolation of these affected areas gets achieved through the use of air scrubbers with HEPA filters. This machine can catch active mold spores in the filter and prevent them from moving to new areas of your home while our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians seek to remove the present colonies.

There are several approaches to colony removal, all of which focus on dealing with the full hyphae rather than merely cleaning off surface mold. This process could happen via sanding, soda blasting, antimicrobial sprays, or in the worst cases, removal of the materials and remodeling or reconstruction.

Overcoming the presence of mold in your home is critical to preventing any of the potential health effects that mold can cause to you or your family. Our SERVPRO of Largo remediation technicians are available anytime that you need us for inspection or remediation of mold damages by calling (727) 586-0060.

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Restoring Flood Damage to Your Pinellas County Home, Even Amid the Storm

5/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Flood Damage to Your Pinellas County Home, Even Amid the Storm Flood damages can happen suddenly, call SERVPRO for fast and professional flood damage restoration.

SERVPRO is Here to Help with Your Flood Damage Restoration Needs

Fighting the possibility of flooding in your Pinellas County home might not always be something that a homeowner gets fully prepared to do. In many cases, flooding situations can occur with little warning or notice, leaving you to uncertainty about the construction of your home and its general ability to prevent this natural disaster from entering into the lower levels of your home. The unfortunate aspect is, many homeowners do not even realize that their home has vulnerable penetration points for water to pass through until they are amid a flooding crisis.

For the most part, flood damages to your Pinellas County residence can happen very suddenly and present an immediate threat to the contents of your home and its structural integrity and strength. While you might not be able to stop the floodwaters as they push through the weakened portions of your foundation, you are not without any options. You can always reach out to our team of SERVPRO professionals who can show up and help you to keep the situation as contained as possible, even amid the flooding.

In situations where the flood waters are still pouring in from compromised blockwork, the application of hydraulic cement to these smaller areas can stop the immediate flow of water and seal to prevent further damages while restoration efforts get underway. Through extraction and drying, our team works to remove all of the moisture and dampness in the area, working to prevent compounding damage such as mold growth.

An assessment can then get done on the structural integrity of all of the affected surfaces and construction materials in this area of your house. While many might only require cleaning to get restored, some structural components in the worst of the damage might require removal and replacement with new materials.

While a flood in your home is never something you want to see or contend with on your own, fortunately, you do not have to. Our professionals at SERVPRO of Largo are available 24/7 to help you through any emergency that you might have and work to fully restore the damages your home faces. Give us a call anytime at (727) 586-0060.

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What Comes With Water Damage in Pinellas County Kitchens?

4/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Comes With Water Damage in Pinellas County Kitchens? Whatever the cause of water damage in your kitchen, SERVPRO can shut off the source and dry out your property quickly to help prevent mold.

SERVPRO Technicians Dry Out Your Kitchen to Help Prevent a Mold Infestation

Because kitchen mishaps may be a regular, day-to-day occurrence, it can sometimes be difficult to tell when an accident can cause more significant water damage problems in your Pinellas County home. Kitchen areas are among the most common origins of light and moderate water damage, as many different appliances can malfunction and cause lasting damage to your home. While not every spill and puddle require an advanced restoration procedure to clean up, SERVPRO can help for the rare cases that take more than a mop and a rag to deal with.

Light Flooding
While flooding from an interior water source may be a rare form of water damage in Pinellas County, the fact that it can come from so many different sources keeps SERVPRO aware and ready to handle these situations. Sinks, washing machines, refrigerators, and other water lines can rupture and let loose tens to hundreds of gallons of water in your home before a professional arrives to handle the situation. When this happens, getting your home dried by professionals should be a top priority to eliminate risks of mold damage and further destruction of materials that come with less-efficient cleanup methods.

Leaks
Over time, leaks can cause extensive and costly damage to areas in and around your kitchen. Even a slow drip can feed a mold colony underneath a fridge or sink cabinet, and with so many water lines around, leaks are bound to happen at some point. Be sure to check in on water sources that are not in regular use for signs of damage and call us before more damage can happen.

Combined Disasters
Kitchens are uniquely at risk of developing other types of damage alongside the water-based problems. Flammable objects and electrical appliances can start fires with excess water in the area, and preexisting mold problems can recover and grow with more water in the environment. SERVPRO excels in handling the fallout from these incidents and can manage a complex project under one banner.

SERVPRO of Largo provides water damage mitigation and restoration services for homes across the local area. Contact us as soon as you identify the first signs of damage at (727) 586-0060.

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What You Should do When a Storm Causes Flood Damage on Your Indian Rocks Beach Property

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Should do When a Storm Causes Flood Damage on Your Indian Rocks Beach Property Flooding requires experienced professional technicians to handle. Contact SERVPRO right away for drying out and remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Rapidly Dries Out Your Flooded House 

Flood damage is a tricky thing to handle. However, a township or city founded beach-side with the Atlantic Ocean can make it even trickier. The ocean pushes several minor storms at the US every year, but during hurricane season, the storms that it conjures can be incredibly damaging to your home. Heavy rainfall can bring rapid flooding to your property and, in the span of a few hours, your home can become filled with several inches or even feet of water. When a situation like this occurs, many homes are in need of water removal and restoration services. Fortunately, qualified help is not far from your reach when a particularly damaging storm hits your home.
 
After receiving your call, our IICRC-certified technicians can arrive as swiftly as possible at your residence to begin remediating the flood damage in Indian Rocks Beach. Depending on the depth of the water and severity of the damage, our technicians can pick the right equipment for the job and begin the process quickly. The longer water sits stagnant in your home, the more damage it can do to the structure and your belongings inside.
 
SERVPRO can use portable pumps and industrial-quality wet/dry vacuums to remove the water as quickly as possible. If the flood water contained dangerous bacteria, sewage, or chemicals, you might need to throw away some of your belongings that have been contaminated. Carpets and rugs should not be kept in these situations as the harmful contaminants can remain even after trying to clean them. SERVPRO can help you sort through what is safe to keep and what is not. After the water removal process, we can address cleaning out and drying your home.
 
When a storm causes flood damage on your property, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060. We strive to get our technicians to your home as soon as possible so we can begin the remediation process.

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Commercial Water Damage Cleanup in Your Indian Rocks Business

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Cleanup in Your Indian Rocks Business Sprinkler malfunctions can leave your commercial space with water damage requiring professional restoration services.

Rely on SERVPRO for Thorough Commercial Water Damage Restoration

If your commercial building in Indian Rocks Beach is older, there is a chance that your sprinkler system is outdated. It is essential for the safety and protection of your building, employees, documents, and customers to have a working sprinkler system. However, if your sprinkler system is outdated, broken, or just malfunctions, it can discharge water. If it is not caught quickly, extensive damage can be caused throughout your building.

Although commercial water damage from malfunctioning sprinklers is mostly avoidable by performing regular maintenance on them, sometimes accidents still happen. When your Indian Rocks Business is underwater for any reason, it is essential for you to act quickly. Our staff at SERVPRO are always standing by to help you out when your business suffers a disaster like this.

Once we have dried your business out, structural items such as subfloors and walls may need cleaning. We use professional products and clean restorable materials with an appropriate method for the kind of material. Our goal is to make your building look as good, if not better than, it did before the water loss.

For most cases, SERVPRO techs have a list of items which need to be cleaned after damage like this. All contents exposed to water should be evaluated. Any wood furniture, storage areas, cloth, or closets are checked for contents that need cleaning and deodorizing. We are careful not to overlook anything. At the minimum, we clean any upholstery, furniture, and draperies as is appropriate, clean any contents needed, and return your contents to their original positions.

Our IICRC certified technicians finalize everything by making sure you are happy with the job we did. Moisture levels are checked one last time to ensure your building is dry, and we do a walk-through to see that everything is complete. We also do a walk-through with you and make sure to fix any problems as necessary. All of our supplies and equipment are then removed.

SERVPRO of Largo prides ourselves on being thorough when drying and cleaning your building in Belleair, Largo, or Harbor Bluffs after water damage. Contact us immediately at (727) 586-0060 so we can help you get your business back to the way it was.

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Let SERVPRO Take Care of You and Your Home in Indian Rocks Beach After Flood Damage

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Let SERVPRO Take Care of You and Your Home in Indian Rocks Beach After Flood Damage SERVPRO arrives quickly to remove water and begin the restoration process after a flood affects your property.

SERVPRO Puts Your Family First During the Flood Damage Restoration Process

With spring here, one thing that everyone in Indian Rocks Beach should do is protect their home from possible flooding. In past years, many homes were not ready for the great amount of rain, so what can you as a homeowner do to ensure you limit flooding damage to your home? Checking your gutters and making sure they are clear of debris is a good start. Also, if you live in an area with torrential downpours, check to ensure there are no holes or gaps in the sealant around your windows and doors.

Storing electrical devices upstairs if you are in for massive storms is also wise, as is covering any air vents with plastic. When flood damage still affects your Indian Rocks Beach, it is essential to get the water removed from your home quickly. More damage accumulates the longer the water sits. The technicians at SERVPRO understand this, which is why we do not hesitate to get to your home once you call us for help.

We recognize that flood damage can create a huge setback for you and your family. Because of this, we do everything we need to so you get your home back to normal with minimal disruptions. Our process of restoration is focused on you and your property.

SERVPRO staff does not call a job done until we have met or exceeded your expectations. We are here to help you and want you to feel that way. With compassion and knowledge, we understand what an emergency water extraction requires.

We inspect your home first to determine the full extent of the damage, both visible and hidden. We use tools such as hygrometers and moisture detectors to do so. We also try to help your feelings of helplessness by explaining our process in a way which you can understand what is going on at all times, what to expect, and what you can do.

SERVPRO of Largo is not just here to restore your home in Harbor Bluffs, Largo, or Clearwater, but instead, we also want to restore your sense of security. Getting in contact with us at (727) 586-0060 as soon as you can after your loss helps us to prevent further damage.

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Mold Damage Cleanup in Your Pinellas County Home

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Cleanup in Your Pinellas County Home Your kitchen sink will continue to have mold growing until the leak is fixed, the extra moisture is dried out and the mold is cleaned up.

If You Find Mold Growing in Your Home, Call the Professionals at SERVPRO for Help

Mold can quickly become a problem in your Pinellas County home when there is an issue with moisture. A leak under your kitchen sink is one of the many culprits which can cause the growth of a mold colony. Plus, it does not take one long to start growing – just 24-48 hours after the leak begins.

Once you find mold and mold damage under your kitchen sink, you want to act quickly to have the problem fixed. Your Pinellas County kitchen continues to suffer from the mold growth until the leak is fixed, the moisture problem is taken care of, and the mold is cleaned up. At SERVPRO, our staff is professionally trained to handle these situations in an efficient and timely manner.

Our first step is to assess the situation and how much the mold has already spread. We have to then ensure that the mold spores do not spread to other areas of your home which are unaffected. It means making sure your heating and cooling systems in the home are off, and it could also mean containing the area around the sink with physical barriers to keep the mold in the affected area.

Depending on the extent of the damage and what materials the spores are on determines how long the actual cleanup and removal process takes. If the colony is thriving on non-porous material, we can likely clean and wipe it up quickly with the right cleaners. Materials which are porous, however, are challenging to clean mold from and may need to be removed and replaced. These include floorboards and drywall.

We lastly do any necessary cleaning and sanitizing to deodorize the area and to prevent more mold from growing again.

SERVPRO of Largo understands that mold grows and spreads quickly, so we do not waste time in helping you clean your home in Belleair, Largo, or Indian Rocks Beach of mold damage. Give us a call right away at (727) 586-0060 as soon as you find mold growth in your home.

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How Do Professionals Remove Water from Your Largo Property After Flooding?

3/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Do Professionals Remove Water from Your Largo Property After Flooding? Water damage can happen very quickly and often without any warning. Contact SERVPRO right away after damage for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Property

Water removal is one of the most crucial steps in successful restoration after a flooding incident. Both standing water and the residual moisture needs to be removed quickly and efficiently. Professionals have a host of equipment to accomplish this job.

When SERVPRO professionals arrive for water removal on your Largo property, they bring with them some of the best equipment. Here are some of the equipment that you should expect to see during the restoration process.

Extractor
This equipment is used to pump out the stagnant water from your property. They can be hand-held or truck mounted depending on the amount of water to be removed. Extractors are one of the first equipment to arrive on site.

Dehumidifier  
Once the extractors remove the standing water from the property, the next challenge that SERVPRO technicians square off against is the residual moisture. Dehumidifiers are the equipment that gets this job done. They extract water vapor from the air speeding up the drying process.

SERVPRO technicians can use any of the two types of dehumidifying equipment- Refrigerant and Desiccant Dehumidifiers. While the refrigerant dehumidifiers work on the same principle as an air conditioner unit, the desiccant one use special chemicals that absorb moisture from the air.

Air Mover
Dehumidifiers alone can not eliminate the residual moisture. Air movers are used to circulate the air and replace wet air with drier air. Strategic placement of dehumidifiers and air movers ensures a complete and rapid drying process.
If the residual moisture is not eliminated promptly, it can lead to secondary issues including mold growth. Seek professional help to eliminate water as soon as possible after a flooding incident. Both the standing water as well as residual moisture removal is crucial for a successful restoration process.

You can trust SERVPRO of Largo during the time of your need. Call us at (727) 586-0060 today for a free consultation. Remember, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!
 
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Fire Damage from Oily Rags in Your Pinellas County Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage from Oily Rags in Your Pinellas County Home Oily rags left in your garage can ignite without a separate ignition source, this is know as spontaneous combustion.

SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Restoration Process

Although many people in Pinellas County do not realize it, oily rags which are left in a pile on the floor or in a waste can ignite without a separate ignition source. When this happens, it is called spontaneous combustion. Various materials can be prone to self-heating, combusting spontaneously. These can include cotton rags. When there is no ventilation in the area, the process of combustion can be inevitable.

Storing oily rags in metal containers with covers in place can prevent this type of disaster. If a fire did ignite in your garage with an oily rag, you need assistance cleaning up the fire damage to your Pinellas County home. At SERVPRO, all our staff has been professionally trained to handle these situations, and we get to your home quickly with the correct tools to help you out.

When restoring materials that have been smoke-damaged, our goal is to restore them back to their preloss condition. We apply basic principles of cleaning to accomplish this task.

First, SERVPRO staff locate the smoke residues by inspecting the affected areas carefully. We begin our inspection near the fire’s source and trace how far the smoke moved through your structure. We then need to identify the kinds of smoke residues that are present. Different types can exist in the same environment. We choose a cleaning method which effectively removes the kind of residues that we find present.

We also need to identify the kind of surfaces that were affected to determine what products and cleaning methods are safe to use. We are careful to preserve the surface or material we are cleaning, and some materials might not be restorable if they cannot withstand our cleaning process.

Capturing and removing the residues is next. Smoke residues bond with the surfaces they come into contact with. We use wet and dry cleaning processes to release the residue particles and carry them away from the affected area. Lastly, the cleaning waste and debris are disposed of properly.

SERVPRO of Largo knows how to thoroughly clean your home in Largo, Belleair, or Harbor Bluffs of smoke residues after a fire. Just reach out to us as soon as the fire is out at (727) 586-0060.

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The Importance of Expedient Water Removal to Your Largo Apartment Complex

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Importance of Expedient Water Removal to Your Largo Apartment Complex Tenants in your apartment buildings look for a dry, great smelling place to live. Contact SERVPRO should your building or unit suffer water damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly, Ready to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Property

Owning apartment buildings in Largo can sometimes be quite a hassle. While there are times when everything is running smoothly, you are always at the mercy of something going wrong with an individual apartment unit that requires immediate attention or repair. When you are amid a water emergency in an apartment, acting quickly can mitigate financial losses in several different ways.
 
Your apartments are never going to get adequately prepared for needing commercial water removal services in Largo. There are many possible scenarios for needing water damage remediation. With this in mind, your best solution is to contact professional restoration specialists like ours at SERVPRO to help you quickly manage the situation and get things back to the way they were before the incident. There are several potential problems with substantial water damage to a single unit, and the more you understand about the threats you face, the more you can appreciate the importance of professional restoration.
 
One of the primary problems with needing water removal services to one of the apartments that you own is the difficulty that the leasees have in living comfortably amid the damage. If you have not dealt with this concern right away, it can be impossible for a family to continue living in the apartment while you attempt to resolve the damages.
 
Another concern that you face with substantial water damage that requires SERVPRO removal services is an adjacent unit to the one that suffered the brunt of the damage. Water is not always good at staying in one place, and as it spreads to commonly shared walls between units, the effects and lingering symptoms of the water emergency could spread to these adjoining rooms.
 
When you think of the kind of costs that you face from attempting to resolve the issue on your own, professional restoration services like the ones our SERVPRO team can offer just make sense. We can quickly dispatch specialists and assess the full range of the damage while we work to extract the water and dry the area thoroughly. We ensure that we have entirely removed the water, as well as made necessary minor repairs to affected surfaces where possible, to offer the most comprehensive restoration process.
 
Our experienced team at SERVPRO of Largo is available for any level of restoration emergency that you might face. Help to mitigate your out of pocket expenses by getting the job done quickly and correctly. We are available anytime at (727) 586-0060.

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