How and Why SERVPRO Restores Largo Home After Damaging Events
Largo Homeowners Trust SERVPRO for Mitigation of Structural and Content Damage with Fast Action
When Largo residents find their homes damaged by fire, water, storms, or mold-they require aid immediately to halt further loss. Our SERVPRO is local, and we are members of the community and support our friends and neighbors with whatever type of restoration services they need.
Water damage in Largo homes happens from plumbing, appliances and sometimes accidents such as a forgotten bathtub faucet left running and remember only when the water from the tub dripped from the ceiling. When you contact SERVPRO for water extraction, our certified Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) immediately scope the property to determine areas where water migrated.
We have access to state-of-the-art equipment to perform all types of specialized water removal. Most of our extraction equipment is a combination of a heater, pump and vacuum unit. We use all three components when pulling moisture out of carpeting or upholstered furnishings to prepare them for drying. For most other types of water removal, the vacuum feature alone removes water efficiently.
Drying a water loss in a home requires more powerful airflow than a standard household fan can provide. Our certified technicians perform techniques to aid in the drying of a room such as drilling weep holes in saturated sheetrock or removing baseboards, so a more significant amount of airflow reaches inside wall cavities. Our air movers blow at such high velocity that they cause embedded moisture to rise for easy removal. After drying, we scope the room to ensure that no excess moisture remains and that it meets our preset drying goals. After the completion of water damage restoration efforts, SERVPRO technicians wipe down all water-affected surfaces with our professional-grade cleaners, so life at home gets back to normal quickly for the residents.
If storm damage hits a Largo residence, SERVPRO stands ready to help. We arrive on-site soon after the initial phone call and perform any needed temporary measure to prevent additional damage to the property such as tarping over a damaged roof or broken window to prevent further water from entering.
Flood damage needs cleanup efforts as quickly as possible. If standing water is over two inches deep, we deploy submersible pumps, so no time is lost in performing water extraction. We scope the rooms and determine item by item what our technicians can save through our specialized cleaning methods. Because groundwater is a category three biohazard, many porous objects such as carpeting have no potential for restoration and require removal from the site for health reasons. In this geographic location, saltwater intrusion can complicate the cleanup and restoration services. To prevent secondary damages like rusting, degradation of wood, especially laminated products, SERVPRO should be called in for the service.
SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training through the methods as taught by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. When water wicks into sheetrock, once it has warped or buckled, restoration is not an option. We perform a controlled demolition technique known as "flood cuts" to help additional airflow go into wall cavities and save more of the structure for rebuilding.
After completion of flood damage mitigation, our SERVPRO location carries a general contractor license #CBC1250662, and along with storm damage cleanup, we can also rebuild the property and return it to its preloss condition. Using one company for the necessary mitigation and reconstruction saves the hassle and stress of screening and hiring a contractor on top of dealing with the storm damage.
Mold damage in Largo homes needs addressing as soon as you make the discovery. When choosing a company to assist with mold damage, you can rely on SERVPRO as we hold a State of Florida mold remediation certification #MRSR1163 and we follow the best practices to eliminate the colonies and repair the issues that caused the hospitable conditions for spore germination.
Largo homes with fire damage get fast attention from SERVPRO emergency response teams. When a portion of a residence has a fire loss, we contain the area with thick plastic or use negative air chambers dependent on other factors on-site to stop the spread of soot.
Fire debris removal happens quickly as charred items contribute only to the spread of soot and foul odors. We inspect the fire-damaged possessions as we clean to find items with restoration potential. We use different methods from hand wiping with dry-cleaning sponges to a full immersion bath for non-porous items to altogether remove smoke residues, and these techniques assist homeowners in lessening fire loss and avoiding costly replacements. Walls, ceilings and floors receive testing for the type of smoke damage, and we apply the proper cleaning techniques for the best outcome in each case.
Our certified Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians have access to the same type of equipment as the Library of Congress uses for historical documents. When essential papers, books, or other valuable files have damage from smoke or water, we have several different types of restoration methods to use to save them from getting counted as a fire loss including:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
We use different types of equipment to eradicate smoke odors in the home. For mild scents, time-release gel pellets overtake residual odors. When the odors are deeply embedded and strong, we have equipment such as thermal foggers or hydroxyl generators that bond with odor-causing soot molecules and neutralize them.
There are cases where the fire damage is so severe that the only option is to perform controlled demolition, save what building materials we can and deploy odor neutralization methods to get the property ready for reconstruction. When this occurs, we can also rebuild for the homeowner.
Why SERVPRO? We know when Largo residents contact us for restoration services, they have experienced a stressful situation in their homes and require assistance. We respond with compassion and professionalism. We communicate with both property owners and adjusters to ensure everyone remains on the same page for each phase of the mitigation process. Our custom-created reports assist with expediting the insurance claim filing process as it contains detailed descriptions along with before and after photos. We do everything to take as much stress as possible off property owners during restoration or reconstruction.
When home disasters happen contact SERVPRO of Largo at (727) 586-0060, and we arrive quickly after your initial call no matter what type of restoration services required, we return your property to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."