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Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach Donated inventory must stay dry to reach the hands of people who need the items. Should your charity shop suffer water damage, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Respond Quickly to Help Restore Your Water Damaged Items

After so much damage from the weather, Santa Rosa Beach business owners forget that the majority of property loss from water comes from much more common sources. Broken pipes are year-round and result in more repair and restoration costs than a hurricane.
 
Santa Rosa Beach commercial water damage does not only affect area businesses looking to make a profit. Charity shops and donation centers need to be open to raise needed funds and provide services. SERVPRO knows every disaster needs a quick response, especially for those agencies helping residents still rebuilding from last year.
 
Our response teams can turn off the water and stop the source of the leak if the owner has not already done it. Several team members determine if we can fix the problem. We do not have licensed plumbers, but minor breakdowns we can try to repair. The rest of the team begins the process of removing water from the structure, drying floors and walls, and drying out the donated property.
 
SERVPRO team members use pumps and extraction wands to draw water off the floors. After we remove it, specialists open the doors and push out any remaining moisture out of the structure with long-handled squeegees.
 
Now, we can set up dehumidifiers. These devices draw moisture from the air, soaked building material like drywall, and donated inventory items. Each one can remove up to 25 gallons of water each day. To augment the effectiveness of the dehumidifiers, we can set up axial fans to create negative pressure and force the damp, inside air out of the structure.
 
We maintain drying racks at our offices for large items like curtains, but we can also use them to hang inventory, so the items have more space between them and dry faster. To speed up this process, we can bring in air movers to circulate warm, dry air across the donated inventory.
 
Our goal is to help every business reopen quickly to support our local communities rebuild and grow. If you need our services, call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties today at (850) 267-0746. We are here for you.

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Restoring Flood Damaged Homes in Point Washington

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Flood Damaged Homes in Point Washington Call SERVPRO for Cleanup After Floods in Point Washington, Don't Go It Alone!

SERVPRO Works Hard to Salvage Properties in Port Washington  After Flooding

When Point Washington homes suffer a disaster like what we have dealt with recently, it can be overwhelming. Time is critical though, and homeowners need to take advantage of every second by contacting a professional restoration company.
 
By quickly removing water, SERVPRO helps stop further flood damage in Point Washington homes and alleviate current damage. We start with commercial grade pumps to remove standing water when large amount are in rooms of the house. If local power is unavailable, we maintain an extensive number of portable generators in our equipment inventory to ensure uninterrupted electrical support. In the case of large disasters, we can trailer in large diesel-powered generators. Pumping is only the first task though.
 
Next, we remove items of personal and structural property when necessary from inside the home. We do this to prevent staining the carpet with wood varnish or color dyes that run when the fabric absorbs too much water. Removal also reduces the chance of wood swelling or splitting from too much water. Our remediation specialists set up dehumidifiers to begin drawing water out of the affected property. This method removes it quickly but causes no harm to the items. Lowering the humidity also reduces the chance of mold growth in the home.
 
As SERVPRO team members attempt to restore the furniture, others bring in extraction wands to remove water from carpets and wood floors. By doing this quickly, we can prevent warping on the floors and stop the process of delamination in carpets. Warping can be a minor twist in the wood that does not affect the other floorboards. If it is very severe, warping forces the floorboards on either side to twist and separate from the floor frame. That can force SERVPRO specialists to remove the non-salvageable planks.
 
Delamination occurs when the carpet is soaked long enough that the upper and lower layers begin to separate. It happens because the excess water softens the glue and the pieces begin to pull away from each other. If we notice that delamination has started, our technicians use a combination of dehumidifiers, air movers, and space heaters to dry the carpet without pulling the upper layer, like an extraction wand. This process takes longer, but it does save the homeowner from replacing the carpet, with some luck. We can only try.
 
These tasks are only the first in the process developed by SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties. We take every precaution to dry your home and property quickly, but with mitigation and restoration in mind, not a replacement. If you need our services, call us today at (850) 267-0746.

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Leaky Dental Equipment Requires Commercial Water Removal Services in Santa Rosa Beach

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Leaky Dental Equipment Requires Commercial Water Removal Services in Santa Rosa Beach SERVPRO acts fast and works around our customers' needs and schedules, allowing you to stay on schedule.

Fast and Efficient Water Removal Services Equals Less Interruption

Caring for your dental patients in Santa Rosa Beach requires a clean and comfortable environment. It is much easier to help patients relax when your equipment functions correctly. A leak in a water line used for oral irrigation or a drain from a basin can pose severe problems to both the state of mind and to the cleanliness of your clinic.

When clinics of any kind in Santa Rosa Beach have problems with broken lines or drains, commercial water removal services help keep the current patient scheduling in place. Keeping your patients' services and care uninterrupted reduces the amount of frustration experienced by your staff and the patients involved.

Opening up in the morning, ready for a new day with patients, only to find that a water line that burst in the middle of the night can stress out even the most experienced dentist staff. However, SERVPRO can help with such matters and bring everything back under control, “Like it never even happened.”

As we extract the pooled water, or small flood, from your floors, we also engage small meters that detect the presence of water. Increased humidity in your clinic can allow microbial populations to explode dramatically, creating increased risk to your patients. We must remove this humidity, also, so we ensure that walls and floors hold no water or excess moisture.

Drying out the area affected by the faulty water line or drain calls for the use of dehumidifiers, air movers, and heating units. We try to keep from disturbing your current patients as much as possible. We always work around our customers' needs and schedules, meaning a strong possibility of keeping current appointments as scheduled for your patients.

Because we always clean up after ourselves, when we leave your premises at the end of a water removal job, your clinic's operations can continue without any further interruption or need to pick up after our crew. SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties hires people who live in our area, meaning we are your neighbors. Each local business is crucial to our economy, and we treat them accordingly. Call us at (850) 267-0746 for the latest in restoration technology. We provide services every hour of every day, year-round.

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Fire Damage from the Christmas Tree in Your Miramar Beach Home

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage from the Christmas Tree in Your Miramar Beach Home Enjoy your tree and stay safe by taking preventative steps when caring for it. Should your home suffer a fire, contact SERVPRO right away.

Our Trained Professionals Can Quickly Remediate Damage Regardless of the Cause

Christmas trees can start a fire in your Miramar Beach home if you do not take the proper precautions. You can keep you and your family safe during the holidays by avoiding unnecessary fires. If you love real trees, they dry up very fast, so keep your tree watered. You also want to avoid overcrowding any electrical outlets and do not use any cheap or faulty extension cords. Check the lights you put on your trees as well.
 
Fires and fire damage are always stressful, but even more so during the holidays. If your Miramar Beach home has suffered fire damage, contact our professionals at SERVPRO right away. We can help you clean up and repair your home after a fire so that you and your family can get back to your regular lives.
 
When cleaning up after a fire, four elements affect how residues and soils are suspended in our cleaning products – temperature, agitation, chemical action, and time.
 
Heat causes molecules to move faster. The faster they move, the faster the speed of the chemical reaction between cleaning solutions and soils is. Every cleaning product has its temperature that is appropriate. Heat also reduces the tension of water-based solutions, which lets the products to penetrate surfaces and dissolve soils better.
 
Agitation is when the surface being cleaned is moved, or the cleaning solution is moved, or both. SERVPRO techs use agitation to free or dislodge soils. Once we break this bond, we can wash the soils away.
 
Cleaning solutions help us bridge the gap between the water and soil, making the process of cleaning easier. Several chemical reactions are used to get results when removing smoke residues. We use these various chemical actions to break the bond between smoke residues and the surfaces they are clinging to.
 
When it comes to restoration, time refers to dwell time. It is the time we need for soils to dissolve and the chemical action to work. Dwell time varies for different cleaning processes and professional products. Time requirements are based on various factors like the kind of soil, the kind of material, the method of agitation, and the temperature of the cleaning solution.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties understands the various factors that affect cleaning up fire damage so we can thoroughly clean your home the right way. When your home in Bonifay, Freeport, and Seagrove Beach has experienced a fire, contact us right away at (850) 267-0746.

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Flooding Often Requires Water Removal Services for a Santa Rosa Beach Warehouse

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Flooding Often Requires Water Removal Services for a Santa Rosa Beach Warehouse SERVPRO is prepared to remove water and restore your warehouse from flood damage 24/7, 365 days a year.

Call SERVPRO Immediately after Flood Damage to Minimize the Effects on Your Commercial Space

Floods can occur almost anywhere given the right conditions. When excessive rainfall in the area causes creeks and rivers to rise, or that rainfall is falling on the thoroughly saturated ground, your business could be at risk for flooding damages. When your Santa Rosa Beach warehouse falls victim to flooding conditions, it can be challenging to get a grasp on the full scope of the damages.

The trouble with keeping your warehouse free from this threat is that there are so many points of entry for rising waters to access the facility. With bay doors and man doors throughout the structure, keeping the water out can be an impossible feat. When the water has reached the inside of the building, it does not take long to reach areas to cause costly damage. This circumstance requires professional water removal services for your Santa Rosa Beach building.

Fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals can act quickly when you call to begin fighting the rising waters of your building and removing it entirely. While it might not be feasible to restore the damage that the flooding might have caused to some of the equipment or inventory stored within the warehouse, our team can assure that with the appropriate measures that we take through our water removal and restoration process, we can mitigate further losses for your company.

Our efforts start with preventing further water from getting into the building and removing the source of the problem. From this point, our SERVPRO technicians bring in truck-mounted pumps from our fleet to quickly remove the present pooling water in the facility. This process will very efficiently eliminate most of the water, which gives our team a better look at the restoration efforts that are required to correct the damages fully.

Thoroughly drying the area prevents moisture from lingering in the air, which significantly reduces the possibility of mold from growing. The threat of mold is a common problem that results from just removing the visible pooled water instead of entirely drying out the affected area.

Our team is prepared to handle any water removal emergency that requires our assistance. If you ever find yourself in need of professional restoration services for your warehouse, give SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes and Washington Counties a call. We are available anytime at (850) 267-0746.

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Washing Machine Malfunctions: A Common Culprit for Water Removal in Mirimar Beach

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Washing Machine Malfunctions: A Common Culprit for Water Removal in Mirimar Beach If you notice flooding from your washing machine, call SERVPRO immediately to lessen the damages.

Rely on SERVPRO for Quick and Efficient Water Removal Services

Washing machines are no doubt an everyday staple in the average Miramar Beach home. While this modern convenience has gone great lengths to make your life a little bit easier, it is also a machine that is inevitably going to break down. Through no fault of any homeowner, appliances are not built to last forever and can malfunction or fail. Since these appliances, in particular, are directly connected to a water supply line in your house, this can sometimes result in a need for water removal services.

Preventative maintenance can only carry the average homeowner so far in keeping up with the needs of their aging machines. Something as simple as a damaged bushing or bearing can keep a filling command going indefinitely with your washing machine, forcing a great deal of water onto the floor in your laundry area until you notice what is happening. If you discover a disaster like this, our SERVPRO technicians offer emergency water removal to your Miramar Beach home.

The first thing that you need to do in a water damage situation like this is to get the water turned off to the appliance. The feed lines are on the backside of the machine, and there are shutoff valves you need to turn closed to stop flow into the appliance. Once you have the water flow throttled, for the time being, you can give our emergency SERVPRO team a call.

Quickly reacting is a way to minimize the damage. With high volumes of water, it does not take long for significant issues to show themselves. These issues continue to worsen the longer you wait to seek out professional restoration services, so do not waste any time in contacting us at SERVPRO. We can show up shortly after your call and begin assessing the incurred damages and put together a restoration plan to bring your laundry room (and all other affected areas) back to their pre-incident conditions.

Water removal has to begin immediately to lessen your losses and reduce the money involved in repairs. If you are in the middle of a water emergency, call our fast response team at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties. We can be reached 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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Commercial Water Removal Can Prevent Closure Of Freeport Restaurants

11/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Can Prevent Closure Of Freeport Restaurants Freeport Restaurants often find that one of the essential steps to reopening includes commercial water removal.

Commercial Water Removal

Freeport businesses often worry about their financial health after a severe hurricane season. How quickly restaurants recover in an area can indicate how well an area does overall after such a disastrous event. Also, those restaurants that can return to serving the public quickly can also benefit from restoration of their profits at an earlier date than what other restaurants might experience.

Freeport Restaurants often find that one of the essential steps to reopening includes commercial water removal. Without this crucial step, restaurants might experience only partial success in their overall restoration efforts. The materials remain saturated and allow mold and other problematic situations to develop. Repairs based on damp materials become more likely to fail than those carried out in a dry environment.

SERVPRO keeps the equipment needed for all sizes of disaster ready for immediate action. We are Faster To Any Sized Disaster, so your building's state does not become worse. Our technicians use hand-held monitoring devices, portable suction equipment, massive pumps, and many other items, as well, to remove water and moisture from restaurants.

Water seeps into the tiniest cracks and then spreads as far as possible. When areas become warmer, this water can evaporate and move to other unaffected areas. Because heat works so well in evaporating water, we use it to help us remove water and moisture from buildings such as your restaurant.

Heat on floors and near walls can lift moisture hiding in those surfaces up and away from them, into the air. Air directed with the use of air movers moves that increased humidity where we want it – either outside or into dehumidifiers or desiccant machines. We remove this water and keep it from reintroducing itself to your building.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties wants to restore your building's dry state so complete restoration work has a high success rate. Call us at (850) 267-0746 for our 24-hour services, every day of the year.

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Reliable Fire Damage Options for Residents of Miramar Beach

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Reliable Fire Damage Options for Residents of Miramar Beach SERVPRO technicians use ozone and thermal fogging to rid your home of the unwanted odors and chemicals left behind by fire damage.

SERVPRO Offers Professional Deodorization after Fire Damage in Your Home

There are many challenges which result from a fire damage incident that many homeowners in Miramar Beach find disturbing. For instance, during such a time the air is filled with many irritants. One of the surest ways of restoring the situation is by deodorizing. But how are you going to conduct such a technique when you do not have the right tools and the knowledge?

Residents of Miramar Beach should not worry past that point since companies like SERVPRO have trained and certified professionals in fire damage restoration. Let us begin by understanding the two kinds of deodorization - ozone and thermal fogging.

Deodorizing using ozone needs much care since it is a poisonous gas. According to OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the PEL (permissible exposure level) of ozone stands at 0.1 ppm (parts per million). Despite that, we cannot underestimate its effectiveness as a deodorant. That is why the trained personnel use protective gear such as NIOSH-approved respirators, organic vapor cartridges, chemical resistant gloves and goggles when dealing with the gas.

On the other hand, solvent-based deodorants are emitted by a fogging device when carrying out thermal fogging. With the help of heat and combustion, the deodorants are broken down into small particles. Since the deodorizing products used by this technique are highly flammable, all pilot lights in the working area are extinguished. To prevent irritation, we ensure pets and people do not get into contact with the fog.

When either of the two deodorizing techniques is performed, ventilating the treated areas is encouraged. When windows and doors are not sufficient, you will service providers such as SERVPRO setting up high-velocity fans and air movers to thoroughly turn over the air in the area. For cases where ozone was used, air should be left to circulate for about 15 – 45 minutes.

At SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties we understand that fire damage issues are emergencies which need much seriousness. Call us at (850) 267-0746 for unrivaled services.

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SERVPRO Gets Flood Damaged Hotel Doors in Point Washington Open Faster

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Gets Flood Damaged Hotel Doors in Point Washington Open Faster SERVPRO works hard to get your hotel doors open as soon as possible after flood damage.

Three Ways SERVPRO Gets You Back in Business Faster

Flood damage to hotels in Point Washington and other parts of the state can cause as many as 50% of locations to never open their doors again, due to lost revenues and extra costs associated with mitigation and restoration services. SERVPRO understands the challenges many hotel owners and managers face in the aftermath of a major storm, so our response strategy has been designed from the ground up to minimize costs and get doors back open as quickly as possible. Here are a few ways we can get you back in business faster.

Insurance Negotiations and Contacts

We maintain healthy relationships with all insurance providers in the area, allowing us to maximize payouts and reduce paperwork for all victims of hotel flood damage in Point Washington. We are careful to make sure insurance adjusters and representatives know exactly what is going on at the job site at all times to confer the most benefits possible to you. We can also act as a medium between you and the insurance company as well, giving a stable and friendly platform for both parties to discuss and negotiate.

The ERP System

One of SERVPRO's unique aspects is our entirely original ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) system, which allows us to store and access a wealth of information online about your locations when time becomes critical. Creating a profile in the ERP system ensures our fastest responses should you ever need our help and services.

Our Mitigation and Restoration Approach

Our overall approach to any flood damage job is one of mitigation and restoration, concepts that are both designed to reduce costs to a minimum and reduce time spent on recovery tasks. We use mitigation tactics to arrive quickly to the site of the disaster, preventing as much damage as possible from happening. Restoration is a blanket term for many tasks in which we work to save and recover your building and furniture without spending big money replacing them.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is committed to helping local businesses to recover from the effects of flood damage as much as possible. Call us at (850) 267-0746.  

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Cleaning Up Mold Damage in Your Miramar Beach Home

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning Up Mold Damage in Your Miramar Beach Home In order to fix a mold issue, SERVPRO technicians find and correct the source of moisture.

Trust SERVPRO to Thoroughly Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

Mold is a fungus which can be odorous and visible but can also grow between your walls, under ceilings and floors, or less accessible areas such as attics and basements. Mold does best in materials which have become soaked with water such as carpeting, paneling, wallboard, ceiling tiles, paint, and more. It can, however, survive in any damp location in your Miramar Beach home.

If you have mold or mold damage in your home in Miramar Beach, it is in your best interest to contact our professional staff at SERVPRO right away. We are trained and certified in handling mold, and follow standards published by the IICRC for mold remediation.

Since buildings with mold in them can be associated with health problems, we work to protect the health of our workers and you and your family. Some of the safety work practices we follow prevent staff from exposure as we disturb the mold during cleanup. Other methods prevent mold from spreading throughout your home into clean areas.

One way in which SERVPRO technicians achieve this is by placing negative air machines near where possible drywall demolition is occurring. Doing so reduces how much airborne mold the staff are exposed to and making the process of removing the mold more efficient.

After the mold has grown past normal levels, the best solution is to remove the excess mold contamination. We can accomplish this by getting rid of materials damaged by mold growth, by vacuuming mold spores into HEPA filters, and by using a damp cloth to wipe soiled surfaces with detergent cleaning products.

Fixing the problem of moisture that created the mold growth in the first place is the key to dealing with the mold in your home. We find and correct the source of the moisture, as even the best cleanup efforts do not keep the mold from returning if your house still has the moisture problems.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, & Washington Counties can be trusted with the mold growth in your home. We have the experience and training needed for mold remediation for anyone in the areas of Freeport, Seagrove Beach, or Santa Rosa Beach, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at (850) 267-0746.

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