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Your Santa Rosa Beach Business Can Run Smoothly After a Commercial Water Damage Experience

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Santa Rosa Beach Business Can Run Smoothly After a Commercial Water Damage Experience SERVPRO Has the Capacity for Water Loss Mitigation in Commercial and Investment Properties in the Santa Rosa Beach rea

Water Removal is Key to Mitigating Damages to Santa Rosa Beach Buildings 

You can lose revenue and customers when your business experiences commercial water damage. If the situation is the result of a broken plumbing system or a leaking roof, you need to act immediately to prevent further loss and damage. The goal is to minimize business interruption and get your customers, employees, and the entire business as a whole to its preloss operations. We advise you to work with professionals who have the expertise, equipment, and labor to handle such incidents in Santa Rosa Beach.

The use of specialized equipment is necessary during commercial water damage restoration in Santa Rosa Beach. Our SERVPRO technicians have the experience and skills to operate such equipment correctly. Not all situations are the same, so we have to conduct an assessment that enables us to select the most suitable tools for the job. Some of the devices we use during the restoration include carpet tools, dehumidification equipment, safety equipment, detection instruments, and water extraction equipment.
 
Extraction is among the initial steps that our SERVPRO technicians perform when removing water from the structure. To pump water from the floors, clean your upholstery and carpets, industry-leading equipment is utilized. These devices have a vacuum system, a pump, and a heater. During cleaning, all the three components have a role to play, but during mitigation, we only use the vacuum system. Also, the extractors can be portable or truck-mounted.
 
The aggressiveness or the force we use to extract the moisture counts a lot. For instance, if we use too much power when removing water from a wet carpet, delamination is likely to occur. If your office has glue-down carpeting, our SERVPRO technicians prefer using a wand during the extraction process. On the other hand, we use heavier devices when squeezing moisture out of heavy carpeting. We can use rider-type mobile vacuum systems for compressing and suctioning out residual water from the fibers. It is illegal to dump the wastewater at the front lawn, so we follow the state and local regulations when doing the job.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties can handle your cleaning and restoration needs after a water, storm, mold, or fire damage event. Call us at (850) 267-0746 and allow our experienced team to get your business operating smoothly again.

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Steps For Restoration Following Hurricane Damage In Your N. Okaloosa Area Home

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Steps For Restoration Following Hurricane Damage In Your N. Okaloosa Area Home Hurricane Gordon and Santa Rosa Beach Storm Damage Get the SERVPRO Cleanup Service

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Water Removal, Cleanup, and Restoration for Our Santa Rosa Beach Area Neighbors After Tropical Storms

Now that the tropical storm has passed through the area and dissipated, N. Okaloosa and the surrounding regions are getting their first look at the destructive nature of this storm system. While the primary focus up to this point was the safety of those around you throughout the dangerous situation, many homeowners and business owners are unsure of what to do next. Here are some things that you should consider when it comes to rebuilding your life in the wake of a hurricane.

While you might not know how to recover all of the damages your N. Okaloosa area home sustained from the effects of Hurricane Gordon, there are some steps that you can start taking now to get the process started for restoration work and moving forward. One of the first things that you need to do, even before you contact restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team is to contact your insurance provider for your home.

They are going to be able to talk you through your policy and how it pertains to damages sustained by a hurricane. In many cases, there is a deductible that varies depending on your policy that requires you to pay a portion of the expenses needed to restore your home following severe storm damage like this. You need to speak with the appropriate personnel from your insurance company to determine your role in getting your home back to preloss conditions. SERVPRO always can coordinate the cleanup and restoration after a tropical storm with your insurance adjuster and you for determining the scope of the service.

One way that you can help to expedite this process is to document the damage that you can see. Photographs and accounts of the damage can help to speed up the claims process with your insurance company, and get experienced technicians like our SERVPRO team on site as quickly as possible to begin repairs, restorations and clean up.

Recovering from the damages of a hurricane is not something that any homeowner ever gets prepared to face. Fortunately, with the experience and rapid response of our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties restoration technicians, it is not a situation that you have to face on your own. Call us at (850) 267-0746.

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How Mold Damage Can Spread Throughout Your Miramar Beach Residence

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Mold Damage Can Spread Throughout Your Miramar Beach Residence Mold Spotting in Your Miramar Beach Condo? Contact SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

For Miramar Beach Homes and Condos, SERVPRO Provides Professional and Safe Mold Remediation

Moisture ridden areas of your Miramar Beach home can attract an unpleasant guest into your home in the form of fungal growth. As this organism grows and thrives, it can spread to new areas of your house and seat into new surfaces. Within a brief period of the initial colonization, your home can have widespread mold growth that requires immediate action from professional remediation technicians.

Mold damage is common to Miramar Beach homes, and the severe weather systems and often damp conditions throughout the hurricane season can only exasperate this possibility. While you work to prevent this from occurring in your home, many fail to see the warning signs when they happen, and only notice the mold growth when it is out of control and in desperate need of professional intervention. Understanding how this organism lives and spreads can help you to understand the importance of reaching out to our certified mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO immediately.

From the moment that mold spores encounter conditions which allow them to develop and thrive in your home, less than 72 hours remain before a colony can form. This process begins with some light spotting on surfaces like drywall, as the spores take footing into this material to begin to grow and spread. As the colony eats through and degrades this material, it has to continue to spread throughout new areas of this surface, and even adjacent walls to continue feeding. The not visible on the surface hyphae spread like roots infesting and consuming more organic material.

Air circulation systems also play a significant role in how mold damage can spread throughout your home. Areas that otherwise might not have met the conditions for growth get exposed to active spores traveling through the ducts and settling in new areas. This fact is part of the reason why air conditioning gets shut off when remediation work from our SERVPRO technicians begins. We can inspect the HVAC system and clean and disinfect against spores, pet dander, bacteria and virus microorganisms and other allergens.

Though you may not notice the conducive conditions for mold proliferation, the right choice is to reach out to our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties remediation technicians.  We can help limit the spread of these organisms and work efficiently to remove the infestations from your home. Give us a call anytime at (850) 267-0746.

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Old Pipes Can Pull Apart, And You Need Water Removal In Your Miramar Beach Home

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Old Pipes Can Pull Apart, And You Need Water Removal In Your Miramar Beach Home You cannot predict the longevity of the indoor plumbing system in your house.

Water Removal In Your Home

The inside of your Miramar Beach home is an elaborate network of plumbing spanning from the initial service line coming into your home and spanning to every faucet and fixture. While this is something that you are rarely intended to see, many homeowners have the unfortunate task of locating and repairing line breaks when metal materials like lead and copper break down and inevitably separate over time.

A common way that pipes can break and pull apart, often causing a need for water removal to your Miramar Beach home, is in the connections of the pipe joints themselves. With older materials like lead, many of the fittings for angling and turns throughout this network screwed into the longer sections of pipe. Over time, the threading on these connections can wear down and erode, leaving enough space for a persistent dripping leak to form.

The more that building regulations understood about the inevitable separation of these joints or breaks in the pipe, the more regulated additives were to the threading to further seal this potential opening. Now, PVC and plastics are the most effective approach altogether for indoor plumbing, but many homes still have these aging materials. If a break does occur, substantial water damages can occur before you can get the supply line shut off to the house. The best thing that you can do at this point is to contact our SERVPRO rapid response team to begin helping you mitigate the damages and assess the situation.

One of the biggest priorities for our SERVPRO professionals beyond extraction of the present pooled water is getting the moisture levels for the affected materials nearby to acceptable parameters. Overly damp areas are a literal breeding ground for mold and microbial growth, which can pose threats extending far beyond conventional weakening of construction materials associated with water loss incidents.

You cannot predict the longevity of the indoor plumbing system in your house. Even with the plastic plumbing, offering higher pressure tolerances, your home is never entirely safeguarded from water loss incidents. If you have any kind of emergency that affects your residence, you can trust the skilled technicians we have at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties. Our rapid response crew is available 24/7 by calling (850) 267-0746.

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Summer Storms Bring Flood Damage To Walton County

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Summer Storms Bring Flood Damage To Walton County One of the disasters that Walton County homes sustain might involve flood damage.

Summer Storms Bring Flood Damage To Your Home

While we need rain to keep our lawn and gardens growing nicely, heavy precipitation during the summer can also cause serious problems. Homeowners in Walton County often find that bad weather is more than a nuisance. The expense of cleaning up after weather-related issues can stay manageable when a professional company like SERVPRO assists homeowners by completing the work.

One of the disasters that Walton County homes sustain might involve flood damage. Our technicians know how to handle such destruction within a home and make everything “Like it never even happened.” Our crew members hold several different IICRC certificates, which means they arrive at your home wholly prepared.

Many stages of restoration require that our team members work together quickly and efficiently to produce the best possible results for our customers. We address each of the issues involved in achieving this goal. Removing any standing water, disposing of damaged materials, cleaning the foreign matter out, and drying the property's interior all must occur before your family can safely return.

Pumping out dirty floodwaters allows us to gather debris from throughout your home's floors safely. Even though we remove carpets and padding, silt can still find its way underneath and into the spaces between the floorboards. Fine sand and other sediments can also contain organic matter that easily creates musty and highly offensive odor as long as they remain present in your home.

We check your home's humidity levels from the very beginning of our work, enabling us to monitor our progress in restoring your home more precisely. We have extraction devices that can remove such sediment. We use other tools to extract the moisture hiding in these same spaces. Dehumidifiers and desiccant machines steadily decrease the amount of water vapor until we reach normal levels. At this point, we can begin bringing in new drywall sections, carpeting, and padding.

The professional restoration experts at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties know you want your home to be a safe place in which your family can live. Contact us at (850) 267-0746 to speak with our staff, who are always available at any hour, every day of the year. We serve Crestview and Seagrove, as well as neighboring areas.

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Miramar Beach's Fire Damage Experts Discuss Restoring Structural Components

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Miramar Beach's Fire Damage Experts Discuss Restoring Structural Components Contact SERVPRO after your home sustains any type of fire damage. Our quick response to assess and remediate will help produce great results.

SERVPRO's Technicians Help to Effectively Restore Your Home and Contents After a Fire

Whenever a fire burns a building in Miramar Beach, various types of damage take place. The heat and flames that come from a blaze take their toll and burn anything that is in their path. Smoke coming from the burn will travel throughout the house leaving behind soot residues and pungent aromas. Various items inside your home like your possessions could get affected. It is also possible that your carpets, walls, and ceilings will also get damaged.
 
Insurance policies usually distinguish their coverage of items inside your home placing them in either the structure or contents category. Whenever we mitigate fire damage near Miramar Beach, we separate the scope of work of damage into the two separate categories as well. From the time we complete the initial estimate, we put the damage and work required to mitigate it into its appropriate category. We also clean and restore contents and structural materials separately. In some situations, our SERVPRO technicians even move the contents out of the affected building and into a separate location for cleaning. Other times we move the contents into a clean, unaffected area of the house for cleaning and remediation work.
 
Our SERVPRO crew groups items into the structure category when they are a permanent part of the structure of the building. Therefore things that are permanently attached to a building's framework including walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, and attached floor coverings are all considered structure. Other items that are considered structural components include cabinets, heating and ventilation systems, and bath fixtures. If you could turn a house upside down and shake it, anything that fell out would be placed in the category of the contents, and anything that remained in the house would be put into the structure group.
 
Restoring a structure often takes both remodeling and cleaning procedures. Remodeling involves replacing items that got burnt or charred severely and removed. Cleaning involves restoring fire and smoke damaged items back to preloss conditions. If you ever need help restoring structural components after a fire engulfs your home, call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 seven days a week.
 
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The Flood Damages In Your Walton County Residence You Might Not Immediately Think Of

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Flood Damages In Your Walton County Residence You Might Not Immediately Think Of Flood damages can appear in a multitude of ways, but knowing the right team to help you face them can make it less overwhelming.

The Flood Damage In Your Residence

When people think of flooding in their Walton County home, they often fixate on the pressing high volume of water inside. What often does not get thought of until some of this water starts getting extracted and dried up is the dirt, mud, debris and even contaminants that have now entered your home through the rising floodwaters that penetrated openings in your house.

While flood damages commonly get perceived as the oversaturated building materials and irreparable damage to contents of your Walton County residence, this is far and away from the full extent of the trouble this disaster can leave you facing. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to overcome all of the issues and effects from this intrusive water, and bring your home back to preloss conditions as quickly as possible.

One of the first things that people tend to discover when rivers, creeks and other bodies of water overflow are the amount of mud pulled into their homes. Once much of the water has gotten removed, affected areas of your home not only require extensive drying efforts but thorough cleaning as well to remove this unsightly effect.

Another commonly attributed effect of flood damages to your home is debris. This occurrence is especially true if a more extensive area has gotten flooded simultaneously. Water moves throughout residences and continues whatever path of least resistance exists, depositing all manner of items and belongings from other places into your home along with the high volume of water.

Depending on the source of the flood waters, you could be contending with a slew of potential contaminants and bacteria as well. Blockages in sewer lines on account of the flooding can allow for sewage or gray water to join in with the volume moving into your house. This threat can best get determined by our SERVPRO estimator and project manager assigned to your home.

Flood damages can appear in a multitude of ways, but knowing the right team to help you face them can make it less overwhelming. Give our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties team of qualified specialists a call today at (850) 267-0746.

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Why Mold Growth In Your Miramar Beach Home Is A Serious Problem

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold Growth In Your Miramar Beach Home Is A Serious Problem Mold growth in your home is nothing that you should leave for another day.

Mold Growth In Your Home

While over the years many Miramar Beach residents have had to contend with mold and fungal growth in their homes, many people are often still very misinformed about this occurrence. The less people understand about it, the less inclined they are to take it seriously and get the issue corrected quickly.

Mold damage in your Miramar Beach residence is nothing that you should allow to persist once it has gotten discovered. Too often these situations can get out of control quickly, allowing the mold colony to spread unabated throughout neighboring areas and surfaces around the original colony location. Mold itself is very detrimental to your home and to your family, despite what you might have previously thought.

One of the main things that you should do when you discover mold damage in your home is to contact our SERVPRO rapid response team. We have trained applied microbial remediation technicians at your disposal that can show up quickly and get to work on mitigating the damages that your home currently experiences.

The misinformation about mold begins with the belief that mold is not a harmful thing to encounter in your house. While varieties of mold can benefit your gardening or have allowed for breakthroughs in medicinal sciences, the kind of spores that seat and colonize in your home are not beneficial in any way.

There are health effects attributed to exposure to home variety molds. You and your family, especially those who already have breathing disorders or difficulties with asthma, could have these symptoms worsened by even brief exposures to a thriving colony. Our SERVPRO technicians even utilize full-body protective equipment and respirators when removing colonies and restoring the damages that microbial growth has caused.

Mold growth in your home is nothing that you should leave for another day. The longer that these problems persist, the more structural and environmental damages that they can do. Trust in our experienced remediation specialists at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties to help you overcome this unwanted presence in your home. Give SERVPRO a call 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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Prompt Water Removal Action is what Your Soggy Santa Rosa Beach Home Needs

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Prompt Water Removal Action is what Your Soggy Santa Rosa Beach Home Needs SERVPRO Uses Advanced Moisture Detecting Devices for Water Removal in Santa Rosa Beach Homes and Condos

Rapid Response and Water Damage Mitigation Go Hand-in-Hand, Call SERVPRO for Assistance

Finding a broken pipe that is steadily spraying water out at an enormous rate in a Santa Rosa Beach home can strike a series of strong emotions into any homeowner's mind. As this unwanted water leaves its confines, it rapidly soaks your home's interior and everything nearby. Your residence can suffer severe damages if you permit it to remain.

We help homeowners in Santa Rosa Beach deal with these kinds of accidents by implementing water removal strategies. Drying out your home and getting everything back to normal does take time but the sooner the technicians from SERVPRO begin, the sooner they can finish. Beginning immediately after such a crisis or simply a very wet incident reduces the amount of damage your family's belongings experience, also, and cuts down on how far the water spreads through the materials making up your house.
 
We use different tools and types of equipment to extract the water from the surfaces in your home. Floors often absorb a significant amount of water just because of their position. Much of this water ends up lower than the carpet and padding, underneath the underlay and possibly trapped inside the ceiling of lower floors, if present.
 
We use moisture detection equipment to find all of the water that has wicked into materials. Our devices tell us where water soaked into porous materials and other spaces that retain water. We also measure the amount of moisture in your property's air and then use desiccant machines, dehumidifiers, air movers, and scrubbers to reduce the level back to normal while cleaning the air of any microbes.
 
SERVPRO tries to preserve and protect the interior of your residence, but at times doing so would leave behind materials that can allow mold and mildew to grow. When materials show damage, we remove them, and once we restore dry conditions, we can introduce new materials safely, without the risk of damaging effects caused by the presence of water or moisture.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is always ready, 24/7, to help protect your home from damage by water with water removal equipment and techniques. Call us at our local number, (850) 267-0746, whenever your family home suffers broken pipes or other causes of unwanted water.

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Rapid Response To Your Walton County Flood Damage

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Rapid Response To Your Walton County Flood Damage Storm damage is something that owners are all too familiar with, especially now that the weather is starting to turn back towards the rainier season.

Rapid Response To Flood Damage

Storm damage is something that Walton County homeowners are all too familiar with, especially now that the weather is starting to turn back towards the rainier season. With an unexpected fierce storm, a variety of damage can occur to the exterior of your home. One of these typical issues is damage to your roof and its shingles. Penetration in this essential component to your house can spell much more significant problems than a repair bill, however.

With a hole or gash in the roof of your home from a fallen tree or just the fierceness of the storm itself, can allow for untold volumes of precipitation to enter into your home unabated. Soon, you are contending with flood damage originating in the attic of your Walton County residence. Once you notice there is a concern like this, it is critical to contact restoration specialists immediately. Doing so can help you to limit the reach of this floodwater and get it removed from your home more quickly.

Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to a call that you make any time of the day. Our crew of professionals is always standing by to help you overcome an emergency like this, and we have the advanced equipment and expertise to help you bring your home back to its original conditions.

One of the initial steps in preventing the situation from getting worse by boarding up or tarping over the areas that allow the water into your home right now. Once this step is complete, we can get to work on water extraction and assessing the full reach of the present damage to ensure that everything gets dried thoroughly. Drying your home is critical to prevent further structural weakness and eliminate the possibility of mold growth.

There is nothing that can prepare a homeowner for flooding, but with the right professional assistance, it does not have to be as devastating to your home. You can always trust our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties restoration specialists to respond quickly in an emergency. Give SERVPRO a call 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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