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Speedy Water Damage Solutions Just In Time For Spring Break

3/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Speedy Water Damage Solutions Just In Time For Spring Break Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration in Destin, and Fort Walton Beach

SERVPRO Rescues Your Spring Break Holiday with Rapid Water Removal


When you are nervous about the condition of your vacation home due to possible water infiltration during Florida’s storms, know that we have your back. Our SERVPRO franchise location on the Panhandle right next to the Gulf means you have a well trained and experienced team of water damage restoration specialist just a quick call away.


If your townhouse in Sandestin suffered from a leaky roof during heavy rains, look no further for skilled technicians to assess the condition of ceiling, walls, and floors. After a thorough inspection, expect a detailed plan from our project manager guiding you through all the steps necessary to transform your vacation home back to preloss condition. Our goal is to restore rather than tear out and replace so that you do not miss a moment of your long-awaited vacation. Water damage abatement services include standing water removal and the determination of drying goals for various structures, fixtures, and contents that were water-soaked. We keep you informed as we reduce the moisture and work with you to contract for repairs to the leaky roof that caused the problem in the first place.

Your family townhouse rental for the college students over the spring holiday break in Destin is an important income flow. If water invades your property, something you did not anticipate, SERVPRO helps with water removal in your beachside vacation home. Resolving the unfortunate surprise of finding your floors and carpeting damaged by storm surge flooding is not a mystery to our talented IICRC certified crews of water removal technicians. We arrive fast, within hours of your first call, and hit the ground running because we know the importance of providing a safe and dry haven for your incoming college students. Have confidence that we assess for secondary damage as well, inspecting for any microbial growth or warping of the floors so that when we finish all issues are resolved, and the party can begin.

The last thing you need when arriving for your spring break in Fort Walton Beach is standing water inside your holiday cottage because your gutters failed during torrential rains. Even if you have a management company looking out for your property while you are away, heavy rains and winds do not wait for their scheduled visits. SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster. We arrive as soon as possible with trained staff and proper equipment matched to any water issue you encountered when you turned the key. Put your water damage in our hands, and we pledge to restore and repair as swiftly as possible. Industrial strength pumps, water extractors and the top trained technicians in the business make short work of your water problems.
Get your spring break back on track by contacting SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington when water damage greets you before you even unpack. Compassionate staff awaits your call at (850) 267-0746.

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Commercial Flood Damage In Miramar Beach

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage In Miramar Beach Deodorizing a restaurant is just as important as removing standing water to combat commercial flood damage.

Commercial Flood Damage


Damp odor instantly puts people off of whatever they are eating or drinking. Foul, non-food odors rapidly drive away customers from restaurants and bars. A recurring odor means the death of that business if not dealt with quickly.

Deodorizing a restaurant is just as important as removing standing water to combat commercial flood damage in Miramar Beach. SERVPRO maintains a highly trained, 24-hour response team to remediate the effects of damaging water; physical and odorous. Among the most common sources of odor in flood waters are dirt, garbage, mildew, and sewage.

The first thing our technicians do is identify and remove the origin of the odor. It is important to identify it before cleaning anything in the structure because our chemical cleaners can mask the odors. In most cases, the odor source is building material or a property item that has not dried completely. Technicians use the pumps, extractors, space heaters, and dehumidifiers in our equipment inventory to professionally dry everything. With drying completed, the next step is deodorization. Since there are usually multiple odors from some sources, we use multiple methods to stop, block, cover up, and remove them.

Disinfectants and sanitizers are some of the most common we use. They inhibit fungus, and mold spore growth and our technicians use them after lowering the moisture levels to the point that forces spores to return to a dormant state. Filtration and absorption agents reduce humidity and some types of oil residues. These are activated charcoals and work well in cleaning out odors as part of air filtration units.

Pairing chemicals attach themselves to odor particles. These particles then fall out of the atmosphere and onto surfaces where technicians more easily remove and dispose of them. We use pairing chemicals with ULV (ultra low volume) wet foggers to disperse them. Electrically generated deodorizers mix ozone gas with odor particles to change the chemical structure. These generators remove odors that have penetrated deeply into a structure and are otherwise not removable.

Finally, when we have eliminated every odor possible, technicians use masking agents to cover up remaining, foul odors with a pleasing one. These products come in various smells and are in the form of time release beads. Masking agents are also useful to cover up the smell of other cleaning agents before they eventually fade away.

Removing and cleaning odors left from flooding is a difficult process that requires a professional restoration team. SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington keeps you informed at every step while working to reopen your doors to customers. Call us today at (850) 267-0746.

Three Steps to Successful Water Removal in Santa Rosa Beach Holiday Homes

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Three Steps to Successful Water Removal in Santa Rosa Beach Holiday Homes Water at Santa Rosa Beach

SERVPRO Protocol for Santa Rosa Beach Removal of Standing Water

The Santa Rosa Beach region of Florida is a beautiful place to own a holiday home. However, it comes with certain risks, because it is so close to the coast. The town is vulnerable to flooding, and properties do get damaged when it occurs.

Fortunately, SERVPRO is a local restoration company with years of experience. Our extraction, drying, and repair processes are designed to deal directly with damaged materials. Carpets, structural components, furniture, and even artwork and electronics are all restorable with professional water removal in Santa Rosa Beach. Keep reading to learn more about the restoration process and why you should call SERVPRO when flooding strikes.

Immediate Actions
The first step is to identify which bits of the property have become damaged and which are at risk of harm. The distinction is important because our technicians can isolate wet areas and stop them from spreading. They use plastic sheeting to ensure that flood damp materials do not come into contact with dry ones.

Fast Draining
Motorized extractors are brought onto the site to remove significant amounts of standing water. Heavy extraction is only required if the flooding is severe enough to have left the ground floor or basement submerged. We remove as much water as possible this way because it accelerates dehumidification later.

Remediation and Repair
Hard, non-porous surfaces get cleaned with disinfectants and detergents after the removal of standing water. Carpeting, loose tiles, and buckled flooring need lifting or removing entirely so that the support surface can be aired and dried. Down carpets are moistened with low-level disinfectant or sanitizer to minimize dust upon removal. In less severe cases, wetted carpeting can be "floated." This loosens the fabric at the perimeters, peels back a portion, and then uses air movers to increase evaporation and remove the moisture.

Wood is either left to air dry and placed in a temperature controlled room with dehumidification equipment. Dehumidifiers require careful monitoring because the material is very sensitive to changes in humidity. If the air gets too dry, it could crack and splinter, though this is highly unusual.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa/Walton/Holmes and Washington is the restoration company that you need for fast, effective water removal. You can find us in your area and repairs are started within hours. Call us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

The Hidden Dangers of an Overflowing Sink in Miramar Beach

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Hidden Dangers of an Overflowing Sink in Miramar Beach Don't let a sink overflow cause mold damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO immediately so that the area can be properly dried out.

SERVPRO Technicians Expertly Find the Hidden Damage After a Flooding Event in Your Home


Sometimes, you have a sink overflow in your home, which can be from a clog in the drain, or your child may have left the water running. Whatever the cause, it can create a big mess with much flooding.
 
Hidden Dangers
 
A severe hidden danger in your Miramar Beach home, a sink overflow is a race to get some towels to clean it up. There are plenty of other things from flood damage, however, which are going on under the surface of the floor which towels cannot fix. Therefore, you need a professional water remediation company like SERVPRO to come and find the hidden damage.
 
Weakening Joists
 
One hidden danger is that water weakens floor joists. Once the water gets under your floor covering, it sits on the subfloor and joists. It does not evaporate since there isn’t anywhere for the water vapor to go. Therefore, it continually rots the wood.
 
Mildew and Mold Growth
 
Probably the biggest danger of an overflowing sink is the potential for mildew and mold growth. It can happen very fast if the conditions are right. Mold is a dangerous fungus that can cause severe health problems. Once mold starts to grow, it can quickly spread through the area if not stopped.
 
Leaking to Rooms Below
 
Another danger is the damage to rooms under the overflow. If you have a bathroom over the kitchen, your problem doubles. It will not only be the ceiling to the kitchen that starts leaking, but it gives a lot of bacteria and germs access to your kitchen. For this reason, SERVPRO needs to be called right away when you have flooding from a sink overflow. They can use their professional dryers and dehumidifiers to dry your home out quickly to avoid further damage.
 
Potential Safety Hazard
 
Since there are various types of floor coverings in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, another danger is a slippery floor. Some homes use tiles, vinyl and other floor coverings which can be slippery when wet. Anyone who steps on the ground as the sink overflows could fall, especially if they are unaware of the overflow.
 
Repairing the Hidden Damages
 
Of course, if your sink has overflowed, you need to call in the professionals at SERVPRO to fix the hidden damages. They can use special tools to check for mold growth, test the strength of the joists and look for any signs of stains on the ceilings below your sink. Once the damage is found, they can also repair it for you and get things looking like they used to.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holes & Washington is standing by, ready to help you at any time of day or night, any day of the year. All it takes is a simple phone call to (850) 267-0746, and they will have a technician out to your home quickly, so you do not have to worry about the damages done.

Fire Damage to Freeport Food Truck

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage to Freeport Food Truck Don't let a food truck fire keep your regular customers hungry or looking elsewhere. Call SERVPRO quickly and get back to cooking.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Fire Damage in BOTH Small and Large Spaces


Food trucks are a fun and festive addition to the list of dining options for many adventurous eaters these days. If you have invested in this delicious trend, fire damage to your food truck can mean business ruin unless you count the fire restoration experts from SERVPRO on your team.
 
Commercial fire damage to your food truck can be restored by the trained technicians from our team quickly, getting you back to the business of feeding your fans’ cravings. Our staff will assess the severity of the fire damage, ready to advise you and your insurance company as to the best plan to get you back behind the grill. The small area of the truck will mean that repairs and restoration can happen in a matter of days, or even hours, if the fire damage was well contained. Before your loyal customers even realize your troubles, you can be back on the road again, bringing joy to locals and tourists alike.
 
Professional attention to the problems presented by a fire in your food truck is the wise course. Packed into a very compact area is all the equipment and tools you need to make the dishes that are building your reputation. SERVPRO technicians are highly skilled and able to determine whether specialized ovens, cooktops, or fryers can be cleaned up to be put back in action or must be repaired or replaced after the fire. Once those decisions are made, our cleaning crews will take the interior of the food truck from grimy and sooty back to the bright and functional space you were proud to work within and show off to your customers. The safe drivability of the food truck after the fire damage will also need to be established. If your food truck experienced its fire damage near your garage or home, we will also inspect the areas of that structure to ensure no hidden damage impairs the security of the building.
 
The team at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington look forward to a challenge, including restoring a fire damaged food truck. Call (850) 267-0746 and then relax, knowing our crew is ready to turn a tough situation around.

The Process Of Water Removal In Your Miramar Beach Home

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Process Of Water Removal In Your Miramar Beach Home When you reside in a flood-prone area, you may very well wind up needing water removal and water damage restoration from SERVPRO.

Water Removal

When you reside in a flood-prone area, you may very well wind up needing water removal and water damage restoration from a professional remediation company such as SERVPRO. Without this intervention, ongoing and severe damage can happen, which can not only place the structure of your home in danger but also the health of you and your family. It is vital that as a homeowner, you are aware of the services which you can expect from such a remediation company while your home is being restored so you can be prepared for the process.

Water removal and restoration involve more than just returning your structure to normal before the flood or other water damage in Miramar Beach happened. It means getting your family back into your home and salvaging any important documents and valuable heirlooms. It means making sure that the indoor environment is healthy again as well. This all happens as a result of years of experience and training from water damage professionals such as our staff at SERVPRO.

While each case has its own unique points, below are a few of the elements of typical water restoration:
Water Removal – Getting rid of standing water is the first priority. Water in excess will not only damage materials and possessions it comes in contact with, but it is also a significant source of humidity. High-tech and low-tech methods apply, from floor squeegees and mops to commercial water vacuums and pumps.

Evaporation – You can't pick up every drop of water after flooding with a pump or mop. The remaining traces must be evaporated where they stand. This will require moving the air with fans or other equipment that can circulate the air.

Inspection – After the water is gone, a formal inspection will be done by our SERVPRO tech, and they will fully document the scope and extent of the project, including damage to the structure and contents, the material condition of the building and safety and health matters. We can also estimate a time frame for completion.

Dehumidification – Water vapor will make existing damage worse and will trigger secondary concerns, like the growth of mold. Indoor humidity must be removed with dehumidifiers.

Temperature Control – Keeping the optimum indoor temperature to speed up drying while discouraging mold and bacteria growth needs careful attention and adjustments to modify the indoor environment during the restoration process.

Evaluation And Monitoring – Each step must be assessed, and we carefully monitor the processes continually during the process, as well as after the restoration.

The next time you need water removal for any reason, contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington. We can come out to your home in a timely fashion to create a plan of remediation when you contact us at (850) 267-0746.

Fire Damage in Your Inlet Beach Home can Start with Even a Single Candle

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in Your Inlet Beach Home can Start with Even a Single Candle We are here for you in the event you have a residential fire emergency!

Your Inlet Beach Residential House Can Start a Fire with A Single Candle 

Candles are often used in the wintertime to signify many different things in our lives. Many times, these are placed in a window. As windows are typically framed with curtains, this can pose a fire hazard. Young children or pets left unsupervised in a room, even for a short period, can accidentally start a fire by causing the curtain to come into contact with the candle's flame. As fire travels upward, the entire curtain can be lit ablaze very quickly.

Relatives visiting in may never expect to be the cause of your Inlet Beach home's fire damage, but it happens all too often. While children are often a joy, they are also a great responsibility and while visiting relatives that are rarely seen in person, the excitement of the occasion can cause even the most dedicated adults to lapse in their usual supervisory skills. This can lead to disasters that can damage the interior of your home.

Because of this, SERVPRO is ready, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and prepared with the skills, technical knowledge, and the right equipment for every job, so we can restore your home to the state it should be in. Scorched areas of the wall around the window affected by the fire can be repaired and repainted so that the fire soon becomes a distant memory. Curtains, of course, will need to be replaced, but the window frame can be cleaned of smoke, soot, and anything that has melted onto it. Windows can be scrubbed clean of wax and melted curtain fabric. While we may not be able to restore your visit with your friends and relatives, we can help ensure that future visits aren't affected by the current situation.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

If your home has had a small fire that has caused localized damage, remember that no job is too small for SERVPRO. Call us, SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington at (850) 267-0746 for all of your fire damage restoration needs anytime.

SERVPRO's ERP In Commercial Water Damage Scenarios for Bonifay

12/6/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO's ERP In Commercial Water Damage Scenarios for Bonifay The ERP Mobile App from SERVPRO Mitigates Commercial Water Damage Your Bonifay Enterprise

Be Ready in Case of a Water Damaging Event to Your Business

As America has increasingly become reliant on digital resources for everything from clothes-shopping to restaurant evaluation, so to has SERVPRO modernized since its humble beginnings in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Our latest innovation comes in the form of the ERP or Emergency Ready Profile. This system is designed to aggregate relevant information for future use, and when disaster strikes, quickly transfer it to our technicians. The program keeps assigned profiles for separate locations, allowing you to manage multiple buildings or businesses easily. One of its most common uses is for water damage, where floor plans, contact information, shutoff valves, and many other factors come into play that can easily be imputed within a profile.
 
Shutoff and Control Valves
In Bonifay commercial water damage where the water originates from a pipe or main, knowing the locations of and quickly accessing water shutoff and control valves is a vital step in preventing further damage from occurring and reducing the time taken for extraction. Normally, our technicians must search for these valves on-site or find a building plan. With the ERP, they can have access to these schemes and locations before they even arrive, saving time and cutting off damage at its source. In addition to valves, water pipes, fire sprinkler systems, and mains may present problems, and having plans uploaded to the ERP helps our technicians to identify their locations quickly.
 
Contact Information
The ERP also helps to aggregate contact numbers and information, whether for emergency services, insurance representatives, tenants, or any other relevant individuals or companies. When you need it most, this vital information will be quickly available to both you and SERVPRO, accessible from any device at any time.
 
Floor Plans
Heavily damaged buildings can prove difficult to navigate, especially in floods where furniture and objects have been knocked into pathways. By uploading blueprints or floor plans, you allow our technicians to see full technical drawings and details of the building, facilitating easy navigation and better planning.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington helps local businesses to overcome severe damage with quality service and fast response times. For more information about the ERP or our help, call us at (850) 267-0746.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Crestview

11/23/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Fire Damage Crestview Call the experts at SERVPRO for any commercial or residential fire damage.

When a fire happens, the first thing homeowners want to do is return their home to normal. The last thing they want to do is deal with the paperwork. That's understandable when one of the worst things that can happen to your home actually does, it's a nightmare came true.

As a Crestview homeowner, fire damage isn't just a job to you, and we at SERVPRO feel the same way. This is perhaps the most stressful thing to happen to you as a homeowner, and we will be with you from the first examination to when we put the keys back in your hand. We have six key steps to make sure it happens.

1) We make sure YOU are satisfied - Our inspectors and technicians will explain the restoration process to you and answer every question.

2) Minimize and further loss - Our teams are highly skilled and trained to prevent secondary property loss from smoke or soot damage and as we move your property out of the damaged areas and then back in once the work is completed.

3) Identify what can be restored - We will test every item that may have been exposed to determine if it can be cleaned, does not require cleaning or could be questionable and depends on your decision. We will also be honest with you about what is no longer useful and needs to be replaced.

4) Save you and your insurance adjuster time - We will help you work with your adjuster to process everything as quickly as possible. Our initial testing and inspections provide the adjuster with the information they need to get your fire insurance case started.

5) Report the scope of loss - Our work reports to the both of you keep the paperwork moving as we restore your home and property. They also help the adjuster review our services and prioritize the work schedule to reduce costs. Once we're done, we will provide a final report that will help the adjuster process all final paperwork.

6) Produce quality restoration - In the end, even if the insurance adjuster is happy with our work, we've failed if you aren't happy. This last step is what customer service is all about for us.

We don't just come in, drag out your possessions, throw on a coat of paint and then hand you a bill. As a locally owned franchise, SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington is here to help our neighbors through every step of the fire restoration process. If you need us, call us today at (850) 267-0746 to get started.

Structural Damages that can Affect Almost Any Office in Bonifay

11/19/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Structural Damages that can Affect Almost Any Office in Bonifay Insure Your Bonifay Office Against Water Damage

SERVPRO Gets Your Water Damaged Business Going Again

Office buildings and environments vary wildly in style, layout, materials, and structural specifications, making some blanket assumptions about water damage difficult to justify in every scenario. Most office buildings luckily fit into a few key profiles, but we can only really know what treatments will be necessary once our technicians are on-site and able to examine the damage. However, here are some of the most common structural issues we remedy in an office setting.

Carpeting
Most offices have at least some carpeting in them, which is, unfortunately, one of the most vulnerable targets in Bonifay commercial water damage cases. Carpeting easily absorbs water and warps once dried out, often tearing apart and off of tack strips that hold it down. Although most types of flooring are vulnerable to flood damage and water damage in general, carpeting is salvaged less often than other types. However, in many cases, rugs and carpets not fixed to the floor may be more readily restored.
 
Wood Supports
In some flooding cases, wooden supports and columns can present a serious safety hazard. If not dealt with carefully, these may fail, triggering a partial or full collapse. This is especially prevalent in older buildings, where waterproof materials and resistant laminates are less common. Wood is also highly susceptible to mold damage and must be treated accordingly to stop growth. Our SERVPRO technicians can deal with mold remediation.
 
Foundational Damage
Perhaps the most consistent feature among office buildings is the presence of a solid foundation. During water damage, a foundation may end up taking on accidental damage, especially if prior issues had existed. If not properly dealt with, these problems could potentially lead to a total collapse. Fast water extraction and damage assessment is key in making sure these issues don't blow up into larger ones.
 
Quick to respond to any disaster, SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington is ready when you need us most. If your office has taken on water damage, please contact us as soon as possible at (850) 267-0746.