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How Can I Restore My Bedroom After a Storm Flood?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

"Flood" You want a team of professionals by your side when dealing with flood damage in your Largo home.

Certified Restoration Technicians Have the Tools and Training Needed for Rapid Response Flood Water Removal from Largo Homes

Bedrooms are areas that can experience a large amount of loss during a flood. Contaminants like chemical runoff and sewage can render many items unsafe to keep, including carpet and mattresses. However, there is a team ready to help Largo homeowners preserve as much as possible while emphasizing clients’ safety.

SERVPRO technicians are ready to assist Largo residents with flood water removal services that include cleanup and home restoration. This team is licensed to render both general contracting (license #CBC1250662) and mold remediation services (license #MRSR1163) to return flood-damaged structures and contents to a preloss condition. Minimizing structural and property loss saves homeowners time and money while providing them with peace of mind.

What is SERVPRO Trained to Do?

Technicians, staff, and franchise owners alike receive extensive education on such topics as:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Remediation

This commitment to education ensures that SERVPRO teams are well-versed in restoration industry best practices while providing a consistently high standard of service for homeowners.

SERVPRO also provides education opportunities for insurance and real estate professionals that help them better understand the restoration industry as well as how these disasters can impact homes. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • A noncredit Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar

How Do I Choose Plants for a Rain Garden?

One of the most effective ways to keep flooding out of your home is to implement outdoor measures that keep your home as safe and dry as possible. Planting a rain garden is an endeavor you can easily undertake on your own or with loved ones.

  • Choose highly-absorbent native plants. Invasive plant species can be detrimental to local ecosystems and plant life. Plants native to Florida are well-suited to handle the precipitation levels in Largo. Popular options for native trees, shrubs, and flowers include:
    • Florida maple (Acer saccharum var. floridum)
    • Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica)
    • Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)
    • Rain Lily (Zephyranthes atamasca)
    • Elderberry(Sambucus nigra (subsp.) canadensis)
  • Plan around your location and the plants you wish to use. When planning your garden, keep shorter plants on higher elevation areas and taller ones in the lowest points of where you choose to plant. Smaller plants can be spaced close together for thinning out later on. Pair native grasses with wildflowers to help keep them upright.
  • Make sure plants can tolerate both wet and dry conditions. Rain gardens allow for as much as 30% more water to soak into the ground compared to the average lawn. While this can be beneficial for your gardening needs, be sure to choose plants that are also well- suited to dry spells between rainy weather.

What Does Landscaping Do to Prevent Home Flooding?

  • Water moves away from your home. Talk to a landscaping professional about grading your yard. This process creates a slope around your home in all directions that helps redirect water to the street and nearby municipal drainage systems.
  • Below-ground drainage removes excess water. Using sub-surface drainage options like a French drain or channel system has a variety of benefits for flood damage prevention, including:
    • Preventing erosion
    • Protecting your grass and plants that are sensitive to drainage.
    • Water is redirected where you need it to go. Endpoints for water can include a drain line, a collection pit, or a drain swale.
  • Dry streambeds redirect water while adding curb appeal. These timeless landscaping additions are both aesthetic and functional, especially for areas of your property with a natural slope. Streambeds lower home flood risk by creating a path for water that also keeps it contained.

How Does SERVPRO Prepare Structures for Drying?

Flooded homes require extensive extraction and sanitation to ensure that they can be dried without spreading secondary water damages and microbes through the air. Measures taken before structural drying may include:

  • Cataloging and moving belongings to a SERVPRO warehouse for restoration.
  • Removing solid debris, including silt, sewage, pests, and flood-damaged porous materials like carpeting and mattresses with the informed consent of homeowners and insurance adjusters.
  • Removing damaged porous structural materials like sheetrock and insulation to be replaced during the reconstruction process.
  • Sanitizing flood-damaged, salvageable surfaces with EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions.
  • Deodorization with a variety of materials and tools, including odor counteractant beads, ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging, and hydroxyl generators.

Call SERVPRO of Largo Faster at (727) 586-0060 for disaster mitigation and restoration services that are Faster to Any Size Disaster.

My Self-Storage Facility Has Fire Damage. Who Do I Call for Help?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

"Contact us" Contact SERVPRO for restoration on your business property today. We are available 24/7.

Contact SERVPRO to Deal With the Commercial Fire Damage in Your Largo Self Storage Facility

Many self-storage facilities are constructed with metal and concrete. Some owners believe their facilities cannot sustain extensive damage after a fire, but this is not always the case. The intense heat a fire produces can cause concrete to crack and metal to distort, resulting in permanent structural damage to your Largo self-storage facility.

What sort of destruction can I expect to see in my self-storage facility?

Commercial fire damage in a Largo self-storage facility can be significant. Self-storage facilities allow their customers to empty contents from their homes, businesses, and garages and store them at the property. Even though you may have protected your facility with a written contract, stipulating that tenants should not keep hazardous materials, things like paint and flammable home cleaning products can find their way there. Other items that can contribute to the severity of fire include:

Boxes full of old documents

Mattresses

Photo albums

The embers that ignite the contents of one storage unit could cause significant destruction to your facility. Many fires that happen in such facilities go undetected for a while until a facility manager or tenant sees flames or smoke billowing from within the structure. The unit can be in full blaze when the firefighters arrive. They often use water and flame retardant to extinguish fires, which can cause more damage to your facility. Smoke can also ruin the structure and its contents.

What can SERVPRO do to restore my self-storage facility?

We can examine the extent to the damage and identify what we can or cannot salvage. Our expertise enables us to respond to the different challenges created when smoke residues and smells affected different materials and surfaces. We can use different methods to agitate surfaces. Agitation means moving the surfaces we are cleaning, moving the cleaning solutions, or both. Our SERVPRO team uses agitation to dislodge or free soils. We also use different products to produce chemical reactions and different cleaning techniques to eliminate residues. The basic principles we follow when cleaning smoke residues are:

Find the residues.

Identify their type.

Identify the type of surfaces they are on.

Capture the residues in solution or in dry particulate form.

Eliminate the residues.

Dispose of them properly.

Do you perform reconstruction work? 

If your self-storage facility needs reconstruction work to get back to its original condition, we can help. We can make the restoration work easier by mitigating the damage and rebuilding the affected areas. This can enable you to save time and money.

Dealing with fire damage at a business premise is stressful. Call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060 to help you bring things back to normal. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Largo, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Largo today at (727) 586-0060 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Does Water in My Crawlspace Get Removed?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

A crawl space with white mold. SERVPRO can be there to assist you with your crawl space water damage.

Flooding Underneath Your House Can Cause Problems for Your Largo Property – Our SERVPRO Professionals Can Help with Fast and Reliable Extraction. 

Your crawlspace for your Largo house is a structural design to reduce the exposure of your main floor to situations like flooding. Unfortunately, this area can also get flooded. While this might not be as pressing and severe as several inches of standing water in the main level of your residence, it is a situation that you want to take care of as soon as possible.

Flood extraction for Largo homes and their crawl spaces requires a series of powerful tools and proven approaches. Because of this being a confined space, the methods of extraction and drying change and can be much more complicated. Between removing standing water and preventing recurrences in the future, you can count on our SERVPRO professionals to help however you need.

Should I Do Anything About Flood Water in My Crawl Space? 

You would not be alone to think that standing flood water in your crawlspace is not a considerable problem. You might even be among the homeowners that initially choose to do nothing about this circumstance, assuming that it can get better on its own. In truth, there are many reasons that crawl space flooding should be resolved as soon as you can. These include:

  • Deteriorating Structural Elements – Supports and subflooring exposed in this open area beneath your house can become damaged by direct exposure to flooding or the elevated moisture beneath the house. 

  • Microbial Growth – Increased moisture and dampness throughout this area can facilitate mold growth. This spreading organism can quickly penetrate flooring and wall systems to damage the living area above the crawlspace.
  • Bacterial or Viral Pathogens – With natural flooding, there is a high probability that the standing water in your crawl space has some form of bacteria or contaminant. From sewage to decaying carcasses, many dangerous substances and solids can get brought near your home with a flood.

What Contaminants Are Professionals Worried About with Flooding? 

Natural flooding often gets treated the same as a biohazard like sewage backup in your house. Because we cannot disprove the presence of harmful or hazardous bacteria and other contaminants, it is a better practice to work as though it is present. For the technicians that must enter the crawlspace to set up extraction equipment and drying tools, we ensure that each of these professionals wears the appropriate personal protective equipment. This gear includes Tyvek full-body suits, respirators, gloves, and closed shoes. This head-to-toe protection of our technicians can keep them safe from contaminants such as:

  • Bacteria
  • Debris
  • Mud
  • Decaying Materials 
  • Oil
  • Chemical Substances 

How Do Water and Moisture Get Removed from a Confined Space? 

Confined spaces can be potentially problematic for extraction and drying, especially regarding setting up the equipment in the appropriate areas. The right choices can ensure that water gets removed promptly, and the necessary drying follows after that. With some of the pumps and extractors having a limited discharge and intake hose available, only specific extractors and drying tools can be efficient and effective in flood loss events damaging a crawlspace. These include:

  • Submersible Pumps – Sump pumps can vary in their power supply, sizes, and strength. While one of the most common extractors used by our SERVPRO team is the electric submersible pump, these are often ineffective in standing water that has solids and debris floating in it. In these cases, gas-powered trash pumps can move this water out of the damaged areas.
  • Wet Vacuums – For standing water that is only a few inches deep, wet vacuums can often complete the removal process. These are versatile machines that are highly portable, making extraction of the entire crawlspace fast and efficient. 
  • Air Movers – Centrifugal and axial air movers both can play a vital role in the evaporative drying of structural elements and the open-air beneath your house. Before permanent long-term solutions can get installed, thorough drying must take place. 

Are There Long-Term Solutions to Prevent Flood Damage? 

Preventing further flooding moving forward might not be as complicated as it seems. With crawl space encapsulation, we can take thick plastic sheeting and coat every exposed surface in the crawlspace to prevent water exposure. The installation of drainage and a permanent sump pump can also help to divert water from pooling in this area.

When your crawlspace gets flooded, it might be more critical than you realize to dry up the damage. Our SERVPRO of Largo team can work quickly to protect your home, its contents, and its occupants. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (727) 586-0060.

What is a Good Water Cleanup Service to Call in Largo?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Updated technology at work in the bedroom SERVPRO can handle your water damaged home. Call any time in Largo, we will come.

There are Numerous Water Cleanup Services, but SERVPRO is One of the Best.

Early one Sunday morning, a Largo homeowner was unpleasantly surprised by large puddles of water on his kitchen floor. The water flow had been so severe that even portions of his living room carpet were wet. Overnight, pipes behind his kitchen sink had ruptured, damaging the cabinet under his sink, covering his kitchen floor in large puddles of water, and saturating parts of his living room carpet. Not knowing immediately whom to call for help, the homeowner did some quick research and discovered SERVPRO.

What Makes SERVPRO a Good Choice for Water Cleanup?

There are several reasons why our company is an excellent choice when you need water cleanup in Largo. First, we have the training and experience to do the job right. Our company:

- Is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) – certified
- Has years of experience helping Largo area homeowners clean and restore their homes
- Employs technicians who are highly-trained, skilled, and certified in tasks, like water damage restoration and applied structural drying, that is related to your particular water issue.

Second, not only are we expertly trained and skilled in handling all your water cleanup needs, but we also have the necessary tools to do the job right. Some of the state-of-the-art tools we use are:

• Extractors
• Injectidry systems
• Dehumidifiers
• Air movers
• High-tech foggers

How Can SERVPRO Solve Your Standing Water Problem?

We can solve your water issues like we resolved those of the resident with standing water in his kitchen. Our technicians first evaluated his situation, located the water source, and then shut it off or repair it, if still leaking. Next, workers vacuumed up the pools of water on his kitchen floor with a wet vac. Afterward, using a wand and portable extractor, they dried the affected living room carpeting. The interiors of his home were then further dried with dehumidifiers, air movers, and an injectidry system. Once moisture levels were reduced to appropriate levels, the job was finished.

If you ever need water cleanup services, contact SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060.

What is the Best way to Deal with Heavy Soot Damage in my Home?

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Soot on a wall Your Fire Damage needs SERVPRO’s Tools and Reliability.

SERVPRO has the Tools and Equipment along with Experienced Teams to Help you. 

Every fire is different, causing a variety of conditions that homeowners must manage. Some fires produce a great deal of smoke and smoke residue or soot. While others burn hot and do a lot of actual fire damage. In many cases, the smoke residue is distributed throughout the house into every room. Soot may be covering all of the furniture, knick-knacks, walls, and clothing. It can seem very overwhelming to many homeowners.

SERVPRO has been providing fire damage restoration in Largo and surrounding areas for over 35 years. We are a family-run franchise and support the local community in a variety of ways. Damage to residential homes is always unexpected, and that's why our team is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We respond to your call immediately and are usually onsite in less than 4 hours.

Removing Soot from Your Home

A fire that does not receive enough oxygen can produce a great deal of soot. Forced air heating systems, along with natural air currents within the home can spread the soot throughout the home. Fortunately, there may not be a great deal of actual damage from the fire. However, everything in the home must be cleaned and deodorized.

SERVPRO technicians are highly trained in all aspects of restoring a home after a fire and removing soot from your home. One of the first actions our crew chief undertakes is to remove the primary source of the odor from your home. We conduct a complete assessment. We examine the spread of smoke within the home and map out a plan for cleaning and deodorization. We discuss everything with the homeowner and their insurance adjuster, including repair, reconstruction, cleaning processes, deodorization, temporary lodgings, and timeline.

We also hold contractor licenses: General: CBC1250662, Mold Remediation: MRSR1163, and can provide complete restoral services at lower costs to our customers without delays. We aim to return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened." 

Call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Belleair Shores, Harbor Bluffs, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What Are Some Various Sanitization Solutions to Help Fight Viruses in Largo?

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

male wearing blue gloves, spraying a white desk with a liquid Wonder if employees really clean the hard surfaces? Don't wonder. Call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Uses Medical-Grade Disinfectants

The latest virus outbreak, which is characterized by high transmission rates, is necessitating effective preventative procedures to minimize the spread. There are various procedures that can help Largo property and business owners achieve the intended goals.

SERVPRO of Largo is a professional specialty cleaning company, serving our area. Although there is no cleaning agent specially formulated to work against this new virus, there are cleaning agents available in the market that destroy related pathogens. Our SERVPRO technicians use these kinds of medical-grade products on a daily basis for Bio cleaning of sewage spills, crime and death scenes, and others.  Many of the products we use are included in the CDC and the EPA approved cleaning chemical lists for viruses.  Because our SERVPRO cleaning teams handle biohazard situations regularly, they are also equipped to provide preventative cleaning for this pandemic.  We have the people, tools, and equipment to complete a preventative cleaning project of any size.

Since the infectious disease emerged, the primary transmission mode has been identified as respiratory droplets released when a person sneezes or coughs. SERVPRO of Lago is able to help with indoor air cleaning using wet-mist fogging and other techniques.

If you want to explore the options available for preventative cleaning and disinfection, please reach out to our office. We have services for private homes, open and closed businesses, and public buildings.

Your best solution depends on the specific requirements at each property. Call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060 for more detailed information. 

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Do I Need Professional Help to Restore My Home and Contents After a Fire?

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

Hands holding home Your home is in good hands with SERVPRO. We are always available to help, call us today at (727) 586-0060.

Avoid Exposure to Toxins and Return Your Largo Home to Safety and Comfort When SERVPRO Is on the Job

You might have heard that recovery from a household fire is not a task a homeowner should take on without expert assistance. Even if you are confident that you possess better than average DIY skills, cleaning up fire residues requires a highly-specialized set of skills backed up by professional training, tools, and products, and the use of personal protective gear. Failure to have the background and take precautions can put you and your family in harm's way.

Why Are Fire Residues More Hazardous Than Ordinary Dirt and Grime?

When a fire moves through your Largo home, it uses building materials and contents as fuel. The incompletely consumed bits of the structure and personal possessions and furnishings comprise the fire damage residues Largo residents must clear away. Heat and combustion causes chemical changes in the substances burned and heated, which in many homes include:

  • Foams
  • Plastics
  • Rubber
  • Plaster
  • Wood and wood products
  • Metals
  • Paper
  • Organic and synthetic fibers
  • Foods and grease

What Kinds of Byproducts Can Household Fires Produce?

Some of the residues created by a fire remain airborne, exposing occupants to respiratory risks. Other particles coat surfaces, corroding, discoloring, and infusing porous materials with malodors. Cleaning of the soot can result in skin contact and reintroduction of the disturbed particles into the air. The byproducts of a household fire depend on the dwelling's construction date, the makeup of the contents, and many other factors. Hazardous substances can include:

Tars Ammonia Sulfur dioxide

Nitrogen oxides Aldehydes Acid gases

Benzene Toluene Styrene

Metals Dioxins Asbestos

Lead Formaldehyde Carbon monoxide

Carbon dioxide Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

How Do Professionals Protect Occupants and Workers During Fire Cleanup?

Containment and the use of PPE are essential when SERVPRO crews plan for professional smoke, soot, and odor abatement. We frequently choose to wrap the damaged spaces in 1.6 mil polyethylene and employ a negative pressure air scrubbing system to prevent the drift of fire residues into unaffected spaces in your home. The atmosphere inside the partition is forced through HEPA filters, removing nearly all contaminants before exhausting to the outside. The suction created seals the contained space from the rest of the house. 

What Kinds of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Are Essential for Fire Damage Restoration Workers?

When our crews take on cleanup operations, they suit up in appropriate clothing and other equipment to make sure they can complete the tasks safely. The following items and others added if necessary not only guard against skin contact with toxic substances or inhaling contaminants by the technicians, but they also ensure our employees do not track these hazardous residues into unaffected spaces in your home.

  • Hard hats
  • Eye protection
  • Hand protection
  • Protective clothing
  • Boots or safety shoes
  • Respirators that either filter air or supply an alternative "atmosphere" (from air tanks or compressors) according to recommendations of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Do You Need Special Cleaners and Tools to Remove Soot?

The substances coating the surfaces of your home after a fire are not only potentially hazardous, they also are often tightly adhered and challenging to remove. SERVPRO managers and technicians complete rigorous coursework through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We learn how to match the soils deposited by the fire with safe and effective products and tools that can loosen and clean them from walls, ceilings, floors, furnishings, and other items.

How Do Professionals Clean Off Different Residues?

Soot, generally speaking, presents in one of three primary ways. We approach each type with a plan based on research and best practices taught by the IICRC. 

Dry Soot  

What causes dry soot? 

Usually, dry soot deposits when wood and paper burns fast and hot. The residues are loose and ashy. Cleaning methods are primarily mechanical, and include:

  • Vacuuming
  • Brushing 
  • Dry (chemical) sponging
  • Dusting with feather dusters and cloths

Wet Soot

What causes wet soot?

Rubber and plastics create a thick, dark, and sticky residue when they heat and burn. Damp fabrics and low-oxygen fires smolder and deposit wet soot on surfaces. Cleaning methods use heat, chemical reactions, agitation, and dwell time to enhance the dissolving or emulsifying of soils, breaking the bonds between the surface and the soot:

  • Spray and wipe with soaps and detergents plus water, or solvents for oily residues
  • Agitation with cloths, towels, sponges and "elbow grease"
  • Abrasive tools and abrasive substances added to cleaners
  • Immersion cleaning, including ultrasonic machines that use sound waves to dislodge residues

Protein Soot

What is protein soot?

Kitchen fires result in a unique, very malodorous coating from the food, grease, and oils that fueled the blaze. The resulting "mist" of dehydrated proteins is nearly colorless, but clings like lacquer to anything it touches, even far from the point of origin. Dispatching of protein residues requires:

  • Solvents
  • Abrasive tools or additives
  • Extended dwell times
  • Use of immersion or ultrasonic devices and strategies if possible

SERVPRO of Largo is ready 24/7 to discuss your fire damage mitigation and remediation options. Our general contractor license also permits us to offer repair and rebuilding services. Call us at (727) 586-0060 to schedule an assessment.

Contractor Licenses:

General: CBC1250662

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We Help You Get Back In Business In Largo After A Water Loss

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

The hallway in this building is covered in water Our professionals will work quickly and effectively to return your property to pre-damage condition. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How do I Protect My Dry Goods After a Water Leak in My Largo Cafe?

SERVPRO Technicians Assist with Commercial Water Damage Mitigation Following a Water Leak

As a business, it is vital to make wise decisions with your property, staff, and your merchandise. After a water leak, you may worry about dry goods such as your coffee beans becoming compromised by additional moisture on top of the average Largo humidity. 

What do Our SERVPRO Techs Do to Help Maintain Your Largo Business in Cases of Commercial Water Damage?

  • Protect the Merchandise: We remove the coffee beans from the impacted area and place them in air-tight plastic containers to keep moisture and humidity out while keeping the beans fresh.
  • Water Damage Removal: We extract excess moisture from your property to ensure the absence of slip and fall hazards 
  • Business as Usual: While we are working, we keep a low profile with our equipment and workers to make sure your customers can still enjoy their morning cup of coffee and pastries. 

For 24/7 assistance with any commercial restoration needs, Contact SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060.

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Commercial Water Removal Dunedin – Protecting Your Contents

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee cleaning a grey flooring with water damage Water damage to your Dunedin business can bring large issues, let us help.

Let SERVPRO’s expertise assist you through your Dunedin commercial water loss.

Plumbing fittings inside walls or under employee kitchen sinks can break at any time. If it is during regular office hours, an employee may observe the water and turn off the main water valve to limit the damage. A break during non-office hours when no one is around can lead to hundreds of gallons of water spreading over the entire office to greet employees when arriving for work in the morning. A break like this example can lead to closing the office and sending everyone home until the water is removed and the office is returned to normal.

SERVPRO provides commercial water removal services in Dunedin and surrounding areas. We are available 24/7 and can be onsite in less than 4 hours. We have operated in the Dunedin area for over 35 years and know how important it is to respond fast to water disasters of all types. We also offer our Emergency READY Program (ERP) to customers who appreciate the value of emergency planning to manage emergencies of all types.

Drying Structure and Floors 

Our experience has shown that whenever carpets sitting on cement floors become wet, the carpet separates from the backing. This process is called delamination. In many cases, the carpets and padding must be removed and replaced. Office furniture is either moved to a dry area or supported on blocks while floors are dried. Extensive water leaks may require flood cuts along the walls to expose the inside of the wall to enable complete drying.

Customers interested in joining our ERP program can work with one of our employees to create a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile. Once we develop a profile, it helps everyone involved in a disaster to initiate the appropriate response. For example, we include phone numbers to call to trigger assistance, location of water shutoff valves and keys to locked rooms, and much more. This information can reduce the reaction time significantly, limit the damage, and the time the business must shut down until we complete repairs.

We also have Contractor Licenses: General: CBC1250662, Mold Remediation: MRSR1163 enabling our company to provide a full suite of services from water removal to drying, damage repair, and reconstruction.

Call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Harbor Bluffs, Indian Rocks Beach, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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