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Why Are Water Damage Cleanup Services Crucial for Largo Businesses?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO of Largo is an excellent resource for the property owners of our community who are experiencing water damage.

Largo Commercial Establishments Are at High Risk of Suffering Water Damage. 

Originally an agricultural area primarily dedicated to citrus farming, hog farms, and cattle ranches, Largo has rapidly developed into a thriving commercial center. Today, relatively little of the city’s farming past remains. This past has mostly been covered up by numerous attractive residential developments, some picturesque golf courses, and several diverse businesses. The community’s transformation has been remarkable and so has the prosperity of local commercial enterprises. With that said, these businesses do face certain unique, environmental and weather-related water damage risks. These risks include everything from a greater chance of structural issues and malfunctioning appliances to increased instances of failing water containers. 

The Changing Economy of Largo

The rapid economic development of Largo over the past hundred or so years has been astounding. Incorporated in 1905, the community was initially nicknamed “Citrus City” because of its vast citrus fields and collection of industries related to citrus fruit distribution. This all began to change in the 1960s as the population boomed, increasing from 5,000 to about 20,000 over the decade, and more businesses started to locate in the city. Now, as a result of these changes, Largo’s economy is based primarily on services and retail sales. Some of the major employers in the area are:

  • Florida Suncoast Hospice, care centers for the elderly and chronically infirm
  • The Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), owner of the Largo Medical Center
  • The Palms of Largo, an assisted living facility
  • Publix Supermarkets, Inc., a popular chain of grocery stores in Florida
  • SCC Soft Computer Consultants, Inc., a medical laboratory information systems provider
  • Tech Data Corporation, a multinational distribution company specializing in IT services and products

Of course, in addition to all of these major businesses are several hotels, restaurants, and retail shops.

How Florida’s Environment and Weather Increase Commercial Water Damage Risks

Florida’s environment and weather pose a special threat to Largo business owners. The state’s salty ocean air, blisteringly hot and humid weather, and powerful cyclonic storms with their strong winds and heavy rainfalls, substantially increase these owners’ water damage risks in the following ways:

  • Strong winds often damage roofs and windows
  • Heavy rains increase the severity of leaks
  • Storm debris clogs drainage networks
  • Salty, humid air facilitates corrosion in appliances and water containers

With all this in mind, call SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060 if you ever need commercial-grade water damage cleanup services.

What Water Damage Cleanup Services Does SERVPRO Offer in Largo?

As an experienced Largo water damage cleanup company, SERVPRO offers a remarkable array of innovative services. These offerings, among other things, include:

  • Water removal services using powerful wet vacs and extractors
  • Home interior drying with state-of-the-art Injectidry systems, air movers, and dehumidifiers
  • Water damage repairs, including repair of roof and ceiling leaks, and reconstruction of severely damaged elements
  • Other water damage remediation efforts like mold removal, disinfection of impacted materials, and home deodorization

So, remember, your neighborhood SERVPRO of Largo is always ready to help you with your water damage cleanup efforts. Contact us anytime at (727) 586-0060 for assistance.

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