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2/11/2020 (Permalink)

A huge hole in the ceiling of this home with drywall falling to the floor below. The leak in this roof caused the drywall to fall to the floor below in this home, we arrived right away and began restoration.

Stain and Water Cleanup in Indian Rocks Beach

It is lovely to have a condo on the beach with the ocean mere steps from your door, but the elements can be tough on both the inside and outside of your home. It is impossible to avoid bringing in sand, dirt, sunscreen residue, and moisture into your condo when you reside near the beach. It is considered a small price to pay for the luxury of being near the ocean. However, having a pipe burst within your kitchen can cause additional clean up on top of the daily routine.

Dealing with water cleanup in Indian Rocks Beach is unique because sand and debris brought in from the beach can add additional cleanup to your condo. In such a small space, water from the kitchen pipes may leak into your living room carpet. Water compounded with debris can create spots and stains in carpet and upholstery that require some extra attention on top of removing the water from the pipe bursting.

If you notice a stain after the pipe burst, you can spot and flush immediately using a mild detergent like SERVPRO's Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner for water-based soils and a dry solvent like Solvent Spotter for oil-based soils. However, you may be preoccupied with sopping up water and not notice the soiled spots on your carpet. Older stains may be more challenging to remove.

The first step in dealing with soil in your carpet is to determine what kind of soil is staining your carpet. Chances are at the beach, you are dealing with the insoluble soil of sand in your carpet. While using a portable extractor to remove the excess water from your carpet, technicians may notice some sand suctioning away with the water. However, any remaining sand can be dry vacuumed after the carpet is clean.

Water-soluble soils such as salt from the ocean may also be an issue and are best removed with a water-based product. Sunscreen, on the other hand, is an oil-soluble soil and consists of oily hydrocarbon components, which can be more challenging to remove. The best tactic is to use oil-based spotting products or use water-based alkaline products such as SERVPRO's StainZap to emulsify the soil for easy removal.

Removing water damage and stains from your home may require specific care and products, but SERVPRO (General Contractor #General: CBC1250662) aims to make it "Like it never even happened." Contact SERVPRO of Largo 24/7 at (727) 586-0060.

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