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Should I Worry About Flooding if I Have a Concrete Block Largo House?

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

interior of the house flooded with water We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Yes, Every Type of Largo Home Can Suffer From Flood Damage

As a Florida resident, you understand that you have a high probability of encountering a flood at some point, especially during intense summer storms or even named hurricanes. Homes in Largo typically do not have a basement like homes in northern states. However, being at or below sea level increases the overall flooding risk. Concrete block homes may not have as much visible damage from floods, but there can be underlying issues, especially when they go undetected.

How Can I Tell if There is Damage in My Concrete Block Home?

SERVPRO Uses State-of-the-Art Moisture Sensor Technology to Detect Hidden Moisture
Navigating flood damage to your Largo home can be difficult if you have never experienced a home disaster. This seemingly catastrophic event may be amplified if the damage is not readily visible. Concrete blocks are thick and allow for moisture to fall into cracks, and behind walls easily. There is the potential for excess moisture to rest for long periods. Property owners may only sense a problem when secondary damage, such as unwanted mold growth, appears.

What Processes Do Technicians Use to Mitigate Further Damage in My Home?

• SERVPRO removes excess category three flood water with portable and truck-mounted extraction equipment.
• Technicians use industrial-strength air movers to direct air behind the drywall and into the concrete block cavities.
• Restoration specialists remove excess moisture through the use of dehumidifiers containing HEPA filters.

Our technicians understand the gravity of experiencing loss due to flooding or other natural disasters and take measures to ensure our clients' safety and comfort. For assistance after a flood, Contact SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

What Should I Do if My Dishwasher in Largo Leaks and Water Gets Behind My Kitchen Cabinets?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking onto a floor in a kitchen Moisture left behind after water damage can create more issues for you and your home. Contact SERVPRO for water damage mitigation.

For Water Mitigation Inside Your Kitchen in Largo Call SERVPRO

Any appliance inside your Largo home that has water running to it is susceptible to malfunctioning and leaking out moisture. For instance, your dishwasher could develop a break in one of its hoses or leak from the machine itself, causing H2O to enter your kitchen.

How can you tell if my kitchen cabinets got wet or if there is moisture underneath them?

During water mitigation inside your Largo kitchen, our SERVPRO technicians can use a non-penetrating moisture meter to detect the presence of moisture in, behind, and underneath your cabinets. Most kitchen cabinets are made with either laminated MDF, solid or engineered wood. Engineered cabinets are similar to solid wood cabinets, but they are made by pressing thin pieces of wood together and then laminating the surface. MDF also has a laminated layer on each side of the material.

Can you restore my cabinets once they get wet?

When dealing with solid wood cabinets, most of the time, they are restorable. Engineered wooden cabinets, though, may delaminate, which can ruin them. Laminate cabinets can also swell and delaminate, making them unrestorable. However, in many cases, we can dry out your cabinets before any swelling or delamination takes place.

How can you dry out my cabinets?

  • Air Movers- We can set up air movers to create an air circulation that can speed up the natural evaporation process. If possible, we can remove the bottom part of your cabinets so that the air can get pushed underneath them.
  • Dehumidifiers- These machines can speed up drying and evaporation by removing moisture from the atmosphere.
  • Injection Drying- In some cases, the baseboard can be removed from the bottom of your cabinets, and holes can get drilled so that an injection drying system can pump air into the bottom cavity of your cabinets.

If you ever notice that your kitchen floor got wet after your dishwasher leaked, call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060.


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I Need to Get Started on Fire Restoration, Where Do I Begin?

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

INSURANCE DOCUMENT PRESENTED FROM A SALESMAN IN A SUIT Largo House Fire Cleanup and Restoration by SERVPRO Can Be Part of a Good Insurance Policy

SERVPRO Has the Techniques and Manpower to Handle Fire Restoration to Bring Your Largo Home Back to Life

While DIY efforts may be at the forefront of your mind after a fire in your Largo home, hiring skilled technicians for the job yields the best results. Professional cleaning and restoration reduce the cost of your overall fire damage claim and also shortens the time that you have to wait to return your life to the way it was before the loss. SERVPRO is available to apply all of our proven methods for cleaning to restore your materials and belongings to preloss condition. Our goal with every job we are called to is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Is There Anything I Can Do Right After the Fire Has Been Extinguished?

When faced with fire damage in Largo, SERVPRO is available and ready to work seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Our emergency restoration services address the airborne threats and debris throughout your home that would be difficult to tackle using do-it-yourself methods alone. Upon arrival, the crew chief does a walkthrough after first responders deem your home safe for entry. This assessment identifies all levels of damage and any unique challenges that may be present so that we can formulate the best practices for proceeding.

Our crews arrive on the scene with advanced equipment and tools geared toward helping to remove stubborn soot and smoke residue. With any fire loss, prompt mitigation helps lessen the severity of damage while reducing the onset of hazardous, long-lasting effects.

Why Should I Enlist the Help of SERVPRO for Fire Restoration?

We have IICRC-certified technicians trained to look for all areas where soot and smoke residue might have traveled, including tight cracks and crevices. Any damaged debris or materials get entirely removed so that we can tackle the rest of the restoration and replacement. We devise a plan that is structured so that we can use our resources in a fast and effective manner, including:

  • If necessary, pack-out services facilitate the removal of personal belongings to our facility so that they can be cleaned in detail.
  • We remove soot from all surfaces to eliminate the onset of corrosion.
  • Technicians get assigned to clean walls, ceilings, and other surfaces
  • All structural elements go through a detailed inspection to ensure safety.
  • Insulation that has taken on a great deal of smoke damage can be replaced with brand-new materials.

Can I Start Cleaning Up Before Your Team Arrives?

It is essential to wait until the first responders declare your interior safe for entry once the flames are extinguished. However, it is recommended that you wait until our crew arrives to address any charred debris or soot within the affected areas. Professional intervention is best after a fire for several reasons:

  • Toxicity is a concern throughout the debris and residue that fire leaves behind. SERVPRO arrives and uses personal protective equipment (PPE) to manage your fire damage project safely.
  • Moisture throughout the affected area must also be addressed. Any water or chemicals left behind after extinguishing the flames have to be cleaned up, and the area dried thoroughly. We use extraction techniques and professional-grade equipment to help speed the process.
  • Our crew chief takes the time to assess portions of your structure to determine stability carefully – this includes the ceilings, walls, and floors.
  • The cleaning methods and products that we use depend on all the materials impacted and how they burned. We take into consideration the chemical composition and nature of all impacted materials and adjust our cleaning methods accordingly.
  • To ensure that your interior is not riddled with lingering odors from the fire, we have a broad range of EPA-cleaning agents and powerful disinfectants that clean and deodorize your home.

We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to preloss condition, including:

  • Agitation: this involves moving surfaces, cleaning solutions, or both, during the cleaning process. Agitation helps to dislodge soils so that they can easily be washed away. Some of these methods include scrubbing, rotating brushes, water or air pressure, wiping, and sandblasting.
  • Chemical Action: this involves cleaning solutions that make the process of cleaning easier. We use the idea that ‘like dissolves like’ – meaning water-based solutions work best on water-based soils, where oil-based cleaning solutions work best on oil-based soils.
  • Suspension and Dispersion: this is where loosening soils comes in handy as the most common cleaning action. This gets followed by suspending these soils and dispersing them in a cleaning solution. We then extract soils with the cleaning solution.

We have the tried-and-true fire damage techniques that you need after dealing with fire loss in your home. Call SERVPRO of Largo whenever you need us at (727) 586-0060, and we send out a crew as soon as possible to get to work.

Where Do Retail Managers in Largo Look for Fire Recovery?

6/27/2020 (Permalink)

boutique clothing store with chandelier Make sure that your patrons don’t find another favorite store to shop at after a fire at your store. Contact SERVPRO for services.

A Fire in your Retail Outlet Can Affect Both Stock and Contents. SERVPRO is the Largo-based Commercial Fire Restoration Firm for your Store.

What Can I Save from a Fire?

Fires can occur at any time of year in your Largo retail store and cause a significant amount of harm. Not only do hot smokes affect the walls, ceilings, and floors, much of your display likely becomes harmed too. Smoke residues may reside on shelving, clothing rails, hangers, as well as any pictures or decor. To restore a building efficiently, it is essential to understand what is salvageable before any work begins. SERVPRO technicians conduct a thorough visual inspection and use their industry-leading training to assess which materials are restorable accurately versus which materials need replacing. In minor to moderate fires, our technicians can restore the majority of your store's decor using state-of-the-art fire restoration equipment.

What equipment can I use to remove smoke from hanging rails, drapery rods, and pictures?

The benefit of using commercial fire restoration services here in Largo is that many materials damaged by smoke or charring are restorable. Substantial items can often benefit from immersion cleaning. We usually employ immersion cleaning for metals that become soiled by smokes, which can include chandeliers, rails, or lighting fixtures. Our team fully-submerge the affected item into a cleaning solvent. The immersion cleaner then uses ultrasonic waves to agitate the solution creating bubbles. As thousands of these bubbles explode against the metal's surface, it creates both heat and pressure, which is exceptionally effective at removing smoke residues from their surfaces.

What materials are suitable for immersion cleaning?

  • Metal fixtures or hanging rails
  • Some ornaments that are non-porous 
  • Synthetic materials that are resistant to high temperatures including some plastics

Before you dispose of smoke soiled items in your retail store, contact SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060.

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Do I Know if I Have to Move Out After I Suffer from a Fire?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged cabinets House fires are stressful. Let SERVPRO take the pressure off and restore your home.

If You Ever Have Fire Damage in Your Largo Home SERVPRO Can Help Determine if Your House is Livable or Not

Our SERVPRO technicians can take several steps during the initial inspection process to determine if you can stay in your dwelling during the restoration process. It all boils down to whether your building's structure is sound or not and if you can still have your necessities available to you after the blaze occurs.

What factors can force me to move out of my home during the restoration process?

During any fire damage restoration in Largo, our SERVPRO team looks at several occurrences, including the following:

  • Safety Hazards: During some situations, there can be hazards that can make your home unlivable. When the blaze severely burns sections of your structure, then you may have to leave your house during the restoration process.
  • Structural Integrity Issues: Some fires can cause your wooden studs or ceiling trusses to get burnt. If the charring is deep enough, your structural components could become weak and deem your building not safe for occupants.
  • Lack of Access to Utilities: Suffering from a house fire can cause necessary utilities to become unavailable. For example, burnt materials could cause electrical shorts, a loss of water, or natural gas resources. If you are unable to keep up your usual living situation after items burn inside your house, you will most likely have to move out during the remediation procedures.

If I move out of my home during the restoration process, do you have to remove my contents?

During more severe fire restoration procedures, it is more efficient to restore your structural components and personal items separately. It is much easier to clean contents in an unaffected area, just like it works better to restore a structure free of the moveable items in your house.

If you ever happen to have even a small fire torch items inside your house in Belleair Bluffs or Indian Rocks Beach, call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060.

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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.