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Why We Are The Leader In Flood Damage Restoration In Indian Rocks Beach

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why We Are The Leader In Flood Damage Restoration In Indian Rocks Beach Flooding can cause water to rush downstream and cause significant damage to your home. When this tragedy occurs we are available 24/7 to help you.

Experience is Essential in Flood Damage Restoration of your Indian Rocks Beach Home

Heavy rainfall is a common cause of flash flooding, and during the wet seasons, it is essential to keep an eye on state warning stations. As the name suggests, this phenomenom can cause significant amounts of water to rush downstream with very little warning. The effects can be devastating with as little as two feet of moving water capable of uprooting trees. Your property can sustain damages to both the interior and exterior should you be nearby when flash flooding occurs.

State regulations must be adhered to when dealing with flood damage in Indian Rocks Beach. Exterior parts of the home like trees, doors, garages, vehicles, or windows can be significantly harmed by a flash flood. These debris are then difficult to remove and may require haulage or a temporary dumpster to avoid breaking local laws.

SERVPRO is here to help you sift through the debris, assess which items can be salvaged and dispose of the items that cannot. As a company with extensive experience in flood damages, our rapid response unit can perform some tasks to get you on your way back to recovery. From restoring power your home to making the site safe for general contractors and third-parties to perform remodeling works, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Our technicians are experts in removing and drying structures as well as spotting potential hazards and using a combination of gas-powered pumping systems and industrial water extractors we can, in most cases, remove excess water before it causes undue harm to the structure of your home. In some, but not all, flooding situations water may be contaminated.

We have the correct safety equipment, including hazmat suits, and can demolish sections of drywall to ensure your home is sanitary. The flooding of a property can be extremely debilitating which is why using a service that has the honesty, know-how, and expertise to get the job done efficiently. Our experience helps us to answer important questions on where to store belongings, assessing safety issues or structural deficiencies as well as providing personable customer service.

Our services can help you get your home back to preloss conditions after a natural disaster, contact SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060.

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Restoring Mold Damage in Belleair Bluffs

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Signs of Water Damage in Your Older Belleair Bluffs Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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Largo Businesses, Water Loss, SERVPRO for Fast Recovery

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Largo Businesses, Water Loss, SERVPRO for Fast Recovery SERVPRO Provides Industry-Leading Water Removal Equipment for Largo Businesses--Really!!

Reasons Water Removal Services Can be Necessary for Your Largo Restaurant

Water damage in your restaurant doesn’t happen only from major storms, flooding, or natural disasters. Sometimes, human error and malfunctioning systems in the structure can cause a great deal of damage. Whatever the cause, the results can be financially and structurally devastating, and you’ll need professional help from a remediation company to help restore your building.
 
Water removal services for your Largo business are not something you want to ignore. Once you have a problem, you should get in touch with our staff at SERVPRO right away. We can help you any time of the day or week, and we have the training and experience to get your restaurant back up and running as usual in no time.
 
Broken pipes are one problem that can occur. The sinks and bathrooms in your building are in frequent use, and sometimes pipes can break due to corrosion, improper installation, or a sudden increase in water pressure. SERVPRO techs can clean up the water that is now sitting all over the floor and dry the affected area. Truck-mounted pumps are used if the water is deep enough so that the standing water is removed as quickly as possible. Once that is done, we can get rid of the rest of the moisture with industrial fans and dehumidifiers that are monitored daily.
 
Your sewage system can become clogged, and water backflows when a toilet is flushed, or water is poured down a drain. It usually happens when items which are non-biodegradable are flushed down the toilet or when oil is poured into sinks, which creates hazardous contaminants in the floodwater that results.
 
Your building’s roof should also be checked regularly and maintained properly so that it can function as it should. When it is left unchecked instead, you could be missing leaks that have formed from inclement weather or shingles that have fallen off. A slow leak can do a fair amount of damage, especially since they generally go unseen for a long time.
 
When heavy appliances such as refrigerators, walk-in freezers,  dishwashers or washing machines malfunction, you can easily wind up with indoor flooding that can wreak havoc on your building and other items in your restaurant.
 
SERVPRO of Largo understands that when your business in Indian Rocks Beach, Harbor Bluffs or Dunedin experiences a water damage emergency, time is of the essence. Call one of our staff members at (727) 586-0060, so we can help you clean up the mess and get you serving customers again like usual.

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Our Crew Can Restore Your Home In Belleair After A Fire Has Caused Significant Damage

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Crew Can Restore Your Home In Belleair After A Fire Has Caused Significant Damage Let our SERVPRO of Largo rapid response team provide this inspection and necessary mitigation for your property in this troubling time.

Fire Debris Removal And Inspection Of Your Belleair Property

If a fire breaks out in your Belleair home, many owners become most concerned with getting their families to safety or grabbing a few irreplaceable items to protect. Structure fires can spread quickly, threatening not only the property but also those that choose to go back inside once the fire has gotten extinguished. It is never advisable to assess damage on your own, as many hazardous variables could injure or adversely affect the inspecting party.

As your insurance company requires a detailed catalog of the fire damage to your Belleair home after the incident to process a claim, many homeowners might believe that they have no choice but to face these potential hazards to get the approval for their claim. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly after you call to provide this thorough inspection on your behalf, cataloging all of the damage and providing photographic evidence of the effects for your insurance adjuster to expedite your claim’s approval.

The estimator we dispatch to provide this inspection also works to determine the proposed cost to repair and restore the damage to the property. This information includes the personnel required, processes needed, and what areas might require complete reconstruction to get restored entirely.

Additionally, our SERVPRO professionals work to mitigate your loss with this initial visit to your home following the disaster. This process begins with debris removal and indoor air quality control. We can address hazards and risks such as structural failures through this debris removal process, ensuring that glaring concerns get taken care of before the restoration work begins on your property. Our Contents Department can also remove at-risk items through this mitigation process to take to our facility for cleaning and deodorization.

After a fire has affected your home, you do not have much time before your insurance provider needs credible information to substantiate your damage claim. Let our SERVPRO of Largo rapid response team provide this inspection and necessary mitigation for your property in this troubling time. Give us a call at (727) 586-0060.

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Got Mold? We Have A SERVPRO Solution!

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Got Mold? We Have A SERVPRO Solution! Leave mold remediation to the pros at SERVPRO of Largo!

SERVPRO Can Uncover Hidden Mold Damage in Largo Condos

The worst kind of mold damage in condo units to find happens when a homeowner believes they have a single issue to repair, and it turns into a mold remediation project. Mold is a problem that continues to get worse as long as it has food, moisture and an ideal temperature range to flourish.

SERVPRO responded to a home for a light water removal job. The technicians searching for the cause of the water determined it was a clogged condensation pan in the HVAC system in the attic. There was a concern because the areas around the HVAC held moisture and upon vacuuming the insulation to get to the wood, mold growth was hidden underneath. Immediate mold remediation efforts in the Largo condo began.

One of the best ways to stop mold is to take away the things it needs to survive, the first to go is moisture. The area was contained to stop the spread of spores in the home. Air movers and a dehumidifier quickly lowered the moisture and dried the surfaces within the contained space. Instead of using wet cleaning methods, SERVPRO technicians chose to use soda blasting which is a waterless, lightly abrasive method that cleans away mold and deodorizes at the same time. After the attic was thoroughly dried, vacuums with HEPA filters to capture mold spores were used to remove remaining dried debris. Then, techs wiped down the wood and affected surfaces with a powerful antifungal solution to inhibit the return of mold.

Mold leaves a very distinctive odor, and in the attic, it would have the potential to get passed through the home through the HVAC system. The use of both a ULV fogger and ventilation fan neutralized the unpleasant musty odor in the attic.


Mold damage in condo units should be removed as soon as you notice dampness or an odor. SERVPRO of Largo has certified technicians that are available 24/7 to help return your home to its preloss condition. Call (727) 586-0060 and talk to one of our experts now.

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Our Technicians Are The Answer When Your Largo Condo Requires Water Removal Services

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Technicians Are The Answer When Your Largo Condo Requires Water Removal Services If water removal is suddenly on your agenda, call us at (727) 586-0060 to schedule an inspection.

Condo Water Removal Best Left To The Experts In Largo

Regardless of the cause of water incursion into your Largo condo, the answer to the problems presented is always the same -- call the experts in to remove the water. Getting rid of the water in a condominium complex can be challenging. It often involves water migration, and potential damage, from or to other units, posing complexities our professional team can help manage.

Heavy rains and hurricanes are what you might imagine when speaking of water removal in your Largo condo, but it is more likely that a plumbing or appliance malfunction is the source of unwanted and damaging water. Speed is essential when responding to a water crisis. We are Faster to any size disaster.

When SERVPRO arrives at your condo expect a swift analysis of the situation by an experienced crew leader. We travel with a comprehensive inventory of water removal and structural drying equipment in our green vehicles, so the crew gets immediately to work. Submersible pumps for expanses of water deeper than two inches reduce the water quickly, and truck-mounted extractors take care of the rest of the visible flooding.

SERVPRO technicians receive training in the likely movement of moisture from the original loss to other areas. We use sensitive meters to check the levels of moisture in the building materials, and thermal imaging to find larger pockets of water in hidden cavities. The potential of water movement level to level in a multi-story condo demands careful inspection to ensure that the damage does not spread.

We then set up a drying configuration with air movers and heaters, moving moisture from structural components into the air as vapor. SERVPRO uses evaporative and desiccant dehumidifiers to remove or absorb the airborne moisture for permanent removal.

If your water removal requirement traces to a water emergency in a nearby unit, we can help sort out responsibility, including working with your insurance company. SERVPRO also offers an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile to prepare for water or another disaster before it occurs. Investigating this option can be very comforting if you are a part-time resident of the area, permitting your designated agents to direct restoration efforts.

SERVPRO of Largo is an excellent resource for condo owners in our Tampa Bay area community. If water removal is suddenly on your agenda, call us at (727) 586-0060 to schedule an inspection.

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Important Flood Safety Preparation Information for Your Indian Rocks Beach Home

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Important Flood Safety Preparation Information for Your Indian Rocks Beach Home Flooding can occur anytime in Florida. Make sure your family is prepared and have a plan for flood emergencies.

Flood Safety Preparation and Flood Damage in Your Indian Rocks Beach Home

Flooding from heavy storms in Indian Rocks Beach can create a big problem for you and your family. When there is a flood warning issued in your area, that means that flooding is about to start. Sometimes, flooding can begin without warning. If you are lucky enough to know it’s coming, your safest bet is to get you and your family to safety.  

The amount of damage the intruding waters can cause to your Indian Rocks Beach home is too much for you to handle on your own. Once the storms have subsided, get in touch with SERVPRO right away so we can help you get your home dry again. Our highly trained technicians and fast service make it easy to see why SERVPRO is the best choice to cleaning up flood damage in your home.  

Before you leave your house, you can do a few things to prepare your house for the floodwaters. First, let authorities know you are leaving for a safer place if you can so they are not searching for you if there are recovery operations needed in the area. Moving electronics and valuable items to higher areas is advised as well. If possible, put them on beds, the second floor, or countertops. Floodwaters can also contain contamination from sewage runoff, but SERVPRO techs also can sanitize the affected area after we remove the floodwaters and dry everything back out.  

Waterproof bags or containers should be used to store any medical supplies or vital documents. Take your animals with you as well if possible. If not, ensure they have water and food and are in the safest place where you can put them.  

Leave your freezers and refrigerators open. You can prevent them from floating around in this way and causing additional damage to your home. Turn off the water, gas, and electricity to your home, and put sandbags over drains and in your toilet. Doing so prevents sewage from backing up into your home. You can do this even if you do not plan on evacuating.  

We may need to toss some wet and contaminated items, such as carpeting, and replace them with new. We can also cut out drywall to where the water level came up and replace that, too.  

SERVPRO of Largo understands that when your home in Clearwater, Belleair, or Belleair Shores has experienced flooding, it is a very stressful time for you and your family. That is why when you reach out to us at (727) 586-0060, we waste no time in handling all the water and damage to your residence so you can move back in as quickly as possible.

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Our Team Of Specialists Explain Our Hoarding Cleanup Procedures For Belleair Bluffs

1/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Team Of Specialists Explain Our Hoarding Cleanup Procedures For Belleair Bluffs We are here for you!

Hoarding Cleanup Procedures For Belleair Bluffs Families

For Belleair Bluffs residents, keeping a clean home for themselves and family members is usually a simple process. In some circumstances, this process can become a painful task when a parent, sibling, or other family member is found to be a hoarder.

Hoarding cleanup in Belleair Bluffs homes requires extensive training in mold detection and removal, water damage restoration, and more. SERVPRO restoration technicians meet industry standards in each field to clear out a home from the incredible amount of debris in even a small home and then clean and return it to a livable condition.

SERVPRO teams start with pulling out the massive amount of property for disposal. As they expose any hidden mold, technicians spray it with an anti-fungal agent to kill active spores. In this situation, we recommend complete disposal of all paper and even clothing infested with mold. For larger items like furniture and appliances, our teams can determine if the item is restorable and then rely on the family to decide on disposal.

If they discover water soaking into the floors and carpets, team members remove and dispose of the carpet immediately. For wooden floors, an inspector examines the floorboards for rot, mold, and other damage. If there is only mold or minor warping, they can use anti-fungal cleaners, water extractors, and air movers to remove the infestation and carefully return floorboards to their original condition.

While our technicians work as quickly as possible, we also understand that not everything in the home needs disposal. Some furniture or other items can be heirlooms, or simply important to the family. Our teams can stop as often as needed to determine what might be important, or simply needs to go into a dumpster with the other debris.

At SERVPRO of Largo, we understand that speed is not always the best option to clean out a home. Our goal is to restore each residence to the family in the best manner possible, no matter how long the process may take. If you need our services, call (727) 586-0060. We are here for you.

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Fire Damage? SERVPRO is Here To Help & Respond Immediately!

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage? SERVPRO is Here To Help & Respond Immediately! Don't let a fire overwhelm you and stress you out. Call SERVPRO and we'll take care of you and your home!

SERVPRO - Cleaning And Eliminating Fire Damage In Largo Homes

As one of the few cities that touch both coasts, Largo is a unique place to live. Unfortunately, that doesn’t protect homeowners and residents from disasters like extreme thunderstorms and not-as-extreme events like house fires.

Cleaning and restoring Largo fire damage requires a trained, well-equipped, professional agency. SERVPRO restoration teams meet the latest rules and guidelines issued by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). In addition to our extensive, on-hand inventory of cleaning agents and equipment, our office has access to a support network of thousands of other franchises if needed.

It all is required to deal with the extensive types of damage to a home. Besides the obvious, physical damage from heat and flames, there is the cleaning required to property affected by smoke and soot residues. In addition to those problems, there are the odors exuded from burned material. Cleaning each type of damage depends on different factors: The material that burned, how fast it burned, and what type of surface did the residues or odors settle on.

As an example, eliminating odors and restoring items to their pre-fire condition requires several methods of deodorization, which we refer to as multi-phase odor control. SERVPRO technicians start with Chemical Containment.

They use a pump-up sprayer to release a deodorizing chemical onto materials with residues to block odor-causing molecules from vaporizing into the air. The spray creates a barrier which slows down or stops evaporation until other team members can clean or remove the affected item.

Next, technicians release deodorant particles to counteract odor particles already airborne. This Vapor Odor Control method uses granular counteragents in the form of pellets placed at the most malodorous areas. It works particularly well after using Chemical Containment but is also useful individually.

If the odors deeply penetrated an item of personal or structural property, team members use a final method called Thermal Fogging. With a heated fogger device and solvent-based deodorizers, they create a cloud of deodorizing particles the same size as the original odors. These particles can penetrate to the same level as the malodors and neutralize all they encounter.

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Eliminating odors and other fire damage is not a simple process, but SERVPRO of Largo uses the latest training and equipment to return each home to its original condition as quickly as possible. Regardless if it was a large fire, or restricted to only one room like the kitchen, call us at (727) 586-0060 today. We are here for you.

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Mold Could Start To Grow After Your Largo Home Experiences A Flood

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Could Start To Grow After Your Largo Home Experiences A Flood Give SERVPRO a call anytime you need us!

Lingering Flood Damages Can Allow Mold Growth In Largo Homes

Many homeowners throughout the Largo area are familiar with the devastation that severe weather systems have caused and continued to cause for the residents here. Since 1930, the area has recorded more than 70 hurricanes that affected homes and businesses. With being such a high risk to the destructive power of these storms, flooding is often a result that impacts entire communities. Without immediate recovery of these situations, you can experience secondary effects like mold growth.

While you might look at storm damage and consider mold damage in your Largo property not to be a problem, there are reasons why you need to take this development seriously. From the effects that it can have on the structural integrity of its material host to the potential health effects that it can have on families and workers helping to rebuild communities after the flooding, there are risks involved from not taking preventative measures and getting the colony removed.

Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly in flooding emergencies to help mitigate the situation and work to prevent effects like mold growth from occurring at all. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not call us at this point, and these conditions get allowed to persist for days or weeks on end before a resident concedes that professional restoration is a wise investment to make. By this point, the damp environments are far more likely to have mold to contend with along with the higher volume of flood water.

Unfortunately, mold growth can also occur when homeowners or unprofessional cleaning and restoration crews perform inadequate recovery on a damaged home after flooding and storm damages. With our moisture detection equipment, we can identify the source of the dampness and dry that up while we simultaneously work to remove the present mold colonies.

While hurricanes and severe weather systems might not be something that area residents are unfamiliar with, taking care of the damages should be the responsibility of highly-trained technicians like our SERVPRO of Largo team. Give SERVPRO a call anytime you need us at (727) 586-0060.

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How Water Damage Affects Your Harbor Bluffs Restaurant

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Water Damage Affects Your Harbor Bluffs Restaurant Don't let water damage close your restaurant. Call SERVPRO to remove the water and get your restaurant back to serving food.

Commercial Water Removal Makes Your Harbor Bluffs Kitchen Safe Again

Part of operating a restaurant in Harbor Bluffs is keeping a spotless kitchen that always passes health inspector's visits, which requires constant cleaning of equipment, floors, bathrooms, and everywhere else in your business. Water is heavily relied on in such situations, but a small break in a feed line to the ice maker or sinks can create a small flood all over your kitchen.  

SERVPRO can help get your restaurant back on track with our commercial water removal services in Harbor Bluffs. Getting everything dried up after an incident is crucial to keeping your doors open. We can provide you with a detailed history of all our activities, so you can discuss the incident more confidently during any inspections that occur because of the broken water lines. Helping you with a detailed list of lost inventory can hasten your recovery efforts, as well. We do everything possible to help keep your doors from ever closing more than necessary.  

The equipment we choose to remove the water flooding your restaurant depends on the amount covering your floors when we arrive. We may need to use our pump truck, or hand-held extraction wands may prove sufficiently capable of handling the amount satisfactorily.  

Depending on your flooring type, we may need to remove the flooring, either permanently for new replacement flooring, or so to completely dry the underlay that supports the walking surface. Other times, we only need to apply several drying mats to pull the moisture out of the floor to prevent glue from loosening under tiles.  

When foodstuffs become damaged during the initial break, or after flooding happens during closed hours, we dispose of these items for you and include them on the inventory sheets. Appliances that became saturated with water should have an inspection with a certified appliances repair technician. We can arrange for this to speed up your recovery and to help keep costs low if you prefer. Turning such items on can cause additional damage that inspection and minor maintenance could have prevented.  

SERVPRO of Largo can help you keep your restaurant's doors open to the public and service delicious food. Call us when you need commercial water removal after a water line breaks or slips free of its fittings. Our 24-hour service line, (727) 586-0060, is available every day of the year.

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Indian Rocks Beach Fast Water Removal Preserves Properties Says SERVPRO

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Indian Rocks Beach Fast Water Removal Preserves Properties Says SERVPRO SERVPRO's Equipment Paired with Skilled Technicians Restores Water Damaged Hardwoods in Indian Rocks Beach

Preserving Your Water-Damaged Indian Rocks Beach Kitchen

Appliances and leaking fixtures have damaged many Indian Rocks Beach kitchens over the years. Finding the right way to handle these situations efficiently often proves to be the difference between reconstruction and rebuilding or preservation of the materials altogether. With expensive materials installed in the flooring and backsplashes like high-grade tile, preserving the material is most often a priority to the homeowner, and why it is a focus of the work that we do.

To preserve quality materials like tile work and wood plank flooring in your water-damaged Indian Rocks Beach kitchen, our technicians must know about the situation as quickly as you do. Failure to secure services that can eliminate the moisture from saturated materials opens the door for distorting these materials and degrading them to the point of requiring tear out and replacement.

Our SERVPRO technicians can assess the situation starting from the moment that we arrive at your address. We have moisture detection and leak detection equipment available to our team to make short work of identifying the source of the problem and where our drying and extraction equipment should get placed to be the most effective for the work involved.

For materials like tile flooring, our drying mats can penetrate below these individual tiles provided that the grout joints are wide enough. Vacuuming is also an option for this type of material. Wood flooring such as planked tongue and groove material can benefit considerably from the use of drying mats when moisture has penetrated these connections and beyond. Our SERVPRO technicians have the tools to help you preserve the investment that you have made in areas of your kitchen from becoming irreparably damaged when we can get to them quickly with our equipment.

As a homeowner, protecting structural elements can often be as important as preserving the contents you have filled your home with over the years. Our SERVPRO of Largo water restoration technicians have the equipment and expertise to prevent unnecessary tear out and reconstruction, though we have licensed contractors available with our franchise to make this process fast as well should the need arise. Give us a call today at (727) 586-0060.

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Why You Need Professional Restoration Sevices for Your Flood Damaged Indian Rocks Home

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why You Need Professional Restoration Sevices for Your Flood Damaged Indian Rocks Home The potential for flood damage never goes away in Florida. Call SERVPRO to restore your water damaged home.

While flooding might not be a strange occurrence to residents of Indian Rocks Beach, many who have to seek professional restoration services for the first time are often unclear as to what they should expect. It is not a surprise that resources become strained throughout the community when multiple properties get affected simultaneously by a flooding event, but that is when choosing the right restoration outfit makes all the difference regarding cost and efficiency.

With widespread flood damages to your Indian Rocks Beach community, many homeowners believe that professional restoration is likely unavailable, and therefore, seek to recover the damage to their property on their own. Without specific training and the appropriate equipment to restore the property adequately, you welcome further degradation of building materials and effects like mold growth to occur.

Our SERVPRO team works hard to be available to every potential and past customer whenever emergencies like flooding affect their property. As a franchise, we can pool resources together from our nearby branches to offer more personnel and equipment to sites as it gets needed, ensuring that no homeowner waits long periods without the appropriate mitigation that the property needs to preserve structural elements and protect the contents of your house that matter the most.

With substantial water loss situations that flooding presents, you can expect that the restoration process as a whole is not a short and concise project. However, with licensed contractors available through our franchise, we can offer more immediate results than most. We can evaluate and preserve your property from our initial arrival, and utilize our personnel to reconstruct and rebuild damaged elements, which can then get followed up with our premier restoration services.

Flooding is not something that area residents forget about, especially considering that many of the properties throughout the area lie below the floodplains. Finding the right restoration and mitigation services is as simple as a phone call to our SERVPRO of Largo rapid response team. You can reach us 24/7 at (727) 586-0060.

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Your Best Guide to Pinellas County Fire Damage Remediation

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Best Guide to Pinellas County Fire Damage Remediation Regardless of the room or rooms that fire damage effects, SERVPRO can provide effective remediation and restoration services.

Expertly Trained Fire Damage Cleanup & Restoration Technicians Available In Pinellas County

Looking at the amount of damage that can occur after a fire rages through your property, it can be easy to think that many of your belongings are lost or not worth having restored. Luckily, for everyone that couldn’t be farther from the truth. A quality restoration company can provide you with a variety of services to restore fire damaged contents in your Pinellas County home.

Consider how much training and experience your local technicians endure to provide you with fire damage restoration services in Pinellas County.  Technicians put their heart and soul into every home restoration process, cleaning countless appliances, furniture, fabrics, and miscellaneous contents without a second thought. Day-in and day-out, you can count on these rugged individuals to be there when you need them, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

When confronting fire-damaged appliances in your home, SERVPRO technicians have to put all of their experience to the test. Appliances can have a variety of surface types, including metal, paint, glass, plastic, composite materials, and even formica. All of these surfaces are nonabsorbent and easily cleaned with a water-based detergent solution. However, smoke damages, involving heavy smoke residues and greasy soils require your technician to increase the alkalinity of the cleaning solution to obtain the best results.

Hardwood surfaces present SERVPRO technicians with many obstacles as well. Since wood finish can contain varnish, shellac, lacquer, paint, or waxes, it can be hard to determine which cleaning methods to use. The finish used on an item affects furniture’s resistance to heat, smoke, moisture, and odors while unfinished wood easily absorbs all kinds of nasty materials that often cause stains. Both dry and wet cleaning options are available for reducing possible losses, although its how a technician introduces the cleaning steps that improve an item’s restorative quality.

Everything from carpets to rugs and mattresses to lampshades generally has fabric woven into their design. Your SERVPRO technicians understand how to apply cleaning services to each of these items and do our best to reduce any losses. In many situations, smoke residues fail to penetrate a fabric items internal areas, making it possible to lift excess soot and restore the item in question.

SERVPRO of Largo stands ready to assist you with all of these cleaning situations and more, providing full fire-damage restoration services throughout the area. (727) 586-0060

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Avoid Delays in Bellair Beach When Water is Flowing into Your Property

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Avoid Delays in Bellair Beach When Water is Flowing into Your Property Quick action, on your part, of contacting SERVPRO when a water line in your home has broken can lead to successful and less costly remediation.

Toilet Supply Line Break Can Damage Your Belleair Beach Home

Disasters can strike your Belleair Beach home without warning and cause widespread damages, especially in centrally located regions of your house. When there is a water loss incident that originates in the bathroom, the materials exposed can absorb a lot of this flowing water, but it can also spread quickly to adjoining spaces over just a short period. Overcoming this damage requires fast response times and technicians with the training and certifications to make a difference quickly.

When it comes to overcoming water damage in Belleair Beach like a toilet supply line break in your residence, you want a team of experts that can arrive when the situation occurs. Our SERVPRO franchise is a 24-hour response center offering immediate attention to the disasters that affect your property. With a fast response time, we can help to limit the necessary restoration work required and preserve at-risk elements of the property with our initial arrival.

Much of our restoration and mitigation work relies heavily on the advanced technology and equipment that our technicians have at their disposal for water cleanup and extraction. With high volumes of water affecting the bathroom of your home, we can utilize equipment like our truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps to pull water from the damaged areas of your home fast. With the excess removed, our SERVPRO professionals can focus on restorative actions like thoroughly drying the saturated materials and contents of your house.

When it comes to choosing the right professionals to help you overcome the water damaged elements of your home, you need a team that has industry-leading equipment capable of doing the job correctly and as quickly as possible.

While you might not get prepared to face water damages resulting from an emergency like a water line break in your bathroom, having a trusted group of highly trained water restoration specialists available 24-hours a day can help to ease your mind. Give our SERVPRO of Largo emergency response team a call anytime. You can reach us at (727) 586-0060.

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There Are Benefits To Hiring SERVPRO To Handle Your Commercial Flood Damage Disaster In Indian Rocks Beach

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial There Are Benefits To Hiring SERVPRO To Handle Your Commercial Flood Damage Disaster In Indian Rocks Beach Finding the right recovery solution for your gym following a flood can seem overwhelming.

Overcoming Flooding In Your Indian Rocks Beach Gym

These days more people are making it a point to get in better shape and take care of themselves, making your Indian Rocks Beach gym a popular destination for these health-conscious individuals. However, much like other homes and businesses throughout the area, severe weather systems and high-powered tropical storms or hurricanes could lead to severe complications for the building. Flooding is among the worst of these potential outcomes, but restoring these effects can happen with efficiency when you choose the right restoration team.

While you might have experienced flooding before living in the Indian Rocks Beach area, overcoming flood damage is not a process that can happen overnight. These restorations take time, but most of all they require unique training and expertise to know what needs to happen and when. Our SERVPRO technicians have continued training in the best approaches to recover properties affected by flooding.

A primary concern for a gym owner is the contents of the building. Throughout the open floor plan, you have many machines that operate electronically to provide accurate information to your customers about their progress and current conditions. Our SERVPRO professionals can work quickly to remove these at-risk machines from the affected area to preserve them as part of our pack-out mitigation process. Once restoration nears completion, these removed items can get returned to their original position.

Our fast extraction can help preserve other elements of your business as well, such as the flooring material that you use. As is customary in many gyms, a softer flooring material can help your customers from getting injured, but it can also absorb water quickly in flooding situations. Through extraction and drying efforts with our advanced equipment, we work to preserve materials throughout your building as much as possible.

Finding the right recovery solution for your gym following a flood can seem overwhelming. With the right professional restoration team, we can shoulder the weight of returning your business to the way it used to be. Give our SERVPRO of Largo emergency response team a call 24/7 at (727) 586-0060.

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Could Your be Making a Mistake Not Asking the Right Questions About Mold In Your Pinellas County Home?

10/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Could Your be Making a Mistake Not Asking the Right Questions About Mold In Your Pinellas County Home? Mold spreads quickly under the right conditions. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and contain the mold infestation.

Questions to Ask If You Suspect Mold Damage In The Pinellas County and Tips to Prevent Them

If you are suspicious that there is mold damage in your establishment, then there are some questions that you should ask yourself. Is there water damage anywhere in your home? Is there any material that has been wet for more than 2 to 3 days? Does the building have moisture problems in the past? Is anyone living in your home complaining of some musty odor? If you answer yes to all of these questions, then there is a considerable chance that you might have a mold infestation in your residential area.
 
If you leave mold damage in the Pinellas County unmanaged, it can lead to serious health hazards. It is recommended to fix any potential plumbing problems, keep your building humidity levels approximately below 70%, inspect your HVAC system, ensure that there is an adequate drainage system in your house, and keep the vents with moist appliances on the outer part of the house. These tips and strategies can help reduce the chance of getting mold infestation in your home.
 
If you do get mold damage in your place, it is essential to call the SERVPRO technicians to come in for an inspection. They can fix any water problems that are responsible for the growth of mold and spores. They can isolate contaminated areas that are infested by mold. For a level 2 remediation, the SERVPRO tech can cover all doorways and the opening with polyethylene sheets. They can seal and duct tape all openings to prevent further infestation. Afterward, they can get rid of all wet and mold damage porous materials. Sometimes, you might not be sure which material to remove, that is why it is essential to have the experts to help you with this process. They can discard all moldy material in a plastic bag that is sealed tightly and enclosed for safety reasons. They can help clear our all non-porous materials and wooden surface to extract and get rid of moldy residues.
 
If you are ready for the experts to eradicate and fight off mold damage, then give SERVPRO of Largo a call at (727) 586-0060 for a consultation with our reliable technician.
 
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How We Help You Recover From A Water Damage Emergency In Indian Rocks Beach

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How We Help You Recover From A Water Damage Emergency In Indian Rocks Beach Hazards such as water damage require an in-depth level of preparedness to stay protected against unnecessary damage or loss.

Extraction Is Key During Water Damage Restoration In Your Indian Rocks Beach Property

Hazards such as water damage require an in-depth level of preparedness to stay protected against unnecessary damage or loss. It explains why our country has set aside a National Preparedness Month - this September. Every person is advised to take every opportunity to come up with, practice, and uphold emergency plans which focus on what to do before, during, and after experiencing such disasters. Even when your family is ready to face such disasters, residents of Indian Rocks Beach should not forget the role that an experienced restoration provider plays during those stressing moments.

To remove moisture from your water Indian Rocks Beach property after a water damage incident, our SERVPRO technicians have to assess the situation at hand and select the most appropriate extraction equipment and procedures. For instance, if we have to clean your upholstery and carpets as well as remove water from the floors, then we have the option of using either portable or truck-mounted water extractors. Extractors have a vacuum system, pump, and a heater - components that enable them to perform several tasks during the restoration process.

The size and accessibility of the site help our SERVPRO technicians to decide on whether to use truck-mounted or portable extractors. We prefer using the portable option when restoring areas whose access is limited. On the other hand, a truck-mounted type is an option when we need to do restorative cleaning and water removal in larger areas. Its vacuum lift usually ranges from 185.71 -198.98 inches of water lift.

If the depth of the standing water exceeds 2 inches, our SERVPRO technicians can decide to use a submersible pump. We are careful not to use pumps when the water contains solid particles. At the end of the cleaning process, we follow the state and local regulations when disposing of the cleaning wastes. We never dispose such wastes into your home's septic system.

SERVPRO of Largo has the expertise and training to handle all cleaning and restoration needs after experiencing any water, fire, storm, or mold damage incident. Call us at (727) 586-0060, and our highly trained technicians can make your property “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO's Steps To A Successful Mold Damage Remediation In Your Indian Rocks Beach Home

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO's Steps To A Successful Mold Damage Remediation In Your Indian Rocks Beach Home Infestations caused by instant water intrusion or burst plumbing lines are easier to fix because there are no underlying issues.

Proper Understanding Of Mold Damage In Indian Rocks Beach Helps In Proper Remediation

Most people are familiar with the musty smell or the discoloration caused by mold infestation in Indian Rocks Beach properties. Those are not the only ways mold affects your property so learning the full extent of the damages you are facing can help you choose the right mitigation procedures. We offer quality restoration services that can help you deal with the problem leaving your property "Like it never even happened."

How the problem of mold damage in your Indian Rocks Beach property develops should indicate whether you are dealing with an underlying problem or not. Infestations caused by instant water intrusion or burst plumbing lines are easier to fix because there are no underlying issues. They only require proper elimination of the moisture and cleaning of the affected areas. Our SERVPRO team can pump all the intruding water and extract excess moisture from your property eliminating the conditions necessary for further infestation.

Infestations that develop slowly over time indicate underlying issues. Slow infestations are likely to start in hidden sections of the property, and by the time of discovery, a huge part of the property is already affected. The problem with such incidences is more than just how far they spread throughout the structure. The conditions that promote mold growth are also ideal for other problems like rotting of wood, which if left to develop can compromise the integrity of the structure. Our SERVPRO team does a full inspection of your structure to establish any underlying issues before starting the remediation process.

The materials present in the affected area determine the extent of the damage. Mold hyphae can penetrate below the surface of a material if it is porous. In such a case, cleaning procedures only get rid of what is on the surface. Our SERVPRO technicians usually remove any porous materials in the affected area to ensure the remediation efforts are successful. We can save semi-porous materials by sanding, wire brushing or damp wiping them. These abrasive procedures help deal with the mold more effectively.

If you detect mold in your property, call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060. We are available 24/7.

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Want It Clean and Fresh After a Fire? Contact SERVPRO in Pinellas County for Results You Can Love

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Want It Clean and Fresh After a Fire? Contact SERVPRO in Pinellas County for Results You Can Love Fire in Your Pinellas County Home? SERVPRO Is Right Behind the Red Trucks with Our Green Ones

The Importance of Testing for Restoration of Fire Damage to Pinellas County Homeowner

Cleaning the mess left behind by fire is more complicated than you might think. The challenges stem from the fact that a fire is not one single action, but rather a series of reactions. Each result is unique and can be influenced by materials, temperature, airflow and surface textures. The only way to combat the varied challenges of fire is by taking a varied, educated approach to restoration.

When we approach fire damage in Pinellas County, we make no assumptions about the best method of cleaning. A SERVPRO technician is trained to thoroughly pre-test the affected area before any work begins. A pre-test provides us with invaluable information about the type of smoke we are dealing with, the nature of the materials that have burned and how well they respond to different methods of cleaning.

It is not uncommon for properties that require restoration to be at high risk of secondary damages. The water used to contain a fire whether by sprinkler or because of fire-fighting efforts can set residues causing permanent damage and staining. Equally, porous materials or older surfaces absorb soot and can be more difficult to clean. By testing for every variable, a SERVPRO technician can accurately assess outcomes and ensure an efficient service.

Cleaning and restoration are more cost-effective than replacement in the majority of services we carry out. These savings you may enjoy by our service remaining within the budget of your insurance claim. By us working with your insurance adjuster, the result can lessen the likelihood of your insurance rates increasing after a claim. SERVPRO has many different methods to restore your home and prevent costs from stacking up.

When it comes to clearing away soot and smoke residues wet cleaning is beneficial. For set residues, we may apply abrasive cleaning solution or steel wool to the affected area. Porous or delicate contents can benefit from dry-cleaning along with expensive fabrics and upholstery. No matter the type of material, SERVPRO can work toward a restore over replace method throughout the service. Often we can continue cleaning of personal possessions at our facility using Esporta washers and ultrasonic tubs. We provide many options in our quest to restore and not replace.

If your property is in need of professional restoration after fire, contact SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060 for a tailored solution.

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Ocean Storms Can Cause Flooding inside Your Pinellas County Home

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ocean Storms Can Cause Flooding inside Your Pinellas County Home Unfortunately, our beautiful location is often near the eye of a storm. Should your home suffer flooding, call SERVPRO quickly to help prevent mold.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Urgency of Drying Out Your Home After Flooding to Help Prevent a Mold Infestation

Due to the unique geographic location of the western coast of Florida, living adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico can make it easier for ocean-based storms to hit your home hard with flood damage. Being prepared for an emergency is key to ensuring that a severe storm does not cause injury to anyone living inside your home. However, when the storm clears, and the aftermath is present, it is wise to call for professional help to address the damage that the flood did to the structure of your home and your belongings.
 
Rushing storm waters can carry debris in their currents, making simple work of creating an entry point for the flood damage in Pinellas County to enter your home. All of the excess water that entered your home settled in your crawlspace, flooding your storage. In order to prevent complications like water or mold damage, it is imperative for you to call for professional help immediately.
 
When you get in touch with SERVPRO, we make it our goal to arrive at your home within hours of your initial call. Our team of IICRC-certified technicians can bring advanced technology to combat the flooding inside of your home and return it to its preloss state. Once we investigate the damage and devise the best method of restoration, our team can begin working.
 
Our SERVPRO techs can use equipment such as extractors and submersible pumps to remove the standing water as fast as possible. Extractors are particularly useful to remove the excess moisture from the extra drapes stored in your crawlspace. Because they are equipped with heating elements, they make drying out heavy fabrics easier.
 
SERVPRO can measure the moisture levels of your home and employ further equipment to ensure that your home is acceptably dry. Our technicians can set up air movers, ventilation fans, and dehumidifiers to get the moisture under control and help prevent mold or water damage inside your home.
 
When a severe ocean-based storm causes flood damage to your property, it is not wise to wait. Reach out to SERVPRO of Largo by phoning (727) 586-0060. Night or day, we can take the flooding away.


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How Commercial Flood Damage Remediation Helps Businesses in Indian Rocks Beach

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Commercial Flood Damage Remediation Helps Businesses in Indian Rocks Beach When flooding affects the waiting room or any other room in your office, contact SERVPRO to investigate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Considers Safety Before Drying Out Your Flooded Property

You may be left wondering how to address commercial flood damage once the flood waters recede. It is the time to return your business to its earlier state by determining what is salvageable and replacing some items if necessary. If you do not take the right measures, problems such as deterioration of wall and wood coverings, as well as mold growth arise. A professional inspects your Indian Rocks Beach property to determine the most appropriate restoration procedures.
 
There are many factors that our SERVPRO technicians look at when choosing the most suitable procedures and equipment to use during commercial flood damage in Indian Rocks Beach. For instance, we look at the amount of time the property has experienced exposure to flood water, the degree of damage and the amount of area which need restoration. It means we have to come up with a detailed project timeline after the inspection which addresses the unique needs of the situation at hand.
 
Removal of standing water is a critical step since the longer the water remains on your property, the more additional damage you should expect. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians can use wholly or partially submerged pumps to pump vast quantities of water from your property. We are careful when using the pumps since they are not tolerant of lumps of mud, stones, leaves and any related particles. The amount of time we take during this step depends on the area we are drying and the quantity of water that is present.
 
Before we start to dry your commercial building, we address the safety and health concerns of the occupants. Even when the power is off in the neighborhood, we always assume all electrical circuits are live and turn off the power. We also protect our eyes, hands, and mouth by wearing the right personal protective equipment. It is also the work of our team to perform temporary repairs to windows and roofs to protect your building from additional damage as we are drying the site.
 
SERVPRO of Largo uses advanced technology and techniques to restore your commercial property after a storm, mold, fire, and water damage. Call us at (727) 586-0060 and allow us to return your business to its normal operations.
 
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We Can Handle Water Removal In Your Pinellas County Home or Beauty Shop

8/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Can Handle Water Removal In Your Pinellas County Home or Beauty Shop SERVPRO's Dehumidification Equipment Dries Many Homes in Pinellas County after Water Intrusions

Fast Service Can Mitigate Water Damage to Customers' Homes and Businesses

Water from an overflowing sink that flowed overnight can interfere with the daily operation of your beauty shop in Largo or your nearby residence. Calling a professional can help reduce the damages to your property if you take immediate action and give us a call. Waiting to contact us may lead to structural damage, which can result in a more costly restoration.
 
Our SERVPRO water removal services In Pinellas County includes accessing the damage and removing excess water from your structure. It is our goal to get your business back up and running as soon as possible if you found the problem upon arriving to open up your shop. Standing water can cost you money because you may have to close your doors during the restoration period. Fortunately, we train our teams to work fast, which can reduce the amount of time you have to close your shop. Plus, fast water removal can reduce claim costs.
 
We know that business owners do not appreciate being out of commission for a lengthy period. You depend on your shop for your livelihood, and we understand that migrating water damage quickly is critical, which is why we use professional grade extraction equipment. Our crews can use extractors to remove the water from the structure. In this case, our crew can use portable pumps to remove the water. The crew may also use air moving equipment to enhance evaporation, which helps lessen drying time.
 
Our team can also use dehumidification equipment to lowers humidity, which increases the rate of evaporation. Dehumidifiers pull in moist air and then releases dry, warm air. The dry air acts like a sponge and absorbs moisture from the area and any wet materials. We can use two types of dehumidifiers, which are refrigerant dehumidifiers that work similarly to air conditioners and desiccant dehumidifiers that use chemicals, called desiccants (like silicone) that absorb moisture from the air.
 
You can rely on SERVPRO of Largo to restore your property. Our team is highly professional in water removal. We are here to help and can return your home to its preloss condition when possible. Contact us at (727) 586-0060.

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Flood Cuts: Why They Are Important To Flood Restoration In Your Indian Rocks Beach Home

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Cuts: Why They Are Important To Flood Restoration In Your Indian Rocks Beach Home One of the first things that you tend to think of once flood damages have affected your residence is getting these damages corrected.

Flood Cuts Are Important To Flood Restoration

More than simply restoring the damage to your Indian Rocks Beach home following a flood, most homeowners want to understand the process better. Certain approaches to the way that we extract the water or clean up the area might not make as much sense without some context, and understanding the restoration work can help you appreciate the necessity of each step we undertake.

One of the first things that you tend to think of once flood damages have affected your Indian Rocks Beach residence is getting these damages corrected. Restoration work is something that might seem intricate and complicated at first, but once you can understand specific tasks you can visualize how they all come together in our specific SERVPRO method of restoring your home back to preloss conditions efficiently.

A good example of a step for flood restoration that often requires explanation is flood cutting. These are portions of drywall and wood paneling that get removed and often discarded beginning at the floor and moving up the wall. These cuts often range as high as several feet from the baseboard up, entirely removing the material damaged by the floodwaters that have gotten extracted from the affected area.

This oversaturation of the material is cause enough to remove this material in most cases, as it is sometimes simply more cost-effective to replace damaged material than to spend long periods and extended resources to restore something as basic as drywall.

Another reason that flood cuts are necessary is to allow our SERVPRO technicians access to wall cavities where moisture and dampness linger. This approach allows our equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to do their job to eliminate the persistent moisture that can create worsening conditions.

While this might just be one piece of the restoration process to consider, it is something that helps you to appreciate better the complexity of the work that our technicians do to restore your home entirely. You can rely on our SERVPRO of Largo professionals to respond quickly and help to bring your property back to preloss conditions as efficiently as possible. Give us a call 24/7 at (727) 586-0060.

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A Hair Straightener Can Cause a Small Fire in Your Bathroom

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Hair Straightener Can Cause a Small Fire in Your Bathroom Hair straighteners look innocent enough but can sometimes cause fires. If your bathroom has suffered through an electrical fire, contact SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Tackles BOTH the Fire Damage in Your Bathroom as Well as the Lingering Smell

Hair straighteners can get very hot, but the potential for fire damage does not come from their heating element. A faulty cord or electrical outlet is much more likely to cause a fire in your bathroom, and unfortunately, these types of fires can be somewhat common. Luckily, the fires that break out from these conditions are usually caught swiftly and small in scale, but even a small blaze has the potential to be damaging to your home. It is vital for you to call for professional restoration services after a fire is extinguished in your home.
 
While the blaze may not have been tremendous, the fire damage in your Pinellas County bathroom can still be worth hundreds upon hundreds of dollars. The drapes of your window caught fire and burned up, while smoke attached itself to your bathtub, toilet, sink, and walls. Additionally, all of the medication in your medicine cabinet have been compromised, and hundreds of dollars worth of self-care products have also been ruined. While your bathroom is structurally sound, the stains from the soot alone must be handled by an expert, as well as the odors left behind. Even a small fire leaves behind damage that needs a professional touch.
 
When you call SERVPRO, we always aim to arrive at your residence swiftly. Upon getting to your home, the very first thing SERVPRO can do is investigate the soot adhered around your bathroom. Smoke residue cannot only be cleaned with one method.
 
Depending on how it has attached itself, the temperature of the smoke and the surrounding area, and what it attaches itself to, the method of cleansing may change. Our technicians may need to employ chemical cleaning solutions in your bathtub while using lubricative cleaning methods on your toilet instead.
 
To rid your bathroom of the odorous scent left behind, SERVPRO can use advanced trade technology to neutralize the smell. We can use devices such as thermal foggers or hydroxyl generators to combat the odor. Once the smell is gone, the job is done.
 
Even if the fire that breaks out on your property is small, do not idle. Dial (727) 586-0060 to speak with SERVPRO of Largo. We aim to make you feel "Like it never even happened."
 
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Appliance Failures Can Require Water Removal Services In Your Largo Restaurant

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Appliance Failures Can Require Water Removal Services In Your Largo Restaurant Flooding and water loss incidents can limit your ability to run a successful business in Largo.

Water Removal Services

Flooding and water loss incidents can limit your ability to run a successful business in Largo. While more substantial events like flooding can affect multiple businesses at once, appliance failures can lead to a similar set of damages inside of your property that require immediate attention. The longer that you wait to remedy the situation, the more structural components weaken and the harder it becomes to restore the affected areas quickly.

Arguably there are many causes of significant water damage to a restaurant. Running an eatery requires a lot of equipment that has to run all day long to keep your food fresh, your dishes clean, or the uniforms pristine. When any of these large appliances decide to quit working correctly, your Largo restaurant could fall victim to a situation which requires professional water removal services.

One of the fortunate aspects is that with appliance failures like these in a restaurant, your normal operating hours can ensure that you discover the issue before your entire facility gets affected. From the moment that you discover the problem, the clock is ticking to get the damage under control and restored before the issues get worse. That’s when you should be calling our experienced SERVPRO professionals.

As you well know, having your restaurant out of commission for restorations and repairs carries more weight than not serving food to hungry patrons. You have a business that your employees depend on for their livelihoods, and a reputation to uphold that can either sink or raise your profit margins. In the food and beverage industry, you cannot expect to succeed with your doors closed, so getting the right professionals like our SERVPRO technicians to work quickly on removing the water and restoring the damage is critical.

When you are contending with a high volume of water inside of your restaurant, you need a team of professionals that can arrive quickly and get to work on restoring the damage that this water has caused. You can always rely on our SERVPRO of Largo water damage restoration specialists to help you overcome any obstacles you face in getting your doors back open. Give us a call today at (727) 586-0060.

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Fire Damage In Pinellas County Can Negatively Affect Your Personal Possessions

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage In Pinellas County Can Negatively Affect Your Personal Possessions Removing soot from structural parts of your home is essential to save materials and deodorize the house.

Fire Damage Can Negatively Affect Your Possessions

Any time something burns in Pinellas County whether it is indoor or outdoor, smoke exhausted by the blaze can spread to areas far away from the source. This partially combusted gas then floats around and attaches to cooler surfaces. Once smoke hits items with a lower temperature, soots and soils get left on the objects. Residues can ruin the finish on some things and create pungent aromas to exist inside the building.

Removing soot from structural parts of your home is essential to save materials and deodorize the house. If there is ever fire damage in Pinellas County, our SERVPRO technician's clean soils from your contents as well as building components. Soiled contents can also be a source for foul, burnt fragrances. Some types of smoke residues can force items to get replaced while others clean off with minimal effort.

In many situations where your possessions were affected by smoke, our SERVPRO crew packs up and transports your damaged goods to a clean and disinfected area for extensive content cleaning. Once at the cleaning location, we test different materials and draw up a conclusion as to which methods and detergents will work the best on the various forms of soot possibly present. Since there are thousands of kinds of materials things are made of, we have a vast collection of cleaning tools at our disposal.

If the soils are light and easy to remove, a feather duster or dusting cloth can be effective at removing the contamination. Our SERVPRO technicians use dry sponges for cleaning slightly heavier concentrations of residue that adheres well to affected surfaces. Porous surfaces should always be cleaned with dry methods instead of using wet chemicals because the moisture in the product can soak the soot deeper into the item causing secondary damage.

Foam cleaning uses a foaming agent to clean fabric and upholstery. Polishing is a rather aggressive method and works well cleaning damaged metal objects or furniture. Wet cleaning with high alkaline products can be the only thing that works for heavy soiling. In more severe cases, semi-refinishing takes place, a process that strips off part of something's surface.

Utilizing the correct techniques can save time and money in the long run. If the wrong method gets used in the incorrect scenario, secondary damage can add cost to the overall scope of the project. Make sure your beloved possessions are taken care of by calling SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060 immediately after any problem is noticed.

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Why You Should Choose Professional Flood Restoration For Your Indian Rocks Beach Restaurant

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why You Should Choose Professional Flood Restoration For Your Indian Rocks Beach Restaurant SERVPRO of Largo is available 24/7 to respond to your restaurant's water damage emergency.

SERVPRO is The #1 Choice When It Comes to Commercial Flood Restoration

As a business owner, you can appreciate that the flow of traffic into your building is critical to your success and overall profits. Having a restaurant in Indian Rocks Beach is no exception to this. While it might be a challenge enough to keep this flow of traffic coming through your doors each and every day, it is almost impossible to do this if your business has fallen victim to a substantial water loss incident or flooding.

From a business standpoint, you might consider trying to remedy the damage from this disaster on your own to save the cost or the insurance claim, but this is unwise. Your Indian Rocks Beach restaurant requires a lot of specific restoration practices following flood damages, and the best choice that you can make is to contact our SERVPRO professionals.

From the moment that our team of technicians arrives at your restaurant, we work quickly to assess the full scope of the damage. We want to understand every task that we must perform to restore your business, and what it takes to get your doors back open to the hungry public the quickest.

Once the assessment completes, our SERVPRO professionals often have to focus on extraction. With a varying degree of materials that this saturation and pooling might impact, several approaches could be necessary. For example, portable pumps might work fine for concrete and tiled areas, but a weighted extractor is also often required for carpeted areas.

Our goal is to limit the structural damage to your building as much as possible and to remove all of the moisture and dampness present throughout the affected areas. This practice eliminates the possibility of worsening conditions like fungal growth, which can shut down your business for a much longer period.

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Flood damages to your restaurant affect much more than your inability to serve food to the loyal patrons in the area. Without the proper restoration, you could be leading your business down a path that keeps your doors shut to these local customers for a long time. Trust the experience of our SERVPRO of Largo technicians to help you clean up the mess and get back to your regular business more efficiently. Give us a call today at (727) 586-0060.

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Tackling Mold Damage For Homeowners Throughout Pinellas County

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Tackling Mold Damage For Homeowners Throughout Pinellas County The mold remediation and damage mitigation process on your Pinellas County property can be a complicated and strenuous task.

Tackling Mold Damage

The mold remediation and damage mitigation process on your Pinellas County property can be a complicated and strenuous task. You might have mold located in a small confined space that is easy to clean or mold that hides in your walls, ceiling, and floors contaminating everything in its wake.

Regardless, you need to remember that the most important thing is to safely remove any mold damage you find in your Pinellas County area home as swiftly and efficiently as possible. To do it correctly, you need the proper tools, equipment, and resources or access to someone who does.

SERVPRO teams deal with mold remediation problems throughout the area, all year long, and work hard to provide owners just like you with the services and equipment necessary to regain control of a contaminated living environment. Our IICRC-industry certified technicians are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and answer your call for help, immediately, day or night.

SERVPRO technicians train heavily in a repair versus replacement attitude, taking every precaution possible to limit secondary damages that occur, often resulting from mold contamination in your home. Our services include containing the infected area, preventing additional spreading, and helping you learn how to avoid future contamination. Furthermore, we have a high success rate in restoring many personal belongings that you might consider lost.

SERVPRO provides each team member access to a variety of professional equipment including, moisture detectors, extraction units, drying equipment, foggers, and dehumidifiers. We train in advanced cleaning, drying, and deodorization methods that make the entire mold remediation process faster, and more efficient than you might imagine. The condition of your living environment and that of our local community drives us to perform at exception levels.

SERVPRO of Largo has a professional staff ready to help you determine whether mold exists in your home, or if another problem exists that needs your attention. Who knows, we may help you find a problem in your home that you never even knew existed. Call today to find out (727) 586-0060.

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Our App Expedites Water Removal in Pinellas County

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our App Expedites Water Removal in Pinellas County Whether water damage comes from an inside or outside source, contact SERVPRO immediately for efficient and effective water damage remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians are Experts at Remediating Water Damage in Homes 

Last night’s storm was pretty severe, and now excess water is flooding the inside of your ranch-style Largo home. Water removal is one of the most vital restoration phases after a flood. You must act quickly to save your belongings and to prevent major damage to your home. Luckily, you set up an account with us that allows you to get help to your residence as soon as possible. The Ready Plan is an emergency preparedness tool homeowners can use to speed up response time. It allows users to create an Emergency Ready Profile that contains critical information about their property. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the vital to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water affects your home.
 
The SERVPRO Ready Plan App allows for fast water removal in Pinellas County. When our team arrives at your residence, expect them to be well-prepared. Using this app can also improve our readiness when responding to various water migration situations. Plus, it speeds up the water removal process. You can create an individual profile for your property, which will save time and can get help to your residence faster. What makes this service so compelling is that property owners enter specific details about their property before an event, like a storm, occurs, which gives us vital information to assess the job better.
 
For every emergency, our SERVPRO Ready Plan App can aid our technicians during the planning stages. For example, it can assist them when deciding which extractor is best to use. Since there is a significant amount of water inside your home, the techs may opt to use the trunk-mounted extractor. It is a powerful device that can remove water quickly from structures. Water that stands for more than 48 hours can cause bacteria and mold growth, which is why a quick response to a water emergency is critical to success. This app lets our crew act promptly.
 
Removing moisture from the residence is also crucial during the restoration process. To ensure structural dryness, our team may use several devices. Air movers circulate air and replaces wet air with drier air. For effectiveness, crews strategically place them throughout the structure to increase the drying process. Also, our technicians may use dehumidifiers to push or absorb moisture from the air that speeds up the drying phase. In short, using the SERVPRO Ready plan App may help reduce damages to your property and can help get us to your house faster.
 
You can rely on SERVPRO of Largo during water emergencies and can expect us to be ready to tackle the job when we arrive. Call us at (727) 586-0060 today. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and can restore your home when possible.
 
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Keeping Your Things Safe From Flood Damages In Your Pinellas County Home

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Keeping Your Things Safe From Flood Damages In Your Pinellas County Home You can trust our flood restoration specialists to help you overcome any issues water might have caused to your home.

Keeping Your Things Safe After A Flood

For all of the beautiful things about the weather and average climate of your Pinellas County home, there are some drawbacks living in a coastal state. One of these drawbacks is the persistent possibility of severe weather and the risks associated with the damage that these storms can cause. Most homeowners in the area carry some degree of flood insurance on the understanding that this could happen with little warning, but that does not make the damages any easier to face.

Perhaps one of the most devastating of flood damages to your Pinellas County home is the effect that this pooling water can have on the aesthetic features, structural components, and contents of your home. Fortunately, with the right professional restoration service, either recommended by your insurance company or solely sought out by you, these effects can get addressed quickly and lessen their impact on your home.

Our SERVPRO team of professionals can help you to better understand the effects that this water has had in your home, and what steps must get taken to restore these issues. Our initial inspection can detail all of the areas in need of attention, as well as identify contents of your home that must get removed from harm's way while restoration continues.

To preserve these items that are at risk in your house, for example, our SERVPRO technicians can activate our pack-out policy. This service removes items from your home that limit restoration work from happening or that stand the most significant risks of irreparable water damage. Once the restoration completes, the team can bring these contents of your home back to where they initially sat, better known as pack-in.

While this procedure is only a small portion of the restoration plan our technicians take when facing flood damage, it shows the dedication that we have to satisfy our customers during a trying time. You can trust our SERVPRO of Largo flood restoration specialists to help you overcome any issues water might have caused to your home. Give SERVPRO a call anytime at (727) 586-0060.

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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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Water Damage in Your Largo Home from a Roof Leak

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Your Largo Home from a Roof Leak It is important to regularly have your roof inspected to prevent severe damage from an unnoticed leak.

Rely on SERVPRO Professionals for Thorough Water Damage Remediation

A roof which is leaking can create severe damage to your home in Largo. Even though a well-constructed roof can hold up for decades or even longer, it is recommended that your roof is inspected every few years. If you do not do this, you could wind up with long-term damage from a leaky roof which goes unnoticed, leading to further deterioration of your property. You could be dealing with various forms of damage such as mold and mildew growth or drywall fatigue.

As soon as you notice a leak in your Largo home’s roof, you need to take care of the problem right away. Water damage like this can quickly escalate and create additional damages. SERVPRO is always standing by when you need us, so do not hesitate to contact us when you have an issue. We are specially trained and experienced in all types of water damage.

After arriving at your home and inspecting the damage, we remove any standing water if necessary with industrial pumps. Once this is done, dehumidification and drying begin. It is essential to perform this step to get rid of any moisture that remains after water removal. Air-movers, dehumidifiers, and fans can be used, and we monitor these machines daily to ensure the drying time is optimal.

If any personal belongings were affected by water, SERVPRO techs clean and sanitize these for you. Air scrubbers can also be used to remove moisture and particles from the air when needed.

The last big step is restoration, which involves replacing materials such as insulation and drywall. This process sometimes is as simple as installing a few panels of drywall, but in severe cases, it could require replacing an entire wall.

If your roof leak went unnoticed for an extended period, the restoration process could take longer, as more damage such as mold growth has taken place. We can, however, take care of this for you as well, ensuring that your home is safe and dry again before we leave.

SERVPRO of Largo takes pride in being thorough in the restoration of your home in Bellair, Largo, or Indian Rocks Beach after any water damage. Just reach out to us at (727) 586-0060 when you realize there is an issue so we can help you out as fast as possible.

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Remediating Flood Damage In Largo

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Remediating Flood Damage In Largo Flood damage to Largo homes from storms brings more than just simply water.

Remediating Flood Damage

Largo homes can be underwater in a matter of hours. The weather of the past year may no longer be an issue, but we still have rain and other weather issues to deal with, some as quickly as this week.

Flood damage to Largo homes from storms brings more than just simply water. Outside, untreated water potentially brings in multiple types of contamination as well. Debris like soil and roadside trash can enter a home with a storm that simply is not present when the water falls out of a damaged water heater. Since this additional problem can result in further property loss, SERVPRO response teams watch for contaminants to clean property as we dry it.

Our first action no matter the contamination level is to remove property out of the water. To do this, we remove water from the home and lift the property out of the water by placing it on pallets, blocks, or moving it to unaffected parts of the home. It stops damage to fabric and wood finish, and by placing the furniture higher up, we get airflow underneath the items to increase drying.

Now we look at each item. SERVPRO inspectors examine everything for both drying and cleaning, then place response team members on the items at greatest risk for permanent damage and disposal. For light contamination, we attempt to remove it with cloths and sponges. If possible, we do this only a small amount of cleaning agent to prevent soaking the items further.

For ticker layers of contamination, we use brushes. These hand tools are very effective in removing most soils, which then allows us to use a cleaning agent to loosen the surface contaminants and remove them with the brushes, cloths, or sponges.

Once we remove the contaminants, technicians begin drying the property. We set up dehumidifiers to lower the humidity inside the home and to carefully remove excess moisture from a nearby property. To increase the efficiency of these devices, we also place air movers to blow warm, dry air over and under surfaces to gently force moisture out of them.

Remediating flood damage requires much more than just removing water from your home. SERVPRO of Largo has the experience, training, and tools needed to restore your property to its original condition. If you need our help, call (727) 586-0060 today.

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Understanding the Fire Damage to Your Largo Home

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding the Fire Damage to Your Largo Home Don't deal with fire damage on your own. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services right after the fire fighters leave for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians are Fully Certified in Remediating Fire Damage

Fire damage is a devastating event for any homeowner. However, understanding the effects of fire, smoke and heat can help you prepare better for the restoration process.

After the professionals arrive at your Largo home after a fire damage incidence, they assess the damage due to smoke as well as the heat. It is essential to understand the difference between the damage caused by the actual burning of the contents and the smoke residue. SERVPRO technicians use different approaches to tackle the damage depending on the source of that damage.

Damage caused due to combustion
Combustion is burning or material due to excessive heat. Technically, combustion is same as burning. The three components required for combustion to take place are fuel (the material that burns), oxygen and heat. If these three components are in perfect balance, all the fuel is burnt, and no residue remains. Unfortunately, these components are not always in a balance during a house fire. In such a situation, the fuel burns inefficiently leaving a ton of residue in the form of charred surface and a ton of smoke. SERVPRO professionals use some of the best equipment and techniques to remove this type of damage.

That said, if the extent of combustion is extensive, there is a lot of structural damage and the ability to restore a property takes a hit.

Damage caused by smoke  
Smoke is generated by inefficient combustion, which is a hallmark of a house fire. It contains suspended particles, gasses, and aerosols. Gasses such as oxides of nitrogen and sulfur are also quite common in smoke.

The particles in the smoke can be as small as 0.1 to 4 microns and can penetrate surfaces easily. Once the smoke particles settle on surfaces, it is often referred to as soot. Once deposited on the surfaces, the soot causes discoloration and blackening that is typical of a fire.

The soot particles often react with the moisture present in the air and generate acidic residues that are incredibly harmful to the surfaces. It often causes discoloration and corrosion of the surfaces if not promptly removed.

Seeking professional help as soon as possible is the best option to limit the damage caused by a fire. Call SERVPRO of Largo today at (727) 586-0060 to schedule an appointment.

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Depend on Professional Mold Damage Remediation in Largo

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Depend on Professional Mold Damage Remediation in Largo Hurricane season can leave behind mold damage in your home, rely on SERVPRO to remediate the damage according to EPA protocols.

Hurricane Season Can Leave Behind Mold Damage Problems

After a hurricane season full of destruction and near-misses in the Largo area, residents grow weary of responding to weather and climate-related disasters. Stories of unlicensed contractors preying on those experiencing problems such as mold growth in the aftermath also make homeowners weary of seeking help. Our reputation and inclusion in a network of disaster remediators with over 40 years in the business set those fears to rest.

The climate Largo experiences makes dealing with the potential for mold damage a constant reality. Mold spores coexist with us everywhere, indoors and out, worldwide, but the warmth, rainfall totals, and humidity on the Gulf Coast increase the risk that spores absorb water and multiply. The skills and experience of our mold remediation crew help you remove current mold colonizations and plan to avoid microbial outbreaks in the future.

Often a homeowner tries to manage a mold outbreak without professional help, thinking a bleach solution or other over the counter remedy is just as effective. The result rarely is satisfactory, as mold recurs or even worsens. This relates to the fact bleach and other ordinary cleaners contain large quantities of water, commonly over 90 percent. Spraying the diluted solution on mold merely lightens the stain, but does not go deep enough into a porous structure to destroy the mold colony. In fact, the water ironically feeds the mold, resulting in more, rather than less infestation. SERVPRO follows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol on mold remediation with proven positive outcomes.

Mold colonies must be removed, sometimes including portions of your home’s structural components or fixtures if they are compromised. SERVPRO also takes specific steps to contain the mold particles during removal, using barriers and equipment such as air scrubbers and HEPA-filtered vacuums. Even a minute bit of mold left behind can grow into a whole new colony. We apply mold remediation industry-developed and proven antimicrobials to inhibit future mold outbreaks in the affected area.

Solving a mold problem necessitates finding the source of moisture fueling the activation and growth and ridding your dwelling of it. No company can promise mold elimination, but SERVPRO educates our customers on steps that cut off the water mold needs to multiply. Expect us to be relentless as we find leaks, seepage, recesses of water from past flooding or spills, and high humidity in your home. Repairing the infrastructure that allows water to intrude inside your home is the key to successful mold remediation.

SERVPRO of Largo is your trusted mold remediation leader in our community. Call us at (727) 586-0060 if you even suspect a mold problem and we will evaluate and help you mitigate the situation.

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Commercial Water Removal in Belleair Bluffs

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Water Damage from Indian Rocks Beach Home Aquariums

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Offers Quick Response Restoration Services for Any Size Disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mold Growth in The Basement Can Cause Mold Damage in Belleair Homes

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Growth in The Basement Can Cause Mold Damage in Belleair Homes Basements have high humidity levels making it easier for mold to develop and grow.

SERVPRO Offers Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services

For anyone who has had to deal with a flooded basement - a relatively frequent occurrence in the Belleair area - the process of water removal is just the beginning. The resultant damage can cause health effects in the form of mold growth. Even a single inch of water can provide enough humidity for mold spores to grow on surfaces. Carpeting, drywall, and virtually anything indoors is susceptible to mold growth.

If you find signs of mold damage on your building materials, SERVPRO can offer mold remediation services. Our mold damage restoration experts provide 24/7 services to Belleair residents and its environs, and we are available at your request. We follow IICRC guidelines in every restoration project to ensure that the cleanup process matches appropriate industry standards.

Quick action is crucial when faced with a flooded basement. The idea is to dry out damp areas in 24 to 48 hours before the mold takes effect. The longer the mold is exposed to warm, humid conditions, the more property it can take over and the more mold spores it can release into the air.

During a mold damage assessment in the basement, SERVPRO professionals begin by looking for any signs of moisture. Areas with signs of water damage are suitable for mold growth. Mold can thrive on any building material or object made from organic substances. Ares that are prone to mold damage in the basement include cardboard boxes, furniture, wallpaper, insulation, carpet, wooden building frames, and drywall.

If the mold damage is not visible, SERVPRO technicians can carry out mold testing. This involves sampling both air and surfaces for mold spores. Mold testing can be done on furniture, storage boxes, insulation, floors, ceilings, wooden building frames, pipes, ducts & vents, wall cavities, and walls.

High humidity levels in the basement provide the ideal growing environment for mold. It is important to ensure that humidity levels are within acceptable levels to limit mold damage. Our technicians use a hygrometer to measure the level of humidity in this space. A humidity reading of at least 45 percent is enough to support mold growth. A high-quality dehumidifier can go a long way towards keeping humidity levels at bay.

If you are dealing with mold damage in your basement, you can leave the dirty work to SERVPRO of Largo. Our tools and techniques are designed to adapt to every restoration job, leaving the site as clean as new. Call us today at (727) 586-0060.  

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Generator Fire Adds To Hurricane Irma Damage In Largo

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Generator Fire Adds To Hurricane Irma Damage In Largo Largo Area Properties and SERVPRO Help After Hurricane Irma

Tropical Storm Assistance? Call SERVPRO

One of the ways homeowners prepare for the effects of hurricane activity in Largo is to consider a portable or stationary standby generator. This option can be a property saver or the source of a substantially accelerated disaster if a power surge, malfunction, or misuse of the generator causes fire damage in addition to the harm already inflicted by the hurricane. We are ready to assist with hurricane devastation, straightforward or complicated.

The flooding and other hurricane damage start a broad array of deterioration events in your Largo home. Loss of electricity impedes the ability of your HVAC system to guard against humidity-based hurricane damage in Largo. Knowing this you fire up a generator after lights flicker and die, but to your horror, a blaze ignites, and your home sustains double the damage. Our commitment to offering customers both water and fire damage remediation means we increase our efforts to address both events.
 
Water and fire damage often go hand in hand. A typical home fire is controlled and extinguished by thousands of gallons of water. This time the post-hurricane water arrives first, and shorts out your generator because of the lack of a transfer switch and a worn extension cord. Stored fuel for a portable model also may dislodge, cracking the container because of rising levels of water. Either way, the result is a fire, and SERVPRO adds fire restoration to the hurricane recovery plan.
 
We remove the water and assess for water damage first, taking care to check for instability within the house before sending SERVPRO workers and equipment inside your home. Although fire damage grabs the attention, standing water and its unattended damage have the potential to cause long-term, continuous harm to your home. They also interfere with ongoing cleaning efforts. Using our truck mounted pumps and extractors, the standing water is evacuated, and air movers and dehumidifiers take over to reduce moisture in structures and the air. Throughout the process, our trained technicians monitor the progress made to achieve our drying targets.
 
The SERVPRO team then begins fire cleanup, using industry approved techniques and products. Although we complete the water damage abatement first, the acidic nature of smoke and soot damage impels a speedy second round of fire damage remediation. The overall hurricane damage plan is complex, but we persevere, bringing years of experience in complicated restoration projects to your situation.
 
Rely on the ability of SERVPRO of Largo to respond quickly and successfully to your hurricane damage. Call our dispatchers at (727) 586-0060 for an inspection and assessment of all your restoration needs.

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Drying Methods for Commercial Flood Damage from Storms in Your Largo Clothing Boutique

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Drying Methods for Commercial Flood Damage from Storms in Your Largo Clothing Boutique If you experience flood damage in your clothing boutique, call SERVPRO to dry out your space and get your doors open sooner.

Reopen the Doors to Your Clothing Boutique after Flood Damage by Calling SERVPRO

Flooding is a risk to any business, so your Largo company is no exception. It is a fact that one in four businesses shuts down from a natural disaster and never gets to reopen, and over eighty percent of all natural disasters which are presidentially declared involve flooding. If flooding has damaged your clothing boutique, you need professional help right away.

Commercial flood damage to your Largo business can be devastating. It not only ruins merchandise but can damage the structure of your building as well. SERVPRO is a professional remediation company, and all our employees are trained and certified to handle flooding from storms in a timely fashion so your business can be up and running again as soon as possible.

Getting your business back in order does not just involve extracting all the standing water. It also involves our technicians drying and sanitizing the building, plus salvaging anything that we can. Airflow is one of the most important tools which we use. Drying your structure efficiently requires us to know the right techniques for using airflow during the drying process.

We consider a standard pool table to understand the correct way to use airflow. When a billiard ball is banked, it has a reaction to the angle at which it hits the bumper. Airflow works in the same way. If the air mover blows right at a wall, air bounces back, plus it also forces moisture into the wall, which is not good! When the air mover is directed at a forty-five-degree angle, the wall bounces the air back, carrying away the moisture, it is then replaced by drier air.

We put the air movers in a clockwise pattern with the inlet facing the wall and the snout against the wall. We ensure that all the walls affected are in the stream of air. For SERVPRO techs to accomplish this, we might have to put additional air movers in windows, offsets, and closets. Every time we monitor the equipment, we reposition air movers to the left or right in a circular pattern, so your building is evenly dried.

SERVPRO of Largo is thorough, but fast in drying out your clothing boutique and getting your doors open to the public again. If you own a business in the areas of Belleair Bluffs, Largo, or Indian Rocks Beach, you can reach us anytime you are in need at (727) 586-0060.

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Quality Water Damage Restoration Services In Belleair Beach

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Quality Water Damage Restoration Services In Belleair Beach When major storm systems pop-up, there is always the fear of ending up under water.

Quality Water Damage Restoration Services

When major storm systems pop-up, there is always the fear of ending up under water. In the Belleair Beach area, it takes a company that understands how to deal with saltwater, along with all of the regular services they offer, to mitigate damages on our property.

With the help of a trained professional, you can combat water damage in your Belleair Beach home and save a majority of your contents that might otherwise require replacement. All you need to do is make a single phone call to receive quick, efficient services that you can trust after an emergency occurs on your property.

At SERVPRO we offer full-service solutions to address water damage in your home. We have access to water extractors of every size, which makes removing excess water a breeze. Our technicians also use infrared moisture detectors to ensure hidden pockets of moisture are taken care of, and we use a fast, efficient drying process to get things under control fast.

SERVPRO technicians understand how saltwater affects electronics, wiring, and other household surfaces. We use fresh water to rinse the entire area, removing chemicals and residues that cause additional damage. Our team focuses on each item individually, ensuring quality results during every aspect of your restoration.

SERVPRO also performs all of the repairs, replacement, or reconstruction necessary to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition. Our technicians specialize in water damage restorations, helping you return to your home as quickly as possible. We work with your insurance company, keeping you informed throughout the restoration process and limit your losses and costs wherever possible. Our goal is to produce proven, quality results that exceed your expectations at every turn. We make damages disappear. Like it never even happened.

Contact SERVPRO of Largo for quality solutions to water damage on your property and begin your restoration, today. Our restoration technicians are standing by ready to assist with whatever situation you may face, offering emergency service 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year (727) 586-0060.

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Drying Your Basement Flooring After Flood Damage From Heavy Rains In Belleair Bluffs

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Drying Your Basement Flooring After Flood Damage From Heavy Rains In Belleair Bluffs The first thing which needs to be done is to get rid of as much of the standing water as possible.

Drying Your Basement Flooring After A Flood

If you live in a flood zone in Belleair Bluffs, or you are experiencing heavy rains, you might worry about water leaking into your basement through window wells. The only thing you can do immediately after such an event is to mitigate the damage as quickly as possible. The first thing which needs to be done is to get rid of as much of the standing water as possible. However, you have to wait until the storm stops and the waters stop rising.

You need to contact a professional water remediation specialist at SERVPRO to help you with the flood damage in your Belleair Bluffs home. When we first arrive at your home, we assess the damage and write up a scope of the work which needs to be done. We go through all the steps with you before we begin any remediation.

One major thing to consider in a situation such as this is the effects of the water and moisture on your flooring. Painted concrete can blister or flake, which requires repainting. If the paint has lead, we use a qualified subcontractor to remove the original paint.

Concrete floors are porous, meaning water can wick up leaving a chalk-like calcium on the surface. We can usually brush these off. Any surface film or dirt on concrete can support the growth of mold. Our technicians at SERVPRO can clean the concrete after the water is up by HEPA vacuuming and apply an EPA-registered disinfectant if we need to.

Usually, asphalt tile keeps a good bond with concrete after water damage. Chalky or white areas appear sometimes, but they should respond well to our cleaning methods. The whitening is many times caused by a separate of sealer wax or finishes from the floor.

Vinyl tile on concrete isn't as durable as the asphalt tile. It usually comes loose if much water is involved. The motion of the water coming up through concrete could force vinyl tiles to separate from the floor. Since it comes up easily from concrete, replacing them is easier than replacing asphalt tiles. Vinyl tile is many times less expensive to replace than to dry.

You can trust SERVPRO of Largo to take care of your basement flooring after it floods, along with the rest of the cellar. We always check the subflooring as well to ensure your basement in the areas of Indian Rocks Beach, Belleair Bluffs, and Largo is restored properly when you call us at (727) 586-0060.

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Stored Items Can Easily Ignite and Leave You with Fire Damage in Your Largo Residence

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Stored Items Can Easily Ignite and Leave You with Fire Damage in Your Largo Residence SERVPRO works hard to restore your home after a fire, "Like it never even happened."

Fast and Efficient Fire Damage Restoration Services

Preparing for a hurricane often creates a rush to place everything in safer locations throughout your Largo home. Fire is not something that many see as a risk during such a time, and few consider the possibility of such an event.

Because Largo residents store a medley of items together, fire damage can easily happen, and then spread quickly, as well. If your home is unattended when a fire ignites within your stored belongings, the damage can become extensive. Even wet contents can burn if exposed to high enough heat. The steam produced can then cause other types of damage within your home, and affect other, undisturbed belongings elsewhere.

If you are present and able to catch a fire in its initial stages, damage levels often remain low. Hidden problems can still exist, however, and experienced professionals can help locate these areas. This is why no job is too small for us to mitigate. Every job is important, because without restoration, the damage, including minor smoke and fire damage, only worsens.

Our technicians hold certifications from the IICRC in Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT), preparing them for any fire-related disaster that homeowners might find inside their residence. Vast buildings or tiny apartments can pose safety hazards, both large and small, but our employees easily handle all of these.

Discussing the individual situation with you means no further surprises can create additional stress for you and your family. We examine and assess the damage to your home and then explain in detail the processes needed to restore your home fully. Our goal, to make your home “Like it never even happened” is made easier when we have your assistance. Partnering with you from the start of the restoration process also alleviates your concerns regarding timing and the financial costs involved.

SERVPRO of Largo's skilled and experienced professionals know you want your home restored as quickly as possible and can work with you during the entire process. Call our local number, (727) 586-0060, to contact us. Fire damage may seem insurmountable, but we assure you, we can mitigate and restore, so your family can return home again.

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Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Belleair Beach

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Belleair Beach If your business experiences water damage, call SERVPRO to restore your property.

Quick and Efficient Water Restoration Services

Water and flood damage in Belleair Beach can have a significant impact on your business. It can destroy valuable items and documents, and undo work that took many years to complete. Worse still, you may have to relocate while the building is undergoing repairs. In the end, you may lose a lot of time and even important clients along the way.

When a water disaster happens, you can count on SERVPRO for quick and efficient commercial water damage restoration services in Belleair Beach. We have a thorough emergency response team that can return your premises to preloss conditions in no time, "Like it never even happened."

The first step our IICRC-trained technicians take is using special equipment to inspect the severity of the commercial water damage. Once this is done, they begin extracting any standing water. The exact process depends on whether the water is inside the property or on the property (or both, in some cases).

To counter water damage under the property, we use an extractor to vacuum up the water so that the contents are no longer soaking wet. If the culprit was a broken pipe, we fix it and then eliminate contaminated soil, spray antimicrobial products, and add new, fresh soil.

To deal with water damage inside the property, we first remove the furniture from the area or place it on blocks. If the carpeting and padding were contaminated with dirty water, we usually throw them away. Clean water can be dried off of the carpet using special procedures. If the wall also sustained water damage, we make small holes to allow air movement for a quicker drying process.

When plumbing leaks happen in a multi-story building like a hotel or office building, switching off the water supply at the main valve is important to prevent further water damage.  We identify where the problem is and then check whether the water valve is located nearby. Turning off the water supply at the mains can also prevent additional damage from mold and mildew. Keep track of your monthly water bills and maintain safety protocols at your business to minimize commercial water damage.

If you detect the presence of water damage in your premises, SERVPRO of Largo can help restore your property. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and our technicians have access to advanced tools and products to ease the restoration process. For queries and emergency services, we are on call 24/7 at (727) 586-0060.

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Types of Home Fires and Fire Damage in Largo to Be Aware Of

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Types of Home Fires and Fire Damage in Largo to Be Aware Of Many fires start in the kitchen. Be vigilant and if a fire does happen, get to safety and after the fire fighters leave, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle Fire Damage Methodically After a Fire on Your Property

Although home fires can begin anytime and anywhere in Largo, there are a few different types of fires which you should be aware of. Knowing them can help you to lower or even eliminate the risk of a fire starting in your home.
 
The most common kind of fire and fire damage in your Largo home is a grease fire in your kitchen. Grease fires are hazardous since they can get out of hand fast and spread from the stove through the whole kitchen and other rooms of the house. Many grease fires happen when a frying pan is left unattended on the stove. They also occur if a pan is overheated and the grease catches fire. These types of fires can seriously injure you and cause extensive damage to your property.
 
Other kitchen fires can include appliance and oven fires. Fires also begin in your kitchen when electricity contacts water.
 
After a kitchen fire, you need the assistance of a professional fire damage remediation company. SERVPRO has plenty of trained and experienced technicians who can help you clean up after a fire and do so in a timely fashion.
 
If your home is older, it may not have the right wiring to handle the number of electrical appliances many people are using today. Old wiring can be frayed or worn, which causes sparks and shorts that can ignite.
 
Older breaker boxes are built to shut off electrical current when the circuit is overloaded to prevent fire, but many times these connections are broken or worn and do not activate the switch.
 
Lighting can also cause electrical fires, which can be started by improper wiring or use of light bulbs which are higher in wattage than what the appliance recommended.
 
Coil space heaters are very hazardous since the coils ignite anything nearby which is combustible. Keep any space heater at least three feet away from anything that can catch fire including bedding, curtains, furniture, and clothing.
 
Our SERVPRO staff can assist you with cleanup and repair after any fire. We also clean up water damage from firefighting efforts and help you speak with an insurance agent. We understand that any fire, large or small, is a stressful event, so we strive to make the process of restoration as simple for you as possible.
 
SERVPRO of Largo can come to your home any time that you need us to help you get your home back to normal. Residents of Belleair Bluffs, Largo, and Belleair Beach can reach us whenever needed by dialing (727) 586-0060.

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Commercial Flood Damage Puts Office Functions on Hold in Belleair Bluffs

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage Puts Office Functions on Hold in Belleair Bluffs Flooding in your office building can halt current projects and leave the space susceptible to a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO for remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle Damage BOTH in Homes and in Commercial Properties

Career advice centers provide information on everything, from education to building skills via non-paid work to dressing for increased success. Office workers put a considerable amount of effort into their resumes and their career development, resulting in the drive for office managers and business owners to provide clean environments for employees and customers to work.
 
Offices must be healthy, also, but commercial flood damage in Belleair Bluffs can reduce the safety of any building where it occurs. Standing water from broken water lines at one of the top floors can quickly create an increased humidity in the air throughout your office building as moisture works toward finding a natural state of equilibrium. Documents, electronic equipment, HVAC systems, and everything else in your office faces an increasingly higher risk of damage the longer water remains. SERVPRO has the equipment to remove the water that is flooding your office and the technicians to do it correctly the first time.
 
Just as no job is too large or too small for us to complete, SERVPRO employees can get your office dry at any level of your building. Broken water pipes can spew water out at several gallons per minute, and when this happens at higher levels of a building, lower floors can be affected soon after. Water spreads horizontally, as well, inside structural blockades such as ceilings, only to descend in outer areas, expanding the scope of flooding as water is pulled down by gravity.
 
The technicians at SERVPRO use hygrometers, moisture meters, and infrared scanners to detect all of the water, no matter where it has 'disappeared' to inside your building's interior structure. Standing water is easily seen and extracted with pump trucks or easily carried, using smaller units that extract water wherever they are needed, but hidden water requires increased technology before being found. Our IICRC certifications show we have the training to restore your entire building to a dry state, “Like it never even happened.”
 
What we do is important for the future of your building and your employees' health. Increased humidity in a building, which can occur easily if flood damage is not correctly mitigated, can affect both adversely. Microbial growth can begin in as little as two days after water first comes into contact with materials, and rust can affect metal items in a similar amount of time. Both can create problems for your staff and your building's safety. Increased humidity can also damage electronic door locks and other security measures.
 
SERVPRO of Largo wants to help you and your employees by restoring your place of business to how it should be, safe, healthy, and dry. Contact us at (727) 586-0060, regardless of the day or time so we can begin helping you accomplish the restorations needed.

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

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

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

Mold Remediation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top Reasons that Require Water Removal in Your Clearwater Home.

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

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

Count on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration to Your Property

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

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

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Belleair Beach Mold Damage and How to Avoid It

7/1/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Flood Damage Restoration For Your Indian Rocks Beach Home

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Relieves Your Stress and Restores Your Property After a Flooding

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

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

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Electrical Fire Prevention in Your Largo Home

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Tips to Stop Smoke and Fire from Damaging Your Property

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

Flood Damage in Belleair Beach Homes Caused by Overflows

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

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

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


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

How a Small Leak Anywhere in a Gift Shop can Create Extensive Commercial Water Damage in Largo

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How a Small Leak Anywhere in a Gift Shop can Create Extensive Commercial Water Damage in Largo Your gift shop needs to be open so that customers continue to purchase items to take back home with them. Call SERVPRO after a water damage event.

Our SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Determine the Source of the Water Damage


Florida has many wonderful and spectacular sites to see, and this often includes small and large gift shops. Window shopping and browsing is a part of many vacations to our great state. Out-of-state tourists, and some locals, too, love the various surprises often found inside area gift shops.
 
Largo is home to many gift shops, but one emergency that can close doors and ruin businesses is commercial water damage. One route to this disaster is a leak, but this can happen in a multitude of ways. Some of these can go unnoticed for weeks, or even months. Damage becomes increasingly more and more extensive the longer water, and its existing effects, are left alone.
 
When SERVPRO technicians are called in to repair water damage, we look for all areas that have been affected. Many times, we locate hidden damage that the business owner was unaware of.  These areas need to be repaired so that damage stops. It is very easy for water damage to spread, even after the water has been removed because of the way many materials react when exposed to water.
 
Water can cause many building materials to swell up. When the water is removed, swollen materials do not always return to their original condition. They can remain swollen, but instead of having their pores full of water, they are now full of air. These pores not only hold moisture if the humidity level rises again, and also decrease the strength of the material, but they also create tiny 'breaking points' where the material eventually crumbles apart.
 
Flooring can also be damaged by water and elevated moisture levels. Debris is less likely to be swept up when vacuumed, leading to worn areas more quickly. Padding can end up being more heavily compressed prematurely. Stain marks from furniture legs can also develop over time when humid conditions are present. These marks are most often brought on by saturation, but this is not the only way they can happen.
 
When exposed to moisture, wood frames around doors and windows are prone to swell. This can lead to problems when opening or closing them. Water stains on ceilings and walls are another issue often related to water damage.
 
Because these problems can all exist in one small area, SERVPRO of Largo has experts in all of these types of situations and more. Calling us at (727) 586-0060 is the first step in discovering all of the existing damage. Then we can begin the process of repairing and restoring your building so that both current damage is eliminated and future damage is effectively prevented.

Using Applied Structural Drying to Fix Storm Damage in Largo Attics

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Using Applied Structural Drying to Fix Storm Damage in Largo Attics Don't let the water damage in your attic become moldy. Call SERVPRO for quick remediation.

The Four Phases of Applied Structural Drying


Some of the most common forms of storm damage occur in and around the roof. Strong winds, torrential rain, and falling debris (from trees and other sources) are all significant risks, and they can knock tiles and slates clean off. When this happens, space opens up for water to get inside the building and compromise roofing materials.

At SERVPRO, we handle this kind of storm damage in Largo homes all the time. It can be a little trickier to repair than water damage in other parts of the house, as most attics are awkward in shape. Some are difficult to move in and out of, with the only access point being a set of ladders or pull down stairs.

Nevertheless, SERVPRO uses Applied Structural Drying to great effect when remediating storm damaged attics. Keep reading to find out how we do it.

Stage One: Evaporation by Airflow

Technically, the first stage of ASD is extraction, but it is unusual for there to be enough water in an attic to require motorized pumping. Normally, the SERVPRO technicians move straight in with air movers and ventilation box fans. They are placed around the space and used to direct clean, dry air into the attic.

Stage Two: Removing Wet Materials

If substantial amounts of water have entered the attic through a hole in the roof, there is a possibility that the insulation is wet. Our technicians remove affected sections and make a decision as to whether to dry or replace it. Fiberglass insulation responds well to drying. Normally, it is suitable for removal and treatment in a humidity-controlled room.

Stage Three: Evaporation by Dehumidification

The next stage of ASD is dehumidification. Even very small attics can be dried out in this way because we have access to all kinds of different drying tools. In tight spaces, a larger number of compact dehumidifiers are the best option. They pull in moisture-heavy air and direct it over special chemicals. They capture the water and send the air back out clean and dry.

Stage Four: Temperature Control

It is not really the final stage of Applied Structural Drying because it is a consistent process throughout. The remediation team has to maintain optimal conditions to ensure the success of the drying process. Dry the area too fast, and there’s a risk of secondary water damage, so dehumidification must be controlled by manipulating relative humidity.

At SERVPRO of Largo, we help homeowners in the local area carry out fast, effective storm repairs. If heavy wind or rain has damaged your roof, get in touch with the team and arrange a consultation. Call us 24/7 on (727) 586-0060.

Importance Of Regulating Humidity For Mold Damage Control In Your Largo Home

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Importance Of Regulating Humidity For Mold Damage Control In Your Largo Home Humidity in your home of more than 60 percent supports mold growth even without any water seeping out of leaky pipes or other water situations.

Regulating Humidity And Mold Damage


Usually, something fairly obvious like a leak or a flood is the cause of a mold outbreak. You trust this to be the rule to explain mold growth, so microbial activity in non-water damaged areas of your home take you completely by surprise. SERVPRO knows microbial outbreaks do not always play by the rules, but we have confidence in our mold remediation methods.

Why would mold damage be a problem in your Largo home if the roof is sound and all plumbing up to date? The average on the Gulf Coast of Florida high temperature is 80 degrees all year round, edging into the 90s during the summer months. The humidity is also oppressive. Many homes have central air conditioning or window units to minimize the discomfort of extreme heat and excessive moisture in the air. If your air conditioning system malfunctions or underperforms the air quality in your home suffers, feeling moist and sticky.

Humidity in your home of more than 60 percent supports mold growth even without any water seeping out of leaky pipes, a hole in the roof, or other water flooding situations. If you try to save on energy use by running your air conditioner infrequently or not at all when the humidity is high, do not be surprised that mold damage is an unintended consequence. When SERVPRO hears a story of mold growth absent an obvious leak we pay close attention to the level of moisture in the air of your home. We use precise measuring tools to monitor the humidity levels as we take all the steps necessary to abate the fungal damage.

Once we contain and remove the mold, and disinfect the area, we turn to reducing the moisture content of the air to prevent future mold outbreaks. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers both remove dampness, and we advise continuous operation until the humidity drops. The ideal range is between 30 and 50 percent ambient moisture. Our technicians evaluate the operation of your air conditioners, checking for clogged drainage hoses or other easily repaired issues to improve their air drying capacity. We have portable dehumidifiers to decrease humidity if necessary. As a final step, we help you set up your own AC and dehumidifiers to maintain the levels we achieve with our professional equipment.

Contact SERVPRO of Largo whenever a musty smell or mold growth invades your home. Call (727) 586-0060 for an inspection and depend on us to craft a plan to remove the mold and limit moisture to prevent more growth.

Preventing Water Damage While You Are Away from Your Largo Home

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preventing Water Damage While You Are Away from Your Largo Home Broken Water Pipes Lead to Water Damage and Flooding in a Largo Condo

Damage to Your Condo from Water Can Be Prevented

When you are away for a while is not the time you want your home or condo to suffer from water damage. It is a surprise event which you do not expect upon your return. The damage can be devastating, and you need professional help to clean it up and repair your home, which is why you need to call the team at SERVPRO.
 
A few causes of water damage include leaking supply lines, dripping water heaters, and ruptured washer hoses. Before you leave your Largo home for a short while, or for the season, there are steps you can take to prevent water damage from happening.
 
Shut Off the Main Water Valve
The simplest way to avoid water damage is to turn off the water at the main valve, which controls the water which enters your home. Make sure your entire family knows where it is located in case an emergency arises. If you have not ever shut off the main water valve before, be sure to test it by turning on a faucet before leaving.
 
Think About Your Appliances
If someone is taking care of your home or pets while you are gone, or you have automatic sprinklers, turn off the valves to any major appliances. Your ice maker, dishwasher and washing machine all have shut off valves or switches which can be turned off.
 
Remember your sinks and toilets. These fixtures have a valve underneath that is easy to shut off. These devices are where leaks occur quite frequently. Leaks can become floods. SERVPRO has plenty of experience cleaning up water damage from various types of water leaks, so if something does happen, be sure to have our staff help you do the cleanup and repairs.
 
Check Supply Lines
If any of your supply lines are plastic, you want to upgrade to stainless steel. Plastic lines easily break and can rupture while you are not at home. They are generally under twenty dollars to replace. Inspect them before you go on vacation or up North instead of waiting until the last minute. Take a flashlight and look at the kind of lines you have on your appliances.
 
Check Your Gutters
Look for debris, sticks, and leaves which could clog the gutters up and overflow or flood. Clean the gutters out to be safe, and make sure all the downspouts discharge around ten feet from your house. If they do not, you need to add an extension to the downspout. When it is raining, you could have hundreds of gallons of water flooding close to your home. If you live in a condo, make sure that the maintenance of your building also includes the above preventative steps to avert water damage.
 
Check for Automatic Shut-offs
There are many plumbing devices on the market that are high-tech and can sense and shut off leaks in your house. Check your local hardware store and online to find the newest gadgets which can save you during an emergency. There are even smart devices which can sense if you have gone out of town.
 
SERVPRO of Largo are the experts you need when you do have a water emergency while you are away. They can find the source of the water, fix the problem, and also search for any mold, as it can grow and spread quickly once there is excess moisture present. Give us a call at (727) 586-0060 immediately if you return home from vacation to a water disaster of any kind.
 

Dealing with Burn Marks and Stains in a Largo Home

3/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dealing with Burn Marks and Stains in a Largo Home SERVPRO Cleans Smoke Stains in Largo "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO to Mitigate Fire and Smoke Damage

Even if burns are not very deep, fire can leave obvious visual blemishes across a home. Stains and burn marks can happen to any material, from wallpaper to wood to glass to laminate, and each of these materials and types of burns can require a different approach to clean up properly. This complicated burning result is why many companies fail to adequately solve the problem: they simply lack the training or equipment necessary to handle a broad array of situations. SERVPRO technicians are trained extensively and have access to a franchise supply of tools to ensure that every job gets done right the first time. We are also part of a national network for disaster mitigation.

Superficial Burn Marks
Many burns from fire damage in Largo are, aside from their visual appearance, virtually harmless for the building in question. Aside from discoloration and perhaps a layer of smoke residue, these burns have done very little to degrade the material they coat. Typically, these are easy for our technicians to deal with, requiring only a thorough cleaning with professional grade detergents, hand tools, sponges, and repainting. Another issue, for a future article, explores the problems associated with smoke odors and how to eliminate their pervasiveness.
 
Smoke Staining
Some types of smoke may leave stains on various materials, especially when mixed with water. Here is where SERVPRO’s flexibility comes into play: smoke can be tough to remove without damaging many materials. To name a few materials, upholstery, wood, carpet, fabric, and tile grout all require careful attention to adequately and safely clean away the smoke. Smoke and soot can dig deep into a material, sometimes requiring thorough washing or dry cleaning to remove effectively. The nature of the smoke, whether it is wet or dry, is a key factor in utilizing correct IICRC best practices for restoration. We realize the acidic nature of this combusted residue and how pitting can harm many surfaces.

Deeper Burns
When a fire has burned around an object or surface, it usually causes both visual and structural damage. Materials are often heavily degraded or deformed, and discoloration is typically pervasive. Again, different materials can require different approaches, with flammables such as wood, fabric, and upholstery requiring especially extensive restorations or perhaps replacement.
 
SERVPRO of Largo is a local fire damage restoration company with national backing and resources. Call us as soon as possible after a fire at (727) 586-0060.

What Our Customers Say!!

8/15/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial What Our Customers Say!! Quality Is Our Goal

We strive every day to ensure that our quality of work is up to the highest standard and we are always so happy to get positive feedback from our customers.

Here are some recent quotes from real customers:

"MANY THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE AT OUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING. YOUR STAFF ARRIVED IN THE EVENING AND EVALUATED THE NEEDS AND STARTED TO WORK THE NEXT DAY. WE APPRECIATE THE FAST AND QUALITY WORK THAT SERVPRO DID FOR US. I AM GLAD TO RECOMMEND YOUR SERVICES TO OTHERS" -David, Clearwater

"You made our emergency a priority and the service provided was outstanding.  As this was my first exposure with SERVPRO, I am impressed with both your office and field staffs, which were always helpful.  It was a pleasure doing business with you." -Rick, Largo

"While we were devastated by our water leak and home getting ruined, your crew stepped up and saved our home.  In the process, they calmed us and made us feel like all was going to be OK.  We can never express how wonderful your crew was and how much they did to make it all OK.  Thank you!." -Evelyn, St Petersburg

If water damage, from the smallest overflow from a toilet to full house flood from a pipe burst, threatens your home or office call us at (727) 586-0060  We are here to help and care for not only your home or office, but for you as an individual.  We are a family owned business and know that each job is not simply a job, but is someone allowing us to come into their lives during a very stressful event.  Our ultimate goal is to help make it a little less stressful on you. 


Mold Tips

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Tips Hidden Mold!

Does Your Largo Home Have A Mold Problem?

In Largo, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (727) 586-0060

Largo Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

 Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Largo for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Largo specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (727) 586-0060

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