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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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Proper Mold Damage Remediation Steps In Walton County

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Proper Mold Damage Remediation Steps In Walton County It's important to know that the presence of moisture leads to mold growth and addressing the water problem should be the first step.

Proper Mold Damage Remediation Steps

Developing a fast action plan is essential when attending to mold damage to prevent the possibility of further damage to your contents and restore your property. The remediation process usually begins by learning about the moisture in the structure. It's important to know that the presence of moisture leads to mold growth and addressing the water problem should be the first step. We are going to look at some of the procedures we follow when attending to such issues in Walton County.

When our SERVPRO technicians are responding to mold damage in Walton County, we may document the situation through writing, taking videos or photos. With the help of such documentation, we are in a position to come up with a remediation plan which clearly outlines when we the work is to begin and end. At this particular point, we can determine whether the occupants of the building need to relocate temporarily.

The mold remediation procedures aim at cleaning up the contamination and making sure that the occupants are not exposed, since it may lead to health effects. When we are removing the mold growth, there are chances of disturbing the mold spores which may end up moving from the areas with the contamination to clean areas. To prevent such, our SERVPRO technicians put in place containment measures. Setting up a negative pressure, installing containment barriers, and sealing HVAC vents is part of containment.

When removing the mold contamination, our SERVPRO team takes typically away all porous materials with extensive mold contamination. We can then use HEPA vacuuming to remove the mold from dry and nonporous materials and surfaces. Damp wiping is also an option, and when using it as an option, we use a detergent that has anti-microbial properties. When cleaning surfaces, we usually start from the top to the bottom and generally towards the direction of airflow.

At SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call us at (850) 267-0746 if you need proven services from our highly trained restoration technicians.

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SERVPRO Handles Smoke And Ash From Fire Damage In Miramar Beach

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Handles Smoke And Ash From Fire Damage In Miramar Beach Fabrics and textiles can take some of the worst fire damage in a Miramar Beach home after a disaster.

SERVPRO Handles Smoke And Ash After A Fire

Fabrics and textiles can take some of the worst fire damage in a Miramar Beach home after a disaster. All types of fires, from electrical mishaps to kitchen accidents to natural disasters, produce enough smoke, ash, and other materials to mar fabric materials common in local homes severely. These contaminants cannot be removed with cleaning products and techniques available to homeowners. SERVPRO employs specialized cleaning solutions designed to eliminate smoke and ash damage without further damaging the objects.

Industrial Clothes Washing

Most articles of clothing found in the average home in Miramar Beach can be washed free of fire damage through similar albeit specialized techniques. SERVPRO owns and operates industrial washing machines designed to handle every article of clothing in your home in only one or two washes, saving time and expenses on what could otherwise be an arduous washing process. For more delicate or expensive articles, we have special treatments and close contacts with local dry cleaning contractors to make sure they receive the time and precision necessary to avoid further damage.

HVAC Systems

SERVPRO technicians are HVAC specialists that are well-acquainted with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems used in local construction. Smoke and ash can clog up these systems and potentially lead to additional problems such as long-term smoke odors and mold growth. We thoroughly check and clean out HVAC systems around your home to prevent them from becoming another source of headaches after a fire.

Walls, Floors, And Ceilings

The piling-up of smoke and ash can leave your home looking like a wreck with discoloration and grimy textures coating every surface in the area. Without the appropriate chemical treatments and cleaning supplies, these effects can become worse as water and household cleaning products press smoke particles into the material and solidify damage. Be sure to ask us before conducting any cleanup on your own; otherwise, you could inadvertently make the problem worse than it was before.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties provides fire damage cleanup and restoration services to homeowners in the area. Call us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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Eliminating Odors after Mold Damage in Miramar Beach

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Eliminating Odors after Mold Damage in Miramar Beach Miramar Beach Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation and Odor Control

SERVPRO's Methods and Equipment Neutralize Mold Odors

One of the most telling signs of mold damage in Miramar Beach is the smell - some species of mold release strong, musty odors that can permeate walls and spread throughout the entire home. Many unqualified mold removal companies fail to remove odors along with the infestation, leaving behind a prominent tell-tale of damage that is likely to be quickly noticed by guests. SERVPRO technicians always take care to eliminate mold odors quickly and thoroughly to get your home back to the way it was before the damage. "Like it never even happened."

Why The Smell?
Most types of mold damage common in Miramar Beach create odors of some kind. While the exact chemical composition and nature of these smells can vary depending on the species responsible for them, available food sources and a range of other factors, most odors of this variety appear musty and foul. These gases are natural by-products of the fungi's metabolic processes, being released into the atmosphere as waste while they eat away at your home. While typically non-toxic, some types of emissions can also cause health effects for residents. Even after the mold goes away, these odors can linger, as microscopic particles can easily lodge themselves into walls and ceilings.

How Does SERVPRO Help?
We utilize a set of specially-designed tools and techniques to eliminate odors through processes that emulate the natural spread of gases and particles and work their way into even the deepest corners of your home. Our powerful thermal fogging machines can neutralize entire rooms of odors at once, providing a fast and effective remedy for most infestations. For colonies located in more hard-to-reach spots that cannot be accessed with large fogging devices, we bring in ultra-low volume foggers that can target crawlspaces and other compact environments. We pledge to eliminate all odors in the home, no matter where they are located or how hard they are to reach.

During the cleanup and removal phases of the mold remediation service, we often set up HEPA and activated carbon filters to both capture spores and particulates as small as 0.03 microns and to chemically alter the offensive compounds.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties offers professional mold damage remediation and restoration services to homeowners in the area. Call us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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Wind and Storms Push Water into Residences, Calling for Water Removal Services in Santa Rosa Beach

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Wind and Storms Push Water into Residences, Calling for Water Removal Services in Santa Rosa Beach When flooding occurs in your home, it can be very destructive. Contact SERVPRO right away for drying out and remediation services.

Technicians at SERVPRO Prioritize Drying Out Your Home After a Storm

Storms in our area darken our skies on occasion and bring needed rain into Santa Rosa Beach's lawns and gardens. Sometimes, though, these storms become too strong and cause problems for residents.
 
Once rain enters a home in Santa Rosa Beach, water removal services can prevent damages from steadily progressing. Increased damages lead to more expensive repairs. We can help you keep costs low and reasonable by removing the water and drying everything out.
 
Things remain on the simpler end of restorative work when an open window permitted wind to blow rainwater inside. More massive holes ripped into your roof by falling trees and shingles or siding ripped away by high-speed winds means more intensive repairs. No need to worry, though, as our experienced technicians can handle every stage of the work involved. Our IICRC certifications provide a solid basis for the experience we gain, ensuring our teams provide your home's mitigation services with expert skill.
 
No matter which direction stormy weather tries to take your home's condition, we have the answer. When water causes musty odors to develop and creep into every room of your home, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) is ready to make your home smell pleasant and fresh again. If mold sets in, as it often does, and rapidly so, our mold remediation team can rid your home of excessive microbes. When water begins to deteriorate your home's interior we can remove the damaged materials, repair slightly ruined pieces, and restore marred materials for you.
 
Water, from any source, including rain, can create many problems for homeowners. At SERVPRO, we stand by, ready to help you tackle each kind of situation that can damage your home's structure and the belongings that make your house a home. Thoroughly removing the water helps protect your home and your family's clothing, books, furniture, and other possessions.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties helps homeowners in Watercolors, Alys Beach, and the surrounding areas in diverse ways, including water removal services. After a storm brings water inside your home, call us at (850) 267-0746 and our friendly experts can get your home dried out and back to normal fast and efficiently.

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Water Removal Services for Santa Rosa Beach

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Services for Santa Rosa Beach When Water Damages Your Santa Rosa Beach Property, Call SERVPRO

Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration


When a home has become flooded, it is crucial to call an expert company to protect your Santa Rosa Beach property right away. These professionals can help reduce the damage that is done from the water and can even help prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

When there is an emergency any time of the day or the night a professional water damage service for Santa Rosa Beach is ready--SERVPRO. We can obtain some necessary information with your initial call and send out an inspector, and if necessary a crew within four hours.

Initial Water Damage Inspection
When our team arrives at your property, we can begin an inspection to assess the amount of damage the water has done to the property. We search for the source of the water and turn off the supply if it is from a burst pipe. Typically, water damage caused by leaks from plumbing is not contaminated water, but clean. Then time to initiate an action plan for water removal, cleanup, and restoration. We strive to dry out and restore building materials rather than tearing out and replacing.

Our highly trained and IICRC certified technicians can begin the water extraction. We have a number of industry grade submersible pumps as well as wet/dry vacuums to remove the water. Rapid removal reduces the chances of continued degradation. During the extraction process, the SERVPRO techs bring in air movers to increase the rate of evaporation and dehumidification equipment to capture the water vapor. This removal of moisture lessens the chance of secondary water damage to dry rooms and belongings. Depending on the degree of water intrusion, scoping and deploying equipment is expedited to mitigate damages.

The professionals at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties are ready 24/7 to restore your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." For help in Miramar Beach, Walton County, and the surrounding areas call us at (850) 267-0746.

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Mold Damage can Affect Your Carpets and Furniture in Miramar Beach

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage can Affect Your Carpets and Furniture in Miramar Beach For Mold Remediation from Your Miramar Beach Condo's Carpet Call SERVPRO

Professionally Cleaned and Mold Remediated Furnishings Can Be Salvaged Often--Call SERVPRO

Keeping your home in Miramar Beach well-maintained involves many different aspects. Cleaning your home well keeps germs and dirt at bay, but allowing things to air dry after you clean them can slowly change your home's interior environment and create favorable conditions for microbial growth in other locations around your home. Because this increase in humidity happens slowly, you may not notice it, but microbes and their spores become active quickly when this happens.

Miramar Beach homes and their furnishings can develop mold damage when moisture levels in the home rise higher than usual. Porous materials are very often highly absorbent, especially when the water comes in the form of humidity. Moist air that continually bathes your home with water lets microbial populations grow out of control quickly, especially in drywall, paneling, carpeting, and upholstered furniture.
 
Since mold physically grows into the material, it rests on, and feeds off of, the materials used by mold soon begin to disintegrate. Walls can become stained or fall apart in pieces ranging in size from dust to small palm-sized chunks. Signs of disintegrated backing can indicate carpeting with moldy spots. Fabrics and cushioning materials often exhibit frayed areas and small depressions. Any of these can harbor musty smells that can bother you and your family, and become an embarrassment in front of guests.
 
SERVPRO technicians can partner with you to solve these problems and help prevent their reoccurrence. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT), highly experienced in the processes involved in restoring your home, can help ensure that microbial activity remains at an acceptable minimal level in the future.
 
Our team can discuss with you the process of restoring your furniture, as well as your options involving carpets damaged by mold. Restoring carpets may cost less than removal and replacement. We can test for foreign particles to help determine the best course of action, helping you save money while still obtaining excellent results.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties wants homeowners in Sandestin, Freeport, and Crestview to know that we can help them resolve mold damage issues in their homes, no matter how severe the situation seems. Our number, (850) 267-0746, is always available as a 24-hour hotline, every day of the year. Please call to find out more regarding your specific situation and how our services can help make your home feel clean and beautiful again.

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