Recent Water Damage Posts

Now Gone, but Hurricane Irma Continues to Damage Santa Rosa Beach Homes

10/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Now Gone, but Hurricane Irma Continues to Damage Santa Rosa Beach Homes Hurricane Irma, Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach, and Why to Call SERVPRO for Cleanup

Water Damage from Tropical Storms Adversely Affect Santa Rosa Beach Condos

Hurricane Irma caused damage of such extent that estimates continue to rise. Winter residents who return often encounter damage inside their homes because the winds involved forced water into areas that otherwise seemed impenetrable.

This water damage in Santa Rosa Beach ranges from water left behind on floors to extensive and widespread microbial infestations. Woodwork such as moldings and floors sustain costly damage, as well, when exposed to moisture for lengthy periods. Even when they seem dry and safe for use, electronics and other appliances may require specialized care to avoid electrical shocks or harm. SERVPRO assists both full-time and seasonal residents with all of these situations.

When water remains undisturbed inside a home, a number of things begin to happen. Wood fixtures and millwork may require replacements instead of restorative work. Our specialists can help determine the best course of action for your home's contents and interior architecture. Flooring types such as linoleum can trap water underneath, leading to the rotting out of flooring structures, rendering them unable to sustain any significant weight. Highly unsafe, our flooring specialist works to ensure that your floors become safe again.

One way that the water spreads is through evaporation which takes place in different areas. By condensing in relatively colder areas of the home, moisture can reach locations that remained dry after Hurricane Irma left the area. Following the same route the moister air travels before condensation takes place, mold spores often land precisely where the highest concentrations of salt-free moisture lie. Mold infestations damage your home's interior by causing materials such as drywall to disintegrate. Health effects in more sensitive individuals can also cause concerns. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) can perform the required work, leaving your home as it should be before your return.

 Because electronics play such a dominant role in the lives of most Americans, it might tempt you or others in your family to turn on TV sets or radios. However, playing it safe by having our partnered electronics specialist perform an inspection to rule out any possible problems can be a wise choice if you suspect internal water damage to your devices.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is always available to serve you, 24 hours every day. Our local number is (850) 267-0746. No matter when you call, we are ready with the additional information you need and the services your home requires to make it "Like it never even happened."

More about this coastal town by clicking here

Full-Service Water Removal For Homeowners in Santa Rosa Beach

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Full-Service Water Removal For Homeowners in Santa Rosa Beach Our technicians are quick to respond to your emergency after your call. This can prevent any secondary damages.

Our Trained Technicians Thoroughly Remove Water After a Water Damage Incident at Your Home

A majority of all water leaks that might occur in your Santa Rosa Beach home are unexpected. You hardly ever get a head start to determine the extent of your home’s exposure. However, these water issues often lead to electrical hazards, cause expensive damages to your home’s structure, furnishings, and potential health problems.  

With one call you can have a team of qualified professionals on the doorstep of your home, ready to perform water removal services that help you avoid possible water damage in Santa Rosa Beach. Finding the right company means that you gain access to quick, efficient services and also obtain the guidance you need to determine what to do next.

Regardless of your situation, by making fast decisions, you can help prevent additional damages from forming, reducing the costs of water emergencies that occur in your home. SERVPRO’s water mitigation process helps reduce the amount of water damage that occurs after a flood, leaky roof, broken pipe, or malfunctioning appliance. Our technicians give you the information necessary to make a sound, informed decision and move forward with your restoration, quickly.

Salt water is a problem for many coastal residents, which makes it imperative for all of SERVPRO’s technicians to have extensive training involving the removal and restoration of contents exposed to salt water chemicals. We offer many services that make recovering easier, providing unique solutions to even the toughest problems. No job is too big, or too small; we make every attempt to produce the quality results you deserve.

At SERVPRO, we have a full fleet of IICRC-industry certified water removal experts and high-quality water extraction equipment that are ready whenever you need us, 24/7; we are here for you. Our technicians are trained to remove excessive moisture from carpet, furniture, and personal belongings that also reduce the possibility of microbial growth.  

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties provides full-service solutions for homeowners throughout the Walton area, as well as both Holmes and Washington Counties. Give us an opportunity to deliver quality water removal services to you, call today. (850) 267-0746

For more information regarding Santa Rosa Beach, click here

The Need for Water Damage Restoration in Santa Rosa Beach

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Need for Water Damage Restoration in Santa Rosa Beach Santa Rosa Beach Water Damage? Not on this Beach!

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damaging Effects

Many properties will sustain water damage at some point. Not all of us can prevent that no matter how many precautions we take. However, we can control how we respond to the damage that does occur on our properties. Homeowners who try to avoid addressing the problem in severe situations only compound the harm. Even in the case of seemingly minor issues, it is important to start working on a solution right away.
 
Addressing the Damage Quickly
Water damage in a Santa Rosa Beach property can quickly cause additional harm. Moist areas create the perfect habitat for mold growth. Mold populations will have all of the nutrient sources they need in most people's homes, so the mold growth will tend to be rapid. With extensive flood damage, this sort of situation is inevitable. However, you might also run into problems like this just as a result of minor flood damage. SERVPRO services can make all the difference to homeowners in this situation.
 
Water damage that is left untreated will tend to cause even more structural damage to a house. By waiting to address the problem, you are potentially threatening the entire property. This damage is truly a problem that you need to address immediately and adequately.
 
The Right Assistance
You should not try to complete the water restoration process on your own. This might be a temptation for you if you are someone who does a lot of DIY projects and who tries to be self-sufficient. While it is admirable to want to fix all household problems independently, it is just not a good idea in this case. SERVPRO IICRC industry certified technicians could help.
 
It takes specialized training to be able to handle mold problems in a way that will work. People are also putting themselves in harm's way when they try to handle water damage problems independently. You are also putting yourself at risk for a broad range of other accidents by trying to handle something like this yourself. Homes that have been severely damaged by water might have structural integrity problems. Standing water can create a slippery environment.
 
You need to contact your insurance company right away in these situations. Some or all the damage may be covered by your insurance policy. SERVPRO can assist you with your claim paperwork and coordinate the cleanup and drying process with your insurance adjuster.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties offers rapid response and help by calling us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

Why visit Santa Rosa Beach? Click HERE.

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.

Click each area below for more information.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Destin

Fort Walton Beach

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 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.

Crucial Water Removal Services

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Crucial Water Removal Services Call SERVPRO to remediate your home or business damage!

Water Damage can be Quickly Remediated by SERVPRO Professionals

Not all water damage is caused by natural disasters. Sometimes human error, years of wear or appliance malfunction creates a critical need for water removal for homeowners or landlords. All it takes is for a crying child or a ring of the doorbell to distract a person long enough for a filling sink to overflow. Deep within the walls of your home or rental property, aging pipes can burst, or when you turn on the washer before you leave for work, a clog in your laundry tub can turn wastewater into a flood that compromises your building’s floors and ceilings. SERVPRO’s mission is to turn a water catastrophe into a smoothly operating restoration plan that gets your property back to comfortable, livable, safe condition fast.
 
Fortunately for the homeowner or landlord, water removal in Point Washington can be speedily and effectively accomplished by our professional team of water mitigation specialists. We provide IICRC training to our staff, so they are up to date with or exceed industry standards when it comes to removing water and restoring structures and personal property. Our equipment is top notch whether a simple mop up is required or rooms full of water need to be removed. Specialized know-how possessed by our staff in contents' restoration means you will be able to have items you thought ruined returned to use or enjoyment rather than replaced, saving money and preserving your family or your tenants' equipment, heirlooms and other precious and valuable belongings.
 
With SERVPRO as a partner, a landlord or management company can have apartments or commercial property back online for tenants quickly, allowing the water challenges to be short term problems with immediate and efficient solutions. We can help pack up if temporary relocation of your tenants is necessary, a service that is invaluable if the water damage also affects your own living or business areas. Our technicians specialize in restoring possessions from electronics to treasured family pictures, all while also providing professional water removal and structural integrity services. Let us assist in assembling a comprehensive contents claim inventory as well as a thorough building damage report to support your insurance claims.
 
Think first of SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington when unexpected flooding or other water damage requires immediate attention in your home or rental property. With phone lines open 24/7 every day of the year a call to (850) 267-0746 will get you on the way to water removal and damage restoration today.

What Is Water Damage, And What Areas Are Most Susceptible to Damage? SERVPRO Tips and Answers

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Is Water Damage, And What Areas Are Most Susceptible to Damage? SERVPRO Tips and Answers Has your Santa Rosa Beach home sustained water damaged? Our pros at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, and Washington can help!

SERVPRO Tips and Answers for Water Damage and The Areas That Are Most Susceptible Water Damage. 

There are a huge variety of problems that homes face, both new and old. More often than not, water damage and water related issues can stem from anywhere, from failures in the plumbing, to flood waters, structural defects, or due to faulty city mains (which are the homeowner's responsibility to maintain and fix). Luckily, there are solutions for virtually any water damage, no matter where you live. The problem is that water damage leads to a loss of personal property, contaminants, and even refuse, sewer, and other foul materials that combine with the water. 

Why Water Damage is Such A Big Deal 

Water damage in Santa Rosa Beach is all but inevitable. Many homes are near the beach, lay in coastal areas, or have old piping and plumbing. In these situations, there are many different aspects of your home and property that suffer from these kinds of losses. Water damage restoration is a very time sensitive issue, and the most important thing is determining the extent of the damage to your home. That's where SERVPRO comes in; we deliver timely and efficient services to ensure that your property is restored in the most efficient manner possible. 

There are several areas of the home that are more susceptible to water damage than others: 

Wood and Sheet Rock Wall Boards and Ceilings 

Wood and wallboards rot quickly. Sometimes, especially in humidity, wood and gypsum wall boards can warp, rot, weaken and swell within just hours of exposure. Sheetrock further deteriorates with water exposure as it dissolves, stains, weakens, and falls away from the joists and frames of your wall until it's moldy and ruined. 

Carpets, Furniture, Clothes, or Appliances 

Your carpets, furniture, clothing, and appliances are often the most expensive damages associated with water damage because they're difficult to restore. Often, the original quality of the material determines the ability to restore it; and your fabrics will still probably be damaged due to being completely saturated. 

Cabinets, Framing, Doors, and Joists 

Often, restoration includes many different elements of a home's structure. Many repairs are localized, but immense and costly. When the damages are associated with flooding, the results are often more severe (and can cause health issues if the warning signs of water damage are ignored). These types of damages can be a serious disaster, costing homeowners thousands in essential repairs. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, and Washington is centrally located to take care of any problems in the area. We're also locally owned and operated, helping customers just like you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need help dealing with water damage, just give us a call at (850) 267-0746. 

Save Money By Improving Your Attic Water Damaged Insulation

2/17/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Save Money By Improving Your Attic Water Damaged Insulation SERVPRO Suggests to Install Upgraded Insulation After Water Damage in Your Santa Rosa Beach Attic.

Water Damage and New Insulation Can Be Serviced by SERVPRO

As we become more environmentally conscience, we look for ways to help our wallets along with protecting our State of Florida. Reducing energy bills mean we are making better use of our natural resources and are helping to preserve our planet for future generations.

Here in the Panhandle of Florida we get tempered weather conditions from our geographical location. Ocean breezes can be refreshing, but they can also become tropical storms or hurricanes. If you sustain water damage in your Santa Rosa Beach attic, you may have several different problems needing remediation. The saturated blown-in or the bat type insulation will have to be replaced. This process should be completed only after SERVPRO has safely removed the damaged materials, and dried out and applied antifungal and disinfecting products in the attic crawl. This will preserve the trusses and sheathing from developing mold growth which can compromise the structural integrity of the roof and attic. Water intrusion can result in many secondary water damaging problems to building materials and personal possessions.

Replaced insulation in this area of Florida should have an R-39 rating or better. This will ensure adequate containment and transferal of heat to and from the attic crawl space. There are still Federal credits and state incentives available for specific insulation upgrades to attics and ground level crawl spaces. Improved insulation can also mitigate the buildup of moisture which will deter mold proliferation and damage to drywall, studs, and beams, and your HVAC system.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington is always available for home inspections and assessments if you suspect a leak that may be causing water damage. Our services included restoration of fire damaged homes and businesses, mold remediation, and a professional culture to put our customers first. For any problem or emergency remember that We Are First To Any Size Disaster. (850) 267-0746

Commercial Water Loss

5/19/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Water Loss  Water Loss Walton County

No job too large or too small. SERVPRO of N.Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Homes County is here to help. Residental or Commerical building Servpo is ready. 

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Homes County specializes in:  water remediation, flood mitigation, carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, mold removal, fire damage, and smoke clean up, disaster restoration, storm response, and air duct cleaning. SERVPRO of N.Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Holmes County has been serving the Emerald Coast for over 20 years. We are licensed and insured  SERVPRO of   N. Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Homes County (850) 267-0746